Make this delicious and versatile dessert with your favorite summer berries. Good with a garnish of fresh berries and perhaps a dollop of...
This jelly is wonderful served after a rich main course, as it is light, refreshing, and not too sweet.
For a special occasion, you may want to use champagne, but any good sparkling wine will do.
Light and fluffy, these American favorites are best served straight from the oven with plenty of butter.
Delicate trout enhanced with citrus and a nutty texture
Savory crepes are great for lunch, supper, or brunch.
This white sauce uses a classic roux base use for shrimp, salmon, or other seafood dishes.
Every cook should have a recipe for this quick one-dish meal, which is ideal at the end of a busy day. Good with hot garlic bread and a g...
A delicious take on the classic veal dish, this features coated cutlets topped with a tomato and artichoke sauce. Good with buttered fett...
Corn kernels and avocado give a south-of-the-border twist to this perennial favorite.
These crispy and spicy snacks would be great with a cold glass of beer. Good with pre-dinner drinks or as part of a buffet.
Baked Zucchini with Parmesan is a cheesy and flavorful side dish recipe that anyone will enjoy making. This is one of the easiest vegetable side dish recipes you will ever make because it can be made in only 20 minutes with five ingredients. Halved zucchini are seasoned with olive oil, salt, and pepper before getting topped with a scrumptious combination of Parmesan cheese and minced garlic. The zucchini are then baked until golden brown and tender. Serve this Baked Zucchini with Parmesan alongside chicken, beef, or fish for an amazing meal.
Quick to make and full of rich flavors, this pasta casserole makes a satisfying midweek meal or an informal dinner-party dish. Good with ...
The sweet peanut sauce is a perfect accompaniment to these savory bites
Served hot, this is a truly indulgent snack.
Orzo is a tiny soup pasta which looks similar to rice. It makes an ideal side dish for Mediterranean-style dishes.
Almost any spring vegetable can be used--for a change, try peas or diced zucchini. Good with hot crusty garlic rolls.
Look no further for an out-of-the-ordinary sweet potato dish for holiday entertaining
This classic dish is one of the most popular of all Chinese-American culinary creations.
Chestnuts give this traditional poultry stuffing a sweet, nutty flavor.
Olives and capers give this dish a Mediterranean flavor.
Inspired by Spanish cuisine, this is sure to become a favorite chicken dish.
Fresh tarragon and cream is a classic pairing in French cuisine. Good with boiled long-grain rice, or try mashed potatoes with olive oil...
This hearty winter casserole is a main meal in itself, but is especially good when served with freshly steamed vegetables.
This is a tasty and unusual way of cooking delicate flounder or sole.
This Indian restaurant favorite is easy to make at home. If you can't find paneer, farmer's cheese is a good substitute.
Beer helps to tenderize the beef and imparts a delicious flavor.
Although it looks impressive, this dish is quick to make with store-bought puff pastry and leftover chicken. Good with roasted vegetables...
In Paris, these wafer-thin crpes with the simplest of flavorings are sold by street vendors.
Both Australia and New Zealand claims to have invented this meringue and fruit dessert, named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, ...
Make sure the chicken is thoroughly coated in egg and bread crumbs to prevent the butter from leaking out.
This custardy dessert from Piedmonte in Italy translates as "cooked cream" although the cream is barely heated.
This recipe gives the traditional stroganoff a tasty vegetarian twist by substituting tofu chunks for the meat.
An unsurpassable dish made with good-quality ingredients.
This popular Chinese-style rice dish is an excellent way to use up leftover rice. Good with all stir-fried dishes, such as beef with pepp...
These chewy, but cakey brownies make a tempting snack.
You will find paneer (a firm Indian cheese) and tandoori paste at Indian markets.
The beauty of this pasta is variety. Use whatever fresh seafood you like.
Crisp pastry encases a delicious blend of spinach, feta, and pine nuts in this classic Middle Eastern dish. Good with a crisp salad or a ...
For the best results, choose a dark, richly flavored mushroom, such as cremini or portobello, to make this risotto.
This Spanish dish also works well with other whole fish, such as snapper or trout.
Deep magenta with accents of white and green, serve this salad as a side dish or a first course. Good with grilled lamb or steak, or on i...
This creamy textured mousse can be served as a starter or a light lunch.
This foolproof recipe can be prepared several hours in advance, so is ideal for serving at a dinner party.
Keep an eye on the butter. It should be nut brown, with no black flecks.
This is a popular Brazilian stew, rich with creamy coconut milk. An authentic ingredient is palm oil (dend), which lends a distinctive ...
An eye-catching pizza with spinach and a whole egg
The starting point for countless great recipes. Good with a variety of vegetables, meats, and cheeses to make a wide range of pizzas.
The perfect dish for family meals or casual entertaining.
Pieces of monkfish with mussels in a creamy tomato sauce combine to make a fabulous main course
Rosemary is not usually used with fish, but it perfectly complements the meaty flavor of swordfish
With the addition of salty ham and fragrant caraway seeds, this hearty salad is full of flavor.
Cook these under the broiler or on a barbecue. Good with a leafy salad for a light vegetarian lunch, or alongside grilled meat or fish.
Serve at room temperature to allow the flavors to merge.
A "dressedup" version of the popular peanut and jelly sandwich, makes a nutritious, delicious sandwich. Good with sliced apple or pear.
Quick to cook, and easy to assemble, this warm salad is hearty, but refreshing at the same time. Good with thick slices of crusty French ...
Fresh summer fruits served with a rose-petal cream make this easy-to-prepare summer dessert rather special.
Refreshing, colorful and full of vitamins, this is sunshine in a bowl.
This easy summer dish is great for summer lunches and dining alfresco.
This peppery dish was developed by the French settlers of Louisiana.
This no-bake cheesecake takes very little time to make.
Known in Spain as fabada, this rib-sticking stew is quickly made with canned beans. Use your favorite sausages as you prefer.
