Classic Mexican soup made with meatballs (albondigas), green beens, onions, and chicken stock. A family favorite.
Tender pork roast recipe, stuffed in a pinwheel fashion with apple cranberry chutney filling.
Quick and easy apricot chicken with skinless boneless chicken breasts and fresh apricots.
Refined and delicious artichoke soup, made from the hearts of fresh globe artichokes, leeks, shallots, yukon gold potatoes, stock, a little cream, and herbs.
Arugula pesto made with fresh arugula leaves, garlic, olive oil, walnuts, and Parmesan cheese.
Arugula salad with beets, goat cheese, walnuts and a simple vinaigrette.
Quick and easy asparagus recipe. How to cook asparagus spears perfectly, dress with olive oil, Parmesan, and lemon zest.
A light springtime salad of grilled or roasted asparagus with marinated artichoke hearts and cherry tomatoes.
Quick and easy asparagus frittata. Perfect for spring. Eggs, Gruyere or Swiss cheese, onion, and asparagus.
Classic asparagus risotto made with arborio rice, shallots, stock, fresh asparagus, and Parmesan cheese.
A simple asparagus salad with thinly sliced asparagus, shrimp, garlic, parsley, and dressed with olive oil and lemon juice.
Fresh spring asparagus, lightly sautéed in oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper, fresh lime juice, and mint.
Beautiful avocado tomato salad with sliced avocados and colorful heirloom tomatoes.
Quick and easy baby bok choy recipe. Baby bok choy sauteed in olive oil with garlic, green onions and a dash of sesame oil. Then mixed with roasted, salted cashews.
Bok choy cooked with garlic, sherry, chicken broth, and prosciutto.
Baby bok choy, stir fried with sliced yellow bell peppers, green onions, and sesame oil.
Bacon-wrapped pork roast recipe. Wrapping the pork roast in bacon brings extra juiciness and flavor to the roast.
Classic baked apples filled with pecans, cinnamon, raisins, butter, and brown sugar.
White beans baked in tomato sauce with bacon, onions, garlic, honey, stock, and chili pepper flakes.
Quick and easy, shrimp baked in a tomato sauce with onions, garlic, parsley, dill, and feta cheese.
Shrimp baked in a sauce of chopped tomatillos, Cotija cheese, jalapeños, onions and garlic, tossed with cilantro and lime juice.
A good tomato sauce is the basis for so many dishes - pizza, pasta, chicken, and fish. Here is a delicious basic tomato sauce recipe. Marinara sauce.
Marinated, slow-cooked, lamb stew with lamb shoulder, garlic, rosemary, onion, paprika, roasted bell peppers, tomato, parsley, red wine, and chicken stock.
Classic sauerkraut recipe with chopped apple and juniper berries.
Highly flavorful beef bouillon soup made from beef oxtails.
Tender strips of beef and mushrooms cooked in sour cream and served over noodles make up this classic beef stroganoff recipe.
Classic Mexican tacos de lengua, beef tongue which has been braised with garlic and onions, finely chopped, and served with salsa verde and avocados.
Delicious way to serve beet greens and other greens such as collard or kale. Beet greens recipe with bacon, garlic, onion, sugar, vinegar, and red pepper flakes.
Colorful beet hummus made with cooked red beets, sesame seed tahini paste, lemon juice, garlic, and cumin.
Beautiful summer berry and banana terrine recipe, a gelatin and white grape juice base, filled with fresh berries and bananas.
A fresh black bean salad, perfect for a summer picnic or potluck. Tomatoes, jalepenos, avocado, black bleans and corn combined to give this salad it's kick and fresh flavors.
Spicy, hearty black bean soup with ham hocks, sweet potatoes, bell pepper, onion, cumin, chili, and molasses. Garnish with cilantro, sour cream, and avocado.
Quick and easy. Torn cabbage leaves, blanched in salted water, tossed with butter, caraway and celery seeds.
Blueberry, peach, nectarine fruit salad seasoned with fresh thyme, ginger, and lemon juice.
