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Friday, October 20, 2017
bowl of green almonds

How to Prepare Green Almonds

Green almonds have a really short season—sharing that Endangered Spring Vegetable Status with ramps, fiddlehead ferns, and pea greens—from April to about mid-June. You might find them labeled "fresh almonds."
cranberry oat bars cut into triangles

Homemade Cranberry Oatmeal Granola Bars

These bars are one part cookie, and one part granola bar. And they're one of the best homemade bars...or whatever you want to call them...I've ever made. They're chewy and caramel-y and earthy and studded with tangy, dried cranberries.
maple glazed doughnut holes

Maple-Glazed Doughnut Holes

Want to be a superhero? Start making doughnuts at home. It might not get you a part in the sequel to Kick Ass, but you'll definitely earn points with your kids, your neighbors, and your dog. Making doughnuts at home is easy. It's fun. And they're delicious. Trust me.
oxtail marmalade with chives

Oxtail Marmalade

This is, hands down, the most delicious thing I've made in a long time. And the most expensive. And the most time consuming. And the most primally ... viscerally ... carnivorously satisfying.
bowl of smashed peas

Smashed Peas with Mint

Seriously? You guys know me: This is kind of not my style. Where's the butter? Where's the bacon? Why is there no wine? Why does this seem...healthy? Who are you and what have you done...

Mocha Layer Cake with Sour Cream Ganache

One of the reasons that I love this cake is that it looks impressive, but it’s ridiculously easy to make—even for folks who don’t have a lot of experience baking. The hardest part is waiting for it to cool completely before you can fill and frost it.

Spicy White Pizza with Bacon, Shrimp & Asparagus

For this pizza, you build layers of flavor by quickly sautéing the shrimp in a little bit of bacon fat and freshly cracked black pepper. The bacon adds a subtle smokiness that pairs really well with the asparagus.
chicken fingers with blue cheese dressing

Panko & Chili Crusted Oven Fried Chicken Fingers

As much as I love (love, love) fried food, this is one of my all-time favorite ways to cook chicken. This is my entry into Breakstone's Triple Churned Challenge. You can vote for my recipes daily—and be entered to win $300!
toasted bread with homemade butter

Homemade Sandwich Bread

Making your own bread is also really easy to do. It takes a few hours to make bread from start to finish, but most of that is for the actual rising and baking. There's very little real hands-on time. This recipe makes two one-pound (i.e. standard size) loaves of bread.
chocolate mousse mixture in loaf pan

Frozen Chocolate Mousse

OK, this started with a recipe I spotted in Cook's Country magazine for easy chocolate ice cream. You know I'm a sucker for unusual, short-cut recipes that promise delicious results. I couldn't resist giving it...