Lemon Curd Muffins

Sigh. I have a feeling that the bakes from Sweet and Simple Bakes is going to make me gain 10 pounds! I think this has got to be one of my most favorite bakes so far. Not only were we to make muffins with a to-die-for lemon curd filling, I also got to make my…

Christopsomos

As the second bread in our Bread Bakers Apprentice Challenge, we were to tackle a Greek Celebration Bread, Artos. There are several variations of the basic bread. One of them is Christopsomos, a beautiful, decorative bread full of lovely flavors! For the recipe, please see Google Books. We start with a poolish of water, flour…

Baked "Fries"

This is one the simplest recipes ever. I make this very often as a side at home and everyone constantly asks me for the recipe. I have a friend who requests this every time we have her over for dinner! It is also very versatile. Use any fresh herbs that you enjoy. Make it spicy,…

Ricotta Gnocchi

I LOVED my first Daring Cooks challenge. The gnocchi was light and fresh and full of flavor. And, I have to say it was much simpler than I thought it would be. I’ve made potato gnocchi before which was also delicious, but this was far better! Also, far richer, but hey, once in a while,…

Beetroot Rasam

One of my favorite blogs is Lisa’s Kitchen. Her recipes are simple, vegetarian and always delicious – right up my alley! When her blog was chosen for last month’s Tried & Tasted, I bookmarked this recipe, but life got in the way and though I made the rasam, I didn’t get a chance to write…

Vanilla Cupcakes

If you haven’t heard of Sweet and Simple Bakes, do check it out. Maria and Rosie have started a baking blog for amateur bakers about a year ago. I’ve tried to take part in almost all their bakes, and they’ve all been amazing. This month’s bake was no different. I tried them this afternoon and…