Jícama Salad with Brown Sugar, Nuts, & Raisins

The jícama is such an interesting little vegetable. It’s sweet, like an apple, and can be used as a stand-in for apples in many dishes.

Spicy Indian Chicken Skewers with Tikka Masala Dipping Sauce

Liven up your winter gathering with these exotic skewers served with a bold dipping sauce.

Fried Wontons

These fried wontons use a thin, pre-bought wrapper stuffed with a filling of ground pork, scallion, and a bit of diced shrimp.

Maine Lobster Dip

This dish is a great way to serve decadent lobster to a crowd without breaking the bank.

Crème Wafers

These cookies are surprising in their flaky, delicate feel and their balanced flavor.

Ellie’s Cookies

I wanted a down-home, comfy cookie. No bells and whistles, no nuts, no chocolate chips, no oatmeal. No spicy ginger, nutty peanut butter, or cloying molasses.

Brussels Sprouts with Lemon-caper Dressing

A light and tangy dressing paired with Brussels sprouts seems out of the ordinary at first, but the flavors work together quite well. The chestnuts add a nice crunch to the dish.

Beef Wellington with Porcini Red Wine Reduction Sauce

With just four ingredients, this dish speaks for itself; it is a dish that does not shy away from being rich and luxurious tasting.

Carrot Salad with Cucumber, Peppadews, & Pom Vinaigrette

I love peppadews. These little peppers can be found in the Zupan’s olive bar and are the perfect combination of sweet and hot. This whole salad is a bright and zingy little dish that can chase away any gray day.

Hot German Potato Salad

In this dish, I used stone-ground mustard and a little less vinegar to keep the dressing balanced between acidic and tangy.

Grapefruit Carpaccio with Spicy Ponzu Vinaigrette

A slight variation of sunomono, a Japanese-style vinegared salad which has a refreshing taste. Here, the grapefruit juice is used to create ponzu vinaigrette and the degree of spiciness can be made mild or hot, depending on your taste.

Hot Orange Curd Soufflés

These golden, pillowy treats are made better with the orange curd on the bottom.

Clementine Ricotta Crepes with Honey-Clementine Sauce

Ricotta cream cheese fills these warm sweet crepes for a delicious winter dessert or a chilly morning breakfast.

Chiffonade of Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Hazelnuts

If you’re looking for a new way to prepare Brussels sprouts, may we suggest this delicious recipe? It includes bacon …

Apple Fritters with Quick Caramel Sauce

Homemade fritters with cinnamon-y apple filling drizzled with an easy caramel sauce.

Apple & Fennel Salad

Fresh, tangy, and crunchy salad with a light vinaigrette made with maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and fresh tarragon.

Lime Coconut Bars

Bake these sweet and tangy bars for special people this holiday season.

Orange Cod en Papillote

Cooking fish in parchment means that the fish will cook gently and stay succulent. The lemon and orange along with vegetables and herbs create a deliciously scented sauce.

Fresh Lemon Curd

I always keep a jar of lemon curd in my fridge for an “emergency” treat. Slather this bright and refreshing curd on scones, pancakes, crepes, cakes…pretty much anything will go well with it!

Pork Carnitas

This Mexican pulled-pork dish is perfect for outdoor gatherings. I just love the tenderness and succulent texture of spice pork shoulder for my taco filling. It’s muy delicioso!

Spicy Sweet Potato Hash

Add a punch to ordinary sweet potato hash with a combination of chili powder, paprika, and ground red pepper.

Lemony Lamb Loin Chops

Fresh lemons, olive oil, and herbs make this dish one you’ll crave time and time again.