Cook on a Whim: Pasta Carbonara

April 2, 2020

“Carbonara” roughly translates to “coal burner” in Italian. This dish gets its name because of the copious amounts of freshly cracked black pepper, which are said to resemble flecks of coal.

Cook on a Whim: Triple Berry Crème Fraîche Scones

March 26, 2020

These scones are the perfect weekend treat (or any day, really). These would also make great shortcakes with some freshly whipped cream and berries sandwiched between. 

Cook on a Whim: Roasted Beet and Chickpea Hummus

March 19, 2020

This hummus is the perfect light snack to nibble on as the days get warmer and longer. It’s great as an appetizer, but would also be wonderful as part of a Mediterranean-inspired meal.

Cook on a Whim: Sugar Cookie Bars with Matcha Almond Buttercream

March 12, 2020

Cook on a Whim writer Anita Parris Soule loves cooking with matcha powder, which lends a beautiful, soft green color to baked goods, ice cream recipes, puddings, glazes and frostings.  

Cook on a Whim: Blueberry Streusel Muffins

March 5, 2020

This recipe is one of Anita Parris Soule’s favorite ways to use up all the blueberries we will soon be finding at the local markets. And these muffins are always a hit. 

Cook on a Whim: Quick Asian Noodle Soup

February 20, 2020

Since nothing comforts quite like noodles, this quick, slurp-worthy soup is one of my go-to meals this time of year.

Cook on a Whim: Dreamy Orange Pound Cake

If you’ve ever had an Orange Julius or a Dreamsicle, imagine that taste — the tart orange/sweet vanilla combo — in cake form.

Cook on a Whim: Crisp and Chewy Strawberry Sugar Cookies

February 13, 2020

These cookies are naturally pink, and they are unmistakably strawberry. They are the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day.

Cook on a Whim: Spanish Sparkling Saffron Scallops

February 6, 2020

Pair this dish with some good crusty bread for mopping up the sauce — and maybe a fresh salad — and you have the perfect romantic dinner.

Cook on a Whim: Southeast Asian-Style Chicken Wings

January 30, 2020

Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, these wings are beautiful and almost too easy to believe, but — most important — they are delicious little flavor bombs.