Salt & Baker https://saltandbaker.com Sweet & Salty Recipes Fri, 24 Jan 2020 06:00:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.13 No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie https://saltandbaker.com/no-bake-peanut-butter-pie/ https://saltandbaker.com/no-bake-peanut-butter-pie/#respond Fri, 24 Jan 2020 06:00:11 +0000 https://saltandbaker.com/?p=6091 This No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie recipe is your new favorite frozen pie. No lie! We ate this pie within 24 hours, and quite frankly we could have downed it within 12 if  hadn’t enforced some sort of self control amongst my family. We are suckers for peanut butter desserts (especially ones that include Reese’s peanut […]

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This No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie recipe is your new favorite frozen pie. No lie! We ate this pie within 24 hours, and quite frankly we could have downed it within 12 if  hadn’t enforced some sort of self control amongst my family. We are suckers for peanut butter desserts (especially ones that include Reese’s peanut butter cups)! 

A no-bake peanut butter pie topped with chopped Reese's peanut butter cups.

But seriously, now that I know how GOOD this dessert tastes, I’ve found myself craving it and finding excuses to make it. We invited friends over for dinner last Sunday. What dessert did I make? Oh you know, this one!

In fact, leading up to dinner I told my husband no fewer than 3 times just how excited I was for dessert. P.S. our friends loved it too.

The cravings will set in after 1 bite. It only takes 1 bite and you’ll be hooked.

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A Sweeter Wednesday #17 https://saltandbaker.com/a-sweeter-wednesday-17/ https://saltandbaker.com/a-sweeter-wednesday-17/#respond Wed, 22 Jan 2020 06:00:29 +0000 https://saltandbaker.com/?p=6578 Happy Wednesday!! This week is extra special because it’s my birthday week. I turn 29 this week, wohoo! How will I celebrate you ask? Hopefully 10 minutes of peace and quiet on the couch. That would be dreamy. But I won’t count on it 😂 I’m definitely making myself a cake. Problem is, I can’t […]

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Happy Wednesday!!

This week is extra special because it’s my birthday week. I turn 29 this week, wohoo! How will I celebrate you ask? Hopefully 10 minutes of peace and quiet on the couch. That would be dreamy.

But I won’t count on it 😂

I’m definitely making myself a cake. Problem is, I can’t decide which one! My personal fave is German Chocolate cake. But I’m constantly craving other flavors too. (Like my Funfetti Cake!)  I’m sensing the cake flavor will be a last minute decision.

A slice of Funfetti Cake with one candle lit on the top of the cake slice.

This next picture is too cute not to share. Will got his hair cut last week! This kids’ hair grows so fast (and it’s quite thick too). He’s starting to be a pro though. The kid has to get haircuts every 6-8 weeks like his dad and older brother.

Little boy eating a sucker while getting hair cut.

Recent Recipes

Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe – this recipe was first published in 2018, but was updated with additional photos and better instructions for making the best sandwich ever. This is also a recipe I make when I’m feeding lunch to family or friends. It’s filling, super easy, and everyone loves it.

Easy Salmon Burgers with Lemon Dill Sauce – please add this to your menu! This is a fun and delicious way to eat salmon. But also you don’t even have to eat it with the buns, just enjoy the salmon burgers plain or with a dollop of the homemade lemon dill sauce.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies – this post was also updated with new photos and a slight tweak in the recipe (just added a tad more oil to the cookies to make them a bit more moist). If you haven’t made this recipe yet, do!!! Or at least go and read the 23 raving comments about the recipe. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Blood Orange Cardamom Bundt Cake – blood orange zest and juice is used in the cake and glaze. It’s beautiful and really tasty!

Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak Pasta – easy dinner, universally loved by human beings of all ages.

Spinach and Bacon Quiche – have you made a quiche before? My mom never did. I honestly didn’t know what it was until a few years ago. (Totally crazy, I know). Well this is our favorite quiche and I’ve been making it for 2 years now. Took me 4-5 times to perfect the ratios and baking time, but I finally did it. You’ll LOVE this recipe!

Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe – maybe I’ll make this for my birthday?!? 🤔 Ariana left such a nice comment on this recipe! She made it for her coworkers birthday and everyone loved it!

