This honey smoked salmon recipe is a “hot smoked salmon,” made by smoking salmon over low heat on a pellet grill. To begin, make a dry brine for smoked salmon, which consists of dark brown sugar, a bit of salt, and some fresh cracked pepper. Smoke the salmon for […]
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.
Palak Paneer is a favorite Indian Vegetarian Curry of all time! Compared to Saag Paneer, it has no mustard leaves. it is a creamy Spinach Curry with bouncy fresh Indian Cheese known as Paneer. A wonderful change from Tomato based curries, I’m sure you’re going to love this one!
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.
Piyaz is a flavorful Turkish navy bean salad full of fresh veggies and protein. Make it in 15 minutes for a full meal or healthy mezze dish!
Soft traditional Italian potato dumplings mixed with pan roasted chicken and creamy pesto sauce. A new family comfort classic that cooks up in less than 30 minutes. Its even healthier when you add spinach and tomatoes.
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 […]
French savory crepes are usually known as standard large crepes or “galettes” which are topped up with various ingredients, folded. and then served to customers. And this is actually what you will find most of the time in Creperies of you travel through France. However, there is another type of […]
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 […]
Here in the Bay Area, Asian Americans love garlic noodles. Black and Latino folks love garlic noodles. Indeed, once you start looking for garlic noodles, it seems, you find them everywhere. These noodles, based on the noodle dish originally created and served by Helene An at San Francisco’s Thanh Long […]
Red mole, also known as mole poblano, is similar to black mole, using many of the same spices and base ingredients and also contains chocolate, but less. Instead, this sweeter, spicier and more versatile version is amped up with several kinds of dried red chile like pasilla, guajillo and ancho […]
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.
Today I am sharing with you my delicious Lasagna Roll Ups with Béchamel Sauce recipe! This white sauce version using béchamel sauce is a very tasty alternative to using tomato sauce and for those that are unable to eat tomatoes.
A chowder-like stew of fresh and smoked seafood capped with fluffy, brûléed mashed potatoes, fisherman’s pie is the isle’s ultimate comfort food.
This Philly Cheese Steak Egg Roll recipe is deceptively simple to make. Once the steak has been marinated in pantry-friendly ingredients, all you do is cook the steak, onions, and bell peppers, transfer them to your food processor for a quick chop and you have 10 minute filling!
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 […]
The name Hasselback came from a Swedish restaurant called Hasselbacken. This chicken is sliced with your favorite cheese and other ingredients. In this Keto version we use bacon and grill the avocados.
A Cuban sandwich (Spanish: Sándwich cubano) is a variation of a ham and cheese sandwich that likely originated in cafes catering to Cuban workers in Tampa or Key West, two early Cuban immigrant communities in Florida centered on the cigar industry. Later on, Cuban exiles and expatriates brought it to […]
How to make simple but classic SALMON cakes with diced peppers, onion, and celery!
Toasted ravioli is breaded deep-fried ravioli, usually served as an appetizer. It was created and popularized in St. Louis, Missouri at two restaurants, Mama Campisi’s and Charlie Gitto’s. Both are located in an Italian-American neighborhood, “The Hill”. Fried ravioli are coated in seasoned breadcrumbs, then fried to golden brown perfection. […]
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.
The dish is exactly what it sounds like: pieces of cooked chicken breast and chopped romaine lettuce tossed with Caesar dressing and rolled up into a big tortilla. Croutons make the texture interesting, amping up the crunchiness of fresh lettuce. Flavor-wise, it’s like a milder version of chicken shawarma, the […]
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 […]
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.
Polenta is a hearty, classic Northern Italian style dish. This version, made using cornmeal only and topped with a hearty sausage ragu. It is bold and rich in flavor and was traditionally served spread onto the middle of the table so everyone could dig in and get their portion.
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.
My favorite thing about molletes is that they’re an open-faced blank canvas, as simple as they are flexible. This version has all the essentials, and makes for a hearty on-the-go breakfast, but can easily be dressed up to become the star of a fabulous brunch—add chorizo or bacon for […]
The flavors in this salad are fantastic. The heartiness of the walnut and the apple were the perfect tint of winter which, combined with the fennel and chives that reminded me of early spring, made for the perfect “transition salad” between seasons. Ideally, you should probably slice your fennel […]
Kedgeree was the ultimate Victorian British breakfast comfort food but is traditionally made using (Finnan Haddie) smoked haddock. Once I was able to source it in the US… I just had to make the dish. Kedgeree came to the UK from India during the time of the Raj. British […]
Kimbap (also spelled gimbap) are rolls of cooked rice wrapped in seaweed. They’re a versatile, fail-proof snack or light meal found everywhere in South Korea from households to convenience stores. The traditional kimbap fillings include fresh or marinated vegetables, omelet-style eggs, cooked Spam, or pre-fried fish cakes, but you […]
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.
