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Corn on the Cob with Maple Soy Butter Sauce
Hallelujah! Beautiful Corn on the Cob Has Arrived. While we may still be a couple of days from the...
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Cantaloupe with Lime, Honey, and Basil
Quickly and Easily Transform Melon Into a Beautiful Summer Salad. Melons, I love all kinds, and this...
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Marinated Zucchini and Tomatoes on Ricotta Toast
Ricotta Toast – One of Life’s Great Pleasures! Look, I’m one of those people who will plop...
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Quick and Easy Smoked Sausage with Harissa
This is for Those Days When You Need to Get a Tasty Meal on the Table – Pronto. Don’t we all...
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Melted Blue Cheese Sandwiches with Ham and Strawberries
There Are Sandwiches… and Then There Are SANDWICHES. If you’re anything at all like me, you’re...
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Strawberry and Rhubarb Streusel Pie
It’s Definitely Spring When Rhubarb Shows Up At The Market. I had been wanting a strawberry rhubarb...
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Shrimp and Black Bean Panzanella
Everything I Love in a Meal is Right Here on This Plate. My love for panzanella is no secret. It happens...
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Baked Potato Halves with Garlic Butter
The Title of This Recipe Kind of Says It All! While I love a good baked potato, I frequently find that...
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Blackberry Pie Galette
In Case You’re in the Mood to Bake a Pie! When it comes to baking, I know that homemade pie crusts...
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Pork Pasta with Gochujang and Gochugaru
It’s Different, Interesting, and Scrumptious, While Also Being Reassuringly Familiar. How about...
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Roasted Fennel, Zucchini, and Clementines with Tomatoes and Feta
Not Your Typical Roasted Veggie Meal. At All. Here is a pretty simple pan of roasted vegetables and...
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Pancetta and Tomato Achaar Beans
Here is One Flavor-Packed Bowl of Stewed Beans! Once again, I was in the mood for beans. As much as...
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Bacon-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms On Bitter Greens
Talk About a Great Main Course Salad Meal! Lots of bacon. That’s what happened here. I started out by...
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Sweet Potatoes with Lime Chipotle Butter
If You Even Remotely Like Sweet Potatoes, You’ve Gotta Try These! Sweet potatoes can be so boring....
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Sheet Pan Chicken, Apple, Cabbage, and Croutons
Who Doesn’t Love a Great Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner? I set out to make a quick and easy chicken...
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Cheddar Crust Apple Crostata
I Don’t Think It Can Get Any Better Than This! I love it when I get this excited about a recipe....
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Beets and Apples with Horseradish Walnut Sauce
Need to Brighten Up a Meal? This Salad Delivers on All Fronts. Many times I will roast more beets than...
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Charred Shishito Peppers with Anchovy Cream
How Good are These Blistered Peppers When Paired with a Warm Anchovy Cream Dipping Sauce? Very Very Good. By...
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Pineberry Tart with Pineapple Curd
It’s So Exciting to Discover a Beautiful New Fruit! I don’t know if you’ve seen these pineberries...
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Sausage, Bean, and Escarole Bake
The Flavors of White Beans, Italian Sausage, and Greens Hardly Need Anything Else in Order to Shine. Escarole...
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Roasted Radicchio, Beet, and Blood Orange Salad
Quickly Broiled Radicchio Wedges are a Surprise Ingredient! I’ve been making a lot of winter salads...
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Persimmon and Asian Pear Upside Down Cake
How About Trying Persimmons in Your Next Upside Down Cake? I was so happy to run into Fuyu persimmons...
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Citrus and Zucchini Confit
A New Way to Enjoy My Favorite Citrus! One of my greatest joys, amongst many, of my recent move north,...
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French Toast
What’s For Brunch? French Toast with a Secret Ingredient. Hello, friends!  It’s been awhile. I...
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Manchego and Pimentón Potatoes Au Gratin
What a Beautiful Combination of Flavors! Well folks, this will be my last post for a couple of weeks....
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Roasted Carrot Spread with Capers
Sweet Roasted Carrots and Capers Make an Exceptionally Delicious Spread/Dip. I’ve seen many recipes...
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Korean-Inspired Pork Shoulder
Isn’t It Time for Some Rich and Crispy Pork with an Easy Korean Style Dipping Sauce? Over the...
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Peach and Tomato Salad with Ricotta
This is the Perfect Way to Enjoy the Last Great Peaches of Summer. I know I’ve recently posted a couple...
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Black Rice Stuffed Baked Tomatoes
Feta, Nigella Seeds, Pomegranate Juice and Arils Combine for a Unique and Delicious Take on Stuffed Tomatoes. I’ve...