If you make a recipe from Salt & Baker, make sure you come back to leave a rating and review! Your comments are so helpful to me and other readers. 😊

And if you have Instagram, snap a picture of your food and tag @saltandbaker in your post and stories so I can see the food you’re making!! ❤️ (p.s. if your account is private I won’t be able to see it… so send me a DM!)

Favorite Finds

Cold weather calls for sweet and spicy chili!

What do you think of these 2020 kitchen trends?

Have you been following Harry and Meghans royal drama? My heart goes out to them.

Cauliflower pizza crust, yum!!

Umm, these earrings are perfect! (And so appropriate for upcoming V-Day). 🖤

Twitter’s reactions to the Kansas Chiefs heading to the Super Bowl.

This instant pot chili looks incredible.

 

Thanks for being a regular reader of Salt & Baker. Have a beautiful week!

xo Whitney

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Parmesan Popcorn https://saltandbaker.com/parmesan-popcorn/ https://saltandbaker.com/parmesan-popcorn/#respond Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:00:06 +0000 https://saltandbaker.com/?p=6074 Parmesan popcorn is a delicious and satisfying snack! When you’re craving a cheesy popcorn recipe, this butter and cheese coated popcorn is the BEST! I’ll be honest, if you don’t like parmesan cheese, you won’t like this popcorn. You can taste the parmesan; which is the whole point of making parmesan popcorn, right? It’s a […]

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Parmesan popcorn is a delicious and satisfying snack! When you’re craving a cheesy popcorn recipe, this butter and cheese coated popcorn is the BEST!

A bowl full of parmesan popcorn.

I’ll be honest, if you don’t like parmesan cheese, you won’t like this popcorn.

You can taste the parmesan; which is the whole point of making parmesan popcorn, right?

It’s a great snack option when you’re craving popcorn but want something more sophisticated and flavorful.

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Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe https://saltandbaker.com/chicken-salad-sandwich-recipe/ https://saltandbaker.com/chicken-salad-sandwich-recipe/#comments Mon, 20 Jan 2020 03:00:44 +0000 http://saltandbaker.com/?p=925 This easy Chicken Salad Sandwich recipe is loaded with flavor and perfect textures! This chicken salad features crisp red grapes, crunchy celery, salted cashews, and a perfect blend of seasonings to elevate the flavor!  This is a great recipe to have on hand for last minute sandwich prep. I hate to brag, but… this is […]

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This easy Chicken Salad Sandwich recipe is loaded with flavor and perfect textures! This chicken salad features crisp red grapes, crunchy celery, salted cashews, and a perfect blend of seasonings to elevate the flavor! 

This is a great recipe to have on hand for last minute sandwich prep.

Chicken Salad Sandwich with leafy green lettuce on a croissant.

I hate to brag, but… this is the best chicken salad! It’s the truth.

I’ve had chicken salad from Costco, and it’s ok, nothing spectacular by any means.

The trick with chicken salad is this, you must season appropriately. This recipe has the perfect blend of seasonings. I use (and love) Mrs. Dash Seasoning and celery salt.

The last word you’ll think of when eating these chicken salad sandwiches is “bland.”

Here’s what you need to get started…

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Easy Salmon Burgers with Lemon Dill Sauce https://saltandbaker.com/easy-salmon-burgers/ https://saltandbaker.com/easy-salmon-burgers/#respond Sat, 18 Jan 2020 06:00:18 +0000 https://saltandbaker.com/?p=6130 These Easy Salmon Burgers with Lemon Dill Sauce will surely become your next healthy meal obsession. The salmon patties are cooked to a golden crisp perfection. Not to mention they’re juicy, flavorful and ridiculously delicious! Why you’ll love this salmon burgers recipe One thing that sells me with this recipe is the fact that it’s […]

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These Easy Salmon Burgers with Lemon Dill Sauce will surely become your next healthy meal obsession. The salmon patties are cooked to a golden crisp perfection. Not to mention they’re juicy, flavorful and ridiculously delicious!

Salmon burgers on a bun with lemon dill mayo and lettuce.