Sweet, tart cranberry sauce and tender turkey meat tucked inside melty, cheesy quesadillas
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 […]
This easy German recipe is one of our favorites. Boneless pork chops can also be substituted for veal and taste excellent! Chicken Fried Steak is really Wiener Schnitzel
Spaghetti alla Nerano was invented in the fifties by a woman called Maria Grazia in a restaurant bearing her name in Nerano a small town on the Sorrento peninsula. Apparently, the restaurant still exists and is being run by her grandchildren!
Scampi are tiny, lobster-like crustaceans with pale pink shells (also called langoustines). Italian cooks in the United States swapped shrimp for scampi, but kept both names. Thus the dish was born, along with inevitable variations. This classic recipe makes a simple garlic, white wine and butter sauce that goes […]
Mexican Cornbread casserole has been one of my favorite weeknight meals to make. I love how simple this casserole is to put together. You can be flexible in this recipe—you could use any sausage instead of the hamburger meat in here. If you have a few extra leftover vegetables in […]
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 […]
Roasting broccoli makes it sweet; topping it with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and broiling it makes it addictively crispy and almost nutty tasting. This is the Internet’s #1 Broccoli recipe.
Tender, juicy, Sous Vide flank steak stuffed with a delicious baby spinach, sun dried tomatoes, and feta cheese filling. A wonderful low carb, keto friendly recipe you don’t want to miss!
Tender, juicy, roasted flank steak stuffed with a delicious baby spinach, sun dried tomatoes, and feta cheese filling. A wonderful low carb, keto friendly recipe you don’t want to miss!
Hearty, well spiced and literally fall-off-the-bone tender, this recipe for cola de res al mole is pure Mexican comfort food. If you’ve never had oxtail, you’ve been missing out on a super-flavorful and tender cut of meat! Oxtail (which is really the tail of the cow, not an actual […]
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 […]
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 […]
Confetti Mac and Cheese is a twist on the classic! This tasty One-Pot Mac and Cheese is blanketed with a deliciously easy cheesy sauce and loaded with veggies! For a quick club or event dish, just use leftover or frozen veggies and store bought ready to serve Mac and Cheese. […]
Chewy rigatoni stands up perfectly to this supremely rich and flavorful carbonara.
When Michael Mina was a boy, his parents used to take him to the now-defunct Four Seasons hotel in Seattle for Christmas brunch, where he always ordered waffles. “They were dynamite,” he recalls. This recipe is as close to the one of his childhood as he could get it. Cornmeal […]
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 […]
French, is one of those rare restaurant dishes that’s truly easy to cook at home. If you can make chicken cutlets, you can make this lemony, buttery recipe; the only difference is an easy pan sauce that brightens the whole plate. This version includes lemon slices browned in butter, which […]
There are many different risotto recipes with different ingredients, but they are all based on rice of an appropriate variety, cooked in a standard procedure. Risotto, unlike other rice dishes, requires constant care and attention. The rice is not to be pre-rinsed, boiled, or drained, as washing would remove much […]
This is a wonderful dish that is popular in many regions of Greece, especially during the Summer months when tomato season is in full swing and there’s so many tomatoes in sight, one doesn’t know what to do with them.
If it’s possible, this chicken tastes even better than it looks, and it looks wonderful on the plate! Roulades do require a little extra work up front, but every bite is worth it in the end. This is one dish sure to impress, and you can easily make it […]
Polenta is basically cornmeal mush, and it can be made with any kind of cornmeal, ground coarse, medium or fine. (You don’t need bags marked “polenta.”) As with most ingredients, though, the better the cornmeal you start with, the better your result in the kitchen. The trick is cooking the […]
Reviews: I made half this recipe for two of us and it was GREAT!! plus quick and easy. I made the full amount of sauce and glad I did because it is so good! I nuked the asparagus (green) and the prosciutto doesn't need to be sliced because it's […]
Cantonese Scrambled Eggs is one of the most favored of current trending meals in the world. It is appreciated by millions daily. It is simple, it’s quick, it tastes delicious. Cantonese Scrambled Eggs is something that I have loved my whole life. They are nice and they look fantastic. […]
These tasty steaks are served on a bed of spinach, which earns them their name. Both round and butt steaks are full of flavor, and they are so well appreciated all across America that we think of them as “American cuts.” They are chewier than sirloin or tenderloin but full […]
Creamy, rich Steakhouse Creamed Spinach that takes just a few minutes and is the perfect side for a holiday roast or prime rib.