This Chickpeas with Spinach recipe is a great dish for vegetarian meals. Chickpeas are a great source of protein and this lightly spiced vegetarian recipe is sure to become a fast favorite at family gatherings. The bread crumbles help to make it filling enough to enjoy as a main dish, but it would also work well as a side dish or appetizer. While some Spanish recipes contain heavy flavors that might be too intense for a picky eater, this chickpea recipe is light and savory - it would make for a meal that pleases kids and adults alike.
For extra flavor, serve this velvety soup with shredded Parmesan cheese
This rich yet light cheesecake is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.Good with sliced strawberries or other seasonal berries, sprinkled wi...
Use two different apple varieties one to cook into a puree, and the other to create a sliced apple topping that holds its shape. Good wi...
These pretty little tarts are ideal to serve, topped with fresh summer berries, at dinner parties.
Serve this in the summer when blueberries are at their peak.
Whole grain quinoa makes a tasty and healthy summer salad. Be sure to rinse it well in a fine sieve before cooking.
Serve these right out of the pan with sour cream and salsa.
Serve this filling dish for breakfast, and you won't have to be concerned about what to make for lunch.
The spices and melted honey lend comforting winter flavors to the duck. Good with a sweet potato pure, sauted bok choy, or green beans ...
Game birds are lean, so braising keeps pheasant nice and moist. Good with mashed carrots, rutabagas, and green beans.
The traditional flavor combination of rich duck and tangy orange is given a modern twist in this recipe. Good with mashed sweet potatoes ...
Special enough to serve to dinner guests, this recipe is surprisingly quick and easy.
There are many versions of this dish, all of which are based on lamb and potatoes. This one is a hearty casserole. Good with a fresh gree...
This recipe is traditionally served with soups and stews.
Wontons are healthy and great to have ready in the freezer.
This cheesy Butternut Squash Penne is a filling, comforting pasta dish that the whole family would love. It's an easy way to sneak a butternut squash recipe into your weeknight dinner plan - it's so delicious, the kids will never know they're eating vegetables! When squash is in season it's great to find any excuse to use it, and butternut squash pasta is the perfect way to incorporate this creamy seasonal vegetable into your recipes. It's the perfect cozy dinner to end a cool autumn day.
Colored buttercream icing and simple decorations transform these humble cupcakes into treats fit for a celebration.
A treat for all chocoholics! As if like magic, these very rich, very easy desserts bake until a light cake surrounds a rich, creamy choco...
These small, light-as-air pancakes make a delicious brunch.
Perfect for breakfast or a dessert, these waffles are easy to make. Good with fresh maple syrup and butter for breakfast, or topped with ...
Thinner than a Spanish tortilla, this popular Italian dish is ideal for lunch or a light supper. Good with plenty of Italian bread and a ...
Beaten egg whites give this omelet a light and fluffy texture. Good with toast and grilled tomatoes.
This is a favorite appetizer or light lunch dish in rural France.
This Indian dish has its origins in ancient Persia. Good with salad leaves, light toasted naan bread, or chapatis.
A simple and satisfying dish
This loaf is made savory with herbs and lots of caramelized onions.
A moist cake that keeps well.
To make this bread, the starter must be prepared a couple of days in advance. Despite the need for forward planning, it is easy to make ...
Everyone needs a solid recipe for the holiday turkey, and this one fits the bill. Good with the traditional accompaniments of sweet pota...
A great dish to barbecue.
Rich and indulgent, this pie offers a satisfying contrast between a light, smooth mousse-like filling and a crunchy crumb crust.
A light, refreshing soup with a hint of spice, this is the perfect start to a summer meal. Good with a spoonful of low-fat plain yogurt o...
A sweet-tart sauce adds character to tender but mildly flavored beef.
This is pure winter bliss. Serve it with creamy mashed potatoes and it will remain a favorite.
Mixed game makes a wonderfully rich-flavored dish. Use chunks of boneless and skinless turkey or pork loin as a substitute.
Light and fluffy, this Lemon Poppy Seed Cheesecake with Berry Puree is unlike any cheesecake recipes you've tried before. The bright lemon flavor is perfect for warmer weather, and since this cheesecake isn't as dense as the ones you're probably used to, you can enjoy it at any time. Use seasonal berries for the puree to really take advantage of the season and provide a pleasing pop of color! This easy cheesecake recipe is bound to be a hit with your family and friends.
Serve this sauce warm or cold over a variety of desserts. For best results, use a 70 percent dark chocolate. Good with ice cream, profite...
This Spanish Vegetable Tortilla is a frittata recipe like no other. Loaded with potatoes, broccoli, and peas, it makes for a filling and nutrient-packed breakfast or brunch that's ideal for family gatherings. Spanish food is known for its color and taste, and their tortilla recipes are no exception - the fluffy texture of the egg makes this dish an easy favorite, while the broccoli and peas give it some visual style. If you're looking for easy Spanish recipes to put a little flair in your flavor, this one's for you.
This gorgeous Raspberry Charlotte isn't like your typical dessert recipes. Featuring a decadent raspberry mousse and lightly sweetened ladyfingers, this raspberry dessert tastes as good as it looks. Fresh raspberries on top dress it up and add a tart, tangy element. Unlike cakes or other baked desserts, this one is light and fresh, making it perfect for the warmer months! If you're looking for dessert ideas that are well outside the box, you've got to make this pretty mousse recipe - you'll wow them all with its flavor as well as its looks.
This Ravioli with Ricotta and Spinach features a homemade ravioli recipe that's packed with cheese - it's sure to become a family favorite. Making homemade pasta for a weeknight dinner might seem like a daunting task, but once you learn how to make ravioli from scratch, you'll never go back to buying it from the store! The flavors of ricotta cheese and spinach combine to create a savory taste that's impossible to resist, and this whole ravioli recipe takes less than two hours to put together. You can even get the kids to help you make it and turn dinner into a fun family activity!
