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Cakes and Cheesecakes

Italian Pear Cake (Torta di Pere)

I love Fall!  Cooler weather is more conducive to baking and cooking.  And I am always eager to say goodbye to summer fruits and welcome pears, apples, plums, etc.  This Italian Pear Cake, made with sweet, juicy pears, layered inside a soft and tender sour cream cake, says Fall is […]

Cookies and Bars

Chewy Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies are every coffee lover’s dream!  Chocolate and coffee are a match made in heaven.  The espresso in this recipe intensifies the chocolate flavor without overpowering the cookie.  You can simply use melted butter or, for an even richer, deeper flavor, use brown butter.  Every bite […]


Potato Salad with Chive Pesto

Not everyone likes mayonnaise.  But the good news for mayo-lovers is you won’t miss it in this Potato Salad with Chive Pesto.  The salad is dressed with the most delicious chive pesto.  It is super light, and herb-forward with a creaminess from the Parmigiano cheese and it packs a punch […]


Zesty Shrimp and Corn Salad

You will fall in love with this refreshing, Zesty Shrimp and Corn Salad recipe!  Fresh corn, peppers, tomatoes and avocados add color and texture.  Just looking at the beautiful kaleidoscope of colorful ingredients will make your taste buds tingle!  Tossed with sweet shrimp and a light lime dressing, the salad is […]

Cakes and Cheesecakes

The EASIEST Pound Cake

Pound cake is like the little black dress of dessert. It is simple yet elegant, you can dress it up or down, and it’s wonderful anytime, anywhere.  Rich and not too sweet, this buttery pound cake is far from boring and perfect for any occasion. The Easiest Pound Cake is […]

Soups, Stews and Legumes

Potato Leek Chickpea Soup

Idaho’s unique environment provides nearly perfect growing conditions for potatoes.  The growing season of warm days and cool nights, rich volcanic soil, clear water from mountain-fed irrigation, and clean air make Idaho potatoes superior in texture and taste to potatoes grown anywhere else, except maybe Italy, of course. Chickpeas are […]

Vegetables and Sides

Patatas Panaderas

This classic Spanish recipe is served in most restaurants in Spain as a side dish.  Made with olive oil and wine, it is a simple dish to make, but the resulting flavor and creaminess of the potatoes will have you making this dish again and again.  Although the potatoes are […]


Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie

This is the ultimate banana cream pie; rich, silky, and indulgent yet so light and dreamy. Incredible pure vanilla and banana flavor will tickle your tastebuds. You’ll love how the creamy custard, the buttery, flaky crust, and the fluffy whipped cream come together in each irresistible bite!  Take it to […]

Soups, Stews and Legumes

Chicken Posole Soup (Red or Green)

In Mexico, there are various types of posole (or pozole, the difference is mostly regional) – red, green, white, chicken, beef, pork.  This recipe is not the traditional Pozole Rojo that is simmered for hours and is more of a stew using pork, dried chilies, and hominy.  This quick and […]

Cookies and Bars

Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Lemon Cheesecake Bars are an irresistible combination of bright, fresh, tangy sweetness and smooth, rich creamy decadence.  The tartness is balanced by the richness of the cheesecake and buttery shortbread crust.  And if that isn’t enough, a from-scratch lemon curd, deliciously rich and smooth with intense lemon flavor tops it […]