Recipe Index

PARTY FOOD

Apple, Blue Cheese and Hazelnut Salad on Endive Leaves
Baked Bried with Dried Cherries
Best Party Mix Evah!

Brie Fondue with Fresh Thyme and Chardonnary
Cheddar Cayenne Coins
Chile Corn Cakes
Crab Cakes with Lemon Dill Sauce

Crispy Risotto Fritters with Garlic Aioli and Summer Relish
Crostini with Fennel Sausage
Crunchy Spiced Breadsticks
Fresh Corn and Nori Poppers
Fried Garbanzo Beans with Parmesan and Sage
Goat Cheese Fritters
Grilled Bread with Marinated Peppers and Goat Cheese

Grilled Garlic-Rubbed with Arugula, Lemon and Grana Padano
Herb Marinated Olives

Indonesian Corn Fritters
Mark’s World Famous Tarragon Filet Mignon Crostinis
Maytag Blue Dip
Nancy’s Completely Delicious (I had 4) Twice-Baked Parmesan Baby Potatoes
Parmesan and Gruyere Cheese Straws

Parmesan Manchego Dip
Parmesan Pecan and Thyme Crackers

Peppery Cheese, Nut, and Cornmeal Cookies
Prosciutto Pinwheels
Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs
Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs with Gorgonzola and Walnuts
Savory Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs
Savory Palmiers

Sriracha Popcorn with Peanuts
Ruth Giammona’s Famous Swedish Meatballs
Rum Chevre Log with Hazelnuts and Rosemary with Dried Cherry Compote
Saigon Garlic-Lemongrass Wings
Savory Goat Cheese-Wrapped Figs
Savory Palmiers
Seeded Crackers
Sesame Coins
Shrimp Cakes with Chili-Lime Cream Sauce
Spanish Smoked Paprika Wings
Spiced Caramelized Cauliflower Florets
Spicy Toasted Garbanzo Beans and Pistachios
Sun-dried Tomato Dip
Sweet and Spicy Nuts

Tillamook Shortbread
Tony’s Roquefort Grapes
Trisha’s Favorite Hummus
Vella Cheese Crisps

Warm Spiced Pecans with Rum Glaze

ASIAN

Asian Turkey Burgers with Ginger Sesame Slaw
Better Than PF Chang’s Minced Chicken in Lettuce Cups
Broccoli Beef in Black Bean Sauce

Chicken, Coconut and Galangal Soup
Grilled Lemongrass Pork and Rice Noodle Salad
Indonesian Corn Fritters
Korean Fried Chicken Wings with Ginger Soy Glaze
Panda Express Ciao Mein
Saigon Garlic-Lemongrass Wings
Shaking Beef from The Slanted Door
Stir-Fried Green Beans with Ginger and Black Bean Sauce
Szechuan Green Beans
Vietnamese Noodle Salad with Caramelized Pork

BARBECUE

Barbecued Tri-Tip with Caramelized Red Onions
Grilled Brined Shrimp with a Grilled Corn Salsa
Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad
Grilled Tri-Tip with Tequila Marinade and Cherry Tomato Relish
Jimtown Grilled Steak with Backyard Bourbon Marinade
Yogurt, Aleppo Pepper and Lemon Marinated Grilled Chicken

BASICS: MISE EN PLACE

Basic Vinaigrette Dressing
Blended Oil for Sauteeing
Four Seasons Blend
Classic Pastry Dough
Creme Fraiche
Foolproof All-Butter Pastry Dough
Fresh Ricotta
Secret Ingredient Seasoning Salt
Barefoot Contessa Chicken stock–SO WORTH THE TIME!
Veal Stock

BEVERAGES

HAPPY HOUR
A Really Good Mojito
Cider Rum Punch
Lemon Drop Cocktail
Mark and Tony’s Peach Jalapeno Martini
Orange Drop Martini
Pomegranate Cosmo
Pomegranate Mojito

Raspberry Champagne Cocktail
Raspberry Clementini
Razzy-tini
Strawberry Mojito
Strawberry Prosecco Lemonade
Strawberry Sangria
Sylvia’s Champagne Cocktail
Sylvia’s Rose’ Sangria
Tangerine Mimosa
White Wine Spritzer