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Shrimp, Bean, and Peach Salad with Chamoy Dressing
Now, Here’s a Main Course Salad That is Anything But Boring. Yeah, it’s blisteringly hot outside...
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Roasted Strawberry Sheet Cake
Roasted Strawberries Ensure This is Packed Full of Berry Flavor! I’ve tried my hand at making a strawberry...
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Cantaloupe with Peanut Dukkah
How About a Simple and Unique Summer Melon Salad? I love eating and serving a simple melon salad with...
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Rice Pudding with Nectarines and Amaretto
Perfect for Summer – Ice Cold and Creamy Rice Pudding. This came about because I made a mistake....
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Italian Sausage and Spicy Peach Sandwiches
A Scrumptious Twist on Italian Sausage Sandwiches! This meal came about because I had some Italian...
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Red Fruit Salad with Lime and Chili Syrup
Here’s a Salad That Will Spark Up Any Meal! When fruits are at their peak, I don’t think you...
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Green Tomato Pie with Bacon and Panko Crumbs
A Summer Main Course Pie That Puts Green Tomatoes Front and Center. I love green tomatoes. They are...
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Ricotta with Strawberry Sumac Honey and Berries
Here’s an Easy Summer Dessert You Won’t Soon Forget. I’ve been singing the praises of homemade...
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Crispy Skillet Potatoes and Burrata Over Tomato Sauce
Potatoes This Good Don’t Need Much of Anything Else. I had a real hankering for my Crispy Skillet...
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Easiest Baked Custard - 3 Ways
Whether It Be Simple or Elegant, It’s Definitely Irresistible. I’m a custard nut. I love it in...
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Savory Tomato Cobbler with Cheddar Cream Biscuits
A Cobbler That’s Not Dessert? Oh, Yeah, It is a Very Good Thing. I’ve run across a couple of recipes...
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Green Mango and Hibiscus Chutney
An Unusual, but Delicious Pairing. As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been cooking up a storm in order to use...
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Lemon and Poppy Seed Olive Oil Cake with Crème Fraîche
I Now Have the Simple Lemon Cake I’ve Always Wanted. As with my orange cake, I had a situation...
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Fried Salmon with Peanut Yogurt Sauce
A Different Spin on Salmon. Wow, Is It Good! I had a taste for salmon. But I didn’t have a taste for...
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Asparagus, Beet, and Blood Orange Salad with Burrata
It’s Even More Delicious Than it is Beautiful. As you can see, this is one gorgeous salad. It’s...
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Zesty Chili Butter
Here’s a Flavored Butter You Won’t Soon Forget. I’ve seen Calabrian chili butter around...
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Goat Cheese Toasts with Korean Pear and Spicy Honey
Oh, Man. These are So Good You Won’t Believe It. This all came about because I bought Korean pears...
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Kimchi-Inspired Perilla Leaves
These Marinated Herbal Leaves Really Elevate a Plain Bowl of Rice. I don’t know if you’ve ever tasted...
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Pasta with Pork Ribs, Tomato, and Miso Mushroom Butter Sauce
Sunday Pasta Sauce is a Tradition for a Very Good Reason. This recipe is 100% pure comfort food for...
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Cheddar Pie with Kimchi and Chinese Sausage
An Unusual and Very Tasty Twist on the Classic Cheese Pie. I’ve been using the kimchi I made in quite...
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Slow-Roasted Strawberry Ricotta with Fried Dumpling Wrappers
Creamy Ricotta Dip with The Best Chips I’ve Ever Tasted. I don’t know if any of you have ever...
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Hibiscus Steak Sauce Over Grilled Ribeye
The Bright Flavor Pairs Perfectly with a Rich Steak. It’s been quite awhile since my son purchased dried...
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Apple Galette with Calvados
This is the Apple Dessert I’ve Been Dreaming About. I’ve been on a quest for a specific kind...
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Pork and Black Garlic Dumplings
Homemade Dumplings – So Much Better Than Store Bought. When it comes to dumplings, I’m a fan of...
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Maple Glazed Chicken with Saffron Chipotle Rice
Chicken and Rice – A Whole New Level. I don’t really know where to begin explaining this recipe....
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Jean's Perfect Jar of Kimchi from Eric Kim
Eric Says This Kimchi is Perfect Kimchi. I feel sure most of you have either tasted it or have even made...
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Miso Mushroom Butter
Spread This on Some of My Own Fluffy Milk Bread. Flavor enhanced compound butter is always a good thing....
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Green Salad with Anchovy-Garlic Cream
You’ve Gotta Make This. Trust Me. I’ve been making this salad for years. Every time I make it...
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Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip
This is So Much More Than Can Be Described in a Simple Title. This dip, known as Muhammara, is said...
