Mar 30, 2020

Sourdough Cranberry Muffins | #MuffinMonday

These sourdough cranberry muffins are both sweet and tart, and are topped with a tasty cinnamon topping.


Sourdough Cranberry Muffins





These sourdough cranberry muffins are a great way to use some of your excess sourdough starter. These muffins are studded with fresh or frozen cranberries as well as dried apricots. They are also topped with a buttery cinnamon streusel.

Mar 29, 2020

Mexican Breakfast Casserole

This Mexican Breakfast Casserole is wonderful for breakfast, brunch, or breakfast for dinner.

Mexican Breakfast Casserole





What's wonderful about this breakfast casserole is that you can assemble the whole thing the night before and then bake it in the morning while sipping your coffee, Bloody Mary, or Mimosa.

Mar 28, 2020

Classic White Sandwich Bread

This classic white sandwich bread is super easy to make and is the perfect white bread for taking you back to your childhood.

Classic White Sandwich Bread





I am not ashamed to admit that I like white sandwich bread.... and this is my absolute favorite. It is light and fluffy, but has enough structure to be sliced very thinly.. absolutely perfect for tea sandwiches.... or you could just slice it and make cinnamon toast, peanut butter and jelly, or a grilled cheese sandwich.

Mar 27, 2020

Buttermilk Birthday Cake with Creamy Chocolate Frosting | #SpringSweetsWeek

This birthday cake, with a buttermilk based batter, will remind you of your favorite kids' birthday party cake.


This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes.


Buttermilk Birthday Cake with Creamy Chocolate Frosting





This buttermilk birthday cake is about as easy to make as a cake mix cake (except for the separating eggs and folding in egg whites part, but you can do it!). Plus, you make it in a sheet pan, taking away the stress of having to create a stunningly decorated cake. Just spread on a creamy chocolate frosting and hide any flaws with lots and lots of sprinkles.

Mar 26, 2020

Pecan Pralines | #SpringSweetsWeek

These pecan pralines are so decadent, sweet, and loaded with toasted pecans.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes.


Homemade Pecan Pralines





These classic Southern pecan pralines have a melt-in-your-mouth texture that is hard to describe. They are not exactly soft or sticky, but they are easy to bite into, and they are not super chewy, even though they have a caramel-ish flavor.

Mar 25, 2020

Biscoff Cheesecake

This cheesecake takes your favorite cookie butter and spicy cookies and turns them into a delicious cheesecake.


Biscoff Cheesecake





Who doesn't love cookie butter? Or speculooss (or speculass)! They are a Belgian shortbread cookie that are flavored with a combination of spices. The spices can include cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, coriander, cloves, ginger, pepper, and/or cardemom.

Mar 24, 2020

Coffee Caramel Sauce | #SpringSweetsWeek

This coffee caramel sauce will give you your coffee fix in the form of pretty much the most delicious dessert and ice cream topping.


This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes.


Coffee Caramel Sauce with ice cream





You can use this coffee caramel sauce in just about any recipe that calls for caramel and take that recipe to another level. You could even use this coffee caramel sauce in a caramel macchiato... coffee in your coffee!

Mar 23, 2020

Lemony Baked Doughnuts | #SpringSweetsWeek

These lemony baked doughnuts are sweet and moist, with a delicious lemon glaze and are topped with the cutest spring-themed sprinkles.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes.


Lemony Baked Doughnuts





These baked doughnuts are super easy to make. All you need is an inexpensive doughnut pan (affiliate link). 

Mar 21, 2020

Sardinian Herb Soup

This Sardinian herb soup is herby and delicious, and makes the most of fresh spring herbs available this time of year. It also includes pancetta, white beans, and Italian cheese.


Sardinian Herb Soup





Sardinian herb soup, or S'erbuzzu, is a rustic soup of greens, white beans, and a bit of meat and pasta. This soup is unique to Gavoi, a small town in northern Sardinia.

Mar 20, 2020

Deviled Eggs with Tuna, Capers, and Chives

These deviled eggs with tuna, capers, and chives are perfect for an appetizer or snack. 


Tuna Deviled Eggs





I'm super excited about these tuna deviled eggs. They are a combination of two favorites, egg salad, and tuna salad. The two flavors combined are delicious. Plus, these are a great high protein snack.

