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Jun 23, 2022

Vegetable and Cheddar Tarts

These Vegetable and Cheddar Tarts, filled with zucchini, tomatoes, onions, and red bell peppers, and baked in a flaky and cheesy crust, are a delicious savory pastry treat that you can serve for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Vegetable and Cheddar Tarts with tomatoes and a salad.


This vegetable and cheddar tart with its cheesy filling and cheese-filled crust is a cheddar lover's dream. 

Jun 20, 2022

Greek Orange-Phyllo Cake

This Greek Orange-Phyllo Cake is a brilliant concoction of crispy phyllo pieces baked in a creamy egg, sugar, orange juice, olive oil, Greek yogurt, and vanilla batter, along with a little bit of semolina. 

Greek Orange-Phyllo Cake Slice.


After baking, this cake is also soaked in a syrup of orange juice, Grand Marnier, sugar, and orange zest, and flavored with cinnamon. 

Asiago Cheese Bagels

These Asiago Cheese Bagels are both stuffed and topped with melted cheese. Bread and melted cheese.... doesn't that sound magical?

Asiago Cheese Bagels piled on top of each other.



These bagels are totally amazing, and when they are baking your house will be enveloped with the aroma of baking cheese. 

Jun 19, 2022

Air Fryer Mexican Street Corn (Esquites)

This air fryer Mexican street corn is an easy short cut for making the delicious and popular treat sold at food stands and food carts on Mexican streets corners. 

Air Fryer Mexican Street Corn (Esquites) in a bowl.

 


Mexican street corn, known as esquites (or ezquites, meaning toasted corn), is usually served in individual plastic or paper cups as a snack (antojitos) to hold you over before dinner or for a late night treat. 

Jun 18, 2022

Pappa al Pomodoro (Tomato and Bread Soup)

With only a few simple ingredients, you can make Pappa al Pomodoro, a delicious and fresh tasting Tuscan tomato and bread soup. 

Pappa al Pomodoro (Tomato and Bread Soup) in a bowl with a side of cheese.


Pappa al pomodoro is a hearty tomato and bread soup with roots in the Tuscan region of Italy. It's traditionally made with stale bread, and is a close cousin to panzanella salad, which is also made with tomatoes and stale bread and has roots in Tuscany. 

Jun 17, 2022

Air Fryer Crispy Coconut Shrimp

This coconut shrimp, made in the air fryer, is super crunchy and crispy, and is just as tasty as the deep-fried version you might order for an appetizer at your favorite bar or restaurant. 

Air Fryer Crispy Coconut Shrimp on a plate with greens.



Making coconut shrimp in the air fryer results in an amazingly crispy yet moist and juicy appetizer, snack, or dinner. Making these takes about 45 minutes, start to finish, and you're pretty much guaranteed success. 

Jun 16, 2022

Steamed Chicken and Vegetable Buns (Baozi)

These steamed chicken and vegetable buns are deliciously warm, fluffy, and soft treats filled with a mix of tender chicken and vegetables. 

Steamed Chicken and Vegetable Buns on plates.

 


Make a filling of chicken, peas, carrots, and Chinese chives and wrap it in a soft and fluffy yeasted dough to make a delicious Chinese-style steamed bun, also called bao or baozi. 

Jun 14, 2022

Cinnamon Blueberry Babka

Cinnamon blueberry babka, a sweet fruit-swirled bread you will fall in love with. 


 


This babka is made with a butter and egg enriched dough beautifully swirled with a homemade blueberry cinnamon jam, brushed with syrup, and topped with a vanilla glaze. 

Jun 11, 2022

Berry Galette

This mixed berry galette is a quick and easy way to pull together a tasty dessert for four with fresh summer berries.

Berry Galette on a blue plate.



This sweet galette, filled with raspberries and blackberries, is the dessert recipe you'll love to make when you want to serve a wonderful freshly baked pastry warm from the oven. 

Jun 10, 2022

Dulce de Leche Dumpling Cookies

These dulce de leche dumpling cookies, with their soft and crumbly cookie crust and sweet caramel filling are such a treat. 

