How to Make Conchas (Mexican Sweet Bread)

conchas stacked

Happy Monday everyone! If there is such a thing… Today I have for you these be-a-utiful conchas! As you may or may not know, I’ve been on a bit of a Mexican kick lately as I await a much needed vacation there in May. If you missed it, here is my favorite salsa recipe. And here is my take on the drool-inducing Mexican dessert known as tres leches. But for now, take a look at these cuties: So vibrant! So sweet and fluffy![Read more]

Easy Two Ingredient Cheesy Breadsticks

strips plate

Hey everyone! I have quite the quick recipe for you today. 🙂 You see, I was craving something flaky, buttery, and cheesy to go along with some spaghetti I was making, and I remembered that I had an *entire* package of pre-made puff pastry dough in my freezer(!). Reasons why this isn’t baking: I didn’t actually make the puff pastry. Reasons why this IS baking: I put it in the oven.  This is how I rationalize things before I post[Read more]

Tear and Share Italian Sausage Stuffed Bread


It’s football season! Which really means nothing to me at all other than I get to eat some yummy food every Sunday for the next few months. KnowwhatI’msayin’?  No disrespect to football fans, of course, I’m just more of a gymnastics gal 😛 Anyway, I’d grown tired of all the same football food over and over. Wings, pizza, sausage, burgers, etc. I felt it was time to change it up. After wrecking my brain for a good five minutes, this stuffed[Read more]

Italian Piada (Piadina) Flatbread

Remember last week when I was barely able to make Pita Bread? Oh, you’d already forgotten? Perhaps I should have just left it alone then…oh well. I planned to take another stab at it, but then I thought, “Why not try making piadas instead?” Piadas (or piadinas) are so new to my life that I don’t even know if piadas is the plural form of piada (I just Googled. It’s piade.) I’ve mentioned before how an Italian street food place opened[Read more]

Amanda Fails to Bake: Pita Bread

pita bread cut up on plate

Okay. Somewhat fails to bake pita bread. What I made was completely edible, it just wasn’t totally right. I mentioned in my last post that I was interested in trying the Mediterranean diet for the rest of the summer (minus cakes, of course). What better way to get started than making my own pita bread! One thing is for certain—there are million different recipes online. Like so many. How was I even to choose? Pita bread is pretty fascinating. It’s bread,[Read more]