Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Parmesan Bread Crumbs

Fresh asparagus spears crusted in lemon Parmesan bread crumbs and roasted until golden brown. Call them crunchy asparagus fries. They come complete with an entirely optional, lemon vinaigrette on the side. For dipping, dunking or drizzling over top…. 

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Greek Pita Bread, Chickpea and Feta Salad

A Greek twist on one of my favorites, Panzanella or bread salad. With toasted pita bread, chickpeas, feta, cucumber, tomatoes, olives, and red onions tossed all together with a sunny lemon vinaigrette. A flavor fest…. 

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All-in-One Bowl Cream Cheese Cake and Frosting

A vanilla bundt cake where the cake and frosting is made together in one bowl! Have you ever seen such a crazy thing?

It immediately caught my attention as something different from the norm. A cake I had to make immediately.

The cake is made backwards starting with the frosting and ending with the cake batter. … 

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Japanese Cotton Soft Funfetti Cheesecake

I chose this Japanese Cotton Soft Funfetti Cheesecake for my monthly Baking Partners challenge.

Being a cake I had only heard of in passing, one tucked away in the back of my mind (among 100′s of others) as something to make one day I was happy to be given the chance excuse to make it.

It was the unique name that first caught my attention. It proved to be a cheesecake unlike any traditional American cheesecake I’ve ever known.

Let me count the ways.… 

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Roasted Mozzarella Potatoes

Mozzarella cheese takes perfectly roasted potatoes to delicious new heights. Yukon gold potatoes roasted with Italian seasonings then smothered in mozzarella cheese are baked until golden brown and gooey.

You don’t often see potatoes and mozzarella used a lot together but I’m here to say they are a happy marriage. There’s more to life for mozzarella than pizza and pasta. … 

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