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Shrimp in Spicy Tomato Orange Sauce
Quick and Easy, but Packs an Explosion of Flavor. I got to thinking about shrimp fra diavolo. When...
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Lemon Basil Sheet Cake
A Vibrant Sheet Cake – Just in Time for Spring. My love of sheet cakes is fairly well known by...
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Blood Orange Salad with Creamy Whipped Dressing
Could Be My Last Orange Salad of the Season – So Let’s Go Out with a Bang. Well, citrus...
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Trio of Pickles
So Much Joy for So Little Effort. As I suppose this post will make clear, I love pickles. All kinds...
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Lamb Meatballs in Beet and Pomegranate Sauce
There are Meatballs, and Then There are These Meatballs. I mentioned in my tahdig recipe post, that...
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Orange and Olive Salad with Black Cumin
A Few Ingredients and You’ve Got Simplicity at Its Best. Anyone who’s been here for awhile is...
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Tahdig with Barberries, Peas, and Mint
Nothing Beats That Crispy Layer of Rice. Whenever I make a tahdig, dinner becomes a special event....
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Salad of Black Rice, Beets, Apples, and Aged Cheddar
There’s Some Really Good Stuff Going on Here. Here I am with another rice salad. And what a beauty...
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Roast Chicken with Lemon-Basil Butter Sauce
An Easy, but Elegant Pan Sauce Gilds the Lily in This Recipe. I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions...
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Green Tomato and Almond Tart
A Nutty and Buttery Crust is Filled with Green Tomato Jam for a Show Stopping Dessert. I’ve long wanted...
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Crème Fraîche, Orange, and Chocolate Ice Cream
Who Doesn’t Love Great Ice Cream? We eat ice cream throughout the entire year. It doesn’t matter...
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Gratin of Red Cabbage and Black Garlic
Rich and Creamy Goodness is Sometimes Needed. I wanted some shredded red cabbage for a recipe. All...
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Blood Orange Salad with Soy and Sesame Dressing
A Salad This Gorgeous Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult. Before I talk about this recipe, I want to...
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Rigatoni with Lamb, Harissa, and Halloumi
Come on. Doesn’t This Sound Good? When I set out to make this, here’s what I had in mind. Pasta...
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Roasted Orange Marmalade with Rosemary, Chile, and Makrut Lime
A Very Different Take on a Classic. I remember reading about roasted orange marmalade awhile ago and...
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Focaccia/Pizza with Lemon Ricotta, Strawberries, and Peas
I Can’t Resist Fresh Cool Toppings on a Warm and Chewy Crust. Is this recipe best labeled as...
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Braised Oxtails with Salty Orange Cream
Elegant and Rich, but Surprisingly Vibrant. I’m not fond of a lot of braised meat recipes as I find...
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Meyer Lemon Cream Pie with Roasted Strawberries
Could Anything Be More Perfect for Valentine’s Day? Lemon flavored, but creamy. Roasted strawberries...
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Beans with Salty Orange Cream and Croutons
A Bowl of Beans Unlike Any You’ve Ever Tasted. Here I am, back with another bowl-of-beans recipe....
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Lamb Kebabs on Beet Flatbreads
Skewers of Lamb Served on Top of Flatbreads is Never a Bad Thing. I made my Beet Flatbreads with Pomegranate...
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Beet, Orange, and Blue Cheese Panzanella
How’s This for a Beautiful and Oh-So-Delicious Salad? I’m back with another panzanella. It’s...
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Lavender Egyptian Bread Pudding (Om Ali)
Like No Other Bread Pudding I’ve Ever Tasted – Not Even Close. I guess I’ve been on a quest for...
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Potato Galette with Tomatoes and Oranges
Potatoes, Crème Fraîche, Tomatoes, and Oranges Encased in a Buttery Crust – Sound Good to You? I was...
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Baked Black Lime Fries with Smoky Tomato Aioli
Is There Anything Better than a Crispy Potato Dunked in Something Delicious? Thick and crisp oven baked...
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Cured Salmon with Creamy Lime Sauce
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Deliciousness. Right Here. I was really in the mood for cured salmon. In the past,...
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Fresh Mint Infused Panna Cotta with Olive Oil
How’s This for a Beautiful and Easy Dessert? Panna cotta. Beautiful, white, milky, and eggless...
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Pomegranate Jam
This Lovely Jam Tastes as Bright as it Looks. Here’s a recipe that came about because of a screw-up...
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Sweet Potatoes Au Gratin
Luscious is the Word That Comes to Mind Here. I’ve made many gratins using white potatoes, but decided...
