ann ittoop

Welcome to The Familiar Kitchen! I am a recipe developer and food storyteller. One of my greatest joys in the kitchen is in the expressive, almost poetic, sharing of the foods and experiences I grew up with. Through sharing, my hope is that I can offer you a little dose of familiarity with a whole lotta flavor!

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Pumpkin Brown Sugar Oat Muffins

I caved in to pumpkin season, y’all. I had to. These Pumpkin Brown Sugar Oat Muffins needed to happen. When I made the first batch of these soft and fluffy muffins, they only lasted in our house about half a…

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At home with Unison

I partnered with Unison Home to celebrate the simple moments of joy around the kitchen table. Featured are my recipes for chaya and banana chips.

Kerala Egg Puffs

Egg Puffs, or any flavor variation of it, are a magical chaya-time snack for me. It’s savory, hearty, and has the best, buttery, crunchy bite. Beyond its flavor, though, I love how it transports me to the simplest of memories….

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Banana Bonda

Need a break from making banana bread? Try out my recipe for Banana Bonda! This crunchy, lightly sweet treat is a very popular snack in Kerala. In fact, my mom told me this was one of her favorite things to…

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