Delicious borscht soup made with fresh red beets, beef shank, onions, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, dill, and sour cream.
Beef short ribs, braised in red wine and veal stock with onion, celery, and carrots.
Fennel bulbs braised until tender in anise liqueur and stock, then garnished with fennel fronds and orange zest.
Lamb shanks braised with onions, garlic, carrots, celery, potatoes, raisins and mint, and seasoned with oregano, thyme, and rosemary.
Leeks trimmed and gently braised in butter and white wine and seasoned with thyme, garlic and parsley.
Broccoli rabe, blanched first to take the edge off the bitterness, then sautéed with caramelized onions, garlic, and a dash of chili pepper.
Broccoli salad, blanched fresh broccoli tossed with toasted almonds, bacon and peas, topped with a homemade honey vinegar dressing. A favorite picnic salad.
Quick and easy broccoli stir fry recipe with ginger and sesame. Broccoli florets, stir-fried with minced ginger and garlic, then cooked with stock, sesame oil, and soy sauce.
Broccoli, first blanched, then sautéed briefly with sliced grilled chicken, toasted almonds, sesame oil, and red chile flakes.
Simple and delicious Brussels sprouts recipe with lightly steamed or boiled sprouts, mixed with sauteed onions, butter, and toasted almonds.
Thinly sliced brussels sprouts sauteed with bacon and onions, then tossed with roasted chestnuts, thyme and a little lemon juice.
Buffalo wings recipe, chicken wings marinated in a spicy sauce, broiled, served with blue cheese sauce.
Simple and easy butternut squash soup recipe with a green apple for added flavor.
Creamy butternut squash risotto recipe, perfect for autumn. Arborio rice, slowly cooked in broth, with onion, butternut squash, white wine, butter, Parmesan and chives.
Cubed butternut squash, cooked on the stovetop with browned butter and thyme.
Butternut squash with butter, ginger, walnuts, thyme, and vanilla.
Calamari (squid) slow cooked in tomato sauce with onion, fennel, garlic, red wine, and parsley.
Sliced onions and fennel, slowly cooked until lightly browned, tossed with Parmesan, lemon, and parsley.
Roast chicken marinated first in honey, sherry, cardamom, and pepper, then browned on the stovetop and baked to doneness in the oven.
Mexican pork carnitas, slow cooked, spicy, shredded pork shoulder, finished in the oven for browning, served with tortillas and salsa.
Quick and easy puréed cauliflower recipe with sour cream and butter.
Cauliflower, first boiled briefly, then sautéed with toasted pine nuts, bacon or pancetta, garlic, lemon juice and chile pepper flakes.
Celery root salad recipe, also known as celery remoulade, with celery root, green apple, and a mayonnaise Dijon dressing.
Festive salad, perfect for entertaining, with sliced celery, dates, blue cheese, topped with maple-glazed hazelnuts.
Classic ceviche (or seviche) recipe in which cubes of red snapper are cooked by lime and lemon juice. Traditional Latin American method to prepare fresh fish.
Julienned chayotes cooked with roasted tomatoes, onions, green chiles and cilantro.
Classic cheese fondue. Bread, vegetable, and ham pieces dipped in melted cheese sauce with Jarlsberg, Emmenthaler, and Gruyere cheeses.
Simple and easy cheese tacos recipe, made with corn tortillas, fried in a little butter, folded over grated cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese. Also known as quesadillas.
Simple cherry and pear tomato salad with cucumbers, feta cheese, shallots, mint, and oregano.
Chicken pieces browned then baked in casserole with mushrooms, onions, garlic, rice, stock, cream, and sour cream.
Chicken salad with arugula, goat cheese, and apple slices.
Skinless, boneless chicken breasts with a creamy mushroom sauce with vermouth, cream, and sage.
Chicken cacciatore, an Italian hunter-style chicken braised in a tomato-based sauce with onions, garlic, and white wine.
A quick, tasty, and filling recipe for chicken curry. From Mark Bittman's Quick and Easy Recipes from the New York Times.
A great chicken curry salad recipe for potlucks or picnics. Chicken, curry powder, onion, raisins, apple, and cilantro. Mayo optional.