Why you’ll love this salmon burgers recipe

One thing that sells me with this recipe is the fact that it’s SALMON. (P.S. I love salmon). This healthy meat is rich in omega 3’s and packed with protein.

Surprising, my kids will eat seafood and fish like it’s candy. No joke. They devour this stuff! Do your kids like fish? If not, maybe you should start with these salmon burgers, my lemon honey glazed salmon recipe, or my tilapia cakes. The names may not sound kid friendly, but they are!

If you’re looking to make this recipe even healthier (in regards to the lemon dill sauce, that is), I’m sharing an adaptation you can make to do so. Keep reading!

A cooked salmon burger on a hamburger bun.

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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies https://saltandbaker.com/double-chocolate-chip-cookies/ https://saltandbaker.com/double-chocolate-chip-cookies/#comments Fri, 17 Jan 2020 03:00:00 +0000 https://saltandbaker.com/?p=1425 You’ll probably never guess the secret ingredient that makes these the BEST Double Chocolate Chip Cookies ever! I won’t keep you waiting… it’s cream cheese. Yep. Cream cheese makes these chocolate cookies rich, ultra soft, thick, and chewy!  I’m sure you’re thinking, “Why would you put cream cheese in a cookie?!” It sounds a bit bizarre if […]

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You’ll probably never guess the secret ingredient that makes these the BEST Double Chocolate Chip Cookies ever!

I won’t keep you waiting… it’s cream cheese. Yep. Cream cheese makes these chocolate cookies rich, ultra soft, thick, and chewy! 

A double chocolate chip cookie broken in half, showcasing the melty chocolate chips.

I’m sure you’re thinking, “Why would you put cream cheese in a cookie?!” It sounds a bit bizarre if you’ve never done it before, but the cream cheese adds a nice flavor to the cookie. It also has a higher melting point, so when these bake in the oven they don’t spread or thin out as much as a regular cookies made with butter.

Let’s discuss flavor for a second. Do you like chocolate? Or perhaps fudgy desserts? Ok GOOD! Because these cookies are perfectly fudgy. They taste like brownie cookies! It’s the best chocolate cookie recipe to satisfy every chocolate lovers sweet tooth.

If you want a cookie recipe with a little less chocolate, make sure you try my brown butter chocolate chip cookies, it’s my take on the traditional chocolate chip cookie but with a boost of flavor!

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Blood Orange Cardamom Bundt Cake https://saltandbaker.com/blood-orange-cardamom-bundt-cake/ https://saltandbaker.com/blood-orange-cardamom-bundt-cake/#respond Wed, 15 Jan 2020 06:00:59 +0000 https://saltandbaker.com/?p=6313 You guys, I have no words. This Blood Orange Cardamom Bundt Cake is my newest (most favorite) bundt cake recipe! You are going to LOVE it! The cake is so fluffy, soft, and moist. You can taste the hint of orange zest and the soft tones of cardamom in every bite.  This would be the […]

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You guys, I have no words.

This Blood Orange Cardamom Bundt Cake is my newest (most favorite) bundt cake recipe! You are going to LOVE it! The cake is so fluffy, soft, and moist. You can taste the hint of orange zest and the soft tones of cardamom in every bite. 

This would be the perfect cake for brunch, Sundays, Easter, or just whenever you’re wanting a citrus infused cake! Plus, the beautiful (and naturally colored) blood orange glaze makes this bundt cake extra fancy.

A blood orange glaze being drizzled overtop a blood orange cardamom Bundt Cake.

So I actually made this cake a week ago when my parents came to town. We sat down to enjoy a slice of it around noon… come the end of the day there was only 1 slice left. This is a large Bundt Cake! So we were secretly snacking on it throughout the day. I was so sad to see it gone in such a short time. But super happy to know that everyone loved it!

I probably told my husband a minimum of 3 times how much I liked this blood orange bundt cake.

Like, it’s perfect.

You know what else is perfect? Cake.

