Bakery and Desserts, Make, Snacks

Cornbread Bites

Cornbread has been one of my favorite foods from a young age. I just love the taste and texture. I could eat cornbread with any meal and at any time. So, I thought, why not make cornbread to be an easy snack? And the baking tray I used made the cornbread into bite sized snacks that can truly be enjoyed at any time. Seriously. All the time. Even though the bites are small, the cornbread texture is still light and fluffy. Continue Reading →

Bakery and Desserts, Full Meals, Make

Fluffy Pancakes

There is a strange divide between people who like pancakes and people who like waffles. And then there are people like me. Floating in the middle because the taste feels so different even if the batter seems close to the same. One of the biggest perks from Pancakes is that they don’t require any special kitchen tools to make, all you need is a pan, a bowl and a whisk! And whipping up fluffy pancakes is only a few steps away. Continue Reading →

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Apple Muffins

day, maybe it’s gotten a little too ripe and the only way to save it is to bake it. Whatever the reason, I have a few recipes up my sleeve to handle these situations and apple muffins are one of them. Apples are a remarkably interesting fruit to work with because they don’t really blend. They will stay chunky even if they have a soft texture that alternates the mouthfeel between the dough and tender apples. Continue Reading →

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Homemade Bread

I have been trying to make bread for years. But no matter what I tried; I could never get it to a place where I wanted to it be. Then I discovered cooking with a cast iron pot and the book “[]”, and it changed by bread making life! Not only did I gain a fantastic recipe and methods, but I also learned the proper techniques for working with dough. Armed with this knowledge, I have been able to approach many other recipes with far more success than before. Continue Reading →

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Homemade Chocolate Cookies

I can’t lie, I love chocolate. Chocolate chip cookies have always been my favorite but this recipe allowed me to indulge on chocolate even more. And the soft texture is absolutely perfect, it feels like this cookie is the perfect combination of chewy and soft that I’ve been aiming for. I do believe this recipe will end up being one of my go to recipes as these got devoured very very quickly. Continue Reading →

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Stovetop Rice Pudding

I find myself on the road often, even in a Pandemic, and in order to be safe as possible I try to order online and avoid restaurants whenever I can. One of my favorite types of foods to eat on the road is Mediterranean because it’s generally healthier than many of the other options. And I would be lying if I said the Rice Pudding desert wasn’t alluring. So, against my better instincts, I decided to add it to my order, and I was sent into a blissful food coma. Rice pudding is just so good, being lightly sweeten with that hint of vanilla and the milky goodness absorbed into the rice. I was a little nervous about making it because: having unlimited access is probably a bad thing and I was worried about the process. And fortunately (and unfortunately) it is super easy to make! And I have a feeling I will be trying it out more in the future. Continue Reading →

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Banana Chocolate Muffins

We have all been there. You open the fridge, and a bunch of brown bananas are staring back at you. I don’t like throwing away food, so my first thought goes to baking. And what better use of muffins than to make Banana bread??? Well, more accurately, banana bread muffins! I prefer muffins over bread because the portions are already done so you don’t have to worry about slicing it and the cook time is decreased since the baked mass is smaller. Continue Reading →

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Homemade Baked Donuts

I have a very weird relationship with donuts. I remember many a road trip where we would pick up a box of donuts just after leaving home. And then I would pretend to be asleep just to avoid eating them. They were always so sweet and full of sugar that it make my teeth hurt. And those were my feelings as a child. Over time, I came to realize that I prefer the baked style of donut over the fried version and that opened me up to more options and flavors. I also found it fun to put my own spin on flavors because donuts really can act like a blank canvas. Continue Reading →

Bakery and Desserts, Full Meals, Make, Snacks

Sweet Waffles

I used to be a pancake girl until I met my partner. Now, I'm completely in love with making waffles. We went through several recipes before we found a favorite. I was honestly surprised by the different variations of waffles exist, generally around the eggs. I saw some with separated eggs, whisked egg whites, whole eggs, etc. The list goes on for a while. So we ate quite a bit before getting it right. Continue Reading →

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Sweet Brioche Rolls

Bread is delicious. I absolutely love brioche but then my partner told me that the brioche we got wasn't like the one he remembered. He remembered it sweeter. And so began my journey to find the right recipe to make the perfect sweet brioche roll. I am not sure if this is it but this version is pretty good, if I do say so myself. Brioche is an enriched dough (which I'm pretty sure means: has more ingredients than water, flour, yeast and salt). Due to this, it takes more time to rise because the yeast needs more time to activate. The total recipe will take about six hours but less than an hour of that will be active time. Continue Reading →

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Homemade Bagels

Bagels are one of my favorite foods, they are perfect for a snack, or great as a meal. They can pair with plenty of other foods or are perfect on their own. This is one of my favorite recipes because it is quick to whip up and is mostly hands off. And the results are fantastic, the bread is delicious and the perfect texture. Continue Reading →

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Soft Sugar Cookies

These are wonderfully soft and delicious sugar cookies that taste somewhere between a sugar cookie and a shortbread cookie. They are quick to make and this recipe can provide quite a lot of cookies depending on the size. I also wanted to use this chance to show off my newly found D20 cookie cutter! Continue Reading →