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A lovely mash-up of French toast and apple pie, this prep-ahead breakfast casserole has all the makings of a special brunch dish that becomes a much-loved family tradition.
With their wholesome “oatey” flavor and oat streusel topping, these are hearty, fill-you-up muffins. They dome beautifully in the oven and will make you proud.
This beautiful barley salad is made with crunchy pistachios, tangy pomegranate molasses, and cilantro, all balanced by warm, earthy spices and sweet golden raisins. Chunks of feta, scallions, and pomegranate seeds adorn the top.
Hungry? This dish of eggs poached in a smoky, spicy tomato sauce is good for breakfast, dinner or anytime in between. Plus, it’s fun to say: shakshuka!
Tuna poke is a traditional Hawaiian salad of raw tuna marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil, and onions. In this recipe, it’s served over sushi rice and loaded with your favorite toppings.
An oven-puffed pancake is like a cross between a a crepe and a soufflé. A spoonful of Dijon, some chopped ham, grated Gruyere, and chives make it a bit more substantial so you can serve it as a light dinner.
Deviled eggs are named such because the mix-ins are often spicy or hot, so these orange-hued beauties spiked with Sriracha make perfect sense. They are truly devilish and totally pop-in-your-mouth-able.
This chicken pot pie recipe is very easy AND full of flavor. The trick is using a rotisserie chicken for the filling and a good quality store-bought puff pastry for the crust.
Chicken Marsala is an Italian-American dish of golden pan-fried chicken cutlets and mushrooms in a rich Marsala wine sauce. Though it’s a classic restaurant dish, it’s really easy to make at home.
This free-form apple tart is like a pie without the pan. It consists of a thin layer of sliced apples baked on top of a buttery, flaky crust. The dough is virtually foolproof and easy to roll to out.
This spaghetti pie is made with broccoli and Italian sausage. According to my husband, it’s one of the best things I have ever made. EVER.
This show-stopping beef tenderloin with a deeply flavored, richly colored red wine sauce is delicious and deceptively simple. The sauce can be prepared mostly ahead of time so there’s very little fussing at the last minute.
These Nutty Jam Thumbprints could win a cookie contest on looks alone. The cookie is actually a Mexican Wedding Cake (AKA Russian Tea Cake, Viennese Crescent or Snowball), which makes the perfect shortbread-like base for a dollop of luscious fruit preserves.
One of my all-time most requested recipes, this classic French quiche is made with heavy cream and Gruyère. There’s also a good bit of spinach, which balances out the richness and makes it just a little bit healthier.
Just mention a chocolate and peanut butter dessert and people get giddy. With a chocolate crust, creamy peanut butter filling and chocolate ganache topping, this pie lives up to the hype.