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Zoodles with shrimp, mushrooms and tomatoes
Invented from the last of our provisions during our boating tour through the Bahamas, this quick and healthy dish is a perfect weeknight dinner....
Wine-poached salmon with mustard and brown sugar glaze
Quick and easy salmon recipe gets its flavor from a sweet and sour glaze made with whole-grain mustard and brown sugar. Good enough for company and...
What Makes Spanish-Style Gin And Tonics So Delicious?
Spanish-style gin & tonics take a stogey old cocktail and transform it into a culinary wonder. Here is what you need to get started on your G & T...
Tutu’s Hawaiian banana bread
An old-school banana bread recipe handed down from my mother and believed to have originated from the gracious Halekulani hotel on Waikiki...
Turkey, Wild and Black Rice Salad
A healthy make-ahead wild and black rice salad studded with turkey, black cherries and walnuts is great for a buffet or potluck. Leftovers makes for...
Turkey hash with brussel sprouts
Turkey hash is a good alternative to corned beef hash, packed with flavor and a huge pile of healthy vegetables. Great for breakfast, lunch or...
The best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
I truly think this is is one of the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies I have ever eaten. I bet you can't eat just one. Or two, or...
Thai-style grilled flank steak
This Thai-style flank steak is simple, but wonderfully flavorful. Plan on 10 minutes to prepare, 3 or more hours to marinate, and 10 minutes to...
Thai pomelo and chicken salad
Pomelo salad, or Yan Som-o, was my favorite culinary discovery on my trip to Thailand. This salad is a fresh, intensely flavorful, healthy dish, that...
Teriyaki salmon
Teriyaki salmon is simple, quick and delicious. The sauce can be made in advance or right before cooking the fish. This recipe makes a great...
Teriyaki Rice Bowl With Ginger Carrot Dressing
Delicious rice bowls filled with teriyaki chicken, mango, Little Gem lettuce are dressed with a tangy carrot ginger dressing. Make extra for lunch...
Teriyaki beef
Teriyaki beef is always a favorite. This recipe is a no-brainer, quick and easy, and exceptionally good....
Tequila Lime Boozy Pops
These frosty Margaritas on a stick provide a refreshing summer cooler eaten as is... or use them as a fancy garnish for Margaritas, Palomas or...
Tangerine Old-Fashioned
Tangerines make for a refreshing twist on what some consider to be the original cocktail - the Old-Fashioned. Get the recipe here as well as the...
Swordfish, Mushrooms, Lemon & Capers
Delicious, fast and easy, this easy swordfish recipe is suitable for company or a quick weeknight...
Super Easy Fish & Veggie Gratin
An easy weeknight fish that is good enough for entertaining and requires only 30 minutes of prep time. This fish gratin is built with layers of...
Strawberry, blueberry, spinach & quinoa summer salad
This summer salad is a refreshing one-dish meal packed full of great nutrients and flavorful combinations. Even better, it is quick and easy to make...
Strawberry rhubarb panna cotta
Strawberry rhubarb panna cotta is a quick, easy and delicious spring dessert. The strawberry rhubarb compote is also delicious on yogurt or as an...
Strawberry mint & cucumber martini
A fresh from the garden cocktail made with strawberries, mint and cucumber....
Strawberry lemon gluten-free birthday cake
Gluten-free baking at its best, this lemon cake filled with reduced strawberries and topped with whip cream frosting is perfect for a gluten-free...
Strawberry Ice Cream with Balsamic and Pepper
This sophisticated homemade strawberry ice cream is laced with a splash of balsamic vinegar reduction and a sprinkling of freshly ground pepper....
St. Germain Lavender Gin and Tonic
A Spanish-style fusion Gin and Tonic that pairs Scottish Hendrick's gin with French St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, lavender and orange...
Spiedies
Spiedies, a kebab marinated in an Italian dressing and served on an Italian roll, makes an easy and delicious dinner. 100,000 people go to Binghamton...
Spicy Chicken With Mango And Corn Salsa
Flavorful, healthy and perfect for a quick weeknight meal. This spicy chicken is paired with a fresh fruit salsa that cools the heat and tantalizes...
