Recipes by month:


Asian Noodle Salad

Asian noodle salad with plenty of colorful veggies and a sesame ginger dressing.


Mediterranean Potato Salad

Summery potato salad with new potatoes, green beans, roasted red bell peppers, red onion, olives, parsley, tossed in vinaigrette.




Perfect Guacamole

Classic guacamole recipe, made with ripe avocados, Serrano chiles, cilantro and lime. Garnish with red radishes or jicama. Serve with tortilla chips.

Jalapeño Cornbread

Spicy jalapeño cornbread with jalapenos, jack cheese, whole corn kernels, cornmeal and flour.

Buckwheat Waffles

Gluten-free buckwheat waffles, crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside.

Mediterranean Chicken Salad

A Mediterranean style chicken salad with olive oil, vinegar, olives, capers, onions and fresh herbs.

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Coctel de camarones, a classic Mexican shrimp cocktail with shrimp, tomatoes, hot sauce, celery, onion, cucumber and avocados.



Lamb Korma

Lamb korma Afghan style, lamb leg or shoulder slowly cooked in a stew with onions, tomato, spices and yogurt.

Hummingbird Cake

Classic Southern cake made with bananas, pineapple, chopped pecans, and topped with a cream cheese frosting. And more pecans.






Portobello Mushroom Burger

A vegetarian burger made with grilled portobello mushrooms and grilled onions, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes.


Skillet Tortilla Pizza

Super easy individual pizzas made with flour tortillas, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce and basil, in a cast iron skillet on the stovetop.

Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins

Tender oatmeal muffins peppered with fresh strawberries that have macerated in sugar and balsamic.

Fresh Pea Hummus

A tangy, vibrant dip or hummus-like spread made from peas, tahini, sour cream and mint.

Cajun Chicken Salad

A chicken salad done Louisiana style with a remoulade, Tabasco sauce and a little Cajun spice.

Seared Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas seared in olive oil with green onions, mint, lemon zest and black pepper.

Crema di Limoncello

Homemade limoncello. A favorite Italian digestif, rich as custard and strong enough to knock you down. Everclear infused with plenty of lemon zest then swirled together with milk, sugar, and vanilla.

Smoked Salmon Hash

Hash brown potatoes, with smoked salmon, onions, a little sour cream, horseradish, mustard, chives and parsley.

Avgolemono Soup

An easy version of the classic Greek avgolemono soup of chicken with rice or orzo pasta finished with egg and lemon.

Sesame Cucumber Salad

Cooling cucumber salad, perfect for hot days and late night snacks. Cucumber chunks, tossed with sesame oil, seasoned rice vinegar, and chili flakes.

Grilled Tri-Tip Steak with Bell Pepper Salsa

Grilled, marinated tri tip steak with a salsa made with green bell peppers, garlic, and scallions. Also called sirloin tip, culotte steak, triangle steak, and Santa Maria-style barbecue.


Egg Nests

Egg whites whipped to stiff peaks, grated Gruyere folded in, formed into nests, baked with yolk in center.

Carmelita Bars

Chewy carmelita cookie bar, with a coconut oatmeal crust topped with chocolate chips and caramel sauce.



Spicy Lamb Stew

Spicy lamb stew, lamb shoulder slow cooked in white wine with onions, garlic, bell peppers, pasilla chiles, paprika, cumin, tomatoes, raisins, and herbs.


Chicken Florentine Pesto Pasta

A marriage of traditional chicken Florentine with pasta and basil pesto. Sliced sautéed chicken breasts with spinach, garlic, white wine, cream, pesto, and pasta.

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

Easy-to-make strawberry rhubarb cobbler. Strawberries, rhubarb, sugar, orange peel baked with a biscuit-like cobbler crust topping. Serve with whipped cream.

Asparagus Artichoke Salad

A light springtime salad of grilled or roasted asparagus with marinated artichoke hearts and cherry tomatoes.

Grilled Asparagus

Nothing beats the flavor of asparagus, coated in olive oil, sprinkled with salt, and quickly grilled.


