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Feb 27, 2023

Churro Muffins

These churro muffins are filled with the delicious flavors of cinnamon and Mexican vanilla.  

Churro Muffins in a basket.

These muffins have a super soft and light crumb plus a thin crispy crust on top. They are also filled with a layer of cinnamon sugar and butter mixture in the middle. 

Feb 25, 2023

Shepherd's Pie

This shepherd's pie, made with ground beef and fluffy mashed potatoes, is pure comfort food perfect for the whole family. 

Shepherd's Pie in a bowl.

How beautiful is the concept of shepherd's pie, especially when the weather is cold and you want something warming that checks all of the comfort food boxes. Plus, it's so retro! 

Feb 20, 2023

Spelt Chocolate and Coffee Cake

This spelt chocolate and coffee cake (Cake à la Farine d'Épeautre au Chocolat et au Café) is so moist and loaded with the flavors of chocolate and coffee. 

Spelt Chocolate and Coffee Cake slices on plates.

Along with the spelt flour, the batter also includes almond flour, espresso, brown sugar, and a generous amount of cocoa powder. 

Feb 18, 2023

Matar Kulcha (or Chole Kulcha)

Matar kulcha or chole kulcha is a north Indian street food meal that is a combination of several components, including either white pea "salsa" or white pea curry, and most importantly, kulcha, a delicious yeasted flat bread.

Matar Kulcha (or Chole Kulcha) with all of the salsas in the background.

The kulcha is super soft and fluffy with an airy crumb. It puffs up when it is "baking" in the pan, and it is delicious served with matar/chola, which is a "salsa" made with white peas or chick peas, onions, tomatoes, chiles, and ginger. 

Spicy Turkey Sausage and Lentil Soup

This Spicy Turkey Sausage and Lentil Soup is a delicious big bowl of comfort. You can make it ahead of time and it tastes just as good, if not better, the next day. 

Spicy Turkey Sausage and Lentil Soup in bowls.

This lentil soup just may become one of your all-time favorite soups. Plus, you probably already have most of the ingredients in your pantry and refrigerator. 

Feb 17, 2023

Shrimp in a Blanket

Shrimp in a blanket is a crunchy and tasty little appetizer. 

Shrimp in a Blanket in a bowl.

These are really easy to make too. Just marinate the shrimp for a short time in a hoisin sauce mixture, wrap them up in spring roll or egg roll wrappers, and deep fry them for about two minutes. 
Feb 16, 2023

Cypriot Flaounes (Easter Cheese Bread from Cyprus)

Flaounes are a traditional cheese-filled pastry meant to be enjoyed for Easter after weeks of giving up dairy and eggs for Lent. 

Cypriot Flaounes on plates.

This bread originates from the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, and is flavored with some ingredients that are unique to the region, such as mahlab, mastic, and a special traditional fresh Cypriot salty goat or sheep's milk cheese called paphitiko. 

Feb 14, 2023

Loaded Baked Potato Pizza

This Loaded Baked Potato Pizza has all the flavors of your favorite twice-baked potato on a slice of pizza. 

Loaded Baked Potato Pizza on a board.


If you love twice-baked potatoes, you will adore this pizza. 

Feb 11, 2023

Chocolate Valentine Sugar Cookies

These Chocolate Valentine Sugar Cookies are perfect for sharing with your sweetheart, your family, and your favorite chocolate lover friends. 

Chocolate Valentine Sugar Cookies with pink icing.

Combine a semi-sweet and deeply chocolate cookie with royal icing for a wonderful treat for Valentine's Day, or any time of the year.

Feb 5, 2023

Chicken and Seafood Fried Rice

This chicken and seafood fried rice is a delicious combination of chicken, shrimp, bay scallops, squid, rice, vegetables, and eggs. You can serve it as either a main course or side dish. Either way, everyone will love it. 

Chicken and Seafood Fried Rice in bowls.

This fried rice, symbolizing harmony, is a great addition to your Lunar New Year celebration. You will love how all of the flavors go together.

Feb 1, 2023

Grapefruit Panna Cotta

Panna cotta is a simple yet elegant dessert, perfect for a dinner party. This version is infused with vanilla and a grapefruit reduction and topped with sweetened crushed grapefruit and syrup. 

Four servings of Grapefruit Panna Cotta.


Panna cotta is such an impressive dessert, and it takes, at the most, about 20 minutes to make, no baking required! The name literally means "cooked cream" in Italian, but it is much more than that.