Dutch Baby Pancake

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Learn the easy process of how to make a dutch baby pancake! With just a few simple ingredients you already have in your pantry, this impressive puffy pancake is so fun to make and eat!  I am obsessed with creating simple things in the kitchen that seem super impressive. Chocolate truffles anyone? Seriously, probably the easiest confection you could ever make and everyone is always so impressed that you made your own. Or I can whip up a batch of my cream puffs with very little notice and you would think I was some world class pastry chef when I show …


Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

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Prep these cinnamon rolls the night before and bake in the morning. These overnight cinnamon rolls bake up super fluffy and gooey are are slathered with cream cheese frosting while still warm!  When I first decided I was going to do a series on baking with yeast I asked people to post on facebook what questions they had about baking with yeast. One of my friends asked, “I make cinnamon rolls at night. What do I need to do to be able to bake them in the morning and still have them be as fluffy as if I baked them …


Classic Sausage Gravy for Biscuits and Gravy

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This recipe for classic sausage gravy only calls for a few ingredients and comes together quickly. Serve over fresh biscuits for a hearty, comforting meal of biscuits and gravy!  I grew up eating biscuits and gravy for dinner. Not extremely frequently, but it was a dinner that we had on ocassion and boy did I love it! Living in the heart of the Midwest, biscuits and gravy was a necessity on any good breakfast menu. It wasn’t until I moved to the East Coast that I ever heard someone question this combination. They seemed confused by it and I was …

poached egg

Cooking Eggs: How to Perfectly Poach an Egg

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One thing I know to be true is that a lot of people have this thing about poaching eggs themselves. It seems overly complicated and like this elusive task that only highly trained chefs can do well. I have been planning to make a post about poached eggs for some time because I want you to know just how dang easy it is. And I mean, no silly tricks, dang easy. I think the home cook has made poaching eggs overly complicated. I hear these tricks all the time. Add vinegar to the water (which btw, I can ALWAYS taste the vinegar when someone does this), …


Cooking Eggs: Tips on Boiling and Peeling

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Follow these easy steps for how to boil and peel eggs perfectly. This is the first installment in BB’s How to Cook Eggs series. Learn how to boil eggs! Hello there! This is my first post in my series about cooking eggs. In my opinion eggs are the most perfect food. I could eat them for every meal and never get sick of them! I frequently get questions about the basics of cooking eggs so I decided to tackle eggs in my fundamentals series. Today, I want to talk to you about boiling eggs, how to do it without fail, and …


Buttermilk Raspberry Scones with Toasted Almonds and Buttermilk Glaze

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I feel like these scones are a perfect representation of my current state of mind right now. Cheerful. Celebratory. Happy… Guys, I am happy. I don’t know how long it has been that I could truly say that and not be lying at least a little bit. Perhaps never in my adult years. I’m happy. I’m content. And it almost doesn’t feel real. Do you ever think about all the things that happened in your life to bring you to the place where you are now? I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately. So many big and little things. Even …


Fluffy Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

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This article was originally published in the May 2015 Issue of VRAI Magazine.  Becoming an adult forces you into realizing a lot of things about the world. While a lot of these realizations are little things, some of them are big and almost too much to process sometimes. A few big things my adult years have taught me include: the realization that many successful people are literally faking it until they make it and I can too, more money does not bring more happiness, and my mother made endless sacrifices for my sister and I when we were growing up. …


Savory Pancakes with Bacon and White Cheddar

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Light and fluffy savory bacon cheddar pancakes are the perfect combo of savory and sweet. Fry the pancakes in the reserved bacon grease to give an even more intense bacon flavor!  Friends! Exciting things are happening for me and Mr. BB right now! REALLY exciting things! I already announced that my husband and I are moving to Chicago. He has wanted to live there for a really long time now. He has family ties to Chicago, he grew up a Chicago sports fan, he is obsessed with Chicago style pizza. Basically, his life has been building up to this. So …