Oct 19, 2017

Chocolate Yogurt Snack Cakes | #choctoberfest

These Chocolate Yogurt Snack Cakes are so light, tender, and not overly sweet. They would even be appropriate for breakfast topped with whipped cream and fresh raspberries.

They are excellent with coffee or a cold glass of milk.

Chocolate Yogurt Snack Cakes

I topped these chocolate yogurt snack cakes with some sifted powdered sugar, which I think made them really pretty.

Oct 17, 2017

Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Cocktail

This Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Cocktail is so fresh and spicy.

This Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Cocktail is so fresh and spicy.

This Vietnamese-style shrimp cocktail is easy to put together, and it's wonderful as an appetizer or first course for a dinner party. I love how it's loaded with fresh vegetables.

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Cappuccino Ganache | #CreativeCookieExchange

These Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Cappuccino Ganache filling are both crisp and tender, and very chocolatey.

There is something about the combination of chocolate and coffee together that enhances the flavor of both.

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Cappuccino Ganache


I used natural cocoa for these cookies, rather than Dutch process, but you could use either. Be sure to use good quality white chocolate for the ganache. If you want to add more coffee flavor, you could add some espresso powder to the cookie dough as well.

Oct 16, 2017

Pumpkin Cornmeal and Rye Pull-Apart Rolls

These Pumpkin Cornmeal and Rye Pull-Apart Rolls are moist, mildly sweet, and absolutely perfect for dinner rolls, sliders, and however else you like to enjoy good bread.


While these Pumpkin Cornmeal and Rye Pull-Apart Rolls are brightly colored from the pumpkin puree, they really don't actually taste like pumpkin. The biggest role that the pumpkin plays is to add an amazing long lasting moistness to these rolls.

Oct 15, 2017

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies | #Choctoberfest


These Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies combine the flavors of cocoa and peanut butter in a delicious cookie, and then double-down with the most amazing peanut butter chips.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
Everyone who tried one of these chocolate peanut butter chip cookies went pretty crazy over them. I took a few to work, and they quickly disappeared, and they got four thumbs up from my two grandsons (two thumbs per kid). 

Oct 10, 2017

Walnut Levain Bread | #BreadBakers

This Walnut Levain Bread is such a pleasure to make, and even more fun to eat. The crust is chewy, and the crumb is soft and airy, plus it's loaded with toasted walnuts.

This Walnut Levain Bread is such a pleasure to make, and even more fun to eat. The crust is chewy, and the crumb is soft and airy, and loaded with toasted walnuts.

This Walnut Levain Bread makes the absolute best toast. I also love it broiled with melty cheese or spread with goat cheese and fig jam.

Oct 9, 2017

Slow Cooker Korean-Style Beef Tacos | #Crocktober

These Slow Cooker Korean-Style Beef Tacos are so so meaty and flavorful. They are filled with spicy slow cooked flank steak, as well as a fresh cucumber and carrot slaw.

These Slow Cooker Korean-Style Beef Tacos are so so meaty and flavorful. They are filled with spicy slow cooked flank steak, as well as a fresh cucumber and carrot slaw.

I could not stop eating these Slow Cooker Korean-Style Beef Tacos. The beef is marinated overnight in soy sauce, sesame oil, onion, garlic, brown sugar, ginger, and chili flakes. It is then braised in the marinade in the slow cooker for 8 hours.