Recipes by month:



Salmon Chowder

Salmon chowder with fresh salmon, bacon, leeks, celery, potatoes, stock, and cream.



Ham and Asparagus Strata

Ham and asparagus strata, with rustic bread, egg, Gruyere cheese, milk, cream, ham, and asparagus

Glazed Baked Ham

Perfect for holiday entertaining, glazed baked ham with sweet-hot-honey-mustard or honey-thyme glaze.


Apple Pie Smoothie

Tastes like apple pie! Smoothie with applesauce, almond milk, cashews, dates, and vanilla.






Shrimp with Snow Peas

A classic Chinese stir fry of shrimp and snow peas with a mild ginger-garlic sauce.


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.

Buttery Tomato Pasta

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

Saffron Rice Pilaf

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

Creamy Asparagus Soup

A fresh and easy asparagus soup in a base of chicken broth, cream, and onion, seasoned with thyme and dry vermouth.


Green Gumbo

A traditional Louisiana gumbo served during Lent that is based on loads of greens such as collards, kale, turnip greens and spinach.

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.

Lentils and Ham

Lentils cooked in a rich broth made from leftover ham and served with slices of that same leftover ham.


Mushroom Risotto

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

Pickled Eggs

Pickled eggs, four ways. Brilliant fuchsia red beet pickled eggs, a Indian version featuring yellow curry, jalapeno pickled eggs, and a tarragon mustard version.

Dinosaur Kale with Baby Potatoes

Dinosaur kale, also called Lacinato or black kale, sautéed with garlic and olive oil and serve with poached baby potatoes.

Buckwheat Pancakes

Buckwheat pancakes with buttermilk, tangy, earthy, and surprisingly fluffy.

Hot Cross Buns

Traditional Good Friday treat, hot cross buns, slightly sweet yeast-leavened buns, spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, and speckled with currants, citron, and orange zest.

Un-Cobb Salad

Composed salad with grilled chicken breast, avocado, apple, mango, and dried cranberries.

Linguini with Clam Sauce

Classic Italian-American linguini with clam sauce with fresh and canned clams, tomatoes and a little fennel and anise-flavored liqueur.


Steak Diane

Pan-fried steak with a Diane sauce of cognac, shallots, butter, mustard and cream.

Fennel, Radicchio and Endive Salad

A crunchy salad of radicchio, Belgian endive and sliced fennel served with a fennel dressing and grated parmesan cheese.

Shrimp Scampi

Quick and easy shrimp scampi, shrimp sautéed with garlic in butter, olive oil, and white wine, tossed with red pepper flakes and parsley.

Kentucky Burgoo

A Kentucky Derby favorite, Kentucky Burgoo stew, with pork, beef chuck, and chicken for meat, and corn, carrots, onion, celery, and lima beans.

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict, poached eggs over bacon and buttered toasted English muffin, topped with Hollandaise sauce.

Mint Julep Ice Cream

Enjoy this Southern classic, the mint julep, in its ice cream form. Homemade ice cream flavored with fresh mint, vanilla, and bourbon.




Peppercorn Steak

Classic Steak au Poivre, or steak with a creamy peppercorn sauce

Hot and Sour Soup

Classic Chinese American hot and sour soup, with Chinese mushrooms, bamboo shoots, chicken broth, vinegar, tofu, chili oil, and a beaten egg.

Ramp and Parsley Pesto

Bright green and gently garlicky pesto made with parsley and spring ramps.


Chicken Parmesan

Classic Chicken Parm recipe with breaded chicken breasts, swimming in tomato sauce, topped with basil, and Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

Spring Lamb Stew

Savory lamb stew with spring garlic, new potatoes, peas, and roasted garlic.

Shrimp Risotto

Simple shrimp risotto, in the Venetian style, with tiny pink shrimp, shallots, parsley and lemon zest.



Chicken with Mango Chutney Sauce

Roasted chicken thighs served with a sweet sour mango chutney sauce with fresh mangos, onion, garlic, vinegar, sugar, ginger, mustard seeds, and red pepper flakes.

Albondigas Soup

Classic Mexican soup made with meatballs (albondigas), green beens, onions, and chicken stock. A family favorite.


Meatballs with Ricotta in Tomato Sauce

Italian meatballs with ground pork shoulder, Italian sausage, bread, ricotta cheese, eggs, and herbs, in a simple tomato sauce with basil and Parmesan.

Asparagus Pesto with Pasta

Fresh spring asparagus pesto recipe with baby spinach, asparagus, pine nuts, olive oil and garlic, served with fettuccini pasta.

Ham and Potato Hash

Ham and potato hash, a perfect side dish for fried eggs. Easy to cook, and a great way to use up leftover ham.

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.


Pecan Meringue Cookies

Light and sweet meringue cookies with pecans. Made with beaten egg whites, these meringue cookies are also known as Easter cookies.


Carrot Cake Cupcakes

The. Best. Carrot. Cake. Cupcakes. Ever. (And a cream cheese frosting.)

