Posts by Michael Wurm, Jr.

Michael Wurm, Jr.

Blueberry Almond Mini Rolls

Some things in life make me over-the-moon happy. Oddly enough, one of those things is having a sweet for breakfast. Whether it’s a doughnut, toast and jam, Lucky Charms, or even a piece of leftover birthday cake – that and a big cup of coffee and I’m all set. Clearly sugar isn’t the best thing to crave in the morning, but what can you do. I suppose it’s not the worst habit.

So, I’m always on the hunt for quick, easy, and sweet breakfast treats. These Blueberry Almond Mini Buns are just the ticket! Plus, with the fruit, honey, and almonds, they might even border on healthy.

I actually created this recipe using BHG’s Nutty Honey Mini Rolls. To give it a blueberry twist, I added a handful (about 1/4 cup) of blueberries to the filling mixture. I used a fork to mash up the blueberries and then mixed it all together. That’s it!

I really love the touch of honey in this recipe as well. It’s the perfect amount of sweetness. I think this recipe would also be delicious with a lemon glaze. Blueberries and lemon go together like peanut butter and jelly. Don’t you agree?

You can get the recipe for the rolls here. Just remember to toss in some blueberries for my variation.

What sweet treats do you crave for breakfast? Happy baking, friends!


Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm

 


Michael Wurm, Jr.

Blue Margarita

In my opinion, there is nothing better than a classic recipe made perfectly with exceptional ingredients. So when it comes to cocktails, classics are some of my favorites, including this recipe from BHG for margaritas. However, if you know me well, you know I like to mix things up every once in awhile. And, if I can make something more colorful, you can bet I’m going to do it!

That’s just what I did for my latest creation, the blue margarita!

To create this beauty, I followed this classic margarita recipe and added about 3/4 of cup of blue curaçao. The result is a little extra citrus flavor and the most beautiful color. Isn’t it gorgeous?

It’s such a fun, unexpected take on a classic. I also like this addition because it helps to cut the taste of the tequila. Despite its blue hue, the curaçao has a orange-like flavor that works really well in a margarita.

I may be sipping on a few of these from time to time. They are so good on a sunny summer day. You can get the recipe for classic margaritas here. Cheers!

Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm


Michael Wurm, Jr.

A Year of Pizza: Nutella & S’more Brownie Pizza

After making several traditional pizzas, I wanted to broaden my Year in Pizza series by tackling dessert. When I found this BHG archives recipe for brownie pizza, the perfect idea came to mind for a deliciously sweet dessert. Why not combine a few of my favorite ingredients and recipes for one spectacular pizza?

With summer campfires on the brain, I decided to give the brownie pizza a seasonal twist inspired by the flavor of s’mores.

Once I had my brownie crust prebaked, I started with a layer of Nutella to act as the sauce for my pizza. For toppings, I used mini-marshmallows and some bear-shaped graham crackers to really bring the s’more flavor alive.

Finally, since every pizza needs at least one extra topping, I sprinkled on some tiny peanut butter cups.

After another few minutes in the oven and a couple minutes under the broiler to toast the marshmallows, my pizza was complete. This is such a fun, quick, and totally delicious dessert. What I really love about this recipe is that, like pizza, you can completely customize the toppings. I just thought this combination would be perfect for summer. Making this pizza is a great way to spend a rainy day when you can’t get the campfire going.

You can find the full recipe for my brownie pizza here.

What do you think of my take on this dessert? What toppings would you try?

Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm


Michael Wurm, Jr.

White Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

When it comes to easy, light, and totally delicious summer desserts, strawberry shortcake is a quintessential favorite. So when I saw this recipe for Classic Shortcakes this past week, I knew I had to kick of the summer properly with this sweet treat.

However, to make things a little more interesting I decided to add a little something extra to the classic recipe with some white chocolate chips. When served slightly warm, the little morsels of melted white chocolate add an extra layer of creamy flavor.

I simply followed this recipe and added in about 3/4 cup of chopped white chocolate chips when mixing together the dry ingredients. I also think these would be delicious with milk or dark chocolate chips as well. Any chocolate goes wonderfully with strawberries.

I also like that you can bake a bunch of these up, throw them in the freezer, and have a quick easy dessert any night of the week. There’s no  need to turn the oven on each time you get a craving for something sweet.

Strawberry Shortcake is definitely one of my summer favorites! What yours? Let us know in the comments below.

Happy Baking!

Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm

 

 

 

 


Michael Wurm, Jr.

Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad

For me, summertime means spending as much time outside as possible. When it comes to dinner, I’m all about light, healthy, and easy. So, when I stumbled upon this recipe for Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad, I knew this would make a delicious dinner, but could also double as a tasty summer side dish!

The thing I like most about this particular pasta salad recipe is that you can completely customize it to include the veggies that you like best. I kept mine pretty much the same, but left out the fennel and added more peppers. This recipe is also an excellent way to use those extra veggies you have hanging out in the fridge.

Another plus is that roasting is probably one of my favorite ways to cook veggies. A quick chop, a little olive oil, and some time in the oven make any vegetable taste amazing. The only thing that may be better is grilling them outdoors.

I also followed the recipe for the pesto dressing. However, if you don’t feel like dragging out the blender, you can simply substitute a pre-made variety from the grocery store. There’s no need to stress, especially when you can make something this delicious.

And that, my friends, is a recipe for a delightful summer supper or satisfying side dish. You can get the full recipe here, but have fun with it and use the ingredients you love! Let us know in the comments what vegetable combination you come up with.

Happy Cooking,

Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm


Michael Wurm, Jr.

A Year of Pizza: Mini Pizzas

I can’t tell you how much fun it is to explore different pizza recipes with my “A Year of Pizza” series on Delish Dish. The last two pizzas I shared were a bit more traditional and used a standard pizza crust. Today, I wanted to experiment with something a little different. So when I saw the recipe for Mini Margherita Pizzas, I knew they were next on my Pizza To-Do List.

As much as I love making things from scratch, sometimes my schedule simply doesn’t allow it. What I love about these mini pizzas is that they start off with a store-bought pre-baked crust. This is perfect for those days when time is tight or you’re a bit nervous about tackling dough.

The second reason I love this recipe is that it’s amazingly flexible. While the original recipe gives you a few ideas for making Margherita-style pizza, you can top these bite-sized goodies with whatever you like. You could even get creative with leftovers and no one would be the wiser.

 

For my mini pizzas, I used a variety of traditional toppings including pizza sauce, fresh mozzarella, shaved Parmesan, Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, tapenade, and the most adorable little pepperoni I’ve ever seen.

I mixed up the ingredients to make a variety of mini pizzas. However, if you’re making these for a group, you can stick to one or two varieties to keep things simple for your guests.

You can find the recipe and ingredient list for these mini pizzas here. Whether you’re serving them at a party or fixing them as a late-night snack for your friends, this is certainly a winning recipe. Enjoy!

Happy Cooking!

Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm