There's no better flavor for fall than sweet potatoes. This Sweet Potato and Sage Gratin is simple to make, and it uses the hearty flavors of this fall legume to its fullest potential. This recipe would make a great side dish for Thanksgiving and a lovely addition to any Christmas dinner menu. Look no further for an out-of-the-ordinary sweet potato dish for holiday entertaining.
It doesn't matter if served warm or cold, apple strudel is always appreciated by lovers of fine desserts. Good with whipped cream.
These vegetarian cabbage rolls are lighter than the traditional version. Good with crusty bread, sauted potatoes, or brown rice.
This warming winter stew makes a great main course for entertaining, since it can be made well in advance. Good with buttered tagliatelle.
Here is an original dessert idea that could be the perfect and unique topper to a special dinner menu for various events. Baked Figs with Cinnamon and Honey is a sweet and delicious option. Not many people think about figs when they are planning for a fabulous dessert. But with so many health-conscious people these days, thinking about figs could be the ticket to a fairy-tale ending of an evening. This is one of the easiest desserts to make. You just cut the figs in half and put them in a baking dish. Drizzle on your sweet ingredients and bake. The figs also can be paired nicely with mascarpone, vanilla ice cream or creme fraiche.
With the addition of salty ham and fragrant caraway seeds, this hearty salad is full of flavor.
This loaf is made savory with herbs and lots of caramelized onions.
While the instructions call for an 8-inch round cake pan, you may find that an 8x3 pan works better for the amount of batter in this cake. Light and refreshing, the Sticky Lemon Cake will be the perfect dessert to serve on a hot summer's day. What you'll love even more about this recipe is that it includes many ingredients that you may already have on hand in the kitchen. When it comes to cake recipes, it doesn't get much easier than this one! Plus, this cake uses the classic technique of moistening the cake with simple syrup! It's a quick and easy way to make your desserts even richer.
Vegetarians can look forward to this kasha dish, similar to risotto, for a delicious main course at your next family dinner or get-together. This recipe, which is based around buckwheat groats, gives you the fiber you have been craving, while filling you up and leaving you satisfied. You also will get your full allotment of vegetables including onions, carrots and mushrooms. Goat cheese is an added bonus. White wine added in will give it a sweetness and help finish off a vegetarian delight that will not disappoint each time you prepare it.
If you've only ever purchased apple fritters because you thought they might be too difficult to make, then you need to see this recipe for Portuguese Apple Fritters! The delightful fried treats are loaded with apples and feature the winning combination of cinnamon sugar, so go ahead and serve these apple fritters at breakfast, brunch, or even as an afternoon snack. If you really want to take these fritters to the next level, then consider making a trip to a local apple orchard or visiting your favorite farmers' market so you can find Golden Delicious apples that are at the peak of freshness.
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.
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.
Make your next brunch at home even more special with this recipe for Eggs Benedict. The classic egg recipe is easy to make and uses a total of five ingredients. This dish can be prepared, cooked, and ready to serve in fewer than 15 minutes. Elegant and so delicious, this recipe will see a lot of use when you add it to your repertoire. You'll find this recipe will be a hit with your family and friends, too. The next time you want to add some pizzazz to your go-to breakfast or brunch dishes, consider using this recipe.
Instead of ordering delivery, do the next-best thing and make this recipe for Chicken Biryani! This easy chicken recipe is full of flavor and will keep you feeling full, too. With an ingredients list that includes basmati rice, chicken, and ground turmeric, you're sure to have a crowd-pleaser on your hands when you make this for dinner. What's even better than making this recipe? Making it in advance so you can enjoy it later in the week, of course! For tips on how to reheat this dish, refer to the notes from the authors below.
Every watch party needs a great appetizer recipe! If you're hosting friends for a big event, then these Cheese Nuggets should be part of your menu. This easy appetizer recipe is so easy to make and includes a delicious homemade dip that will take this snack to the next level. Cheesy as can be, this appetizer is a fried snack that everyone on your guest list will love. If you'd like, you can even make these nuggets in advance, then simply fry when you're ready to get cooking.
