In case you’re tired of baking banana bread… here’s what everyone is cooking these days.

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Quarantine has proven the perfect opportunity to get in touch with your inner chef, but you’ll eventually tire of making banana bread and whipped coffee. You’ll start combing the web for something, anything other than Instagram’s latest cooking trend. Luckily, Google’s got you more than covered in the timely culinary inspiration department. 

The search giant said search interest around the word “recipe” has reached an all-time high in recent weeks, so it compiled a list revealing the top recipe in each state (and Washington, DC) based on search data over a 30-day period ending April 29. And while banana bread has held the no. 1 spot for the past 30 days (surprise, surprise), Google is showcasing the most “uniquely searched recipes,” meaning what those states are looking for more than the rest of the country.

“As people around the world are staying home

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For so many who’ve been holed up in quarantine, cooking — and especially baking — has meant either a return to the comforting recipes of childhood or a foray into a whole new world of culinary creativity. Baking bread from scratch, a long-ago tradition, is suddenly a focus, along with Zoom cocktail parties, Netflix binges, and morning gatherings around the TV to listen to New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo discuss coronavirus strategies, and yes, the meatballs and sauce of his childhood Sundays.

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Don’t get me wrong: My palate appreciates a decadently prepared dish bursting with flavors and aromas. But when I’m the chef, I’m perennially drawn to recipes that leave no room for mistakes and require minimal time — in terms of both preparation and post-meal cleanup. At home, ingredients should be used at their most elemental, without having to resort to an endless rack of additives.

Chanie Apfelbaum's olive chicken. (Photo: Chanie Apfelbaum)
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Miami moms are sick of cooking. These restaurants have the Mother’s Day menu covered

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that your mother deserves the best this Mother’s Day.

You can’t take her out to brunch or dinner due to the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home rules. But you can bring brunch or dinner to her on May 10.

Maybe the view from your kitchen isn’t quite as impressive as a waterfront table, but after a few mimosas and some lobster, Mom isn’t going to mind where she is.

Here are a few of the Miami restaurants running Mother’s Day specials for May 10. Don’t see your favorite spot on here? Check the website to see if they’re offering takeout or delivery.

800 Degrees Woodfired Kitchen

All orders of $65 or more at this spot famous for its pizza and rotisserie chicken come with a free bottle of Dwyane Wade’s Three by Wade Rosé on May 9 and 10.

See menu and order at

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