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You can use almost any cooked shellfish such as shrimp, scalops and lobster to this quesadilla.
A favorite appetizer for weddings combines the salty taste of prosciutto with the sweet flavor of shrimp.
Carpaccio is raw meat or fish, pounded and served with a sauce as an appetizer. It was invented by Giuseppe Cipriani at Harry's Bar in Venice.
Raw oysters are best served with a sauce. This Wasabi sauce is topped off with a splash of vodka.
Panko breadcrumbs make this crabcake recipe a little different. It also uses Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce.
Crab cakes are one of the most popular shellfish dishes. Perfect for an appetizer, salad or a sandwich.
The recipe for these savory cookies was inspired by a recipe for Parmesan and Thyme Crackers by Ina Garten, author of Barefoot Contessa.
This is a homemade terrine recipe uses Kalamata olives, fresh tomatoes and goat cheese that Greg Reppucci brought back from Paris, France.
If you think that sun-dried tomatoes are too expensive, they can be made like these are in the oven.
This type of sushi dish is called a “maki roll,” a sushi roll wrapped in seaweed called nori. It includes crab called kani and flying fish
The authentic Mexican taste comes from the use of fresh cilantro and the use of Tomatillo sauce, which is made using the small, green tomato, and the
Called steak tartare in other parts of the world, this Italian dish is made with raw beef fillet, capers, shallots, chives, lemon and mustard.
Figs are a perfect solution for your next party or get together. Wrap them in prosciutto and stuff with gorgonzola cheese.
Mushroom Marsala Bites are a constant favorite for those interested in tried and true appetizers.
The only secret to this easy and fast salami crisp appetizer is to use very thin and good Italian dry salami.
Fresh figs, apple smoked bacon and stuffed with a chees mixture of fresh goat cheese, chives, Italian parsley, shallots, kosher salt, heavy whipped cr
Use Swiss Chard that is slightly parboiled and stuffed with some roasted squash, cranberry sauce, walnuts and goat cheese.
All you need are small Phyllo tarts, roasted red peppers, small mozzarella balls (called pearls), and some pesto. All of the ingredients can be obtain
Perfect for a wintertime party or snack it combines the hearty tastes of a corn muffin and pulled barbeque pork with sweet potatoes mashed with butter
This is a perfect cheese alternative for your party or entertaining, and you can combine all of the ingredients in several minutes.
Olive cansarde is an Italian tradition. An assortment of raw vegetables marinated in oil and vinegar and placed in serving dishes.
Braising short ribs means cooking the meat in a 325 degree F. oven for about three hours.
This video shows how to make one of the most popular Portuguese dishes, Shrimp Mozambique. The sauce is perfect for dunking.
Merluzzi fritti, known as fried whiting, is a traditional Italian dish that is popular in seacoast towns.
A slider is a small hamburger but these are a seafood version using small crabcakes and serving with an aioli sauce.
This ceviche recipe, known as Tiradito, is the Peruvian version of ceviche brought to the country by Japanese immigrants.
This is a simple recipe that plays down the strong garlic taste that some versions of the cheese emphasize.
This fritter is more similar to an Asian version of a corn fritter because it is smaller, lighter and served with a sweet soy sauce.
With a vegetable like this, the simpler the preparation the better. Roasting is simple. Olive oil, your favorite herbs, and salt and pepper.
You can do something a little different than the usual cranberry sauce with this Pear and Cranberry Relish.
Roasted chestnuts are a tradition at Christmas. Called castagne in Italian, they are roasted with wine and salt.
Pan seared scallops seal in the juices and flavors of the North Atlantic sea scallop. Use a high smoke point oil in a hot pan.
Yellow mustard, thinly sliced pickles, sliced Swiss cheese, sliced ham and roast pork loin make this grilled sandwich.
Since the fresh crabmeat is cooked this sushi roll is very popular with those who are afraid of uncooked fish.
Prepare these meatballs by stufing with cheese and prosciutto and watch the surprise when your guests bite into them.
These two versatiles sauces, Spicy Mayo Sauce and Yuzu Citrus Sauce, are used in making sushi but can also be used with french fries and burgers.
This traditional Mexican dish is made with chciken that is already boiled and shredded and then fried until crisp.
Bruschetta makes a delicious appetizer as is or an accompaniment to your pasta meal.
This arancini is made the traditional Sicilian method but uses saffron infused rice with Bolognese sauce, peas and a piece of Fontina cheese.
The essential ingredients are boursin cheese (a soft creamy cheese), a thin piece of prosciutto, and phyllo dough.
To make this tasty appetizer combine prosciutto, parmesan, sage leaves, olive oil and pine nuts in a food processor.
Zucca is the Italian word for squash. Stuffed squash raviolis and a brown sugar sauce makes it perfect.
Vanilla bean is most often thought of as a dessert ingredient but here it is used in a savory appetizer for a scallops recipe.
With a nod to the classic BLT sandwich, it will be hard to pull your guests away from this dip.
Guacamole made the tradional Mexican way has fresh lime juice, tomatoes, onions, cilantro and serano pepper, salted to taste.
This guacamole is made with a unique locally produced spicy dill pickle. It uses the juice for more flavor.