Recreate the feeling of a cozy tearoom at home when you use this recipe for Chelsea Buns! Sweet and sticky, the buns also have raisins and a medley of flavors that you and your family will love. Consider baking these buns for your next brunch at home, or serve them mid-afternoon for a delightful snack. The buns are the quintessential teatime treat and can be served with your favorite blend of tea. These sticky buns are easy to make and can even be made ahead of when you plan to serve them. Simply follow the tips below for details.
Fish often gets overlooked as an option for easy weeknight dinners, but this Baked Porgy recipe is a delicious alternative to chicken or ground beef. The light and flaky texture of the fish guarantees that the meal will leave you satisfied, but not stuffed to the gills. Lemony flavors mix with the bell peppers and potatoes to create an all-in-one meal that the whole family will enjoy. This delicious fish recipe is one that you will want to make again and again.
Is there anything better than biting into a slice of Key Lime Pie? If your weakness is delicious and easy pie dessert recipes, then you will want to keep reading. This take on the classic recipe uses just three ingredients for the crust and an additional six ingredients for the filling. That's all! This dessert pie recipe will be a hit with everyone at your next gathering with family and friends, so don't expect any leftovers. You'll love serving this tart and creamy chilled pie for any occasion. The next time you feel like trying something new, give this recipe a try.
If you're looking for an easy comfort food recipe, then this Spaetzle recipe is it! This noodle recipe can be served as a side dish or main course it also boasts the perfect combination of noodles, eggs, and cheese. This Spaetzle recipe is hearty and filling, and is the perfect dish to make on a cold winter's night. Your family will also be impressed that you made the egg noodles by hand, too.
If you can't seem to get enough of oranges and pineapples, then you'll love this recipe for Tapioca and Fruit Pudding. The easy no-bake dessert uses only seven ingredients and is a light and tropical-inspired recipe that you are sure to love. You'll bring a bit of the tropics to your dinner table with this refreshing and flavorful dessert, which is sure to be a hit with everyone in your family.
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.
Make full use of fresh vegetables this summer when you make this recipe for Corn and Peppers. The quick-and-easy recipe (it only has six ingredients!) can be ready to eat within minutes and is perfect for busy weeknight dinners and any outdoor picnic or cookout on your calendar. The Corn and Peppers can be served with any of your favorite main courses, including burgers, lasagna, and roast chicken.
Are you facing a bounty of zucchini and eggplant? While you might already have plans for this year's harvest, consider adding this recipe for Pan-grilled Eggplant and Zucchini Salad to your plans as well. This recipe will be a delightful addition to your summertime recipes while also making full use of what you have grown or purchased from your farmer's market. Serve at room temperature to allow the flavors to merge. Good with grilled, broiled, or roast meats. Leftovers can be used to add "bite" to cold chicken, meat, or cheese sandwiches.
Are you ready to serve something a bit sophisticated at your next brunch or dinner party? Then this recipe for Twice-Baked Cheese Souffles just might be what you need! The goat cheese will help create a distinct flavor in this twice-baked souffle, resulting in a dish that's as memorable as it is flavorful. This recipe also has a few steps that can be made in advance, which will free you up to spend more time with your guests just see the notes below for more information. This foolproof recipe can be prepared several hours in advance, so is ideal for serving at a dinner party.
What can be better than reaching into your refrigerator for some homemade mushroom soup? When the cold weather returns, you can stay warm with this rustic take on Italian soup. This mushroom soup recipe is easy to make and is also perfect for busy weeknights, as you can make it in advance and store it in your freezer for up to three months.
Your freezer might be stocked with make-ahead meals like lasagna and enchiladas. But what about vegetable curry? This delightful recipe is both easy to make and can be frozen for those nights when you just don't feel like cooking. You'll love having this delicious curry on hand for a quick dinner!
