These sugar cookie mini cheesecake bars are a perfect party snack. They’re rich and not too sweet, perfect for your sugar cookie fix and so easy to make. These bars are a wonderful alternative to cupcakes for parties. Give ’em a try!
Christmas is coming and although this year may be different, feel different, and look different, that’s no reason not to still go all out. In fact, that’s even more of a reason as to why you should go all out. Enjoy this time with your loved ones as much as you can. This chocolate yule log cake may seem intimidating, but it’s easier to make than you think. It takes a little prep work and a little time, but the beautiful and delicious end result is well worth it.
When it comes to pumpkin pie, you’re either a fan or a hater. I used to think pumpkin pie was disgusting. But, in all honesty, I thought that prior to even trying it. Then, one magical day in culinary school, we made pumpkin pie and got to eat our assignment at the end. It was then and there I was dead wrong about pumpkin pie all this time. It’s filled with the flavor of warm holiday spices and the creamy texture is perfect. This pumpkin pie is not traditional in the sense that it’s lighter in texture than a traditional pie. We use both egg whites and whipped heavy cream to lighten this pie up. It’s light, creamy and so tasty.
Thanksgiving is coming up soon! I’m so excited about that because it’s by far my favorite holiday. The combination of family, football, and of course, food makes it pretty hard to top. When we talk Thanksgiving, obviously we’re talking turkey. But, one of the other main staples of the day is the mashed potatoes. It’s a perfect side dish to mound your chicken, turkey, and biscuits on.
There are so many different ways to make mashed potatoes. It’s incredibly versatile. It’s also very easy to make and the perfect complement to your main dishes. However, despite being easy to make, it’s also pretty easy to mess up if you’re not careful. The last thing we want is blandly undercooked, overcooked, or over mashed gummy mashed potatoes.
This apple cheesecake is a bit of work, but it easily makes up for it in looks and taste. There’s nothing better than the texture contrast of the creamy cheesecake, the semi-soft sautéed apples, and the slight crunch from the crust. This cheesecake is big on flavor. It’s full of the robust spices and flavors we expect from the Fall season. As I said, it’s a bit of work, but when you take one bite, you’ll melt into such pure bliss that you won’t even care.
With Fall out in full force right now, I had to bring you this recipe. These muffins are perfect for those crisp air Fall mornings. Moist, light and flavorful muffins that are so easy to make. They need some time to rest in the fridge for the batter to settle, which makes this a great make-ahead recipe. Your brunch guests will enjoy them, your kids will enjoy them and you will enjoy them. So flavorful, moist, fluffy and easy to make!
Roasted potatoes are a wonderful side dish. When done right, they are divine. Slightly crispy, fluffy on the inside and full of flavor. Roasted potatoes that are poorly done are the worst. They’re overcooked and mushy or they’re undercooked and hard as a rock. They lack flavor and they lack texture. You won’t get any of that with this recipe. It all starts with the right potato. The ideal potato for roasting, in my opinion, is the yellow flesh variety. When roasted, it’s fluffy and creamy on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside. It’s pure potato flavor, making an awesome canvas for the herbs and parmesan. Look no further than this recipe if you finally want delicious and perfectly cooked roasted potatoes.
My brothers have been on a spicy chicken kick lately. I don’t know why, but they’ve been going crazy for it. Everything from buffalo wings to buffalo fried chicken. Recently, they’ve discovered a local restaurant that sold wait for it…spicy chicken sandwiches. Needless to say, once they took a bite of these sandwiches, they were in heaven. After that experience, they wanted to try to re-create it at home. This sandwich consists of a toasted brioche bun, semi-homemade coleslaw, thousand island sauce and a homemade buffalo sauce. It takes a bit of work, just because there are multiple components, but it’s well worth it. It’s incredibly delicious. The flavors and different textures just makes this sandwich so on point. We’re going to show you our version of a spicy buffalo chicken sandwich.
It’s officially Fall and hallelujah for that. This year has felt anything but normal, so it’s nice to feel a bit of normalcy now that Fall is here. Football is on TV, pumpkins are everywhere and cinnamon is in the air. It’s just a bit of relief in this unpredictable time. To start off the Fall season, I thought I’d start by sharing a easy recipe for homemade cinnamon roll bites. Cinnamon roll bites is just essentially balled up brioche dough covered in butter, cinnamon and sugar. To make it easy, I use my go-to cinnamon roll recipe dough. It’s full-proof and so easy to work with. This is a nice change from the traditional rolls and a great party dish as it’s literally made for a crowd.