Weekend Recipe: Brown Soda Bread A simple, no-rise bread with Irish roots is just the thing for a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast. This rendition from KCET’s Cook’s Country uses two flours and wheat germ for a hearty texture — it’s an excellent base for flavorful European butter, if you’d like to go entirely Old World with it. And we recommend that you do.
Red Velvet Cake If you’re buying into Valentine’s Day in the first place, you might as well go full throttle, right? Red Velvet cake is, naturally, the perfect color dessert to present to your beloved on February 14. It’s really just a chocolate cake with red food coloring, so it isn’t too complicated (though this being a Cook’s Country recipe, there are a couple unexpected ingredients), and a real cream cheese frosting is one of the most delicious dessert accoutrements in existence. Bake this cake and prepare to get smoochy!