Buffalo Blue Cheese Chicken Dip is my new favorite dip! It has all the flavor of buffalo wings and it’s easy to make. Chicken, blue cheese, buffalo sauce, plus celery for dipping if you like the complimentary fresh crunch. Cream cheese and sour cream create a delicious base for the stars of the show to…
A recipe I’ve been craving lately is my onion soup. Not only is it absolutely delicious, but it has toasted ciabatta bread and melty gruyère cheese on top.
My recipe is sort of a mix between French onion soup and Italian or Tuscan onion soup. They are similar, but do have some differences. I take a little bit from both traditional soups to create my own.
I use chicken broth for my recipe, and that is traditional for Tuscan onion soup, while French onion usually uses beef broth. Both have toasted bread, however French onion places it on top like I do, however Tuscan places the bread on the bottom of the bowl before the soup is ladled in. Finally, the cheese. Honestly, I have no idea what the traditional cheese is for Tuscan onion soup, however French onion traditionally uses Gruyère cheese so I guess that’s the direction I went with it.
Hot Chocolate is a family favorite around here. You may be familiar with some of our favorite DIY hot chocolate mixes, such as the rich and creamy hot chocolate or our peppermint hot chocolate recipe. We wanted to take hot chocolate to another level so we decided on hot chocolate cookies. I tried one batch and failed…
A few years ago I shared one of my favorite Brussels sprouts recipes. Simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts. Just the sprouts, olive oil and salt, roasted to perfection.
I decided this year I wanted to glorify that recipe by combining some complimentary flavors that are perfect for the season. Bacon, maple and pumpkin. I wasn’t sure how they would work out, but in the end this recipe has now received ranking as one of my favorite side dishes! It’s also perfect for Thanksgiving.
The flavors work together creating a beautiful savory dish. The seasonings added to the maple pumpkin sauce tone down the sweetness. You could serve this recipe with the sauce on it, which is my preference, or leave the sauce on the side.
As a Thanksgiving side dish the latter is possibly my preference because I can see the Maple Pumpkin sauce as a standalone addition to the feast so everyone could add it to anything they wanted. I haven’t tried it yet, but I can see it being a fantastic addition to stuffing or even on the turkey.
Green tea, specifically matcha, has become one of my favorite beverages. It’s been a wonderful substitute for helping me get over coffee, which I still love but it doesn’t always love me. Another way I love green tea is in baked goods. You can pick up culinary grade matcha powder which isn’t as good to…
I’ll be the first to admit it. This is the first time I’ve jumped on the pumpkin spice bandwagon, but for good reason! I don’t do “spice.” At least not the spice combos including cinnamon, nutmeg and/or cloves. It’s not my thing and never has been. This is why it’s shocking that I decided to…
Five years ago you would catch me with a mushroom anywhere near my mouth. Over the years I’ve become more adventurous and decided to try mushrooms on pizza. Then sliced and sauteed to serve over steak or pork chops. Now I love them! I’ve learned how to saute mushrooms to bring out their earthy flavor,…
It’s my favorite time of year again! Today is the first day of Fall and I’m celebrating with a delicious apple recipe. Every year we go to the apple orchards to pick apples, unfortunately I wasn’t feeling well on the day we had planned so we didn’t get to go. With the orchard being an hour drive away, I’m happy to report that I can still find a wide variety of apples at Bakers!
I like simple drinks. Just pour and enjoy. Sometimes though, I want to add a little something extra to the drink. Sort of how Corona drinkers like to add a wedge of lime. It’s just something to brighten up the flavor. For me though, I like creamy drinks. I’ve always been a fan of the White Russian and Tequila Rose. I’m also a huge fan of Baileys Irish Cream.
Baileys has several flavors I haven’t tried yet, but I intend to, someday. Eventually. For now, just a bit of Baileys makes for a perfect evening drink with my husband. When we’re feeling the need for a little boost of flavor on our Baileys we like to add in a coffee ice cube.
My husband and I have learned over the years that we have a lot in common. We also have a lot of interests that aren’t exactly the same, but close enough we can enjoy them together. One of those similar but not quite the same interests is coffee. We both agree coffee is a brilliant way to start the day, get us through our afternoon slump, and even enjoy as an after dinner treat. Ok, really, for us, there isn’t a wrong time of day to enjoy coffee.
The part where we differ in our opinions is the best way to enjoy coffee. He’s all about a hot cup of coffee, even on a scorching summer day. I’m all about the iced coffee. Perfect to cool down on a hot summer day, or to sweeten my middle of winter day.
Our love for coffee could get expensive if we took the time to hit up a coffee shop everyday, multiple times a day. Luckily we don’t have to. My husband is on his own for his hot cuppa joe. He’s okay with that, I’ve made it easy on him. He has a coffee pot, a French Press, and a tea kettle to make instant coffee.
I made things even easier for myself too.