This easy souffle recipe is perfect for breakfast or brunch. You'll hardly even taste the spinach! These souffles are deliciously golden and puffy once cooked, and taste every bit as good as they look.
These rich chocolate puddings get their light texture from whipped cream. Good with whipped cream or crme anglaise flavored with grated ...
In France, these toasted cheese and ham sandwiches are very popular. Good with a green salad and French fries or potato chips.
The marbled effect is a clever swirl of plain and chocolate batters.
This substantial sandwich, a delicatessen standard, could very well have been invented in Omaha, and not New York. Good with sour dill pi...
A creamy, warming cheese-topped dish
Fresh orange zest, along with orange and lime juices add a burst of sunshine to this winter vegetable. Good with roasted turkey, ham, or ...
Mince pies are a must for many bakers at the holidays. These individual pies are perfect for gift-giving.
This rich, fruity, yeast bread, originally from Germany, is a great addition to your holiday baking.
In Britain, this dense fruit cake is a popular choice for celebrations. This may just be the best fruit cake you ever had.
Firm-ripe Bosc pears are best they won't thin the creamy filling.
The perfect dish for family meals or casual entertaining.
Some people call this "Penny Soup," because the vegetable pieces resemble coins.
There are many variations of this one-pot French chicken stew.
This is a simpler, quicker version of a classic dish from Alsace.
A complete and filling lunch in a pastry packet.
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...
Spicy paprika adds both flavor and color to this hearty stew from Hungary.
A classic salad named after the prestigious WaldorfAstoria Hotel in New York.
A French classic, this egg and bacon tart is the original and the best.
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...
These are best served straight from the oven for breakfast, but are also good in lunch boxes or with afternoon tea. Good with butter when...
If you are looking for an incredible side dish to pair with a meat or chicken entree, we have one that will rock your menu. Porcini Polenta is wonderfully rich dish that everyone will go crazy for. For this Porcini mushroom recipe dried mushrooms are preferred. When you use dried mushrooms they help guarantee a rich, earthy flavor, great for serving with your polenta that has a subtle taste. For a lighter meal, you could serve this polenta with Porcini mushrooms dish with a larger green salad. Using instant polenta is also a great short-cut for preparing your dish quicker. Use this for your next dinner gathering.
This is a nice dish to serve at a casual dinner party. Pork Chops with Green Peppercorn Sauce is bursting with a savory flavor you do not want to miss. The soft and mild peppercorns add a gentle spice to your cream sauce. This easy pork with peppercorn sauce recipe is also very quick to prepare. You can build a nice menu around the pork chops recipe. This dish is nice to serve with hashed brown potatoes and freshly steamed vegetables. Don't miss out on this wonderful pork chops experience. From the first bite, you will be happy you made this flavorful dish.
We have a great recipe for your busy weeknight meal plan. Chile Tofu Stir-Fry is a really easy dish to prepare in a hurry. The beauty of stir frying your dinner is the ingredients usually cook fairly quickly and the dinner is on the table before you know it. The tofu in this easy tofu stir fry dish will also take on some other delicious flavors heightening your taste in each bite. Cashews, onions, carrots, mushrooms, and bell peppers are also included in the slightly spicy stir fry. This is a really healthy stir fry tofu recipe that your family will enjoy eating. Pair it with some soft noodles and your dinner is complete.
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 ...
If you are looking for a unique side dish for your next dinner party, look no further. Rice Timbales are such a fun and interesting dish to add to your event menu. You can even serve this dish in a separate ramekin for each guest at your table. It gives your party a nice and more elegant feel. This rice has bell peppers, shallots, and cumin, among other interesting ingredients, to make your rice stand out. This dish takes a little more work, with so many ingredients to add in, but it is worth the outcome on your menu.
Few desserts say "autumn baking" more than an apple crisp. Good with creme anglaise or ice cream.
