Dazzle your unexpected holiday guests with freshly baked French Palmiers (pronounced pahl me ays). The French Palmiers can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer. From your freezer, they bake in around 10 minutes. After cooling for around 5 minutes, they are ready to serve with a steaming cup of coffee or hot chocolate. You and…
Making yeast bread is an immensely satisfying endeavor. Watching yeast transform simple ingredients into an amazing bread is magical. For the yeast breads, I generally but not always use my bread machine to do most of the work. Don't forget quick breads - they are easy to make and delicious to eat.
Some of my favorite yeast breads include homemade hamburger buns, crusty French bread and oat rolls. You will be amazed at how easy these delicious breads are to make and even more amazed at how good they are!
In the South, nothing goes better with a plate of crispy fried shrimp or fish than a side of Southern Hush Puppies. They are amazingly easy to prepare, and insanely delicious to eat!
If you like pecan pie, you will absolutely go crazy over these Pecan Pie Mini-Muffins. They are crispy crunchy on the outside, rich, gooey and moist on the inside, and taste just like pecan pie. They feature the South’s favorite nut in a totally irresistible and addictive treat. Pecan Pie Mini-Muffins take minutes to put…
If you like soft pretzels, you’ll absolutely love these Easy Pretzel Bites with Raspberry Honey Mustard Dip. The Pretzel Bites themselves use ready-made refrigerated French bread dough, and take no time at all to make. The Raspberry Honey Mustard Dip uses four simple ingredients and produces an amazing dipping sauce to accompany these tasty morsels….
Several years ago, I made this incredible Sausage Bread from my sister’s recipe on Grits and Pinecones. It’s been a while since I’ve made it. Therefore, I decided that I would not only make it, but also update the blog that was published in November of 2015 with new pictures and modified text. However, the…
This amazing Sourdough Bread with its chewy golden-brown crust and soft interior has a distinctive mild tang. Although it takes a while to make, it involves minimal effort, and no kneading.
Meet Zelda, my Sourdough Starter. She’s the newest edition to my culinary bag of tricks. Nine days ago, she was nothing but a blob of water and flour. However, with regular feedings, she grew into a vibrant and bubbly sourdough starter!
If you like Reubens, you’ll absolutely love these Easy Reuben Sliders. They’re perfect for appetizers, brunch, lunch, or anytime. You can use leftover corned beef, or deli-sliced corned beef for these tasty morsels.
Hot Cross Buns are a traditional British treat reserved for Good Friday. They are lightly spiced yeasted sweet bun. Hot Cross Buns are studded with currants or raisins, and marked at the top with a cross that’s either etched into the dough, or piped in icing.
When you hear Waterford, you’re likely to think of its famous crystal. However, Waterford is equally famous for its Blaa, which is a soft white bread roll with a floury exterior. It is the quintessential morning roll that locals fill with sausages, eggs, crispy bacon, or whatever else suits their fancy. They’re perfect for St….
One of Susan’s favorite pizzas is the Rosemary Chicken and Potato Pizza from California Pizza Kitchen. Unfortunately, this pizza has been discontinued in the restaurants. Its recipe, however, is in The California Pizza Kitchen Cookbook.
In the United Kingdom (UK), Pancake Day is synonymous with Shrove Tuesday, a.k.a. Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras. It is viewed as the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before the upcoming Lent season. What better way to use up these ingredients than with Pancakes?