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin, seared, served with a caper sauce over arugula, fennel and shaved Parmesan.
Slow-cooked chicken drumsticks coated in Ethiopian style berbere spice.
Chicken enchiladas with a salsa verde sauce made with tomatillos, serrano chile peppers, and sour cream. Served with chopped onion, Mexican cheese, and cilantro.
Chicken marbella recipe, classic chicken party dish, chicken cooked with white wine, prunes, green olives. Adapted from the Silver Palate Cookbook.
Chicken paprikash with chicken pieces, browned in butter, cooked with onions and paprika, then served with a little sour cream mixed in.
Mexican chicken pozole recipe, pozole blanco, traditional dish of Guerrero, Mexico, made with hominy, chicken, and several garnishes.
Chicken prosciutto recipe with boneless, skinless chicken breasts with butter toasted sage, wrapped in prosciutto.
Tarrgon chicken salad recipe, with chopped chicken, dried cranberries, celery, mayonnaise, and either dried or chopped fresh tarragon. Great for sandwiches too.
Easy and hearty chicken stew recipe with loads of red onions and tomatoes. Seasoned with Dijon mustard. Served with roasted garlic over rice or pasta.
Skinless, boneless chicken breasts, pounded thin, wrapped around an arugula and goat cheese stuffing and roasted.
Roasted chicken thighs served with a sweet sour mango chutney sauce with fresh mangos, onion, garlic, vinegar, sugar, ginger, mustard seeds, and red pepper flakes.
Pan-cooked boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, prepared with mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, and port wine.
Chickpea tomato salad with fresh summer tomatoes, garbanzo beans, hard boiled eggs, and sweet onions, and tossed with a light vinaigrette.
Quick and easy chickpea curry with Yukon Gold potatoes, stewed tomatoes, cumin, ginger, coriander and garbanzo beans.
Mexican chilaquiles, strips of fried corn tortillas simmered in salsa, and served with cheese, eggs, or beans.
Mexican pork chile verde recipe, with chunks of pork shoulder slow cooked in a roasted tomatillo and jalapeno chile verde sauce.
Chile con carne with red kidney beans, cubes of chuck roast, red chili and chipotle chili, bacon, onion, garlic, jalapenos, tomatoes, lime juice, topped with grated cheddar and chopped red onion.
Chinese chicken salad with thinly sliced lettuce, bell peppers, scallions, julienned carrot, cilantro, peanuts, and skinless boneless chicken breast.
Tostada recipe with toasted or fried tortillas topped with a layer of chipotle flavored refried beans, cotija cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, radishes, and salsa.
Pork tenderloin, marinated in orange juice, lemon juice, garlic, shallots, and chipotle chiles, then oven roasted.
Flourless chocolate cake spiced up with a bit of chipotle powder and cinnamon, a little like Mexican hot chocolate. Great kick at the finish.
Bacon-wrapped shrimp, grilled and seasoned with chipotle chili and lime.
Mixed roasted nuts with a chipotle lime and brown sugar glaze.
San Francisco-style cioppino Italian fish stew, with fresh halibut, sea bass, Dungeness crab, shrimp, clams, mussels, and oysters in a savory tomato-based broth.
Easy baked acorn squash recipe, perfect for the fall. Squash is cut in half, insides scooped out, then baked with a little butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup.
Easy baked chicken recipe. Chicken breasts, thighs, wings, and legs coated in olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper baked in the oven.
Traditional grated carrot salad with carrots, raisins, chopped apple and mayonnaise. One of the easiest salads to prepare, as well as being kid-friendly and good for you.
Tender oven-roasted rack of lamb, seasoned with rosemary, thyme, garlic, salt and freshly ground black pepper, and slathered with olive oil.
Classic American Cobb salad, a composed salad with bacon, avocado, chicken breast, tomato, hard boiled egg, chives, arranged on a bed of romaine, Boston, frisee lettuce and watercress.
Mexican cochinita pibil, or pulled pork shoulder marinated and braised in achiote paste, orange juice, and lime. Great for taco meat.
