Artichoke heart and leek frittata, perfect for spring!
Creamy artichoke dip made with artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, lemon, parsley, garlic, and cream cheese.
Quick and easy asparagus recipe. How to cook asparagus spears perfectly, dress with olive oil, Parmesan, and lemon zest.
Quick and easy asparagus frittata. Perfect for spring. Eggs, Gruyere or Swiss cheese, onion, and asparagus.
A simple asparagus salad with thinly sliced asparagus, shrimp, garlic, parsley, and dressed with olive oil and lemon juice.
Light and fluffy asparagus souffle recipe. Pureed asparagus mixed with bechamel and egg yolks, beaten egg whites folded it, baked to puffy golden deliciousness.
Elegant steamed asparagus served with a Hollandaise butter sauce.
Fresh spring asparagus, lightly sautéed in oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper, fresh lime juice, and mint.
Quick and easy baby bok choy recipe. Baby bok choy sauteed in olive oil with garlic, green onions and a dash of sesame oil. Then mixed with roasted, salted cashews.
Bok choy cooked with garlic, sherry, chicken broth, and prosciutto.
Baby bok choy, stir fried with sliced yellow bell peppers, green onions, and sesame oil.
Bacon-wrapped pork roast recipe. Wrapping the pork roast in bacon brings extra juiciness and flavor to the roast.
Bluefish fillets baked in foil with lemon, white wine, butter, and herbs.
Baked ling cod recipe served with a lemon garlic butter sauce.
Shrimp baked in a sauce of chopped tomatillos, Cotija cheese, jalapeños, onions and garlic, tossed with cilantro and lime juice.
Highly flavorful beef bouillon soup made from beef oxtails.
What's a summer grill without beef kebabs? Top sirloin chunks, marinated in soy sauce, garlic, ginger, olive oil marinade, grilled with onions, mushrooms, bell peppers.
Not your everyday pot roast recipe. Beef roast braised in zinfandel, with pancetta, onions, carrots, celery, tomato, and garlic.
Quick and easy. Torn cabbage leaves, blanched in salted water, tossed with butter, caraway and celery seeds.
Asparagus spears, boiled until crisp tender, served with grated boiled eggs and a caper vinaigrette.
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.
Easiest stuffed mushrooms ever, creminis stuffed with herbed Boursin cheese, topped with smoked paprika.
Beef short ribs, braised in red wine and veal stock with onion, celery, and carrots.
Artichokes braised in white wine and olive oil with shallots, garlic, parsley, and mint.
Pearl onions braised with butter and chicken stock, great side dish for roast beef or stews.
Pork chops, brined overnight in a salt sugar solution, seared and served with parsley lemon garlic gremolata
Chinese broccoli beef, thinly sliced beef slices, marinated then stir-fried with garlic and blanched broccoli.
Quick and easy broccoli stir fry recipe with ginger and sesame. Broccoli florets, stir-fried with minced ginger and garlic, then cooked with stock, sesame oil, and soy sauce.
Broccoli, first blanched, then sautéed briefly with sliced grilled chicken, toasted almonds, sesame oil, and red chile flakes.
Broiled lobster tail with a sauce of brown butter and toasted hazelnuts
Simple and delicious Brussels sprouts recipe with lightly steamed or boiled sprouts, mixed with sauteed onions, butter, and toasted almonds.
Buffalo wings recipe, chicken wings marinated in a spicy sauce, broiled, served with blue cheese sauce.
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.
Quick and easy puréed cauliflower recipe with sour cream and butter.
Classic ceviche (or seviche) recipe in which cubes of red snapper are cooked by lime and lemon juice. Traditional Latin American method to prepare fresh fish.
Julienned chayotes cooked with roasted tomatoes, onions, green chiles and cilantro.
Crustless quiche recipe including bacon, green onions, and cherry tomatoes.
Chicken salad with arugula, goat cheese, and apple slices.
