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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. 

Blueberry Granola Whole Wheat Muffins

These blueberry granola whole wheat muffins are a wonderful way to start your day. 

Blueberry Granola Muffins on pedestals.

 


Filled with blueberries, crunchy granola, and whole wheat flour, these muffins will carry you through the morning. 

Mar 26, 2022

Japanese Potato Salad with Yukon Gold Potatoes

This Japanese Potato Salad with Yukon Gold Potatoes is creamy, acidic, and sweet at the same time.

Japanese Potato Salad in a serving bowl.


This is the second time I've posted a Japanese Potato Salad. I pretty much fell in love with it with my first post, using Idaho potatoes

Mini Caprese Salad Skewers

These mini caprese salad skewers are the perfect little appetizer for an Italian-themed dinner party. This appetizer dish is fresh, easy, elegant, and tasty. 

Mini Caprese Salad Skewers on plates.



If you need a great appetizer for a party, or you need to bring a little dish to a potluck, think about making this dish. These little caprese salad skewers are so easy to make, and they hit the spot without filling up your guests before dinner. 

Mar 25, 2022

Key Lime Whoopie Pies

These key lime whoopie pies take the flavors of key lime pie and turn them into these cute little cookie cakes. 

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes.

Key Lime Whoopie Pies on plates.

 


These key lime whoopie pies are comprised of a Graham cracker flavored cake filled with a buttercream flavored with the juice of fresh key limes. 

Mar 23, 2022

Mango Cream with Berries

This mango cream with berries is an amazing dessert that is deceptively easy to put together with fresh mangos, limes, two kinds of milk, and finished with a generous amount of fresh berries. 

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes.

Mango Cream with Berries in a bowl.


This mango cream is pretty magical. All you need is a peeler, a knife, a blender, and a can opener to create this smooth and custardy dessert.

Mar 21, 2022

Strawberry Lemonade Mascarpone Cheesecakes

Strawberry lemonade mascarpone cheesecakes with a creamy and lemony mascarpone filling and a fresh strawberry topping. 

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Strawberry Lemonade Mascarpone Cheesecakes on plates.



The recipe for these little strawberry lemonade mascarpone cheesecakes makes just enough for two four inch desserts, which makes them perfect for a dinner for two. 

Mar 20, 2022

Banana Bread with Swirls of Nutella

 This banana bread with delicious swirls of Nutella throughout the middle and on top is my new all time favorite version of this iconic quick bread. 

Banana Bread with Swirls of Nutella slices.



This is the banana bread recipe I will use every time! The crumb is moist and evenly baked throughout and the chocolatey hazelnut Nutella pairs so well with the ripe bananas. 

Mar 19, 2022

Cream of Spinach Soup

This cream of spinach soup will remind of you of a favorite steakhouse side dish, creamed spinach. 

Cream of spinach soup in two bowls topped with spinach pieces.



Serve this cream of spinach soup for a delicious first course for dinner instead of a salad. 

Mar 18, 2022

Steamed Salmon with Fennel

Steamed salmon served on a bed of fennel cooked with shallots, fennel seeds, and vegetable stock and then topped with an amazing buttery and lemony sauce also made with fennel.  

Steamed Salmon with Fennel and sauce on a plate.



If you've never tried steaming fish, this steamed salmon with fennel recipe will convince you that this method is pretty foolproof. 

Mar 16, 2022

Pan de Cristal | Glass Bread

Pan de cristal is an amazing bread made with 100 percent hydration dough. It has roots in Catalonia, Spain, where it was developed about fifteen years ago. 

Glass Bread loaves stacked.



This bread comes with a shatteringly crisp and delicate crust (like glass) and a super airy crumb. In fact, when you slice it, the crumbs from the crust scatter all over your cutting board. 

Mar 12, 2022

Colcannon | Irish Mashed Potatoes with Kale

Colcannon is a traditional Irish mashed potato dish, typically made with kale, cabbage, leeks, or assorted chopped greens, along with butter and milk.

Colcannon mashed potatoes in a casserole.


This version of colcannon is loaded with kale, but still totally tastes like mashed potatoes. It's a great way to get a serving of leafy greens in your favorite comfort food.

Mar 8, 2022

Belfast Baps

Belfast Baps are large white bread rolls with origins in Northern Ireland. They are fluffy on the inside and crusty on the outside. 

Belfast Baps stacked on a wood board.



These Belfast Baps, with their thin and crunchy crust and soft and fluffy interior are so easy to make and will introduce you to a little bit of Belfast culture. 

Mar 6, 2022

Little Green Dress Sauce

This Little Green Dress Sauce, made with so many lovely green ingredients, will make any dish more delicious.  

Little Green Dress Sauce in a bowl.



This Little Green Dress Sauce, with its combination of flavorful salty and herby ingredients, is sort of like a chimichurri sauce, and includes lots of parsley and fresh mint, yet it is a bit more briny because it includes olives and capers. 

Mar 5, 2022

Gin and Celery Tonic

This Gin and Celery Tonic is as about refreshing as cocktail can be. The green color is so appealing and it makes you feel like consuming a cocktail is almost healthy.

 

Gin and celery tonic cocktail with bottle of gin.



This celery tonic lends itself perfectly to the herbal notes of gin. I'd suggest a botanical gin such as Hendrick's or St. George's, but any herbal or London dry gin will do. If you like gin, this cocktail will make you very happy. And if you think you don't care for gin, maybe you should give it another chance!

Mar 2, 2022

Corned Beef Hash with Yukon Gold Potatoes and Chiles

This corned beef hash makes an amazing hearty breakfast as well as the best "breakfast for dinner" meal. 

Corned beef cabbage with ketchup.

 


Corned beef hash has always been one of those meals I've only ordered in restaurants when we've gone out for breakfast. At this point, I'm not sure why, because this corned beef hash, with Yukon Gold potatoes and chiles is totally "the bomb."