Do Chua: Vietnamese Carrot and Daikon Radish Pickles plus Tasty Tuesdays

Today I am going to show you just how easy it is to make Do Chua, the Vietnamese carrot and daikon radish pickles that no self-respecting Banh Mi sandwich would be without. Crunchy, vinegary with just a touch of sweetness, this relish is incredible on sandwiches, in a wrap or as a crunchy side dish.The …

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Happiness is Homemade Link Party #135

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade!  Before we jump into the party and see the wonderful features plus what you all have to bring this week, I need to ask: Have you entered the Back to School giveaway on Munofore yet?    

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Watermelon Gazpacho with Goat Cheese – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

This month’s Crazy Ingredient Challenge ingredient’s had me stumped at first: Watermelon and Goat Cheese. Then I had a vision in the middle of the night. I love it when that happens, don’t you. Watermelon Gazpacho served with goat cheese crumbles. PERFECT, especially in this summer heat.   The Crazy Ingredient Challenge is similar to …

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Julia Child’s Bread Machine Buttermilk Bread plus Tasty Tuesdays

I love fresh homemade bread. The smell, the taste… But in the summertime I don’t always like the heat generated by the oven. And sometimes I don’t want to go to the hassle of kneading and watching the rising cycles. It’s times like these I bust out my trusty old bread machine. And last week …

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Happiness is Homemade Link Party #134

Welcome to Happiness Is Homemade! Before we jump into the party I wanted to let you know about the $100 Back to School Giveaway over on Munofore. Click over there for all of the details.    

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Julia Child’s Popovers plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

I still remember the first time I had a popover at my mother’s suggestion. The waiter brought me this giant muffin looking thing that was almost empty inside with a crust that was both crunchy and custard-y at the same time. I was hooked. It has been a while since I had made them, but …

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Happiness is Homemade Link Party #133

Welcome back to another great week at Happiness is Homemade Link Party!!! —— ATTENTION ALL BLOGGERS: I am organizing a Back to School PayPal Giveaway for Aug12-26. Check out the sign up form for more information. Deadline is Sunday Aug 7 at midnight, so I can get the graphics done and code written for all …

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Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies Copycat – Fill the Cookie Jar

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! And, as luck would have it, today is our monthly Fill the Cookie Jar post with the theme “Back to School”. Only one more week until my little darling heads off to 3rd grade and I have to suffer at home with 6 hours of blissful silence. 😉 To …

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Chipotle Honey Mustard and Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

Have you ever made your own mustard? To celebrate National Mustard Day (the first Saturday in August according to the National Mustard Museum) I decided to give it a whirl. Oh my! Could it be any easier? And you can make it in small batches and customize it anyway you’d like. I went spicy sweet …

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Happiness is Homemade Link Party #132

Welcome back to another great week at Happiness is Homemade Link Party!!! How is your summer going (or winter for those in the Southern Hemisphere)? We are down to one full week of Summer Vacation then Back to School. Speaking of Southern Hemisphere, I made these Pao de Queijo to celebrate the start of the …

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Pao de Queijo – Brazilian Cheese Puffs – Tasty Tuesdays Linky

When I reviewed the recipes for last week’s International Recipes to Get You in the Olympic Spirit I noticed a dearth of recipes from South America. And with Brazil being the host country this year, I found this to be unacceptable. I need to start exploring the fabulous flavors of this continent. A quick search …

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Happiness is Homemade Link Party #131

Welcome back to another great week at Happiness is Homemade Link Party!!! I have been on the go all week with family visiting and hanging out at the pool and beach – ah, the good old summer time. I need a nap! How about you? Over on Munofore I wrote about 7 Things I Don’t …

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International Recipes for the Olympics plus Tasty Tuesdays

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio are right around the corner, so this week I compiled some fabulous recipes from across the globe to get you in the spirit.   I’d be here all day if I posted recipes from every country that will be participating in the Games, but I did my best …

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Happiness is Homemade Link Party #130

Welcome back to another great week at Happiness is Homemade Link Party!!! Over on Munofore, I show how I filled in an empty spot in my yard with this fun garden sign made from an old skimboard. And here on That Recipe I posted about Mac and Cheese to go: Macaroni and Cheese Muffins! And …

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Mac and Cheese Muffins plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

According to my trusty list of fun yet irrelevant holidays, July 14th is National Macaroni and Cheese Day. So for something a little different I made it to go with these Mac and Cheese Muffins. There’s nothing really complicated about baked macaroni and cheese, and I made it a bit faster by baking them in …

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