Spiced carrot soup
Deliciously spicy, serve this über healthy carrot soup hot or cold. Packed full of anti-inflammatory foods, this soup will fight what ails...
Slow-Cooked Carnitas with Minted Tomatillo Salsa
Easy, lip-smacking good, homemade, no lard, no Coca Cola, healthy carnitas are paired with a 3-ingredient minted tomatillo...
Slow cooker shredded beef tacos with mango & burrata
These delicious fusion tacos are slow-cooked in red wine, chili and lime juice. The meat is shredded and served with mango, avocado, burrata cheese...
Slow Cooker Pulled Turkey With Cherry Sauce
A healthy and easy turkey variation on pulled pork that is bursting with cherry chipotle flavor and crunchy with pomegranate seeds and finely sliced...
Simple Shishito Peppers
Pan-fried shishito peppers make a quick, economical and an addictively delicious happy hour...
Simple Caesar salad
This recipe for a pared down Caesar salad is as delicious and impressive as it was when it was invented almost 100 years ago. The key is to use high...
Simple borscht
This simple, healthy beet soup is the antidote for weeks of holiday indulgences. Packed with nutrition, beets have been shown to lower blood...
Seafood gazpacho
This soup combines the best of gazpacho and ceviche. Use vine-ripened tomatoes to celebrate the warm weather with this chilly...
Savory Bread Pudding with Apples, Sausage & Pecans
A flavorful and moist Fall dish that can be a substitute for turkey stuffing or served alongside of any roast. It also makes a great make-ahead...
Sashimi tataki – Sam Choy style
A dressed-up sashimi tataki platter is perfect for celebrating New Year's, or if you are a sashimi lover, perfect for anytime of the year. A light...
Salmon burgers with ginger and wasabi
If you are like me, I am always looking for easy ways to add salmon and other healthy omega-3-rich fish to my family's diet. This is a quick, simple...
Roasted tomato, pesto & burrata bruschetta
This easy bruschetta recipe is made with oven-roasted cherry tomatoes, pesto and burrata cheese. Plated on a blue platter it is a perfect appetizer...
Roasted tomato and burrata bruschetta
Bruschetta is one of our family favorites. There are lots of ways to make bruschetta, but any bruschetta made with burrata is guaranteed to be...
Roasted potato salad with herbs
An updated potato salad, minus the mayo, is made with roasted red, white and blue mini potatoes, fresh herbs and a mustardy olive oil dressing....
Roast chicken with pixies, fennel and ouzo
This roasted chicken with clementines and ouzo will fill your kitchen with fabulous aromas. Simple to prepare, delicious, this dish can be prepared...
Risotto with French green beans and dill
A fresh spring-inspired risotto made with lemon, dill and French green...
Rice Krispie treats by Denise
Decadently good Rice Krispie treat cookies can be made in under half an hour. Bring a plate to your next gathering and watch them disappear even...
Rhode Island clam chowder
Broth based clam chowder is a lighter, vegetable dense version of clam chowder. Made with clams, bacon, potatoes, celery, carrots and lemon juice,...
Reverse Seared Steaks
The easiest, most foolproof, perfectly cooked steaks you will ever...
Raspberry and almond trifle
Trifle is the quintessential Christmas dessert. Fruit, jelly, whipped cream, lady fingers and a bit of booze. A great make-ahead dessert for a...
Rack of lamb
Rack of lamb is a special treat that is surprisingly easy to make. You will love this simple herb-crusted...
Pumpkin and Chocolate Bread Pudding
Pumpkin and chocolate pair particularly well together. This is a seasonal riff on my very popular Hawaiian Chocolate Bread Pudding. It is a creamy,...
Puamana coconut rice
Sweet, sour, bitter and salty, this Thai-influenced rice dish is a delectable accompaniment to...
Potato quiche minis
These tasty little nuggets of flavor and protein were inspired by little mini quiches served at Alta Coffee in Newport Beach. I add a little Spanish...
