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Oct 29, 2020

Potato Stacks with Herbs and Cheese

 These creamy potato stacks are infused with garlic and thyme and topped with melty Gruyère cheese. 

Potato Stacks with Herbs and Cheese




These little potato stacks with herbs and cheese are tiny potato casseroles perfectly sized for individual servings. They are wonderful as a holiday side dish, breakfast potatoes with eggs and bacon, and especially as a hearty appetizer for a cocktail party. 

Oct 27, 2020

Corn and Jalapeño Rolls

These corn and jalapeño rolls are soft, slightly sweet, and have a little kick from the jalapeño. 

Corn and Jalapeño Rolls




These rolls are really special. They are a little bit sweet, completely soft, and wonderful paired with chili or used as sandwich or burger buns. You can even make them a little smaller for sliders! 

Oct 26, 2020

Date, Prune, and Dried Cherry Muffins

These dried fruit muffins are loaded with dates, prunes, and dried cherries that have been macerated in warm apple juice to make the fruit soft and juicy. 

Date, Prune, and Dried Cherry Muffins with apple juice




If you're looking for a fruit-filled muffin to start your day, these muffins are for you. Plus, these muffins were a great way to clear out some dried fruit that I had in my pantry from other recipes. I had dates leftover from making a date and roiboos cake, and prunes leftover from making a slow cooker Chicken Marbella
Oct 25, 2020

The Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

This wedge salad recipe, with one of the most amazing Danish blue cheese dressings, will take you back to the 1950s and 1960s. It begins with a wedge of iceberg lettuce, which is surrounded by bacon and tomatoes, and drizzled with an amazing blue cheese dressing. 

 

Wedge tomato salad




Iceberg wedges with blue cheese and bacon were common on restaurant menus in the 1950s and 1960s, but kind of fell out of favor in the 1970s, when darker, more delicate leafy greens were recognized as more nutritious. 

Oct 24, 2020

Slow Cooker Chile Verde with Pork

This slow cooker chile verde, pork shoulder slow simmered in a sauce of tomatillos and a variety of roasted chiles, is so good. 

Slow Cooker Chile Verde with Pork with jalapeno, Anaheim, and poblano chiles




Serve this delicious pork chile verde stew alongside rice and beans and warm tortillas. It's a classic Mexican dish. 

Oct 20, 2020

Malted Chocolate Cake with Bailey's Irish Cream Ganache

This malted chocolate cake with Baileys Irish Cream ganache was a little bit of work, but still, it was fun to make. Plus, it's coated in a chocolatey ganache. 


Malted Chocolate Cake with Bailey's Irish Cream Ganache slice



The cake is flavored with dark chocolate and malted milk powder, just like the Ovaltine you remember from your childhood. 

Oct 19, 2020

Air Fryer Pork and Vegetable Spring Rolls

If you are not a fan of deep frying, try making these air fryer pork and vegetable spring rolls. They are absolutely wonderful and crispy good. 

Air Fryer Pork and Vegetable Spring Rolls



I recently made some deep fried vegetarian Chinese spring rolls with an online group of friends, and one of our members tried making them in an air fryer. I was totally intrigued. Besides, I had a lot of napa cabbage in my refrigerator. 

Oct 17, 2020

Garlic Soup with Gruyère Cheese Toast

This creamy soup is the garlicky version of French onion soup. Even though it is loaded with garlic and onions, the flavor is mellow, smooth, and beyond tasty. 

Garlic Soup with Gruyère Cheese Toast




This soup has so much garlic that you can rest assured that the vampires won't be knocking on your door. 

Oct 16, 2020

Nebraskan Runzas

Runzas are a pocket sandwich where a filling of ground beef, cabbage, and onions are baked in a yeasted dough. They are also known as bierocks and krautburgers. 

Nebraskan Runzas

 



The theory of their origination is that they are from Russia or Germany, and came to the U.S. via the Volga Germans who settled in Nebraska, Kansas, and North and South Dakota in the 1900s. 

Creamy Crab Soup

 Creamy crab soup loaded with chopped vegetables and lots of crab meat. 

Creamy Crab Soup




This crab soup is a combination of elegance and comfort in a bowl. Plus, even though this soup is creamy, it is actually fairly light. There is only a half cup of cream in the six cups of liquid. Instead, the soup is also thickened with some dissolved cornstarch or arrowroot. 

