Apple Streusel Coffee Cake
|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 Frittata|
A classic combination, great for either brunch or a light dinner with a salad.
|Bargain Basement Lobster Risotto|
Bargain Basement Lobster Risotto! Yes, you read that right, LOBSTER!
|Chewy 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 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 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 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 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|
Very easy and tasty lentil soup. Perfect for Fall or rainy days when you need a little sunshine inside.
|Ginger Ice Cream|
A custard-style ice cream with a sweetly spicy flavor. A great after dinner dessert.
| Grilled 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.
|Herbed 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!
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 Sangria|
The raspberries, strawberries and pineapple with the rosé wine give this cocktail a nice bright, fruity taste.
|Jalapeno, 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.
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 Tomatoes|
Arguably both the ultimate comfort food, and the ultimate budget food.
|Mango, Blueberry and Ginger Fruit Salad|
So refreshing, and much more interesting than you usually get in a traditional fruit salad.
Mmmmmm 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 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 Yogurt|
This yogurt is creamy, tart, not overly sweet but zingy and full of bright, vibrant raspberry flavor.
|Ratatouille 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 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 Sauce|
A cheap seafood treat topped w/ tzatziki, a riff on traditional tartar sauce.
|Shrimp Enchiladas Verde Casserole|
Ridiculously simple, healthy and delicious.
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 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 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, more commonly known as meringues, are a simple, cheap and tasty treat to make.
|Tomatillo Tortilla Soup|
Tomatillos have a bright flavor that pops when mixed w/ cilantro & beer in this summer soup
|Turkey 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 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 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 Ricotta|
Our mini-quest to come up w/ a better calzone, at home, for less.
|Zucchini, 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.
Recipe and Nutritional Information after the jump