Khachapuri is a traditional Georgian bread. That is Georgia, the country, not the state. It is quite literally a cheese boat. Originating from sailors. The shape of the bread is meant to resemble a boat. The cheese is the sea, and the egg yolk is the Sun. To me […]
We call this the Adult Macaroni and Cheese because it is elegant, uses good quality cheese…and is simply the grown-up version of mac and cheese.
This is a very easy recipe for baked Greek meatballs stuffed with feta cheese. These keftedes are on the lighter side as they are baked in the oven rather than fried.
Chicken Tikka Masala is one of my favorite dishes, and this recipe is the bomb! Everything is made in the same pan, so the flavour of the meat transfers into the curry making for a meaty, rich, and creamy sauce that is to die for. Our version is for sensitive […]
Although New York has long had pizza bragging rights, the modern American version of pizza with toppings that went beyond basil and mozzarella began in Wolfgang Puck’s kitchen at Spago in Beverly Hills in the 1980s and started a California pizza trend that spread far and wide.
Guinness cake simple but deeply pleasurable, and has earned its place as a stand-alone treat. Originating in Ireland, it can be made into cupcakes, cake or layered cake with Raspberries and Raspberry Liquor.
This modified recipe is gluten-free and loaded with protein. The flavors of Almond and Sesame make this version of chocolate chip cookies a new favorite.
Torta Ahogada is a "drowned submarine sandwich". It is a typical dish from Guadalajara, Mexico. It is called such because the sandwich is partially submerged in a sauce made primarily of dried chili peppers. Our version is a less spicy version of the sandwich, made with a tomato-based consomé.
We love a good baked egg recipe, but clouds eggs were the internet trend that changed our breakfast routine forever. Think actual clouds of heaven topped with a runny yolk. They are so fun to make and everyone will think they are the cutest things. Serve on a piece of […]
Marinated and grilled chicken thighs are transfored into crispy, caramelized perfection. Quick pickles with daikon radishes and carrots, and sliced up jalapeños and herbs makes the ultimate banh mi, a now-classic Vietnamese sandwich.
One of my favorite Ukrainian desserts! My cranberry apple piroshki are so delicious, with a tart and fruity apple filling wrapped in a fluffy yeast dough! Piroshki are Eastern European hand pies and can be found with just about any type of filling, both sweet and savory! This sweet piroshki […]
Piroshki are the ultimate Eastern European and Russian street food! These are little hand-pies made with fluffy easy dough and filled with either sweet or savory fillings. My grandmother’s braised cabbage piroshki are one of my favorites.
One of my all-time favorite Russian recipes – these beef & cheese piroshki are simply amazing! Soft yeast dough is filled with beef, mozzarella, cheddar and onion, then baked to golden perfection! To make the filling extra juicy, I recommend using 85% lean ground beef. This recipe will work well […]
Turn the traditional mole around with this delicious pink mole, originally from the state of Guerrero. Its striking color and irresistible flavor will fill your altar of the dead with life.Mole rosa stands out for an astonishing pink hue obtained from rosy hibiscus flower, rose-colored chiles, among other roseate ingredients. […]
This is a heart stopping combo dish out of “Potatoes au Gratin” and Lasagna basically using the potatoes instead of noodles. All ingredients are interchangeable like different meats, veggies, spices, cheeses. An 11 x 13 aluminum baking container or baking dish works well.
Garlic knots are a type of garlic bread found primarily in pizzerias around New York City and the surrounding regions. They were developed in the 1940s in Brooklyn. Many pizzerias claim to be the progenitors of the baked good. As they are a way to make use of scraps, […]
Breakfast really doesn't get any cozier than this warmly spiced baked oatmeal. Inspired by the flavors of apple pie, this nutritious and hearty bake has the power to make any morning feel like a special occasion. Bake a batch up on Sunday as a make-ahead move for the week […]
The term “Cordon Bleu” (by itself) relates to a special order of French knights (originally a wide blue ribbon worn by members of the highest order of knighthood). Presumably, by association, cordon bleu as it relates to recipes (as in, chicken cordon bleu…boneless breast of chicken wrapped around cheese and […]
A “Galette”, which is more properly called Breton (from Brittany) galette, is also the name given in most French crêperies to savoury buckwheat flour pancakes, while those made from wheat flour, much smaller in size and mostly served with a sweet filling, are branded crêpes. This recipe works with any […]
There’s many a recipe out there touting crispy baked sweet potato fries, but chances are if you’ve actually tried one or many versions like I did you’ve ended up with a thick orange stick that is browned and it may even have some crispy edges, but it still unquestionably […]
Switch things up this Thanksgiving! Instead of serving a basket of dinner rolls, let your family feast on these gravy-stuffed stuffing muffins. Each muffin bakes up with a crispy exterior, a moist interior, and a nugget of thick, sausage-filled country gravy in the center. They might sound sort of crazy, […]
Because the oil picks up the flavors of the garlic and thyme, a milder, less expensive oil works best.
Friends, today I’m going to demonstrate how to make the most amazing Meat Loaf you have ever tasted! Trust me, I’m not lying. Its amazing! Come watch and cook with me.
