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Cheryl Sternman Rule

Recipes

This page corresponds to the posts and photographs on 5 Second Rule, Cheryl’s food blog. Click Recipe for a printable pdf.  Click Blog to read the original post and see a photo of the finished dish.  Please note that these recipes have been added in reverse chronological order, so newer recipes within each category appear first.  To find a particular recipe or ingredient, simply use the find tool in your browser.

Last Updated 6/11/2014

BREAKFAST

Megan Gordon’s Whole Grain Pancakes Recipe I Blog

Grilled Apricots with Greek Yogurt and blueberry-blackberry mash RecipeBlog

Tender Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread (updated) Recipe I Blog

Apricot Oatmeal with lemon lavender glazed almonds Recipe I Blog

Iced Candied Fennel Cardamom Scones Recipe I Blog

Brown Sugar Toasting Bread with orange peel, clove, and honey butter Recipe I Blog

Crispy Potato Bowl with avocado, bacon, and egg Recipe I Blog

Three Meat and Goat Cheese Frittata Recipe I Blog

Dark Chocolate Muesli with hazelnuts Recipe I Blog

Super Natural Every Day Oat Cakes Recipe I Blog

Brown Butter Corn Muffins with honey caramel Recipe I Blog

Goji Nibby Nuggets Recipe I Blog

Wheat Farina with marconas, moscovado, and cream (Recipe) and Blog

Scrambled Eggs in Grilled Portobello Caps Recipe I Blog

Faith Durand’s Baked Steel-Cut Oats with coconut, dried fruit, and spices Recipe I Blog

Tender Valentine’s Day Chocolate Pancakes Recipe I Blog

Baked Explorations‘ New York Style Crumb Cake Recipe I Blog

Vanilla Spice Poached Pears with homemade granola and Greek yogurt Recipe I Blog

Dark & Mysterious Muscovado Pancakes Recipe I Blog

Iced Lemon Scones Recipe I Blog

Dutch Baby Recipe I Blog

Matzo Brei Recipe I Blog

Homemade Muesli Recipe I Blog

Chocolate Waffles Recipe I Blog

Espresso Chip Scones with coffee glaze Recipe I Blog

Sesame Flapjacks with tahini-maple syrup Recipe I Blog

Homemade Granola with pomegranate seeds and yogurt  Blog

Date Nut Bread Recipe I Blog

Multigrain Pancakes Recipe I Blog

Sweet and Spicy Farro with apples and cashews Recipe I Blog

Chocolate Yogurt Recipe I Blog

Cottage Cheese Pancakes Recipe I Blog

Cocoa-Dusted Banana Bread Recipe I Blog

Nectarine Scones with nutmeg sugar Recipe I Blog

Cherry Banana Morning Cake Recipe I Blog

Blueberry Corn Muffins Recipe I Blog

Maple Scones with currants and vanilla Recipe I Blog

Banana-Walnut Muffins with Medjool Dates Recipe I Blog

Cinnamon Kabocha Muffins Recipe I Blog

Steel-Cut Oats with cocoa and toasted hazelnuts Recipe I Blog

Buttermilk Banana Pancakes Recipe I Blog

Ceylon Cinnamon Toast Recipe I Blog

Agave-Sweetened Granola with pistachios, dried apricots, and golden raisins Recipe I Blog

Pumpkin French Toast Sticks Recipe I Blog

Caramelized Onion Quiche with cheddar, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes Recipe | Blog

Leftover Stuffing Flat Omelet, for one Recipe | Blog

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with maple and brown sugar Recipe | Blog

