Sep 21, 2020

Thai Red Curry Baby Back Ribs (Instant Pot)

 Easy and delicious fall-off-the-bone ribs made in your Instant Pot! Prep the ribs in the morning and pop them in the Instant Pot when you get home. 

Thai Red Curry Baby Back Ribs (Instant Pot)



These ribs are worth getting your hands all sticky when eating them.

Sep 20, 2020

Date and Rooibos Loaf Cake #CakeSliceBakers

This date and rooibos loaf cake is sweet, moist from the dates incorporated in the cake, and fragrant from the rooibos tea infused water in the batter. 


Date and Rooibos Loaf Cake



This cake is so moist and it stays fresh for at least four days. The date and tea infused water in the batter probably have something to do with it. 

Sep 19, 2020

Guinness Beef Stew

 This Guinness beef stew is rich and delicious, and the beef is melt-in-your-mouth tender. And trust me, this stew is actually better the day after it's made.

Guinness Beef Stew


Serve this Guinness beef stew with slices of crusty bread to sop up all of the delicious creamy broth for an amazing comfort food dinner. 

Sep 18, 2020

Smoked Salmon Quiche

This smoked salmon quiche recipe is fabulous for lunch with a salad. It's also wonderful for an appetizer and even better for brunch.

 


While quiche seems like such an elegant dish, this smoked salmon quiche is super easy to make. It's a wonderful way to enjoy smoked fish, and you could easily substitute smoked trout or smoked tuna. 

Sep 16, 2020

Matar Kulcha (or Chole Kulcha)

Matar kulcha or chole kulcha is a north Indian street food meal that is a combination of several components, including either white pea "salsa" or white pea curry, and most importantly, kulcha, a delicious yeasted flat bread.


Matar Kulcha (or Chole Kulcha)



The kulcha is super soft and fluffy with an airy crumb. It puffs up when it is "baking" in the pan, and it is delicious served with matar/chola, which is a "salsa" made with white peas or chick peas, onions, tomatoes, chiles, and ginger. 

Sep 14, 2020

Kolaczki - Jam-Filled Polish Cookies

Kolaczki are delicious jam-filled cookies made with a tender cream cheese dough and then sprinkled with confectioners sugar. They are popular in Poland during the holidays.

Kolaczki - Jam-Filled Polish Cookies with confectioners' sugar



Kolaczki are soft and sweet and completely festive! You don't have to wait until Christmas to enjoy them either. These cookies are also super fun to make with kids or friends, kind of like a dumpling or tamale party!

Sep 13, 2020

Beurres Composés - Cold Flavored Butters

Beurres composés, or cold flavored butters, are a wonderful way to flavor hot dishes right before serving, especially grilled or pan fried meats and seafood.

Beurres Composés - Cold Flavored Butters



These butters would also be delicious added to hot mushrooms, potatoes, or other veggies right before serving. They add a French touch to your dinners.

Sep 11, 2020

Roasted Chicken with Sunchokes and Lemon

Roasted Chicken with Sunchokes and Lemon combines chicken, lemons, shallots, garlic, herbs, and spices, along with a new ingredient to me, Jerusalem artichokes, or sunchokes.

Roasted Chicken with Sunchokes and Lemon and tarragon



This post is sponsored in conjunction with Flavors of Fall Week and I'm thrilled to be participating. Keep an eye out all week for more fall-themed recipes. I received complimentary product from our sponsors to aid in the creation of the Flavors of Fall recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

This recipe features sunchokes, or Jerusalem artichokes, which are actually native to north America. They are actually the root of sunflowers. They are compared to artichokes because their flavor is similar to artichoke hearts.

Sep 10, 2020

Apple Sidecar Cocktail

For a fun take on the sidecar cocktail, try this apple sidecar cocktail. The cognac is infused with apple tea, and the cocktail is sweetened with green apple syrup.

Apple Sidecar Cocktail with tea infused cognac



This post is sponsored in conjunction with Flavors of Fall Week and I'm thrilled to be participating. Keep an eye out all week for more fall-themed recipes. I received complimentary product from our sponsors to aid in the creation of the Flavors of Fall recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Sidecar cocktails are traditionally cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon juice served in a cocktail glass with a sugar rim. The cocktail first appeared in a cocktail recipe book in 1922 and it is pretty much a classic. Both London and Paris claim to be the home of the creation of this cocktail. I'll let them fight it out.

