Feb 17, 2020

Instant Pot Turkey Meatloaf with Potato Wedges

This Instant Pot turkey meatloaf with potato wedges takes an old school comfort food combination of meatloaf and potatoes and spices it up with Sriracha.

Instant Pot Turkey Meatloaf with Potato Wedges

Meatloaf belongs on the list of ultimate comfort foods. Pair it with mashed potatoes and some succotash, and you have an old-timey plate of good memories. In fact, one of my most popular posts on this blog is this barbecue meatloaf.

Feb 16, 2020

Pain Tordu (Twisted Bread)

Pain Tordu is a sourdough French country bread where the dough is divided and twisted around itself before baking.

Pain Tordu (Twisted Bread)

Pain Tordu is a "crooked" bread that is twisted into a corkscrew shape.

To get the twisty corkscrew shape, you need to use a French rolling pin or a wooden dowel to press the dough that has been shaped into a batard down the middle.

Feb 15, 2020

Chili Gumbo

Chili Gumbo! Make some chili, make some gumbo, and then mix them all together. With a roux and the holy trinity of gumbo (onions, bell pepper, and celery), it's pretty much a creole take on meaty chili.

Chili Gumbo, a combo of beef chili and a gumbo topped with Fritos

This chili gumbo is meaty and tomato-y, and there is plenty enough to serve a crowd.

Feb 14, 2020

Cucumber Margarita

To make this refreshing cucumber margarita, all you need is a cucumber, some fresh lime juice, and of course some tequila and orange liqueur.

Cucumber margarita with a salted rim

The flavors of fresh pureed cucumber and freshly squeezed lime juice give this cucumber margarita such a refreshing flavor. It's kind of like a spa margarita, right? In fact, without any added sugar, you could probably call it a "skinny" margarita.

Feb 11, 2020

Vörtbröd (Swedish "Wort" Bread) | #BreadBakers

Vörtbröd, Swedish "Wort" Bread, is a flavorful rye bread with a soft crumb and a wonderful aroma.

Vörtbröd (Swedish "Wort" Bread) |

Vörtbröd gets its name because it traditionally includes brewer's wort, which is beer before it has been fermented, plus it is what gives beer its flavor. It's essentially the "starter" for beer.

Feb 10, 2020

Mana'eesh (Palestinian Flatbread)

Mana'eesh is the daily bread in many of the regions of the Middle East, including Palestine. It is an olive oil-rich bread, often topped with za'atar, halloumi cheese, or roasted peppers.

Mana'eesh (Palestinian Flatbread)

Mana'eesh is a flatbread that you can use to scoop up hummus or other dips. You can also top it with shredded beef, chicken, or lamb, or use as a way to sop up meat juices and sauces.

Feb 9, 2020

Cheesy Pan Pizza with Turkey Sausage

This cheesy pan pizza with turkey sausage begins with a light and airy yet thick crust which is topped with lots of mozzarella cheese, cooked turkey sausage, and a little bit of marinara sauce, and then baked in a cast iron pan for an extra crispy crust.

Pan Pizza with Turkey Sausage

Because the cheese goes all the way to the edge of the dough, just like with Detroit pizza, each slice of pizza is crispy from edge to edge. To ensure that the dough does not get soggy, you place most of the cheese on the dough first, then a few dollops of sauce, and finally more cheese.