fruit compote in a glass bowl with silver spoon and fresh strawberries on the side

Fresh Fruit Compote: The Perfect Pancake Topper (and so much more!)

Motivated by a fridge full of fresh fruit and a lack of maple syrup, I created this fresh fruit compote to top Sunday pancakes, waffles, yogurt and so much more. No fresh berries, frozen will work too! This is a simple and versatile recipe you’ll make over and over again.

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Rose Harissa – Floral Notes Enliven this Smoky Spicy Condiment

Rose Harissa – a spicy, smoky North African condiment takes on another layer of flavor with the addition of rose petals and rose water. Having a hard time finding it in the store? Make your own. This simplified recipe comes together quickly and will be your new favorite hot sauce.

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese, Pecans, and Homemade Balsamic Dressing

Celebrate berry season with this strawberry spinach salad with goat cheese, pecans and strawberry balsamic dressing. It’s the perfect bright, tasty, and healthy addition to summer menus. Change up the ingredients to match your tastes or what’s in your refrigerator – it’s flexible and delicious no matter how you put it together.

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Melissa Clark’s Make-Ahead Corn Salad: Just in Time for Mother’s Day and Summer

Add this make-ahead corn salad to your summer entertaining repertoire. It’s so easy and flexible — perfect for a buffet and a crowd! And you’ll love the edamame, tomatoes, avocado, herbs and lime dressing too.

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Sangrita, not to be confused with Sangria, is like a bloody mary deconstructed and made with tequila. This one is tomato-based, other versions are said to be made with the leftover fruit juice from a fruit salad.

Sangrita – What Makes Tequila Completo!

Sangrita is a non-alcoholic mixture you drink alongside tequila. Not to be confused with sangria – sangrita is a tomato or fruit-juice based beverage. Depending on its region of origin, the ingredients change but it is always intended to complement and bring out the flavors of the tequila it accompanies.

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Potato Kugel – Passover Tradition with a Twist

Potato Kugel is a perfect side dish for your Passover seder. This crispy kugel uses carrots, parsley, and some dried herbs to brighten and lighten it up. All the best of the traditional dish with some tasty twists!

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Shakshuka Recipe: An Easy Egg Dish for any Meal of the Day!

This shakshuka recipe is an easy egg dish for your brunch and dinner menus. Spicy tomatoes are topped with poached eggs and served with pita for dipping.

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A Brick by Any Other Name — Mastering Matzo Farfel Kugel for Passover

Kugel – a Yiddish term referring to a sweet or savory pudding prepared with noodles or potatoes is often made with matzo farfel on Passover. I share my insights from testing two different matzo farfel kugel recipes so you can create a moist delicious version the first time around!

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matzo meal pancake

Bubbe’s Bubula – Recreating my Grandma’s Puffy Matzo Meal Pancake

A super simple but nostalgically wonderful fluffy matzo meal pancake ideal for Passover or any time of the year, made with love by my Bubbe.

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Pie Dough for Dummies — Top Tips for the Doughaphobic

Are you afraid of making pie dough? Don’t be! This post will give you all the best tips and the courage you need to make perfect pie crust every time.

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Ottolenghi Preserved Lemons top down view of split lemons filled with salt on bamboo cutting board

Ottolenghi Preserved Lemons: A Tangy, Zippy Must-Have Kitchen Staple

Once you taste these Ottolenghi preserved lemons and realize how easy they are to make, you’ll wonder where this deeply flavorful condiment has been all your life!

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