Whole roasted chicken, infused with fresh herbs - parsley, basil, marjoram.
Garnet yam sweet potato recipe, pureed garnet yams with butter, brown sugar, and holiday spices. Perfect for Thanksgiving.
Simple and easy home fries two ways, one recipe starting with raw potatoes, another starting with cooked. Both skillet fried.
Simple roast chicken recipe, marinated in lemon juice and glazed with honey.
Grilled chicken pieces, marinated first, then glazed with a simple fresh mint and honey glaze.
Chicken thighs baked in a simple honey mustard sauce until golden brown, with sprigs of rosemary.
Classic Chinese American hot and sour soup, with Chinese mushrooms, bamboo shoots, chicken broth, vinegar, tofu, chili oil, and a beaten egg.
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.
Make your own shellfish stock with the shells from crabs, shrimp, and lobster. Homemade shellfish stock recipe with photos and step-by-step instructions.
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.
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 recipe with fried eggs served on corn tortillas and smothered in cooked salsa. The best Mexican breakfast ever.
Simple and delicious hummus, made with garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and salt.
Aromatic basmati rice, cooked with onions and flavored with cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, mustard seed, chili and turmeric.
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 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.
Mushroom risotto with Parmesan cheese, portobello mushrooms, and sweet Italian sausage.
Italian sausages cooked in the oven with ratatouille, sauteed zucchini, bell pepper, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and eggplant.
Long grain rice, cooked in coconut milk with beans, a favorite side dish of Jamaica.
Caribbean jerk chicken full of flavor and and a good amount of heat, using habaneros (or scotch bonnet chili peppers) and allspice.
A smooth soup made from jerusalem artichokes, onions, garlic, celery and stock.
A hearty winter soup recipe with kale, white beans, and roasted carrots, butternut squash, tomatoes, onions, and garlic.
Kale sautéed with Italian sausage, onions, garlic and white beans.
Whole roasted chicken, roasted on a bed of root vegetables in a cast iron pan. Easy one-pan roast chicken dish.
Lamb curry recipe, lamb shanks and shoulders braised in curry sauce with potatoes, apples, raisins, and lemon. Serve with chutney, yogurt, and rice.
Lamb stew made with lamb shanks, parsnips, carrots, rutabagas, and turnips.
Rich and hearty lamb shank and butternut squash stew, served with parsley, garlic, and lemon gremolata.
Sweet lamb stew with honey, almonds, and apricots. Traditional North African Mrouzia tagine.
Classic American lemon chicken recipe, not too lemony, just right. With garlic, butter, lemon, thyme, and rosemary.
Warm and hearty lentil stew with a bacon, onion, carrot, celery base, and Italian sausage and parsley.
Lentils cooked in a rich broth made from leftover ham and served with slices of that same leftover ham.
Ling cod fillets cooked in onions, green olives, tomatoes and orange slices.
Rounds of carrots, sautéed in butter and glazed with maple syrup and orange juice. Perfect for the holidays!
Sliced, baked sweet potato yam recipe, with maple syrup, brown sugar, and pecans.
Chicken marinated in peanut oil chili powder, tamari, and honey, then fried with cashews, onions, and mushrooms. Served over rice.
Marinated tri-tip roast recipe with mushrooms and garlic.
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.
A Chinese chicken salad that combines toasted sesame seeds, almonds, and bean threads. Topped with a dark sesame oil and vinegar dressing.
Creamy mashed yukon gold potatoes with goat cheese, sage, and browned butter.
Mexican green bean salad with fresh green beans, cilantro, jalapeno, red onion, cotija cheese, avocado, tomato, olive oil and lime juice.
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.
Bean tostada with crispy fried corn tortilla topped with refried beans, grated cheese, chopped avocado and tomato, sliced lettuce, and salsa.
Simple risotto made with arborio rice, onion, meyer lemon zest and juice, white wine, oregano, topped with toasted pine nuts and Parmesan.
Minestrone soup with cannellini beans, salt pork or pancetta, broth, cabbage, potato, zucchini, carrots, plum tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese.
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.
Baked apple slices recipe with fresh apple slices, baked with sugar, maple syrup, and cinnamon.
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.
Louisiana style chili beans with ground beef and pinto beans, served over rice.
Quick and easy, sautéed ground turkey with onions, garlic, bell peppers, and seasoned with chipotle chili.
Quick and easy macaroni salad with hard boiled egg, roasted red bell pepper, onion, mayonnaise, and paprika.
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.
Quick and easy pork chops, with a cumin and pepper dry rub, pan fried to perfection.
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.
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.
Zucchini and summer squash, sauteed with bell peppers, fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, and served with melted cheddar cheese.
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.