Without the egg white glaze and nuts, you can use this dough to roll out and cut into shapes for holiday cookies.
These delicate, buttery, piped cookies are usually made at Christmas time.
These are mini party pizzas. Try the toppings below, or create your own favorite combinations.
This winter squash has a sweet, slightly dry flavor. Good with roast meat, especially roast loin of pork or baked ham.
These crisp morsels make a lovely vegetarian party snack.
Pine nuts contrast well with the smooth texture of creamed spinach
These savory nuggets, crunchy outside and meltingly soft inside, are a fine way to use leftover chicken. Here is a Spanish version.
A hearty bean and meat dish from southwest France.
Fragrant with sage, this is a tasty side dish for any poultry.
In days past, this soup involved the slow simmering of a whole chicken, but today it is prepared with less time and effort. Good with war...
This is succulent comfort food from the Deep South, with the traditional accompaniment of a smooth cream gravy
This creamy Indian dish gets extra flavor from its marinade. Good with pilau rice or warm naan bread.
A great comfort food side dish that works equally well as a vegetarian main course. Good with any roast meat or grilled sausages.
These easy party appetizers can be served with drinks or as a first course alongside a salad.
A spicy chicken curry made with chiles and mustard seeds. Good with basmati rice.
This is one of Italy's most popular dishes and a great choice for vegetarians. Good with a simple salad as a main meal.
Portobello mushrooms make great bases for savory goat cheese and pine nut fillings.
Popular Middle Eastern snacks, these tasty filo pastries are filled with a sweet-savory mixture. Good with other Greek or Middle Eastern ...
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.
This is the ultimate feel-good Sunday brunch recipe.
This light, fragrant dessert just melts in the mouth.
If you are looking for a recipe with an Asian tinge to it, this may be a good one to add to your menu. Egg Noodles with Lemongrass and Herbs is a great one to pair with simply roasted chicken or pork. You make the noodles with fresh lemon juice, soy sauce, ginger, cilantro and scallions. This is an easy recipe to make and you could put together a really interesting Asian menu with these noodles serving as the foundation. Your guests will remember this meal and the special Asian homemade cuisine that made their night.
An herb and garlic butter makes a flavorful coating for this popular vegetable.
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 is a fabulous Italian recipe that combines elements from the sea and the mountains. Spaghetti Mare e Monti is a wonderful dish to serve at your next upcoming dinner event. Everyone loves pasta and your guests will flip over a new twist on their old favorite. If you love mushrooms this is a great dish for you. It combines porcini and white mushroom, plum tomatoes, shrimp and white wine for a taste that is out of this world. It's a great combination for a dish that reminds you of the best parts of Italy.
Here is a recipe for a wonderful and healthy side dish for a family dinner or a casual dinner party. Sweet potatoes are known as the healthier potato and go well with most main meat, chicken or fish dishes. This recipe adds an Asian tinge to your potatoes, sweetening them up with the soy sauce and the honey. After you cube your potatoes and add the glaze, these bite size-morsels will be sure to light up the taste buds of all of your guests. This dish is easy and quick and should be a positive feature on any dinner menu you put together.
This recipe can serve as a terrific appetizer for a casual dinner for family or friends. Sesame shrimp toast is a great Asian starter that all of your guests will find flavorful and creative. Shrimp-lovers will adore this dish and keep coming back for more. You do need some experience with a deep fryer to pull this off. But it is well worth the effort and time. Chopped up shrimp, cilantro, soy sauce and ginger adorn this classical appetizer that is flaky, warm and delicious. This dish pairs well with sweet chili sauce. When looking for warm, passed appetizers to give a great start to any event, this dish will fill your needs.
