Monthly Archives: March 2012

Garlic Herb Breadsticks

These homemade garlic herb breadsticks are soft and chewy, with a crunchy cheesy, garlic herb crust, perfect with spaghetti, lasagna or any Italian meal!

Garlic Herb Breadstick Recipe

In continuing with my bread baking obsession I made homemade breadsticks to compliment my Three Cheese Raviolis at last weeks LA Family Dinner!

The result was a thick, flavorful breadstick which was perfect by itself or dipped in my homemade Tomato Basil Marinara!

Garlic Herb Breadstick Ingredients

Ingredients – Breadsticks

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 package (.25 oz) yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 tbsp butter (softened)
  • olive oil cooking spray

Topping

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese (shredded)

Start by combining the yeast, sugar and warm water in a small bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes or until the mixture begins to bubble.

Combine the salt and flour in a large mixing bowl then add the yeast mixture and stir well. Next fold in the butter.

Breadstick Dough Recipe

Once a solid ball of dough forms place it on a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.

Breadstick Dough Recipe

Place the ball of kneaded dough in a large bowl sprayed with olive oil cooking spray and cover with plastic wrap.

Allow to set for 45 minutes or until dough has doubled in size.

Breadstick Dough Recipe

Now that the dough has doubled, separate into 12 equal sized ovals.

Homemade Breadstick Recipe

One by one stretch each breadstick out to about 12 inches in length.

Homemade Breadstick Recipe

Next fold in half.

How to make homemade breadsticks

Now twist the two sides together.

Homemade Twisted Breadstick Recipe

Once all 12 have been twisted, cover and allow to rise for an additional 30 minutes.

While they’re rising pre-heat the oven to 400°F and prepare the garlic herb topping.

Start by melting the butter in a small mixing bowl, then add the remaining ingredients.

Garlic Herb Topping for Breadsticks

Mix well.

Garlic Herb Topping for Breadsticks

Brush the mixture over the breadsticks.

Garlic Herb Breadstick Recipe

Place in the oven for 12-15 minutes.

Remove when the garlic herb mixture starts to brown.

Homemade Garlic Herb Breadstick Recipe

Remove from baking sheet and place on a serving dish.

Homemade Garlic Herb Breadsticks

Serve these flavorful, scrumptious homemade treats with raviolis, chicken parmesan, pizza or whatever your favorite Italian dish is!

Homemade Garlic Cheese Breadsticks

 

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Garlic Herb Breadsticks

These homemade garlic herb breadsticks are soft and chewy, with a crunchy cheesy, garlic herb crust, perfect with spaghetti, lasagna or any Italian meal!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 12 minutes
Servings 12 breadsticks
Calories 181 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

Breadsticks

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1/4 oz yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • olive oil cooking spray

Topping

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

  1. Start by combining the yeast, sugar and warm water in a small bowl.
  2. Let stand for 10 minutes or until the mixture begins to bubble.
  3. Combine the salt and flour in a large mixing bowl then add the yeast mixture and stir well.
  4. Fold in the butter.
  5. Once a solid ball of dough forms place on a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.
  6. Place the ball of kneaded dough in a large bowl sprayed with olive oil cooking spray and cover with plastic wrap.
  7. Allow to set for 45 minutes or until dough has doubled in size.
  8. Now that the dough has doubled, separate into 12 equal sized ovals.
  9. One by one stretch each breadstick out to about 12 inches in length.
  10. Next fold in half.
  11. Now twist the two sides together.
  12. Once all 12 have been twisted, cover and allow to rise for an additional 30 minutes.
  13. While they’re rising pre-heat the oven to 400°F and prepare the garlic herb topping.

  14. Start by melting the butter in a small mixing bowl, then add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

  15. Brush the mixture over the breadsticks.
  16. Place in the oven for 12-15 minutes.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Lettuce Wraps

PF Chang’s Sweet and Sour Chicken dish is recreated without frying and placed in lettuce wraps for a gluten free, delicious Chinese dinner recipe!

Sweet and Sour Chicken Lettuce Wraps {Little Leopard Book}

Sticking with the theme on the blog of giving fun twists to traditional favorites, I took my two favorite dishes from PF Chang’s and combined them!

Sweet and Sour Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This sweet and sour chicken tastes almost identical to the PF Chang’s version yet is lighter and healthier because it is not deep-fried!

PF Changs Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

While the ingredient list for the recipe is rather lengthy, most of the items are kitchen staples!

Sweet and Sour Chicken Ingredients

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 2 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg (whisked)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp gluten free soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger (grated)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce (not pictured)

Start by chopping the chicken into large chunks. Prepare a shallow dish with the whisked egg and another with the corn starch and brown sugar.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Next, place the chicken into the egg then lightly coat in the corn starch mixture. Add the breaded chicken to a large skillet with the olive oil heated over medium-high heat.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Begin browning then add the bell peppers and onions.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Next, make the sauce. Combine all of the remaining ingredients (except the pineapple chunks and lettuce) in a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Now, pour the sauce over the chicken.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Toss to cover the chicken and vegetables in sauce.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Cover and reduce heat to a simmer.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Cook for 10 minutes then add the pineapple chunks.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Cover and cook for an additional 10 minutes then get ready to wrap!

