7 Layer Bean Dip

7-layer bean dip with hot refried beans, topped with cheddar cheese, chilies, tomatoes, avocados, sour cream, and sliced black olives.

Apple Chicken Quesadilla

Kid-friendly chicken apple quesadilla recipe, toasted flour tortillas with melted cheese, apple slices, chicken, and salsa.

Apricot Chicken

Quick and easy apricot chicken with skinless boneless chicken breasts and fresh apricots.

Artichoke Lemon Dip

Creamy artichoke dip made with artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, lemon, parsley, garlic, and cream cheese.

Asian Tuna Salad

Asian inspired tuna salad with canned tuna, radishes, cilantro, shredded carrot, ginger, rice vinegar and sesame oil.

Asparagus

Quick and easy asparagus recipe. How to cook asparagus spears perfectly, dress with olive oil, Parmesan, and lemon zest.

Asparagus Artichoke Salad

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

Asparagus Frittata

Quick and easy asparagus frittata. Perfect for spring. Eggs, Gruyere or Swiss cheese, onion, and asparagus.

Asparagus Salad with Shrimp

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

Baked Brie

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.

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan recipe with boneless skinless chicken breasts, breaded with Parmesan and crumbs, fried, topped with a tomato sauce.

Baked Scallops

Easy baked scallops recipe. Scallops baked in a white sauce of butter, white wine, and flour, topped with bread crumbs.

Blackberry Slump

Blackberries cooked on the stovetop with sugar and lemon, topped with dumplings.

Boursin Stuffed Mushrooms

Easiest stuffed mushrooms ever, creminis stuffed with herbed Boursin cheese, topped with smoked paprika.

Broccoli Stir Fry with Ginger and Sesame

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.

Brownie in a Mug

Easiest brownie ever, a single serving brownie microwaved in a mug.

Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

Bruschetta with tomato and basil. Chopped fresh tomatoes with garlic, basil, olive oil, and vinegar, served on toasted slices of French or Italian bread.

Buttery Tomato Pasta

Pasta with the easiest ever tomato sauce made with whole canned tomatoes, butter, sugar, basil, and salt and pepper.

Caramel Sauce

Classic smooth, creamy, and delicious caramel sauce recipe. Made with sugar, butter, and cream.

Cauliflower “Couscous”

Gluten-free, vegan, mock couscous made with steamed ground cauliflower, apples, nuts, and other mix-ins.

Celery Stir Fry

Japanese-style stir-fry, thin batons of celery, stir-fried with chili-infused oil and soy sauce.

Cheese Biscuits

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.

Cheese Tacos

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.

Cheesy Bread

A cross between garlic bread and pizza, cheesy bread is a quick, easy, and delicious party snack.

Chicken Cutlets with Caper Sauce

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin, seared, served with a caper sauce over arugula, fennel and shaved Parmesan.

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.

Chicken Marinara

Chicken pieces coated with Parmesan and bread crumbs, fried and covered with a tomato basil marinara sauce, and topped with melted Mozzarella.

Chicken Prosciutto

Chicken prosciutto recipe with boneless, skinless chicken breasts with butter toasted sage, wrapped in prosciutto.

Chicken Salad

Delicious chicken salad with chopped cooked chicken, celery, bell pepper, green olives, apple, iceberg lettuce and mayonnaise.

Chicken with Creamy Cassis Sauce

Chicken breasts, lightly sautéed and served with a sauce made with cream, white wine, and creme de cassis, a liqueur made from blackcurrants.

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese chicken salad with thinly sliced lettuce, bell peppers, scallions, julienned carrot, cilantro, peanuts, and skinless boneless chicken breast.

Chipotle Meatballs

Ground pork formed into meatballs with minced bacon, garlic, eggs, bread crumbs, and oregano, cooked with a chipotle chili and tomato sauce.

Chorizo and Eggs

My mother's excellent recipe for Mexican chorizo (spicy sausage) with scrambled eggs.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Cilantro lime shrimp. Simple sautéed shrimp with garlic, cilantro, green chile and lime.

