Best Recipes

Chili with Chocolate Recipe

I used to wait tables in a vegetarian restaurant many years ago, and one of the items on the menu was Cashew Chili. I would say about one-third of the customers would look at the menu, then look up at me, and ask – “Are there cashews in the Cashew …

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French Rice Pudding Recipe

I was recently contacted by a film production company proposing to include me in a series. They were interested in what I do and mentioned they wanted to come over and film me in my office, along with all the people I work with. I hated to disappoint them, but …

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Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe

I’ve wanted to talk to you about Isot for a long time, but the little packet I opened sat on my counter for a few weeks, waiting to go into something else. But it wasn’t until I found myself with an overload of eggs and an odd craving for an …

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Escarole Soup with Beans and Meatballs Recipe

Soup is something I never order in a restaurant. I never really knew why it didn’t appeal to me, but making this one made me realize that it’s because soup is something I can easily make at home. Even if you’re not someone who considers yourself a cook, a simple …

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Shakshuka with Feta, Olives, and Peppers Recipe

Give me eggs any time of day because they’re the ultimate comfort food. In this one-skillet dish, eggs and colorful red and yellow peppers simmer on the stovetop in a spicy tomato sauce infused with cumin and smoked paprika. A sprinkling of salty feta and pitted olives perk up the …

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Cherry Jam Recipe

One of the first “recipes” on this blog was No-Recipe Cherry Jam, posted in 2021. So why do some hyperventilate about making something without an exact recipe? Many people successfully used those guidelines to make cherry jams over the last fifteen years. The basis for it was how I’ve been …

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Apple Jelly Recipe

I was recently reunited with something I miss very much – a loaded apple tree! Friends of mine who had a house in the French countryside had a tree that, come fall, had so many apples, the limbs threatened to break off. Not wanting to be an accomplice on the …

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Overnight Milk Bread Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Words like fluffy, pillowy, soft, and tender don’t even prepare you for the religious experience of these Milk Bread Cinnamon Rolls. Because yes, they are heavenly. The dough is dreamy, and the Japanese tangzhong method of cooking milk and flour together is the secret to its softness. I confess I …

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Pickled Turnips Recipe

I know it’s hard to get people excited about turnips. But on a recent trip to the Middle East, one of the things I loved most about the generous spreads of salads, roasted meats, and creamy-white cheeses that were a part of just about every meal were the pickles – …

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Butternut Squash Bread with Pecan Streusel Recipe

As soon as fall arrives, I go into a quick bread frenzy until springtime. I cycle through every kind of muffin and loaf imaginable, like this Butternut Squash Bread with Pecan Streusel, dazzled by their simplicity and comforting flavors and textures. While pumpkin gets all the attention in sweet dishes, …

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