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Maple-Roasted Fig and Hazelnut Financiers

Maple-Roasted Fig and Hazelnut Financiers

Sometimes a recipe comes to me at the mere sight of a perfectly fresh fruit. That’s what happened when I found a crate of 12 plump figs for only $6 at my local grocery store. I don’t buy figs very often because they’re usually expensive ($1.50 to $2 per fig), but this weekly deal gave… Continue Reading

Textbook Banana Bread

Textbook Banana Bread

My search for the perfect banana bread has lasted years. Over time, dozens of recipes have disappointed me: the too heavy, the over-the-top rich, the cardboard dry, the overly dense, the excessively banana-tasting (yes, there is such a thing), the so-packed-with-grains-it’s-not-even-enjoyable-anymore, the flat-as-a-shoe, the tasteless, and the ho-hum. I have struggled to find the right… Continue Reading

{Cooking with Friends} Gluten-Free Veggie Burgers with Sriracha Mayo, by From Scratch Fast

{Cooking with Friends} Gluten-Free Veggie Burgers with Sriracha Mayo, by From Scratch Fast

Welcome to my Cooking with Friends series! Every two weeks, I invite some of my favorite food writing and blogging friends to share recipes with you. I hope you’ll have just as much fun cooking and baking with them as I do. Today, I’m welcoming Nicki from the blog From Scratch Fast. Nicki is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and culinary… Continue Reading

Healthy Salmon Noodle Bowl with Chili-Lime Dressing

Healthy Salmon Noodle Bowl with Chili-Lime Dressing

As much as I love an ambitious baking project and an elaborate homemade meal once in a while, there are at least four days a week—Mondays through Thursdays, usually—when I just want dinners to be over and done with. It’s really hard for me to compromise on deliciousness though, so sometimes I make myself cook… Continue Reading

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