Here is a really nice recipe to use for an upcoming lunch or brunch. Parmesan Cheese Walnut Tart is a nice main dish that can be paired with a salad for a light and nutritious meal. Tarts are amazingly pretty to look at and really add some sophistication to any occasion. The cheese and potato filling is satisfying yet not heavy as a meal. Although the walnuts add a nice flavor, the tart can also be made without them for those who are allergic to nuts. This is also a nice dish for vegetarians.
Looking for a salad to serve as a starter dish at a luncheon or dinner event? Tuscan Bread Salad would be a perfect dish to serve, bringing some Italian flavor to your party. This incredibly simple salad has basil leaves, plum tomatoes, cucumber and some oil and vinegar for the dressing. But the star of the dish is the stale ciabatta bread that needs to sit for a while and soak in the juices of the dressing. This is a classic salad that many will enjoy. Easy to make and easier to eat.
Rosemary is not usually used with fish, but it perfectly complements the meaty flavor of swordfish
These pretty little tarts are ideal to serve, topped with fresh summer berries, at dinner parties.
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...
The sweet peanut sauce is a perfect accompaniment to these savory bites
Although these are regarded as a Swedish national dish, they are popular in all the Scandinavian countries. Good with new potatoes and st...
This popular Italian dish uses a classic method to prepare veal. Good with sauted spinach or a green salad.
This rich yet light cheesecake is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.Good with sliced strawberries or other seasonal berries, sprinkled wi...
This no-bake cheesecake takes very little time to make.
Heart-shaped green poblano chiles are traditionally used for this recipe, but substitute ordinary green peppers if you cannot find them.
When looking for a perfect vegetarian dish to pair with salad for lunch or a light dinner, cheese and pepper jalousie is a great way to go. This light and flaky pastry filled with creamy cheeses, sun dried tomatoes and flavorful fresh peppers, gives you a healthy and delicious pairing with a light salad. The puff-pastry shell delight will fill you up, while not feeling too heavy for those looking for a lighter mid-day or early evening meal. The fresh ingredients really enhance the taste and texture of the jalousie. So enjoy your light treat, which will taste almost as good with store-bought ingredients if need be.
Light, melt-in-the-mouth pancakes with a creamy filling make an irresistible dessert.
Preserved lemons are available at Mediterranean grocers. Good with grilled lamb chops, or with firm oily fish, such as swordfish or macke...
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...
Savory crepes are great for lunch, supper, or brunch.
This tart is the perfect dish to pair with salad and serve for an elegant lunch or brunch. Considered vegetarian, the thyme-flavored pastry shell is just as enjoyable warm or cold. The pastry dough for the tart can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until you have the time to cook the tarts. This delicious tart is not hard to make and can be an incredibly solid dish when having guests over for an early afternoon event. This cheesy and savory dish will be a memorable addition to any special occasion meal you are planning.
Tacos are popular with kids and are great party food, too
This is great dish to make for a game day party, picnic or large family event. Stuffed pasta is not hard to make and extremely economical for larger events you put on. In this version, which features a spinach stuffing, there is choice between two sauces to please your hungry crowd. Everyone loves pasta and this stuffed manicotti is sure to please most anyone who comes to your fabulous feast. Garlic bread is great to pair with this pasta dish. This cheesy casserole offers many flavors including, tomato and spinach and will fill you up and leave you smiling.
The beauty of this pasta is variety. Use whatever fresh seafood you like.
This is a terrific dish to bring for a summer picnic or eat for dinner. It is light and flaky. The dill and cucumber sauce is especially refreshing on a warm, sunny day, bringing lots of flavor to remind you of summer and all of the outdoor aromas that satisfy your love of the outdoors. You can bake the salmon to your liking, but highly suggest you keep an eye on it and make an effort not to overcook. The sauce is what brings this dish to life. The delightful dill and cucumber bits mixed into the sour cream make a world of difference in selling this delightful piece of salmon to you on a warm summer night.
