Sep 18, 2018

Banana Chocolate Chip Upside-Down Snack Cake

This Banana Chocolate Chip Upside-Down Snack Cake is wonderful served warm with ice cream or whipped cream. The caramelized banana topping is really tasty, and the cake itself is soft and moist.

Banana Chocolate Chip Upside-Down Snack Cake

This banana upside-down cake is both topped with caramelized bananas and filled with banana puree. There are also melty chocolate chips in there, along with cinnamon. This cake is so moist and "snack perfect."

Sep 17, 2018

Greek-style Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

These Greek-style Lamb Burgers take the traditional American burger to a different level. The lamb is seasoned with onions, garlic, mint, and parsley, and then cooked on a hot grill or grill pan.

Greek-style Lamb Burgers

What I enjoyed about making these lamb burgers is that you actually get to make your own ground lamb in your food processor.

Chocolate-Swirled Pumpkin Cheesecake | #PumpkinWeek

This chocolate-swirled pumpkin cheesecake is deeply flavored with both chocolate and pumpkin, and may just make your pumpkin pie very jealous.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with PumpkinWeek. I received product from sponsor companies. All opinions are mine alone. 

Chocolate-Swirled Pumpkin Cheesecake

I love the swirls of chocolate cheesecake that are incorporated in this pumpkin cheesecake. They look pretty fancy, but are actually pretty easy. If you know cursive, you should be able to easily pull this off.

Sep 16, 2018

Filipino Spanish Bread

Filipino Spanish Bread Rolls, made with enriched dough and filled with buttery sugared bread crumbs, and rolled up tightly and brushed with milk and more sugared breadcrumbs.

Filipino Spanish Bread

These Spanish rolls are a popular breakfast and afternoon snack bread in the Philippines, according to Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen, this month's host of the Bread Baking Babes' monthly bake.

Sep 14, 2018

Asparagus-Potato Chowder

This Asparagus-Potato Chowder combines Yukon Gold potatoes and asparagus tips in a creamy chowder made with asparagus stock, smashed potatoes, and mascarpone.

Asparagus-Potato Chowder

This asparagus-potato chowder begins with a stock made from onions and the tough ends of the asparagus that you would normally toss into the compost pile. Other flavors include garlic, Dijon mustard, dry white wine, and dill.

Sep 11, 2018

Sausage and Cambozola Pizza with Arugula and Grapes | #BreadBakers

This hot Italian sausage pizza, topped with Cambozola, ricotta, and Fontina cheeses, as well as grapes and shallots, is magical, and the roasted grapes add a savory sweet compliment to the three cheeses in the pizza.

Sausage and Cambozola Pizza with Arugula and Grapes

I'm sure you're thinking, "grape pizza? That's weird!" Not so! Just think of it as artisan bread, wine, and cheese! You definitely need to give it a chance.

Sep 10, 2018

Pear Salsa

Asian pears, red onion, Serrano chiles, fresh cilantro, fresh mint leaves, and lime juice combine together to make a delicious and fragrant salsa, excellent for serving with good tortilla chips.

Pear Salsa

This pear salsa is also delicious spooned over fish fillets, such as halibut or salmon.

Gruyère Prosciutto Scones

These Gruyère Prosciutto Scones are soft and flaky, and loaded with the nutty flavor of Gruyère cheese and the salty flavor of Italian dry-cured ham.

Gruyère Prosciutto Scones

Fresh from the oven, these ham and cheese scones ooze cheese when you break them apart. I took "just a taste" of one while it was still warm, and didn't stop until I'd polished off an entire scone.

Sep 9, 2018

Instant Pot Creamy Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apple Raisin Compote

This Creamy Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apple Raisin Compote is so easy to prepare in the Instant Pot (or an electric pressure cooker). With this recipe, you will get the perfect texture every time.

Creamy Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apple Raisin Compote made in the Instant Pot

The apple raisin compote adds just the right amount of sweetness to the oatmeal, and the steel cut oats will help you get lots of fiber and protein into your diet and will carry you through to lunchtime.

Sep 7, 2018

Multigrain English Muffins

Homemade English muffins with whole wheat, wheat germ, and rolled oats.
Homemade English muffins with whole wheat, wheat germ, and rolled oats.


Split these multigrain English muffins with a fork, toast them, and slather them with butter for breakfast. You can also add some jam, or even use these for a breakfast sandwich.

Sep 5, 2018

Mushroom, Sausage, and Spinach Strata

This mushroom, sausage, and spinach strata is easy to make. It's prepared on the stovetop in a skillet, and then transferred to the oven to finish.

Mushroom, Sausage, and Spinach Strata

Mushroom, Sausage, and Spinach Strata is a savory and tasty egg dish. It's wonderful served at breakfast or brunch, and, paired with a salad, as a light dinner.

Sep 4, 2018

Instant Pot Giveaway!

Who wants to win an Instant Pot Duo 6 quart electric pressure cooker? I’ve joined forces with over 20 food blogger friends to put together this giveaway.

Three Instant Pots

We are giving away 3 Instant Pot Duos! Three lucky winners will each get one brand new 6 quart Instant Pot.

Sep 3, 2018

Carrot and Raisin Slaw with Cumin Yogurt Dressing

Carrot and Raisin Slaw with Cumin Yogurt Dressing, including garlic, coriander, and mint.

Carrot and Raisin Slaw

This shredded carrot and raisin salad is light and savory. It's not the sweet carrot and pineapple salad you might remember from PTA potlucks. Instead, it's a crunchy slaw flavored with ground cumin, ground coriander, and shredded mint.

Sep 1, 2018

Chunky Shrimp and Smoked Salmon Spread

This shrimp and smoked salmon spread with Worcestershire, green onions, and lime juice is heaven on a cracker.

Chunky Shrimp and Smoked Salmon Spread

If I could be the authority regarding food groups, appetizers would be at the bottom of the food pyramid. I'd be happy just having appetizers for dinner... or even breakfast.