Each of these recipes has been tested and approved by the family…
Grandmom’s Orange Cookies
Soft and citrus-y, this recipe is quite close to Grandmom’s original. Truly delicious!
Philadelphia Sticky Buns
Grandpop’s recipe, a real keeper!
Feta Stuffed Mushrooms
The best mushrooms, originally from the Frugal Gourmet.
Nonna’s Pasta Bolognese
Is it a gravy or it is a sauce? The world may never know…
Just kidding, it’s a gravy.
New York Style Southern Collards
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Apple Pie Bars
Apple Pie Bars Made with a shortbread crust, spiced apple filling, and streusel topping, apple pie bars are just as delicious as apple pie, but much simpler to make. You’ll love this fun twist on a classic dessert! Adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction....
Pineapple Upside-down Cake
Pineapple Upside-down Cake Thomas Keller's version from Ad Hoc at Home (Artisan, 2009) Pan Schmear:1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature1 1/2 tbsp honey1/2 tsp dark rum1 cup packed light brown sugar1/4 tsp pure vanilla extractKosher salt1 Gold...
Cucumber, Pepper and Arugula Salad
Cucumber, Pepper and Arugula Salad Caramelized Balsamic Vinegar2 Cups balsamic vinegar In sauce pan over medium low heat reduce vinegar to about 2/3 cups (about 2 hrs.)Remove from pan and chill.
Any questions, ask the Boss (aka Mom).
Pulled Turkey Seibels
A very vinegary and delicious BBQ that requires very little effort. It can also be cooked in a slow-cooker.
Pulled Turkey Seibels
Pulled Turkey Seibels A very vinegary and delicious BBQ that requires very little effort. It can also be cooked in a slow-cooker. 2 large1 garlic clove ((or 5 - do your thing))2 cups apple cider vinegar1/2 stick unsalted butter1/2 cup ketchup3 tbsp Worcestershire...
Italian Pizzelles (Grandmom’s Recipe)
Delicious and easy- a holiday tradition.
Nonna Smith’s Escarole Soup
Truly comforting- a family favorite!
Chewy Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Kevin’s very favorite- huge, cookies full of chocolate and topped with sea salt.
Michael’s Wicked Good Waffles
Elanagh, Sarah & I experimented for months! These freeze very well and are great with ground-up pecans.
Baby Lettuces and Cayenne-Roasted Peanuts with Creole Honey Mustard Vinaigrette, and Homemade White Cheddar Crackers
An Emeril Legasse recipe.
Baby Spinach Salad with Thyme and Dijon Vinaigrette with Crisp Swiss Cheese Crisps
A Rachel Ray recipe.
Shrimp and Artichoke Dip
Serve with crackers or tortilla chips.
Butternut Squash Apple Soup
The apple cider adds a beautiful tang to this soup.
Smoked Salmon Spread
Serve at room temperature.
Butternut Squash Soup
Terrific with toasted bread.
Karen’s Smoked Salmon Roulade
Ah hell nah, Karen.
Chicken Soup with Pasta and Spinach
A Grandmom Ricci recipe.
Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Fast and delicious!
Chicken and Dumplings
Serious comfort food!
Spinach and Artichokes in Puff Pastry
Makes approximately 4 dozen.
Crab Balls with a Lemon Caper Sauce
Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and keep refrigerated.
Thai-Style Steamed Dumplings
with Coriander Dipping Sauce
Creamy Cole Slaw With Blue Cheese
A unique take on a standard.
A rich and creamy starter or main.
Bacon Wrapped Baked Eggs with Polenta
Make the polenta a couple of days ahead, then assemble each serving an hour or so before guests arrive.
Casa De Las Chimentas
Upside Down French Toast
Another nice Thanksgiving side.
Challah French Toast
From Barefoot Contessa Family Style.
Crepe Quiche Lorraine
A nice appetizer or light snack.
French Toast Birthday Cake
A great breakfast for a special day.
Fritata al Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale
Omelet with Balsamic Vinegar
The classic cocktail from Ina Garten.
Goat Cheese and Black Pepper Biscuits
Makes about a dozen.
Ham, Fontina, and Spinach Bread Pudding
Inspired by Sarah Chase’s Open House Cookbook.
Layered Vegetable Omelet Gratin
From Michael Fennely of Mecca Restaurant. On the show, he fried the frittata and then broiled it to cook the top.
Maine Blueberry Gateau
You may use frozen wild blueberries or fresh blueberries, or a combination of blueberries and raspberries.
Cinnamon Toasted Pecans
Wonderful in salad or just as a snack!
Ishbel’s Yorkshire Pudding
A traditional dish from Epicurious.
A simple and satisfying version of a typically time-consuming restaurant classic.
Fritatta di Spinaci e Cacio
Omelette with Spinach and Cheese
This soup freezes beautifully.
Banana Sour Cream Pancake
Serve with sliced bananas, butter and maple syrup.
Butternut Squash Custard
An unusual but delicious addition to the Thanksgiving table!
Donald’s Hot Crab Dip
From Jeanne’s Dad, Donald Wong.
Cream Cheese Pancakes
Makes 12 (4-inch) pancakes.
Fish House’s Fried Oyster Caesar Salad
An Emeril Lagasse recipe.
Dutch Apple Pancake
A traditional breakfast treat.
Giant Apple-Pecan Pancake
Delicious drizzled with maple syrup!
Berret’s Mushroom Tart
A special occasion dish.
Baked Peach Pancakes
Freeze pancakes, separated by wax paper, in an airtight container up to 3 months. Reheat on a baking sheet at 325 degrees about 8 minutes.
