Sep 15, 2019

Pressure Cooker Beef Bourguignon | Instant Pot Beef Burgundy

This Electric Pressure Cooker Beef Bourguignon is a great way to make a weeknight version of this classic French stew that typically takes two to three days to prepare.


This Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon is a great way to make a weeknight version of this classic French stew that typically takes two to three days to prepare.

I made this version of beef burgundy in an Instant Pot, which, while I wasn't paying attention, became a very popular countertop appliance. This thing has a rabid fan base, with an official Facebook community of over 600,000 members.

Sep 10, 2019

Sesame Scallion Bread | #BreadBakers

This Chinese-Islamic Sesame-Scallion Bread (zhima dabing) is crunchy and chewy on the outside and soft and loaded with sesame oil flavored scallions on the inside. 


Sesame Scallion Bread

This sesame scallion bread, with origins as a street food in northwestern China, is "baked" in a skillet on the stovetop. This bread is a distant cousin to the Chinese scallion pancake, or Cong You Bing, but it's yeasted flatbread rather than a pancake.

Sep 9, 2019

Italian Potato Cake (Gattò di Patate)

Italian Potato Cake, or Gattò di Patate, is a Neapolitan dish of mashed potatoes topped with bread crumbs and filled with cheeses and salami. 


Italian Potato Cake slice


Gattò di Patate evidently gets the name gattò from the French term for cake, gateaux, adapted from when the French occupied Naples in the fifteenth and sixteenth century.

Sep 8, 2019

Barbecue Chicken Pizza {Copycat}

Homemade Barbecue Chicken Pizza - It might just remind you of your favorite restaurant barbecue chicken pizza. 


Barbecue Chicken Pizza {Copycat}


This barbecue chicken pizza is super easy to make. You can use store bought pizza dough or pizza dough that you can make and freeze to use for later.

Sep 6, 2019

The Best Pepper Jelly Glazed Chicken Wings

These Pepper Jelly Glazed Chicken Wings are sweet, sticky, and have a little peppery kick from an amazing Peach Pepper Jelly. 


pepper jelly glazed chicken wings

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by From Jennifer's Kitchen. All opinions are my own. 

Now that football season is here, you can't have too many delicious chicken wing recipes for tailgating and football watching parties. These wings, coated in a sauce made from an amazing peach pepper jelly, are perfect for football season.

Sep 4, 2019

Assorted Tea Sandwiches for Afternoon Tea

Assorted mini sandwiches are always perfect for afternoon tea. You can cut them into little rectangles or triangles. Just be sure to cut the crusts off for the perfect tea sandwich. 


Assorted Tea Sandwiches for Afternoon Tea

For afternoon tea, you definitely need to serve an assortment of little sandwiches, including these smoked salmon sandwiches, roast beef sandwiches, and egg salad sandwiches.

Sep 1, 2019

Wild Rice and Flax Seed Bread

With a chewy crust and soft and airy interior, this wild rice and flax seed bread is hearty, nutritious, and delicious. 


Wild Rice and Flax Seed Bread


This wild rice and flax seed bread is a riff on my Four Hour French Country Bread. I've added some cooked wild rice plus some whole and ground flax seeds.

Aug 31, 2019

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Shortbread Bars

These peanut butter and chocolate shortbread bars are layered with a crumbly peanut filled shortbread on the bottom, a creamy peanut butter filling in the middle, and a luscious chocolate ganache on top. 


Peanut Butter and Chocolate Shortbread Bars with peanut butter mousse and chocolate ganache

These peanut butter and chocolate shortbread bars are easy to make, and will probably pretty much disappear the minute you set out the platter.

Aug 28, 2019

No Knead Light Wheat Sandwich Bread

This no-knead light wheat sandwich bread has a super soft crumb, and it's perfect for sandwiches and toast.


No Knead Light Wheat Sandwich Bread

This no-knead bran encrusted light wheat sandwich bread is both hearty and light at the same time. It's a versatile bread, with a light crumb and a "crusty" crust.

