Recipes by month:




Aromatic Coconut Rice

Savory Indian-style coconut rice, with onions, garlic, grated coconut, cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon.


Mint Chimichurri

Tangy minty chimichurri sauce with fresh mint, parsley, and garlic.


Creamy Celery Soup

Classic cream of celery soup with celery, onion, leeks, garlic, stock and a little cream.



Carrot Ginger Soup

A smooth carrot soup with ginger, orange and chicken stock.



Pasta Puttanesca

A classic Italian pasta sauce based on pantry items such as olives, capers, anchovies and canned tomatoes.

Refried Black Beans

Black beans, cooked and then fried and mashed with onion, garlic, chili, and cilantro.


Celery Root Mash

Celery root purée, celery root boiled until soft, then mashed with butter and cream.

Walnut Mocha Torte

German-style torte made with ground walnuts, whipped eggs, and bread crumbs, and a mocha whipped cream frosting.


Chicken Mango Lettuce Wraps

Light and nourishing, lettuce wraps with stir fried chicken, shiitake mushrooms, and diced mango.


Old Bay Chicken Wings

Roasted chicken wings flavored with Old Bay seasoning and butter, then served with cocktail sauce.

Manhattan Clam Chowder

A Manhattan style clam chowder in a tomato-based sauce with potatoes, onions, carrots, celery, and a little bacon.

Turkey Stew with Root Vegetables

Filling, delicious, and affordable, this turkey stew is made with turkey thighs or legs, slow cooked with onion, celery, carrots and other root vegetables.

Huevos Motuleños

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.

Smoked Paprika Roasted Chicken

Whole chicken roast with a rub of smoked paprika, butter, garlic salt and pepper, and glazed with lemon juice and honey.


Dutch Baby

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.

Mignonette Sauce for Oysters

A classic accompaniment to raw oysters, mignonette sauce made with shallots, vinegar, and white pepper.




Caramelized Onion Dip

Balsamic caramelized onions mixed with sour cream and mayo for a flavor-filled onion dip.

Mom’s Pan-fried London Broil Steak

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.




Cauliflower with Pine Nuts and Bacon

Cauliflower, first boiled briefly, then sautéed with toasted pine nuts, bacon or pancetta, garlic, lemon juice and chile pepper flakes.


Pineapple Glazed Ham Balls

Meatballs made from ham, bacon and ground pork, glazed with pineapple juice, brown sugar, cider vinegar, ketchup and dry mustard.

Braised Fennel

Fennel bulbs braised until tender in anise liqueur and stock, then garnished with fennel fronds and orange zest.

Spanish Romesco Sauce

Classic Spanish Romesco sauce, made with roasted red peppers, almonds, garlic and tomatoes.




Moroccan Orange Dessert

A traditional Moroccan dessert made with oranges, orange flower water and cinnamon.

Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce

White beans baked in tomato sauce with bacon, onions, garlic, honey, stock, and chili pepper flakes.

Baked Stuffed Jalapeños

Baked jalapeños stuffed with cheese, onions, cilantro and bacon, seasoned with oregano and cumin.

Three Teacup Chicken

Chinese dish of chicken braised with ginger, garlic, scallions, soy sauce, and Chinese cooking wine.

Tempura Squid

Squid rings or tentacles dipped in a light tempura batter and quickly fried in hot oil. Addictive as popcorn.

Beet Hummus

Colorful beet hummus made with cooked red beets, sesame seed tahini paste, lemon juice, garlic, and cumin.

Orange Bread

Orange quick bread with fresh grated orange zest, golden raisins, and an optional orange lemon glaze.

Curried Squash Soup

Curried butternut squash soup with onion, ginger, mustard seeds, cumin, and garnished with sour cream and cilantro.

Peppery Garlic Prawns

Shrimp marinated in a mixture of garlic, pepper, lemon juice, and brandy, quickly sautéed and served over rice with a sprinkling of parsley.

Cheddar Cheese Puffs

Light and airy savory cheese puffs (gourgères) with cheddar cheese and thyme.


Easy Duck Confit

A quick and easy method for making duck confit (2 hours versus 2 days).

Chinese Almond Cookies

Bring in the new year (Chinese New Year that is) with these classic Chinese almond cookies.


Carbonnade Beef and Beer Stew

Carbonnade Belgian beef stew recipe, with beef, onions, and Belgian ale, and seasoned with bay and thyme.

How to Make Beef Stock

Make homemade beef stock by roasting marrow bones and cooking on a low simmer with aromatic vegetables and herbs.


Simple Cauliflower Soup

Simple and easy cauliflower soup with just cauliflower, butter, salt, olive oil, and chives.

Carrot Cake

Our favorite carrot cake recipe, with walnuts, coconut, and pineapple, and a cream cheese frosting.

Hanger Steak with Shallots

Hanger steaks, quickly sautéed and served with a sauce of shallots and butter in a wine reduction.

