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Baked Halibut with Artichoke Hearts: Halibut baked with marinated artichoke hearts and mushrooms in a cheddar cheese and wine sauce.
Baked Zucchini Spears: Slices of zucchini covered with a mixture of Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, seasonings and butter, then baked in an oven.
Barbecue Sauce: My mom's home made barbecue sauce is made from ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, Wright's liquid smoke, sliced onions and lemons, and a variety of other ingredients, then simmered on the stove to blend it all together. It's the best damned barbecue sauce I've ever tasted!
Basic Crepes: This basic crepe recipe forms the foundation for all types of entrée and dessert crepe recipes.
Blintze: Russian style crepes: Blintze are Russian-style crepes. My mother served them for breakfast, either covered with maple syrup or served with soft boiled eggs. They also make a great dessert when you stuff them with fresh strawberries covered with sugar and bake them.
Braised Pork Chops with Pineapple Curry Sauce: Braised pork chops topped with pineapple slices and simmered in wine, then served with a creamy pineapple-curry sauce.
Carrots Francaise: Julienned carrots, steamed then tossed with garlic butter and a bit of sugar to balance the garlic's acidity.
Cathy's Cake Waffles: These delicious cake-like waffles can be served as a sweet breakfast or as a dessert after dinner. The anise seed and vanilla really set this recipe off!
Chicken au Poivre: In this chicken recipe 'au poivre' means 'with pepper' so this is French style pepper chicken. Pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a bed of coarsely crushed peppercorns, then sauté them in butter and serve them with a sauce made from the pan drippings, wine, rosemary and cream. Simple yet delicious!
Chicken Carbonara: Sauteed chicken tenderloins with bacon, onion, mushrooms and garlic, served over spaghetti with a creamy egg and Parmesan cheese sauce.
Chicken Cordon Bleu: A delicious French classic, chicken breast rolled around a filling of ham and cheese, coated in breadcrumbs and fried, then served with a sauce of mushrooms, cheese and wine.
Chicken Enchiladas: This traditional Mexican dish is made from tortillas stuffed with chicken, cheese and onions, then rolled up, smothered with enchilada sauce and more cheese and onions, then finished by baking in an oven.
Chicken Marsala: Chicken breasts smoothered in a rich sauce of mushrooms and sweet marsala wine.
Chicken Meatloaf: I developed this chicken meatloaf recipe myself. It's moist and succulent and has just enough spicing to make it interesting. It's great for dinners and great for sandwiches using the leftovers.
Chicken Paprikash: If you like paprika then you'll love this traditional Hungarian chicken dish. Sauté the chicken with onions and red bell peppers, simmer in chicken broth, then serve the chicken with a sauce made from the bell peppers, onions and pan drippings finished off with sour cream. You can make it as spicy or as mild as you like.
Chicken Parmesan: Chicken breasts pounded thin then coated with a mixture of bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese, lightly sauteed in olive oil and served with pasta sauce and spaghetti.
Chicken Santa Rosa: Chicken breast sautéed with fresh garlic, butter and sun dried tomatoes, then finished with a splash of white wine, a touch of cream and Dijon mustard.
Chicken Teresa: This easy to prepare chicken recipe utilizes canned mushroom soup, dry onion soup mix and whipping cream to create a tasty home made dinner that tastes great yet takes no more than 5 minutes to prepare!
Chicken with Leeks and Creamy Dijon Sauce: Chicken cooked with leeks in a sauce of basil, sage, rosemary, thyme and wine, and then finished off with cream and Dijon mustard.
Chile Relleno Casserole: Chiles rellenos means stuffed chiles in Spanish. This simple recipe reproduces the taste of traditional chiles rellenos but without any serious labor or preparation time.
Chiles Rellenos: Chiles rellenos means stuffed chiles in Spanish. This traditional Mexican dish is made from green chiles stuffed with jack cheese and dipped in an egg batter, then fried in oil until golden brown. Serve them with a side of salsa.
Chili Chicken with Basil in Coconut Cream: Variations of this popular Thai recipe abound on the Internet. Here is my version of this delicious and easy to cook Thai dish. The piquant hotness of chili pepper contrasts with the soothing mildness of coconut cream, and basil leaves lend an aromatic finish. It is easy to prepare and quick to cook.