Pomelo and Arugula Salad with Burrata
This refreshing salad is a simple combination of bitter greens, sweet pomelo, creamy burrata cheese and an oil and vinegar dressing. Simple, but oh...
Pineapple, Kale Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie
Make this Pineapple and Kale Anti-Inflammatory smoothie to increase your daily intake of fruits and...
Pineapple Moscow mule
My Pineapple Moscow mule is a refreshing blend of pineapple, lime, vodka and ginger beer. The perfect summer drink when you are dreaming of the...
Pignoli cookies
These traditional Italian pignoli and almond cookies are easy to make and utterly delicious. Gluten-free and dairy free, they are a perfect holiday...
Perfect Asian sesame noodles
These very simple but delicious noodles are tossed in ginger, garlic, cilantro, rice vinegar and toasted sesame seed oil....
Peach, prosciutto & chicken kabobs
Prosciutto is my secret ingredient for making moist and tasty kabobs. The combination of chicken, peaches and prosciutto makes for particularly...
Peach, caramelized onion & goat cheese crostini
If you have one perfectly ripe peach this is the perfect appetizer. Start with toasted baguette slices, smear with a goat cheese, honey &...
Peach and warm goat cheese salad
This salad is a summer variation on the French classic Chevre chaud salade de fromage, or Hot goat cheese salad. The flavors are bright and the...
Peach and tomato gazpacho with goat cheese croutons
This vibrant gazpacho highlights two of summers most delicious fruits: peaches & tomatoes. Make it in under a half hour and garnish with a goat...
Peach and chicken skillet dinner
This one-pot chicken skillet dinner is a tasty way to use peaches in a savory...
Pavlova with berries, brown sugar and sour cream
Like the prima ballerina who inspired it, a good pavlova makes for a show-stopping culinary performance that will not readily be forgotten. This...
Pascal’s green beans
Crunchy, delicious, healthy and quick.These green beans are great last minute or prepared in advance. Perfect for home meals, potluck or picnics....
Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Known as the "King of cheese," parmigiano-reggiano is the cornerstone of so many great dishes, from caesar salad to risotto. Here is what to look...
Ottolenghi’s orange and date salad
This beautiful orange and date Ottolenghi salad is bursting with complimentary sweet, sour & bitter flavors. Add fresh figs to take it right over...
Ottolenghi’s Brussels Sprout Risotto
A comforting risotto packed with healthy brussels sprouts and finished with blue cheese. This simplified recipe is based on the recipe published in...
Orange Moscow mule
The Orange mule is a tangy twist on the Moscow mule and a refreshing cocktail for the dogs days of summer. Serve in copper Moscow mule cups to keep...
Orange butter lettuce salad with walnuts and feta
This fresh and easy salad is a great accompaniment to many dishes. It is flavorful, but does not compete. I like to make it with Cara Cara oranges...
Nectarine crisp with salted honey whip cream
White nectarines are covered in an oatmeal and walnut topping and finished with a dollop of honeyed whip cream and a sprinkling of Maldon...
Mom’s chili
Packed with vegetables, three kinds of beans, two kinds of meat and lots of spices, I have been making this chili for my family for 20 plus years. I...
Molasses ginger cookies
Theses cookies are spicy, buttery, chewy and crisp all at the same time. I think you will find them uncontrollable...
Modern roasted cucumber and tomato tea sandwiches
Roasted tomato and cucumber tea sandwiches paired with a hand-muddled Upper East Sider, make for the perfect summer afternoon cocktail...
Mixed citrus Caprese salad
A citrus variation on a classic Caprese salad is made with an assortment of citrus slices that are briefly broiled then layered with fresh mozzarella...
Miso marinated black cod
Black cod is a healthy omega-3 fatty acid rich fish that really lends itself to a miso marinade. Miso marinated black cod has gotten a lot of...
Minted fresh fruit salad
A handful of chopped mint transforms a simple fruit salad into something really fresh and...
Mint sauce
Traditional homemade mint sauce is simple to make and a delicious accompaniment to...
