Back in October, I got an email from a reader asking for camera and photography advice. We emailed back and forth and months later… this...
In one more week, I’ll be back in Germany. I’ve been having a great time over here and have definitely been enjoying the food! Today...
Hey everyone! Today I’m headed to Columbia, South Carolina to visit another blogger. I’ll be there for 6 days and then I’ll return to Texas....
Today I have a post from Miryam for you. Miryam’s recipes are the entire reason why I started whole grain baking. Before I found her...
I made it! After sitting next to an incredibly stinky man for 9 hours and lifting 100 pounds of chocolate and beer up and down...
In about 6 hours I’ll be landing in New York City! I’ve asked some blogger friends to help out the next three weeks while I’m...
In celebration of Sunday’s return of Arrested Development, some other bloggers and I got together to create some of the dishes mentioned in the show....
In less than two weeks, I’ll be in the US. And I’m super excited about it! I haven’t been back to the US in three...
Today I’m guest posting over at Carla’s Confections while she’s down in Orlando having fun. I made strawberry banana muffins. With streusel. And I know...
Good 100% whole grain bread recipes aren’t that easy to come by. And most of them can be a bit fussy. But this one? It’s...
I’ve been trying to get pictures of these buggers since August. That means I’ve consumed about 7 pounds of peanut butter in dough form and...
I know, I know. Another savory recipe. I’ll get back to the sweets later in the week! But for now, Mr. T wanted to share...
I really did try to think of something sweet to bake for Cinco de Mayo. But my love for cheese and carbs won over! This...The post Creamy Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas appeared first on Texanerin Baking.
Mr. Texanerin has been working very hard behind the scenes. If you don’t realize what he’s done, this is what my page looked like a...
These are hands down the best brownies I’ve ever made. Healthy or not. It could have something to do with the fact that I used way more sugar than usual but I’ll just try to ignore that.
I developed this recipe in hopes of winning a contest that Pompeian is running. The challenge was to re-imagine a recipe that generally uses butter or vegetable. That just screamed brownies to me! Onl
These are hands down the best brownies I’ve ever made. Healthy or not. It could have something to do with the fact that I used...
After 1 3/4 years of blogging on this whole grain baking blog (which is now half gluten-free it seems!) I've never posted any tips for how to get started with whole wheat baking. It's kind of ridiculous, right?
Baking with whole wheat flour and other whole grain flours is nothing to be afraid of but it's a little easier with some guidance at the beginning. A few years ago, I would h
Lauren is the queen of macaroons. The only other macaroon recipe I've posted was also adapted from her recipe. Why go elsewhere when she's got in down?!
She recently posted some double chocolate macaroons and I just had to get some peanut butter involved in there. So I replaced half of the coconut butter with peanut butter. And they were awesome. I just had to make them the next day
When Kelly posted her fully loaded beer bread last year, I made it almost immediately. I don't like beer but beer bread is another thing. And as if it weren't enough that it was beer bread, it had cheese and bacon. How could I not make it?
I took it to a BBQ and it was pretty much all I wanted to eat. I love cheese and carbs like nothing else.
The original is a bit fancier with
I'll get back to actual baked stuff next week, but for now, I just had to share this gnocchi with you.
Gnocchi is something I only discovered recently and I love it. What I do not love is my failed attempt at making it. So many people say it's really easy, but mine was just a disaster. So this recipe uses the kind you find in the refrigerated or frozen section. Hooray!
So for about 6 weeks, no matter where I went shopping, all I could find were rock hard, awful, turned-rotten-before-ripening avocados. As soon as the good ones returned, I just had to go and buy six of them. A few days later and, "Oh... I have a lot of ripe avocados that need to be used immediately. Whoops." But it didn't turn out to be a problem because I just love throwing avocados int
Let's be honest here. My interest in March Madness is solely in the food. I currently live in Germany and having a basketball viewing party just wouldn't fly. I can imagine it now: "March Madness? Who is mad and why? Why have a party for this?" But that's all right. I can make my party food and eat it myself! More for me.
It seems like most people like chicken wings, but those
Coconut oil has been my preferred fat of choice since I found out about its existence about a year ago. You guys have asked me...
Coconut oil has been my preferred fat of choice since I found out about its existence about a year ago. You guys have asked me before where to buy coconut oil, and being as I've never bought any in the US, I didn't have an answer for you. But now I do!
The lovely people at Tropical Traditions sent me a quart of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to review. Because I've never fo
These scones are what I would call perfect. They’re not too muffin-like and not too dry, which is sometimes difficult to achieve with scones. And...
These scones are what I would call perfect. They're not too muffin-like and not too dry, which is sometimes difficult to achieve with scones. And the espresso flavor is there without being too strong, but is still strong enough to cover up the taste of the whole wheat flour.
They also have this nice, crunchy crusty thing going on. I think I'll definitely use this base in the fut
I really had no idea what to call these so I went to Facebook and asked. I got loads of nice suggestions (thanks everyone!), but my favorite is a mishmash of the ideas: three ingredient little crunchy baskets of hope. Doesn't that sound delightful? ;) It really sums it up. They consist of just three ingredients, they're little, they're crunchy, and the baskets of hope was just too amazin
I had some Swedish bread thingies to post today, but I’m sure we’re all in agreement that this blog needed a little sweetness. And Easter...
I had some Swedish bread thingies to post today, but I'm sure we're all in agreement that this blog needed a little sweetness. And Easter fun!
These are really coconut-y. That's because they're made mostly from desiccated coconut. You'd think that they'd be crumbly or somehow unpleasant, what with all the dried coconut, but the texture was great. It reminded me of my mother's coco
I was in Sweden for a long weekend and I returned last night. I love everything about that place, but most of all - the people and the culture. I have an extremely soft spot in my heart for Sweden and Swedes and if I could live anywhere I wanted, I'd live in a small Swedish village in a cute red house overlooking a lake. But alas - there are high taxes to pay, jobs to be had, etc. But I have
So after the drab brown bread, I’m back with something more exciting: doughnuts! And they’re full of cinnamon and sugar. The perfect way to start...
