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May 31, 2020

Shrimp Fried Rice with Vegetables

This shrimp fried rice with vegetables is wonderful as a light main course, or as part of a multi-course dinner. Plus, it takes only 20 minutes to make from start to finish. 

This fried rice is simple, yet full of flavor from just a few simple ingredients, such as eggs, frozen vegetables, and ham.
May 28, 2020

Instant Pot Leek and Potato Soup

This leek and potato soup is so simple and rustic, yet it is so flavorful and comforting.

Instant Pot Leek and Potato Soup

With chunky vegetables and a garlicky broth, this soup is the perfect starter for dinner. You could also serve it for lunch with salad and crusty bread. It's both light and hearty at the same time.

Yogurt and Wheat Germ Bread

This yogurt and wheat germ bread is wonderful for sandwiches and morning toast. It's super easy to make, and the final bread is light and airy, which is pretty amazing for a loaf with a large percentage of whole wheat and wheat germ. It's also really flavorful.

Yogurt and wheat germ bread

I made this bread mostly to use some of the yogurt I bought when I made this naan. For some reason, at least in my neighborhood, you can't just buy an eight ounce container of plain container of yogurt anymore. Instead, my only option was a 32 ounce container. There are now so many iterations of yogurt that there is little room for the plain Jane version on the supermarket shelves I suppose.
May 25, 2020

Apple Blueberry Rye Muffins

These apple blueberry rye muffins are a wonderful grab-and-go breakfast or snack.

Apple Raisin Rye Muffins

These blueberry rye muffins are so easy to make, are super moist, and have a wonderful cinnamon apple flavor.
May 24, 2020

Mango Chile Margarita

This Mango Chile Margarita is made with fresh pureed mango and freshly squeezed lime juice.

I've been a little obsessed with experimenting with the recipe for this Mango Chile Margarita after visiting a local Mexican restaurant. The cocktail was so good, I had to try to duplicate it.
May 20, 2020

Hibiscus Buttermilk Cakes

These little hibiscus buttermilk cakes are frosted with a delicious buttercream flavored with a homemade hibiscus syrup.

2 hibiscus buttermilk cakes

The vanilla buttermilk cake is super moist, and pairs perfectly with the hibiscus buttercream.
May 18, 2020

Crispy Air Fried Cod Fillets

These air-fried cod fillets, dredged in a panko, shallot, and herbs mixture, are super crunchy and crispy.

Crispy Air Fried Cod Fillets with salad

These air-fried cod filets are super moist on the inside and totally crunchy on the outside, all with a lot less calories than deep fried fish.
May 17, 2020

Banh Mi Deviled Eggs

These banh mi deviled eggs are reminiscent of the banh mi sandwich sold by Vietnamese sandwich vendors.

Banh Mi Deviled Eggs on a platter

These deviled eggs take the elements of a banh mi sandwich: liver pâté, daikon and carrot pickles, cilantro, cucumber, mayonnaise, and chile sauce and pack them into a tasty little appetizer.
May 16, 2020

Early American Cottage Bread

This multigrain cottage bread includes oats, wheat, wheat germ, wheat bran, and cornmeal to create a hearty delicious loaf.

Early American Cottage Bread

I love the unusual shape of the bread. You form two dough balls and place one on top of the other before baking. It's up to you how you want to slice it!

Fresh Corn Soup with Seared Scallops

This fresh corn soup with seared scallops is so sweet and tasty. It also has a slight kick from jalapeño peppers included in the mix.

Corn soup with seared scallops floating on top

I can't get enough of fresh corn when it is in season. It is so sweet, and it adds so much to so many dishes. In fact, if you place the word "corn" in the little "search this blog" box up on the right, you might find that I'm kind of obsessed with corn. I like to add it to salads, soups, muffins, pancakes, and even yeasted bread.
May 15, 2020

Wahoo's Grilled Fish Tacos with Citrus Slaw {copycat}

These copycat Wahoo's char-grilled fish tacos are fresh and flavorful, combining influences from Mexico, Asia, and Brazil.

Wahoo's Grilled Fish Tacos with Citrus Slaw on a plate

Wahoo's Tacos was first opened in 1988 in Orange County, California by three brothers of Chinese descent who grew up in Brazil (their parents fled there from communist China). Fast forward, the family eventually came to California and opened up a Chinese restaurant in the 1970s.
May 12, 2020

Light Rye Sourdough Bread

This light rye sourdough bread is crusty and chewy with a mild sourdough flavor.

Light Rye Sourdough Bread slices

This light rye sourdough is made with white rye flour and bread flour. The white rye flour adds a mild rye flavor, and the bread flour adds structure.
May 11, 2020

Patatas Panaderas (Spanish Potatoes with Olive Oil and Wine)

These Spanish potatoes with olive oil and wine are such a simple dish to make, but the resulting flavor and creaminess will surely have you make this dish again and again.

Patatas Panaderas (Spanish Potatoes with Olive Oil and Wine)

These patatas panaderas, or "bakers' potatoes," are super creamy tasting, and, even though they are baked in olive oil, they are not either crispy or oily. They are just tender and delicious.
May 10, 2020

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

This chicken Caesar salad with garlic-rubbed grilled croutons and grilled marinated chicken is a grilling lover's version of the classic Caesar salad.

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

This salad includes grilled marinated chicken, grilled sliced baguette garlic croutons, hearts of romaine lettuce, and shaved Parmesan cheese. This grilled chicken Caesar salad is a wonderful dinner to kick off grilling season.
May 8, 2020

Bourbon Bacon Cheeseburger

This bourbon bacon cheeseburger is big, juicy, and smothered in an amazing bourbon barbecue sauce.

This epic burger is part of a fantastic month-long event hosted by Girl Carnivore!

This bourbon bacon cheeseburger is big, juicy, and smothered in an amazing bourbon barbecue sauce.

This burger is a 1/3 pound ground chuck patty, grilled to medium, topped with 2 strips of thick cut bacon, smoked cheddar cheese, and an amazing homemade bourbon barbecue sauce.
May 6, 2020

Fried Chicken Sandwich with a Spicy Bread and Butter Pickle Coleslaw

This fried chicken sandwich with a spicy bread and butter pickle coleslaw pretty much is my new favorite sandwich.

Fried Chicken Sandwich with a Spicy Bread and Butter Pickle Coleslaw

I could eat this fried chicken sandwich every day. The aioli alone (with garlic, mayo, and hot sauce) makes it worth it.
May 3, 2020

Zucchini Salad with Queso Fresco

This zucchini salad, with quick pickled red onions, crisp tender zucchini and summer squash, and herbs with queso fresco is so fresh and flavorful.

Zucchini Salad with Queso Fresco

This salad, with zucchini, summer squash, pickled red onions, and queso fresco is colorful, fresh, and delicious.
May 1, 2020

Pozole Rojo with Chicken

Pozole Rojo is a Mexican soup with an ancho chile broth that is filled with hominy. It is a delicious celebration soup that is meant to be garnished with all kinds of add-ins.

Pozole Rojo with Chicken

Typically, pozole is made with pork, just like this pork pozole verde, but you can make it with shrimp, turkey, or in this case, chicken. You can also make a vegetarian version.