Sep 30, 2019

Coffee Granita

This coffee granita, with strong coffee, sugar, vanilla, and a bit of coffee liqueur is such an elegant dinner party dessert. 


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Coffee Granita Recipe

This coffee granita is a light and easy make-ahead dessert. All you need is a few cups of strong brewed coffee and a little time.

Oatmeal Muffins | #MuffinMonday

These oatmeal muffins are loaded with lots of toasted oats and are finished with a crunchy oat, pecan, and brown sugar topping.

Oatmeal Muffins


These oatmeal muffins need a better name than "oatmeal muffins." They are so much more.

Sep 29, 2019

Slow Cooker Asian Glazed Wings

These slow cooker Asian Glazed Wings are "fall off the bone" tender and delicious.

Slow Cooker Asian Glazed Wings


These slow cooker Asian glazed wings made me a rock star in the eyes of my grandkids. The first time I made them, five years ago, The boys devoured them.

Sep 28, 2019

Pain au Romarin | Sourdough Rosemary Bread

This Pain au Romarin, or Rosemary bread, is one of my favorite sourdough breads. It has a pleasantly faint sourdough flavor, and has a chewy and crunchy crust. It's probably one of my favorite go-to sourdough recipes. 

This Pain au Romarin, or Rosemary bread, is one of my favorite sourdough breads.


The recipe for this sourdough rosemary bread is pretty flexible. Once you have shaped your loaves, you can bake the bread the same day, or let the loaves slowly rise for up to 18 hours in the refrigerator prior to baking. The levain (starter) can also be refrigerated a day or two after it has been mixed and allowed to ferment.

Sep 26, 2019

Pumpkin Pancakes | #PumpkinWeek

Now that fall is here, make these pumpkin pancakes as a special treat for breakfast. Your family will love them. 


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Pumpkin Pancakes


These pumpkin pancakes are spiced with cinnamon, allspice, and ginger, just like pumpkin pie! They are delicious, and a great way to use up any leftover pumpkin puree you have on hand. I halved this recipe and made these pancakes with some pumpkin puree leftover from making Pumpkin Cookies and Cream Ice Cream.

Sep 25, 2019

Pumpkin Cookies and Cream Ice Cream | #PumpkinWeek

This Pumpkin cookies and cream ice cream is creamy, custardy, and it's loaded with crushed Oreo cookies. 


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Pumpkin Cookies and Cream Ice Cream


I've been on an ice cream kick lately. I love combining my favorite flavors and mix-ins into ice cream. I could pretty much eat ice cream for breakfast lunch and dinner.

Sep 24, 2019

New Haven Style Clam Pizza

This New Haven Style Clam Pizza, also known as White Clam Pizza, with a Neapolitan style crust, cheeses, and clams, is reminiscent if the one invented by Pepe's Pizzeria in Connecticut.

New Haven Style Clam Pizza


New Haven Style Clam Pizza is simply a delicious Neapolitan-style pizza topped with cheese, clams, and herby olive oil, and cooked in a wood fired oven.

Sep 23, 2019

Spiced Pumpkin and Apple Cakes | #PumpkinWeek

These little spiced pumpkin and apple mini bundt cakes with a cinnamon sugar icing are sweet, light, and moist, and they are topped with a dusting of amazing crushed pumpkin seed brittle. 


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Spiced Pumpkin and Apple Cakes


These little pumpkin bundt cakes are filled with grated apples, and are spiced with brown sugar and cinnamon. They are the epitome of fall dessert flavors.

Sep 22, 2019

Kalamata Olive and Oregano Mini Loaves

These savory little Kalamata Olive and Oregano Mini Loaves are perfect for an afternoon tea table.


Kalamata Olive and Oregano Mini Loaves


I think these Kalamata Olive and Oregano Mini Loaves would also be lovely cut into tiny slices and spread with a bit of goat cheese or tomato jam and served as an appetizer.

Sep 21, 2019

Sourdough Baguettes and Classic Pimento Cheese

These overnight sourdough baguettes are easy and forgiving to make. Top them with classic pimento cheese and you have a delicious and impressive tailgate appetizer.




These sourdough baguettes are liberating, because you don't have to worry about scoring them, using a baker's couche to let them rise, or all of the other things that make making baguettes so stressful.

Shrimp and Tomato Stew with Fregola

This Shrimp and Tomato Stew with Fregola is a Sardinian dish made with shrimp and a pasta of semolina flour and water.


This shrimp and tomato stew with fregola features a pasta that is toasted after it is dried. It has a nutty flavor and is actually pretty easy to make and dry on your own.

Sep 20, 2019

Italian Coconut Crème Cake

This Italian Coconut Crème Cake is filled and topped with a fluffy coconut whipped cream and mascarpone frosting and coated with toasted coconut on the sides. 


Italian Coconut Crème Cake


This Italian Coconut Crème Cake, as fancy as it looks, is surprisingly easy to make. And, it's so full of coconut! First, there's coconut extract in the cake and frosting. Next, there's coconut milk and shredded coconut in the cake batter.

