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Horseradish-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Herb Gremolata Recipe

Beef tenderloin. Tender. Loin. True to its name, this is the butteriest cut of beef, the best of the best that we love to haul out for celebratory meals. Coated in a crust of spicy horseradish and Dijon mustard and then served with a zesty gremolata of parsley, rosemary and thyme, this flavourful, satisfying tenderloin is tops.

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Horseradish-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Herb Gremolata Recipe

Roasted Vegetables with Pecans and Parmesan

What`s the best way to get everyone to eat their veggies? With this easy and elegant recipe for Roasted Vegetables. Sweet potatoes, carrots and parsnips are roasted to sweet perfection and then topped with a Pecan Parmesan Gremolata, a zesty combination of pecans, parmesan and parsley. More

Roasted Vegetables with Pecans and Parmesan

Steakhouse Creamed Spinach

Among the mahogany walls and dirty martinis, something great is happening in swanky steak-houses across the nation...carnivores are eating spinach. A simple side dish that seems healthy next to fried hash browns and marbled rib-eyes, the overly creamy restaurant version is still too flaccid and watery for our taste. Using whipped cream cheese, our easy, silky smooth spinach brings home all the taste of the upscale steakhouse without the $15 side-dish robbery and the velvet banquettes. More

Steakhouse Creamed Spinach

The Best Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes

Looking for one hot potato? These Twice-Baked Stuffed Baked Potatoes bring major pizazz to the oft-times boring spud. Baked to perfection, the creamy insides are scooped out, mashed with butter and mixed with cheese and sour cream. The potatoes are then re-stuffed and baked until golden brown beauties emerge!  More

The Best Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

I love rosemary, both Clooney and the herb. For our purposes I`ll refrain from discussing that the former sings our toe-tapping anthem, "Sisters." Instead, I`ll move on to the latter, a fragrant herb with a great rep. Known for improving memory, relieving muscle pain, curing indigestion and making hair grow (note: source not the AMA), rosemary is a powerful, needle-like leaf. In the culinary world this highly aromatic branch makes everything herbalicious, including this simple but satisfying side dish. Tossed with baby potatoes, Dijon mustard, lemon juice and garlic, rosemary boosts the flavour of these crispy-crusted, tender taters. Served up on a regular basis, "Come On-A My House" (sorry, it`s the other Rosemary again) and taste this perfect combination of woody rosemary and golden brown potatoes. More

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

The Best Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Want to have your fries and eat them too? Yes, there`s a healthy alternative to the greasy-goodness of deep fried potatoes. These oven-baked Sweet Potato Fries, creamy-yet-crisp-baked French fries that have been tossed in a Tex Mex seasoning, are super satisfying, especially when dunked in this creamy lemon dip!  More

The Best Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Caramelized Cauliflower Recipe

I feel for Mark Twain. At the mention of cauliflower food writers inevitably blast the literary icon for his slandering the veggie as “nothing but cabbage with a college education.” Surely he didn’t mean to disparage the snowy white heads. When roasted, cauliflower is transformed into an elegant, sweet and tender side dish – a truly brilliant veggie with a Phd in Gastronomy. More

Caramelized Cauliflower Recipe

Potato, Spinach and Gruyere Frittata Recipe

When it comes to breakfast and eggs, some countries like to play the heavyweights. The French with their finicky Hollandaise and fussy soufflés. The Brits with their deep-fried Scotch eggs. So, what’s the Italians’ secret for La Dolce Uovo? The easy- going frittata: a thick, hearty, open-faced omelet that can be served at any temperature, eaten at any meal, and, best of all, filled with whatever you like. We love this combo, but also adore peas, feta and mint... red peppers, onions and goat cheese... More

Potato, Spinach and Gruyere Frittata Recipe

Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili Recipe

We’re crazy for quinoa. While you might scoff at jumping on the quinoa bandwagon, there’s nothing new (think: 4,000 years old) about this Super Grain. Not only does it pack a nutritional punch (protein and amino acids and anti-aging, Oh My!), but this glorious grain also serves as the foundation for this easy, scrumptious Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili. Tender sweet potatoes, carrots, celery and red peppers are simmered along with cumin, chili powder and cayenne to create a most flavorful, satisfying meal-in-a-bowl. More

Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili Recipe

Bolognese-Smothered Parmesan Polenta Recipe

While we never tire of spaghetti (yes, we`re carbaholics), we do like to change things up a bit, especially with this Parmesan Polenta. Topped with our homemade rich and robust Bolognese sauce, cheesy polenta never tasted so great! More

Bolognese-Smothered Parmesan Polenta Recipe

New York Pickled Salmon Recipe

Here’s my question – if smoked salmon is SO great, why is it always buried under a pile of cream cheese, tomato, onion, capers and lemon? To us, the true gem of the brunch world is pickled salmon. Much like what you’d find at the Upper West Side landmark, Zabar’s, salmon and onions are “cooked” in a zippy sweet and sour marinade. the resulting tender pink salmon needs no disguise – maybe just a nice slice of pumpernickel for this Broadway star. More

New York Pickled Salmon Recipe

Lemon Dill Grilled Chicken Recipe

You`re never going to mind the "Guess-who`s-coming-to-dinner?" question again. Nope, this Lemon Dill Grilled Chicken is quickly going to become your dependable, delicious and easy “old faithful” in your recipe repertoire, a simple yet hugely flavorful grilled chicken that has been marinated in a zesty lemon, lime, dill and dijon mixture. More