Green Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
Green Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing Absolutely delicious! 4 ounces good Roquefort cheese (chopped)1 cup mayonnaise1 cup heavy cream2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar1 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1 head iceberg lettuce (cut in quarters, or...
Warm Peach Pancakes
With Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and a Drizzle of Warm Caramel Sauce
Grilled Shrimp with Warm Rice Noodle Salad
A light, tropical meal.
Potato and Leek Frittata
Potato Basil Frittata
Delicious and easy! Inspired by Anna Pump.
Sausage and Egg Casserole
A great dish for company.
Baked Spring Rolls with Crab
Elegant but easy!
Scrambled Eggs with Mornay Sauce
Delicious and quick when you use pre-prepared pastry shells.
Chocolate Chip Biscotti
Wonderful with coffee!
Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Frittata
Good for a main with salad, or for brunch.
Smoked Salmon Casserole
Great for company!
Worth making at home!
Crepe Quiche Lorraine
This makes a very special breakfast or brunch.
Stuffed Baked French Toast
The recipe is very puffy when it comes out of the oven and sinks as it stands – that’s to be expected. It is very portable if you use a foil baking dish.
Chocolate Espresso Soufflè
Popping lushly out of its cup as it comes from the oven this is a no-lose dessert – sinfully rich and chastely petit at the same time. While the base of most soufflés is a batter of milk, flour and sugar, this one is just chocolate, espresso and egg – the good chocolate supplying the especially pure taste. Because of this simple base, it’s extremely easy to make – a recipe designed to demystify soufflés forever.
Tortilla Espanola: Spanish Omelette
Tortilla is Spain’s most favorite snack. Seen and eaten in almost every tapas bar this Spanish Omelette comes in many different guises, this recipe is the most traditional.
Lovely with chicken or turkey broth.
Christina’s Crab Dip
Ingredients may be cut in half for a smaller portion.
White Sangria with Peaches and Grapes
White Sangria with Peaches and Grapes 2 750- ml bottles dry white wine (such as white Rioja)4 cups orange juice1 1/2 cups Cointreau or other orange liqueur2 large white peaches (rinsed, halved, pitted, cut into thin slices)2 lemons (rinsed cut into very thin rounds,...
Rigatoni with Hot Italian Sausage
The sauce can be prepared two days ahead and refrigerated. Just re-heat and toss with the rigatoni before serving.
From Barefoot Contessa Parties!
Bacon and Egg Casserole
Assemble this hearty dish the night before, and bake the next morning.
Use chicken stock if to be used on fowl or beef stock if to be used on beef.
You can roast the peppers under the broiler or over a gas flame, if you prefer, but I like to do them in a hot oven. It takes a little longer, but you don’t have to monitor them as closely. I always make this sauce in quantity because it freezes well and has a million uses.
Apple Rutabaga Soup
This soup looks and tastes like liquid autumn. It’s incredibly simple to put together and can be made well in advance and frozen. The elusive secret ingredient is a bit of maple syrup which enhances the natural sweetness of the rutabaga.
Delicious and elegant!
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Lovely served warm for breakfast, and come together very quickly.
Asian Mushroom Soup
Quick, easy and tasty.
Best Lemon Layer Cake
This is a very time-intensive cake that I have made as a special dessert for Easter and birthdays. Its a hybrid of 3 different recipes, as I wasn’t able to get great results from any of them until I started monkey-ing with them. Its well worth the chore of making this cake- the end result is light and tart, perfect for Spring.
Green Beans with Lemon and Pine Nuts
Another Thanksgiving hit- very simple and fast to prepare, can be done while the turkey is resting.
Fresh Berry Crumb Pie
Fresh Berry Crumb Pie A delicious pie from Aunt Dorrine. Crumb crust/Topping: 1 cup hazelnuts or almonds2 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup granulated sugar3/4 cup chilled butter ((cut into small pieces))Filling: 1/2 cup granulated sugar1-1/2 tbsp cornstarch2 pints fresh...
Super Sloppy Joes
Serve with your favorite sides or sliced tomatoes seasoned with salt and pepper and dill pickles.
Hot and Sour Coleslaw
This is a quick and delicious side dish, especially good with grilled food.
Mama’s Baked Spaghetti
From Margaret Keefauver, passed down from her mother, Gladys Moore.
Grandma Moore’s Cherry Pudding
Traditional pudding from the Moore family.
Best Tartar Sauce
This is the best tartar sauce I’ve ever had- well worth the trouble to make it yourself.
Indian Turkey Burgers With Lime, Cucumbers & Chutney
A blend of spices – cumin, coriander, cloves, and cinnamon – give Indian flavor to this spicy turkey and spinach burger.
Kevin’s Hot Hoagies
I made this up while trying to emulate a favorite sandwich from a deli I frequented at my first college.
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Le Yaca Cream of Onion Soup
Possibly the BEST soup I have ever had. First made by Larry & Elaine, and now a holiday staple.
Bourbon Cranberry Sauce
This is the BEST (and easiest to make) cranberry sauce I have ever made- try it on ice cream- Yum!
Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Cookies
A must for fall!
Ham and Cheese Scones
Easy and delicious!
Caramelized French Toast
The better the French bread, the better the dish.
Turkey Cutlets with Pan Salsa
The salsa is so good you might want to double it!
Grandma Moore’s Famous Banana Cake
This recipe has been passed down for a while, so I don’t know where it truly originated, but it is the traditional birthday cake in my family (was made for Rora’s first). A very good cake that gets better the longer it sits.
Old Fashioned Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce
A classic from Southern Living magazine.
Cider-brined and Glazed Turkey
We made this for Thanksgiving in 2005, and it was terrific.