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Tahini, Saffron, and Pomegranate Cheesecake
Both Subtle and Surprising. It’s a Real Eye Opener. I’ve come up with an unbaked tahini cheesecake...
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Bacon, Avocado, Pickled Onion and Sliced Orange Sandwich on Talami Bread
One of the Best Sandwiches I’ve Ever Tasted. You know how it goes. You get a taste for something....
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Purée of Beets with Roasted Carrots and Dukkah (Duqqa)
A Glorious Combination of Color, Texture, and Flavors. Well, there are a few things going on here...
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Shrimp Pasta with Black Lime, Yogurt, and Black Garlic
Creamy Pasta with Shrimp – But with a Twist. Here’s a dish that I guarantee will surprise you...
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Rugelach 4 Ways
Tender and Crispy Pastries Filled with 4 Unique Fillings. I was given the basic recipe for these pastries...
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Italian Lady's Kisses Hazelnut Cookies
A Layer of Chocolate Ganache Sandwiches These Little Buttery Hazelnut Cookies. These little Italian...
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Black Rice Salad with Roasted Oranges, Lemons, and Butternut Squash
As Delicious as It is Beautiful. As you’re undoubtedly aware, I have a great fondness for citrus fruits....
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No-Bake 4-Layer Ice Cream Dessert
Very Easy, Make Ahead, and Everyone Loves It. Well, here’s a dessert that’s wonderful for several reasons....
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Beet Flatbreads and Pomegranate Raita
These Will Brighten Up a Meal. That’s For Sure. Get a load of these flatbreads. I decided I wanted...
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Mixed Citrus Cream Tart with Almond Crust
This One Truly Does Melt-In-Your-Mouth. Here’s a tart that’s perfect for the holiday season. It’s...
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Pork Patties with 'Nduja Roasted Fennel and Potato Wedges
Nothing Dull About These Flavors. Here’s a very tasty meal I put together after thinking about what...
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Roasted Peppers with Capers and Caper Leaves
Is There Anything More Inviting Than a Platter of These Beauties? Happy Day After Thanksgiving! I feel...
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Chocolate and Chili Pine Nut Tart
A Celebration Worthy Chocolate Ganache Tart That’s Infused with Chipotle Chili and Topped with...
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Rice Salad with Roasted Lemons
I Don’t Think I Could Love This More.  I love a good rice salad. And by good, I mean one that’s...
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Bacon, Potato, and Cheddar Tart
Bacon, Onions, and Crème Fraîche Play a Role in This Beauty. I found myself with an abundance of big...
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Ribs with Black Lime/Sichuan Peppercorn Salt and Asian Celery Salad
Juicy and Perfectly Seasoned Oven-Baked Ribs are Served with a Crisp Asian-Flavored Celery Salad. I’ve...
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Pork Noodle Bowl with Umami Sauce
Now Here is a Bowl of Noodles I Fully Support. Kenji Lopez is a favorite of mine and I came upon a...
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Renée's Orange Buttermilk Sheet Cake
My Most Popular Recipe. For a Very Good Reason. This cake is where my cooking blog journey began. I...
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2-Way Cabbage Salad
Roasted and Raw Cabbage in a Salad? Oh, Yeah. And It’s a Beauty. Now, this is a noteworthy salad....
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Brothy Beans with 'Nduja and Orange
Nothing At All Boring About This Pot of Beans. Brothy beans. I just love the sound of that. Good beans...
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Muscadine Pie
One of the Best Pies I’ve Ever Tasted. Well, this is a first for me. I had never made a muscadine...
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Roast Chicken and Pineapple with 'Nduja Butter
Combine ‘Nduja, the Spreadable Spicy Salami-Type Sausage, with Butter and You’ve Got the...
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Salmon Soup with Red Palm Oil
A creamy fish soup with a difference. I’m a fan of all good fish soups/chowders. From the tomato based...
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Roasted Pear and Havarti Pan Pizza
An Unusual, but Outstanding Pizza. If I Do Say So Myself. I know this is an unorthodox pizza. After...
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Pecorino Chicken Cutlets
Crisp, golden brown chicken cutlets that are loaded with flavor from the pecorino. I think fried chicken...
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Zucchini, Soy Sauce Flake, and Pickled Ginger Salad
Now This is a Salad Worthy of Discussion. Here is a salad that knocked me out.  As you’ve heard...
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Pork and Foie Gras Country Pâté
A French Classic for a Very Good Reason. I’ve long wanted to make this kind of pâté and finally got...
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Sumac and Maple Roasted Tomatoes
Melt in Your Mouth Perfectly Roasted Tomatoes. There are those times when comfort food is necessary....
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Sticky Coconut Rice Cakes with Turmeric Tomatoes
Crisp and Chewy Coconut Milk Rice Cakes are Out of This World Delicious. In my continuing cooking journey...
