This recipe is so user friendly and satisfying. I like to use buttermilk for a pleasant, sour tang. The use of bread flour is for an incredible chewy bite. The dough will naturally be sticky, In essence, this is a good sign; the mixture contains optimal hydration, which will yield the traditional nooks and cranniesContinue reading “Homemade English Muffins”
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DYI Marshmallow Peeps!
You know Spring has sprung when Marshmallow Peeps are on the shelves in every drug store imaginable! This season, make your own and avoid almost all the crazy ingredients found in the large manufactured varieties. Plus… soooo much fun to make! You’ll Need For the Colored Sugar 3 cups granulated sugar Yellow or pink vegetableContinue reading “DYI Marshmallow Peeps!”
Kid Friendly Plant-Based Mac and Cheese!
My readers know how much I prefer to cook outside-the-box and supply modifications to my recipes. Parents need to pivot at any moment, and that means anything in the pantry could be on the menu. This high protein plant-based version of my Mac and Cheese recipe is also vegan. Whether you are eating plant-based orContinue reading “Kid Friendly Plant-Based Mac and Cheese!”
Chocolate Blueberry Pavlova
Eau de brownie is the perfume, which can be deceived by the pale beige shade of the outer shell — yet inside; it is luscious like a truffle with the completion and texture that makes a perfect combination. You’ll Need : For the Meringue 6 large egg whites 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar AContinue reading “Chocolate Blueberry Pavlova”
10 Tips to Make the Holidays Happy for Everyone!
For us… the ” Grown-ups”- the holidays are a festive time. We travel to the homes of family and friends, or invite them into ours. We show off our children and indulge in recipes from our own childhoods. While we like to think the kids are enjoying themselves, that’s often not the case. Unfortunately, for someContinue reading “10 Tips to Make the Holidays Happy for Everyone!”
Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Brown Butter Frosting
Go Ahead…get Boozy with it! You’ll Need: For the Cupcakes: 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon cloves 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup butter, melted 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup good quality cocoaContinue reading “Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Brown Butter Frosting”
Homemade Holiday Marshmallows!
Try this homemade marshmallow recipe as a base formula. You can make additions of essential oils or flavored extracts along with organic food colors to create a variety of fun flavors. So easy, you won’t believe it. You will never want eat a store bought marshmallow again! You’ll Need: 3 packages unflavored gelatin 1 1/2Continue reading “Homemade Holiday Marshmallows! “
Traditional Herb Crusted Prime Rib with Red Wine Reduction!
A true prime rib that is labeled USDA Certified Prime, is heavily marbled with a generous amount of fat. These cuts are usually reserved for top restaurants and are hard to come by. It may be better to seek out a fine aged prime rib. Aged beef is similarly hard to find in the supermarket, but you’ll find aged primeContinue reading “Traditional Herb Crusted Prime Rib with Red Wine Reduction!”
Hot Chocolate French Toast with Roasted Hazelnuts
Who doesn’t want to wakeup holiday morning to the smell and taste of hot chocolate and roasting hazelnuts? You’ll Need: 1 loaf Brioche or and Egg enriched bread, cut into 1 inch thick slices Unsalted butter 3 cups heavy cream 6 ounces milk chocolate, coarsely chopped 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon vanillaContinue reading “Hot Chocolate French Toast with Roasted Hazelnuts”
Serve plain or brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with herbs! Delicious with my Fried Egg and Chili Jam Naan Recipe! 2 tsp dry active yeast 1 tsp sugar or honey 1/2 cup water 2 1/2-3 cups flour, divided 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup olive oil 1/3 cup plain yogurt 1 large egg Here’s How: Continue reading “Homemade Naan”