Sep 9, 2020

Sweet Potato Tart

This sweet potato tart is a wonderful alternative to pumpkin pie. It's baked in a sweet cookie crust, and spiced with the flavors of fall. It's Southern through and through.


Sweet Potato Tart



This post is sponsored in conjunction with Flavors of Fall Week and I'm thrilled to be participating. Keep an eye out all week for more fall-themed recipes. I received complimentary product from our sponsors to aid in the creation of the Flavors of Fall recipes. All opinions are mine alone.


While sweet potato pie is often compared to pumpkin pie, there are some differences. It's richer, denser, and more hearty. Plus, it has such a bright, gorgeous color.

Sep 8, 2020

Potato Rosemary Focaccia | #BreadBakers

This potato rosemary focaccia is so easy to make. In fact, if you are new to making bread, give focaccia a try. You'll be so pleased with this light and airy bread that requires very little extra effort.




This focaccia is topped with thinly sliced potatoes that have been tossed with shallots and rosemary, and the dough is flavored with olive oil and a little bit of minced shallots.

Sep 7, 2020

Scalloped Potatoes with Sweet Potatoes, Fennel, and Leeks

This scalloped potato dish combines russet and sweet potatoes into a lightened up potato casserole.

Scalloped Potatoes with Sweet Potatoes




This post is sponsored in conjunction with Flavors of Fall Week. I received complimentary product from our sponsors to aid in the creation of the Flavors of Fall recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

I don't know about you, but I'm a huge fan of scalloped potatoes. It's such a comforting dish. I could eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Sep 2, 2020

Hot Honey Chicken Wings with Buttermilk Chive Dressing (Instant Pot)

These hot honey chicken wings are absolutely delicious. They are cooked in the Instant Pot in a combination of ketchup, hot honey, soy sauce, and lots of other tasty ingredients.

Hot Honey Chicken Wings (Instant Pot)



Once you cook the wings in the pressure cooker, finish them by broiling them on both sides to get nice and crispy.

Aug 31, 2020

Small Batch Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins | #MuffinMonday

These Small Batch Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins are moist, light, and loaded with chocolate.

Small Batch Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins




If you get a craving for something chocolate, make these muffins. The recipe makes just five muffins (or four if you want a muffin top), just enough to satisfy your craving without having too many leftover muffins.

Aug 28, 2020

Chocolate Wafer Cookies

These chocolate wafer cookies are so crisp and chocolatey.


Chocolate Wafer Cookies



These homemade chocolate wafer cookies are a fancier version of the Famous Chocolate Wafers that are used for ice box cakes. These are way better.

Aug 27, 2020

Mixed Greens, Peach, and Corn Salad with Balsamic Maple Vinaigrette

This mixed green salad with peaches, corn, spicy pecans, and goat cheese is perfect for fresh peach season.


Summer salad of Mixed Greens, Peach, and Corn with Balsamic Maple Vinaigrette



After assembling this mixed green salad with peaches, drizzle it with a delicious homemade balsamic maple vinaigrette. The sweet and tart dressing combines with the juicy sweet peaches and the soft goat cheese for a salad that you will serve all summer long.

Aug 23, 2020

75% Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread

This 75% whole wheat bread is so flavorful, and it actually gets more tasty over a couple of days. It's wonderful when spread with lots of good salted butter, as toast, and spread with soft herbed cheese.

Seventy five percent Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread



The crumb of this bread is a little more dense than most high hydration loaves. That is because of the high percentage of whole wheat.

Aug 21, 2020

Crab Cakes with Jalapeño Aioli

These Mexican-style crab cakes are bursting with spicy flavor. Packed with fresh jalapeños, lime juice, and cilantro, these crab cakes will become your new favorite crab recipe.


Crab Cakes with Jalapeño Aioli




Crab cakes are a delicious and luxurious appetizer or main course. They are usually made with bread crumbs, mayonnaise, and egg as a binder, and then spiced with Old Bay seasoning, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce, along with herbs and other seasoning like my mini Maryland crab cakes and crab cake Buddha bowls.

Aug 20, 2020

Earl Grey & Blueberry Tea Cakes

These Earl Grey and Blueberry Tea Cakes, with a bergamot-scented cake filled with juicy blueberries, are wonderful for both breakfast, tea, and dessert.

