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Making the Best Hamburger Buns from Scratch

Would you like to impress your family and friends with homemade burger buns?  You'll be delightfully surprised to see how easy it is to make homemade hamburger buns in your bread machine. I've been making this recipe for hamburger buns in my bread machine since 2011.  Have you noticed how the hamburger buns in the grocery store have gotten smaller and smaller?   How to Make Bread Machine Burger Buns Homemade Hamburger Buns (Some of the links below are affiliate links.) Making your own hamburger buns from scratch means  you  control the size and the quality.  Once you start making your own burger buns you won't want the buns from the grocery store ever again. Making hamburger buns at home is easier than you may think, especially if you are using a bread machine.  I use my bread machine to prepare the dough for these hamburger buns using the dough setting

How to Make Strawberry Shortcakes with Baking Powder Biscuits

Making the best strawberry shortcake starts with making the best baking powder biscuits. Today I am sharing my mom's recipe for making our favorite biscuits. Use them as the base for mouthwatering strawberry shortcakes. The Best Baking Powder Biscuits Make the Best Strawberry Shortcakes These biscuits are tasty all by themselves or with some butter and your favorite jelly.  I love them warm from the oven when the butter melts into the tender nooks and crannies. Yum!

Mini Lemon Meringue Pies

These mini lemon meringue pies are perfect any time of year, but when spring has sprung it seems that lemon-flavored desserts are a must.  That's precisely what motivated me to buy a large bag of beautiful, plump lemons.  Individual Lemon Meringue Tarts Lemon Meringue Tart The crust is crispy and flaky.  The filling is tart, yet sweet, and the meringue...oh, the meringue is light, fluffy, and heavenly.  If you are a lemon lover you'll love these mini lemon pies. They are just the right size for you to satisfy your lemon craving with portion control. 

Roasted Vegetables for the Oven or Grill

Roasted vegetables make a tasty side dish that is perfect for many occasions.  Whether you choose to roast vegetables in your oven or in a grill pan on your grill you'll love the ease and versatility. You'll especially love them when you are planning a menu for a large gathering.   Do you need a make-ahead side dish? Roasted vegetables can even be prepared in advance because they are delicious either hot or at room temperature.  Oven Roasted or Grilled Vegetables This roasted vegetables recipe is my go-to combination of vegetables but seasonal additions are tasty, too.  I think you will enjoy how nicely the flavors meld together during the cooking process.  

The Best Guacamole

Guacamole season is here. Whether you are starting the season with a Cinco de Mayo celebration or a weekend taco bar with friends you will want to add this guacamole recipe to the menu. This recipe makes jump up and down delicious guacamole.  I kid you not!  The big flavor will really get your party rolling. How to Make Awesome Guacamole Just about every gathering at my house includes a bowl of this guacamole.  It is always a crowd-pleaser.  Leftovers never go to waste either.  Guacamole is a delicious addition to sandwiches, breakfast toast, scrambled eggs, and many dinner entrees.

Quick and Easy Homemade Spicy Salsa

Do you love salsa? This easy salsa recipe is for you. We've been on a Mexican flavors kick the past couple of weeks, so much so that we went to the same Mexican restaurant two weekends in a row.  You know the kind of restaurant.  It's where they bring a great big basket of warm tortilla chips and spicy salsa as soon as you sit down.  It's where you can get your margaritas either frozen or on the rocks, salt or no salt on the rim.  Just keep them coming!  There's something terribly addictive about those spicy, salty, limey flavors.  Oh, yes! How to Make Salsa at Home My Favorite Salsa Do you crave salsa and chips? Salsa helps satisfy my cravings for Mexican flavors.   Luckily I have a favorite salsa recipe that is quick and easy to make.  The ingredients are readily available.  You may alread

Easy No-Fuss Poached Eggs

Making poached eggs is one of the fastest and easiest ways to make eggs for breakfast. Today's post is part of a cooking basics and tips series. Just this week I saw two posts that showed unnecessarily complicated ways of making poached eggs. Complicated egg-making will only frustrate us.  Who needs frustration when making breakfast? No one does! Easy, No-Fuss Poached Eggs