Recipes by month:

Spaghetti with Clams

Quick and easy spaghetti pasta with clam sauce from minced clams, clam juice, white wine, olive oil, and garlic





Chicken Fried Steak

Classic chicken fried steak, steak cutlets, pounded thin, breaded, fried, and served with country gravy.

Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Green deviled eggs! Hard boiled egg halves, stuffed with avocado guacamole.

Nettle Soup

Vibrant green, luxurious nettle soup made with nettle tops, shallots, celery, potatoes, stock, cream.


Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned beef and cabbage prepared two ways, one baked with cloves and sweet hot honey mustard, the other boiled in spiced water.



Bread Pudding

Authentic New Orleans bread pudding with French bread, milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, spices, and served with a Bourbon sauce.




Beef Brisket Pot Roast

Beef brisket pot roast, slowly cooked with onions, garlics, herbs, and carrots.


Leeks Vinaigrette

A French classic, whole leeks are boiled, drained, then marinated in a Dijon vinaigrette.

How to Clean Leeks

Step-by-step photos and instructions on how to clean leeks, 2 ways, chopped for soup and for whole leeks.

Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e fagioli, or pasta "fazool". A classic Italian dish of beans and short pasta with tomatoes and vegetables.


Pork Chops with Braised Cabbage

Seared cabbage and onions that are then braised with caraway, celery seed, mustard and a little stock or water.

Oatmeal Soda Bread

Oatmeal soda bread, a quick bread made with finely ground rolled oats, flour, buttermilk, an egg, and leavened with baking soda.


Provencal Endive Salad

Belgian endive salad with a vinaigrette with olive oil, sherry vinegar, garlic, and anchovies.

Sole Piccata

Petrale sole fillets, dusted in flour, sautéed in olive oil and served with a sauce of white wine, lemon juice, capers, parsley and butter.

Matzo Brei

A classic Jewish breakfast or light meal of matzo, egg and either savory toppings or sweet.

Mussels in White Wine Sauce

A traditional French dish, mussels mariniere, or moules mariniere. Mussels steamed in white wine, served in sauce of juices from the mussels, wine, butter, and shallots.

Asparagus Salad with Shrimp

A simple asparagus salad with thinly sliced asparagus, shrimp, garlic, parsley, and dressed with olive oil and lemon juice.


Colcannon Cakes

Fried potato patties made from leftover colcannon, a combination of mashed potatoes, kale or other greens, and scallions or green onions.

Watercress Soup

Watercress soup made with onions, potatoes, a little white wine and bunches of fresh watercress.


Chocolate Guinness Cake

Rich, moist, chocolate cake spiked with stout beer. Malty, sweet, and perfect for a St. Patrick's day party.



Meyer Lemon Risotto

Simple risotto made with arborio rice, onion, meyer lemon zest and juice, white wine, oregano, topped with toasted pine nuts and Parmesan.

Swiss Chard with Olives

Swiss chard, or other leafy green, sautéed with green olives, capers, green onions, and rosemary.

Chicken Paprikash

Chicken paprikash with chicken pieces, browned in butter, cooked with onions and paprika, then served with a little sour cream mixed in.

Oyster Stew

A creamy holiday oyster stew with oysters, milk, butter, onions, celery, parsley, and a dash of Tabasco.

Fettuccine Alfredo

Two approaches for fettuccine Alfredo, a traditional Italian version with butter and Parmesan, and a more modern version with cream and nutmeg.



Shrimp Etouffee

Shrimp etouffee, a classic Louisiana stew of shrimp or crawfish served over rice.

Red Flannel Hash

A New England tradition, red flannel hash made with cooked potatoes, beets, corned beef, fried up with onions and butter.

Colcannon

Irish mashed potatoes mixed with greens and scallions and lots of butter and cream.

Home Cured Corned Beef

How to easily cure your own corned beef, with beef brisket, pickling spices, and salt.

Soda Bread Biscuits

Like mini Irish soda breads, these biscuits are made with flour, baking soda, sugar, butter, and buttermilk. Add-ins like raisins and caraway seeds optional.

Slow Cooked Boston Baked Beans

Slowly cooked Boston baked beans, white beans cooked with salt pork and onions, in a molasses and mustard sauce.

Boston Brown Bread

Classic Boston brown bread studded with raisins and steamed in a coffee can.

Classic Rack of Lamb

Tender oven-roasted rack of lamb, seasoned with rosemary, thyme, garlic, salt and freshly ground black pepper, and slathered with olive oil.


