tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-25247387450877769652022-06-28T23:06:20.621-07:00Karen's Kitchen StoriesAdventures in cooking and baking.Karenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.comBlogger1755125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-43417637534460622472022-06-27T21:02:00.000-07:002022-06-27T21:02:21.667-07:00Slow Cooker Barbecued Beef BrisketThis slow cooker barbecued beef brisket is so pull-apart tender and totally flavorful. It's a fabulous recipe for recreating the slow roasted and smoked flavor without a smoker. The slow cooker is the perfect vehicle for preparing brisket. This cut of beef was made for "low and slow." The results are super tender and "melt-in-your-mouth" delicious. This may look like an "ugly buggly" pile of beefKarenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com8tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-55993336132727342492022-06-27T00:30:00.002-07:002022-06-27T09:03:20.869-07:00Zucchini Carrot Muffins | #MuffinMondayThese zucchini carrot muffins, loaded with fresh vegetables and dried fruit, are super moist and just sweet enough. They go wonderfully with your morning coffee. These muffins are a great way to use up some of that zucchini that either you or your neighbors have been harvesting from your gardens. Plus, there are so many nutritious ingredients in these muffins, including fresh carrots, whole wheatKarenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-33046788979449373342022-06-25T22:47:00.001-07:002022-06-26T09:51:23.501-07:00Tomato, Garlic, and Basil BruschettaThis tomato, garlic, and basil topped bruschetta is simple, light, fresh, and delicious. It makes a wonderful appetizer.This bruschetta with a tomato, garlic, and basil topping is my "go-to" fresh summer appetizer. With its bright, concentrated tomato flavor, it's a fabulous nibble with cocktails. You'll also love this tomato topping on bruschetta for breakfast, lunch, or any time you're craving Karenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com8tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-30564623392013091522022-06-23T21:24:00.002-07:002022-06-24T09:20:08.142-07:00Vegetable and Cheddar TartsThese Vegetable and Cheddar Tarts, filled with zucchini, tomatoes, onions, and red bell peppers, and baked in a flaky and cheesy crust, are a delicious savory pastry treat that you can serve for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.This vegetable and cheddar tart with its cheesy filling and cheese-filled crust is a cheddar lover's dream. Plus, it's filled with sautéed zucchini, onions, peppers, and toppedKarenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com21tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-48228968037080948592022-06-20T05:00:00.008-07:002022-06-24T21:45:05.740-07:00Greek Orange-Phyllo CakeThis Greek Orange-Phyllo Cake is a brilliant concoction of crispy phyllo pieces baked in a creamy egg, sugar, orange juice, olive oil, Greek yogurt, and vanilla batter, along with a little bit of semolina. After baking, this cake is also soaked in a syrup of orange juice, Grand Marnier, sugar, and orange zest, and flavored with cinnamon. In addition, you top this cake with delicious and tender Karenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-5335750124221749162022-06-20T00:22:00.001-07:002022-06-20T07:59:49.885-07:00Asiago Cheese Bagels These Asiago Cheese Bagels are both stuffed and topped with melted cheese. Bread and melted cheese.... doesn't that sound magical?These bagels are totally amazing, and when they are baking your house will be enveloped with the aroma of baking cheese. How delicious does that sound?! And if a little bit of the cheese burns, even better. These bagels are a copycat of Panera Bread's most popular Karenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com35tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-21904749073325263882022-06-19T00:00:00.008-07:002022-06-19T08:45:52.164-07:00Air Fryer Mexican Street Corn (Esquites)This air fryer Mexican street corn is an easy short cut for making the delicious and popular treat sold at food stands and food carts on Mexican streets corners.  Mexican street corn, known as esquites (or ezquites, meaning toasted corn), is usually served in individual plastic or paper cups as a snack (antojitos) to hold you over before dinner or for a late night treat. The ingredients are Karenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-28407634327016840772022-06-18T00:00:00.002-07:002022-06-18T09:54:05.091-07:00Pappa al Pomodoro (Tomato and Bread Soup)With only a few simple ingredients, you can make Pappa al Pomodoro, a delicious and fresh tasting Tuscan tomato and bread soup. Pappa al pomodoro is a hearty tomato and bread soup with roots in the Tuscan region of Italy. It's traditionally made with stale bread, and is a close cousin to panzanella salad, which is also made with tomatoes and stale bread and has roots in Tuscany. This soup is Karenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-30229001471702260202022-06-17T00:00:00.012-07:002022-06-17T09:34:04.450-07:00Air Fryer Crispy Coconut ShrimpThis coconut shrimp, made in the air fryer, is super crunchy and crispy, and is just as tasty as the deep-fried version you might order for an appetizer at your favorite bar or restaurant. Making coconut shrimp in the air fryer results in an amazingly crispy yet moist and juicy appetizer, snack, or dinner. Making these takes about 45 minutes, start to finish, and you're pretty much guaranteed Karenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-48435037116208640492022-06-16T01:00:00.005-07:002022-06-17T09:20:43.915-07:00Steamed Chicken and Vegetable Buns (Baozi)These steamed chicken and vegetable buns are deliciously warm, fluffy, and soft treats filled with a mix of tender chicken and vegetables.  Make a filling of chicken, peas, carrots, and Chinese chives and wrap it in a soft and fluffy yeasted dough to make a delicious Chinese-style steamed bun, also called bao or baozi. If you like making different types of breads, you will love exploring the Karenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-72195905583715039182022-06-14T00:00:00.008-07:002022-06-24T21:45:32.392-07:00Cinnamon Blueberry BabkaCinnamon blueberry babka, a sweet fruit-swirled bread you will fall in love with.  This babka is made with a butter and egg enriched dough beautifully swirled with a homemade blueberry cinnamon jam, brushed with syrup, and topped with a vanilla glaze. You'll love pulling apart the buttery layers and enjoying every bite of this babka, especially when it is freshly baked. Babka is a bread with Karenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com11tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-32514218156915533552022-06-11T21:31:00.003-07:002022-06-12T09:53:18.951-07:00Berry GaletteThis mixed berry galette is a quick and easy way to pull together a tasty dessert for four with fresh summer berries. This sweet galette, filled with raspberries and blackberries, is the dessert recipe you'll love to make when you want to serve a wonderful freshly baked pastry warm from the oven. You can have everything ready in advance, pop the galette in the oven as you sit down for dinner, andKarenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com19tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-19626426356814333572022-06-10T00:00:00.003-07:002022-06-10T21:18:44.649-07:00Dulce de Leche Dumpling CookiesThese dulce de leche dumpling cookies, with their soft and crumbly cookie crust and sweet caramel filling are such a treat.  These dumpling cookies are like miniature hand pies filled with dollops of dulce de leche, a caramel sauce made with milk and sugar that has been simmered for a couple of hours. The dough is super buttery and not too sweet. It's very much like pie dough but with a little Karenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com8tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-4619547862594307472022-06-06T00:01:00.002-07:002022-06-06T09:22:18.755-07:00Bacon, Tomato, and Corn GaletteThis bacon, tomato, and corn galette is a wonderful way to enjoy the flavors of summer all wrapped up in a flaky and buttery pastry.  What is a galette? It's essentially a free-form pie or a tart where the pastry is topped with filling and then the sides are folded over to enclose it. The filling can be sweet or savory. This galette is filled with cherry tomatoes, sweet corn kernels, cheddar Karenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com13tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-21943482681857057272022-06-05T01:00:00.004-07:002022-06-05T10:41:41.530-07:00Saffron Risotto with SausageThis saffron risotto with sausage is a delicious take on the traditional dish from the canton of Ticino, in the Italian part of Switzerland. While risotto is thought of as a traditional northern Italian dish, it also has deep roots in Ticino, the Italian part of Switzerland, which is from where my grandmother emigrated to the U.S. when she was 12 years old. The risotto in this dish is very Karenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-23930694379638228332022-06-04T23:00:00.002-07:002022-06-05T10:47:17.114-07:00Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Shallots and RosemaryThese roasted fingerling potatoes with shallots and rosemary are a wonderful crisp-tender treat. They are the perfect side dish for a steak dinner. These potatoes are kind of a cross between potato chips and scalloped potatoes. They are crispy on the edges and tender in the middle. These are always a big hit as a side dish for my favorite steak. Steak without potatoes? That's kind of like turkey Karenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-48490487992339452482022-06-01T00:00:00.002-07:002022-06-01T11:00:07.752-07:00White Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad with Parsley VinaigretteThis white bean and cherry tomato salad is a wonderful way to feature fresh and sweet cherry tomatoes when they are in season. This tomato and bean salad is fabulous