Home Fries

Simple and easy home fries two ways, one recipe starting with raw potatoes, another starting with cooked. Both skillet fried.

Honey Mustard Chicken

Chicken thighs baked in a simple honey mustard sauce until golden brown, with sprigs of rosemary.

Hot and Sour Soup

Classic Chinese American hot and sour soup, with Chinese mushrooms, bamboo shoots, chicken broth, vinegar, tofu, chili oil, and a beaten egg.

How to Make Chicken Stock

Two tried and true methods for making homemade chicken stock. One method involves simmering a chicken carcass with vegetables. The other method requires sauteing chopped pieces of backs and wings first, before simmering with water and veggies. Chicken stock recipe.

How to Make Shellfish Stock

Make your own shellfish stock with the shells from crabs, shrimp, and lobster. Homemade shellfish stock recipe with photos and step-by-step instructions.

Huevos a la Mexicana

My mother's special version Mexican style scrambled eggs. Eggs are scrambled in a sauce of tomatoes, onions, and jalapeno. Huevos a la Mexicana recipe.

Huevos Motuleños

A specialty of the Yucatan, huevos Motuleños with fried eggs over black beans on a fried tortilla, served with salsa, plantains, chorizo, and queso fresco.

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos rancheros recipe with fried eggs served on corn tortillas and smothered in cooked salsa. The best Mexican breakfast ever.

Hummus

Simple and delicious hummus, made with garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and salt.

Indian Style Rice

Aromatic basmati rice, cooked with onions and flavored with cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, mustard seed, chili and turmeric.

Italian Party Flank Steak

Butterflied flank steak that is marinated, rolled up with prosciutto, basil, Parmesan, and roasted bell peppers, and then roasted in the oven. Great for a party.

Italian Pot Roast

Italian pot roast recipe. Rump or chuck beef roast, first browned in olive oil, then slow cooked in a sofritto base of carrots, celery, and onion, with Italian plum tomatoes and red wine.

Jerk Chicken

Caribbean jerk chicken full of flavor and and a good amount of heat, using habaneros (or scotch bonnet chili peppers) and allspice.

Keller’s Roast Chicken

Whole roasted chicken, roasted on a bed of root vegetables in a cast iron pan. Easy one-pan roast chicken dish.

Lamb Curry

Lamb curry recipe, lamb shanks and shoulders braised in curry sauce with potatoes, apples, raisins, and lemon. Serve with chutney, yogurt, and rice.

Lemon Chicken

Classic American lemon chicken recipe, not too lemony, just right. With garlic, butter, lemon, thyme, and rosemary.

Lentil Stew with Sausage

Warm and hearty lentil stew with a bacon, onion, carrot, celery base, and Italian sausage and parsley.

Lentils and Ham

Lentils cooked in a rich broth made from leftover ham and served with slices of that same leftover ham.

Maple Orange Glazed Carrots

Rounds of carrots, sautéed in butter and glazed with maple syrup and orange juice. Perfect for the holidays!

Marc’s Cashew Chicken

Chicken marinated in peanut oil chili powder, tamari, and honey, then fried with cashews, onions, and mushrooms. Served over rice.

Marsala Glazed Mushrooms

Button or cremini mushrooms, dry sautéed, then sautéed with butter and Marsala wine, and reduced until the wine is just a glaze on the mushrooms.

Martha’s Chinese Chicken Salad

A Chinese chicken salad that combines toasted sesame seeds, almonds, and bean threads. Topped with a dark sesame oil and vinegar dressing.

Mexican Green Bean Salad

Mexican green bean salad with fresh green beans, cilantro, jalapeno, red onion, cotija cheese, avocado, tomato, olive oil and lime juice.

Mexican Three Bean Salad

Classic three bean salad with a Southwestern twist. Pinto beans, black beans, and green beans, with onions, jalapenos, Cotija cheese, cilantro with a sweet lime dressing.

Mexican Tostada

Bean tostada with crispy fried corn tortilla topped with refried beans, grated cheese, chopped avocado and tomato, sliced lettuce, and salsa.

Meyer Lemon Risotto

Simple risotto made with arborio rice, onion, meyer lemon zest and juice, white wine, oregano, topped with toasted pine nuts and Parmesan.

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup with cannellini beans, salt pork or pancetta, broth, cabbage, potato, zucchini, carrots, plum tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese.

Mixed Berry and Banana Fruit Salad

Get out your red, white, and blue with this simple fruit salad of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apple, and bananas, tossed with honey and lemon juice.

Mom’s Chicken Enchiladas

Tex Mex chicken enchiladas, corn tortillas dipped in red chili sauce, rolled up with cooke chicken, covered with more sauce and shredded cheese, and baked.

