Sometimes a simple salad can be the most beautiful thing in the world. The secret to a great salad is using the freshest, highest quality ingredients possible. The flavors that blend together in this salad are magical - sugar snap peas, thinly sliced prosciutto, Pecorino cheese, mint leaves, baby arugula, garlic, and red pepper - drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar.
Three kinds of cheese are mixed with cauliflower in this delicious side dish - goat cheese, Monterey Jack and Parmesan! Wonderfully complex and tasty, this baked vegetable dish is quite simple to make.
This delicious Southern dish is perfect in summer when all these wonderfully tasty things are in season - okra, corn, and tomatoes! Garlic and bacon are the perfect ingredients to accompany these vegetables, making one scrumptious side dish for your Sunday table.
What is better than fresh sweet corn in summer at the peak of the season? Delicious, sweet, juicy and full of flavor! Grilling is a great way to prepare this seasonal treat. We grill the corn with the husk on to keep it moist. Adding herb butter before it cooks adds additional moisture to the corn as well as infusing it with a wonderful flavor.
Opposing flavors create harmony of taste on the plate. Sweet beets here are paired with the tartness of granny smith apples. Pungent goat cheese is melded with the nuttiness of pistachios. This is a very delicious and complex flavored salad.
Mâche is a nutty flavored salad green that goes perfect with crisp green pears. Parmesan cheese, fennel and fresh tarragon round out this beautiful, yet simple salad.
Sweet grilled Vidalia onions make a wonderful addition to a nice green salad or tomatoes.
Here is a delicious way to prepare sweet Vidalia onions, the perfect accompaniment to pork or poultry.
This is a very nice recipe for a flavorful salad that incorporates grilled pears and rabbit with a warm bacon dressing.
This wonderfully fresh salad was created by Chef Albert Paris at Zanzibar Blue (closed), Philadelphia (now at Mantra).
Simple to make yet very flavorful, this cauliflower and prosciutto dish matches well with chicken or pork.
Deliciously sweet with brown sugar, molasses and honey, these baked beans have a nice kick with chipotle peppers and Bourbon whiskey. The secret to good baked beans is slow cooking! After 3 hours in the oven, these beans are thick and rich!
Here's a great lobster recipe South Florida style. Live Maine lobsters are used with a fusion of Thai spices and Napa cabbage, arugula, red bell pepper, and avocado.
Here's a very earthy recipe that uses the complimentary flavors of crab, potatoes, truffles, and chicory. And yes, it's just as good if you leave off the truffles.
It's essential to have a good baked bean recipe! Baked beans are a classic dish that match well with so many foods. I love this one because it includes two of my favorite ingredients: maple syrup and bacon.
Mac and Cheese is classic comfort food at its best. This is definitely a more sophisticated version making it appropriate for your next dinner party or a special meal with the family. It pairs very well with a nicely grilled steak or even a chicken dish. Three kinds of cheese are used and a light touch of truffle oil for a very aromatic and complex side dish or even as a meal itself. If you really want to impress, add a few shavings of truffle and gentle mix in.
Recipe for fennel and orange salad with fresh cranberries.
Here's a delicious alternative to the usual sweet potato side dish. Baked with brown sugar, lemon and cinnamon, this recipe is simple but makes for a tasty dish sure to impress your dinner guests.
Mac & cheese is true American comfort food and is always better when it's homemade. This delicious version doesn't require boiling the noodles first, so you save time. The main spices used here are chile pepper, anise and basil but feel free to experiment with your own blend of spices.
This is a wonderful savory custard. The basil and goat cheese contribute most of the flavor to this dish but you could also use other herbs or vegetables. It also is very nice with lobster or shrimp mixed in.
Dauphinoise is the French method of baking potatoes in milk, cream and cheese. In the French region of Dauphiné, every home cook has her own formula for preparing this gratin.
Fresh pesto is a wonderful addition to potatoes. This refreshing dish is full of flavors. This recipe calls for making pesto the classic way - smashing the ingredients together with a mortar and pestle. It won't be as fun, but you can use a food processor if you had to. Also, almonds are substituted for the traditional but sometimes hard to find pine nuts.
Perfect for summer: earthy grilled corn pairs wonderfully with cool, refreshing fresh raspberries and sweet crab meat.
Here is a wonderful summer recipe for potato salad with one more excuse to use your grill. Grilling your potatoes before adding to the salad adds great flavor.
This wonderfully fresh and crispy salad comes from Insalata’s Restaurant in San Anselmo, California.