Homemade Chocolate Cake with Candy Cap Mushroom Frosting

Candy Cap mushroom, also known as Curry Milk Cap mushroom, is a peculiar mushroom variant often used as a natural sweetener and flavor enhancer in various desserts. Yes, you’ve read that right, desserts. Highly obvious by their scent, which has been compared to maple syrup or butterscotch. It’s signature sweet scent may be quite faintContinue reading “Homemade Chocolate Cake with Candy Cap Mushroom Frosting”

Sweet Bunny Bread

Billowy soft, enriched with both eggs and butter, slightly sweet. Great for breakfast with butter and jam or a welcomed Sunday Brunch. I can eat this all to myself. Sigh! I’m looking forward to springtime and chocolate bunnies, so why not shape our bread into something to remind us sunny days are ahead. This recipeContinue reading “Sweet Bunny Bread”

Spring Cruffin

Locked up in 2020 for so long and the anticipation of warmer weather, I’m beginning to feel like a Sping Cruffin! Uhhh, Yes, I just wrote that. That’s how long Ive been in the house. Covid go away already! Like the Cronut, a modern-day mash-up of croissant-doughnut pastry invented by New York City pastry chefContinue reading “Spring Cruffin”

Roasted Kabocha Squash Fondue

Drool! Fragrant melted cheese served in a communal pot, or a traditional caquelon or fondue pot over a little r├ęchaud brought to temperature with a candle or various other types of flame material. Small-bit-sized foods are consumed by dipping bread, assorted vegetables, and proteins dunked right into the warm, mouth-watering melted cheese using long-stemmed prongedContinue reading “Roasted Kabocha Squash Fondue”

Charred Black Garlic Chicken Skewers with Grilled Flatbread and Tzatziki

Black Garlic is hitting the food scene in America hard, and it’s about time. If you have not tried it, you are certainly missing out. You will love the mellow, robust garlic flavor containing the benefits of umami. You’ll pick up some fruity notes like ripe dates, and a finish of smoked caramel. My FriendsContinue reading “Charred Black Garlic Chicken Skewers with Grilled Flatbread and Tzatziki”

Japanese Grilled Tacos with Momiki Black Garlic and Spicy Yuzu Scallion Salsa

Crafted in Miyazaki, Japan, Momiki Inc is famous for their black garlic and has a new line of healthy sauces containing Japanese staple condiments. Soy sauce, mirin, and sake with hand-crafted kombu-shiitake mushroom broth. The mature taste, of black garlic and the citris addition makes it incredibly versatile for all kinds of cooking styles, mostContinue reading “Japanese Grilled Tacos with Momiki Black Garlic and Spicy Yuzu Scallion Salsa”

Sous Vide Fried Chicken and Waffles!

The consistancy of using a Sous Vide machine will result in perfectly fried chicken everytime! We all want that bite. You know the one….that succulent, juicy tender center with that traditional crunch- golden crispy and perfectly brown everytime! Sometimes it’s hard for home cooks to achive the same results getting the interior of the chickenContinue reading “Sous Vide Fried Chicken and Waffles!”

Homemade English Muffins

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”

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!”