May 20, 2019

Kladdkaka - Swedish Sticky Chocolate Cake

This Swedish Sticky Chocolate Cake is gooey and almost brownie-like, with a rich chocolate flavor. 



Kladdkaka - Swedish Sticky Chocolate Cake

Evidently Kladdkaka (which means sticky cake in Swedish) is relatively new to Sweden. According to The Swedish Baking Book, it was introduced in the 1970's and now is super popular throughout the country.

May 19, 2019

Crispy Baked Chicken Taquitos

These crispy chicken taquitos are stuffed with a mixture of shredded rotisserie chicken, ricotta cheese, cheddar cheese, and green chilis and then baked until crispy and ready for dipping. 


Baked chicken taquitos

I have always loved taquitos, but I've never made them at home because they typically require deep frying.

May 18, 2019

Pressure Cooker Beef and Beer Soup

This Pressure Cooker Beef and Beer Soup is peppery, tangy, and both sweet and sour.

Pressure Cooker Beef and Beer Soup

I made this Peppery Beef, Potato, and Beer Soup in my Instant Pot, but you can also make this soup with a stove top pressure cooker. Just reduce the cooking time by about 25 percent.

May 17, 2019

Cod in Lettuce Leaves with Shallot, Lemon, and Dill Sauce

This Cod in Lettuce Leaves with Shallot, Lemon, and Dill Sauce is sprinkled with lots of dill and then wrapped in Bibb lettuce and steamed with mint infused water.


This steamed cod in lettuce leaves takes only 30 minutes to make and is so delicious. The lemony and buttery dill and shallot sauce is amazing too.

May 16, 2019

Multigrain Sourdough Sandwich Bread

This multigrain sourdough sandwich bread is a great way to use your sourdough starter to make a soft pan bread perfect for slicing and making toast and sandwiches. 

Multigrain Sourdough Sandwich Bread

Did you know you can make soft sandwich bread with a sourdough starter? In fact, any bread recipe can be converted to sourdough. All it takes is a little math and a little time.

May 15, 2019

The Frisco Burger

The Frisco Burger is a cheeseburger sandwiched between two toasted Parmesan sourdough slices and topped with an extra tangy doctored up 1000 Island dressing (Frisco sauce) filled with sweet pickle relish.

The Frisco Burger

What distinguishes a Frisco burger is that, instead of a bun, the burger sits between two slices of grilled sourdough bread. In addition, the burger sports two kinds of cheese and a delicious "Frisco sauce," which is comprised of 1000 Island dressing, French dressing, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and an extra dollop of sweet pickle relish.

May 14, 2019

Apricot Orange Danish Pastry | #BreadBakers

These Apricot Orange Danish Pastries are exactly what you might imagine a Danish pastry should be. They are super flaky with just the right amount of sweetness, and are filled with an intensely flavored apricot and orange jam in the center. Then they are topped with two glazes! 


Apricot Orange Danish Pastry

You can make these apricot and orange Danish pastries! I promise! While they look like they might be difficult, they are actually pretty easy to make. They just take a little time and patience.

May 13, 2019

Creamsicle Cupcakes

These Mini Creamsicle Cupcakes remind me of the flavors of the frozen treats I used to buy from an ice cream truck. 


Creamsicle Mini Cupcakes

These Mini Creamsicle Cupcakes are flavored with orange and vanilla, just like Creamsicles (or Orange Julius).

May 10, 2019

Roasted Corn and Zucchini Salad | #SummerGrilling

This Roasted Corn, Zucchini, and Jalapeño Salad is fresh and light. It's tossed with a dressing of lime juice and olive oil, and is wonderful as a salad or a salsa. 


Roasted Corn and Zucchini Salad

Today's #SummerGrilling recipe has been sponsored by Farmer's Pantry, however, all opinions are my own. #ad #CornbreadCrisps #SummerGrilling. 

