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Burger Buns

Burger buns, specifically homemade soft hamburger buns that are almost like brioche, are the best in our book. These buttery, light, yet sturdy specimens are the most incredible we’ve ever had. The recipe comes from the baking geniuses at King Arthur Flour. Adapted from King Arthur Flour | Originally posted online in The Baking Circle When King Arthur Flour first shared this recipe for homemade burger buns recipe online, the website was… devour more »          

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Blackened Grouper with Peach Jalapeño Salsa

This blackened grouper (or your favorite firm white fish) is coated in chili powder, paprika, and cumin and then pan seared to create a smoky crust. A sweet and spicy peach jalapeño salsa on top is the perfect counterpoint to the tender, spiced fish. Adapted from Serena Wolf | The Dude Diet Dinnertime | Harper Wave, 2019 Fans of blackened fish, no longer must you be saddened by the relative demise in popularity of this once-trendy approach to… devour more »          

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Grilled Carrots

Grilled carrots. They’re easy and quick and gonna revolutionize your weeknight side dish situation. Seriously. They’re a backyard grilling game-changer. Adapted from Ben Tish | Grill Smoke BBQ | Quadrille Publishing, 2017 These grilled carrots are a backyard grilling game-changer. No need to crank up your oven in the heat of summer to get sweet and tender roasted carrots. And no longer do you need to run back and forth between stovetop… devour more »          

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Jim Lahey’s Pizza Dough

Jim Lahey’s pizza dough allows you to create the sort of quality pizza crust at home that you’ve only ever experienced at the best of Italian bakeries and pizzerias. And it’s easier than you’d expect. Adapted from Jim Lahey | My Pizza | Clarkson Potter, 2012 We know you’ve always wanted to fling pizza dough like a boss. And Jim Lahey is going to help you get there. We just want to caution that it may not come… devour more »          

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Gluten Free Pancakes

These gluten free pancakes, made with a combination of rice flour, almond flour, and millet flour as well as eggs and buttermilk–and without xanthan gum–are fluffy, tender, and just as good as the gluten-containing variety. Adapted from Karen Morgan | Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free | Chronicle Books, 2010 My search for the perfect gluten free pancakes has been a lesson in patience more than anything. I have to say that the waiting has… devour more »          

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Dyed Easter Eggs

This dyed Easter eggs recipe does magic with safe, natural ingredients by combining kitchen items you have on hand, including red beets, onion skins, coffee, blueberries, curry, and more, to make beautiful colored eggs. Adapted from Leslie Jonath | Ethel Brennan | At the Farmers’ Market with Kids | Chronicle Books, 2012 PAAS is so predictable. What we find far more intriguing in terms of dyed Easter egg escapades is eschewing the expected fizzy… devour more »          

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Soft Pretzels

This soft pretzels recipe are a German classic but are an easy homemade version with everyday ingredients, including beer (!), that are just like the real deal you’ll find abroad. Here’s how to make them at home. Adapted from Andrea Slonecker | Pretzel Making at Home | Chronicle, 2013 If you’ve ever tasted real German soft pretzels, with a deep, dark, burnished skin showered with crunchy salt crystals and a yeasty, chewy middle, then… devour more »          

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes

These roasted sweet potatoes require little more than plonking spuds on a baking sheet and sliding them in the oven. So simple. So healthy. So dang versatile. Adapted from Andrea Reusing | Cooking in the Moment | Clarkson Potter, 2011 These roasted sweet potatoes are what results if I have the oven on anyway for something else. I’ll throw a couple sweet potatoes in and let them bake at whatever temperature until they’re done…. devour more »          

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Homemade Potato Gnocchi

These homemade potato gnocchi are, quite frankly, the best version of this Italian classic that we’ve ever had. They’re made with russet potatoes, flour, egg, and salt and are like little pillows of potato heaven. Four ingredients. Ridiculously easy. Wonderfully inexpensive. Adapted from The Silver Spoon Kitchen | The Silver Spoon | Phaidon, 2011 We don’t know all there is to Italian cooking. But we do know how to make… devour more »          

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Breaded Fish Fillets

These breaded fish fillets are coated in breadcrumbs and gently pan-fried in oil and butter until crispy, flaky, and golden. They’re as fast to make as the frozen boxed variety yet taste infinitely better. Adapted from Nadine Levy Redzepi | Downtime | Pam Krauss/Avery, 2017 Keep in mind, you can always skip the boxed frozen fish sticks and make these breaded fish fillets instead. They come together in just 30 minutes, are made with… devour more »          

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