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Published on April 13th, 2022
Blissful buttermilk carrot cake bursts with flavor
I just adore carrot cake. In fact, I've almost never met a carrot cake that I didn't love, but some are still better than others. It's really just a matter of degrees for me. But this one is my favorite and the best I've tasted yet! I found this one in my old recipe ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on March 30th, 2022
Pickled onions and feta perfectly complement pulled lamb ragu
One Sunday last year, I was taking a stroll and came across a new restaurant near our house. After perusing the menu, I immediately ordered the pulled lamb sandwich that caught my eye. I'd never really had "pulled" lamb, although I've tried plenty of pulled pork and ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on March 16th, 2022
Stuffed Baked Eggplant features a bounty of vegetables, perfect for spring
The other day I found a beautiful eggplant at the store and immediately knew how I would prepare it. This recipe is based upon one we've been making for decades from the original "The Vegetarian Epicure" by Anna Thomas, first published in 1972. I am sure many of you ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on March 2nd, 2022
Take a chocolaty dive into this dense and delicious dessert
This cake is rich, dense, and definitely very chocolaty. Made with a full pound of bittersweet chocolate, eggs, a little sugar and Amaretto, it is decadent and delicious. We love to serve it with raspberry coulis and a dollop of vanilla whipped cream. The original cake ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on February 16th, 2022
Gluten-free arepas offer rich corn flavor as counterpoint to gooey mozzarella filling
When I saw these enticing corn-based snacks at a street fair in New York City last fall, I just couldn't pass them up! Anything made with corn has my number, but these also had a delicious, gooey mozzarella filling and the combination was delicious. They were like two ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on February 2nd, 2022
Cream cheese-filled chocolate cupcakes make a delectable duo dessert
I used to make black bottom cupcakes with my grandmother when I was a kid, and remember loving them so much. Being both a chocolate and cheesecake lover, I guess that's not such a huge surprise. But I recently learned that I'd never made these delicious treats for my ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on January 19th, 2022
Super healthy Mediterranean charcuterie board just in time for the Super Bowl
Charcuterie boards are all the rage lately, and with good reason . they are beautiful, festive and delicious, with an assortment to please anyone's palate! I recently saw a board that was the size of a six-foot-long banquet table. That one was amazing and so i ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on January 5th, 2022
Crispy, fluffy air-fried falafel perfect for New Year's resolutions
We love falafel, but since most falafel is fried in oil, we have rarely eaten it . until now! That's where the magic of the air fryer comes in. It's a game changer in my opinion, because it doesn't need all of that extra oil to make the falafel crispy. We are so happy, ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on December 22nd, 2021
The perfect pastry pairing for a morning coffee pick-me-up
I love it when cafes offer rugelach among their pastry selection, because they are the perfect sweet bite to pair with coffee. They've always reminded me of the cinnamon roll-ups my mom used to make with leftover pie dough, but rugelach dough is made with cream cheese ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on December 8th, 2021
This delicious delicacy helps folks dive into decadent sauces
We love a good naan and it's hard to beat when you go to a restaurant that has this delicious item on the menu. Hot out of the skillet, naan is the perfect implement for scooping up sauces - especially curry sauces, but really any good sauce that's worth savoring ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on November 24th, 2021
Simple way to bring delicious vitamin-packed winter squash to the table
Maybe we should first start by explaining what the heck is a carnival squash? It's a relative newcomer in the squash world, developed in 1991. Although not as commonly seen in the markets as its cousins, acorn, delicata, butternut, or other more familiar squashes, it ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on November 10th, 2021
Strawberry fans will fall in love with this luscious layer cake
I recently had a visit with one of my friends, who had just come from a bicycle tour in Natchez, Mississippi. She asked me if I'd ever had strawberry layer cake. Apparently it is a famous dessert in Mississippi (I've yet to visit Mississippi), and she couldn't get ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on October 27th, 2021
Sage brown butter sauce accents fall flavors in this gnocchi dish
This is a fun dish to make, especially at this time of year when cranberries and pumpkins are in season and the fall flavors are all the rage. We love brown butter in almost anything, but this sage brown butter complements the pumpkin and cranberries so well, I ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on October 13th, 2021
This spiced pumpkin butter is perfect for fall
Fall is in the air and that means it's time for pumpkin recipes! So how about some pumpkin butter? It's really just like apple butter, only made with pumpkin pure, brown sugar, pure maple syrup, spices, vanilla and a little splash of apple juice. It's tasty with ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on September 29th, 2021
Finely ground nuts a perfect swap in gluten-free salmon cakes
These salmon cakes are so tasty - and gluten-free, too. No one in our family has gluten issues, but being a food columnist, and cooking for a large group this past summer with a variety of dietary restrictions, I realized that I needed to step up my GF game! I haven't ...By Susie Iventosch



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