May 8, 2019

Orange Pomegranate Sangria | #SummerGrilling

Serve this wonderfully refreshing orange pomegranate sangria at your next backyard barbecue. 


Orange Pomegranate Sangria #sangria

Today's #SummerGrilling recipe has been sponsored by Torani and Joy Jolt, however, all opinions are my own. #ad #JoyJolt #ToraniFlavor #SummerGrilling. 

May 6, 2019

Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce | #SummerGrilling

Making grilled flank steak with chimichurri sauce is a wonderful way to kick off grilling season. 


Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

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May 5, 2019

Creamy Spinach Dip

This Creamy Spinach Dip is easy to make and you only need five ingredients to pull it together (plus a little salt and pepper). 


Creamy Spinach Dip

Pick up a bag of baby spinach, some garlic and herb spread (I used Boursin), a shallot, and some half and half, and you'll have everything you need to make this tasty dip.

May 3, 2019

Guajillo-Braised Beef Short Rib Tacos

These Guajillo-Braised Beef Short Rib Tacos are succulent, spicy, and so darn good!



Guajillo-Braised Beef Short Rib Tacos


These short rib tacos are so beefy and drippy with the guajillo based sauce. If you are not careful, your hands, arms, and probably your clothes will show evidence that you enjoyed these tacos.

May 2, 2019

Austrian Potato Salad

This Austrian-style potato salad is tangy, herby, and filled with amazing flavor and crunch.



Austrian Potato Salad

This Austrian-style potato salad begins with potatoes that are simmered in chicken broth and then tossed in a dressing of mustard, oil, and vinegar... no mayonnaise involved.

May 1, 2019

Bacon and Gruyère Egg Bites (Copycat)

These Bacon and Gruyère Egg Bites are a copycat version of the sous vide egg bites you get at Starbucks.


Bacon and Gruyère Egg Bites


If you are a fan of the sous vide egg bites from Starbucks, but you don't have a sous vide machine or the equipment to wrap up the eggs in those perfectly formed plastic pouches, you can still make them at home.

Mini Spinach Frittatas

These Mini Spinach Frittatas are tiny little treats that you can serve as appetizers or at tea time.


I received product from The Republic of Tea for this post. All opinions are my own. 

Mini Spinach Frittatas

These mini spinach frittatas are loaded with ricotta cheese, Parmesan, and mushrooms. They are held together with eggs and sit on a tiny round of pepperoni.

Blood Orange Sidecar Cocktail | and win a KitchenAid Stand Mixer

This blood orange sidecar cocktail is a wonderful cocktail for celebrating Mother's Day. It's a refreshing sip to welcome the spring. 


Blood Orange Sidecar cocktail

To make your Mother's Day even more fun, we are giving away a KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer in either black or white. Just scroll down to the entry form after the recipe and follow the instructions.

Apr 30, 2019

Pork Pozole Verde | Hominy and Pork Stew

Pork pozole verde is a delicious Mexican stew made with a tomatillo sauce and hominy.


Pork Posole Verde

Pozole (or posole) is such a hearty and satisfying stew. It is usually made with pork, but you can make this version with chicken instead.

Apr 29, 2019

Whole Wheat Dinner Roll Muffins | #MuffinMonday

These whole wheat muffins are a wonderful substitute for dinner rolls for when you don't have time to bake yeasted rolls. 


Whole Wheat Dinner Roll Muffins #wholewheat #muffins

These whole wheat dinner roll muffins are also tasty for breakfast with fruit or lunch with a salad.

Apr 28, 2019

Bastounakia with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme

These Bastounakia are Greek in origin, and are layered with olive oil and herbs. This bread is super crusty and is perfect served warm from the oven. 



Bastounakia with Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme #rolls #breadsticks


Bastounakia are a Greek bread made with a lean and sticky dough, spread with olive oil, and sprinkled with salt and herbs. I filled these with a combination of parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme in honor of one of my all time favorite record albums ever.