Mom’s Chili Beans

Louisiana style chili beans with ground beef and pinto beans, served over rice.

Mom’s Macaroni Salad

Quick and easy macaroni salad with hard boiled egg, roasted red bell pepper, onion, mayonnaise, and paprika.

Mom’s Pan-fried London Broil Steak

Top round steak, seasoned with dry mustard, salt, pepper, and rubbed with butter, pan fried to brown, then finished in the oven if necessary with thicker cuts.

Mom’s Roast Turkey

My mother's tried and true roast turkey recipe. How to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving. Step-by-step instructions with photos and reader comments.

Mom’s Stuffed Bell Peppers

Classic stuffed bell peppers recipe. Bell peppers, first steamed then stuffed with a mixture of ground beef, rice, and herbs, and then baked in the oven.

Mom’s Summer Squash

Zucchini and summer squash, sauteed with bell peppers, fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, and served with melted cheddar cheese.

Mom’s Turkey Soup

Classic turkey soup recipe. Every Thanksgiving my mother takes what's left of the turkey carcass and makes a delicious turkey soup that we enjoy for days.

Mom’s Warm Potato Salad

Warm potato salad with Yukon Gold potatoes, celery, red onion, olives, parsley, and a simple rice vinegar vinaigrette

Moqueca – Brazilian Fish Stew

Brazilian moqueca, a fish stew made with firm white fish, onions, garlic, bell peppers, tomatoes, cilantro, and coconut milk.

Mushroom Caviar

Mushroom caviar, an appetizer of finely chopped fresh mushrooms sauteed in butter with shallots, garlic, and white wine, then mixed with sour cream, pine nuts, lemon juice and parsley.

Mushroom Risotto

Rich, creamy mushroom risotto recipe with risotto rice, brandy, Parmesan and mushrooms.

Mushroom Sugo

A Genoese mushroom sauce for pasta or polenta, with dried porcinis, tomato, onions, celery, carrots, garlic, and a little red wine. Sugo ai Funghi.

Mussels in White Wine Sauce

A traditional French dish, mussels mariniere, or moules mariniere. Mussels steamed in white wine, served in sauce of juices from the mussels, wine, butter, and shallots.

New England Boiled Dinner

New England boiled dinner, a one pot dish consisting of corned beef or plain brisket, cabbage, carrots and potatoes.

Nicoise Salad

Salad Nicoise, a French composed salad with tuna, green beans, hard boiled eggs, tomatoes, onion, capers, and potatoes.

Okra and Tomatoes

Okra, sliced and quickly seared on high heat, then cooked with fresh tomatoes, onions, and jalapenos.

Onion Potato Gratin

Onion potato gratin with sliced Yukon Gold potatoes, baked with onions, with heavy cream and Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses.

Orange and Beet Salad

Colorful beet salad with sliced beets, navel oranges, red onions, arugula in a light vinaigrette.

Orange Marinated Chicken

Chicken thighs, pounded thin, marinated in mixture of chopped oranges, onion, garlic, herbs, and chipotle, then quickly pan fried.

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Wedges or slices of sweet potatoes, tossed in olive oil, sprinkled with spices, and baked on high heat until crispy and browned. Addictive!

Oven-fried Potato Chips

Oven-fried homemade potato chips recipe, made with thin slices of Russet potatoes, butter, and salt.

Oxtail Stew

Deliciously rich oxtail stew recipe, with oxtails braised in red wine and stock, with onions, parsnips, and carrots.

Pecan Meringue Cookies

Light and sweet meringue cookies with pecans. Made with beaten egg whites, these meringue cookies are also known as Easter cookies.

Peperonata

Italian bell pepper, onion, tomato sauté, with garlic, ground oregano, and fresh basil.

Peppercorn Steak

Classic Steak au Poivre, or steak with a creamy peppercorn sauce

Peppermint Ice Cream

Homemade peppermint ice cream, perfect for the holidays. Step-by-step instructions with photos.

Peppermint Meringue Cookies

Light and airy peppermint meringue cookies, made with egg whites, sugar, crushed candy peppermints, and optional chocolate chips.

Peppery Garlic Prawns

Shrimp marinated in a mixture of garlic, pepper, lemon juice, and brandy, quickly sautéed and served over rice with a sprinkling of parsley.

Perfect Guacamole

Classic guacamole recipe, made with ripe avocados, Serrano chiles, cilantro and lime. Garnish with red radishes or jicama. Serve with tortilla chips.

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Heavenly mashed potatoes recipe using buttery Yukon Gold potatoes, cream, butter, milk, salt and pepper.