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Place the lettuce leaf on a plate then add the chicken on top.

PF Changs Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Yummy!

PF Changs Sweet and Sour Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I love the fun, light lettuce wraps but if you really feel the need for a more traditional sweet and sour dish, you can serve it with white rice.

Sweet and Sour Chicken

This dish is perfect for a weeknight and can easily be cut in half for one or doubled for a large family!

PF Changs Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Sweet and Sour Chicken Lettuce Wraps

PF Changs Sweet and Sour Chicken dish is recreated without frying and placed in lettuce wraps for a gluten free delicious Chinese dinner recipe.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 438 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg whisked
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 red bell pepper large dice
  • 1/2 green bell pepper large dice
  • 1 small onion large dice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp gluten free soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger grated
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce

Instructions

  1. Chop the chicken into large cubes.
  2. Prepare a shallow dish with the whisked egg and another with the corn starch and brown sugar.
  3. Place the chicken into the egg then lightly coat in the corn starch mixture.
  4. Add the breaded chicken to a large skillet with the olive oil heated over medium-high heat.
  5. Begin browning then add the bell peppers and onions.
  6. Prepare the sauce by combining all of the remaining ingredients (except the pineapple chunks and lettuce) in a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  7. Pour the sauce over the chicken.
  8. Toss to cover the chicken and vegetables in sauce.
  9. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer.
  10. Cook for 10 minutes then add the pineapple chunks.
  11. Cover and cook for an additional 10 minutes then place the sweet and sour chicken in lettuce leaves.

Caramelized Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese

Sweet caramelized pears are combined with creamy brie cheese in this buttery, delicious mini grilled cheese sandwich recipe.

Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese

I have to give props to my friends at Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach for the idea for this recipe.

Caramelized Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese

This sandwich is sweet, buttery and it comes with a warning: this will become your favorite grilled cheese sandwich ever!

Caramelized Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese Ingredients

Ingredients (makes 10 mini sandwiches)

  • 1/2 sourdough baguette
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 large pear (peeled and sliced)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 oz brie cheese

Start by placing 2 tbsp of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once butter has melted add the sliced pears to the skillet.

Caramelizing Pears

Then add the brown sugar to the pears.

Cook for 5 minutes or until pears are caramelized.

Mini Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

While the pears are caramelizing begin thinly slicing the baguette and brie cheese.

Prepare each sandwich by spreading the tops of each slice of bread with the remaining butter, then layering with a slice of brie cheese.

Mini Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

When the pears are ready place them on top of the brie cheese.

Mini Caramelized Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Add another slice of brie cheese and buttered bread on top and grill on the stove top over medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side.

Caramelized Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese

After both sides are the perfect shade of golden brown, place on a plate and get ready to chow down!

Caramelized Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese Recipe

Now lets take a closer look at this amazing little sandwich of cheesy delight!

Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich

My mouth is watering just looking back at these pictures!!

Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese Recipe

These sandwiches make for really fun little party appetizers or you can make a small plate of them for a decadent, cheesy lunch!

Caramelized Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese Recipe

 

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Caramelized Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese

Sweet caramelized pears are combined with creamy brie cheese in this buttery, delicious mini grilled cheese sandwich recipe.

Course Appetizer, Dessert, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 mini sandwiches
Calories 117 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1/2 sourdough baguette sliced
  • 4 tbsp butter divided
  • 1 pear peeled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 oz brie cheese

Instructions

  1. Place 2 tbsp of butter in a large skillet over medium heat.

  2. Once butter has melted add the sliced pears to the skillet.
  3. Then add the brown sugar to the pears.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes or until pears are caramelized.
  5. While the pears are caramelizing begin thinly slicing the brie cheese.

  6. Prepare each sandwich by spreading the tops of each slice of bread with the remaining butter, then layering with a slice of brie cheese.
  7. When the pears are ready place them on top of the brie cheese.
  8. Add another slice of brie cheese and buttered bread on top and grill on the stove in a large skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side.

Caprese Quesadilla

Fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil leaves fill this Italian Caprese Quesadilla Recipe, which is easily made in just 10 minutes!

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While I do love all types of food from Mexican to Thai and Brazillian to French, Italian will always have a special place in my heart.

Sometimes I like to take a dish from another country and make it into an Italian masterpiece, such as this recipe, the Caprese Quesadilla.

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 1 flour tortilla
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup basil
  • 1 cup marinara sauce

Start by slicing the roma tomatoes and topping the flour tortilla with the mozzarella cheese and sliced tomatoes.

Next, top with the basil and parmesan cheese.

Then fold the tortilla in half and place over medium heat on the stove top. Brown on the first side then flip.

Heat up the marinara sauce while the quesadilla is cooking. Once browned on both sides remove from the skillet and cut into slices.

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Serve with marinara sauce on the side for dipping.

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A delicious new way to eat a traditional mexican dish, Italian style!

