Turkish pilaf

did you know that authentic turkish rice pilaf is supposed to be a bit sticky? well, it is. so, for a nice change of pace, give this one a try. posted for zwt 6.

Maque choux

this is a traditional dish from louisiana. it can be served as a side dish, or as a topping for blackened chicken or fish. best of all, you can put it together in 30 minutes!

Sweet sour chicken

this is a good recipe to have on hand if you're stuck in a cabin in the northwoods, craving sweet sour chicken, and there's not one chinese take-out place within 50 miles. that's about the only time i...

Delicious roasted cauliflower dish

absolutely delicious cauliflower roasting technique, produces gorgeous coloring and flavor to this relatively dull tasting white vegetable. loved by all (even the picky eaters). set it and forget it and...

Roasted vegetable fajitas

recipe from the mayo clinic williams sonoma cookbook.

Corn mexicana

i like to serve this recipe with fajitas or burritos or any other mexican dish. it is really easy and tastes really good.

Ultimate warm salsa

this is a warm salsa and is very spicy! for a less hot salsa use only 2-3 jalapenos and no serrano.

Turkish scrambled eggs menemen

also known as italian frying peppers, cubanelle peppers are large and blocky. they are light green in appearance and they mature red. the thin walls of this pepper make it an excellent choice for frying....

Crock pot texas hash

a very delicious, yet simple comfort food that everyone enjoys. many, many ago, we were invited for dinner. as the hostess served this from the crock pot, i kicked my "meat and potatoes" dh under the table,...

Yellow lentil soup

you can omit the bacon and sauté the vegetables in oil to make this a vegetarian meal.

Decibel dip

this is very tasty and a very pretty dip (serve in glass bowl. no cook tim--just chilling time.

Chicken chorizo hotpot

a very simple and delicious 1-pot wonder. if you can't cook - this is the recipe for you.

Pork curry

this is a revised recipe from a cooking class i took many years ago. it's super tasty and sadly enough, never any leftovers. i sometimes make it with chicken instead of the pork.

Devilish chicken bell peppers

this is sooo good--and yes, it says potato chips.

Pineapple habanero jelly

this is a wonderfully sweet and spicy jelly, perfect poured over cream cheese and served with crackers or as a sandwich spread. i was a little taken back when i saw that this recipe called for 15 habaneros,...

South of the border stuffed bell peppers

from light & tasty magazine. originally called for cornstarch, which i left out.

Crock pot chicken a la king

easy recipe to make for a busy day.

Vegan chili

a warm and flavorful, easy to make vegan dish. for a chunkier chili, drain the beans and rinse. for more liquid, empty the can directly into the saucepan. it has been pointed out that traditional worcestershire...

Creamy green chili and cheese soup

this sounds perfect for cold nights! potatoes, green chiles, cream and cheese!?? doesn't get much better than that! source: internet

Tuna melt with avocado on english muffins

this tasty tuna melt uses italian dressing and fontina cheese, broiled until bubbly.

Cucumber chili salsa

use as a dip for tortilla chips or to top grilled chicken or fish.

Roasted green chiles

i use green chiles often in my recipes so i went looking for a way to make my own that i could freeze. surprizingly they are quite easy to harvest and i find them tasty, not to mention a cheaper way to...

Unbreaded jalapeno poppers with double cheese

my friend mandy made these for a holiday party and i could not stop eating them! with only 4 ingredients, they are a snap to make. i like them because they are not breaded and they are baked instead of...


greek dish of sausages, eggplants and peppers. the 50 minutes cooking time is not really all

Turkish red pepper spread

i found this several years ago on a cooking site.

Spicy garden salsa

this is a great salsa recipe. it's very hot and has strong flavors of onion and garlic. unlike a lot of salsa recipes, this one isn't sweet. the key ingredient is white vinegar, which really makes the...


recently enjoyed my first meal at a local south african restaurant here in brooklyn. there we enjoyed this fabulous side dish - a spicy revamped rendition of baked beans. of course, this sent me in search...

Salsa de habanero

habanero salsa for tacos or over burritos. could also be used as a dip


an easy to prepare dish which can be served at room temperature as part of an antipasto-style spread or warm as an accompaniment to meat or fish. adapted from 'mediterranean kitchens' by murdoch books,...

Fattoush pita sandwich

i absolutely love fattoush, the lebanese pepper and cucumber salad with mint and other great summer stuff. instead of serving it in the traditional way, with stale pita crumbs incorporated into the salad,...

Spiced vegetable phyllo parcels

this is a wonderful vegetarian appetizer from www.compliments.ca moroccan spice blend recipes can be found on recipezaar if you can't find it in your grocery. sobey's in canada sells it.

Coffee can or grill bag scalloped potatoes

quick and easy to prepare, make ahead and then cook. kids like coffee cans when camping, moms like grill bags, easier cleanup. your preference.

Chicken with cashews

a chinese type of chicken with cashews recipe. i added less peanut oil when i was stir-frying as i thought six tablespoons was a bit to much. i used chicken liquid stock instead of water to give the recipe...

Stir fried chicken with mango and peppers

this is from heartsmart chinese cooking, by steven wong. every single recipe in this book is delicious, and since i can't post them all, you should just buy it. the recipes are great because they taste...

Ritzy corn pie

from my cooks of the green door cookbook. haven't tried it yet, but posting here for my next potluck.

Slow cooker enchiladas

this is perfect for a busy wife or husband on the go. set up the cooker and forget about it. great for cold nights.

Loaded supreme nachos

party food!!!


this recipe is from recipesource.com, posted for another zaarian who was looking for a sazon recipe. from the reviews, looks like it's not really the sazon everyone was looking for. sorry about that...

Crock pot jambalaya

this is maybe not the authentic way of cooking jambalaya but i prepared it for a family mothers day party alongside deep fried turkey and everyone seemed to like it

Greek pita salad

a very refreshing salad with unusual 'croutons'.

Black eyed peas and sweet potato stew

just a recipe i made up one cold day when i wanted a hearty, homemade stew (comfort food!) it was really good, so i shared it with a few friends. one friend called it:

Grilled rib eye brochettes with charmoula

charmoula or chermoula (chrmla) is a marinade used in algerian, moroccan and tunisian cooking. it is usually used to flavor fish or seafood, but it can be used on other meats or vegetables. chrmla is...

Salsa negra

this is a distinctive sauce with a deep sweet-smoky flavor that matches its almost black color.the striking, almost burnt, flavor is achieved by deep frying dried chipotles ,before soaking them in a brown...

Pork and green bean stir fry

a picture tells a thousand words and the photograph of this recipe in southern living magazine looks wonderful. feel free to sub strips of red bell peppers in place of the hot chiles. **the key to...

Hungarian borscht

this borscht is not really hungarian, but tastes like it should be. it has a very unique taste and is exceptionally delicious. i created this recipe 16 years ago and it is part of my cookbook that i published....

Vegan black bean quesadillas

i was inspired to make this after looking around at the other quesadilla recipes on here. so i took a few ideas and kind of smooshed them together to make this amazing meal. i fed it to my non-vegan...


a quesadilla from basque - that more closely resembles an ultra thin crust pizza. the combination of roasted peppers and goat cheese accented with fresh herbs is just wonderful in this meal. i've enjoyed...