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White Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

White Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce by Frank Fariello

This dish brings me back to my Vienna days: white asparagus and potatoes with hollandaise sauce. The appearance of asparagus in the markets of Vienna--as elsewhere--is a harbinger of Spring. Austrians (and Germans) have a thing for white asparagus. They prefer it to the green kind that is more familiar in most other places. In fact,…

6 votes
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Sweet Pickles In 15 Minutes. Just In Time For The 4th!

Sweet Pickles In 15 Minutes. Just In Time For The 4th! by kathy gori

It's been busy here in Sonoma getting ready for our annual 4th of July barbecue. In planning our menu this year, we decided to go for the traditional American organic beef burgers with all the fixings, two kinds of coleslaw, James Beards' sour cream slaw, a tart Indian cabbage dish, an Indian style potato salad, mixed wild greens…

3 votes
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Turkish Red Pepper & Walnut Dip

Turkish Red Pepper & Walnut Dip by John Spottiswood

I've had this appetizer numerous times at my favorite nearby Turkish restaurant, New Kapadokia. I finally made it myself for a number of guests and it was a big hit. Slightly sweet, slightly spicy, and very flavorful. I served it with high quality hummus and babaganoush, and the red pepper dip was the most popular. Give it a try!

11 votes
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Honey and Sea Salt Plantains

Honey and Sea Salt Plantains by Sean Kervin

The humble plantain seems to be one of the most misunderstood fruits in the grocery aisle. Most people pass over these green bananas in favor of their more popular yellow cousins, yet they are wonderful to cook with. Treat them just like a potato and boil, fry, or mash them for a slightly unique experience. This recipe is very…

3 votes
31901 views
Four Ingredient Garlic Lemon Hummus

Four Ingredient Garlic Lemon Hummus by Kyle Dalakas

Four Ingredient Garlic Lemon Hummus is a super simple, super healthy appetizer for Super Bowl Sunday or anytime!

1 vote
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Microwave Potato Chips Healthier Than Store Bought

Microwave Potato Chips Healthier Than Store Bought by Claudia lamascolo

Here is an easy recipe to make healthy snacks for your kids and you!

4 votes
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Mushrooms with Butter, Garlic and Croutons

Mushrooms with Butter, Garlic and Croutons by Nancy Miyasaki

This is a delicious and easy to make mushroom dish. It tastes as good as fancy stuffed mushrooms, but is half the work. My kind of recipe!

5 votes
12397 views
Onion Bahjis

Onion Bahjis by Nina Timm

Who can say no to this delightfully easy and delicious Indian Snack!

2 votes
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Lynn's Italian Vegetable Dip

Lynn's Italian Vegetable Dip by Micheline

A quick, tasty, easy to make dip to serve with cut-up fresh vegetables.

2 votes
8858 views
Famous Olive Dip

Famous Olive Dip by Culinary Envy

Famous Olive Dip is very rich, tangy and flavorful. A huge favorite at parties! It is best on warm focaccia or toasted slices of baguette. It will be the new dip hit at any festivity!

2 votes
5308 views
Armenian Red Lentil Balls - Vospov Kheyma

Armenian Red Lentil Balls - Vospov Kheyma by John Spottiswood

Traditionally, Kheyma is a made with meat (raw beef patty). However, during Lent many Armenians prefer Vospov Kheyma as a vegetarian alternative. Our friends the Bedrosians brought these over as an appetizer last night. He said it was a bit spicier than his mother usually made, but we all thought they were perfect. If you want less…

3 votes
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Cheese balls!

Cheese balls! by Arturo Féliz-Camilo

Today I share one of the “Doña Anadina’s” (my sous chef’s mother) golden recipes. She’s one of my most faithful and constant advisors in the kitchen. Doña Anadina is a master of the flour and dough and even knowing this, I should say that she outdid herself this time. The “little chefs” (and me, I cannot deny it) took good care…

2 votes
7150 views
Salsa de Chile Pequin

Salsa de Chile Pequin by Kathleen is Cooking in Mexico

This is an authentic Mexican salsa, all the more interesting because of its chunky style. Piquin chiles are very small, but very hot, with a smoky, citrusy flavor. If you can't find piquines, substitute any fresh, hot chile. This is an easy salsa to make with few ingredients. The techniques of toasting the tomato and chiles and…

1 vote
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Gnocchi Carmelita's Way

Gnocchi Carmelita's Way by Carmelita

For soft light fluffy pillows that taste of potato, I have always made potato gnocchi without using egg at all and keeping the amount of flour to a minimum. Blog followers have tried my recipe and loved it, see for yourself and let me know what you think!

2 votes
3846 views
Pan Grilled Tofu with Miso Glaze

Pan Grilled Tofu with Miso Glaze by John Spottiswood

This is an outstanding and pretty appetizer to serve before any asian meal. Our kids, who are somewhat indifferent to tofu, gobbled these up. They are slightly sweet and salty, with enough additional flavor to be interesting. I made these along with a tried and true teriyaki chicken recipe, which I grilled to perfection, and I…

2 votes
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