These little cream puffs, drizzled with chocolate sauce, are a deliciously decadent dessert.
A one-pot meal wonderfully flavored with hard apple cider and root vegetables. Good with creamy mashed potatoes and green beans or a gree...
Anchovies give a salty kick to this mild onion tart.
From Tuscany, these crisp, twice-baked almond cookies are ideal for dipping in glasses of coffee or vin santo after a meal.
A quick dish that is suitable for a family supper or dinner party. Good with sauteed potatoes and green beans. Leftovers are good eaten c...
Versatile, crisp croustade baskets can host a wide range of different fillings, such as this delicious combination of goat cheese, mint, ...
These cookies are soft, chewy, and cakey, and perfect to fill up the cookie jar.
As tender and flavorful as the classic restaurant dish, this at-home recipe has a more natural color.
You'll find shelled frozen soybeans at natural food stores.
This popular Scottish classic has become an essential for afternoon tea. Good with a freshly brewed pot of tea.
This one-dish chicken and rice meal is served wherever there are Spanish-speaking cooks.
Tarragon and chicken is a popular combination.
These delicate, buttery, piped cookies are usually made at Christmas time.
Roast beef with a creamy mustard mayo combine in this party dish.
Originating from Normandy, the name of these rich cookies comes from the French for "sand," as they have a light, crumbly texture. Good w...
This is succulent comfort food from the Deep South, with the traditional accompaniment of a smooth cream gravy
Lightly spiced crabmeat in a crispy case.
If you're watching your saturated fats, try these cookies, made with oil instead of butter. Good with a glass of milk as an after-school ...
This popular one-pot Chinese dish is a colorful, tasty medley of noodles, chicken, mushrooms, and vegetables.
Spanish habas con jamòn is a popular snack dish of soft beans and chewy, salty cured ham
These crisp Italian cookies are loaded with fruits and nuts and coated with thin layers of luxurious dark chocolate.
Almendras tostadas are served with drinks in Spain.
These cookies are crisp outside and slightly chewy inside. When storing, they tend to dry out—so just give in to temptation.
This is one of those dishes that was probably invented to appeal to Western diners, as lemons are rarely used in Chinese cooking.
In higaditos al Jerèz, the sweet sherry perfectly offsets the intense richness of the livers.
Buttery rings sandwiched together with preserves, these are also called Ischl tartlets.
A mild curry popular in Indian restaurants, this is a fragrant and aromatic dish with a creamy sauce.
Guisantes con jamòn is a classic tapas dish with delicious sweet and savory flavors.
These light, crisp cookies curl up gently as they cool.
Based on a classic Indian dish called Murg Massalam, this recipe can be roasted, broiled, or grilled.
A variation on Buffalo wings, these sticky chicken wings are served with a tangy dip.
These chewy bars, known as flapjacks in Britain, use only a few pantry ingredients.
This Italian dish translates as "hunter-style chicken," and is traditionally served with polenta to soak up the delicious juices. Good wi...
The authentic version is made with Indonesian soy sauce, kecap manis, but Chinese or Japanese soy sauce can also be used.
These savory nuggets, crunchy outside and meltingly soft inside, are a fine way to use leftover chicken. Here is a Spanish version.
These chickpea fritters can be enjoyed tucked into pita bread.
Without the egg white glaze and nuts, you can use this dough to roll out and cut into shapes for holiday cookies.
This cold chicken dish has a lovely hint of sweetness from the balsamic vinegar and raisins.
This caramelized dessert sauce originated in Argentina but is now beloved all over the world.
A complete and filling lunch in a pastry packet.
Everyone enjoys these popular cocktail party treats.
This simple recipe can be used to ice cupcakes and to sandwich cake layers together.
Goose meat is rich in flavor, making it a perfect choice for a festive dinner party or special holiday meal.
These easy party appetizers can be served with drinks or as a first course alongside a salad.
The sweet figs contrast with salty prosciutto and the peppery tang of arugula in these one-bite party snacks.
Rich and buttery, this sauce is a hit with young and old. Good with ice cream or for a treat, with pancakes stacked with whipped cream, s...
This hearty soup-stew from Cajun country will have the richest flavor if you use chicken thigh meat.
Serve these crisp-fried dumplings with a yogurt dip.
This quick and easy fruit sauce is an excellent way to add a fresh flavor to many desserts. Good with poached pears, chocolate cake, mixe...
This spiced custard sauce is great for dipping fruits, cookies, or even cubes of cake.
Simply prepared, these light rolls of chicken breast have zesty Italian flavor.
Delicate-tasting partridge are good pot-roasted as the flavors become concentrated in the pot
This sweet pastry cream is a rich and creamy filling for fruit tarts and cream puffs.
This classic vanilla sauce is wonderful warm as a dessert sauce or chilled and poured over berries.
A punchy sauce for chicken.
Wrap the quail in pancetta to keep the flesh moist. The apples and Calvados add a rich, sweet flavor to the dish.Good with roast potatoes...
This is a rich sauce, that can be served hot or cold. Good with fresh fruit or poured over sponge cake.
Served warm or cold, this custard sauce is a great embellishment for many desserts. Good with hot pudding and fresh pies.
This dish is a time-honored way of using turkey leftovers after a holiday meal. Good with steamed rice, mashed potatoes, or egg noodles.
The fruity Sauternes complements the rich flavor of the game.
When you are short on time, use pre-made pie crusts. Including some Granny Smith apples will make a tangier pie. Good with a scoop of van...
Cut the breasts from squab for the recipe, or use small duck breasts, cooking them for about 10 minutes total
These light, batter-coated rings enclose tender apple, with the aromatic flavors of anise and cinnamon. Good with vanilla ice cream, or p...
For special occasions, this subtly spiced, aromatic dish from India is often decorated with small pieces of edible silver leaf.
