Bake on Saturday, Dessert, Recipes

Bake on Saturday: Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies

Remember when I wrote that post about groceries being different in Austria and the U.S.?  Well, my parents saw it and sent me a package that included macaroni and cheese, baking soda, vanilla extract, and (best of all) three types of chocolate chips!  Then my friend who is currently teaching English in Russia came to… Continue reading Bake on Saturday: Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies

Bake on Saturday, Dessert, Recipes

Bake on Saturday: Nutella Swirl Blondies

Reader, have you seen the movie 1776?  You know that scene where Thomas Jefferson is trying to write the Declaration and keeps getting frustrated, crumpling up his papers, and throwing them on the floor? Well, that's sort of how I feel about this blog post.  If I actually wrote out my drafts long-hand rather than… Continue reading Bake on Saturday: Nutella Swirl Blondies

Bake on Saturday, Recipes

Bake on Saturday: Spiced Apple Biscuits

The weather has been surprisingly warm this past week.  Each day has hit at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit, even on those days when the sun hasn't come out.  Some days have been 70.  I've been seriously confused about what clothing to wear.  My brain says "It's almost November!  You need to take your jacket with… Continue reading Bake on Saturday: Spiced Apple Biscuits

Lunch & Dinner, Recipes

20-Minute Roasted Potato Bites

Every time my roommate sees me making something besides your typical Austrian main-dish staples (pasta, sausages, eggs, for example) she asks me if it's the first time I've made it.  Risotto?  No.  Biscotti?  No.  Naan?  No. With these potatoes, she asked me another question: were they cooked first?  She meant had I boiled them before… Continue reading 20-Minute Roasted Potato Bites

Lunch & Dinner, Recipes

Mushroom Risotto

Risotto risotto risotto.  Can you say classy comfort food?  Because really, that's what we are talking about here.  Straight up comfort food that has been masquerading as some fancy dish filled with scary, fancy ingredients. Or maybe there is some other reason you don't make risotto. That is, Reader, if you've never made it before.… Continue reading Mushroom Risotto

Bake on Saturday, Lunch & Dinner, Recipes

Bake on Saturday: Sweet Potato Biscuits

The basic biscuit gets a makeover with the addition of sweet potato puree and a pinch of cinnamon. Sweet potatoes are misunderstood.  So many people (ahem, sister dear) don't like them, and I have absolutely no idea why.  Personally, I think they are great.  They have a wonderful flavor and can be used in both… Continue reading Bake on Saturday: Sweet Potato Biscuits