Sweet vanilla icing will be the capping off a perfect dessert for a party or special occasion with friends. Homemade icing makes any dessert taste magnificent. This delicious recipe can be used to top off your favorite cupcake recipe or one of your many cake recipes. The icing is not only wonderful to ice the entire outside of the cake, but is also purposed to help sandwich cake layers together and serve as a delicious filling for any of your cake creations. Everybody needs a standby icing recipe for the many types of desserts they make and this one will hold up time and time again.
For all of you vegetarians or people who seek to have vegetables as a central ingredient, this Mediterranean Lasagna is a dish that cannot be missed. It brings you the flavors of Mediterranean cooking, while still enjoying the base ingredients of an Italian favorite. Fresh eggplant cut up, in season in the spring and summer along with red bell peppers and portobello mushrooms, which bring a stronger flavor to the dish, add a healthy and fresh taste to the traditional cheeses and marinara foundation. Lasagna is a great dish for a larger party and can be more economical to feed a large amount of people. Bake this dish and enjoy a lighter version of an old classic.
Full of warming flavors, this traditional soup makes a rich and satisfying meal.
Pomegrante molasses (evaporated pomegranate juice) is available at Mediterranean grocers.
This version of the Sicilian frozen dessert is loaded with fruit and utterly irresistible.
This dish is a time-honored way of using turkey leftovers after a holiday meal. Good with steamed rice, mashed potatoes, or egg noodles.
This irresistibly indulgent seafood dish is thought to be named in honor of the play Thermidor, which opened in 1894 in Paris
This richly spiced dish makes a colorful Moroccan feast.
For the best results, choose a dark, richly flavored mushroom, such as cremini or portobello, to make this risotto.
This classic dish is one of the most popular of all Chinese-American culinary creations.
Fresh tarragon and cream is a classic pairing in French cuisine. Good with boiled long-grain rice, or try mashed potatoes with olive oil...
Although it looks impressive, this dish is quick to make with store-bought puff pastry and leftover chicken. Good with roasted vegetables...
Inspired by Spanish cuisine, this is sure to become a favorite chicken dish.
In Paris, these wafer-thin crpes with the simplest of flavorings are sold by street vendors.
Perfect for breakfast or a dessert, these waffles are easy to make. Good with fresh maple syrup and butter for breakfast, or topped with ...
Beaten egg whites give this omelet a light and fluffy texture. Good with toast and grilled tomatoes.
A great dish to barbecue.
You will find paneer (a firm Indian cheese) and tandoori paste at Indian markets.
Oxtail is high in gelatin, and it gives extraordinary texture to the sauce in this robust dish.
Make sure the chicken is thoroughly coated in egg and bread crumbs to prevent the butter from leaking out.
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.
This jelly is wonderful served after a rich main course, as it is light, refreshing, and not too sweet.
Use a grill pan if the weather isn't cooperating.
These little veal and pork meatballs--albondigas in Spanish--are popular served as tapas. Good with crusty bread or as a main course dish...
Perfect party food, make them hot as the devil with spicy paprika and hot mustard, or keep them mellow with milder condiments. Good with ...
This pie transports well (so it's good for picnics) and can be eaten from your hand just as well as off a plate.
Boiling the ham first makes it nice and moist.
Refreshing, colorful and full of vitamins, this is sunshine in a bowl.
This recipe gives the traditional stroganoff a tasty vegetarian twist by substituting tofu chunks for the meat.
This decadent treat is perfect with after-dinner drinks.
Goose meat is rich in flavor, making it a perfect choice for a festive dinner party or special holiday meal.
A filling one-pot meal known as Cocido in Spain.
This Spanish lentil dish gets its deep flavor from chorizo, bacon, and paprika. Good with rustic bread.
This is a popular Brazilian stew, rich with creamy coconut milk. An authentic ingredient is palm oil (dend), which lends a distinctive ...
Most cabbage varieties are best cooked quickly, but red cabbage is an exception, benefiting from long, slow cooking. Good with roast meat...
These chickpea fritters can be enjoyed tucked into pita bread.
