Feb 9, 2016

Sourdough English Muffins | #BreadBakers make Griddle Breads

Sourdough English Muffins

I love English muffins. They are so good toasted and buttered or spread with jam.

Some of my favorite ways to eat English muffins are as part of a breakfast sandwich, as a base for a quick mini pizza, and for an open faced tuna melt. The tuna melt especially brings back memories of my sister and me hanging out together with our new babies and spending the day together (and maybe watching Days of Our Lives or All My Children while our babies were napping). Creating those tuna melts was about as "fancy" as we could get while juggling babies on our hips. The tuna melts were especially good with potato chips and dill pickles....

Feb 5, 2016

Easy Tomato, Kidney Bean, and Roast Beef Chili Soup - Perfect for Leftover Roast Beef

Easy Tomato, Kidney Bean, and Roast Beef Chili Soup

I made this Tomato, Kidney Bean, and Roast Beef Chili Soup both because I had some leftover roast beef, and I wanted something to go with these wonderful savory corn muffins. This soup was perfect!

Feb 2, 2016

Detroit Style "Red Top" Pizza | #TwelveLoaves

Detroit Style "Red Top" Pizza

Detroit Red Top Pizza is an amazing thing, especially if you love burnt cheese as much as I do. This pizza is encrusted with cheese, purposely pressed against the sides of a butter coated pan to achieve that crusty goodness. Ridiculous. 

Feb 1, 2016

Stir-Fried Clams with Spicy Bean Sauce | Wok Wednesdays

Stir-Fried Clams with Spicy Bean Sauce

These stir-fried clams with spicy bean sauce are so flavorful and rich tasting. The sauce is so amazing, I wish I could bottle it.

What's so fascinating is that it is comprised of just a few ingredients: chicken broth, bean sauce, soy sauce, shallots, garlic, ginger, and a tiny Thai chili that is minced, seeds and all. As the clams are simmered in the sauce, it's transformed into a sauce of which I wanted every last ounce.

Jan 31, 2016

Rondo's | A Dutch Treat

Rondo's | A Dutch Treat

Rondo's are little Dutch treats that are kind of a cross between a pie and a cookie.... and maybe even cake. They are so amazingly tasty. The flavor pretty much blew me away.

The crust part is a cross between a pie crust and shortbread, and totally flakey. It is filled with a lemony almond paste that is mixed with an egg. The rondos are ridiculously tasty. Once I cut into one of them for "quality control," I could not stop eating it.

Jan 25, 2016

Chocolate Chip Muffins | #MuffinMonday

Chocolate Chip Muffins

These chocolate chip muffins are so easy to make, and the resulting crumb is so moist and tender. I know that sounds cliche, but I'm serious! This may be my new favorite muffin, with or without the chocolate chips.

Jan 24, 2016

Ham and Asparagus Quiche

Ham and Asparagus Quiche

This ham and asparagus quiche is perfect for brunch or lunch. It's also a very elegant way to have breakfast for dinner. It's both hearty and nutritious, and leftovers are wonderful reheated for breakfast. Serve it with a green salad, sliced fruit or a bowl of berries, and a glass of crisp sparkling wine, and you have a wonderful meal.