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 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 […]

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 […]

Chocolate Glazed Doughnut Bread Pudding with Coffee Custard | Coffee and Donuts

Whether you call this baked French toast and serve it for brunch or you call it bread pudding and serve it for dessert, you should make this chocolate glazed doughnuts bread pudding at your earliest convenience. While many folks enjoy their doughnuts with a cup of coffee, I flavored the custard with espresso powder so […]

Top Ten Recipes of 2016 from Pastry Chef Online

Friends, I hope 2017 will be an excellent one for all of you. Before I start sharing how-tos, techniques, and recipes in this new year, I thought I’d share my top 10 recipes, the ones that were the most popular in 2016. Three pies made the list (so maybe expect more pie this year!) as well as […]

Three French Toast Recipes for New Year’s Brunch

Friends, it is time to kiss 2016 goodbye, either with a good riddance or a fond farewell, depending on your perspective. Either way, we will be bidding hello to 2017 in just a couple of days, and what better way than with three French Toast Recipes for New Year’s Brunch? Breakfast on New Year’s Day […]