Aug 31, 2019

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Shortbread Bars

These peanut butter and chocolate shortbread bars are layered with a crumbly peanut filled shortbread on the bottom, a creamy peanut butter filling in the middle, and a luscious chocolate ganache on top. 


Peanut Butter and Chocolate Shortbread Bars with peanut butter mousse and chocolate ganache

These peanut butter and chocolate shortbread bars are easy to make, and will probably pretty much disappear the minute you set out the platter.

Aug 28, 2019

No Knead Light Wheat Sandwich Bread

This no-knead light wheat sandwich bread has a super soft crumb, and it's perfect for sandwiches and toast.


No Knead Light Wheat Sandwich Bread

This no-knead bran encrusted light wheat sandwich bread is both hearty and light at the same time. It's a versatile bread, with a light crumb and a "crusty" crust.

Aug 27, 2019

Steak Adobado Tacos

Steak adobado tacos begin with beef steak marinated in a combination of dried chiles, vinegar, and other seasonings. 


Steak Adobado Tacos

These steak adobado tacos begin with skirt steak, which you marinate, grill, and then chop to fill these delicious tacos.

Aug 26, 2019

Blueberry Muffins with Blueberry Jam & Lemon Sugar Topping | #MuffinMonday

These blueberry muffins with blueberry jam and lemon sugar topping are sweet, delicious, and loaded with blueberry flavor. 


Blueberry Muffins with Blueberry Jam & Lemon Sugar Topping

After baking these buttermilk chocolate cookies, I had lots of leftover buttermilk. A friend saw my post and, coincidentally, had leftover buttermilk too from making these blueberry muffins. She thought the cookie recipe would be perfect for using up some of her leftover buttermilk... which of course inspired me to use up some of MY leftover buttermilk to make the muffins.

Aug 25, 2019

Sourdough Apple Bread | and the Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This sourdough apple bread, loaded with Granny Smith apples and golden raisins, is so soft and flavorful. 


Sourdough Apple Bread

This sourdough apple bread is tangy and fruity. The dough is leavened with both sourdough starter and instant yeast. It's a method I like using when I want to add flavor to my loaves, but still want to be able to follow a shorter baking schedule. 

Aug 20, 2019

Corn Maque Choux with Hot Smoked Sausage

Maque Choux, a traditional corn dish from southern Louisiana, is fast and easy to prepare, and with hot smoked sausage, is a wonderful 30-minute meal. 


Corn Maque Choux with Hot Smoked Sausage and Anaheim chilis


Maque Choux (pronounced "mock shoe") is a Creole dish with corn, bell peppers, onions, and green onions. It can also include other vegetables and tomatoes, and even okra. It's a delicious weeknight (or anytime) one pan meal.

Strawberry Swiss Roll Cake

This strawberry Swiss roll cake, an almond chiffon cake filled with fresh strawberries and a mascarpone, white chocolate, and whipped cream mixture is light, not too sweet, and perfect for a tea time snack or dessert.


Strawberry Swiss Roll Cake

This is my first time attempting a cake roll! I've always been intimidated, but finally decided to try making one. After all, one of my goals with this site is to flex new cooking and baking muscles and share my experiences.

Aug 19, 2019

Potato Dinner Rolls

These potato dinner rolls are so light, fluffy, and moist, and they stay dinner table soft and fresh for at least a couple of days, although they'll probably disappear sooner than that.

Potato Dinner Rolls

The recipe for these potato dinner rolls is super flexible. You make and bake these rolls in just under three hours (mostly hands off). You can also let the rolls rise in the refrigerator for 8 to 16 hours before baking. This delayed rise will develop more flavor, and allow you to bake the rolls at your convenience.

Aug 18, 2019

Cap'N Crunch Ice Cream Pie

This Cap'N Crunch Ice Cream Pie is the perfect dessert for a summer barbecue. It's sure to please a crowd!

Cap'N Crunch Ice Cream Pie

This Cap'N Crunch Cereal Ice Cream Pie features a corn cookie crust and cereal milk filling, no ice cream maker required.

Aug 17, 2019

Chilled Golden Tomato Soup with Corn, Cherry Tomatoes, and Herbs

This chilled golden tomato soup garnished with corn, cherry tomatoes, and herbs is so killer good. It's spicy, garlicky, and creamy.

Chilled Golden Tomato Soup

This golden tomato soup is actually delicious served both hot and cold. It's super creamy and spicy, and definitely not gazpacho.

Aug 16, 2019

Yuzu Kosho Grilled Scallops with Onion Salad

Yuzu Kosho Grilled Scallops are such a tangy, spicy, and juicy treat, and are wonderful paired with a tasty onion salad with soy sauce and bonito. 


Yuzu Kosho Grilled Scallops

You marinate these scallops in a mixture of yuzu kosho sauce, soy sauce, and olive oil for just a few minutes, and then grill the scallops for just 2 to 3 minutes a side for an easy and delicious treat.

