Recipes by month:


Gremolata

How to make gremolata, a savory condiment of parsley, garlic, and lemon zest.


Mini Muffin Frittatas

Mini frittatas made in mini muffin tins, with eggs, feta cheese, mushrooms, onions, and chard.

Pear Tarte Tatin

French classic, tarte tatin aux poires, upside down pear tart with flakey pastry crust.

Romanesco Salad

Romanesco broccoli salad with steamed romanesco florets, red onions, celery, parsley, capers, marinated in vinaigrette

St. Lucia Saffron Buns

Swedish Christmastime favorite, saffron infused S shaped sweet rolls, for St. Lucia Day.

Hamburger and Macaroni

American comfort classic hamburger and macaroni recipe. Browned ground beef cooked in a tomato onion sauce, mixed in with elbow macaroni.


Hoppin’ John

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

Salmon Mousse

Jelled salmon mousse appetizer recipe, with cooked salmon, celery, green pepper, onion, dill, and cream cheese.


Boursin Stuffed Mushrooms

Easiest stuffed mushrooms ever, creminis stuffed with herbed Boursin cheese, topped with smoked paprika.





Walnut Parsley Pesto

A traditional winter pesto made from parsley and walnuts instead of basil and pine nuts.

Raspberry Walnut Tart

Raspberry tart with a shortbread crust, chopped walnuts, raspberries, and custardy filling.


Cowboy Cookies

Laura Bush's kitchen sink cowboy cookies, with oatmeal, pecans, coconut, and chocolate chips.



Chicken Liver Pâté

An easy chicken liver pate with shallots, garlic, brandy, capers and thyme, blended smooth to spread on bread or crackers.


Cajun Turkey Pot Pie

A pot pie made with turkey leftovers and flavored with Cajun spices, onions, celery and green pepper.

Traditional Roast Beef Hash

Traditional roast beef hash recipe. Cooked beef, ground through a meat grinder with onions and potatoes and then fried.

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut macaroons, sweet coconut cookies that are slightly crunchy on the outside, with a secret ingredient to make them extra smooth on the inside.

Honey Mulled Wine

Get into the holiday spirit with hot red wine mulled with cinnamon, peppercorns and honey.



Shrimp Dip

Easy shrimp dip with small pink shrimp, lemon zest and lemon juice, scallions, parsley, hot sauce, pepper, cream cheese and a little mayo.

Beef Roast Braised in Zinfandel

Not your everyday pot roast recipe. Beef roast braised in zinfandel, with pancetta, onions, carrots, celery, tomato, and garlic.

Chocolate Crinkles

Chocolate cookie dough rolled in powdered sugar and baked into a festive black and white cookie.

Texas Caviar

Texas caviar, a dip or salad with black-eyed peas, green onions, cilantro, jalapenos, tomatoes, bell pepper, garlic, olive oil and lime juice.

Salsa Verde Chicken Bake

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts baked in tomatillo salsa verde sauce, topped with melted jack cheese. Easy!

Fennel Gratin

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

Classic Stuffed Mushrooms

Classic stuffed with shallots, garlic, walnuts, breadcrumbs, chopped mushroom stems, and parsley.

Beef Bourguignon

Luxurious beef bourguignon, or beef Burgundy, with beef chuck, carrots, pearl onions, mushrooms, and coated with a deeply flavored, silky sauce.

African Chicken Peanut Stew

A hearty West African-inspired stew of chicken thighs and legs, sweet potatoes and peanuts that is perfect for a chilly day.

Ginger Scones

Super gingery buttermilk scones, made with both candied and fresh ginger, with a hint of lemon.

Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad

Simple pasta salad with smoked salmon, orange bell peppers, celery, green onions, lemon juice, and mayonnaise.



Eggnog

Traditional holiday eggnog recipe with eggs, milk, cream, nutmeg, and vanilla, bourbon, and brandy.


Spritz Cookies

A classic Christmas cookie, originated in Germany and Scandinavia. Spritz is a simple butter cookie pressed into festive shapes and topped with all sorts of garnishes.

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.

Cinnamon Snap Cookies

Crispy cookies packed with ground cinnamon and sweetened with honey.

Swedish Coffee Bread

Swedish coffee bread, a slightly sweet yeast bread flavored with cardamom, and either braided or made into a wreath-shaped pastry.

Baked Ziti

A classic Italian American comfort food of pasta baked with sausage, tomato sauce and all kinds of gooey, yummy cheeses.

Winter Root Vegetable Slaw

It looks like cole slaw, but this shredded salad of root veggies -- carrots, radishes, parsnips and celery root -- is an excellent accompaniment to heavier winter foods.

