Pork chops, brined overnight in a salt sugar solution, seared and served with parsley lemon garlic gremolata
Recipes by month:
Parsnips and potatoes, boiled and mashed with chives and parsley.
Quick and easy coconut curry with shrimp simmered in the curry sauce.
Savory Indian-style coconut rice, with onions, garlic, grated coconut, cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon.
Seared lamb loin chops, served with chimichurri sauce of mint and parsley.
Tangy minty chimichurri sauce with fresh mint, parsley, and garlic.
Crispy thin chocolate cookies, with a touch of spice.
Classic cream of celery soup with celery, onion, leeks, garlic, stock and a little cream.
Best turkey meatballs ever, with cremini and shiitake mushrooms, onions, garlic, and herbs.
Chicken cacciatore, an Italian hunter-style chicken braised in a tomato-based sauce with onions, garlic, and white wine.
A smooth carrot soup with ginger, orange and chicken stock.
Spaghetti squash, first baked, then shredded and sautéed with chard, garlic, rosemary, and Parmesan.
Brussels sprouts steamed briefly and then stir-fried with a hoisin glaze.
A classic Italian pasta sauce based on pantry items such as olives, capers, anchovies and canned tomatoes.
Black beans, cooked and then fried and mashed with onion, garlic, chili, and cilantro.
Rosemary crusted lamb chops seared in a pan and roasted until tender.
Celery root purée, celery root boiled until soft, then mashed with butter and cream.
German-style torte made with ground walnuts, whipped eggs, and bread crumbs, and a mocha whipped cream frosting.
A Cajun style shrimp gumbo with andouille sausage.
Light and nourishing, lettuce wraps with stir fried chicken, shiitake mushrooms, and diced mango.
Slow cooker pulled pork shoulder, in a chile spice rub, shredded to serve with tortillas in tacos or burritos.
Roasted chicken wings flavored with Old Bay seasoning and butter, then served with cocktail sauce.
A Manhattan style clam chowder in a tomato-based sauce with potatoes, onions, carrots, celery, and a little bacon.
Filling, delicious, and affordable, this turkey stew is made with turkey thighs or legs, slow cooked with onion, celery, carrots and other root vegetables.
A specialty of the Yucatan, huevos Motuleños with fried eggs over black beans on a fried tortilla, served with salsa, plantains, chorizo, and queso fresco.
Whole chicken roast with a rub of smoked paprika, butter, garlic salt and pepper, and glazed with lemon juice and honey.
Indulgent pasta carbonara, with eggs, Parmesan and either pancetta or bacon.
Dutch Baby, also known as German pancake. Made with a batter of flour, eggs, sugar, butter, milk, cooked in the oven. Puffs up like Yorkshire pudding.
A classic accompaniment to raw oysters, mignonette sauce made with shallots, vinegar, and white pepper.
Filet mignon steak, pan seared and served with a sauce of a red wine reduction with butter.
Kale sautéed with Italian sausage, onions, garlic and white beans.
A hearty beef and barley stew with mushrooms and root vegetables.
Balsamic caramelized onions mixed with sour cream and mayo for a flavor-filled onion dip.
Top round steak, seasoned with dry mustard, salt, pepper, and rubbed with butter, pan fried to brown, then finished in the oven if necessary with thicker cuts.
Ruby red beets, oven roasted, then tossed with a little orange zest and a balsamic glaze.
Turkey stew with chunks of turkey, onions, garlic, bell peppers, and mushrooms in a smooth but tangy yogurt-tomato base.
Swiss chard, quickly sautéed with shallots and mustard seeds, seasoned with salt and rice vinegar.
Cauliflower, first boiled briefly, then sautéed with toasted pine nuts, bacon or pancetta, garlic, lemon juice and chile pepper flakes.
A hearty and simple Italian peasant stew with cabbage, parsley and Italian sausage.
Meatballs made from ham, bacon and ground pork, glazed with pineapple juice, brown sugar, cider vinegar, ketchup and dry mustard.
Fennel bulbs braised until tender in anise liqueur and stock, then garnished with fennel fronds and orange zest.
Classic Spanish Romesco sauce, made with roasted red peppers, almonds, garlic and tomatoes.
Shortbread cookies packed with chocolate and laced with orange zest.
Simple roast quail, roasted quickly on high heat and served with a balsamic vinegar reduction.
Rice pilaf, rice browned first then cooked in stock with mushrooms, onions, and toasted pine nuts.