Mario Batali’s strawberry panna cotta
Panna cotta translates to "cooked cream" in Italian. It is a silky, custard-like dessert made of cream and gelatin, that is topped with fresh fruit....
Make-Ahead Whipped Cream
This make-ahead recipe was written specifically for Thanksgiving, but comes in handy anytime you are entertaining and have plans to serve a dessert...
Make-Ahead Gravy
Make ahead-gravy takes a little time, but most of that time is inactive. You can make it in one day, but I prefer to make gravy a two-day process....
Make-Ahead Beef and Mushroom Pot Pies
Make-Ahead Beef & Mushroom Pot Pies are a healthy, festive and fun holiday meal reminiscent of the frozen pot pies of my childhood, only healthier...
Lobster BLTA Roll
An over-the-top summer lobster roll garnished with bacon, avocado, tomato and lots of fresh...
Lemon meringue pie
Lemon meringue pie is puckery old-fashioned treat that requires a bit of technique. Here is a recipe and a list of tips for making a great lemon...
Lemon bars with salt and olive oil
This fabulous and unusual lemon bar recipe by Melissa Clark of the New York Times is truly delicious. Who would have thought olive oil and sea salt...
Lamb shanks osso buco style
Lamb shanks braised in wine and aromatics osso buco style makes for an easy and delicious special occasion meal. Garnish with lemon, orange, mint and...
Kumquat Gin & Tonic
Kumquats come into season during the winter and this Kumquat Gin and Tonic is just the thing to add a little sunshine to a cold and stormy winter's...
Kale Salad with Apples, Dates and Pomegranates
This uber healthy salad can be partially prepared a in a day in advance. Loaded with goodness, kale, apples, dates, pomegranates and pecans will do...
Jicama, cucumber and citrus salad
Inspired by Mexican fruit and vegetable street vendors, this salad combines jicama, citrus and cucumber seasoned with lime, chili and salt....
Jacques Torres chocolate chip cookies
These extraordinary chocolate chip cookies are in a class by themselves. My daughter says they shouldn't even be called cookies they are so good....
Italian Pressed-Brick Sandwich
Densly packed with classic antipasti ingredients, this sandwich is vibrantly flavored. Serve these sandwich bites as an appetizer, take them on a...
It All Starts Somewhere: video
Something New For Dinner's new video shows you how we throw a dinner party from start to finish, or in this case, from finish to...
Irish beef stew
Irish beef stew's two secret ingredients are stout and red wine. Loaded with vegetables, this make-ahead stew is comforting when the weather is cool...
Incredible-bacon-wrapped turkey
This bacon wrapped turkey is every bit as incredible as it looks. It is fun to make and one of the easiest, most flavorful and moist turkeys I have...
In Memory of My Daughter Margo
In memory of my sweet daughter Margo, here is a list of her most-loved recipes....
How To Make a Pressed-Brick Sandwich
These pressed brick sandwiches will become your latest addiction. A variety of thinly sliced ingredients are packed between two halves of...
How to Cook Bacon Wrapped Fillet Mignon
Bacon-wrapped filet mignon is a special treat that is quick and easy to make, presents beautifully and is always delicious. Perfect for any special...
Hawaiian pupu chicken wings
These sticky, crunchy, garlicky, intensely flavored chicken wings come from a recipe I learned to make in my childhood in Honolulu. I wok fry them in...
Hawaiian chocolate bread pudding
Oozing chocolate and creamy custard, this easy-to-make bread pudding will win you new...
Grownup carrot cake
This grownup bourbon-ized carrot cake with olive oil, fresh pineapple and walnuts is moist and spicy. Topped with classic, buttery cream cheese...
Grilled Mexican corn
Possibly the messiest, most delicious grilled corn you have ever eaten. My version of Mexican street corn uses Japanese Kewpie mayo and Spanish...
Grilled branzino fish with lime and herbs
Grilled whole branzino stuffed with limes and herbs is super easy and fast, delicious and a great way to adhere to a healthy Mediterranean...
Grapefruit & Aperol Boozy Ice Pops
These refreshing and lightly boozy ice pops are the perfect treat for a hot summer's day. For a wow presentation use them as a garnish for a gin and...
