Feb 27, 2019

The Ultimate Layered Salad

This layered salad with iceberg, baby spinach, bacon, and peas (and lots of other veggies) is a reminder of those potlucks and recipe books put together by church groups, babysitting co-ops, charity groups, and women's clubs. Not necessarily high brow, but definitely tasty.


The Ultimate Layered Salad #salad #layeredsalad

This Ultimate Layered Salad has twelve layers if you count the dressing.

Feb 26, 2019

Cornmeal and Rice Crusted Catfish

This fried catfish is coated with a mixture of cornmeal and ground long grain rice and then pan fried until it is golden and crispy. 


Cornmeal and Rice Crusted Catfish #catfish

This cornmeal and rice crusted catfish is extra crunchy from the rice in the dredge used before frying.

Feb 25, 2019

Whole Wheat, Corn, Cheddar, and Green Chili Muffins | #MuffinMonday

These whole wheat, corn, cheddar, and green chili muffins combine the flavors of corn, cheese, and chilies into a wonderfully savory treat. 


Whole Wheat, Corn, Cheddar, and Green Chili Muffins

I'll never get tired of anything that includes corn, cheese, and chilies.

Feb 24, 2019

Potted Crab

This Potted Crab Recipe is a classic appetizer from the pubs of Ireland and England and it is a great way to showcase such an extravagant ingredient like crab. It's so easy to make, and is wonderful for both picnics and dinner parties. 


Potted Crab

Potted crab comes from the method of "potting" meats and fish to preserve them from the pre-refrigeration days. Now it's a great way to stretch crab a little further as well as make it spreadable.

Feb 20, 2019

Ukrainian Caramel Honey Cake

This Caramel Honey Cake is loaded with chopped pecans and frosted with an amazing Dulce de Leche Buttercream.

Ukrainian Caramel Honey Cake

This Caramel Honey Cake is six layers of honey sponge cake loaded with chopped pecans and almond flour that are brushed with a sweetened condensed milk and cream mixture and then frosted with the amazing buttercream.

Feb 19, 2019

Mint Chocolate French Macarons

These mint chocolate French macarons, elegant little almond cookie shells filled with a mint chocolate ganache, are such huge crowd pleasers. 


mint chocolate French macarons

This month, the Fantastical Food Fight members are sharing recipes with the theme of chocolate mint. I originally attempted making chocolate mint brownies for the theme, but they were a complete fail, so instead I decided to make macarons.

Homemade Circus Animal Cookies | #Creative Cookie Exchange

Homemade circus animal cookies - sugar cookie dough that is faintly spiced with cinnamon, cut into tiny animal shapes, glazed with a powdered sugar icing, and topped with colorful nonpareils.

Homemade Circus Animal Cookies

These animal cracker cookies remind me of the frosted Mother's brand pink and white circus animal cookies that come in the pink and purple bag.

Feb 16, 2019

Pesto and Mozzarella Buns

Pesto and Mozzarella Buns filled with almond basil pesto, mozzarella cheese, and topped with Parmesan cheese. 


Pesto and Mozzarella Buns

The dough for these pesto and cheese buns is from the recipe for the Chelsea bun Christmas tree by Paul Hollywood in the Great British Baking Show introduced to the Bread Baking Babes by My Kitchen in Half Cups. See her post for how to bake along.

Feb 15, 2019

Crock Pot Italian Chicken and Orzo Soup

This Crock Pot Italian Chicken and Orzo Soup is easy to make, and the results are both nutritious and delicious.

Crock Pot Italian Chicken and Orzo Soup with carrots


This recipe for Chicken Orzo Soup re-creates the flavors of an Italian soup in a slow cooker. And guess what? Even boneless skinless chicken breasts turn out tender and juicy when cooked in a Crock Pot.

Feb 12, 2019

Big Batch Dinner Rolls | #BreadBakers

These Big Batch Dinner Rolls are soft and fluffy, and are perfect for a big family feast.

Big Batch Dinner Rolls

I first made these big batch dinner rolls for a big family dinner. As the family "bread geek," I felt some pressure to come up with fresh dinner rolls.

Feb 11, 2019

English Granary-Style Sandwich Bread

This English Granary-Style Bread is a copycat version of the bread from a flour made by Hovis in England. The flour is a blend of whole wheat and strong white flour and malted wheat flakes, sprouted wheat berries that are dried, and flattened.

English Granary-Style Sandwich Bread

The malted wheat flakes add a slightly sweet, slightly nutty flavor to bread, and can be used just like you would use rolled oats in baked goods.

Multi-Seed and Grain Honey Bread

This multi-seed and grain honey bread is wonderful sliced and buttered straight from the oven.

Multi-seed and grain honey bread

This bread is loaded with sesame seeds, flax seeds, poppy seeds, and sunflower seeds, along with rolled oats, honey, and bread flour. The seeds are both in the bread and on top of the bread.

Feb 10, 2019

Tater Tot Cowboy Casserole

This Tater Tot Cowboy Casserole is a quick and easy comforting one-dish meal. It's so cozy and warming, and every member of your family will love coming home to it after a long day at school or work.

Tater Tot Cowboy Casserole #cowboycasserole #hotdish #tatertots


This Cowboy Casserole will fill you up and warm you on cold days. I'm pretty sure even the pickiest of eaters would love it, as long as you can get them to take "just one bite."

Feb 8, 2019

Braised Cod Peperonata for Two

Braised Cod Peperonata for Two - a fresh Italian-inspired dish with cod simmered in a mixture of fresh red bell peppers, onions, garlic, and tomatoes and finished with a delicious sherry vinegar.

Braised Cod Peperonata for Two

If you are planning a stay at home date night dinner with your sweetheart, I recommend serving this braised cod peperonata for two.

Feb 6, 2019

Baked Rösti with Spiralized Potatoes and Leeks

This baked rösti with spiralized potatoes and leeks is super crispy and crunchy on the outside and creamy and tender on the inside. 


Baked Rösti with Spiralized Potatoes and Leeks #rosti #roesti #potatoes

What is rösti? 

Rösti (or roesti) is a potato dish made with grated potatoes that are then pressed and fried in a frying pan in a large round. The potatoes can either be grated from raw or parboiled potatoes.

Feb 2, 2019

Potato Lefse - Norwegian Flatbread

Potato lefse is a Norwegian flat bread that is rolled out very thinly, and then baked on a very hot griddle. It looks like a crepe, but tastes like a buttered baked potato. 


Norwegian Potato Lefse

Potato lefse can be served with both sweet or savory fillings, including butter and brown sugar or jam, and they can also be used as a wrap for salads and meats.