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BLT Caesar Wrap

The traditional BLT sandwich gets a twist with kale replacing the lettuce and caesar dressing replacing the mayo for a simple, on the go BLT caesar wrap!

Kale Bacon Caesar Wrap

Every once in a while an unplanned “what’s in the fridge?” meal turns into a new favorite and last week that most definitely happened!

I turned a classic favorite, the BLT, into a new, fun wrap with kale instead of lettuce and caesar dressing instead of mayonnaise!

BLT Caesar Wrap Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 large flour tortilla
  • 2 tbsp caesar dressing
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 slices cooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese (shredded)

Start by cooking the kale in 1 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes. Add 1/4 cup of water and cover the skillet to steam the kale for 4-5 minutes.

Meanwhile, spread the dressing into the middle of a tortilla.

BLT Caesar Wrap Recipe

Next add the cooked kale and bacon on top.

Bacon and Kale Wrap

Top with the tomatoes and parmesan cheese.

BLT Caesar Wrap Recipe

Wrap it up and dig in!

Kale Bacon Wrap

Oh my gosh, the crispness of the bacon with the mild bitterness of the kale and the creaminess of the caesar dressing, this was such a great, random concoction and I’m not going to lie to you all, I ended up making it two other times last week!

BLT Caesar Wrap Recipe

Kale Bacon Caesar Wrap
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BLT Caesar Wrap

The traditional BLT sandwich gets a twist with kale replacing the lettuce and caesar dressing replacing the mayo for a simple, on the go BLT caesar wrap!

Course Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 wrap
Calories 604 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 large flour tortilla
  • 2 tbsp caesar dressing
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 slices cooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

  1. Cook the kale in 1 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of water and cover the skillet, steam for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, spread the dressing into the middle of the tortilla.

  4. Add the cooked kale and bacon on top.

  5. Top with the tomatoes and parmesan cheese.
  6. Wrap it up and dig in!

Strawberry Kiwi Cupcakes with Strawberry Kiwi Creamy Frosting

Fresh strawberries and kiwis are combined in these delicious Strawberry Kiwi Cupcakes, topped with more fresh fruit in the Strawberry Kiwi Creamy Frosting.

Cupcakes with Strawberry Kiwi Creamy Frosting

In continuation with my season of strawberry recipes I decided to make strawberry cupcakes.

Fresh Fruit Cupcakes

Then as I walked through the produce section of Trader Joe’s the kiwis started calling my name “Whitney, Whitney, put us in your strawberry cupcakes!”

Fresh Fruit Strawberry and Kiwi Cupcakes

I couldn’t say no to these cute little green guys so I picked some up and Strawberry Kiwi Cupcakes were born!

Strawberry Kiwi Cupcake Ingredients

Ingredients (makes 24 cupcakes)

  • 2 cups strawberries (sliced)
  • 2 kiwis (peeled and sliced)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk, coconut milk or regular milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Start by peeling the kiwi using a vegetable peeler. (Thanks roomie for being my photographer in this shot!)

Next, slice the kiwis and strawberries.

Freshly Sliced Strawberries and Kiwi

Place the fruit in a blender or food processor.

Fresh Fruit in Food Processor

Blend into a puree consistency, set aside and begin to make the batter.

First, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt in a small mixing bowl.

Next cream together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl, then add the eggs one at a time and mix well.

Then add the oil, almond milk, vanilla and fruit puree.

Strawberry Kiwi Cupcake Batter

Blend well then add the flour mixture.

How to make strawberry kiwi cupcakes

Combine all of the ingredients until a dark pink batter forms.

Now pour the batter into pre-lined muffin pans.

Strawberry Kiwi Cupcakes

Bake the cupcakes at 350° for 22-25 minutes.

Baked Strawberry Kiwi Cupcakes

Now it’s time to make the frosting.

I used my cream cheese frosting recipe and added fresh strawberries and kiwi. Simple and delicious!

Creamy Strawberry Kiwi Cupcake Frosting Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 8 oz packages cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar (sifted)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 strawberries (diced)
  • 1 kiwi (peeled and diced)

Start by peeling and dicing the strawberries and kiwi.

Combine all ingredients with an electric hand mixer.

Strawberry Kiwi Creamy Frosting

Now place the frosting onto the cupcakes with a cake decorator or spread on top with a knife. Add additional sliced fruit as a garnish if you like!

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

I went a little crazy with the picture-taking because they were so pretty! Here are a few of my favorites!

Strawberry Kiwi Cupcake Tower

Strawberry Kiwi Cupcakes

These cupcakes are perfect for spring, would be so cute at a picnic, birthday party or baby shower!

