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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Why pay 10 dollars at a restaurant what you can easily make at home? You'll love this delicious, Fancy Toast recipe that won't break the bank! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

Restaurant Worthy Fancy Toast

Are you watching Top Chef at all this season? If not, you should be! I love the creativity of this season’s chef’s and Carrie is becoming my big-time favorite! In fact, this recipe, is a riff on the recipe she made last week. She lovingly calls it “Fancy Toast,” so I’m calling it that too. Because really, anytime you top toast with more than just butter it becomes “fancy,” right?

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Taste how lovely pistachios taste INSIDE pancakes with these Pistachio Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes! @cookinRD | sarahaasrdn.com

Pistachio Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

“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.”

You know what tastes good? Pistachios inside pancakes! That’s right! If you’re looking for a way to “up” your pancake game, it’s time you added some pistachios to your pancake batter! Don’t know how to do that? Well, that’s why I’m here! I jammed plenty of pistachio goodness into these Pistachio Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes!

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Whole Wheat Soft Pretzels

When I was a kid, the ultimate snack I craved was a soft pretzel. It didn’t matter where we were, if there was a soft pretzel available, I wanted it. Imagine my excitement when they started packaging and selling soft pretzels in the grocery store!!! Holy crust!!! Could life get any better? Well sure it could and did, because I learned just how easy it is to make homemade soft pretzels from scratch. And they taste 100% more delicious than any store bought pretzel!

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Vanilla Skyr Panna Cotta

Picture this, you’ve just finished a delicious meal at a great restaurant and shortly after, your server comes to the table and hands you the dessert menu for you to peruse. After a quick look, you find yourself reaching for your phone because it’s time to do some research. Panna cotta? What the heck is that? Maybe you’ve heard of panna cotta, but you don’t actually know what panna cotta is. Right? Am I right? Don’t worry about it! I’m here to save the day!

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