Four Ingredient Tuna Cakes

Granny's Tuna Cakes

Family Recipes! It’s Time for Granny’s Cripsy and Easy Four Ingredient Tuna Cakes!

Many old family recipes have inspired me to create new versions. I’m excited to bring you a new page and category called “Family Recipes.” You’ll find recipes like these easy, crispy four-ingredient tuna cakes, inspired by childhood memories, or family favorites, old and new!

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Sweet Spicy Salmon Glaze

Salmon Sunday on FoodieBook Friday?! Yes, I highly recommend this Sweet Spicy Sriracha Salmon Glaze!

It’s about time I posted my tried-&-true Sweet & Spicy Salmon Sunday Glaze Recipe! I’m posting this on Friday so you can pick up some nice thick salmon, sriracha and/or gochujang, sesame oil, and soy sauce for this weekend!

Salmon Sunday

For my very first attempt at cooking salmon, I used this recipe I saw Chef Michael Salmon… um SYMON, Chef Michael Symon make on The Chew. I sooo loved and miss The Chew. Anyhoo, either he suggested using hot Chinese mustard and honey on the episode, or somewhere on The Chew is a recipe where he or someone else used hot Chinese mustard. (or I made it up?)

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Coffee Glazed Banana Scones

banana scone with coffee glaze

Happy Favorite FoodieBook Friday! This recipe for Coffee Glazed Banana Scones was inspired by Ilona Andrews Innkeeper Series.

My recipe for coffee glazed banana scones made with white whole wheat, Greek yogurt, and an espresso glaze that would put a smile on any vampire’s face! I just realized this is the second vampire-inspired recipe on my blog so far… (I’m starting to see a theme. Refer to my vampire related previous post.)

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Easy Italian Sausage Sandwiches with Tomatoes Onions Basil & Garlic!

Italian Sausage, Garden Tomatoes, Basil, Onions served on crusty roll.

I Call These “Brenda’s Italian Sausage Sandwiches.” They are an Awesome & Quick Recipe to use up Your Garden Tomatoes & Herbs!

This recipe is so easy it’s almost NOT a recipe! My Sister-in-law makes the best Italian sausage, pepper & onion sandwiches on a crusty hot baked roll. I intended to replicate her recipe for dinner using fresh garden goodies! Unfortunately, I didn’t have any bell peppers in my garden, and the ones at the meat market looked soggy and sad. I didn’t let that stop me, no way!

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Fluffy Pancakes with Coffee Syrup

Favorite FoodieBooks Friday! Fluffy, Fluffy Pancakes with Coffee Syrup, Coffee & Ghosts!

I needed some lite reading, so I looked at the books I’ve read in my Kindle library. Coffee & Ghosts by Charity Tahmaseb brought a smile to my face. I don’t remember if BookBub, Riffle, or">AmazonAmazon referred it to me about a year ago, but knowing how much I love coffee, how could I go wrong with a book titled “Coffee & Ghosts?” Anyway, re-reading Coffee & Ghosts is just what I needed. I needed fluffy pancakes with coffee syrup!

fluffy pancakes with coffee syrup

They make a TON of coffee (and tea) in this book, and eat tons of buttermilk pancakes at the Springside Pancake House. I found myself inspired to make pancakes, but not just any pancakes, FLUFFY pancakes! Fluffy pancakes have been all over Pinterest lately. I like breakfast for dinner, but “husband” is not a fan. Too bad for him!

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No-Knead Cheddar Skillet Bread

No Knead Cheddar Skillet Bread with White Pepper

My Latest Obsession, SKILLET BREAD. This No-Knead Cheddar Skillet Bread with White Pepper is an Homage to Grandma’s Pizza.

No Knead Cheddar Skillet Bread

This cheesy bread was inspired by last week’s No-Knead Skillet Olive bread. It was so good that I wanted to try a different skillet bread recipe. Since it’s reminiscent of focaccia, I thought of grandma’s pizza. Grandma used to put white pepper on the crust of her homemade pizza. It gave it a mysterious kick that I loved! I’ve never been able to duplicate her pizza, so I stopped trying, but this slightly spicy bread reminds me of her!

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Instead of olives, this time I stirred 8oz of cubed cheddar cheese into 3 cups of flour in a large bowl.

In a medium bowl, I added 2 cups lukewarm water and stirred in the yeast packet, then 2 tsp salt, 1/2 tbsp granulated onion, 1/2 tsp granulated garlic, 1/4 tsp ground white pepper, and 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper. I added 1/2 cup flour and stirred well.

Add yeast to two cups lukewarn water

Next, I stirred the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mixed them well. Then I covered it with plastic wrap and put a tea towel over it and set it in a warm place to rest and rise for an hour.