Looking for a mussels recipe with Wow factor? This is it. Fresh mussels cooked in and served with a spicy coconut curry broth.
Coconut macaroons, sweet coconut cookies that are slightly crunchy on the outside, with a secret ingredient to make them extra smooth on the inside.
A quick and easy recipe for fish sautéed in olive oil, with Italian herbs and fresh tomatoes.
Irish mashed potatoes mixed with greens and scallions and lots of butter and cream.
Coleslaw with thinly sliced cabbage, carrots and green onion, with or without mayonnaise. The quintessential American picnic salad.
Fresh collard greens cooked with onion, garlic, chile pepper flakes, bacon fat, and dark sesame oil.
Need to cook gluten-free? Here's a set of basic guidelines of what to eat, and what to avoid for those avoiding gluten.
Simple corn chowder made with sweet, fresh corn, onion, carrot, celery, potatoes, red bell pepper, milk, and bacon.
Frenched beef rib-eye steak seared first to brown, then cooked on lower heat to finish, served with parsley, oregano, garlic chimichurri sauce.
Delicious, rich and creamy crab bisque, made with fresh cracked Dungeness crab meat, and stock made from the crab shells. With shallots, white wine, tomato, cream.
Crab mango salad recipe with avocado. Dungeness crab lump meat gently folded with cilantro, lime, avocado and mango. Served with a citrus mango sauce.
Crab salad with hazelnuts and chopped pear, served on butter lettuce.
Homemade cranberry applesauce made with apples, fresh cranberries, lemon juice, sugar, and cinnamon.
Classic, easy and delicious Thanksgiving cranberry sauce recipe. How to make cranberry sauce from scratch. Perfect with turkey.
Rich and creamy spinach soup, with fresh or frozen spinach, onion, potatoes, broth, cream and sour cream. Serve hot or chilled.
Classic creamed corn with fresh yellow corn cut straight from the cob, onion, butter, and cream.
A fresh and easy asparagus soup in a base of chicken broth, cream, and onion, seasoned with thyme and dry vermouth.
Green beans, lightly boiled, then tossed with sautéed mushrooms and onions, held together with sour cream sauce.
Creamy polenta recipe. This polenta is so light, so fluffy, so creamy, it could almost be a dessert.
Creamy shrimp fettuccine recipe with broccoli.
Creamy sweet potato soup with red-skinned sweet potatoes, cooked in stock with onions, celery, and leek, pureed and seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup.
Crispy hash browns recipe. Method for making perfectly browned and crispy hash brown potatoes.
Using delicate, thin skinned, Persian cucumbers, this cucumber salad recipe includes mint, feta cheese, red onions and sliced radishes with a simple oil and vinegar dressing.
Cucumber yogurt tzatziki, a simple salad of peeled, sliced cucumbers, yogurt, dill, and salt and pepper. To accompany spicy dishes.
Simple egg salad, spiced up with curry and mango chutney. Great on toast!
Butternut squash soup with pears, and seasoned with spicy curry.
Curried butternut squash soup with onion, ginger, mustard seeds, cumin, and garnished with sour cream and cilantro.
Curry rice salad prepared with brown rice, curry powder or paste, bell pepper, green onions, celery, snow peas, raisins, apple, cilantro, and sesame oil.
Curried turkey salad with apple, raisins or dried cranberries, green onions, celery, cilantro, honey, ground ginger, curry, mayo and yogurt.
Quick, easy, and absolutely delicious fish stew recipe. Fresh fish fillets cooked in a stew with onions, garlic, parsley, tomato, clam juice and white wine. Seasoned with oregano, Tabasco, thyme, salt and pepper.
Classic potato salad recipe with boiled Russet potatoes, dill pickles, celery, parsley, red onion, scallions, hard boiled eggs and a mayonnaise Dijon dressing.
Luxuriously rich, smooth, and flavorful ratatouille recipe. Vegetables are first browned, then roasted, then cooked in a tomato sauce. Includes onion, garlic, zucchini, squash, bell peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, and fresh herbs.
