I LOVE Coffee Cake...and its been years and years since I have made it, but recently I had a memory of it, which lead to a craving, which made me really want to make it again, especially for my kids to try coffee cake! Instead of a big cake I made it into muffins and they all loved it. Even this morning my son woke up and asked if we could make coffee muffins again. So we totally did. Coffee Cake is a savory cake with a sweet crumbly topping. It pairs so perfectly with a nice hot cup of . . .
Hey guys - so today is my birthday, so I thought - why not share a birthday recipe? I'm not a big bread maker. I'm not a patient person and all the waiting and raising just isn't my jive. I'll make rolls a few times a year and cinnamon rolls a few times a year. That's about my max. But what better reason to make bread than a birthday? Who wouldn't love to wake up to these birthday cake sweet rolls?! The dough is my mother-in-law's recipe and it is so so perfect. I did a twist on . . .
None of us here at Oh So have ever really submitted to a particular diet. We like our veggies, our fruit, our cookies, our steak, we like it all in moderation. I feel confident in saying that none of us would ever give up bread. It's also safe to say that we like to make things ourselves instead of buying them when we can--and when we have the time (there are 12 1/2 littles between us). I took Des' quick french bread recipe and turned it into a crusty round of bread bursting with . . .
I kinda love to experiment with exotic spices. It all started with my love of Indian food! One time, while at my favorite Indian place in Utah I asked the lanky 14-year-old boy what the main spice was in the Tikka Masala I loved so much. He held his finger up, skipped to the back kitchen, and came back to me. He leaned in and pronounced, "Garam masala." These muffins do not have garam masala thankyouverymuch, but they do have another exotic Indian spice in them: cardamom! It's really . . .
Fall is here and so is pumpkin season! What is your favorite pumpkin recipe? I'm partial to pumpkin bread, pumpkin cake, but cookies are a close second. Fall is here and so is pumpkin season! What is your favorite pumpkin recipe? I'm partial to pumpkin cake, but cookies are a close second. Today I have another recipe that is near and dear to my heart - pumpkin bread. Years ago I belonged to a crafting group and my dear friend gave me a loaf of this bread. I may or may not have . . .
Well, the holidays are among us. Crazy, right? Parties and house guests and attempts at healthy eating between the indulgences are just around the corner! I love any chance to have a filling, vegetarian meal, so while shopping at Trader Joe's, I ran across these treasures and thought they'd be perfect. Get their Feta Cheese Spread, Balela Bean Salad, and a baguette, and you have yourself the easiest, freshest little appetizer you ever did have! If you don't live near a Trader Joe's, I . . .
I've professed my obsession for biscuits and gravy here and here. I wanted cheddar, and I wanted chives. You'd think I'd have a pastry cutter, but apparently that's the one thing that will eternally escape my memory when I'm at Target. Hate that. Use two knives until the grated butter and shortening are somewhat incorporated, then I like to use my hands to crumble it all together until the fats are really ground in and your dough has a coarse meal. After you assemble your cold, chilled . . .
Because on Friday, we do pizza... Making ricotta is easy. Stupid easy. Boil some cream, milk, and salt. Add lemon juice, and let it do its magic. THAT'S IT. Ina Garten told me so. And about a million others that have discovered the simplicity. See? Stupid easy. You ever wondered what the curds and the whey are that Little Miss Muffet is eating with spiders? First of all, maybe you should get away from the spiders, girlfriend. Curds? The ricotta. Whey? See below. Protein-rich . . .
A few months back I attended a church function where we ate the BEST muffins. The friend who brought them made all sorts of yummy varieties - chocolate, banana, and my favorite - orange glazed. I ate more than my fair share of those babies. And ever since then I've thought about those perfect muffins. I finally asked her for the recipe and immediately made up a batch. Then I got to thinking - that these muffins would be amazing as a quick bread. I am a HUGE fan of quick breads. . . .
Biscuits and gravy are my THING. I used to order them at about every breakfast/brunch/diner place I ever went to, and honestly I was disappointed 90% of the time. I get it, you can't take piping hot flaky biscuits out of the oven for every order, but I never get why the gravy was always tasteless. Anyway, I make my own. So when King Arthur contacted us about participating in their #BetterBiscuits campaign, well there was absolutely no hesitation in raising my hand. MeMeMeMeMe! Yes . . .