Month: July 2021

Soft Baked Breakfast Bars

These Soft Baked Breakfast Bars are a total win. Win win win! They're full of fruit, fiber, flavour and they keep me full so that I don't feel the urge…

Creamy Coconut Lemon Squares

These are ubiquitous. Everyone loves a good lemon bar - even the chocoholics who say it's not worth it if it ain't got chocolate in it will snatch up a lemon square…

Italian Raspberry Crostata (Crostata Marmellata)

Something you'll find all over cafes in Italy are gorgeous golden tarts, called Crostata Marmellata. Marmellata means jam, which is exactly what they're filled with - strawberry, raspberry, cherry and,…

How to make Brownie Bombs

There are no major expectations and no specific requirements. It just has to be a) fun, and b) delicious enough to warrant eating the batter. In my job, I bake every day. The things I bake…

Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

I've been busy baking, candy-making, testing and re-testing. I've been photographing, writing, editing, freaking out and panicking. I've been proud and thrilled when things turn out exceptionally and then completely…

Giant Molten Dark Chocolate Brownie Cake

This dessert has the texture of a brownie, but uses the technique of a cake.....it kind of has two personalities. It starts with creaming butter and sugar. You've done that…

4-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse Cake (gluten-free)

This Chocolate Mousse Cake will become a regular for you. I'm about 97% sure of this. It uses only 4 ingredients - ones that I'm certain you have in your pantry.We need dark…

Chocolate Chip Coconut Milk Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

One of my favourite candy bars when I was a child was Bounty. Top it off with an almond and it becomes Mounds. My Nonna used to give us change…

Deep Dark Chocolate Soufflé Cake

As the story of a soufflé goes, we need to separate eggs. This cake is no different. The easiest way to do this is with your hands. The whites will…

Creole Potato Salad Recipe

Today was such a beautiful day here in Maine.  The sun was shining, the sky was bright blue, and it was about 70 degrees out, with just a slight breeze.…

Salted Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

Butter is Better. Always.Shortenings, especially highly emulsified ones, can create very uniform cake crumb structure. This is true.Lard makes the flakiest pie crust.I completely agree.BUT, butter makes everything taste better.Heck…

PLUM SALAD WITH ROASTED BEETS, SPINACH, AND FETA

Most of our fruit this summer has gone into baked goods, but this week I’ve felt the need to eat lighter meals.  It’s not the heat so much as it is…

SPICY CUCUMBER NOODLES WITH BLUEBERRIES

The pitcher  and cups in this photograph –  old Dutch-made blue willow –  were in my great aunt Johnnie Dell Ridgdill’s tiny kitchen for as long as I can remember. Aunt Johnnie…

SMOKING LESSONS: MOUTHWATERING CIDER-BRINED PORK LOIN FROM CHEF CONNOR RANKIN

I’ve been on vacation with the boys this week at beautiful Jekyll Island, Georgia. I love Jekyll for its slow, easy pace, its pristine beaches, and its natural tranquility. On…

HAWAIIAN PIZZA SHRIMP

Think Hawaiian pizza on a wooden skewer, with a zesty pizza sauce for dipping. I made this today for my husband and the boys to snack on during the two…

The BEST Taco Pasta Bake

What you need: 2 cups of noodles (all noodles work)1 lbs ground beef1 package taco seasoning (I use the taco bell one)3/4 cups water1 onion1/2 package reduced-fat cream cheese (4…

CUCUMBER AND TOMATO SALAD WITH MINT

Today we will make this CUCUMBER AND TOMATO SALAD with our garden vegetables , Well into the growing season, our community supported agriculture program and our garden have been providing…

The Best homemade Strawberry Cake

Warning: this post contains quite a few pictures. I couldn’t help but overload you with pictures of moist and fluffy strawberry-filled cake, dripping with a simple strawberry syrup and finished…

Greek 7 Layer Dip Recipe | HomeMade

I almost always have enough Greek ingredients in my fridge to toss together a Greek salad or put a “Greek spin” on something typically American. Some common staples in my fridge and…

BERRIES WITH CHOCOLATE COCONUT WHIPPED CREAM

There are a lot of reasons to celebrate in this life. I’m very fortunate to be surrounded by lots of good food and good people in my life right now and…

EASY VEGGIE AND EGG SCRAMBLE

Do you eat breakfast? I hope you do. I think that eating breakfast is a really good habit. I find that eating a healthy breakfast helps control cravings throughout the…

GRAIN-FREE CRANBERRY MUFFINS

Alright holidays… it’s on.  This year I’ve decided that instead of getting lost in the crazy junk food holiday madness, I’m going to use the next month as a time to treat…

Vanilla Almond Coconut Milkshake

Are you ready this weekend for a velvety smooth, creamy, decadent, easy to make, and naturally sweetened, healthy milkshake this weekend? Then this my friend, is it! Yes, if you are…

20 Tapas Recipes to Turn Heads

Let’s face it, sometimes the most exciting part of the meal are the hors d’oeuvres. Chefs have to be both more meticulous and creative, because they only have a bite or two…

OLD FASHIONED BANANA PUDDING

A classic Southern banana pudding made with alternating layers of vanilla wafers, bananas, and made-from-scratch custard flavored with vanilla and bourbon.

How To Make Homemade Bread

I love having easy recipes up my sleeve for when we run out of a traditionally store-bought item, like bread. My favorite homemade bread recipe is certainly not as quick…

Maple Pecan Pumpkin Biscotti

Happy November! (And Happy Halloween yesterday!) In honor of all the kids who trick-or-treated last night, and even the dedicated parents I saw who dressed up, too, I decided to post…

Spiced Banana Gingerbread

So…I was getting a little creative with some over-ripe bananas I had on hand. Naturally, I thought of banana bread, but it just didn’t seem right to go with a classic banana…

Skinny Dark Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Well, it is Valentine’s time again! I know so many people have mixed emotions about this holiday, but we should all look on the bright side – it is a…

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I don’t know about you guys, but I am ready for spring. That said, spring doesn’t seem quite ready for me! Even the groundhogs agree that I have to suffer…

Gambas Al Ajillo (Spanish Garlic Shrimp)

Two years ago this month I had one of the most amazing experiences – I went to Spain for the first time. The school where I worked needed chaperones for…
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