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Mar 2, 2024

Irish Potato Cakes

Irish Potato Cakes are a delicious way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. If you don't have any leftover mashed potatoes, it is well worth making up a batch just for these potato cakes. 

Irish Potato Cakes stacked on a small plate.

These Irish potato cakes, or potato pancakes, are creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside. 

Feb 28, 2024

Egg Bread Hoagie Rolls

If you need a sandwich roll recipe, try these egg bread hoagie rolls. They're just the right size for your favorite hearty sandwich. 

Egg Bread Hoagie Rolls in a basket.

Fill these hoagie rolls with your favorite hearty sandwich fillings, including cold meats and cheeses, hot meatballs or pastrami with mustard and pickles, French dip ingredients, Italian beef, or Philly cheesesteak. 

Feb 26, 2024

Sourdough Tangerine Muffins

These sourdough tangerine muffins are a great way to use up your extra sourdough discard. Plus, they are tangy and delicious. 

Sourdough Tangerine Muffins on a white platter.


If you maintain a sourdough starter, these tangerine muffins are a great way to use up some of the extra discard when you feed your levain. 

Feb 25, 2024

Sausage and Spinach Breakfast Casserole

This sausage and spinach breakfast casserole takes all of the great ingredients from a hot diner breakfast and layers them into a casserole dish. 

Sausage and Spinach Breakfast Casserole in a red-rimmed dish.


If breakfast is your favorite meal of the day, you definitely need to try this breakfast casserole. 

Porcupine Meatballs

For a wonderful retro dinner, try these porcupine meatballs. They are super easy to make and your whole family will love them. 

Porcupine Meatballs with tomato sauce in two bowls.

Porcupine meatballs get their name from the rice in the meat mixture, which, once it cooks, sticks out like little spikes, or porcupine needles. The rice in the meatball mixture is used in the place of the traditional cracker or bread crumbs that are usually used to make meatballs. 

Feb 20, 2024

Ginger-Lime Tea Cake

This moist and flavorful ginger-lime tea cake includes a ginger and lime infused batter, a ginger-lime soak, and a lime-infused glaze. 

Ginger-Lime Tea Cake on a plate with the loaf in the background.

The fresh ginger and lime combination is amazing. Next time, I'm making extra ginger-lime syrup just so I can keep some to make cocktails or to mix with sparkling water. 

Feb 17, 2024

Colcannon Cakes | Irish Potato Pancakes

These Colcannon Cakes are the perfect way to use up any leftover Colcannon you may have. 

Colcannon Cakes on a plate with tomatoes.

I cannot emphasize how much I loved these Colcannon cakes. They are so good. They are worth making an extra large batch of Colcannon just to have leftovers to make these potato pancakes. 

Feb 16, 2024

Black Sesame Shokupan (Japanese Milk Bread with Yudane)

This black sesame shokupan (Japanese milk bread) is soft and fluffy. It's ideal for breakfast toast and sandwiches. 

Black Sesame Shokupan slices with a partial loaf.


With a nutty and slightly sweet flavor, this bread smells heavenly. You'll love spreading the first slice with soft, salted butter and devouring it then and there. 

Feb 14, 2024

Durum Wheat Sesame Bread

This durum wheat sesame bread includes a gorgeous golden crumb with a crunchy seeded crust. 

Durum Wheat Sesame Bread slices in a basket.

This bread is made with a combination of one-third bread flour and two-thirds durum flour. It's fabulous for breakfast toast, sandwich bread, or for dipping into your favorite sauce. 

Feb 13, 2024

Chocolate Chip Breadsticks

These chocolate chip breadsticks are a tasty treat filled with chocolate in between layers of sweet soft-crispy bread. 

Chocolate Chip Breadsticks on plates.

These chocolate chip breadsticks are wonderful for breakfast, as a snack, and even dessert. They are really fun to make, and the shaping and laminating technique is totally flexible and easy. 

Feb 10, 2024

Boeuf Bourguignon | Beef Burgundy

This boeuf bourguignon is a classic French stew with beef, bacon, carrots, mushrooms, pearl onions, and a whole bottle of wine. 

Boeuf Bourguignon in a bowl.

This French classic dish, made famous by Julia Child, raises stew to a whole new level. This dish is delicious the day that it is made, and even better if you give it a chance to rest overnight in the refrigerator. 

Feb 8, 2024

Sheet Pan Shrimp, Roasted Potatoes, & Prosciutto

This sheet pan shrimp, roasted potatoes, and prosciutto is a wonderful quick and easy seafood dish that you can make for a weeknight family dinner or an easy "company's coming" elegant meal. 

Potatoes, Shrimp, & Prosciutto Sheet Pan Dinner in a bowl.

You might not think of potatoes and shrimp together, but this combination, which also includes thinly sliced prosciutto, is absolutely a delicious harmony of rich flavor and texture. Plus, everything roasts together in one pan. 

Feb 3, 2024

Corn and Crab Bisque

This corn and crab bisque is absolutely elegant and flavorful, and is the perfect soup for a dinner party.

Corn and Crab Bisque in two white bowls with bread slices.

