Applesauce

Delicious homemade applesauce recipe. There is nothing better than homemade applesauce with hand-picked apples, and it is so easy to do!

Aromatic Coconut Rice

Savory Indian-style coconut rice, with onions, garlic, grated coconut, cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon.

Asparagus

Quick and easy asparagus recipe. How to cook asparagus spears perfectly, dress with olive oil, Parmesan, and lemon zest.

Asparagus Risotto

Classic asparagus risotto made with arborio rice, shallots, stock, fresh asparagus, and Parmesan cheese.

Baby Bok Choy with Cashews

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.

Beet Greens

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.

Braised Fennel

Fennel bulbs braised until tender in anise liqueur and stock, then garnished with fennel fronds and orange zest.

Braised Leeks

Leeks trimmed and gently braised in butter and white wine and seasoned with thyme, garlic and parsley.

Braised Onions

Pearl onions braised with butter and chicken stock, great side dish for roast beef or stews.

Broccoli Stir Fry with Ginger and Sesame

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.

Brussels Sprouts

Simple and delicious Brussels sprouts recipe with lightly steamed or boiled sprouts, mixed with sauteed onions, butter, and toasted almonds.

Butternut Squash Risotto

Creamy butternut squash risotto recipe, perfect for autumn. Arborio rice, slowly cooked in broth, with onion, butternut squash, white wine, butter, Parmesan and chives.

Buttery Tomato Pasta

Pasta with the easiest ever tomato sauce made with whole canned tomatoes, butter, sugar, basil, and salt and pepper.

Candied Yams

Candied yams, garnet sweet potatoes, glazed with a brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, orange sauce.

Carrot Soufflé

Easy-to-make carrot soufflé with carrots, milk, saltines, cheddar cheese, butter, and eggs.

Cauliflower “Couscous”

Gluten-free, vegan, mock couscous made with steamed ground cauliflower, apples, nuts, and other mix-ins.

Cauliflower Purée

Quick and easy puréed cauliflower recipe with sour cream and butter.

Celery Root Mash

Celery root purée, celery root boiled until soft, then mashed with butter and cream.

Celery Root Salad

Celery root salad recipe, also known as celery remoulade, with celery root, green apple, and a mayonnaise Dijon dressing.

Celery Stir Fry

Japanese-style stir-fry, thin batons of celery, stir-fried with chili-infused oil and soy sauce.

Cheesy Skillet Cornbread

Cornbread packed with cheese, onions, whole corn, and flavored with bacon drippings. Cooked in a cast iron skillet.

Classic Baked Acorn Squash

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.

Classic Glazed Carrots

Glazed carrots, sliced carrots, sautéed in butter and sugar, then cooked in stock until sauce is reduced to a glaze.

Colcannon

Irish mashed potatoes mixed with greens and scallions and lots of butter and cream.

Colcannon Cakes

Fried potato patties made from leftover colcannon, a combination of mashed potatoes, kale or other greens, and scallions or green onions.

Collard Greens

Fresh collard greens cooked with onion, garlic, chile pepper flakes, bacon fat, and dark sesame oil.

Collard Greens with Bacon

Collard greens cooked until wilted with bacon, onion, garlic, vinegar, sugar, and a dash of hot sauce.

Corned Beef Hash

Chopped corned beef and potatoes, fried up with onions, and served as a side or for breakfast with eggs.

Cranberry Applesauce

Homemade cranberry applesauce made with apples, fresh cranberries, lemon juice, sugar, and cinnamon.

Cranberry Relish

Holiday and Thanksgiving Cranberry Relish recipe. Fresh cranberries ground up with apples and orange. Great with turkey sandwiches.

Cranberry Sauce

Classic, easy and delicious Thanksgiving cranberry sauce recipe. How to make cranberry sauce from scratch. Perfect with turkey.

Creamed Corn

Classic creamed corn with fresh yellow corn cut straight from the cob, onion, butter, and cream.

Creamed Turnips

Mashed, creamed turnips recipe with turnips, milk, butter, cream, cloves, and nutmeg.

Creamy Polenta

Creamy polenta recipe. This polenta is so light, so fluffy, so creamy, it could almost be a dessert.

Creole Potato Salad

Spice up your summer BBQ with a Creole potato salad, seasoned with spicy creole mustard.

Crispy Hash Browns

Crispy hash browns recipe. Method for making perfectly browned and crispy hash brown potatoes.

Cucumber Yogurt Salad

Cucumber yogurt tzatziki, a simple salad of peeled, sliced cucumbers, yogurt, dill, and salt and pepper. To accompany spicy dishes.

Dad’s Potato Salad

Classic potato salad recipe with boiled Russet potatoes, dill pickles, celery, parsley, red onion, scallions, hard boiled eggs and a mayonnaise Dijon dressing.

Dad’s Ratatouille

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.

Deviled Egg Salad

An egg salad made in the style of deviled eggs, with mustard, mayo, hot sauce and paprika.

Dirty Rice

Classic Louisiana Cajun dirty rice, a rice pilaf made with the holy trinity of onions, celery, and peppers, and ground pork and chicken livers.

Duchess Potatoes

Classic Duchess potatoes, mashed with butter, nutmeg and cream, then baked until the tops are golden brown.

Easiest Ever Garlic Bread

Pressed for time? Don't have an oven? Want just a slice or two of garlic bread? Here's a quick and easy way to make garlic bread.

Easy Black Beans and Rice

Quick and easy black beans and rice with onion, bell pepper, garlic, Tabasco, oregano, and white rice.

