Sweet treats, desserts, quick breads, and yeast breads
I love pizza night! Traditionally a Friday tradition, but every once in awhile, you just need that pizza-pick-me-up mid-week. And if your’e like me, you’re a sucker for fresh bread — including fresh pizza. Well, good news — I’ve got a fail-proof, stand-by pizza dough recipe easy enough to make any day of the week. Even better news? This recipe makes enough dough for one family size (14 inches in diameter) or, you can make up to 5 individual size pizzas (8 inches in diameter). So whether you’re looking to feed the whole crew, or just you and your mate, you’ve got pizza night (or nightS) covered.
Note about the Recipe: Dough can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.
Love that pizza pic? Check out my version of Broccoli Rabe Pizza!
Crusty on the outside, cloud-like on the inside. Isn’t that what you look for in a dinner roll? So much the better when they’re warm, right out of the oven. Slice it open and a plume of steam puffs out and the aroma is just overwhelming. Yeah, I have a thing for bread. A love thing…
The good news is that with the use of active dry yeast and the dough hook of a stand-mixer, these rolls are easy (and fun) to make! (more…)
I’m not going to lie, I don’t remember the last time I had a donut. A real donut. And I’m ok with that. I do, however, have a major sweet tooth when it comes to my breakfast meals, so I just couldn’t resist trying my hand at another baked donut recipe — with chocolate!
I love making shortbread cookies because they are so easy to make and a huge crowd pleaser. I recently made this recipe for a potluck event, but I’ve also used them as tasty gifts for birthdays and Christmas. Depending on the event or the giftee, try swapping out the filling. I’ve used the shortbread base to make mint chocolate chip, white chocolate macadamia, and butter pecan. The possibilities are endless…
This pumpkin bread is made with whipped egg whites and greek yogurt, making it lighter — in texture, taste, and calories — than most recipes out there. It’s not too sweet so, while you could enjoy it on its own as a breakfast treat or a healthy dessert, it also pairs nicely with a fresh salad.