Earl Grey & Blueberry Tea Cakes in a basket



These Earl Grey and blueberry tea cakes look a lot like blueberry muffins, except they are actually little cakes filled with blueberries and scented with Earl Grey tea!

Aug 17, 2020

Instant Pot Pasta and Cheese with Cauliflower

This cheesy pasta dish with cauliflower tastes rich and cheesy and is super easy to make in the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Pasta with Cheese in a bowl




This pasta with cheese and cauliflower is a lot lighter than it tastes. While it tastes really cheesy, it actually has only about 1/2 ounce of cheese per serving.

Aug 16, 2020

Decorative Bread Scoring: First Attempt

This is my first attempt and decorative bread scoring with a high hydration dough. Now that I've given it a try, I can't wait to try again and improve my technique.

Decorated high hydration dough bread




This decorated bread was fun to make, and I've learned a few lessons along the way.

Rustic Potato Loaves

These rustic potato loaves is made from a dough that is half flour and half potatoes. When they are baking, your house will smell like baked potatoes.






The dough for this bread is so unusual and interesting to work with. First, the dough seems to come together pretty quickly, and then it seems to fall apart in your mixer before it comes back together into a a cohesive dough.

Aug 15, 2020

Sweet Potato, Bacon, and Savoy Cabbage Soup

This Sweet Potato, Bacon, and Savoy Cabbage Soup is perfect for anyone who loves the smoky flavor of bacon.

Savoy cabbage soup




This soup, with it's milky base, kind of resembles a chowder. However, it is thickened with a few tablespoons of quick cooking oats instead of flour, like they do it in Scotland with soups like mussel brose, a stew made with milk and oatmeal.

Aug 11, 2020

Seeded Sandwich Bread

This seeded bread is perfect for toast, garlic bread, and your favorite sandwich.


Seeded Sandwich Bread




This seeded sandwich bread has a delicious crunchy crust, and the flour is a mixture of both bread flour and semolina flour. The semolina flour gives the slices a gorgeous yellow color and a nice nutty flavor.

Aug 10, 2020

Crème Brûlée with Vanilla and Grand Marnier

Crème brûlée is the ultimate elegant dessert, yet it is super easy to make. You can make the custards up to a day in advance, and then caramelize the top right before serving.

Crème Brûlée with Vanilla and Grand Marnier spoonful




As Ina Garten says, "crème brûlée is the ultimate 'guy' dessert. Make it and he'll follow you anywhere." Source: Barefoot in Paris: Easy French Food You Can Make at Home (affiliate link). 

Aug 9, 2020

S'mores Brownies

These S'mores Brownies are so decadent! Top a graham cracker crust with brownies and top the whole thing with gooey toasted marshmallows.

S'mores Brownies




These brownies bring together the flavors of your favorite campfire treat: crunchy graham crackers, chocolate, and toasted marshmallows.

Aug 7, 2020

Panzanella Salad with Red Onions, Fresh Basil, and Olives

This panzanella salad with red onions, fresh basil, and olives is one of the tastiest ways to show off the fresh flavors of juicy, ripe tomatoes.

Panzanella Salad with Red Onions, Fresh Basil, and Olives




This panzanella salad is perfect for summer barbecues, picnics, and dinner parties. It can be both rustic and elegant. It is also the perfect light meal.

Aug 5, 2020

Cookie Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

These cookie butter ice cream sandwiches are perfect for anyone who adores the flavor of Biscoff or Speculoos cookie butter.

Cookie Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches




These cookie butter ice cream sandwiches are amazing. The ice cream in these sandwiches was inspired by my peanut butter no churn ice cream recipe and the chocolate wafers are from my favorite chocolate wafer recipe that I first posted a long time ago.

Aug 3, 2020

Shrimp Salad with Bibb Lettuce, Tomatoes, and Peas

This Shrimp Salad with Bibb Lettuce, Tomatoes, and Peas is a wonderful appetizer. It's loaded with tiny salad shrimp, fresh Bibb lettuce, and delicious cherry tomatoes.


Shrimp Salad with Bibb Lettuce, Tomatoes, and Peas arranged on two plates




This shrimp salad with Bibb lettuce, tomatoes, peas, and croutons is elegant and delicious. It's the perfect appetizer for a small dinner party. Plus, it's a great way to use up stale bread for making mini croutons.

