Orange Brownie Buttons

Although they look like ordinary mini brownies, they are not, and they are bursting with vibrant flavors. Their secret is orange zest. These brownies are relatively basic. They’re made with butter, sugar, chocolate, flour, eggs, and vanilla extract. Adding orange zest gives the recipe an excellent brightness. I used almost a whole orange zest, so… Continue reading Orange Brownie Buttons

Traditional Banana Bundt Cake

Classic Banana Bundt Cake is this week’s recipe. I highly recommend it. This cake was delicious. Although it’s not a spectacular cake, it is a solid, easy-to-make cake, something everyone should have in their repertoire. Bringing this dessert to a party or giving it as a gift or a welcome to the neighborhood gesture is… Continue reading Traditional Banana Bundt Cake

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Authentic Italian Bruschetta Recipe

Since the 15th century, bruschetta has existed. Of course, it comes from central Italy. The word bruschetta derives from the Roman dialect brucare, which means “to roast over coals.” (Thanks to Wikipedia). Many people assume that bruschetta refers to the delicious topping on this Italian snack, but it refers to the grilled bread. I believe… Continue reading Authentic Italian Bruschetta Recipe

Healthy Cobb Salad

Salads aren’t my favorite food unless they are terrible for you. A perfect example: I like the Caesar salad at my local restaurant, as well as the BBQ steak salad. I used to eat cobb salad regularly at a restaurant called Chadsmiths, though. Over the weekend, I was pleased to try out this lightened-up version.… Continue reading Healthy Cobb Salad

Homemade Cheese Straws

It’s fresh-baked cheddar crackers in a straw shape, which is fine with me. The crackers are crisp, cheesy, and buttery. Delicious in every way. I did not have a party to bring these to, but they would make a great party appetizer. I made these mainly because I saw them on a popular blog and… Continue reading Homemade Cheese Straws