My mother's rice pilaf recipe, made with long grain white rice, onion, celery, stock, seasoned salt, pepper, and cayenne.
Rice pilaf, rice browned first then cooked in stock with mushrooms, onions, and toasted pine nuts.
Classic, creamy rice pudding recipe. Boiled rice with milk, cream, egg, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and raisins.
Festive rice recipe with carrot, lemon, onion, and mint.
Butterflied chicken stuffed with ricotta, Parmesan and herbs, then grilled or baked.
A beautiful blend of fresh strawberries, aged balsamic vinegar, and a hint of sugar, topped with a ricotta-mascarpone mousse.
A classic Italian comfort food of rice with peas and chunks of ham.
Classic roast beef recipe using rump roast, round roast, or sirloin tip. This slow roasting method at low heat is good for tougher cuts of beef; the lower heat prevents any gristle from getting too tough.
Whole roast chicken, stuffed with grapes and seasoned with rosemary, thyme, onions, and lemon.
Classic roast leg of lamb recipe. Leg of lamb marinated in a citrus rosemary marinade, then oven seared and slow roasted.
Simple roast quail, roasted quickly on high heat and served with a balsamic vinegar reduction.
Quick and easy roasted asparagus recipe, with thick asparagus spears, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and a little lemon juice.
Tender young carrots, roasted with red onions with rosemary, salt, and pepper, until lightly caramelized.
Ruby red beets, oven roasted, then tossed with a little orange zest and a balsamic glaze.
Broccoli, tossed in olive oil, lemon juice and salt, roasted and served with parmesan cheese and lots of black pepper.
Brussels sprouts, oven-roasted with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese.
Butternut squash, radicchio and onion roasted in the oven and tossed with olive oil, toasted pine nuts and grated cheese.
Oven roasted cauliflower recipe, made with cauliflower florets, garlic, lemon, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese.
Savory chicken, roasted whole in a large cast iron pan, surrounded by carrots and garlic, and stuffed with lemon and thyme.
Roasted eggplant and tomato soup recipe made with oven roasted tomatoes, carrots, garlic, chickpeas, and eggplant. Seasoned with curry powder and cilantro.
Quick and easy roasted fennel recipe. Sliced fennel oven roasted in olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
How to roast whole heads of garlic in the oven so you can eat warm, toasty cloves right out of the garlic head.
Roasted garlic chicken recipe, whole chicken, brined in a garlic salt brine, then roasted.
Oven roasted green beans, drizzled and cooked with balsamic vinegar, honey, thyme, and garlic.
Strips of roasted green chiles, lightly dressed in olive oil, vinegar, and salt.
Oven roasted new potatoes recipe with olive oil, garlic, rosemary, and halved new potatoes.
Roasted new potatoes recipe with caramelized onions and truffle oil. An incredibly easy way to take roasted potatoes to whole new level of deliciousness.
Parsnips roasted in butter and stock with parsley, chives, garlic, and a touch of horseradish.
Roasted red bell pepper soup with potato, garlic, onion, and red bell peppers.
A ragout of roasted root vegetables—parsnips, carrots, beets, rutabagas—with tomatoes and kale
Baked spaghetti squash tossed with sautéed onions, kale, sausage, and Parmesan cheese.
Roasted zucchini recipe, fresh zucchini, cut lengthwise, oven-roasted with olive oil, garlic, black pepper, and Herbes de Provence.
Romanesco broccoli salad with steamed romanesco florets, red onions, celery, parsley, capers, marinated in vinaigrette
Light caramel flan with a hint of roses, custard made with whole milk, sugar, and eggs.
Rosemary marinated chicken skewers, grilled or broiled, and served with a blackberry sauce.
Rosemary crusted lamb chops seared in a pan and roasted until tender.
Duck breast seasoned with rosemary and served with a sweet sour apricot sauce.
