Category: Broiler & Oven

Million Dollar Cupcakes

Million Dollar Cupcakes

I am the birthday baker at work and this is by far the most requested cupcake recipe for any of my co-workers birthdays. Everyone always asks for the recipe, but I have never given it out…until now!

Halibut Bake

Halibut Bake

This is an easy and healthy dinner that I enjoy cooking when I don’t want to clean up a big mess after!

CATABRIAN CHEESECAKES (Quesada Pasiega)

CATABRIAN CHEESECAKES (Quesada Pasiega)

Quesada Pasiega is a crustless lemon -flavored cheesecake from the Cantabria region of Spain that is perfect as a light dessert or an afternoon snack. It is made with fresh farmer’s cheese, such as requesón or Burgos, but ricotta and cottage cheese are a good substitute. To serve, top with grated sugar-free dark chocolate or, if you prefer, fresh berries. For a more distinctive, traditional taste, sprinkle with cinnamon.

Coco-Coconut Muffins

Coco-Coconut Muffins

These scrumptious chocolate muffins are deceptively healthy. Compared to similar muffins, they pack a nutritious whole grain punch, and swap out sugary chocolate chips for intense cocoa nibs; a depth of flavour true chocolate lovers can appreciate. Start your morning with this no-guilt indulgence!

Baked Midwest Sesame Chicken

Baked Midwest Sesame Chicken

A favorite of Chinese and Asian restaurants in the St. Louis area (and I am sure elsewhere), This gluten-free version is baked instead of fired to fat and its associated calories. The marinade is based on a recipe from a now long defunct privately owned restaurant, so the batter has more pronounced sesame flavor, but both the batter and the sauce have ingredients that ring more of the Midwest region of the United states, such as steak sauce, KC style BBQ sauce and liquid hickory smoke.

Happy Dogs Hot Sauce is a privately owned vendor whose owner lives just around the corner from me here in St. Louis.

I typically serve this with another original recipe, Ozark Fried Rice.