Soups and Salads
About Black Bean Chicken Chili
This recipe can be made super fast and easy by using pre-cooked chickens from your local grocery store. Canned tomatoes are fine, and quick, but try to use fresh tomatoes – if they are in season.
About Cheesy Broccoli Soup
An insides-warming treat for any cold weather day, this soup can be served in a bread bowl as a main course or on the side with a carved turkey sandwich. This microwave version saves on cook time – ideal for a quick weekend meal. Makes 4 to 5 servings
About Easy Fixin’ Fish Chowder
Fresh fish is the key to making this chowder delicious. Frozen works too, just make sure it’s good quality. Haddock is easy to find, but you can substitute your favorite catch of the day. Makes 6 servings
About Manhattan Clam Chowder
A delicious Saturday evening meal for any time of year, this Manhattan version of clam chowder features tomatoes instead of milk. Pair with a crusty chunk of bread and a pint of pale ale or glass of white wine. Makes 4 main-dish or 6 to 8 side-dish servings
About Traditional Waldorf Salad
The original recipe for this salad by Waldorf-Astoria maitre d’hotel Oscar Tschirky only called for apples, celery, and mayonnaise over the years walnuts were added. You can use walnuts, almonds, or pecans in this recipe depending on your taste. Makes 4 to 6 side-dish servings
About Green Salad with Garlic Dressing
Dress your favorite salad greens with this simple but flavorful dressing.
About Genuine Northern Thai Style Papaya Salad with Peanuts
Contributed by: Amphrai Alspaugh, Fairfield, CA
About Clam Chowder
In the past, chowders (from the Latin word “calderia” which originally meant a “pot for warming things”) were considered to be a poor man’s food. Fish stews were known throughout the world and were a forerunner of today’s clam chowders.
There are many recipes for New England clam chowder but variations between them are few. This recipe calls for canned clams which for most home cooks are easier to find than fresh. Serve with oyster crackers, saltines, or warm sourdough rolls. Makes four big mugs of chowder.
About Spinach & Vegetable Puree
A great creamy soup that includes a variety of vegetables. Good for almost any dinner but especially nice for a formal occasion. This is an elegant first course best followed by grilled or broiled fresh fish such as halibut with steamed vegetables and warm rolls and butter.
Makes approximately eight portions (in cream soup bowls)
About Broccoli Cheese Salad
The fresher the ingredients the better when making this salad. However if you are looking for time saving shortcuts, use bagged pre-cut broccoli, bagged pre-cubed cheese, and a bottled sweet dressing (such as Marie’s poppyseed). Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Olive & Goat Cheese FocacciaIngredients625 g grams bread flour2 ½ cups water1 pack fast-acting instant yeast1 tbsp honey 5 tsp kosher salt12 Castelvetrano olives2 oz plain goat cheese1 tbsp za’atar1 tbsp flake salt1 tbsp butter7 tbsp extra virgin olive oil,...
Lemon Couscous ChickenIngredients3 lemons1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped2 tsp paprika5 cloves garlic, slicedextra virgin olive oil2 oz feta cheese, cubed¼ cup cup raisins1 large yellow onion, diced¼ bunch lacinato kale, stripped off...
Salsa Verde Braised ChickenIngredients15 medium tomatillos2 poblano peppers (or Anaheim/Hatch)1 jalepeno4 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed1 yellow onion, quartered saltextra virgin olive oil6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs1 cup low sodium chicken stock1 cup pack...
Caramel-Apple CrispIngredients6 Honeycrisp apples, peeled and sliced ¼ inch thick ½ cup brown sugar, divided1 tsp teaspoon cinnamonsalt3 tbsp tapioca starch½ tsp vanilla extract½ lemon, juiced (or 2 tablespoons)1 cup cup flour1 cup cup oats⅓ cup...
Wild Mushroom GaletteIngredients1 ½ cups all-purpose flourSalt & pepper1 tbsp chives1 tbsp oregano1 tbsp thyme½ cup unsalted butter, cubed½ cup ice water2 eggs (for egg wash)Wild Mushroom Filling1 ½ cups yellow onion, sliced 1 tbsp butter½...