Strawberry Kiwi Cupcakes with Creamy Strawberry Frosting

 

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Strawberry Kiwi Cupcakes with Strawberry Kiwi Creamy Frosting

Fresh strawberries and kiwis are combined in these delicious Strawberry Kiwi Cupcakes, topped with more fresh fruit in the Strawberry Kiwi Creamy Frosting.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 Cupcakes
Calories 281 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries sliced
  • 2 kiwis peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk coconut milk or regular milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Creamy Strawberry Kiwi Frosting

  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 strawberries diced
  • 1 kiwi peeled and diced

Instructions

  1. Peel the kiwi using a vegetable peeler.
  2. Slice the kiwis and strawberries.
  3. Place the fruit in a blender or food processor.
  4. Blend into a puree consistency and set aside.
  5. Mix the flour, baking soda and salt in a small mixing bowl.
  6. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  7. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well.
  8. Add the oil, almond milk, vanilla and fruit puree.
  9. Blend well then add the flour mixture.
  10. Combine all of the ingredients until a dark pink batter forms.
  11. Pour the batter into pre-lined muffin pans.
  12. Bake the cupcakes at 350°F for 22-25 minutes.

Creamy Strawberry Kiwi Frosting

  1. Peel and dice the strawberries and kiwi.

  2. Combine all ingredients with an electric hand mixer.
  3. Place the frosting onto the cupcakes with a cake decorator or spread on top with a knife.

Loaded Baked Potato Bread

All of the components of a loaded baked potato including cheese, bacon & green onions are added to this pull apart cheesy Loaded Baked Potato Bread Recipe.

Loaded Baked Potato Bread

While seeking menu inspiration for my Superbowl Party I ran across a recipe for spicy, cheesy pull-apart bread. This is what gave me the idea to concoct this recipe a couple of months later.

Loaded Bacon Cheddar Potato Bread

I took one of the loaves of rustic potato bread I baked last week and packed it with all of my favorite baked potato toppings!

Loaded Baked Potato Bread Ingredients

Ingredients (makes 1 loaf)

  • 1 loaf potato bread
  • 4 bacon slices (cooked and crumbled)
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup green onions (chopped)

Start by melting the butter in a small mixing bowl.

Loaded Cheesy Baked Potato Bread Recipe

Add the cheese, green onions and bacon.

Loaded Cheesy Baked Potato Bread Recipe

Slice the potato bread loaf both horizontally and vertically 3/4 of the way through.

Be sure not to slice all the way through, but enough to reach in there and stuff the loaf with your mixture of baked potato toppings!

Loaded Baked Potato Bread Recipe

Now use your fingers to stuff the topping mixture into the bread.

Loaded Cheesy Baked Potato Bread

Wrap foil tightly around the bottom and sides of the loaf, leaving the top exposed.

Add another piece of foil over the top and place in a 350°F oven for 15 minutes.

Baked Potato Bread Recipe

Remove the top piece of foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

After the cheese is melted completely remove the bread from the oven and discard the foil. Place the loaf on a serving plate.

Loaded Baked Potato Pull Apart Bread

I served this with Baked Buffalo BBQ Chicken for a nice twist on a traditional southern meal!

Loaded Baked Potato Bread

Simply pull the pieces away from the bread and enjoy!

Pull Apart Baked Potato Bread

Loaded Baked Potato Bread
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Loaded Baked Potato Bread

All of the components of a loaded baked potato including cheese, bacon & green onions are added to this pull apart cheesy Loaded Baked Potato Bread Recipe.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 558 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped
  • 4 bacon slices cooked and crumbled
  • 1 loaf potato bread

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Add the cheese, green onions and bacon.

  3. Slice the potato bread both horizontally and vertically 3/4 of the way through.
  4. Use your fingers to stuff the topping mixture into the bread.
  5. Wrap foil tightly around the bottom and sides of the loaf, leaving the top exposed.
  6. Add another piece of foil over the top and place in a 350°F oven for 15 minutes.

  7. Remove the top piece of foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Bacon Maple Muffins with Brown Sugar Crumble

These scrumptious bacon maple muffins are filled with crispy bacon crumbles and rich maple syrup, then topped with a sweet brown sugar crumble.

Bacon Maple Brown Sugar Muffins

Bacon. Maple Syrup. Brown Sugar. Three things that when combined equal serious tummy satisfaction!

Maple Muffins with Brown Sugar Crumble

I’ve had bacon maple donuts before, but decided to skip the frying and turn these goodies into bacon maple muffins! Then I decided, why not add my favorite sweet ingredient, brown sugar, to take these muffins over the top!

Bacon Maple Brown Sugar Muffin Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6 slices cooked bacon (crumbled)
  • 2 cups and 2 tbsp flour (separated)
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp butter

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Start by combining 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.

Bacon Maple Muffin Recipe

Next combine the vegetable oil, milk and egg in a large mixing bowl.

Bacon Maple Muffin Recipe

Whisk together, then add the maple syrup.

Bacon Maple Muffin Recipe

Next add the flour mixture.

Bacon Maple Muffin Recipe

Mix together.

Bacon Maple Muffin Recipe

Crumble the bacon and add to the batter.

Bacon Maple Muffin Recipe

Mix the bacon in then spoon the batter into lined muffin tins.

Bacon Maple Muffin Recipe

I doubled the recipe and made half large and half mini muffins!

Mini Bacon Maple Muffins

Prepare the brown sugar crumble by combining the sugar, 2 tbsp flour and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl.

Mini Bacon Maple Muffins with Brown Sugar Crumble

Fold in the butter and use your hands to mix into a course crumble.