Lasagna in the slow cooker? Oh yes! You’ll start by simmering ground beef, onion, and garlic with tomatoes and oregano. Then you’ll simply layer the mixture into a slow cooker with lasagna noodles and a creamy blend of cheeses. Let the slow cooker do its work all day and […]
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.
Creamy Garlic Tuscan Salmon With Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes – Smothered in a luscious garlic butter spinach and sun-dried tomato cream sauce, you won’t believe how easy, fast and simple it is to cook salmon this way! These deliciously seasoned, Tuscan salmon filets are juicy and tender on the inside […]
This simple recipe for roasted green beans is very tasty and kid-friendly
Mexican chile Relleno recipe made from roasted poblano peppers stuffed with cheese dipped in a fluffy egg batter and fried until golden brown. Traditionally, is typically stuffed with melted cheese, such as queso Chihuahua or queso Oaxaca or with picadillo meat made of diced pork, raisins and nuts, seasoned with […]
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 […]
Welsh Rarebit is a delicious blend of savory ingredients: sharp cheddar, egg yolk, Worcestershire sauce, whole grain mustard, and beer, piled onto slabs of toasted bread and broiled into a bubbly cheese sauce. A jammy sweet broiled tomato tops them off, a slight break from tradition that makes these cheese […]
This is one of my favorite ways to eat pork. Pork chops are crusted in pecans and breadcrumbs, then topped with delicious homemade pumpkin butter. (You can always use store-bought pumpkin butter if you can find it but homemade is always better).
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 […]
This quick, easy, and healthy shrimp recipe tastes like the sort of special date-night dinner I crave. It works with different kinds of vegetables, butter, or oil and can be made Keto (or gluten-free) easily.
The recipe is said to have been concocted by the grateful people of Puebla, who were giving a banquet in honor of Don Agustin de Iturbide’s saint’s day, August 28 in 1821. He and his followers had led the final revolt against Spanish domination; as self-proclaimed emperor he had […]
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 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!
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.
After visiting the Habit Grill for their delicious hamburgers, we were surprised to find their salads are just great as well. Their Santa Barbara Cobb is a favorite, so here is our copycat recipe.
Mexican Squash is one of our deeply beloved Mexican vegetables. We call these squashes “calabacitas”, and they have a slightly sweeter flavor compared to zucchini and have a tender, thin skin. They’re delicious paired with cheese, cream, or just served by themselves! Check out this traditional recipe to learn […]
This is hands down the best way to cook vegetables. When you roast them it adds depth and delicious flavor, and they finish with the perfect texture.
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 crustless Sweet Corn and Zucchini Pie is so incredibly simple to make and it’s the perfect way to enjoy summer produce!
Somewhere in its past, polenta picked up a reputation for fussiness. I am here to tell you that it is anything but fussy. You can whip up a pot of creamy polenta in about 30 minutes, and it makes a luscious bed for anything
The authentic Mexican egg dish of Huevos Albañil (Bricklayer Eggs) features scrambled eggs that are bathed in tomato sauce or salsa tomatillo (green tomatoes) and are served on slightly crisp corn tortillas with cheese, and cilantro. Served with black beans and rice.
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 […]
I learned this recipe from my Aunt who lives in Mexico City. I've been perfecting it for over 25 years and realized that it was time to share it when my foodie friends tried to drink the sauce out of the saucepan. I use the roasted or baked chicken from […]
Bleu Cheese dressing has many uses at any appetizer party. It can be served with vegetable sticks or celery or as a dip for other appetizers, like chicken wings
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 […]
Three Costco BBQ chickens, stripped of meat. 50 corn tortillas (warm on griddle or in oven and keep in tortilla warmer–the club has a few). Shredded mexican cheese, salsa, shredded lettuce, sour cream, pickled jalapenos, etc. Once you strip the chickens, warm the tortillas and prepare the garnishes, just put […]
A variation on Buffalo wings, these sticky chicken wings are served with a tangy dip. Serve with a bunch of washed and cut Celery Sticks