Cholula Fish Tacos: Cholula fish tacos are a wonderful alternative to ordinary tacos. The secret to this recipe is the delicious sauce made from Cholula brand hot sauce, mayonnaise, onions and ketchup. The fish is breaded in spiced bread crumbs, then deep fried and served on flour or corn tortillas and optional condiments.
Cranberry Chicken: The combination of the sweetness-tartness of the cranberries combined with the crunch of the walnuts makes this chicken recipe interestingly different.
Creamy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes: This classic scalloped potatoes recipe is easy to make and has a delicious thick creamy cheese sauce and a complex taste from the addition of sliced onions and freshly chopped parsley. You can make it with Gruyere cheese, Cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, or a mixture of any of your favorite cheeses. When it's finished the top is bubbly and chewy with a beautiful golden brown color and the inside layers of sliced potatoes, sliced onions and cheese practically melt together! For a more rustic and tasty version try using unpeeled potatoes!
Crepes Suzette: This French dessert consists of crepes with a warm sauce of caramelized sugar and orange liquier, which is subsequently flambéed. It is possibly the most spectacular dessert you could ever serve.
Curried Chicken in Coconut Milk with Holy Basil Leaves: Curried skinless chicken thighs (or boneless chicken, pork or beef cut into pieces, or shrimp) cooked in coconut milk and a delicious home made curry paste made from fresh ingredients, then finished off with a generous amount of holy basil leaves. This is the best curry I've ever made!
Egg, Chorizo & Chicken Taquitos: Taquitos (rolled up tacos) stuffed with eggs, chorizo sausage, chicken and green chile salsa, baked until just crisp. Serve with guacamole, refried beans and chopped cilantro, tomato and onion.
Enchiladas Suisas: Enchiladas Suisas are Swiss style enchiladas, flour tortillas stuffed with chicken, onions, green peppers and cumin, baked in a sauce of green chile salsa, cheese and cream, then served garnished with green onions and sliced olives. This dinner is muy bueno in my house!
Fish with Creamy Dijon Sauce: Fish fillets with a sauce made from white wine, Dijon mustard and cream.
Gai Pad Pak: Sesame Chicken & Vegetables: Thai stir fried sesame chicken with mushrooms, Napa cabbage, bok choi, baby corn and fresh snow peas. Its very unique favor and aroma comes from the use of dark sesame seed oil.
Gai Yang: Thai Barbecued Chicken: Thai style BBQ chicken marinated in coconut milk, garlic, and tumeric, and then barbecued on a grill. The delightfully pungent sweet-sour dipping sauce made from fresh chilis, garlic, vinegar, sugar, lime juice and Thai fish sauce.
Garlic Bread: My own garlic bread recipe, simple and delicious, French bread topped with buttery garlic, Parmesan cheese and a sprinkling of paprika, then browned under a broiler. I'd enter this recipe in a smack-down competition against anybody's garlic bread, and win!
Greg's Stir Fried Shrimp: Stir fried shrimp with cashews, onions, Chinese pea pods, water chestnuts and seasoned with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper.
Hawaiian Chicken: A Hawaiian style chicken recipe with pineapple chunks, Mandarin oranges, raisins, honey and spices.
Healthiest Easiest Chicken: Easily the healthiest way to prepare chicken, just bake the skinless bone-in pieces in your oven with a sprinkling of red pepper flakes which set off the bland taste of chicken.
Huevos Rancheros: Huevos rancheros (ranch style eggs) is a classic Mexican breakfast of eggs poached in salsa and served with tortillas and other accompaniments. Make them as hot as you like!
Hungarian Goulash: (sorry, the description is missing)
Kathy's Barley Pilaf: A delicious pilaf made from pearl barley, mushrooms, onion, garlic, chicken broth and a dash of parsley.
Kung Pao Chicken: This is my own faux Asian stir fry recipe with garlic, ginger, pineapple, bell pepper, chile peppers, onion and cashews.
Linguine with Clam Sauce: Linguine (pasta) and clams served with a sauce of parsley, pepper, thyme and clam juice.
Make Your Own Turkey Stock: Directions on how to make turkey stock the traditional way, a great way to use left over turkey skin and bones to make a delicious stock which can be used to add flavor to your other dishes.
