Miso Soup
Anonymous

Miso Soup

Dashi is a basic stock used in Japanese cooking which is made by boiling dried kelp (seaweed) and dried bonito (fish). Instant dashi granules are sold in conveniently-sized jars or packets and vary in strength. Add more dashi to your soup if you want a stronger stock. You can use yellow, white or red miso paste for this soup. Yellow miso is sweet and creamy, red miso is stronger and saltier.

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 Cedar Planked Salmon
Wendy Freeman-More

Cedar Planked Salmon

This is a dish my brother prepared for me in Seattle. It is by far the best salmon I've ever eaten. I like to serve it with an Asian-inspired rice and roasted asparagus.

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 Gourmet Tuna Salad
Patricia Jones

Gourmet Tuna Salad

The combination of green olives, almonds and capers in addition to the usual ingredients in tuna salad makes this recipe exceptionally good.

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 Basic Crepes
JENNYC819

Basic Crepes

Here is a simple but delicious crepe batter which can be made in minutes. It's made from ingredients that everyone has on hand.

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 Rich and Simple French Onion Soup
Lori Levin

Rich and Simple French Onion Soup

We have been trying French onion soup in restaurants for years and my family and friends agree none can compare to my recipe for taste and simplicity of preparation.

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 Chocolate Ganache
INGRIDEVOGEL

Chocolate Ganache

This is a rich, dark chocolate topping or decoration that has lots of uses. It can be whipped as filling or icing, or just poured over whatever cake you like.

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 Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Rosemary
MOONANDBACK

Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Rosemary

Crusty garlic bread and a nice light Chianti wine complement this meal very well.

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 Pork Chops Stuffed with Smoked Gouda and Bacon
DARLA

Pork Chops Stuffed with Smoked Gouda and Bacon

Easy and elegant enough for the in-laws. Be sure, when filling the chops, not to stuff it too full, or the meat will be done cooking before the cheese has had a chance to melt.

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 Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls
Anonymous

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

These spring rolls are a refreshing change from the usual fried variety, and have become a family favorite. They are great as a cool summertime appetizer, and are delicious dipped in one or both of the sauces.

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 Avocado Toast with Crumbled Crispy Pancetta
Dorinda Medley

Avocado Toast with Crumbled Crispy Pancetta

If you're expecting company for brunch, cook up this recipe for gourmet avocado toast with crumbled crispy pancetta and poached egg on rye.

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 Best Fried Green Tomatoes
Diana Swenson-Siegel

Best Fried Green Tomatoes

You can also fry up red tomatoes with this recipe but make sure they are not over ripe or they will be mushy. Serve these tomatoes outside with a glass of iced tea one summer night and enjoy the sunset with someone you love.

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 Beet Salad with Goat Cheese
Donna

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese

This is a delicious and easy salad which takes little time and is a great meatless main course. It uses beets, goat cheese, candied walnuts and baby greens. For a main dish salad, add chicken. Feel free to include more of your favorite vegetables too.

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 Gnocchi I
Anna

Gnocchi I

This simple potato, flour, and egg recipe is one my family has used for generations.

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 Portuguese Custard Tarts (Pasteis de Nata)
Chef John

Portuguese Custard Tarts (Pasteis de Nata)

This slightly streamlined recipe for the world-famous pasteis de nata, or Portuguese custard tarts, uses just few basic ingredients but requires numerous steps and a certain amount of finesse. The results are so worth it, though, you'll want to make a double batch. The extra moisture inside the sticky dough, activated by a very hot oven, creates the signature flaky, buttery, crispy crust, which encases a custard subtly scented with lemon, cinnamon, and vanilla.

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 Chicken Cordon Bleu I
Jill M.

Chicken Cordon Bleu I

This entree is easy and delicious! It's one of my husband's favorites! Try to use the largest chicken breasts you can find so you'll be able to roll them easier.

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 Roasted Rack of Lamb
JENNINE1980

Roasted Rack of Lamb

I have had this recipe for a long time, and always enjoy making it. You can also do the same thing with beef or pork.

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 French Crepes
CYBERCHEF

French Crepes

A good breakfast for weekends and even desserts. Serve rolled up and filled with jam or fruit and whipped cream.

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 Traditional Filipino Lumpia
LILQTPINAY23

Traditional Filipino Lumpia

This is a traditional Filipino dish. It is the Filipino version of the egg rolls. It can be served as a side dish or as an appetizer.

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 Ahi Poke Basic
Josh Chan

Ahi Poke Basic

This is a standard raw tuna (poke) salad served in most Hawaiian homes. Although unconventional, it is sure to please the more adventurous seafood lovers. Be sure to use fresh tuna for the very best flavor, although fresh frozen tuna will produce acceptable results.

