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May 29, 2019

Bánh Mi Burger

Inspired by Vietnamese bánh mi sandwiches, this Bánh Mi Burger is loaded with pickled carrots, pickled radishes, cucumbers, cilantro, pickled jalapeños, and spicy sriracha mayonnaise (and a sprinkling of Maggi seasoning sauce). 

Banh mi burger

May is National Burger Month! This post is part of an awesome burger grill giveaway hosted by GirlCarnivore.
May 28, 2019

Shrimp and Pork Belly Fried Rice with Peas

This shrimp and pork belly fried rice with peas is so delicious, you might just jump up and down with happiness when you take your first taste. 

The combination of the shrimp and pork belly in this fried rice dish is a spin on Chinese sausage fried rice, but with pork belly instead of Chinese sausage, and with added shrimp and peas. This fried rice is so good. I keep saying pork and shrimp should get married.
May 27, 2019

No Knead Bread

Making no knead bread is a relatively easy way to achieve a crusty loaf. All you need is flour, water, salt, yeast... and time. 

No Knead Bread

One of my favorite ways to blow off steam is to bake bread. In fact, a few weekends ago, after a long five weeks of creating an on line class in the evenings for my teaching job, I cranked out three bread recipes over the two days, and it didn't feel like work at all.

Sourdough Tomato and Basil Muffins

These sourdough tomato and basil mini muffins are wonderful as an appetizer or savory tea time treat. They are also flavored with Parmesan cheese and garlic. These muffins are a great way to use your sourdough discard.

Sourdough Tomato and Basil Muffins

These muffins remind me of the flavors of pane bianco, which is an Italian white bread filled with sun dried tomatoes, basil, cheese, and garlic.
May 24, 2019

Lime Curd Frozen Custard

This Lime Curd Frozen Custard is tangy and refreshing. You will love its extra creaminess and richness. 

Lime Curd Frozen Custard

This Key Lime Curd Frozen Custard begins with homemade curd. You can make it with lemons or limes. You can also make this frozen custard with store bought curd if you are in a hurry.
May 23, 2019

Grilled Chicken Wings with Carrot Habanero Hot Sauce and Blue Cheese

These Grilled Chicken Wings with Carrot Habanero Hot Sauce and Blue Cheese are crispy and spicy, and just about the tastiest wings ever. 

Grilled Chicken Wings with Carrot Habanero Hot Sauce and Blue Cheese

You can make these wings either on the grill or in broiler so you can enjoy them during grilling season as well as during football season.
May 22, 2019

Traditional Kaiser Rolls

These Kaiser Rolls are wonderful for grilled burgers and smoked beef brisket sandwiches. They have a thin crackly crust and a soft, light, flavorful crumb.

Kaiser Rolls

While I have another Kaiser roll recipe on this blog, I've always wanted to conquer the authentic "non-cheater" method of shaping these rolls.
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

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

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

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

Orange Pomegranate Sangria #sangria

This orange pomegranate sangria is easy to make. Combine a bottle of red wine, some brandy, orange juice, pomegranate juice, and Torani blood orange syrup. Toss in slices of fresh lemons, apples, and oranges, and let the mixture steep in the refrigerator for at least two hours and up to two days.
May 6, 2019

Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

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

Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Today's #SummerGrilling recipe has been sponsored by Hamilton Beach, BBQ Guys, and The Spice House, however, all opinions are my own. 
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

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

This blood orange side car cocktail takes advantage of the bittersweet flavors of blood oranges and combines them with the flavors of the side car.

Blood oranges are wonderful in cocktails. They have such a gorgeous color. They are usually available from winter until early spring depending on where you live.

Blood Orange Sidecar cocktail with a sugar rim

When it's not blood orange season, just use mandarin oranges and add an extra dash of bitters. As an alternative, Trader Joes's sells this amazing tangerine juice that would be perfect along with a dash of bitters.