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Lime and Coconut Muffins

I’ve been going crazy with zests and fresh citrus in my cooking lately. It just imparts such a vibrant flavor. Whatever it is that you are making becomes more alive with the simple addition of little scraps of peels. Really, it’s hard to believe that I was so resistant to using zest until recently. And …

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Creme Brulee French Toast

The first time I hosted a holiday meal was about four and a half years ago. It was Thanksgiving and we had it at my house. When I think of that holiday, I think about how frantic I was all day and how it felt like I would never get everything done. I ran and …

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Ultimate Cheddar Biscuits

Things change. People change. A friend said that to me years ago, and it’s incredibly true. We spend our lives growing and changing and adapting. Developing cooking skills is a lot like growing up. You start off uncertain and overcompensating and try to find your niche. It’s a lot of trial and error, often with …

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Homemade Garlic Croutons

“Hun, are you done with this bread?” That’s the kind of thing that Shawn might say to me while the leftover, slightly stale bread dangles inches from the trash heap . . . but not any longer. He’s now an official homemade crouton convert. I buy bread at the farmer’s market here every weekend. We …

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The Best Garlic Bread EVER

Teeming with roasted garlic, romano cheese and lots of butter, this quick and easy garlic bread is the best ever. Try it! It’s taken me WEEKS to get this post up. See, I made some garlic bread on the fly one night. It came out perfectly. I wrote down the recipe. The problem? I didn’t …

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Deep Dish Pizza Dough

  I was having a craving for deep dish pizza last week and decided to try making it at home. I’ve made thin crust pizza dough a few times before by hand, but have never made deep dish or used my Breadman to create the dough. I decided to do both this time. Using the …

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Herb Cheese Mini Focaccia

Love focaccia bread? This recipe for Herb Cheese Mini Focaccia is easy to make — and so delicious too. Let me be clear about something. Until recently the only herbs I ever used came in dried form from jars. And even then, I barely paid attention to the shapes and colors of them. I suppose …

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