Friday, March 7, 2014
This Quick Apricot Cherry Preserve recipe is another one of those treats I stumbled upon in an old cookbook. I couldn’t believe how simple the recipe was. It only took mere minutes of my time to produce a homemade preserve. Of course I played with the recipe a bit by adding cherries and a hint of nutmeg. I just couldn't help myself.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
This is seriously the easiest pizza you will ever make. Using a quesadilla as a pizza crust creates a crispy, cheesy crust that is honestly delicious.
I’m a little weird – I like plain cheese pizza. Maybe I’m just a purist. I don’t like a lot of things interrupting the beautiful ratio of cheese to sauce to crust. Some fresh basil – totally acceptable and appreciated. A few crushed red pepper flakes are also welcomed. I like a little zip. I also don’t really like a lot of crust. This quesadilla truly makes a crisp and delicate thin crust.
Monday, March 3, 2014
OK, I’m just going to say it. These muffins are good. Crazy good. Up there with the best I’ve ever made.
The combination of tart yet sweet Meyer lemons and juicy blackberries all in a buttery, light and caky muffin is sublime. Then I took this Meyer lemon blackberry muffin and dipped it in a light lemony sugar glaze that made the muffin top glisten with sweet goodness.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Is there anything as good as a creamy crunchy Caesar salad? Not really, and with this Easy Caesar Salad Dressing recipe, you can have this delicious creation in less than 5 minutes.
So the basic ingredients of a Caesar dressing are lemon, egg, olive oil, Dijon, garlic and anchovies. Since I am a little skittish about handling raw eggs and anchovies, I found two substitutions that speed up this recipe without diminishing flavor.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
What can I say? This Oatmeal Skillet Cookie with Chocolate Caramel and Marshmallow is heaven in my mouth! This is my first attempt at skillet cookies and they are amazing and easy. Just layer and bake to golden perfection. I really wanted to combine the flavors of marshmallow and caramel in a cookie. Have you ever had a Scotch Kiss from See’s Candy? It is probably my favorite candy of all time – honey marshmallow covered in buttery caramel. And heck, why not just add some semi sweet chocolate in there as well.
Monday, February 24, 2014
We are an arugula loving family. There is always a bag of baby arugula in our refrigerator to toss into salads, soup, pasta or on top of pizza. I created this Arugula Strawberry Salad so that the arugula could shine. It definitely deserves star status in our home.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Happy Friday! I am so honored to be guest posting on Julia's blog A Cedar Spoon today. This Baked Chicken Risotto is so yummy and easy! No achey wrist from constant stirring or adding broth. Just bake and serve.
Julia recently had a bouncing baby boy...so she's a little busy! I am so glad to chip in and help out.
Please check out this recipe on Julia's amazing blog - A Cedar Spoon with Guest Post Blogger Virtually Homemade. She also features a boat load of Mediterranean recipes such as Spicy Hummus and Kibbeh Meatballs with Spiced Yogurt Sauce. These are amazing flavors to tantalize your palate - so head on over!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
There is nothing more comforting or classic about a grilled cheese sandwich. Adding a few extra flavorful ingredients between the bread slices, can only make this sandwich spectacular. This Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese with Bacon is pretty much a melted bomb of yum in your mouth.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Yesterday was Sunday funday! I spent most of the day in PJs as my daughter and I perused food blogs and tinkered in the kitchen. Foodie With Family (one of my favorite blogs) published a kicking snack mix that made me run to my pantry searching for ingredients to make our own. So walla…Sweet and Salty Double Chocolate Cherry Snack Mix and it is gluten free. Thank you Foodie with Family for the inspiration. We also made two Pinch of Yum recipes (have you seen this blog? – it is off the charts) a mango lassi and her famous cauliflower “cream sauce”. Dang they were good!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Yes chocolate for breakfast is totally acceptable. I kind of just realized this…duh! Don’t get me wrong; I have been eating chocolate for breakfast for at least the last year, but I guess I didn’t know it was socially acceptable and maybe even good for you. I was basically eating it on the sly. This Chocolate Strawberry Almond Oatmeal is truly my dream come true.