Pork Schnitzel

Thinly pounded breaded pork cutlets, browned and served with a creamy dill sauce.

Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi

Spinach ricotta gnocchi, Italian dumplings made with ricotta cheese, spinach, flour, and egg, served with a tomato goat cheese sauce.

Chocolate Truffles

Easy-to-make chocolate truffles made with chocolate and cream, assorted flavors, and coated with either cocoa or chopped nuts.



Baked Scallops

Easy baked scallops recipe. Scallops baked in a white sauce of butter, white wine, and flour, topped with bread crumbs.

Kumquat Salsa

Delicious salsa for seafood made with tiny kumquats, cilantro, and red onion.

Chicken Piccata

Chicken piccata recipe, chicken breast cutlets, dredged in flour, browned, served with sauce of butter, lemon juice, capers, and stock or wine.

Kale and Roasted Vegetable Soup

A hearty winter soup recipe with kale, white beans, and roasted carrots, butternut squash, tomatoes, onions, and garlic.

Meyer Lemon Marmalade

Meyer lemon marmalade recipe with photos and step by step instructions.

Sesame Fish Sticks

Sesame coated fish sticks recipe, fish fillet pieces coated in flour, egg, and sesame seeds, fried, and served with dipping sauce.

Baklava

Baklava pastry recipe, layers of phyllo dough filled with honey, walnuts and pistachios.


Dad’s Fish Stew

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.


Creamed Spinach with Bacon

Creamed spinach recipe with fresh spinach, a butter, flour, milk sauce, onions, and bacon.

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos rancheros recipe with fried eggs served on corn tortillas and smothered in cooked salsa. The best Mexican breakfast ever.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries, dipped first in white chocolate, then in dark chocolate. Tuxedo strawberries, a perfect treat for Valentine's Day.

Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate fondue is easy and fun to make, a party favorite. Dip fresh fruit and other dippables into the hot, melted creamy chocolate mixture.


Cream Cheese Frosting

Quick, easy, and delicious cream cheese frosting, for cakes and cupcakes.


Salsa Verde Carnitas

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

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.


Becca’s Jambalaya

Classic shrimp jambalaya with long grain rice, chicken broth, onion, bell peppers, celery, garlic, tomatoes, creole seasoning, and fresh shrimp.



Rose Petal Flan

Light caramel flan with a hint of roses, custard made with whole milk, sugar, and eggs.



Danish Pork Burgers

Danish frikadeller pork burgers recipe. Ground pork mixed with eggs, crumbled saltine crakers and onions, shaped into patties and fried. Serve with Dijon mustard.


Spareribs and Sauerkraut

Pork spareribs cooked with sauerkraut, onions, white wine, and juniper berries. Classic German spare ribs and sauerkraut.

Tex-Mex Lasagna

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

Liver and onions recipe, calves liver, dredged in seasoned flour, sauteed in bacon fat, with thinly sliced onions.

Seville Orange Marmalade

Homemade Seville orange marmalade, made with fresh Seville oranges and lemons. No added pectin needed. Detailed instructions and photographs.

Bittersweet Chocolate Cake

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.


Orange and Beet Salad

Colorful beet salad with sliced beets, navel oranges, red onions, arugula in a light vinaigrette.

Mushroom Quiche

Mushroom quiche with all-butter pie crust filled and baked with mixture of egg, cream, milk, sauteed mushrooms and shallots.

Simple Salsa

Quick and easy tomato and green chile salsa, with canned cooked tomatoes, green chiles, scallions, garlic, oil, vinegar, oregano, and cilantro.


Caramel Walnuts

Walnut candy, made with walnut halves coated with a homemade caramel candy sauce.

Cilantro Pesto

Homemade cilantro pesto, made with fresh cilantro leaves, blanched almonds, red onion, serrano chile and olive oil.

Cranberry Nut Bread

Moist and delicious cranberry nut bread with chopped cranberries, walnuts, and hints of orange.

Nachos

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.



Celery Root Salad

Celery root salad recipe, also known as celery remoulade, with celery root, green apple, and a mayonnaise Dijon dressing.

Orange Blossom Carrot Salad

Middle Eastern carrot salad. Shredded carrots and golden raisins dressed with honey, lemon and orange blossom water.

Swiss Chard

Swiss chard recipe, sautéed in olive oil with garlic and crushed red pepper.

Lamb Curry

Lamb curry recipe, lamb shanks and shoulders braised in curry sauce with potatoes, apples, raisins, and lemon. Serve with chutney, yogurt, and rice.

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan recipe with boneless skinless chicken breasts, breaded with Parmesan and crumbs, fried, topped with a tomato sauce.


Molasses Spice Cookies

Big and chewy molasses spice cookies recipe. Much like a ginger snap, but chewier.

How to Make Chicken Stock

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.