Jan 20, 2018

Quick Beef Pho | Phở Bò Nhanh

The broth in this Quick Beef Pho, or Phở Bò Nhanh, is rich and beefy even though it does not involve simmering beef bones for hours. 


Quick Beef Pho | Phở Bò Nhanh #pho #vietnamesesoup #vietnamesefood

Pho is one of Vietnam's signature dishes. According to Andrea Nguyen, the author of The Pho Cookbook: Easy to Adventurous Recipes for Vietnam's Favorite Soup and Noodles, pho is a fairly new dish, "birthed" at the beginning of the twentieth century near Hanoi in the north.

Jan 18, 2018

Crispy Shrimp Snack Shack Tacos

These crispy shrimp snack shack tacos are what happens when tacos and quesadillas get married. 


Crispy Shrimp Snack Shack Tacos #tacos #shrimp #quesadillas #foodtruckfood

You prepare these crispy shrimp tacos differently than most tacos, especially when it comes to the cheese.

Jan 17, 2018

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Coconut Whole Grain Cookies

The recipe for these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Coconut Whole Grain Cookies comes from my (eons ago) days as a young mother trying to add some nutrition to sweet treats. 


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Coconut Whole Grain Cookies #oatmealcookies #chocolatechipcookies

These oatmeal chocolate chip and coconut whole grain cookies are made with 100% whole grains, unsweetened coconut, and walnuts.

Jan 16, 2018

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Chili | #FootballFoods

Making this Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Chili is such an easy way to feed a crowd a super tasty meal. I served these with a homemade tortilla strips garnish.

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Chili #chili #slowcooker #foodballfood

I'm usually not a big fan of "dump and run" slow cooker recipes, but this chicken taco chili is the exception. It probably helps that the ingredient list includes two cans of tomatoes with chiles (I used Ro-Tel) along with another can of diced jalapeño chiles.

Tartine-Style Sourdough Rosemary Polenta Bread

This Tartine-style sourdough rosemary polenta bread has a thick crispy crust and a super flavorful crumb. It's loaded with polenta, rosemary, and pumpkin seeds. While I've made a sourdough polenta bread before, this one has much higher percentage of the polenta.

Tartine-Style Sourdough Rosemary Polenta Bread

This Tartine-style sourdough rosemary polenta bread recipe takes the original 75 percent hydration Tartine bread and tosses in a big helping of prepared polenta, along with fresh rosemary and toasted pumpkin seeds.

Jan 14, 2018

Neapolitan Cheesecake

This Neapolitan Cheesecake starts with a chocolate brownie crust, a layer of vanilla cheesecake, and a layer of strawberry whipped cream... and it's topped off with a glorious coating of chocolate ganache.

Neapolitan Cheesecake #cheesecake #neapolitan

This Neapolitan cheesecake reminds me of my childhood. The only dessert my dad ever really wanted was ice cream, and his two favorite flavors were rocky road and neapolitan, which we all called "pink, brown, and white." Neapolitan ice cream had a permanent space in our family freezer.

Jan 9, 2018

Ballpark Pretzels | #BreadBakers

These Ballpark Pretzels, fresh from the oven, will satisfy your craving for the chewy, pull-apart, salty pretzels you can get at a baseball stadium.

Ballpark Pretzels

I predict that, if you have about six people over for game day, and you serve these pretzels fresh from the oven, the pretzels will disappear in about five minutes.