Mini Bacon Maple Muffins with Brown Sugar Crumble

Sprinkle the mixture on top of the muffins.

Mini Bacon Maple Muffins with Brown Sugar Crumble

Place into the oven for 18 minutes (15 minutes for the mini muffins).

Bacon Maple Brown Sugar Crumble Muffins

I am completely obsessed with the way these muffins turned out!  I just love the way the crispy brown sugar shines on top of these amazing bacon maple filled muffins!

Bacon Maple Brown Sugar Muffins

Oh and the mini version of these muffins were so totally adorable!

Mini Bacon Maple Brown Sugar Muffins

 

Bacon Maple Brown Sugar Crumble Muffins
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Bacon Maple Brown Sugar Muffins

These scrumptious bacon maple muffins are filled with crispy bacon crumbles and rich maple syrup, then topped with a sweet brown sugar crumble.

Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 9 Muffins
Calories 396 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon cooked & crumbled
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 

  2. Combine 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.

  3. Combine the vegetable oil, milk and egg in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Whisk together, then add the maple syrup.
  5. Add in the flour mixture and combine well.

  6. Add the bacon to the batter.

  7. Mix the bacon in, then spoon the batter into paper lined muffin tins.
  8. Make the brown sugar crumble by combining the sugar, 2 tbsp flour and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl.
  9. Fold in the butter, then use your hands to mix into a course crumble.
  10. Sprinkle the mixture on top of the muffins.
  11. Place in the oven and bake for 18 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Vegetarian Option: Omit the bacon. Gluten Free Option: Substitute gluten-free flour.

Gluten-Free Green Pizza

Gluten free green pizza is made with a cauliflower crust, topped with pesto, tomatoes, bell peppers, kale and parmesan cheese.

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Not being a big fan of corned beef, I still wanted to keep with the holiday spirit and make something to celebrate St Patty’s Day, so I went with my Italian roots and made pizza!

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It started out as a cute idea and ended up as the most healthy and delicious pizza I’ve ever had!

I’ve been wanting to try the pizza crust made from cauliflower that I saw on Pinterest about a month ago and this gave me the perfect opportunity to do so!

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I also finally gave in and jumped on the kale bandwagon! Throw in some green heirloom tomatoes and a homemade basil pesto and you have one fresh, veggie-filled pizza!!

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Ingredients (for crust – makes 3)

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Pre-heat the oven to 450°F.

Remove the leaves and stems from the cauliflower and chop the vegetable into large chunks.

Next, place the cauliflower into a food processor and blend until “riced”.

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Remember not to puree the cauliflower, yet “rice” the vegetable into a flour-like substance. It should look like the picture above.

Now place the cauliflower in the microwave for 8 minutes, it will cook down to about 3 cups of “riced” cauliflower.

Add the mozzarella, eggs, basil, oregano, salt and garlic to the riced cauliflower and form into 3 individual-sized crusts.

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Brush the crusts with olive oil then place in the oven for 15 minutes.

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Now it’s time to turn this into a green pizza!

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Ingredients (toppings)

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1/4 cup basil or kale pesto
  • 3-4 mini green heirloom tomatoes (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/4 green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese (shaved)
  • 1 green onion (chopped)

Begin by cooking the kale in a skillet over medium heat with 1/4 cup water and 1 tbsp olive oil.

Cover the kale and allow to cook down for 5 minutes. Meanwhile add the other toppings to the pizza.

Start by spreading the basil or kale pesto on the baked pizza crust. Next, top with the sliced green tomatoes.

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Oh aren’t those fun? And so yummy!

Next, add the chopped green peppers, parsley, parmesan and chopped green onions.

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Now add the kale on top.  This was my slight attempt at making my “green pizza” Irish since kale is a form of cabbage!

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Place in the oven for 5 minutes.

Beep, beep!!  That’s the sound of green pizza saying “eat me, eat me”!

Ok, maybe it’s just my oven, but I dream of one day having an oven that says “eat, me” instead of “beep, beep” when the timer goes off!  Wouldn’t that be kind of amazing??

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Ok this picture definitely screams “Eat me!” Who knew such a delicious, flavorful pizza could also be so healthy?

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Oh let’s do a little zoom action on that greenness!

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I could have definitely eaten one whole pizza myself, but as a good neighbor I shared half with the hungry man who lives upstairs! 🙂

With a yummy side of parmesan topped kale it was the perfect lunch-sized meal! For dinner I would recommend one green pizza per person!

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Gluten Free Green Pizza

Gluten free green pizza is made with a cauliflower crust, topped with pesto, tomatoes, bell peppers, kale and parmesan cheese.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 pizzas
Calories 416 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Toppings

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 3-4 mini green heirloom tomatoes sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper diced
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 green onion chopped

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 450°F.

  2. Remove the leaves and stems from the cauliflower and chop into large chunks.
  3. Place the cauliflower into a food processor and blend until “riced”.

