espresso-rubbed sliders with cherry jam and bacon

espresso-rubbed sliders with cherry jam and bacon

  SPRING BREAK = free time = nonstop cooking! i made these sliders in the midst of a cooking frenzy, somewhere in between baking a five-layer apple cake and a kosher-for-passover chocolate roll. the desserts are a bit seasonally inappropriate — the apple cake has a thanksgiving vibe, and the chocolate roll looks like it belongs in a christmas dinner [...]

caramelized onion and goat cheese empanadas

makes six (one empanada each) servings The best appetizer I've ever eaten was a caramelized onion and goat cheese cheesecake. I experienced this sweet-but-not-dessert cheesecake on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Almost every restaurant on the island had a menu of twenty variations of fish & chips, and after the nausea-inducing ferry ride, seafood was not something [...]

sweet potato, parmesan, and chive waffles

makes four servingsMashed and sweetened sweet potato is the base for these slightly savory waffles.These work for breakfast or brunch or really any meal, they're that good. Add buttermilk, cheddar, and finely chopped chives to a basic waffle recipe and stick them in a waffle maker. Take it easy when you're pouring, these look cool as [...]