Benne Wafers

Traditional South Carolina benne wafers, thin, crispy, toasted sesame seed cookies.

Easy Brazilian Cheese Bread

Simple and gluten-free Brazilian cheese bread, or Pão de Queijo, made with tapioca flour, milk, eggs, olive oil, and cheese.

Keller’s Roast Chicken

Whole roasted chicken, roasted on a bed of root vegetables in a cast iron pan. Easy one-pan roast chicken dish.

Moqueca – Brazilian Fish Stew

Brazilian moqueca, a fish stew made with firm white fish, onions, garlic, bell peppers, tomatoes, cilantro, and coconut milk.

Caraway Soda Bread

Irish soda bread with flour, baking soda, buttermilk, and caraway seeds. Easy to make, no need for a mixer.

Lemon Chicken

Classic American lemon chicken recipe, not too lemony, just right. With garlic, butter, lemon, thyme, and rosemary.

Asparagus with Lime and Mint

Fresh spring asparagus, lightly sautéed in oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper, fresh lime juice, and mint.




Cowboy Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Frenched beef rib-eye steak seared first to brown, then cooked on lower heat to finish, served with parsley, oregano, garlic chimichurri sauce.

Chimichurri

Argentinean chimichurri made with chopped fresh parsley, oregano, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and red pepper flakes.

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

If Thin Mints were cupcakes, they would be these. Dark chocolate, minty, cakey cupcakes.

Corned Beef Hash

Chopped corned beef and potatoes, fried up with onions, and served as a side or for breakfast with eggs.

Sweet Potato Mash with Mint

Sweet potatoes cooked and mashed with onions, mint, cilantro, garlic, and olive oil. Puerto Rican boniato recipe.


Thumbprint Cookies

Buttery shortbread-ish cookies with thumbprint indentation filled with your favorite jam. Perfect for the holidays.

Tilapia with Pimiento Sauce

Quick and easy, mild tilapia fish fillets cooked with onions, garlic, diced tomatoes, mushrooms, and olives.


Penne Pasta with Meat Sauce

Penne pasta with a tomato meat sauce, with ground beef, onions, Italian seasoning, garlic, and basil.

How to Make Butterscotch

When was the last time you tasted authentic butterscotch? A classic butterscotch sauce recipe with brown sugar, butter, and cream.


Shrimp and Artichoke Pasta

Pasta with shrimp, artichoke hearts, basil pesto, and peas. A great quick, pull-together meal.

Asparagus Soufflé

Light and fluffy asparagus souffle recipe. Pureed asparagus mixed with bechamel and egg yolks, beaten egg whites folded it, baked to puffy golden deliciousness.

Blondies

Quick and easy blondie recipe. Like brownies in shape and texture, blondies are flavored with brown sugar in place of chocolate. Delicious!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Old fashioned oatmeal raisin cookies, with rolled oats and plenty of raisins.

Irish Soda Bread

Quick and easy Irish soda bread recipe with flour, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, raisins, an egg, and a touch of sugar.

New England Boiled Dinner

New England boiled dinner, a one pot dish consisting of corned beef or plain brisket, cabbage, carrots and potatoes.

Pasta with Tuna, Arugula, and Hot Pepper

Quick, easy, and surprisingly delicious, pasta with wilted arugula or spinach and a sauce made of olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes and canned tuna.

Home Fries

Simple and easy home fries two ways, one recipe starting with raw potatoes, another starting with cooked. Both skillet fried.

Irish Lamb Stew with a Twist

Irish lamb stew recipe made with lamb shoulder chops, bacon, potatoes, turnip, carrots, onion and barley. Slow cooked until fork tender.

Arroz Con Pollo

Classic dish of Spain and Latin America, this arroz con pollo recipe is browned chicken cooked with rice, onions, garlic, and tomatoes.

Candied Kumquats

Super easy recipe for candying kumquats, those mini citrus you can eat whole. Great as a sweet condiment for meat and cakes.

Smoked Salmon Pasta

Smoked salmon with pasta in a sauce of shallots, garlic, white wine, lemon, and cream, with toasted pine nuts and parsley.

Turkey and Bacon Rolls

Turkey bacon roulades. Turkey cutlets layered with Provolone cheese, ham, and seasonings, rolled up and wrapped with bacon, then baked.

Asparagus Risotto

Classic asparagus risotto made with arborio rice, shallots, stock, fresh asparagus, and Parmesan cheese.

Banana Cookies

Cherished family recipe for banana cookies, a delicious way to use up your overripe bananas.


