Homemade Burger Buns from Scratch

I absolutely LOVE bread! Which is why showing you how to make Homemade Burger Buns from Scratch gets me all giddy inside!  It’s just that there are SO many varieties between the different shapes, textures, smells and tastes that it’s truly my Achilles heal.  I recently went into a bakery section of a Wegmans that opened near my apartment and I’m fairly certain I just stared at all of the loaves drooling for probably a solid 5 minutes like I was a kid in a candy shop.  Not going to lie.  It was fantastic!  I wonder if they’re hiring…. haha. But seriously… Continue reading

Fluffy Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

It’s Sunday morning and you’re trying to figure out what appetizing breakfast you want to feed the horde (aka the family).  As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and you want to start off the day for these little buggers with a pop of flavor!  But you also don’t want to have to spend a whole lot of effort and time.  Heard, loud and clear.  That’s why these fluffy lemon blueberry pancakes are amazing!  They are super quick to put together and don’t take long to cook.  Which is nice when you want to change gears. Continue reading

Spanish Tortilla Slice

Spanish Tortilla

Surprisingly, food is a big part of my life.  (I know, complete shocker, right?!) Technically, it’s a big part of everyone’s life, as we need substance to fuel our bodies.  However, I’m not just talking about a food for livelihood’s sake.  I’m talking about the more adventurous side of food.  The exploratory side, as it were.  Which is why living in Spain was such an amazing experience! 

Besides the culture and amazing sites, food was such a mind blowing experience when I lived there.  With jamón iberico, cochinillo (baby pig) and a variety of tapas that would make your mouth salivate so much it would make Pavlov proud, it’s not hard to understand how someone could grow a spirit of culinary curiosity.  That’s why I decided to tackle one recipe that I always loved ordering when I went out: Spanish Tortilla, also known as Tortilla Espanola! (Spanish accent required.) Continue reading

Bacon and Egg Potato Salad

 

Happy Father’s Day to all of those fathers out there reading this!  Whether you had a BBQ to celebrate with friends and family, or went fishing (or crabbing, as some of our friends did), I hope you had an amazing day. 🙂 

We celebrated with family, friends and food and had a blast!  There was beer, grilled oysters, BBQ chicken, pulled pork and my lemon thyme cake!  (We like to go all out.)   While my brother and sister-in-law took care of the main dishes, I wanted to get creative with one of my favorite sides.  I feel like the side dishes are the support staff to a meal and sometimes get neglected.  So, I played around and came up with this recipe for Bacon and Egg Potato Salad! Continue reading

Lemon Thyme Cake

We’ve done it! We’ve started an herb garden in our apartment! After some discussion, and many recipes utilizing store bought herbs, my boyfriend and I have taken the plunge and decided to roll the die on our gardening abilities. This bodes well for this week’s recipe: Lemon Thyme Cake! Continue reading

Fresh Salsa (Pico de Gallo)

Fresh Salsa (Pico de Gallo)

It’s that time of the year again, where your calendar is filling up with BBQs and fun plans with friends and family!  With that, comes the slight pressure of figuring out what dish to bring.  Ahh!  Memorial Day passed recently and I was trying to figure out what dish to bring to a friend’s BBQ when I had the urge to make fresh salsa.  I scoured through my fridge and found all of the ingredients readily available, so that’s what I’m going to share with you all today! 🙂 Continue reading

5-Minute Artisan Bread

I have a confession…  The last few weeks I’ve been obsessed with watching the Great British Baking Show on Netflix.  Not just the actual show though, but the Masterclass series where the judges, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, bake their interpretations of the challenges from the show.  (Didn’t know there was a Masterclass series, eh?  Well, you’re welcome.)

To be honest, it was something that I originally started to help pass the time while recovering, however it’s actually SUPER fascinating!  All of those baked cakes, torts and breads. (Drool…) It actually reinvigorated my love of baking and got me itching to make a homemade artisan bread!  Which is the recipe I bring to you all today!  Continue reading

Ginger Chicken Meatballs

Ginger Chicken Meatballs

Happy Friday! 

I hope everyone in the Tri-State area has been keeping cool the past couple of days.  With all this heat, you may be trying to figure out a great recipe for dinner that is simple to throw together.  (Nobody wants to think too hard with preparing a meal when it’s hot out.) In honor of that, this week we will be making meatballs. But not just any type of meatballs.  We’ll be making ginger chicken meatballs!  Yummm… Continue reading