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Dec 31, 2022

Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Dijon Cream Sauce

This slow-roasted beef tenderloin is tender, juicy, and pretty much melt-in-your-mouth amazing. 

Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Dijon Cream Sauce with salad and potatoes.

Serve it with a delicious red wine Dijon cream sauce for an elegant combination of flavors.... or skip the sauce and serve it sliced and sprinkled with a bit of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to fully appreciate the amazing tender slices of beef. 

Dec 20, 2022

Angel Food Cake with Raspberry Whipped Cream

Angel food cake -  the super light, tall, and ethereal cake made with egg whites, sugar, and flour that is a classic American dessert. 

Angel Food Cake Covered with Raspberry Whipped Cream on a plate.


Angel Food Cake is like a meringue, but with added flour to give it a cake-like texture. It's very low in fat and just delightful with berries and whipped cream. 

Dec 18, 2022

Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole

Assemble this make-ahead breakfast casserole in the evening, stash it in the refrigerator, and bake it in the morning for an easy breakfast for a crowd. 

Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole servings on small plates.


Take this breakfast casserole from the fridge to the oven on Christmas morning and bake it while the family opens presents. Breakfast will be ready when you are. 

Dec 17, 2022

Cream of Tomato Soup

This cream of tomato soup is loaded with flavor and really easy to make. 

Cream of Tomato Soup in white bowls with bread in the background.

This tomato soup is a blend of canned whole tomatoes that you roast in the oven until slightly caramelized, the juice from the can, chicken stock, shallots sautéed in butter, and heavy cream, along with salt, cayenne pepper, and allspice. 

Dec 16, 2022

Yeasted Corn Bread

This yeasted corn bread, or corn flour bread, is an amazing loaf that totally emphasizes all things corn. 

Yeasted Corn Bread slices viewed from the side.

When Ken Forkish published Evolutions in Bread in September, I couldn't resist. I had to buy it. After all, his book, Flour, Water, Salt, Yeast is pretty much the book that taught me how to perfect my bread. 

Salt and Pepper Squid

Salt and Pepper Squid is an amazing deep-fried Asian-style dish that, once you try it, you'll want to make it over and over again. 

Salt and Pepper Squid with dipping sauces on a platter.

This salt and pepper squid is crispy and spicy. It gets its spiciness from the salt and Sichuan Peppercorn blend used in the coating before deep frying. 

Dec 13, 2022

Garlic Parmesan Sourdough Dinner Rolls

Garlic Parmesan Sourdough Dinner Rolls - grace your holiday table with a basket of these amazing rolls.  

Garlic Parmesan Sourdough Dinner Rolls in a bowl for serving.

These sourdough dinner rolls, super soft and dripping with garlicky butter, Parmesan, and parsley, will be a favorite side for your Thanksgiving or Christmas spread. 

Dec 11, 2022

Cheesy Noodle Ring with Creamy Shrimp and Scallops

Cheesy Noodle Ring with Creamy Shrimp and Scallops - the perfect comfort food meal for cozy dinners.

Cheesy Noodle Ring with a bowl of cream shrimp in the middle.


This cheesy noodle ring is a delicious pasta side dish you can serve with any of your favorite main courses. Make it topped with creamy shrimp and scallops for an amazing comforting dinner for your family. 

Dec 7, 2022

Eggnog Crème Brûlée (Small Batch)

These Eggnog Crème Brûlées are rich and creamy, and are the perfect dessert for two. 

Eggnog Crème Brûlée on plates.

Take advantage of all of the eggnog available during the holidays and treat yourself to some Eggnog Crème Brûlée. 

Dec 3, 2022

Heart of Darkness Brownies

These Heart of Darkness Brownies are loaded with rich chocolate, chopped Snickers Bars, chocolate chips, and toasted pecans, and then topped with melted marshmallows and caramel. 

Heart of Darkness Brownies on a cake stand.

These heart of darkness brownies are ridiculous, in a very good way. Dark chocolate. Caramel. Marshmallows. Chocolate chips. Roasted pecans. Snickers bars. These brownies are about the most gooey and messy dessert... and well worth it.