Raspberry Cardamom Jam

My family goes bonkers for jam. Seriously. We buy bread to eat jam. That’s the way it works in my house.

When it comes to making inventive, crazy-addictive, drool-worthy jam, Jessica Koslow of SQIRL really knows her stuff. Her recipe for raspberry-cardamom jam will knock your socks off. This recipe is simple, easy to make, and a sure success at home even for the first time. It actually works very well with regular grocery store raspberries, as they tend to have more pectin, meaning this could be a great project if you don’t have a farmers market nearby. Plus, up until the actual cooking stages, it provides an opportunity for the whole family to get involved: have the kiddos help out by squishing the fruit and sugar between their fingers to blend the ingredients. Getting messy has never produced such delicious results.
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Classic Chinese Dumplings

We are a dumpling family. These little gems are juicy, savory, and rich, all wrapped up in pretty bite-sized packages. And they always end up on our table, whether we’re at home or eating out. We’ve been ordering the dumplings at Din Tai Fung for years, and they make great inspiration for at-home dumpling making. Get the Recipe

Sweet Strawberry & Rhubarb Pie

In my opinion, baking for someone is just about one of the purest expressions of love out there. It requires that you give time, patience and care, all so that your loved ones can enjoy a special treat. And while creme brûlée is elegant, and towering cakes are grand and imposing, there’s something down right home-y and comforting about a pie, like a warm hug from a good friend.
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Beef Bone Broth, A Hearty Cup of Health

The bone broth trend has really taken off lately. There’s a storefront in New York that deals exclusively in the stuff, and the Lakers have even started a bone broth regimen. But the fad actually has ancient roots. There’s evidence of bone broth cooking in the Stone Age, and the hearty elixir has long been a part of Asian culinary tradition.
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Orange Macaron with Dark Chocolate Ganache

How can something so small be so intimidating? The macaron, light and airy, adorably round and dyed a pretty pastel shade, is hardly frightening on the surface. But face-to-face with it, it scared the pants off me. These little pastries look like perfect little packages, sometimes too perfect to be made at home.

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