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Sep 25, 2023

Pizza Muffins

These savory pizza muffins have the flavors of pizza in a little handheld muffin. 

These muffins are stuffed with two kinds of cheeses, sautéed onions and pepperoni. You can assemble them in minutes and bake them for a tasty treat that any pizza fan would love. 

Sep 23, 2023

Smashed Potatoes

These smashed potatoes are both crispy and creamy, and full of flavor. They are the perfect side dish for a steak or roast beef dinner. 

Smashed Potatoes Ready to serve.

These crispy smashed potatoes are like ulta crispy skin-on French fries with a super creamy interior. 

Sep 21, 2023

Pear and Cranberry Crostata

Celebrate fall with this rustic roasted pear and cranberry crostata. 

Close up of roasted pear tart with cranberries.

This pear and cranberry crostada begins with a pâte brisée crust filled with frangipane. Next, it's layered with roasted pear halves and cranberries. The crust is brushed with an egg wash and sprinkled generously with sparkling sugar before baking. 

Sep 20, 2023

Pierre Hermé's Half-Baked Chocolate Cake

This half-baked chocolate cake, or Gâteau au Chocolat Mi-Cuit, just oozes delicious gooey chocolate when you cut it open. 

Cut loaf of Pierre Hermé's Half-Baked Chocolate Cake with the soft chocolate.


If you're familiar with those little individual molten chocolate cakes, also known as lava cakes, that were all the rage a few years ago, just know that this cake takes the concept to another level. 

Sep 16, 2023

Fried Sweet Rice with Chinese Sausage

This fried sweet rice with sausages and shiitake mushrooms is so easy to make and totally tasty. 

Two small blue bowls of Fried Sweet Rice with Chinese Sausage.

This fried rice recipe is different than most because it calls for sweet rice (or sticky rice), which is a short grain rice higher in starch, or amylopectin (fancy name for a plant starch). 

Sourdough Lebanese Morning Bread (Khobz al-Sabah)

This Lebanese Morning Bread is a tasty pita-style sourdough bread made with three kinds of flour: all-purpose, whole wheat, and corn meal. 

Sourdough Lebanese Morning Bread (Khobz al-Sabah) stacked in a bowl.

The combination of whole wheat, corn meal, and all purpose flour, along with the sourdough starter, adds so much texture and flavor to this bread. 

Sep 12, 2023

Apple Babka

A thick slice of this apple babka will remind you of both apple pie and cinnamon rolls. 

Apple Babka on a cutting board with slices showing the crumb and filling swirls.

This apple babka is filled with a mixture of grated apple, pecan meal, sugar, and spices. It's kind of like if apple pie and cinnamon rolls got married, this babka would be the happy result. 

Sep 9, 2023

Homemade Chunky Guacamole

This is my favorite recipe for chunky guacamole. It's easy, flexible, and totally flavorful. 

Homemade Chunky Guacamole in a yellow bowl.

This guacamole is fabulous with tortilla chips and a margarita or bloody Mary for a summer al fresco dinner party appetizer, or for serving while tailgating during the fall. 

Sep 6, 2023

Honey Oatmeal Sandwich Bread

This honey oatmeal sandwich bread is deliciously soft and squishy and so easy to make. 

Honey Oatmeal Sandwich Bread slices on a cutting board.


This honey oat bread is great for sandwiches, including BLTs, tuna melts, grilled cheese, and especially peanut butter and jam. 

Sep 3, 2023

Apple Soy Glazed Chicken Legs

These apple soy glazed chicken legs are deliciously crispy, juicy, and sticky. You'll be licking the sauce off of your fingers. 

Apple Soy Glazed Chicken Legs on small white plates.

When you want an easy but succulent chicken dish, make this apple soy chicken. It's both sweet and savory, and tastes wonderful.