There's carrot cake and then there's RAINBOW CARROT BUNDT CAKE. Pretty sure you're going to love this delicious bundt version of a classic! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

Rainbow Carrot Bundt Cake

Every Easter I always try to make some delicious dessert. It usually involves coconut, because, I for some reason, associate that with spring and Easter. This year I considered another coconut confection, but decided to break tradition and test out carrot cake. But not a layered carrot cake, I wanted a CARROT BUNDT CAKE!

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Ponzu is a condiment you didn't know you need. But you do! Enjoy it mixed with soy sauce and use it to add tons of flavor to your salad, noodles or poke bowl! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

Make Your Own Ponzu

Look in your fridge. Go ahead. I’ll be here. Do you have ponzu in there? No? Well, don’t worry! I’ve got you covered. This delicious sauce is something that’s easy to make and one that you’ll use in so many different ways.

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A big salute to my final Top Chef Instagram Stories Series. I make a Joe Flamm-inspired torta della nonna! Get the recipe for this yummy dessert now! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

Top Chef Torta Della Nonna

Annnnnd, that’s a wrap folks! Yep, I aired my final “What Was That?” episode last week on my Instagram Stories. Did you miss it? That’s just not okay (insert crying emoji face), but luckily for you, they’re all still there! And luckily for you, the last episode was a good one. All about a little cake called Torta Della Nonna!

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A good old brownie is good, but a Rocky Road Brownie is even better! Learn how to make them! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

Rocky Road Brownies

If someone asked me what my favorite dessert is, I would not hesitate one bit with my answer. I would 100% say it’s a brownie. If you’re a chocolate lover like me, it’s pretty hard to top a really awesome brownie. Something about that chocolatey-chewy goodness makes me so incredibly happy. And while I love a solid, traditional brownie, I also love any twist on the classic. So yeah, how about a Rocky Road Brownie? Yep, that sounds good.

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Now that you’ve mastered dashi, it’s time to make Homemade Miso Soup. Who needs carryout when you can make it yourself? @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

Homemade Miso Soup

You made all of that dashi (see this post!), right? Now you need to know how to make miso soup! And luckily for you, I’ve got a recipe. Yep, I’m hooking you up with a SUPER EASY recipe for one of your favorite broth-y soups!

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This delicious Japanese broth is bursting with umami and makes the perfect base for my Homemade Miso Soup! Try your hand at making dashi today! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

Deliciously Easy Dashi

Have you ever wondered why that miso soup from your favorite sushi restaurant tastes so good? It because they use an amazing, flavorful broth to create it! Have you ever heard of dashi? Well now you have, and now you’ve got the intel you need to make delicious miso soup at home!

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America’s Test Kitchen does it again! I’m in love with their Ancho Orange Pork. So much so, that I’ve re-created it as a slow cooker recipe! ! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

Slow Cooker Ancho Orange Pork

Do you love to cook? Well, me too. But sometimes, I want someone else to do the work, know what I mean? That’s why I give my slow cooker a big hug everyday. Ok, maybe not EVERY day. And maybe I don’t exactly hug it. But man, I do appreciate it! So if I see an opportunity to use it, I do. And I saw one when I scored my free copy of Sunday Suppers from America’s Test Kitchen! Ancho Orange Pork, anyone?

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Craving an excellent blueberry muffin? Well, then you’ll love these delightful muffins made with big blueberry flavor! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.co

Favorite Blueberry Muffins

I have some great food memories from my childhood. One of my favorites is the memory of the smell of blueberry muffins baking. That smell would wake me up from my night of solid (the only kind a kid gets) slumber. And as if in a trance, I would end up in the kitchen (how did I get here?) and slide into my seat at the kitchen island. Next, my mom (as if in a perfectly synchronized muffin dance) would gracefully place one of those magical muffins in front of me, directly under my nose, still warm from the oven. Was I still dreaming? Who cared? Not me! I’ve been on a mission ever since to recreate this blueberry muffin memory.

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Intimidated by egg whites and whisking them? Don't be! I'll show you how easy it is to whisk them to perfection to create these lovely Meringue Cookies! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

No Fail Meringue Cookies

It’s so easy to be intimidated by baking. Especially if you’re baking meringue cookies. It seems like the cards are stacked against you. Too many odds. No way can you win. But, I completely disagree. In fact, I think you can 100% make Meringue Cookies. Why? Because I’ve got the tips to help you succeed!

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If you haven’t made falafel yet, now’s the time. You’ll love the addition of sweet pistachios in these Pistachio Chickpea Falafel. @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

Pistachio Chickpea Falafel

“I received free samples of Wonderful Pistachios mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Wonderful Pistachios and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not com- pensated for my time.”

Never did I dream that I would ever be posting a falafel recipe on my website. Let’s just say I had a bad falafel salad instance years ago. And I just couldn’t get myself to try it again. Until THIS YEAR. Seriously, this has been the year of falafel and I’m glad I’ve given it a second chance, because it’s AWESOME! And I’m really digging this version, loaded with pistachios!

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