Wheat Berry Oatmeal Porridge Recipe | Blog

Pumpkin Quick Bread with cranberries and walnut meal Recipe | Blog

Shirred Eggs with bacon and pesto Recipe | Blog

Blueberry Lemon Crepes Recipe | Blog

Honey-Roasted Stone Fruit with cardamom Recipe | Blog

Quick Whole Grain Blueberry-Ricotta Pancakes Recipe | Blog

Quail Eggs with bacony mayonnaise Recipe | Blog

Lightly Seeded Pancakes Recipe | Blog

Toasted Coconut French Toast Stacks Recipe | Blog

Classroom-Appropriate Double Blueberry Muffins Recipe | Blog

Poached Eggs, Avocado, and Bacon a la Dave Recipe | Blog

Cherry Cream Scones Recipe | Blog

Oatmeal Pancakes with strawberries Recipe | Blog

Weekend Crepes with cannoli cream Recipe | Blog

Lemon-Ricotta Waffles Recipe | Blog

APPETIZERS

Gooey Mozzarella Toasts with pancetta and quince Recipe I Blog

Pork Pot Stickers Recipe I Blog

Smoked Mozzarella Arancini Recipe I Blog

Fresh Figs with honey, balsamic, goat cheese and pistachios Recipe I Blog

Creamy Spinach-Cashew Spread Recipe I Blog

Smoky Roasted Eggplant-Garlic Dip Recipe | Blog

Cilantro White Bean Spread Recipe | Blog

Grilled Eggplant and Roasted Tomato Bruschetta Recipe | Blog

SALADS / VEGETABLE SIDES

Tangerine Arugula Salad with lightly pickled dates and pepitas Recipe I Blog

Wheat Berry Salad with roasted grapes and caramelized shallots Recipe I Blog

Salad in the Round with buttered agave walnuts Recipe I Blog

Eggplant with Coconut, Mint, and Pistachio Recipe I Blog

Beet and Frisee Salad with Ripe Smoky Pistachio Dust Recipe I Blog

Spring Carrot Sauté with olives, garlic, and millet Recipe I Blog

Winter Chopped Salad with sesame-ginger vinaigrette Recipe I Blog

Big Couscous Potluck Salad with corn, feta and herbs Recipe I Blog

Hearts of Palm Salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley and lime Recipe I Blog

Golden Beet and Celeriac Remoulade Recipe and Blog

Endive Pear Halloumi Salad with sherry vinaigrette Recipe I Blog

Basic Thyme-Roasted Supermarket Vegetable Platter Recipe I Blog

Bacon  Green Beans with crispy sage Recipe I Blog

Tomato Cherry Salad Recipe I Blog

Gold and Onyx Gem Lettuce Salad Recipe I Blog

Sliced Citrus Salad Recipe I Blog

White Beans Puttanesca Recipe I Blog

Green Beans with chopped eggs and olives Recipe I Blog

Corn on the Cob with Smoky Lime Butter Recipe I Blog

Mixed Greens with peaches, cucumbers, and candied lemon peel Recipe I Blog

Garbanzo Bean Salad with red curry and tomatoes Recipe I Blog

Spinach Salad with peaches, pecans and Saint Albray Recipe I Blog

Monica Bhide’s Pan-Seared Eggplant with ginger and honey Recipe I Blog

Grilled Artichokes Recipe I Blog

Basic Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes Recipe I Blog

Wehani Rice Salad with a trio of cherries, almonds, and mint Recipe I Blog

Spring Vegetable Trio with goat cheese and pistachios Recipe I Blog

Zippy Carrot Ginger Slaw Recipe I Blog

Roasted Cauliflower with cheese sauce Recipe I Blog

Mixed Greens with trout, bacon, and toasted almonds Recipe I Blog

Wild Rice with butternut squash, spinach, and toasted hazelnuts Recipe | Blog

Alison’s Famous Chanukah Latkes Recipe | Blog

Curried Cauliflower with peas Recipe | Blog

Crunchy Christmas Salad with fennel, celery, and fruit Recipe| Blog

Fresh Cranberry Sauce with four spices and grand marnier Recipe | Blog

Thanksgiving Mashed Sweet Potatoes with pecan crumble Recipe | Blog

Super-Simple Shredded Sauteed Brussels Sprouts, with optional walnuts Recipe | Blog

