7-layer bean dip with hot refried beans, topped with cheddar cheese, chilies, tomatoes, avocados, sour cream, and sliced black olives.
Pasta tossed with fried slivered ancho chiles, garlic, and shrimp, olive oil, and Parmesan.
Simple angel hair pasta side, with an olive oil, garlic, herb sauce.
Kid-friendly chicken apple quesadilla recipe, toasted flour tortillas with melted cheese, apple slices, chicken, and salsa.
Quick and easy apricot chicken with skinless boneless chicken breasts and fresh apricots.
Creamy artichoke dip made with artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, lemon, parsley, garlic, and cream cheese.
Asian inspired tuna salad with canned tuna, radishes, cilantro, shredded carrot, ginger, rice vinegar and sesame oil.
Quick and easy asparagus recipe. How to cook asparagus spears perfectly, dress with olive oil, Parmesan, and lemon zest.
A light springtime salad of grilled or roasted asparagus with marinated artichoke hearts and cherry tomatoes.
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.
Sliced avocado and tomato, lettuce with toasted whole wheat bread.
Beautiful avocado tomato salad with sliced avocados and colorful heirloom tomatoes.
Baked asparagus with olive oil and parmesan cheese.
Baked brie recipe, brie cheese, topped with jam, wrapped in puff pastry or crescent roll dough, and baked until melty. Serve with crackers or apple slices.
Chicken Parmesan recipe with boneless skinless chicken breasts, breaded with Parmesan and crumbs, fried, topped with a tomato sauce.
Baked white fish, such as cod, haddock, scrod, hake or bass, baked with a buttery Ritz cracker crust.
Oven-baked salmon fillets served with avocado, mango, chile, lime salsa.
Easy baked scallops recipe. Scallops baked in a white sauce of butter, white wine, and flour, topped with bread crumbs.
Quick and easy, shrimp baked in a tomato sauce with onions, garlic, parsley, dill, and feta cheese.
Easy baked tilapia fillets with sun-dried tomato, Parmesan, breadcrumb crust, and optional berry sauce.
Black-eyed Pea Salsa with green chiles, onions, red bell pepper, served with jack cheese quesadillas
Blackberries cooked on the stovetop with sugar and lemon, topped with dumplings.
Easiest stuffed mushrooms ever, creminis stuffed with herbed Boursin cheese, topped with smoked paprika.
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.
Grapefruit halves, sprinkled with brown sugar and broiled.
Broiled lobster tail with a sauce of brown butter and toasted hazelnuts
Easiest brownie ever, a single serving brownie microwaved in a mug.
Bruschetta with tomato and basil. Chopped fresh tomatoes with garlic, basil, olive oil, and vinegar, served on toasted slices of French or Italian bread.
Brussels sprouts quartered and quickly sautéed with chili pepper flakes and black bean garlic sauce.
Pasta with the easiest ever tomato sauce made with whole canned tomatoes, butter, sugar, basil, and salt and pepper.
Classic smooth, creamy, and delicious caramel sauce recipe. Made with sugar, butter, and cream.
Gluten-free, vegan, mock couscous made with steamed ground cauliflower, apples, nuts, and other mix-ins.
Delicious vegan curry with cauliflower, chickpeas, onion, tomato, and cilantro.
Japanese-style stir-fry, thin batons of celery, stir-fried with chili-infused oil and soy sauce.
Quick and easy biscuits filled with Parmesan cheese, black pepper, and scallions. An ideal bread for a picnic, dinner party, or for last minute guests.
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.
A cross between garlic bread and pizza, cheesy bread is a quick, easy, and delicious party snack.
Simple cherry and pear tomato salad with cucumbers, feta cheese, shallots, mint, and oregano.
Simple and quick chicken breast with apples cooked in broth, with a honey mustard 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.
A marriage of traditional chicken Florentine with pasta and basil pesto. Sliced sautéed chicken breasts with spinach, garlic, white wine, cream, pesto, and pasta.
Light and nourishing, lettuce wraps with stir fried chicken, shiitake mushrooms, and diced mango.
Chicken pieces coated with Parmesan and bread crumbs, fried and covered with a tomato basil marinara sauce, and topped with melted Mozzarella.
Chicken marsala recipe with breaded chicken cutlets in a Marsala wine, pancetta, and cream sauce. Photos and step-by-step instructions.
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.
Chicken breasts, lightly sautéed and served with a sauce made with cream, white wine, and creme de cassis, a liqueur made from blackcurrants.
Skinless, boneless chicken breasts, pounded thin, wrapped around an arugula and goat cheese stuffing and roasted.
Pan-cooked boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, prepared with mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, and port wine.