Dulce de Leche Dumpling Cookies in a casserole dish.

 


These dumpling cookies are like miniature hand pies filled with dollops of dulce de leche, a caramel sauce made with milk and sugar that has been simmered for a couple of hours. 

Jun 6, 2022

Bacon, Tomato, and Corn Galette

This bacon, tomato, and corn galette is a wonderful way to enjoy the flavors of summer all wrapped up in a flaky and buttery pastry. 

Whole Bacon, Tomato, and Corn Galette with scallions on top.

 


What is a galette? It's essentially a free-form pie or a tart where the pastry is topped with filling and then the sides are folded over to enclose it. The filling can be sweet or savory

Jun 5, 2022

Saffron Risotto with Sausage

This saffron risotto with sausage is a delicious take on the traditional dish from the canton of Ticino, in the Italian part of Switzerland. 

Saffron Risotto with Sausage bowls.


While risotto is thought of as a traditional northern Italian dish, it also has deep roots in Ticino, the Italian part of Switzerland, which is from where my grandmother emigrated to the U.S. when she was 12 years old. 

Jun 4, 2022

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Shallots and Rosemary

These roasted fingerling potatoes with shallots and rosemary are a wonderful crisp-tender treat. They are the perfect side dish for a steak dinner. 

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Shallots and Rosemary in a bowl.


These potatoes are kind of a cross between potato chips and scalloped potatoes. They are crispy on the edges and tender in the middle. These are always a big hit as a side dish for my favorite steak

Jun 1, 2022

White Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad with Parsley Vinaigrette

This white bean and cherry tomato salad is a wonderful way to feature fresh and sweet cherry tomatoes when they are in season. 

White Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad with Parsley Vinaigrette in a large bowl.


This tomato and bean salad is fabulous for picnics, outdoor parties, and summer dinners. It's both a delicious salad and filling side dish in one. Pair it with a steak, chop, or chicken, and you have a complete dinner. 

May 30, 2022

Hot Cross Bun Muffins

These Hot Cross Bun Muffins are an easy way to enjoy the flavor of hot cross buns without the time it takes to make the yeasted variety. 

Muffins on a cake stand.


These muffins are flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice and filled with rum-soaked raisins and dried cranberries. They are piped with a creamy vanilla frosting on top in the same shape that you would top a traditional yeasted hot cross bun

May 29, 2022

Rustic Multigrain Bread

This rustic multigrain bread, loaded with seeds and whole grains, is hearty and satisfying. 

Two Multigrain loaves on a wire rack.



This multigrain multiseed bread is delicious plain with butter, toasted and topped with a fried egg, and grilled with cheese. It makes excellent avocado toast. 

Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Make this chicken enchilada casserole when you need to get an easy four-ingredient delicious dinner on the table in just 30 minutes. 

Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole after baking before serving.


This easy four-ingredient chicken enchilada casserole is the perfect recipe for getting dinner on the table fast, preparing a casserole for new neighbors or friends in need, and adding to your regular dinner rotation. 

May 27, 2022

No Knead Rustic Dinner Rolls

This no knead rustic dinner roll recipe is just about the easiest way to get fresh whole wheat rolls on the dinner table. 



Would you like to have fresh rolls for dinner that require very little hands on time? 

May 26, 2022

Meyer Lemon Vanilla Shortbread Cookies

These soft and tender Meyer lemon vanilla shortbread cookies have a mild lemon and vanilla flavor. They are perfect for an after school treat or with afternoon tea.

Meyer Lemon Vanilla Shortbread Cookies on a blue plate.


Welcome to #LemonWeek 2022 hosted by Lynn from Fresh April Flours and Rebecca from Devour Dinner.  This week is sponsored by Rodelle and La Tourangelle. I received product samples from these sponsors to help in the creation of my recipes. All opinions are my own. Come join me and my fellow Lemon Week bloggers as we bring you recipes from appetizers to drinks to entrées and desserts!

May 24, 2022

Braided Lemon Bread with Blackberries

Make this braided lemon bread with blackberries for Sunday breakfast or a sweet lemony afternoon treat. 

braided bread sliced.