Roasted Beet Salad with goat cheese and walnuts Recipe | Blog

Turquoise-Inspired Chopped Salad with tahini-lemon drizzle Recipe | Blog

Sweet and Sour String Beans Recipe | Blog

Zen Salad with purple fruits Recipe | Blog

Fig and Cress Salad Recipe | Blog

Garlicky Roasted Tomatoes Recipe | Blog

Minty Peas Recipe | Blog

Mayo-Free Potato Salad with caramelized shallots Recipe | Blog

Toasted Sesame Broccoli “Starts” Recipe | Blog

Olive Panzanella Recipe | Blog

BLT Salad Recipe | Blog

Fennel-Orange Salad with onion and capers Recipe | Blog

Clifton’s Chopped Salad Recipe | Blog

Cucumber-Lime Salad with mint and feta Recipe | Blog

Bank-Breaking Almond Snap Peas Recipe | Blog

Fried Baby Artichokes with parmesan and lemon Recipe | Blog

Heat Wave Carrot Salad with lemon chunks Recipe | Blog

SOUPS

Lentil Soup with chorizo meatballs Recipe I Blog

Garbanzo Cauliflower Soup with cheddar toasts Recipe I Blog

Corn Cob Soup Recipe I Blog

Mixed Mushroom Brisket Soup Recipe I Blog

Golden Split Pea Soup with summer squash, tomato, and za’atar oil Recipe I Blog

Vegetable Soup with mustard greens and black lentils Recipe I Blog

Green Tea Soba Noodles with tilapia, portobellos, and sriracha Recipe I Blog

Vegetable-Packed Minestrone Recipe I Blog

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup Recipe I Blog

Lentil Soup with pumpkin Recipe and blog

Slow Cooker Yellow Split Pea Soup with ham Recipe I Blog

Katie’s Crock Pot Chicken Stock Recipe I Blog

Cold Spiced Tomato Soup Recipe I Blog

Mark & Bruce’s Spiced Plum Soup Recipe I Blog

White Bean Soup with chard and parmesan Recipe I Blog

Carrot-Leek Soup with tarragon and a touch of cream Recipe I Blog

Smoky Vegetarian Bean Soup Recipe I Blog

Cumin-Scented Wheat Berry and Lentil Soup Recipe | Blog

Squash Soup with red curry and coconut Recipe | Blog

Quick Chicken and Barley Soup Recipe | Blog

Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe | Blog

VEGETARIAN ENTREES

Early Summer Chicken Pasta Salad with lemon vinaigrette Recipe I Blog

Farro with roasted delicata squash, kale, and sherry vinegar Recipe and Blog

Roasted Vegetable Baked Potatoes with cheddar Recipe I Blog

Cheddar Scallion Polenta, two ways Recipe I Blog

Pasta with Basil-Arugula Pesto, Peas, Ricotta, and Parmesan Recipe I Blog

Golden Frittata with potatoes, peas, and parmesan Recipe I Blog

Big Couscous Potluck Salad with corn, feta and herbs Recipe I Blog

Sauteed Tofu with spring vegetables and za’atar Recipe I Blog

Soba Noodle Salad with mixed vegetables, peanuts, and mint Recipe I Blog

Protein-Rich Black Quinoa Salad with holiday aspirations Recipe I Blog

Israeli Couscous with turmeric, caramelized onions, and tomatoes Recipe I Blog

Grilled Pizza Recipe I Blog

Caprese Flat Omelet Recipe I Blog

Tangerine Couscous with garbanzos and olives Recipe| Blog

Polenta with caramelized onions and walnuts Recipe I Blog

Green Beans with chopped eggs and olives Recipe I Blog

Noodle Kugel with melted apples Recipe I Blog

Fresh Tortilla Pizzas Recipe I Blog

Spinach, Brie, and Apple Empanadas Recipe I Blog

Wehani Rice Salad with a trio of cherries, almonds, and mint Recipe I Blog

Garlicky Currant-Flecked Greens over polenta Recipe I Blog

Vegetable Stir-Fry with crisp tofu and toasted cashews Recipe I Blog

Zesty Wheat Berry Black Bean Chili Recipe I Blog

Caramelized Onion Quiche with cheddar, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes Recipe | Blog