Chicken bacon roulades, chicken breasts, pounded thin, stuffed with bacon, shallots, and Parmesan, rolled up, browned, roasted, then served sliced, with a creamy white sauce.
Skinless, boneless chicken breasts with a creamy mushroom sauce with vermouth, cream, and sage.
A quick, tasty, and filling recipe for chicken curry.
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin, seared, served with a caper sauce over arugula, fennel and shaved Parmesan.
Slow-cooked chicken drumsticks coated in Ethiopian style berbere spice.
Chicken marsala recipe with breaded chicken cutlets in a Marsala wine, pancetta, and cream sauce. Photos and step-by-step instructions.
Chicken paprikash with chicken pieces, browned in butter, cooked with onions and paprika, then served with a little sour cream mixed in.
Chicken prosciutto recipe with boneless, skinless chicken breasts with butter toasted sage, wrapped in prosciutto.
Delicious chicken salad with chopped cooked chicken, celery, bell pepper, green olives, apple, iceberg lettuce and mayonnaise.
Tarrgon chicken salad recipe, with chopped chicken, dried cranberries, celery, mayonnaise, and either dried or chopped fresh tarragon. Great for sandwiches too.
Skinless, boneless chicken breasts, pounded thin, wrapped around an arugula and goat cheese stuffing and roasted.
Fried chicken served with a mushroom cream sauce. Easy to make, filling, and delicious.
Chilled, jelled turkey loaf. Turkey meat mixed with green onions, garlic, parsley, and pmento, jelled in aspic, in its own juices. Great for sandwiches.
Pork tenderloin, marinated in orange juice, lemon juice, garlic, shallots, and chipotle chiles, then oven roasted.
Bacon-wrapped shrimp, grilled and seasoned with chipotle chili and lime.
Chicken breasts or thighs, smothered in chipotle salsa, topped with Monterey jack cheese, and baked.
My mother's excellent recipe for Mexican chorizo (spicy sausage) with scrambled eggs.
Cilantro lime shrimp. Simple sautéed shrimp with garlic, cilantro, green chile and lime.
Homemade cilantro pesto, made with fresh cilantro leaves, blanched almonds, red onion, serrano chile and olive oil.
San Francisco-style cioppino Italian fish stew, with fresh halibut, sea bass, Dungeness crab, shrimp, clams, mussels, and oysters in a savory tomato-based broth.
Easy baked chicken recipe. Chicken breasts, thighs, wings, and legs coated in olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper baked in the oven.
Alaskan King Crab steamed briefly and served with melted butter.
Tender oven-roasted rack of lamb, seasoned with rosemary, thyme, garlic, salt and freshly ground black pepper, and slathered with olive oil.
Classic American Cobb salad, a composed salad with bacon, avocado, chicken breast, tomato, hard boiled egg, chives, arranged on a bed of romaine, Boston, frisee lettuce and watercress.
Cod poached in water infused with bay leaves, garlic, salt, and olive oil.
Coleslaw with thinly sliced cabbage, carrots and green onion, with or without mayonnaise. The quintessential American picnic salad.
Summer fresh garden salsa with cucumbers, red bell peppers, onion, jalapeño, and mint
Frenched beef rib-eye steak seared first to brown, then cooked on lower heat to finish, served with parsley, oregano, garlic chimichurri sauce.
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.
Delicious crab dip with lump crab meat, sour cream, mayonnaise, shallots, dill, lemon zest, white wine vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce.
Crab mango salad recipe with avocado. Dungeness crab lump meat gently folded with cilantro, lime, avocado and mango. Served with a citrus mango sauce.
Crab salad with hazelnuts and chopped pear, served on butter lettuce.
Creamy wild mushroom soup made with porcini and morels, garlic, stock, cream, Madeira, parsley and chives.
A fresh and easy asparagus soup in a base of chicken broth, cream, and onion, seasoned with thyme and dry vermouth.
