Oct 14, 2018

Mexican Hot Chocolate No Churn Ice Cream | #Choctoberfest

This Mexican hot chocolate no churn ice cream makes the most of the flavors of traditional Mexican hot chocolate, such as cinnamon, vanilla, and chiles to create this tasty dessert.

Mexican Hot Chocolate No Churn Ice Cream #Chocolate #MexicanChocolate #IceCream

Mexican hot chocolate is usually made by dissolving bars of Mexican drinking chocolate in hot milk or water by using a molinillo, a wooden tool that you hand spin in your cup to dissolve the chocolate and froth the drink.

Oct 12, 2018

Broccoli-Cheese Nuggets

This recipe for these Broccoli-Cheese Nuggets is wonderful for cooking with your little chef. These cheesy nuggets may actually get your kiddo to eat broccoli.

Broccoli-Cheese Nuggets

Broccoli is a tough vegetable to get kids to eat. It has a strong aroma, and is very green. You know what that means when it comes to kids (at least the kids I know).

Oct 9, 2018

Prosciutto and Fennel Pizza with Olives and Mascarpone

This Prosciutto and Fennel Pizza with Olives and Mascarpone is such an interesting combination of flavors.

Italian pizza

It's topped with slices of prosciutto placed over mascarpone, fennel, olives, as well as Sriracha sauce. It's a pretty amazing combination of flavors.

Jerusalem Bagels | #BreadBakers

Jerusalem bagels are oblong sesame coated breads that are baked in wood fired ovens sold by street vendors in the streets of the Old City. They are a version of ka'ak, sold throughout the region, but, according to some, the ka'ak in Jerusalem are better than anywhere else in the region.

Jerusalem Bagels

These Jerusalem bagels are smaller than the ones sold on the streets of the city, making them more home oven friendly.

Oct 8, 2018

Pork and Shrimp Meatballs

These pork and shrimp meatballs are an easy cocktail party appetizer. They are a snap to make and loaded with flavor.

Pork and Shrimp Meatballs

To make these pork and shrimp meatballs, you combine pork shoulder and shrimp in a food processor. Once you process the proteins, you add some scallions, cilantro, white pepper, and some fish sauce to the mixture.

Kale and Garlic Ciabatta

This Kale and Garlic Ciabatta begins with one of my favorite doughs, Peter Reinhart's Pain à l'Ancienne. It's a rustic high hydration dough that is cold fermented. You can also use this dough for rustic baguettes and focaccia.

Kale and Garlic Ciabatta
The dough for this kale and garlic ciabatta requires very little mixing, thanks to the "stretch-and-fold" method of mixing bread dough. I first tried it after reading Peter Reinhart's book, Artisan Bread Every Day, which I bought seven years ago. I highly recommend this book.

Oct 6, 2018

Mini Mummy Dogs | #HalloweenTreatsWeek

Mini Mummy Dogs, little smoked sausages wrapped in crescent roll "bandages" for your Halloween party.

This post and recipe were created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but, as always, opinions are 100% mine. 


Mini Mummy Dogs

These mini mummy dogs are just so fun and easy to make and will probably be the most popular item on your appetizer tray at your Halloween party.

Oct 4, 2018

Halloween Deviled Tea Eggs | #HalloweenTreatsWeek

Serve these Halloween Deviled Tea Eggs at your Halloween party. I'm pretty sure they would magically vanish.

This post and recipe were created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine. 

Halloween Deviled Tea Eggs
Chinese tea eggs are traditionally boiled twice, first in water, and then, after cracking the shells, in a mixture of tea, soy sauce, and spices. They are often sold by street vendors. They are subtly flavored with the fragrance of tea, the sweet dark soy sauce, and Chinese five-spice powder.

Oct 3, 2018

Chicken, Pumpkin, and Bean Enchiladas

Chicken, Pumpkin, and Bean Enchiladas made with pumpkin puree instead of tomatoes for the enchilada sauce.

Chicken, Pumpkin, and Bean Enchiladas

Fall is approaching, and winter squash is beginning to appear in farmers' markets and grocery stores. Of course, what would the fall season be without pumpkin recipes?

Oct 1, 2018

White Bean Dip with Herbs

This White Bean Dip with Herbs is a great appetizer to whip up when you're expecting last minute guests. It's fabulous spread on bread, pita chips, or crackers.

White Bean Spread with dill, mint, and parsley

This dip is simple to make, and can be thrown together with ingredients you probably have in your pantry and refrigerator. While I used dill, mint, and parsley for the herbs, you could substitute any herbs you have on hand.

Black and Orange Cookies | #HalloweenTreatsWeek

These Black and Orange Cookies are a Halloween take on the famous Black and White cookies sold in New York City bakeries. The cookies are soft and "cake-like," and are iced on one half with chocolate icing and on the other half with vanilla icing.

This post and recipe were created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine. 
Black and Orange Cookies
I have it on good authority that black and white cookies are a "thing" in New York. There are even arguments about which bakery makes the best one. Should the icing be thin or should it be thick? Do you combine both icing flavors in one bite or eat them separately? It's all very, very, very controversial.