Marinated Skirt Steak: Make a great barbecued skirt stake by marinating it in soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, ginger root, garlic and a splash of sherry wine.
Mexifornian Rice: This Mexico-California recipe is stuffed with tasty ingredients such as mixed vegetables, cilantro, tomato sauce, garlic, cumin, chile powder and onion. It's my own original recipe and I'm sure you'll love it!
Mock French Fries: These mock French fries are oven baked French fries but with much less fat than traditional French fries. They are a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional fries.
Mom's Banana Bread: This traditional banana bread recipe is delicious out of the oven, but tastes even better later, toasted! Made from traditional ingredients such as flour, sugar, eggs, fresh bananas and baking soda, the chopped walnuts give this bread a fantastic texture!
Mom's Meatloaf: My mom's meatloaf is better than any meat loaf I've ever had! It's secret ingredients are Homade brand chile sauce and Wright's hickory liquid smoke. Combined with traditional ingredients of wheat bread, onion, eggs and brown sugar and it's great for dinner and even better in sandwiches the next day!
Mornay Sauce: This basic cheese sauce is derived from a simple béchamel sauce and can be used to enhance fish, poultry, vegetables and other mild tasting foods.
My Big Fat Greek Hamburgers: A lamb hamburger patty seasoned with onion, garlic and cumin served on a hamburger bun or pita bread and topped with a savory yogurt and cucumber sauce truly makes this recipe My Big Fat Greek Hamburgers!
Oatmeal Oven Fried Chicken: This oven fried chicken recipe is easy and fast to prepare. The chili powder and cumin add a delightful spicy taste, and the oatmeal provides a nice crunch!
Pad Krapow Moo: Stir Fried Pork with Holy Basil: Pad Krapow Moo a favorite fast food in Thailand. Sauté some garlic, shallots and Thai chilis, then add ground pork and stir fry until lightly browned. Season with sugar, oyster sauce and fish sauce and continue stir frying for a couple minutes more. Turn off the heat, stir in fresh basil leaves and serve over rice. Delicious!
Peach Cobbler: This easy to make dessert can be made with peaches or with almost any fruit you like. In a baking dish roughly mix the fruit with some sugar and flour, sprinkle with cinnamon, then make a topping from Bisquick and sprinkle more sugar and cinnamon on top of that.
Pedernales River Chili: This Pedernales River Chili recipe is based upon Ladybird Johnson's recipe named after the valley where the Johnson Ranch is located. It's a classic chili recipe made from beef cubes, onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, crushed red pepper, canned whole tomatoes and tomato paste. It can be cooked in about three hours but it's better if you cook it part way then let it sit in the refrigerator overnight before completing the cooking.
Pescado con Chile: This recipe is a nice change from the same old plain fish, turning your fish dinner into a tasty Mexican-style chile and cheese delight!
Potatoes Franconio: Inspired by a dish served at Franconio's Restaurant, this easy to prepare baked dish is a nice change from the same old potatoes.
Pudding 'n Cake: Lemon or Chocolate: This copycat dessert brings back a Betty Crocker classic desert that is so simple and easy that almost anybody could make it. It comes with a thick sauce of lemon or chocolate, and tastes fantastic when served warm!
Quiche Lorraine: Quiche is a French dish made from eggs and milk or cream baked in a pastry shell. For Quiche Lorraine you add bacon or sausage. My version of this recipe includes Swiss cheese although Julia Child would dispute the authenticity of that. Whatever you call it this recipe makes a spectacular breakfast!
Quiche Lorraine Mini-Pies: Quiche is a French dish made from eggs and milk or cream baked in a pastry shell. My Quiche Mini-pies come in two versions: Lorraine, with bacon and Swiss cheese, and an alsacienne version with onions, bell peppers and Gruyère cheese.
Quick Brown Sauce & Mushroom Sauce: Brown sauce or 'sauce brune' is one of the mother sauces of the French cuisine, made by stirring stock into a butter-flour roux and often seasoned by other ingredients to produce derivative sauces. This shortcut version uses beef bullion and tomato paste to shorten the usual 2 hour cooking time.
Rabbit Cooked in Wine: Rabbit and chopped onions cooked in white wine. The French would probably call this 'lapin au vin.'