In order to smash the Brussels sprouts, you need to boil them first. (Just like smashed potatoes!) Make sure to pat them really dry, even after you smashed them, so that they crisp up in the oven. And never skimp on the cheese.
This beautiful crescent braid is easier than it looks! A simple folding technique over eggs, ham and creamy cheese gives you an impressive-looking breakfast dish that is guaranteed to be the star of your brunch party.
Freshly cooked cauliflower, covered with a delicious homemade bechamel sauce, topped with cheese, then baked in the oven. this cauliflower french recipe is great for vegetarian looking for a french vegetarian recipe idea that will not leave them hungry. that cauliflower with white sauce can be served as a side […]
This sweet potato bread is like thanksgiving in a loaf pan, you’re welcome. Holiday feels, here we come!! Tastes like pumpkin pie, but its bread. It can be made sugar free and sliced and frozen. Then just pop a slice in the toaster for breakfast.
Easiest shrimp boil ever! And it’s mess-free using a single sheet pan. That’s right. ONE PAN. No newspapers. No bags. No clean-up!
Perfect for fresh or left over hearty sauces, this low carb dish is easy to make in a variety of ways. You can even make several versions based on what you have on hand. Its easy to make and healthy too.
With this protein-packed, high-fiber, and low-carb zucchini bread, you can feel good about having a quick bread for breakfast or dessert any day. The dry base is a combination of almond and coconut flours. Almond flour provides bulk and has a light texture, while coconut flour offers binding and […]
These baked zucchini fries are ultra cheesy and flavorful with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and an Italian spice blend. They’re also gluten-free, low-carb and keto-friendly for a delicious, healthy snack recipe.
Tarte Tatin is a classic, and delicious, French dessert that's not actually that complicated to make. I'd argue it's even easier than a double crust pie. Store-bought all-butter puff pastry gets you halfway there, and a simple stovetop caramel sauce paired with in season apples (or use pears, pineapple […]
Nothing seems more French than onion soup. While it’s more common in a restaurant setting, every home chef would be well-served by a solid onion soup recipe in their arsenal. Heaps of onions deeply caramelized to the point of almost burning, red wine, rich stock of roasted bones, a […]
A French dish that everyone should master is the soufflé—either sweet or savory or both. There are many reasons why a soufflé can fail to rise and the texture to be incorrect, so for a chef to eventually fully understand all the reasons why a soufflé can fail would […]
Shrimp Alfredo Bake. This is a quick and simple way of making the most delicious alfredo pasta bake you’ve ever tasted. A must try homemade creamy shrimp Alfredo bake pasta! It is surprisingly easy to make and is ready in under 30 minutes.
Devils on Horseback are a less genteel spin-off of a British hors d’oeuvre called Angels on Horseback (oysters wrapped in bacon), both of which are cousins of the better-known Pigs in a Blanket. This is a very easy recipe to make.
This chicken tetrazzini is comforting and supremely creamy; a cheesy pasta bake loaded with juicy chicken and plump mushrooms. It is widely believed to have been invented circa 1908–1910 by Ernest Arbogast, the chef at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California, where Tetrazzini made her American debut at […]
Soul Food Smothered Pork Chops: It’s been said that all soul food is Southern food, but not all Southern food is soul food (Bob Jeffries, 1969). Both use the same ingredients in their cooking, and recipes for common dishes are very similar. The differences between the two cuisines are […]
You won’t believe how tasty this keto recipe is. It has spaghetti squash, pork, heavy cream, eggs, cheese, and much more. This keto recipe has all of the delicious ingredients you would find in a pasta carbonara dish, but with spaghetti squash instead. Spaghetti squash makes the perfect alternative to […]
Tres Leches is a popular authentic Mexican cake. Tres Leches Cake has a soft and ultra-moist crumb. It is soaked with a 3 milk mixture and topped with a lightly whipped cream.. The syrup is made of – you guessed it – tres leches (which means three kinds of […]
Chef Marc Murphy shares his ingenious way to elevate stuffed potatoes in his cookbook, Season with Authority. Marc recommends getting a female lobster: “You’ll need the roe for this dish, but if for some reason, you get male lobsters, just proceed with the recipe as is, minus the lobster […]
Warm and cozy, this big-batch baked oatmeal takes inspiration from those beloved hippie muffins known as morning glory. It’s loaded with grated carrot, cranberry, raisins, coconut chips, coconut and almond flour. Then seasoned with ginger and cinnamon. This recipe complies with Samin Norsats "SALT FAT ACID HEAT" method of […]
Here is a way to salvage that dense loaf of sourdough you made. We’ve all had our failures making sourdough that just was too dense to eat. Here is a way to use that dense loaf whether for appetizers or as a cracker for soup, these turn out great so […]
Dipping a crispy toast finger (the French call it a mouillette) in a soft egg yolk has to be one of life’s great pleasures. “When I was a kid, I loved it,” says Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Evidently, he’s still fond of it because he has created an adult version that’s elegant […]
Easy baked and healthy chicken with pesto and tomatoes.
Mashed butternut squash and potato topping on a savory base of ground bison and vegetables make the ideal meal for a cold day.