An egg salad made in the style of deviled eggs, with mustard, mayo, hot sauce and paprika.
Classic deviled eggs recipe, perfect for post-Easter and summer picnic potlucks. Mashed cooked egg yolks, mixed with mayonnaise and Dijon, spooned or piped into cooked egg white halves. Sprinkled with paprika.
Dinosaur kale, also called Lacinato or black kale, sautéed with garlic and olive oil and serve with poached baby potatoes.
Classic Duchess potatoes, mashed with butter, nutmeg and cream, then baked until the tops are golden brown.
Quick and easy black beans and rice with onion, bell pepper, garlic, Tabasco, oregano, and white rice.
Simple and gluten-free Brazilian cheese bread, or Pão de Queijo, made with tapioca flour, milk, eggs, olive oil, and cheese.
A quick and easy method for making duck confit (2 hours versus 2 days).
How to poach an egg, with great results every time. Simple poached egg recipe.
Dip made with edamame soybeans, avocado, cilantro, yogurt, lime juice, and dashes of Tabasco and sesame oil.
Classic Chinese egg drop soup with eggs, ginger, green onions, and mushrooms.
Eggplant and roasted red pepper terrine recipe, with sliced eggplant, roasted red bell peppers, parsley, Brie or Mozzarella, in a fresh tomato sauce.
Thai green curry with sautéed Japanese eggplant, red bell peppers, lemon grass, and coconut milk.
Turkish lentil stew recipe with eggplant and pomegranate molasses.
Runny eggs, steamed on a bed of sautéed chopped chard, onions, and shiitake mushrooms.
Family favorite, Tex Mex cheese enchiladas recipe. Corn tortillas, lightly fried, rolled up with Jack or cheddar cheese, arranged in a casserole dish, covered with tomato and green chile sauce, and baked.
A hearty black bean and mixed meat stew that is often called the national dish of Brazil.
Fennel salad with thinly sliced fennel bulb and a fresh mint vinaigrette.
A crunchy salad of radicchio, Belgian endive and sliced fennel served with a fennel dressing and grated parmesan cheese.
Filet mignon steak, pan seared and served with a sauce of a red wine reduction with butter.
Fingerling potatoes, boiled and then dressed with vermouth and an herb vinaigrette.
Thick and creamy fish chowder, with cod, or firm white fish, Yukon Gold potatoes, onions, clam juice, and cream.
Quick and easy stir-fry recipe with flank steak, asparagus, and red bell peppers.
Hot dog frankfurters cooked with sauerkraut in a onion, paprika, sour cream sauce.
Fresh haricot verts, skinny green beans boiled, drained, then sautéed in butter with onions, tarragon, thyme, parsley, and chives.
Classic French vanilla ice cream, homemade vanilla ice cream using a custard base, sugar, cream, and real vanilla beans.
Classic, simple basil pesto recipe with fresh basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic, Romano or Parmesan cheese, extra virgin olive oil, and salt and pepper.
Chicken browned first in olive oil, then braised in white wine sauce with 40 cloves of garlic, thyme and tarragon.
Creamy garlic mashed potatoes made with roasted garlic and Yukon Gold potatoes.
California version of the classic Spanish gazpacho recipe. Chilled soup made with ripe, uncooked tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, celery, onion, and seasoned with fresh herbs, Tabasco sauce and Worcestershire sauce.
German farmer's breakfast with potatoes, eggs, green onion, bell peppers, parsley, and chopped ham. Also called Bauernfruhstuck.
Delicious ginger chicken recipe. Chicken strips, marinated in coriander and ginger, stir-fried with scallions and ginger, served mixed with mango chutney and topped with toasted almonds.
Ginger pineapple fried rice, a perfect use for leftover rice, makes a delicious side dish for shrimp, pork, or chicken.
Oxtails, browned, slow cooked until falling off the bone tender, red wine and stock reduced until coating oxtails with syrupy glaze.
Salmon fillets cooked in a honey and apple cider glaze, served over fresh wilted spinach.