Making your own fresh Sangria, guacamole and fried chips is a cinch after watching this recipe video.
Instead of traditional Bufalo Wings try these baked wings with Maple Chipotle Sauce, Balsamic Honey Glaze and Coffee and Bourbon Sauce.
This cauliflower dip is not for cauliflower but made with it. Add yogourt, sour cream, curry powder, nutmeg and cayenne pepper.
Artichoke dip is good but fresh lemon adds more flavor to this classic party favorite.
Grilling chicken is not difficult and chicken can be cooked on a grill without drying out. A healthier version of a BBQ sauce is very tasty as well.
Kale is considered to be close to wild cabbage. Even though it is healthy it could become an addiction as this salty, crunchy kale snack.
Cod cheeks are considered a delicacy with the fishermen in the North Atlantic. Fry and serve them like fish and chips.
Dane Tullock has created a variation on his Grandmother's fritter recipe using Thai chili peppers and chicory stout beer.
Easy but good, this appetizer uses goat cheese, French bread, pepper jelly rare roast beef.
Prepare this lamb appetizer dish in the oven or on the grill.
In its’ simplest form a tostada is a type of open sandwich or pizza popular in Latin America. You make them by frying a corn tortilla and then
Mussel meat is of an orange color and with a heavier taste than clams. Some clams are eaten raw as well as cooked while mussels are generally always c
Top this tabbouleh recipe with sliced grilled chicken and crumble fresh goat cheese over the top.
Perfect for the Super Bowl, or a cold night in, this recipe for Beef and Bean Chili won't have you stuck in the kitchen missing all of the hard hitting action.
These Spicy Italian Meatballs from Harry and Izzy's and St. Elmo Steakhouse, or as Chef Dave Foegely calls them, "meatballs of fire," are perfect atop a mountain of pasta, alongside a crunchy toasted baguette.
This recipe for Easter Deviled Eggs doubles as a beautiful sight to see, as well as a cheesy, creamy and down-right tasty treat.
Jim Bailey sure knows that the best way to everyone's heart is through their stomach. This week, the Yankee Chef finds his way into our hearts with his recipe for Stuffed Eggs.
Breathe new life into your own life with the fresh fruits and vegetables popping out of the ground this time of year. Chef and caterer Stephanie Smith shares her recipe for an Avocado Beet Salad.
The saucheesie is a favorite among Indianans especially while watching the game, or enjoying a night with the kids. Close to a calzone, saucheesies use bread dough to wrap up the savory ingredients.
These crisps elegantly combine the sweet and soft asparagus with salty and crispy prosciutto; a delicious blend of flavors and textures.
With all of the holiday festivities to attend and possibly host this season, having a unique yet simple recipe for hors d'oeuvres is always ideal. Leave the cheese and crackers to the wayside this hol
The bright orange of the carrots and deep red of the dried cranberries make this video recipe for Carrot Salad a gorgeous side dish next to any main course.
With such an easy dish to create, this summer grilling recipe featuring fresh vegetables can't be missed!
This recipe is best enjoyed with fresh ingredients, however when out of season, store bought ingredients will be just as good.
This is a good way to use your left over fresh corn, although you can also use frozen any time of year.
This is a creative and clever way to use either frozen or fresh peas to make eating them more appealing.
Marinating portabellas is a perfect way to prepare them for grilling - and you will always have them ready.
Even if you are not a big fan of cilantro you will love the combination of the cilantro and carrot top flavor in this pesto blend.
When fresh parsley is very abundant use it to replace the normal basil pesto same ingredients and same amount of time.
For nearly 30 years this recipe has been a favorite at My Place by the Sea, a restaurant on Bearskin Neck in Rockport, known for its’ beautiful views and gourmet food. The recipe, typically serv
Marinated in lime, ginger, soy sauce and a bit of New England in the way of maple syrup, these Asian-style Glazed Chicken Wings have a wonderful citrus flavor with just a hint of spice from the chili.
This recipe for a simple soup made with the vegetable cauliflower, commonly found in the cold weather, is humble in origin but rich in texture and flavor.
Elegantly balancing tangy and sweet, this how-to recipe video for Cucumber Yogurt Dip is as bright and playing as a dip can get. Serve it at your next gathering with a side of fresh vegetables or pita chips.
Chad Lothian explains why this amber lager's full-bodied, malty flavor can handle spicy flavors and cut through many of the flavors on a plate of nachos.
It is often difficult to find a new idea for preparing salmon, which is why curing at home is such an interesting choice. Watch this video recipe for Sugar and Salt Salmon to learn how.
A hearty snack packed with protein, this recipe video for Fast and Easy Falafels is a fun crash course in making falafels.
Chef and farmer Andy Varela has developed an easy and simple way to put your vegetables to good use in this recipe video for Mustard Greens Salad
While clams most often get the spotlight in New England chowders, this recipe features another New England classic: maple syrup. In this recipe video, learn how to make a hearty bowl of Maple Cured Salmon Chowder
Basic Baked chicken is easy to make after watching this Dinner Challenge recipe video featuring Heather Atwood and Laurie Lufkin. Learn the basics of using a dutch oven to prepare this quick chicken recipe.