Chickpea tomato salad with fresh summer tomatoes, garbanzo beans, hard boiled eggs, and sweet onions, and tossed with a light vinaigrette.
Chinese chicken salad with thinly sliced lettuce, bell peppers, scallions, julienned carrot, cilantro, peanuts, and skinless boneless chicken breast.
Ground pork formed into meatballs with minced bacon, garlic, eggs, bread crumbs, and oregano, cooked with a chipotle chili and tomato sauce.
Mixed roasted nuts with a chipotle lime and brown sugar glaze.
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.
Quick and easy citrus pork with egg noodles recipe.
Traditional grated carrot salad with carrots, raisins, chopped apple and mayonnaise. One of the easiest salads to prepare, as well as being kid-friendly and good for you.
Alaskan King Crab steamed briefly and served with melted butter.
Cod poached in water infused with bay leaves, garlic, salt, and olive oil.
A quick and easy recipe for fish sautéed in olive oil, with Italian herbs and fresh tomatoes.
A delightful chilled pea salad, made with smoked almonds, water chestnuts and a hint of curry.
Coleslaw with thinly sliced cabbage, carrots and green onion, with or without mayonnaise. The quintessential American picnic salad.
Fresh collard greens cooked with onion, garlic, chile pepper flakes, bacon fat, and dark sesame oil.
A Moroccan-inspired couscous side with pistachios and dried apricots
Crab salad with hazelnuts and chopped pear, served on butter lettuce.
Crispy hash browns recipe. Method for making perfectly browned and crispy hash brown potatoes.
Quick easy quinoa salad with cucumbers and mint. Perfect for a summer picnic salad!
A salad of cucumbers, grapes, toasted almonds and a little garlic - essentially a deconstructed white gazpacho.
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 yogurt tzatziki, a simple salad of peeled, sliced cucumbers, yogurt, dill, and salt and pepper. To accompany spicy dishes.
Extra specia English muffin pizza made with English muffins, grated Mozarella cheese, diced ham, tomatoes, and caramelized onions.
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.
Classic Greek salad recipe, with plum tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, bell pepper, black olives, and crumbled feta cheese. Served with a red wine vinegar vinaigrette.
Classic potato salad recipe with boiled Russet potatoes, dill pickles, celery, parsley, red onion, scallions, hard boiled eggs and a mayonnaise Dijon dressing.
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.
Pressed for time? Don't have an oven? Want just a slice or two of garlic bread? Here's a quick and easy way to make garlic bread.
Quick and easy black beans and rice with onion, bell pepper, garlic, Tabasco, oregano, and white rice.
Quick and easy coconut curry with shrimp simmered in the curry sauce.
Quick and easy way to grill salmon fillets, using a soy-sauce based marinade.
How to poach an egg, with great results every time. Simple poached egg recipe.
Dip made with edamame soybeans, avocado, cilantro, yogurt, lime juice, and dashes of Tabasco and sesame oil.
Classic Chinese egg drop soup with eggs, ginger, green onions, and mushrooms.
Classic egg salad sandwich, with chopped hard boiled eggs, green onion, celery, mayonnaise and a dash of curry powder, served on toasted bread.
Family favorite, Tex Mex cheese enchiladas recipe. Corn tortillas, lightly fried, rolled up with Jack or cheddar cheese, arranged in a casserole dish, covered with tomato and green chile sauce, and baked.
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.
Two approaches for fettuccine Alfredo, a traditional Italian version with butter and Parmesan, and a more modern version with cream and nutmeg.
Fettuccine pasta with a rich and creamy, tomato and Italian sausage sauce. Absolute crowd pleaser.
Fish tacos recipe prepared with fresh fish fillets, corn tortillas, salsa, avocado, and coleslaw.
Quick and easy stir-fry recipe with flank steak, asparagus, and red bell peppers.
Thick slices of bread, soaked in beaten eggs with milk and cinnamon, toasted in a frying pan, and served with butter and maple syrup.
Mexican salsa recipe made with chopped fresh tomatoes, jalapeno and serano chili peppers, red onion, cilantro, and lime. Also called Pico de Gallo or Salsa Fresca.
Crispy fried catfish fillets coated in a seasoned cornmeal crust.
German farmer's breakfast with potatoes, eggs, green onion, bell peppers, parsley, and chopped ham. Also called Bauernfruhstuck.
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.
Salmon fillets cooked in a honey and apple cider glaze, served over fresh wilted spinach.
Simple and easy curry made with Granny Smith green apples.
Recipe for green beans, boiled first, then sauteed in butter with thyme and toasted almonds.
