Complement your Thanksgiving menu with these pillowy soft and moist corn muffins. They have just the right size, contain no sugar, and taste especially good when made with good quality olive oil. If you prefer a more neutral flavor, replace olive oil with canola, vegetable, or sunflower oil.
A perfectly juicy and aromatic roast turkey for every festive occasion.
This is the birthday cake I made for my oldest daughter this year and it hit the spot right away. It is a single-layer, Polish style chocolate sponge cake, made with special dark cocoa powder, baked in a 8-inch spring form. In the recipe below I include options for 3 different cake sizes, for bigger, […]
Easy granola recipe with a variety of nuts, seeds and dried fruit.
Served yesterday as part of our New Year’s Day menu. The original recipe comes from Paula Deen, the queen of Southern cooking. I adjusted the recipe slightly by reducing the buttermilk and adding 2 eggs for an extra fluffy crumb and a crunchy crust.
Italian cuisine or an American staple? Although I have visited Italy multiple times, I had never been to the most southern part of the country and (probably) therefore hadn’t heard about Pasta e Fagioli until…I came to the U.S.! Here on the East Coast, every corner deli serves their own version of this hearty Southern Italian […]
A New York classic, these iconic cookies are more like flat cakes coated with chocolate icing on one half and vanilla on the other. They are best eaten within 24 hours of baking when the cake is at its softest. But if you store them in an airtight container at room temperature, they’ll be good […]
This easy blueberry muffins recipe makes eight generously-sized muffins bursting with fresh blueberries and topped with a crunchy, cinnamon-flavored sugar topping.
The Poles call them Pączki, a diminutive plural of the polish word pąk “bud”. In German-speaking countries, they are known either as Berliner or Krapfen. North Americans call them Bismarks or Jelly Doughnuts. No matter what you call them these fluffy, somewhat collapsed pastries are a Carnival staple and taste best homemade and still warm. […]
I wasn’t familiar with black-eyed peas until I have married into a Southern family. Those small, creamy-flavored beans with a ‘black eye’ where they were joined to the pod are a Southern good luck tradition for New Year’s Day, one with deep roots in African-American culture. People in the South will tell you that the […]