Loaded with folate, fiber and vitamin C, this video recipe for Spicy Guacamole is secretly good for you. Learn how to make this recipe and other avocado and guacamole dip recipes.
Crispy and light, these Fried Clams are the perfect dinner after a long day in the summer sun at the beach. Learn the techniques and insider tips from Jim Bailey, the Yankee Chef, for how to make this classic New England dish.
Topped with a generous portion of freshly grated Parmesan cheese and sprinkled with a few homemade croutons, there truly no substitute for this easy recipe for Homemade Caesar Dressing.
Fava beans are best eaten when young and tender. They are popular all over the world.
The most popular sushi roll is the spicy tuna roll, made with fresh sushi grade tuna, siracha sauce and a Japanese mayo like Kewpie.
In recent years, leafy green kale has blossomed into a staple ingredient in kitchens across the nation. This recipe for Kale Pesto reinvents the traditional basil pesto with only a few basic ingredients.
Mussels are often overlooked as a tasty shellfish. Ranchero sauce adds a Caribbean flair to this easy recipe.
An original Rhode Island recipe, not to mention an excellent menu item for cocktail parties, this recipe for Pizza Strips only has three steps to prepare. Join Chef Nick Rabar in this video tutorial to learn how to make this creative version of pizza.
Nick Rabar doesn't fritter his time away.......he's creating a playful vegetarian rendition of the most iconic of all Rhode Island born dishes, the clam cake.
Appetizers draw people together at any party, especially ones that are colorful and delicious. Zucchini is abundant, yet ideas for that vegetable often run out. Here is a perfect treat for your next party: colorful zucchini appetizers stuffed with goat cheese and red pepper.
Creative party appetizers are very memorable, and make parties a real hit. We found a solution for you: simple and creative garden-inspired tomato appetizers.
Chicken drumsticks are a great and inexpensive part of the chicken to prepare for either a dinner party or lunch. A sweet and hot glaze, with a fancy yet easy French technique, this fabulous dish from Mary Poehnelt will surely make this a hit with family and friends!
Our Mystery Chef is on hand for another spooky mission, bringing a Creepy Carrot Hand to the boneyard party to set the stage for our Halloween appetites.
Creeping into our Mystery Chef’s Halloween boneyard party are Egg-Rachnids – spider eggs at their finest. Transforming our favorite dishes into something special is what our Mystery Chef does best.
Our Mystery Chef has been working late in the lab to create the latest offering for the Halloween boneyard party – Franken-fingers.
Halloween is a time for spooky fun and food, and what better to satisfy our holiday cravings than with a wickedly good sweet and salty treat of wickedly good witch fingers?
These Grilled Stuffed Portobellos are almost like your own personal portobello pizza, minus the extra calories from a doughy crust. Learn how to prepare these personal "portobello pizzas" in this recipe video tutorial.
With only a half an hour and a handful of ingredients, you can make these delicious cheese blintz. All you need for the batter are milk, eggs, flour, salt and oil. For the filling, farmer's cheese or ricotta are best. Add cottage cheese to the mix and a pinch of other ingredients and you are on your way to make a delicious meal for friends or family.
Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, best known for her role as a judge on the Food Network’s show Chopped as well as an Iron Chef, charmed audiences at this year’s Newport Wine & Food show with her quick wit and impeccable flavors, preparing Grilled Radicchio in Honey Sauce.
Pumpkins ARE EVERYWHERE! But really, what can you do with a pumpkin other than soup, pie and bread? Not that those aren't fabulous, but here is a new sweet and salty appetizer idea for your next dinner party.
The holidays conjure up visions of family, fun, and food….and green bean casseroles, of course. Why not treat your family and guests to a mini gourmet green bean casserole appetizer?
Create a sophisticated, better dressed, tastier Brussels spout! A combination of cranberry, bacon, honey and maple syrup soothes and coaxes a flavor you never imagined from this baby cabbage.
This simple potato appetizer boasts the soothing and aromatic flavor of dill, a perennial favorite. Enjoy these delectable balls of creamy mashed potatoes covered delicately with panko crumbs. So good and so easy!
This Brussels Sprout and Cranberry appetizer, which doubles as a centerpiece, is a wealth of vitamins and nutrients, and combined with the anti-oxidant qualities of the cranberries, is not only delicious, but healthy too.
Chef Roy Choi demonstrates that creating complex flavor is simple as well as fun as he recreate the aromas of a kitchen halfway around the world - the essence of beef combined with ginger, cloves, soy sauce, mirin, orange and apple.
Reflecting the majesty of the Amalfi coast of Italy, this shrimp sauté from Mary Ann Esposito called Gamberoni all’Amalfitana embodies the spirit of the simplicity and elegance of fresh seafood.
Regal food for the holidays is as simple as serving these delectable appetizers, made from four of the finest Italian cheeses: ricotta, gorgonzola dolce, fontina and parmigiano reggiano.
Not only are they healthy appetizers, these cute penguin characters sitting on their cheese icebergs create a unique holiday centerpiece and a conversation piece.
