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Aug 28, 2023

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Muffins

These chocolate peanut butter chip muffins are a fabulous excuse to have chocolate for breakfast. Plus, they're not overly sweet, with just enough chocolate to satisfy your cravings. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Muffins on a long black plate.

I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. In fact, it's probably my favorite flavor combination for ice cream, candy, brownies, cookies, and other desserts

Aug 26, 2023

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This browned butter chocolate chip banana bread gets lots of flavor from the browned butter in the batter. 

Chocolate Chip Brown Butter Banana Bread on a cutting board.

The secret ingredient for this bread is browned butter. Browned butter is pretty amazing. 

Aug 20, 2023

Classic French Apple Cake

This classic French apple cake, or Gâteau aux Pommes Classique, is a wonderful and easy loaf cake filled with apples and rum-infused raisins, and then brushed with an apricot jam glaze and later drizzled with a second glaze of rum and confectioners' sugar. 

Classic French Apple Cake loaf cut so you can see the apples in the crumb.

According to Aleksandra Crapanzano, the author of the book, Gâteau: The Surprising Simplicity of French Cakes, during apple season, versions of this cake are served throughout France, with each region using it's own liquor or liqueur, such as Calvados (in Normandy), Cognac (in Cognac), and Armagnac (in Amagnac). 

Singapore-Style Chili Garlic Shrimp and Rice

There are so many layers of flavor in the sauce for this Singapore-style chili garlic shrimp with rice. You won't want to miss a drop. 

Singapore-Style Chili Garlic Shrimp and Rice in a white bowl.

Serve this shrimp and its sauce over white rice and add a green salad or some green peas for a complete meal. 

Aug 16, 2023

The Approachable Loaf - Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

The Approachable Loaf is an easy-to-make, nutritious, and accessible sliced pan bread. It's perfect for sandwiches. 

Whole wheat bread slices with a breakfast scenario

The original formula for this bread was created by the Washington State University Bread Lab. The goal was to create a nutritious bread for commercial bakeries that is affordable and nutritious with whole grains and only natural ingredients. 

Aug 13, 2023

Lamb, Summer Squash, Black Bean, and Corn Soup

This Lamb, Summer Squash, Black Bean, and Corn Soup is a hearty bowl of comfort. 

Lamb, Summer Squash, Black Bean, and Corn Soup in a bowl.


This soup is a take on mutton and three sisters soup, a delicious blend of vegetables native to the Americas, traditionally corn, beans, and either winter or summer squash. The vegetables are grown together to support and nourish each other. 

Aug 8, 2023

Rice and Almond Thin Crackers with Sea Salt

These rice and almond thin crackers, sprinkled with sea salt, are super crispy and crunchy.  

Rice and Almond Thin Crackers with Sea Salt in a small bowl and a hand holding one cracker over the bowl.

These crackers are fun to make and make an excellent vehicle for soft and hard cheeses, charcuterie, hummus, dips, and just salted butter. 

Aug 5, 2023

Indoor S'mores Bars

These Indoor S'mores Bars are ridiculously decadent. Plus, they are also super easy to make. 

Indoor S'mores Bars stacked on a small plate.

The second best part of making these bars? They don't require baking.... or a campfire! 

Aug 2, 2023

Zucchini Slaw

This zucchini slaw is an easy crunchy, crispy summer side dish, and perfect for using up the bounty from your garden. 

Zucchini Slaw in two small bowls with the larger bowl in the back.


Enjoy this zucchini slaw served with grilled or fried chicken, burgers, or fish tacos. It's delicious as a cold summer side dish, as a substitute for a salad, and added to sandwiches.