A traditional Moroccan dessert made with oranges, orange flower water and cinnamon.
White beans baked in tomato sauce with bacon, onions, garlic, honey, stock, and chili pepper flakes.
Baked jalapeños stuffed with cheese, onions, cilantro and bacon, seasoned with oregano and cumin.
Chinese dish of chicken braised with ginger, garlic, scallions, soy sauce, and Chinese cooking wine.
Squid rings or tentacles dipped in a light tempura batter and quickly fried in hot oil. Addictive as popcorn.
Colorful beet hummus made with cooked red beets, sesame seed tahini paste, lemon juice, garlic, and cumin.
Orange quick bread with fresh grated orange zest, golden raisins, and an optional orange lemon glaze.
Curried butternut squash soup with onion, ginger, mustard seeds, cumin, and garnished with sour cream and cilantro.
Shrimp marinated in a mixture of garlic, pepper, lemon juice, and brandy, quickly sautéed and served over rice with a sprinkling of parsley.
Light and airy savory cheese puffs (gourgères) with cheddar cheese and thyme.
Classic Venetian pasta dish with duck confit or slow roasted duck, garlic, rosemary, and lemon.
A quick and easy method for making duck confit (2 hours versus 2 days).
Bring in the new year (Chinese New Year that is) with these classic Chinese almond cookies.
Pan seared salmon with a creamy avocado remoulade sauce, avocados puréed with lime juice, olive oil, shallots, parsley, and Dijon.
Carbonnade Belgian beef stew recipe, with beef, onions, and Belgian ale, and seasoned with bay and thyme.
Make homemade beef stock by roasting marrow bones and cooking on a low simmer with aromatic vegetables and herbs.
Homemade chocolate ice cream flavored with cinnamon and a dash of spice.
Simple and easy cauliflower soup with just cauliflower, butter, salt, olive oil, and chives.
Our favorite carrot cake recipe, with walnuts, coconut, and pineapple, and a cream cheese frosting.
Hanger steaks, quickly sautéed and served with a sauce of shallots and butter in a wine reduction.
Thinly pounded breaded pork cutlets, browned and served with a creamy dill sauce.
Spinach ricotta gnocchi, Italian dumplings made with ricotta cheese, spinach, flour, and egg, served with a tomato goat cheese sauce.
Easy-to-make chocolate truffles made with chocolate and cream, assorted flavors, and coated with either cocoa or chopped nuts.
Mixed green salad with pecans, dried cranberries, goat cheese, red bell pepper, and a honey mustard balsamic vinaigrette.
Jumbo pasta shells stuffed with Italian sausage, spinach, ricotta and Parmesan cheeses, covered with cooked tomatoes and baked.
Easy baked scallops recipe. Scallops baked in a white sauce of butter, white wine, and flour, topped with bread crumbs.
Delicious salsa for seafood made with tiny kumquats, cilantro, and red onion.
Chicken piccata recipe, chicken breast cutlets, dredged in flour, browned, served with sauce of butter, lemon juice, capers, and stock or wine.
A hearty winter soup recipe with kale, white beans, and roasted carrots, butternut squash, tomatoes, onions, and garlic.
Meyer lemon marmalade recipe with photos and step by step instructions.
Sesame coated fish sticks recipe, fish fillet pieces coated in flour, egg, and sesame seeds, fried, and served with dipping sauce.
Baklava pastry recipe, layers of phyllo dough filled with honey, walnuts and pistachios.
Delicious pork spare ribs slow cooked with cabbage and sauerkraut, and braised in beer.
Quick, easy, and absolutely delicious fish stew recipe. Fresh fish fillets cooked in a stew with onions, garlic, parsley, tomato, clam juice and white wine. Seasoned with oregano, Tabasco, thyme, salt and pepper.
Quick and easy pork chops, with a cumin and pepper dry rub, pan fried to perfection.
Creamed spinach recipe with fresh spinach, a butter, flour, milk sauce, onions, and bacon.
Huevos rancheros recipe with fried eggs served on corn tortillas and smothered in cooked salsa. The best Mexican breakfast ever.
Chocolate covered strawberries, dipped first in white chocolate, then in dark chocolate. Tuxedo strawberries, a perfect treat for Valentine's Day.
Chocolate fondue is easy and fun to make, a party favorite. Dip fresh fruit and other dippables into the hot, melted creamy chocolate mixture.
