Napa Cabbage Picnic Salad

This napa cabbage picnic salad combines Chinese napa cabbage, radishes, snow peas, toasted slivered almonds, with a sweet soy mayo dressing.

Nettle Soup

Vibrant green, luxurious nettle soup made with nettle tops, shallots, celery, potatoes, stock, cream.

Okra and Tomatoes

Okra, sliced and quickly seared on high heat, then cooked with fresh tomatoes, onions, and jalapenos.

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.

Onion Rings

Crunchy onion rings recipe. Onion rings, soaked in buttermilk, coated with flour and cornmeal, and deep fried to a golden crisp.

Orange and Beet Salad

Colorful beet salad with sliced beets, navel oranges, red onions, arugula in a light vinaigrette.

Orange Blossom Carrot Salad

Middle Eastern carrot salad. Shredded carrots and golden raisins dressed with honey, lemon and orange blossom water.

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Wedges or slices of sweet potatoes, tossed in olive oil, sprinkled with spices, and baked on high heat until crispy and browned. Addictive!

Oven-fried Potato Chips

Oven-fried homemade potato chips recipe, made with thin slices of Russet potatoes, butter, and salt.

Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e fagioli, or pasta "fazool". A classic Italian dish of beans and short pasta with tomatoes and vegetables.

Penne with Ricotta and Asparagus

Penne with ricotta and asparagus. Simple spring pasta with asparagus, ricotta and Parmesan cheeses, garlic, and a dash of nutmeg.

Peperonata

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

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Heavenly mashed potatoes recipe using buttery Yukon Gold potatoes, cream, butter, milk, salt and pepper.

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.

Pesto Stuffed Zucchini

Ginormous zucchini in your garden? Try this recipe, hollowed out zucchini, stuffed with basil pesto, fresh croutons, Mozzarella, pine nuts and cherry tomatoes.

Pickled Beets

What a midwestern classic, pickled beets! Here's our favorite pickled beets recipe, easy to make with beets, cider vinegar, sugar, and olive oil.

Porcini Parmesan

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.

Portobello Mushroom Burger

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

Potato Gnocchi

Classic Italian potato gnocchi recipe. Light potato dumplings made with baking potatoes, egg yolks, and flour.

Potato Leek Soup

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

Provencal New Potatoes

Small new potatoes, roasted with onions, garlic, tomatoes, olives, and herbes de Provence.

Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi

Italian gnocchi dumplings made with pumpkin or winter squash, ricotta cheese, parmesan and flour.

Pumpkin Soup with Smoked Paprika

Rich and creamy pumpkin soup recipe with a smokey, spicy flavor from smoked paprika. Make with pumpkin purée, onions, apple, garlic, spices, stock, milk and cream.

Pumpkin Waffles

Hearty pumpkin waffles made with pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spices, flour, egg, and buttermilk.

Puréed Roasted Parsnips

Caramelized roasted parsnips are pureed into a delicious mash, seasoned with butter, salt, pepper and a dash of nutmeg.

Quesadilla

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

Quick and Easy White Bean Salad

Simple white bean salad with red onions, a little lemon juice, chopped parsley, olive oil, vinegar, herbs, salt and pepper.

Quinoa con Queso

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

Quinoa Pilaf

South American high-protein quinoa, cooked with onions, garlic, bell peppers, pilaf style, with chopped fresh herbs added for the finish.

Red Lentil Dal

Simple Indian dal, made with red lentils, onions, garlic, spices, tomatoes, and cilantro.

Refried Beans

Traditional Mexican refried beans recipe, both regular and pressure cooker methods.

Refried Black Beans

Black beans, cooked and then fried and mashed with onion, garlic, chili, and cilantro.

Rice Pilaf

My mother's rice pilaf recipe, made with long grain white rice, onion, celery, stock, seasoned salt, pepper, and cayenne.

Roasted Asparagus

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

Roasted Baby Carrots

Tender young carrots, roasted with red onions with rosemary, salt, and pepper, until lightly caramelized.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts, oven-roasted with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese.

Roasted Cauliflower

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

Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Soup

Roasted eggplant and tomato soup recipe made with oven roasted tomatoes, carrots, garlic, chickpeas, and eggplant. Seasoned with curry powder and cilantro.

Roasted Fennel

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

Roasted Garlic

How to roast whole heads of garlic in the oven so you can eat warm, toasty cloves right out of the garlic head.

Roasted New Potatoes

Oven roasted new potatoes recipe with olive oil, garlic, rosemary, and halved new potatoes.

Roasted Parsnips

Parsnips roasted in butter and stock with parsley, chives, garlic, and a touch of horseradish.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Don't throw away the pumpkin seeds from your pumpkin! Toast them in the oven for a delicious and healthy Halloween snack. Toasted pumpkin seeds recipe.

Roasted Zucchini with Garlic

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

Romanesco Salad

Romanesco broccoli salad with steamed romanesco florets, red onions, celery, parsley, capers, marinated in vinaigrette

Rustic Onion Tart

Rustic onion tart with caramelized red onions, Gruyere cheese, and an all-butter crust.

Saffron Rice Pilaf

Saffron rice, an Indian rice pilaf seasoned with saffron, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, orange zest, pistachios, and almonds. Also called parsi pulao.

Sauteed Baby Artichokes

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

Scalloped Turnips

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

Seared Sugar Snap Peas

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

Shaved Fennel Salad

Simple and easy shaved fennel salad with olive oil, lemon juice, thyme, parsley, and Parmesan.

Sherry Potatoes

Sherry potatoes, thinly sliced russet potatoes baked in the oven with butter and dry sherry.

Sichuan Eggplant

Eggplant cooked Sichuan-style with plenty of garlic, ginger, scallions, and lots of heat! Perfect for all you fire eaters out there.

