I often order the most intriguing thing on a menu. Unexpected flavor combinations? I’m on it. Savory when you’d expect sweet? Sign me up. Herbs in a cocktail? That’s what I’ll be drinking tonight.
So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that I like making “intriguing” recipes at home, too. I have a long list of recipes I plan to bake. And while many of them are pretty classic (e.g. peanut butter chocolate), others make people pause a second. Whenever I have people over I throw in one of my “intriguing” finds as a wildcard. Sometimes my friends can be a little skeptical about my experiments, but ultimately, they tend to come on board. Trust me: once you’ve had a hummus waffle, you won’t look back, either.
Here are some of my favorite “intriguing” recipes I’ve served over the past few years. Some were met with a bit of label shock – but they were all hits in the end!
Cinnamon and Spice Sweet Potato Bread (I actually didn’t expect my guests to find this one unusual, but they did – and then they tried it, and loved it!)
Next on my list:
*Recipe Round-Up is going to be a new feature on my blog, where I collect recipes around a certain theme or ingredient. Let me know if you have any requests!