Aug 27, 2019

Steak Adobado Tacos

Steak adobado tacos begin with beef steak marinated in a combination of dried chiles, vinegar, and other seasonings. 


Steak Adobado Tacos

These steak adobado tacos begin with skirt steak, which you marinate, grill, and then chop to fill these delicious tacos.

Aug 26, 2019

Blueberry Muffins with Blueberry Jam & Lemon Sugar Topping | #MuffinMonday

These blueberry muffins with blueberry jam and lemon sugar topping are sweet, delicious, and loaded with blueberry flavor. 


Blueberry Muffins with Blueberry Jam & Lemon Sugar Topping

After baking these buttermilk chocolate cookies, I had lots of leftover buttermilk. A friend saw my post and, coincidentally, had leftover buttermilk too from making these blueberry muffins. She thought the cookie recipe would be perfect for using up some of her leftover buttermilk... which of course inspired me to use up some of MY leftover buttermilk to make the muffins.

Aug 25, 2019

Sourdough Apple Bread | and the Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This sourdough apple bread, loaded with Granny Smith apples and golden raisins, is so soft and flavorful. 


Sourdough Apple Bread

This sourdough apple bread is tangy and fruity. The dough is leavened with both sourdough starter and instant yeast. It's a method I like using when I want to add flavor to my loaves, but still want to be able to follow a shorter baking schedule. 

Aug 20, 2019

Corn Maque Choux with Hot Smoked Sausage

Maque Choux, a traditional corn dish from southern Louisiana, is fast and easy to prepare, and with hot smoked sausage, is a wonderful 30-minute meal. 


Corn Maque Choux with Hot Smoked Sausage and Anaheim chilis


Maque Choux (pronounced "mock shoe") is a Creole dish with corn, bell peppers, onions, and green onions. It can also include other vegetables and tomatoes, and even okra. It's a delicious weeknight (or anytime) one pan meal.

Strawberry Swiss Roll Cake

This strawberry Swiss roll cake, an almond chiffon cake filled with fresh strawberries and a mascarpone, white chocolate, and whipped cream mixture is light, not too sweet, and perfect for a tea time snack or dessert.


Strawberry Swiss Roll Cake

This is my first time attempting a cake roll! I've always been intimidated, but finally decided to try making one. After all, one of my goals with this site is to flex new cooking and baking muscles and share my experiences.

Aug 19, 2019

Potato Dinner Rolls

These potato dinner rolls are so light, fluffy, and moist, and they stay dinner table soft and fresh for at least a couple of days, although they'll probably disappear sooner than that.

Potato Dinner Rolls

The recipe for these potato dinner rolls is super flexible. You make and bake these rolls in just under three hours (mostly hands off). You can also let the rolls rise in the refrigerator for 8 to 16 hours before baking. This delayed rise will develop more flavor, and allow you to bake the rolls at your convenience.

Aug 18, 2019

Cap'N Crunch Ice Cream Pie

This Cap'N Crunch Ice Cream Pie is the perfect dessert for a summer barbecue. It's sure to please a crowd!

Cap'N Crunch Ice Cream Pie

This Cap'N Crunch Cereal Ice Cream Pie features a corn cookie crust and cereal milk filling, no ice cream maker required.

Aug 17, 2019

Chilled Golden Tomato Soup with Corn, Cherry Tomatoes, and Herbs

This chilled golden tomato soup garnished with corn, cherry tomatoes, and herbs is so killer good. It's spicy, garlicky, and creamy.

Chilled Golden Tomato Soup

This golden tomato soup is actually delicious served both hot and cold. It's super creamy and spicy, and definitely not gazpacho.

Aug 16, 2019

Yuzu Kosho Grilled Scallops with Onion Salad

Yuzu Kosho Grilled Scallops are such a tangy, spicy, and juicy treat, and are wonderful paired with a tasty onion salad with soy sauce and bonito. 