An easy to prepare green beans recipe with tomato and chile salsa. A Latin twist on the classical haricots a la provencale recipe.
Quick and delicious green beans recipe with fresh green beans, shallots, and pancetta.
Whole grilled branzino fish, or European seabass, served with a rosemary vinaigrette sauce.
Simple and easy, grilled chicken recipe, topped with a tomato tarragon sauce.
Grilled flank steak with a sauce of assorted mushrooms, sautéed with butter and shallots and cooked down in a red wine reduction.
Hearts of romaine lettuce, painted with a herb vinaigrette, and grilled. Served whole, or chopped for a grilled salad.
Simple and easy, grilled salmon with dill butter and lemon.
Slices of sweet potatoes grilled over a hot fire and slathered with a cilantro-lime dressing.
Quick and easy grilled tomatoes recipe for grilling over a gas or charcoal grill.
Ham and potato hash, a perfect side dish for fried eggs. Easy to cook, and a great way to use up leftover ham.
American comfort classic hamburger and macaroni recipe. Browned ground beef cooked in a tomato onion sauce, mixed in with elbow macaroni.
Beef stroganoff made with ground beef in a sour cream mushroom sauce, with onions, parsley, paprika, served over egg noodles.
Hanger steaks, quickly sautéed and served with a sauce of shallots and butter in a wine reduction.
Brussels sprouts steamed briefly and then stir-fried with a hoisin glaze.
Quick and easy broiled salmon fillets with a hoisin sauce glaze.
Simple and easy home fries two ways, one recipe starting with raw potatoes, another starting with cooked. Both skillet fried.
Classic Chinese American hot and sour soup, with Chinese mushrooms, bamboo shoots, chicken broth, vinegar, tofu, chili oil, and a beaten egg.
Hot crab dip recipe with cream cheese and mayo base, lump crab meat, green onions, parsley, horseradish, slivered almonds, and Tabasco.
Perfectly fresh and crunchy homemade tortilla chips, fried, baked, or microwaved.
Hard boiled eggs recipe. Tips for how to boil eggs so they come out perfectly every time.
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.
Simple and delicious hummus, made with garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and salt.
Light nourishing Italian soup with chicken stock, egg, Parmesan, and ribbons of spinach.
Quick and easy spaghetti recipe with Italian sausage. The tomato-based sauce gets its seasoning from the sweet and spicy sausages. Our favorite way of serving spaghetti.
Shredded carrot salad with apples, pomegranate seeds, raisins, craisins, mayo, lime juice, and honey.
Juicy, grilled hamburger recipe seasoned with fresh rosemary and A1 sauce and topped with lettuce, tomato, onions, and avocado.
Kid friendly wraps recipes including peanut butter and jelly wraps and cream cheese, sliced ham, and shredded carrots wraps. Roll-ups made with flour tortillas and various fillings.
Spicy and cool, this traditional Korean dish for hot weather is made with buckwheat noodles, various crunchy veggie toppings, and a spicy chili sauce.
Classic Chinese American Kung Pao Chicken, with boneless skinless chicken breasts, sesame oil, chili peppers, ginger, and peanuts.
Bowtie pasta tossed with lemon zest, basil pesto, and leftover turkey, carbonara style
Ling cod fillets cooked in onions, green olives, tomatoes and orange slices.
Liver and onions recipe, calves liver, dredged in seasoned flour, sauteed in bacon fat, with thinly sliced onions.
Mango salsa with fresh diced mango, red onion, jalapeno, cucumber, cilantro and lime. Great with seafood.
A classic Jewish breakfast or light meal of matzo, egg and either savory toppings or sweet.
A Mediterranean style chicken salad with olive oil, vinegar, olives, capers, onions and fresh herbs.
Fresh melon, diced, and tossed with lemon or lime, mint, and serrano chili.
Classic three bean salad with a Southwestern twist. Pinto beans, black beans, and green beans, with onions, jalapenos, Cotija cheese, cilantro with a sweet lime dressing.
Big and chewy molasses spice cookies recipe. Much like a ginger snap, but chewier.
Baked apple slices recipe with fresh apple slices, baked with sugar, maple syrup, and cinnamon.
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.
Zucchini and summer squash, sauteed with bell peppers, fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, and served with melted cheddar cheese.
Shredded carrot and fresh beet salad with raisins, cumin, cinnamon, and paprika, and an honey lemon dressing.
Noodles with mushrooms, sesame seeds, and herbs, tossed with a lemon ginger dressing.
Nopalitos, chopped prickly pear cactus paddles sautéed with onions, garlic, jalapeno, and tomatoes.
Olive crostinis, sliced baguette, spread with an olive, garlic, cheese tapenade, and toasted in the oven. Delicious appetizer.