HOT TODDIES
Hot Spiced Apple Cider
Spiced Chai Concentrate

THIRST QUENCHERS

BREAD AND PIZZA

 Butternut Squash and Sage Pesto Pizza with Goat Cheese
Butternut Squash Pizza with Caramelized Onion and Bacon
Cornmeal Pizza Crust
Cranberry Orange Pecan Tea Bread
Crunchy Spiced Breadsticks
The ONLY Pizza Dough You Should Ever Make

BREAKFAST and BRUNCH

Cranberry Orange Tea Bread
Granola with Coconut, Dried Cherries and Pecans

Kara’s Dutch Baby
Lemon-Poppyseed Scones
Mark’s Waffles

Mike’s Mudlogger’s Breakfast
Nutty Granola

Raised Waffles
Rosemary and Lemon Scones with Raspberry Jam
Sausage and Eggs Casserole with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Sausage Links with Apricot-Mustard Glaze
Waffles of Insane Greatness

CHRISTMAS

Almond Crescents
Apricot Torte Bars
Chocolate and Pecan Toffee
Christmas Cinnamon Stars
Cranberry Orange Tea Bread

Divinity
Grandma’s Sugar Cookies

Mom’s White Fruitcake
Toasted Coconut Marshmallows
Poinsettia Cookies
Walnut Snowballs


ENTREES

BEEF
Barbecued Tri-Tip with Caramelized Red Onions
Broccoli Beef in Black Bean Sauce

Filet Mignon in Mushroom Roquefort Sauce
Guajillo Short Rib Tacos (Tacolicious)
Grilled Beef Tagliata with Rosemary, Capers and Lemons
Grilled Steak in Garlic-Lime Marinade with Asian Pear Sauce
Grilled Tri-Tip Roast with Tequila Marinade and Cherry Tomato Relish
Hazelnut and Peppercorn-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Syrah Reduction
Jimtown Grilled Steak with Backyard Bourbon Marinade
Michelle’s Favorite Short Ribs
Red Chile Short Rib Tacos
Riad and Mom’s Braised Short Ribs
Perfect Prime Rib
Ribeye Tacos with Onion Jam and Horseradish Creme Fraiche

Steak Salad with Watercress, Shallots and Stilton
Steak Tacos with Avocado Cucumber Salsa
Tyler Florence’s Dad’s Meatloaf

CHICKEN AND POULTRY

Balsamic Chicken Wings
Butterflied Chicken with Thyme, Lemon and Garlic
Chicken Chilaquiles
Chicken Fajitas with Crunchy Lime Cabbage and Avocado
Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken with Roasted Lemons, Green Olives and Capers
Chicken Stroganoff with Mushrooms, Sage, and Sherry

Chile Rubbed Wings
Crispy Chicken Medallions with Three Mustards Sauce
Dry-Brined Turkey

Feta Marinated Roast Chicken
Grilled Chicken Breast with Tarragon Mustard Sauce

Herbed Chicken Galette
Korean Fried Chicken Wings with Ginger Soy Glaze
Maple and Walnut Chicken
Oven-Crisped Chicken with Maple Vinegar Sauce

Pastel De Azteca (Aztec Pie)

Rosemary Brined Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Taco Casserole

Yogurt and Aleppo Pepper Marinated Chicken
Zuni Cafe Roast Chicken with Bread Salad

PORK
Butterflied Pork Loin with Fennel Sausage

Rye’s Red Chili
Sweet Sriracha Pulled Pork

SEAFOOD

Ciao Down on Fish Tacos
Dungeness Crab Cakes with Lemon Dill Sauce
Grilled Brined Shrimp with a Grilled Corn Salsa

Pan-Roasted Halibut with Caper Vinaigrette
Pan-Roasted Halibut with Citrus Beurre Blanc
Pan-Roasted Halibut with Fire-Roasted  Tomato Vinaigrette
Prosciutto-Roasted Halibut with Fresh Thyme
Shrimp Cakes with Chili-Lime Cream Sauce

Shrimp in Madeira Sauce with Cherry Tomatoes and Crispy Shallots
Spiced-Grilled Salmon with Spicy Cucumber Salsa
Spaghettini with Shrimp and Toasted Chile Crumbs

VEGETARIAN
Asparagus and Gruyere Tart
Baked Fettuccine and Asparagus with Lemon,Pine Nuts and Mascarpone