Jul 30, 2020

Grilled Zucchini Pizza

Fire up your grill to recreate a wood-fired oven environment and bake this zucchini pizza.  You will have a delicious pizza in about three to five minutes!

Grilled Zucchini Pizza




I'm really excited about this pizza dough recipe. First, you can make the dough in advance and let it rise in the refrigerator.

Jul 28, 2020

Kimmelweck Rolls

Kimmelweck Rolls are a staple in western New York state, particularly in the Buffalo and Rochester areas. they are used to make a regional sandwich that is filled with thinly sliced juicy roast beef, topped with horseradish sauce, and dipped in a delicious au jus.


Kimmelweck rolls




I'm not sure what the magic is, but these rolls have an amazing flavor. They also fill your house with a wonderful aroma when they are baking.

Jul 27, 2020

Lemonade Muffins

These lemonade muffins are so lemony and sweet. They are flavored with a secret ingredient, lemonade concentrate! They totally taste like lemonade.

Lemonade Muffins on a cake stand




These lemonade muffins are perfect for lemonade lovers. They are like a glass of lemonade in a muffin!

Jul 26, 2020

Double Chocolate Rye Cookies

These double chocolate rye cookies are super chocolaty and decadent. Loaded with cocoa powder and lots of chopped bittersweet chocolate, these cookies will please any chocolate lover.

Double Chocolate Rye Cookies




When there is a platter of cookies, I always go for the chocolate ones... the more chocolate the better.
Some of my favorites include Mexican hot chocolate cookies, Levain Bakery dark chocolate chocolate chip cookies, and homemade Thin Mints.

Jul 20, 2020

Elderflower & Roasted Strawberry Layer Cake

This Elderflower & Roasted Strawberry Layer Cake is a delicious and pretty special way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or another milestone.

Strawberry layer cake




I made a cake! And it looks pretty okay!

Instant Pot Saffron Risotto

This Saffron Risotto, made in the Instant Pot, takes most of the work out of making risotto. You still end up with a creamy pot of delicious risotto, the perfect accompaniment to hearty braised meats.

Cheesy Instant Pot Saffron Risotto with scallions and Parmesan




This is the easiest risotto you will ever make. Rather than stirring in portions of broth or water and stirring until it's absorbed before adding more and stirring, stirring, and stirring again, this risotto is mostly hands off.

Jul 18, 2020

Summer Vegetable Soup with Sausage and Lentils

This summer vegetable soup with sausage and lentils is so rich and flavorful, and it's a great way to use some of the bounty from your garden.


Summer Vegetable Soup with Sausage and Lentils




The flavors of this vegetable soup with sausage and lentils are incredibly complex. There are a lot of spices in this soup, but each one adds so much, so don't skimp. The soup is almost magical.

Jul 17, 2020

Grilled Garlic Shrimp with Yuzu Kosho

This grilled garlic shrimp with Yuzu Kosho is a quick and delicious way to grill shrimp in an amazing marinade of red yuzu kosho, garlic, and soy sauce.

Grilled Garlic Shrimp with Yuzu Kosho in a plate





I first tried yuzu kosho when I made these delicious grilled scallops. Yuzu kosho is a Japanese condiment that is a mixture of chillies, salt and the zest and juice from Japanese yuzu. It's citrus-y and spicy at the same time.

Jul 16, 2020

Birotes Salados - Mexican Sourdough Rolls

Birotes Salados are sourdough sandwich rolls unique to Guadalaja, Mexico. The rolls are crusty on the outside and soft and airy on the inside. They have a wonderful sourdough flavor.


Birotes Salados stacked




The bread is used for Tortas Ahogadas, which are sandwiches made with carnitas, pickled onions, refried beans, and two sauces, one for spicing things up, and one for drowning/dunking the entire sandwich, which is why the rolls are so crusty.

Jul 15, 2020

Brown Bread Ice Cream

Brown bread ice cream is an amazing frozen vanilla custard filled with caramelized bread crumbs that stay crispy and delicious.

Brown Bread Ice Cream in bowls





The custardy vanilla ice cream is also flavored with a hint of lemon and cinnamon. You cannot really taste either, other than you can tell there is something special and unique about the vanilla flavor.

