Black-eyed Pea Salsa with green chiles, onions, red bell pepper, served with jack cheese quesadillas
Recipes by month:
How to make gremolata, a savory condiment of parsley, garlic, and lemon zest.
Color beet salad with orange slices, kale, and toasted pistachios.
Mini frittatas made in mini muffin tins, with eggs, feta cheese, mushrooms, onions, and chard.
French classic, tarte tatin aux poires, upside down pear tart with flakey pastry crust.
Romanesco broccoli salad with steamed romanesco florets, red onions, celery, parsley, capers, marinated in vinaigrette
Swedish Christmastime favorite, saffron infused S shaped sweet rolls, for St. Lucia Day.
American comfort classic hamburger and macaroni recipe. Browned ground beef cooked in a tomato onion sauce, mixed in with elbow macaroni.
Curried chicken salad spooned into endive "boats" for a crisp, delightful appetizer.
A classic Southern dish to celebrate New Year's. The black-eyed peas are for good fortune in the coming year.
Jelled salmon mousse appetizer recipe, with cooked salmon, celery, green pepper, onion, dill, and cream cheese.
Sweet potatoes, boiled in water, mashed and mixed with bourbon whisky, butter, and sugar.
Easiest stuffed mushrooms ever, creminis stuffed with herbed Boursin cheese, topped with smoked paprika.
A gluten-free, light and airy lemon cake make with almond flour, eggs, and sugar.
Raw kale salad with Tuscan kale, toasted pine nuts, balsamic, and grated Parmesan.
White chocolate and macadamia nut cookies spiked with just a touch of coffee.
Flank steak pounded and stuffed with pesto, wrapped in bacon, rolled into a roulade or pinwheel and roasted.
A traditional winter pesto made from parsley and walnuts instead of basil and pine nuts.
Raspberry tart with a shortbread crust, chopped walnuts, raspberries, and custardy filling.
Butternut squash, radicchio and onion roasted in the oven and tossed with olive oil, toasted pine nuts and grated cheese.
Laura Bush's kitchen sink cowboy cookies, with oatmeal, pecans, coconut, and chocolate chips.
Shredded carrot and fresh beet salad with raisins, cumin, cinnamon, and paprika, and an honey lemon dressing.
Crispy savory tart made with puff pastry, caramelized onions, and gorgonzola and brie cheeses.
An easy chicken liver pate with shallots, garlic, brandy, capers and thyme, blended smooth to spread on bread or crackers.
Pinto beans with sautéed onions, bacon, and pan roasted jalapenos.
A pot pie made with turkey leftovers and flavored with Cajun spices, onions, celery and green pepper.
Traditional roast beef hash recipe. Cooked beef, ground through a meat grinder with onions and potatoes and then fried.
Coconut macaroons, sweet coconut cookies that are slightly crunchy on the outside, with a secret ingredient to make them extra smooth on the inside.
Get into the holiday spirit with hot red wine mulled with cinnamon, peppercorns and honey.
Festive salad, perfect for entertaining, with sliced celery, dates, blue cheese, topped with maple-glazed hazelnuts.
Turkey meatballs with thyme, fennel seeds, ricotta, glazed with a spicy-sweet ruby red cranberry sauce.
Easy shrimp dip with small pink shrimp, lemon zest and lemon juice, scallions, parsley, hot sauce, pepper, cream cheese and a little mayo.
Not your everyday pot roast recipe. Beef roast braised in zinfandel, with pancetta, onions, carrots, celery, tomato, and garlic.
Chocolate cookie dough rolled in powdered sugar and baked into a festive black and white cookie.
Texas caviar, a dip or salad with black-eyed peas, green onions, cilantro, jalapenos, tomatoes, bell pepper, garlic, olive oil and lime juice.
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts baked in tomatillo salsa verde sauce, topped with melted jack cheese. Easy!
Baked fennel with olive oil, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, bread crumbs and fresh thyme.
Classic stuffed with shallots, garlic, walnuts, breadcrumbs, chopped mushroom stems, and parsley.
Luxurious beef bourguignon, or beef Burgundy, with beef chuck, carrots, pearl onions, mushrooms, and coated with a deeply flavored, silky sauce.
