Cajeta, a goat’s milk version of dulce de leche, is a delicious caramel for desserts. You can make dulce de leche from scratch using either goat’s milk, or cow’s milk.
I rediscovered goat’s milk this summer, darlings. We can thank brunch at a local diner, actually. The Godfather and I were waiting in line for our table, and a poster on the wall had an ad for the restaurant’s goat cheese cheesecake. I told the Godfather I was going to make some and add caramel. He rolled his eyes a little since he only likes goat cheese in warm savory dishes, but when I get a certain look, he knows I’m going to make what I want anyway. I haven’t made the cheesecake. In case y’all haven’t noticed, it’s about a million degrees outside and just getting hotter. But the siren song of goat-based dairy called to me, and I ordered some goat’s milk from my milk farmer. (more…)
Make your baked ham extra special with a homemade glaze. It takes just 5 minutes to make the glaze for this bourbon honey glazed ham!
When I think of ham, I think of thin slices of specially cured pork goodness on sandwiches, as part of tapas, or toppings on pizza, but for holidays or special occasions, I don’t always think of preparing a baked ham – I usually make my smoked turkey or pork shoulder. However, as we have traveled around the United States I have been fascinated at the number of families that do prepare and serve baked ham for special meals. I see why, it’s incredibly easy to bake a ham, and the options for flavors and preparation are many. (more…)
With a rich, mellow garlic flavor, black garlic makes a fantastic addition to hummus. It’s easy to make black garlic hummus in just a few minutes as a healthy snack or appetizer!
You’re probably wondering what black garlic is and why we’re using something that looks burnt in hummus. While this Wikipedia article can help with loads of details and a history of black garlic, I’ll give you a quick overview here. Black garlic is basically garlic that’s been heated over the course of several weeks so that it basically caramelizes. The cloves are soft and have a very mellow garlic flavor as opposed to the sharp flavor you find in fresh garlic. In terms of flavor, think of it as being one step beyond oven roasted garlic in terms of mellow-ness. (more…)
Easy to make with just a few ingredients, this crazy feta dip copycat recipe is inspired by a local to us quick service chain restaurant, CAVA Grill.
About a year or so ago, a local blogger friend of mine, Sarah from Capital Moms, was hosting a blogger event to celebrate the opening of a local restaurant’s new location. I decided to attend and totally fell in love with the place. Cava Grill is a local chain that serves Mediterranean food in the “walk through a line and pick your base/protein/toppings” format so popular nowadays. The Godfather and I like it, and we’ve been to several locations since that initial event, because it’s good food. The nearest location is about 20 minutes away in decent traffic though. So naturally, I took some inspiration from their menu, and I replicated their crazy feta dip and make my own crazy feta dip copycat recipe. (more…)
Fresh cranberries and in-season pomegranates make a perfect pairing in this easy slow cooker pomegranate cranberry sauce recipe!
Last year, I really fell in love with fresh cranberries. I put cranberries on baked brie, in orange bars, scones, nothing was safe! In fact, our cranberry sauce last year was just an extra batch of the topping I made for the baked brie. But this year, when I picked up fresh cranberries, I wanted something different. Having just been lured into purchasing a small mountain of gorgeous ruby pomegranates, combining cranberries and pomegranates into a sauce only seemed natural. I’m glad to report that the results are delicious, and with the help of a slow cooker, easy! (more…)