January 19, 2019

German goulash soup (Gulaschsuppe)

German goulash soup (Gulaschsuppe) is a hearty and warming stick-to-your-ribs meal for a winter day. It's National Soup Swap Day and I am sharing a soup recipe in celebration along with a bunch of other bloggers! I love making soup and eating it. It's so versatile, it's often very budget-friendly, and it warms you up when the colder weather strikes (though I also eat soups in the warm weather). I've had this Gulaschsuppe marked in my copy of The German Cookbook for a few years now. It's supposed to be a favorite midnight snack in beer halls, according to the book. I don't know why it took me so long to make it -- it's a simple soup that is full of flavor! It's best made the day before eating, but you can serve it right away, too. I read a bunch of recipes online as well and some were pretty bare bones - just the beef, potatoes, and onion with water and seasonings. Others had vegetables like carrots and bell peppers and used broth. I went with a combination of recipes and made it as listed below. It was a hit with my husband and I - a nice weekend dinner on a cold January evening. This recipe will serve about 5-6 people as a main dish. Serve with crusty bread for sopping up all the super flavorful broth. Don't forget to check out all the other soup recipes below!

January 10, 2019

Grapefruit poppy seed muffins

Grapefruit poppy seed muffins are a twist on the classic lemon poppy seed muffin. Who among us hasn't purchased a bag of grapefruit and then wondered what to do with it all? Recently, I had my two year old daughter with me when I was grocery shopping and she insisted that I buy the "big oranges" (AKA grapefruits). She and her brother were really excited to try them the next morning for breakfast and they enjoyed them. They are big fruit fans and have been trying all kinds of winter produce this year like clementines, pomegranates, and persimmons. And while we've been eating the grapefruits, some have been lingering in the fruit bowl and I was thinking of a way to use them up. I decided to make these muffins. Grapefruit imparts a lighter and more subtle flavor to baked goods than other citrus, so it's not a strong or overpowering flavor. They are moist, light, and fluffy. Perfect for a breakfast with scrambled eggs or as a snack with a cup of hot tea. This recipe will make a dozen muffins. 

December 31, 2018

January Recipe Round-Up {Cozy Winter Recipes}

Happy New Year, everyone! We are planning to continue our monthly themed recipe round-up in 2019 with some returning bloggers as well as several new faces. We are all excited to share recipes with you each month to help you meal plan and prepare for upcoming holidays, seasons, etc. through the year. This month we are featuring cozy winter recipes -- recipes and meals to warm you up on cool January days. Please continue reading to see all the recipe ideas and comfort foods.

December 29, 2018

A look back at 2018

As in years past I'm showcasing my favorite recipes from each month of the year, followed by my husband's favorites (the official taste tester). I always enjoy seeing if we choose the same recipe each month or not. 2018 have been a great year for my blog - I've enjoyed teaming up with some talented people and events, and making (and eating) lots of tasty food. Please keep reading to see our favorites from each month (this year we have 4 out of 12 the same).

December 28, 2018

December 28th - Final Friday Frenzy Food & Craft Link Party

This is the last of the posts from all of us at Friday Frenzy....for good. Thanks to Laura from Little House Big Alaska for organizing it all and for inviting us to join in on all the fun!

Friday Frenzy 
Welcome to the Friday Frenzy, the Best Food and Craft Link Party on the Web. Why is it the best?