Feb 20, 2019

Ukrainian Caramel Honey Cake

This Caramel Honey Cake is loaded with chopped pecans and frosted with an amazing Dulce de Leche Buttercream.

Ukrainian Caramel Honey Cake

This Caramel Honey Cake is six layers of honey sponge cake loaded with chopped pecans and almond flour that are brushed with a sweetened condensed milk and cream mixture and then frosted with the amazing buttercream.

Feb 19, 2019

Mint Chocolate French Macarons

These mint chocolate French macarons, elegant little almond cookie shells filled with a mint chocolate ganache, are such huge crowd pleasers. 

mint chocolate French macarons

This month, the Fantastical Food Fight members are sharing recipes with the theme of chocolate mint. I originally attempted making chocolate mint brownies for the theme, but they were a complete fail, so instead I decided to make macarons.

Homemade Circus Animal Cookies | #Creative Cookie Exchange

Homemade circus animal cookies - sugar cookie dough that is faintly spiced with cinnamon, cut into tiny animal shapes, glazed with a powdered sugar icing, and topped with colorful nonpareils.

Homemade Circus Animal Cookies

These animal cracker cookies remind me of the frosted Mother's brand pink and white circus animal cookies that come in the pink and purple bag.

Feb 16, 2019

Pesto and Mozzarella Buns

Pesto and Mozzarella Buns filled with almond basil pesto, mozzarella cheese, and topped with Parmesan cheese. 

Pesto and Mozzarella Buns

The dough for these pesto and cheese buns is from the recipe for the Chelsea bun Christmas tree by Paul Hollywood in the Great British Baking Show introduced to the Bread Baking Babes by My Kitchen in Half Cups. See her post for how to bake along.

Feb 15, 2019

Crock Pot Italian Chicken and Orzo Soup

This Crock Pot Italian Chicken and Orzo Soup is easy to make, and the results are both nutritious and delicious.

Crock Pot Italian Chicken and Orzo Soup with carrots

This recipe for Chicken Orzo Soup re-creates the flavors of an Italian soup in a slow cooker. And guess what? Even boneless skinless chicken breasts turn out tender and juicy when cooked in a Crock Pot.

Feb 12, 2019

Big Batch Dinner Rolls | #BreadBakers

These Big Batch Dinner Rolls are soft and fluffy, and are perfect for a big family feast.

Big Batch Dinner Rolls

I first made these big batch dinner rolls for a big family dinner. As the family "bread geek," I felt some pressure to come up with fresh dinner rolls.

Feb 11, 2019

English Granary-Style Sandwich Bread

This English Granary-Style Bread is a copycat version of the bread from a flour made by Hovis in England. The flour is a blend of whole wheat and strong white flour and malted wheat flakes, sprouted wheat berries that are dried, and flattened.

English Granary-Style Sandwich Bread

The malted wheat flakes add a slightly sweet, slightly nutty flavor to bread, and can be used just like you would use rolled oats in baked goods.