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Oct 31, 2021

Pan de Muerto (Mexican Day of the Dead Bread)

This pan de muerto, or "Bread of the Dead," is a traditional Mexican bread served to honor loved ones who have passed away.

Pan de Muerto (Mexican Day of the Dead Bread) on plates.

This pan de muerto is made with a very buttery brioche-like dough, but sweeter. The resulting bread is super rich, yet very airy and light. 

Oct 30, 2021

Make-Ahead White Whole Wheat Poppyseed Buns

These white whole wheat poppyseed buns are the perfect dinner roll to grace your holiday table. 

Dinner rolls in a basket with a plated roll in front.

I first made these white whole wheat poppyseed buns for Thanksgiving dinner. While I'm an avid bread baker, this was the first time I actually served bread fresh out of the oven for a dinner party while juggling a main course, sides, and all of the other things that go into preparing for company. 

Oct 25, 2021

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

These peanut butter banana muffins are easy to make and include chopped peanuts and mini chocolate chips in the batter. 

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins on a cake stand.


They are topped with a sprinkling of chopped peanuts and sparkling sugar for additional crunch. 

Oct 24, 2021

Sourdough Soft Pretzels

Soft sourdough pretzels are a wonderful bar snack that you can also make at home. 

Soft sourdough pretzels.

Serve these with a German beer and sweet mustard to celebrate Octoberfest. 

Oct 22, 2021

Chili con Carne

This chili is full of chunks of tender beef. If you like super meaty chili, definitely give this one a try. 

This chili is delicious piping hot in a bowl topped with your favorite garnishes, and it would also make a wonderful filling for soft tacos, quesadillas, or burritos. Or serve it with tortillas on the side to sop up all of the delicious sauce. 

Oct 20, 2021

Chocolate Jack Cake

This Chocolate Jack Cake, or Chocolate Whiskey Cake, with both strong coffee and bourbon whiskey in the ingredients, is moist and delicious, like a big round brownie. 

Chocolate jack cake slices

This cake is delicious on its own, and even better topped with sweetened whipped cream. 

Oct 18, 2021

Birria Quesatacos (Instant Pot)

If you love tacos, definitely make these Birria Quesatacos as soon as you can. They are made with the most succulent boneless beef short ribs. 

Fried birria tacos on a plate with consume.

Birria is a a stew that originated in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. It was traditionally made with goat meat and dried chilis stewed low and slow. 

Oct 16, 2021

Sourdough Pumpkin-Shaped Bread

This pumpkin-shaped sourdough loaf is fun to make and looks gorgeous on your fall-themed table. 


To get this pumpkin form, you slightly underproof the shaped loaf and then wrap it with string that you tie together at the top of the loaf. 

Slow Cooker Argentina-Style Beef Stew

This Argentina-style beef stew, made in the slow cooker, is loaded with tons of vegetables, and is a beef lover's dream as well. 

Crock Pot Argentina-Style Beef Stew.

This Argentina-style beef stew, made in the Crock Pot, is filled with beefy goodness. After all, Argentina is known for its excellent beef and South America is know for being the birthplace of potatoes, so why not a stew? 

Oct 15, 2021

Chili-Glazed Salmon for Two

This chili-glazed salmon with bok choy is crispy on the outside and perfectly cooked on the inside. 

Chili-Glazed Salmon for Two on a platter

This salmon dinner takes just minutes to make and is the perfect romantic dinner for two. You don't have to spend much time in the kitchen to create this delicious and nutritious dish. 
Oct 14, 2021

Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows

These pumpkin spice marshmallows taste just like a slice of pumpkin pie! 

This post and recipe were created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! Dixie Crystals Sugar has provided a prize package but as always opinions are 100% mine.

Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows stacked.

These pumpkin spice marshmallows take the flavors of your favorite holiday pie and put them in a sweet, squishy, fluffy, puffy treat. 

Oct 13, 2021

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

These caramel apple cupcakes are perfect little packages for indulging your craving for cake and caramel apples. 

This post and recipe were created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! Dixie Crystals Sugar has provided a prize package but as always opinions are 100% mine.

Caramel Apple Cupcakes with nuts and candies

This caramel apple cupcake recipe takes one of your favorite Halloween treat traditions and turns it into little bite-sized treats. 

Oct 12, 2021

Pineapple Buns (Bolo Bao)

These pineapple buns are light, soft, and airy. They are a Hong Kong bakery tradition. 

Bolo buns.


Oddly enough, pineapple buns do not contain any pineapple! They get their name because of the sweet crust on top of the bun. 

Oct 10, 2021

Peanut Butter Ghost Cookies

 These peanut butter ghost cookies are homemade peanut butter sandwich cookies coated with a vanilla candy coating and accented with mini chocolate chips. 

This post and recipe were created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! A sponsor has provided a prize package but as always opinions are 100% mine.

Peanut Butter Ghost Cookies with candy coating.

These peanut butter ghost cookies are such a big hit with the kids. The combination of flavors is sweet and peanut-y, and the cookies will remind you of Nutter Butters. 

Oct 5, 2021

Wild Rice and Onion Bread

This wild rice and onion bread is easy to make, and amazingly delicious. 

Wild Rice and Onion Bread slices and half loaf.

I had wanted to make this wild rice and onion bread for a long time. I love the look of the wild rice throughout the bread, and I am crazy about onions in just about anything savory. 

Oct 2, 2021

Ancho Chili Chicken Tacos | Sous Vide Method

These Sous Vide Ancho Chili Chicken Tacos are so spicy and delicious.

Sous vide Ancho Chili Chicken Tacos.

These Sous Vide Ancho Chile Chicken Tacos are filled with tender chicken breasts cooked via the sous vide method in a chili sauce made from ancho chilis, Mexican oregano, garlic, brown sugar, and spices.

Broccoli Pizza with Provolone, Mozzarella, and Pecorino Romano

This broccoli pizza is a wonderful way to get in a full serving of vegetables while enjoying a slice of pizza! 

Broccoli Pizza with Provolone, Mozzarella, and Pecorino Romano sliced.

The crust on this broccoli pizza is really thin and incredibly crisp, and the combination of the cheeses, a garlicky white sauce, and the roasted broccoli is wonderfully flavorful.