Recipes by month:

Braised BBQ Beef Sandwich

Chuck roast, slow cooked on low heat in a braise of barbecue sauce, then shredded and served over sandwich buns. Great for big parties.



Cabbage Soup

Simple nourishing soup with cabbage, chicken stock, onions and tomatoes.

Dijon Chicken

Chicken breasts in a creamy Dijon mustard sauce with shallots.

Green Smoothie

Healthy green smoothie with banana, pineapple, spinach, and Greek yogurt.


Buffalo Wings

Buffalo wings recipe, chicken wings marinated in a spicy sauce, broiled, served with blue cheese sauce.

Artichoke Lemon Dip

Creamy artichoke dip made with artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, lemon, parsley, garlic, and cream cheese.

Classic King Crab

Alaskan King Crab steamed briefly and served with melted butter.

Basque Lamb Stew

Marinated, slow-cooked, lamb stew with lamb shoulder, garlic, rosemary, onion, paprika, roasted bell peppers, tomato, parsley, red wine, and chicken stock.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade chicken noodle soup, made from scratch, light and nourishing.




Chestnut and Fennel Soup

Chestnut soup with roasted chestnuts, fennel, onions, apples, celery, and a dollop of sour cream.


Cheesy Jalapeño Pull Bread

Rustic loaf bread, cross hatched and stuffed with Monterey Jack cheese, pickled jalapeños and green onions, baked until all melty. Yum!



Glazed Oxtails

Oxtails, browned, slow cooked until falling off the bone tender, red wine and stock reduced until coating oxtails with syrupy glaze.


Veal Goulash with Sauerkraut

Veal cooked with onions, tomatoes, and served with a paprika sour cream sauce over sauerkraut. Also known as Szegedine Goulasch, an Austrian goulash.

Garlic Knots

A classic Italian pizzeria snack, garlic knots are strips of pizza dough tied in a knot, baked and then topped with melted butter, garlic and parsley.



Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi

Italian gnocchi dumplings made with pumpkin or winter squash, ricotta cheese, parmesan and flour.

How to Make Vegetable Stock

So much better than store bought! Homemade vegetable stock with carrots, onions, celery, parsley, herbs, and mushrooms.

Edamame Dip

Dip made with edamame soybeans, avocado, cilantro, yogurt, lime juice, and dashes of Tabasco and sesame oil.



Chicken Cutlets with Caper Sauce

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin, seared, served with a caper sauce over arugula, fennel and shaved Parmesan.

Perfect Cheesecake

Beautiful, classic cheesecake, tangy and sweet, with a velvety smooth and rich texture.


Roasted Baby Carrots

Tender young carrots, roasted with red onions with rosemary, salt, and pepper, until lightly caramelized.


Marsala Glazed Mushrooms

Button or cremini mushrooms, dry sautéed, then sautéed with butter and Marsala wine, and reduced until the wine is just a glaze on the mushrooms.


Teriyaki Chicken Breasts

Quick and easy. Skinless chicken breasts poached in teriyaki sauce, served with teriyaki sauce and toasted sesame seeds.

Braised Leeks

Leeks trimmed and gently braised in butter and white wine and seasoned with thyme, garlic and parsley.

Crab Cakes

Crab cakes recipe with fresh Dungeness lump crab meat, formed into patties, breaded, and fried.

Homemade Tartar Sauce

Tartar sauce made with mayonnaise, dill pickles, capers, mustard, shallots, scallions, Tabasco and lemon juice. Perfect for serving with fish or crab cakes.

Champagne Mushroom Sauce

A fancy sauce made with leftover sparkling wine, dried mushrooms and stock that is wonderful with chicken or turkey.

Split Pea Soup

Classic split pea soup. Dried split peas are cooked with water and ham hocks, onions, garlic, and leeks. Filling, hearty winter soup.

Beef Tacos de Lengua

Classic Mexican tacos de lengua, beef tongue which has been braised with garlic and onions, finely chopped, and served with salsa verde and avocados.

Lentil Stew with Sausage

Warm and hearty lentil stew with a bacon, onion, carrot, celery base, and Italian sausage and parsley.

Lamb Braised in Milk with Fennel

Chunks of lamb, browned, and simmered in milk and cream with fennel and garlic. Spin off of a traditional Italian milk-braised pork dish.

Cinnamon Toast

Cinnamon toast! Sliced bread, toasted, buttered, and sprinkled with a mix of cinnamon and sugar.

