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Jul 30, 2022

Greek Salad with Grape Tomatoes and Feta

This Greek Salad is really simple but exceptionally tasty. Sometimes simple is better, especially in the summer. 

Greek salad in two bowls.

Greek salad has such a fresh flavor. It is typically tomatoes, cucumber, feta cheese, and Kalamata olives drizzled with an olive oil based dressing. It can also include red onions and green bell peppers. 

Jul 27, 2022

No Knead Durum Stirato - Italian Baguettes

This no knead durum stirato (an Italian ciabatta-style baguette made with a high hydration dough) is a fun and easy bread to make... and the flavor is amazing. 

No Knead Durum Stirato slices on cutting board.

This bread is a take on stirato baguettes, but with added durum flour. 

Jul 25, 2022

S'mores Muffins

These S'mores muffins, with a Graham cracker infused batter filled with marshmallow creme and bittersweet chocolate chips are a fun treat reminiscent of the S'mores you remember enjoying by the campfire. 

S'mores Muffins on a plate.

These S'mores muffins are made with a batter that is almost dough-like in texture, resulting in a muffin that resembles a very soft cookie. 

Jul 24, 2022

Quick Shrimp Fried Rice with Peas and Carrots (Better than Takeout)

This quick shrimp fried rice comes together in under 30 minutes and you can customize it with your favorite rice, protein, and vegetables. 

Quick Shrimp Fried Rice with Peas and Carrots in individual bowls.


This recipe for shrimp fried rice takes advantage of a few shortcut ingredients to creat an amazing bowl of fried rice that is pretty much better than take-out. 

Jul 20, 2022

Beehive Cake

This beehive cake, with layers of banana cake and frosted with a honey buttercream, is a delicious and fun baking project. 

Beehive Banana Cake with Swiss Buttercream on a cake stand with marzipan bees.

If you're interested in dipping your toes into the world of cake decorating, but want a cake that is very forgiving, this cake is perfect.

Jul 17, 2022

One Pan Cheese Ravioli with Peas and Arugula

This one pan cheese ravioli with peas and arugula is an amazing quick and easy dinner. 


This one pan ravioli dish, with peas and arugula, is one of the easiest dinners you'll every make. Plus, you'll only have one pan to wash when you're done! 

Jul 16, 2022

Finnish Summer Soup (Kesäkeitto)

This Finnish summer soup, called kesäkeitto, is a traditional soup featuring freshly harvested summer vegetables cooked in milk, butter, and a little sugar, and then finished with cream. 

Finnish Summer Soup (Kesäkeitto) with black bowls and garnish.


Kesäkeitto literally means summer soup in Finnish. Ideally, it should be filled with handfuls of young fresh vegetables, the greater the variety, the better. 

Flaky Buttery Crescent Rolls

These flaky butter crescent rolls are light, airy, and pull-apart delicious. Smear them with butter and jam for one of the best breakfast treats ever. 

Flaky Buttery Crescent Rolls on a plate with a jar of jam and pats of butter.

This recipe for flaky buttery crescent rolls is the perfect substitute for whenever you are craving croissants but don't want to invest all of the extra time needed to make them. 

Jul 15, 2022

Fish Foil Packets with Cod, Chipotles, Black Beans, and Corn

This cod with chipotles, black beans, and corn cooked in foil packets is loaded with flavor and comes together in just minutes. 

Cod and beans and corn in bowls.


This cod, topped with a chipotle compound butter, placed on a bed of corn and black beans, and baked in the oven for just 15 to 20 minutes is so moist and full of flavor. 

Jul 12, 2022

Yeasted Banana Sandwich Bread

This yeasted banana sandwich bread is the perfect way to use up ripened banana to slightly sweeten your next loaf of bread. 

Yeasted Banana Sandwich Bread sliced on a cutting board.

When you are making this yeasted banana sandwich bread, you will definitely notice the scent of banana in the dough. However, once you have baked the bread, the banana in the dough adds a faint sweetness, but, unless you know that there is banana in the dough, you'll never know. 

Jul 10, 2022

Libyan Lamb Stew with White Beans and Spinach (Lubia bel-Saeilk)

This Libyan stew, made with lamb, white beans, and spinach, is a tasty, filling, and nutritious dish.  

Libyan Lamb Stew with White Beans and Spinach (Lubia bel-Saeilk) in a bowl.

The sauce for this Libyan lamb stew, or Lubia bel-Saeilk, is made from a reduction of steamed and then charred spinach. 

Jul 6, 2022

Dirty Fried Chicken

This hot and spicy dirty fried chicken is crisp and juicy and slathered in a sweet and hot gochujang-based sauce straight from the fryer. 

Dirty Fried Chicken legs and thighs with beer.


This dirty fried chicken, with it's super crunchy skin and hot and sticky sauce, will have you coming back for seconds, even if the amazing sauce gets all over your hands and face (and even your clothes). 

Jul 4, 2022

Stirato | Italian Baguettes

This stirato, or Italian baguettes, is a super flavorful and airy bread that is so easy to make. 

Italian baguettes, sliced.

Stirato is a form of ciabatta that is cut into lengths and then stretched just before baking. The term stirato actually means "ironed" in English. 

Jul 3, 2022

Chicken Liver Pâté Crostini

This Chicken Liver Pâté Crostini is a tasty make-ahead appetizer that is actually pretty economical and easy to prepare. 

Chicken Liver Pâté Crostini serving suggestion.

This crostini, made from my favorite stirato bread, is the perfect vehicle for this delicious chicken liver pâté.