Salmon Fish Stew, Brazilian Style

Salmon stew based on Brazilian style moqueca fish stew. Salmon marinated in garlic, lime juice, paprika and cumin, the cooked with onions, bell peppers, tomato, cilantro, and coconut milk.

Pavlova

Recipe for individual servings of Pavlova, the egg white meringue dessert named after Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova.

Rice Pilaf

My mother's rice pilaf recipe, made with long grain white rice, onion, celery, stock, seasoned salt, pepper, and cayenne.


Grasshopper Pie

Chilled mint green grasshopper pie with an Oreo cookie crust. Grandma's favorite.

Sesame-Orange Chicken

Sesame orange chicken recipe. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, covered with orange marmalade, coated with sesame seeds and breadcrumbs, and baked.

Potato Gnocchi

Classic Italian potato gnocchi recipe. Light potato dumplings made with baking potatoes, egg yolks, and flour.

Seville Orangeade

Totally delicious orangeade drink, made with sour Seville oranges.

Dad’s English Muffin Pizzas

Extra specia English muffin pizza made with English muffins, grated Mozarella cheese, diced ham, tomatoes, and caramelized onions.

Spinach

Classic spinach recipe. The best way to cook delicious fresh spinach, with olive oil and garlic. Step-by-step instructions and photographs.

Panko-crusted Salmon

Panko-crusted salmon recipe. Salmon steaks or fillets breaded with Japanese panko crumbs, and baked to perfection.


Stuffed, Braised Pork Shoulder

Pork shoulder roast, stuffed with a mixture of bread crumbs, garlic, and herbs, then braised in white wine with garlic, juniper berries, rosemary and herbs.

Seared Tuna with Avocado

Sushi-grade tuna steaks, pan seared, served with slices of avocado and a ginger, soy, cilantro, lime, garlic sauce.

Turnip and Potato Patties

Are you a turnip lover? If so, you must try this delicious turnip and potato patties recipe. A cross between pancakes and fritters, but made with turnips and potatoes.

Shrimp Cakes

Absolutely delicious shrimp cakes. Cooked shrimp, formed into patties with cooked sweet potatoes, garlic, red onion, breadcrumbs, jalapeno, cilantro, and spices, then fried.

Strawberry Shortcake

Old-fashioned strawberry shortcake recipe, with fresh strawberries, sliced and macerated in sugar, spooned over freshly baked biscuits, topped with whipped cream.

How to Make Preserved Lemons

Preserved lemons recipe. Many Moroccan and Middle Eastern recipes call for preserved lemons, lemons that have been pickled in salt and their own juices.

Irish Beef Stew

Beef stew recipe made with beef, garlic, stock, Irish Guinness beer, red wine, potatoes, carrots, and onions. An excellent, hearty stew.

Artichoke Soup

Refined and delicious artichoke soup, made from the hearts of fresh globe artichokes, leeks, shallots, yukon gold potatoes, stock, a little cream, and herbs.

Low Sugar Red Raspberry Jam

Recipe for a low-sugar version of raspberry jam, using extra strong pectin. Recipe from Art Summerfield's berry farm.

Crab Bisque

Delicious, rich and creamy crab bisque, made with fresh cracked Dungeness crab meat, and stock made from the crab shells. With shallots, white wine, tomato, cream.

How to Make Shellfish Stock

Make your own shellfish stock with the shells from crabs, shrimp, and lobster. Homemade shellfish stock recipe with photos and step-by-step instructions.

Egg Salad Sandwich

Classic egg salad sandwich, with chopped hard boiled eggs, green onion, celery, mayonnaise and a dash of curry powder, served on toasted bread.

Turnip Potato Soup

Turnip and potato soup recipe, an unassuming but surprisingly good soup with simply turnips, potatoes, chicken stock, butter and onions.

Beet Greens

Delicious way to serve beet greens and other greens such as collard or kale. Beet greens recipe with bacon, garlic, onion, sugar, vinegar, and red pepper flakes.

Creamed Turnips

Mashed, creamed turnips recipe with turnips, milk, butter, cream, cloves, and nutmeg.

Peach Pâté Tartine

French tartine recipe with freshly baked bread, pate maison, brie, and sliced white peaches or nectarines.

Candied Citrus Peel

Candied citrus peel and candied orange peel recipe. Citrus peel, pith removed, boiled in sugar syrup, dried, and coated with granulated sugar.

Pâté (Pate) Maison

Easy to make liver pate, made with chicken livers and pork sausage, wrapped in bacon.