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Jun 20, 2024

Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cake

Brown butter snickerdoodle cake.. a cinnamon swirled cake made with browned butter in the batter and topped with a cinnamon and vanilla buttercream. 

Three slices of Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cake on small white plates.

This cake incorporates the flavors of the snickerdoodle cookie into a tasty single layer cake. You only need a 9-inch by 9-inch square cake pan, and the only time you need a mixer is to beat the buttercream frosting. 

Jun 19, 2024

Overnight Muesli

Muesli is a cold Swiss breakfast dish with a mixture of toasted grains, nuts and seeds, dried and fresh fruit, yogurt, milk, and honey. 

Muesli in bowls with berries.

It's a hearty and delicious breakfast that you mix the night before to soften the grains and then serve the next morning. This version includes toasted oats, wheat germ, and other goodies, and will last in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Jun 16, 2024

Small Batch Detroit-Style Pizza (with Hot Honey, Jalapeños, and Pepperoni)

This small batch Detroit-style pizza with hot honey, jalapeños, and pepperoni (honeypeño) pizza is a uniquely flavorful take on the Detroit pizza. 

Detroit-Style Pizza cut up on a cutting board.

This pizza is so easy to make and will have you fighting for the last piece. 

Chinese Chicken Salad

This Chinese Chicken Salad is a fresh and flavorful mix of chicken, crunchy vegetables, and a dressing of an emulsion of soy and two chile sauces, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and rice vinegar. 

Chinese Chicken Salad in a smaller bowl in front of the larger bowl.

This Chinese chicken salad is layered with shredded chicken breast, chopped napa cabbage, hearts of romaine, snow peas, and scallions and then everything is tossed together with sliced almonds, toasted sesame seeds, and a bold and flavorful dressing. 

Jun 11, 2024

Sambal Oelek Milk Bread Buns

Enjoy these soft and fluffy sambal oelek milk bread rolls for breakfast, with dinner, or tasty mid-afternoon snack. 

Sambal Oelek Milk Bread Buns in a pan.

These sambal oelek milk buns are super fluffy with a light and pillowy texture. The bread is slightly sweet and the rolls are lighter than air when you pick them up. They're easy to pull apart in thin layers. 

Jun 8, 2024

Dry-Fried Sichuan Beans

These dry-fried Sichuan beans are intensely flavorful. 

Two bowls of Dry-Fried Sichuan Beans.

"What is dry stir-frying?" you ask. It's a technique (gon chau) that intensifies flavors by slightly charring ingredients over lower heat over a longer period of time. 

Jun 4, 2024

Barbecued Pork Lo Mein

This barbecued pork lo mein is a wonderful Chinese take-out style dinner that will satisfy your cravings. 

Barbecued Pork Lo Mein in individual bowls.

This barbecue pork lo mein is one of my favorite Chinese take-out style dishes that you can easily make at home.