Aug 15, 2019

Freezer Breakfast Burritos (Make Ahead)

These Freezer Breakfast Burritos, filled with eggs, sausage, cheese, refried beans, Tater Tots, and salsa, will make your weekday mornings so much easier. 


Freezer Breakfast Burritos (Make Ahead)


Today’s #Back2School post is part of a cool giveaway sponsored by Barlean's, Hamilton Beach, and Rhodes Bread as well as Crispy Green, The Spice House, and PackIt. After the recipe, be sure to enter for a chance to win. To see all of the prizes, be sure to check out this post

Make these Make-ahead freezer breakfast burritos over the weekend for the best breakfast all week long. They are a hearty and delicious way to start the day. If you think you'd get bored with a breakfast burrito every morning (I sure wouldn't), just alternate them with these freezer breakfast sandwiches.

Aug 13, 2019

Make-ahead Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

These make-ahead freezer breakfast sandwiches are an easy way to have a portable hot breakfast all week long. 

Make-ahead Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
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For today’s #Back2School post, I received product from Rhodes Bake N Serve Bread, however, all opinions are my own.

Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo) | #BreadBakers

Brazilian cheese bread, or Pão de Queijo, are airy puffs of cheesy deliciousness.

Brazilian Cheese Bread

Pão de queijo, little cheese puffs that resemble French gougères (pâte à choux cheese puffs), are eaten as a breakfast snack with coffee in Brazil. I think they would also make an excellent savory cocktail party snack.

Aug 12, 2019

30-Second Smoothie

The 30-Second Smoothie! Toss the ingredients for this smoothie into a blender, and 30 seconds later you have a refreshing and nourishing treat. 


The 30-second smoothie


Today’s #Back2School post is sponsored by Barlean's, Hamilton Beach, and Rhodes Bread as well as Crispy Green, The Spice House, and PackIt. However, all opinions are my own. 

It's hard to believe it's already time to be talking about going back to school! It seems like summer just flew right by! To celebrate and help get you ready for this busy time, we've got loads of great back to school recipe ideas for you, along with an awesome giveaway.You're not going to want to miss a single day! #ad #Back2School. After the recipe, be sure to check out all of the prizes and enter to win.

Peach and Prosciutto Pizza

This peach and prosciutto pizza is also topped with red onions, two kinds of cheese, and fresh basil. It's a tasty way to enjoy my favorite summer stone fruit. 

Peach and Prosciutto Pizza

Peaches on pizza? Yes! Pizza can be more than sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. I love playing with different flavor combinations in pizza. Some of my favorite pizzas include:
Plus, prosciutto is so wonderful with sweet fruit. Think of the simple salty sweetness of prosciutto wrapped melon. It's so easy and so elegant. Why not pair it with peaches?

Aug 11, 2019

Peach Shortcakes with Candied Pecans

When there are fresh and juicy peaches available, you must make these Peach Cornmeal Shortcakes with Candied Pecans. 


Peach Shortcakes with Candied Pecans


These peach shortcakes with candied pecans begin with tender cornmeal biscuits. These biscuits are soft with a slight crunch from the medium grind cornmeal.

Aug 7, 2019

Italian Style Chicken Club Sandwiches with Pane al Latte

This Italian Style Chicken Club Sandwich, made with homemade no knead Pane al Latte (Milk Bread), is pretty much the most delicious chicken sandwich I've ever tasted.


Italian Style Chicken Club Sandwiches


This Italian Style Chicken Club Sandwich is pretty much a knock your socks off delicious sandwich. I know it's my new favorite. While you probably won't find a triple-decker club sandwiches in Italy, it's fun to imagine that if there were one, it might be just like this sandwich.

Aug 2, 2019

Blueberry Granola Bars | #BacktoSchoolTreats

These blueberry granola bars, filled with toasted oats, unsweetened coconut, almonds, sunflower seeds, and pine nuts, will become your favorite chewy and delicious snack. 


Blueberry Granola Bars with toasted oats

Welcome to Back to School Treats Week! We are sharing lots of recipes perfect for Back to School. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #BacktoSchoolTreats week recipes. All opinions are my own.

These blueberry granola bars are so easy to make and so delicious! They are also nutritious (pretty much) and filling too, the perfect back to school on-the-go breakfast or before football or soccer practice snack.

Aug 1, 2019

Birthday Cake Truffle Pops #BacktoSchoolTreats

Birthday cake truffle pops - yellow cake and vanilla frosting rolled up into a ball, dipped in a white chocolate coating, and sprinkled with the cutest mix of sprinkles.


Birthday Cake Truffle Pops

Welcome to Back to School Treats Week! We are sharing lots of recipes perfect for Back to School. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #BacktoSchoolTreats week recipes. All opinions are my own.

These birthday cake truffle pops are a fun after school treat with just enough cake to satisfy a sweet tooth, but not enough to ruin dinner. Plus, sprinkles make everything better!