Saffron rice, an Indian rice pilaf seasoned with saffron, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, orange zest, pistachios, and almonds. Also called parsi pulao.
A healthy way to nourish your body with Omega 3, this sake ginger glazed salmon recipe does just that. Marinated over night in a Japenese yakitori sauce and fresh ginger.
Salmon chowder with fresh salmon, bacon, leeks, celery, potatoes, stock, and cream.
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.
Fresh and healthy lettuce wrap with poached salmon, cucumber jicama, and ginger.
Baked salmon provencal recipe with a sauce of fresh tomatoes, fresh chopped herbs, a few shallots, lemon juice, balsamic and olive oil.
Quick and easy, salmon fillets, nestled on a bed of fennel, dotted with lemon and butter, baked in a pouch of parchment paper.
Sautéed salmon fillets served with a simple lemony cream sauce.
Salmon fillets poached in a tomato onion caper sauce with white wine.
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts baked in tomatillo salsa verde sauce, topped with melted jack cheese. Easy!
A California classic, Santa Maria style tri tip beef roast, a triangle shaped bottom sirloin cut, with a peppery, salty, garlic-y crust.
Sweet, savory, and smokey sauerkraut, with onions, apples, and bacon.
Recipe for baby artichokes, sauteed with onions and garlic, served with grated Parmesan cheese.
Sauteed onions with chard, caraway seeds and a touch of honey.
Roasted chestnuts, sautéed with pearl onions and bacon, for a festive holiday side dish.
Sautéed kale, mustard, turnip, beet or collard greens, tossed with toasted pine nuts, golden raisins, a little red pepper and black pepper. Sicilian-style greens.
The best sautéed kale you will ever taste. Seasoned with smoked paprika and crushed chile pepper flakes.
Chopped kale sautéed with onions and garlic, mixed with a sauce of sesame tahini, sesame oil, lemon juice, and salt.
Chopped fresh kale, lightly sautéed in olive oil with onions and red pepper flakes. Tossed with toasted cashews.
Pacific petrale sole fillets, quickly sauteed and served with a sauce of white wine, shallots, butter, and herbs.
Swiss chard, quickly sautéed with shallots and mustard seeds, seasoned with salt and rice vinegar.
Swiss chard sautéed with shiitake mushrooms and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
Simple sauteed zucchini recipe with onion, garlic, fresh tarragon, basil, and Gruyere Swiss cheese.
Delicious scalloped potatoes, thinly sliced potatoes baked with butter, bacon, onion, chives, parsely, Gruyere, Parmesan and cream.
Cheesy scrambled eggs with onions, thinly sliced kale, and shredded mozzarella cheese.
Huevos en salsa verde. Eggs scrambled in a green chile sauce made with jalapenos, tomatillos, and onions.
Seared thick sea scallops served with a simple asparagus and butter sauce.
Ahi tuna, also known as yellowfin tuna, marinated in sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, green onion, and lime juice, then pan seared.
Large sea scallops, seared and topped with browned butter sauce with capers and lemon zest.
Sugar snap peas seared in olive oil with green onions, mint, lemon zest and black pepper.
Sushi-grade tuna steaks, pan seared, served with slices of avocado and a ginger, soy, cilantro, lime, garlic sauce.
Simple and easy shaved fennel salad with olive oil, lemon juice, thyme, parsley, and Parmesan.
Sherry potatoes, thinly sliced russet potatoes baked in the oven with butter and dry sherry.
Shrimp and avocado salad recipe. Freshly cooked shrimp and creamy avocado are a perfect match, especially with a crisp vinaigrette. What better way to cool down in the heat of summer than with a delicious cold salad?
Cool and tasty shrimp ceviche recipe, shrimp served with chopped red onion, chile, cilantro, cucumber, avocado with lemon and lime juices.
Classic shrimp fried rice with fresh shrimp, rice, green onions, peas, carrots, and sesame oil. The secret? Use day old cooked rice.
