Super Moist Banana Bread

Note to self: This recipe was inspired by Hend. She absolutely LOVES banana bread…and when I say loves, like die hard obsessed with it. When we were talking over the phone she was telling me how sad she was that it always came out dry and crumbly. I made it my mission to experiment and…

Chili and Jalapeño Buttermilk Cornbread

Note to self: There’s nothing better on a cold day than having a hot steaming bowl of chili topped with melted cheese and a dollop of sour cream with a side of soft warm cornbread. This chili was super meaty and hearty and oh so delicious. A definite must try! And the cornbread?! Super soft…

Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuit Copycat

Note to self: Continuing with the buttermilk theme, I decided to make a copycat version of the Red Lobster cheddar biscuits. I haven’t had those biscuits in forever and was totally craving them. But the only reason this even happened was because of Adil and Krista. They were at Red Lobster eating while we had…

Leftover Lasagna Stromboli

Note to self: I wanted to find an interesting way to use up leftover lasagna and wondered how it would be if I stuffed it inside something. At first I thought of puff pastry or egg rolls (my go to whenever I have leftovers) but realized I would need a ton of dough to use…

Buttermilk Waffles

Note to self: I’ve been wanting to make waffles forever…just to change up the usual pancakes and eggs I make for Moudi during breakfast. But I didn’t have a waffle maker. (The horror right?) I love waffles but all the ones I saw at the store were really big and chunky and took up a…

Mac & Cheese Biscuit Bombs

Note to self: I LOVE repurposing leftovers into something new. For some reason I’ve never liked leftovers…not that I wouldn’t eat them….but I just loved thinking of creative ways to make them into a new dish or appetizer instead. Some of my favorite ways to utilize leftovers is to use egg roll wrappers or puff…

Pizza Dough

Note to self: For a couple of days now Moudi has been wanting pizza. I know, I know…we probably could’ve ordered out, but I really wanted to extra and make homemade pizza for him. The hardest part of this recipe is just the waiting game and letting the dough rise. You’ll have to prep and…

Masa/Waina (Nigerian Rice Cake)

Note to self: Masa, or Waina is a rice cake that’s from the northern part of Nigeria and is traditionally eaten by the Hausa tribe. It’s made from rice that’s soaked overnight and then blended and proofed with yeast and sugar and salt.  It’s my first time making it and trying it and while it…

Asiago Cheese Bagels

Note to self: Who doesn’t love a good bagel?! That crunchy toasty outside and chewy delicious fluffy inside…I remember back in my high school days the $1 bagels were to die for and would be the “it” thing everyone would have to have in the mornings. Nowadays I have a tendency to crave the Panera…