Young grouse are the best for roasting. Serve one per person. Good with roasted cherry tomatoes and mashed potatoes.
Sabayon is really the French version of zabaglione'a warm dessert sauce that is as versatile as it is delicious.
This is a light but elegant main course to which you can add grilled peppers and olives.
These little veal and pork meatballs--albondigas in Spanish--are popular served as tapas. Good with crusty bread or as a main course dish...
Crisp and juicy, these must be served immediately.
The method of herb butter slipped under the chicken's skin makes for a very tasty chicken.
This restaurant classic can easily be made at home.
It doesn't matter if served warm or cold, apple strudel is always appreciated by lovers of fine desserts. Good with whipped cream.
There are many variations of this one-pot French chicken stew.
This popular Italian dish uses a classic method to prepare veal. Good with sautèed spinach or a green salad.
You cannot beat the fresh fragrant flavor of ripe baked peaches oozing sweet juices. Good with crème fraîche.
Don't be put off by the large quantity of garlic, as the flavor mellows in the cooking. Good with boiled new potatoes and green beans.
Although these are regarded as a Swedish national dish, they are popular in all the Scandinavian countries. Good with new potatoes and st...
This late-summer dessert is suitable for both family suppers and dinner parties for friends. Good with ice cream or warm custard.
Serve these spicy stir-fried turkey strips as a healthy lunch or supper. Good with stir-fried spinach and rice or noodles.
This recipe is great served hot for a weekday family meal, or cold in a packed lunch or sandwich. Good with a salad of arugula and halved...
Wine gives a great depth of flavor to cooked fruit. Good with low-fat yogurt for a low-fat dessert, or with whipped cream or ice cream if...
Guinea hen has a somewhat more assertive flavor than chicken, and it makes a good partner for spicy, earthy lentils.
These burgers are enriched with onions and egg yolk. Good with your favorite condiments (ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise) and toppings ...
This simple but tasty dish can be broiled or grilled.
This hot stir-fry is a good choice for lovers of Chinese food who like their dishes spicy rather than sweet and sour.
A sophisticated, simple, and foolproof dessert.
The combination of lemon, thyme, and a light, buttery glaze makes this chicken a special dinner dish. Good with a mixed salad and oven-b...
This classic Russian dish was named after the Strogonov family. Good with rice or egg noodles.
Alcohol can boost and blend flavors, as shown in this simple dessert of bananas, citrus, and apple brandy. Good with vanilla or coconut i...
A spicy chicken curry made with chiles and mustard seeds. Good with basmati rice.
Colorful and filling, this makes a substantial summer salad.
During their late summer to early autumn season, cook with plums often to make simple desserts like this one.
Thai curry paste is sold at Asian markets and some supermarkets.
This French classic is an upside-down apple tart.
Many supermarkets now carry Pekin duck breasts, which are smaller than the Moulard variety.
Always impressive for a dinner-party main course.
A good winter dessert when fresh fruit supplies are limited.
A simple, delicately flavored French veal stew in white sauce.
This delightfully simple dessert can be served hot or cold. Good with a drizzle of fresh cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
This warming winter stew makes a great main course for entertaining, since it can be made well in advance. Good with buttered tagliatelle.
This great winter warmer is easy to prepare. Good with large spoonfuls of crème fraîche or vanilla ice cream, or with créme anglaise.
Poussin (baby chicken) weigh barely one pound each.
Long, slow braising allows the beef to absorb the rich flavors of the wine and herbs and tenderizes it in the process. Good with mashed p...
Serve this easy Italian dessert comfortingly warm from the oven or bracingly chilled. Good with ladyfingers or Amaretti cookies.
This stew is redolent with red wine and earthy mushrooms. Good with buttered egg noodles or parslied boiled potatoes.
An old-fashioned summer dessert. Good with whipped cream or ice cream.
This Asian method of cooking duck makes the most of its sweet, succulent flesh.
Veal shanks have a richness unlike any other cut of meat and turn this stew into an extraordinary meal. Good with a saffron-flavored riso...
This is a great way to turn autumn fruits into a delicious dessert. Good with crème fraîche or ice cream; poured over individual baked me...
This British hot fruit dessert was created for Queen Charlotte.
Portugal's favorite chicken is really hot and spicy.
Served hot, warm, or cold, this is the simplest of desserts. Good with ice cream, cream, or evaporated milk instead of the whipped cream.
This creamy Indian dish gets extra flavor from its marinade. Good with pilau rice or warm naan bread.
A simple baked vegetarian pasta dish full of Italian flavors.
Guinea hen is less gamey in flavor than grouse.
A colorful Chinese favorite, packed with contrasting flavors and textures.
This light pasta dish has the classic sauce of white wine and garlic with toasted bread crumbs.
A French classic that is perfect for entertaining.
This one-pot rice dish is full of flavor and is easy to make.
These quail have a sweet and sour southeast Asian style. Cook them on a barbecue, under a grill, or on a hot griddle pan.
Be sure to let this magnificent roast stand at least 15 minutes. Good with Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, and vegetables of your cho...
Preserved lemons are available at Mediterranean grocers. Good with grilled lamb chops, or with firm oily fish, such as swordfish or macke...
Light, melt-in-the-mouth pancakes with a creamy filling make an irresistible dessert.
This works well for a crowd and can be served warm or cold.
This Spanish rice dish has many regional variations. This version contains a delicious mix of seafood.
If using Hachiya persimmons, be sure they are quite soft. Fuyu persimmons can be firm.
A great dish for autumn, when walnuts are at their peak.
This is a traditional dish from the South.
This fruit dessert with a crumb topping dates back to Colonial times.
This pot roast, with its richly spiced sauce, is especially tender thanks to a combination of long marinating and slow cooking. Good with...
This richly spiced dish makes a colorful Moroccan feast.