Grand Marnier flan
Orange flan is the perfect hot-weather dessert. A healthy dose of Grand Marnier makes this orange flan extra special. Great for entertaining because...
Golden Milk Turmeric Latte
A nutritionally dense warming beverage to start your morning, end your day and help heal what ails you all day...
Ginger Carrot Dressing
This delicious, easy and versatile Ginger Carrot dressing is really a "super dressing" packed full of nutritious super foods. Use it to boost flavor...
Gerbera daisies in blue mason jars
If you've been following me for long you know I've fallen in love with blue mason jars & rustic frog lids. I routinely use them for flower...
Garden mule cocktail
The Garden mule is a fresh take on the Moscow mule. Blueberries, cucumber and mint are muddled, creating a garden-fresh cocktail, perfect for a hot...
Fresh ceviche
Fresh ceviche is my go-to recipe when I have really fresh fish. It takes about 15 minutes to make and is always appreciated. Scoop it up with...
French Pressed-Brick Sandwich
This French take on a pressed brick sandwich makes for a delicious brown-bagged lunch, appetizers or a weeknight dinner. Make in advance and then...
Fines herbes
A staple of French cooking, fines herbes are a blend of fresh finely minced parsley, chives, tarragon and chervil. Also spelled as fine...
Fig And Goat Cheese Rollups
Easy and delicious no-cook, gluten-free, fig appetizers that can be made in...
Easy Week-Night Chicken
A quick, easy and reliable method for cooking chicken on busy weeknights that is guaranteed to come out juicy and delicious every...
Easy chicken tacos with minted tomatillo salsa
The minted tomatillo salsa elevates these quick and easy tacos to something special. Make the tomatillo salsa in advance and use leftover or...
Dutch Baby Apple Pancake
This giant puffed pancake is filled with baked apples is always a crowd pleaser. For all its good looks, it is very simple to make....
Curried Pear and Butternut Squash Soup
This soup is a wonderful cool weather treat with the comforting flavor of butternut squash, sweetened with pears and amped up with curry and ginger....
Cranberry and dried cherry sauce
Dried cherries balance the tartness of the cranberries in this super-easy and super-good cranberry sauce. Great with turkey, but also wonderful on a...
Crab cakes with Asian dipping sauce
These crab cakes are an Asian fusion that combines traditional crab cake ingredients and Asian ingredients. They are quick to make and always...
Crab and corn chowder
A comforting soup, that puts you in the mood for a summer night at the sea. Hearty enough for a meal, but is best served with crusty garlic...
Classic sangria
Nothing like whipping up a batch of sangria as the weather gets warmer and your barbecue gets hotter. Here is a basic...
Cioppino
Cioppino, or fisherman's stew, is a great dish for entertaining and surprisingly simple to make. Better yet, it is very flexible, buy whatever...
Chorizo and Red Pepper Strata
This spicy strata is a great way to feed brunch to a crowd. Layers of bread, sauteed vegetables, chorizo sausage and cheese are melded together with...
Chorizo and potato enchiladas
Spicy chorizo is tempered by potatoes to create a very satisfying enchilada...
Chocolate Espresso Pots of Crème
These little pots of expresso flavored chocolate will satisfy the yearnings of the most ardent chocoholic. I top them off with a little expresso...
Chilean sea bass with lemon, dill & caper sauce
Pan-seared Chilean sea bass is seared on the stove, finished in the oven and draped with a quick wine, butter, lemon, dill & caper sauce. Finished in...
Chicken, potato & prosciutto kabobs
Laced with strips of prosciutto, these chicken and potato kabobs are moist and delicious and and so easy to make. Add a green salad and you have a...
Chicken, chile and tomatillo soup
A smokey chicken soup, full of roasted peppers, chiles and tomatillos is perfect for a cold winter's night....
Chicken, berry, date & candied walnut salad
Chicken, berries and candied walnuts make for a quick and satisfying weeknight...
Chicken tortilla soup
A family favorite, this chicken tortilla soup gets extra flavor from toasting and hand-grinding the spices. An array of garnishes make it fun to...