Apr 26, 2019

Waffle Casserole with Maple Sausage | #BrunchWeek

This Waffle Casserole with Maple Sausage, including eggs, cheese, and brown sugar along with the waffles and sausage is an amazing savory, yet slightly sweet, breakfast casserole. 


This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Waffle Casserole with Maple Sausage #breakfastcasserole #waffles

For this breakfast casserole, instead of bread, I used a box of eight regular round Eggo Homestyle waffles for the foundation. If you use a different brand (or make your own), be sure to use 1/2 inch thick waffles and not Belgian style.

Apr 24, 2019

Sourdough Bagels | #BrunchWeek

These homemade sourdough bagels are just like the bagels you can buy at an authentic deli. They are chewy and flavorful. Plus, you can serve them while they are still warm. Ah-maze-ing. 


This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.


Sourdough Bagels

Serve these Sourdough Bagels for a weekend brunch along with eggs and smoked salmon, as well as garnishes such as red onion slices and capers. We loved them with this smoked salmon cheese ball.

Apr 23, 2019

M&Ms and Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

These M&Ms and Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are filled with lots of M&Ms and mini chocolate chips. 



These M&M bars are sweet and chocolatey. The added crunch from the candy coating of M&Ms makes these bars even more fun and delicious.

Apr 22, 2019

Zucchini Cheese Pancakes #BrunchWeek

These zucchini cheese pancakes are perfect for breakfast, brunch, and even for snacks. You can refrigerate any leftovers and reheat them in the toaster oven.


This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Zucchini Cheese Pancakes

These cheesy pancakes are delicious hot off the griddle or at room temperature. You can also make them in advance and reheat them in the oven or toaster oven.

Apr 20, 2019

Marbled Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

This marbled chocolate orange bundt cake combines both white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate batters. Both of the batters are flavored with orange zest and orange extract. 


Marbled Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake #bundt #cake

This marbled chocolate orange bundt cake is not too sweet, and the cake stays moist for days. Seriously. The orange flavor is pretty subtle too.

Cannellini and Fennel Soup with Tomatoes and Kale

The flavors in this Cannellini and Fennel Soup with Tomatoes and Kale are incredible. This soup is so easy to make, and the Italian flavors totally shine.

Cannellini and Fennel Soup with Tomatoes and Kale

This Italian white bean soup with fennel, kale, and San Marzano tomatoes is flavored with garlic, crushed red pepper, basil, and smoked paprika.

Apr 19, 2019

Crab Deviled Eggs

These crab deviled eggs are double-stuffed, first with crab salad, and then with a mixture of yolks and mayonnaise. 


Crab Deviled Eggs #deviledeggs #crab

These double-stuffed deviled eggs with crab will make any deviled egg lover happy. The egg yolk mixture includes mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and cayenne pepper.

Apr 16, 2019

Smoked Salmon Cheese Ball

This smoked salmon cheeseball is loaded with Havarti cheese with dill, cream cheese, mayo, and smoked salmon. 


Smoked Salmon Cheese Ball #cheeseball #smokedsalmon

There are also chopped shallots in the mix. Once you have formed the salmon cheese ball, you roll it in chopped chives to coat it.

Ciambella Mandorlata | An Italian Easter Bread


 

Ciambella Mandorlata is an Italian Easter bread that is shaped like a ring and coated with a cinnamon sugar and sliced almond glaze. 

Ciambella Mandorlata


This Ciambella Mandorlata is a wonderful breakfast bread. It's enriched with eggs and butter, and very similar to a sweetened brioche bread.

Apr 14, 2019

Zucchini Tomato Gratin

This Zucchini Tomato Gratin is one of my favorite summer dishes. It is really easy to make, and is a great way to use up all of your summer squash bounty. 


This Zucchini Tomato Gratin is one of my favorite summer dishes. It is really easy to make, and is a great way to use up all of your summer squash bounty.

My sister first introduced me to a version of this zucchini gratin. If I remember correctly (and I've been "known" to not remember correctly), we were both new moms just trying to come up with stuff to make for dinner. 

