Stuffed Portabella Mushroom Caps Recipe with Apricot Glaze

I am always looking for new and interesting ways to cook portabella mushroom, since it is one of my favorite meat substitutes, and often my choice for grilling when my husband wants to grill meat. I have never been impressed by marinating them in a vinegar-based marinade, which seems to inexplicably be a favorite recipe….

Mushroom Vegetarian Stroganoff Recipe

This dish was one of those fortunate accidents that happened when I realized that I didn’t have ingredients for any full dinners, so it was either run to the store at the last minute or dig in the cupboards. I dug in the cupboards, and I was lucky to find a package of egg noodles,…

Mashed Potatoes with Toasted Garlic

One would think that mashed potatoes are an incredibly easy, simple side dish that does not require a recipe. Just boil some potatoes, mash them up, add a little butter and milk, season them, and you’re set, right? That’s what I thought, until we started experimenting and researching. It turns out that a few slight…

How to Make Roasted Red Peppers

Roasted red peppers are a delicious ingredient used in many different dishes. They are wonderful on pizza or in an artichoke dip. Use them as toppers for hors d’oeuvres, perhaps over crackers with special cheeses. Roasted red peppers taste very good with feta or chevre, and they pair well with kalamata olives or artichoke hearts….

Raspberry Crisp Recipe

When I was young, my family had two rows of raspberry bushes growing behind our house. My mother would send us children outside on summer mornings, laden with pint baskets, and we would extract the juicy berries from between the snaggy, stickery vines, filling our little green baskets, the juice staining our hands. I remember…

Baked Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

When I found a tub of fresh organic ricotta cheese for half price at the discount grocery store, I thought of the locally-grown fresh eggplant that I’d already bought at the tailgate market and knew exactly what I’d be making. Usually we make fried eggplant parmesan since ricotta is normally so expensive, but my favorite…

Homemade Mustard Potato Salad Recipe

“All right, we have ground beef for hamburgers, and there are some veggie burger patties in the freezer, but I don’t think we have anything to go with that,” my husband said, rummaging around in the fridge. I thought about it. We had eggs. “Do we have any potatoes left?” “Yes, a lot.” “How about…

Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Ingredients: 3 Small Chickens (under 2lbs.), quartered and skinned and wings discarded 1/3 Cup Lemon Juice For the Sauce: 4 large garlic cloves 2 tablespoon fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped 2 tablespoon paprika 2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 teaspoon red pepper Basting: 1/3 cup ghee (or oil) for basting Preparation…

Extraordinary Homemade Whipped Cream: Recipes, Tips & Tricks

Why buy canned whipped cream when it is so easy to whip your own cream at home? There are many delicious ways that you can make your dessert exceptional with some simple special touches to the whipped cream. Here are some tips and tricks to bring your whipped cream over the top. You certainly can’t…

Gourmet Omelette Recipe with Tips and Tricks

When I was young, my father would scramble some eggs with onions and maybe a couple of other vegetables, top it with cheese, and call it an omelette. While his scrambled-egg dishes were delicious, I know now that they weren’t really omelettes. Omelettes do involve beaten eggs and fresh ingredients, but the similarities end there….