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.

Jun 22, 2020

Sourdough Belgian-Style Waffles

This sourdough Belgian-style waffle recipe is a delicious way to use your sourdough starter to add extra flavor to one of your favorite breakfast treats.

Sourdough Belgian-Style Waffles




These waffles are lightly crispy on the outside light and airy on the inside. They are great to serve for breakfast or brunch (or dinner!). You can make them in advance and keep them warm in the oven or make the batter and let everyone make their own waffle.

Jun 20, 2020

Limoncello & Toasted Meringue Cake

I am completely in love with this limoncello and toasted meringue cake. Instead of frosting, this cake is topped with a meringue that is toasted with a kitchen torch or a broiler.


Limoncello & Toasted Meringue Cake




Limoncello plays a major role in this recipe. First, it's included in the wonderful cake batter. Second, it's also included in a syrup that infused the cake after it's baked.

Japanese Beef Curry

This Japanese beef curry is rich and thick, and full of beef, carrots, onions, and potatoes. The flavor is mild and slightly sweet, and is delicious over rice or noodles.


Japanese Beef Curry





This Japanese curry beef, served over white rice (called karē raisu) is one of those dishes where, once you taste it, you will wonder where it has been all your life. I've been in love with this dish ever since I first tried it about three years ago.

Jun 19, 2020

Shrimp Biryani

This Shrimp Biryani is a tasty aromatic one dish meal of shrimp and basmati rice, flavored with spices, garlic, lemon, and cilantro. It's so delicious!


Shrimp Biryani




This biryani is an easy dish to make. The shrimp cooks quickly, and the juices from the shrimp and its spices permeate and flavor the basmati rice.

Jun 16, 2020

Beekeeper's Pain de Mie

This bread is is flavored with the essence of chamomile, rose, and honey. Thus, the name, Beekeeper's Pain de Mie.



Beekeeper's Pain de Mie with chamomile, sliced





This sandwich bread has such an amazing fragrance from the chamomile and rose infused milk. It's very subtle, but it adds such a specialness to this loaf.

Jun 15, 2020

Black Eyed Pea Hummus (Instant Pot)

This Instant Pot Black Eyed Pea Hummus combines a Southern staple with the flavors of a Middle Eastern favorite to make an amazing appetizer and spread.



Black Eyed Pea Hummus (Instant Pot)





This hummus made with black eyed peas instead of chick peas has all of the delicious flavor you would expect from hummus. It's enriched with olive oil, tahini, lots of garlic, and lemon juice, plus other good stuff.

Jun 13, 2020

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Miracle Frosting

These gingerbread cupcakes are flavored with three kinds of ginger and topped with the most amazing magical frosting ever. Enjoy the deep flavors of gingerbread no matter what time of year it is.


Gingerbread Cupcakes with Miracle Frosting





These gingery cupcakes include ground ginger and fresh ginger in the cake, and a crystalized ginger topping. Plus, the frosting is just about the most magical ever.

Jun 9, 2020

Bacon Country Bread with Corn

Who can resist bread that is loaded with bacon? This bacon country bread with corn is one of those irresistible loaves.

Bacon Country Bread with Corn




This bacon bread with corn is a wonderful country loaf with a chewy crust and an airy crumb. It's a rustic artisan loaf, but you can make it from start to finish in four hours.

Jun 8, 2020

Banana After School Snack Cake

This banana after school snack cake is soft, moist, light, and exactly what your kids crave while doing their homework after school.

Banana After School Snack Cake




This banana cake is so easy to make too. You don't have to worry about letting it cool before eating it.. and it's sooooo good warm! It's a lot lighter than banana bread, and is also fabulous for breakfast.

Jun 3, 2020

Spanish Tortilla (Tortilla Española)

This Spanish tortilla, or tortilla Española, starts with sliced potatoes simmered in olive oil until velvety, drained, and then covered in beaten eggs and cooked in a skillet. It is sliced into wedges or squares and served as an appetizer, lunch, or late night meal.


Spanish Tortilla (Tortilla Española)




Don't let the term tortilla confuse you. This Spanish tortilla has nothing in common with the Mexican tortilla. It's more like a frittata, but is unique in its simplicity.