From giant-sized stripers to a box of stogies, these celebratory cakes are far from ordinaryWhen you think of groom’s cakes, you might think of the armadillo cake, a Southern tradition that a bride would surprise her husband-to-be with, in addition to her own towering white creation. Once rarely seen at weddings (at least outside of the South), more and more brides today are commissioning amazing, artful creations in their man’s honor.
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My mother& 39;s excellent recipe for Mexican chorizo (spicy sausage) with scrambled eggs.Photography Credit:Elise BauerGrowing up, we had some of the standard American foods for breakfast—cream o’ wheat, oatmeal, waffles, fried eggs, pancakes (no sugar coated cereals in this household!)—and a couple things I never saw in any of my friends’ homes—huevos, and my favorite chorizo with eggs.
Compound butter with cilantro and lime! Great with corn-on-the-cob, veggies, shrimp or steak!Photography Credit:Elise BauerA compound butter or herb butter is a great way to dress up corn-on-the-cob, veggies of all kinds, chicken, fish, prawns, pork, steak, you name it.What’s a compound butter? It’s just butter mashed up and mixed with herbs or spices which then flavor the butter.
Ice cream sandwiches are as much a part of summer as rain is to spring and bicycles to childhood.These classic hot-weather treats remind me of drinking from the hose, piles of bikes discarded in front yards, sitting on the front porch, and licking the sticky, sweet chocolate cake from my fingertips, while creamy vanilla ice cream melts down my wrist.
Cinnamon toast! Sliced bread, toasted, buttered, and sprinkled with a mix of cinnamon and sugar.Photography Credit:Elise BauerSo much of our enjoyment of foods comes from the memories they evoke, don’t you think?Cinnamon toast.Just saying the words and I see myself 8 years old sitting at our dining room table with assorted siblings, elbowing each other while we greedily reached for the sugar and cinnamon to sprinkle on our warm buttered toast.
The English classic Toad-in-the-Hole—sausage links baked in a Yorkshire pudding like flour egg batter.Photography Credit:Elise Bauer“Toad in the hole,” a weird name for a dish, isn’t it? Usually in America it refers to an egg cooked in the hole cut out of a piece of bread. But in England, it’s sausages cooked in what is essentially Yorkshire pudding.
Cheesy baked zucchini tots, perfect for brunch, lunch, or an after school snack! With cheddar, parmesan, lemon, and rosemary.Photography Credit:Elise BauerIf there is one thing you can count on during the summer, it’s zucchini, and plenty of it!These cheesy little zucchini bites are a great way to put all that zucchini to use.
BEST Meatloaf EVER! Learn to how to make meatloaf with ground beef, pork sausage, onion, celery, garlic, egg, parsley, and breadcrumbs. You& 39;ll want to keep this classic meatloaf recipe on hand.Photography Credit:Elise BauerThis classic meatloaf recipe is one of the first recipes we put on Our Site over ten years ago.
These classic stuffed mushrooms are loaded with shallots, garlic, walnuts, breadcrumbs, and chopped mushroom stems. Sprinkle with Parmesan and pop them in the oven and you& 39;ve got a great appetizer for the holidays.Photography Credit:Sally VargasA good stuffed mushroom recipe should be in every home cook’s collection.
Rack of Lamb is so elegant! Perfect for entertaining. Tender oven-roasted rack of lamb, seasoned with rosemary, thyme, garlic, salt and freshly ground black pepper, and slathered with olive oil.Photography Credit:Elise BauerI live for lamb chops. Juicy, tender, rare (please please give me rare), deep reddish pink, browned, crusty, herbed, fatty goodness.
Wedge salad with blue cheese dressing is such a classic! Made with iceberg lettuce, bacon, cherry tomatoes, and homemade blue cheese dressing. Takes 15 minutes.Photography Credit:Sheryl JulianFor years, iceberg lettuce got a real thrashing from chefs who thought of it as tasteless and nothing but texture.
Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies! Soft and chewy, with shredded coconut and dark chocolate chips. These cookies freeze well and are great for care packages.Photography Credit:Aaron HutchersonFeatured in 15 Homemade Sweet Treats for your Easter BasketI know some of you aren’t big fans of coconut, but I love the flavor — especially when paired with chocolate.
One of the best cupcakes you can make! Rich and light coconut cupcakes with a creamy coconut frosting.Photography Credit:Elise BauerFeatured in 12 Desserts for Your Easter TablePlease welcome guest author Garrett McCord who shares his recipe for some of the best cupcakes we’ve ever had. ~EliseMost coconut cupcakes are often a bit too dense and flavorless in my opinion, often presenting bland cake with a avalanche of coconut plopped on top.
Colcannon Potatoes are an Irish mashed potato recipe with mixed with greens and scallions and LOTS of butter and cream. You can& 39;t go wrong with this green-filled dish on St. Patrick& 39;s Day!Photography Credit:Elise BauerWhat is Colcannon?Have you ever had colcannon? A St. Patrick’s day favorite, colcannon is an Irish potato recipe, a mixture of creamy mashed potatoes and usually kale or cabbage.
Coconut macaroons! These sweet coconut cookies are slightly crunchy on the outside, but soft and chewy on the inside, with a secret ingredient to make them extra smooth.Photography Credit:Elise BauerCoconut macaroons tend to be rather chewy affairs.Super sweet. Super chewy.Like the inside of an Almond Joy bar.
Have leftover corned beef from St. Patrick& 39;s Day? Make this Corned Beef Hash! Chop up your corned beef and potatoes, fry with onions, and serve as a side or for breakfast with eggs!Photography Credit:Elise BauerHomemade Corned Beef HashHave corned beef left over from making corned beef and cabbage?
Inspired by Ben and Jerry& 39;s Coffee Heath Bar Crunch ice cream, this coffee-infused ice cream is mixed in with chopped Heath Bar toffee.Photography Credit:Elise BauerMy absolute most favoritest (yes I meant to say that) of all candy bars growing up was the Heath Bar. To this day I have what one might call “self control issues” when confronted with them, or any English toffee for that matter.
Collard greens cooked until wilted with bacon, onion, garlic, vinegar, sugar, and a dash of hot sauce.Photography Credit:Elise BauerMy father found this Louisiana recipe for collard greens in the Wall St. Journal earlier this year that we’ve now made several times.Each time I wonder why we don’t make them more often, they’re so good!
The saying goes: “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” In the case of this Copycat Chipotle Guacamole, however, imitation is the sincerest form of my needing to have access to mind-blowing guacamole 24/7.I give Chipotle Mexican Grill credit for inspiring my version, which came about out of desperation when their business hours didn’t jive with my cravings.
Chewy, curved sweet coconut cookies, like an flattened and then arched macaroon.Photography Credit:Elise BauerMy dad has a thing for coconut sweets.He even buys Almond Joy to give out at Halloween, knowing that the rest of us won’t eat them.So when he found this recipe for coconut tuiles, a sort of curved macaroon-like cookie, in an old issue of Gourmet (May 1986) he was all over it.
Bottomless pots of coffee and platters of pancakes, eggs, and bacon are what weekend brunch is all about. Whether you’re spending it at home with your family or meeting up with friends for a potluck brunch, we’ve got lots of ideas for what to make and share.Best Summer Brunch IdeasRaspberry Jam Sweet RollsThese jammy raspberry-filled rolls are worth waking up for!