Spicy, moist, sweet pumpkin cupcakes with a cream cheese maple syrup butter frosting. Uses Red Mill gluten-free flour mix made from potato starch, garbanzo flour, tapioca flour, sorghum, and fava.
Beautiful golden beets and Brussels sprouts. Roasted or boiled golden yellow beets with parboiled Brussels sprouts, sauteed together in olive oil, shallots and thyme, and topped with toasted almonds.
Black-eyed pea salad with a Greek twist, fresh spinach, Kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, green onions, garlic, and lemon.
Greek meatballs made with spicy lamb and pork meatballs, mint, jalapeno, garlic, shallots, orange zest, and Greek yogurt for dipping.
Recipe for green beans, boiled first, then sauteed in butter with thyme and toasted almonds.
An easy to prepare green beans recipe with tomato and chile salsa. A Latin twist on the classical haricots a la provencale recipe.
Quick and delicious green beans recipe with fresh green beans, shallots, and pancetta.
Green chile enchiladas made with corn tortillas, roasted Anaheim green chiles, jack cheese, and a roasted tomatillo salsa verde sauce.
Tender, smokey artichoke halves, easily and beautifully grilled.
Nothing beats the flavor of asparagus, coated in olive oil, sprinkled with salt, and quickly grilled.
Whole grilled branzino fish, or European seabass, served with a rosemary vinaigrette sauce.
Butterflied, grilled leg of lamb, marinated first in rosemary garlic marinade. Grilled over charcoal or gas.
Simple and easy, grilled chicken recipe, topped with a tomato tarragon sauce.
Summery corn salad, made with grilled or toasted corn, zucchini, red bell pepper, red onions, cilantro, and seasoned with cumin, oil and vinegar.
How to grill juicy, tender, grilled corn-on-the-cob. Grill fresh corn cobs in their husks on direct high heat.
Grilled flank steak with a sauce of assorted mushrooms, sautéed with butter and shallots and cooked down in a red wine reduction.
Grilled chicken recipe, with chicken marinated in lime juice, grilled, and served with a cilantro infused black bean sauce
Raw oysters not your thing? Try grilling them! Serve with lemon juice, butter, parsley sauce.
Grilled pork chops with a fresh, Italian-style cherry salsa made with onions, basil and balsamic vinegar.
Grilled pork tenderloin topped with a tasty orange marmalade glaze.
Have you ever had grilled radicchio? Try it! Excellent with olive oil, balsamic, and a little grated Pecorino.
Hearts of romaine lettuce, painted with a herb vinaigrette, and grilled. Served whole, or chopped for a grilled salad.
Tender and juicy grilled spareribs with baby back ribs or St. Louis cut ribs. Ribs are brined in a citrus salt brine, grilled, and glazed with a sweet bourbon sauce.
Slices of sweet potatoes grilled over a hot fire and slathered with a cilantro-lime dressing.
Get your grill on with tuna kabobs, skewers of marinated fresh tuna, onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms.
Grilled whole wild salmon, stuffed with a relish made of preserved lemons, parsley, dill, and shallots.
Savory grits with extra corn and green onion greens, Parmesan cheese, and parsley.
Ham and potato hash, a perfect side dish for fried eggs. Easy to cook, and a great way to use up leftover ham.
Warm, creamy, filling soup with russet potatoes, fresh leeks, and chopped ham.
Hanger steaks, quickly sautéed and served with a sauce of shallots and butter in a wine reduction.
Hashed brussels sprouts made with thinly sliced brussels sprouts, tossed in lemon juice, sauteed in butter, and sprinkled with vermouth.
Hawaiian oxtail soup with oxtails, slowly cooked to produce their own broth, with ginger, anise, orange peel, peanuts, chili, mustard greens, onions, and cilantro.
Heirloom tomato, basil, Mozzarella salad made with beautiful, ripe heirloom tomatoes. Classic Italian Caprese salad recipe.
Grilled pork tenderloin dry rubbed with herbes de Provence and served with grilled peaches.
Whole roasted chicken, infused with fresh herbs - parsley, basil, marjoram.