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 Churros
Delia

Churros

These Mexican fritters are very common at fairs. In my border hometown, the line at this stand is always overwhelming. People wait hours in line just to get a taste of these churros. I have run across several recipes but this is the best one by far.

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 Homemade Four Cheese Ravioli
Callie1025

Homemade Four Cheese Ravioli

Great homemade Italian ravioli recipe that I have recreated to taste like the ravioli at Maggiano's restaurant. Don't be intimidated by the large list of ingredients, it is well worth it!

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 Perfect Lemon Curd
TAWNIE44

Perfect Lemon Curd

Wonderfully tart, classic English lemon curd...perfect with scones and tea.

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 Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction
stefychefy

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil drizzled with a sweet balsamic reduction and olive oil. Easy, impressive and delicious! Most grocery stores now sell prepared balsamic reductions. Surprisingly it's just as good!

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 Broccoli with Garlic Butter and Cashews
SALSIEPIE

Broccoli with Garlic Butter and Cashews

A new recipe a neighbor gave us. What a hit with my family. Just the right mixture of garlic and cashews with our favorite side dish, broccoli. And, so very easy to make!! If in a pinch, you could probably use frozen broccoli too, but I haven't tried.

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 Indian Style Basmati Rice
DHANO923

Indian Style Basmati Rice

This is a savory Indian style rice dish flavored with whole spices and fried onions. Soaking the basmati rice before cooking makes all the difference. Serve with your favorite Indian curry or dal (lentils). Make sure you warn people not to bite into the whole spices!

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 Savory Sea Scallops and Angel Hair Pasta
JIM F.

Savory Sea Scallops and Angel Hair Pasta

This is a very simple, easy to prepare meal that you will most likely be asked to prepare again. The taste, if carefully prepared and not overcooked, is incredible. ENJOY!

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 Pork Dumplings
Lorna

Pork Dumplings

These tasty treats make a perfect appetizer or you can serve them as a main dish. For a main dish count on about 15 dumplings per person. Serve with hoisin sauce, hot Chinese-style mustard and toasted sesame seeds.

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 Perfect Pot Stickers
Chef John

Perfect Pot Stickers

Homemade pot stickers are so versatile--you can fill them with anything you want and as full as you want. And the play between the crispy, crusty bottom, and the tender parts, makes for a truly unique dumpling. These are filled with ground pork, green onions, ginger, and cabbage.

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 Dessert Crepes
ANN57

Dessert Crepes

Essential crepe recipe. Sprinkle warm crepes with sugar and lemon, or serve with cream or ice cream and fruit.

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 Homemade Pickled Ginger (Gari)
Phoena

Homemade Pickled Ginger (Gari)

Pickled ginger is called gari or amazu shoga in Japanese. It's served with sushi or sashimi and eaten between different kinds of sushi. It helps to clean your taste buds and enhance the flavors. It's also great with Century Eggs - a Chinese delicacy. You can find prepared pickled ginger in pink or white at most Asian markets but I preferred to make my own and share with family and friends.

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 Real Sopapillas
Leaz

Real Sopapillas

Sopapillas for any occasion. Serve hot with honey, or your own tostados recipe.

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 Real Homemade Tamales
SADDIECAT

Real Homemade Tamales

I had been looking for a Tamale recipe for years. One day I went to the international market and stood in the Mexican aisle till a woman with a full cart came by. I just asked her if she knew how to make Tamales. This is her recipe with a few additions from me. The pork can be substituted with either chicken or beef. This is great served with refried beans and a salad.

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 How to Make Homemade Sriracha Sauce
Chef John

How to Make Homemade Sriracha Sauce

Not only is making your own hot sauce (also known as rooster sauce) at home possible, it's really fun and there's hardly any work involved. Serve it on just about anything.

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 Chef John's Chicken Kiev
Chef John

Chef John's Chicken Kiev

I'm not going to say this chicken Kiev is 'easy to make.' It's really not. So, why try? Because, if and when you pull this off, you'll be enjoying one of the greatest chicken experiences of your life. It's also one of the greatest garlic experiences of your life, as well as one of the greatest butter experiences of your life.

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 How to Make Coquilles Saint-Jacques
Chef John

How to Make Coquilles Saint-Jacques

For something fancy, this is pretty easy to make. It's one of the world's most delicious dishes. It's rich and decadent, and yet still light.

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 Biscotti
JANDEE

Biscotti

This is a simple, no frills biscotti. My friend at work gave this recipe to me. It's quick, easy and one of my favorite Italian cookie recipes.

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