Classic Spanish Romesco sauce, made with roasted red peppers, almonds, garlic and tomatoes.
Shortbread cookies packed with chocolate and laced with orange zest.
Simple roast quail, roasted quickly on high heat and served with a balsamic vinegar reduction.
Rice pilaf, rice browned first then cooked in stock with mushrooms, onions, and toasted pine nuts.
A traditional Moroccan dessert made with oranges, orange flower water and cinnamon.
White beans baked in tomato sauce with bacon, onions, garlic, honey, stock, and chili pepper flakes.
Baked jalapeños stuffed with cheese, onions, cilantro and bacon, seasoned with oregano and cumin.
Chinese dish of chicken braised with ginger, garlic, scallions, soy sauce, and Chinese cooking wine.
Squid rings or tentacles dipped in a light tempura batter and quickly fried in hot oil. Addictive as popcorn.
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin, seared, served with a caper sauce over arugula, fennel and shaved Parmesan.
Beef stew, quickly prepared with top sirloin steak, white beans, carrots, onions, tomatoes, and mushrooms.
Tender young carrots, roasted with red onions with rosemary, salt, and pepper, until lightly caramelized.
A hearty black bean and mixed meat stew that is often called the national dish of Brazil.
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.
Pan-fried pork chops with a creamy, Dijon mustard sauce.
Quick and easy. Skinless chicken breasts poached in teriyaki sauce, served with teriyaki sauce and toasted sesame seeds.
Leeks trimmed and gently braised in butter and white wine and seasoned with thyme, garlic and parsley.
Crab cakes recipe with fresh Dungeness lump crab meat, formed into patties, breaded, and fried.
Tartar sauce made with mayonnaise, dill pickles, capers, mustard, shallots, scallions, Tabasco and lemon juice. Perfect for serving with fish or crab cakes.
A fancy sauce made with leftover sparkling wine, dried mushrooms and stock that is wonderful with chicken or turkey.
Classic stuffed with shallots, garlic, walnuts, breadcrumbs, chopped mushroom stems, and parsley.
Luxurious beef bourguignon, or beef Burgundy, with beef chuck, carrots, pearl onions, mushrooms, and coated with a deeply flavored, silky sauce.
A hearty West African-inspired stew of chicken thighs and legs, sweet potatoes and peanuts that is perfect for a chilly day.
Super gingery buttermilk scones, made with both candied and fresh ginger, with a hint of lemon.
An Italian-American tradition for Christmas Eve, the Feast of the Seven Fishes features seven courses each with a different seafood.
Simple pasta salad with smoked salmon, orange bell peppers, celery, green onions, lemon juice, and mayonnaise.