Tarragon and Sea Salt Butter

This Tarragon and Sea Salt Butter is beautifully light and fragrant. It adds a wonderful hint of anise to your meal. Perfect for meat or fish or simply on a piece of good bread.    

The Best Marbled Kugelhopf

Its delicate texture and rich flavor of dark chocolate truly make this one THE best marbled kugelhopf.                                                                            …

Cucumber and Tomato Salad

The preparation takes only 10 minutes. However, to allow the salad to develop its full flavor, I recommend that you set it aside for 20 – 30 minutes before serving. As a variation, try the cucumber and tomato salad with an addition of crumbled feta cheese.  

Blueberry Muffins

This easy blueberry muffins recipe makes eight generously-sized muffins bursting with fresh blueberries and topped with a crunchy, cinnamon-flavored sugar topping.  

Moroccan Harira Soup

Harira is a Moroccan soup made with dried legumes and plenty of cumin, turmeric, and cinnamon, traditionally cooked with lamb or beef. Although it is typically eaten to break the fast during Ramadan, it is served throughout the rest of the year as well. The soup tastes best the next day after all the flavors had…

Garlic Bread

The art of making the perfect garlic bread is to make it neither too greasy nor too dry. Other than that it’s super simple and it goes well with a wide range of grilled dishes.  

Italian Grilled Chicken

My Italian grilled chicken is perfect for family cookouts and picnics. It has a simple lemon, chili and rosemary marinade which is an ideal contrast to the smoky and earthy flavor of the charcoal grill.    

Homemade Carnival Jelly Doughnuts

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….