A hearty West African-inspired stew of chicken thighs and legs, sweet potatoes and peanuts that is perfect for a chilly day.
Super gingery buttermilk scones, made with both candied and fresh ginger, with a hint of lemon.
Simple pasta salad with smoked salmon, orange bell peppers, celery, green onions, lemon juice, and mayonnaise.
Buttery cookies with the tang of cream cheese and studded with chopped pecans.
Calamari (squid) slow cooked in tomato sauce with onion, fennel, garlic, red wine, and parsley.
Traditional holiday eggnog recipe with eggs, milk, cream, nutmeg, and vanilla, bourbon, and brandy.
Sweet and sour red cabbage, cooked with bacon, apples, onions, and roasted chestnuts.
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.
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.
Crispy cookies packed with ground cinnamon and sweetened with honey.
Swedish coffee bread, a slightly sweet yeast bread flavored with cardamom, and either braided or made into a wreath-shaped pastry.
A classic Italian American comfort food of pasta baked with sausage, tomato sauce and all kinds of gooey, yummy cheeses.
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.
Festive holiday cookies made from a mixture of finely chopped walnuts, flour and vanilla, rolled into little balls and dusted with powdered sugar.
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.
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.
Old-fashioned gingerbread cake loaded with three kinds of ginger, spices, honey and molasses.
Brussels sprouts, oven-roasted with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese.
Step-by-step detailed instructions and photos on roasting a goose.
Keep warm with homemade hot chocolate! Discussion of chocolate types. Recommendations for variations.
Easy-to-make carrot soufflé with carrots, milk, saltines, cheddar cheese, butter, and eggs.
Roasted chestnuts, sautéed with pearl onions and bacon, for a festive holiday side dish.
Raw oysters not your thing? Try grilling them! Serve with lemon juice, butter, parsley sauce.
Parsnips roasted in butter and stock with parsley, chives, garlic, and a touch of horseradish.
No cookie says Christmas more than a gingerbread man cookie. A classic gingerbread men cookie recipe.
Classic holiday gingerbread house. How to make a gingerbread house with step-by-step instructions and photographs.
Soft and chewy cookies with maple syrup and walnuts.
Light and airy peppermint meringue cookies, made with egg whites, sugar, crushed candy peppermints, and optional chocolate chips.
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.
Chinese coconut shrimp, shrimp coated in coconut flakes and panko, fried and served with a sweet chili mayo sauce.
Homemade eggnog ice cream, with egg yolks, cream, milk, sugar, and eggnog spices.
Traditional Yorkshire pudding to serve with roast beef, batter of flour, salt, eggs, butter, milk, cooked in pan with roast drippings.
Crown rib roast of pork with an apple and Italian sausage stuffing.
Salmon toasts recipe with smoked salmon slices over herbed goat cheese on toasted crostini bread rounds. An easy, crowd pleasing appetizer.
Beautifully vibrant purple potatoes fried with caramelized onions and shiitake mushrooms.
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.
Bright pink and refreshing cranberry sorbet, made with fresh cranberries, sugar, cranberry juice, and orange zest.
Chicken thighs, pounded thin, marinated in mixture of chopped oranges, onion, garlic, herbs, and chipotle, then quickly pan fried.
Delicious chocolate bundt cake infused with bourbon whiskey.
Julienned chayotes cooked with roasted tomatoes, onions, green chiles and cilantro.
Classic chicken and dumplings recipe, a hearty chicken and vegetable stew with homemade dumplings.
Mushroom pie with fresh mushrooms, Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream, eggs, parsley, garlic, and cream.
Champagne sorbet recipe, perfect dessert for the holidays or special occasions.
Crowd-pleasing holiday eggnog cake recipe with a pound cake base, eggnog, dried currants, rum, nutmeg and orange zest. Orange, rum, sugar glaze.
Pearl onions braised with butter and chicken stock, great side dish for roast beef or stews.
Recipe for Boeuf Bourguignon, or beef in red wine sauce, a classic French dish known for its deep rich sauce.
Quick and delicious green beans recipe with fresh green beans, shallots, and pancetta.
Beautiful, festive stained glass cookies. Sugar cookies cut out and filled with hard candy to look like stained glass windows when they are baked.
