Taco Pockets! Homemade Hot Pockets

I’m calling these “taco pockets” because it has a nice ring to it, but they’re really just homemade Hot Pockets. Except I don’t think Hot Pockets has a “taco” flavor; or at least they didn’t start out that way. I know because I used to eat a shitload of Hot Pockets when I was in […]

Sweet Potato Banana Bread

Having a kid has made me have to try harder to be better. Not that I wasn’t already a pretty good person, generally, but it’s made me think a lot more about what I eat — and drink — how much sleep I get, how much sugar I eat … and how much much I […]

Peanut Butter Jelly Bars

These peanut butter and jelly bars are a great kids’ snack to keep around! Sweet enough to interest them, but not full of refined sugar. Whole grain oatmeal, dried fruit, peanut butter — these are wholesome as hell, y’all! Chef Baby likes these for breakfast sometimes, or for a snack to take to the park. […]

Texas Chews

Texas Chews were the cookie we always made at Christmas to leave out for Santa, because everyone knows they are Santa’s favorite cookie, duh! My mom got the recipe from her mom who maybe got it off a Domino sugar box or from the Texas Pecan Commission. When I googled the recipe a couple weeks ago to […]

Spicy Black Bean Empanadas

Watch the 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 cornmeal, too, […]

Pumpkin Muffins

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 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 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

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 flour. You can buy them frozen in many grocery stores now, but you can just as easily find the ingredients […]