So after the drab brown bread, I'm back with something more exciting: doughnuts! And they're full of cinnamon and sugar. The perfect way to start the morning, am I right?
You know how I make everything 100% whole grain? Well this time I went with 66.6%. It's good enough, right? ;) They're still healthier. After all, the doughnuts have Greek yogurt and we know all that this instant
I'm pretty sure that this will be the most boring recipe I'll ever post here. It's not gooey, not sweet, and it's not the least bit pretty. But I was torn - do I want to post something dyed green for St. Patrick's Day or something that's actually Irish? Being as I'm all Irish, on both sides, I decided to represent. ;)
I've been to Ireland twice. The first trip was with my family and
This recipe really gets around. It first appeared on Dashing Dish, then on Sally’s Baking Addiction (did you know that she makes a lot of...
This recipe really gets around. It first appeared on Dashing Dish, then on Sally's Baking Addiction (did you know that she makes a lot of healthier recipes?! Well, she does :)) then again just recently on Butter Baking and I couldn't stand it! I had to make these. And right away. So I did.
Natasha's version uses half the sugar the other versions do but then I went and did something.
My favorite not-so-unhealthy thing for breakfast is an English muffin with peanut butter. Then I got to thinking... is there some way to involve chocolate in this breakfast fun?
I tried doing it the healthy way. Adding cocoa powder and honey to my peanut butter. This didn't work. It wasn't creamy but crumbly and not chocolatey enough.
So what we have here is basically pea
I've seen ricotta pancakes around for a while and finally tried them. They ended up basically just like these cottage cheese pancakes, which I actually prefer. Plus cottage has way more protein + less fat than ricotta! That's not to say that I won't be making these again. This recipe happens to be perfect when you have a little ricotta leftover.
But if the thought of cottage cheese cr
Here's one for our gluten-free friends. I feel like I've been neglecting you lately and for that, I'm sorry!
Gluten-free and especially grain-free baking is always an adventure and this one ended up as pound cake muffins. Yup, the texture is pretty similar to pound cake. They aren't fluffy but have this slightly dense, yet pleasant, thing going on.
With all the snow and gray depressi
After a bunch of baking flops, I was so pleased with myself when I took a bite of these. Then I sat down to take...
After a bunch of baking flops, I was so pleased with myself when I took a bite of these. Then I sat down to take pictures, googled "monster cookies" to see what other peoples' cookies looked like, and then I saw it. Monster cookies involve peanut butter. Whoops. So here we are with peanut butter-less monster cookies!
I took pictures anyway. They are tasty. Just missing a really import
Happy Valentine's Day! :) Now over to Mr. T with a really last-minute Valentine's Day dessert.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I am sure that at least some of you are like me in that you wait until the last minute to get certain things done. Like thinking about what to make your wife for Valentine's Day. So, if you are still searching for a nice and quick Valentine's Day surprise, loo
When Jessica posted these skinny fudgy brownies the other day, I knew I had to make them.
But I wanted a strawberry cheesecake topping to jazz them up for Valentine's Day. I did some googling and had to giggle when Jessica's strawberry berry brownies popped up in the results. I thought it'd be a good move to combine the two.
And this was a very, very good idea. They're not gooey
I've had a streak of bad luck lately with creating new recipes. Out of the last dozen I've made, since the start of the year, one has made it to the blog. It's been frustrating. So for today's post, I just turned to these lofthouse sugar cookies from Cookies & Cups.
I've been in the mood for a good sugar cookie for weeks and I've tried a lot of recipes for healthier sugar cookies, but
Like I promised you in my last post, I'm preparing some healthier chocolate involving recipes for Valentine's Day and I'm starting off with the quickest and easiest! I set out to make some not-so-healthy, but yet healthier than normal Nutella fudge, but then I added avocado. What. I don't know. But you can't taste the avocado at all so don't worry about it messing with the chocolatey taste
These are my favorite buns or rolls ever. They do involve yeast but they're SO simple. The dough is really easy to work with and requires only 30 minutes of rising time.
I've made these buns oodles of times but once I made them for a party, didn't tell anyone what they were, and the looks on some of the peoples' faces were pretty funny when they bit into them. I saw one guy standing n
Sorry for the lack of activity during the last two weeks. I was sick, twice, and the second time there was some incredibly nasty virus involved. I'm well enough to at least be online, so here I am again!
And I'm back with this. This chocolate bundt cake has got a tunnel of raspberry cream cheese filling and a healthier ganache that's a snap to make. And the texture? Pretty much perf
Three weeks after the end of the holidays and I'm still burned out on sweets. I'll get back to baking soon enough, but for now, here's something cheesy and carby. Probably my favorite combination!
I never had Hamburger Helper growing up. I didn't even really know what it was until a college roommate introduced me to it. I protested, scoffed at her, told her that there was no way I woul
The giveaway is closed. Thank you to all the participants! Congratulations to Eligonma!
I'm so excited to be working with Albion Fit to bring you this giveaway! Albion Fit is a women's fitness and swimwear shop offering high-quality, high-performance, and high-style items for the fashion-conscious active female. And they're here to offer one lucky winner the products of their choice
I know that oatmeal raisin cookies aren't all that exciting for most people. But they're so homey. And they make me think of school lunches, visits with grandparents, and baking with my mother.
People are stuffing all kinds of sweets into other sweets these days, and although I'm not exactly against it, I really love simple traditional goodies. You know, the kind our grandmas made. To