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Pistachio Olive Oil Cake with Crackle Glaze
There’s Also Brown Butter. Need I Say More? I’ve been wanting to make a pistachio cake for awhile....
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Bacon and 3 Onion Quiche
So Creamy It Melts in Your Mouth. After making my Potatoes Au Gratin the other day, I still had a big...
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Pork Larb
So Much Flavor and Such Fun to Eat. I don’t know about you, but I love wrapping intensely flavored...
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Potatoes Au Gratin
Luxuriously Creamy Potatoes with Comté Cheese. Whenever I’m lucky enough to grab a big wedge of Comté...
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Black Rice, Plum, and Cherry Salad
And It’s Topped with Crispy Breadcrumbs! If you’ve never eaten black rice, this is a great place...
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Chilean Sea Bass with Orange Béarnaise Sauce
In My Book, Fish Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This. Chilean sea bass is a remarkably delicious...
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Plum and Sage Pie
When it comes to desserts, pies reign supreme in my home. It may have something to do with coming from...
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Cornbread and Chipotle Panzanella
Leftover Cornbread Makes a Great Bread Salad. I had a big slab of leftover cornbread and was in the...
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Crushed Potatoes with Roasted Tomatoes and Pistachios
A Pungent Dressing Tops These Beauties. There are more ways to cook potatoes than I can count and I’m...
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Peach, Cherry, and Strawberry Brown Butter Cobbler
Fruits are Baked with a Brown Butter Batter This is one of those situations where I had some fruit,...
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Skirt Steak Double Tacos with Tomato and Avocado Salad
Melted Cheese Between Two Tortillas Makes for a Killer Taco. I realize these look odd, but please bear...
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Lump Crabmeat, Fennel, and Grapefruit Salad
Here’s an Exciting and Unusual Crab Salad for Dinner Tonight. Good crabmeat is one of those delicacies...
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Royal Corona Bean Salad with Preserved Lemon and White Anchovies
So Easy and So Very Delicious. I cooked up a pot of Rancho Gordo’s Royal Corona beans and used some...
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Renée's Milk Bread
Soft, Fluffy, and Buttery Milk Bread is The Best! I bake a lot of breads. It may be my favorite thing...
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Fish in Coconut Curry Sauce
White Fish, Green Beans, and Pineapple Bathed in a Beautiful Curry-Style Coconut Milk Sauce. When setting...
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Peach Tart/Galette with Rosemary and Lime
Frozen Puff Pastry Makes This a Quick and Easy Dessert. I keep a package of Dufour Puff Pastry in my...
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Fried Coconut and Chili Flatbreads
Fried Bread Laced with Coconut, Chilies, and Shallots is a Very Good Thing. I love all kinds of flatbreads...
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Ravioli with Easy Uncooked Lemon Cream Sauce
Uncooked Cream and Lemon Juice Make a Beautiful Silky Sauce. As much as I appreciate and enjoy making...
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Brown Butter, Peach, and Buttermilk Sheet Cake
Melt In Your Mouth Perfection! I think my fondness for sheet cakes is more than evident by now. I love...
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Ham Sandwich with Quick Scallion Kimchi and Chinese Sausage
How’s This for a Very Different Take on a Ham Sandwich? I ran across a recipe for Quick Scallion...
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"BBLT" Pasta - Bacon, Basil Leaf & Tomato Pasta with Olive & Manchego Breadsticks
Pasta with Fresh Uncooked Tomato Sauce Topped with Bacon? Yeah. It’s Really Good. When tomatoes...
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Potato, Roasted Red Pepper, and Salmon Salad with Pickled Mustard Seeds
I Hesitated to Call This a Salad Because It Is So Much More. You know how it is when you get a taste...
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Pickled Mustard Seeds with Chilies
Here’s a Condiment You Won’t Want to be Without. There are so many things I’ve wanted to...
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Apricot and Frangipane Tart with Fresh Cherries
A Beautiful Tart with Creamy Almond Filling, Fresh Apricots and Cherries. I was thrilled to get my hands...
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Roast Chicken with Pomegranate Molasses
Brush Your Chicken with Pomegranate Molasses for a Lacquered Finish. I’ve written about buttermilk...
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Eggplant Spread and Ekmek (Turkish Flatbread)
Creamy Eggplant Scooped Up with Flatbreads for the Win! I make a really good eggplant spread. Over...
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Hami Golden Melon, Prosciutto, and Pomegranate Salad
Perfectly Simple and Perfectly Delicious! Here’s a simple salad using hami golden melon, but any similar...
