Breakfast and Brunch, Free Recipes

English Muffins

English muffins are one of the easiest breads, made extra simple by their stove-top cook. No oven needed! Though like any bread, they are best the day they are made, a quick trip to the toaster freshens these muffins up for up to a week. Makes 10 servings

Side Dishes

French-Fried Shoestring Potatoes

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 1 1/2 lb russet potatoes, peeled and sliced into matchsticks 3/8 inch thick 2 1/2 cups vegetable oil Salt, as needed Directions Rinse, drain, and dry the potatoes thoroughly. (Alternatively, the potatoes may be held in cold water until ready to cook. Dry them […]

Soups and Stews

Ham Bone and Collard Greens Soup

This hearty southern-style soup is packed with vitamin- and mineral-rich collard greens. Ham bone soup was originally meant as a means to get the most meals out of a ham, but we have developed this recipe using a smoked ham hock (which should be available from your supermarket) so you […]

Sauces, Dressings, and Condiments

Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette

Makes 1 pint Use this dressing, which is tangy with just a touch of sweetness from honey, on any green salad, drizzled over avocado and orange segments, to dress a simple pasta salad, or as a marinade. Ingredients 1/2 cup lime juice 1/2 teaspoon honey 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped 1/4 […]

Side Dishes

Marinated Grilled Vegetables

Makes 5 servings Ingredients 1 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons minced garlic, divided use 1/2 teaspoon crushed fennel seeds 1 tablespoon minced rosemary 2 zucchini, cut on the diagonal into 3/4-inch-thick slices 3 eggplants, cut on the diagonal into 3/4-inch-thick slices […]

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 […]

Side Dishes

Pita Bread

Making homemade pita is fun and satisfying, since there isn’t much better than a warm, fresh piece of bread! This recipe uses a Poolish, which is a style of pre-ferment that helps create flavor in the finished dough. This bit of dough will be pretty dense and may feel dry, […]


Roasted Pear and Arugula Salad with Caramelized Shallot Vinaigrette

Makes 6 Servings Salad Ingredients Juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 3 unpeeled Bartlett pears 3 cups baby arugula 1/3 cup walnuts, toasted, chopped 1/3 cup blue cheese, crumbled Vinaigrette Ingredients 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 shallots, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar 3 tablespoons […]

Side Dishes

Spicy Cucumbers

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 2 lb Kirby cucumbers 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 cup white vinegar 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes Directions Cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise, then […]

Free Recipes, Main Dishes

Turkey Curry

Makes 4 servings Note: If the sauce is too thick, add a little water. If too thin, add a little cornstarch and water. To prepare this thickener, mix 2 tablespoons cornstarch to 1/3 cup water. Drizzle just enough thickener into sauce, stirring constantly, until it thickens slightly after returning to […]

Soups and Stews

Wonton Soup

Makes 8 servings Wontons Ingredients 3 oz ground pork 1/2 cup finely chopped Napa cabbage 2 tablespoons Chicken Broth 1 tablespoon finely chopped scallion greens 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger 3/4 teaspoon soy sauce 3/4 teaspoon sesame oil Pinch salt Pinch freshly ground white pepper 1 package wonton wrappers 1 […]