Homemade Soft Baked Pretzels with Rosemary and Pink Himalayan Salt

Homemade Soft Baked Pretzels

I love fresh baked soft pretzels!   There is something intoxicating about the smell of the baking dough…  and when you bite into one, hot from the oven, the soft interior combined with the crispy bite of salt on the top…. YUM! My trick when making home baked pretzels is to use beer in place of [...]

Banana Cake (Entenmann’s Old Banana Cake Copycat Recipe)

Banana Cake

When I was a kid, I had this recurring dream… a dream that there was a big cake in the refrigerator, and that when I opened the refrigerator door… I would take the biggest slice of yummy cake out and eat it for breakfast.  Sometimes that dream was so real… I would wake up craving [...]

Baked Mini Chocolate Cake Donuts

Mini Chocolate Donuts with Chocolate Sprinkles

Do you ever get in that donut mood?  I try to eat healthy for the most part, but sometimes you really need a good donut!  A few months ago, I was craving Krispy Kreme glazed donuts… which motivated me to figure out the recipe.  I was shocked and excited when I was contacted by the [...]

Thai Pumpkin-Shrimp Coconut Soup

Thai Pumpkin-Shrimp Coconut Soup

Whenever I cook with shrimp, I save the discarded raw shells in the freezer to make soup stock in the future.  Once I have enough shells accumulated, I know I can make this soup from “leftovers” that are hanging around in the refrigerator! You can use pumpkin puree, carrot puree, or tomato paste to flavor [...]