Oct 15, 2020

Copycat Homemade Ding Dongs

These copycat homemade Ding Dongs are a chocolate lover's dream. They are made with a rich chocolate cake filled with marshmallow crème covered with a dark chocolate ganache. 

Copycat homemade Ding Dongs



The cake for these Ding Dongs is pretty much the tastiest chocolate cake I've ever made. It's rich, intensely chocolate, and super moist. I could not stop tasting the leftover scraps. 

Oct 13, 2020

Tahini Chocolate Chunk No Churn Ice Cream

Tahini flavored ice cream filled with dark chocolate chunks and garnished with toasted sesame seeds. 

Tahini Chocolate Chunk No Churn Ice Cream




This tahini and chocolate chunk ice cream is so easy to make because it is no churn... no ice cream maker required. You actually make this ice cream in the food processor, including whipping the cream.

No Knead Sprouted Wheat and Flax Seed Sandwich Bread

This sprouted wheat and flax seed bread is so easy to make. Just mix the ingredients, let the dough rise, shape, and bake. No kneading necessary. 

No Knead Sprouted Wheat and Flax Seed Bread

 


This bread is soft and slightly airy, and is perfect for making sandwiches and toast. 

Oct 12, 2020

Butternut Squash Cheesecake

This butternut squash cheesecake is a wonderfully delicious fall dessert ready for your holiday table. 

Butternut Squash Cheesecake with Whipped cream



Butternut squash is a wonderful vegetable that can be served in both sweet and savory dishes. It pairs well with cheese and pasta for a main dish, and it is fabulous in soup

Twenty Favorite Chocolate Recipes | Welcome to #Choctoberfest 2020

It's the best time of year: #Choctoberfest! I think we can all agree on one thing this year... 2020 needs more chocolate. #Choctoberfest is our annual celebration of chocolate recipes, now in its 6th year. I've teamed up with some talented food bloggers to share dozens of milk, dark, and white chocolate dishes for this year's virtual event. Plus, we've pooled our resources to bring you an exciting giveaway you don't want to miss!

Choctoberfest giveaway

Oct 9, 2020

Halloween Treat Popcorn Balls

These Halloween popcorn balls, tossed together with a concoction of melted marshmallows and butter, along with candy corn and peanuts, are super fun to make!

This post was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek. I received some swag from our sponsor. As always, all opinions are mine. 

Halloween Popcorn Balls



Popcorn balls are such an easy treat to make. You could even make them with kids. Just be sure to make a little extra popcorn for your helpers for snacking. 

Oct 7, 2020

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

 These caramel apple cinnamon rolls are filled with a delicious concoction of apples and caramel. It's almost like apple pie and cinnamon rolls got married. 

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls



These cinnamon rolls begin with a soft and supple enriched dough that is really easy to work with. It's a small batch recipe, making just eight rolls, but if you are feeding a crowd, you can easily double it or triple it. 

Oct 6, 2020

Halloween Mummy Cake Pops

These mummy cake pops are a fun and totally cute way to celebrate Halloween. They are a sweet treat and a huge hit with the kids. 

This post was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek. I received some swag from our sponsor. As always, all opinions are mine. 

Halloween Mummy Cake Pops



These little mummies are made with yellow cake mixed with vanilla frosting and coated in a vanilla candy coating. They are perfect for a Halloween party, and, wrapped in cellophane and tied up with a bow, make adorable party favors. 

Oct 5, 2020

Halloween Candy Bark

This Halloween Candy Bark is an easy and fun treat. Plus, you don't need any fancy dessert decorating skills! 

This post was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek. I received some swag from our sponsor company. As always, all opinions are my own. 

Halloween Candy Bark



Making candy bark is a fun way to get creative without too much pressure to be perfect. Just grab whatever treats you have on hand and scatter them across some melted chocolate or almond bark and gently press it in. 

Oct 4, 2020

Easy Crust Tomato Pizza

This fresh tomato pizza, with its easy to make crust, will make you swoon. The crust is crispy, airy, and flavorful, and the fresh tomatoes in the topping have a concentrated tomato flavor.  

Fresh tomato pizza


This pizza is similar to the no knead pizza dough that I used for broccoli pizza, onion pizza, and zucchini pizza, but it has a lot more water. In fact, it's 89 percent hydration.