Author Archives: Robin

Roasted Carrot Spread with North African Spices

Roasted Carrot Spread is the answer to your appetizer dreams. Flavored with olive oil, tahini, and North African spices (fennel, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, smoked paprika), it is pretty much the best thing since hummus. And let’s face it, as great … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Banana Muffins with Peanut Butter

  The search for good, gluten-free replacements for your favorite baked goods never ends, does it? I don’t post much about my gluten-free cooking experiments, but these gluten-free banana muffins with peanut butter are so delicious I would make them … Continue reading

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The Homemade Ice Cream Recipe Book Is Here!

If you are looking for good, old-fashioned homemade ice cream recipes for your ice cream maker, you’re in luck. My latest book, The Homemade Ice Cream Recipe Book hit stores today and I couldn’t be more proud. Look at how … Continue reading

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Spanish Wine and Tapas Extravaganza!

From mountainous terrain to salty shores, Spain is one of the world’s top wine producing countries, offering a wide range quality wines.  With names like Albariño, Tempranillo, and Verdejo, Spanish wine offerings include robust reds, crisp whites, refreshing rosés, sparkling cavas, … Continue reading

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Fuyu Persimmons with Savory Goat Cheese Pasta

Fuyu persimmons are almost too gorgeous to eat. Bright orange and shiny, they hang from their branches like holiday ornaments, brightening the gray fall skies. In season from mid-October through December, fuyu persimmons grow all over my neighborhood, but judging … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Pizza in a Cast Iron Skillet

Prepare to have your mind blown. The best gluten free pizza comes from a classic Italian recipe. It’s a traditional recipe, called farinata (it’s called socca in france), that uses chickpea flour. Cook it in your cast-iron skillet and you’ll … Continue reading

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Dutch Oven Obsession–Recipe and Cookbook Giveaway!

Dutch Oven Obsession is the name of my latest cookbook, and it hits bookstore shelves next week (it’s available for preorder on Amazon now!). Here’s a sneak peek from the book, a recipe for Chicken Braised with Caramelized Onions and … Continue reading

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Cast Iron Skillet Blackened Fish Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Cream

Today, I bring you another recipe from my latest book, Home Skillet: The Essential Cast Iron Cookbook for Easy One-Pan Meals. This time I’m sharing my recipe for Blackened Fish Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Cream. The best part is that you … Continue reading

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Candied Ginger Peach Scones Cooked in Cast Iron

As a consumer of cookbooks, there is nothing that irks me more than cookbook recipes that don’t work. As a cookbook author, there is nothing more mortifying than discovering that a cookbook you wrote has a recipe with errors in … Continue reading

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Cast Iron Skillet Chicken — and a Giveaway!

My latest book, Home Skillet: The Essential Cast Iron Cookbook for Easy One-Pan Meals landed on my doorstep, and on bookstore shelves, yesterday and I broke in my personal copy by making a batch of my favorite cast iron skillet … Continue reading

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