Feb 27, 2018

Coffee Rubbed Flank Steak

This coffee rubbed flank steak has such a smoky, rich, and delicious flavor. 


Coffee Rubbed Flank Steak

Along with coffee, the rub for this steak also includes garlic, pepper, brown sugar, cayenne, cloves, and cinnamon, along with salt and pepper. The combination of the flavors in the rub, married with the high heat on the grill or grill pan, creates an incredible flavor.

Feb 26, 2018

How to Make Ketchup from Scratch

This Homemade Ketchup from scratch is tastier than anything you can buy at a store.

Homemade ketchup

Making ketchup, or any condiment, from scratch may seem a little over the top, even if you love making your own homemade salad dressings, barbecue sauces, and preserves.

Bouchon Bakery Style Carrot Muffins | #MuffinMonday

These Bouchon Bakery Style Carrot Muffins are flavored with cinnamon, vanilla, and topped with an oat, wheat germ, and vanilla streusel. 

Bouchon Bakery Style Carrot Muffins on a blue plate





These Bouchon Bakery Carrot Muffins are delicious for breakfast, for a coffee break, or an afternoon snack. They would also be wonderful for an Easter brunch.

Feb 21, 2018

Cheddar Cheese and Black Pepper Bread

This cheddar cheese and black pepper bread might just be one of my new favorite loaves.


This cheddar and black pepper bread is loaded with cheddar cheese, both in the dough, and swirled throughout the loaf.

Feb 20, 2018

Trail Mix Cookies | #CreativeCookieExchange

These Trail Mix Cookies are loaded with nuts, seeds, dried fruit, whole grains, and dark chocolate, which makes it easy to justify having them for breakfast, or anytime of the day.

Trail Mix Cookies

These trail mix cookies are loaded with lots of delicious and nutritious ingredients, including dried cherries, toasted sunflower seeds, and toasted walnuts. Just like trail mix, there are just enough chocolate chips to make you want to keep having more.

Feb 17, 2018

Chicken, Shrimp, and Sausage Gumbo

This Chicken, Shrimp, and Sausage Gumbo is such a rich and hearty stew. 


Chicken, Shrimp, and Sausage Gumbo

Gumbo is the official cuisine of the state of Louisiana. It begins with a very dark roux, and is flavored with onions, bell peppers, and celery, according to the Interwebs, the "holy trinity" of vegetables.
Gumbo melds together the flavors of several cultures, including French, West African, and Choctaw.

Feb 16, 2018

Royal Crown Tortano Bread

This Royal Crown Tortano Bread was such a delicious surprise.

Royal Crown Tortano Bread

This Royal Crown Tortano Bread begins with a starter that contains a tiny amount of yeast. It also contains a small amount of mashed potatoes and honey, along with the flour, water, salt, and yeast.

Feb 15, 2018

Sheet Pan Cod with Spinach, Tomatoes, and Olives en Papillote

This Sheet Pan Cod with Spinach, Tomatoes, and Olives en Papillote is easy, tasty, and totally nutritious. 


Sheet Pan Cod with Spinach, Tomatoes, and Olives en Papillote

I first made this sheet pan cod with spinach, tomatoes, and olives for a dinner with dear friends. I paired it with this Vietnamese-Style Shrimp Cocktail for a light and flavorful dinner.

Feb 13, 2018

Japanese-Style Soufflé Pancakes | #BreadBakers

These Japanese-Style Soufflé Pancakes are so fluffy, airy, and light. 


Japanese-Style Soufflé Pancakes

The recipe for these Japanese Soufflé Pancakes contains pretty much the same ingredients as "regular" pancakes, except that you separate the eggs and whip the egg whites into a meringue and then fold them into the rest of the batter.

Roasted Chicken Parts with Ginger and Garlic

These Roasted Chicken Parts with Ginger and Garlic are an example of how you can take a whole chicken, cut it into pieces, and create a quick and delicious main course.


For these roasted chicken parts, I cut up a whole 4 pound chicken. While buying cut up chicken parts is a time saver (and, believe me, I do it all of the time), cutting up a whole chicken yourself is worth it because you get to use the chicken back to save for later and create amazing chicken broth.

Feb 12, 2018

Traditional New York Style Cheesecake

This Traditional New York Style Cheesecake is smooth, creamy, and just about the most fabulous unadulterated cheesecake in the universe.

Traditional New York Style Cheesecake
This plain New York cheesecake is inspired by the cheesecake from Junior's in Brooklyn, founded in 1950 by Harry Rosen.

Feb 10, 2018

Cuban Bread {Pan Cubano de Manteca}

This Cuban Bread, or Pan Cubano de Manteca, is a take on the bread produced from Cuban bakeries. 


Cuban Bread {Pan Cubano de Manteca}

Cuban bread begins with a starter to develop flavor, and is distinguished by the inclusion of lard in the dough.

Feb 7, 2018

Chocolate Tart with a Shortbread Crust | #FoodieExtravaganza

This chocolate tart with a shortbread crust is so rich and decadent. Picture a layer of shortbread, topped with a layer of creamy bittersweet chocolate, and a layer of chocolate whipped cream. 

Chocolate Tart with a Shortbread Crust

This creamy bittersweet chocolate tart is also super easy to make. The shortbread crust comes together with a quick mix with your fingertips, and the chocolate filling takes about five minutes to mix and pour into the cookie-lined tart pan before baking.

Feb 5, 2018

How to Make Vegetable Broth from Scratch (and a Recipe for Rice and Pea Soup)

This Homemade Vegetable Broth, made from scratch, is so easy to make. With a big bunch of vegetables and eight cups of water, you can make this broth in 30 minutes.  

Vegetable Broth with toast

This scratch-made vegetable broth has a deep rich flavor.