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Sep 27, 2021

Whole Wheat and Sunflower Seed Muffins

These whole wheat sunflower seed muffins are spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. They are sweetened with brown sugar and grated fresh apple. 

Whole Wheat and Sunflower Seed Muffins on a cake stand.

These may look like traditional whole wheat muffins, but with the grated apple, sour cream, and spiced batter, these muffins are anything but. They are a sweet addition to breakfast, a midmorning snack, or afternoon tea, and the addition of salty roasted sesame seeds adds a little bit of crunch. 

Sep 20, 2021

Maple Cake with Maple Frosting

This Maple Cake with Maple Frosting is deeply flavored with dark maple syrup flavor in both the cake and the frosting. 

Maple cake on a cake stand with pecans.

With 3/4 cup of butter and 1/2 cup of maple syrup, the cake is super moist and flavorful. Each layer is topped with a frosting of butter, confectioner's sugar, and maple syrup. 

Air Fryer Croutons

These golden brown and crunchy air fryer croutons are perfect for topping your favorite soups and salads. 

Air fryer croutons in a bowl.

Making homemade croutons in the air fryer couldn't be easier. All you need is some stale bread, some olive oil, and seasonings. 

Sep 19, 2021

Swiss Chard and White Bean Soup with Basil Pesto

This Swiss chard and white bean soup with basil pesto is a quick and easy dish you can put together for a delicious lunch or light and nutritious dinner. 

Swiss chard soup with pesto on top.


This soup on it's own is very flavorful, but topping it with a basil and Parmesan pesto takes it to another level. The pesto is a take on French pistou, which does not contain pine nuts (or nuts of any kind), just olive oil, basil, Parmesan, and garlic. 

Sep 18, 2021

Sausage, Vegetable, and Bean Soup

This Crock Pot Sausage, Vegetable, and Bean Soup is loaded with spicy nutritious goodness. 

Sausage, Vegetable, and Bean Soup in bowls.

This soup is pure comfort food and super easy to make. 

Sep 17, 2021

Sweet Tea Panna Cotta

This Sweet Tea Panna Cotta, topped with a sweet lemony sauce, is an easy and elegant make-ahead dessert. 

Sweet Tea Panna Cotta with vanilla bean paste.


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To celebrate fall flavors, this tea is flavored with vanilla bean paste and apple cider tea, and topped with a sweet and tart lemon dessert sauce. 

Slow Roasted Salmon with Garlic Butter and Herbs

Roasting salmon filets in a low oven results in a wonderfully tender, super moist, and evenly cooked piece of fish. 


Slow roasting salmon is a complete revelation. The fat in the salmon slowly melts while the salmon is baking, and the resulting fish is incredibly moist. This method is the perfect way to avoid dried fish. 

Sep 15, 2021

Wool Roll Bread with Gruyère Cheese and Herbs

This wool roll bread is soft, fluffy, and filled melty Gruyère cheese, parsley, scallions, crushed red peppers, and dill seeds. It's the perfect pull-apart bread to enjoy with soups and stews, or just spread with a little butter or garlic oil and enjoyed on its own. 

Wool Roll Bread with Gruyère Cheese and Herbs in a pan.

This amazing bread is also wonderful dipped in hot pizza sauce, and leftovers are wonderful reheated. 

Roasted Cipollini Onions With Sherry Vinegar And Thyme

These roasted cipollini onions have a sweet delicious flavor. Toss them on the stovetop in olive oil and sherry vinegar, and then roast them in the oven for a savory side dish that will go with just about anything. 

cipolline onion appetizers on a plate.

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We had these onions with a juicy steak and a salad for a delicious meal. They're also delicious with roast beef. 

Sep 14, 2021

Pan Fried Pork and Scallion Buns (Shēng Jiān Bāo)

These pan fried pork and scallion buns have a delicious crispy texture on one side and are soft and fluffy on the other side. Plus, they are filled with a tasty mixture of seasoned pork. 

Chinese Pan Fried Pork and Scallion Buns stacked in a bowl.

I like to make a big batch of these buns and freeze them for later. 

Sep 13, 2021

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Nuts

The mixture of chipotle chili and brown sugar is a wonderful combination of sweet and hot. These nuts are the perfect cocktail hour appetizer or snack.  

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Nuts in cups.

These sweet and spicy roasted mixed nuts are so easy to pull together. You probably already have all of the ingredients in your pantry and freezer. They are the perfect appetizer at a holiday party or get together. They are a delicious snack to have on hand too. 

Sep 12, 2021

Bierocks (German Beef and Cabbage Stuffed Rolls)

Bierocks (pronounced Bee-rocks) are fluffy yeasted buns filled with ground meat, onions, and cabbage, along with other savory ingredients. 

Bierocks in hand.

Bierocks are a popular dish in the midwest, reportedly originating in Eastern Europe, and brought to the U.S. by Volga Germans (Germans who settled in along the Volga in Russia but were allowed to keep their German language and culture). 

Hot and Sour Soup with Pork

This hot and sour soup with pork is easy to make, delicious, and it satisfies the cravings you have for Chinese take-out any time of day. 

Hot and Sour Soup with Pork in bowls with spoons.

This hot and sour soup is loaded with umami flavors. Serve it with shrimp fried rice, asparagus, pea, and leek stir fry, and shrimp and pork pot stickers for a complete meal

Sep 9, 2021

Stout, Rye, and Pumpkin Sourdough

This stout, rye, and pumpkin sourdough is pretty wonderful. Have you ever wondered what to do with leftover pumpkin puree from other baking projects? This bread is the answer. 

Stout, Rye, and Pumpkin Sourdough Bread Slices.

I had some pumpkin puree in the freezer from making pumpkin rolls, so I made this bread! This recipe is perfect for this dilemma because it only calls for a small amount of the pumpkin puree. 

Sep 4, 2021

Garlic and Ginger Caramel Chicken Thighs

Garlic and ginger caramel chicken thighs. Imagine crispy chicken coated in a succulent sticky sauce with Asian flavors. Beyond delicious. 

Garlic and Ginger Caramel Chicken Thighs in bowl.

You won't be able to resist this Vietnamese-style caramel chicken. It's glazed with an sauce of Asian-style flavors that you can't resist. The recipe is both easy and magical. 

Sep 1, 2021

Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi fried rice is a delicious dish made with some leftover rice and kimchi from your fridge, along with other add-ins you might have on hand, and can be whipped up in about 15 minutes. 

Kimchi Fried Rice in bowls.

Kimchi fried rice is wonderful with dumplings, pork buns, or Korean fried chicken. You can also serve it with soup, or just serve it on its own for an economical meal.