Simple Cauliflower Soup

Simple and easy cauliflower soup with just cauliflower, butter, salt, olive oil, and chives.

Simple Salsa

Quick and easy tomato and green chile salsa, with canned cooked tomatoes, green chiles, scallions, garlic, oil, vinegar, oregano, and cilantro.

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.

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.

Spanish Rice

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.

Spanish Romesco Sauce

Classic Spanish Romesco sauce, made with roasted red peppers, almonds, garlic and tomatoes.

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.

Spicy Corn Fritters

Zesty, spicy corn fritters, served with a sweet chili sauce. Step-by-step instructions with photos.

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

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.

Spicy Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian chili with eggplant, plum tomatoes, onion, garlic, zucchini, bell peppers, jalapenos, white beans, kidney beans, and cilantro.

Spicy Zucchini Soup

Fresh and summery spicy zucchini soup with zucchini, onion, jalapeño, bread, mint and cilantro.

Spicy, Citrusy Black Beans

Black beans cooked with onions, chili peppers, garlic, oregano, red chili sauce, chipotle, cumin, orange juice and lime.

Spinach

Classic spinach recipe. The best way to cook delicious fresh spinach, with olive oil and garlic. Step-by-step instructions and photographs.

Spinach and Orzo Salad

Classic spinach and orzo salad with orzo pasta, fresh spinach, feta cheese, pine nuts, Greek olives, and red onion.

Spinach Gratin with Hard Boiled Eggs

Spinach gratin made with chopped blanched spinach, mixed with nutmeg infused béchamel, with hard boiled eggs and gruyere cheese. Gratin d'epinard aux oeufs.

Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi

Spinach ricotta gnocchi, Italian dumplings made with ricotta cheese, spinach, flour, and egg, served with a tomato goat cheese sauce.

Spring Minestrone Soup

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

Steamed Broccoli

Delicious basic steamed broccoli recipe, the easiest way to cook this wonderful vegetable.

Summer Garden Risotto

Italian risotto made with summer vegetables such as corn, bell peppers, green onions and basil.

Summer Pea Soup

Delicious fresh pea soup recipe with petit peas, mint, cream, broth, and shallots.

Summer Squash Salad

Summer squash salad. Zucchini carpaccio. Thinly sliced summer squash served with olive oil, lemon juice, mint, Parmesan cheese, and toasted pine nuts.

Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

Traditional German and Austrian sweet and sour red cabbage. Shredded red cabbage cooked with vinegar, sugar, and butter.

Sweet Potato Mash with Mint

Sweet potatoes cooked and mashed with onions, mint, cilantro, garlic, and olive oil. Puerto Rican boniato recipe.

Swiss Chard

Swiss chard recipe, sautéed in olive oil with garlic and crushed red pepper.

Swiss Chard with Olives

Swiss chard, or other leafy green, sautéed with green olives, capers, green onions, and rosemary.

Tabbouleh

Fresh and easy tabbouleh parsley and bulgur wheat salad, with fresh parsley, mint, bulgur soaked in stock, tomatoes, olive oil and lemon juice.

Tarragon Corn

Fresh corn kernels, poached slowly with shallots in butter and ouzo, with fresh tarragon stirred in to serve.

Tarragon Corn Chowder

A light corn chowder with fresh corn, yukon gold potatoes, chopped fennel and onion, and fresh tarragon.

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.

Tomato Pie

Fresh chopped tomatoes, basil and onions, topped with mixture of shredded cheese and mayonnaise, baked in a pie shell.

Tomato, Onion, Avocado Salad

Fresh tomato, red onion, and avocado salad, seasoned Italian style with oregano, fresh parsley, garlic, olive oil, wine vinegar, salt and pepper.

Turnip and Potato Patties

Are you a turnip lover? If so, you must try this delicious turnip and potato patties recipe. A cross between pancakes and fritters, but made with turnips and potatoes.

Tuscan Scrambled Eggs

Slow cooked tomatoes and onions are the base for this delicious scrambled eggs recipe.

Vegetable Soup with Sweet Basil

Wonderful vegetable soup recipe with fresh tomatoes, leeks, potato, onion, celery, zucchini, green beans, carrots, and basil. From Wolfang Puck's mother.

Vegetarian Banana Leaf Tamales

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

Veggie tacos with onions, zucchini, tomatoes, green chiles, jalapeños, cheddar and cotija cheeses, and cilantro in corn tortillas.

Walnut Parsley Pesto

A traditional winter pesto made from parsley and walnuts instead of basil and pine nuts.

Watercress Soup

Watercress soup made with onions, potatoes, a little white wine and bunches of fresh watercress.

Watermelon Gazpacho

Summery watermelon gazpacho, a cold soup with watermelon, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, cucumbers.

Wax Beans with Mint

Simple wax beans recipe with wax, or yellow green beans, chopped mint, olive oil, and salt. Delicious combination of mint with the beans.

White Bean and Vegetable Soup

Hearty white bean soup with onions, cabbage, tomatoes, celery, carrots, potato, squash, broth, and Parmesan cheese.

White Gazpacho

Cool, refreshing, and filling, this classic Spanish white gazpacho is made with bread, almonds, cucumbers, grapes, olive oil, and garlic.

Wild Rice Cranberry Pecan Salad

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.

Winter Root Vegetable Slaw

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.

Zucchini Breakfast Casserole

Savory zucchini casserole with eggs, ricotta cheese, Parmesan, plum tomatoes, bread, and basil. Zucchini ricotta strata.

Zucchini Fritters

Favorite zucchini fritters recipe, similar to potato latkes-but with zucchini.

Zucchini with Thyme

Simple zucchini recipe, zucchini strips cooked with butter, onion, parsley, bouillon, and thyme.