Category Archives: Savory Stuff

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 »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Egg Clouds for Better Brunching

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Egg Clouds for Better Brunching

I can’t resist a good brunch. It’s an excuse to make up some fun drinks – both alcoholic and nonalcoholic – and make a variety of sweet and savory dishes to entertain friends and family with. I often make baked egg dishes because they can be prepared in advance and are large enough to serve a crowd. If you’re looking for a more unique egg ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: An Easy Cheese Souffle

Baking Bites for Craftsy: An Easy Cheese Souffle

Souffles have a reputation for being difficult to make, but as long as you know how to beat egg whites (and I have a tutorial on that!) to stiff peaks, it really isn’t that difficult. Cheese souffles are the quintessential souffle and they are well worth learning to make. Fortunately, I happen to have a recipe for an Easy Cheese Souffle that I’m sharing over ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: 15 Essential Spices for Your Pantry

Baking Bites for Craftsy: 15 Essential Spices for Your Pantry

Your spice collection is one of the most important tools that you can have in your kitchen because it allows you to make such a wide variety of delicious foods, both sweet and savory, on a daily basis. My spice cabinet is loaded with spices, but the truth is that I don’t need all of them. There is a core group of spices that most ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Garlic Aioli

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Easy Garlic Aioli

When you hear the word “aioli,” you might think of a flavored mayonnaise that was spread on your last gourmet sandwich. Aioli is very similar to mayonnaise because they both use egg yolks, oil and lemon juice. The difference between the two is that aioli starts with garlic and you can’t have a real aioli without it. Over at the Craftsy blog (it’s free!), I’m ... Read More »

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