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.

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.