Salads, Side Dishes

Chicken Salad with Tomato and Cucumber

Makes 6 Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup small-dice onions 2 cups medium-dice English cucumber 2 cups medium-dice seeded plum tomatoes 2 cups medium-dice cooked chicken breast 1/4 cup rough chop cilantro leaves and stems 3 tablespoons olive oil Juice of 2 lemons 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste if needed […]

Breakfast & Brunch

Chilaquiles With Mushrooms

Makes 8 servings This recipe uses freshly fried tortillas, but you can substitute store-bought corn tortilla chips. Add shredded cooked chicken, grilled shrimp, or pulled pork, if you like. Ingredients 1 lb white mushrooms, sliced ¼-inch thick 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 medium white onion, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced […]

Sauces, Dressings & Condiments

CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT SPREAD

This homemade spread is a healthier take on the store-bought version. Try this delicious chocolate hazelnut spread over your favorite whole grain breads, or use as a flavorful filling in pastries or desserts. Makes 2 cups  Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes   ©The Culinary Institute of America 

Breakfast & Brunch

Chorizo & Poblano Quiche

Makes one 9-inch pie Ingredients All-Butter Pie Dough, unbaked, single crust 1 medium poblano chile 2 tablespoons canola oil 1/2 cup diced onion 4 oz chorizo, casings removed, crumbled 1/2 cup sour cream 1 1/4 cups heavy cream 3 large eggs 1 cup grated Monterey Jack Directions Preheat the oven […]

Free Recipes, Soups & Stews

Corn and Squash Soup

Makes 4 to 6 servings The basil is a nice bright flavor in this quick and easy broth, but you can use whatever herb you may have on hand. Substitute zucchini for the yellow squash, if necessary. We like to serve this with puréed roasted peppers or sun-dried tomatoes, if […]

Breakfast & Brunch

Corn Muffins

Makes 2 dozen muffins These are classic corn muffins, perfect for toasting on a griddle with some salted butter or to dunk in a hot bowl of chili.

Breakfast & Brunch

Cream Scones

Makes 12 scones These scones develop a wonderful texture if the dough is frozen overnight. Freeze individual scones, and then bake as many as needed straight from the freezer to accompany breakfast, brunch, or dinner. Ingredients 1/2 cup sugar 3 3/4 cups bread flour 2 tablespoons baking powder 2 teaspoons […]

Salads

Crème Fraîche Chicken Salad

Makes 10 servings Ingredients 3 qt chicken stock 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 cloves garlic, crushed 2 lb 8 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons crème fraîche 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 cup roughly chopped pecans 1 cup red grapes, halved 2 tablespoons finely […]

Breakfast & Brunch

Crêpes

Makes 24 crêpes Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup sugar 3/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups milk 3 large eggs 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup butter or vegetable oil to coat pan, or as needed Directions Sift the flour, sugar, and salt together into […]

Sandwiches

Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur (Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich) Makes 8 servings Béchamel Sauce Ingredients 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 4 cups whole milk Directions Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat and whisk in flour. Cook flour until raw smell is gone, about 2 minutes. Whisk in […]