Whenever I make a recipe that calls for buttermilk, it seems like no matter how much I use, I always have a good amount of the stuff left over. Buttermilk unfortunately isn’t something that you can use in everything and a lot of people (myself included) find it difficult to figure out a way to creatively use that cup or so of that’s still hanging around in the back of the fridge….
I’ve never been a huge fan of protein bars, mostly because I’m not a big lover of chocolate (weird for a female human being, I know). I figured if I couldn’t find a protein bar that I liked, I might as well try to make one. I had a bunch of random things in my pantry as per usual, so I decided to wing it. Thankfully, these turned out delicious!
Anyone who knows me knows that putting together a Thanksgiving menu is my idea of a solid Friday night. I mean yes, there is usually a glass of wine involved to really get in that holiday spirit, but besides that it’s pretty much just me and my growing mountain of cookbooks. I know, I lead a very exciting life. This year I wanted to try a few different things in addition to the standard fare that the Thanksgiving feast is known for, starting with this persimmon cake.
If you’ve ever tried your hand at a pumpkin pie, you’ve probably purchased canned pumpkin at least once in your life. It essentially a can of orangey soft looking stuff that doesn’t appear to be too appetizing. When I finally got around to making some festive pumpkin bread this week, I decided to ditch the can of orange goo and opt for the real thing.
Whenever it was one of our birthdays growing up, we would beg my Mom to make this cake. It’s basically the easiest thing in the world to make and doesn’t involve any baking! For kids born in the hot summer months, this was a major blessing for my Mom in the form of not having to turn on the oven….
I’ve recently become obsessed with all things panna cotta and am determined to perfect the art of its creamy gelatin goodness. Panna cotta has long been one of my favorite dessert items at restaurants because it isn’t super duper heavy and usually comes with a good amount of fruit in tow, which always appeals to me. Usually the beloved panna cotta is made using a mold and is popped out onto your plate once it fully sets….
Fourth of July is one of those holidays that exists for grilling purposes and grilling purposes alone in my kitchen. I took over the kitchen at my Mom’s Significant Other’s house to make some delicious Grilled Red Snapper Tacos with a Grilled Corn + Cherry Tomato Salad to go with her world famous Guacamole. I wasn’t kidding about the whole grilling thing. We did a LOT of grilling….
For my very spoiled Father on his birthday I wanted to make one of his very favorite desserts. I was also throwing together a Bacon + Broccoli Quiche in the limited amount of time I had after work, so I wanted a dessert that would of course be delicious but also that wouldn’t take hours of prep….
For this year’s Father’s Day dessert, I wanted to make something that wasn’t massively time consuming but that would be a great compliment to the rack of lamb that I was planning on making as the main dish. Last year I tackled the crème brûlée, which was a lot of fun, but this year I wanted to make a dessert that was equally as crowd pleasing but not nearly as heavy and regret-inducing….