Jan 28, 2020

Air Fryer Honey Chipotle Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs

These Air Fryer Honey Chipotle Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs are both savory and sweet. Just imagine taking a slice of bacon, brushing it with honey, sprinkling it with chipotle chile, and wrapping it around a Tater Tot.

Air Fryer Honey Chipotle Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs




These bacon-wrapped Tater Tots are baked in an air fryer, which is basically a small, high powered convection oven. The convection, or air flow, helps crisp whatever you are making.

Jan 27, 2020

Jelly Muffins

These Jelly Muffins are filled with jelly or jam, just like your favorite jelly doughnut.


Jelly Muffins




I filled these jelly muffins with smooth plum jam, the same jam I used for these jelly doughnuts, but you can add your favorite jelly or jam to the centers of your muffins. You can even have fun and mix it up and put a dab of different flavors of jelly and jam you have on hand in the centers of each muffin.

Jan 26, 2020

Watermelon Martini

This watermelon martini is refreshing and light, and begins with a puree of fresh watermelon.



Watermelon martini with Midori




This is a "skinny" watermelon martini. How is this cocktail skinny? First, it has a short ingredient list with only spirits, lime juice, and pureed watermelon.

Jan 24, 2020

Slow Cooker Meatballs Florentine

These slow cooker meatballs Florentine are made with ground beef, lots of spinach, Parmesan cheese, and are slowly simmered to perfection in a tasty homemade sauce.

I received product for this post from Banza. All opinions are my own. #NationalSlowCookerMonth. 


Slow Cooker Meatballs Florentine




These meatballs Florentine are also a great way to get your kids to eat their spinach... without even knowing it! This spaghetti and meatballs recipe is super family friendly.

Jan 22, 2020

Slow Cooker Chinese Barbecue Pork {Char Sui}

This slow cooker Chinese barbecue pork, or char sui, is pretty much meat candy. It's pork that has been cooked for several hours in the slow cooker, and then brushed with with a Chinese-style barbecue sauce and broiled until crispy and caramelized.


I received product for this post from Rhodes BakeNServe. All opinions are my own. #NationalSlowCookerMonth. 



Slow Cooker Chinese Barbecue Pork {Char Sui}





This Slow Cooker Chinese Barbecue Pork, or Char Sui, is such an easy way to prepare pork butt (or Boston butt). I like to make a big batch of it to use in dishes such as barbecue pork lo mein and Singapore noodles. It's also delicious added to fried rice.

Jan 20, 2020

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

This Red Beans and Rice Stew is creamy, smoky, spicy, and satisfying. It will take you on a mini vacation to Louisiana.


I received product for this post from Camellia Brand. All opinions and text are my own. #NationalSlowCookerMonth

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice




Red beans and rice is a traditional Monday night dinner in New Orleans. It's a great dish to simmer all day and a dinner to look forward to on the first day of the work week, or any day of the week.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives

These Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives are creamy and delicious, and ready in just about 20 minutes from start to finish.


Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes




These Instant Pot mashed potatoes are loaded with flavor and creaminess from both the butter and the sour cream. Top them with shredded Parmesan cheese for a rich and salty umami flavor bomb. Plus, who doesn't love mashed potatoes?

Sticky Ginger Cake with Caramelized White Chocolate Buttercream

This Sticky Ginger Cake with Caramelized White Chocolate Buttercream is so gingery, moist, sweet, and delicious!

Sticky Ginger Cake with Caramelized White Chocolate Buttercream




This ginger cake with caramelized white chocolate buttercream is loaded with so many gingerbread-y flavors, including molasses, brown sugar, cinnamon, powdered ginger, and even homemade stem ginger syrup.

Jan 19, 2020

Bittersweet Chocolate Caramel Pecan Tarts

These Bittersweet Chocolate Caramel Pecan Tarts are decadent and delicious. They are seriously elegant, and perfect for a small party or a romantic dinner for two.


Bittersweet Chocolate Caramel Pecan Tarts




This recipe for chocolate caramel pecan tarts makes two 4 inch tarts. It's up to you as to how many servings that is. I like a quarter piece, and Mr. Kitchen can easily polish off half a tart (he has the skinny gene). The recipe can also be easily scaled and adapted for a muffin tin or a larger tart. Just bring your geometry skills.

