Grilled Tomatoes with Cheese

Thursday, September 5, 2019
Grilled Tomatoes with Cheese or Oven Baked Tomatoes are a delicious easy side dish recipe from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Grilled Tomatoes with Cheese sounds a little bit different but are so delicious! It's a favorite side in our house to go with steaks or whatever else might be on the grill. 

If you're lucky enough to have a garden full of tomatoes Grilled Tomatoes are a great way to use them up as a side dish. Just make sure they are ripe but still firm tomatoes. 

If the weather isn't grilling weather you can make them into Baked Tomatoes instead. Just place them in a pan and bake at 425° for about 15 minutes until the cheese is melted.

The first time I had Baked Tomatoes was at The Metropolitan Grill in Seattle for our first Wedding Anniversary and I was hooked. That was 19 years ago and that dinner is still a delicious memory I can't forget. Colt ordered a table side Chateaubriand that was served with Parmesan Tomato Crowns and I was hooked from that moment on. The warm cheesy tomato paired with the beef made an amazing mouth party.

So over the years we've taken Baked Tomatoes and started doing Grilled Tomatoes with Cheese if we are firing up the grill especially when it's hot outside, but I also love the way the smokey grill imparts flavor into the tomatoes.

Moist Pumpkin Bread

Saturday, August 31, 2019
How to make Moist Pumpkin Bread recipe. It turns out super moist for a delicious fall loaf from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

With Fall in full swing I think it's fair to start sharing a few of my favorite pumpkin recipes including this Moist Pumpkin Bread I adapted from Grannies Banana Luncheon Loaf with a few healthier substitution options like coconut oil and whole wheat pastry flour.

I promise you no one will be able to tell the difference with the healthier substitutions. 

I'm always craving a slice of Pumpkin Bread recipe this time of year and I think the hardest part to nailing this recipe was achieving the perfect balance of pumpkin spice with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice.  It's absolutely the best! 

I kept this bread nude but I'm pretty sure it would be delicious smothered in Maple Cream Cheese Frosting if your looking for something on the sweeter side of life.

But for me I'm all for a warm slice of Moist Pumpkin Bread recipe nude with a little bit of butter first thing in the morning with my cuppa.

I know you'll love this recipe too unless your one of those anti-pumpkin people then maybe you should check out this Moist Orange Cranberry Bread with Orange Glaze instead.

Homemade Caramel Corn Recipe

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
An easy sweet treat Homemade Carmel Corn Recipe.

Homemade Caramel Corn Recipe is an easy to make salty sweet treat for a snack or dessert from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

I've had caramel on the brain. Caramel Corn, Caramel Apples, Caramel Apple Cake, Caramel Cheesecake, and of course Caramel Sauce in my coffee. 

It must be a sign of Fall or Autumn or whatever you're in the mood to call it. I've succumbed, totally given up to the temptations of caramel, and I'm enjoying every last bit of caramelly goodness.. 

I had made this as a special treat for our family movie night. I love the combination of the salty sweet caramel smothered over the popcorn, we added pecans to ours, and thought about drizzling with chocolate this time. 

But it was just too dang good to take this mix any further and we also weren't in the mood to wait for the chocolate to harden. Temptation won and we enjoyed Homemade Caramel Corn just the way it was.
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