On My Plate

Handmade Lemon-herb Pasta

Once you get the hang of making handmade pasta, the flavor possibilities are endless. I’m sharing my tips for success, and the ingredients for a pasta that is perfect for spring!

Perfectly Crispy, Pan-fried Potatoes

I love potatoes every which way, but these little beauties—with their crispy, salty edges and soft, fluffy insides—are ranking pretty high on the addictive scale, and they are so easy to make and pair nicely with just about everything.

Moravian Sugar Cake

The annual Easter sunrise service that is so beloved in these parts will be held virtually this year, but I’m doing my part with this recipe for traditional Moravian sugar cake, dripping in butter, brown sugar and cinnamon!

Maple Bourbon Cedar-Wrapped Salmon

There is no reason to shy away from making delicious seafood at home. This easy dish has flavor coming from every direction, and with a little quick prep in the afternoon, you can have it on the table in about half an hour.

Dilly-Dilly, Double-Heat Potato Salad

This salad is saving spring for me—with fresh dill, pickles, jalapeno and horseradish, it’s a perfectly cool, savory side to any casual meal for Passover or Easter.

Sourdough Pumpernickel

Freshly-milled rye grain teams up with my sourdough starter and some crumbs from an old bread to create a super-flavorful pumpernickel. It’s my way of celebrating “National Flour Month!”

Lemony Lobster Risotto

Risotto is easy to make, but elegant enough to accompany the lusciousness of lobster tails, especially with fresh lemon zest and a sweet lobster broth.

DIY Corned Beef—Done!

For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way: good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day. (Irish Blessing)

Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake

With a whole lot of chocolate, fair amount of sweetness and just a wee bit of Irish cream, this little no-bake beauty will be a perfect finish on your St. Patrick’s Day feast.

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