Aug 17, 2018

Sicilian Tuna Salad Sandwich on Homemade Italian-Style Bread

This Sicilian Tuna Salad Sandwich will have you dreaming of picnics in the islands of southern Italy. Pack this sandwich, a bottle of wine, a blanket, and a corkscrew, and find a spot on the beach or a park to enjoy the remains of summer.

Sicilian Tuna Salad Sandwich on Homemade Italian-Style Bread

This Sicilian Tuna Salad Sandwich is a fun and unique way to prepare tuna salad.

Aug 16, 2018

Blueberry Brioche Coffee Cake

This Blueberry Brioche Coffee Cake is made with layers of no knead brioche dough and homemade blueberry jam.

Blueberry Brioche Coffee Cake

The brioche dough for this coffee cake is so easy to make. You mix it in a three quart container with a dough whisk or a large spoon and then let it rise in the refrigerator for up to five days. This recipe will make one coffee cake plus a small loaf of bread.

Aug 14, 2018

Pain d'Epi - French Wheat Stalk Bread - Happy Birthday Julia!

Pain d'Epi, or wheat stalk bread, is a classic French bread shape. You shape the dough into a baguette, let it rise, and then snip it with scissors to create the wheat stalk look.

Pain d'Epi - French Wheat Stalk Bread

Making epi bread is one of those methods that is so easy, but looks so professional. As a friend recently said, "you even look at them afterward and think "did I do that?"

Jalapeño and Cheddar Bagels | #BreadBakers

These Jalapeño and Cheddar Bagels are so chewy and delicious, and the crust is super crispy and cheesy. These bagels are also filled with more cheese as well as chopped jalapeño chiles.

Jalapeño and Cheddar Bagels

When it comes to bagels, I love trying new methods for creating chewy boiled New York style bagels.

Aug 13, 2018

Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Salad {B.L.T. Style Salad}

This bacon, lettuce, and tomato salad takes all of the ingredients from the classic B.L.T sandwich, and turns them into a delicious salad.

Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Salad

This B.L.T. Style Salad would be wonderful as either a starter for dinner, or a main course for lunch with some chopped avocado. You could even add croutons to the salad to capture all of the ingredients of a B.L.T. sandwich.

Peppermint Patty Brownie Bites

These Peppermint Patty Brownie Bites stuffed with York Peppermint Patties are such a fun treat!

Peppermint Patty Brownie Bites

Peppermint Patties are on my list of favorite candies. Chocolate and mint are pretty much a perfect paring.

Aug 7, 2018

Roasted Onion Dip with Radishes and Potato Chips

This Roasted Onion Dip will change your mind about onion dip. It's made with slow-roasted onions and garlic and mixed with Greek yogurt. This onion dip is a game changer.

Roasted Onion Dip with Radishes and Potato Chips

This onion dip is just about the most incredible dip you will ever have. I know there's a lot of hyperbole in that statement, but I stand by it. This onion dip is gooooood! This is not your grandma's sour cream and Lipton onion soup dip (not that there's anything wrong with it).

Aug 6, 2018

Pasta with Zucchini, Summer Squash, and Sausage

This Pasta with Zucchini, Summer Squash, and Sausage is so easy and delicious. The zucchini and summer squash take on the flavors of the hot Italian sausage, as does the pasta, which is tossed in the flavorful oil from the cooked sausage.

Pasta with Zucchini, Summer Squash, and Sausage

This sautéed zucchini and pasta with sausage is wonderful hot, fresh from the pan. It's also tasty at room temperature, as a potluck side dish.

Zucchini and Onion Quiche

This cheesy zucchini quiche is loaded with freshly harvested onions and zucchini, the bounty of summer that you can find at farmer's markets right now.

Zucchini and Onion Quiche

This zucchini and sweet onion quiche is also super cheesy. I used Gruyère in this quiche, but you can use any good melty cheese such as Swiss, Emmental, Monterey Jack, or mozzarella.

Aug 3, 2018

Mexican Street Corn Salad

This Mexican Street Corn Salad takes the flavors from the grilled corn (elotes) slathered in a mixture of mayonnaise, cotija cheese, chili, and lime sold by street vendors in Mexico (and here in parts of Los Angeles) and incorporates them into a delicious salad.

Mexican Street Corn Salad

This Mexican Street Corn Salad is from the new Simply Vegetarian Cookbook by my friend Susan Pridmore of The Wimpy Vegetarian, and I'm totally thrilled to participate in her virtual blog party to launch her first cookbook. I hope I do her proud.

Aug 1, 2018

Cheesy Zucchini Sandwich Bread

This cheesy zucchini sandwich bread is not your usual zucchini bread. First, it's a yeasted bread, and second, it's loaded with onions and cheddar cheese.

Cheesy Zucchini Sandwich Bread

This zucchini bread makes amazing toast, and is the perfect bread for grilled cheese sandwiches and tuna melts.