Category Archives: Recipes

Balsamic Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue sauce is a great condiment to have around, especially during summer when the grill gets a lot of use. You can put it on just about anything and, somehow, it manages to always taste great. My current favorite way to have it is to add it to a salad instead of dressing. While I love barbecue sauce, sometimes they tend to be a little ... Read More »

Oreo Cupcakes

I was tempted just to make plain vanilla cupcakes this week but inspiration struck me when I was watching the World Cup: black and white cupcakes, inspired by the colors of a soccer ball. This was quickly followed by a thought of cookies and cream and the oreo cupcake came to life. It was a simple thing to mix crushed up cookies into a fairly ... Read More »

Perfect Pizza Crust

Normally, I don’t cross-post things to both this site and Slashfood, but this pizza crust warrants an exception. This crust is a recipe from the most recent issue of Cook’s Illustrated. It caught my eye because there was a tagline that said “great pizza without an 800-degree oven.” I guess it doesn’t take much to convince me. I’ve made good pizzas at home, but never ... Read More »

Rocky Road Brownies and Baker’s Edge

Ever since I saw the s’mores brownies in an issue of Cook’s Country last year, I wanted to try them. Unfortunately, not only did I completely forget about them, but when I finally got around to trying the recipe, I didn’t have any graham crackers to make the crust with. Rather than make my own grahams, I decided to go a different route by making ... Read More »

Buttermilk Sorbet

The only reason that this is called “sorbet” and not “ice cream” is the fact that there is no cream in it. Don’t let the name fool you, though, because it is still as cold and satisfying as ice cream, while having the unique flavor profile of buttermilk. When I first saw the recipe in this month’s issue of Cooking Light, I knew that I ... Read More »

Monkey Bread Loaf

Monkey Bread Loaf

Monkey bread is nothing like monkey bars. It is much more like cinnamon buns, except that the dough is shaped into little balls which are all coated in sugar, piled together and baked. Once the bread is done, the delicious balls of dough can be pulled off – presumably like a monkey – and eaten one by one.No one is exactly sure how the bread ... Read More »

Cinnamon Muffins

I am always tempted to add something to muffins, whether it is fresh fruit, dried fruit or some sort of other tasty tidbit. I resisted temptation when making this muffin to keep it as simple as possible. And it turned out well. Don’t get me wrong, I love fruit in my muffins. The problem is that sometimes we get into ruts with that we make. ... Read More »

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho

Tomato gazpacho is a fantastic summer soup, but you can actually use many other fruits and vegetables to make gazpacho. Watermelon is a fantastic example. It is so juicy, it’s halfway to becoming a soup (or a smoothie) as soon as you cut into it, and it’s refreshing sweetness is a great background for other flavors. If you’re ready to experiment with gazpacho variations, my ... Read More »

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