Spring Minestrone Soup

A springtime version of the classic Italian minestrone, with peas, new potatoes, artichoke hearts, asparagus and spring greens.

Cherry Frozen Yogurt

Enjoy the bounty of cherry season with easy-to-make frozen yogurt made with fresh cherries.

Grilled Tuna Kebabs

Get your grill on with tuna kabobs, skewers of marinated fresh tuna, onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms.

Creole Potato Salad

Spice up your summer BBQ with a Creole potato salad, seasoned with spicy creole mustard.

Chili Dog

American classic chili dog, grilled hot dog on a bun, smothered in ground beef chili sauce, sprinkled with cheddar cheese and onions.


Grilled Flank Steak with Mushrooms

Grilled flank steak with a sauce of assorted mushrooms, sautéed with butter and shallots and cooked down in a red wine reduction.




Spanish Tortilla

Classic Spanish tortilla, or a Spanish potato omelette, with the emphasis on potato. Thinly sliced potatoes, fried in olive oil, layered in a pan, covered with beaten eggs, and cooked.

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Italian sausages cooked with bell peppers, sweet onions, crushed tomatoes, and garlic. Served in a hoagie roll or over pasta or polenta.

Cinnamon Ice Cream

Homemade cinnamon ice cream with a custard base, cream, milk, sugar, and cinnamon.

Oil-Poached Artichoke Heart Salad

Salad of thinly sliced artichoke hearts that have been slowly poached in garlic infused olive oil and tossed with herbs.


Spring Succotash

Springtime succotash with medley of corn, carrots, ham, spring onions, and fava beans.

Fancy Hot Dogs

Hot dog slices sautéed in butter with onions, with a sour cream sauce. Served with pasta.


Rhubarb Meringue Pie

Tart and tangy rhubarb meringue pie with orange zest, cinnamon, ground ginger, piled high with a light and fluffy meringue.

Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine with a buttery crust and a tender filling with our favorite food group - bacon!

Cochinita Pibil

Mexican cochinita pibil, or pulled pork shoulder marinated and braised in achiote paste, orange juice, and lime. Great for taco meat.


Gingersnap Cookies

Ultra-thin gingersnap cookies with molasses and ground ginger, baked until lightly browned and crispy.

Pasta with Chicken and Asparagus

Pasta served with chicken, asparagus, and a creamy sauce with goat cheese, Parmesan, sherry, tarragon, and lemon.


Jamaican Jerk Burgers

Spice up your hamburger with the feisty flavors of Jamaican jerk, habanero, allspice, cinnamon and ginger. Served with a citrus coleslaw.


Egg Drop Soup

Classic Chinese egg drop soup with eggs, ginger, green onions, and mushrooms.


Chocolate Ganache Torte

Over-the-top rich chocolate ganache torte recipe with up to two pounds of chocolate, a stick of butter and a cup of cream. Also called Death-By-Chocolate.


Buttermilk Pudding

Old fashioned buttermilk pudding, deliciously tart, sweet, and creamy.


Strawberry Mascarpone Tart

Tart with fresh strawberries, macerated in sugar, over a creamy mascarpone base and brushed with a balsamic glaze.


Rhubarb Sorbet

Welcome spring with fresh and fruity rhubarb sorbet, made with vibrant pink rhubarb stalks, orange zest, and fresh ginger.

Pork Mango Picadillo

Spicy ground pork with mango, almonds, and cilantro. Served over rice. Ground pork picadillo recipe.

Strawberry Rhubarb Terrine

Molded strawberry rhubarb dessert terrine, with fresh strawberries, rhubarb, lemon juice, and orange zest.

Mom’s Chili Beans

Louisiana style chili beans with ground beef and pinto beans, served over rice.

Kahlúa Brownies

Rich and fudgy chocolate brownies flavored with vanilla and Kahlúa liqueur.


Honey Mint Glazed Chicken

Grilled chicken pieces, marinated first, then glazed with a simple fresh mint and honey glaze.

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Easy to make frozen yogurt recipe with fresh fresh strawberries. Lighter than ice cream but still creamy, and packed with strawberry flavor.




