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Mar 31, 2024

Big Ice Cream Taco

This big ice cream taco is the perfect dessert for April Fools' Day or Cinco de Mayo. Your guests will be wondering "how did they do that?" 

Big Ice Cream Taco on a Bamboo tray.

This giant ice cream taco dessert will feed a dinner party full of friends and family. It's like a giant ice cream sandwich... Except it looks like a taco! 

Mar 27, 2024

Gyoza Wrapper Pizza Bites

These gyoza wrapper pizza bites are so easy to make and super fun to eat for an appetizer or snack. Plus, they only take minutes to assemble and bake. 

Gyoza Wrapper Pizza Bites on a white dinner plate for serving.

I know the flavor combination may sound weird but trust me, it's really good. 

Mar 25, 2024

Sourdough Multi-grain Grape Muffins

These sourdough multi-grain grape muffins, which also include Kamut, maple syrup, and amaranth, have a wonderful nutty sweet flavor. 

Sourdough Multi-grain Grape Muffins on a yellow cake stand.

These muffins have a lovely sweet nutty flavor from two kinds of flour and amaranth, and are filled with chunks of fresh grapes. 

Mar 23, 2024

Mini Chicken Tostada Appetizers

Mini Chicken Tostada Appetizers - Tiny tortilla shells filled with a lime and cilantro marinated chicken, Napa and red cabbage, salsa, and cumin sauce. Adorable. You can eat them in one bite.

Mini Chicken Tostada Appetizers on a white platter.

These mini chicken todadas are comprised of tiny flour or corn tortillas filled with chicken, cabbage, salsa, and a sour cream cumin sauce. 

Gin Gimlet

This gin gimlet, a refreshing cocktail with the perfect balance of slightly sweet lime juice and the juniper and herbal flavors of gin, is a wonderful classic drink. 

Gin Gimlet in a cocktail glass with the bottles of gin behind.

This is a strong cocktail with the tart lime balanced with the botanicals of the gin. It's very gin forward. 

Mar 22, 2024

Dragon Fruit Cheesecake Tart

This dragon fruit cheesecake tart is a tasty way to feature the refreshing flavor of dragon fruit in a bright and colorful cheesecake dessert.  

Dragon Fruit Cheesecake Tart pieces on two plates.

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This cheesecake tart begins with a Graham cracker crust that is topped with a layer of vanilla bean cheesecake and a layer of dragon fruit custard. 

Mar 20, 2024

Lemon Ginger Ice Cream

This lemon ginger ice cream is tart and creamy with little bursts of sweet candied ginger throughout. 

Lemon Ginger Ice Cream in a glass with the rest in a bread pan.

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This homemade lemon ginger ice cream is incredibly creamy and so scoop-able. The texture is smooth and the flavor is super lemon-y from the lemon syrup you make with the juice of the lemons. 

Chocolate-Espresso Cakes with Burnt Caramel

These amazing little chocolate-espresso cakes are filled with a mocha French butter cream and topped with a fabulous burnt caramel sauce. 

Chocolate-Espresso Cake with frosting and caramel on a plate.


These little cakelets are moist, chocolate-y, and have a hint of espresso flavor that's there mostly to enhance the flavor of the chocolate. I have to admit, this is probably the best chocolate cake I have ever made or tasted. Seriously. 

Mar 18, 2024

Blood Orange Posset

This blood orange posset is such a rich and creamy dessert. Plus, with it's bright citrus-y flavor, it is totally refreshing. 

Blood Orange Posset with and orange slice on top.

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Posset is a chilled silky and creamy dessert with an amazing mouthfeel. While it might look like pudding or mousse, it's anything but. Plus, it's super easy to make. 

Mar 16, 2024

Asparagus with Lemon, MInt, and Red Peppers

This asparagus with lemon, mint, and red peppers takes what might be considered a bland vegetable and amps it up into a spicy and flavorful side dish. 

Asparagus with Lemon, MInt, and Red Peppers on a white serving platter.

This asparagus can be served hot or at room temperature and is a wonderful side dish to go with steaks, chops, and chicken. It has so much flavor. 

Mar 15, 2024

Irish Batch Bread

Irish Batch Bread: Four loaves of bread baked in one pan!

Irish Batch Bread separated loaves on a cutting board.

Traditional Irish Batch Bread is a white bread that is made in batches of two to four one pound loaves in one pan. The bread is dark (almost black) on the top due to the high temperature of your oven, and browned on the bottom. Once it's baked and cooled, it is then torn into individual loaves.

Mar 12, 2024

Casatiello Napolitano (An Italian Easter Bread)

Casatiello Napolitano is a savory Italian Easter bread with an enriched dough filled with salami and cheese. 

Casatiello Napolitano (An Italian Easter Bread) in panettone papers.

This casatiello is wonderful on its own fresh from the oven, dipped in sauces and soups, and toasted and buttered. 

Mar 10, 2024

Soto Ayam (Indonesian-Style Chicken Noodle Soup)

Soto Ayam is an Indonesian chicken noodle soup made with a bright, citrusy, and gingery broth as its base.  

Soto Ayam (Indonesian-Style Chicken Noodle Soup) in a bowl with garnishes.

Soto Ayam begins with a broth of turmeric, lemon grass, ginger, onions, and garlic in which you poach a whole chicken along with aromatics such as coriander, cumin, and pepper. 

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.