Yuzu Kosho Grilled Scallops

You marinate these scallops in a mixture of yuzu kosho sauce, soy sauce, and olive oil for just a few minutes, and then grill the scallops for just 2 to 3 minutes a side for an easy and delicious treat.

Aug 15, 2019

Freezer Breakfast Burritos (Make Ahead) | #Back2School

These Freezer Breakfast Burritos, filled with eggs, sausage, cheese, refried beans, Tater Tots, and salsa, will make your weekday mornings so much easier. 


Freezer Breakfast Burritos (Make Ahead)


Today’s #Back2School post is part of a cool giveaway sponsored by Barlean's, Hamilton Beach, and Rhodes Bread as well as Crispy Green, The Spice House, and PackIt. After the recipe, be sure to enter for a chance to win. To see all of the prizes, be sure to check out this post

Make these Make-ahead freezer breakfast burritos over the weekend for the best breakfast all week long. They are a hearty and delicious way to start the day. If you think you'd get bored with a breakfast burrito every morning (I sure wouldn't), just alternate them with these freezer breakfast sandwiches.

Aug 13, 2019

Make-ahead Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches | #Back2School

These make-ahead freezer breakfast sandwiches are an easy way to have a portable hot breakfast all week long. 

Make-ahead Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
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For today’s #Back2School post, I received product from Rhodes Bake N Serve Bread, however, all opinions are my own.

Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo) | #BreadBakers

Brazilian cheese bread, or Pão de Queijo, are airy puffs of cheesy deliciousness.

Brazilian Cheese Bread

Pão de queijo, little cheese puffs that resemble French gougères (pâte à choux cheese puffs), are eaten as a breakfast snack with coffee in Brazil. I think they would also make an excellent savory cocktail party snack.

Aug 12, 2019

30-Second Smoothie | #Back2School

The 30-Second Smoothie! Toss the ingredients for this smoothie into a blender, and 30 seconds later you have a refreshing and nourishing treat. 


The 30-second smoothie


Today’s #Back2School post is sponsored by Barlean's, Hamilton Beach, and Rhodes Bread as well as Crispy Green, The Spice House, and PackIt. However, all opinions are my own. 

It's hard to believe it's already time to be talking about going back to school! It seems like summer just flew right by! To celebrate and help get you ready for this busy time, we've got loads of great back to school recipe ideas for you, along with an awesome giveaway.You're not going to want to miss a single day! #ad #Back2School. After the recipe, be sure to check out all of the prizes and enter to win.

Peach and Prosciutto Pizza

This peach and prosciutto pizza is also topped with red onions, two kinds of cheese, and fresh basil. It's a tasty way to enjoy my favorite summer stone fruit. 

Peach and Prosciutto Pizza

Peaches on pizza? Yes! Pizza can be more than sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. I love playing with different flavor combinations in pizza. Some of my favorite pizzas include:
Plus, prosciutto is so wonderful with sweet fruit. Think of the simple salty sweetness of prosciutto wrapped melon. It's so easy and so elegant. Why not pair it with peaches?

Aug 11, 2019

Peach Shortcakes with Candied Pecans

When there are fresh and juicy peaches available, you must make these Peach Cornmeal Shortcakes with Candied Pecans. 


Peach Shortcakes with Candied Pecans


These peach shortcakes with candied pecans begin with tender cornmeal biscuits. These biscuits are soft with a slight crunch from the medium grind cornmeal.

Aug 7, 2019

Italian Style Chicken Club Sandwiches with Pane al Latte

This Italian Style Chicken Club Sandwich, made with homemade no knead Pane al Latte (Milk Bread), is pretty much the most delicious chicken sandwich I've ever tasted.


Italian Style Chicken Club Sandwiches


This Italian Style Chicken Club Sandwich is pretty much a knock your socks off delicious sandwich. I know it's my new favorite. While you probably won't find a triple-decker club sandwiches in Italy, it's fun to imagine that if there were one, it might be just like this sandwich.

