Chicken and Dumplings from The Bitten Word. I haven't had chicken and dumplings since my friend Helen made them for us when we were living in DC. She is from the south and they were awesome. I am a little scared to try them and ruin my memory of Helen's- but I might make these, they look so good.
It's It's on Serious Eats. Have you ever had an It's It? Very Northern CA. I forgot they even existed till I saw this post. They are these amazing ice cream sammies made with oatmeal cookies and a zillion grams of fat. My elementary and high school cafeteria used to have them. My friend Kerry used to be obsessed with them, but she was a swimmer and her metabolism could handle them. She lives in New Jersey now. I bet she misses them, too.
Apple of My Eye at Pastry Studio looks fantastic, even if it's from a couple weeks ago. I love love love apple desserts with cheddar cheese, like my dear friend Emily and her family like to eat them. This looks like a super fancy shmancy version, but I could just as well go for a piece of Em's mom's famous pie right now . . .