Recipes

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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 around...
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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 meats...
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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 fish....
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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 mood...
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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, but...
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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 of...
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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 brining...
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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 many...
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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 (Boston...
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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. As...
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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 couldn’t...
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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 until...
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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 fish....
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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 peaches...
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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 things...
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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, I’ve...
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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 my...
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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 kitchen....
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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 Creme Fraiche 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....
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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 are...
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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 Popo...
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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 never...
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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 adventures...
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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 couple...
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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 of...
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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 and...
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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....
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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....
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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 have...
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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 as...
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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....
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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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