Fennel Gratin

Baked fennel with olive oil, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, bread crumbs and fresh thyme.

Garlic Bread

Two classic garlic bread recipes, one toasted and crispy from the broiler, the other soft from being wrapped in aluminum foil and heated in the oven.

Ginger Pineapple Fried Rice

Ginger pineapple fried rice, a perfect use for leftover rice, makes a delicious side dish for shrimp, pork, or chicken.

Golden Beets and Brussels Sprouts

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.

Green Beans with Bacon

Lightly blanched fresh green beans sautéed in bacon fat and served with a little bacon, black pepper and either vinegar or lemon juice.

Green Beans with Salsa

An easy to prepare green beans recipe with tomato and chile salsa. A Latin twist on the classical haricots a la provencale recipe.

Grilled Asparagus

Nothing beats the flavor of asparagus, coated in olive oil, sprinkled with salt, and quickly grilled.

Grilled Corn-on-the-Cob

How to grill juicy, tender, grilled corn-on-the-cob. Grill fresh corn cobs in their husks on direct high heat.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Slices of sweet potatoes grilled over a hot fire and slathered with a cilantro-lime dressing.

Grilled Tomatoes

Quick and easy grilled tomatoes recipe for grilling over a gas or charcoal grill.

Hashed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon

Hashed brussels sprouts made with thinly sliced brussels sprouts, tossed in lemon juice, sauteed in butter, and sprinkled with vermouth.

Home Fries

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

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.

Jalapeño Cornbread

Spicy jalapeño cornbread with jalapenos, jack cheese, whole corn kernels, cornmeal and flour.

Leeks Vinaigrette

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

Maple Orange Glazed Carrots

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

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.

Mexican Green Rice

Mexican green rice, cilantro rice, a rice pilaf cooked in chicken stock with poblano chiles, parsley, cilantro, onion, and garlic. Arroz verde.

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.

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 Stuffing

I've never tasted any turkey stuffing that has come close to as good as mom's. Classic Thanksgiving turkey stuffing recipe made with French bread cubes toasted in butter, walnuts, onion, celery, apple, green olives, and stock made from turkey giblets.

Mushroom Risotto

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

Mustard Greens

Peppery mustard greens simply sauteed with onions, garlic, and olive oil and a dash of sesame oil to finish.

Okra Pilau

A South Carolina okra pilaf with okra, rice, bacon and green bell pepper. Also called Limpin' Susan.

Onion Potato Gratin

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

Onion Rings

Crunchy onion rings recipe. Onion rings, soaked in buttermilk, coated with flour and cornmeal, and deep fried to a golden crisp.

Orange Blossom Carrot Salad

Middle Eastern carrot salad. Shredded carrots and golden raisins dressed with honey, lemon and orange blossom water.

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.

Peperonata

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

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.

Potato Salad

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

Provencal New Potatoes

Small new potatoes, roasted with onions, garlic, tomatoes, olives, and herbes de Provence.

Puréed Roasted Parsnips

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

Quinoa Pilaf

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

Quinoa Succotash

Quinoa cooked with a succotash of corn, baby lima beans, and fresh tomatoes.

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.

Refried Black Beans

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

Rice Pilaf

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

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 Broccoli

Broccoli, tossed in olive oil, lemon juice and salt, roasted and served with parmesan cheese and lots of black pepper.

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 Fennel

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

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.

Saffron Rice Pilaf

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

Scalloped Potatoes

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

Scalloped Turnips

Baked scalloped turnips. Sliced turnips and onions baked in milk and cream with salt and pepper.

Seared Sugar Snap Peas

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

Sherry Potatoes

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

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.

Sichuan Eggplant

Eggplant cooked Sichuan-style with plenty of garlic, ginger, scallions, and lots of heat! Perfect for all you fire eaters out there.

Sopa Seca de Fideo

Sopa de fideos or vermicelli recipe, angel hair nest pasta, first browned in olive oil, then cooked in a broth with tomatoes and onions.

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.

Spicy Corn Fritters

Zesty, spicy corn fritters, served with a sweet chili sauce. Step-by-step instructions with photos.

Spicy, Citrusy Black Beans

Black beans cooked with onions, chili peppers, garlic, oregano, red chili sauce, chipotle, cumin, orange juice and lime.

Spinach

Classic spinach recipe. The best way to cook delicious fresh spinach, with olive oil and garlic. Step-by-step instructions and photographs.

Spinach Gratin with Hard Boiled Eggs

Spinach gratin made with chopped blanched spinach, mixed with nutmeg infused béchamel, with hard boiled eggs and gruyere cheese. Gratin d'epinard aux oeufs.

Spring Succotash

Springtime succotash with medley of corn, carrots, ham, spring onions, and fava beans.

Steamed Broccoli

Delicious basic steamed broccoli recipe, the easiest way to cook this wonderful vegetable.

Stove-top Baked Beans

A richly flavored stove top baked bean recipe combining molasses, bacon, ketchup and vinegar - a great addition to hot dogs too.

Summer Garden Risotto

Italian risotto made with summer vegetables such as corn, bell peppers, green onions and basil.

Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

Traditional German and Austrian sweet and sour red cabbage. Shredded red cabbage cooked with vinegar, sugar, and butter.

Sweet Potato Mash with Mint

Sweet potatoes cooked and mashed with onions, mint, cilantro, garlic, and olive oil. Puerto Rican boniato recipe.

Swiss Chard

Swiss chard recipe, sautéed in olive oil with garlic and crushed red pepper.