Lemon Drop Jello Shots

One of the more creative ways to serve alcohol at a party is to create colorful and fruity Jell-O shots.   It’s a simple and popular party shooter that is most commonly spiked with a little vodka. If you want […]

Roasted Salsa Recipe

The flavors of roasted tomatoes, onions, chiles and garlic add a layer of delicious smokiness to this spicy salsa. This home made salsa is comparable to some of the best Tex-Mex restaurants and beats anything you can buy off the […]

No-Knead Crusty Artisan Bread

As the weather begins to get cooler, I love to start baking again. There is nothing better than the smell of freshly baked bread right from your oven. “TheComfortofCooking” shares with us this easy Artisan Bread that takes about five […]

How to make a CupCake Bouquet

Impress everyone with this beautiful and easy cupcake bouquet! A cupcake bouquet would make a lovely gift for Mother’s Day, baby or bridal showers or birthdays. If someone you know need a little pick-me-up, this will certainly bring a smile […]

Polish Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Grandma

Most Eastern European cultures have some form of a stuffed cabbage. Back in the day, they had to do with what they had. Those recipes turn out to be the best comfort food for a lot of us. This traditional […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Buttercream Snack Cake

Chocolate and peanut butter get married once again in this quick snack cake. It has an honest-to-goodness buttercream frosting that has unmatchable home made taste.  It’s actually a Swiss Meringue  Buttercream and only takes a few additional steps to put […]

Brown Butter Apple Tart

Browned butter is known as beurre noisette (hazelnut butter) in the world of pastry chefs.  If you have never made brown butter before it is definitely time for that to change.  Browned butter opens up a whole new world when added to […]

How to Preserve Hydrangeas

Saving the color of summer is easy.  Hydrangea flowers have such striking foliage and stunning blooms that most gardeners want to extend the life of these beauties as long as possible.  You can dry Hydrangeas several ways and “Denise in […]

Homemade Vanilla Extract

We don’t often think about Christmas in July, but if you love giving home-made gifts from your kitchen you may want to consider this.  I think any baker would love to get a bottle of home-made vanilla extract.  Those little […]

How to make Gnocchi

A platter of these petite, fluffy potato dumplings are as comforting as a big bowl of pasta in Italian Cuisine.  At first, you might be intimidated to try to make gnocchi, unless you had your Nonna standing next to you […]

Cold Brew Coffee ~ The Perfect Iced Coffee

Make your own Starbucks quality iced coffee at home. “Denise in Bloom” gives us two different ways to make the perfect iced coffee. Now is the perfect time to cool off with a tall, icy cold glass.  Save yourself a […]

Cauliflower Pizza Crust (Grain-Free)

Cutting back on gluten and grains?  A healthy, veggie-powered thin-crust pizza!  We all know cauliflower can be a bit bland and it’s difficult to get the kids to try something new, but with these scrumptious pizza topping, I don’t see […]

5 Tips to a Great Marinade

If you want to grill a tasty and healthy meal you need to plan ahead.  Sure, one of the great things about grilling is that you can come home and throw a couple of chops on the grill and have […]

How To Grow Ginger At Home (Incredibly Easy!)

We use a lot of fresh ginger, we also run out of ginger all the time… Add to this the fact that fresh ginger is quite expensive, I am really surprised that more people don’t grow their own ginger plants. […]