  4. Place the riced cauliflower in the microwave for 8 minutes.

  5. Add the mozzarella cheese, eggs, basil, oregano, salt and garlic to the riced cauliflower.

  6. Form the mixture into 3 individual-sized crusts.
  7. Brush the crusts with olive oil then place in the oven for 15 minutes.
  8. Add the kale to a skillet over medium heat with 1/4 cup water and 1 tbsp olive oil.
  9. Cover the kale and allow to cook down for 5 minutes.
  10. Spread the pesto on the baked pizza crust.

  11. Top with the green tomatoes, green peppers, parsley, parmesan, green onions and kale.
  12. Cook in the oven for an additional 5 minutes.

Strawberry Kiwi Slush

This homemade version of Sonic’s Strawberry Kiwi Slush blends fresh fruit together in an icy cold beverage, perfect for summer!

Sonic's Strawberry Kiwi Slush Recipe

Am I the only person that continues to think about Sonic’s Strawberry Kiwi Slush on a regular basis even though it hasn’t existed for over a decade?

Sonic's Strawberry Kiwi Slush

I finally decided to re-create my favorite Sonic Slush of yester-year and the result was amazing!

Instead of artificial flavors or syrups I combined fresh fruit to make an icy cold, refreshing beverage that is perfect for summer!

Strawberry Kiwi Slush Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries (sliced)
  • 1 kiwi (peeled and sliced)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups ice

Add the strawberries and kiwi to a blender with sugar, water and lemon juice.

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Blend for 30 seconds.

Fresh Fruit Strawberry Kiwi Slush Recipe

Add the ice and blend for an additional 30 seconds or until the ice has been crushed and a slush consistency has formed.

Fresh Fruit Strawberry Kiwi Slush Recipe

Pour into a glass for you and a friend (or an extra-large glass all for yourself!)

Strawberry Kiwi Slush Recipe

Garnish with a kiwi slice and enjoy the frozen deliciousness of fresh fruit!

Strawberry Kiwi Slush

 

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Strawberry Kiwi Slush

This homemade version of Sonic's Strawberry Kiwi Slush blends fresh fruit together in an icy cold beverage, perfect for summer!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 slushes (16 oz each)
Calories 121 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries sliced
  • 1 kiwi peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups ice

Instructions

  1. Add the strawberries and kiwi to a blender with sugar, water and lemon juice.
  2. Blend for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the ice and blend for an additional 30 seconds or until the ice has been crushed and a slush consistency has formed.

Sausage Stuffing Balls

Sausage, potato bread, celery & sage are combined for a little taste of Thanksgiving all rolled up in these Sausage Stuffing Balls, perfect as a side dish or party appetizer!

Sausage, potato bread, celery & sage are combined for a little taste of Thanksgiving all rolled up in these Sausage Stuffing Balls, perfect as a side dish or party appetizer!

Finally, the most popular dish at my Superbowl Party gets a post on the blog!

Read the full post here!

Rustic Potato Bread

Creamy mashed potatoes are added to delicious homemade bread dough in this rustic potato bread recipe, perfect for making sandwiches or dipped in soup!

Homemade Potato Bread

For my fabulous Super Bowl Party I made the most delicious hors d’oeuvres ever, Sausage Stuffing Balls!

The two main ingredients for the dish are: sausage and potato bread.

The first time around I bought a loaf of potato bread at the store, but because my Rosemary Focaccia Bread came out so amazingly I have been on a serious homemade bread kick!  Thus, I made my own potato bread for the sausage stuffing balls!

Potato Bread Ingredients

Ingredients (makes 2 loaves)

  • 1 lb baking potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 1/4 oz packages active yeast
  • 6 cups flour (divided)
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp shortening

Start by peeling and chopping the potatoes into cubes.

Bring 1 1/2 cups milk and 1 1/2 cups water to boil in a medium saucepan.

Add the cubed potatoes.

Boil uncovered for 13-15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.

After potatoes are cooked, remove pan from the heat but do NOT drain the potatoes.  After they have cooled down to a warm, but no longer boiling temperature, measure out 1/2 cup of the liquid.

Place the 1/2 cup of liquid in a large mixing bowl and pour the yeast on top.

Next, mash the remaining liquid into the potatoes.

Add the mashed potatoes to the yeast mixture.

Next, add 2 cups of flour.

Then add the sugar, salt and shortening.

Beat with an electric mixer on high for 2 minutes.

Stir in the remaining 4 cups of flour by hand.

Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.

Next, place the dough in a large oiled bowl and turn to oil each side.

Cover the bowl with a lid or plastic wrap.

Let rise for one hour or until the dough has doubled in size.

Remove the dough from the bowl, punch down and separate into two equal loaves.  Place each loaf in a loaf pan or shape into a loaf and place on a baking stone (I did one of each just to see how they would turn out, both worked great!)

Cover again and allow to rise for an additional 30 minutes.  Meanwhile, pre-heat the oven to 375°F.

For the final step, remove the cover and place the bread in the oven for 40 minutes.

Homemade Potato Bread Recipe

This rustic potato bread recipe is thick and hearty, while still remaining light and fluffy inside!