Classic cream of celery soup with celery, onion, leeks, garlic, stock and a little cream.
Using delicate, thin skinned, Persian cucumbers, this cucumber salad recipe includes mint, feta cheese, red onions and sliced radishes with a simple oil and vinegar dressing.
Cucumber salad tossed with a dressing made from tahini paste and lemon.
Cucumber yogurt tzatziki, a simple salad of peeled, sliced cucumbers, yogurt, dill, and salt and pepper. To accompany spicy dishes.
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.
An egg salad made in the style of deviled eggs, with mustard, mayo, hot sauce and paprika.
Classic deviled eggs recipe, perfect for post-Easter and summer picnic potlucks. Mashed cooked egg yolks, mixed with mayonnaise and Dijon, spooned or piped into cooked egg white halves. Sprinkled with paprika.
Chicken breasts in a creamy Dijon mustard sauce with shallots.
Quick and easy coconut curry with shrimp simmered in the curry sauce.
A quick and easy method for making duck confit (2 hours versus 2 days).
How to poach an egg, with great results every time. Simple poached egg recipe.
Classic Chinese egg drop soup with eggs, ginger, green onions, and mushrooms.
Egg whites whipped to stiff peaks, grated Gruyere folded in, formed into nests, baked with yolk in center.
Runny eggs, steamed on a bed of sautéed chopped chard, onions, and shiitake mushrooms.
Crisp fall salad with sliced endive, walnuts, chopped pear, and blue cheese.
Hot dog slices sautéed in butter with onions, with a sour cream sauce. Served with pasta.
Fennel salad with thinly sliced fennel bulb and a fresh mint vinaigrette.
Filet mignon steak, pan seared and served with a sauce of a red wine reduction with butter.
Quick and easy stir-fry recipe with flank steak, asparagus, and red bell peppers.
Classic simple French onion soup recipe, with beef stock base, slow-cooked caramelized onions, French bread, gruyere and Parmesan cheese.
Chicken browned first in olive oil, then braised in white wine sauce with 40 cloves of garlic, thyme and tarragon.
Delicious ginger chicken recipe. Chicken strips, marinated in coriander and ginger, stir-fried with scallions and ginger, served mixed with mango chutney and topped with toasted almonds.
Oxtails, browned, slow cooked until falling off the bone tender, red wine and stock reduced until coating oxtails with syrupy glaze.
Salmon fillets cooked in a honey and apple cider glaze, served over fresh wilted spinach.
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.
Greek meatballs made with spicy lamb and pork meatballs, mint, jalapeno, garlic, shallots, orange zest, and Greek yogurt for dipping.
Fresh green beans, blanched and toss with a balsamic vinaigrette, red onions, basil, and Parmesan.
Recipe for green beans, boiled first, then sauteed in butter with thyme and toasted almonds.
Lightly blanched fresh green beans sautéed in bacon fat and served with a little bacon, black pepper and either vinegar or lemon juice.
Quick and delicious green beans recipe with fresh green beans, shallots, and pancetta.
Slow cooked fresh green beans with tomatoes, bacon, and onions
Nothing beats the flavor of asparagus, coated in olive oil, sprinkled with salt, and quickly grilled.
Whole grilled branzino fish, or European seabass, served with a rosemary vinaigrette sauce.
Butterflied, grilled leg of lamb, marinated first in rosemary garlic marinade. Grilled over charcoal or gas.
Skinless boneless chicken breasts marinated with lime and cilantro and grilled.
Grilled flank steak with a sauce of assorted mushrooms, sautéed with butter and shallots and cooked down in a red wine reduction.
Grilled sweet Italian sausages, bell peppers and red onions served over a bed of baby arugula.
A melt in your mouth flank steak that is cooked quickly with a high heat. The marinade of soy sauce, honey and garlic does the trick for this cut of meat.
Raw oysters not your thing? Try grilling them! Serve with lemon juice, butter, parsley sauce.