Curried Cauliflower with peas Recipe | Blog

Grilled Mozzarella Sandwich with smoky eggplant and sun-dried tomatoes Recipe | Blog

Diana’s Homemade Pasta Recipe | Blog

Squash Blossom Frittata, for one Recipe | Blog

Pasilla Cotija Quesadillas Recipe | Blog

Roasted Vegetable Frittata with fresh ricotta Recipe | Blog

Clifton’s Chopped Salad Recipe | Blog

Pesto-Dappled Whole Wheat-ish Pizza Recipe | Blog

Grilled Tofu with peanut-coconut sauce Recipe | Blog

Super-Quick Grilled Naan Pizzas Recipe | Blog

DRINKS

Jeera Spa Water Recipe I Blog

Coconut Chai Tea Recipe I Blog

Makeshift Pineapple Batido Recipe I Blog

Banana Milkshake Recipe I Blog

Key Lime and Vanilla Spritzer with blood orange Recipe I Blog

Refreshing Almond Yogurt Shake Recipe | Blog

Kiwi Blueberry Fizz Recipe | Blog

Teatotaler’s Sangria Recipe | Blog

Blue Cherry Granate Smoothie Recipe | Blog

DISHES WITH MEAT

Sumac-Rubbed Butterflied Chicken Recipe I Blog

Lentil Soup with chorizo meatballs RecipeBlog

Crispy Potato Bowl with avocado, bacon, and egg RecipeBlog

Chili Stuffed Carnival Squash Recipe I Blog

Three Meat and Goat Cheese Frittata Recipe I Blog

BLT Bucatini Recipe I Blog

Classic Meatball Sub Recipe I Blog

Simple Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe I Blog

Slow Cooker Pork Soft Tacos with accessories Recipe I Blog

Chicken Italian Sausage Meatballs with red quinoa Recipe I Blog

Chinese Barbecued Pork Recipe I Blog

Albondigas Recipe I Blog

Roasted Chicken Breasts with fruit vinegar Recipe I Blog

Carbonnades des Flandres, or Belgian Beef Stew Recipe I Blog

Chicken and Basmati Pilaf with saffron, pistachios, and peas Recipe I Blog

Pork Ragu for a Crowd Recipe I Blog

Jesse Ziff Cool’s Harvest Pot Roast Recipe | Blog

Alison’s Grilled Chicken, Prosciutto, Peach and Basil Party Kabobs Recipe | Blog

Quail Eggs with bacony mayonnaise Recipe | Blog

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with pluot sauce Recipe | Blog