With only black olives, carrots, Jarlsberg cheese and some toothpicks, you can bring to life one a one-of-a-kind centerpiece and conversation piece – penguins on a Jarlsberg Iceberg.
A perfect side for steak or grilled veal or lamb chops is this Wild Mushroom Toast.
Serve his recipe for Watermelon Sweet Onion Salsa with tortillas chips or use as a topping for grilled fish or chicken breasts.
You'll get a kick out of this recipe for vegetarian habanero chile chili. Use just one of the habanero chiles if you like chili with a bearable kick; add more if your diners are eager to sweat!
A vegetable side dish with eggplant, zucchini, red, yellow and and orange bell peppers, portobello mushrooms, and shredded Jarlsberg cheese and tomato juice.
Homemade chicken wings taste so much better with a creamy gorgonzola dressing. Try preparing this easy chicken wing recipe as an appetizer or for your next party.
Elegant and simple, this appetizer recipe for sweet and salty Prosciutto and Salami Wrapped Fruits offers suggestions for an infinite variety of fruit variations.
Put the goat cheese mixture on a piece of toasted Italian or French bread, add a piece of roast beef, and top with pepper jelly to make this event-worthy beef crostini recipe.
Serve this watermelon salsa as a bed for grilled fish or chicken or mix with canned black beans for a quick bean salad.
Edamame are a favorite at sushi bars. Serve this Roasted Edamame recipe hot as a vegetable side dish or cooled as a snack.
Perfect for Hanukkah these Potato and Apple Pancakes with Crème Fraiche are a perfect way to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Try pairing it with applesauce in addition to the crème fraiche.
This recipe for Caraway Cheese Spread is an ideal mixture for a cocktail spread; simply surround it with crackers and sliced apples and serve.
Savor the flavor in these dumplings in this Mushroom and Spinach Potstickers recipe.
A fabulous substitute for peanut butter, this Soy Nut Apricot Spread can be used on whole-grain bread, crackers, or on apple or pear slices.
Enjoy this Mango Dessert Sauce recipe warm or chilled over ice cream desserts, fresh fruit, cheesecake, pancakes or waffles, or spooned over a dessert souffle.
Serve this delightful recipe for Quincy Chutney as an accompaniment to roast pork or stir a few tablespoons together with some cooked chicken and mayonnaise for a quick chicken salad.
Spicy and exotic, enjoy this recipe for Black-eyed Pea Habanero Dip. If elephant garlic is unavailable, substitute 2 cloves of regular garlic.
Savor the taste with this recipe for Braised Fennel with Pancetta. Pancetta is the Italian version of bacon, although less smoky.
Mushroom lovers will savor this recipe for Braised Fennel With Shallots and Mushrooms. You can use just about any type of dried mushrooms for this dish.
Tantalize your tastebuds with this recipe for garlic and dried tomato bruschetta. To soak the sun-dried tomatoes, place in a bowl with boiling water to cover and let soak until softened.
For an exotic Asian flavor, savor this mushroom salad dish. This hot salad could be a first course or a side dish to chicken or fish.
For a delicious appetizer, enjoy this recipe for Japanese vegetable tempura. Serve with soy sauce or purchased tempura sauce for dipping. Make sure all the vegetables are cut in bite-sized pieces for quick frying and easy eating.
Tantalize your taste buds when you stir up this recipe for sauteed Jerusalem artichoke medley. Jerusalem artichokes, also called sunchokes, discolor quickly after cutting so keep them in the water-lemon juice mixture until you're ready.
Served with roast pork or another favorite, this recipe for salsify with curry sauce will salsify. Salify has a light brown skin with a creamy interior and is slightly larger than a carrot. If unavailable, this recipe could be made with parsnips.
This recipe for chicken and black-eyed pea chili is a nifty twist on the same old chili.
Comfort your taste buds when you prepare this recipe for broccoli and wild rice casserole.
For a spicy appetizer treat, try this recipe for cheese-stuffed chiles. Make sure the chiles and filling are very cold before attempting to slice them, or the filling will ooze out.
Serve this roasted corn and chile relish recipe as a vegetable, side salad, or as an accompaniment to meat or chicken.
Cascabel chiles are a small, round dried chile with seeds that rattle when the chile is shaken, hence the name cascabel or "jingle bell." Use this spicy salsa recipe on poultry or seafood.
Use this basic tomato salsa on tacos, burritos, tostadas or grilled chicken or fish. If Tabasco chiles are not available, use crushed red pepper flakes or another small red dried chili.
Use half of a 3 to 4 pound Hubbard squash for this hearty autumn recipe. Bake the other half of the squash and use later in the week for a puree or soup.
Maui onions add a wonderfully rich, sweet flavor to this savory Fresh Mushroom-Onion Tart recipe. Cut the pie into thin wedges for an appetizer, or serve as a sensational first course.
Kabocha squash are a winter squash variety, with a dark green to black skin and weigh about 3 pounds. Try this easy recipe for Kabocha Squash topped with tomato, olives and mozzarella.
For a unique appetizer or side dish, enjoy and share this recipe for marinated pearl onions. Make this recipe fancier by serving the marinated onions on skewers.