Classic Carrot Salad

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.

Cold Pea Salad

A delightful chilled pea salad, made with smoked almonds, water chestnuts and a hint of curry.

Coleslaw

Coleslaw with thinly sliced cabbage, carrots and green onion, with or without mayonnaise. The quintessential American picnic salad.

Collard Greens

Fresh collard greens cooked with onion, garlic, chile pepper flakes, bacon fat, and dark sesame oil.

Crispy Hash Browns

Crispy hash browns recipe. Method for making perfectly browned and crispy hash brown potatoes.

Cucumber Salad with Mint and Feta

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 Salad

Cucumber yogurt tzatziki, a simple salad of peeled, sliced cucumbers, yogurt, dill, and salt and pepper. To accompany spicy dishes.

Dad’s English Muffin Pizzas

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

Dad’s Fish Stew

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.

Dad’s Greek Salad

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.

Dad’s Potato Salad

Classic potato salad recipe with boiled Russet potatoes, dill pickles, celery, parsley, red onion, scallions, hard boiled eggs and a mayonnaise Dijon dressing.

Deviled Eggs

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.

Dijon Chicken

Chicken breasts in a creamy Dijon mustard sauce with shallots.

Easiest Ever Garlic Bread

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.

Easy Black Beans and Rice

Quick and easy black beans and rice with onion, bell pepper, garlic, Tabasco, oregano, and white rice.

Easy Grilled Salmon

Quick and easy way to grill salmon fillets, using a soy-sauce based marinade.

Easy Poached Eggs

How to poach an egg, with great results every time. Simple poached egg recipe.

Edamame Dip

Dip made with edamame soybeans, avocado, cilantro, yogurt, lime juice, and dashes of Tabasco and sesame oil.

Egg Drop Soup

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

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.

Enchiladas

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.

Fancy Hot Dogs

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

Fettuccine Alfredo

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

Fish Tacos

Fish tacos recipe prepared with fresh fish fillets, corn tortillas, salsa, avocado, and coleslaw.

French Toast

Thick slices of bread, soaked in beaten eggs with milk and cinnamon, toasted in a frying pan, and served with butter and maple syrup.

Fresh Tomato Salsa

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.

Fried Catfish

Crispy fried catfish fillets coated in a seasoned cornmeal crust.

German Farmer’s Breakfast

German farmer's breakfast with potatoes, eggs, green onion, bell peppers, parsley, and chopped ham. Also called Bauernfruhstuck.

Ginger Chicken with Almonds

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.

Glazed Salmon

Salmon fillets cooked in a honey and apple cider glaze, served over fresh wilted spinach.

Green Beans with Salsa

An easy to prepare green beans recipe with tomato and chile salsa. A Latin twist on the classical haricots a la provencale recipe.

Grilled Romaine Lettuce

Hearts of romaine lettuce, painted with a herb vinaigrette, and grilled. Served whole, or chopped for a grilled salad.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Slices of sweet potatoes grilled over a hot fire and slathered with a cilantro-lime dressing.

Grilled Tomatoes

Quick and easy grilled tomatoes recipe for grilling over a gas or charcoal grill.

Ham and Potato Hash

Ham and potato hash, a perfect side dish for fried eggs. Easy to cook, and a great way to use up leftover ham.

Hamburger and Macaroni

American comfort classic hamburger and macaroni recipe. Browned ground beef cooked in a tomato onion sauce, mixed in with elbow macaroni.

Hamburger Stroganoff

Beef stroganoff made with ground beef in a sour cream mushroom sauce, with onions, parsley, paprika, served over egg noodles.

Home Fries

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

Hot and Sour Soup

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

Hot crab dip recipe with cream cheese and mayo base, lump crab meat, green onions, parsley, horseradish, slivered almonds, and Tabasco.

Huevos a la Mexicana

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.

Hummus

Simple and delicious hummus, made with garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and salt.

Italian Sausage Spaghetti

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.

