as the saying goes, when you have lemons – make lemonade. and I’m taking that literally. 😉 we grew some fresh mint this year and used it to make the best lemonade. surprisingly, it was even more refreshing on a cold night (it made us immediately want summer). so when you have lemons, make … More when you have lemons…
these potato cups pack a lot of flavor in a small bite. I actually enjoyed them as a side dish just for me, but they would be a great appetizer if you made them right before they had to be served. I made 5 of these potato cups with just one potato (and only 4 … More gluten free potato cups with Charlie.
this easy cocoa brownie recipe from Nestle is perfect for a quick dessert and even better when made into brownie bites and dipped into melted chocolate. take them to the next level and get creative with toppings and make these brownie bites the star of your holiday party. recipe is below. let me know if you make … More chocolatey chewy cocoa brownie bites.
banana nut bread is one of my personal favorites. whether it’s for breakfast, weekend brunch, or even during afternoon tea — frankly, banana nut bread is perfect at anytime. I made some this weekend but I wanted it to be a little different. so, I made it in mini bundt pans and instead of using … More banana pecan bundt. the best ever.
I was inspired to make these chicken meatballs after trying a recipe from Blue Apron that used ras el hanout, a spice mix from North Africa. I had never tried it, but I’ve recently learned to love it. I can only describe its flavor as having alot of depth with layers of sweet, spicy and even … More spiced chicken meatballs.
so Thanksgiving is exactly 2 weeks away (where has the time gone!) but I’m already thinking about slow roasted turkey. so I decided to do my own deconstructed version of the big bird and just focus on the wings. they are absolutely delectable. I think the trick is really in the preparation beforehand. so if you’re … More talkin turkey wings.
when you’re looking for something small, not-overly-sweet, but will still make you smile – then these doughnuts are for you. sour cream mini doughnuts slightly modified from my recipes, “Baked Buttermilk Doughnuts“ ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 cup whole-wheat flour 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon … More sour cream mini doughnuts.
here’s how I turn a pumpkin breakfast into dessert. yes, all eaten before midnight. 🎃 (hmmm, did anyone else think of Cinderella?) pumpkin waffles for one inspired by top with cinnamon ingredients: 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder ( I use Jay Robb) 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 large egg whites OR 1 large egg … More pumpkin breakfast for dessert.
there are so many ways to enjoy pears this season and I found a dessert recipe that is pear perfect. 🍐 the pretty blog’s caramel, pecan and pear lattice pie. I was intrigued this recipe used cake flour, egg, and room temperature butter for the crust (because typical pie crust recipes require cold ingredients, no eggs, and I’ve never seen … More caramel pear and pecan mini pies
I found a pumpkin maple muffin 🎃 recipe on the nytimes cooking site that’s perfect for a fall breakfast or brunch. I added a little extra to this already delicious recipe, but it’s a win-win. here’s how I made it: first, this recipe calls for pumpkin puree and I didn’t have the canned version BUT I did have an actual pumpkin (that … More pumpkin maple muffins with sauteed apple filling