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Struffoli (Italian Honey Balls)

Originating from Italy, Struffoli is a delightful dessert that has captured the hearts and palates of people worldwide for decades. This bite-sized delicacy consists of small dough balls, typically fried until golden and then coated in honey. Struffoli’s origins can be traced back to the regions of Campania and Calabria, where it is often enjoyed […]

Norwegian Christmas bread

Norwegian Christmas Bread (Julekake)

Norwegian Christmas bread, also known as Julekake, is a traditional holiday bread that is enjoyed throughout Norway during the Christmas season. This delicious bread has been a staple in Norwegian homes for centuries and is loved for its rich and aromatic flavors. In my modern version of this classic bread, I use a combination of […]

Israeli chocolate balls

Israeli Chocolate Balls

In the vibrant tapestry of Israeli cuisine, one delectable treat stands out like a shining gem: Israeli chocolate balls. These little spheres of bliss are believed to have been invented in the bustling markets of Tel Aviv in the early 20th century. Crafted with passion and precision, they quickly became an iconic sweet in Israeli […]

raspberry-pecan Linzer cookies

Raspberry-Pecan Linzer Cookies

We’ve waited all year and it’s finally here, cookie season! And with that, it’s time to indulge in the sweet and nostalgic flavors that define this festive time of year. And what better way to celebrate than with raspberry-pecan Linzer cookies? These are a modern take on a classic cookie that has been enjoyed for […]

apple oatmeal cake

Apple Oatmeal Cake

Apple oatmeal cake is a delicious and wholesome dessert, (or breakfast if you ask my husband), that combines the warm and comforting flavors of apples and hearty oatmeal. It’s the perfect cake to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee and although I am part Irish, I have only recently discovered how wonderful this […]

Dauphinoise potatoes

Dauphinoise Potatoes

I was born in the mid-west and my love of potatoes and cheese confirms that. Dauphinoise potatoes (also known as Pommes de terre dauphinoise, potatoes à la dauphinoise, gratin Dauphinoise, and gratin de pommes à la dauphinoise) is a French dish of sliced potatoes baked in milk, or cream, (or a combination), using the gratin […]

apple turnovers

Apple Turnovers (Chaussons aux Pommes)

An apple turnover is a classic pastry that has been enjoyed for centuries. And I get it, what’s not to love? These beloved sweet treats are a favorite among many, due to their flaky, buttery crust and sweet, spiced apple filling. But where did these delectable pastries come from, and when is the best time […]

baked pasta with cauliflower

Baked Pasta With Fontina And Cauliflower

This baked pasta with cauliflower is my latest and greatest easy meal and I can’t praise it enough. Baked pasta is a classic comfort food that’s been around, in some form, for centuries. Food historians can trace baked pasta dishes to the ancient Greeks, who would toss cooked pasta with eggs and cheese before baking […]

bourbon maple smash

Bourbon Maple Smash

As the days grow shorter and the air turns brisk, there’s nothing quite like a bourbon maple smash to warm the soul. This delightful cocktail marries the rich, caramel notes of bourbon with the velvety sweetness of pure maple syrup, creating a symphony of flavors that dance on the palate. What is a Smash? Smashes […]

buttermilk oatmeal

Buttermilk Oatmeal With Spiced Pecans

As the air turns crisper and leaves paint the world in warm hues, it’s time to embrace the comfort of a hearty fall breakfast. Enter creamy buttermilk oatmeal with dried apricots and spiced pecans– a dish that epitomizes the essence of cozy autumn mornings. Whole grain oatmeal, the star of this recipe, is a powerhouse […]

pumpkin bundt cake

Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Chocolate-Cinnamon Swirl

Pumpkin season has arrived and is in full swing so here’s my favorite pumpkin recipe this year, a pumpkin bundt cake with a chocolate-cinnamon swirl. I find it fascinating that pumpkin goes practically unspoken about for 10 months out of the year, only to creep up in September and hit hard in October. From pumpkin-spiced […]

Israeli breakfast

Israeli Breakfast

Indulge in the vibrant and flavorful Israeli breakfast, a delightful spread that combines a variety of ingredients for a satisfying start to the day. An Israeli-style breakfast has become immensely popular both in Israel and around the world, known for its freshness, simplicity, and bold flavors that blend harmoniously together on one plate. At the […]

chicken with wild rice

Cast Iron Chicken with Wild Rice

The colder months settle in, there’s nothing quite like a comforting and satisfying meal to warm the soul. This cast iron chicken with wild rice is just what you’ve been missing. A simple, yet hearty dish, that embodies the true essence of comfort food. This recipe brings together succulent, perfectly seasoned roast chicken and flavorful […]

ricotta cheese

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Making homemade ricotta cheese is a rewarding and surprisingly easy endeavor. Cheese-making at home allows you to indulge in the pure pleasure of creating your own creamy, fresh cheese. And the best part, it’s ready in under an hour. Ricotta, which means “recooked” in Italian, is a soft and luscious cheese that has been enjoyed […]

chocolate-pecan mandel bread

Chocolate-Pecan Mandel Bread

Mandel bread, also known as Mandelbrot, is a traditional twice-baked Jewish cookie similar to biscotti. Like biscotti, Mandel bread is crunchy, however, it’s made with more fat than biscotti, so the resulting cookie is a bit richer and less dry. These cookies were popular throughout the 19th century among Eastern European Jews, often consumed by […]

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