Simple and easy, grilled salmon with dill butter and lemon.
Tender and juicy grilled spareribs with baby back ribs or St. Louis cut ribs. Ribs are brined in a citrus salt brine, grilled, and glazed with a sweet bourbon sauce.
Grilled swordfish steaks that have marinated in olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, thyme and garlic
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.
Get your grill on with tuna kabobs, skewers of marinated fresh tuna, onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms.
Grilled whole wild salmon, stuffed with a relish made of preserved lemons, parsley, dill, and shallots.
Green deviled eggs! Hard boiled egg halves, stuffed with avocado guacamole.
Hanger steaks, quickly sautéed and served with a sauce of shallots and butter in a wine reduction.
Hashed brussels sprouts made with thinly sliced brussels sprouts, tossed in lemon juice, sauteed in butter, and sprinkled with vermouth.
Hawaiian oxtail soup with oxtails, slowly cooked to produce their own broth, with ginger, anise, orange peel, peanuts, chili, mustard greens, onions, and cilantro.
Whole roasted chicken, infused with fresh herbs - parsley, basil, marjoram.
Quick and easy broiled salmon fillets with a hoisin sauce glaze.
How to easily cure your own corned beef, with beef brisket, pickling spices, and salt.
Classic Chinese American hot and sour soup, with Chinese mushrooms, bamboo shoots, chicken broth, vinegar, tofu, chili oil, and a beaten egg.
How to cook and eat an artichoke, with step-by-step instructions and photos.
Hard boiled eggs recipe. Tips for how to boil eggs so they come out perfectly every time.
Step-by-step detailed instructions and photos on roasting a goose.
My mother's special version Mexican style scrambled eggs. Eggs are scrambled in a sauce of tomatoes, onions, and jalapeno. Huevos a la Mexicana recipe.
Butterflied flank steak that is marinated, rolled up with prosciutto, basil, Parmesan, and roasted bell peppers, and then roasted in the oven. Great for a party.
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.
Italian sausages cooked in the oven with ratatouille, sauteed zucchini, bell pepper, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and eggplant.
Caribbean jerk chicken full of flavor and and a good amount of heat, using habaneros (or scotch bonnet chili peppers) and allspice.
Juicy, grilled hamburger recipe seasoned with fresh rosemary and A1 sauce and topped with lettuce, tomato, onions, and avocado.
Wilted kale recipe with arame seaweed, garlic, sesame, and fresh minced ginger.
Seared lamb loin chops, served with chimichurri sauce of mint and parsley.
A French classic, whole leeks are boiled, drained, then marinated in a Dijon vinaigrette.
Classic American lemon chicken recipe, not too lemony, just right. With garlic, butter, lemon, thyme, and rosemary.
Liver and onions recipe, calves liver, dredged in seasoned flour, sauteed in bacon fat, with thinly sliced onions.
Classic liver paté recipe with ground pork, calf, chicken, or pork liver, bacon and spices.
Cranberry cooler made low carb by using unsweetened cranberry juice, sweetened with liquid stevia, a naturally sweet herb.
Round up of low carb recipes.
Round up of Low Carb recipes.
Round up of low carb recipes from around the food blogosphere.
Round up of low carb recipes from food blogs around the world.
Red bell peppers, charred and roasted, preserved in vinegar, lemon, garlic, oil marinade. Canned roasted bell peppers.
Mini frittatas made in mini muffin tins, with eggs, feta cheese, mushrooms, onions, and chard.
Tangy minty chimichurri sauce with fresh mint, parsley, and garlic.
Quick and easy, sautéed ground turkey with onions, garlic, bell peppers, and seasoned with chipotle chili.
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.
Quick and easy pork chops, with a cumin and pepper dry rub, pan fried to perfection.
My mother's tried and true roast turkey recipe. How to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving. Step-by-step instructions with photos and reader comments.
