Aug 31, 2020

Small Batch Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

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.