Spicy Black Bean Empanadas

black bean empanadas

Watch the Black Bean Empanadas Recipe Video on YouTube! These spicy black bean empanadas are filled with black beans, corn and some sauteed vegetables but the star of the show is the empanada dough. My empanada dough is made with cream cheese and butter which makes it very flaky and tender. I add a little […]

Pumpkin Muffins

pumpkin muffins recipe

This recipe for pumpkin muffins was (mildly) adapted from the Joy of Cooking. It may be more correct to even say it was just barely adapted, and only by accident. By accident because it turns out it is very hard to bake pumpkin muffins (or anything) while you are wearing a Freddy Krueger glove, so many […]

Homemade Soft Pretzels

homemade soft pretzels

Homemade Soft Pretzels Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe card If you’ve never made soft pretzels, especially if you like soft pretzels, you should give it a try. Soft pretzels are surprisingly easy. At least, I was surprised. I learned how to make these when we shot a video at Easy Tiger bakery in […]

Chewy Granola Bars

chewy granola bars recipe

Chewy Granola Bars Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe card Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. I took a poll on Facebook to find out whether people prefer chewy granola bars or crunchy granola bars. I personally like them both, but have a slight leaning towards crunchy. So it […]

Pao de Queijo – Brazilian Cheese Bread

pao de queijo recipe

Pão de Queijo video – scroll down for recipe Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. Pão de queijo (pronounced pow-du-KEHjo, sort of) is probably Brazil’s most famous food export. Very similar to gougeres, pao de queijo is basically a pate a choux, but made with tapioca flour instead of wheat […]

Jalapeno Cornbread

Jalapeno Cornbread

Cheesy Jalapeño Cornbread video (scroll down for recipe) This is a spicy (not sweet) jalapeño cornbread recipe with fresh jalapeños, corn kernels and Cheddar cheese. Serve this special cornbread with chili, soup or beef stew, or pretend you’re in the Olde West and have it for breakfast with a smear of butter and a drizzle […]

Five-Nut Brownies

Five-Nut Brownies

Five-Nut Brownies Video (scroll down for brownies recipe!) For these super rich and fudgey brownies, I altered my grandma Hornsby’s brownie recipe a little, adding more chocolate and more nuts and omitting the leavening to produce a dense and chocolatey brownie for the most discerning palates! Brownies were the first thing I learned to make […]

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread recipe video (scroll down for printable recipe) I copied this pumpkin bread recipe down from my great-granny Craven when I was about 16 years old. The first time I made it, it was to take to my boyfriend’s mom whom we were going to visit for Thanksgiving in Chicago. I baked it, wrapped […]

Dutch Baby Pancake

dutch baby pancake recipe

Dutch Baby Pancake Video (scroll down for printable recipe) I do not think there is anything truly Dutch about a Dutch baby pancake, but it is similar to the German pfannkuchen. Basically it’s a giant popover, baked in a skillet, with eggs being the only leavening. When done correctly, a Dutch baby is a marvelous sight […]