Feb 21, 2018

Cheddar Cheese and Black Pepper Bread

This cheddar cheese and black pepper bread might just be one of my new favorite loaves.


This cheddar and black pepper bread is loaded with cheddar cheese, both in the dough, and swirled throughout the loaf.

Feb 20, 2018

Trail Mix Cookies | #CreativeCookieExchange

These Trail Mix Cookies are loaded with nuts, seeds, dried fruit, whole grains, and dark chocolate, which makes it easy to justify having them for breakfast, or anytime of the day.

Trail Mix Cookies

These trail mix cookies are loaded with lots of delicious and nutritious ingredients, including dried cherries, toasted sunflower seeds, and toasted walnuts. Just like trail mix, there are just enough chocolate chips to make you want to keep having more.

Feb 17, 2018

Chicken, Shrimp, and Sausage Gumbo

This Chicken, Shrimp, and Sausage Gumbo is such a rich and hearty stew. 


Chicken, Shrimp, and Sausage Gumbo

Gumbo is the official cuisine of the state of Louisiana. It begins with a very dark roux, and is flavored with onions, bell peppers, and celery, according to the Interwebs, the "holy trinity" of vegetables.
Gumbo melds together the flavors of several cultures, including French, West African, and Choctaw.

Feb 16, 2018

Royal Crown Tortano Bread

This Royal Crown Tortano Bread was such a delicious surprise.

Royal Crown Tortano Bread

This Royal Crown Tortano Bread begins with a starter that contains a tiny amount of yeast. It also contains a small amount of mashed potatoes and honey, along with the flour, water, salt, and yeast.

Feb 15, 2018

Sheet Pan Cod with Spinach, Tomatoes, and Olives en Papillote

This Sheet Pan Cod with Spinach, Tomatoes, and Olives en Papillote is easy, tasty, and totally nutritious. 


Sheet Pan Cod with Spinach, Tomatoes, and Olives en Papillote

I first made this sheet pan cod with spinach, tomatoes, and olives for a dinner with dear friends. I paired it with this Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Cocktail for a light and flavorful dinner.

Feb 13, 2018

Japanese-Style Soufflé Pancakes | #BreadBakers

These Japanese-Style Soufflé Pancakes are so fluffy, airy, and light. 


Japanese-Style Soufflé Pancakes

The recipe for these Japanese Soufflé Pancakes contains pretty much the same ingredients as "regular" pancakes, except that you separate the eggs and whip the egg whites into a meringue and then fold them into the rest of the batter.

Roasted Chicken Parts with Ginger and Garlic

These Roasted Chicken Parts with Ginger and Garlic are an example of how you can take a whole chicken, cut it into pieces, and create a quick and delicious main course.


For these roasted chicken parts, I cut up a whole 4 pound chicken. While buying cut up chicken parts is a time saver (and, believe me, I do it all of the time), cutting up a whole chicken yourself is worth it because you get to use the chicken back to save for later and create amazing chicken broth.