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  1. Top Ten Recipes of 2012

    December 30, 2012 by Bake Up, Little Suzy

    Happy Holidays, imaginary internet friends! And congratulations on surviving the end of the world. Now I’m off to Barnes and Noble to demand a refund for my Mayan wall calendar. Wish me luck!

    In the meantime, I hope you’ll take another look at the 10 most popular recipes I shared this year.

    S’mores Fried Ice Cream with Chipotle Chocolate Sauce

     

    Asparagus Lasagna Slice

    Asparagus Lasagna with Pancetta, Goat Cheese, and Lemon

     

    Baked Churros with Cinnamon Ice Cream and Dulce de Leche

     

    Loaded Baked Potato Grilled Cheese Sandwich

     

    Cinnamon Roll Grilled Cheese Sandwich

     

    Oatmeal Cream Pies

    Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies

     

    Cookies and Milk

    Toffee Cashew Cookies

     

    pie crust crackers

    Chicken Pot Pie Soup with Pie Crust Crackers

     

    Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    And the most popular recipe of 2012:

    Pepperoni Stuffed Chicken

    Pepperoni Stuffed Chicken Breasts

    Here’s to a delicious (and gooey) new year!


  2. Blueberry Lemon Mini Scones

    July 31, 2012 by Bake Up, Little Suzy

    I’m a sucker for miniature food.

    Bite-sized morsels taste better, somehow, and these mini-scones are no exception.


    The recipe is remarkably similar to my cranberry orange scone recipe, but these are improved by, well, tininess.

    If captioned cat photos on the internet were edible, they’d taste like blueberry lemon mini scones.

    They’re just so cute. I want to hug them with my teeth.

    Continue reading for the Blueberry Lemon Mini Scones recipe

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  3. English Muffin and Blackberry Jam
     Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    April 28, 2012 by Bake Up, Little Suzy

    In honor of National Grilled Cheese Month, I’m posting a different grilled cheese sandwich every single day through the month of April. You’re welcome.

    Do you remember that vacation you took to Provence, when you lounged in the sun with your lover, picnicking on creamy cheese, a fresh, crisp baguette, and a glass of regional wine? No?

    Yeah, me neither. But I imagine that such a perfect, sunny picnic tastes an awful lot like this grilled cheese sandwich. No, I’m not even kidding. (OK, maybe a little.)

    I split the English muffin with a fork and flipped it inside out to grill the cut side to a perfect golden crunch. The jam swirled into the melted provolone to make a gooey, sticky sauce. Bon appetit!

    For general grilled cheese tips, visit the inaugural grilled cheese sandwich post.

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  4. Sausage and Waffles Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    April 14, 2012 by Bake Up, Little Suzy

    In honor of National Grilled Cheese Month, I’m posting a different grilled cheese sandwich every single day through the month of April. You’re welcome.

    This sandwich was a great idea. I mean, who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? Sausage links and waffles with maple syrup – this sandwich had everything going for it. Until I actually made it.

    It turned out, um, odd. The combination of syrup and cream cheese tasted weird, almost curdled. And the waffles never crisped up – they got a little soggy. Based on this experiment, I think I’m going to abandon the chicken and waffles grilled cheese sandwich idea. Sorry, the South.

    For general grilled cheese tips, visit the inaugural grilled cheese sandwich post.

    Continue reading for the Sausage and Waffles Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe

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  5. Cinnamon Roll Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    April 12, 2012 by Bake Up, Little Suzy

    In honor of National Grilled Cheese Month, I’m posting a different grilled cheese sandwich every single day through the month of April. You’re welcome.

    One day I dreamed that I could bring together a cinnamon roll and a grilled cheese sandwich. The resulting Frankenbreakfast was everything I dreamed it would be, and more.

    Dense, eggy challah bread was an excellent choice to duplicate the sweetness and pillowy texture of a cinnamon roll. And oh, the filling! Warm, sweet, gooey cinnamon perfection. The Neufchatel gave it a lovely tang, like cream cheese frosting. And the brown sugar melted right into the cheese for a silky smooth consistency.

    Is it breakfast? Is it dessert? Does it matter? Make. This. Sandwich.

    For general grilled cheese tips, visit the inaugural grilled cheese sandwich post.

    Continue reading for the Cinnamon Roll Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe

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  6. Prosciutto, Leek, and Swiss Chard Quiche

    January 2, 2012 by Bake Up, Little Suzy

    I think it’s time I came to terms with a disappointing truth: I am not a homemade pie crust person. Wait! Let me finish! As much as I admire those patient bakers who make pie crust by hand, for me, it’s just not worth it.

    Other than the cheddar crust for Tenessa’s apple bacon birthday pie, I’ve yet to make a pie crust that rivals the texture or flavor of the ready-made, roll-out crusts you buy in the dairy department. And it’s cheap – refrigerated pie crust bought on sale (on double coupon day) is next to free, and can be stashed in the freezer until a proper pie-portunity presents itself.

    I’m glad I tried making pie crust from scratch, and I can file it away with other things I’ve done once, and don’t really feel compelled to do again like camping, or folding the laundry.

    If you want to make a pie crust with your own two hands, there are thousands of recipes just a Google away. But this savory, rich, and fluffy quiche will do just fine in a store-bought crust.

    I first made it for Mom and Handsome Greg last April, back when I had a job, as part of a luxurious farewell-to-winter brunch. I’ve since adapted it as a recessipe fit for an unemployed lady’s budget that’s exactly the same, but with onions for the leeks. And frozen spinach for the chard. And nothing for the prosciutto. So, yeah. It’s nearly identical.

