Lemon Blueberry Rolls

Lemon Blueberry Rolls

These strawberry and cream rolls  were a culinary highlight several summers ago and I planned to make them last night as my Bible study group was in charge of snacks. Alas – we’d just eaten our last frozen strawberry! We did, however, have a bag of frozen blueberries so with a few swaps to the...

Homemade Sandwich Bread – FAST and EASY

Homemade Sandwich Bread – FAST and EASY

Two words come to mind with this recipe: church, and mom. One day last year when I was pregnant she rushed into church and handed me a bag with a quarter loaf of homemade bread inside, still warm. It was gone before the service ended. In between chews I asked for the recipe, and low...

Pumpkin Monkey Bread

Pumpkin Monkey Bread

A seasonal hybrid! If this monkey bread recipe and these pumpkin cinnamon rolls had a baby, this is what it would be. “Pull-aparts” are wonderful because it’s nearly impossible to gauge how much you’re eating, which means you can’t feel guilty. Hey that’s my theory and I’m going with it. 

Pizza Carbonara

Pizza Carbonara

While I was making this pizza I got a really annoying phone call. I was peeved, but then I thought about how good the pizza was going to be, and I got over it. Is that like, comfort eating? No, this pizza was just THAT GOOD. Haven’t enjoyed a meal this much, I dare...

Make-Ahead (and Freeze) Cinnamon Rolls

Make-Ahead (and Freeze) Cinnamon Rolls

I feel like I’ll have weekends when there is zero cooking involved, and then get over-loaded where I feel there is no possible way to get it all done. Mother’s day weekend was the latter. Hosted 8 on Saturday night and had a layer cake due Sunday for a friend’s little girl’s bday along...

Challah Bread

Challah Bread

For me, there’s nothing quite like warm, homemade bread. Every year my mom makes “Easter Bread” which is actually a raisin studded challah. She hands them out like breath mints to family and friends and our little loaf doesn’t last a day – toasted and spread with butter it’s achingly wonderful. Now, this isn’t...

Fried Dough – Zeppole

Fried Dough – Zeppole

Remember how I mentioned this week about our Seven Fish dinner? You’d think the star of the show would be the sauce full of seafood that simmers for hours: well not in my book. My cousins and I used to steal these from my Mom-mom, fresh from the oil, and tear into them with...

Brussels, Bacon and Parmesan Pizza

Brussels, Bacon and Parmesan Pizza

Pretty sure I’ve said this before, but if you don’t like brussels sprouts it’s because you’re cooking them wrong. Combine the (correctly cooked) baby cabbages with salty bacon and tangy parmesan cheese and you’ve got a pizza that is far from ordinary (in both description and flavor). This is one of the best things I’ve...

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