Smoked Oyster Pâté

This smoked oyster pâté is so easy to make. All you need is a can of smoked oysters and a few ingredients you probably already have in your pantry and refrigerator. 


Smoked Oyster Pâté

This smoked oyster pâté is a great make-ahead appetizer for a cocktail or dinner party. It's easy to throw together too. Along with canned smoked oysters, all you need is some cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce (I used Tapatío), garlic, scallions, parsley, and salt and pepper.

Sep 19, 2019

No Knead Apple Bread | #AppleWeek

This No Knead Apple Bread is filled with both fresh and dried apples, as well as apple juice instead of water. 


No knead apple bread

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This no knead apple bread is so easy to make. All you need is a little bit of patience for the long, slow rise, which is essential for developing flavor and structure in the dough.

Sep 17, 2019

Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole with Cheddar and Sausage

This Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole is loaded with breakfast sausage, cheddar cheese, and eggs all topped with crispy Tater Tots. 


Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole with Cheddar and Sausage


This Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is so easy to make, and it makes such great leftovers. Plus, it's so tasty.

Apple Muffins | #AppleWeek


 These apple muffins, topped with an oat streusel and a white chocolate drizzle, are wonderful for a quick breakfast on a busy morning. These muffins are such a treat. 

Apple Muffins


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These apple muffins are filled with chopped apples and flavored with apple pie spice (a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice). They are moist and fluffy, and topped with an oat streusel and drizzled with white chocolate that has been flavored with apple.

Sep 16, 2019

Caramel Apple Ice Cream | #AppleWeek

This Caramel Apple Ice Cream is loaded with the flavors of apple pie.


Caramel Apple Ice Cream

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This no-churn caramel apple ice cream begins with chopped apples cooked in butter and brown sugar until the butter, brown sugar, and apple juices turn to delicious caramel sauce.

Sep 15, 2019

Pressure Cooker Beef Bourguignon | Instant Pot Beef Burgundy

This Electric Pressure Cooker Beef Bourguignon is a great way to make a weeknight version of this classic French stew that typically takes two to three days to prepare.


This Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon is a great way to make a weeknight version of this classic French stew that typically takes two to three days to prepare.

I made this version of beef burgundy in an Instant Pot, which, while I wasn't paying attention, became a very popular countertop appliance. This thing has a rabid fan base, with an official Facebook community of over 600,000 members.

Sep 10, 2019

Sesame Scallion Bread | #BreadBakers

This Chinese-Islamic Sesame-Scallion Bread (zhima dabing) is crunchy and chewy on the outside and soft and loaded with sesame oil flavored scallions on the inside. 


Sesame Scallion Bread

This sesame scallion bread, with origins as a street food in northwestern China, is "baked" in a skillet on the stovetop. This bread is a distant cousin to the Chinese scallion pancake, or Cong You Bing, but it's yeasted flatbread rather than a pancake.

Sep 9, 2019

Italian Potato Cake (Gattò di Patate)

Italian Potato Cake, or Gattò di Patate, is a Neapolitan dish of mashed potatoes topped with bread crumbs and filled with cheeses and salami. 


Italian Potato Cake slice


Gattò di Patate evidently gets the name gattò from the French term for cake, gateaux, adapted from when the French occupied Naples in the fifteenth and sixteenth century.

Sep 8, 2019

Barbecue Chicken Pizza {Copycat}

Homemade Barbecue Chicken Pizza - It might just remind you of your favorite restaurant barbecue chicken pizza. 


Barbecue Chicken Pizza {Copycat}


This barbecue chicken pizza is super easy to make. You can use store bought pizza dough or pizza dough that you can make and freeze to use for later.

Sep 6, 2019

The Best Pepper Jelly Glazed Chicken Wings

These Pepper Jelly Glazed Chicken Wings are sweet, sticky, and have a little peppery kick from an amazing Peach Pepper Jelly. 


pepper jelly glazed chicken wings

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by From Jennifer's Kitchen. All opinions are my own. 

Now that football season is here, you can't have too many delicious chicken wing recipes for tailgating and football watching parties. These wings, coated in a sauce made from an amazing peach pepper jelly, are perfect for football season.

Sep 4, 2019

Assorted Tea Sandwiches for Afternoon Tea

Assorted mini sandwiches are always perfect for afternoon tea. You can cut them into little rectangles or triangles. Just be sure to cut the crusts off for the perfect tea sandwich. 


Assorted Tea Sandwiches for Afternoon Tea

For afternoon tea, you definitely need to serve an assortment of little sandwiches, including these smoked salmon sandwiches, roast beef sandwiches, and egg salad sandwiches.

Sep 1, 2019

Wild Rice and Flax Seed Bread

With a chewy crust and soft and airy interior, this wild rice and flax seed bread is hearty, nutritious, and delicious. 


Wild Rice and Flax Seed Bread


This wild rice and flax seed bread is a riff on my Four Hour French Country Bread. I've added some cooked wild rice plus some whole and ground flax seeds.