Peeps Buttercream Jelly Roll | A Fun Easter Dessert Recipe

From the Mad Scientist’s Desk: I melted down Peeps candies into a sugar syrup and used it to make Italian buttercream. The result? This cute and super delicious Peeps Buttercream Jelly Roll for Easter. Enjoy! How I Came Up with Peeps Buttercream I have been ruminating on how to get some Peeps into my Easter […]

Ballymaloe Irish Stew for Two (or Four)

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, I have made simple and delicious Ballymaloe Irish Stew for Two (or Four). I think you’ll really love it, so let’s get to it! Ballymaloe House Ballymaloe Irish Stew is named for the Ballymaloe Country House Hotel in County Cork, Ireland. The Allen family has lovingly run the inn, restaurant, […]

Spicy Chili Cheese Dip | Dump and Stir Never Tasted So Good!

I have recently been in snack mode, and today I’m bringing you a recipe for spicy chili cheese dip. The last queso I shared was roux-based. It’s delicious, but it can get a bit grainy if you accidentally allow it to boil. The spicy chili cheese dip relies on the magical base of evaporated milk […]

Spicy Smoked Pimento Cheese Recipe

Hi, friends! We’re vacationing on the Outer Banks this week, but I’m still thinking of you! I even made you this Spicy Smoked Pimento Cheese spread. Now I’m going to tell you how I made it! The Beloved and I are staying in Duck, NC this week, and we are thoroughly enjoying every moment. Yesterday, […]

Whole Wheat English Muffins Recipe | Lindley Mills Super Sprout™

The lovely folks at Lindley Mills, a local grain mill in Graham, NC, sent me a 2 pound bag of their incredible Super Sprout™ Sprouted Whole Wheat Flour. And I made Whole Wheat English Muffins with some of it. An excellent plan. Thanks, Lindley Mills! Lindley Mills Super Sprout™ Flour What do you think about […]

Blood Orange Muhammara | Progressive Eats

Today is Progressive Eats Day and we’re celebrating all things citrus! I’ve made you some blood orange muhammara. It’s a Middle Eastern walnut dip that is hard to stop eating. Instead of the usual one-two punch of lemon juice and pomegranate molasses, I’ve substituted blood orange juice and a blood orange reduction. First, let’s check […]

Italian Sausage Soup with Chickpeas and Spinach | Quick and Easy Recipe

This Italian Sausage Soup with Chickpeas and Spinach is hearty, delicious, and ready in about 30 minutes. A great weeknight soup. Let’s make some, shall we? Sometimes I look in our cabinets and fridge and can’t find anything to eat. Not that there isn’t anything to be had. It’s just that sometimes I feel less […]

Get to Know North Carolina Beef Farms | Got To Be NC Beef

I am proud to be leading a group of North Carolina Bloggers to highlight North Carolina Beef today. Follow the roundup links to learn about 9 farms around North Carolina that raise North Carolina beef! I’m proud to partner with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to bring you this round-up. Thanks […]

Traditional Red Velvet Cake with Ermine Frosting | Old School Goodness!

Today I have a lovely traditional red velvet cake recipe for you. I call it traditional because I frosted it with ermine frosting. Many sources say ermine frosting is the original frosting for red velvet cake and not cream cheese frosting. Let’s get to it, shall we? What’s Ermine Frosting, Anyway? As far as I […]