Black Bean and Corn Tacos
Butternut Squash and Hazelnut Lasagne
Butternut Squash and Mushroom Wellington

Butternut Squash Panzanella
Mushroom and Asparagus Shepherd’s Pie

Polenta Baked with Corn, Tomatoes and Basil
Roasted Butternut Squash Enchiladas with Ancho Chili Cream Sauce

MARINADES and RUBS

Bourbon Soy Marinade
Mucha Cerveza Marinade

MEXICAN

Baja Shrimp Tacos
Black Bean and Corn Tacos
Chicken Chilaquiles
Chicken Fajitas with Crunchy Lime Cabbage and Avocado
Chile de Arbol Salsa
Ciao Down on FishTacos
Guajillo Shortrib Tacos (Tacolicious)
Green Corn Tamales

La Vic Orange Sauce
Mexican Rice
Mexican Chopped Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing
Mexican Rice Salad with Cilantro Dressing
Pastel de Azteca (Aztec Pie)
Red Chile Short Rib Tacos
Rib Eye Tacos with Onion Jam and Horseradish Creme Fraiche
Roasted Squash Enchiladas with Ancho Chili Cream Sauce

Steak Tacos with Avocado Cucumber Salsa
Tortilla Soup

MOM’S RECIPES

Almond Crescents
Aztec Pie
Carrots Glazed with Balsamic Vinegar 
Chocolate and Pecan Toffee
Divinity
Grandma’s Sugar Cookies
Mom’s White Fruit Cake
Riad and Mom’s Braised Short Ribs
Walnut Snowballs

NUTS ABOUT NUTS

Brined and Roasted Rosemary Chile Almonds
Brown Butter Nuts with Rosemary and Thyme
Cajun Pecans
Cumin-Chili Pecans
Moroccan-esque Almonds
Rosemary and Thyme Candied Pecans

Soy-Glazed Walnuts
Sweet and Spicy Nuts

PASTA

Annie Somerville’s Macaroni and Cheese
Baked Fettuccine and Asparagus with Lemon, Pine Nuts and Mascarpone
Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Bucatini with Garlic Crumbs

Baked Penna with Italian Sausage and Creamy Ricotta
Bucatini d’Amatriciana
Marcela Hazan’s Bolognese
Mike’s Favorite, Pasta with Sausage and Chicken
My Favorite Mac and Cheese

Pasta al Limone
Pasta with Bacon, Walnuts and Blue Cheese
Roasted Butternut Squash Raviolis with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage
Spaghetti with Tomato Conserva, Pancetta and Romano
Spaghettini with Shrimp and Toasted Chile Crumbs
Summer Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic and Parsley

Tagliatelle with Walnuts and Lemon
White Cheddar Mac and Cheese with Sausage and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

SALADS

Apple and Escarole Salad with Blue Cheese and Hazelnuts
Asian Noodle Salad
Black Bean, Jicama and Corn Salad
Black Japonica Rice Salad
Butternut Squash Panzanella
Carrot, Beet and Watercress Salad with Pecan Vinaigrette

Cauliflower, Apple and Walnut Salad
Corn, Edamame, Avocado, Green Bean Salad
Couscous Salad with Cucumber and Tomatoes
Creamy Cucumber Dill Salad
Fresh Corn, Orzo, and Smoked Chicken Salad with Pine Nuts
Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad
Grilled Shrimp Caesar with Queso Cotija and White Corn
Hearts of Romaine Salad with Apple, Red Onion, and Cider Vinaigrette

Mediterranean Rice Salad
Mexican Chopped Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing
Mexican Rice Salad with Cilantro Dressing

Mozza Salad
Orzo with Everything
Parsley, Lemon and Cannellini Bean Salad
Potato Salad with Bacon and Blue Cheese
Potato Salad with Tarragon and Shallots
Quinoa with Avocado, Dried Fruit and Lemon-Cumin Vinaigrette

Shaved Zucchini Salad with Feta and Sunflower Seeds
Shredded Romaine and Cucumber Salad
Shrimp and Snap Pea Salad with Ginger Dressing
Shrimp, Mango and Avocado Salad with Sweet Chili-Ginger Vinaigrette

