Sep 22, 2019

Kalamata Olive and Oregano Mini Loaves

These savory little Kalamata Olive and Oregano Mini Loaves are perfect for an afternoon tea table.


Kalamata Olive and Oregano Mini Loaves


I think these Kalamata Olive and Oregano Mini Loaves would also be lovely cut into tiny slices and spread with a bit of goat cheese or tomato jam and served as an appetizer.

Sep 21, 2019

Sourdough Baguettes and Classic Pimento Cheese

These overnight sourdough baguettes are easy and forgiving to make. Top them with classic pimento cheese and you have a delicious and impressive tailgate appetizer.




These sourdough baguettes are liberating, because you don't have to worry about scoring them, using a baker's couche to let them rise, or all of the other things that make making baguettes so stressful.

Shrimp and Tomato Stew with Fregola

This Shrimp and Tomato Stew with Fregola is a Sardinian dish made with shrimp and a pasta of semolina flour and water.


This shrimp and tomato stew with fregola features a pasta that is toasted after it is dried. It has a nutty flavor and is actually pretty easy to make and dry on your own.

Sep 20, 2019

Italian Coconut Crème Cake

This Italian Coconut Crème Cake is filled and topped with a fluffy coconut whipped cream and mascarpone frosting and coated with toasted coconut on the sides. 


Italian Coconut Crème Cake


This Italian Coconut Crème Cake, as fancy as it looks, is surprisingly easy to make. And, it's so full of coconut! First, there's coconut extract in the cake and frosting. Next, there's coconut milk and shredded coconut in the cake batter.

Smoked Oyster Pâté

This smoked oyster pâté is so easy to make. All you need is a can of smoked oysters and a few ingredients you probably already have in your pantry and refrigerator. 


Smoked Oyster Pâté

This smoked oyster pâté is a great make-ahead appetizer for a cocktail or dinner party. It's easy to throw together too. Along with canned smoked oysters, all you need is some cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce (I used Tapatío), garlic, scallions, parsley, and salt and pepper.

Sep 19, 2019

No Knead Apple Bread | #AppleWeek

This No Knead Apple Bread is filled with both fresh and dried apples, as well as apple juice instead of water. 


No knead apple bread

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This no knead apple bread is so easy to make. All you need is a little bit of patience for the long, slow rise, which is essential for developing flavor and structure in the dough.

Sep 17, 2019

Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole with Cheddar and Sausage

This Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole is loaded with breakfast sausage, cheddar cheese, and eggs all topped with crispy Tater Tots. 


Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole with Cheddar and Sausage


This Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is so easy to make, and it makes such great leftovers. Plus, it's so tasty.