This Lebanese specialty of parsley, mint, tomatoes and bulgur is refreshing all year round.
A true quick bread that requires no yeast, this loaf gets its tender crumb from buttermilk. Good with a bowl of hot soup or with a wedge ...
Serve this rich, creamy soup with plenty of saltines or crusty bread.
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.
Rich and indulgent, this pie offers a satisfying contrast between a light, smooth mousse-like filling and a crunchy crumb crust.
Olives and capers give this dish a Mediterranean flavor.
A sweet-tart sauce adds character to tender but mildly flavored beef.
These traditional dainty sandwiches are an essential part of an English tea party.
Here is a hearty sandwich of chicken, bacon, tomatoes, and lettuce, layered between slices of toasted bread, guaranteed to satisfy those ...
This lamb will be well-done, but spoon-tender.
Greece's most famous dish, moussaka is usually baked in a large dish. This version makes individual servings, which are easier to freeze.
These light but sustaining dumplings are great for soaking up the delicious gravy from hearty casseroles and spicy goulashes. Good with s...
Gooey and delicious, this couldn't be faster to make use ripe bananas for the best flavor.
This easy summer dish is great for summer lunches and dining alfresco.
A "dressedup" version of the popular peanut and jelly sandwich, makes a nutritious, delicious sandwich. Good with sliced apple or pear.
Make this delicious and versatile dessert with your favorite summer berries. Good with a garnish of fresh berries and perhaps a dollop of...
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
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.
Quick to make and full of rich flavors, this pasta casserole makes a satisfying midweek meal or an informal dinner-party dish. Good with ...
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.
Chestnuts give this traditional poultry stuffing a sweet, nutty flavor.
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.
Both Australia and New Zealand claims to have invented this meringue and fruit dessert, named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, ...
This custardy dessert from Piedmonte in Italy translates as "cooked cream" although the cream is barely heated.
An unsurpassable dish made with good-quality ingredients.
These chewy, but cakey brownies make a tempting snack.
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 ...
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.
Keep an eye on the butter. It should be nut brown, with no black flecks.
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.
Pieces of monkfish with mussels in a creamy tomato sauce combine to make a fabulous main course
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.
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.
This peppery dish was developed by the French settlers of Louisiana.
Known in Spain as fabada, this rib-sticking stew is quickly made with canned beans. Use your favorite sausages as you prefer.
For extra flavor, serve this velvety soup with shredded Parmesan cheese
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...
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.
Colored buttercream icing and simple decorations transform these humble cupcakes into treats fit for a celebration.
These small, light-as-air pancakes make a delicious brunch.
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 ...
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
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 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...
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.
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 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.
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.
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...
Lightly spiced crabmeat in a crispy case.
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.
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.
Everyone enjoys these popular cocktail party treats.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 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.
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.
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...
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 hot dessert is a refreshing way to end a meal.
Sweet, tart, and spicy meet in this delicious marinade.
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...
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.
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.
Marinate the ribs overnight before baking, if you wish.
Subtly spiced, this versatile rice dish can be served hot or cold.
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.
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...
A light and refreshing dessert.
Tender lamb noisettes (filet mignons) are a special treat.
This is a wonderful side dish from south India.
Middle Eastern spices flavor these tender, ground lamb kebabs. A raita of cucumber and yogurt is the ideal accompaniment.
This dish packs plenty of flavor with its tomato, olive, and herb sauce. Good with couscous cooked in vegetable stock.
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.
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.
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.
You don't often think of adding cucumber to sweet dishes, but it works perfectly in this exotic fruit salad.
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.
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.
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.
Apples are always the beginning of a good tart.
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.
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.
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.
This Moroccan dish reaches its peak flavor when refrigerated a day or so before serving and reheated.
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.
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.
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
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...
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
A truly glorious sundae with chocolate and strawberry ice cream, peaches, and strawberry topping.
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
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