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Everything They’re Cracked Up to Be

Avgolemono - a creamy, Greek egg and lemon soup

Basque Eggs
- a new, yet old take, on egg salad

Crepes - savory and sweet

Dutch Baby - puffy, dramatic and hot from the oven

Eggs en Cocotte - individual casseroles of savory baked eggs

Shirred Eggs - sunny-side-up and no hot skillet involved

Spanish Tortilla - an oven-baked omelet with potatoes and more

Zabaglione -light, airy custard made with yolks, sugar and wine
 

Little Eats and Side Bites

Butter Bean Bisque - inexpensive butter beans make a creamy, lowfat soup

Crème de Citrouille - Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Crostinis for Your Next Gathering - little savory toasts with many flavors

Dim Sum: Dumplings, Stir-Fried Bok Choy & Egg Drop Soup

Golden Oven Roasted Potatoes - creamy, crispy and baked in wine and stock

Greek Sausages - full of olive oil, lemon and fresh herbs

Greek Lima Bean Dip - made with butter beans and loaded with flavor

Italian Antipasto Tart - fresh, savory and easy - impress your guests

Lemon Caper Shrimp - appetizer or main course, ready in minutes

Make at Home: Sushi Maki Rolls

Marinated Mezze: Olives, Artichokes & Mushrooms

Marinated Yogurt Cheese - great tasting, easy to prep

Moorish Zucchini Salad - serve cold or warm, try this dish from Morocco

Phyllo Tartlets -  beautifully simple, little mouthfuls that complement any menu

Savory Bread Pudding -  a custard-infused dressing with savory vegetables

Skordalia - Greek Potato Dipkordalia - a garlic-heavy pureed Greek potato dip

Smoky Fondue for Two - just enough for two

Spinach and Artichoke Pesto - just enough for two

Vegetable Crisp - layers of vegetables and a crispy, herb-laden topping

Warm Cherry Tomato Salad - a great, hot bite

Welsh Rarebit - a quick fix when you've worked late and need a warm bite

What to Bring: Easy Appetizers - assemble in minutes and travel well

 

Savory Eats

Braised Beef with Mushrooms and Wine -  an easy oven recipe

Butternut Squash Mexican Stew - warm, spicy and filling

Chicken Cassoulet- a hearty country stew for fall and winter

Chicken Paupiettes - recipe using shallow poaching creating a light sauce

Chicken Tikka Skewers - a classic from Southern India great for a quick bite

Chilaquiles with Eggs - a countryman’s breakfast or midday snack

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta - a one pan dinner

Fish Baked in Tomato, Roasted Pepper and Olive Sauce - thick, piquant sauce with olives enrich flaky, perfectly-baked fish

Fish en Papillote -a simple moist-heat cooking method is easy and fast

Fisherman's New Potato Stew - a tomato-based global fisherman's stew

Fresh, Vietnamese Spring Rolls -  light, fresh salad wraps are savory, refreshing

Grilled Spring Onion Antipasto Tart
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caramelized onions, grilled spring onions and savory meats melt together in this whole wheat crust

Homemade Marinara Sauce and Tuscan Meatballs - warm, healthy and filling

Irish Boxty -made with raw potatoes, Boxty can be quickly made into
 crepes or traditional potato pancakes

Italian Tuna and Artichoke Linguini - linguini is tossed with pan-roasted artichoke hearts, capers and tuna

Linguini in Walnut Sauce - herbal, nutty and rich

Mushroom Barley Rissotto -  nutty and earthy

Oven Roasted Ratatouille -  caramelized vegetables hot from the oven

Pan-Roasted Lamb Chops with Cous Cous - Moroccan-inspired, savory & sweet

Panzanella and Tuna Stuffed Peppers - a classic with a twist - they're quick, warm and filling

Pasta in a Pumpkin-Sage Sauce with Toasted Nuts
- creamy pumpkin creates a savory pasta sauce

Pastichio -  a piping hot Greek Lasagna with wafts of cinnamon, seasoned lamb and creamy topping

Porc et Haricots de Provence -ok, so it's a fancy name for a lighter, fancier version of pork and beans and it's another name for a simple, one-dish meal

Pork Loin Chops Stuffed with Dried Fruits Served over an Orange-Scented Sweet Potato Puree with a Balsamic Gastrique
- dried fruits, orange and sweet potato complement pan-seared pork that is finished with the bitter tang of balsamic vinegar

Provence Grilled Chicken -whether you grill it indoors or out, this quick-cooking
chicken is full of flavor


Quick and Easy Lasagna for 2 - Rich and creamy lasagna for 2 =perfect weeknight meal

Roasted Chicken, easy as 1-2-3 - crispy skin, juicy meat, and no effort

Roasted Leg of Lamb - juicy lamb roasted with garlic slices and a sweet, herbal glaze

