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Savory Saturday: How to Cook Crab

By Ashley Rodriguez
Cooked Crab with Red Chile ButterFresh crab has a clean taste that gets much of its charm from the melted butter that's often served with it. They are simple to cook, fun to crack into, and in season right now. This rustic, simple recipe for cooked crab with red chile butter is one of the best meals I've had in a long time. Read more »
How to make doughnuts at home: A free step-by-step tutorial

How to Make Doughnuts at Home

By Jessie Oleson Moore

Homemade doughnuts are fun to make and extremely fun to decorate! Let's start frying — this recipe is certainly worth treating yourself to.Read more »

Not Just Pie in the Sky: How to Make a Basic Pie Crust

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Homemade Pie Crust For some reason, people fear pie crust. Maybe that's because of all of the rules in the recipes. But really, rules aside, pie crust is a fairly simple thing to make. True, to hone it to an art may take time and require some trial and error, but really, doesn't just about anything worthwhile? Read more »

Bananarama: Banana Recipes for National Banana Lover’s Day

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Banana Coconut Cream PieThere's a lot to love about bananas. They're good for you, and they taste good. They famously make for a fantastic flavor profile on sweets of all sorts, including cakes, pies, puddings, breads, and candies. But they can also contribute tastily to savory dishes, too--from salads to even pizza. Here's a collection of twelve banana recipes, including sweets, savories, and some that are a little bit of both. Go bananas! Read more »

14 Tantalizing Lemon Dessert Recipes

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Lemon Dessert RecipesWhen life gives you lemons, do make lemonade...but don’t forget to make dessert, too. That signature tart lemon flavor pairs beautifully with sweet, making for a refreshing sweets that invigorate the taste buds. From melt in your mouth cookies to tart-sweet candies to luscious layer cakes, this collection of fourteen tasty lemon dessert recipes truly represents the creme de la lemon! Read more »

Sweet Sunday: Chocolate-Peanut Butter Recipes

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Chocolate-Peanut-Butter CakeChocolate and peanut butter. Respectively, both of these foodstuffs are great. But together? They fuse together in a deliciousness that practically defies logic, a taste that fills your taste buds (and possibly your soul) with a perfectly balanced sweetness and richness. While this sort of union might inspire songs, storybooks and legends, it's far more tasty to celebrate this fantastic fusion by sharing recipes for candies, cookies, cakes and pies. Here's a collection of 12 recipes rich in the addictive combination that is chocolate and peanut butter. Read more »

Food Lover Friday: Crafting a Perfect Picnic

By Ashley Rodriguez
PicnicA picnic is the perfect answer to summer and early fall evenings. Recently, when the sun was shining bright, our house was too hot and the grocery store brimmed with produce so ripe and fragrant that very little needed to be done in order to call it dinner, we set out on a picnic. Here are the recipes we enjoyed and some tips for planning a picnic with your family and friends. Read more »

The Secret Is Science: How to Make Cake in a Mug in the Microwave

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Microwavable Cake in a MugMicrowaves aren't just for torturing Peeps anymore! Here's a quick-fix dessert that doesn't taste like desperation: cake prepared in a mug, in the microwave. With a consistency something like a steamed pudding, this recipe with vanilla and chocolate variations might not rival a fancy French gâteau in sophistication, but nonetheless hold its own as an easy yet tasty dessert. Read more »