Roasted Chicken with Rice Stuffing: My roasted chicken recipe, stuffed with a savory mixture of brown rice, onion, giblets, raisins and sherry wine, seasoned with pepper and a dash of nutmeg, then roasted in an oven.
Rosemary Chicken: This delicious chicken recipe is marinated in a mixture of rosemary, soy and Worcestershire sauce, mustard, A-1 sauce, ketchup and red wine vinegar, then cooked on a barbecue or roasted in an oven.
Rosemary-Onion & Basil-Onion Focaccia Bread: This focaccia bread recipe features two delicious savory versions: Rosemary-Onion and Basil-Onion. They are easy to make and forgiving in measurements. Suggestions for other stuffings and toppings are also provided.
Russian Apricot-Pineapple Chicken: This easy to prepare chicken recipe utilizes apricot preserves, dry onion soup mix, canned pineapple chunks and Russian salad dressing to create a tasty home made dinner that tastes great yet takes no more than 5 minutes to prepare!
Savory Seafood Chowder: This savory seafood chowder features shrimp, clams, bacon, garlic, potatoes, white wine, cream style corn, milk and spices to create a delicious one pot dinner.
Shake 'n Bake Chicken: This is my copycat version of the Shake 'n Bake oven fried chicken baking mix. Mix up enough for several dinners and store it. Then you can make oven fried chicken with about 5 minutes preparation.
Shrimp Scampi: (sorry, the description is missing)
Soufflé Gran Marnier: (sorry, the description is missing)
Soy Honey Barbecued Salmon: My complaint about fish is that it's always just plain fish. This easy to make recipe gives it a surprisingly different taste that doesn't require tartar sauce to make it palatable. Marinate it in this simple marinade, then cook it on your barbecue, and you won't be complaining about pain fish ever again!
Soy Honey Pork Fillets: This easy to make recipe brings together thinly sliced boneless pork with a simple marinade, then broiled and served with the juices released in the cooking.
Spaghetti Sauce: Delicious home style thick, hearty spaghetti sauce made from hamburger, onions, bell peppers, garlic, stewed tomatoes and Italian spices. It's delicious!
Spoon Bread: Spoon bread is a Southern style corn bread made in a casserole, so delicate that it must be served with a spoon. My version of the recipe is made with whole kernel corn, creamy style corn, eggs, milk, baking powder and yellow corn meal. Try it, you'll love it!
Swiss Steak: This recipe is named not for Switzerland but rather the process of 'swissing' or being pounded to tenderize the steak. After pounding it is coated with flour and seasoning, and browned. The steak is then topped with tomatoes, onions, and other vegetables and baked for about 1½ hours.
Tandoori Chicken: Skinless chicken pieces marinated in yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, cumin, cardamom and cayenne pepper, then baked at a high temperature simulating the Indian tandoor style oven. The result is succulent and tasty yet is very healthful because the skin is not used.
Tonkatsu: Japanese Pork Cutlets: Tonkatsu is Japanese style chicken cutlets, dipped in oil and breaded with panko flakes, lightly sautéed and served with commercially prepared Tonkatsu sauce.
Traditional Turkey & Dressing: This recipe shows you how Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey is traditionally cooked in my home. The directions include how to cook your turkey including either in-the-bird stuffing or a casserole style stuffing, how to make the gravy and even how to make fresh cranberry sauce.
Twice Baked Potatoes: Twice baked potatoes are baked once, the pulp removed and mixed with various ingredients such as cheese, bacon, sour cream, green onions or chives, cream and eggs, then stuffed back into the shells and baked again. They are a delicious alternative when you get tired of plain baked potatoes.
Velouté Sauce & Soubise Sauce: Velouté sauce (velvety sauce) is one of the mother sauces of the French cuisine, made by stirring stock into a butter-flour roux and often seasoned by other ingredients to produce derivative sauces.
White or Béchamel Sauce: White sauce or 'sauce Béchamel' is one of the mother sauces of the French cuisine, made by stirring milk into a butter-flour roux and often seasoned by other ingredients to produce derivative sauces.
Zucchini Casserole: This simple yet delicious casserole brings out the subtle taste of zucchini seasoned with Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese. It can also be made in individual servings, to be frozen and cooked later.