This hot dessert is a refreshing way to end a meal.
Sweet, tart, and spicy meet in this delicious marinade.
A simple-to-prepare, but stylish end to a meal. Good with mascarpone, vanilla ice cream, or creme fraiche.
This moist apple cake is made special with a delicious crumbly streusel topping.
Otherwise known as feijoada, this is the national dish of Brazil and is made with a variety of porks. Good with cooked white rice, steame...
Kasha, also called buckwheat groats, is a healthy and delicious whole grain cereal that can be prepared in a manner similar to risotto to...
Few desserts say "autumn baking" more than an apple crisp. Good with creme anglaise or ice cream.
French Puy lentils hold their shape during cooking, and lend an attractive look to rustic lentil recipes. Good with grilled spicy sausage...
Fresh pineapple is flamed with rum to produce a delicious, show-stopping dessert. Good with ice cream or whipped cream.
These soft, mild peppercorns add a gentle spice to the creamy sauce. Good with hashed brown potatoes and freshly steamed green vegetables.
This Anglo-Indian brunch dish is traditionally made with smoked haddock, but you can use all fresh salmon if you wish. Good with triangle...
This Italian dessert, with just a hint of spice, makes the most of the short apricot season. Good with vanilla ice cream or thick whipped...
This filling is both savory and sweet and the pecans add a delightful crunchy texture.
This one-pot meal captures the spicy flavors of Louisiana.
A hearty bean and meat dish from southwest France.
Marinate the ribs overnight before baking, if you wish.
Subtly spiced, this versatile rice dish can be served hot or cold.
A filling one-pot meal known as Cocido in Spain.
A refreshing change from rice, this makes a tasty side dish.
This sweet, fruit-flavored milk pudding is perfect for family lunches or dinner parties with friends.
Boiling the ham first makes it nice and moist.
Your favorite fresh berries in a light lemon syrup makes a refreshing summer dessert.
Dried apricots and orange juice, along with cumin, coriander, ginger, and thyme, give this the distinct flavor and aroma of Moroccan cui...
Serve these fragrant noodles with simply roasted chicken or pork.
A light and refreshing dessert.
Tender lamb noisettes (filet mignons) are a special treat.
This is a wonderful side dish from south India.
This light, fragrant dessert just melts in the mouth.
Middle Eastern spices flavor these tender, ground lamb kebabs. A raita of cucumber and yogurt is the ideal accompaniment.
Using dried mushrooms guarantees a rich, earthy flavor, which is ideal for serving alongside the subtle-tasting polenta. Good with a mixe...
This decadent treat is perfect with after-dinner drinks.
This dish packs plenty of flavor with its tomato, olive, and herb sauce. Good with couscous cooked in vegetable stock.
This Spanish lentil dish gets its deep flavor from chorizo, bacon, and paprika. Good with rustic bread.
Smooth and unctuous, soft polenta is the perfect foil for northern Italian dishes with meaty sauces.
When summer berries are in season, make this German-style compote, Rote Grutze.
Lighter than many stews, navarin contains lamb with young spring vegetables. Good with lots of crusty French bread for soaking up the stew.
Known in Asia as Rice Congee or Jook, it is eaten for breakfast in China when the weather is cold.
French cooks prefer delicate flageolet beans for this rustic dish, but any small white bean will do.
Traditional flavorings of coconut and kaffir lime leaves enliven plain rice to create this popular Asian accompaniment.
A favorite British dessert, named for the famous school, Eton.
Middle Eastern spices flavor these tender, minced-lamb kebabs. A raita of cucumber and yogurt is the ideal accompaniment.
This dish is a staple throughout the Caribbean. Pigeon peas can be found in the Latino section of the market. Good with grilled or roaste...
You know fall has arrived when you have a craving for these chewy treats.
Traditionally a recipe to use meat and potatoes from a roast lamb, this version is topped with a potato and leek mash.Good with a simple ...
Crispy on the outside, and soft and creamy on the inside, these tasty rice balls make an unusual side dish, or can be served as a party n...
This sweet caramel sauce is a perfect match for the sliced fruit.
A quick summer supper dish.
These light but sustaining dumplings are great for soaking up the delicious gravy from hearty casseroles and spicy goulashes. Good with s...
All the flavors of summer wrapped up in this stunning terrine.
You can also use this marinade for grilled boneless leg of lamb.
A tasty alternative to rice; serve hot as a side dish or cold as a salad. Good with grilled meats, chicken, or fish.
This speedy dessert is bound to be a favorite with the kids.
Use leftover lamb for this dish and adjust the spiciness of the sauce with the amount of curry powder.
These light-as-air potato dumplings, served with a simple sage and butter sauce, make a good supper dish.
This pretty dessert can be made with any berries of your choice.
Greece's most famous dish, moussaka is usually baked in a large dish. This version makes individual servings, which are easier to freeze.
Lightly spiced rice can be pressed into ramekins to make an eye-catching side dish.
Look for fresh lychees in Asian markets during their spring season, although you may find imported lychees in late winter.
These little dumplings are added to many a Bavarian soup, and you may want to follow suit.
This classic summer fruit dessert is traditionally made with currants, but blackberries and raspberries work well, too.
This quick recipe uses dainty quail eggs, and the mild curry sauce tops the whole dish off perfectly.
Auguste Escoffier created this dish for opera singer Dame Nellie Melba when he was head chef of the Savoy Hotel, London.
The smooth buttery sauce makes a truly indulgent breakfast or brunch.
These vegetarian cabbage rolls are lighter than the traditional version. Good with crusty bread, sautéed potatoes, or brown rice.
You don't often think of adding cucumber to sweet dishes, but it works perfectly in this exotic fruit salad.
This is the ultimate feel-good Sunday brunch recipe.
An elegant way of serving an often neglected root vegetable.
This classic dessert combines poached pears with a decadent chocolate sauce.
