It’s a very special day today… My son turns 5! It has been amazing watching him grow and learn. Every day he is taller and smarter than the last. I am so proud of him! He loves to help me out in the kitchen, and I hope that he will continue to be interested in cooking for years to come.
On to our recipe for the day… Butter Streusel Tart is perfect for breakfast or brunch. It looks (and tastes) like a fancy bread that you could buy at a bakery. It is a little more involved than other recipes I have posted in the past, but I think it is worth the extra effort (and extra dishes!) if you want to add a little extra “Wow!” at the breakfast or brunch table.
I think it would make an excellent dessert, too!
Chicago Seven Calzones are like a supreme pizza in a portable pocket form. This particular combination of ingredients was inspired by one of our favorite pizzas, “The Chicago 7″ at the Old Chicago restaurant chain. They no longer have a restaurant in our area, so of course I had to figure out how to make it myself! Of course, like many recipes I make, these are customizable. Notice that some of the calzones have three slits in the top instead of two? Those have no green pepper, just for my husband
I have shared a recipe for peanut butter fudge once before, but that was before my Grandma Carol’s recipe turned up after being lost for awhile! I was so happy when my mom told me she had it. This is the smoothest, most peanut-buttery fudge you will ever taste. Make a batch for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, because nothing says I love you quite like this delicious treat!
Last Valentine’s Day, I featured a sweet & salty peanut butter cookie. This year, I am again featuring the peanut butter/pretzel/chocolate combination with these Chubby Hubby Truffles. These are peanut butter pretzel bites that are so easy to make. Thinking about giving candy for Valentine’s Day? Making the candy yourself would make your gift just that much more special. If the sweet/salty combination isn’t your thing, try some chocolate truffles instead!
I am very excited to officially announce some new features on Everyday Home Cook!
You may have noticed a while ago that I switched to a new recipe format that allows you to more easily print out your favorite recipes. It is so much easier to print now! I’m slowly working through updating all of the recipes to use this new format, so if you come across one that you’d like me to bump to the top of my list, please comment on that post to let me know!
There is also a feature to “Save” the recipe to your personal recipe box using ZipList. To save a recipe to your recipe box, click on the “Save Recipe” button next to the recipe title. You can also save recipes from a growing number of other food bloggers who also partner with ZipList.
If you don’t already have an account with ZipList, you will be prompted to create one to use the recipe box and grocery list (I’ll talk about that in a minute!). After you log in, you can add recipes to your recipe box from any site that also uses ZipList. You can get to your recipe box easily by clicking the link at the top of this page.
And here’s a preview about what it looks like once you start saving recipes:
In addition to saving your favorite recipes to your recipe box, there is also an option to add ingredients to an online shopping list. If you’re anything like me, I oftentimes have to ask my husband to text me a picture of the grocery list on the refrigerator when I’m at the store However, with the app, you can access the grocery list from your phone. Extremely cool!