Chocolate Ganache Tart

It’s been a while since I’ve baked something new. And today, I was just feeling restless, so I decided to raid my pantry to see what ingredients I had available. It’s no shocker that I always have flour and chocolate on hand, so I decided to treat myself to something very decadent and make a chocolate ganache tart. I have a tart pan with the removable bottom and I love tarts, especially one with chocolate on it. One of the reasons I really like this recipe is that it’s so…

Roast Chicken in a Dutch Oven

I love getting weekly deliveries from Washington’s Green Grocer! Not only am I getting fresh, natural and organic products, but I’m also supporting local farmers and their craft. Another bonus is that it’s teaching me to cook with what I have on hand. So whatever comes in my box that week is what I’ll be using to prepare meals. This week, I added a pasture-raised, free range whole chicken to my delivery. It took me a few days to figure out what to make with it; then it dawned on…

Who Says Great Things Don’t Come in Small Sizes – Mini Donuts!!!

It’s been a while since I’ve baked anything new in my kitchen. I think partly it’s cause I don’t have the patience lately to wait for something to cool before devouring it, and I’ve kind of hit a wall with what to bake. However, there’s this vendor at the Falls Church Farmer’s Market that serves the most appetizing mini donuts, I can literally smell the butter and sugar as I approach their booth. And it got me thinking, even though my husband adamantly vetoes my decision to buy a donut…

Spicy Chicken Biscuits for Tailgating

We’re heading to FedEx Field to cheer on our Washington Redskins and I wanted to make something easy to eat, crowd friendly, and super delicious. Since it’s a 1:00 game, we’ll probably start our tailgating festivities bright and early; what better way to kick off a day of football and fun than spicy chicken biscuits! I love the chicken biscuits from Chick-fil-A, so here’s my attempt to recreate it at home! Biscuit Ingredients: Serving Size: 9 biscuits Cook Time: 20 minutes 3 cups all purpose flour 2 tbsp cane sugar…