Simple shrimp risotto, in the Venetian style, with tiny pink shrimp, shallots, parsley and lemon zest.
Quick and easy shrimp scampi, shrimp sautéed with garlic in butter, olive oil, and white wine, tossed with red pepper flakes and parsley.
Long and crunchy Chinese green beans, quickly stir-fried Sichuan style with red chilies, Sichuan peppercorns, and sesame oil.
Simple and easy cauliflower soup with just cauliflower, butter, salt, olive oil, and chives.
Quick and easy peas and onions, a go-to side for almost any meal.
Slowly cooked Boston baked beans, white beans cooked with salt pork and onions, in a molasses and mustard sauce.
Slow cooker chicken rice casserole with basmati rice, tomatoes, onions, chicken thighs
Slow cooker pulled pork shoulder, in a chile spice rub, shredded to serve with tortillas in tacos or burritos.
Slow-cooked pork shoulder with a savory gravy made with roasted apples and onions.
Turkey thighs, slow-cooked, braised in a mustard sauce with root vegetables.
New potatoes oven-roasted in butter, smashed with garlic and minced chives.
Whole chicken roast with a rub of smoked paprika, butter, garlic salt and pepper, and glazed with lemon juice and honey.
Snow peas lightly sauteed and tossed with toasted pine nuts, mint, garlic, olive oil, and sesame oil.
Spaghetti squash, first baked, then shredded and sautéed with chard, garlic, rosemary, and Parmesan.
Chicken marinated in oil and vinegar with olives and raisins, then baked with wine and brown sugar. Pollo Estofado.
My mother's signature Spanish rice recipe, a delicious accompaniment to steak, chicken, and Mexican entrees such as tacos or enchiladas. Spanish rice is browned first with onions and garlic, then cooked in chicken stock with added tomato.
A classic Spanish tapas appetizer known as patatas bravas, or angry potatoes - roasted potatoes tossed with a spicy, smoky tomato sauce.
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.
Pork spareribs cooked with sauerkraut, onions, white wine, and juniper berries. Classic German spare ribs and sauerkraut.
Spicy chicken drumsticks prepared with a Carribean jerk rub and then broiled.
A delightful spin on classic cranberry sauce. Spicy cranberry sauce with ginger, Pinot Noir red wine, curry powder, and Chinese five-spice.
Zesty and spicy chicken, marinated with a cashew, garlic and jalapeño sauce. Grilled to a crisp golden brown and served with lime wedges.
Camarones al Ajillo garlic shrimp recipe. Garlic and jalapeno marinated shrimp sauteed in coconut milk and served on a bed of coconut white rice.
Spicy lamb stew, lamb shoulder slow cooked in white wine with onions, garlic, bell peppers, pasilla chiles, paprika, cumin, tomatoes, raisins, and herbs.
Spicy lamb stew recipe with butternut squash. Lean lamb shoulder braised in tomato sauce with butternut squash, garbanzo beans, and garlic. Spiced with paprika, cayenne, and black pepper.
A spicy, hearty stew with pork shoulder, sausage, chickpeas and onions, garlic and paprika.
I love pumpkin soup, don't you? This recipe is adapted from one featured in Oprah Magazine. Creamy and spicy pumpkin soup made with pumpkin puree, chicken broth, milk and cream, and a mixture of curry, coriander, and cayenne.
Turkey burger patties with grated zucchini, herbs, cumin, and cayenne, served with lemony sour cream sauce.
Vegetarian chili with eggplant, plum tomatoes, onion, garlic, zucchini, bell peppers, jalapenos, white beans, kidney beans, and cilantro.
Black beans cooked with onions, chili peppers, garlic, oregano, red chili sauce, chipotle, cumin, orange juice and lime.
Classic spinach recipe. The best way to cook delicious fresh spinach, with olive oil and garlic. Step-by-step instructions and photographs.
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.
Asian spinach recipe with sesame and garlic. A simple Korean method for cooking spinach.