This flavor-filled relish is a fabulous condiment not only for potatoes, but also for roast beef, cold sandwiches, burgers and steaks, grilled meats and poultry or to stuff omelets.
Use a heartier winter squash to pair with the robust flavor of the blue cheese in this roasted squash recipe.
This recipe for Butternut Squash Fritters can be made with any type of sweet winter squash including acorn, Kabocha, Hubbard or sugar pumpkin. Serve with spicy chutney for dipping.
Serve these delicious morsels of spinach-stuffed polenta as a first course, or an unusual side dish recipe with a meat, poultry or fish entree. If serving as a first course, you can make it more elegant by spooning some heated marinara sauce.
Using prepared veggie burger patties cuts down the preparation time for this recipe for quick vegetarian potstickers.
You can make creative substitutes when you enjoy this recipe for Sweet Corn and Pork Skewers.
Create a tangy spin on a tradition with this recipe for corn on the cob with barbeque butter.
Serve this recipe for sweet pepper salad as a quick lunch with some crusty bread or warm pitas or as a first course for an Italian-themed dinner party.
This recipe for Roasted Garlic can be used in any of your favorite dishes.
Taleggio is an Italian dessert cheese, but here Nancy Harmon Jenkins uses it to make a rich sauce for a savory three onion tart.
Nick Stellino serves thin slices of this rich Onion, Pancetta and Gorgonzola Tart at the beginning of the meal, or larger slices with a green salad for a light main course recipe.
You can't make too many of these cocktail hour favorites. This recipe for Sausage and Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms also make an elegant accompaniment for a holiday pork roast.
Serve this recipe for Pork Apple Meatballs as an hors d'oeuvres or even a main course, over buttered noodles.
Wonton wrappers can be found in the produce section of the supermarket. Try this Pork and Crab Dumplings recipe and make these elegant and irresistible appetizers.
This recipe for Peachy Ham Kabobs is perfect for the kids to put together, and no cooking is involved. A great snack for after school or for cocktail hour.
The aroma and flavors of these addictive appetizers are worth the many steps involved in making them. Enjoy this recipe for Pork Pot Stickers.
This recipe for North Beach Pork Bocconcini features "Little bites" redolent of Mediterranean flavors become an easy favorite for hot appetizers. North Beach is the renowned San Francisco Italian neighborhood.
Tropical fruits like papaya and kiwi marry nicely with mild ham in this delicious recipe for Ham Fruit Bites.
This subtly flavored Pork Liver Pate recipe is easy to pull together and will become a classic in your hors d'oeuvres repertoire.
This recipe for Easy Sausage Empanadas will disappear quickly from the appetizer table, so plan for a double batch.
This delicious recipe for Barbecued Ribs packs an extra punch with a touch of cayenne pepper.
Perfect for tailgates, picnics, or dinner, this recipe for Quick and Easy Cornish Pasties is of oversized turnovers that hit the hungry spot. Accompany with cole slaw, chips and brownies.
Revive this favorite appetizer for Cocktail Ham Sandwiches from the '50s for your crowd.
You will love the juicy, sweet flavor that this recipe for Chinese-Style Spareribs delivers.
This easy hors d'ouevres recipe for Cheesy Sausage Bites take just minutes to prepare.
This recipe for Sausage-Stuffed Mushroom Caps is easy to put together, stunning on the appetizer table and likely to disappear quickly.
Spice up your grill with the delicious flavor of this recipe for peppery Cajun Grilled Ribs.
Smoky, salty bacon enrobes a sweet, earthy date for a flavor combination that is irresistible in this recipe for Bacon Wrapped Dates.
Serve this recipe for Apricot Sauced Ribs with cole slaw, watermelon, and cornbread for a tasty summer meal.
Enjoy a Mediterranean taste sensation when you prepare this recipe for Rice Balls with Four Cheeses (Arancine).
This simple recipe for Cheese Wafer Crisps couldn’t be easier to make.
This easy-to-make recipe for Calypso Strawberry Mango Salsa is a creative alternative to tomato salsa.
This fresh recipe for Strawberry Chutney is quickly made. It makes a refreshing, light appetizer for lunch or serve it as a snack.
This low-fat recipe treat for Strawberry Nachos makes a pretty summer dessert or a simple afternoon snack.
This beautiful recipe for Rosy Strawberry Soup makes a wonderful first course, dessert or snack.
Serve this low-fat recipe for California Skinny Dips at your next dinner party.
This simple cheese-based appetizer recipe for Strawberry Brie is made sweet with the addition of ripe strawberries.
This recipe for Strawberry Chicken Salad is a variation to a good, basic salad.
This elegant recipe for Sparkling Strawberry Wine Soup can be served before the main course.
This recipe for Strawberry Soup with Strawberry Sorbet and Pound Cake Croutons is a delightful low-fat summer dessert.
Serve this recipe for Summertime Fruit Salad as an appetizer or a refreshing side dish.
Serve this recipe for Strawberry and Stilton Salad as an appetizer or a refreshing side dish.
Serve this recipe for Strawberry Summer Salad as an appetizer or a refreshing side dish.