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  7. Banana Walnut Muffins

    October 14, 2011 by Bake Up, Little Suzy

    I despise banana-flavored candy. Laffy Taffy, Runts, popsicles, Lifesavers, Now and Laters, jelly beans, Dum Dums, Pez, Dubble Bubble, Starburst – I will ALWAYS toss out the banana flavored ones.

    When I was a kid, my banana-flavor loathing prejudiced me to all things banana. I thought I hated bananas, and by extension, any foods baked with bananas. And so I turned up my nose at banana bread, banana cream pie, banana pudding, and sadly, banana muffins.

    Thankfully, I came around to baked banana goodness on a family vacation to Toledo when my great grandma tricked me into eating zucchini bread. “Here, have a piece,” she said, with a sly smile. Wildly suspicious, my sister and I asked what was in it. “Oh, just try it. I promise you’ll like it.” And she was right – it was delicious.

    Banana Muffin Batter in Tin

    That zucchini was my gateway bread. The next morning when she offered me a piece of her freshly baked banana bread, I tried it without first scrutinizing the list of ingredients, and I finally realized what I’d been missing.

    While I can’t imagine duplicating my great grandma’s magical banana bread, I think I’ve found a pretty darn good banana muffin recipe. I tried to make them a little more heart-healthy than your average muffin, subbing a bit of wheat flour for some of the AP, and a bit of heart-healthy spread for some of the butter. They came out delicious – sweet and moist and buttery – and they didn’t taste like health food at all.

    Continue reading for the Banana Walnut Muffins recipe

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  8. Corn Muffins

    September 6, 2011 by Bake Up, Little Suzy

    Friends, I have some very important, exciting news: today is my one year blogiversary! A year ago today, I set out to learn more about cooking, writing, and photography. On a beautiful, crisp September day, I posted my very first recipe—Caramel Apple Crisp—and Galley Kitchen was born.

    I started with a very simple recipe that was not my own. In the following months, I grew more and more adventurous with ingredients and techniques, and I found that blogging was really changing the way I cook.

    Thanks to Galley Kitchen, I conquered my fear of pie crust, addressed my perfectionism, made candies with Cap’n Crunch, entered a baking competition, learned to splurge on myself, and baked an apple pie with bacon on it.

    I’ve had a perfectly lovely year sharing my successes and failures, and stories from my kitchen and my life.

    My goals for the coming year include learning to cook fabulous dinners on an unemployed lady’s budget; learning to take decent photos after the sun has set; and learning some new adverbs. Someday I’d like to have the money to hire a designer to create a pretty, custom header for the top of my little blog, rather than the boring old WordPress default header. In the meantime, the food photos will have to suffice for decor.

    For my blogiversary post, I’m sharing a recipe adaptation from my all-time favorite food blog, Smitten Kitchen, with thanks to the blogstress, Deb Perelman, for inspiring me to begin writing about food. Deb’s corny corn muffins are light and crumbly, and bejeweled with sweet, chewy bits of corn. The muffins are a perfect accompaniment to the rainbow chard chili I posted last week.

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  9. Blue Umbrella Bake Sale!

    April 8, 2011 by Bake Up, Little Suzy

    Blue Umbrella Productions is hosting an ongoing bake sale to help raise money for our summer musical, Those Were the Days: A Tribute to Television Themes. I’ll be taking and fulfilling orders Girl-Scout style, plus filling any special requests (like scones for Mother’s Day!) until rehearsals begin in June.

    I’ve got a menu of both sweet and savory treats to choose from posted below. Email info@blueumbrellaproductions.com to place an order for pick up or delivery. (Twin Cities only. $10 minimum on orders outside of the Banks Building.)

    Menu

    Popcorn with Truffle Salt
    Fresh, fluffy popcorn is tossed with aromatic, savory truffle salt for a luxurious movie-night upgrade.

    3 cups: $1.75
    6 cups: $3

    Lemon Meltaways
    These bite-size, buttery lemon shortbread cookies will melt in your mouth.

    Half dozen for $2.75
    Dozen for $5

    Coconut Macaroons
    Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, light as a cloud, with coconutty goodness all the way through.

    Half dozen for $4.25
    Dozen for $8

    Snickerdoodles with Cinnamon Chips
    Classic snickerdoodles (sugar cookies rolled in cinnamon sugar) get an extra boost of flavor with creamy cinnamon chips.

    Half dozen for $5.50
    Dozen for $10

    Homemade “Oreos”
    They’re bigger, they’re better, and they’re baked fresh with no mystery ingredients.

    Half dozen for $8
    Dozen for $15

    Oatmeal Cream Pies
    A grown-up version of the classic treat – the cookies are rich and spiced, and the creamy filling is not overly sweet.

    Half dozen for $8
    Dozen for $15

    Mini Strawberry Hand Pies
    Light, flaky butter crust filled with sweet strawberry jam.

    Half dozen for $8
    Dozen for $15

    Sweet and Spicy Candied Nuts
    Crunchy almonds and pecans baked in a party-perfect blend of cinnamon, sugar, and a pinch of cayenne.

    4 oz. for $4
    8 oz. for $7.50
    12 oz. for $11
    1 lb. for $14.50


  10. Duck Fat Home Fries

    March 18, 2011 by Bake Up, Little Suzy

    If I weren’t way behind on posting, you’d have had this recipe months ago. I made these delightful potatoes for my Mom’s birthday dinner (her birthday is in November, y’all), and I feel just terrible that I’ve kept the (ridiculously simple) recipe from you for so long.

    Duck Fat Home Fries

    I like to par-bake the potatoes whole in the oven, then cut them up and pan-fry them quickly in duck fat. This keeps them light and fluffy on the inside, and crispy golden on the outside. A quick toss with chopped parsley brings a perfect bite of freshness.

    Potatoes cooking

    Better late than never!

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