Love red velvet cake? Here it is in cupcake form. Classic red velvet cupcakes with a luscious cream cheese frosting.
Quick, easy, and delicious cream cheese frosting, for cakes and cupcakes.
Make delicious soup with stock from chicken feet. The rich gelatin of the feet create a rich and nutritious stock.
Salsa verde pork carnitas, pork shoulder slow cooked in tomatilla sauce, then pulled apart, browned in the oven, and returned to the sauce.
Italian pot roast recipe. Rump or chuck beef roast, first browned in olive oil, then slow cooked in a sofritto base of carrots, celery, and onion, with Italian plum tomatoes and red wine.
Ling cod fillets cooked in onions, green olives, tomatoes and orange slices.
Classic shrimp jambalaya with long grain rice, chicken broth, onion, bell peppers, celery, garlic, tomatoes, creole seasoning, and fresh shrimp.
Arugula salad with beets, goat cheese, walnuts and a simple vinaigrette.
Linzer cookies recipe with ground almonds and raspberry jam.
Light caramel flan with a hint of roses, custard made with whole milk, sugar, and eggs.
Creamy shrimp fettuccine recipe with broccoli.
Bok choy cooked with garlic, sherry, chicken broth, and prosciutto.
Danish frikadeller pork burgers recipe. Ground pork mixed with eggs, crumbled saltine crakers and onions, shaped into patties and fried. Serve with Dijon mustard.
Spicy chicken drumsticks prepared with a Carribean jerk rub and then broiled.
Pork spareribs cooked with sauerkraut, onions, white wine, and juniper berries. Classic German spare ribs and sauerkraut.
Tex-Mex lasagna, also known as Mexican casserole or Mexican lasagna recipe. Layered casserole with corn tortillas, ground beef, chile, beans, salsa, and cheese.
Liver and onions recipe, calves liver, dredged in seasoned flour, sauteed in bacon fat, with thinly sliced onions.
Homemade Seville orange marmalade, made with fresh Seville oranges and lemons. No added pectin needed. Detailed instructions and photographs.
Bittersweet chocolate cake, adapted from the Silver Palate Cookbook. Almost a pound of chocolate, a dozen eggs, 2 cups of sugar, almost a pound of butter, a cup of flour.
Duck breast seasoned with rosemary and served with a sweet sour apricot sauce.
Colorful beet salad with sliced beets, navel oranges, red onions, arugula in a light vinaigrette.
Mushroom quiche with all-butter pie crust filled and baked with mixture of egg, cream, milk, sauteed mushrooms and shallots.
Quick and easy tomato and green chile salsa, with canned cooked tomatoes, green chiles, scallions, garlic, oil, vinegar, oregano, and cilantro.
Salmon, roasted in the oven with new potatoes and asparagus, with olive oil, fresh dill, garlic, and lemon.
Walnut candy, made with walnut halves coated with a homemade caramel candy sauce.
Homemade cilantro pesto, made with fresh cilantro leaves, blanched almonds, red onion, serrano chile and olive oil.
Moist and delicious cranberry nut bread with chopped cranberries, walnuts, and hints of orange.
Classic Tex Mex nachos. Corn tortilla chips, baked with refried beans, shredded cheddar cheese, and jalapeno peppers. Served with salsa, guacamole, sour cream and cilantro.
How to simply and easily cut and peel an avocado. Photos and step-by-step instructions.
Cinnamon sweet sticky buns, with melted brown sugar and pecans.
Celery root salad recipe, also known as celery remoulade, with celery root, green apple, and a mayonnaise Dijon dressing.
Middle Eastern carrot salad. Shredded carrots and golden raisins dressed with honey, lemon and orange blossom water.
Swiss chard recipe, sautéed in olive oil with garlic and crushed red pepper.
Lamb curry recipe, lamb shanks and shoulders braised in curry sauce with potatoes, apples, raisins, and lemon. Serve with chutney, yogurt, and rice.
Chicken Parmesan recipe with boneless skinless chicken breasts, breaded with Parmesan and crumbs, fried, topped with a tomato sauce.
A light chicken bouillon soup recipe. Perfect for cold-season.
Big and chewy molasses spice cookies recipe. Much like a ginger snap, but chewier.
Two tried and true methods for making homemade chicken stock. One method involves simmering a chicken carcass with vegetables. The other method requires sauteing chopped pieces of backs and wings first, before simmering with water and veggies. Chicken stock recipe.