Welcome to #LemonWeek 2022 hosted by Lynn from Fresh April Flours and Rebecca from Devour Dinner.  This week is sponsored by Rodelle and La Tourangelle. I received product samples from these sponsors to help in the creation of my recipes. All opinions are my own. Come join me and my fellow Lemon Week bloggers as we bring you recipes from appetizers to drinks to entrées and desserts!

May 23, 2022

Lemon Shortbread Bars

These lemon shortbread bars are filled with an amazing amount of delicious and bright lemony flavor.  

Lemon Shortbread Bars with lemons in the background.


Welcome to #LemonWeek 2022 hosted by Lynn from Fresh April Flours and Rebecca from Devour Dinner.  This week is sponsored by Rodelle and La Tourangelle. I received product samples from these sponsors to help in the creation of my recipes. All opinions are my own. Come join me and my fellow Lemon Week bloggers as we bring you recipes from appetizers to drinks to entrées and desserts!

May 21, 2022

Chicken and Corn Soup

This chicken and corn soup is easy to prepare and takes less than 30 minutes to make, start to finish. 

Chicken and Corn Soup in bowls.


This chicken and corn soup is a delicious combination of Asian and American ingredients. It can be found on the menus of Chinese restaurants and is thickened by an unexpected ingredient, canned cream corn. 

May 20, 2022

Lemon-Curd Pound Cake

This lemon-curd pound cake is layered with so much sweet-tart lemony flavor. 

Lemon-Curd Pound Cake with candied lemons on top.


This lemon pound cake requires a couple of extra steps to make, but it is worth is. This cake is so moist and lemony, and is filled with the faint swirls of homemade lemon curd. 

Shrimp Cocktail Cucumber Cups

Serve these mini shrimp cocktail cucumber cups at your next get together for a light and refreshing appetizer.

Shrimp cocktail cucumber cups on a serving plate.

  


These Shrimp cocktail cucumber cups are a great make-ahead snack, perfect for a barbecue, dinner party, or cocktail party. 

May 16, 2022

Pan Gallego | Galician Bread

This Pan Gallego, or Galician Bread, is a bread from Spain with a distinctive knot at the top. 

Pan Gallego | Galician Bread in a pan.


This Galician bread is made with a blend of bread flour and rye flour and is leavened with a preferment of liquid starter fed with white, whole wheat, and rye. 

May 15, 2022

Mini Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits

These mini strawberry shortcake parfaits, made with just four ingredients, are a wonderful easy and light dessert  to serve at your next dinner get together. 

Mini Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits in small glasses.



Sometimes you just need a quick and easy recipe that requires very few ingredients, especially after a fabulous dinner. These mini strawberry shortcake parfaits, served in little amuse bouche glasses, are light and refreshing, and totally delicious.

May 13, 2022

Grilled Flatbreads

This grilled flatbread is not only easy to make, it's also a great way to get fresh, warm bread for your outdoor soiree without turning on your oven in the middle of summer. 

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BBQWeek. I received product samples from companies providing our prizes to help in the creation of the #BBQWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Grilled Flatbreads in a basket.



These grilled flatbreads, baked directly on the grate of your grill, are done in just a couple of minutes per side. Just shape them while your grill is heating up, toss them on the oiled grates, and watch them puff up and cook through in no time. 

May 11, 2022

Grilled Tuna Steaks with Honey Vinaigrette

With this recipe for grilled tuna steaks with honey vinaigrette, you will be able to prepare an easy and elegant restaurant quality dish at home with just a few ingredients you probably already have. 

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BBQWeek. I received product samples from companies providing our prizes to help in the creation of the #BBQWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Grilled Tuna Steaks with Honey Vinaigrette in a serving bowl.




These tuna steaks, grilled over high heat, are beautifully seared outside and have a perfectly pink center. I aimed for a rare center, but you can quickly sear them and leave the center raw (like seared ahi), or cook them just a few seconds longer for medium rare. 

May 10, 2022

Easy No Knead German Crusty Rolls

Whip up these easy no knead German rolls, with their crunchy crust and their airy crumb, with almost no effort. 

