Todd Porter & Diane Cu
Todd Porter & Diane Cu

Todd Porter and Diane Cu

F&W Digital Food Awards Winners Website White on Rice Couple Profile Todd Porter and Diane Cu don't just post recipes; they blog about the parties they throw in their Los Angeles garden. They invite readers to join them, not just figuratively but literally. "So many of our friendships started with a hello on Twitter," Cu says. Like the blog, their book, Bountiful, features recipes inspired by their garden and their backgrounds: He grew up on a ranch in Oregon; she was born in Vietnam. "What's funny is, Todd is almost more Asian than me. He cooks with chopsticks and studied Japanese," Cu says.
"It's not often that we find someone who doesn't like a great, soft, crumbly chocolate cookie, so these are our go-to treats that serve many purposes," say Todd Porter and Diane Cu. "When there are new neighbors, we welcome them to the neighborhood with a platter. If our mail carrier or UPS driver is working hard and delivering heavy packages to us, we'll send out a thank-you in a bag of these cookies. Need to apologize to someone? These are the perfect catalysts to start the conversation again and to admit that you screwed up. Dark Chocolate Vanilla Cookies double as the perfect holiday baked good, too, because the light dusting of powdered sugar adds the perfect analogy to soft, drifting snow. Better yet, pairing these with some eggnog or hot apple cider is a fabulous finish to a feast. These chocolate cookies are best eaten while still warm (aren't most cookies?) or at least on the same day."
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Add touch of sea salt makes these chewy peanut butter cookies extra amazing and delicious. Slideshow:  More Cookie Recipes 
Nutty flavors of toasted almonds add the perfect crunch to these soft peanut butter cookies.  For an easier version, substitute almond slivers for the whole almonds, allow you to skip the step of chopping the almonds and just decorate the cookies with almond slivers or leave the tops plain. Slideshow:  More Cookie Recipes 
All you need is a glass of milk to make these delicious soft and chewy peanut butter cookies complete. Slideshow:  More Cookie Recipes 
Chunky peanut butter lovers now have their own special version of the classic peanut butter cookies. Slideshow:  More Cookie Recipes 
Extra chunks of whole roasted peanuts make these peanut butter cookies extra pea-nutty and fantastic. Slideshow:  More Cookie Recipes 
Dried apricots are a wonderful fruit addition to these easy homemade oatmeal cookies. Slideshow:  More Cookie Recipes 
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Celebrate figs in this oatmeal cookie recipe with dried figs for added natural sweetness, flavor and dried fruit texture. Slideshow:  More Cookie Recipes 
Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
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This holiday inspired oatmeal cookie has dried sweet cranberries and perfect for your next gathering. Slideshow:  More Cookie Recipes 
Dried apricots are a wonderful fruit addition to these easy homemade oatmeal cookies. Slideshow:  More Cookie Recipes 
Celebrate figs in this oatmeal cookie recipe with dried figs for added natural sweetness, flavor and dried fruit texture. Slideshow:  More Cookie Recipes 
Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
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This holiday inspired oatmeal cookie has dried sweet cranberries and perfect for your next gathering. Slideshow:  More Cookie Recipes 
These soft and chewy peanut butter cookies with MandM’s candy aren’t just for kids, but loved by adults of all ages. Slideshow:  More Cookie Recipes 
Peanut butter chips in every bite make these chewy peanut butter cookies extra fun and delicious. Slideshow:  More Cookie Recipes 
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Oatmeal cookies are elevated in flavor and texture with wonderful oven toasted almonds. Slideshow:  More Cookie Recipes 
Japanese Eggplant Tempura
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Crispy and melt-in-your-mouth delicious, these eggplant tempura are a crowd pleaser. Slideshow:  Eggplant Recipes 
These soy and sesame glazed grilled eggplant are a great weeknight meal when served with warm brown rice. Slideshow:  Eggplant Recipes 
Easy stir fry recipe with eggplant and pork. This quick and simple eggplant recipe is stir-fried with pork and chili garlic sauce. Slideshow:  Stir-Fry Recipes 
These crispy wonton ricotta and mint raviolis are the perfect appetizers for your next party.
Wonton wrappers make these great spinach and feta ravioli easy to make for a quick weeknight dinner. Slideshow:  More Pasta Recipes 
Fresh lemon juice and mustard add a nice tang to these sticky and delicious chicken wings. Slideshow:  More Great Chicken Wing Recipes 
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Lima Bean Hummus
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The buttery texture of lima beans make an outstanding smooth and creamy hummus. Serve them up with some vegetables or crackers and you have the perfect party dip. Slideshow:  Party Dips 
Great for a weekday meal, this quick, delicious stir-fry combines thinly sliced beef with tender bok choy and a rich oyster sauce. Slideshow:  Stir-Fry Recipes 
Perfectly spiced chicken and bulgur salad for lunch or dinner. Make it one day ahead for more flavor. Slideshow:  Bulgur Recipes 
Spicy Pork Bok Choy
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Create a delicious spicy pork stir-fry in just 15 minutes that’s loaded with good-for-you bok choy, soy sauce and hot chili garlic sauce. Slideshow:  Delicious Stir-Fry Dishes 
Shiitake mushrooms add a woodsy, earthy flavor to this rich miso and seared tofu dish. Slideshow:  Vegetarian Dishes for Carnivores 
Warm and crisp, these baked mushroom-and-feta pierogi are the perfect vegetarian appetizer. Slideshow:  Mushroom Recipes 
Spiced with fragrant yellow curry, this stew of rich red lentils and chunks of chicken make it the perfect dinner entrée. Slideshow:  Recipes with Lentils