Asparagus

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

Asparagus Artichoke Salad

A light springtime salad of grilled or roasted asparagus with marinated artichoke hearts and cherry tomatoes.

Asparagus Frittata

Quick and easy asparagus frittata. Perfect for spring. Eggs, Gruyere or Swiss cheese, onion, and asparagus.

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 Cheese Casserole

Best broccoli cheese casserole ever. Broccoli florets, blanched and baked with bacon and cheddar cheese in a milk, cream, and egg custard, spiced with black pepper.

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli salad, blanched fresh broccoli tossed with toasted almonds, bacon and peas, topped with a homemade honey vinegar dressing. A favorite picnic salad.

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.

Caponata, Eggplant Relish

Eggplant caponata, diced eggplant cooked with onions, garlic, tomatoes, pinenuts, olives, raisins, capers, and parsley. A great Italian relish for bread sticks.

Carrot Soufflé

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

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.

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.

Classic Pasta Primavera

Angel hair pasta with a butter, cream, Parmesan sauce, and plenty of fresh vegetables - broccoli, zucchini, asparagus, snow peas, tomatoes, garlic and basil.

Cold Pea Salad

A delightful chilled pea salad, made with smoked almonds, water chestnuts and a hint of curry.

Cold Tomato Summer Vegetable Soup

Cold tomato vegetable soup, made with fresh, uncooked tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber, red bell pepper, celery, sweet onion, and garlic. Perfect for a hot summer day.

Coleslaw

Coleslaw with thinly sliced cabbage, carrots and green onion, with or without mayonnaise. The quintessential American picnic salad.

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.

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.

Crispy Hash Browns

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

Cucumber Salad

Simple fresh cucumber salad with rice vinegar, salt, pepper, and chopped fresh dill or basil.

Cucumber Salad with Mint and Feta

Using delicate, thin skinned, Persian cucumbers, this cucumber salad recipe includes mint, feta cheese, red onions and sliced radishes with a simple oil and vinegar dressing.

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.

Eggplant and Red Pepper Terrine

Eggplant and roasted red pepper terrine recipe, with sliced eggplant, roasted red bell peppers, parsley, Brie or Mozzarella, in a fresh tomato sauce.

Eggplant Dip (Baba Ghanouj)

Classic Mediterranean baba ghanouj eggplant dip. Baked eggplant pureed with tahini, garlic, and olive oil.

Eggplant Parmesan

A classic Italian baked eggplant Parmesan casserole with fried eggplant slices layered with Mozzarella, Parmesan, basil, and tomato sauce.

Fennel Gratin

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

Fried Green Tomatoes

Traditional fried green tomatoes. Sliced firm green tomatoes, dipped in egg and coated with flour, cornmeal and bread crumbs, fried and seasoned with salt and pepper.

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 English Peas

Fresh English peas, in their pods, slathered with olive oil, sprinkled with salt, and grilled. Eat like edamame.

Grilled Radicchio Salad

Have you ever had grilled radicchio? Try it! Excellent with olive oil, balsamic, and a little grated Pecorino.

Grilled Romaine Lettuce

Hearts of romaine lettuce, painted with a herb vinaigrette, and grilled. Served whole, or chopped for a grilled salad.

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.

Hoppin’ John

A classic Southern dish to celebrate New Year's. The black-eyed peas are for good fortune in the coming year.

How to Caramelize Onions

How to slowly caramelize onions to bring out deep, rich, sweet flavor as the natural sugars in the onions caramelize. Video included.

Kohlrabi Ham Bake

Easy and delicious casserole with baked kohlrabi, ham, eggs, and cream.

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!

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.

Mom’s Pasta Primavera

Classic Italian pasta primavera with sauteed fresh seasonal vegetables in a marinara sauce.

Mom’s Summer Squash

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

Mustard Greens

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

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 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 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.

Pickled Okra

They're crunchy, not slimy! Lightly spicy homemade pickled okra, with cider vinegar, lemon, garlic, and spices. Easy to make.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

Sichuan Eggplant

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

Southwestern Coleslaw

Thinly sliced cabbage, carrots, radishes, green onion, and cilantro, tossed with olive oil and rice vinegar dressing. Great for TexMex and Southwestern dishes.

Spicy Corn Fritters

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

Spicy Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian chili with eggplant, plum tomatoes, onion, garlic, zucchini, bell peppers, jalapenos, white beans, kidney beans, and cilantro.

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 Squash Salad

Summer squash salad. Zucchini carpaccio. Thinly sliced summer squash served with olive oil, lemon juice, mint, Parmesan cheese, and toasted pine nuts.

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.

Swiss Chard with Olives

Swiss chard, or other leafy green, sautéed with green olives, capers, green onions, and rosemary.

Tarragon Corn

Fresh corn kernels, poached slowly with shallots in butter and ouzo, with fresh tarragon stirred in to serve.

Turnip and Potato Patties

Are you a turnip lover? If so, you must try this delicious turnip and potato patties recipe. A cross between pancakes and fritters, but made with turnips and potatoes.

Turnip Gratin

Turnip gratin with thinly sliced turnips, bread, onions, and Gruyere cheese baked until bubbly and browned.

Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice baked potato recipes. One with a cheddar cheese and bacon stuffing, the other with a blue cheese and chives stuffing.

Wax Beans with Mint

Simple wax beans recipe with wax, or yellow green beans, chopped mint, olive oil, and salt. Delicious combination of mint with the beans.

Wilted Watercress Salad

Simple wilted watercress salad with fresh peppery watercress and a hot bacon apple cider dressing.

Zucchini and Spinach Gratin

Grated zucchini and chopped blanched spinach, mixed with onions sautéed with bacon, parsley, and garlic, bound with eggs, topped with grated Parmesan, and baked.

Zucchini Fritters

Favorite zucchini fritters recipe, similar to potato latkes-but with zucchini.

Zucchini with Thyme

Simple zucchini recipe, zucchini strips cooked with butter, onion, parsley, bouillon, and thyme.