Chicken Marbella
This iconic dinner-party dish of the 80's is as good as ever and easy enough for a week-night meal. Assemble the day before so it can marinate...
Chicken frisee salad with roasted peppers, manchego and Spanish paprika
Smokey Spanish paprika-dusted almonds and manchego cheese make this chicken and frisee salad a delicious, quick and light...
Chicken and tomatillo enchiladas
Enchiladas filled with chicken and roasted poblano chilies, and topped with homemade roasted poblano sauce. This recipe can be made in advance and...
Chicken and mango lettuce wraps
Fresh, light and flavor-packed, these mango and chicken stuffed lettuce cups make a great appetizer or light main...
Cherry panna cotta
Cherry panna cotta makes a wonderful, cool, summer dessert. Best of all, it can be made ahead of...
Cauliflower, snap peas & tomato salad
This veggie-dense salad is a great way to pack more veggies into your diet. Cauliflower, snap peas and tomatoes are tossed in a walnut dressing and...
Cauliflower Coconut Rice with Mango & Pineapple
Cauliflower coconut rice is a great way to enjoy all of the tropical flavors of coconut rice without the carbs. Loaded with ginger, garlic, cilantro,...
Blood Orange, Gin & Aperol Sangria
A light, citrusy, refreshing and vibrant orange sangria that is perfect for kicking off the summer at your next barbecue or picnic on the...
Beer-can chicken with and without the beer can
Cook up a delicious beer-can-like chicken, but without the beer can. Use this method to shave off 15 minutes of cooking time and get a perfect...
Basket-steamed black cod with lime sauce and vegetables
Bamboo steaming is the trifecta of fish preparations. It is incredibly easy, delicious and healthy. What's more, there is almost nothing to clean...
Basil and prosciutto-wrapped peaches
Juicy peach slices wrapped in basil and prosciutto and tossed in a Spanish sherry vinegar and cumin vinaigrette. The perfect no-cook summer...
Bacon-Wrapped Mac and Cheese Cups
A decadent combination of America's favorite foods: bacon and mac and cheese. I dare you not to like...
Avocado shrimp cocktails in a jar
Handy single-sized appetizer servings of avocado shrimp cocktail served in mason jars are perfect for outdoor dining. Take on your next picnic or...
Avocado massaged kale salad with oranges and toasted pumpkin seeds
An avocado spa treatment for your kale mellows this cantankerous crucifer, and eliminates the need for a separate dressing. You will be hooked on...
Asparagus risotto
Asparagus is the vegetable I most closely associate with spring. Roasting the asparagus in this risotto creates a mellow, comforting dish....
Asian-style coleslaw
Asian flavored coleslaw is crisp, colorful and tasty. Serve it as a salad or layer it in your pulled pork...
Asian-style baby back ribs
Lip-smacking, finger-licking Asian-style ribs are started in a crockpot and slow-cooked for several hours. Finish them in the oven or on the grill....
Asian salad with ginger carrot dressing
Traditional ginger carrot Japanese salad dressing makes this salad light, healthy and delicious. You will find many uses for it, including serving it...
Apple, Radish and Marcona Almond salad
This layered apple, radish, cheddar cheese and Marcona almond salad was inspired by a similar salad served at Mesa Restaurant in Costa Mesa,...
Aperol Spritz
With it's low-alcohol content, eye-catching color and refreshing citrus and herb flavor, an Aperol spritz is the perfect cocktail for a hot summer...
Aperol Gin and Tonic
This refreshing and beautiful bright orange cocktail is perfect for Thanksgiving or truly any time of the year....
Angel food cake
Made with just a handful of everyday ingredients, Angel food cake is one of the simplest, but most delicious cakes. There are a few things you need...
60 Top Food Blogs That Inspire Something New For Dinner
We have combed the web for the best food bloggers. Here are 60 talented, creative, generous and passionate bloggers who will inspire you to make...
4th of July flower arrangements
Easy and beautiful 4th of July flower arrangements inspired by...

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