Aug 2, 2019

Blueberry Granola Bars | #BacktoSchoolTreats

These blueberry granola bars, filled with toasted oats, unsweetened coconut, almonds, sunflower seeds, and pine nuts, will become your favorite chewy and delicious snack. 


Blueberry Granola Bars with toasted oats

Welcome to Back to School Treats Week! We are sharing lots of recipes perfect for Back to School. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #BacktoSchoolTreats week recipes. All opinions are my own.

These blueberry granola bars are so easy to make and so delicious! They are also nutritious (pretty much) and filling too, the perfect back to school on-the-go breakfast or before football or soccer practice snack.

Aug 1, 2019

Birthday Cake Truffle Pops #BacktoSchoolTreats

Birthday cake truffle pops - yellow cake and vanilla frosting rolled up into a ball, dipped in a white chocolate coating, and sprinkled with the cutest mix of sprinkles.


Birthday Cake Truffle Pops

Welcome to Back to School Treats Week! We are sharing lots of recipes perfect for Back to School. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #BacktoSchoolTreats week recipes. All opinions are my own.

These birthday cake truffle pops are a fun after school treat with just enough cake to satisfy a sweet tooth, but not enough to ruin dinner. Plus, sprinkles make everything better!

Jul 30, 2019

Oreo Cheesecake Bars

These Oreo Cheesecake Bars, with a thick layer of cookies and cream crust, will be one of your family's favorite desserts. 


Oreo Cheesecake Bars


If you love cheesecakes, but are intimidated by the whole ritual of making one, including dealing with the water bath, worrying about the cheesecake cracking, and breaking out the springform pan, you need to give cheesecake bars a chance.

Tomato and Fennel Salad

This tomato and Fennel Salad is light and refreshing, and simply elegant. 



Tomato and Fennel Salad


This tomato and fennel salad is lightly dressed in a mixture of olive oil, orange juice, and cider vinegar, and garnished with orange zest and fennel fronds.

Jul 29, 2019

Oatmeal Pear Bars | #BacktoSchoolTreats

These Oatmeal Pear Bars are a delicious "grab and go" breakfast for busy mornings. 


Oatmeal Pear Bars


Welcome to Back to School Treats Week! We are sharing lots of recipes perfect for Back to School. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #BacktoSchoolTreats week recipes. All opinions are my own.

Make a batch of these oatmeal pear bars on a Sunday afternoon, and after they cool, wrap them up and refrigerate to serve later for a quick breakfast.

Barefoot Contessa's Lasagna with Turkey Sausage

Barefoot Contessa's Lasagna with Turkey Sausage is a classic, and it's a big favorite in our family. 


Barefoot Contessa's Lasagna with Turkey Sausage in a pan


Barefoot Contessa's Lasagna with Turkey Sausage is the first lasagna I ever made. It was also my first introduction to ricotta cheese and goat cheese. It was a revelation, and making it again brings back a lot of memories.

Tandoori Style Crispy Chicken Wings

These Tandoori Style Chicken Wings are spicy, juicy, and super crispy. They are first marinated in a zesty mixture of yogurt and spices, and then baked in a super hot oven.

Tandoori Style Crispy Chicken Wings

Tandoori chicken is named after the clay tandoor oven, which gets super hot (up to 900 degrees F). Traditional tandoori chicken is very colorful, often from the spices such as turmeric, cayenne pepper, and paprika, and sometimes from added red food coloring.

Jul 28, 2019

Mini Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (Small Batch)

These Mini Chocolate Sandwich Cookies are so crumbly, airy, and buttery, and most of all, chocolatey.


Mini Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (Small Batch)

These mini chocolate sandwich cookies are so easy to make. All you need is a couple of small bowls, a hand mixer, and just one baking sheet. The recipe makes just 12 sandwich cookies, perfect for smaller households, small dinner parties, and for people (like me) who need portion control.