No knead crusty rolls on a cooling rack.

 


In fact, my friend Ralph of Breadworks Workshops, and the creator of this recipe, dubs these rolls "Do Nothing German Crusty Rolls." I am sharing this recipe with Ralph's permission. 

May 9, 2022

Grilled Kale Salad with Grilled Croutons and Garlic Dressing

This grilled kale salad is topped with garlicky grilled baguette croutons and tossed with a spicy and garlicky dressing.  

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BBQWeek. I received product samples from companies providing our prizes to help in the creation of the #BBQWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Grilled kale salad with croutons and shaved parmesan in a bowl.



This garlicky kale salad is a delicious make-ahead side dish for serving at your next barbecue. It includes grilled kale, a spicy garlic and lemon dressing, and crunchy garlic croutons made from baguette slices that you also grill. 

May 7, 2022

Chocolate Walnut Babka

This Chocolate Walnut Babka will become one of your favorite sweet yeasted celebration breads. 

Chocolate Walnut Babka on a Cutting Board.



Babka is a kind of sweet challah-like enriched bread laced with cinnamon, fruit, and/or chocolate. 

Apr 30, 2022

The British Bloody Mary

The British Bloody Mary, made with gin instead of vodka, adds a hint of botanical flavor to this classic brunch cocktail. 

Two bloody Marys in tall glasses.


Have you ever had a Bloody Mary with gin? Even if you are not a gin lover, there's a good chance that you will love the additional flavors that gin brings to this drink. 

Apr 27, 2022

Whole Wheat Sandwich Loaves

The recipe for these whole wheat sandwich loaves is perfect for making your everyday bread. The loaves can be made in just a little over three hours, start to finish. 

Whole wheat bread sliced on a cutting  board.


These whole wheat loaves are perfect sliced for sandwiches. The flavor compliments deli meats, cheeses, and even peanut butter and jelly. This bread also makes excellent toast. 

Apr 25, 2022

Hot Buttered Soft Pretzels

If you have a craving for fresh pretzels, whip up a batch of these easy-to-make hot buttered soft pretzels. 

Hot Buttered Soft Pretzels on plates.


These hot buttered pretzels, brushed with melted butter right after baking, are irresistable. 

Tomato Muffins

These Tomato Muffins, with their bright color and mild tomato and cheese flavor, are wonderful for breakfast or a snack. 

Tomato soup muffins on individual plates.


These tomato muffins are mildly flavored with tomato soup concentrate and Parmesan cheese. They are mildly savory, but with a hint of sweetness as well, making them perfect for serving warm with melted salted butter. 

Apr 24, 2022

Mexican Chicken Lasagna

This Mexican Chicken Lasagna is layered with corn tortillas, seasoned ground chicken, corn, beans, salsa, and lots of cheese. 

Mexican Chicken Lasagna on plates.

 

This Mexican chicken lasagna is the perfect make-ahead casserole for serving a crowd. 

Apr 23, 2022

Mexican Red Rice | Arroz Rojo

This Mexican red rice is the essential time tested side dish for whenever you are serving your favorite Mexican-style meal. 

Mexican Red Rice in pot.


Arroz rojo, or red rice, is one of those dishes served every day with Mexican dishes both north and south of the Rio Grande. When you think of rice and beans, this is pretty much the traditional tomato-y rice, with a couple of twists.

Apr 20, 2022

Olive Oil Chiffon Cake

This lighter than air olive oil chiffon cake is fragrant with the faint scent of oranges and fruity olive oil. It's perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. 

Olive Oil Chiffon Cake with Cherry Sauce on a plate.



This olive oil chiffon cake includes freshly squeezed orange juice and extra virgin olive oil. It lends itself to all kinds of toppings, including whipped cream, chocolate sauce, fruit sauce, or ice cream.

Apr 18, 2022

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These creamy garlic mashed potatoes are the perfect comfort food side dish.

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes with butter and chives on top.


These garlic mashed potatoes go perfectly with steak, roast, and chicken dinners. 

Apr 16, 2022

Garlic and Sea Salt Pita Chips

These garlic and sea salt pita chips are an easy and delicious appetizer. 