This recipe for Strawberry Antipasto is a low-fat version that substitutes fruit for the vegetables.
Consider this refreshing recipe for Strawberry Fruit Skewers as an addition to your picnics and barbecues.
Serve this recipe for Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad as an appetizer or a refreshing side dish
Serve this recipe for Strawberry Chef's Salad as a refreshing lunch with French bread.
Using refrigerated biscuits makes this recipe for Strawberry Breakfast Pizza a cinch to make.
Serve these Strawberry and Cottage Cheese Pockets as a recipe for a light lunch or a healthy snack.
A classic French country favorite, rillettes is a meat-or-game-based country pate. This recipe for Herbed Pork Rillettes is an easy version.
The ingredient list is short but this recipe for Maple Mustard Pork Ribs is long on flavor.
Make your own dough with this Graham Kerr recipe for Jumbo Potstickers and fill these dumplings with shrimp or other filling of your choice.
This fast soup recipe for Jumbo Potsticker Disks in Thai Hot and Sour Soup from Graham Kerr is a great way to use up left-over dumplings.
Graham Kerr uses this recipe for Stuffed Swiss Chard Leaves as a versatile smoked turkey stuffing.
Graham Kerr prepares this recipe for Oxtail and Barley Soup with an array of vegetables to create a rich hearty winter soup.
This recipe for Beautiful Soup is a great winter soup filled with grains, beans, and vegetables, courtesy of Graham Kerr.
Enjoy the wide-spaced eyes and nutty flavor of a special cheese when you enjoy this recipe for Warm Spinach Salad with Jarlsberg Cheese.
This easy and low-fat recipe for JoAnna Lund's Shrimp Caesar Salad only has 9 ingredients.
This JoAnna Lund recipe for Ham Spinach Dip is a low-fat version of the traditional spinach dip we all know.
You'll never miss the fat from the traditional dip when you prepare this delicious JoAnna Lund recipe for Vegetable Dip.
Enjoy the unique flavor of sweet onions when you enjoy this recipe for Citrus and Sweet Onion Salad.
If you like kidney beans and pasta, you will love this JoAnna Lund quick recipe for Italian Kidney Bean Salad.
The smoke from the grill gives the garlic added flavor in this recipe for Caramelized Garlic.
Grilling clams is easier than you think - they will simply pop open when ready. You can also use the technique with other mollusks such as mussels.
This Mushroom Bruschetta is an easy appetizer recipe to make for an outdoor party.
George Hirsch uses cilantro for this recipe for Grilled Tomatoes, but you can use any fresh herb.
George Hirsch creates a twist on the classic spring roll with this recipe for Salmon Spring Rolls.
Scallops are gently poached and flavored with garlic, ginger and soy in this George Hirsch reciipe for Sesame Ginger Soup With Scallops.
A combination of grilled, fresh and dried mushrooms are cooked together to form a hearty and healthy stew in this George Hirsch recipe for Mushroom Chowder.
The addition of beer to this classic George Hirsch recipe for Beer and Onion Soup adds another dimension of flavor which compliments the caramelized onion.
George Hirsch uses duck for this recipe for Duck Tostadas but you can use leftover chicken or turkey.
This recipe for Cilantro Shrimp Nachos is great to kick off a summer party.
George Hirsch combines a medley of spices to entice in this recipe for Jerk Chicken Wings.
Enjoy the taste of carmelized garlic when you savor this George Hirsch recipe for Polenta with Sausage.
In this recipe for Herb and Goat Cheese Souffle, Jacques Pepin's secret to serving a soufflè is the timing.
Jacques Pepin suggests mashing the apples and potatoes by hand for a chunky texture in this recipe for Apple and Potato Puree.
Treat you guests to a hot and saucy treat with this recipe for George Hirsch's Spicy Sauteed Shrimp.
Enjoy a delightful combination of prosciutto, mozzarella and basil with this recipe for George Hirsch's Pizza Roll.
George Hirsch's Pizza Salad is a fun way to serve a salad. The un-garnished pizza dough in this recipe serves as a platter for a crisp salad.
Chef George Hirsch adds fresh basil and whole shrimp to a basic risotto to make a hearty first course or light main in this recipe for Shrimp Risotto with Basil.
Add a little kick to your mixed grill when you enjoy this George Hirsch recipe for Grilled Ribs with Cajun Rub.
To prepare this recipe for George Hirsch’s Fusilli with Conch and Calamari, Look for both conch and scungilli (most likely frozen) in Italian, Chinese or fish markets.
In this recipe for Grilled Scallop and Pineapple Kebabs, George Hirsch calls these sweet and tangy kebabs “Candy on a Stick.”
George Hirsch’s recipe for Crepes with Berries createsa meal topped with vanilla yogurt and toasted sliced almonds.
The combination of potatoes and sausage is Nick Stellino’s nod to Portuguese cooking in this recipe for Portuguese Green Soup.
Nick Stellino’s pungent recipe for Onion Soup with Gorgonzola and Prosciutto was inspired by soup he tasted while on a trip to Northern Italy, a stone’s throw away from the Austrian border.
