Sausage dressing is a staple at Southern tables, and not just around the holidays. I’ve used this recipe (or variations of it) to stuff Turkey, chicken, cornish hens, pork chops, and bell peppers.… Read the rest
If you’re looking for a way to jazz up dinner or an after school snack, but think it requires a ton of effort, it doesn’t. You can whip up these cheesy breadsticks as a gorgeous side or snack in just a few minutes. It won’t even take a call to your local pizza joint.… Read the rest
Every once in a blue moon you stumble onto a recipe so simple, yet so versatile that it’s mind altering. This 5 minute pizza dough is one of those recipes. “Wait!” You say. “It’s pizza dough. Ok, so it’s 5 minute pizza dough, but what’s special about that? It’s for pizza, right?”
Yes. And at the same time, a definitive and resounding no.… Read the rest
If you’re talking about Southern food and the discussion doesn’t move to biscuits, you’ve missed the point somewhere. Sure, we love our greens and our grits, but biscuits are an all-day-every-day food in the South. Biscuits are for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They’re great with a smear of jam, a little butter and honey and, of course, slathered in rich, creamy Southern gravy.… Read the rest
The last few months have been hectic. With the kids home from school and the sounds of “But Daaaaaaaaad. I’m Staaaaaaarving!” being more commonplace than not, there’s been very little time to make and photograph new recipes for you. On top of that, my wife has been under deadline to finish her novel and get it submitted (Done last week, Congrats, Honey), so for most of the summer it’s been one very tired dad making and serving food as quickly as possible.… Read the rest
After the rave reviews my family lauded on the 3 ingredient muffins we made a few weeks ago, I was itching to take that base recipe and try something new with it. Seriously, there are no end of options. This is a recipe that begs for modifications. You can make these sweet or savory just as easily. The ideas just kept rolling around in my head. … Read the rest
You can make perfectly moist, succulent muffins in just 20 minutes with 3 ingredients you already have in the pantry.
Let me say that again:
You can make perfectly moist, succulent muffins right now in just 20 minutes with 3 ingredients you already have in your pantry.
I was shocked, too. Actually, I was incredulous. I didn’t believe it was possible, but it is.… Read the rest
Irish Brown Bread is, at its heart, just soda bread made with half whole wheat flour. This particular version ads oats and a bit of molasses, but would probably be made with treacle in the UK. (You try to find treacle in the U.S.… Read the rest
Let’s face it. Biscuit mixes like Bisquick® Jiffy® are convenient. They allow you to whip out a nearly unlimited number of recipes with minimal effort in the time it takes to open a package. You can make waffles, pancakes, scones, pizza dough, cakes and pastries in just a few minutes with these mixes. And they make pretty darned good biscuits, too.… Read the rest
Muffins are the perfect grab and go food. They’re small, portable, and fit easily into our frenetic lifestyles. Unfortunately, muffins tend to be on the sweet side. They’re packed with heavy fillings or toppings and even if they’re light and fluffy they tend to be a bit… Shall we say vanilla?… Read the rest
Nothing quite says Holidays like gingerbread. Unfortunately, making traditional gingerbread men takes a bit of effort and a bit of skill as well. So what are you to do if you’re craving the Holiday’s most delectable and iconic treat but are unwilling to wrestle with traditional dough?
These things are little bites of gingerbread heaven. Pleasantly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice with a hint of molasses in the background.… Read the rest
Would you be interested if I told you that you could have a fresh, hot, homemade loaf of bread on your table in as little as 30 minutes? I bet you would, and we’re here to give you that bread. If you’re looking for a bread recipe that’s quick, easy and just about fool-proof, then this is the recipe for you.… Read the rest
I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid the thought of having a corn dog at my local A&W or at the fair was one of the high points of my young life. Going out for us was pretty rare, and I would almost always choose corn dogs for those occasions…
At least until I discovered prawns, but that is another tale entirely.… Read the rest
For my family cornbread was a staple food. It was served with beans and potatoes, with fish, for holidays, at parties and often just as a snack. It was always served with a bowl of chili. There was no question that chili and cornbread were meant to go together. If anyone had suggested to me as a kid that you could just bake the chili right in to the cornbread, I would have called them crazy.… Read the rest
If you can imagine an incredibly savory pierogi mixed with a wonderful, chewy Mediterranean flatbread, you’ve pretty much captured the flavor and texture of this Turkish staple, Patates Gozleme. The word gozleme actually comes from the Turkish word “Goz” or “Eye”, and refers to the “Little Eyes” or brown circles that form on the dough as it cooks, but the flavor…
Oh, the flavor!… Read the rest
Some of the highlights of my wife’s recent visit home was that she’s spent quite a bit of her time learning to cook authentic Turkish food. Over the three weeks she was home she got to share some of those recipes with us and now we get to share them with you.
This recipe for flatbread (gozleme) is one that I think every kitchen needs. … Read the rest
It’s simple. It’s easy. It’s wonderful. It’s… Homemade white bread, and it only took a few minutes of actual work to make perfectly the very first time. Trust me folks, if I can do this, so can you! if you’ve got a stand mixer with a dough hook this is as simple as it gets, it contains no preservatives and it stores well.… Read the rest
My boys are very interested in cooking and I have to say quite honestly that nothing in the world could make me happier. I’m working hard to keep that interest alive, so when my son reminded me I’d promised them banana bread this weekend I decided that if he wanted it that badly, he could help make it.… Read the rest
I take a good deal of pride in making really good burgers. The problem is, what’s the point of making the perfect patty, regardless of what went in to it, if you can’t be proud of the bun that it rests on? I usually just grab some kaiser rolls and call it good, but today I decided that I’d had enough! … Read the rest
“Welcome to the Daring Bakers, You are tasked with making the one thing in the world that absolutely terrifies you.”
Yup, that’s how it felt. I finally decide to go and join up with the rest of the blogging world and try this baking stuff out only to find that my three worst fears had been realized on my very first challenge.… Read the rest