Potato Bread Recipe

It is delicious dipped into Taco Soup or Pumpkin Chili or turn it into yummy Loaded Baked Potato Bread!

Homemade Potato Bread
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Rustic Potato Bread

Creamy mashed potatoes are added to delicious homemade bread dough in this rustic potato bread recipe, perfect for making sandwiches or dipped in soup!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings 2 loaves
Calories 1861 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 lb baking potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 oz active yeast
  • 6 cups flour divided
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp shortening

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop the potatoes into cubes.
  2. Bring the milk and water to boil in a medium saucepan.
  3. Add the cubed potatoes.
  4. Boil uncovered 13-15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat but do NOT drain the potatoes.
  6. After the potatoes have cooled, pour 1/2 cup of the liquid from the pan into a large bowl and sprinkle the yeast on top.
  7. Mash the remaining liquid into the potatoes.
  8. Add the mashed potatoes to the yeast mixture.
  9. Add 2 cups of flour, 3 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp salt and 2 tbsp shortening.
  10. Beat with an electric mixer on high for 2 minutes.
  11. Stir in the remaining 4 cups of flour by hand.
  12. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.
  13. Pace the kneaded dough into a large oiled bowl and turn to oil each side.
  14. Cover the bowl with a lid or plastic wrap.
  15. Let rise for one hour or until dough has doubled in size.
  16. Remove dough from the bowl, punch down and separate into two equal loaves. Place each loaf in a loaf pan or shape into a loaf and place on a baking stone.
  17. Cover again for 30 minutes.
  18. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

  19. Remove cover and place bread in the oven for 40 minutes.

How To Make Canvas Wall Art

With the recent DIY Pinterest craze, I decided to take a break from cooking today to share an interior design project that I created over 2 years ago.

When I moved to LA I wanted to create a different bedroom space in my new home. Although I knew I couldn’t buy a whole new bedroom set, I knew I could add new pieces to give it a different feel!

I went online and began looking at furniture and room designs I liked.  I actually found this room on Walmart’s website, of all places, and loved the simple black and white design!

After searching high and low for wall art similar to that on the left wall in the picture the only things I found were only sold online and more than I wanted to spend (like $50-100 per frame x 9 frames = too much!) At that point I decided to make my own for the bargain price of $5.00 per frame!

I’ve always considered myself somewhat crafty and creative but this was a new high for me! I traveled to three states and multiple cities to find nine different black and white canvas fabrics! But alas between Texas, Oklahoma, California, Hobby Lobby, Ikea, Walmart and Mood I found the nine perfect fabrics and my most prized DIY project to date.

Pretty good copy-cat right? Now I’m going to re-create one of the frames in, what else but leopard fabric, to show you all how easy they are to make yourself!

What you’ll need to make 9 frames:

  • 1 yard of canvas fabric (or 1/8 yard of 9 different fabrics)
  • scissors
  • 36 8″ wood “stretcher strips”
  • staple gun
  • 9 teeth and nails (if you want to hang them)

Start by sliding the wood strips together into square frames.

These can be purchased at Hobby Lobby, Michael’s or other craft stores and come in all different sizes so you can make the frames larger or smaller if you would like.

Next, place the frame on the fabric as a measurement guide.

Cut the fabric around the frame with about 2 inches of extra fabric on each side to wrap around the edges.

Now it’s time to put your construction hat on and grab that staple gun!

Put 2 staples on the first side, then wrap the corner tightly and staple.

Continue around the frame stapling each side and corner.

Now if you plan to place the frames on a shelf, they’re ready to go!

If you plan to hang them on the wall, you will need to add a tooth hanger with nails.

Time to put that construction hat on one last time and hammer in the nails.

Now the canvas frame is ready to hang!

Hang in a set of 4, 9 or just one large frame!

My black and white theme just got a little leopard addition!

Black Bean and Chorizo Fillo Baskets

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Last night these delightful Mini Fillo Shells were lingering around my pantry saying “fill me and eat me!”

These were a spur-of-the-moment purchase while at Fresh and Easy last week.  My thought “these are cute, I can find something to put in them!” And last night I did! They became the appetizer before my yummy dinner of Chicken and Sweet Corn Tamales I made by special request for my Mom!

I decided to make a black bean puree to put in the shells with spicy pork chorizo and topped with Cotija cheese. What a great combination of crunch from the fillo baskets and creaminess from the black bean puree! They were a huge hit and gone before I could set the serving plate on the coffee table!

Ingredients (makes 15 baskets)

  • 1 box 15 mini fillo shells
  • 1 can black beans (15 oz)
  • 2 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 2 tsp avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 1 package pork chorizo (12 oz)
  • 1/4 cup cotija cheese

Start by pre-heating the oven to 350°F and line the fillo shells up on a baking sheet.

Next, drain the black beans and place in a food processor or blender to puree.

Then add the chopped garlic to the black beans and blend.

Next, add the avocado oil, seasonings and lime juice.

Blend until all ingredients are incorporated.

Next, begin cooking the chorizo in a small skillet over medium-high heat.

While the chorizo is cooking pour the black bean puree into the bottom of each fillo basket.