Poached Eggs, Avocado, and Bacon a la Dave Recipe | Blog

DISHES WITH FISH AND SEAFOOD

Halibut Potato Cakes Recipe I Blog

Seared Scallops, Favas, Potatoes, and Garlic Recipe and Blog

Olive Oil Poached Salmon with tomatoes and rosemary Recipe I Blog

Green Tea Soba Noodles with tilapia, portobellos, and sriracha Recipe I Blog

Corn and Cod Cakes Recipe I Blog

Tuna, Black Rice, and Arugula Salad Recipe I Blog

Cold Salmon Sandwich with lemon-caper mayo Recipe I Blog

Mixed Greens with trout, bacon, and toasted almonds Recipe I Blog

Lemony Pesto-Shrimp Skewers Recipe | Blog

Grilled Ahi with yellow tomato and avocado relish Recipe | Blog

Rick Bayless’ Classic Ceviche Recipe | Blog

SWEET THINGS

Saveur Magazine’s Amaretti Peach Tart, topless and with cherries Recipe I Blog

Strawberry Rhubarb Tarragon Galette Recipe I Blog

Rhubarb Applesauce with muscovado sugar Recipe I Blog

Coconut Macaroon Cake with pistachios and coconut ganache Recipe I Blog

Blueberry Apricot Galette Recipe I Blog

Blueberry Macaroon Tart, for a crowd Recipe I Blog

One Bowl Chocolate Sour Cream Cake Recipe I Blog

Coconut Macaroon Cups with assorted fillings Recipe I Blog

Meyer Lemon Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe I Blog

Simplest Rice Pudding with lemon pistachio crush Recipe I Blog

Cocoa Fritters, for Hanukkah (my post & recipe on The Kitchn) Recipe and blog

Fresh Apple Cake with Crumb Topping Recipe I Blog

Chocolate Chip Cookies with currants, allspice, and fleur de sel Recipe I Blog

Strawberry Ice Cream from The Homemade Pantry Recipe I Blog

Ouzo-Steeped Calimyrna Figs Recipe I Blog

Clifton’s Date Nut Cake Recipe I Blog

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie (rectangular version for a crowd) Recipe I Blog

Almond Paste & Toasted Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe I Blog

Fried Apple Rings, with icing Recipe I Blog

Chocolate Date Energy Bars Recipe I Blog

Whole Grain Peanut Butter Cookies with cacao nibs Recipe I Blog

Brown Butter Apple Skillet Recipe I Blog

Whole Wheat Biscotti with fennel seeds, apricots, pistachios, and chocolate Recipe I Blog

Individual Soft Chocolate Almond Cakes Recipe I Blog

Double Chocolate Coconut Slice and Bake Cookies Recipe I Blog

Baked Explorations‘ New York Style Crumb Cake Recipe I Blog

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie with lightly sweetened nutmeg cream Recipe I Blog

Party-Ready Mint Brownie Bites with ganache Recipe I Blog

Apricot Pecan Tea Cake Recipe I Blog

Cacao Nib Pecan Brittle with crunchy salt Recipe I Blog

Melissa Gray’s Brown Sugar Pound Cake with cream cheese frosting Recipe I Blog

Meyer Lemon Pistachio Cookies with fleur de sel Recipe I Blog

Chocolate Oatmeal Date Cookies Recipe I Blog

Heather’s Winning Coconut and Dark Chocolate Bullseyes Recipe I Blog

Honey-Drizzled Banana Fritters Recipe and blog

Chocolate Cinnamon Ganache Hanukkah Cookies Recipe I Blog

Jam Roly Poly Recipe I Blog

Mini Dark Chocolate Puddings with Chocolate Shavings Recipe I Blog here and here

Charmian’s Salted Caramel Ice Cream Recipe I Blog

Thin and Crispy Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe I Blog

Two Bite Mint Brownies Recipe I Blog

Lavender and Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe I Blog

Blueberry Buttermilk Crumb Cake Recipe I Blog

Coconut Cream Cupcakes with coconut cheese cheese frosting Recipe I Blog

Summer Fruit Cobbler with buttermilk cutouts Recipe I Blog

Heather’s Red Velvet Cake Recipe I Blog

Cocoa-Dusted Banana Bread Recipe I Blog

Simplest One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe I Blog

Milk and Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe I Blog

Grilled Apricots with dark chocolate, pistachios, honey, and cream Recipe I Blog

Cherry Banana Morning Cake Recipe I Blog

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler Recipe I Blog

Ricotta Pound Cake with almond meal Recipe I Blog

Connie Bars (i.e. Hazelnut and Chocolate Caramel Bars) Recipe I Blog

Purim Hamantaschen Recipe I Blog

Brown Sugary Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe I Blog

Candied, Caramelized Mandarinquats Recipe I Blog

Coconut Almond Macaroony Meringues (Meringaroons) with mini chips and cherries Recipe I Blog

