Mar 31, 2017

Six Amazing Wok Dishes for Wok Wednesdays

For this Wok Wednesdays post, I'm sharing six amazing stir-fries and braises.

Six Amazing Wok Dishes for Wok Wednesdays from Karen's Kitchen Stories

"What is Wok Wednesdays?" you ask! It's a Facebook group of folks dedicated to wokking our way through Grace Young's book, The Breath of a Wok.... after stir-frying our way through Stir Frying to the Sky's Edge. It's a delicious education in Chinese cooking, and we have a lot of fun along the way.

Mar 28, 2017

Cottage Cheese, Dill, and Caramelized Shallot Bread

This cottage cheese, dill, and caramelized shallot bread is so moist and flavorful. 

This cottage cheese, dill, and caramelized shallot bread is so moist and flavorful.

This cottage cheese, dill, and caramelized shallot bread will make your house smell amazing when it is baking.

Mar 27, 2017

Cacao Nib Muffins with a Dark Chocolate Glaze | #MuffinMonday

These Cacao Nib Muffins are so rich and flavorful, and coated with a chocolate ganache glaze. 


Cacao Nib Muffins with a Dark Chocolate Glaze from Karen's Kitchen Stories

These cacao nib muffins are loaded with so many flavors, including butter, olive oil, vanilla, white wine, and maple syrup.

Mar 23, 2017

Liège Style Waffles

Liège Waffles are a sweet, chewy, buttery, thick waffle made with a brioche-like yeasted dough.

Liège Waffles are a sweet, chewy, butter, thick waffle make with brioche-like yeasted dough

Liège Style Waffles require an overnight rise, and are filled with pearl sugar, which gives them a sweet taste and a caramelized crust.

Mar 21, 2017

Chocolate Covered Digestive Cookies | #CreativeCookieExchange

These Chocolate Covered Digestive Cookies are a take on a popular English biscuit brand, McVities. 


Chocolate Covered Digestive Cookies from Karen's Kitchen Stories

These chocolate covered digestive cookies are a semi-sweet whole wheat and oatmeal cookie, dipped in chocolate.

Mar 18, 2017

Sopa de Albóndigas | Mexican Meatball Soup | #SoupSwappers

This Sopa de Albóndigas was inspired by a Mexican cookbook I have had forever. 


Sopa de Albóndigas | Mexican Meatball Soup


This Sopa de Albóndigas, or Mexican Meatball Soup, is pretty simple, but completely flavorful. Mr. Kitchen declared that this soup is "amazing." He normally is pretty tentative about the spicy food I make, but he adored this soup.

Mar 17, 2017

Smoked Trout and Horseradish Pâté | #FishFridayFoodies

This smoked trout and horseradish pâté is delicious spread on crackers or toast.

Smoked Trout and Horseradish Pâté from Karen's Kitchen Stories


This Smoked Trout and Horseradish Pâté actually has freshly grated horseradish, which adds such a warmth to the dish.

Mar 16, 2017

Cinnamon Raisin Struan Bread

This cinnamon raisin struan bread is loaded with handfuls of various grains, giving it a complex flavor. 


Cinnamon Raisin Struan Bread from Karen's Kitchen Stories

This cinnamon raisin struan contains uncooked polenta, rolled oats, bran, cooked brown rice, and buttermilk, along with raisins and a cinnamon swirl. It is a variation of the many harvest breads that Peter Reinhart, author of several books on bread and pizza, has created.

Mar 15, 2017

Sour Cherry, Peanut, and Barley Sourdough Bread

I am really excited about this Sour Cherry, Peanut, and Barley Sourdough Bread.

Sour Cherry, Peanut, and Barley Sourdough Bread







For this sour cherry, peanut, and barley sourdough bread, I decided to experiment with different ingredients. I had some barley flour left over from making these multigrain snickerdoodles taunting me (as do all of the specialty ingredients now languishing in the garage fridge and pantry).

Mar 14, 2017

Oat and Potato Bread | #BreadBakers

This Oat and Potato Bread is so moist. It's kind of like a baked potato in a loaf of bread. 


Oat and Potato Bread



This Oat and Potato Bread uses freshly boiled potatoes or leftover mashed potatoes to add so much moistness and flavor.

Mar 9, 2017

Colcannon Cakes | Irish Potato Pancakes

These Colcannon Cakes are the perfect way to use up any leftover Colcannon you may have, although I can't imagine why you'd have leftovers! 


Colcannon Cakes, delicious Irish Potato Pancakes
I cannot emphasize how much I loved these Colcannon cakes. They are so good. They are worth making a batch of Colcannon just to make these potato pancakes.

Mar 7, 2017

Colcannon | Irish Mashed Potatoes with Kale

Colcannon is a traditional Irish potato dish, typically made with kale, cabbage, leeks, or assorted chopped greens, along with butter and milk. 


Colcannon is a traditional Irish potato dish, typically made with kale, cabbage, leeks, or assorted chopped greens, along with butter and milk.
This version of colcannon is loaded with organic kale, but still totally tastes like mashed potatoes. It's a great way to get a serving of leafy greens in your favorite comfort food.

Mar 6, 2017

Bread Box Round Up | March 2017 Edition!

Here are nine new bread recipes from some of my favorite bloggers! Welcome to the final edition of The Bread Box Round Up, a collection of wonderful loaves, rolls, and flatbreads from food bloggers who bake bread! 
Bread Box Round Up from Karen's Kitchen Stories
This Danish Rye from Sally of Bewitching Kitchen is a work of art! Sally was on a quest to re-create a bread she tried in New York City, and tried this recipe from my blog! Read more about it on Sally's blog.

Mar 2, 2017

Sourdough Pain de Campagne with Toasted Pumpkin, Sunflower, and Flax Seeds

I am so excited about this Sourdough Pain de Campagne with Toasted Pumpkin, Sunflower, and Flax Seeds. This bread is amazing. 


Sourdough Pain de Campagne with Toasted Pumpkin, Sunflower, and Flax Seeds





This bread is loaded with seeds, yet it is very airy with a lacy crumb.