Mango Chicken Curry

Mango and chicken are a power combo. This mango chicken curry recipe uses boneless, skinless breasts or thighs, mango, onion, ginger, garlic, curry, cumin, raisins, and coconut milk.


Soba Noodle Salad

Delicious cold soba noodle salad made with buckwheat soba noodles, mango, red bell pepper, garlic, basil, mint, peanuts, lime and sesame oil.

Jicama Salad

Crunchy, refreshing jicama salad with julienned jicama, bell peppers, red onion, cucumber, orange, and lime juice. Perfect accompaniment to Mexican food dishes.

Roasted Asparagus

Quick and easy roasted asparagus recipe, with thick asparagus spears, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and a little lemon juice.


Pineapple Tomato Salsa

A combination of fresh pineapple, tomato, and chile peppers make up this salsa recipe. Delicious with fish tacos or grilled steak.




Rhubarb Berry Pie

Rhubarb berry pie recipe. A perfect blend of tart rhubarb and the sweet marionberry blackberries.



Homemade Mango Chutney

Homemade mango chutney recipe. Delicious served with roasted chicken and a side of Spanish rice.


Shortbread Cookies

This shortbread cookie recipe has such a light texture that it almost melts in your mouth.

Strawberry Milk

Sweet, pink, creamy, and delicious, strawberry milk is a huge hit with the kids, and so easy to make too.


Lime Mango Sorbet

Luscious lime mango sorbet recipe, with fresh mangos, lime juice, simple syrup, and a dash of tequila.

Carne Asada

Carne asada is the thinly sliced, grilled beef served so often in tacos and burritos. This carne asada recipe is made with marinated, grilled skirt steak for flank steak. Serve with warm tortillas, avocados, and pico de gallo fresh tomato salsa.

Chickpea Potato Curry

Quick and easy chickpea curry with Yukon Gold potatoes, stewed tomatoes, cumin, ginger, coriander and garbanzo beans.

Strawberry White Chocolate Mousse

Smooth and creamy strawberry mousse made with fresh strawberries, cream, gelatin, sugar, lemon juice and white chocolate.

Three Bean Salad

Classic American three bean salad, perfect for summer picnics and potlucks. With cannellini beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, celery, red onion, parsley, and a sweet and sour dressing.

Pot Roast

Beef pot roast recipe, slow cooked on stove top or in oven with onion, garlic, carrots, and red wine. Slow cooking on low heat practically ensures a tender pot roast from the tougher beef chuck or shoulder roast cut.

Salmon Spread

Salmon spread appetizer with a combination of smoked salmon and freshly poached salmon, mixed together with lemon juice, capers, Dijon, chives, lemon zest, and butter. Serve on toasted baguette slices.

Dee’s Oatmeal Pancakes

Do you love oatmeal? Do you love pancakes? You should try them when they are one and the same. Family favorite oatmeal pancake recipe.




Quesadilla

Classic Mexican and Tex Mex cheese quesadilla recipe. Toasted flour tortilla with melted cheese inside.

Scalloped Turnips

Baked scalloped turnips. Sliced turnips and onions baked in milk and cream with salt and pepper.

Sauteed Baby Artichokes

Recipe for baby artichokes, sauteed with onions and garlic, served with grated Parmesan cheese.

Strawberry Cream Cake

Beautiful three-layer strawberry cream cake for that special occasion. Rich pound cake cut into three layers, filled with fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and strawberry puree. Topped with whipped cream and strawberries.

Grandma’s Sunshine Salad

Classic retro sunshine Jello salad recipe, with lemon Jello, grated carrots, and crushed pineapple.

Suzanne’s Best Brownies

The best chocolate brownie recipe, with flour, cocoa, eggs, sugar, butter, pecans, and a touch of almond extract.

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Tomatillo salsa verde, a delicious Mexican green salsa made with roasted tomatillos, chile peppers, lime juice, cilantro, and onion.

Curry Rice Salad

Curry rice salad prepared with brown rice, curry powder or paste, bell pepper, green onions, celery, snow peas, raisins, apple, cilantro, and sesame oil.