Catalan Cinnamon Crème Brûlée Recipe I Blog

Nutella-Filled Nutmeg Molasses Sandwich Cookies Recipe I Blog

Flo’s Cinnamon Bubble Buns Recipe | Blog

Grandma Arline’s Noodle Kugel, tweaked Recipe | Blog

Heather’s Orange-Sable Ginger Cookies Recipe | Blog

Tara’s Hungarian Horns Recipe | Blog

Diana’s Pistachio, Dark Chocolate, and Cranberry Biscotti Recipe | Blog

Whole Grain Cookies with pulverized tidbits Recipe | Blog

Lisa’s Winning Pecan Pie Recipe | Blog

Pumpkin Mini Pies in a whole wheat ginger crust Recipe | Blog

Cheddar Apple Crisp, for Elisa Recipe | Blog

Mocha Chip Celebration Loaf Cake Recipe | Blog

Choconut Pudding with milk chocolate peanut butter maltballs Recipe | Blog

Cocoa Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies Recipe | Blog

Pumpkin Quick Bread with cranberries and walnut meal Recipe | Blog

Birthday Brownies Recipe | Blog

(New) Tender Whole Grain Zucchini Bread Recipe | Blog

Fig Galette with pistachio frangipane Recipe | Blog

Pistachio Shortbread Bars Recipe | Blog

Key Lime Tart in a chocolate-coconut crust Recipe | Blog

Sisters’ Coconut Palmiers Recipe | Blog

Honey-Roasted Stone Fruit with cardamom Recipe | Blog

Macadamia Brittle Ice Cream Recipe | Blog

Arroz Con Leche Recipe | Blog

Healthier Oatmeal Cookies with dried fruit trio Recipe | Blog

Almost Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe | Blog

Banana Pudding Recipe | Blog

Tart Cherry Frozen Yogurt Recipe | Blog

White Raspberry Sabayon Recipe | Blog

Classroom-Appropriate Double Blueberry Muffins Recipe | Blog

Summer Fruit Wonton Napoleans Recipe | Blog

Raspberry-Cardamom Tart in a cocoa crust Recipe | Blog

Cinnamon White Chocolate Chip Brownies Recipe | Blog

Cherry Cream Scones Recipe | Blog

Weekend Crepes with cannoli cream Recipe | Blog

Almond-Scented Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe | Blog

Brown Butter Nut Bars, version 3.0 Recipe | Blog

MISCELLANEOUS / DIPS / SPREADS / CONDIMENTS

Roasted Garlic, for everything or nothing at all Recipe and Blog

{Vegan} Smoky Black Bean Purée with diced avocado, tomato, and lime Recipe I Blog

Balsamic Blueberry Sauce Recipe I Blog

Honey-Glazed Almonds with candied fennel Recipe I Blog

Fig Pistachio Brown Butter Recipe I Blog

Vanilla Apricot Anisette Jam Recipe I Blog

Goji Nibby Nuggets Recipe I Blog

Party Pistachios Recipe I Blog

Toasted Cumin Hummus Recipe I Blog

Homemade Roasted Pumpkin Puree Recipe I Blog

Chocolate Yogurt Recipe I Blog

Noodle Kugel with melted apples Recipe I Blog

Candied Lemon Peel Recipe I Blog

Manchego Walnut Pesto Recipe I Blog

Leftover Spaghetti with sausage, asparagus, and garlic-roasted tomatoes Recipe I Blog

Cilantro Lime Pesto Recipe I Blog

Duo of Passover Charoset (Ashkenazi and Sephardic versions) Recipe I Blog

Lightly Spiced Apricot Paste, for Saint André Recipe I Blog

Runaround Sous’ Lady Marmalade Recipe I Blog

Fresh Cranberry Sauce with four spices and grand marnier Recipe | Blog

Cooked Wheat Berries Recipe | Blog

Spice-Flecked Applesauce Recipe | Blog

Chocolate Raspberry Agave Jam Recipe | Blog

Indigo Jam Recipe | Blog

Toasted Pistachio Pesto Recipe | Blog