"American Cuisine" Recipes

Almond Squares

Almond Squares

Warning – these almond squares are HIGHLY ADDICTIVE! Let me tell you why: butter, almonds, sugar, vanilla Get...

Apple Cider Donuts

Apple Cider Doughnuts

These doughnuts are light, fluffy, and sugary with a hint of autumn And thanks to the addition of buttermilk in this recipe, they stay soft for days if you...

Apple Oatcakes

Apple Oat Cakes

These tender oatcakes are made withoats, applesauce, and molasses You’d never guess they’re gluten-free and...

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Everyone who has tried this banana bread says it’s the BEST EVER! It’s especially great toasted with a slather of butter on top It’s a breeze to...

Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding

So what’s the secret to the best homemade banana pudding The pudding needs to be homemade! When made from scratch, the pudding makes the final flavor and...

Bitter Greens Salad

Bitter Greens Salad

Spicy dandelion and bitter radicchio perfectly balance sweet, roasted beets and acitrusy carrot ginger...

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Why do I love this blueberry coffee cake It’s delicious! The combination of blueberry compote, moist cake, and crunchy cinnamon streusel is simply...

Blueberry Lavender Pie

Blueberry Lavender Pie

Lavender’s floral and citrus notes blend incredibly well with the sweet blueberries in this recipe I love using herbs in desserts because they add an...

Blueberry Whole Wheat Pancakes with Salted Butter

Blueberry Whole Wheat Pancakes with Salted Butter

I chose to make my blueberry pancakes with whole wheat flour, but all-purpose would have been great, too I added a little baking powder and baking soda to...

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Every time I bake this delicious zucchini bread, I’m always blown away by how good it tastes The sweet blueberry flavor really shines through – so much...

Bluecado Smoothie

Bluecado Smoothie

This thick and creamy smoothie has blueberry, avocado, banana, and spinach and comes together in the blender in just...

Candied Pumpkins

Candied Pumpkin

With a bit of sugar, a dash of cinnamon, and some orange zest, I transformed the fresh pumpkin into the most delicious, festive squash I’ve ever had —...

Cantaloupe Soup

Cantaloupe Soup

This cantaloupe dessert is a refreshing summer soup that should be made with perfectly ripe cantaloupes for the best...

Caramelized Pineapples

Caramelized Pineapples

I love enjoying pineapple fresh, but for baking purposes, I caramelize them in a mixture of brown sugar, butter and vanilla This is a quick and easy way to...

Carrot Raisin Walnut Bundt Cake

Carrot Raisin Walnut Cake

The carrot bundt cake recipe uses 3 to 4 carrots and I like to add plump raisins and walnuts to give the cake some texture keeping the cake moist for days...

Champagne Raspberry Sorbet

Champagne Raspberry Sorbet

After making the sorbet mixture, I made sure to test its sugar content with my refractometer, a handy tool that measures the sugar content (Brix) of...

Chewy Fudge Brownies (Like A Box Mix)

Chewy Fudge Brownies

This is the ultimate chewy fudge brownie recipe These delicious brownies taste just like those box mix brownies we grew up with They stay moist for days...

Chocolate Chip Cookies (Flat and Chewy)

Chocolate Chip Cookies (Flat and Chewy)

This rendition of the chocolate chip cookie has a higher proportion of fat and sugar which allows the dough to simultaneously spread and caramelize, while...

Chocolate Chip Cookies (Thin and Crispy) Like Tates Bake Shop in Southampton NY

Chocolate Chip Cookies (Thin and Crispy Just like Tate’s!)

Thin and crispy chocolate chip cookies so light and airy, too! Buttery crispy cookies packed with just the right amount of chocolate and a hint of espresso...

Chocolate Teddy Grahams

Chocolate Teddy Grahams Pie Crust

Teddy Grahams are as yummy as they are cute Toss a handful of these little guys into a food processor (a coffee grinder works well, too) with a bit of...

Creamy Kale and Cabbage Coleslaw

Creamy Kale and Cabbage Coleslaw

This coleslaw dressing is creamy and flavorful, neither watered down with vinegar nor packed with sugar I use dried thyme for flavor and Dijon mustard for...

Cucumber Limeade

Cucumber Mint Limeade

This is a great any-day, any-season cocktail with a clean, light flavor The cucumber, mint, and lime combine perfectly to create a refreshing beverage...

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Dark Chocolate Cupcake with Creamy Chocolate Frosting

This moist chocolate cupcake recipe is easy to make, and the end product has a rich chocolate flavor and airy texture I use it for making my chocolate...

Date Bars Dessert

Date Bars

These delicious drool-worthy date bars have a buttery cinnamon crust, with a gentle bite and a sugary oat...

Dinner Rolls Soft and Squishy

Dinner Rolls (Soft and Squishy)

These rolls are super fluffy and so delicious, especially when slathered with...

Sweet Butter Flaky Pie Crust

Flaky Pie Crust

What are the secrets to a perfectly flaky pie crust VERY cold butter, food processor, baking powder, and...

Fluffy Cinnamon Vanilla Marshmallows

Fluffy Cinnamon Vanilla Marshmallows

Marshmallows flavored with vanilla and cinnamon, I highly recommend making this recipe on a Kitchenaid as there is a lot of whipping...

Fruitcake 2.0

Fruitcake 2.0

Fruitcake 20 is an updated version of the popular holiday cake that we all know — and a few of us love This recipe uses a mix of fresh and dried fruits...

Giant Sugar Cookies

Giant Sugar Cookies

Wonderfully soft and tender sugar cookie These cookies make great guest favors since they stay soft all week! Bake and bag them the day before your event...

