July 2010

Biscuits and Gravy, A Southern Classic

Biscuits and Gravy, A Southern Classic

Sean shares this quintessential recipe: "Among the plethora of southern classics, biscuits and gravy is one of those quick fix comfort foods that takes me back to memories of wonderful meals in my grandmother’s kitchen. This dish is easy to prepare, very filling and can be made for breakfast or dinner with very few (and cheap) ingredients that are probably in your pantry right now.

Recipe: Biscuits and Gravy, A Southern Classic

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Crispy Pancetta, Bocconcini & Olive Mint Tapenade Crostini

Crispy Pancetta, Bocconcini & Olive Mint Tapenade Crostini

"This is a quick, impressive appetizer to put on the menu for your formal next dinner party or lazy evening on the patio with family and friends." Looks fantastic - I'm impressed! :)

Recipe: Crispy Pancetta, Bocconcini & Olive Mint Tapenade Crostini

Mango and Coconut Cake

Mango and Coconut Cake

This light and lovely cake is not too sweet, made with healthy whole wheat flour, coconut, and sweet fresh mangos - "a great summery delight". Indeed!

Story and Recipe: Mango and coconut cake

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Bars

Dulce De Leche Cheesecake

These creamy, soft, and salty-sweet cheesecake bars are nearly addictive and much easier to bake than traditional cheesecake.

Recipe: Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Bars

Quark Cheesecake with Fresh Cherry Pie Filling

Quark Cheesecake with Fresh Cherry Pie Filling

Check out this delectable cheesecake made with fresh red cherries and homemade quark cheese - wowee!

Recipes: Quark Cheesecake with Fresh Cherry Pie Filling

Tomato Hand Pies

Tomato Hand Pies

Picnic perfect savory little hand pies: "A dozen buttery pastry squares filled with roasted tomatoes and onions, black olives, feta and oregano." Of course you can add whatever lovely seasonal produce you like, then simply bake in a muffin tin. Love it!

Recipe: Tomato Hand Pies

Amaranth Squares

Amaranth Squares

I love playing with all the wonderful ingredients available here in southern Mexico, like the nutritious ancient grain amaranth. I came up with these no-bake treats to satisfy my craving for something sweet, gluten-free and healthy using local ingredients. I have the pleasure of guest posting this treat on La Fuji Mama - woohoo!

Recipe and story: Amaranth Squares

PS: Yes, Baking is Hot is *mostly* a baking blog, but no-bake treats are OK when it's reeeeaaallly hot out. :)

Berries 'n' Cream & Gluten-Free Tarts

Berries n' Cream & Gluten-Free Strawberry Tarts

Ms Humble bakes up 2 stellar fresh summer berry tarts: "One tart uses all the traditional pie making ingredients: butter, sugar, flour. The other is gluten free, dairy free, and cane sugar free." Best of both worlds!

Recipes: Berries 'n' Cream & Gluten Free Strawberry Tarts

Candy Bar Cheesecake

Candy Bar Cheesecake

"First I made simple vanilla cheesecake with a flaky chocolate crust. Who does that? I do." says Natalie. But then, challenged to please her sweet-heart, she transformed it into the "eye catching, man loving, decadent, calorie filled, chocolate, candy bar cheesecake" you see above. Oh Natalie, you're such a sweetie. And now we know why your delicious blog is called Natalie's Killer Cuisine! ;)

Recipe: Candy Bar Cheesecake

Key Lime Cake with Pepitas

Key Lime Cake with Pepitas

from Sweet Life

Yesterday, I noticed the little lime tree in the yard is finally bearing fruit - hooray! It's truly amazing how aromatic and delicious an organic lime picked fresh off a tree is. Today, SweetLife submitted this fantastic cake:

"A warm cake is drizzled with key lime syrup giving for a lightly sweet but crunchy cake topped with pepitas."

As we say in Mexico, "¡Que riquisimo!"

Story and recipe: Key Lime Cake with Pepitas