Does lime curd deserve it’s own post? I think it does. It doesn’t just get its own post, it owns this post. I’ve previously posted Lemon Curd, so of course, lime get’s it’s own post, too. Now, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made lemon curd, and this is the first time I’ve made lime curd. Why? I really don’t know. I make key lime desserts all the time, so I have no explanation. I’m just happy I’ve finally gotten around to it. This Lime Curd is SO fresh and bright, with a wonderful sweetness that complements so many things. I’m so sorry it’s taken me this long to make it. I will definitely make up for lost time.
That title is a doozy, isn’t it? So are these potatoes. As the title insinuates, there’s a couple more steps involved in preparing these potatoes, but you can’t let that stop you from making them. They’re worth every crispy bite. These Boiled Shaken and Smashed Roasted Baby Potatoes are SO crispy because of the extra steps. The potatoes are boiled until fork tender, then they’re shaken up in the pot with olive oil, salt, and pepper, then they’re smashed down on the roasting pan. There’s more surface area to get nice and browned and crispy during roasting, so they’re like no roasted potatoes you’ve ever had before. I assure you, this is no boring potato side dish, and I can’t wait to make some more.
Happy Father’s Day, everyone! It’s been a whirlwind week with my kids’ last week of school and Father’s Day, so I hope this doesn’t feel like a whirlwind post. Gotta get ‘er done quick.
I’m always looking for new ways to switch up banana bread. I made roasted strawberries a few weeks ago, and loved them, so I decided to roast bananas this time. I must tell you that they smelled heavenly in the oven, so I knew they were going to be good! My sole intent for making them was to use them in banana bread. I made my go-to Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Bread recipe (minus the blueberries), and since it was hot, I decided to attempt cooking the batter in my waffle iron. It worked! These Roasted Banana Bread Waffles are just like your favorite banana bread with a crispy waffle exterior and loads of banana flavor. YUM.
As you all know, Father’s Day is Sunday, so it’s time to pay tribute to all of those dads out there whether it’s your own father or the father of your kids. How will you spend it? We’re going to a family barbecue. Normally there’s a grill involved when it comes to dads, isn’t there? :wink: I wouldn’t have it any other way. I was asked to bring a salad, so I’m bringing one of my specialties — Greek panzanella. It’s one of my favorite salads ever, and I’ll be sharing it with you very soon. Below are some Father’s Day worthy dishes if you need ideas for the big day!
- Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Bread
- Blueberry Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal
- Fruit Salad with Grapefruit Brulee and Toasted Coconut
- Greek Yogurt Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup
- Raspberry Coconut Baked French Toast
- Whole Grain Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- Artichoke and Roasted Jalapeno Dip
- Easy Guacamole
- Mixed Berry Smoothie with Balsamic Drizzle
- White Bean Hummus
- 1 Hour Rosemary Foccacia Bread
- Greek Orzo Pasta Salad
- No-Boil Macaroni and Cheese
- Whole Grain Cornbread
- Yukon Gold Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Broccoli Slaw
- Curried Cabbage Coleslaw
- Grilled Caesar Salad
- Spinach Salad with Warm Maple Bacon Vinaigrette
- Simple Greek Salad
- Warm Roasted Corn Salad
- Miso Chicken
- Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Smoky Orange Barbecue Sauce
- Teriyaki Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Grilled Pineapple
- Spice Rubbed Salmon
- Apple Blackberry Upside Down Cake
- Banana Blueberry Cream Pie with Oatmeal Cookie Crust
- Banana Pudding Pie
- Espresso Cream Cheese Brownie Cupcakes
- Key Lime Pie with Meringue Whipped Cream
- Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies
- Strawberry Orange Rhubarb Pie
These are just some of my favorites. Feel free to browse around for many more recipes. Hope everybody has a great time celebrating the dads in their lives!
I love my sugar cookies. I bake Sugar Cookie Cutouts every Christmas and enlist the help of my nieces to decorate them. My boys don’t have time for that business. The thing is, I like to enjoy sugar cookies without rolling out dough, and frosting and decorating each and every one. I had volunteered to make my boys’ baseball team dessert for their end of season party last week, and I was lacking time. I wanted something fun that everyone loved, so I decided to make these Frosted Funfetti Sugar Cookie Cups. Baking sugar cookies in muffin cups is a snap, and they’re thicker and oh-so-gooey. I topped them with vanilla icing, because it’s not a sugar cookie without icing. These cookies were some of the best I’ve tasted.
When I go out to eat, I love experiencing something different that I’ve never had or made before. Sometimes I order things that seem really difficult that I know I’ll never be able to replicate, then sometimes I get lucky and order something that I know I can handle. This Curry Chicken Salad was inspired by a curry chicken salad sandwich at a little cafe called Elmwood in Berkeley, CA. It was so delicious, I couldn’t wait to try making it. This curry chicken salad is so refreshing with crunchy green onions, chewy golden raisins, and toasted walnuts, tossed in a creamy, curry dressing. Serve it up in lettuce wraps, a baguette, or atop a salad. This makes a great summer time lunch or dinner.
Truth be told, I’ve never been a huge fan of cookie dough. I couldn’t care less about eating it out of the bowl before baking, and cookie dough ice cream never did it for me. The cookie dough frosting thing? Nah. Don’t hate me. Cookie dough truffles, however, are the thing for me. Maybe it’s because there’s a hard, chocolatey exterior to balance out all that gooey-ness (is that a word?). I also like a crunchy element in my cookie dough truffles, like my Stuffed Chocolate Malt Cookie Dough Truffles with a Robin’s egg candy inside. I died over those.
Black bottom cupcakes are near and dear to my heart. Why? I’m so glad you asked. When I first began my job in San Francisco at the ripe age of 23, I had a wonderful boss that would bring in black bottom cupcakes each and every time one of us had a birthday. This was long before cupcakeries and Cupcake Wars, obviously. I was so impressed that she made cupcakes with a filling in them. It was the first time I’d experience a filled cupcake outside of the Hostess bake shop.
I don’t think of my slow cooker during the warmer months. Once winter is over, it usually sits unloved until the fall. I think of it for cold, lazy day meals, such as my Chicken Tortilla Soup, or my Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Smoky Orange Barbecue Sauce. Lately, I’ve been seeing loads of meals perfect for summer or quick week night variety that aren’t “wintery”, and they cook in a fraction of the time. While I love grilling, there’s something to be said about placing all of the ingredients in a pot for a little while, going about your business, and voila!…it’s done. You’re not going to believe how easy these Teriyaki Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Grilled Pineapple are. You’re just not. It’s so ridiculously simple AND delicious. They will definitely be on permanent rotation for dinner around here.
When the heat strikes, you gotta have something frozen and refreshing to cool you off. Something out of the norm is even better. My kids have always loved their squeeze yogurts frozen, so I thought I would try something a little different. Different can be fun. These Frozen Fruity Greek Yogurt Cups are just that. They’re vanilla bean Greek yogurt mixed with fresh blueberries and strawberries, frozen into festive foil liners. If that’s not a fun way to eat yogurt, I don’t know what is. Don’t think these are just for kids. I eat them, too.