Glazed Chocolate Donut Holes Just Like Dunkin

Glazed Chocolate Donut Holes

How do you replicate Dunkin’ Donuts glazed chocolate donut holes I used a cake pop pan to bake the donut holes, and they baked perfectly round and...

Golden Butter Cupcakes with Madagascar Vanilla Buttercream

Golden Butter Cupcakes with Madagascar Vanilla Buttercream

This delicious moist vanilla cupcake highlights the delicate floral flavor of vanilla I recommend using Madagascar vanilla for its purity and depth of...

Honey Oat Bran Muffins

Moist, delicious, healthy and easy to make, this honey oat bran muffin was inspired by Mimi's Cafe Begin by making a buttery honey sauce Pour a puddle...

Honey Vanilla Poached Apricots in Vanilla Syrup

Honey Vanilla Poached Apricots

I love poaching apricots because not only is it simple, but it also really brings out the sweetness and flavor of the fruit Plus, poaching gives the...

Jumbo Morning Glory Muffins

Jumbo Morning Glory Muffins

A glorious baked treat to have at your brunches, these Morning Glory muffins are moist, hearty, and healthy They have a wonderful mix of flavors that...

Kettle Popcorn

Kettle Popcorn

Kernels of corn are cooked with oil, sugar, and salt at a high temperature The result is sweet and salty popcorn, thanks to a barely visible sugar crust on...

Lemon Chess Cheesecake

Lemon Chess Cheesecake

A creamy cheesecake top layer to help tone down the sugar and complement the custardy lemon filling of Chess...

Lobster Roll

Lobster Roll

The key to making a delicious lobster roll is cooking the lobster well I’ve found the best way to add flavor and moisture to the lobster is by poaching...

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

This robust vegan mushroom risotto is pure coziness in a bowl Thanks to a bit of coconut milk and nutritional yeast added after cooking, you'll never...

New Orleans Beignets

New Orleans Beignets

No need to travel to New Orleans This no-fail recipe for beignets will keep you happy right where you are! Sugary, billowy puffs of sweetness that you can...

Nutella Pop Tarts

Nutella Pop Tarts

The dough is super flaky and light and when paired with creamy Nutella it’s blow your mind...

Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies not only have an amazingly soft and chewy texture, but they’re also packed with rich peanut butter flavor and the secret was to use peanut...

Pan Fried Salmon

Pan-Fried Salmon with Lentils

Hearty green lentils are cooked in a flavorful broth, then fried with browned butter The salmon gets a quick fry in a saute pan and is topped with a...

Pina Colada Cupcakes

Piña Colada Cupcakes

The cupcake is super flavorful thanks to the Ron del Barrilito rum and coconut milk in the...

Pot Roast

Pot Roast

While the meat is searing, combine Lipton onion soup mix, water, red wine vinegar, 2 garlic cloves, 2 bay leaves and a touch of ketchup in a small bowl and...

Reeses Pieces Chocolate Drops

Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Drops

There’s something just so irresistible about creamy, nutty peanut butter and rich, decadent chocolate together in one...

Roasted Apricot Sherbet

Roasted Apricot Sherbet

The trick to making this apricot sherbet super flavorful is roasting – the best way to bring out the wonderful flavor of apricot that we all know exists...

Roasted Strawberry Jam

Roasted Strawberry Jam

One way to brighten up the flavor of strawberries is to slow-roast them with sugar The strawberries cook in their own juices and turn into a sweet jam,...

Royal Icing 101

Royal Icing 101

Everybody needs a perfect royal icing...

Raisin Rye Scones

Rye Raisin Scones

These vegan rye raisin scones are flaky, buttery, and flavorful with the perfect balance of sweet and earthy...

Salmon Pot Pie

Salmon Pot Pie

This recipe makes one 10-inch deep-dish pie of deliciousness! With its creamy, soothing chowder-like filling, this salmon pot pie is perfect for chilly...

Skillet Ribeye Steak

Skillet Rib-Eye Steak

This is my favorite way to prepare ribeye steak Everything is made in the cast iron skillet – how awesome is that I like my steak medium (165 degrees)...

Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs

Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs

The beef short ribs are cooked with shiitake mushrooms and rosemary during the day in a slow cooker When you return home from a long day at work, simply...

Whole Chicken

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken with Gravy

Here’s a DELICIOUS recipe for WHOLE CHICKEN that doesn’t use the oven Instead, it uses the magical crock pot! You’ll be impressed with how delicious...

Sticky Sweet Chicken Wings

Sticky Sweet Chicken Wings

Coated in a HONEY SRIRACHA SAUCE, these sticky sweet chicken wings really are “finger-licking” good This recipe includes a delicious creamy ranch...

Strawberry Daiquiri Cupcakes

Strawberry Daiquiri Cupcakes

These strawberry daiquiri cupcakes combine strawberries, sugar, lime and rum to make a sweet treat that can be enjoyed any time of...

Stuffed Pork Chops

Stuffed Pork Chops

These juicy, herb-stuffed pork chops are served with corn pudding, a rare jewel of a Southern dish This is a complete meal, perfect for a special...

Sweet Corn Panna Cotta with Blackberry

Sweet Corn Panna Cotta with Blackberries

Panna cotta is a creamy dessert that exquisitely showcases summer corn The sugar from the corn infuses with the cream while the starch helps to make the...

Pecan Pie

Thanksgiving Pecan Pie

Why is this Thanksgiving Pecan Pie so good It’s buttery, caramelly, gooey, chewy yumminess And, the filling sets up nice and firm so that every slice is...

Vegan Chocolate Blackout Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Blackout Cookies

It’s a soft, moist cookie with a slight bite thanks to a thin layer of sugar on the outside Almond milk and vegetable oil replace the slew of normal...

Homemade White Bread

White Bread (Soft Crumb)

This bread has a slightly sweet flavor, soft crumb, and firm...