Fast Favorite Garlic Dill Pickles

Often called kosher-style dill pickles, these are quick to make. Use either small whole cucumbers or cut larger ones into quarters. For an additional interesting flavor, tuck a small dried hot red pepper...

Red Lentil Dal

An easy Red Lentil Dal recipe. This traditional Indian dish is usually served with basmati rice or Indian bread.

Chili Seasoning Mix II

This chili seasoning features flour, chili powder, red pepper, onion, garlic and cumin.

Cranberry Jam

An easy Cranberry Jam recipe

Steamed Broccoli with Olive Oil, Garlic, and Lemon

Steamed Broccoli with Olive Oil, Garlic, and Lemon

Crazy Creamy Chickpea Curry

Coconut milk adds creaminess to this vegan dish, while enhancing the spicier notes.

Churros

These Mexican fritters are very common at fairs. In my border hometown, the line at this stand is always overwhelming. People wait hours in line just to get a taste of these churros. I have run across...

Wacky Chocolate Cake

The unusual name of this cake, also known as "Crazy," "Mixed-Up," "Mix-in-the-Pan," or "Three-Hole" cake, was inspired from the fact that the ingredients are sifted, mixed, and baked in the same pan. The...

Curried Rice

An easy Curried Rice recipe

Old Fashioned Raspberry Jam

The intense raspberry flavor of this jam makes it a longtime favorite. Warming the sugar beforehand keeps the jam boiling evenly and ensures success.

Carolina Cole Slaw

An easy Carolina Cole Slaw recipe

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

Cutting cauliflower into "steaks" and grilling them not only gives a flavorful, caramelized, and smoky taste, the presentation is lovely! A delicious change from boring old steamed cauliflower! I like...

Fried Plantains

Fried plantains are a traditional treat in many parts of the world. Try them once and you'll be hooked. Overly ripe plantains work best for this recipe.

Gazpacho

An easy Gazpacho recipe

Frozen Chocolate Bananas

These crowd-pleasers are loaded with potassium and antioxidants. Double the recipe for playdates and parties.

Chili Seasoning Mix I

Use this mix of paprika, onion powder, cayenne, thyme and oregano as you would chili seasoning from the store!

The One and Only Truly Belgian Fries

There is no fancy skill involved in making these crispy fries, but there is a trick. The potatoes are fried twice. The first time cooks them through and makes them tender. The second time, which can be...

The World of Rice Salads

This easy basic recipe for rice salad comes from Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. Turning it into an side dish for Japanese, Mexican, or Indian dinners is as simple as following one of...

Asparagus Salad with Sweet Balsamic Vinegar

Asparagus Salad with Sweet Balsamic Vinegar - Boiling the vinegar concentrates and sweetens it, so the dressing doesn't require as much oil to balance the acid. Can be prepared in 45 minutes or less.

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Use with sweet and buttery lettuces such as Boston and Bibb.

Simple Candied Orange Peel

It takes a day or two for the peel to dry, so plan ahead perfect Candied Orange Peels

Dry Onion Soup Mix Substitute

This is similar to Recipe #110331, but without the beef bouillon. It is great for casseroles, meat dishes and crockpot meals that call for a packet of instant dry onion soup mix.

Sticky Rice with Mango

Sticky Rice with Mango

Baked Tofu Bites

Tofu cubes are marinated and then baked in the oven. The tofu can be used as a hot or cold snack or used as salad topping. Don't forget the smoke flavoring, it really adds the special flavor.

Coffee Granita (Caffé Greco)

How to make a quick and easy summer dessert.

Creamy Pinto Bean Dip

Serve this lightly spiced bean dip with tortilla chips, spread it on tacos or quesadillas, or use it as a great base for building a batch of Ultimate Nachos.

Chili Seasoning Mix II

This chili seasoning features flour, chili powder, red pepper, onion, garlic and cumin.

Sauteed Potatoes with Kale

This is a delicious sauteed kale recipe that I got from my mom and tweaked a bit. It tastes so good that even my 18-month-old son will eat it! Serve with extra olive oil and salt, if desired. We enjoy...

Fried Chayote Squash

(Chayotes Fritos) A hard, green, mild squash, the chayote is another wonderful plant native to Mexico. The beauty of the chayote is that it takes on the flavor of whatever seasoning it's cooked in. Serve...

Mujadara

Lentils, rice, olive oil, and onions-this Middle Eastern standard is the ultimate pantry recipe. It's also the classic example of a dish that's greater than the sum of its parts. There are literally dozens...

Churros

These Mexican fritters are very common at fairs. In my border hometown, the line at this stand is always overwhelming. People wait hours in line just to get a taste of these churros. I have run across...

Coconut Red Lentil Curry

Make this coconut red-lentil curry recipe for a warming weeknight dinner. Coconut milk adds richness to the South Indian vegetarian meal.

Pickled Carrot Sticks

Zanne Stewart, Gourmet's executive food editor, originally developed these carrot sticks to take on a picnic, but they were such a hit they've become a staple in her refrigerator. Best of all, they don't...

Delicious Lentil Loaf

I know nobody expects the words 'lentils' and 'delicious' in the same recipe title, but this lentil loaf is a hit with vegans, vegetarians and even meat-eaters! I've left the glaze open to your own tastes,...