Appetizers

Roasted Asparagus with Poached Eggs and Arugula Pistou

As spring vegetables appear on the stands of the Greenmarket, Laura is purchasing as many of them as she possibly can eat.

Spinach and Mint Chicken Skewer

A deliciously spicy and tangy dish – the perfect beer snack from India.

Butternut Squash Potato Cakes

This is killer a killer appetizer – two ingredients, both grated, squeezed of excess water, and fried in a pan.

Easter Egg and Bread Baskets

This is a cute way of serving eggs during Easter. You don’t need to make dough for the baskets, just use regular bread toast.

California Love – Two Way Hog Island Oysters

Hog Island Oysters that are delicious any way you make them, so try them both ways.

Chicharrón – Fried Pork Rinds

Chicharrón is a dish made of fried pork skin. It is hugely popular in Latin America. And it it delicious.

Baby Spinach Dip Won Ton Cups

Individual won ton cups filled with a healthy twist on classic baby spinach dip.

Lamb Fritters
Golden Fried Lamb and Chickpea Nuggets

These golden fried lamb and chickpea nuggets from Amrita Chowdhury are as easy as they are addictive.

Baby Bok Choy and Avocado Salad with Sweet Soy Vinaigrette and Butter Roasted Sesame Cashews

This baby bok choy and avocado salad is fun, fresh, unique and as Chris Scheuer’s husband says, “amazingly delicious”.

Tequeños – Fried Venezuelan Cheese Sticks

Tequeños are small sticks of cheese wrapped in slightly sweet dough and fried to golden perfection. It wouldn’t be a party without them

Black Eyed Pea Dip – Mississippi Caviar Recipe

A delicious vegetarian black eyed pea dip from the banks of the Mississippi.

Cooking Like Heston: Scotch Eggs

Eric Isaac gets inspired by Heston Blumenthal’s recipe for Scotch Eggs, and decides to give it a spin.

Your Best Recipe Winner: Guyere Stuffed Purple Potato Dumplings

Trix Middlekauff won our own Nancy Lopez-McHugh’s monthly YBR contest over at SpicieFoodie.com. Part of the price is having the recipe featured right here on Honest Cooking.

How to Cook Shad Roe
Pan-Fried Shad Roe with Lemon Parsley Sauce

This straightforward way of cooking shad roe gives it a deliciously garlicky, lemony, buttery flavor, a crispy exterior, and a creamy interior.

Three Lilly Soup

Whatever you decide to call this soup, it’s not only simple to prepare, but healthy and delicious as well.

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Chioggia Beet and Fennel Salad

Chioggia Beet and Fennel Salad – quick and easy, with julienned raw beets.

Cashew Date Spread

A healthy raw cashew and date spread, perfect for snacking without breaking any resolutions.

Cooking the Magazines: Buffalo Wing Hummus

Natalie McLaury serves a hummus that tastes like your favorite bar food

Cream of Spinach Soup

A creamy soup to lift tempers and temperatures during the last cold weeks of winter.

School of Tapas: Stuffed Mini Peppers with Spanish Tortilla

A tapa made of cute tiny bell peppers stuffed with delicious Spanish tortilla.

No Fry Indian Pakoras

Pakoras are a very popular Indian fried snack, unbelievably addictive and highly caloric, considering they are always deep fried.

Arepas with Amore – a Versatile Venezuelan Tradition

Arepas are a traditional corn meal patty from Venezuela that are split in half and stuffed with cheese, meat, butter or eggs.

Simply Roasted Tomatoes with Bonne Bouche Cheese

Alisha Randell about a few areas everyone needs to consider while entertaining.

Fig Flavored Goat Cheese, Cornmeal and Bacon Waffles

Crunchy bits of bacon, the subtle sweetness of fig and the heartiness of corn meal make these savory waffles a perfect item for Valentines breakfast.

Dining Down Under – Fig, Prosciutto and Pear Salad

A show-stopping salad featuring luscious figs and prosciutto ham.

Maine Sweet Shrimp Crudo

This simple recipe for preparing Maine sweet shrimp makes an elegant appetizer for 3 or 4 people or could be eaten as a lovely light dinner for one.

The Lingering Scent of Roumi Cheese

Aged for at least 120 days, Roumi cheese, especially melted, leaves lingering traces in the room that are slow to dissipate.

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Strangolapreti: The Gnocchi “Priest Stranglers”

This type of gnocchi is a traditional dish of the Trento area, capital of the region of Trentino

Chili Cornbread Cobbler
Chili Cornbread Cobbler

Dress up your pot of chili and pan of cornbread by transforming the duo into a savory cobbler.

