Feb 28, 2017

Brownie Cookies

These Brownie Cookies are just about the most chocolaty cookie I've ever made... or eaten.  


These Brownie Cookies are just about the most chocolaty cookie I've ever made... or eaten.
These Brownie Cookies have such a deep chocolate flavor. They include both chopped unsweetened chocolate as well as unsweetened dark cocoa powder, and a good amount of bittersweet chocolate chips.

Feb 27, 2017

Muffins Florentine | #MuffinMonday

These Muffins Florentine are an amazing savory treat. They are loaded with spinach, mozzarella, and pesto. 

These Muffins Florentine are an amazing savory treat. They are loaded with spinach, mozzarella, and pesto.


While we normally think of muffins as something sweet, they can also be pretty darn tasty as a savory treat. For example, these Muffins Florentine.

Feb 23, 2017

Bastounakia with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme

These Bastounakia are Greek in origin, and are layered with olive oil and herbs. This bread is super crusty and is perfect served warm from the oven. 


Bastounakia with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme


Bastounakia are a Greek bread made with a lean and sticky dough, spread with olive oil, and sprinkled with salt and herbs. I filled these with a combination of parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme in honor of one of my all time favorite record albums. They are so delicious, just as you would expect an herb filled lean bread would be. The best part? You can serve them fresh from the oven. For once, no waiting for them to cool!

Feb 21, 2017

King Cake Spritz Cookies | #CreativeCookieExchange

These King Cake Spritz Cookies look like tiny versions of the traditional New Orleans Fat Tuesday cake. 


King Cake Spritz Cookies





No, there is not a tiny baby Jesus baked into these King Cake Spritz Cookies, but don't they look a lot like the mini versions of their inspiration? 

Feb 18, 2017

Irish Leek and Potato Soup | #SoupSwappers

This Irish Leek and Potato Soup is so hearty and satisfying. 


Irish Leek and Potato Soup

Leek and Potato Soup is a traditional comfort food in Ireland, often served in pubs and homes to fend off the cold winter chill. It can be made with either chicken or vegetable stock, and only takes about 30 minutes to make, including prep time.

Feb 17, 2017

Coconut Red Curry Halibut with Rice | #FishFridayFoodies

This Coconut Red Curry Halibut with Rice is deliciously flavored with ginger, scallions, mushrooms, and with bamboo shoots adding a nice crunch.  


This Coconut Red Curry Halibut with Rice is deliciously flavored with ginger, scallions, mushrooms, and with bamboo shoots adding a nice crunch.
This coconut red curry halibut with rice takes only about 15 minutes to prep, and about 20 minutes to cook, making it an easy weeknight meal.

Feb 16, 2017

Jachnun

Jachnun is a bread of Yemenite Jewish origin, and is baked over 12 hours in an oven set at a low temperature. 

Jachnun is a bread of Yemenite Jewish origin, and is baked over 12 hours in an oven set at a low temperature.
Jachnun is made from a dough that is stretched out very thinly, brushed with butter, oil, or margarine, and rolled up like strudel. It started as a Shabbat bread, originally baked in a wood fired oven on a Friday night, and ready on a Saturday morning.

Feb 15, 2017

Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Sugar Cookies

These chocolate dipped chocolate sugar cookies are loaded with an intense and satisfying chocolate flavor. These cookies would make any chocolate lover happy. 


Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Sugar Cookies




































I took these Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Sugar Cookies to work and they did not last long!

Feb 14, 2017

Chinese Scallion Pancakes (Cong You Bing) | #BreadBakers

These scallion pancakes are a wonderful appetizer dipped in soy or other sauces. 


Chinese Scallion Pancakes (Cong You Bing)
Chinese Scallion Pancakes are made with unleavened dough rather than batter, and are flaky from layers of thinly stretched out dough that is filled with scallions.

Feb 12, 2017

Spicy Citrus and Mango Shrimp Cocktail | #FoodBloggerLove

This Spicy Citrus and Mango Shrimp Cocktail would be the perfect appetizer for a Valentine's dinner for two. 


Spicy Citrus and Mango Shrimp Cocktail

This Spicy Citrus Shrimp is so flavorful! The shrimp is tossed in a mixture of fresh orange juice, lime juice, and chili paste, and then roasted and garnished with mango and scallions.

Feb 6, 2017

Six Tools for Bread Making You Didn't Know You Needed

Six Tools for Bread Making You Didn't Know You Needed
As part of an occasional Bread 101 series, I am sharing some of my favorite tools for baking bread. While you can live without them, all of these tools will make your bread baking so much easier.

Feb 1, 2017

Four Hour French Country Bread

I've been baking versions of this Four Hour French Country Bread for a while, and I'm really happy with the results. It's finally ready for sharing!


This Four Hour French Country Bread recipe will produce an artisan loaf with a crispy crust and a soft, moist, and, depending on how much water you add to the dough, an airy crumb.


This Four Hour French Country Bread recipe will produce an artisan loaf with a crispy crust and a soft, moist, and, depending on how much water you add to the dough, an airy crumb.