Jun 28, 2016

Whole Grain Spelt Rolls

These whole grain spelt rolls with freshly milled spelt and sourdough starter are incredibly flavorful. 


Whole Spelt Rolls with Sourdough Starter

Of course they are wonderful warm from the oven with butter, but my favorite way to have them is to slice them in half, toast them, and top them with a fried egg and bacon.

Jun 27, 2016

Margarita Sour Cream Muffins for #MuffinMonday

These Margarita Sour Cream Muffins are light and fluffy....  and flavored with tequila!


Margarita Sour Cream Muffins

Sometimes, cocktails are appropriate. At cocktail hour for example. They may not exactly work for breakfast. That's why you need Margarita Muffins! Do they contain tequila you ask?

Jun 23, 2016

Buffalo Chicken Baked Mac and Cheese

Take comfort food, marry it to bar food, and you get this Buffalo Chicken Baked Mac and Cheese. 


Buffalo Chicken Baked Mac and Cheese from Karen's Kitchen Stories

This Buffalo chicken baked mac and cheese can be assembled in advance and baked later, letting you serenely pull off dinner for 10 and making it look effortless. No one has to know that your kitchen looked like a hurricane hit it a few days earlier.

Jun 21, 2016

Sweet and Salty Popcorn Cookies | #CreativeCookieExchange

These sweet and salty popcorn cookies are so satisfyingly tasty. You get crunch, you get sweet, you get saltiness, and you get chocolate, all in the guise of a little mini popcorn ball of a cookie. 


Sweet and Salty Popcorn Cookies

The best part of these cookies is that you can have five or six of them, as opposed to one or two "regular" cookies. They are pretty much all air, right? That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Another advantage to making these cookies is that you don't have to fire up your oven! The only cooking involved is making browned butter and melting the marshmallows that hold the goodness together.

Jun 16, 2016

Crispy Tilapia with Ginger-Scallion Sauce | #FishFridayFoodies

Let me warn you, this Crispy Tilapia with Ginger-Scallion Sauce is not necessarily pretty. It might actually creep you out. Look away if if you are squeamish. 

However, it is completely freaking amazing!


Crispy Tilapia with Ginger-Scallion Sauce from Karen's Kitchen Stories

This month, the theme for the Fish Fridays Foodies group is Fried Fish. It was chosen by April of Angel's Home Sweet Homestead. We could do deep or pan fried. I have a delicious and elegant pan fried halibut filet recipe with zucchini that I've never posted.. buuuuut.... I tend to be distracted by shiny things....

Bran Bread with Dates and Toasted Walnuts

Bran Bread with Dates and Toasted Walnuts

This month, the Bread Baking Babes are making Bran Bread. The original recipe comes from the book Pane e Roba Dolce from the Italian sisters Margherita and Valeria Simili, and was chosen by Lien of Notitie van Lien.

Jun 15, 2016

Stir-Fried Eggs with Velvet Shrimp | Wok Wednesdays

Stir-Fried Eggs with Velvet Shrimp

These stir-fried eggs with velvet shrimp made the best "brinner" ever.

This dish is not just scrambled eggs with some shrimp thrown in. Nooooo. there are seven other ingredients and a screaming hot wok involved. And "velveting!"

Jun 14, 2016

Semolina Bread with Apricots and Sage | #BreadBakers

Semolina Bread with Apricots and Sage

This semolina bread with apricots and sage is a wonderful combination of sweet and savory. The apricots add a sweetness and the aroma of sage totally reminds me of Thanksgiving. It's a wonderful bread for breakfast with butter and honey, or even some melted cheddar. It's also amazing with soup.

Jun 9, 2016

Mango Chile Margarita

Mango Chile Margarita

I've been a little obsessed with experimenting with the recipe for this Mango Chile Margarita after visiting a local Mexican restaurant. The cocktail was so good, I had to try to duplicate it.

After experimenting for a few days (I sacrifice for you!), I think I nailed this margarita! The secret ingredients? Frozen limeade concentrate and Tajin Clasico Fruit and Snack Seasoning. I also mixed some of this amazing fleur de sel with the Tajin Clasico to rim the glass.

Jun 5, 2016

Tex-Mex Chicken Soup

Tex-Mex Chicken Soup from Karen's Kitchen Stories

This Tex-Mex Chicken Soup is one of the tastiest soups I've made to date, if I do say so myself. It's loaded with chicken, veggies, and just the right amount of spiciness to make any fan of Tex-Mex flavors happy.

Jun 4, 2016

Wild Yeast San Francisco Style Sourdough Bread

Wild Yeast San Francisco Style Sourdough Bread

I am pretty happy with this Wild Yeast San Francisco Style Sourdough Bread. The bread has an amazing sourdough "tang," and has a lovely airy and gelatinized crumb. Plus, my sourdough starter did all of the work.

Jun 1, 2016

Bread Box Round Up for June 2016

Bread Box Round Up - 15 fabulous bread recipes from your favorite food bloggers


Welcome to the Bread Box Round Up for June 2016.

Each month, I have been posting a round up of homemade and artisan breads from around the blogosphere.

Aren't these breads amazing? Thanks to all who submitted their breads.