Nov 20, 2018

Easy Slice and Bake Lemon Shortbread Cookies | #CreativeCookieExchange

These easy slice and bake lemon shortbread cookies possess the crumbly melt-in-your-mouth texture of traditional Scottish shortbread.

Easy Slice and Bake Lemon Shortbread Cookies

The dough for these lemon shortbread cookies takes just 10 minutes to measure and mix. Once you've mixed the dough, you wrap it and refrigerate or freeze it, where the dough sits ready to slice and bake when you have a cookie emergency.

Nov 19, 2018

Cranberry Sour Cream Pound Cake

This Cranberry Sour Cream Pound Cake is about the richest cake I have ever made. And it's deliciously moist and loaded with fresh, tart cranberries.

Cranberry Sour Cream Pound Cake

This pound cake calls for 5 eggs, 1/3 cup sour cream, and 14 tablespoons (almost a cup) of butter. All of this richness with only 1 3/4 cups of flour.

Baked Scallops in Olive, Sun Dried Tomato, and Basil Butter

These Baked Scallops in Olive, Sun Dried Tomato, and Basil Butter are about the easiest and foolproof way to prepare scallops.

Baked Scallops in butter

Baking scallops in butter just brings out the sweetness of sea scallops.

Komo Mio Grain Mill Review and Giveaway

In partnership with Pleasant Hill Grain, I'm introducing the new Komo Mio Grain Mill!

Disclosure, I received a Komo Mio Mill from Pleasant Hill Grain in exchange for an honest review. 

If you are a bread nerd like I am, you will love the Komo Mio Grain Mill. You can even win one by following Pleasant Hill Grain (@PleasantHillGrain) on Instagram - details below.

Komo Mio Grain Mill

Nov 18, 2018

Mashed Potato Casserole with a Cheesy Breadcrumb Topping

This mashed potato casserole, topped with lots of cheddar cheese and seasoned breadcrumbs, is your answer to the question, "How do I get mashed potatoes on my holiday table without too much last minute stress?"

Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

This mashed potato casserole is a truly great make-ahead dish that can go from the refrigerator to the oven. It is totally stress free.

Nov 17, 2018

Roasted Chicken, Butternut Squash, and Onion Soup

Chicken, butternut squash, and onion roasted on a sheet pan and then added to chicken broth for a great fall soup.

Roasted Chicken and Butternut Squash Soup

This roasted chicken, butternut squash, and onion soup has a deeper "roasty" flavor because you bake the chicken, squash, and onions on a sheet pan for about 40 to 45 minutes in a 425 degree oven before adding them to the broth.

Nov 16, 2018

Egg Bagels with a Sesame Seed Topping

Egg bagels are softer and sweeter than traditional New York style bagels. The dough includes the addition of egg and sugar. The eggs give the bagels a slight yellow color, kind of like challah.

Egg Bagels with a Sesame Seed Topping

The dough for these egg bagels is more like bread dough. It's not nearly as stiff as traditional bagel dough and is much easier to knead. It's also higher in protein due to the addition of the eggs.