Garlic and Sea Salt Pita Chips in a bowl.


These garlic and sea salt pita chips are a happy result of my pita bread experiment. After baking a batch of pita bread, I had several left over that were beginning to get stale. 

Sourdough French-Style Blini

These sourdough French-style blini are little buckwheat pancakes that you can top with savory ingredients such as smoked salmon or caviar along with a spoonful of crème fraîche or sour cream. 

Sourdough French-Style Blini stacked on a plate.


French-style blini are little appetizer-sized pancakes. They can be served warm or room temperature topped with savory ingredients such as crème fraîche or sour cream and smoked fish or caviar. 

Scandinavian-Style Fish and Potato Soup

This Scandinavian-style fish and potato soup, with cod, dill, and chives, makes a creamy and comforting meal. 

Scandinavian-Style Fish and Potato Soup in a bowl.



A small bowl of this fish and potato soup with a salad and a slice of crusty bread makes a wonderful lunch, and a big bowl is filling enough for dinner. 

Apr 15, 2022

Spicy Salmon and Potato Croquettes

These spicy salmon and potato croquettes are loaded with a wonderful combination of flavors. 

Spicy Salmon and Potato Croquettes balls on a platter.


These salmon and potato croquettes are excellent as appetizers served with a cool cucumber dip along with assorted crudités and crackers. 

Apr 12, 2022

Orange Blueberry Hot Cross Buns

These orange blueberry hot cross buns are a fun and tasty take on a classic Eastertime bread. 

Orange Blueberry Hot Cross Bun on a plate.

 


While hot cross buns are most known for celebrating the end of the Lenten season, these yeasted sweet buns are a delicious treat any time of year. 

Apr 10, 2022

Chili Crisp Grilled Cheese with Homemade Crusty Cheese Bread

This chili crisp grilled cheese sandwich is the way to take a grilled cheese sandwich to the next level. You'll never have "regular" grilled cheese again. 

Chili Crisp Grilled Cheese Sandwich slices.

 


This chili crisp grilled cheese, with a mixture of cheddar and jack cheeses and dollops of chili crisp stuffed between two slices of crusty cheese bread turns your favorite lunchtime sandwich into something really special. 

Apr 9, 2022

Stir-Fried Balsamic and Ginger Glazed Carrots

These Stir-Fried Balsamic and Ginger Glazed Carrots are so incredibly flavorful. They are the perfect holiday side dish. 

Stir-Fried Balsamic and Ginger Glazed Carrots in a bowl.



The first time I tasted one of these carrots straight from the wok, I nearly swooned. They are that tasty. 

Apr 6, 2022

Double Levain Pilsner Bread

This double levain pilsner bread is crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. You will love your first slice, slathered in melty salted butter. 

Double Levain Pilsner Bread, one sliced, one whole.



Beer and bread have long been linked together. Other than hops (or salt in the case of bread), they pretty much have the same ingredients... grains, yeast, and water. 

Apr 2, 2022

Vietnamese Zucchini and Carrot Salad with Peanuts

This Vietnamese Zucchini and Carrot Salad with Peanuts is incredibly light, refreshing, and flavorful.

Vietnamese Zucchini and Carrot Salad with Peanuts.


Tossed in a bright simple dressing, this crunchy and colorful salad is easy to make and so refreshing to eat. 

Tomato, Cucumber, and Red Onion Salad with Latholemono Dressing

This Tomato, Cucumber, and Red Onion Salad with Latholemono Dressing is so refreshing and easy to make. 

Greek salad with olive oil and lemon dressing in a bowl.



The salad consists of English cucumbers, fresh Campari tomatoes, red onion, and parsley..  all simple and fresh ingredients. 

Mar 28, 2022

Tangzhong Whole Wheat & Rye Bread

This tangzhong whole wheat and rye bread is soft, fluffy, and slightly sweet. It's perfect for toast, sandwiches, or on its own with a schmear of butter. 




To achieve the soft and fluffy texture, you add a roux of flour and water that you have cooked to 149 degrees F (64 degrees C) and then cooled, to the dough. This is called a tangzhong.