The best part about ranch dressing is the way it tastes. The worst part about ranch dressing is the instant five pounds it puts on your hips. No really, it’s super bad for you.
I find so many parallels between Italian and Mexican food. You basically have a grain (pasta or tortilla), a tomato based sauce, veggies, meats, and a whole lot of cheese in every dish. To me, enchiladas are the Italian equivalent of manicotti – I know, this is not rocket science, it’s fairly obvious.
Ahh chocolate bread. I make this often and always to great reviews. I take no credit for recipe creation, it is almost straight out of a cookbook called Baked Explorations (Poliafito and Lewis). It’s pretty much can’t miss. It was already on this site but the pictures were horrible and I hadn’t yet made the cream cheese spread. Made the cream cheese spread this past week – ate cream cheese spread with bread. Died. Came back to life to write this post so that you, too, could experience the extraordinary culinary death provided by cream cheese spread.
You should know – there aren’t actually oatmeal cookies in these muffins. They are muffins that taste like oatmeal cookies.
Super cheesy (pun intended) name, but I went for it.
Walking to Charly’s to get ice cream down in Cape May, NJ, was one of my favorite events of each week in the summer. Also, your current fave ice cream flavor was a big discussion point among your friends and apparently spoke volumes about who you were as a person. For years I was cookies and cream (so vanilla), then I took a turn for the dangerous when I ventured into peanut butter chocolate land. An old favorite that I would return to occasionally was mint chocolate chip – the white, not the green (get it right).
Yes, Greek Bowl, and when you say it you need to kind of shout it like, Opah! Disclaimer – if you don’t like your food to touch on your plate, just turn away now.
Here you go, Lynnie my love!
These muffins are not fancy, by any means. They are from Joy of Cooking and they come together in ten minutes flat. Seriously, they are one of fastest, easiest baked goods for you to have a go at. The thing is, I’m not a fan of fancy most of the time. These don’t need coconut milk, brazil nuts or cocoa nibs to be enticing… the smell in your kitchen will do the trick.
Since I don’t have a lot of storage in my little house, I’m not a fan of kitchen appliances that serve only one purpose. I don’t have a waffle maker, a popcorn machine, an ice cream machine or a pan to poach eggs. I did, however, receive a non-requested panini press from a wedding well-wisher. One might think a panini press is only used to make paninis, but one would be wrong.
Whenever we sell our current home, I am going to make this bread before the open house. If you walked into a house that smelled like this bread, you’d make an instantaneous offer well over the asking price. It’d be a reflex, you’d not be able to help yourself. It smells like cinnamon, and also like Christmas morning. It tastes slightly sweet and yeasty… amazing. The best part is, you don’t need (or, knead, mwahaha) a bread machine to make this!
If you’re a new cook and want to feel good about your skills, make soup. If you want to impress people into thinking you’re a way better cook than you are, make pureed soup—and garnish it with something. Garnish is super fancy.
Banana and chocolate. Chocolate and cinnamon. Chocolate and almonds. Chocolate.
Technically this should be called “soybean hummus” but I think the connotation for soy bean is MUCH different than for edamame. Edamame makes you think of swanky sushi restaurants, whereas soy beans sound like something husbands and kids won’t eat.