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"For those who love it, cooking is at once child's play and adult joy." - Craig Claiborne



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New this week: Fantastic for breakfast or brunch, Cheddar Scones.

Recipes have been edited or annotated for clarity, but the ingredients etc. have not been altered from the original published version, and I have done my best to give credit where due.


Broccoli with Fennel and Red Bell Pepper
Caramelized Onion, Apple, and Brie Tartlets
Garlic puffs are an easy party hit.
Goat Cheese and Herb Dip
Hearts of Romaine Salad with Apple, Red Onion, and Cider Vinaigrette
Spiced Pecans
Spicy Cucumber Salad with Peanuts
Spinach and Radicchio Salad with Mushrooms and Cashews
A great side dish for summer is Stir-Fried Sesame Asparagus.
Technicolor Bean Salad makes a great addition to potlucks.
Great Thanksgiving side dish, Wild Rice Dressing with Sausage, Corn, and Leeks.

Basic Curry
Black Bean Quesadillas
Cauliflower and Carrot Curry
Moroccan Chickpea and Vegetable Stew
Red Curried Tofu
Sweet and Sour Tofu
Three Pepper Quesadillas
Tofu Triangles With Spicy Onion Sauce
Tortellini Primavera
Winter Garden Pasta

Asian Noodles with Pan-Seared Flank Steak needs marinating but is otherwise quick to prepare.
Chicken, Leeks, and Plum Tomatoes with Linguine
Fettuccine Primavera
Fettuccine with Tomato and Sausage Sauce
Garlicky Linguine with Crab, Red Pepper, and Pine Nuts is absolutely divine.
Mushroom Persillade is an easy, quick-cooking sauce full of flavor.
Tortellini with Tomato-Cream Sauce isn't exactly light but it is quick, simple, and delicious.
Ziti with Broccoli and White Beans - vegetarian, high vitamin, and even the olive oil's supposed to be good for you. And the ingredient list is so easy even I can memorize it.

Baked Fish Fillets with Herb & Citrus Topping
Fish Soup Provençale for a relatively light meal that makes good use of summer's vegetables.
Fish with Roasted Corn and Peppers makes a good company meal; easy, colorful, and healthy.
Meen Kari, or fish in spicy tamarind sauce, is quick and warming.
Poached Salmon with Vegetables Orientale
Salmon with Molasses and Mustard gives a familiar fish a bit of a kick.
Salmon with Mushroom Orzo and Red Wine Sauce is impressive as all get out.
Scallops in Sherry-Garlic Sauce gets four stars.
Thai Crab Cakes with Cilantro-Peanut Sauce
Wok-Seared Scallops in Chili-Wine Sauce are dramatic and fantastic.

Chicken a la King - one of a hundred tasty ways to prepare this classic.
Chicken and Rice with Caramelized Onions
Chicken and Root Vegetable Stew
Chicken Fricassee with Orzo
Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic. Yes, forty. It's fantastic.
Chock-Full Chicken Noodle Soup lives up to its name; it's more like a stew, actually.
Game Hens in White Wine with Herbs is classy without being fussy. I ended up making this on a Sunday when a sale meant game hens were cheaper than chicken.
Ginger Chicken Saute is another "no time for grocery shopping" main dish.
Honey-Mustard Baked Chicken—simply scrumptious.
Jamaican Chicken Stew is easy, fast, and on the spicy side. Judging from the way people I serve it to practically lick their bowls clean, it's pretty good, too.
Noodles Chicken Divan is handy when you have leftover chicken.
Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Fennel and Rosemary
Spicy Thai Chicken Pasta is fast, tasty, and somewhat exotic.
Tenders Pepperonata are a fast and easy basic recipe.
Thai Chicken, Mushroom, and Basil Stir-Fry.
Vegetable-Filled Chicken Breasts are impressive and not at all difficult to make.

Beef and Pork
Ginger-Soy Grilled Steak requires marinating time, but is otherwise effortless and well worth it.
Hoisin Beef With Shiitake Mushroom Sauce for two; worth the effort on a weekend or special occasion.
Mom's Fast Chili is another good one to keep handy for emergencies.
Pork Chops with Red Wine, Vinegar, and Herbs
Sirloin and Black Bean Chili will hit the spot nicely.
Steak au Poivre, a simple, delicious classic.
Thai Braised Beef with Coconut Milk and Ginger

Chocolate Bread for when you want to treat yourself.
Cinnamon... Sugar... Butter... Cookies... There are few better combinations of four words in the English language.
A favorite from my childhood, Cookie Kisses are ever-popular.
Country White Bread makes storebought seem boring.
Dark-Chocolate Soufflé Cake is perfect for special celebrations; don't be daunted by the ingredient list or the number of steps.
Double-Decker Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake
Fresh Cranberry Muffins
Golden Butter Cream Cake
Italian-Style Bread
Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies from the redoubtable Mrs. Fields.
Super Fudge Brownies are simply heavenly.
Whole Wheat Orange Juice Muffins


A consolidated bibliography of recipe sources used on this page is available, with notes.

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