Jul 21, 2019

Oklahoma Fried Onion Short Rib Burgers

Oklahoma Fried Onion Short Rib Burgers are created by smashing the ground beef into a mound of thinly sliced onions to create a burger infused with the flavors of crispy caramelized onions.

Oklahoma Fried Onion Short Rib Burgers

Evidently, fried onion burgers were invented in Oklahoma during the depression because beef was expensive and onions were cheap. They are kind of like a Smashburger, because you press the meat onto the onions and deeply brown both on a hot skillet.

Jul 20, 2019

Strawberries and Cream Crêpe Cake

This Strawberries and Cream Crêpe Cake is light, luscious, and creamy. If you've ever wanted to try a crêpe cake, this would be the one to try first. It's easier than it looks, and totally delicious.

Strawberries and Cream Crepe Cake

This strawberries and cream crêpe cake is light and creamy. It's filled with a mixture of strawberries, whipped cream, butter, and sweetened condensed milk.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Black Bean Chili

This slow cooker chicken and black bean chili is hearty and filling. Make it in your CrockPot for an easy make-ahead dinner.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Black Bean Chili

This CrockPot chicken and black bean chili is thick and hearty. It reminds me of our community's annual Chili Cook-Off.

Jul 19, 2019

Grilled Salmon Sandwiches with Basil Dill Sauce

These grilled salmon sandwiches, made with wild caught salmon, slathered with an amazing sauce flavored with basil, dill, scallions, and capers, will be the star of your next football watching party or backyard get together.

Grilled Salmon Sandwiches with Basil Dill Sauce close up

I fell in love with these grilled salmon sandwiches with basil dill sauce at first bite.

First, there's the sauce. It's so Oh Em Gee good. Jump up and down good. It's herby, tangy, and loaded with umami from the capers.

Jul 18, 2019

Cinnamon Blueberry Multigrain Bread

Toast a slice of this Cinnamon Blueberry Multigrain Bread and spread it with a little butter for your breakfast. I can pretty much guarantee it will carry you all of the way through lunch.

Cinnamon Blueberry Multigrain Bread

This cinnamon blueberry multigrain bread is a great way to deliver nutritious bread in a delicious loaf. It's loaded with whole grains, including polenta (corn grits), rolled, oats, wheat bran, and cooked brown rice. Not to mention the dried blueberries.

Jul 17, 2019

Birthday Cake Ice Cream

Birthday cake ice cream captures the flavors of a birthday candle topped celebration cake and combines them into a creamy delicious ice cream.


Birthday cake ice cream


The quintessential birthday cake to me is vanilla flavored yellow cake with chocolate frosting and sprinkles. It's the kind of cake that made you want to lick the batter from the beaters, bowl, and the spoon when you were a kid. Everyone who tasted this ice cream loved it.

Jul 16, 2019

Cornmeal Waffles with Blueberry Sauce

These cornmeal waffles with blueberry sauce are so crispy, slightly chewy, and completely delicious served with a warm homemade blueberry sauce.

Cornmeal Waffles with Blueberry Sauce

These cornmeal waffles with blueberry sauce are yeast-risen.  You make and refrigerate the batter the night before baking them. The next morning, all you need to do is heat up your waffle iron.

Jul 15, 2019

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

This Blueberry Barbecue Sauce, made in the slow cooker, is great to make in the summer when fresh blueberries are bountiful. Don't despair if it's not summer. You can also make this with frozen blueberries. 


Blueberry Barbecue Sauce in a jar

This slow cooker blueberry barbecue sauce is savory with a hint of sweetness from the fruit and a little brown sugar. It's easy to make, and excellent both as a simmering sauce and as a finishing sauce.

Jul 14, 2019

Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream with Macadamia Nuts

This chocolate coconut ice cream with macadamia nuts is such a chocolatey, creamy, and crunchy treat.



