Bakery and Desserts, Make

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 →

Full Meals, Make

Spice Rubbed Tinfoil Salmon

I will say, as a pescatarian, fish is one of the only meats that I cook and I've always been a bit hesitant to approach this one. I feel like fish is one of those things to either easily overcook or undercook and it's hard to get the fish just right. Salmon is one in particular that I had a hard time making. There was no perfect recipe that made the Salmon dish just right especially since I have been a little less keen on Salmon as of late. But then I remembered cooking with Tinfoil and my mind began to race to make a spice rubbed tinfoil Salmon. Continue Reading →

Bakery and Desserts, Make, Snacks

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 →

Bakery and Desserts, Make, Snacks

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 →

Full Meals, Make

Baked Catfish

Being pescatarian, I am always experiment good fish recipes. Recently I found that I have a deep love for catfish. It's absolutely delicious and can be cooking in so many different ways but today I wanted to go over a baked catfish recipe. The best part of this dish is how easy and fast it is to prepare. There really is only 5 minutes of prep time and approximately 15 minutes of cook time. And with that, you'll have a lovely golden brown meal. This recipe takes only a few ingredients, and it's very easy to mix and match what you want for flavor. Continue Reading →

Bakery and Desserts, Make, Snacks

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 →

Bakery and Desserts, Make, Snacks

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 →

Bakery and Desserts, Make, Snacks

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 →