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Chili-Rubbed Pork Shoulder Sandwiches with Peach Salsa
Rich and Smoky Pork is the Perfect Match for Bright Peach Salsa. I recently cooked a pork shoulder...
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Tomato and Chili Shrimp with The Ultimate Focaccia
Fluffy Focaccia and Juicy Shrimp Make for an Irresistible Meal! This meal began with the focaccia....
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Peach Cassata Celebration Cake
Layers of Creamy Ricotta Fill This Beauty! When it came time to decide what cake to make for my son’s...
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Plum and Watermelon Salad with Fried Halloumi
Warm and Crispy Cubes of Cheese Top a Salad of Summer Fruits. Here I am again with another summer salad...
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Prosciutto Wrapped Roasted Peaches and Fresh Mozzarella
Add Great Bread and You’ve Got Yourself a Fantastic Light Meal. It’s no secret that I love peaches....
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Savory Waffles with Ricotta and Chili Crisp
An Unusual and Surprising Combination that is Oh, So Delicious. When we made our batch of chili crisp,...
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Tomato, Corn, and Bacon-Flavored-Aioli Pie
A Savory Pie Bursting with the Flavors of Summer When making a BLT the other day, I decided to add some...
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Shrimp Salad with Charred Corn, Peaches, and Avocado
Cold Shrimp, Corn, Peaches, Avocado, and Bacon? I’m All In. Here’s a main course salad that...
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Tahdig Topped with Cherry and Pomegranate Salad
An Irresistible Combination. One of my all time favorite foods to eat is tahdig – rice cooked...
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Blackberry, Raspberry, and St. Germain Bundt Cake
A Simple Berry Filled Cake Which Checks All the Boxes. This was one of those times when you get a hankering...
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Hot Sauce and Chili Crisp with Makrut Lime Leaves
It Began with Hot Sauce and Continued From There. You know how it is when you set out to make one thing...
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Green Bean, Chorizo, and Mackerel Salad
This is a Salad that Satisfies on All Levels. I’m here once again with a salad that contains tinned...
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Pork, Pineapple, and Pomegranate Molasses Kebabs
Tender Pork Kebabs Slathered in a Spiced Yogurt Blend. I was in the mood for pork kebabs and the more...
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High-Heat-Roasted Baby Bok Choy
Simple and Quick with the Best Results. When it comes to cooking baby bok choy, I think I’ve tried all...
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Strawberry, Watermelon, and Tomato Gazpacho
Beat the Heat with An Ice Cold Bowl of This Fruit-Filled Gazpacho. Well, Gazpacho Season is here. Besides...
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Peaches and Cream Flan Parisien
Peach Flavored Pastry Cream in a Buttery Crust Served with Fresh Peaches. I’ve long wanted to make a...
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Panzanella with Roast Beef and Feta
A Bread and Tomato Salad with Cold Roast Beef Hit the Spot. Slices of cold roast beef make for a surprising ...
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Crispy Skillet Potatoes,
Chapter 2
This Time Around They are Served on a Bed of Creamy Feta. I had some Yukon Gold potatoes and decided...
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Best Roast Beef with Prune & Peppercorn Marinade
This Recipe is Truly a Game Changer. I’ve written about this roast in the past, but I feel it’s worth...
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Roasted Grape, Blackberry, and Feta Salad with Candied Fennel Seeds
Now Here’s a Salad That’s Anything But Boring. This is a doozy of a salad. Because grilled...
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Baklava with Ricotta, Pistachios, Meyer Lemon, and Lavender
I Couldn’t Resist Adding My Homemade Ricotta to the Filling. I used the end of my current batch...
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Irresistible Mashed Potatoes with Warmly Spiced Brown Butter/Ghee
How Great are These Mashed Potatoes? Take One Bite and You’ll Have the Answer. Mashed potatoes...
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Korean-Inspired Spicy Pork Rice Bowl
Everything I Love About Food is Right Here in This Bowl. I eat some type of rice bowl regularly. The...
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Spaghetti with Sardines, Fennel, Saffron, and Crispy Breadcrumbs
A Quick and Easy Southern Italian Pasta Dish. There are many many recipes out there for this classic...
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Renee's Tropical Coconut Cream Pie
A Coconut Cream Pie with Pineapple and Lime? Absolutely! Pie sits at the head of the class for me when...
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Spicy Honeyed Chicken Kebabs with Parsley Salad Wrapped in Bara
Who Doesn’t Love a Juicy Kebab Wrapped in Fried Flatbread? This plate of food is a mix of cultures...
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Peach Salad with Blue Cheese Whipped Cream Dressing
Savory Whipped Dressing Served with Peaches? It’s an Eye Opener. I lucked into the first good...