Great for picnics and packed lunches, serve these with a spoonful of your favorite chutney.
This quick and easy dish takes advantage of tofu's ability to take on other flavors.
Juicy seasonal berries are made even more luscious with a sweet lemon-orange syrup.
Beaten egg whites give this omelet a light and fluffy texture.
This fruit platter makes a refreshing end to any meal.
These vegetable molds can be served as a light main course or appetizer with the salad, or serve them on their own to accompany roast lamb.
Heart-shaped green poblano chiles are traditionally used for this recipe, but substitute ordinary green peppers if you cannot find them.
Similar to the classic lemon tart, the rosemary adds a delicate scented flavor to the orange.
This makes a hot, satisfying breakfast or brunch. Good with a few summer berries or a spoonful of yogurt.
Large and meaty beefsteak tomatoes are perfect for filling.
Look out for delicate and fragrant elderflower liqueur or syrup.
Popular in Brittany, in northwest France, where the local cuisine is defined by rich, rustic flavors.
This colorful dish can be made with any melon, cut with a melon baller for a formal event or into cubes for a casual snack.
This nutty pastry works brilliantly with the creamy cheese and potato filling and makes a delicate starter or main course. Good with mixe...
Apples are always the beginning of a good tart.
A French classic, this egg and bacon tart is the original and the best.
In Indian cooking, cardamom, cloves, coriander, and cumin seeds are all considered "warming spices" that heat the body from within, makin...
Tropical fruit flavors combine in this refreshing dessert.
Use rice and herbs as the stuffing in place of meat.
Enjoy this dish for breakfast or a light dessert.
This classic brunch dish of poached eggs on a bed of spinach is also good for lunch or dinner.
Combine oyster mushrooms with the creminis, if you wish. Good with a green salad.
This fruity, rich tart with its deliciously nutty topping is a sensation for dinner parties.
The delicious drink contains no added sugar, so it is ideal for anyone who is looking for a healthy choice.
As the pastry shell is not prebaked, this savory tart is easier to prepare than most.
These souffles are deliciously golden and puffy once cooked, and taste every bit as good as they look.
Turkish legend says these eggplants once made a holy man faint, so they are called imanbayildi ("the holy man swooned"). Good with an her...
Almonds and apples are the perfect combination for this sweet pastry dessert.
Light and tasty, these are made with shrimp and stir-fried vegetables
A satisfying dish that both vegetarians and meat-eaters will enjoy.
Tart rhubarb and spicy ginger combine to make a tasty filling for this delicious meringue cake.
Souffles are not challenging at all, and actually quite easy. There are many options beyond the basic cheese version. Good with a green s...
Lentils replace the lamb, and yogurt is a light alternative to béchamel sauce, in this vegetarian version of a Greek favorite. Good with ...
This savory scrambled egg dish is from the Basque region of southwest France.
Making the batter with all-purpose flour and iced water helps to guarantee a delicate, light finish.
Firm-ripe Bosc pears are best; they won't thin the creamy filling.
This is one of Italy's most popular dishes and a great choice for vegetarians. Good with a simple salad as a main meal.
This drink makes a refreshing start to the day, and the lime gives a little hidden "kick".
This famous dish was specially created for the Victorian novelist by the chefs at the Savoy Grill, London.
Also known in France as flamiche, this savory puff pastry tart can be served for brunch, lunch, or supper. Good with mixed greens or a to...
A fun drink for children, with no need for added sugar.
This works well with either creamy Gorgonzola dolce, or the firmer, sharper piccante variety.
A flavorsome dish that is quick and easy to prepare.
Similar to popovers, these are the traditional accompaniment to roast prime rib of beef.
This rich, creamy puree can be made lighter with reduced calories by using vegetable stock instead of milk or cream. Good with all roast ...
Chermoula is a Moroccan herb and spice sauce that works well as a marinade.
These small cream puffs are filled with a blend of cheese, herbs, and spices.
Most cabbage varieties are best cooked quickly, but red cabbage is an exception, benefiting from long, slow cooking. Good with roast meat...
Pomegrante molasses (evaporated pomegranate juice) is available at Mediterranean grocers.
Crisp and delicious, you could make a double batch of these fritters for a party platter.Good with a little dish of your favorite dipping...
This Moroccan dish reaches its peak flavor when refrigerated a day or so before serving and reheated.
Quick to make, this "peek-a-boo" vegetarian pastry makes the most of store-bought ingredients. Good with a green salad.
Perfect for summer, these vegetables are easy to prepare and go well with any main dish.Good with barbecued or grilled steaks or chops.
Skewered pieces of lamb served with a tomato vinaigrette.
This is a more sophisticated recipe of the supper dish, Welsh rarebit, which is a comforting meal of cheese sauce over toast.
An herb and garlic butter makes a flavorful coating for this popular vegetable.
This lamb will be well-done, but spoon-tender.
It's fun and easy to make this fresh yogurt cheese, called labna. Good with herbs sprinkled on top along with toasted pita bread.
This popular Mediterranean dish is delicious hot or cold. Good with a bowl of grated cheese for sprinkling, over hot ratatouille, or a b...
Harissa, the fiery Moroccan spice paste, is available at specialty food shops. Use lamb chops, if you prefer.
This winter squash has a sweet, slightly dry flavor. Good with roast meat, especially roast loin of pork or baked ham.
For even cooking, make large cuts in the thickest part of the lamb and open them up so the lamb lies as flat as possible.
This savory baked dish is a wonderful way of celebrating fresh corn when it is in season. Good with roast chicken, turkey, or ham.
A classic old English recipe that is just the dish for hearty appetites
Fresh orange zest, along with orange and lime juices add a burst of sunshine to this winter vegetable. Good with roasted turkey, ham, or ...
This makes a tasty lunch, first course, or supper dish.
Often pronounced as Welsh "rabbit," this simple recipe makes a meal out of Cheddar or Lancashire cheese. Good with salad. If desired, put...