Jul 14, 2020

Sourdough Sandwich Biscuits

These sourdough sandwich biscuits are crunchy on the outside and super soft and tender on the inside. You can whip them up in just 30 minutes, including baking time.


Sourdough Sandwich Biscuits




These biscuits are made with butter, flour, baking powder, and salt, but instead of milk or buttermilk, you add 100 percent hydration (equal parts water and flour by weight) sourdough starter. It's a great way to use your discard when you are feeding your starter.

Jul 13, 2020

Mini Peach Cobblers

When you have fresh sweet peaches available, be sure to make these little peach cobblers.


Mini Peach Cobblers topped with whipped cream




These mini peach cobblers are a breeze to make too! Just mix the peaches with some brown sugar, nutmeg, and lemon zest, and divide them among 8 mini ramekins. Top them with an easy to make biscuit dough, and bake!

Jul 12, 2020

Beef on Weck

Beef on Weck is a delicious sandwich originating from Buffalo, New York. It's made with thin cut rare roast beef, horseradish, and a kaiser-like roll topped with salt and caraway seeds and dipped in a beef au jus gravy.


Beef on Weck with dipping sauce on the plate





Outside of Western New York, I'm not sure that beef on weck is a "thing," but it really should be. The sandwich is delicious.

Jul 10, 2020

Mixed Berry Cobblers

These Mixed Berry Cobblers are a wonderful way to enjoy the bounty of summer berries. 


Mixed Berry Cobblers





These summer berry cobblers include a mixture of raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. You can use any mixture of berries you like, and even add some stone fruit if you have it.

Jul 6, 2020

Raspberry-Blueberry Crisps

These mini raspberry-blueberry crisps are super easy to make and are the perfect bite-sized desserts for your summer dinner party or barbecue.


Raspberry-Blueberry Crisps




These individual bite-sized berry crisps are the perfect teeny tiny dessert. You can enjoy all of the flavor of a slice of berry crisp with built in portion control. Plus, they are just so cute!

Jul 1, 2020

The Classic Cocktail

This Classic Cocktail is an elegant and refreshing summer sip. As the sun begins to set, and the air begins to cool, mix up one of these cocktails and sit out on the patio to enjoy the end of the day.


The classic cocktail




The Classic Cocktail (that really is its name) is essentially a Side Car Cocktail (cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon juice), but with with the addition of maraschino liqueur.

Jun 29, 2020

Jalapeño Corn Bread Muffins with Cheddar Butter

These corn bread muffins, filled with corn kernels, chopped jalapeño, and grated cheddar cheese, are a delicious savory treat.


Jalapeño Chile Corn Bread Muffins with Cheddar Butter




Spread these muffins while still warm with a creamy cheddar butter and serve them as a wonderful snack. They also make a delicious side to soups, stew, chilis, and salads.

Jun 28, 2020

Homemade Taco Seasoning for Ground Beef Tacos

This homemade taco seasoning mix is easy to put together, and it works just like the taco seasoning you buy in packets.

Homemade Taco Seasoning for Old school tacos





One batch of this taco seasoning is enough for making six one pound batches of taco meat. I just keep the mixture sealed in the pantry and grab it when I want to make ground beef tacos.

Jun 26, 2020

Soft Summer Herb Bread Knots

These summer herb rolls are soft and flavorful. They're loaded with dill and chives, and are extra tender from the sour cream in the dough.

Soft Summer Herb Bread Knots





Who doesn't love a large warm, fluffy, garlicky, and herby roll? Place a basket of these rolls on the table and watch them disappear.

Jun 25, 2020

Country Style Potato Salad with Creole Mustard

Country Style Potato Salad is an American summer favorite. You can make up a huge batch for family reunions or scale the recipe for a dish for four.


Country Style Potato Salad with Creole Mustard




This potato salad is creamy and egg-y, and has a little bit of crunch from celery. It definitely epitomizes the potato salad you think of for summer picnics.

Jun 24, 2020

Sourdough Pancakes with Hibiscus Syrup

These sourdough pancakes with hibiscus syrup are fluffy and light with a soft interior and slightly crispy edges.

Sourdough Pancakes with Hibiscus Syrup





They are wonderful stacked, buttered, and drizzled with warm maple syrup, but they are extra special with homemade hibiscus syrup.