Berbere Spice Paste

Makes 2 3/4 cups Berbere is a traditional Ethiopian spice blend made with chiles, warming spices, fenugreek, and other aromatic ingredients. Use this paste to rub meats, poultry, and fish before grilling. Ingredients 4 pequin chiles, seeds and stem removed 2 teaspoons cardamom seeds 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon […]

Main Dishes, Soups and Stews

Diabetes-Friendly Cuban-Style Black Bean Soup

Makes 6 servings We love the added flavor from the spices, sun-dried tomato, and sherry vinegar in this diabetes-friendly black bean soup. Garnish it with some mixed grains and wilted spinach and it becomes addictive. Ingredients 12 ounces dried black beans 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 sachet d’épices (2 […]

Desserts, Free Recipes

Eggnog Bundt Cake

Makes one 9-inch loaf cake This recipe makes enough batter for one large bundt cake or one 9-inch loaf pan. If your bundt pan or loaf pans are on the smaller side, fill the pan about 2/3 of the way full. You can transfer any remaining batter to another cake […]


Iced and Spiced Brown Sugar Cookies

Makes about 3 dozen cookies, depending on the size of the cutter These lightly spiced brown sugar cookies are just the thing for your Pinterest-worthy Halloween (or Thanksgiving!) party. Easy to make, easy to glaze, and even easier to enjoy, they’ll look perfect on a platter alongside warm mulled cider […]

Main Dishes

Lamb Biryani

Makes 8 servings Biryani is a signature rice dish in Indian cuisine known especially for its scrumptious, colorful presentation. Made with basmati rice, it can be created with lamb, chicken, beef, or vegetables and features generous amounts of sweet spices, as well as nuts and raisins. In this recipe, it’s […]

Soups and Stews

Onion Soup Gratineé

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil 4 yellow onions, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup brandy 6 cups beef or chicken broth, warm 1 sprig fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon, 4 sprigs parsley, 1 bay leaf, and 1 clove peeled garlic, wrapped […]

Sauces, Dressings, and Condiments

Tomato Jam

Makes 2 pints Ingredients 3 pounds tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice Pinch ground cloves Pinch freshly ground black pepper Directions  In a large pot, combine the […]

Breakfast and Brunch, Cakes, Desserts

Zucchini Bread

Makes 2 loaves If you grow zucchini in your garden, you’ll be glad to have this recipe come late summer. Note that the larger a zucchini grows, the tougher its skin, the drier its flesh, and the more bitter its seeds. If you are using large zucchini for this recipe, […]