Spicy Breaded Chicken Wings

Chicken wings, coated in a spicy mustard and cayenne mixture, and then in bread crumbs and Parmesan, baked until crispy.

Chili Con Carne

Chile con carne with red kidney beans, cubes of chuck roast, red chili and chipotle chili, bacon, onion, garlic, jalapenos, tomatoes, lime juice, topped with grated cheddar and chopped red onion.


Oxtail Stew

Deliciously rich oxtail stew recipe, with oxtails braised in red wine and stock, with onions, parsnips, and carrots.

Happy Shrimp Stir Fry

A favorite dish for Chinese New Year, shrimp stir-fried in a sauce of ketchup, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, and broth, and served on a bed of lettuce.

How to Slice an Onion

Step by step instructions on how to safely slice onions both lengthwise, and crosswise.

How to Caramelize Onions

How to slowly caramelize onions to bring out deep, rich, sweet flavor as the natural sugars in the onions caramelize. Video included.

Apple Upside Down Cake

Upside down apple cake with caramel sauce and apple wedges in a flour cornmeal batter.

Crab Fondue

Tasty hot crab dip appetizer with lump crab meat, cream cheese, mayo, and seasonings.

Red Beans and Rice

A Southern classic, red beans cooked with smoked shanks, onions, celery, bell peppers, and spices, served over rice.

Tangerine Sorbet

So easy! Tangerine sorbet made from fresh tangerine juice, lemon juice, and sugar.

Chicken and Rice Casserole

Chicken pieces browned then baked in casserole with mushrooms, onions, garlic, rice, stock, cream, and sour cream.


Hot Crab Dip

Hot crab dip recipe with cream cheese and mayo base, lump crab meat, green onions, parsley, horseradish, slivered almonds, and Tabasco.

Beef Goulash with Dumplings

Beef goulash with light, fluffy dumplings. Central European goulash, a beef stew with Hungarian paprika, onions, tomato paste, cubed chuck roast, herbs and stock.

Potato Skins

Crispy cheese potato skins, baked to a crisp, then topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, sour cream and green onions.

Chicken with Creamy Cassis Sauce

Chicken breasts, lightly sautéed and served with a sauce made with cream, white wine, and creme de cassis, a liqueur made from blackcurrants.

7 Layer Bean Dip

7-layer bean dip with hot refried beans, topped with cheddar cheese, chilies, tomatoes, avocados, sour cream, and sliced black olives.

Cheesy Bread

A cross between garlic bread and pizza, cheesy bread is a quick, easy, and delicious party snack.

Classic Baked Chicken

Easy baked chicken recipe. Chicken breasts, thighs, wings, and legs coated in olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper baked in the oven.

Roast Wild Duck (Teal)

Roast wild duck recipe, especially teal, stuffed with rosemary, onion, apple, cloves, with a sauce of drippings, dry sherry and cream.

Pickled Red Onions

Easy to make pickled red onions recipe. Thinly sliced red onions pickled in vinegar with spices.

Black Bean Soup

Spicy, hearty black bean soup with ham hocks, sweet potatoes, bell pepper, onion, cumin, chili, and molasses. Garnish with cilantro, sour cream, and avocado.

Apple Carrot Cupcake

Moist and delicious apple carrot spice cupcakes with a goat cheese and cream cheese frosting.

Shrimp Quesadilla

Shrimp quesadilla recipe, flour tortillas toasted with shredded Monterey Jack cheese and shrimp marinated in lime juice with chiles, green onion and cilantro.

Beef Stroganoff

Tender strips of beef and mushrooms cooked in sour cream and served over noodles make up this classic beef stroganoff recipe.



Meyer Lemon Sorbet

Intensely lemony, this crisp Meyer lemon sorbet is like making lemonade with a detour through the ice cream maker.

Puréed Roasted Parsnips

Caramelized roasted parsnips are pureed into a delicious mash, seasoned with butter, salt, pepper and a dash of nutmeg.

Roasted Chicken with Carrots

Savory chicken, roasted whole in a large cast iron pan, surrounded by carrots and garlic, and stuffed with lemon and thyme.

Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Homemade butter pecan ice cream, made with a custard base, browned butter, and toasted pecans.


Wilted Watercress Salad

Simple wilted watercress salad with fresh peppery watercress and a hot bacon apple cider dressing.

Three-Bean Baked Beans

Baked beans are just the thing for a blustery day. This delicious baked beans recipe uses kidney, black, and cannellini beans, baked with bacon in a molasses-based sauce.

Homemade Pizza

Classic homemade pizza recipe, including pizza dough and toppings, step-by-step instructions with photos. Make perfect pizza at home!

