Sep 28, 2020

Apple Streusel Muffin Tops | #MuffinMonday

 These apple streusel muffin tops are perfect for those who crave just the top of the muffin. 

Apple Streusel Muffin Tops


These muffin tops balance the flavors of green apples, honey, and a sweet and nutty streusel topping, all in a little compact package. 

Sep 27, 2020

Chinese Barbecued Pork - Char Siu

Chinese BBQ Pork, or char siu, is a Cantonese dish where pork is marinated in a sweet sauce and then broiled or roasted. 

Chinese barbecue pork sliced on a plate


Chinese barbecue pork, or char siu, is pretty much meat candy in my mind. It's sweet, fatty, and succulent. 

Witch Finger Cookies

These witch finger cookies are one of my most favorite Halloween recipes ever! They are both gruesome and delicious at the same time. 


 

Witch Finger Cookies



I made these witch finger cookies as a treat for my grandsons. Halloween was on their minds, and they were coming over for dinner. Yay!!

Sep 24, 2020

Pain Fendu (French Split Bread)

Pain Fendu is a French bread that is shaped by splitting the bread down the middle with a dowel to create a "split" in the loaf. 







This sourdough-based recipe for pain fendu is also spiked with a little instant yeast. It is super crusty with a flavorful crumb and is super easy to make. 

Sep 21, 2020

Thai Red Curry Baby Back Ribs (Instant Pot)

 Easy and delicious fall-off-the-bone ribs made in your Instant Pot! Prep the ribs in the morning and pop them in the Instant Pot when you get home. 

Thai Red Curry Baby Back Ribs (Instant Pot)



These ribs are worth getting your hands all sticky when eating them.

Sep 20, 2020

Date and Rooibos Loaf Cake

This date and rooibos loaf cake is sweet, moist from the dates incorporated in the cake, and fragrant from the rooibos tea infused water in the batter. 


Date and Rooibos Loaf Cake



This cake is so moist and it stays fresh for at least four days. The date and tea infused water in the batter probably have something to do with it. 

Sep 19, 2020

Guinness Beef Stew

 This Guinness beef stew is rich and delicious, and the beef is melt-in-your-mouth tender. And trust me, this stew is actually better the day after it's made.

Guinness Beef Stew


Serve this Guinness beef stew with slices of crusty bread to sop up all of the delicious creamy broth for an amazing comfort food dinner. 

Sep 18, 2020

Smoked Salmon Quiche

This smoked salmon quiche recipe is fabulous for lunch with a salad. It's also wonderful for an appetizer and even better for brunch.

 


While quiche seems like such an elegant dish, this smoked salmon quiche is super easy to make. It's a wonderful way to enjoy smoked fish, and you could easily substitute smoked trout or smoked tuna. 

Sep 16, 2020

Matar Kulcha (or Chole Kulcha)

Matar kulcha or chole kulcha is a north Indian street food meal that is a combination of several components, including either white pea "salsa" or white pea curry, and most importantly, kulcha, a delicious yeasted flat bread.


Matar Kulcha (or Chole Kulcha)



The kulcha is super soft and fluffy with an airy crumb. It puffs up when it is "baking" in the pan, and it is delicious served with matar/chola, which is a "salsa" made with white peas or chick peas, onions, tomatoes, chiles, and ginger. 

Sep 14, 2020

Kolaczki - Jam-Filled Polish Cookies

Kolaczki are delicious jam-filled cookies made with a tender cream cheese dough and then sprinkled with confectioners sugar. They are popular in Poland during the holidays.

Kolaczki - Jam-Filled Polish Cookies with confectioners' sugar



Kolaczki are soft and sweet and completely festive! You don't have to wait until Christmas to enjoy them either. These cookies are also super fun to make with kids or friends, kind of like a dumpling or tamale party!

Sep 13, 2020

Beurres Composés - Cold Flavored Butters

Beurres composés, or cold flavored butters, are a wonderful way to flavor hot dishes right before serving, especially grilled or pan fried meats and seafood.

Beurres Composés - Cold Flavored Butters



These butters would also be delicious added to hot mushrooms, potatoes, or other veggies right before serving. They add a French touch to your dinners.

Sep 11, 2020

Roasted Chicken with Sunchokes and Lemon

Roasted Chicken with Sunchokes and Lemon combines chicken, lemons, shallots, garlic, herbs, and spices, along with a new ingredient to me, Jerusalem artichokes, or sunchokes.

Roasted Chicken with Sunchokes and Lemon and tarragon



This post is sponsored in conjunction with Flavors of Fall Week and I'm thrilled to be participating. Keep an eye out all week for more fall-themed recipes. I received complimentary product from our sponsors to aid in the creation of the Flavors of Fall recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

This recipe features sunchokes, or Jerusalem artichokes, which are actually native to north America. They are actually the root of sunflowers. They are compared to artichokes because their flavor is similar to artichoke hearts.

Sep 10, 2020

Apple Sidecar Cocktail

For a fun take on the sidecar cocktail, try this apple sidecar cocktail. The cognac is infused with apple tea, and the cocktail is sweetened with green apple syrup.

Apple Sidecar Cocktail with tea infused cognac



This post is sponsored in conjunction with Flavors of Fall Week and I'm thrilled to be participating. Keep an eye out all week for more fall-themed recipes. I received complimentary product from our sponsors to aid in the creation of the Flavors of Fall recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Sidecar cocktails are traditionally cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon juice served in a cocktail glass with a sugar rim. The cocktail first appeared in a cocktail recipe book in 1922 and it is pretty much a classic. Both London and Paris claim to be the home of the creation of this cocktail. I'll let them fight it out.

Sep 9, 2020

Sweet Potato Tart

This sweet potato tart is a wonderful alternative to pumpkin pie. It's baked in a sweet cookie crust, and spiced with the flavors of fall. It's Southern through and through.


Sweet Potato Tart



This post is sponsored in conjunction with Flavors of Fall Week and I'm thrilled to be participating. Keep an eye out all week for more fall-themed recipes. I received complimentary product from our sponsors to aid in the creation of the Flavors of Fall recipes. All opinions are mine alone.


While sweet potato pie is often compared to pumpkin pie, there are some differences. It's richer, denser, and more hearty. Plus, it has such a bright, gorgeous color.

Sep 8, 2020

Potato Rosemary Focaccia | #BreadBakers

This potato rosemary focaccia is so easy to make. In fact, if you are new to making bread, give focaccia a try. You'll be so pleased with this light and airy bread that requires very little extra effort.




This focaccia is topped with thinly sliced potatoes that have been tossed with shallots and rosemary, and the dough is flavored with olive oil and a little bit of minced shallots.

Sep 7, 2020

Scalloped Potatoes with Sweet Potatoes, Fennel, and Leeks

This scalloped potato dish combines russet and sweet potatoes into a lightened up potato casserole.

Scalloped Potatoes with Sweet Potatoes




This post is sponsored in conjunction with Flavors of Fall Week. I received complimentary product from our sponsors to aid in the creation of the Flavors of Fall recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

I don't know about you, but I'm a huge fan of scalloped potatoes. It's such a comforting dish. I could eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Sep 2, 2020

Hot Honey Chicken Wings with Buttermilk Chive Dressing (Instant Pot)

These hot honey chicken wings are absolutely delicious. They are cooked in the Instant Pot in a combination of ketchup, hot honey, soy sauce, and lots of other tasty ingredients.

Hot Honey Chicken Wings (Instant Pot)



Once you cook the wings in the pressure cooker, finish them by broiling them on both sides to get nice and crispy.