Sushi lovers will savor this recipe for Min's Roll. This type of sushi dish is called a “maki roll,”
In this recipe for Potato and Rutabaga Bisque, a delicious combination makes a tasty bisque soup topped with salmon tartar.
This Kaiso Toybox Seaweed Salad is presented in a box created with white asparagus - a unique recipe.
The famous Gloucester House Restaurant has been serving this recipe for The Gloucester House Boiled Lobster and other seafood dishes since they opened in 1946.
Savor this recipe for Mussels with a Caribbean Flair from Julie Geary of Classic Cooks Catering. The key ingredients include sazon seasoning, Ranchero Sauce and fresh cilantro.
This recipe for Caprese Antipasto is a perfect appetizer or side salad when you have fresh tomatoes from the garden or from the store.
This recipe for Thai Chicken Salad is considered to have a combination of "bright, balanced flavors" typical in much of Thai cooking.
The secret to this recipe for Chile Rellenos is choosing a good poblano pepper and preparing it properly.
Chef Serie Keezer puts a slightly unusual spin on this New England dish by using peppers and a chili sauce glaze.
This quick and easy recipe for Easy Pumpkin Bisque is a thick version, almost “a pumpkin pie filling in a soup form.” Very seasonal and hearty for the cold days of fall. It will also work well for a fall dinner party, a Halloween party or Thanksgiving
This simple recipe for Rustic Vegetable Tart makes a delicious appetizer or side dish and for vegetarians a meal. Garden fresh vegetables would be superb. It uses zucchini, plum tomatoes, sweet onions, pesto and goat cheese.
Executive Chef Thomas “Raff” Rafferty reveals his recipe for Periwinkles Award Winning Clam Chowder for the first time ever! For the unprecedented fourth time, Periwinkle's Award Winning Clam Chowder won both the People's Choice and the Judges' Choice
This Eric Lorden recipe for Haddock Hobo Packs is made in an oven, but hobo packs are known for camping. You can also use this as a way to get your kids to eat fish by seasoning it with what they like and even making the packs into an animal design.
This recipe for Making a Basic Fish Stock can be used for making a number of soups and chowders, such as cioppino, a fish stew derived from the various regional fish soups and stews of Italian cuisine.
This recipe for Tomato, Olive, Goat Cheese Terrine uses only four main ingredients but makes for a great tasting side dish. The goat cheese, olives and tomatoes compliment each other perfectly.
This delightful recipe for Apple Fennel Cole Slaw is a version of cole slaw that uses cider vinegar and fennel with apples and cabbage for an unconventional twist - use as a fall replacement for your normal cole slaw or as a topping for a barbecue sandwic
This salad is perfect for the fall and winter seasons and can be modified for other times of the year by using raisins or currants instead of cranberries. You can also use walnuts, pistachios or pine nuts instead of almonds to suit your taste. Experiment
You can top this delicious recipe for Green Salad with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette with grilled chicken, steak or salmon, and it also goes really good with crab cakes.
If fresh herbs aren’t available at all, or if only some of those listed here are available, Jacques Pepin recommends making herbes de Provence by combining commercially produced dried herbs in the proportions indicated below.
Serve any leftovers for this recipe for Provencal Zucchini Fans the next day, cold with vinaigrette. Herbes de Provence are available at gourmet stores or you can make a blend used by Jacques Pepin (see link).
Nick Stellino created this recipe for Eggplant Timbales as a soufflé side dish for his Lamb Meatballs with Girgento Sauce, but they could also be served as a side dish to leg of lamb or a pork roast.
This recipe for Deli Coleslaw is Joanna Lund's version of an American delicatessen favorite, made lighter with fat-free mayonnaise.
The simplicity of the ingredients in this Nick Stellino recipe for Lamb Meatballs With Girgento Sauce and Eggplant Timbales brings gourmand bliss.
JoAnna Lund offers this quick and easy recipe for Southwestern vegetable soup that can be spiced up with a little added cayenne pepper, if you wish.
You may serve this deliciously marinated shrimp on a bed of mixed greens, in a stir fry, or as an ingredient in pasta salad.
You mays serve this delicious rock shrimp salad as a recipe for filling for sandwiches or as a salad course on a bed of mixed greens.
This delicious Rock Shrimp and Vegetable salad is a recipe that could also be made with regular shrimp or crab meat.
Serve this delicious recipe for Garlic Parmesan Shrimp as an appetizer with crusty bread or as a main dish over spaghetti or angel hair pasta.
Enjoy this tangy recipe for Shrimp Skewers....you may serve the shrimp as an appetizer or over rice or pasta as a main dish.
The shrimp can also be cooked in a grill pan or in a skillet. You can enjoy this recipe as an appetizer or over rice for a main dish.
This healthy and delicious recipe for Gazpacho with Shrimp can be prepared up to a day ahead of time, but add garnishes right before serving.
For a seasonal grilling delight, enjoy this recipe for Grilled Striped Bass.
For a savory meal, enjoy this recipe for Baked Stuffed Striped Bass.
Enjoy a healthy and tasty change of salad when you try this recipe for Swordfish Salad. If you can't get swordfish, substitute mahi mahi or mako shark.
