Mar 27, 2018

Braised Spare Ribs with White Wine, Garlic, and Anchovies

These braised spare ribs with white wine, garlic, and anchovies may not be pretty, but they are meaty, tender, and ready in a little over an hour.

Braised Spare Ribs with White Wine, Garlic, and Anchovies

These spare ribs are easy to make and easy to eat...  no grill or extra napkins required.

Mar 26, 2018

Butternut Squash and Apple Muffins | #MuffinMonday

These Butternut Squash and Apple Muffins are wholesome and not overly sweet. They are made with whole wheat flour and sweetened mostly with fruit. Perfect for lunch boxes! 


Butternut Squash and Apple Muffins

These butternut squash and apple muffins have a surprisingly faint smoky flavor from the roasted butternut squash. They are also super moist from the apples and applesauce in the batter.

Mar 25, 2018

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake

This Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake takes the flavors of your favorite childhood sandwich, and turns them into just about the most delicious cheesecake ever. 


Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake

This peanut butter and jelly cheesecake includes a cup of peanut butter, and is glazed with grape jelly and then topped with chopped dry-roasted peanuts mixed with peanut butter chips. Just try to resist.

Mar 23, 2018

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

This Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole is layered with eggs, ham, cheese, sautéed onions, and jalapeños. 


Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

I made this ham and cheese breakfast casserole to test it for Easter brunch, and it was a huge hit.

Mar 21, 2018

Momofuku-Style Carrot Cake Truffles

Momofuku-Style Carrot Cake Truffles are so moist and sweet, and worth making a little quarter sheet pan cake to make these truffles. 


Momofuku-Style Carrot Cake Truffles

These Carrot Cake Truffles are filled with moist and flavorful carrot cake scraps held together by both the moistness of the cake as well as a couple of tablespoons of a magical concoction called "liquid cheesecake."

Mar 19, 2018

Sausage and Spinach Pie

This Sausage and Spinach Pie is packed with the goodness of spinach. A lot of spinach. 


Sausage and Spinach Pie

There are two pounds of fresh spinach in this spinach and sausage pie. That's a quarter pound per serving. There are also leeks, eggs, and milk. This is a simple crustless pie that can be served for breakfast or brunch. If you omit the sausage, it would make an excellent side dish for dinner.

Mar 16, 2018

Coconut Butternut Squash Soup with Kale

I think this Coconut Butternut Squash Soup is a wonderful way to say goodbye to winter. 


Coconut Butternut Squash Soup with Kale

This coconut butternut squash soup is slightly spicy and a little bit sweet. It's garnished with a delicious sauté of kale and red onions.  It's a delicious way to chase off the winter chill.

Nazook | A Walnut Filled Armenian Pastry

Nazook is a buttery and slightly sweet pastry rolled around a walnut, flour, and butter filling that has been flavored with vanilla and cardamom. 


Nazook

This month, the Bread Baking Babes are making Nazook. Nazook you ask? It's a pastry made with flour, lots of butter, and lots of sour cream, and then filled with a buttery walnut, cardamom, and vanilla filling. Butter. Yes. There is a lot of butter in these. Is this a problem?

Mar 15, 2018

Fettuccine with Crab and Pancetta

This Fettuccine with Crab and Pancetta is so rich and creamy. The crab gives the dish a sweet flavor, and the Pecorino Romano cheese adds a sensational richness to this pasta dish. 


Fettuccine with Crab and Pancetta

This crab and pancetta fettuccine doesn't take long to make, but it does require a little bit of a high wire act, or at least the ability to multitask. I'm pretty proud of myself, in that I was able to get this dish on the table in less than 30 minutes. I'm getting better at this cooking thing!

Mar 14, 2018

Chocolate Mint Pie | #PiDay

This Chocolate Mint Pie is an old fashioned recipe from the 1950s and 1960s, back when the Grasshopper cocktail was popular. 

Chocolate Mint Pie

This Chocolate Mint Pie is often called Grasshopper pie in honor of the famous cocktail that originated in New Orleans.

Mar 13, 2018

Sourdough Crackers with Gruyère and Thyme | #BreadBakers

These Sourdough Crackers with Gruyère and Thyme are so cheesy, puffy, and delicious, and they are a wonderful recipe for using sourdough discard.

Sourdough Crackers with Gruyère and Thyme

I decided to make these sourdough crackers with Gruyère and thyme after refreshing my dormant sourdough starter. My levain/starter had been languishing in my refrigerator for about four weeks, and needed a couple of feedings to get it going.

Mar 12, 2018

Citrus and Celery Salad with Kalamata Olives

This Citrus and Celery Salad with Kalamata Olives combines so many unexpected flavors into one delicious dish.

Citrus and Celery Salad with Kalamata Olives

For this citrus and celery salad, I used a combination of fresh navel oranges from a friend's tree, and fresh tangelos from our tangelo tree.

Spinach, Ricotta, and Three-Meat Calzones | #BakingBloggers

These Spinach, Ricotta, and Three-Meat Calzones are so cheesy and delicious. They are also loaded with spinach, and just enough Italian delicatessen meats to give them a rich and savory flavor. 

Spinach, Ricotta, and Three-Meat Calzones

A calzone is an Italian stuffed bread, essentially a portable pizza! It can be shaped like an empanada or turnover, as pictured above, or rolled up like a jelly roll. It can be thin or fat, and you can fill a calzone with any kind of cheese, meat, vegetable, and sauce.

Mar 10, 2018

Irish Potato Cakes

Irish Potato Cakes are a delicious way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. If you don't have any leftover mashed potatoes, it is well worth making up a batch just for these potato cakes. 


Irish Potato Cakes

These Irish potato cakes, or potato pancakes, are creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside. They are so easy to make. You just mix some flour into prepared mashed potatoes, Scoop the mixture into a skillet, and heat them in some melted butter until the outsides are brown and crispy.

Mar 7, 2018

Pretzel and Potato Chip Cookies with Butterscotch Frosting

I adore the salty sweet flavors of these Pretzel and Potato Chip Cookies with Butterscotch Frosting.

Pretzel and Potato Chip Cookies with Butterscotch Frosting

These cookies are loaded with crushed pretzels and potato chips, and the frosting on top has a delicious butterscotch flavor.

Mar 2, 2018

Fisherman's Pie | Irish Food

This Fisherman's Pie is a warm and comforting dish. The sauce is creamy and the mashed Yukon gold potatoes on top add to the dish's appeal.

Fisherman's Pie
This Irish Fish Pie features a layer of cod topped with sautéed mushrooms and shrimp and smothered in a luxurious wine and herb sauce. The dish is then topped with a layer of mashed potatoes and baked until the fish is cooked through and the potatoes are crusty.