My kitchen is cold so I pre-heated my microwave with a cup of water just to take the chill off and warm it up a little. Then I tucked the bowl of dough inside the cozy, slightly warm microwave to rise for an hour.

After the hour had passed, I oiled the bottom and sides of my 10″ cast iron skillet with a drizzle of olive oil and poured the dough into the skillet, using lightly oiled fingers to get it out of the bowl. Gently pat the dough to evenly fill the skillet.

Next, I covered it with the tea towel and put it back in my slightly warm microwave to sit and rise for another half hour.

I preheated my oven to 425f and decorated the top of the bread with fresh instant pot black beans, crushed red pepper, roasted peppers, 1/4 tsp white pepper, and cilantro leaves.

I baked it for a half hour and it was golden brown so I took it out and carefully turned it out onto a baking rack to cool. Be very careful because it’s heavy and scorching hot!

After it cooled for at least a half hour we cut into it and ruined our dinner!

It makes the best sandwiches too!

If you love this skillet bread, try my No Knead Olive Skillet Bread!

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No Knead Cheddar Skillet Bread

No-Knead Cheddar Skillet Bread

This crusty, cheesy, yeasty bread is super easy and ready to eat in about 2 1/2 hours! As an homage to Grandma, I add white pepper to the crust! Skillet bread is my new obsession!
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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Course Appetizer, bread, Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 164 kcal


  • large bowl
  • medium bowl
  • #8 or 10 inch cast iron skillet (a dutch oven would also work)
  • plastic wrap and/or tea towell
  • knife



  • Add 2 cups lukewarm water to a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  • Add the yeast packet, or 2 1/4 tsp of yeast, and stir well.
  • Add 1/2 cup flour and the salt to the medium bowl and stir well.
  • Next, in a large mixing bowl, add 3 cups flour
  • Add the cubed cheese to the flour and mix well.
  • To the medium bowl with the yeast, add the garlic, granulated onion, 1/4 tsp white pepper, 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes and stir.
  • Slowly stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place a tea towel over it. Place it somewhere warm to rest and rise for 1 hour.
  • After the dough has rested an hour, oil the bottom and sides of a 10” cast iron skillet with 1/2 tbsp olive oil.
  • Pour the dough into the skillet using your fingers to pull it out of the bottom of the bowl. It will be sticky!
  • Lightly oil your fingers and press the dough around gently to even it out. Don't poke the cheese cubes down into the bread. Most will sink to the bottom anyway.
  • Cover the skillet with a tea towel and put it back in a warm place to rest and rise for a half hour.
  • Preheat your oven to 425° F.
  • After a half-hour, remove the tea towel and decorate the top of your bread. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 tsp white pepper, red pepper flakes, and anything else you want to use to decorate it. Parsley flakes, a little shredded cheese… A drizzle of olive oil…
  • Bake for 30 minutes and check to see if it's golden brown on top. If not, give it a few more minutes until it's golden brown.
  • Remove the skillet from the oven very carefully turn the bread out onto a cooling rack and let cool (pretty side up) for at least a half of an hour before slicing!
    No Knead Cheddar Skillet Bread


  • It is very moist! If you increase it to 4 cups of flour you will have a less fragile, slightly higher loaf.
  • I like to slice a large round of bread like this by cutting it in half once. Then cut the half into shorter slices.
  • This makes amazing sandwiches if any is leftover.
If you love this recipe, you may also love my no-knead olive skillet bread!
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Calories: 164kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 4gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 595mgPotassium: 54mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 100IUCalcium: 18mgIron: 1.9mg
Keyword cast iron skillet bread, cheddar, cheese, crusty bread, easy bread, garlic, no knead, no knead bread, skillet, white pepper
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No-Knead Olive Skillet Bread

This FoodieBook Friday is a revisit to last week’s Pecan & Cherry Stuffed Squash post. I’ve had several requests to post the full No-Knead Olive Skillet Bread recipe. It’s an amazingly moist, easy to make, garlicky, yeasty, salty, olivey treat!

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Pecan & Cherry Stuffed Squash

Cherry & Pecan Stuffed Acorn Squash

Pecan & Cherry Stuffed Acorn Squash – It’s not my Mother’s Stuffed Acorn Squash! It’s a delightfully easy, sweet, and savory dish!

Stuffed acorn squash
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Just like everybody else, I often find it hard to come up with ideas for dinner. I was looking for something to inspire me to make dinner and I had just read about this garlicky, salty skillet bread on the Food In Books blog. It was amazing! I served it with herbed olive oil that I made with parmesan, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper. Thanks, Food In Books, for the inspiration!!!

olive skillet bread rising

So I had bread, now what!?

Olive Skillet Loaf
Olive Cast Iron Skillet Bread sliced

That got me totally inspired to get creative in the kitchen and how I came up with this Pecan & Cherry Stuffed Squash recipe!

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