Fill half way with the puree, just be sure to save room for the meat and cheese, AKA: the happiness!

Now about that happiness, the chorizo should be cooked through at this point and ready to be placed on top of the black bean puree!

Thank you to Billy for being such a doll and snapping some shots of me in action!

Mmmm chorizo!  Now top with the cotija cheese!  This cheese is named after a town in Mexico and is a salty, crumbly cheese similar to feta.

Place in the oven for 2-3 minutes to melt the cheese on top.

Transfer to a serving plate and just try to make it to the table before they’re all gone!

A little close-up action…

You can also top with cilantro for a little extra flavor and color!

♣ Vegetarian Option: Substitute soy-chorizo for pork chorizo, available at most grocery stores. 

♦ Gluten Free Option: Instead of fillo baskets, use Tostitos Scoops which are gluten-free. (As seen below)

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Herb Crusted Turkey Breast

Fresh sage, rosemary, thyme, parsley & bay leaves are rubbed on this boneless herb crusted turkey breast for a beautiful & easy Thanksgiving turkey recipe!

Herb Crusted Turkey Breast Recipe

This post has the greatest time-lag in the history of the blog.

This is actually the turkey breast that I made for THANKSGIVING, but I got so busy during the month of December that I never posted the recipe!

It was so amazingly delicious though that I couldn’t sit by and not share it with you all!

Herb Crusted Turkey Breast

Even though this was my Thanksgiving turkey, this could easily be made for dinner any time of the year!

Potato and Celery Root Mash Topped with Roasted Sunchokes or Twice-Baked Rosemary Blue Cheese Potatoes would be a great accompaniment to this main dish!

The dish was originally adapted from a Rachel Ray recipe and was chosen because of its limited cook and prep time!  An hour out the door and you’ve got a delicious roasted turkey breast!

Herb Crusted Turkey

Herb Crusted Turkey Breast Ingredients

  • 3 lb turkey breast
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 fresh sage leaves
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley
  • 6 tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs

Herb Crusted Turkey Breast Instructions

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a pan with foil or oil a roasting pan.

Place the turkey in the pan and slide one sage leaves, bay leaf and rosemary sprig under the skin of the turkey, place another sage leaf, bay leaf and rosemary sprig under the breast.

The heat will rise through the pan and release the flavors of the herbs up into the turkey breast.

Herb Crusted Turkey Breast Recipe

Next, place the onion and lemon zest into a food processor and chop. Then add 2 sage leaves, the parsley, olive oil and salt to the mixture.

Herb Crusted Turkey Breast Recipe

Pulse until the mixture becomes a paste.

Herb Crusted Turkey Breast Recipe

Next, rub half of the paste mixture under the skin of the turkey breast and the other half on top and around the sides of the breast.

Herb Crusted Turkey Breast Recipe

Looks messy, but comes out delicious!!

Now place in the oven for 20 minutes.  Remove the breast and baste with an additional 3 tbsp of olive oil.  Place back inside the oven and cook for an additional 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer placed inside the thickest part of the breast registers at 170°.

Herb Crusted Turkey Breast Recipe

Transfer the breast to a cutting board for carving. Let rest for 10-15 minutes then carve into slices.

Herb Crusted Turkey

This turkey was the perfect main dish for my Thanksgiving feast with friends!

Thanksgiving Dinner in LA

There’s the turkey, in the righthand corner, about to be dominated by a hungry pack of pretty girls!! I love this picture because Gabby looks like she totally just got caught taking all the cranberry sauce!!

I would imagine this turkey would make great leftover sandwiches but I can’t tell you first hand because after these girls got a hold of it, there was nothing leftover!

Herb Crusted Turkey

Herb Crusted Turkey
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Herb Crusted Turkey Breast

Fresh sage, rosemary, thyme, parsley & bay leaves are rubbed on this boneless herb crusted turkey breast for a beautiful & easy Thanksgiving turkey recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 738 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 3 lb boneless, skin-on turkey breast
  • 4 fresh sage leaves divided
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley
  • 6 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.

  2. Line a pan with foil or oil a roasting pan.
  3. Place the turkey in the pan and slide one sage leaf, bay leaf and rosemary sprig under the skin of the turkey, place another sage leaf, bay leaf and rosemary sprig under the breast.
  4. Place the onion and lemon zest into a food processor and pulse.
  5. Add 2 sage leaves, parsley, olive oil and salt to the mixture.
  6. Pulse until the mixture becomes a paste.
  7. Rub half of the paste mixture under the skin of the turkey breast and the other half on top and around the sides of the breast.
  8. Place in the oven for 20 minutes.
  9. Remove the breast and baste with an additional 3 tbsp of olive oil.
  10. Place back inside the oven and cook for an additional 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer placed inside the thickest part of the breast registers at 170°F.

  11. Transfer the breast to a cutting board for carving.
  12. Let rest for 10-15 minutes then carve into slices.

Couscous Asparagus Tabouli

This recipe for Asparagus Tabouli replaces bulgur with couscous and adds extra flavor with roasted asparagus, bell peppers and onions.