Classic split pea soup. Dried split peas are cooked with water and ham hocks, onions, garlic, and leeks. Filling, hearty winter soup.
Fresh fava bean salad with sliced fennel, mint, scallions, and Parmesan.
Savory lamb stew with spring garlic, new potatoes, peas, and roasted garlic.
Springtime succotash with medley of corn, carrots, ham, spring onions, and fava beans.
Mexican classic—Quesadillas with summer squash blossoms, Quesadillas de flor de calabazas
Pan-fried steak with a Diane sauce of cognac, shallots, butter, mustard and cream.
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.
Seared flank or skirt steak, marinated first in a teriyaki marinade made with mirin, sake, and soy sauce, glazed with the sauce while cooking, and cut thinly against the grain to serve.
Delicious basic steamed broccoli recipe, the easiest way to cook this wonderful vegetable.
Classic southern stewed okra and tomatoes, with bacon, bell pepper, onions, celery, okra and tomatoes.
A richly flavored stove top baked bean recipe combining molasses, bacon, ketchup and vinegar - a great addition to hot dogs too.
Molded strawberry rhubarb dessert terrine, with fresh strawberries, rhubarb, lemon juice, and orange zest.
Old-fashioned strawberry shortcake recipe, with fresh strawberries, sliced and macerated in sugar, spooned over freshly baked biscuits, topped with whipped cream.
Smooth and creamy strawberry mousse made with fresh strawberries, cream, gelatin, sugar, lemon juice and white chocolate.
Large zucchini stuffed with ground turkey, mushrooms, tomatoes, basil, rosemary, and Parmesan cheese.
Italian risotto made with summer vegetables such as corn, bell peppers, green onions and basil.
Delicious fresh pea soup recipe with petit peas, mint, cream, broth, and shallots.
Summer squash salad. Zucchini carpaccio. Thinly sliced summer squash served with olive oil, lemon juice, mint, Parmesan cheese, and toasted pine nuts.
Chinese-style sweet and sour chicken, stir-fried with bell peppers and pineapple chunks.
Sweet and sour braised pearl or boiling onions flavored with vinegar and honey.
Traditional German and Austrian sweet and sour red cabbage. Shredded red cabbage cooked with vinegar, sugar, and butter.
A simple sweet and spicy mushroom stir fry using honey, ginger, garlic, and dried chilies.
Swiss chard recipe, sautéed in olive oil with garlic and crushed red pepper.
Tzatziki recipe with yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and Swiss chard instead of cucumbers.
Swiss chard, or other leafy green, sautéed with green olives, capers, green onions, and rosemary.
One of our favorite desserts growing up. This tapioca pudding recipe uses small pearl tapioca, milk, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
Fresh corn kernels, poached slowly with shallots in butter and ouzo, with fresh tarragon stirred in to serve.
A light corn chowder with fresh corn, yukon gold potatoes, chopped fennel and onion, and fresh tarragon.
Quick and easy. Skinless chicken breasts poached in teriyaki sauce, served with teriyaki sauce and toasted sesame seeds.
Tex-Mex lasagna, also known as Mexican casserole or Mexican lasagna recipe. Layered casserole with corn tortillas, ground beef, chile, beans, salsa, and cheese.
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.
Chinese dish of chicken braised with ginger, garlic, scallions, soy sauce, and Chinese cooking wine.
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.
Quick and easy, mild tilapia fish fillets cooked with onions, garlic, diced tomatoes, mushrooms, and olives.
Have leftover Parmesan rinds? Toast them for a quick and tasty snack.
Fresh garden tomatoes sprinkled with olive oil, rice vinegar, and soy sauce.
Fresh tomato, red onion, and avocado salad, seasoned Italian style with oregano, fresh parsley, garlic, olive oil, wine vinegar, salt and pepper.
Crispy fried strips of corn tortillas in a tomato-based Mexican soup with chicken stock, chiles, avocado, Jack cheese, cilantro and lime.