New world chocolate bark with semi-sweet chocolate, cinnamon, chili pepper, and toasted pumpkin seeds.
Brined pork loin, roasted with an onion cardamom crust and served with a mushroom cream sauce.
Classic liverwurst sandwich with German liverwurst pork sausage, lettuce, bread, and mayonnaise.
Chocolate-y, chewy, almost brownie-ish chocolate cookies peppered with white chocolate peppermint bark chips. Perfect chocolate cookie recipe for the holidays.
Holiday peppermint bark recipe, perfect for Christmas gift giving. Crumbled peppermints pressed into melted chocolate and cooled until hard.
Twice baked potato recipes. One with a cheddar cheese and bacon stuffing, the other with a blue cheese and chives stuffing.
Delicious borscht soup made with fresh red beets, beef shank, onions, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, dill, and sour cream.
Stuffed meatloaf recipe, classic meat loaf stuffed with spinach and roasted red bell pepper.
Sausage breakfast casserole recipe, with eggs, sharp cheddar cheese, cubed day old bread, and Italian pork sausage. A perfect brunch casserole.
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 recipe, how to cook to perfection a standing rib beef roast, step-by-step instructions and photos. Ideal for Christmas and the holiday season.
Easy-to-make fantasy fudge recipe with semi-sweet chocolate, evaporated milk, sugar, butter, and marshmallow cream.
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.
Marinated tri-tip roast recipe with mushrooms and garlic.
What a midwestern classic, pickled beets! Here's our favorite pickled beets recipe, easy to make with beets, cider vinegar, sugar, and olive oil.
Homemade peppermint ice cream, perfect for the holidays. Step-by-step instructions with photos.
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.
Simone Beck's flambeed cherry custard meringue dessert, named after 19th century French diplomat Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord.
Mexican pork carnitas, slow cooked, spicy, shredded pork shoulder, finished in the oven for browning, served with tortillas and salsa.
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.
Turkish lentil stew recipe with eggplant and pomegranate molasses.
Chicken pieces coated with Parmesan and bread crumbs, fried and covered with a tomato basil marinara sauce, and topped with melted Mozzarella.
Classic cheese fondue. Bread, vegetable, and ham pieces dipped in melted cheese sauce with Jarlsberg, Emmenthaler, and Gruyere cheeses.
Chicken white chili with white beans, chicken broth, garlic, onions, green chiles, diced chicken, and Monterey jack cheese.
Two easy gravy recipes with photos and step-by-step instructions.
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.
Classic hot mulled cider. Spicy apple cider cooked with a clove-studded orange, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cardamom and brown sugar.
Classic, easy and delicious Thanksgiving cranberry sauce recipe. How to make cranberry sauce from scratch. Perfect with turkey.
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.
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.
Fresh collard greens cooked with onion, garlic, chile pepper flakes, bacon fat, and dark sesame oil.
Traditional Mexican refried beans recipe, both regular and pressure cooker methods.
Easy to make, classic peanut butter cookie recipe, made with flour, sugar, butter, egg, and peanut butter.
Pork tenderloin medallions, sauteed in butter and served with a caper mustard cream sauce.
Easy homemade ginger ale, with grated ginger, simple syrup, lime and club soda.
Family favorite tuna macaroni salad, made with canned tuna, elbow macaroni pasta, bell peppers, parsley, lettuce, green onion, iceberg lettuce, and mayonnaise.
English toffee recipe, with almonds, like almond roca, covered with dark chocolate.
Cranberry almond apple pie recipe, using Odense Almond Paste, tart apples, cranberries, chopped almonds, with a streusel topping.
Shell pasta with sausage and greens recipe, made with shell pasta, Italian sausage, and kale or broccoli rabe.
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.
Classic lasagna recipe with ground beef, onion, Mozzarella, Ricotta, and Parmesan cheeses, tomato sauce and lasagna noodles.
Oven-fried homemade potato chips recipe, made with thin slices of Russet potatoes, butter, and salt.
Ginger almond biscotti cookie recipe with ginger and toasted almonds, as well as cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and all spice. Perfect for dipping in coffee.
Classic simple French onion soup recipe, with beef stock base, slow-cooked caramelized onions, French bread, gruyere and Parmesan cheese.
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.
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.