Best Carrot Cake

To follow up from last week’s post on the BEST RED VELVET CAKE, I figured I’d post another favorite dessert of mine, the classic carrot cake.  I tend to experiment every time I make it, but one of the best recipes I’ve found online is this one from Live Well Bake Often.  There’s a trend…

Red Velvet Cake

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Eat This, Not That! sent a newsletter containing this article, Why Exactly is Red Velvet Cake Red?  It’s no secret that red velvet is one of my absolute favorite desserts, so I figured I’d share the article along with my favorite Red Velvet Recipe from Divas Can Cook for you…

Roasted Broccoli, Caramelized Shallot, Ham Quiche

I was craving something unique last weekend and found this Roasted Broccolini, Bacon, and Caramelized Shallot Quiche Recipe from How Sweet Eats and had to give it a shot.  I made some edits based on what I already had at home and it came out great!  I’ll always be roasting my broccoli before putting it…

Easy Breakfast: Crock Pot Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Oatmeal

The slow cooker is one of my favorite and most-used kitchen items, but typically I use it for meats or soups–it never really occurred to me to leave it on overnight to make breakfast.  This oatmeal recipe from Stacey Homemaker is perfect to test it out with. I didn’t get the organic protein shakes she…

Tips for Grilling Steak

The last article I shared was all about alternatives to barbecuing burgers and dogs, which is great for sure.  But if you’re not looking to try to Grilled Fish Tacos or you want something to go along with the Chipotle Lime Sweet Potato Fries, nothing beats a classic steak, and the grill is a great…

Grilling Alternatives

Another great post from Eat This, Not That! that I just have to share.  The list is 21 Grill Recipes That Aren’t Burgers that are way outside the box.  I love to grill and do everything outside when the weather is nice, so I can’t wait to try some of these out!

My Famous Nantucket Cranberry Pie

I found this recipe before Thanksgiving and it got so many requests I made more for Christmas.  This crust-less pie has a sweet cake-like batter that compliments the tart cranberries.  You can adjust the amount of sugar to your liking, but following the recipe to a T was a great crowd-pleaser at all of my…

Delicious “Sparkling and Spiced Citrus Sangria”

Here’s the link from Yummly.  I started making a batch yesterday, but I was missing a few things so I tweaked it a bit.  First, I had no ginger shrub so I used some extra cranberry peppercorn syrup (the recipe is in the link) and sprinkled in some powdered ginger.  Also, I couldn’t find any…

Pappardelle with Spiced Butter

I just tried making Pappardelle with Spiced Butter from 101 Cookbooks. I did several things differently–I didn’t have shallots at home (which I always do!) so I had to substitute red onions; I like more traditional pasta so I made it with medium shells; I didn’t have any heavy cream so I skipped that all…