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

This is the last day for #SpringSweetsWeek, and your last chance to enter to win some pretty cool prizes. To learn more about the prizes, be sure to check them out on my post with these delicious key lime mini cheesecakes. Hurry up and enter today!

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

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.

Mar 11, 2019

Simit - Turkish Sesame "Bagels"

Simit are a delicious Turkish street bread that is twisted and then shaped into a ring similar to a bagel. It's then dipped into a molasses sweetened liquid and encrusted with sesame seeds. 


Simit, Turkish Sesame rings

I've wanted to try making Simit forever! So much bread, so little time!

Mar 9, 2019

Mini Orange Creamsicle Shots

Mini Orange Creamsicle Shots, an iconic dessert turned into a seriously tasty tiny cocktail. 


Mini Orange Creamsicle Shots #creamsicle

Orange and vanilla are a wonderful flavor combination, especially when it involves vanilla ice cream.

Mar 6, 2019

Dublin Coddle - Irish Bacon, Sausage, and Potato Stew

Dublin Coddle is typically a soup or stew of bacon, sausage, and potatoes, along with leeks and seasonings cooked in stock until the potatoes are tender and all of the flavors come together.


Dublin Coddle, a soup or stew of bacon, sausage, and potatoes #dublincoddle

The flavor of the broth of this Dublin Coddle is pretty amazing. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the smoky flavor of the bacon in this stew.