for picnics, outdoor parties, and summer dinners. It's both a delicious salad and filling side dish in one. Pair it with a steak, chop, or chicken, and you have a complete dinner. The parsley vinaigrette, with extra virgin olive oil,Karenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-44511030602190076102022-05-30T00:00:00.005-07:002022-06-12T17:25:41.290-07:00Hot Cross Bun MuffinsThese Hot Cross Bun Muffins are an easy way to enjoy the flavor of hot cross buns without the time it takes to make the yeasted variety. These muffins are flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice and filled with rum-soaked raisins and dried cranberries. They are piped with a creamy vanilla frosting on top in the same shape that you would top a traditional yeasted hot cross bun. You can changeKarenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-70461681966317551182022-05-29T01:00:00.006-07:002022-05-29T11:42:21.034-07:00Rustic Multigrain BreadThis rustic multigrain bread, loaded with seeds and whole grains, is hearty and satisfying. This multigrain multiseed bread is delicious plain with butter, toasted and topped with a fried egg, and grilled with cheese. It makes excellent avocado toast. It's also perfect for deli style sandwiches and stands up really well to salami, pastrami, or corned beef. Plus, you feel so virtuous eating it Karenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com9tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-10503350195444630492022-05-29T00:00:00.002-07:002022-05-29T10:43:56.152-07:00Easy Chicken Enchilada CasseroleMake this chicken enchilada casserole when you need to get an easy four-ingredient delicious dinner on the table in just 30 minutes. This easy four-ingredient chicken enchilada casserole is the perfect recipe for getting dinner on the table fast, preparing a casserole for new neighbors or friends in need, and adding to your regular dinner rotation. This casserole can be prepared in advance and Karenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-68818623464630704742022-05-27T21:35:00.000-07:002022-05-27T21:35:52.877-07:00No Knead Rustic Dinner RollsThis no knead rustic dinner roll recipe is just about the easiest way to get fresh whole wheat rolls on the dinner table. Would you like to have fresh rolls for dinner that require very little hands on time? If you mix up the dough for these rolls early in the morning, you can bake these just before dinnertime, and, boom, you have fresh hot rolls. You can also mix the dough the night before and Karenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-73736194667639171932022-05-26T20:07:00.003-07:002022-05-27T09:25:53.432-07:00Meyer Lemon Vanilla Shortbread CookiesThese soft and tender Meyer lemon vanilla shortbread cookies have a mild lemon and vanilla flavor. They are perfect for an after school treat or with afternoon tea.Welcome to #LemonWeek 2022 hosted by Lynn from Fresh April Flours and Rebecca from Devour Dinner.  This week is sponsored by Rodelle and La Tourangelle. I received product samples from these sponsors to help in the creation of my Karenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com23tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-5477303366073945642022-05-24T21:04:00.003-07:002022-05-25T13:45:34.188-07:00Braided Lemon Bread with BlackberriesMake this braided lemon bread with blackberries for Sunday breakfast or a sweet lemony afternoon treat. Welcome to #LemonWeek 2022 hosted by Lynn from Fresh April Flours and Rebecca from Devour Dinner.  This week is sponsored by Rodelle and La Tourangelle. I received product samples from these sponsors to help in the creation of my recipes. All opinions are my own. Come join me and my fellow Karenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com39tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-68687982136566201222022-05-23T01:00:00.008-07:002022-05-24T13:01:27.425-07:00Lemon Shortbread BarsThese lemon shortbread bars are filled with an amazing amount of delicious and bright lemony flavor.  Welcome to #LemonWeek 2022 hosted by Lynn from Fresh April Flours and Rebecca from Devour Dinner.  This week is sponsored by Rodelle and La Tourangelle. I received product samples from these sponsors to help in the creation of my recipes. All opinions are my own. Come join me and my fellow Lemon Karenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com21tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2524738745087776965.post-48654465106336370222022-05-21T00:00:00.020-07:002022-05-21T23:30:05.806-07:00Chicken and Corn SoupThis chicken and corn soup is easy to prepare and takes less than 30 minutes to make, start to finish. This chicken and corn soup is a delicious combination of Asian and American ingredients. It can be found on the menus of Chinese restaurants and is thickened by an unexpected ingredient, canned cream corn. Chinese corn soup is also a variation of egg drop soup with long thin strands of egg Karenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03682070338780643299noreply@blogger.com6