Walnut Snowball Cookies

Festive holiday cookies made from a mixture of finely chopped walnuts, flour and vanilla, rolled into little balls and dusted with powdered sugar.

Sautéed Greens with Pine Nuts and Raisins

Sautéed kale, mustard, turnip, beet or collard greens, tossed with toasted pine nuts, golden raisins, a little red pepper and black pepper. Sicilian-style greens.

Swedish Meatballs

Classic Swedish meatballs made from a mixture of beef and pork, flavored with nutmeg and cardamom and served with a rich beef and sour cream gravy.

Gingerbread Cake

Old-fashioned gingerbread cake loaded with three kinds of ginger, spices, honey and molasses.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts, oven-roasted with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese.

How to Roast a Goose

Step-by-step detailed instructions and photos on roasting a goose.

Hot Chocolate

Keep warm with homemade hot chocolate! Discussion of chocolate types. Recommendations for variations.

Carrot Soufflé

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


Grilled Oysters

Raw oysters not your thing? Try grilling them! Serve with lemon juice, butter, parsley sauce.

Roasted Parsnips

Parsnips roasted in butter and stock with parsley, chives, garlic, and a touch of horseradish.

Gingerbread Man Cookies

No cookie says Christmas more than a gingerbread man cookie. A classic gingerbread men cookie recipe.

How to Make a Gingerbread House

Classic holiday gingerbread house. How to make a gingerbread house with step-by-step instructions and photographs.

Maple Cookies

Soft and chewy cookies with maple syrup and walnuts.

Peppermint Meringue Cookies

Light and airy peppermint meringue cookies, made with egg whites, sugar, crushed candy peppermints, and optional chocolate chips.

Baked Brie

Baked brie recipe, brie cheese, topped with jam, wrapped in puff pastry or crescent roll dough, and baked until melty. Serve with crackers or apple slices.


Eggnog Ice Cream

Homemade eggnog ice cream, with egg yolks, cream, milk, sugar, and eggnog spices.

Yorkshire Pudding

Traditional Yorkshire pudding to serve with roast beef, batter of flour, salt, eggs, butter, milk, cooked in pan with roast drippings.

Crown Roast of Pork

Crown rib roast of pork with an apple and Italian sausage stuffing.

Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese Toasts

Salmon toasts recipe with smoked salmon slices over herbed goat cheese on toasted crostini bread rounds. An easy, crowd pleasing appetizer.


How to Prepare a Cheese Board

Tips and advice on how to put together a cheese plate, either as an appetizer, or an end of dinner course. How to select, store, and serve cheese. How to make a cheese board.

Cranberry Sorbet

Bright pink and refreshing cranberry sorbet, made with fresh cranberries, sugar, cranberry juice, and orange zest.

Orange Marinated Chicken

Chicken thighs, pounded thin, marinated in mixture of chopped oranges, onion, garlic, herbs, and chipotle, then quickly pan fried.



Chicken and Dumplings

Classic chicken and dumplings recipe, a hearty chicken and vegetable stew with homemade dumplings.

Mushroom Pie

Mushroom pie with fresh mushrooms, Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream, eggs, parsley, garlic, and cream.

Champagne Sorbet

Champagne sorbet recipe, perfect dessert for the holidays or special occasions.

Eggnog Pound Cake

Crowd-pleasing holiday eggnog cake recipe with a pound cake base, eggnog, dried currants, rum, nutmeg and orange zest. Orange, rum, sugar glaze.

Braised Onions

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

Boeuf Bourguignon

Recipe for Boeuf Bourguignon, or beef in red wine sauce, a classic French dish known for its deep rich sauce.


Stained Glass Cookies

Beautiful, festive stained glass cookies. Sugar cookies cut out and filled with hard candy to look like stained glass windows when they are baked.

Aztec Chocolate Bark

New world chocolate bark with semi-sweet chocolate, cinnamon, chili pepper, and toasted pumpkin seeds.


Liverwurst Sandwich

Classic liverwurst sandwich with German liverwurst pork sausage, lettuce, bread, and mayonnaise.

Peppermint Bark Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate-y, chewy, almost brownie-ish chocolate cookies peppered with white chocolate peppermint bark chips. Perfect chocolate cookie recipe for the holidays.

Peppermint Bark

Holiday peppermint bark recipe, perfect for Christmas gift giving. Crumbled peppermints pressed into melted chocolate and cooled until hard.

Twice Baked Potatoes

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

Borscht

Delicious borscht soup made with fresh red beets, beef shank, onions, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, dill, and sour cream.


Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Sausage breakfast casserole recipe, with eggs, sharp cheddar cheese, cubed day old bread, and Italian pork sausage. A perfect brunch casserole.