This beautiful tri-color challah bread will truly inspire bakers! This is my favorite way to modify the traditional challah bread recipe. It’s tasty, easy to make, and love.
A variety of squash to make this effortless side dish even prettier on the plate. We love that the dish holds up if you’d like to make it a few hours ahead: Simply serve it at room temperature with Pork, Chicken or even Ice Cream
There is no limit to what you can add to a frittata. It’s a versatile dish that can handle most things you throw at it.
By removing the backbone, the chicken can be turned over and laid flat (or butterflied). This helps it to cook evenly and reduces cook time. (It works well with turkey too, make a 10lb spatchcock turkey in just over an hour). Add veggies like carrots, potatoes, or onions and a […]
This simple recipe for roasted green beans is very tasty and kid-friendly
Shakshuka may be at the apex of eggs-for-dinner recipes, though in Israel it is a breakfast food, a bright, spicy start to the day with a pile of pita or challah served on the side. (It also makes excellent brunch or lunch food.) It’s a one-skillet recipe of eggs […]
The basic recipe for this cake is very versatile and can be made with apples, pears, peaches or any full-flavored, slightly acidic fruit. The cake is best served warm. Add mandarins that show up as hot little orange jam pockets in the reveal. Whole wheat flour is in the […]
The autumnal equinox has long since passed, the fall is upon us, and we must pay tribute. And how better than with a bubbling-hot, veggie-packed, rib-sticking chicken pot pie? Pumpkins are passé, apple-picking is pointless: let’s prevent a prosaic pie and properly celebrate the season. We use the entire chicken […]
Just a simple recipe. High in protein, great flavor, and really simple ingredients. Bake and use with pasta and sauce.
Easy pear tart with puff pastry is one of my favorite tart recipes. It’s perfect for Thanksgiving because it comes together in less than an hour and requires no fancy kitchen gadgetry! This is a simple, rustic pear tart that is made so much easier with the help of […]
A Tlayuda, is a handmade dish in traditional Oaxacan cuisine, consisting of a large, thin, crunchy, partially fried or toasted tortilla covered with a spread of refried beans, asiento (unrefined pork lard), lettuce or cabbage, avocado, meat (usually shredded chicken, beef tenderloin or pork), Oaxaca cheese, and salsa.A popular […]
This is the best brisket you will ever taste. No matter who comes for dinner, they always make sure that I’ll be making this brisket. It is a very traditional dish for Rosh Hashanah and Passover but it certainly is a winner any time of the year for anyone […]
Whenever I make a batch of banana muffins I can feel Mom and Bubbie’s hands on my shoulder, and I can see Mom’s smile – the one that lit up her whole face, and made her eyes sparkle. I know she would be so happy that I am keeping […]
This is delicious bread. You can toast it for breakfast, make grilled cheese sandwiches or even shape slices into hors d'oeuvres, top with a little sauce and toast under the broiler. This is one of my favorite bread recipes!
Let's be honest….making sourdough is a nightmare! It’s a really long, laborious process and after all that time, love and effort you are more often than not rewarded with a dense, heavy, gummy loaf that is only barely edible as toast!You may be one of the lucky or gifted few […]
This recipe for Low Carb Mexican Flan held up in flavor to a recent tasting of Mexican flans in some of the better restaurants over a recent vacation to Santa Fe, New Mexico so I am posting it for your pleasure.
This cooling herbed yogurt sauce is adapted from the chef Yotam Ottolenghi in London, who serves it with leek fritters. But it’s wonderful with mild fish like cod. The fish, while delicious, is utterly simple: fillets baked in a 300-degree oven until opaque, 10 to 20 minutes depending on the […]
A super delicious asparagus, tomato and feta salad drizzled with an easy balsamic vinaigrette. This salad uses few ingredients but they’re all powerful in flavor creating an incredible salad that you won’t be able to stop eating!
This recipe has made it to the “TOP” of all my fish recipes. It’s steamed in aluminum foil and cooked in the oven. I can’t begin to explain how delicious this is. All I can say is that you must add this to your bucket list.
This crustless Sweet Corn and Zucchini Pie is so incredibly simple to make and it’s the perfect way to enjoy summer produce!
This is a great cold-weather meal,“ says Bettina Turner from Kernersville, North Carolina. “I love it because everything‘s in one pot
This bread, with its mellow tang, is perfect for those who like their sourdough bread noticeably sour, but not mouth-puckeringly so. For extra-sour flavor, add 1/4 teaspoon sour salt (citric acid).
Easy dish to make
Arepas define Venezuelan cooking. These thick cornmeal patties are griddled, then baked, and then stuffed while warm with anything from white cheese to this zesty chicken salad with avocado mayonnaise (Johan Santanas first choice). The salad is named in honor of Susana Duijm, Miss World in 1955 and a popular […]
There is something to be said for combining Spinach with feta and ricotta cheese. The sensation that it creates is amazing. The Greek do know how to eat! The creaminess of ricotta and the saltiness of feta combine with earthy spinach to create a wholesome taste. Spanakopita is a Greek […]
After testing all the “Take n Bake” pizza’s in the bay area, we found Murphys was the best.