Pickled Beets

What a midwestern classic, pickled beets! Here's our favorite pickled beets recipe, easy to make with beets, cider vinegar, sugar, and olive oil.

Poached Chicken

A method for poaching chicken which retains all the chicken's flavor and juices without overcooking the breast meat.

Poached Salmon

Poached salmon, the easiest way to prepare delicious salmon steaks or fillets, poached in white wine, seasoned with fresh dill.

Pork and Poblano Stew

Hearty fall stew with pork shoulder, roasted poblano chiles, chipotle, onions, sweet potatoes, and corn.

Pork Chops

Delicious pork chops with an easy-to-make sweet and sour sauce made with red currant jelly and Dijon mustard. Simple pork chop recipe.

Pork Mango Picadillo

Spicy ground pork with mango, almonds, and cilantro. Served over rice. Ground pork picadillo recipe.

Pork Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Traditional Hungarian stuffed cabbage rolls. Cabbage leaves, stuffed with ground pork, onions, garlic, egg, rice and spices, braised in a tomato sauce.

Posole Rojo

Traditional Mexican posole (pozole), a broth rich soup made with pork, red chiles, and lots of add-ins like shredded cabbage, radishes, cilantro, lime, and avocado.

Pot Roast

Beef pot roast recipe, slow cooked on stove top or in oven with onion, garlic, carrots, and red wine. Slow cooking on low heat practically ensures a tender pot roast from the tougher beef chuck or shoulder roast cut.

Potato Leek Soup

Simple and easy potato leek soup recipe. Tastes creamy but has no cream. A hearty, tasty soup.

Potato Salad

Classic potato salad with boiled potatoes, sour cream, mayo, green onions, celery, parsley, pickles and bacon.

Pralines

Traditional southern candied pecans, or pecan pralines, made with pecans, sugar, cream, butter, and vanilla.

Prime Rib

Prime rib recipe, how to cook to perfection a standing rib beef roast, step-by-step instructions and photos. Ideal for Christmas and the holiday season.

Provencal Potato Salad

New potatoes or fingerlings tossed warm in a Dijon vinaigrette with capers, olives, garlic, and parsley.

Provencal Seafood Bisque

Outrageously good seafood bisque inspired by Provencal flavors, with saffron, tomato, and mild, white fish. Great with crusty bread.

Pumpkin Soup with Smoked Paprika

Rich and creamy pumpkin soup recipe with a smokey, spicy flavor from smoked paprika. Make with pumpkin purée, onions, apple, garlic, spices, stock, milk and cream.

Puréed Roasted Parsnips

Caramelized roasted parsnips are pureed into a delicious mash, seasoned with butter, salt, pepper and a dash of nutmeg.

Quick and Easy White Bean Salad

Simple white bean salad with red onions, a little lemon juice, chopped parsley, olive oil, vinegar, herbs, salt and pepper.

Quinoa con Queso

Quinoa served with sauce of fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, and queso fresco, or fresh farmer's cheese.

Quinoa Pilaf

South American high-protein quinoa, cooked with onions, garlic, bell peppers, pilaf style, with chopped fresh herbs added for the finish.

Red Flannel Hash

A New England tradition, red flannel hash made with cooked potatoes, beets, corned beef, fried up with onions and butter.

Red Lentil Dal

Simple Indian dal, made with red lentils, onions, garlic, spices, tomatoes, and cilantro.

Refried Beans

Traditional Mexican refried beans recipe, both regular and pressure cooker methods.

Rice Pilaf

My mother's rice pilaf recipe, made with long grain white rice, onion, celery, stock, seasoned salt, pepper, and cayenne.

Rice Pudding

Classic, creamy rice pudding recipe. Boiled rice with milk, cream, egg, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and raisins.

Roast Beef

Classic roast beef recipe using rump roast, round roast, or sirloin tip. This slow roasting method at low heat is good for tougher cuts of beef; the lower heat prevents any gristle from getting too tough.

Roast Leg of Lamb

Classic roast leg of lamb recipe. Leg of lamb marinated in a citrus rosemary marinade, then oven seared and slow roasted.

Roasted Asparagus

Quick and easy roasted asparagus recipe, with thick asparagus spears, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and a little lemon juice.

Roasted Baby Carrots

Tender young carrots, roasted with red onions with rosemary, salt, and pepper, until lightly caramelized.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts, oven-roasted with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese.

Roasted Cauliflower

Oven roasted cauliflower recipe, made with cauliflower florets, garlic, lemon, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese.

Roasted Chicken with Carrots

Savory chicken, roasted whole in a large cast iron pan, surrounded by carrots and garlic, and stuffed with lemon and thyme.

Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Soup

Roasted eggplant and tomato soup recipe made with oven roasted tomatoes, carrots, garlic, chickpeas, and eggplant. Seasoned with curry powder and cilantro.

Roasted Fennel

Quick and easy roasted fennel recipe. Sliced fennel oven roasted in olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Roasted Garlic

How to roast whole heads of garlic in the oven so you can eat warm, toasty cloves right out of the garlic head.

Roasted Garlic Chicken

Roasted garlic chicken recipe, whole chicken, brined in a garlic salt brine, then roasted.

Roasted New Potatoes

Oven roasted new potatoes recipe with olive oil, garlic, rosemary, and halved new potatoes.

Roasted Parsnips

Parsnips roasted in butter and stock with parsley, chives, garlic, and a touch of horseradish.

Roasted Zucchini with Garlic

Roasted zucchini recipe, fresh zucchini, cut lengthwise, oven-roasted with olive oil, garlic, black pepper, and Herbes de Provence.

Rose Petal Flan

Light caramel flan with a hint of roses, custard made with whole milk, sugar, and eggs.

Saffron Rice Pilaf

Saffron rice, an Indian rice pilaf seasoned with saffron, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, orange zest, pistachios, and almonds. Also called parsi pulao.

Sake Ginger Glazed Salmon

A healthy way to nourish your body with Omega 3, this sake ginger glazed salmon recipe does just that. Marinated over night in a Japenese yakitori sauce and fresh ginger.

Salmon Fish Stew, Brazilian Style

Salmon stew based on Brazilian style moqueca fish stew. Salmon marinated in garlic, lime juice, paprika and cumin, the cooked with onions, bell peppers, tomato, cilantro, and coconut milk.

Salmon Provencal

Baked salmon provencal recipe with a sauce of fresh tomatoes, fresh chopped herbs, a few shallots, lemon juice, balsamic and olive oil.

Santa Maria Style Tri Tip

A California classic, Santa Maria style tri tip beef roast, a triangle shaped bottom sirloin cut, with a peppery, salty, garlic-y crust.

Sauteed Baby Artichokes

Recipe for baby artichokes, sauteed with onions and garlic, served with grated Parmesan cheese.

Scalloped Potatoes

Delicious scalloped potatoes, thinly sliced potatoes baked with butter, bacon, onion, chives, parsely, Gruyere, Parmesan and cream.

Seared Ahi Tuna

Ahi tuna, also known as yellowfin tuna, marinated in sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, green onion, and lime juice, then pan seared.

Seared Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas seared in olive oil with green onions, mint, lemon zest and black pepper.

Seared Tuna with Avocado

Sushi-grade tuna steaks, pan seared, served with slices of avocado and a ginger, soy, cilantro, lime, garlic sauce.

Shaved Fennel Salad

Simple and easy shaved fennel salad with olive oil, lemon juice, thyme, parsley, and Parmesan.

Sherry Potatoes

Sherry potatoes, thinly sliced russet potatoes baked in the oven with butter and dry sherry.

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Shrimp and avocado salad recipe. Freshly cooked shrimp and creamy avocado are a perfect match, especially with a crisp vinaigrette. What better way to cool down in the heat of summer than with a delicious cold salad?

Shrimp Ceviche

Cool and tasty shrimp ceviche recipe, shrimp served with chopped red onion, chile, cilantro, cucumber, avocado with lemon and lime juices.

Shrimp Fried Rice

Classic shrimp fried rice with fresh shrimp, rice, green onions, peas, carrots, and sesame oil. The secret? Use day old cooked rice.

Shrimp Risotto

Simple shrimp risotto, in the Venetian style, with tiny pink shrimp, shallots, parsley and lemon zest.

Shrimp Scampi

Quick and easy shrimp scampi, shrimp sautéed with garlic in butter, olive oil, and white wine, tossed with red pepper flakes and parsley.

Simple Cauliflower Soup

Simple and easy cauliflower soup with just cauliflower, butter, salt, olive oil, and chives.

Smoked Paprika Roasted Chicken

Whole chicken roast with a rub of smoked paprika, butter, garlic salt and pepper, and glazed with lemon juice and honey.

Spanish Baked Chicken

Chicken marinated in oil and vinegar with olives and raisins, then baked with wine and brown sugar. Pollo Estofado.

Spanish Rice

My mother's signature Spanish rice recipe, a delicious accompaniment to steak, chicken, and Mexican entrees such as tacos or enchiladas. Spanish rice is browned first with onions and garlic, then cooked in chicken stock with added tomato.

Spanish Tortilla

Classic Spanish tortilla, or a Spanish potato omelette, with the emphasis on potato. Thinly sliced potatoes, fried in olive oil, layered in a pan, covered with beaten eggs, and cooked.