Apr 9, 2019

Braided Rye Bread | #BreadBakers

This braided rye bread is soft and tender, and perfect for sandwiches. 


Braided Rye Bread #rye

This braided rye bread is made with white rye flour, which has been sifted to remove the bran and germ. If you can't find white rye flour, medium rye flour will work for these loaves.

Apr 8, 2019

Sweet Onion Galette with Parmesan and Mascarpone

This sweet onion galette is filled with two and a half pound of onions that have been slowly caramelized for 40 minutes (or more) to bring out their sweet flavor. 


 Sweet Onion Galette with Parmesan and Mascarpone #galette

While you can't see it, underneath the caramelized onions is a bed of Parmesan and mascarpone cream. The Parmesan cream adds such a nice richness to the filling.

Apr 7, 2019

Smoked Salmon and Egg Salad Tartines

Smoked salmon and egg salad tartines - simple open-faced sandwiches with and elegant, dilly, and mustardy egg salad.

Smoked Salmon and Egg Salad Tartines #eggsalad #tartines #smokedsalmon

This egg salad is wonderful in sandwiches with soft white or whole wheat sandwich bread. It's also excellent for tea sandwiches.

Apr 3, 2019

BLT Focaccia

This BLT Focaccia is stuffed with mozzarella cheese, bacon, and cherry tomatoes, and topped with more bacon and baby greens.

BLT Focaccia stuffed with mozzarella cheese, bacon, and cherry tomatoes #blt #focaccia

This BLT focaccia is a delicious take on the classic bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich.

Mar 31, 2019

Tiny Yellow Cake with Strawberry Jam and Chocolate Ganache | #SpringSweetsWeek

This tiny yellow cake with strawberry jam and chocolate ganache frosting is about the cutest cake ever. 


This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.


Tiny Yellow Cake with Strawberry Jam and Chocolate Ganache #yellowcake #ganache

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Mar 29, 2019

Strawberry Papaya and Blood Orange Margaritas | #SpringSweetsWeek

This Strawberry Papaya and Blood Orange Margarita, with pureed strawberry papayas, blood orange juice, and lime juice is such a refreshing cocktail, perfect for welcoming the coming spring and summer. 


This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.


Strawberry Papaya and Blood Orange Margaritas #margarita #papaya

You can serve this papaya margarita either straight up like I did, or "on the rocks."

Mar 28, 2019

Blood Orange, Butter Lettuce, Radicchio, and Endive Salad with Fennel and Tangelos

This Blood Orange, Butter Lettuce, Radicchio, and Endive Salad with Fennel is one of the most refreshing salads ever.

blood orange salad

This salad is the perfect antidote for winter with the combination of the blood oranges, tangelos, and the Citronette dressing.

Mar 27, 2019

Crêpes with Orange Caramel and Mascarpone | #SpringsSweetsWeek

These crêpes are both topped and filled with a delicious Blood Orange Caramel and Mascarpone. 


This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Crêpes with Orange Caramel and Mascarpone

I fell in love with these warm crêpes encasing a dollop of mascarpone and topped with blood orange slices and orange caramel sauce.

Mar 26, 2019

Huevos Rancheros Recipe

These Huevos Rancheros are lightened up with baked tortillas and a light and smoky sauce, and topped with a sprinkling of cheese and a dash of chipotle crema. 


Huevos Rancheros

Serve these huevos rancheros with homemade vegetarian refried beans for a delicious breakfast or brunch... or dinner, because breakfast for dinner is awesome.

Mar 25, 2019

Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes | #SpringSweetsWeek

These Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes with Chocolate Cookie Crusts are creamy and citrusy, and are perfect for a spring party dessert buffet table. 


This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes #keylimes #cheesecake #minicheesecake

These key lime cheesecakes are both sweet and slightly tart, kind of like a margarita. They are also super cute!

