All tagged Southern foodie

Simple Smoked Salmon Pastries.

I have declared my love for smoked salmon time and time again, but something I often forget the importance of is the ability to create a quick and easy appetizer that will still impress your friends. So, I took to the kitchen to use a combination of crowd-pleasing flavors like smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers along with previously frozen puff pastry to whip up a killer hostess snack that can slay without causing stress sweat. The final product? A simple smoked salmon pastry roll that is packed with flavor and no hassle.   

Mediterranean Fusilli Salad

I love a nice light pasta salad. If it is covered in dressing, or tastes mostly of mayo I am out. I do not want that in my mouth. This pasta salad features all of my favorite Mediterranean flavors, without requiring any fatty or heavy sauces. It is fresh and as light as pasta salad can be.

Cheddar & chorizo pierogi.

If you’ve never had a pierogi, or if you don’t know what one is, the time to taste and try is now. Pierogi are filled dumplings of Eastern European origin with an indulgent potato filling. They are comforting, warm and will surely fill your stomach.

EASY skillet pizza.

Skillet pizza recipes are popping up everywhere on the internet. I mean, let’s be honest - pretty much everyone loves pizza, and the allure of a delicious homemade pizza is certainly attractive to most. This homemade pizza method used a cast iron skillet to achieve a perfectly cooked, fluffy crust. You're going to love it.

The best oatmeal cookies.

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies will always make me think of being a kid. My mom used to make them for me all the time. I guess she figured I was going to eat sweets either way, so she might as well make them and add in some oats. She also made a habit out of substituting some of the sugar for apple sauce. Although I haven’t done that here, it does make for a lovely chewy cookie and is a good way to cut out some of the sugar.

Dutch baby.

Have you ever had a Dutch baby? Have you ever even heard of a Dutch baby? Until recently, I had no idea what a Dutch baby pancake was.

Honestly, I thought you had pancakes, you had waffles, and that was about it - when it comes to that family of foods. However, I am so happy to have been recently enlightened. Dutch babies are delicious. They are more eggy, and more filling than a normal pancake and less sweet. The best part? They are seriously built for toppings. Any toppings. Fruit, as I decided to give a whirl, savory toppings - cheese and mushroom is the next stop for me. I can’t wait to bake another on of these beauties in my skillet.