Traditional roast beef hash recipe. Cooked beef, ground through a meat grinder with onions and potatoes and then fried.
Turkey bacon roulades. Turkey cutlets layered with Provolone cheese, ham, and seasonings, rolled up and wrapped with bacon, then baked.
Chile verde made with turkey thigh meat and homemade tomatillo salsa verde.
Best turkey meatballs ever, with cremini and shiitake mushrooms, onions, garlic, and herbs.
Filling, delicious, and affordable, this turkey stew is made with turkey thighs or legs, slow cooked with onion, celery, carrots and other root vegetables.
Turkey tacos recipe with cranberry salsa. Another great way to use up Thanksgiving turkey leftovers.
White chili made with turkey meat, great for using up Thanksgiving leftovers, with white beans, green chiles, jalapeno, and garnishes.
Turnip and potato soup recipe, an unassuming but surprisingly good soup with simply turnips, potatoes, chicken stock, butter and onions.
Slow cooked tomatoes and onions are the base for this delicious scrambled eggs recipe.
Twice baked potato recipes. One with a cheddar cheese and bacon stuffing, the other with a blue cheese and chives stuffing.
Wonderful vegetable soup recipe with fresh tomatoes, leeks, potato, onion, celery, zucchini, green beans, carrots, and basil. From Wolfang Puck's mother.
Banana leaf tamales recipe. Tamale corn masa, stuffed with cheese, calabasitas squash, carrots, tomatoes, garlic, and chili sauce, wrapped in banana leaves and steamed.
Veggie tacos with onions, zucchini, tomatoes, green chiles, jalapeños, cheddar and cotija cheeses, and cilantro in corn tortillas.
A somewhat lighter version of the traditional vichyssoise chilled potato leek soup, with Yukon Gold potatoes.
First presented at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in 1893, this all-American Waldorf salad recipe includes chopped apples, celery, grapes, and toasted walnuts in a mayonnaise dressing.
A traditional winter pesto made from parsley and walnuts instead of basil and pine nuts.
Warm green bean salad with pancetta, tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese.
Summery watermelon gazpacho, a cold soup with watermelon, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, cucumbers.
Hearty white bean and ham soup recipe, perfect for cold winter days. White beans, ham shanks, onions, celery, carrots, garlic, Tabasco, and herbs.
Simple tuna and white bean salad, a classic combination and so easy to make.
Hearty white bean soup with onions, cabbage, tomatoes, celery, carrots, potato, squash, broth, and Parmesan cheese.
Hearty fall and winter soup with pumpkin, white beans, a ham hock, tomato, and chard.
White bean and cherry tomato salad with a dressing of rosemary infused olive oil, garlic, Parmesan, anchovies, and lemon.
White cannellini beans with Italian sausage in a plum tomato sauce.
Chicken white chili with white beans, chicken broth, garlic, onions, green chiles, diced chicken, and Monterey jack cheese.
Wild rice salad with cranberries, pecans, green onions, orange zest, and wild rice. A perfect accompaniment to many fall and winter dishes - roast chicken, stews, pork chops.
Delicious rice salad with wild rice and long grain rice, green onions, celery, peas, dried cranberries, pine nuts, in a sesame vinegar and oil dressing.
Simple wilted watercress salad with fresh peppery watercress and a hot bacon apple cider dressing.
It looks like cole slaw, but this shredded salad of root veggies -- carrots, radishes, parsnips and celery root -- is an excellent accompaniment to heavier winter foods.
Zabaglione recipe, a simple Italian custard dessert made with egg yolks, sugar, and Marsala wine. Also known as zabayon or sabayon.
Grated zucchini and chopped blanched spinach, mixed with onions sautéed with bacon, parsley, and garlic, bound with eggs, topped with grated Parmesan, and baked.
Simple zucchini recipe, zucchini strips cooked with butter, onion, parsley, bouillon, and thyme.