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Apr 7, 2021

Pasta Salad with Roasted Carrots and Kale

This pasta salad with roasted carrots, kale, sunflower seeds, and Parmesan cheese will become your new favorite pasta salad. 

Roasted carrot pasta salad on plates

The dressing for this pasta salad is so tasty! The ingredients in the dressing are so unexpected too! 

Apr 4, 2021

Crumb Buns (Yeasted Coffee Cake Buns)

These crumb buns, topped with a giant amount of delicious streusel, are the most amazing way to dress up a sweet and rich yeasted dough for the perfect coffee cake treat. 

Crumb buns on a plate


These buns are a streusel lover's dream. There is so much streausel on these buns that you might not realize that there are actual rolls underneath. 

Mar 29, 2021

White Chocolate Muffins with a Pistachio Glaze | #MuffinMonday

These white chocolate muffins are a wonderful sweet breakfast treat, tea time snack, and even dessert. 

White chocolate muffins

These muffins are filled with finely chopped white chocolate and the resulting flavor is clearly white chocolate. It's so intriguing. 

Mar 28, 2021

Stir-Fried Mongolian Lamb with Scallions

This Mongolian lamb and scallion stir fry is so easy to make, yet it packs so much flavor. 

Mongolian lamb with scallions

This Stir-Fried Mongolian Lamb with Scallions is reportedly a favorite lunch in Inner Mongolia. Evidently, there is a large nomadic population who raise sheep. 

Roasted Tomato and Pepper Soup

This roasted tomato and pepper soup is perfect when you need something tasty, filling, and nutritious.

Tomato and red pepper soup

 Paired with a grilled cheese sandwich on sourdough bread (I love how the cheese melts through the holes in the bread), this makes a wonderful lunch or a light dinner.

Mar 26, 2021

Candied Kumquats | #SpringSweetsWeek

 These candied kumquats are a wonderful way to enjoy the abundance of the fruit this time of year. 

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Kumquats in a jar with a spoon

Candied kumquats are delicious over vanilla ice cream (kind of like the flavors of creamsicles), wonderful in salads, and just plain good on their own. You can even make kumquatinis! 

Mar 25, 2021

Potato (Aloo) Samosas

These Potato Samosas are filled with a tangy and spicy mixture of potatoes, peas, herbs, and spices. 

Potato (Aloo) and Pea Samosas


These little Indian dumplings are crispy and spicy. They are delicious fresh from the fryer served on their own as a snack or an appetizer, or with a salad for lunch.