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Crostini with Strawberry Salsa, Ricotta, and Peas
Strawberry Salsa on Toast Smeared with Ricotta? Oh, Yes! In case you’re looking for more ways to enjoy...
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Buckwheat Crepes with Ricotta, Tomatoes, and Bacon
This is so Delicious, I Repeated it Again a Few Nights Later. Well, as promised, here’s one of the...
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Creamiest and Easiest Homemade Ricotta
I Never Went Back to Store-Bought After Tasting This. Ever since making ricotta for the first time,...
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Raspberry and Lemon Buttermilk Sheet Cake
An Easy Sheet Cake That Tastes of Spring. This recipe came about because I wanted a cake that tasted...
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Orange, Carrot, and Pomegranate Salad with Urfa Biber
If You’ve Yet to Taste Urfa Biber, This Would be a Good Place to Start. Oranges and carrots are...
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Scarlet Spaghetti with Anchovies, Walnuts and Crispy Breadcrumbs
Does Brilliantly Colored Beet Flavored Pasta Sound Good to You? I’ve seen recipes for brilliantly colored...
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Spicy Fried Chicken and Ube Waffles with Maple Chili Crème Fraîche
Waffles and Fried Chicken I Finally Love. There were a lot of decisions that went into this dish. I’ve...
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Ravioli with Orange Cream Sauce and Crispy Prosciutto
A Quick and Easy Recipe That Tastes Like You Spent Hours in the Kitchen. As much as I enjoy making...
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Nik Sharma's Crème Fraîche Chicken Salad
A Very Different Take on a Classic. When I roast a chicken, we always eat the dark meat first and save...
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Fregola, Tomato, and Orange Salad with Tahini and Optional Sardines
In the Mood for a Different Take on Pasta Salad? Before I get started discussing the details of this...
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Spatchcocked Chicken with Chile Rub, Meyer Lemons and Croutons
Crisp Chunks of Bread Soak Up the Juices in this Traybake. Roasted chickens show up regularly in my...
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Roasted Carrots with Sour Cherry Yogurt and Toasted Pistachio Oil
Roasted Carrots are Carried to New Heights in this Recipe. I’m a fan of roasted carrots. I particularly...
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Blueberry and Lemon Curd Crème Fraîche Tart
Sometimes You Make a Really Good Dessert Just Because. Here is a tart that came about because I’d never...
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Pan-Seared Lamb Chops with Himalayan Black Salt and Rosemary
It Only Takes a Few Minutes to Make Mouthwatering Lamb Chops. This is hardly a recipe. But I stumbled...
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Spinach Berry Salad with Buttermilk Dressing and Candied Juniper Almonds
A Showstopping Salad with Strawberries and Blackberries. As you can see, there are only a few ingredients...
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Good Ol' Fresh Bread
One of the Easiest Breads You Could Ever Bake. I love good bread and bake all kinds. From French baguettes,...
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Fried Rice with Seared Cumin Pineapple
Garlic Chips, Garlic Oil, Cumin Seeds, and Curry Leaves are a Few of the Flavors in This Fried Rice. While...
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Casarecce with Roasted Tomatoes and Roasted Oranges
Intensely Flavored Pasta Dish that Satisfies on All Levels is Truly a Thing of Beauty. It’s no secret...
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Coconut Green Beans with Mustard Seeds
These Green Beans are Anything But Boring. When I made the Adobo-Inspired Chicken Braised in Dark Soy...
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Adobo-Inspired Chicken Braised in Dark Soy Sauce
After Marinating Overnight, This Comes together in No Time. I’m a fan of all kinds of adobos. There...
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Barramundi in Roasted Tomato Sauce with Garlic and Lemon
In the Mood for Fish Cooked in Harrisa Spiced Roasted Tomato Sauce with Charred Lemons and Roasted Garlic?...
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Ham and Cheese Tartines with Classic Baguettes
A Hot Open Faced Ham and Cheese Sandwich on a Freshly Made Baguette. I was in the mood for a tartine,...
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Orange, Date, and Beet Salad with Sumac Almonds
A Great Way to Add Spark and Interest to a Simple Meal. Anyone who is familiar with my cooking knows...
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Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Scallions
A Crisp and Gooey Version of the Beloved Classic. Macaroni and cheese. It’s ubiquitous. Most of us love...
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Quick-Wilted Soy Shallot Spinach
A Quick Technique for Cooking Spinach with a Flavor Packed Topping When glancing through a recipe online,...
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Double Shallot Labneh with Whole Wheat Naan
Soft and Tender Flatbreads with a Creamy Luscious Yogurt Spread I enjoy making my own labneh, the thick,...
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Samoan Coconut Buns
Tender and Fluffy Buns are Baked on Top of a Coconut Milk Sauce The full name of these buns is Pani...
