One of the great joys of food is that you can use it to show someone you care about them, mostly figuratively, but sometimes also literally. Here, I shaped thick-cut bacon into cute little hearts and sprinkled them with sweet brown sugar for a fun addition to today’s Valentine’s Day breakfast. Hope you had a great day, honey!
I was in search of something fun to make as a side dish for Easter dinner. While I generally like asparagus on its own, I thought the humble spears needed a little bit extra. Here, flaky puff pastry enrobes tender asparagus spears and savory cream cheese for an easy, impressive side dish. We experimented with different shapes to see what worked the best; the good news is that they all worked nicely, so you really can’t go wrong.
Dan and I are big fans of buffalo wings. Dan has even completed the Blazin’ Challenge at Buffalo Wild Wings several times (and has multiple shirts to prove it!). I wanted to bring the buffalo wing idea into something a little different, so I thought wrapping them up in dough would obviously be a good idea. Here, savory grilled chicken pairs with oozy cream cheese and hot sauce, then gets tucked into a flaky roll.
We enjoy making smoked salmon. It’s really versatile, and can be enjoyed on its own, or as part of a dish. This recipe can be sized as an entrée (like we did), or can be scaled down for appetizers. Here, smoked salmon and a savory creamy filling join crispy puff pastry for an elegant, yet easy, dish.