The Vinaigrette Ratio

Michael Ruhlman on how to make 3 variations of a classic vinaigrette salad dressing following a 3 to 1 oil to vinegar ratio.

How to Make Homemade Sausage

Step-by-step tutorial, with photos, on making homemade sausage. Includes recipe for Italian sweet sausage.



Chile Relleno Casserole

Poblano chiles, stuffed with cotija cheese and chorizo sausage, baked in an egg and cheese casserole with tomato sauce.

Mustard Greens

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

Lemon Tart

Positively scrumptious lemon tart with lemon curd, candied lemon peel, and an almond-hinted shortbread crust.



Rice Pudding

Classic, creamy rice pudding recipe. Boiled rice with milk, cream, egg, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and raisins.

Chorizo and Eggs

My mother's excellent recipe for Mexican chorizo (spicy sausage) with scrambled eggs.


Spinach and Orzo Salad

Classic spinach and orzo salad with orzo pasta, fresh spinach, feta cheese, pine nuts, Greek olives, and red onion.


Blue Cheese Burgers

Fabulous grilled blue cheese burgers, with ground beef, mustard, garlic, green onions, and tangy creamy blue cheese.

Rhubarb Ginger Galette

Rustic rhubarb tart recipe, easy to make, perfect for spring. Slice rhubarb with candied ginger and sugar filling in an unstructured butter-crust.

Crispy Hash Browns

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

Palmiers (Elephant Ears)

Quick and easy to make palmiers, or elephant ear cookies, with puff pastry and sugar.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Traditional Italian American spaghetti and meatballs recipe. Tomato-based sauce with mushrooms, basil, Parmesan with herb-seasoned meatballs made with ground beef and Italian sausage.

Kohlrabi Ham Bake

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


Kid-Friendly Wraps

Kid friendly wraps recipes including peanut butter and jelly wraps and cream cheese, sliced ham, and shredded carrots wraps. Roll-ups made with flour tortillas and various fillings.



Crunchy French Toast

Kid-friendly, crunchy French toast, made with sliced bread, eggs, milk, vanilla, and coated with crunchy cornflakes crumbs.


German Farmer’s Breakfast

German farmer's breakfast with potatoes, eggs, green onion, bell peppers, parsley, and chopped ham. Also called Bauernfruhstuck.

Tamale Pie

Tamale pie recipe, classic American comfort food, made with ground beef, onion, bell pepper, tomatoes, Anaheim chiles, corn, olives, raisins, cheddar cheese, and cornbread.

Croque Monsieur Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Class French Croque Monsieur recipe, toasted ham and Swiss cheese sandwich, topped with a bechamel sauce of butter, flour, milk, nutmeg, Parmesan and Gruyere.


How to Separate Eggs

Step-by-step instructions for how to separate eggs, with photos. Easy enough for kids to do.

Deviled Eggs

Classic deviled eggs recipe, perfect for post-Easter and summer picnic potlucks. Mashed cooked egg yolks, mixed with mayonnaise and Dijon, spooned or piped into cooked egg white halves. Sprinkled with paprika.

Ham and Asparagus Quiche

Homemade ham and asparagus quiche with egg, cream, ham, asparagus, shallots, and Gruyere cheese. Delicious crust.

Easter Links and Recipes

A collection of links to Easter recipes - dyeing Easter eggs, bunny bao, hot crossed buns, how to carve ham, Easter baskets.

Scalloped Potatoes

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

Coffee Ice Cream

Homemade coffee ice cream recipe using milk and cream infused with whole coffee beans.

Chocolate Pudding

Homemade stovetop chocolate pudding. Enjoy chocolate pudding the way it is supposed to be made, from scratch, with cocoa powder, sugar, milk, egg, and chocolate chips.

Gingered Lemon Bars

Like lemon bars? Try this delicious lemon bars recipe with candied ginger in the shortbread crust.


Asparagus Frittata

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

Roast Leg of Lamb

Classic roast leg of lamb recipe. Leg of lamb marinated in a citrus rosemary marinade, then oven seared and slow roasted.

Glazed Salmon

Salmon fillets cooked in a honey and apple cider glaze, served over fresh wilted spinach.

Asparagus

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

Cod Fish Cakes

Delicious cod fish cakes with fresh cod fillets, potatoes, bread crumbs, parsley, Parmesan, garlic, and egg.

Easy Shepherd’s Pie

American favorite shepherd's pie recipe, casserole with ground beef, vegetables such as carrots, corn, and peas, topped with mashed potatoes.

Hummus

Simple and delicious hummus, made with garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and salt.

Mom’s Chicken Enchiladas

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.


Buttery Apple Torte

Italian apple torte, a single layer buttery cake filled with apple slices.

Arugula Pesto

Arugula pesto made with fresh arugula leaves, garlic, olive oil, walnuts, and Parmesan cheese.

Crab Mango and Avocado Salad

Crab mango salad recipe with avocado. Dungeness crab lump meat gently folded with cilantro, lime, avocado and mango. Served with a citrus mango sauce.

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.

Quick and Easy Artichoke Dip

Quick and easy, hot artichoke dip with artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, and salt and pepper.