Today let's bake some bread! In my ideal world, I would make all of our bread from scratch. Of course, in this ideal world I would also always make homemade granola bars, Greek yogurt, graham crackers, granola, hummus, pita, and, well you get the idea. In the real world there is such a thing as limited time, so I have to make choices about what I will make in each particular week. For the past few weeks, I have been baking this oatmeal-honey sandwich bread, and it's my new addiction. It makes great sandwiches and amazing toast. I also can't resist a fresh slice spread with a little butter, right after it cools from the oven. So. so. good.
In my testing of this recipe, I've found that I ... [Continue Reading]
This recipe has been in my binder of favorite recipes for years, and I've made it countless times. In fact, when I went to look up the recipe recently, I was sure I had shared it on the blog, but was surprised to discover I had not. So sorry for causing you to miss out on this meal, until now.
I love pork tenderloin because it's easy to prepare, and it always turns out moist and flavorful. To make this honey hoisin version, you marinate the pork in a sweet-savory mixture of hoisin sauce, honey, green onions, and garlic. Only half an hour of marinating time is required, which is great if you're like me and tend to forget to plan ahead for those sorts of things. Next, the pork is quickly ... [Continue Reading]
This recipe is one of those that immediately drew me in and I couldn't get it out of my mind until I was in my kitchen baking. Bread and oatmeal on their own each invoke warm, comforting feelings, so it's no surprise that together they are irresistible. And when that oatmeal bread is a quick bread that you can easily mix up by hand in just two bowls, you can't help but get yourself into the kitchen to start baking.
This honey oatmeal quick bread is great for snacking, or serving with dinner. I like that it's made with plenty of oats and whole wheat flour, as I'm always trying to incorporate as many whole grains as possible into our meals and snacks. Spread a slice of this bread, warm from ... [Continue Reading]
The busy holiday season is beginning, and it's sure to bring plenty of fun activities as well as extra long to do lists. At this time of year, I want to spend my kitchen time baking holiday cookies, rather than cooking involved dinners. Using my slow cooker helps me to do just that. I can spend a few minutes prepping dinner earlier in the day, and then my evening cooking is so much easier.
I've made this honey sesame chicken twice now, and adapted it a bit the second time around to achieve even better results. The first time I used chicken thighs, and the second chicken breasts. It worked out both ways, but do be sure to trim off any fat that may be on the chicken thighs before ... [Continue Reading]
You may have noticed that beginning this week, I am now including a "Printable recipe" link in my posts. I hope this will make it easier for you to print those recipes that you want to try!
Since posting this Crispy Chicken Fingers recipe, I have since found a new favorite chicken fingers recipe that I think is even better. Visit this post for the new recipe.
These chicken fingers are a great way to satisfy a craving for chicken tenders, but in a home-cooked, healthy way. A quick soak in buttermilk tenderizes the chicken, while you prep the other ingredients for the dish. The crispiness of the chicken fingers comes from coating the chicken pieces in crushed ... [Continue Reading]
I made these honey yeast rolls for the first time yesterday, and I am so happy that I finally tried this recipe! The rolls are soft and slightly sweet, tender on the inside with just the right amount of browned "crust" on the outside. Be sure not to skip the step of brushing the rolls with melted honey butter before baking; when you take a bite of the browned outer edge of one of these rolls, the sweet buttery taste is amazing. If you are still looking for a roll recipe to add to your Thanksgiving or other holiday table, try these honey yeast rolls. This recipe is definitely a keeper!
Honey Yeast Rolls
Makes 12 rolls
2¼ tsp. instant yeast
1 cup warm water (105-115˚ ... [Continue Reading]
This is a super simple recipe for grilled chicken. I especially like this recipe because all of the ingredients are items that I usually have on hand. I've now made this chicken twice in three weeks, because the honey-Dijon flavor is so delicious! The first time, I served the chicken with grilled zucchini. This time, I served steamed broccoli and brown rice as side dishes.
Honey-Dijon Grilled Chicken
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white wine
2 Tablespoons honey
2 Tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients except ... [Continue Reading]