Zucchini and summer squash, sauteed with bell peppers, fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, and served with melted cheddar cheese.
Classic turkey soup recipe. Every Thanksgiving my mother takes what's left of the turkey carcass and makes a delicious turkey soup that we enjoy for days.
Skinless, boneless, chicken breasts marinated in yogurt with garlic, paprika, and cumin, then grilled.
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.
This napa cabbage picnic salad combines Chinese napa cabbage, radishes, snow peas, toasted slivered almonds, with a sweet soy mayo dressing.
How to make steamed soft shell clams, otherwise known as steamers, a specialty of New England.
Mexican style octopus salad, with tomatoes, green and red onion, cucumbers, and cilantro.
Black cod fillets marinated in a vinegar oil mixture and served as a classic escabeche.
Pan seared salmon with a creamy avocado remoulade sauce, avocados puréed with lime juice, olive oil, shallots, parsley, and Dijon.
Pacific black cod (sable fish) cooked in a broth of sake, rice vinegar, soy sauce and oil
Easy to make liver pate, made with chicken livers and pork sausage, wrapped in bacon.
Classic Steak au Poivre, or steak with a creamy peppercorn sauce
Shrimp marinated in a mixture of garlic, pepper, lemon juice, and brandy, quickly sautéed and served over rice with a sprinkling of parsley.
Classic guacamole recipe, made with ripe avocados, Serrano chiles, cilantro and lime. Garnish with red radishes or jicama. Serve with tortilla chips.
A method for poaching chicken which retains all the chicken's flavor and juices without overcooking the breast meat.
Poached salmon, the easiest way to prepare delicious salmon steaks or fillets, poached in white wine, seasoned with fresh dill.
Layered fresh porcini mushroom, cheese, and tomato sauce casserole recipe. Prepared much like Eggplant Parmesan, but with slices of fresh porcini mushrooms instead of the eggplant.
Seared cabbage and onions that are then braised with caraway, celery seed, mustard and a little stock or water.
Pan-fried pork chops with a creamy, Dijon mustard sauce.
Pork tenderloin medallions, sauteed in butter and served with a caper mustard cream sauce.
Brined pork loin, roasted with an onion cardamom crust and served with a mushroom cream sauce.
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.
Prime rib recipe, how to cook to perfection a standing rib beef roast, step-by-step instructions and photos. Ideal for Christmas and the holiday season.
Belgian endive salad with a vinaigrette with olive oil, sherry vinegar, garlic, and anchovies.
Quick and easy, hot artichoke dip with artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, and salt and pepper.
A quick and easy way of cooking lean flank steak on the stovetop.
Classic French rabbit in Dijon mustard sauce, or Lapin à la moutarde.
Fresh red radish salad with mint, shallots, lemon, and toasted pistachios.
Raw kale salad with Tuscan kale, toasted pine nuts, balsamic, and grated Parmesan.
Chicken pieces marinated in a spicy, flavorful red chili sauce, then grilled or baked. Pollo adobado recipe.
Butterflied chicken stuffed with ricotta, Parmesan and herbs, then grilled or baked.
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.
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.
Roasted turkey breast with a rich gravy made with roasted garlic and pan drippings.
Quick and easy roasted asparagus recipe, with thick asparagus spears, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and a little lemon juice.
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.
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.
Strips of roasted green chiles, lightly dressed in olive oil, vinegar, and salt.
Flame roasted poblano chiles, cut into strips and cooked with onions, Mexican crema, and Monterey Jack cheese. Serve with tortillas.
Romanesco broccoli salad with steamed romanesco florets, red onions, celery, parsley, capers, marinated in vinaigrette
Rosemary crusted lamb chops seared in a pan and roasted until tender.
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.
Fresh and healthy lettuce wrap with poached salmon, cucumber jicama, and ginger.
Jelled salmon mousse appetizer recipe, with cooked salmon, celery, green pepper, onion, dill, and cream cheese.