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Spaghetti with Anchovies, Tomatoes, and Parsley
Bursting with Flavor and It’s Made Quickly. I Promise. This is the pasta I make when the day has...
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Tagine-Inspired Chicken with Oranges, Olives, Caper Berries, and Dates
In the Mood for Soft Syrupy Oranges Sitting on Top of Warmly Spiced Chicken? When I got it in my head...
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Chocolate Olive Oil Cake with Buttermilk Whipped Cream
Olive Oil and Chocolate? Oh, Yes. I have a particular fondness for simple single layer cakes. For these...
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Strawberry and Feta Salad with Pickled Onions
Sweet Pickled Onions are a Perfect Match for Strawberries As much as I like strawberries in a dessert...
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St. Louis-Style Ribs with Fresh Sage, Orange Zest, and Cubeb
Coat the Ribs in a Fragrant Dry Rub for Deep Flavor Ribs. Pork ribs. I love them. And while I will...
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Salad of Big Beans, Preserved Lemon, and Red Onion
Great Heirloom Beans Carry This to the Next Level Those who’ve been following along with my cooking...
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Turmeric and Lime Mussel Broth
Fresh Mussels Cooked in a Coconut Milk, Turmeric, and Lime Nik Sharma is one of my many favorite cookbook...
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Buttermilk Slab Pie with Cardamom and Strawberries
A Tangy Creamy Filling Encased in an All Butter Pie Crust This recipe came about because I woke up one...
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Crispy Skillet Potatoes
These Potatoes are Always the Star of the Show I can think of no particular food that has the same effect...
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Orecchiette with Italian Sausage and Pickled Peas
Simple, Yet Thoroughly Satisfying Comfort Food When it comes to frozen vegetables, there are only a...
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Steak Hache au Poivre / Hamburgers in Peppercorn Sauce
Rich Wine Sauce Turns Thick Peppercorn Crusted Ground Chuck Patties into a Company Worthy Dish Out...
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Panzanella with Assorted Citrus and Tuna
This Goes Right to the Top of the List of Best Things I’ve Ever Eaten. My Family Concurs. I’ve...
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Tomatoes Roasted in Olive Oil with Garlic and Thyme
Soft Unctious Tomatoes Swimming in Olive Oil is Always a Good Thing. I don’t know if anyone else does...
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Ribeye Steaks in a Cast Iron Skillet
Sometimes Nothing Will Satisfy. Except a Great Steak. I think I’ve cooked steaks in every imaginable...
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Raspberry & Lemon Pie/Galette
A Galette Baked in a Pie Dish? It’s a Very Good Idea. I bought 4 cartons of raspberries without...
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Corn and Peas with Shoyu/Butter Sauce
Need a Quick Vegetable Dish that will Probably Be the Star of the Show? It was time to start dinner...
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Clementine, Red Onion, and Pomegranate Salad with Fresh Mint
So Much More Than the Sum of Its Ingredients – This Simple Salad will Add Spark to Your Meal. This...
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Chocolate Sheet Cake
In the Mood for a Mouth Watering Chocolate Sheet Cake that will Feed a Crowd? There are many many recipes...
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Blackberry Lime Pie with Orchidea
You Don’t Have to Add the Orchidea Spice Blend, but it Adds a Beautiful Nuanced Flavor Element. Baking...
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Pea, Asparagus, and Avocado Salad with Feta
Salad for Dinner Sound Good to You? This One Fits the Bill. Creamy, Crunchy, Bright, and So Satisfying. Dinner...
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Perfect Twice Fried French Fries
In the Mood for the Best French Fries? If You Don’t Mind the Cleanup, Here They Are. Here we...
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Greens and Chermoula Potato Pie
Ottolenghi Strikes Again with a Surprising Take on a Main Dish Pie. I took on another Ottolenghi recipe...
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Pomegranate & Sumac Chicken
Chicken Thighs Roasted in a Bright, Tart, and Sweet Paste. Yes, Please. I’ve been cooking from...
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Green Cannellini Beans with Tahini
Beans that are Creamy and Full of Flavor from Tahini and Chili Oil. I’ve been cooking up a storm from...
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The Cake, as It's Known in My Home
My Favorite Bundt Cake – And it Contains 7 Up. Old School Goodness. In my home, this is known...
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15-Minute Asian Style Meatballs
Got 15 Minutes? Transform a Bag of Thawed Frozen Meatballs into Solid Deliciousness Using 4 Ingredients. I...
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A Salad of Many Things
Charred Corn, Tomatoes, Melons, Red Onion, and Jalapeños. This Kind of Sums it Up Nicely. I couldn’t...
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