Daring Kitchen, Dessert, Recipes

Tarte Tatin {Daring Kitchen}

For the March Daring bakers’ challenge, Korena from Korena in the Kitchen taught us that some treats are best enjoyed upside down. She challenged us to make a tarte tatin from scratch. I like to think I know how to make pies. They are a big part of Thanksgiving in my family -- we frequently have… Continue reading Tarte Tatin {Daring Kitchen}

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Austria, Daring Kitchen, Dessert, Recipes

Something like Sachertorte, and Thoughts on Moving from Austria to Appalachia

Between June and September, I packed up all my things (in June, one giant suitcaseful, and in September, one hatchback-sized-carful) and moved from Austria to Appalachia, with stops in Croatia and New Jersey in between. Austria, a place of skiiers and singing nuns, the sophisticated Viennese and Mozart...to Appalachia, which is seen as backwards by most… Continue reading Something like Sachertorte, and Thoughts on Moving from Austria to Appalachia

Daring Kitchen, Recipes

Chocolate-Raspberry Sweet Rolls {Daring Kitchen}

This month the Daring Bakers kept our creativity rolling with cinnamon bun inspired treats. Shelley from C Mom Cook dared us to create our own dough and fill it with any filling we wanted to craft tasty rolled treats, cinnamon not required! Reader, I am having a blast at this field school.  We're not doing… Continue reading Chocolate-Raspberry Sweet Rolls {Daring Kitchen}

Austria, Daring Kitchen, Recipes

Carinthian Reindling {Daring Kitchen}

The April Daring Baker’s Challenge was hosted by Wolf of Wolf’s Den . She challenged us to spring into our kitchens and make Easter breads reflecting cultures around the world. I finally have a recipe for you again, Reader!  This one is thanks to the Daring Bakers April Challenge: Easter Bread.  I know, Easter is over, but… Continue reading Carinthian Reindling {Daring Kitchen}

Daring Kitchen, Lunch & Dinner, Recipes

Carrot-Ginger Dressing {Daring Kitchen}

For March’s Daring Cooks’ Challenge, Ruth, Shelley and Sawsan asked us to totally veg out! We made salads and dressings, letting the sky be the limit as we created new flavors and combinations that reflect our own unique tastes. I'll be honest, I'm usually always a salad-from-the-bottle kind of person.  Either that or I literally… Continue reading Carrot-Ginger Dressing {Daring Kitchen}

Daring Kitchen, Lunch & Dinner, Recipes

Spanakopita {Daring Kitchen}

The February Daring Cooks' Challenge was hosted by Audax of Audax Artifex. The challenge brought us to Greece with a delicious, flaky spanakopita - a spinach pie in a phyllo pastry shell. First of all, Happy Valentine's Day!  I know this isn't a very Valentine's Day-y post, but Daring Cooks challenges always go up on… Continue reading Spanakopita {Daring Kitchen}