Onion potato gratin with sliced Yukon Gold potatoes, baked with onions, with heavy cream and Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses.
Salmon, roasted in the oven with new potatoes and asparagus, with olive oil, fresh dill, garlic, and lemon.
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
Panko-crusted salmon recipe. Salmon steaks or fillets breaded with Japanese panko crumbs, and baked to perfection.
A classic Italian pasta sauce based on pantry items such as olives, capers, anchovies and canned tomatoes.
Fusilli pasta tossed with marinated artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, and toasted almonds.
Pasta served with chicken, asparagus, and a creamy sauce with goat cheese, Parmesan, sherry, tarragon, and lemon.
Orecchiette pasta tossed with roasted cauliflower, roasted cherry tomatoes, prosciutto, arugula, and Parmesan.
Pasta served with Italian sausage, roasted red bell peppers, olives, capers, fresh tomato and basil.
Pasta with fresh garden tomatoes, basil, baby spinach, garlic, and brie.
Pasta served with a sauce made with oil-packed canned tuna, onions, capers, white wine, and parsley.
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.
Corkscrew pasta with a tomato sauce with Italian turkey sausage and smoked mozzarella cheese.
Penne pasta with a tomato meat sauce, with ground beef, onions, Italian seasoning, garlic, and basil.
Italian bell pepper, onion, tomato sauté, with garlic, ground oregano, and fresh basil.
Classic guacamole recipe, made with ripe avocados, Serrano chiles, cilantro and lime. Garnish with red radishes or jicama. Serve with tortilla chips.
How to make a perfect batch of popcorn, with no burnt kernels. Easy popcorn recipe.
Persimmon salad with fuyu persimmons, pomegranate seeds, chopped apple, lemon, honey, and mint.
Summer pesto pasta salad with fresh basil pesto, spiral pasta, pine nuts, olives, peas, and cherry tomatoes.
Pinto beans with sautéed onions, bacon, and pan roasted jalapenos.
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.
Delicious pork chops with an easy-to-make sweet and sour sauce made with red currant jelly and Dijon mustard. Simple pork chop recipe.
Pan-fried pork chops with a creamy, Dijon mustard sauce.
Pan seared pork chops with a sweet and sour pear and ginger sauce.
Spicy ground pork with mango, almonds, and cilantro. Served over rice. Ground pork picadillo recipe.
Pork tenderloin medallions, sauteed in butter and served with a caper mustard cream sauce.
Thinly pounded breaded pork cutlets, browned and served with a creamy dill sauce.
And easy, tender, succulent pork tenderloin recipe. With sliced apples.
Simple and easy potato leek soup recipe. Tastes creamy but has no cream. A hearty, tasty soup.
Belgian endive salad with a vinaigrette with olive oil, sherry vinegar, garlic, and anchovies.
Outrageously good seafood bisque inspired by Provencal flavors, with saffron, tomato, and mild, white fish. Great with crusty bread.
Classic Mexican and Tex Mex cheese quesadilla recipe. Toasted flour tortilla with melted cheese inside.
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.
Quick stir-fried beef strips with sliced onions and red and green bell peppers.
Easy stovetop macaroni and cheese recipe with grated cheddar cheese, milk, butter, macaroni pasta, and cubed ham.
Quinoa served with sauce of fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, and queso fresco, or fresh farmer's cheese.
Quinoa salad with black beans, corn, fresh tomatoes, jalapeños, farmers cheese, lime juice, and cilantro.
Festive rice recipe with carrot, lemon, onion, and mint.
Broccoli, tossed in olive oil, lemon juice and salt, roasted and served with parmesan cheese and lots of black pepper.
Oven roasted cauliflower recipe, made with cauliflower florets, garlic, lemon, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese.
Quick and easy roasted fennel recipe. Sliced fennel oven roasted in olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Roasted zucchini recipe, fresh zucchini, cut lengthwise, oven-roasted with olive oil, garlic, black pepper, and Herbes de Provence.
Rosemary marinated chicken skewers, grilled or broiled, and served with a blackberry sauce.
Duck breast seasoned with rosemary and served with a sweet sour apricot sauce.
A quick and easy salmon and macaroni salad recipe.
Quick and easy salmon patties recipe with cooked salmon, bread, green onion, dill, bell pepper, egg, and paprika.
Baked salmon provencal recipe with a sauce of fresh tomatoes, fresh chopped herbs, a few shallots, lemon juice, balsamic and olive oil.
A great way to cool off is with a refreshingly chilled salmon salad. Use up leftover salmon from a summer barbecue. Easy and quick salmon salad recipe.