Crockpot Breakfast Casserole You’ll be ‘bacon’ plenty of friends with this hearty breakfast

With the Chiefs heading into the playoffs, Joey and I have been planning for our annual get together with our fantasy football league to watch their first game. In discussing menus for that game, it reminded me that I haven’t shared a fantastic recipe I tried earlier this football season with all of you. We …

Sour Cream Double Chocolate Muffins New baking technique delivers ‘dome sweet dome’ for muffins

I learned something new this week that totally blew my mind: how to create muffins with perfectly domed tops. It’s been a mystery for me for a long time how bakeries and other super bakers manage to get their muffins to rise so tall, puffing perfectly over the edges of their cupcake liners. This week’s …

Sour Cream Donuts Lots of leftovers results in some recipe (sour) scheming

So much sour cream. Seriously, you should see the nearly literal vat of sour cream in my refrigerator right now. We hosted a catered meal about a week ago, and I ended up with the leftovers in my fridge. I’m not complaining, mind you, because the meal was absolutely delicious, and I’m never going to …

Crumpets Proudly blow your own ‘crumpet’ for British cakes well made

In the lead up to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Sept. 19, Newsweek reported that projections for people watching around the world was clocking in at over four billion. I have to admit that despite my general lack of interest in the Royal Family, I did tune in for just a bit, wanting to see …

Fresh Peach Muffins Fresh peaches are ‘muffin’ short of delicious for breakfast

I caught Joey eyeballing the bowl of peaches sitting in our fridge this week. “I’m going to use them this time,” I promised him. “They won’t end up in the freezer until next summer.” His facial expression betrayed a lack of confidence in my promises, so of course, I had to do some baking this …

Smoked Scotch Eggs You have ‘Scotch’ to try these tasty smoked eggs

Just as French fries are from Belgium and Hawaiian pizza was invented in Canada, Scotch eggs are actually a British creation. Traditionally, a Scotch egg is “a shelled hard-boiled egg that is wrapped in sausage, covered in breadcrumbs, and then deep-fried or baked until crispy,” according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. They’re often served cold in …

Cinnamon Roll Cake With new recipes, you ‘cinna’ some, you lose some

I’d like to think I’m not easily swayed by pretty pictures, but I was totally taken in last week by a photo of these amazing-looking molten cinnamon rolls. They promised a warm, inviting cinnamon roll with oozing, melty cream cheese in the center. Of course, I immediately bought a couple tubes of cinnamon rolls to …

Breakfast Pizza You don’t have to work hard for ‘egg’cellent pizza

In January, Joey happened upon a post for a local restaurant that was going to serve breakfast pizzas for their New Year’s Day brunch. We weren’t able to make it, but he kept mentioning it over the next few weeks—noting that we could surely figure out how to make a fantastic breakfast pizza ourselves. After …