Roasted Turkey Breast with Sweet Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts and Dried Cranberries - one-dish, festive dinner celebrates the seasons

Seafood Paella - simple, elegant and great for lunch or dinner

Southwestern Grilled Chicken Paillards - lime and cilantro bring a bite and lightness to grilled chicken, vegetables and warm black beans

Spring Green Asparagus and Leek Pasta Salad - light, refreshing and perfect for spring

Tuscan-Style Bean Stew on Creamy Polenta - quick cooking and rich, hearty
and filling after a long day

Verde Grezzi with Pasta - a light, summertime pasta dish makes a trip to the farmers' market worthwhile

Warm Potato Salad with Seasonal Vegetables and Mixed Greens
-savory, creamy, browned potatoes are tossed with tangy vinaigrette and paired with seasonal vegetables

 

Sweets and Treats

Baklava, Traditional Greek -scents of cinnamon, honey, nuts and lemon all
in buttery layers

Biscotti, Sugared Vanilla Bean - great for dunking in your morning or evening coffee

Bunueolos de Manzana - Spanish Apple Fritters - Spanish apple fritters flavored with lemon, honey and brandy

Caramel Apple Pie - fresh, crisp apples, gooey caramel and toasted nuts, just imagine a caramel apple in a crust!

Chocolate Toffee Chunk Cookies - they're a little extra work, but the only thing holding these cookies together are the nuts, chocolate and toffee chunks

Creative Pie and Tart Crusts -think past the rolling pin and outside of the
graham cracker box

Crepes - savory and sweet

Double Chocolate Brownie Crinkle Cookies - rich, moist bites full of chocolate flavor and they're great to make with kids!

Dutch Baby - puffy, dramatic and hot from the oven

Easiest Truffles Ever -made with fresh cream and the flavors of your choice

French Apple Pie -using the no rolling pin pie crust, this is the fastest
apple pie you'll ever bake


Fresh Fruit Sherbet  - Light, easy and refreshing, this sherbet is made with sour cream and doesn't need a whirl in the ice cream maker

French Madeleines - with a hint of lemon, these classic French tea cakes will
have you quoting Proust in no time

Fresh Fruit Galette - with an easy, flaky dough made in the food processor, you'll have a fresh pie on the table in no time

Gateau au Chocolat - we all love chocolate, but you'll especially love
this dense, easy and fast chocolate cake

Hazelnut Truffle Torte -rich, decadent with a creamy truffle center

Leche Frita - Spanish fried milk custard slices

Lemon Drop Cookies - light and just right, these little cookies are
lemony delights

Lemon Twist Pizzelles - a twist on the classic pizzelle, with tangy lemon
and creamy white chocolate

No Rolling Pin Pie Crust -never buy a frozen or pre-made crust again

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies -a healthy, flavorful cookie classic warmed
with spices and full of golden raisins

Panettone Bread Pudding - a great way to serve this Italian sweet bread

Pasa Tempos - a toasty Greek snack of seeds and nuts

Pear Almond Crisp - sweet, juicy pears blanketed with a warm almond topping that's made with creamy butter and enriched with almond paste

Peppermint Patty Brownies -thick, fudge-like, totally decadent and minty-fresh

Plum Brandy Tart in Phyllo Crust -bright, warm flavors in a crispy
phyllo tart shell

Pot de Crèmes - little chocolate pots of custard

Chewy Raisin Ginger Snaps - soft cookies full of molasses, spices, ginger and chewy raisins

Salame Di Ciccolato - Italian chocolate salami doesn't contain pork, but as a favorite of busy, Italian moms it is full of chocolate and nuts

Sugar Plums - a healthy holiday sweet of dried fruits and well, quite a bit of brandy (no wonder visions of them "dance in your head")

Super Easy Cinnamon Coffee Cake -this one's so easy, and tasty, you'll be making it every morning

Roasted, Spiced and Sugared Nuts -the easiest way to add a personalized
touch to an appetizer spread or make a quick gift

Very Versatile Thumbprint Cookies -one classic recipe, endless possibilities

White Chocolate Popcorn -it looks like plain old popcorn, until you bite into this perfectly mixed treat of sweet and salty

Zabaglione -light, airy custard made with yolks, sugar and wine

In Season

Radishes - Little peppery globes that can also be enjoyed cooked

Blood Orange – Short season for this citrus jewel

Kumquats – Funny sounding name for nature’s sweet-tart

Fennel – If a food can taste green, then fennel’s it

 

Tips and Bits

Favorite Things for the Kitchen

The Entertaining and Gift-Giving Pantry

Planning an Appetizer Buffet

What's happening in the world of food

Homemade Croutons and Vinaigrette

Turkey Tips

 

Spices and Flavors

Peppercorns

 

 

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