Jan 18, 2020

Red Clam Chowder with Garlicky Saltine Garnish

This red clam chowder is incredibly delicious on its own, but I am so in love with how the saltine, parsley, and garlic flavor bomb thickens and flavors the soup when it is added as a garnish.


Red Clam Chowder with Garlicky Saltine Garnish




This red clam soup is a lighter version of clam chowder. It's loaded with clam flavor, including whole clams, chopped clams, and clam juice.

Vietnamese Beef Stew {Bò Kho}

Vietnamese Beef Stew, or Bò Kho, is a delicious stew of beef and root vegetables flavored with unexpected amazing herbs and spices.

Vietnamese Beef Stew {Bò Kho}




Vietnamese beef stew is probably derived from the French pot-au-feu. It's also similar to American beef stew, but with Asian herbs and spices. In the northern part of Vietnam, it is often served for breakfast. It is also served on baguettes (banh mi bò kho), another remnant of the French occupation.

Jan 17, 2020

Greek Seafood Rice {Rizi me Thalassina}

This Greek Seafood Rice is fresh, hearty, and delicious. It's super creamy like risotto, but much easier to make.


Greek Seafood Rice {Rizi me Thalassina}




This Greek Seafood Rice is so good! This recipe includes extra large shrimp as well as mussels, but you can use any seafood you like.

Jan 14, 2020

Coffee Mug Omelets with Sausage, Peppers, and Cheese

This Coffee Mug Omelet with Sausage, Peppers, and Cheese takes about 3 minutes to make. It's quick and easy, and it's the perfect breakfast for one.

Omelet with Sausage, Peppers, and Cheese




I love omelets (or omelettes if you're French). You can make them with savory fillings, sweet fillings, or just roll them up like the French do, and sprinkle them with chives.

Sprouted Wheat Pain de Mie (Sandwich Bread)

This sprouted wheat pain de mie is soft and delicious, and loaded with nutritious sprouted grains.


Sprouted Wheat Pain de Mie




This pain de mie is a nutritious take on the soft sandwich breads that are made in a lidded Pullman pan. This bread is loaded with sprouted wheat, which makes the bread slightly sweeter, softer, and more fragrant than standard whole wheat bread.

Jan 13, 2020

Portuguese-Style Sweet Potato Rolls {Bolo do Caco}


These Portuguese-Style Sweet Potato Rolls originally come from the Portuguese island of Madeira, where they are served with most meals, and are now served in working class lunch spots throughout Portugal.

Portuguese-Style Sweet Potato Rolls {Bolo do Caco} with garlic herb butter




These sweet potato rolls are a lot like "English muffins meet naan and get married." They are super soft on the inside and crispy on the outside from being grilled before baking.

Jan 12, 2020

Stir-Fried Bagels with Cabbage and Bacon

This recipe for stir-fried bagels with cabbage and bacon is so completely and unexpectedly delicious! 


Stir-Fried Bagels with Cabbage and Bacon





This recipe for Stir-Fried Bagels with cabbage and bacon is an invention of the staff of Lejen Chen's bagel shop in Beijing. Entrepreneur Lejen Chen was born in Taiwan, raised in Brooklyn, and wanted a taste of New York when she moved to China. Her bagel shop is called Mrs. Shanen's Bagels.

Jan 6, 2020

Hokkaido Milk Bread Rolls

Hokkaido Milk Bread Rolls are super soft and fluffy Japanese-style dinner rolls. They are so ethereal in texture, and stay fresh and soft for days.


Hokkaido Milk Bread Rolls





Hokkaido milk bread rolls, or Japanese milk buns, are made with a Tangzhong, a roux of flour and water cooked in a saucepan to 65 degrees C, or 149 degrees F.

Jan 1, 2020

Chicken Curry with Cashews and Brown Basmati Rice Pilaf

This chicken curry with cashews and rice pilaf is so easy to make, and it's such a warming and comforting family meal.


Chicken Curry with Cashews and Basmati Rice Pilaf




This chicken curry with cashews is a great week night meal. You can have it on the table within an hour, from start to finish.