• Dessert,  Recipe

    Poppyseed Bird Rolls

    These adorable bird rolls are a Russian tradition. Christians welcome in spring and the Lenten season with butter week, something I can wholeheartedly embrace! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Bird rolls are a Russian Christian tradition made for "butter week," the week before Lent. Similar to other culture's Mardi Gras If you like this recipe, check out the book that inspired it!   You can buy Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo here from Amazon or you can also choose to support local bookstores by purchasing it from Bookshop.

  • Breakfast,  Dessert,  Recipe

    Screwdriver Orange Sticky Buns with Vodka Glaze

    There wasn’t a lot of food suggested in Blindsighted but I love a challenge. As soon as I read the screwdriver quote, I knew that I would somehow be incorporating vodka, orange juice and a southern breakfast dish. Pecan sticky buns make me think of Georgia. And so, voila- Screwdriver Sticky Buns. I literally had to slap my husband’s hand away from the steaming bun to get this picture. He took one bite and declared this a Christmas morning tradition.  Out of the blue, Sara said, “I want a screwdriver.” Jeffrey frowned at this but he walked over to his toolbox and rummaged around. “Phillips?” “No, a drink,” Sara answered.…

  • Appetizers,  Breakfast,  Recipe

    Brooklyn Lox and Cream Cheese Bagel Balls

    These Bagel Balls are so fun! They’re a NYC deli stop in a bite. Smokey lox, cream cheese and briny capers surrounded by chewy everything bagels create a classic taste in a fun new way. These are also great for on the go eating in the car. My bagel sandwich comes up for pickup. I take the white paper bag, thank the woman and make my way back down toward the water. Brooklyn Bridge Park is less a park and more a stretch of grass. The benches are full, and I pop down on a rock, right by the water’s edge. I open up my sandwich and take a bite.…

  • Dinner,  Recipe

    Nerdy Pizza Pies

    If you have a Green Egg Grill, I’m sure that you’ve made pizzas! If not, these come out just as delicious in a hot oven. I’m giving you my pizza dough and sauce recipes but the toppings are all you! Some suggestions: mushrooms, pepperoni, sausage, blue cheese olives, caramelized onions, everything bagel spices, mozzarella balls torn up, ricotta cheese, broccoli, ham, bell peppers, jalapeños…… The list is infinite. Don’t box yourself in! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google The options are limitless!! Making your own pizzas are easy and taylored exactly to your tastes. Have you made these…

  • Recipe

    Mexican Bolillo Bread

    This is a type of savory roll traditionally made in Mexico. This crusty hard roll is usually broken in half with the soft, fluffy insides (known as the migajón) removed- and devoured! The exterior shell is then used as a torta or to scoop up and hold other food. Nerdy Tip measure the temperature of your water for the best possible rise! try dipping a fresh, warm roll in my Mexican Hot Chocolate Sauce. Weird but delish!! Have you tried making these rolls or the hot chocolate dip?? I’d love to hear your feedback. Please comment and rate! Peace & love, jenni

  • Breakfast,  Dessert,  Recipe

    Coffee Flavored Donuts

    Is there anything better together than a cup of coffee and a donut? Maybe having both in one gratifying bite. A subtle flavor of coffee lays in deep undertones for this simple yeast donut. Nerdy Tips use a thermometer! You will need to measure the temperature of the coffee before adding the yeast. Too hot liquid will kill the yeast and your dough will not rise. You will also need to measure the temperature of the oil before frying the donuts. take the time to let these rise. If your oven has a proof function, this is a good time to put it to use. eat warm- they are just…

  • Appetizers,  Recipe

    Dirty Martini Flatbread

    Pizza Crust 1 packet instant dry yeast 1/2 t brown sugar 1 1/2 cups warm water 2 t salt 2 T olive oil 3 1/2 cups flour Combine yeast, sugar and warm water. Let sit until it becomes bubbly, about 10 minutes. Add the salt and oil. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Let rise, about 45 minutes to 2 hours.   Nerdy Tip take the temperature of the water- too hot water kills the yeast, too cold and it won’t activate. 110 degrees is ideal and worth measuring.  Vodka Pizza Sauce 1/4 cup butter 1/2 onion, diced 1/2 cup vodka 1 can tomato paste 1 can tomato sauce 3…