Category Archives: Savory Stuff

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to make Vol au Vents

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Vol au Vents

No matter what kind of entertaining you are doing, you always need some finger foods to get the party started. Appetizers can serve as the primary fare for a casual cocktail party, or simply start off the night for a more formal gathering. They can be sweet or savory, but the ideal party foods are finger foods that don’t require a knife a fork to ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Ham & Cheese Quiche

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Ham & Cheese Quiche

The centerpiece of my holiday dinner on Christmas is usually a big ham, as opposed to the turkey that I make on Thanksgiving. I always pick out a ham large enough to ensure that I will have some leftovers, because leftover ham – especially my Brown Sugar & Whiskey Glazed Ham – makes a great addition to everything from soups to sandwiches. One particularly delicious ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Brown Sugar & Whiskey-Glazed Ham

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Brown Sugar & Whiskey-Glazed Ham

I’ll admit that I usually bake sweet things, but that doesn’t mean they’re the only things I use my oven for! I also make a wide variety of breads, roasts, pasta dishes and other savory items, though not all of them end up here on the site. During the holidays, there are two main dishes that are part of my family’s traditions: turkey and ham. ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Pizza Pot Pie

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make a Pizza Pot Pie

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a video from The Best Thing I Ever Ate that was making the rounds on Facebook where Marc Murphy talked about an unusual pizza pot pie he had. The pot pie included all the usual pizza toppings, but was assembled upside down in a bowl, with the dough laid on top of the dish before baking. After a ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Rainbow Heirloom Tomato Pie

Rainbow Heirloom Tomato Pie

A tomato pie is a wonderfully savory veggie-based main dish to add to your repertoire. They’re not only delicious, but they are easy to make and stunning to look at – especially if you take a cue from my recipe for a┬áRainbow Heirloom Tomato Pie, which I’m sharing over at the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!) right now!. The pie starts with a pile of ripe ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Pizza Dough Soft Pretzels

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Pizza Dough Soft Pretzels

I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of soft pretzels and I enjoy them whenever I can, whether I’m at the mall picking one up from a pretzel chain or at a gastropub eating a more artisanal version. I also enjoy making soft pretzels at home, where I often use a little shortcut to save myself some time and get those pretzels ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Chicken Pot Pie Pasta

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Chicken Pot Pie Pasta

When it comes to comfort foods, chicken pot pie is right near the top of my list. I love the creamy filling, loaded with roasted chicken and veggies, and the crisp, buttery pastry topping. The only problem with chicken pot pie is that it takes quite a bit of time to make, largely because that crisp topping needs a substantial amount of time in the ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Grill Pizza

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Grill Pizza

Grilling season looks light it will be going strong well past Labor Day this year, thanks to a number of heat waves. When the weather is hot, I usually want to fire up my grill. Not only does standing next to a hot grill make me feel a lot cooler as soon as I move away from it (the opposite of air conditioning, but it ... Read More »

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