Cioppino

San Francisco-style cioppino Italian fish stew, with fresh halibut, sea bass, Dungeness crab, shrimp, clams, mussels, and oysters in a savory tomato-based broth.

Prime Rib

Prime rib recipe, how to cook to perfection a standing rib beef roast, step-by-step instructions and photos. Ideal for Christmas and the holiday season.

Dad’s Favorite Fudge

Easy-to-make fantasy fudge recipe with semi-sweet chocolate, evaporated milk, sugar, butter, and marshmallow cream.

Sugar Cookies

Two tried-and-true, fabulous sugar cookie recipes. Old fashioned, easy to make buttery cookies, perfect to decorate for any occasion. Photos and step-by-step instructions.


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.

Peppermint Ice Cream

Homemade peppermint ice cream, perfect for the holidays. Step-by-step instructions with photos.

Osso Buco

Italian osso buco, made with veal shanks, carrots, onion, celery, garlic, pancetta, and gremolata with parsley, lemon zest, and garlic. Step-by-step instructions and photos.

Le Talleyrand

Simone Beck's flambeed cherry custard meringue dessert, named after 19th century French diplomat Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord.

Carnitas

Mexican pork carnitas, slow cooked, spicy, shredded pork shoulder, finished in the oven for browning, served with tortillas and salsa.

Wild Rice Cranberry Pecan Salad

Wild rice salad with cranberries, pecans, green onions, orange zest, and wild rice. A perfect accompaniment to many fall and winter dishes - roast chicken, stews, pork chops.


Chicken Marinara

Chicken pieces coated with Parmesan and bread crumbs, fried and covered with a tomato basil marinara sauce, and topped with melted Mozzarella.

Cheese Fondue

Classic cheese fondue. Bread, vegetable, and ham pieces dipped in melted cheese sauce with Jarlsberg, Emmenthaler, and Gruyere cheeses.

White Chili

Chicken white chili with white beans, chicken broth, garlic, onions, green chiles, diced chicken, and Monterey jack cheese.

How to Make Gravy

Two easy gravy recipes with photos and step-by-step instructions.

Roast Beef

Classic roast beef recipe using rump roast, round roast, or sirloin tip. This slow roasting method at low heat is good for tougher cuts of beef; the lower heat prevents any gristle from getting too tough.

Hot Mulled Cider

Classic hot mulled cider. Spicy apple cider cooked with a clove-studded orange, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cardamom and brown sugar.

Cranberry Sauce

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

Sugared Pecans

Easy to make sugar coated pecans. Pecan halves are coated first with egg whites, then sugar and spices, then baked in the oven for half an hour.

Candied Walnuts

Walnuts. Sugar. That's pretty much all you need to make candied walnuts. A dash of salt helps too. These are very easy to make.

Collard Greens

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

Refried Beans

Traditional Mexican refried beans recipe, both regular and pressure cooker methods.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy to make, classic peanut butter cookie recipe, made with flour, sugar, butter, egg, and peanut butter.


Homemade Ginger Ale

Easy homemade ginger ale, with grated ginger, simple syrup, lime and club soda.

Tuna Macaroni Salad

Family favorite tuna macaroni salad, made with canned tuna, elbow macaroni pasta, bell peppers, parsley, lettuce, green onion, iceberg lettuce, and mayonnaise.

Almond Roca

English toffee recipe, with almonds, like almond roca, covered with dark chocolate.

Apple Almond Cranberry Pie

Cranberry almond apple pie recipe, using Odense Almond Paste, tart apples, cranberries, chopped almonds, with a streusel topping.


Mrs. Adams’ Delicious Pound Cake

A truly delicious pound cake recipe made with 1 lb of Imperial margarine, 6 eggs, 1 lb of sugar, and 3 cups of cake flour.

Lasagna

Classic lasagna recipe with ground beef, onion, Mozzarella, Ricotta, and Parmesan cheeses, tomato sauce and lasagna noodles.

Oven-fried Potato Chips

Oven-fried homemade potato chips recipe, made with thin slices of Russet potatoes, butter, and salt.

Ginger Almond Biscotti

Ginger almond biscotti cookie recipe with ginger and toasted almonds, as well as cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and all spice. Perfect for dipping in coffee.

French Onion Soup

Classic simple French onion soup recipe, with beef stock base, slow-cooked caramelized onions, French bread, gruyere and Parmesan cheese.

Porcini Parmesan

Layered fresh porcini mushroom, cheese, and tomato sauce casserole recipe. Prepared much like Eggplant Parmesan, but with slices of fresh porcini mushrooms instead of the eggplant.

Beef Brisket

Easy! Beef brisket roast, slathered in a mixture of BBQ sauce and soy sauce, wrapped in foil, and baked until falling apart tender. Simple and delicious.