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Mar 27, 2023

Vanilla White Chocolate Chunk Muffins

These vanilla white chocolate chunk muffins are tender, sweet, and feature a crunchy sparkling sugar topping. 

Vanilla White Chocolate Chunk Muffins on a wire rack cooling.


You can actually use this vanilla muffin recipe by itself, or you could substitute dark or milk chocolate chunks for the white chocolate. 

Mar 25, 2023

White, Whole Rye, and Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread

This White, Whole Rye, and Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread is a wonderful combination of three kinds of flour. 

White, Whole Rye, and Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread on the top of a Dutch oven.

This bread begins with an active levain (sourdough) and requires a couple of days to complete. The interior is super soft and the crust is very chewy. It makes great deli-style sandwiches.

Mar 24, 2023

White Chocolate Fudge Sauce

This white chocolate fudge sauce, with little flecks of vanilla seeds throughout, is wonderful drizzled over ice cream or cakes, or in sandwich cookies.  

White Chocolate Fudge Sauce poured over chocolate ice cream.

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This hot fudge sauce, made with vanilla, white chocolate, and homemade marshmallow creme is easy to make and perfect for an ice cream sundae party. It's easy to make ahead and reheat when you are ready for dessert. 

Mar 22, 2023

Ginger Pear Cake

This ginger pear cake is loaded with sweet butterscotch pears barely held together with a tasty batter of all-purpose and buckwheat flour and flavored with brandy and and crystalized ginger. 

Ginger Pear Cake in a pan.

This is a wonderful snacking cake, and it's also a great way to have cake for breakfast. After all, it's full of fruit just barely held together with batter. 

Mar 20, 2023

Funfetti Conchas

These funfetti conchas are a great take on the Mexican bakery pan dulce, perfect for a birthday breakfast... because sprinkles make everything better!


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Conchas are traditionally sold in Mexican panaderías. They consist of a brioche-like roll topped with a sweet crunchy crust carved to look like a shell. The topping is usually flavored with chocolate or vanilla, and typically is pink, brown, or white.  

Chocolate Corks (Bouchons au Chocolat)

These chocolate "corks" are little bite-sized treats that will satisfy almost anyone's chocolate cravings. 

Chocolate Corks on a pink cake stand.


These chocolate corks, or bouchons au chocolat, are deeply flavored with two kinds of dark chocolate plus dark chocolate chips, espresso (to bring out the chocolate flavor), and a little bit of dark rum. 

Mar 18, 2023

Rotisserie Chicken Ramen

This rotisserie chicken ramen recipe uses readily available ingredients to create a comforting noodle soup. 

Rotisserie Chicken Ramen in two bowls.

If you like ramen, but the idea of spending hours making all of the components and hunting down specialty ingredients seems a little daunting, you'll love this soup. The flavors are wonderful and the soup is so easy to make. 

Mar 17, 2023

Cod Soup from County Cork

This cod soup, inspired by the Good Things Café of West County Cork, Ireland, combines Provençal-style flavors with Irish regional ingredients, especially cod. 

Irish Cod Soup in a shallow bowl.

Ireland, surrounded by ocean all around, is a seafood rich country, and soups containing fish and shellfish is common along the coasts. 

Mar 16, 2023

Greek Village Bread (Horiatiko Psomi)

This Greek village bread, or horiatiko psomi (χωριάτικο ψωμί,) is a hearty bread with a crispy crust, perfect for serving with soups, stews, and salads. 

Greek Village Bread (Horiatiko Psomi) with semolina sliced on a cutting board.


This bread gets its gorgeous yellow color from the addition of fine semolina, a flour normally used to make pasta. 

Mar 14, 2023

Scallion and Sesame Rolls

Scallion and sesame rolls, with their soft and tender interior and pull-apart deliciousness, are a wonderful addition to your dinner table. 

Scallion and Sesame Rolls in a basket.

These scallion and sesame rolls are a delicious result of the fusion of the flavors of Hokkaido milk bread dinner rollsChinese scallion pancakes, and sesame scallion bread.  

Mar 11, 2023

The Waterford Blaa | Irish Breads

The Waterford Blaa is a large, soft, and fluffy roll that is exclusive to Waterford City, Ireland. It is also distinguished by its floury crust.

Waterford Blaa rolls stacked on a brown wooden board.

This bread has achieved PGI (protected geographical indication) status, which is a big deal in the European Union. Any bread sold as a Waterford Blaa must be made by one of the certified bakeries.

Mar 4, 2023

Beef Chow Fun

Beef Chow Fun (gon chow ngau huo) is a Cantonese noodle dish made with haw fun, noodles made in broad sheets from a rice batter that is steamed on lightly oiled sheet pans. 

Beef Chow Fun in a bowl.

These haw fun noodles are sold at room temperature on the day they are made, and are best used the same day. You can't really refrigerate them because they will become hard and must be steamed again to soften. 

Mar 1, 2023

Homemade Spinach and Cheese Ravioli with Roasted Tomato Sauce

Making your own homemade Spinach and Cheese Ravioli with Tomato Sauce is a fun and tasty adventure.  

Homemade Spinach and Cheese Ravioli with Tomato Sauce in a bowl.

Homemade pasta has been on my bucket list to make forever. Dried pasta is great for noodles where you like a little chew. Fresh pasta is wonderful for stuffed pasta, where a tender pasta works so nicely, especially when you want to make your own filling.