Lamb Mince Recipes: Lamb Meatballs with Pine Nuts and Raisins

Lamb Mince Recipes: Lamb Meatballs with Pine Nuts and Raisins

This 30 minute recipe for lamb meatballs with pine nuts and raisins is certain to go on repeat in our household over other lamb mince recipes I’ve made in the past. It was quick to assemble for a weeknight dinner. And the sweetness from the 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache Drip Cake

Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache Drip Cake

This peanut butter chocolate ganache drip cake with peanut butter cream cheese frosting is the cake I will make for myself for my birthday every year. It is three fudgy chocolate cake layers, a peanut butter-y buttercream, and topped with a peanut butter and chocolate 

One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

One Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

According to my Facebook memories, March 22nd is the day of the year I make banana bread. So here is 2021’s contribution to the tradition: one bowl chocolate chip banana bread. You probably already have a favorite banana bread, so I won’t try to convince 

A Purple Cow Milk Bread Recipe

A Purple Cow Milk Bread Recipe

It needed to be done. I had been meaning to make a Japanese (Hokkaido) milk bread for some time. And then thenerdiebaker posted this cow-patterned milk bread on Instagram. As a graduate of Williams College (in Williamstown, Massachusetts), where our mascot was the purple cow, 

Fawaffle (a Falafel Waffle)

Fawaffle (a Falafel Waffle)

I can tell you the moment fawaffle happened. We were at the ball field. Mr. uglyducklingbakery was flying a kite. I had recently discovered the joys of the waffle iron and was contemplating new things to waffle. Mr. uglyducklingbakery walked up to me and said, 

Black bean burgers: how to avoid a mushy burger

Black bean burgers: how to avoid a mushy burger

One year ago nearly to the day, I posted the following on Facebook, “I feel bad about only posting about coronavirus recently, so here’s an unrelated question. Why do my bean burgers always come out mushy, and how do I minimize that?” That mushy burger 

Braised Meatballs in a Hearty Marinara Sauce

Braised Meatballs in a Hearty Marinara Sauce

You could turn these braised meatballs into a quick meal by using a store-bought marinara sauce, but would you really want to? The weeknight alternative is to make this hearty marinara sauce ahead of time. It freezes well, or you could can it, if you 

Orange Raisin Challah Recipe

Orange Raisin Challah Recipe

I can stop looking. This soft, fragrant, and slightly-sweet orange raisin challah recipe is the only challah I will ever need.

Thick Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thick Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

We established this week that I like peanut butter. I also happen to like cookies. But peanut butter cookies were never my favorite because I dislike the dryness of the typical criss-cross cookies. It turns out that I just hadn’t met the right peanut butter 

Cavatappi Mac and Cheese

Cavatappi Mac and Cheese

This is a case of the “I didn’t know what I was missing” until I tried Edouardo Jordan’s recipe for macaroni and cheese. Before this, I had made my cavatappi mac and cheese like a lasagna, following the “bake until bubbly” methodology. It always resulted