Basic Tomato Sauce

A good tomato sauce is the basis for so many dishes - pizza, pasta, chicken, and fish. Here is a delicious basic tomato sauce recipe. Marinara sauce.


Greek Meatballs

Greek meatballs made with spicy lamb and pork meatballs, mint, jalapeno, garlic, shallots, orange zest, and Greek yogurt for dipping.

Banana Nut Muffins

If time and waistline permitted, I could wake up every morning to these banana nut muffins. Banana nut muffin recipe with ripe bananas, walnuts, sugar, egg, flour, espresso.

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup with cannellini beans, salt pork or pancetta, broth, cabbage, potato, zucchini, carrots, plum tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese.


Cardamom Citrus Fruit Salad

Citrus fruit salad, perfect for winter citrus, pink grapefruit and navel oranges, sweetened with honey, seasoned with lime juice and cardamom.

Crab Dip

Delicious crab dip with lump crab meat, sour cream, mayonnaise, shallots, dill, lemon zest, white wine vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce.

Moroccan Meat Loaf

Lamb and beef meatloaf with Moroccan seasonings, onion, carrot, celery, garlic, ginger, paprika, cumin, curry powder, cayenne, cinnamon, cilantro, and mint.

Roasted Garlic

How to roast whole heads of garlic in the oven so you can eat warm, toasty cloves right out of the garlic head.



Shrimp with Orange Beurre Blanc

Gulf shrimp sauteed in olive oil and served with an orange beurre blanc sauce, a buttery sauce with orange zest, white wine and shallots.


Pork Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Traditional Hungarian stuffed cabbage rolls. Cabbage leaves, stuffed with ground pork, onions, garlic, egg, rice and spices, braised in a tomato sauce.


Shaved Fennel Salad

Simple and easy fennel salad with shaved fennel, olive oil, lemon juice, thyme, parsley, and Parmesan.

Seared Ahi Tuna

Ahi tuna, also known as yellowfin tuna, marinated in sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, green onion, and lime juice, then pan seared.

Low Carb Cranberry Cooler

Cranberry cooler made low carb by using unsweetened cranberry juice, sweetened with liquid stevia, a naturally sweet herb.



White Bean and Ham Soup

Hearty white bean and ham soup recipe, perfect for cold winter days. White beans, ham shanks, onions, celery, carrots, garlic, Tabasco, and herbs.

Bolognese Meat Sauce

Classic Italian Bolognese meat sauce recipe, for use with pasta dishes. Ground beef, pork, and Italian sausage, simmered for hours in a base of onion, celery, carrot, pancetta, and tomatoes. Seasoned with cloves, cinnamon, salt and pepper.

Golden Beets and Brussels Sprouts

Beautiful golden beets and Brussels sprouts. Roasted or boiled golden yellow beets with parboiled Brussels sprouts, sauteed together in olive oil, shallots and thyme, and topped with toasted almonds.


Steak Salad

Quick and easy steak salad with thin slices of steak served over arugula and lettuce greens, goat cheese, walnuts, scallions, and bell pepper. Serve with lemon vinaigrette.

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese chicken salad with thinly sliced lettuce, bell peppers, scallions, julienned carrot, cilantro, peanuts, and skinless boneless chicken breast.

Steamed Broccoli

Delicious basic steamed broccoli recipe, the easiest way to cook this wonderful vegetable.

Roasted Fennel

Quick and easy roasted fennel recipe. Sliced fennel oven roasted in olive oil and balsamic vinegar.


Spinach Frittata

Quick and easy spinach frittata recipe with eggs, fresh spinach, onions, garlic, Parmesan and goat cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes. Photos and step-by-step instructions.

Cheese Tacos

Simple and easy cheese tacos recipe, made with corn tortillas, fried in a little butter, folded over grated cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese. Also known as quesadillas.

Roasted Cauliflower

Oven roasted cauliflower recipe, made with cauliflower florets, garlic, lemon, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese.

Liver Pâté

Classic liver paté recipe with ground pork, calf, chicken, or pork liver, bacon and spices.

Bavarian Sauerkraut

Classic sauerkraut recipe with chopped apple and juniper berries.

Braised Turkey Legs

Turkey legs recipe, browned and then braised slowly. Sauce is further reduced. Hearty winter dish.

Bouillabaisse

A classic French shellfish and fish stew recipe, prepared with the freshest possible seafood, caught and served the same day. Served with a spicy sauce rouille.