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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.

These lemon vanilla cookies are a little softer and more airy and cake-like than your typical shortbread cookie. They contain some cream and baking soda, which is unusual for a shortbread. 

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.

This sweet enriched dough, faintly flavored with vanilla, is filled with a delicious cream cheese and lemon curd filling that is topped with fresh blackberries. It's spring and summer all wrapped up in a gorgeous braided bread. 

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.  

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.