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Jun 26, 2023

Cookies and Cream Muffins

These cookies and cream muffins, filled and topped with crushed Oreo cookies, are tender, sweet, and chocolaty. 

Cookies and Cream Muffins on a yellow cake stand.


These cookies and cream muffins are a tasty excuse for having cookies for breakfast. Just hide the cookies in these muffins. 

Jun 24, 2023

Grilled Pineapple and Red Onion Salsa

This Grilled Pineapple and Red Onion Salsa is delicious served with tortilla chips as an appetizer. It's also fabulous spooned over grilled fish or added to tacos.

Grilled Pineapple and Red Onion Salsa in a black bowl.

I even mixed some leftovers of this grilled pineapple and red onion salsa into leftover shredded red chili short rib meat and wrapped the mixture into some hot tortillas and topped them with shredded lettuce. The flavors were wonderfully sweet and savory.

Jun 20, 2023

Walnut Espresso Cake

This walnut espresso cake (Gâteau aux Noix et au Café) is a wonderful combination of espresso flavored cake and frosting topped with walnuts. The absolute star of this cake is the amazing espresso buttercream frosting. 

Walnut Espresso Cake slice on a green-rimmed small plate.

The cake itself is delicious, but when you enjoy it with this buttercream, it's heaven. 

Jun 18, 2023

Rgaif - Moroccan Flat Bread

Rgaif is a tasty crispy pan-fried square Moroccan flatbread or pancake. It is sold at street food stands or in bakeries in Morocco, but is also made in Moroccan homes. 

Rgaif - Moroccan Flat Bread stacked on a plate.

It's also known as rgaïf, rghaif, or r'gaif... or msemmen, m'smen, or msemen (and probably many more names). 

Jun 16, 2023

Tiger Bread Rolls

These Tiger bread rolls, with a soft crumb and a crust coated with a crunchy mottled crust are wonderful for sandwiches and dinner rolls. The crunchy crust comes from a rice flour paste that you spread over the shaped rolls. 

Tiger Bread Rolls in a white bowl.

This bread is characterized by its soft and pillowy crumb and thin crispy crust that is unique because it is spread with a rice flour, oil, sugar, and yeast concoction in the middle of the second rise. 

Jun 13, 2023

Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough Bread

This cinnamon raisin sourdough bread is loaded with sweet plump raisins, crunchy walnuts, and a swirl of cinnamon sugar. 

Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough Bread with a Red Checkered Cloth.


This sourdough raisin bread is wonderful for breakfast, toasted and spread with lots of melty butter, or cut into thick slices and made into French toast. 

Jun 10, 2023

Stir-Fried Squid with Black Bean Sauce

This Stir-Fried Squid with Black Bean Sauce is incredibly rich and tasty.

Stir-Fried Squid with Black Bean Sauce in a bowl.

This stir fried squid recipe was developed by Chef Danny Chanwho taught it to Grace Young, for her book, Stir Frying to the Sky's Edge. In fact, he contributed several recipes to the book, including Cantonese Pork with Chinese Broccoli, Stir-Fried Salmon with Wine Sauce, and Hong Kong Style Silky Stir-Fried Minced Beef

Jun 9, 2023

Herb Oil Focaccia

Herb oil focaccia is light and airy on the inside with a thin and crispy crust. It's generously flavored with an herb infused olive oil and goes with just about everything. 

Herb Olive Oil Focaccia on a cooling rack.


Focaccia is an Italian yeasted flatbread typically made with flour, water, salt, yeast, (and sometimes a bit of sugar to feed the yeast), and lots of olive oil. 

Jun 7, 2023

Rocky Road Cupcakes

These rocky road cupcakes are inspired by the the classic ice cream flavor. They are super moist and chocolatey, and will satisfy your cravings for the flavors of chocolate, roasted almonds, and marshmallows together. 

Rocky Road Cupcakes on a yellow cake stand.

You'll love these cupcakes, especially with their decadent chocolate cake filled with chocolate chips and topped with a deep chocolate icing, nuts, more chocolate chips, marshmallows, and hot fudge sauce. 

Jun 5, 2023

Red Zhug (Yemenite Hot Sauce)

Zhug, (or z,hug, zhoug, or schug) is a Yemenite hot sauce made with chiles as well as lots of cilantro, sometimes parsley, and a few spices. There are two types, red zhug made with red chiles (sometimes dried), and green zhug, made with fresh green chiles.

Red Zhug (Yemenite Hot Sauce) on a plate with lavash.


Zhug is great with falafel, grilled vegetables, fish, lamb, steaks, and eggs. It can also be added to hummus, soups, rice, pasta, and even drizzled over pizza. 

Jun 3, 2023

Tomato and Corn Chipotle Salsa

This Tomato and Corn Chipotle Salsa is so easy to make and is perfect as a cocktail hour appetizer at the end of a hot summer day. The salsa is both smoky and spicy, and is wonderful with barbecue or carne asada.

Tomato and Corn Chipotle Salsa with chips in a bowl.

Combine fresh tomatoes, corn, and some pureed chiles in adobo into a quick and easy salsa at a moment's notice.