A great comfort food side dish that works equally well as a vegetarian main course. Good with any roast meat or grilled sausages.
Quick to cook, tender calves' liver is the perfect partner to salty bacon and is served here in a rich sauce.
Grilling figs enhances their natural sweetness and the addition of blue cheese makes a great flavor contrast. Good with pre-dinner drinks...
Slow cooking reduces endive's natural bitterness. Good with grilled lamb chops.
Oxtail is high in gelatin, and it gives extraordinary texture to the sauce in this robust dish.
A fresher version of pork and beans, this satisfying supper dish is especially good on a cold winter evening.
Delicious on toast, this spread is also a great sandwich filling.
Baby bok choy look more attractive but regular bok choy can be used if cut crosswise into thick slices first. Good with a variety of Chi...
Boudin noir (literally "black sausage") and apples is a classic combination. In Latino markets, it is called morcilla or morcela.
These crunchy little snacks are packed with the rich and salty flavors of Greek feta cheese.
Brown sugar adds a lovely caramel flavor to the meringues. Good with whipped cream, as a filling sandwiched between the meringues, and dr...
This dish is all about balance. Match the mild ricotta with full-flavored olive oil, ripe tomatoes, and sharp black pepper.
This sweet, creamy and very rich dessert is a popular party dish in Brazil.
This pie transports well (so it's good for picnics) and can be eaten from your hand just as well as off a plate.
A delicious cold dish for a summer's lunch or brunch. Good with warm crusty bread or Melba toast.
This traditional filling is given a new twist in this impressive dessert.
Soft polenta topped with cheese sauce is a dish that hails from northern Italy, where polenta is often favored over pasta. Good with stea...
Easy to make, this simple dessert has a soft texture and can be served with your favorite seasonal fruits.
This is a simpler, quicker version of a classic dish from Alsace.
This makes a sumptuous first course or light lunch, served warm or at room temperature. Good with a mesclun salad.
In this delicious French dessert, Iles Flottantes, meringues poached in milk float on top of vanilla-flavored custard.
Sausages baked in popover batter make a quick brunch.
Popular Middle Eastern snacks, these tasty filo pastries are filled with a sweet-savory mixture. Good with other Greek or Middle Eastern ...
These rich chocolate puddings get their light texture from whipped cream. Good with whipped cream or crème anglaise flavored with grated ...
Rabbit is quite lean, and benefits from braising in an herbed tomato sauce to keep it moist.
Halloumi is made from sheep and goat's milk. Good with pita bread, and a spinach and red onion salad.
There is no better way of cooling down a fiery curry than with a tall glass of chilled lassi.
The robust citrus flavors of the sauce complement the rich, gamey flavor of the meat.
A simple, stylish tart with a light cheese filling.
A classic dessert; its name is French for "burnt cream."
One of the leanest meats available, rabbit is delicious when braised in a flavorful liquid.
"Fondue" means melted in French, and there never was a more luscious way to serve melted cheese.
This Easter dish from Russia is traditionally made in a tall wooden container, but a new flowerpot is used here.
This slowly simmered stew concentrates all the rich flavors of the venison and mushrooms.
Oats give the tartlet pastry an interesting texture and flavor that complements the light goat cheese and yogurt filling.Good with salad ...
These individual cakes should be assembled at the last minute.
Use individual cheeses or a whole cheese for this recipe. Good with bread or crackers, or chopped and placed on pieces of toast as a can...
This very rich chocolate mousse has a velvety texture and is delicious served with tart summer berries. Good with a big bowl of mixed ber...
Be sure to make this a few hours before serving to chill the custards and make them easier to remove from the ramekins.
Fragrant and tangy, this French sauce is great with steak.
This vegetarian tart, with crisp, thyme-flavored pastry, is equally delicious warm or cold. Good with an arugula or watercress salad with...
One of Italy's favorite desserts, this luscious dessert gets its name, which means "pick-me-up," from the espresso.
Sweet-tart applesauce contrasts well with rich meats. This classic sauce is traditionally served with roast pork.
Be sure the mangoes are fully ripened, they should yield slightly when squeezed. Good with hot and cold meats, and cheeses.
A tangy sauce traditionally served with turkey.
This recipe is an exciting combination of crunchy seasonal vegetables, pickled in an herb and spice vinegar. Good with hot and cold meats...
Seasonal fruits complement this creamy Italian dessert. Good with fresh fruit salad instead of the berry puée, or purée mango pulp in pla...
Fragrant with sage, this is a tasty side dish for any poultry.
While this dish may be best with tender fresh peas, it is a fine way to dress up frozen baby peas
Make this fruity, spicy chutney at harvest time and you will have a good supply to last for months.
Serve this bracing horseradish sauce with roast beef or smoked fish.
These sweet-and-sour tender shallots will perk up simply grilled meats.
These pungently spiced preserved limes will enhance curries or pilafs, are wonderful with fish or chicken, and are easy to make.
Based on the Portuguese rice pudding known as arroz doce, this version gets extra flair from chocolate.
A creamy, warming cheese-topped dish
Apple, ginger, and mild onion make this chutney especially sweet, rather than spicy.
Corn bread gives this easy-to-make recipe its colorful appearance.
A refreshing cross between a salsa and a true cooked relish.
A good accompaniment for roasted and grilled meats
This is a modern version of a traditional Indian pickle called peccalillo. Good with crusty bread and a robust sharp cheese, and with col...
For the best flavor, use your favorite chocolate to make your milk shake.
Also known as "glutinous rice," this gets its name from its high proportion of starch. It is used to make a popular Thai dessert.
A mild-tasting but very enjoyable fruit relish that is particularly good with cold meats and cheeses.
This French favorite can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature.
This baked potato dish is rich with cream and fragrant with garlic and nutmeg
Versions of this popular classic shellfish dish of thin linguine and clams are cooked all along the Italian Mediterranean and Adriatic co...