Warm potato salad with Yukon Gold potatoes, celery, red onion, olives, parsley, and a simple rice vinegar vinaigrette
Brazilian moqueca, a fish stew made with firm white fish, onions, garlic, bell peppers, tomatoes, cilantro, and coconut milk.
A traditional Moroccan dish of chicken pieces braised with spices, garlic, onion, olives, and preserved lemon. Cooked in a tagine.
Skinless, boneless, chicken breasts marinated in yogurt with garlic, paprika, and cumin, then grilled.
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.
Rich, creamy mushroom risotto recipe with risotto rice, brandy, Parmesan and mushrooms.
A Genoese mushroom sauce for pasta or polenta, with dried porcinis, tomato, onions, celery, carrots, garlic, and a little red wine. Sugo ai Funghi.
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, a one pot dish consisting of corned beef or plain brisket, cabbage, carrots and potatoes.
Red skinned new potatoes recipe with a sauce of Mozarella, cream, tomatoes, onions, cilantro and oregano.
Salad Nicoise, a French composed salad with tuna, green beans, hard boiled eggs, tomatoes, onion, capers, and potatoes.
Nopalitos, chopped prickly pear cactus paddles sautéed with onions, garlic, jalapeno, and tomatoes.
Salad of thinly sliced artichoke hearts that have been slowly poached in garlic infused olive oil and tossed with herbs.
Okra, sliced and quickly seared on high heat, then cooked with fresh tomatoes, onions, and jalapenos.
Onion potato gratin with sliced Yukon Gold potatoes, baked with onions, with heavy cream and Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses.
Colorful beet salad with sliced beets, navel oranges, red onions, arugula in a light vinaigrette.
Chicken thighs, pounded thin, marinated in mixture of chopped oranges, onion, garlic, herbs, and chipotle, then quickly pan fried.
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 homemade potato chips recipe, made with thin slices of Russet potatoes, butter, and salt.
Salmon, roasted in the oven with new potatoes and asparagus, with olive oil, fresh dill, garlic, and lemon.
Deliciously rich oxtail stew recipe, with oxtails braised in red wine and stock, with onions, parsnips, and carrots.
Pan seared salmon with a creamy avocado remoulade sauce, avocados puréed with lime juice, olive oil, shallots, parsley, and Dijon.
Slices of fresh papaya served with thinly sliced prosciutto and fresh squeezed lime.
A vivid green soup with sauteed leeks, simmered with parsnips and stock, pureed with fresh parsley.
Fusilli pasta tossed with marinated artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, and toasted almonds.
Quick, easy, and surprisingly delicious, pasta with wilted arugula or spinach and a sauce made of olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes and canned tuna.
Light and sweet meringue cookies with pecans. Made with beaten egg whites, these meringue cookies are also known as Easter cookies.
Penne pasta with a tomato meat sauce, with ground beef, onions, Italian seasoning, garlic, and basil.
Italian bell pepper, onion, tomato sauté, with garlic, ground oregano, and fresh basil.
Classic Steak au Poivre, or steak with a creamy peppercorn sauce
Homemade peppermint ice cream, perfect for the holidays. Step-by-step instructions with photos.
Light and airy peppermint meringue cookies, made with egg whites, sugar, crushed candy peppermints, and optional chocolate chips.
Shrimp marinated in a mixture of garlic, pepper, lemon juice, and brandy, quickly sautéed and served over rice with a sprinkling of parsley.
Classic guacamole recipe, made with ripe avocados, Serrano chiles, cilantro and lime. Garnish with red radishes or jicama. Serve with tortilla chips.
Heavenly mashed potatoes recipe using buttery Yukon Gold potatoes, cream, butter, milk, salt and pepper.
Persimmon salad with fuyu persimmons, pomegranate seeds, chopped apple, lemon, honey, and mint.
What a midwestern classic, pickled beets! Here's our favorite pickled beets recipe, easy to make with beets, cider vinegar, sugar, and olive oil.
Pinto beans with sautéed onions, bacon, and pan roasted jalapenos.
A method for poaching chicken which retains all the chicken's flavor and juices without overcooking the breast meat.
Poached salmon, the easiest way to prepare delicious salmon steaks or fillets, poached in white wine, seasoned with fresh dill.
Italian sausage casserole with polenta, Italian sausage, tomato sauce, and Mozzarella cheese.
Hearty fall stew with pork shoulder, roasted poblano chiles, chipotle, onions, sweet potatoes, and corn.
Delicious pork chops with an easy-to-make sweet and sour sauce made with red currant jelly and Dijon mustard. Simple pork chop recipe.
Pan-fried pork chops with a creamy, Dijon mustard sauce.
Spicy ground pork with mango, almonds, and cilantro. Served over rice. Ground pork picadillo recipe.
Pork tenderloin medallions, sauteed in butter and served with a caper mustard cream sauce.
Traditional Hungarian stuffed cabbage rolls. Cabbage leaves, stuffed with ground pork, onions, garlic, egg, rice and spices, braised in a tomato sauce.
Traditional bacalhau recipe, a Portuguese salt cod stew made with salt cod, potatoes, onions, hard boiled eggs, olives, and lots of olive oil.
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.
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.
Simple and easy potato leek soup recipe. Tastes creamy but has no cream. A hearty, tasty soup.
Classic potato salad with boiled potatoes, sour cream, mayo, green onions, celery, parsley, pickles and bacon.
Perfect summer potluck potato salad with Yukon Gold potatoes, bacon, onions, and chopped apple.
Traditional southern candied pecans, or pecan pralines, made with pecans, sugar, cream, butter, and vanilla.
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.
New potatoes or fingerlings tossed warm in a Dijon vinaigrette with capers, olives, garlic, and parsley.
Outrageously good seafood bisque inspired by Provencal flavors, with saffron, tomato, and mild, white fish. Great with crusty bread.
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.
Caramelized roasted parsnips are pureed into a delicious mash, seasoned with butter, salt, pepper and a dash of nutmeg.
Beautifully vibrant purple potatoes fried with caramelized onions and shiitake mushrooms.
A quick and easy way of cooking lean flank steak on the stovetop.
Simple white bean salad with red onions, a little lemon juice, chopped parsley, olive oil, vinegar, herbs, salt and pepper.
Beef stew, quickly prepared with top sirloin steak, white beans, carrots, onions, tomatoes, and mushrooms.
Quinoa served with sauce of fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, and queso fresco, or fresh farmer's cheese.
South American high-protein quinoa, cooked with onions, garlic, bell peppers, pilaf style, with chopped fresh herbs added for the finish.
Quinoa salad with black beans, corn, fresh tomatoes, jalapeños, farmers cheese, lime juice, and cilantro.
Classic French rabbit in Dijon mustard sauce, or Lapin à la moutarde.
Chicken pieces marinated in a spicy, flavorful red chili sauce, then grilled or baked. Pollo adobado recipe.
A New England tradition, red flannel hash made with cooked potatoes, beets, corned beef, fried up with onions and butter.
Simple Indian dal, made with red lentils, onions, garlic, spices, tomatoes, and cilantro.
Traditional Mexican refried beans recipe, both regular and pressure cooker methods.
My mother's rice pilaf recipe, made with long grain white rice, onion, celery, stock, seasoned salt, pepper, and cayenne.
Rice pilaf, rice browned first then cooked in stock with mushrooms, onions, and toasted pine nuts.
Classic, creamy rice pudding recipe. Boiled rice with milk, cream, egg, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and raisins.
Festive rice recipe with carrot, lemon, onion, and mint.
Butterflied chicken stuffed with ricotta, Parmesan and herbs, then grilled or baked.
A beautiful blend of fresh strawberries, aged balsamic vinegar, and a hint of sugar, topped with a ricotta-mascarpone mousse.
A classic Italian comfort food of rice with peas and chunks of ham.
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.
Whole roast chicken, stuffed with grapes and seasoned with rosemary, thyme, onions, and lemon.
Classic roast leg of lamb recipe. Leg of lamb marinated in a citrus rosemary marinade, then oven seared and slow roasted.
Simple roast quail, roasted quickly on high heat and served with a balsamic vinegar reduction.
Quick and easy roasted asparagus recipe, with thick asparagus spears, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and a little lemon juice.
Tender young carrots, roasted with red onions with rosemary, salt, and pepper, until lightly caramelized.
Ruby red beets, oven roasted, then tossed with a little orange zest and a balsamic glaze.
Brussels sprouts, oven-roasted with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese.
Oven roasted cauliflower recipe, made with cauliflower florets, garlic, lemon, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese.
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 recipe made with oven roasted tomatoes, carrots, garlic, chickpeas, and eggplant. Seasoned with curry powder and cilantro.
Quick and easy roasted fennel recipe. Sliced fennel oven roasted in olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
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 recipe, whole chicken, brined in a garlic salt brine, then roasted.
Oven roasted green beans, drizzled and cooked with balsamic vinegar, honey, thyme, and garlic.
Oven roasted new potatoes recipe with olive oil, garlic, rosemary, and halved new potatoes.
Roasted new potatoes recipe with caramelized onions and truffle oil. An incredibly easy way to take roasted potatoes to whole new level of deliciousness.
Parsnips roasted in butter and stock with parsley, chives, garlic, and a touch of horseradish.
Roasted red bell pepper soup with potato, garlic, onion, and red bell peppers.
