This recipe for homemade Cherry-Coconut Bread makes a large, dense loaf from yeast-risen dough. Man up, because it requires a lot of kneading. Cheer up, because it’s delicious, makes great toast, and freezes well.
Here’s a cute bit of everyday cooking: instant cookies! By simply keeping your dough in the fridge, you can bake up fresh, homemade (chocolate chip, for instance) cookies in any quantity, on a whim. Just ask Jacques Torres. (Cookie dough freezes well, too.)
Give your Polish Easter sweet bread a tropical spin: Coconut Babka is a yeast-risen, quasi-cake-like bread, flavored with coconut and coconut milk.
Turn hamburger, green pepper, and onion, into a Sloppy Joe that tastes like a Philly Cheesesteak. This is an easy recipe for some wonderful, homemade comfort food. The hardest part is chopping the veggies, and that can be done in a food processor.
Homemade Polish Dumplings go wonderfully with any kind of chicken soup. Polish Dumplings are made very simply and easily from potatoes and flour. They freeze well and are easy to reheat. They’re a comfort-foodie accompaniment to the stock you made from your leftover holiday turkey.
Martha Stewart’s recipe for Salted-Caramel Six-Layer Chocolate Cake uses Dutch process cocoa powder as well as semisweet chocolate, so it’s black as night, but packed with true chocolate flavor. Nothing beats homemade caramel, and the caramel-chocolate pairing is intense. This cake is not for the timid.
Yuh-huh, another lasagna, but this one’s for you, Trump supporters: it’s white. This original-recipe Spinach-Herb Lasagna is a white lasagna, layered with a thyme-infused bechamel, plus loads of ricotta, parmesan, and mozzerella cheeses. And surprise: bacon! It’s delicious fresh, but also reheats and freezes well.
This is a review of Lidia Bastianich’s “Italian-American Lasagna.” It’s loaded with meat sauce, mozzerella, and ricotta. It’s a fantastic recipe. It also freezes and reheats beautifully: so have some now and have some months from now. You’ll get a lot of delicious mileage out of this.
Chocolate Birthday Baileys Surprise Cake, is a Dutch-process, hot water chocolate, four-layer cake with an espresso-laced Baileys filling and a triple cream (sour, cheese, whipping) frosting. Buttermilk makes it rich, oil (rather than butter) makes it moist, and dark, dark cocoa gives it its profound flavor.