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  • Buckwheat Honey and Caraway Rolls

    Buckwheat Honey and Caraway Rolls are lightly sweet with the unique aroma of caraway seeds (they’re what give rye bread its amazing flavor!) These rustic dinner rolls turn your favorite soup…

  • cauliflower gratin served up in a small bowl

    Ina Garten’s Cauliflower Gratin ~ Updated!

    I’ve made some subtle improvements to Ina Garten’s Cauliflower Gratin to make this top rated side dish even easier, and more delicious. Try it this holiday season with (or without) my…

  • Pecan Sandies cookies on a plate

    Perfect Pecan Sandies

    Buttery Pecan Sandies are the official cookie of fall ~ feed hungry back to schoolers, or get a head start on your holiday cookie list. (But first, make a batch just…

  • pouring gravy on sliced sauerbraten pot roast

    Sauerbraten (German pot roast)

    This authentic German Sauerbraten recipe comes straight from my grandfather’s kitchen ~ you can do this braised chuck roast on the stove, in the oven, in the crock pot, or the…

  • Apple, Cheddar and Sage Biscuits

    Apple, Cheddar and Sage Biscuits are a magical combination of fall-forward flavors ~ these cheesy biscuits are equally at home on a breakfast plate, next to a warm bowl of chowder,…

  • christmas in july cookies

    Christmas in July Recipes and Inspiration!

    Dreaming of Christmas in July?  Me too. Holiday 2020 won’t be business as usual, for sure, but we can’t afford to waste one precious year. So I hope you’ll indulge me…

  • falafel salad bowl

    Around the World in 8 Dinner Bowls!

    We’re all global citizens, that’s pretty clear, but has your menu plan kept pace?  Every culture has their special take on a satisfying meal in a bowl, so today I’m diversifying…

  • spring carrots

    Immune Boosting Soups!

    These healing soups are packed with immune boosting powerhouse ingredients like spinach, garlic, turmeric, saffron, cayenne, and ginger. Whether you’re fighting a flu or just trying to stay warm this winter,…

  • Welsh cakes

    Easy Welsh Cakes Recipe!

    Welsh Cakes ~ they’re cooked on a griddle like a pancake, but can be eaten out of hand like a scone ~ these sweet, buttery little breakfast cakes are a Welsh…

  • Instant Pot Barbacoa tacos in a white bowl

    Instant Pot Barbacoa Recipe

    My Instant Pot Barbacoa lies somewhere between traditional fire pits covered with agave leaves and the chow line at Chipotle. This amazing weeknight friendly meal is authentic(ish), super tasty, and so…

  • Creamsicle Cake

    My Best Baking Tips for Layer Cakes

    Don’t you love layer cakes?  There’s something about a soft moist cake combined with a thick creamy frosting that brings back sweet childhood memories. And even as we’re all cutting back…

  • ladling brothy beans onto garlic toast

    Brothy Beans with Garlic Toast

    Brothy Beans with Garlic Toast ~ yes beans can be dinner, and a darned delicious one at that, especially when you combine them with garlicky toasted bread and and an incredibly…

  • chicken satay dinner bowl

    Thai Chicken Satay Bowls with Peanut Sauce

    Thai Chicken Satay Bowls with Peanut Sauce are an easy way to bring the flavors of one of Thailand’s most famous dishes to the weeknight dinner table.  Trust me on this,…

  • a bowl of dan dan noodles on a white table

    Dan Dan Noodles ~ Easy Weeknight Recipe

    This is the easy 30 minute edition of Dan Dan Noodles ~ spicy Asian noodles in a rich creamy sauce, topped with crispy pork and barely wilted greens ~ your regular…

  • slice and bake peanut butter chocolate chip shortbread cookies

    5 Creamy, Dreamy Peanut Butter Desserts!

    Peanut butter is one of those flavors some of us can’t get enough of.  And it happens to have just the right texture and flavor to enhance so many recipes. Here…

  • Instant Pot Irish Stew

    Instant Pot Irish Stew is the real deal, a classic rich stew made with lamb, potatoes, root veggies, cabbage, and, of course, a good dose of Guinness.  Only instead of simmering…

  • a loaf of peanut butter chocolate chip bread

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bread

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bread might just be the perfect quick bread recipe…moist, peanutty, and loaded with chocolate chips!  Is it a bread?  Is it a cake?  Doesn’t matter what you…

  • A healthy multi grain raisin walnut bran muffin

    The Ultimate High Fiber Menu Plan

    When was the last time you thought about fiber?  ~ It’s not as sexy as adaptogens, probiotics, or collagens, to be sure. But fiber is essential for health and chances are…

  • The “Chipless” Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

    The Perfect “Chipless” Chocolate Chip Cookie ~ if you’ve ever wondered if a chocolate chip cookie would be any good without the chips, I’ve got the answer for you (spoiler alert:…

  • lemon poppy seed muffin with dripping glaze

    Easy One Bowl Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

    My easy one bowl Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are a classic breakfast treat with fresh lemon flavor and crunchy poppy seeds. The batter can also be rested overnight for the freshest…

  • a bowl of Steak Pad Thai Salad with chopsticks

    6 Easy Thai Recipes You Can Make at Home

    6 Easy Thai Recipes You Can Make at Home ~ all you need is a passion for Thai food and an easily stocked pantry. Grab a few fresh ingredients and you’re…

  • butter lettuce

    Is Your Salad Safe? A Guide to Leafy Greens

    Is Your Salad Safe? My Guide to Leafy Greens will help you sort out the facts from the myths about what might be lurking in your salad bowl (E coli, salmonella,…

  • Kale and Pancetta Pasta with Lemon and Garlic

    Kale and Pancetta Pasta with Lemon and Garlic ~ this recipe doesn’t have many ingredients, but the combination of flavors is bold and satisfying.  Pasta rules the 30 minute dinner world…

  • colorful 7 bean salad

    7 Bean Salad with Chimichurri Dressing

    7 Bean Salad with Chimichurri Dressing ~ why should steak get all the perks?  This healthy bean salad takes full advantage of the jolt of flavor you’ll get from my favorite…

  • taking a bite of a Whole Meyer Lemon Bar

    Whole Meyer Lemon Bars

    Whole Meyer Lemon Bars ~ it almost seems like magic to turn a single juicy Meyer lemon into this tart & tangy lemon dessert.  Magic or not, I think I’ve found…

  • Instant Pot Lobster Risotto with browned butter

    Romantic Dinner Recipes: Seafood!

    Five of my best romantic dinner recipes ~ these casually elegant seafood recipes are a smart choice for a cozy dinner for two, a special date night in, or a Valentine’s…

  • Baked Egg Galettes

    Ottolenghi’s Red Pepper and Baked Egg Galettes

    Red Pepper and Baked Egg Galettes from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem ~ these eggs baked in puff pastry are the ultimate breakfast in bed recipe, and they look spectacular on a brunch…