Roasted zucchini recipe, fresh zucchini, cut lengthwise, oven-roasted with olive oil, garlic, black pepper, and Herbes de Provence.
Light caramel flan with a hint of roses, custard made with whole milk, sugar, and eggs.
Rosemary marinated chicken skewers, grilled or broiled, and served with a blackberry sauce.
Duck breast seasoned with rosemary and served with a sweet sour apricot sauce.
Saffron rice, an Indian rice pilaf seasoned with saffron, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, orange zest, pistachios, and almonds. Also called parsi pulao.
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 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.
Baked salmon provencal recipe with a sauce of fresh tomatoes, fresh chopped herbs, a few shallots, lemon juice, balsamic and olive oil.
Sautéed salmon fillets served with a simple lemony cream sauce.
Salmon fillets poached in a tomato onion caper sauce with white wine.
A California classic, Santa Maria style tri tip beef roast, a triangle shaped bottom sirloin cut, with a peppery, salty, garlic-y crust.
Sweet, savory, and smokey sauerkraut, with onions, apples, and bacon.
Recipe for baby artichokes, sauteed with onions and garlic, served with grated Parmesan cheese.
Roasted chestnuts, sautéed with pearl onions and bacon, for a festive holiday side dish.
Sautéed kale, mustard, turnip, beet or collard greens, tossed with toasted pine nuts, golden raisins, a little red pepper and black pepper. Sicilian-style greens.
The best sautéed kale you will ever taste. Seasoned with smoked paprika and crushed chile pepper flakes.
Chopped kale sautéed with onions and garlic, mixed with a sauce of sesame tahini, sesame oil, lemon juice, and salt.
Chopped fresh kale, lightly sautéed in olive oil with onions and red pepper flakes. Tossed with toasted cashews.
Pacific petrale sole fillets, quickly sauteed and served with a sauce of white wine, shallots, butter, and herbs.
Swiss chard, quickly sautéed with shallots and mustard seeds, seasoned with salt and rice vinegar.
Simple sauteed zucchini recipe with onion, garlic, fresh tarragon, basil, and Gruyere Swiss cheese.
Delicious scalloped potatoes, thinly sliced potatoes baked with butter, bacon, onion, chives, parsely, Gruyere, Parmesan and cream.
Huevos en salsa verde. Eggs scrambled in a green chile sauce made with jalapenos, tomatillos, and onions.
Seared thick sea scallops served with a simple asparagus and butter sauce.
Ahi tuna, also known as yellowfin tuna, marinated in sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, green onion, and lime juice, then pan seared.
Sugar snap peas seared in olive oil with green onions, mint, lemon zest and black pepper.
Sushi-grade tuna steaks, pan seared, served with slices of avocado and a ginger, soy, cilantro, lime, garlic sauce.
Simple and easy shaved fennel salad with olive oil, lemon juice, thyme, parsley, and Parmesan.
Sherry potatoes, thinly sliced russet potatoes baked in the oven with butter and dry sherry.
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?
Cool and tasty shrimp ceviche recipe, shrimp served with chopped red onion, chile, cilantro, cucumber, avocado with lemon and lime juices.
Classic shrimp fried rice with fresh shrimp, rice, green onions, peas, carrots, and sesame oil. The secret? Use day old cooked rice.
Simple shrimp risotto, in the Venetian style, with tiny pink shrimp, shallots, parsley and lemon zest.
Quick and easy shrimp scampi, shrimp sautéed with garlic in butter, olive oil, and white wine, tossed with red pepper flakes and parsley.
Long and crunchy Chinese green beans, quickly stir-fried Sichuan style with red chilies, Sichuan peppercorns, and sesame oil.
Simple and easy cauliflower soup with just cauliflower, butter, salt, olive oil, and chives.
Quick and easy peas and onions, a go-to side for almost any meal.
Slowly cooked Boston baked beans, white beans cooked with salt pork and onions, in a molasses and mustard sauce.
Slow-cooked pork shoulder with a savory gravy made with roasted apples and onions.
Turkey thighs, slow-cooked, braised in a mustard sauce with root vegetables.
New potatoes oven-roasted in butter, smashed with garlic and minced chives.
Whole chicken roast with a rub of smoked paprika, butter, garlic salt and pepper, and glazed with lemon juice and honey.
Snow peas lightly sauteed and tossed with toasted pine nuts, mint, garlic, olive oil, and sesame oil.
Chicken marinated in oil and vinegar with olives and raisins, then baked with wine and brown sugar. Pollo Estofado.
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.
A classic Spanish tapas appetizer known as patatas bravas, or angry potatoes - roasted potatoes tossed with a spicy, smoky tomato sauce.
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.