Small Batch Apple Nut Oatmeal Muffins | #MuffinMonday

These apple nut oatmeal muffins, made with applesauce and dried blueberries and topped with an oat and pecan streusel, are so moist and tender. 


Small Batch Apple Nut Oatmeal Muffins #muffins

This recipe for Apple Nut Oatmeal Muffins makes just three muffins, perfect for a small household.

Mar 19, 2019

Triple-Citrus Mousse Cake

This Triple-Citrus Mousse Cake includes the flavors of limes, lemons, and oranges folded into a delicious mixture of mascarpone, sweetened condensed milk, and whipped cream.



Each of the layers of this triple-citrus mousse cake are flavored with a different citrus flavor, including limoncello, orangecello, and a lime syrup or lime liqueur.

Shrimp and Asparagus Stir-Fry

This shrimp and asparagus stir-fry, with a pound of fresh asparagus and seasoned shrimp, is a tasty and quick way to get a nutritious dinner on the table. 



This shrimp and asparagus stir-fry takes just a few minutes to make and the results are so flavorful.

Copycat Oreo Chocolate Creme Cookies | #CreativeCookieExchange

Copycat BraveTart Oreo Cookies with a Chocolate Creme filling. 


BraveTart Oreo cookies

These copycat Oreo cookies come from the amazing book BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts by Stella Parks. This book is filled with carefully crafted recipes to recreate all of your childhood favorites.

Mar 17, 2019

Fried Egg Sandwiches with Homemade Sourdough Buns

Fried egg sandwiches, with ham, cheese, and baby spinach with toasted and buttered homemade sourdough buns. 


Fried Egg Sandwiches with Homemade Sourdough Buns

The buns for these breakfast sandwiches include a cup of sourdough starter, enough to give them a slightly tangy taste. 

Mar 16, 2019

No Knead Ksra (Moroccan Anise and Barley Flatbread)

Ksra  (pronounced Kesra) is a Moroccan flatbread, often flavored with anise, nigella, fennel, or sesame seeds. 



No Knead Ksra (Moroccan Anise and Barley Flatbread)

In this case, this Ksra is flavored with anise seeds, and includes barley flour, which I happened to have on hand. If you don't have barley flour, you can substitute another whole ancient grain such as spelt, kamut, or buckwheat, semolina, or even some rye.

Shrimp and Pork Meatball Wonton Noodle Soup

This Shrimp and Pork Meatball Wonton Noodle Soup is quick and easy to make and so flavorful. 


Shrimp and Pork Meatball Wonton Noodle Soup #wontonsoup

The meatballs contain both shrimp and pork, along with garlic, ginger, scallions, cilantro, jalapeño, and oyster sauce.

Mar 15, 2019

Skillet Charred Cod Tacos with Roasted Pineapple Slaw

These skillet charred cod tacos with roasted pineapple slaw are easy to make and loaded with flavor. 



I love, love, love tacos. Any kind of taco. In fact, ever since I made these Crispy Shrimp Snack Shack tacos (the method is a revelation and you can use any kind of prepared filling), tacos have been on rotation here at least four times a week. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Mar 14, 2019

Mexican Chicken Pie

This Mexican Chicken Pie, filled with chicken, potatoes, carrots, peas, and corn and topped with a cornmeal and cheese crust is spicy and delicious. 


Mexican Chicken Pie #chickenpie #pie #cornmeal #habanero #chiltomate

The cornmeal crust that tops this Mexican chicken pie is super easy to make, plus you can make the dough for the crust in advance and refrigerate it until you are ready to make the pie.

Mar 12, 2019

Cheddar Beer Bread Rolls | #BreadBakers

These Cheddar Beer Bread Rolls are extra cheesy. The dough is filled with lots of sharp cheddar cheese, shaped into rolls, and then the rolls are topped with even more cheese. 

Cheddar beer bread  #rolls #cheesebread #beerbread


These rolls are amazing warm from the oven. They're filled with little pockets of melty cheese and topped with crispy bits of even more cheese.