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Published on February 14th, 2024
Korean noodle dish Japchae from the wok
We were in the Chicago area for a friends' reunion a few weeks ago, and the mom of one of our friend's was born and raised in South Korea. She brought a dish to the gathering, and it was called Japchae, which to be honest, I'd never heard of even though I've actually ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on January 31st, 2024
Terrine features a flavorful stack of glorious grilled vegetables
This recipe calls for an assortment of wonderful veggies that all come together with a Mediterranean flair. It's colorful and pretty to look at and delicious to eat. The first thing you should know about this recipe, is that you can use whatever roasted or grilled ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on January 17th, 2024
Cinnamon Roll Knots a fun, culinary creation
If you've never made cinnamon rolls, it's a fun project and super satisfying. These cinnamon knots, filled with plenty of brown sugar-cinnamon butter are not only ridiculously tasty but also beautiful and really, really fun to make. If you know how to braid, you can ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on January 3rd, 2024
Acorn squash and polenta combine to create a delicious vegetarian dish
This week's recipe is a seasonal and delicious combination of acorn squash and polenta. Polenta is such great comfort food, and this time of year is its best season. It makes a wonderful base for short ribs because it soaks up the braising liquid, but it's also ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on December 20th, 2023
Christmas cookies help keep the holidays deliciously bright
This delicious spritz cookie recipe comes from our publisher, Andy Scheck, whose mom made them with her cookie press. Spritz cookies are so much fun because you can make all sorts of shapes and decorate them with colorful sprinkles. Cookies presses come in a variety of ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on December 6th, 2023
Creamy Bolognese perfectly tops homemade pappardelle pasta
Bolognese or Ragu sauce? What is the difference? They both have meat, onions, tomatoes, herbs and wine. They both adorn pasta, and taste great with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese, so they seem very similar. But, several years ago I learned that Bolognese is made with ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on November 22nd, 2023
Decorated and decadent brownies make a festive dessert
When the sweet tooth hits, it's hard to go wrong with a good old-fashioned brownie! They check all of the boxes - rich, sweet, chocolate and decadent. This is a really fun twist on your favorite brownie recipe and it's festive for the holidays. White chocolate chips, ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on November 8th, 2023
Savory smoked salmon cheesecakes offer a flavorful gluten-free bite
I wanted to come up with a savory salmon cheesecake recipe and this is so delicious and festive for the holidays. Most of the recipes for salmon cheesecake are not really a cheesecake at all, but rather a salmon cheese spread. This one is actually baked just like a ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on October 25th, 2023
The perfect combination of tart and sweet make these muffins burst with flavor
Cranberries and pumpkin are a perfect food combination, especially at this time of year. The colors are so festive, and the flavors are so good together. I use fresh as opposed to dried cranberries for this recipe, and even though they are fresh, mine are most often ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on October 11th, 2023
A no-mayo version of Mexican Street Corn
We really love corn and everything about street corn is so delicious, except a few people in my family won't touch mayonnaise. So, I've come up with a version that avoids mayo and we think it tastes even better this way. We used grilled corn to start with, and then ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on September 27th, 2023
Crisp apple cider adds flavor boost to pancakes, perfect for fall
It's definitely apple season, and with that comes delicious apple cider. One of my favorite childhood memories is my mom giving us powdered sugar donuts and fresh local apple cider for after school snacks during the fall. She was that mom who always made us breakfast . ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on September 13th, 2023
Caramelized apples key to this fun fall dessert
Here's a fun little autumn twist on the classic pineapple upside down cake using seasonal apples in place of the pineapple slices. The caramelized apples pair beautifully with this delicious vanilla cake for a fun fall dessert. You can use green or red apples but be ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on August 30th, 2023
Smoky, savory street tacos a perfect pre-prep dish for a relaxing Labor Day
My son was visiting his brother and discovered a wonderful cookbook, "Rachel's Good Eats," on the kitchen shelf. He saw so many great recipes and wanted to try them at home. So, we quickly got around to making the Mexican Street Tacos and were so taken with this ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on August 16th, 2023
This fresh and bright pesto packs a roasted pepper punch
When you smell roasting peppers over a fire, you know there will be something delicious to eat soon. That aroma is so enticing! This time, it's a creamy and spicy, fresh and bright pesto made with both roasted and fresh poblanos, jalape¤os, pistachios, basil, cilantro, ...By Susie Iventosch

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