Jim’s Famous Hamburger

Juicy, grilled hamburger recipe seasoned with fresh rosemary and A1 sauce and topped with lettuce, tomato, onions, and avocado.

Kid-Friendly Wraps

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.

Korean Spicy Cold Noodles

Spicy and cool, this traditional Korean dish for hot weather is made with buckwheat noodles, various crunchy veggie toppings, and a spicy chili sauce.

Kung Pao Chicken

Classic Chinese American Kung Pao Chicken, with boneless skinless chicken breasts, sesame oil, chili peppers, ginger, and peanuts.

Liver and Onions

Liver and onions recipe, calves liver, dredged in seasoned flour, sauteed in bacon fat, with thinly sliced onions.

Mango Salsa

Mango salsa with fresh diced mango, red onion, jalapeno, cucumber, cilantro and lime. Great with seafood.

Matzo Brei

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

Mexican Three Bean Salad

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.

Mom’s Pan-fried London Broil Steak

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.

Mom’s Summer Squash

Zucchini and summer squash, sauteed with bell peppers, fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, and served with melted cheddar cheese.

Olive Crostini

Olive crostinis, sliced baguette, spread with an olive, garlic, cheese tapenade, and toasted in the oven. Delicious appetizer.

Onion Potato Gratin

Onion potato gratin with sliced Yukon Gold potatoes, baked with onions, with heavy cream and Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses.

Panko-crusted Salmon

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

Pasta Puttanesca

A classic Italian pasta sauce based on pantry items such as olives, capers, anchovies and canned tomatoes.

Peperonata

Italian bell pepper, onion, tomato sauté, with garlic, ground oregano, and fresh basil.

Perfect Guacamole

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

Perfect Popcorn

How to make a perfect batch of popcorn, with no burnt kernels. Easy popcorn recipe.

Pesto Pasta Salad

Summer pesto pasta salad with fresh basil pesto, spiral pasta, pine nuts, olives, peas, and cherry tomatoes.

Poached Chicken

A method for poaching chicken which retains all the chicken's flavor and juices without overcooking the breast meat.

Poached Salmon

Poached salmon, the easiest way to prepare delicious salmon steaks or fillets, poached in white wine, seasoned with fresh dill.

Pork Chops

Delicious pork chops with an easy-to-make sweet and sour sauce made with red currant jelly and Dijon mustard. Simple pork chop recipe.

Pork Mango Picadillo

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

Pork Schnitzel

Thinly pounded breaded pork cutlets, browned and served with a creamy dill sauce.

Potato Leek Soup

Simple and easy potato leek soup recipe. Tastes creamy but has no cream. A hearty, tasty soup.

Provencal Endive Salad

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

Provencal Seafood Bisque

Outrageously good seafood bisque inspired by Provencal flavors, with saffron, tomato, and mild, white fish. Great with crusty bread.

Quesadilla

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

Quick Macaroni and Cheese

Easy stovetop macaroni and cheese recipe with grated cheddar cheese, milk, butter, macaroni pasta, and cubed ham.

Quinoa con Queso

Quinoa served with sauce of fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, and queso fresco, or fresh farmer's cheese.

Roasted Broccoli

Broccoli, tossed in olive oil, lemon juice and salt, roasted and served with parmesan cheese and lots of black pepper.

Roasted Cauliflower

Oven roasted cauliflower recipe, made with cauliflower florets, garlic, lemon, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese.

Roasted Fennel

Quick and easy roasted fennel recipe. Sliced fennel oven roasted in olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Roasted Zucchini with Garlic

Roasted zucchini recipe, fresh zucchini, cut lengthwise, oven-roasted with olive oil, garlic, black pepper, and Herbes de Provence.

Salmon Patties

Quick and easy salmon patties recipe with cooked salmon, bread, green onion, dill, bell pepper, egg, and paprika.

Salmon Provencal

Baked salmon provencal recipe with a sauce of fresh tomatoes, fresh chopped herbs, a few shallots, lemon juice, balsamic and olive oil.

Salmon Salad

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.