18 posts tagged Breads

Corn & Chile Strata with Mexican Chorizo

For Christmas this year, my lovely sister Leah gave me a wonderful Williams-Sonoma cookbook full of recipes for the thing I love most in the world; brunch! Paging through page after page of beautifully shot photos, I finally settled on a recipe for a corn & chile strata with chorizo. This is an extremely homey dish, and after refrigerating overnight, I absolutely could not wait to get this in the oven the next morning. Definitely worth the preparation because it was so light and fluffy the next day; satisfied my love of homemade brunch in a huge way! Continue Reading

Sweet Buttery Cornbread

Now that it's in the high 70s in Dallas, I had originally intended this post to focus on reveling in the cold and icy weather we had been dealing with and suggesting cornbread and chili as the perfect comfort food; well, it just seems poorly timed now that we're entering summer-time temperatures. But, it is still February, the weather in other parts of the country could still be worthy of a nice hot bowl of chili, so I'm just going to roll with this post today. Those of you that are still wearing your snow boots and shoveling driveways; you'll be pointing your fingers and laughing when I'm complaining about the immense heat come August. So, my big weakness is bread. Living in the South, I have had so many versions of cornbread with additions like bacon and jalapenos and cheese. While they are always delicious in their own right, nothing really tastes better to me than a nice buttery piece of sweet cornbread; plain. I emphasize the plain-ness of the cornbread because it's so much more versatile; as a base for a good chili, crumbled the next day in a stuffing, and drizzled with honey as dessert. I found a version of this recipe online at AllRecipes.com, and made a couple of tweaks with ingredient levels. The recipe I found had 1/4 cup more sugar, but I worried it would be overly sweet, and found this to be a great happy medium. It makes quite a bit, so leftovers can be easily used for a couple of days. Hope you enjoy this recipe! Continue Reading

Caramelized Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza

Nothing goes together quite like fruit and cheese. Apples and cheddar, grapes and brie, pear and gorgonzola . . . This pizza has been on my mind for years. When W and I started dating, one of our first (non)dates was to a local California Pizza Kitchen where we had their Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza. Over the years, they've taken this pizza off of the menu, so we had never returned to another CPK. So last night, during pizza night with the family, we decided to make our own attempt, and believe me when I say, I have no desire to ever go to another CPK again! There's just no need! Continue Reading

Mini Corndogs

minicorndogs I had an ambitious Super Bowl Menu, including these mini corndogs.  I'd already had some leftover dough handy, but this recipe is fantastic, although frustrating, according to other's who have tried it.  These are excellent served with some dijon or ketchup.  ... Continue Reading

Beef Wellington

This was the perfect focal point for our Christmas dinner. A classic that is widely exploited on cooking shows like Hell's Kitchen, I never really felt compelled to make an attempt at this tried and true dish. I felt like it was far too classic to not at least attempt, and boy - I was absolutely not disappointed. The duxelle of mushrooms, shallots, and garlic adds a depth of earthy flavour to this dish, and although I didn't use pate, I absolutely loved the slight tang of the thin dijon layer. I will be making this year over year, especially given that my first attempt tasted like THIS! :) Continue Reading