Super Kebobs – Sideways Caprese Recipe

A delicious take on caprese salad with tomatoes, basil and roasted garlic.

Potato Galette

In compact NYC apartments, locals wait all year for wintertime – so they can use the hell out of their ovens.

California Love – Breakfast Nest

Balanced in fresh flavor and texture, this is a California style brunch.

Baked Amaranth Vegetable Patties

Amaranth was the wonder food of the Aztecs. A gluten-free, psuedo-grain, amaranth provides stunning levels of protein, calcium, fiber and iron.

The Perfect Greek Breakfast

A deliciously satisfying breakfast of Greek yogurt, pistachios and honey.

Savory Apple Samosas

A sweet and savory take on the Indian samosas, these pastries are stuffed with apples and raisins.

Olive Oil Crackers with Sea Salt and Herbs – From a Legendary London Café

Shatteringly crisp, paper thin, fabulously delicious. Make your own gourmet sea salt crackers for next to nothing.

Sweet Potato and Fennel Frittata

This Sweet Potato and Fennel Frittata is an easy breakfast or brunch dish that works great when it’s just your family or when hosting a casual get-together.

Wholesome Lunch – Egg Pulao

A wholesome dish that satiates the taste-buds elegantly, the pulao or pilaf is a perfect sunday lunch.

Mrs Bergman’s Danish Curry Herring

Curry herring is a staple on any Danish Christmas lunch table. Kalle Bergman shares Mrs Bergman’s praise winning recipe.

Holiday Ideas – Black and White Olives

Need a delicious but quick idea to serve your guests before the real meal is served? Marnely Rodriguez to the rescue.

Panettone French Toast

This Christmas morning, Nicole Criss suggests you share something decadent for breakfast.

Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Polenta Canapes

The really great thing about these Mushroom and Carameliszed Onion Polenta Squares is that you can prepare all of the ingredients the day before and simply fry the polenta and assemble on the day.

Christian Delouvrier’s Tarte Campagnarde

One of the most respected French Chefs in NYC, Christian Delouvrier, shares his secret to making a perfect countryside tarte.

Collard Greens, Not Stewed. Yummy.

This method works very well with mustard greens, beet greens, kale, escarole, dandelion greens and taioba alike.

Potato Pockets with Sweet and Hot Cranberry Ginger Chutney

A delicious appetizer with mashed potatoes and turkey accompanied by a sweet and hot cranberry ginger chutney.

Cranberry Chutney, Goat Cheese, and Pecan Puff Pastry Appetizers

These fun puff pastry appetizers turn the cracker spread into a hand-held appetizer.

Adai – Crispy Lentil and Rice Pancakes

Crispy lentil and rice pancakes that promise a wholesome and filling breakfast.

Remembering Forgotten Flavors: An Aromatic Lentil Tart

An aromatic lentil tart based on a simple mixture of aromatics and roasted vegetables, topped with a light sprinkling of Parmesan.

Cooking the Magazines: Creamy Pumpkin Peanut Soup

A healthy soup with a spicy kick -creamy pumpkin peanut soup with roasted red peppers.

Salmon escabeche
School of Tapas: Salmon Escabeche

Salmon cooked in wine, olive oil, vinegar and pimentón, served on toast as a tapa – Berasategui style.

Bitty Bella Bruschetta

Jerri Green turns her love for tiny things into cute and delicious little bruschettas.

Extra-Green Spanakopita

Sara Clevering with a tweaked tribute to one of the most classic Greek dishes.

Spinach and Tomato Tartine with a Poached Egg

Emily Malloy about the ancient and important art of poaching eggs.

Pesce Cruda con Semi

Marnely Rodriguez with another report from the 5th Annual Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival.

Cooking the Magazines: Eggplant and Mushroom Veggie Balls

Natalie with some faux meatballs made from eggplant and mushrooms.

Warming Trends: Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

Rich sweet potatoes, apples, and chicken stock blend into a creamy soup that’s finished with a fresh squeeze of orange.

Browned in Butter Sha’reyya

Served for a mid-week late lunch or early dinner, Egyptian Sha’reya is a great comfort food.

South African Mini Bunny Chow

Shuchi Mittal with a cocktail version of the famous South African Indian Bunny Chows.

Spicy Chili Paneer

Fried paneer sauteed with caramalized onions, bell peppers, soy and chili sauce.

Cheese bites
Cheese Bites

Arianna Frea gets inspiration for these lovely bites from the cheese festival in Bra.