Cake recipes you should totally make

Gingerbread bundt cake

Cinnamon Roll Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake from Cake Mix

Funfetti Layer Cake

Angel Food Cake

Good news is this blood orange & cardamom cake is really easy to make. Let me show you…

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Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak Pasta https://saltandbaker.com/instant-pot-philly-cheesesteak-pasta/ https://saltandbaker.com/instant-pot-philly-cheesesteak-pasta/#comments Tue, 14 Jan 2020 06:30:25 +0000 https://saltandbaker.com/?p=5875 Philly Cheesesteak Pasta made in the Instant Pot! If you’re a fan of the famous Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, you’re going to LOVE this pasta! We’re talking, the same flavors and taste, only this time its in pasta form! 🙌🏼 Philly cheesesteak sandwiches are one iconic sandwich. You say the name and people know exactly what you’re […]

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Philly Cheesesteak Pasta made in the Instant Pot! If you’re a fan of the famous Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, you’re going to LOVE this pasta! We’re talking, the same flavors and taste, only this time its in pasta form! 🙌🏼

A spoon scooping up Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak Pasta from the Instant pot.

Philly cheesesteak sandwiches are one iconic sandwich. You say the name and people know exactly what you’re talking about. The flavors are unforgettable! Well, let me tell you, this Philly cheesesteak pasta, TASTES like a Philly cheesesteak sandwich. It does.

And it’s awesome.

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Spinach and Bacon Quiche https://saltandbaker.com/spinach-and-bacon-quiche/ https://saltandbaker.com/spinach-and-bacon-quiche/#respond Mon, 13 Jan 2020 06:30:03 +0000 https://saltandbaker.com/?p=5894 This classic custard quiche is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dinner. It tastes just as good warm as it does cold. Truth is, this quiche is a winner on every level. Truth is, I make quiche for dinner more times than I make it for breakfast. (Why is that?!?) This is definitely a breakfast-y meal, […]

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This classic custard quiche is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dinner. It tastes just as good warm as it does cold.

Truth is, this quiche is a winner on every level.

A pie pan with a Spinach and Bacon Quiche.

Truth is, I make quiche for dinner more times than I make it for breakfast. (Why is that?!?) This is definitely a breakfast-y meal, with the custardy egg filling and all. But then again, there are NO rules in the kitchen! So eat cake for dinner. (But don’t tell my kids I said that).

For the love of Pete, please heed my advice and make a quiche without a soggy crust. Can you even imagine eating a quiche with a soggy bottom?? Gah! Even the thought of it brings a bad taste to my mouth!  😂

The trick to making a delicious quiche without a soggy crust… partially bake the pie crust (AKA par bake) before adding the filling.

Why you should par bake a pie crust for quiche

The Kitchn has some great insight into this topic, but to begin here’s what you’ll do:

Line the pie crust with either parchment paper or aluminum foil, then fill the lined pie crust with pie weights. I use about 2 cups worth of ceramic pie weights. If you don’t have pie weights, you can use dry beans.

Weighing down the pie crust prevents the bottom crust from puffing and the sides from slouching.

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Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe https://saltandbaker.com/moist-chocolate-cake-recipe/ https://saltandbaker.com/moist-chocolate-cake-recipe/#comments Fri, 10 Jan 2020 06:30:51 +0000 https://saltandbaker.com/?p=5825 I love a moist cake; and this recipe is a delicious and perfectly moist chocolate cake! This is the cake you make when you’re in dire need of a chocolate fix. 3 moist cake layers are enveloped in a fluffy, whipped chocolate buttercream frosting; it’s sheer perfection! I like to think of this cake as […]

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I love a moist cake; and this recipe is a delicious and perfectly moist chocolate cake! This is the cake you make when you’re in dire need of a chocolate fix. 3 moist cake layers are enveloped in a fluffy, whipped chocolate buttercream frosting; it’s sheer perfection!

I like to think of this cake as the epitome of “chocolate birthday cake”! The crumb texture is light, not crumbly. It has a strong yet pleasant chocolate flavor; and last but not least, this cake is really moist.

A slice of moist chocolate cake being removed from a large cake.

This is my second chocolate cake recipe on the blog. The differences between the two cakes are with the fat used. The first one found here uses butter for the fat.

The recipe I’m sharing with you today uses oil. Cakes made with oil are more moist than cakes made without oil.

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