Soups and Salads
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.
About Citrus Almond Salad
This is a great winter time salad when citrus fruits are at their peak. Best with fresh squeezed orange juice in the dressing, but juice from concentrate works fine too. Makes 4 servings.
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Shrimp & Scallop BakeIngredients¾ cup white wine3 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to finish2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced1 lb ripe tomatoes, diced½ tsp honey1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped½ lemon (zest)8 oz scallops8 oz large shrimp, peeled and deveined2...
Honey & Nut BrittleIngredientsVegetable oil, cooking spray1 cup sugar½ cup honey¼ cup water1 cup chopped nuts1 tsp cinnamon1 tbsp baking sodaOptional1 tsp fleur de selDirectionsCoat a 12-by-17-inch rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Bring sugar,...