This is Italian ice cream with a twist; texture and sweetness are added with crushed meringues.
Fragrant and rich with a variety of dried fruits, this is the ultimate British Christmas dessert.
This is such a simple accompaniment but very colorful and tasty
Easy to make, this sauce is wonderfully versatile.
Refreshing and not too sweet, this is a delicious dessert after a rich main course, or a cooling treat on a hot day. Good with a small sw...
Starchy Italian rice gives this dish extra creaminess.
Roasting these vegetables brings out their natural sweetness
Baked ziti in a hearty meat sauce is a great way to feed a hungry family; use either pork or turkey sausages.
The texture of granitas should be finely granular, like snow.
This milk pudding is warm and comforting.
Succulent scallops with a hint of chile and lime make this a perfect pasta dish for lunch, dinner, or entertaining. Good with crusty brea...
Nothing beats creamy homemade vanilla ice cream; you'll keep coming back for more. Good with fresh berries, or biscotti crumbled into the...
Easy to make and very satisfying to eat, this is a traditional British dessert.
These carrots are a good accompaniment to roast beef, pork, lamb, or poultry.
With white chocolate chips in a rich, dark chocolate ice cream, this is double-chocolate heaven.
These little cakes make a nice change from mashed potatoes.
Quick to prepare and cook, this is a great meal when time is short.
Brightly colored and vibrantly flavored, a citrus sorbet is a satisfying summer dessert.
This warm Italian dessert was invented by mistake in the 1600s when fortified wine was poured into egg custard.
Fresh pomegranate seeds enliven this warm salad.
This popular dish combines the delicacy of Chinese cooking, the heat of Indian spices, and the fragrance of Malaysian herbs.
Brightly colored and vibrantly flavored, a citrus sorbet is a satisfying summer dessert.
Top this warm dessert with créme Anglaise.
What could be simpler than latkes, traditionally served with sour cream, apple sauce, or both.
This simple dish makes a nourishing family meal. Good with a green salad or garlic bread.
Kulfi is a kind of ice cream that is eaten all over India. This recipe uses condensed milk for convenience.
Fruit segments and orange juice turn this subtle-flavored dish into something far more lively.
Colorful and popular with children, this is a good side dish for everyday meals.
Creamy and delicious, this strawberry ice cream is enhanced with the tropical flavors of coconut, rum, and lime.
Think of this as a biscuit with jam baked inside'it is equally wonderful with a custard sauce or whipped cream.
Baking sweet potatoes makes them intensely sweet and full of flavor
This version of the Sicilian frozen dessert is loaded with fruit and utterly irresistible.
Slow baking will produce a pudding with a smooth, velvety texture.
This fresh-tasting Italian bulb works well with the creaminess of the sauce.
This meaty, slow-simmered sauce goes well with pasta ribbons, but is also delicious served with tagliatelle or used in a lasagna.
You can make this luxuriously smooth Italian ice cream without an ice cream maker.
Hot soufflès are not difficult to make, but they do need a little care. This is a basic sweet soufflè, flavored with orange zest.
Pine nuts contrast well with the smooth texture of creamed spinach
When tossed with cheese and eggs, spaetzle, a homemade noodle from Switzerland, makes a delicious one-pot meal.
A truly glorious sundae with chocolate and strawberry ice cream, peaches, and strawberry topping.
Gooey and delicious, this couldn't be faster to make; use ripe bananas for the best flavor.
This delicious and versatile vegetable purée can be served in place of mashed potatoes.
The recipe outlined here, with ripe mangos, is just a template for making refreshing sorbet with other seasonal fruits.
This Spanish version of French toast can be served with maple syrup, honey, or fresh fruit compote.
Similar to ratatouille but with a touch of vinegar to heighten the flavors, this Spanish dish goes well with grilled chorizo
Pistachio is rightfully one of the most popular ice cream flavors.
A sweet and tangy accompaniment that complements most roasted or grilled dishes
Stuffed pasta is a great way to feed a crowd. This version has two sauces to make it extra-special.
The combination of fresh lemon juice and yogurt gives this cake a wonderfully fresh taste and moist texture.
Bittersweet chocolate mousse may be the standard, but try it with milk or white chocolate for delicious variations.
This delicious, fiber-rich cake has a healthful profile.
These delicious little puddings are made in individual heart-shaped china molds.
Make the most of seasonal mushrooms with this filling side dish
This cool salad, with a base of full-flavored soba noodles, makes an extraordinary light meal.
This cake does not need flour or butter, so it's great for people on restricted diets.
Made with raspberries here, this versatile dessert works well with other fruits. Try strawberries, blueberries, or even canned peaches
Tender asparagus spears are served cold with a simple dressing
A quick and light pasta dish.
The marbled effect is a clever swirl of plain and chocolate batters.
Spicy vegetables make a punchy side dish.
This rich, fruity, yeast bread, originally from Germany, is a great addition to your holiday baking.
An ancient method of preserving meat, confit infuses flavor into vegetables.
This pasta dish combines ingredients from the sea (mare) and from the mountains (monte).
So-called because these cakes are said to resemble gold bars.
A dacquoise is made of crisp meringue disks layered with a filling. Serve it at a special meal.
The added flavorings transform broccoli into something special.
A combination of crunchy textures and Asian flavors.
Serve during the holidays as the French classic bûche de Noël.
Make this British classic at home with a yeast batter that remains crisp to the very last bite
Think of this as a seafood paella made with pasta instead of rice. Good with chunks of crusty bread to mop up the juices.
This light sponge cake is perfect with tea.
This rustic stew is delicious served for lunch or dinner.
This fresh tomato pasta sauce is flavored with pancetta and hot red pepper
These little treats were made famous by writer Marcel Proust.
These should be served straight from the pan while still sizzling hot.