Sunday, January 4

Recipe Index

Apple Streusel Coffee CakeApple Streusel Coffee Cake
This Apple Streusel Coffee Cake is quick and easy to make and very moist and tasty. A perfect dish for Sunday Brunch.

Asparagus and Cannellini Bean Salad
This is one of my favorites picnic recipes. The lemon is bright & zingy, the beans are creamy, the asparagus is crisp, the croutons crunchy & garlicky, and a little parmesan adds some dimension & salty snap.
Asparagus, Bacon & Scallion FrittataAsparagus, Bacon & Scallion Frittata
A classic combination, great for either brunch or a light dinner with a salad.
Bargain Basement Lobster RisottoBargain Basement Lobster Risotto
Bargain Basement Lobster Risotto! Yes, you read that right, LOBSTER!
Chewy Chocolate Chip CookiesChewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
A great thing about this recipe is that it lets you satisfy your cravings for fresh chocolate cookies both now, and later.
Chicken and Zuccini GratinChicken and Zucchini Gratin
A great, flavorful dish that, though loaded with veggies, has enough in common with mac-n-cheese and other casseroles to satisfy comfort food cravings.
Chipotle Turkey Taco SaladChipotle Turkey Tacos/Taco Salads with Pico De Gallo
Personally, I like this best as a taco salad so I pounce on any tacos that happen to break.
Cure-Whatever-Ails-You Chicken Soup with RavioliCure-Whatever-Ails-You Chicken Soup with Ravioli
A soup spicy enough to pierce congested nasal passages, but the mellowness of the chicken broth and the ravioli ensure that it’s tender on throats and confused palates.
Early Summer White SangriaEarly Summer White Sangria
Sangria, particularly this lighter white wine iteration, is just the thing to both cool down in NYC and take the edge off the concrete heat.
“French" Lentil Soup“French" Lentil Soup
Very easy and tasty lentil soup. Perfect for Fall or rainy days when you need a little sunshine inside.
Ginger Ice CreamGinger Ice Cream
A custard-style ice cream with a sweetly spicy flavor. A great after dinner dessert.
Grilled and Dilled Chicken Veggie Pasta SaladGrilled and Dilled Chicken Veggie Pasta Salad
While I fully realize that a pasta salad is not one of those dishes you would normally think capable of being “amazing,” hand to heart, this one is.

BrowniesHealthy Brownies
Made with avocados & almonds, our Healthy Brownies are chocolate-y & palatable and do not taste at all of avocados. A healthy, tasty treat.

Herbed New England Clam and Corn ChowderHerbed New England Clam and Corn Chowder
Even though its technically spring, its going to be cold and rainy weekend here in New York: perfect chowder weather!
Hoppin' JohnHoppin' John
A traditional Southern dish that, if eaten at the beginning of the New Year, is supposed to bring good luck in the coming year.
In The Pink SangriaIn the Pink Sangria
The raspberries, strawberries and pineapple with the rosé wine give this cocktail a nice bright, fruity taste.

Jalapeno, Scallion and Avocado Corn BreadJalapeno, Scallion and Avocado Corn Bread
This corn bread is exceptionally moist, zesty with the peppers and scallions, lightly sweet from the honey and thick with sour cream. The avocado adds some depth of flavor, in a “what is that mystery ingredient I can’t quite place?” kind of way.
Lemon SquaresLemon Squares
A crowd pleasing dessert that will send your guests back for seconds, then thirds, and leave you with an empty plate!

Macaroni and Cheese with TomatoesMacaroni and Cheese with Tomatoes
Arguably both the ultimate comfort food, and the ultimate budget food.
Mango, Blueberry and Ginger Fruit SaladMango, Blueberry and Ginger Fruit Salad
So refreshing, and much more interesting than you usually get in a traditional fruit salad.

MoussakaMmmmmm Moussaka This moussaka will fill your kitchen with heady warming aromas, satisfy your cravings for stick to your ribs foodstuffs, & is the perfect recipe for deepest January.

Quick Cannellini Bean & Ham StewQuick Cannellini Bean & Ham Stew
The result of this recipe is a golden broth overflowing with fresh spinach, ham and cannellini beans. The perfect dish on a wet and gray spring day.
Raspberry Frozen YogurtRaspberry Frozen Yogurt
This yogurt is creamy, tart, not overly sweet but zingy and full of bright, vibrant raspberry flavor.
Ratatouille Buckwheat CrepesRatatouille Buckwheat Crepes
Served in buckwheat crepes, this yummy vegetable dish is economical, good for you and chic. Plus the smell of this dish in the oven is just amazing.
Resolution-Friendly Banana BreadResolution-Friendly Banana Bread
This bread has all the delicious fragrance and warmth of the original, yet with a lot less oil and fat, so it doesn’t involve blowing your New Year’s resolutions.
Salmon Cakes with Lemon-y Tzatziki SauceSalmon Cakes with Lemon-y Tzatziki Sauce
A cheap seafood treat topped w/ tzatziki, a riff on traditional tartar sauce.
Shrimp Enchiladas Verde CasseroleShrimp Enchiladas Verde Casserole
Ridiculously simple, healthy and delicious.
Spaghetti PieSpaghetti Pie
A tasty meal that’s great for kids! A bit like a deep dish pizza and much less messy than regular spaghetti.
Spicy Turkey Bean ChiliSpicy Turkey Bean Chili
Everyone needs a good turkey chili recipe in their repertoire, particularly during the dark days of January. This one has some zing to it!
Stone Stock: Vegetable VersionStone Stock: Vegetable Version
A less salty and more complex than broth from a can or box. And it all came from items that we otherwise would have discarded. Ergo, "Stone Stock"!
Suspiros (aka Meringues)Suspiros (aka Meringues)
Suspiros, more commonly known as meringues, are a simple, cheap and tasty treat to make.
Tomatillo Tortilla SoupTomatillo Tortilla Soup
Tomatillos have a bright flavor that pops when mixed w/ cilantro & beer in this summer soup
Turkey Patty MeltsTurkey Patty Melts
If you don’t know from patty melts, they’re like the perfect union of a grilled cheese and a hamburger. Tasty, yes? Here’s our less heavy version of this Jersey Shore diner classic that we cooked up.
Vegetarian Molasses Baked BeansVegetarian Molasses Baked Beans
Heavy on the molasses, our Vegetarian Molasses Baked Beans are a perfect dish for both the dead of winter and the dog days of summer.
Veggie-ful Black Beans and Brown RiceVeggie-ful Black Beans and Brown Rice
A rice ‘n’ beans recipe that is chock full of protein, fiber, vitamins and I’m guessing those phytochemical and antioxidant thingies one hears so much about these days.
Whole Wheat Roasted Vegetable Calzones with Herbed RicottaWhole Wheat Roasted Vegetable Calzones with Herbed Ricotta
Our mini-quest to come up w/ a better calzone, at home, for less.
Zucchini, Potato and Scallion Pancakes with Chived Sour CreamZucchini, Potato and Scallion Pancakes with Chived Sour Cream
These make a great side dish, or if the summer heat has zapped your appetite, make a lovely light supper all on their own.


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