Chinese Chews

Chinese chews, a sweet treat made with chopped dates and walnuts, and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Baked Spaghetti

Casserole of thin spaghetti pasta, sausage, mushroom, and tomato sauce, ricotta, Parmesan, and Mozzarella cheeses.

Beef Brisket Pot Roast

Beef brisket pot roast, slowly cooked with onions, garlics, herbs, and carrots.

Leeks Vinaigrette

A French classic, whole leeks are boiled, drained, then marinated in a Dijon vinaigrette.

How to Clean Leeks

Step-by-step photos and instructions on how to clean leeks, 2 ways, chopped for soup and for whole leeks.

Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e fagioli, or pasta "fazool". A classic Italian dish of beans and short pasta with tomatoes and vegetables.

Pork Chops with Braised Cabbage

Seared cabbage and onions that are then braised with caraway, celery seed, mustard and a little stock or water.

Oatmeal Soda Bread

Oatmeal soda bread, a quick bread made with finely ground rolled oats, flour, buttermilk, an egg, and leavened with baking soda.

Provencal Endive Salad

Belgian endive salad with a vinaigrette with olive oil, sherry vinegar, garlic, and anchovies.

Sole Piccata

Petrale sole fillets, dusted in flour, sautéed in olive oil and served with a sauce of white wine, lemon juice, capers, parsley and butter.

Carrot Ginger Soup

A smooth carrot soup with ginger, orange and chicken stock.

Pasta Puttanesca

A classic Italian pasta sauce based on pantry items such as olives, capers, anchovies and canned tomatoes.

Refried Black Beans

Black beans, cooked and then fried and mashed with onion, garlic, chili, and cilantro.