Smoked Turkey Salad with Bing Cherries and Hazelnuts
Sonoma Chicken Salad

Southwest Chopped Salad
Spring Fling Chopped Salad

Steak Salad with Watercress, Shallots and Stilton
Thai Chicken Chopped Salad

Turkey Chopped Salad with Spicy Avocado Dressing
Vietnamese Noodle Salad with Caramelized Pork
Watermelon and Avocado Salad with Spicy Lime Dressing

DRESSINGS

Garlic Parmesan Dressing
Lemon Sherry Vinaigrette
Peppercorn Parmesan Dressing
Sesame Ginger Dressing

SANDWICHES

Cucumber and Radish Sandwich
Fontina, Prosciutto Panini with Arugula Pesto and Pickled Shallots
Mango Chutney and Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches

SIDE DISHES

Asparagus and Gruyere Tart
Gorgonzola Polenta

SOUP

Barley Beef Soup with Vegies
Butternut Squash Soup with Apples and Bacon
Caramelized Onion and Portabello Mushroom Soup with Goat Cheese Croutons
Carrot Red Lentil Soup with Asian Spices

Chicken and Cannellini Bean Soup
Chicken, Coconut, and Galangal Soup

Chicken Soup with Chicken Meatballs and Tortellini
Chicken, Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tortilla Soup
Chilled Almond Gazpacho with Grapes
Corn and Crab Chowder
Corn and Tomato Soup
Cream of Portabello Soup
French Onion Soup, the BEST!
Golden Chicken, Corn and Orzo Soup
Gravenstein Apple Soup

Ina’s Lentil Soup
Leek Potato and Tarragon Soup

Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder
Poblano Corn Chowder with Shrimp

Potato Leek Soup
Puree of Fresh Asparagus Soup with Lemon Cream
Tomato Soup en Croute, Bistro Jeanty
Trisha’s Tortilla Soup
White Root  Vegetable Soup with Thyme Butter

SWEET TREATS

Apricot Torte Bars
Balsamic Strawberries with Mascarpone Cream

Billioniare’s Shortbread
Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse Cake
Black Bottom Coconut Bars
Browned Butter Chocolate Chip-Cherry Cookies
Brownies with Caramel Swirl and Sea Salt

Buttermilk Panna Cotta
Chocolate-Dipped Hazelnut Sandies
Chocolate Hazelnut Torte
Chocolate Nut Bars
Chunky Walnut Apple Cake
Cinnamon Star Cookies

Coconut Shortbread Cookies
Cranberry Streusel Shortbread Bars
Divinity
Ginger and Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee
Grandma’s Sugar Cookies

Junk in Da’ Trunk Cookies
Kahlua Truffle Triangles

Lemon and Rosemary Shortbread
Lemon Pudding Cake
Milkbar Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mom’s Lemon Bars
Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate and Cranberries
Old Fashioned Fruit Crisp

Peanut Butter Blossoms
Peanut Butter Crispie Bars
Poinsettia Cookies
Quadruple Chocolate Brownies
Rum Cake
Susan’s Glazed Cream Cheese Lemon Cookies
Tall, Dark and Simple Chocolate Cake
Texas Sheet Cake
Toasted Coconut Marshmallows
Tony’s Lemon Cake
Winter Spiced Molten Chocolate Cake

Yugoslav Christmas Cookies

TEA TIME

Cucumber and Radish Sandwich
Mango Chutney and Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches

THANKSGIVING FAVORITES

Chestnut and Sausage Stuffing
Dry Brined Turkey, the ONLY Way to Fly!

VEGETABLES

Asparagus Gruyere Tart
Brussel Sprouts, Bacon, Potato Hash
Carrots Glazed with Balsamic Vinegar 

Carrots with Pistachio Herb Butter
Pancetta Mashed Potatoes
Potatoes Boulangere
Potatoes Fondante
Roasted Butternut Squash with Fresh Thyme, Crispy Pancetta, and Pt .Reyes Blue Cheese
Roasted Green Beans with Lemon, Pine Nuts and Parmigiano

Roasted Potato Stacks with Thyme
Roasted Winter Vegetables with a Maple Glaze
Root Vegetable Gratin
Stir-Fried Green Beans with Ginger and Black Bean Sauce

Szechuan Green Beans
Union Street Cafe Onion Rings