Lemon Crumb Mini Muffins

I’ve been a little obsessed with lemon muffins lately. If you’ve got lemons, you usually have the rest of the ingredients around to make them and we all love lemon flavored baked good. These cake like muffins have a little bit of crumb topping, but not too much because they also have lemon glaze. You’dContinue reading “Lemon Crumb Mini Muffins”

Bouchon Bakery Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

The Bouchon bakery cookbook recipe for macarons really helped me perfect making those at home, but I have only made a few other recipes from that book, so decided to try one of the muffin recipes. Lemon poppy seed muffins are a simple lemon muffin, with poppy seeds added more for texture than for flavor.Continue reading “Bouchon Bakery Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins”

Small Batch Bread and Butter Pickles

A couple of years ago, I gave up my big garden for use as a run for my chickens. Eventually my husband is going to build me another garden fence in a different area, but for now I just plant a small amount of herbs/vegetables in some metal planters I have. I threw a coupleContinue reading “Small Batch Bread and Butter Pickles”

Pickled Eggs

I started making pickled eggs back when we first started keeping chickens, about 10 years ago. I am always looking for ways to use my wonderful chicken eggs and pickling them was fun and easy. Traditionally pickled eggs often use a bit of beet to give the bright pink color, and I sometimes do that,Continue reading “Pickled Eggs”

Tart Cherry Ricotta Muffins

I had some ricotta in my fridge I wanted to use up from when I made this seared halibut with ricotta pea puree. I also got some wonderful dried tart cherries and cherry juice concentrate similar to this from Michigan from my mom (Michigan sour cherries are SO good). I decided to combine the twoContinue reading “Tart Cherry Ricotta Muffins”

Garlic Balsamic Olive Oil Dip

As mentioned in my Chicken Balsamico post, I have some amazing balsamic and garlic oil that my mom sent from Michigan and my kids had been asking to have it with some homemade bread, so I made some fresh baguettes and this garlic balsamic olive oil dip to have with a charcuterie board. This dipContinue reading “Garlic Balsamic Olive Oil Dip”

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

I’m pretty sold on most banana and/or peanut butter things and my son often makes peanut butter banana protein smoothies, so I knew this combo would taste good. I have been looking for some healthier snacks to make lately. I liked the idea of these as a treat, but a slightly healthier version than yourContinue reading “Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Muffins”

My Favorite Homemade Granola

I will let you know up front, this is not healthy granola. If that is what you are looking for, this isn’t your recipe 🙂 This is more of a dessert/ice cream/yogurt/fruit topping type of thing. I usually eat it as a dessert either by the handful or with milk. It is my favorite forContinue reading “My Favorite Homemade Granola”

Spam and Egg Onigirazu

Onigirazu is a variation on Japanese Onigiri (rice balls), that is more of a rice/seaweed sandwich with different fillings. These are less traditional and can be filled with lot of different things. I made a version with spam, fried egg and lettuce and these were delicious. You need a few things to make these. ItContinue reading “Spam and Egg Onigirazu”

My Favorite Homemade Hummus

I know you might wonder why you should bother making hummus at home, when there are a million different kinds you can buy at the grocery store. This homemade hummus is so smooth and creamy and you can adjust the seasoning to your liking or add any flavors you want to it. I love itContinue reading “My Favorite Homemade Hummus”