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 […]

Chorizo Cornbread Dressing

chorizo cornbread dressing

Chorizo cornbread dressing video (scroll down for printable recipe) I guess it was two years ago now that I came up with this variation on my grandma’s cornbread dressing recipe. I say “variation” but it’s so far from her recipe that it really should be in a class of its own. This is a very […]

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 […]

Mashed Potato Waffles

mashed potato waffles

Mashed Potato Waffles Video (scroll down for recipe) One of the best ideas ever. Mashed potato waffles made with leftover mashed potatoes! They get incredibly crispy on the outside, while being soft and creamy inside from the potatoes, cheese and sour cream. Add bacon bits or chives to the batter if you like, or just sprinkle them […]

Ginger Fried Chicken

Ginger Fried Chicken

Ginger Fried Chicken Recipe Video (scroll down for printable recipe) I ordered ginger fried chicken at a restaurant in Hawaii and I’ve thought about it ever since. It’s so simple to make. Marinate chunks of boneless chicken (skinless or skin-on, whichever your preference) in lots of ginger, garlic, soy sauce and a little vinegar then dredge […]

Homemade Marshmallows

homemade marshmallow recipe

Homemade Marshmallows video (scroll down for printable recipe) Homemade marshmallows are SO EASY. Like, really really really easy. As long as you have a stand mixer with a whisk attachment and a thermometer (see link at the bottom for the one I use) you, too, can make marshmallows at home to put on top of your […]

How to Stock a Pantry

how to stock a pantry

Although the subject of how to stock a pantry is covered in depth in an entire chapter of my Learn to Cook book (ahem, makes a great gift!) I hadn’t yet made a video about it. So here it is: how to stock a pantry. This is just the bare-bones beginner-level pantry: what I think are the most […]

Taco Pizza

Taco Pizza

Taco Pizza Recipe Video (scroll down for printable recipe) Tacos and pizza are probably the best-selling food in the US by now. I would wager that they may even beat out burgers. So I can only imagine the kind of hubbub and bedlam that’s gonna go down when this taco pizza recipe gets published. I’ll […]

Chocolate Pound Cake

chocolate pound cake

Chocolate Pound Cake Video (scroll down for printable recipe) My grandmother Hornsby was pound cake’s biggest fan. Any excuse to break out the frozen Sara Lee, she was right on top of that. A dollop of Cool Whip and maybe a few sliced strawberries and voila. Dinner is served. I don’t recall her ever actually […]