This corn and crab bisque is spicy and rich, and the mix of the sweet corn and crab spiced with cayenne is reminiscent of the flavors of Louisiana. 

Jan 31, 2024

Cheesy Burger Buns

These cheesy burger buns are the perfect vehicle for serving your favorite burgers and sandwiches. 

Burger with Cheesy Burger Buns on a plate.

This recipe for these cheesy burger buns is super simple, and you will end up with light and fluffy burger buns with a delicious hint of cheese scent and flavor. 

Jan 29, 2024

Orange and Strawberry Whole Wheat Muffins

These orange and strawberry whole wheat muffins are filled with the flavor of fresh oranges and strawberries. 

Orange and Strawberry Whole Wheat Muffins on a blue plate.


Make these orange and strawberry muffins for breakfast, brunch, or a sweet afternoon treat. They are made with orange juice and orange zest and are loaded from top to bottom with strawberries. The combination of orange and strawberry is fabulous, and the heat from the oven helps concentrate the strawberry flavor. 

Jan 28, 2024

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken and Frito Casserole

This slow cooker cheesy chicken and Frito casserole is an easy and tasty weeknight meal that everyone will love. 

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken and Frito Casserole on a blue plate.

With just a tiny bit of heat and spice, this Tex-Mex inspired casserole is both kid- and adult-friendly and completely satisfying. This comforting casserole takes very little hands on time to make and the resulting dish is wonderful. 

Jan 21, 2024

Chocolate Chip Marble Square Blondies

Chocolate chip marble square blondies are made with browned butter, two kinds of chocolate chips, as well as bread flour to help them be both soft and chewy. 

Chocolate Chip Marble Square Blondies on a yellow cake stand with a plate in front.

These marble squares are inspired by King Arthur Baking's recipe of the year, a big chocolate chip cookie. In fact, in their catalog, the name is Supersized, Super-Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies. 

Jan 20, 2024

Glazed Tangerine Donut Cake

If you love old-fashioned buttermilk donuts, you'll love this glazed tangerine donut cake. Plus, this donut cake is drizzled with a delicious tangerine-flavored glaze. 

Glazed Tangerine Donut Cake with a piece in front.

Of course you can use any citrus flavoring you like... or just use a vanilla glaze. 

Jan 17, 2024

Bagel Chips from Leftover Bagels

Homemade bagel chips: turn your leftover bagels into a savory and crunchy appetizer or snack. 

Bagel Chips from Leftover Bagels with a cheese spread.

These bagel chips are so easy that you really don't even need a recipe. There are just three ingredients, bagel, olive oil, and seasoning, and they take just a few minutes to make. 

Jan 15, 2024

Spicy Stir-Fried Beef with Carrots, Celery, and Chiles

This spicy stir-fried beef with carrots, celery, and chiles is wonderful meaty dish. You can serve it as dinner for four with rice or noodles, or as part of a multi-course meal for a crowd. 

Spicy Stir-Fried Beef in a blue patterned bowl with a bowl of rice.

This succulent stir-fry is intensely flavored with the beef, vegetables, and chiles, and is stir-fried with a bit of soy sauce, grated ginger, minced garlic, sesame oil, and scallions, along with some salt and pepper. 

Jan 14, 2024

Stir-Fried Beef and Broccoli

This stir-fried beef and broccoli is so much more flavorful than any take-out version. 

Stir-Fried Beef and Broccoli in a bowl with a red rim.

Serve this stir-fried beef and broccoli over rice for an amazing lunch or dinner. 

Pork Spring Rolls with Spicy Plum Dipping Sauce

These Pork Spring Rolls are so easy to prepare, and they are perfect for a party. 

Pork Spring Rolls with Spicy Plum Dipping Sauce stacked on a gray plate.

Along with the pork, these tasty pork spring rolls (or Vietnamese-style summer rolls) are filled with fresh vegetables and herbs and then wrapped up with rice paper spring roll wrappers. You can make them in advance and keep them in the refrigerator until your guests arrive. 

Jan 9, 2024

Ka'ak Asfar (Palestinian-Style Turmeric Bread)

It's not easy to describe the delicious flavor of this ka'ak asfar. This bread is slightly sweet but the sweetness is counter-balanced with the savory flavors of various seeds and spices. 

Ka'ak Asfar (Palestinian-Style Turmeric Bread) view of the crumb.

These little loaves are soft, round, and sort of flat, but still sliceable for spreading and dipping.

Jan 7, 2024

Tempura Onion Rings with Homemade Dipping Sauce

If you love all things tempura, and especially if you are a fan of onion rings, you'll love these tempura onion rings. 

Tempura Onion Rings with Homemade Dipping Sauce in a white bowl.

These tempura onion rings are exactly what I was craving. They are crispy, lightly crunchy, and not at all greasy. 

Jan 3, 2024

Apple Buns

These apple buns, made with an enriched dough, are filled with a dollop of sweet cinnamon apples. 

Apple Buns with one on a plate showing the apples inside.

These apple buns are wonderful for breakfast or as a treat with soup for lunch. They'd also be wonderful as part of a spread for an afternoon tea.