This chocolate coconut ice cream with macadamia nuts not only contains shredded coconut, it also is made with coconut milk. With the macadamia nuts, it is simply decadent and rich.  It's like an imaginary vacation to Hawaii.

Jul 13, 2019

Blackberry Cobbler | #SummerDessertWeek

Blackberry cobbler is an easy way to make a quick summer dessert when you have a lot of blackberries and don't have the time to make a pie! 


Blackberry Cobbler

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

Instead of a having a pie crust, a cobbler is dotted with a biscuit topping that bakes along with the blackberry filling. It's great for potlucks or impromptu dinner parties. I made this for a last minute Independence Day dinner and it was a big hit.

Jul 11, 2019

Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes | #SummerDessertWeek

These little mini raspberry cheesecakes are a great way to enjoy cheesecake "on the go." They are all filling with no crust, and are perfect for freezing too.


mini raspberry cheesecakes

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

These mini raspberry cheesecakes are all filling and no crust, so making them is easy and a little faster than a full-sized cheesecake. If you still crave a crust, just drop a vanilla wafer in the bottom of the cupcake liner, and pour the batter over the cookie.

Jul 9, 2019

Sufganiyot (Hanukkah Jelly Doughnuts) | #BreadBakers

These jelly doughnuts (sufganiyot) are made with a lemony scented dough and filled with sweet plum jam. These two-bite jelly doughnuts are a traditional Hanukkah treat, but you'll want them all year long. 


Sufganiyot (Hanukkah Jelly Doughnuts)

These little round jelly doughnuts (sufganiyot) are little bites of sweetness. They are evidently a popular treat in Israel during Hanukkah.

Jul 8, 2019

Blackberry Cheesecake with Blackberry Compote | #SummerDessertWeek

This Blackberry Cheesecake with Blackberry Compote is so creamy and rich, and it takes advantage of all of the goodness of my favorite summer berry, the blackberry.


Blackberry Cheesecake with Blackberry Compote

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

This blackberry cheesecake, with a sugar cookie crust and a blackberry compote, captures the flavors of your favorite summer berry in a rich and decadent dessert. While I made this cheesecake with blackberries, you could substitute strawberries, raspberries, or a combination of all three berries.

Cocada de Forno - Brazilian Baked Coconut

Cocada de Forno, Baked Coconut, is a traditional sweet Brazilian dessert made with shredded coconut.

Cocada de Forno - Brazilian Baked Coconut #coconut #cocadadeforno #bakedcoconut

Baked coconut, or Cocada de Forno, is an easy dessert to make, and it's so delicious. You can make the batter in advance and keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake. The flavor reminds me of coconut macaroons (the kind with two O's).

Jul 7, 2019

Sourdough Sandwich Rolls

These pull-apart sourdough sandwich rolls, with a thin crust on the outside and soft and fluffy crumb, are wonderful for sandwiches and even dinner rolls. 


pull-apart sourdough sandwich rolls

These sourdough sandwich rolls are wonderful filled with your favorite sandwich fillings, from deli meats and cheeses, chicken or tuna salad, hot pastrami or beef dip, and even peanut butter and jam.

Jul 3, 2019

Watermelon Salad with Mint and Lime

This watermelon salad with mint and lime is such a refreshing summer salad. 


Watermelon Salad with Mint and Lime in a bowl

This watermelon salad with mint and lime juice is so juicy and fresh. It is the perfect salad for picnics, barbecues, and tapas parties.

Jul 1, 2019

Jalapeño Pickled Eggs

These jalapeño pickled eggs are a delicious and spicy riff on the classic bar food. 


Jalapeño pickled eggs in a jar

I can't believe I had never tasted pickled eggs until I made these jalapeño pickled eggs. I have made tea eggs and soy eggs, and have been branching out by making pickled carrots and onions, so I finally felt a little more brave about making pickled eggs.