Lemon Dill Grilled Chicken Recipe

Balsamic Grilled Vegetables Recipe

Stuck for the perfect side dish? Can`t get your family to eat their vegetables? We`ve got a healthy and simple solution: fire up the barbecue. These balsamic and olive oil-marinated peppers, zucchini and portobello mushrooms are grilled to perfection and then stacked and served with a fresh rosemary sprig.  More

Balsamic Grilled Vegetables Recipe

Chilled Poached Salmon Recipe with Lemon Dill Sauce

Say “Mrs. Smith’s Fish Sauce Shop” five times fast... I can’t do it twice. But rather than taking 10 minutes to untwist your tongue, you could pull together this super-easy poached fish dish. By the time you can utter “Fisherman Fritz fishes fresh fish, fresh fish does fisherman Fritz fish,” this salmon will be perfectly chilled and ready to be smothered in the zesty dill sauce. More

Chilled Poached Salmon Recipe with Lemon Dill Sauce

Broccoli, Grape and Cranberry Salad Recipe

When we say “raw broccoli salad,” we’re often met with looks of skepticism. But, one bite of this juicy grape, tart cranberry and fresh broccoli salad – creamy, crispy, sweet, sour and salty – is all it takes to make believers even out of the biggest salad cynic!  More

Broccoli, Grape and Cranberry Salad Recipe

Strawberry Salad with Sugared Almonds

Some people believe strawberries are an aphrodisiac, others, that almonds bring good fortune. So get lucky with our “perfect bite” – a fork crammed with crisp lettuce, scarlet strawberries and sugared almonds, all coated in a sweet-and-sour poppy seed dressing. More

Strawberry Salad with Sugared Almonds

Saucy Tofu Pad Thai Recipe

If this cookbook thing doesn’t work out, we’ve always got Bangkok. We’ll open a street stall of our own and take the others by storm with our unsurpassed version of their national dish. Sure, our competition will use similar ingredients, but our vibrant Pad thai will be adored for its spot-on sauce-to-noodle ratio, golden-cooked tofu and still-crispy bean sprouts. So delicious, we’ll have longer lines than the women offering “soapies.” More

Saucy Tofu Pad Thai Recipe

Beef, Mushroom and Pepper Shish Kebab Recipe

Fire up the grill and grab the skewers because this Beef, Pepper and Mushroom Shish Kebab is going to become the best to hit your BBQ. Tender chunks of beef, juicy peppers and meaty mushrooms are marinated in a sweet wine sauce and grilled to crisp-crusted, tender perfection.  More

Beef, Mushroom and Pepper Shish Kebab Recipe

Quick and Easy Beet Risotto Recipe

You can have creamy, dreamy, delicious risotto in 20 minutes. Yes, 20 minutes for supple, restaurant-style risotto. While many of us (myself included) have at one time in our lives been intimidated by cooking risotto (what if it`s gluey, what if my arm cramps from excessive stirring?), we no longer have to be. This easy risotto is a crowd pleaser, even for those who don`t love beets - they lend a splash of brilliant color and earthy sweetness to this stunning rice.


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Quick and Easy Beet Risotto Recipe

Grilled Swordfish with Olive Relish Recipe

Open secret. Free gift. Tight slacks. All oxymorons. If you’d add “meaty fish” to the list, think again. Mild and firm swordfish is both hearty and filling. Why else would it be sold as “steaks”? Move aside, beef. Straight off the grill, topped with an aromatic, bold relish of olives and capers – this swordfish is terribly good. More

Grilled Swordfish with Olive Relish Recipe

Herb-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Recipe

Beef tenderloin is tender but to many, the idea of making it is intimidating. Fear no longer because we`ve got an easy and foolproof way to serve it up - grab the basil, parsley and thyme because you’re going to sculpt a crust on this lean, luscious cut of beef.  More

Herb-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Recipe

Chopped Greek Salad Recipe

Opa! It`s time for a gorgeously simple and delicious Greek Salad, a lettuce-free combination of sweet tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, tangy feta, refreshing mint, and of course, meaty Kalamata olives. What are you waiting for? Break out the Ouzo and get chopping! More

Chopped Greek Salad Recipe

Fresh Corn Pudding Recipe

Want fresh corn but don’t want it stuck in your teeth (really, who can eat a cob gracefully?). What are you waiting for? Get shucking because this fresh corn pudding is shuckin` delicious. More

Fresh Corn Pudding Recipe

Mint Sweet Pea Puree

When we take spoon after spoon of this delicious purée we are reminded of King John II of England. It’s reported that the pea-obsessed monarch died after eating seven bowls of the little green legumes. The lesson we carry with us is to stop at six. More

Mint Sweet Pea Puree

Grilled Rosemary Veal Chops

If you`re looking for an incredibly flavorful way to serve up veal, you`ve found it. These Grilled Rosemary Veal Chops are divine - not only are the chops marinated in an olive oil, rosemary and Dijon mustard mixture, but they`re also grilled to lightly charred, tender perfection. More

Grilled Rosemary Veal Chops

Coconut Lime Sticky Rice Recipe

Okay, the song was really irritating, but Harry Nilsson was right. If you put the lime in the coconut then you do feel better. Less annoying, we hope, our tropical rice dish mixes a plain long grain with creamy coconut milk and tart lime juice, creating a swinging side dish that works great alongside Thai, Indian and Caribbean flavors. More

Coconut Lime Sticky Rice Recipe

Halibut, Tomatoes and Thyme in White WIne

Think fish can`t be French? Think again. In this heavenly halibut recipe, the mild and moist white fish simmers among white wine, garlic, tomatoes, kidney beans and thyme. Vive le poisson!  More

Halibut, Tomatoes and Thyme in White WIne