Let the aroma of yeast fill your kitchen

Puff Pastry Lemon Rolls

By |2016-05-01T20:12:57-07:00January 24, 2016|

When I cook with citrus, there are three essential kitchen tools that I use to take recipes from average to professional: a reamer, a microplane and a strainer. Most citrus [...]

Best Ever Sweet Potato Rolls

By |2017-01-28T10:50:48-08:00October 25, 2015|

One recipe for the best ever sweet potato rolls with 3 step-by-step instructions to shape them for sandwich buns, party rolls or sweet cinnamon treats.

Blueberry Pull-Apart Muffins

By |2015-03-19T10:22:09-07:00February 16, 2015|

I love baking, but sometimes I don’t really feel like all-out baking. You know, where you pull out the stand mixer, flour, sugar, eggs and end up with tons of [...]

Smoked Provolone Gougères

By |2015-01-24T10:59:07-08:00November 20, 2014|

If you want to serve rolls that are a little daintier this holiday season, consider Smoked Provolone Gougères (pronounced goo-zshair). The cheese puffs are light, fluffy and sure to please. [...]

Bacon Apple Fritters

By |2015-07-13T08:52:36-07:00June 21, 2014|

These velvety, crispy Bacon Apple Fritters are sinfully covered with Bacon Glaze (with or without bourbon). I promise breakfast will never be the same. Apple fritters have long been my [...]

Bacon Wrapped Cinnamon Rolls

By |2015-01-02T16:57:47-08:00May 2, 2014|

Yep. You read that right. Bacon Wrapped Cinnamon Rolls. Why let the fried eggs and toast have all the fun? Salty, crispy bacon goes quite nicely with soft, sweet cinnamon [...]

Cheesy Garlic Bites

By |2018-09-02T17:25:28-07:00April 22, 2014|

Even though I grew up in the South, I’m not ashamed to use canned biscuits, especially when it turns into a cheesy, garlicy, crunchy coated magical morsel like these Cheesy [...]

Peppadew Pepper Pretzel Bites

By |2015-01-02T17:08:32-08:00February 15, 2014|

Peppadew Pepper Pretzel Bites are soft-baked pretzels at home with a fun, Zestuous twist. I love walking into a mall or airport and smelling the fresh baked pretzels. They’re smothered [...]

Soft, Easy Yeast Rolls

By |2014-12-20T09:03:11-08:00November 21, 2013|

Don’t let the idea of homemade yeast rolls intimidate you. I finally developed a recipe that turns out perfect every time and it’s ready in 3 hours. I have spent [...]

Pumpkin Bear Claws

By |2014-01-12T20:39:07-08:00October 13, 2013|

Skip the doughnut shop. Pumpkin Bear Claws hot out of the oven will satisfy any growling tummy. I was watching Unique Sweets on the Cooking Channel last night and they [...]

Cheesy Bacon Popovers

By |2016-05-01T20:15:47-07:00September 17, 2013|

Believe it or not, this cheesy bacon recipe came to me while I was exercising. Kind of an oxymoron huh? When I work out on the elliptical, I watch the [...]

Triple Chocolate Zucchini Bread

By |2014-01-12T20:39:51-08:00August 11, 2013|

I love when Zesties (Zestuous fans) request recipes. You all inspire me to try so many new things. Friday, I posted a comment on facebook, asking for suggestions. Emily, a [...]

Maple Oatmeal Coffee Cake

By |2014-05-01T15:58:19-07:00March 22, 2013|

Some mornings I just roll out of bed and have the desire to bake something. And it’s strange. It’s not that I’m craving a certain food. I actually crave the [...]