Citrus Poppy Seed Cake

This citrus poppy seed cake is tender and moist. It is drenched in a citrus glaze for a cake that will stay fresh for several days.


Citrus Poppy Seed Cake





This cake resembles a lemon poppy seed cake, except it combines lots of citrus flavors both in the cake and the glaze. This cake includes the flavors of grapefruit, lemons, and oranges, but you can substitute whatever citrus you have on hand.

Mar 18, 2020

Asian-Style Sloppy Joes

This Asian-style sloppy Joe recipe takes a classic American dinner and spices it up with Asian condiments.

Asian-Style Sloppy Joes





This sloppy Joe recipe takes this classic ground beef recipe in a bun and lifts it to another level. It's slightly sweet, slightly spicy, and has lots of ginger and garlic.

Mar 16, 2020

Cheesy Potato and Thyme Pavé Bread

This Cheesy Potato and Thyme Pavé Bread is so soft and moist, and of course, cheesy!


Cheesy Potato and Thyme Pavé Bread





This potato, thyme, and cheese pavé bread is delicious for dinner rolls, toast, and even sandwiches, and it stays fresh for days.

Instant Pot Carolina-Style Pulled Pork

This Instant Pot Carolina-style pulled pork is tender, smoky, and tangy.

This Instant Pot Carolina-style pulled pork is tender, smoky, and tangy.





One of my favorite comfort foods is succulent pulled pork. It's bathed in a sweet and vinegary sauce and it's so tender.

Mar 15, 2020

Crescia al Formaggio | Italian Easter Bread

This Crescia al Formaggio is an amazing cheesy Italian Easter bread. It's definitely a cheese lover's bread. 


Crescia al formaggio bread





I admit it. I'm always drawn to cheese bread. Given a choice between savory or sweet bread, I gravitate for anything savory.

Mar 14, 2020

Air Fryer Mini Berry Pie

This mini berry pie is made with a mixture of four different berries and is baked in an air fryer. The mixture of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries is so fresh, sweet, and summery.

mini berry pie is made with a mixture of four different berries





The strawberry stands are beginning to appear around here. They pop up magically in any available vacant lot in March and typically last through late May to early June. These fresh strawberries sold in strawberry stands typically come from farms just north of us, in Ventura County.

Mar 10, 2020

Sprouted Wheat Crackers with Sea Salt | #BreadBakers

These sprouted wheat crackers with sea salt are a perfectly crispy snack, either plain, or topped with your favorite spread.


Sprouted Wheat Crackers with Sea Salt





These sprouted wheat crackers are surprisingly easy to make too! The sprouted wheat is very soft and blends will with the butter and milk to make pretty foolproof dough.

Mar 9, 2020

Orange and Cranberry Scones

These orange and cranberry scones are so light and flaky. They are flavored with orange zest and dried cranberries, and are drizzled with an orange juice glaze.


Orange and Cranberry Scones




These orange and cranberry scones are easy to assemble the night before serving them. Just mix the dough, roll it out and cut them with a biscuit cutter, pop them in the refrigerator, and bake them in the morning.

Mar 8, 2020

Cheesy Italian Meatball Subs with No Knead Sandwich Rolls

These cheesy meatball submarine sandwiches include moist and tender beef, pork, and veal meatballs, an amazing homemade tomato sauce, and lots of melty provolone cheese. Plus, I've included a recipe for easy to make no-knead sandwich rolls.


Cheesy Italian Meatball Submarine sandwiches with provolone cheese




The meatballs are a traditional Italian-American combination of beef, pork, and veal, along with a bread and milk panade, cheeses, garlic, and herbs. They are cooked in a delicious sauce that you will pretty much want to put on everything.

Mar 4, 2020

Celery Leaf Pesto

This celery leaf pesto is bright and flavorful. It's wonderful spooned over crostini, crackers, pasta, pizza, salads, chicken, or fish.


Celery leaf pesto with parsley, garlic, pine nuts, and Parmigiano-Reggiano.





This celery leaf pesto is a delicious way to use celery leaves, an edible ingredient you would typically not use.

Mar 1, 2020

Peanut Butter Babka

This is peanut butter babka, a soft enriched bread loaded with swirls of brown sugar and peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Babka




This peanut butter babka is made with a sweetened enriched dough that is rolled around a layer of peanut butter and brown sugar and then cut and twisted to create swirls of filling. It's also topped with a generous drizzle of vanilla glaze.