You can enjoy this recipe for Ostrich Skewers as an appetizer or as a main meal, served over pasta or rice.
For a Southern treat, fry up some local flavor. Savor this recipe for Alligator Medallions.
Should venison not be available, this recipe for Braised Venison Ribs could also be made with beef short ribs.
You could also make this salad recipe for Smoked Venison Salad with leftover roast venison or smoked chicken or turkey.
Serve these Spiced Venison Meatballs as an hors d'oeuvre, with a toothpick in each meatball for easy pick up. This recipe can be made ahead and baked off right before your guest arrive.
You can vary the fruit in this recipe for Fruit Salad with Peanut-Orange Dressing depending on what is available. Papaya or mango would also work well.
You could also add vanilla or lemon yogurt to turn this cool and delicious recipe for Peach Slush into a smoothie.
You may use this lime vinaigrette recipe on a salad of leafy greens and citrus segments. It could also be used as a sauce for grilled fish or seafood.
You could also add some quartered hard-boiled eggs to this healthy and delicious recipe for Citrus Spinach Salad to make it more substantial.
You may serve this sweet and tasty recipe for Orange-Glazed Carrots and Asparagus as a side dish to white fish fillets or grilled chicken breasts.
Enjoy this recipe for Papaya and Avocado Salad as a cool treat on a warm day.
Cherry tomatoes, blanched green beans or mushroom slices would all work well in this recipe for Chicken and Sugar Snap Pea Salad.
For this dish, use plantains that are mostly yellow, with some streaks of black. If passion fruit are unavailable, substitute 1/3 cup orange juice. Serve this recipe for Passion Fruit Plantains as a side dish to pork or chicken.
Serve this recipe for Peppered Papaya and Shrimp Patties as a main dish or make smaller patties and serve as an appetizer or hors d'oeuvre. Top with a dollop of tartar sauce or cocktail sauce.
This delicious Tuna, Black Bean and Mango Salad is a recipe that could also be made with shrimp or sliced grilled chicken instead of the tuna.
When you prepare a cool treat with this recipe for Tropical Fruit Salad, feel free to substitute other tropical fruits if any of these are hard to find.
This fresh salsa has a unique flavor that comes from Walla Walla onions. This recipe for Walla Walla Salsa Salsa may be prepared up to 6 hours in advance.
The combination of slowly caramelized onions and fresh, flavorful asparagus makes this recipe for Caramelized Onion, Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tart a favorite.
Serve this colorful recipe for Spinach and Radicchio Salad plain or with one or more of our suggested toppings.
For a unique Oriental twist, treat yourself and your guests to this tasty recipe for Asian Turkey Sausage and Fruit Kebabs.
Savor the flavor combination of this recipe for Barbecued Turkey Wings. It may become your next family favorite!
This hearty and tasty sandwich-in-a-pan recipe can be served hot or cold. It would be great for a Superbowl party.
Serve this recipe for Eggplant and Chick Pea Stew as a side dish or a vegetarian main course over rice or couscous.
Savor Asian spice flavor when you grill these Asian Turkey Thighs. It may become your new favorite recipe.
Keep the heat away from your kitchen this summer. Grill this carefree and tasty Barbecued Turkey pizza outside.
This simple meal recipe for Gold Rush Tacos can be prepared in under 20 minutes. You may offer any or all of the garnishes to make this meal extra special.
For an elegant shrimp dish, enjoy this grilling recipe for Grilled Shrimp with Fennel Sauce.
For a healthier alternative to chili, enjoy this recipe for Black Bean Turkey Chili. It's a hot item!
For a healthy, low-fat meal on a warm day, serve this recipe for Black-Eyed Pea and Turkey Ham Salad over mixed greens as a light lunch or dinner.
Enjoy a great snack or appetizer when you enjoy this simple but tasty recipe for Turkey and Goat Cheese Bites.
On a warm day, treat your tastebuds to a cool, healthy soup when you enjoy this recipe for Quick Chunky Gazpacho.
You could also add some fresh vegetables, like bell pepper strips or blanched broccoli florets, to this low-fat recipe for Turkey Pasta Salad.
Use your imagination and vary the ingredients that go on the muffins when you enjoy this recipe for Turkey Ham and Artichoke English Muffins, adding or substituting cooked spinach, roasted red peppers or grated Cheddar cheese.
Enjoy a myriad of flavors when you savor this recipe for Curried Turkey and Rice Salad.
Enjoy an Oriental twist with this sweet and healthy recipe for Honey-Broiled Sea Scallops.
For a cool and healthy treat, enjoy the sweet tangy flavor of this recipe for Curried Turkey Orange Salad.
This tangy and delicious recipe for Grilled Turkey and Pepper Salad is hearty enough to be a main course for lunch or dinner.
Treat your tastebuds to a variety of fruits and spices when you grill up this recipe for Grilled Turkey Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette.
Grill up a spicy and delicious Island style treat when you enjoy this recipe for Jamaican Jerk Turkey Thighs.
Because it's made with peas instead of the traditional avocados, this version of guacamole is lower in fat.
For a delicious main dish or appetizer, treat your guests to this recipe for Turkey-Stuffed Eggplant.
For a delicious appetizer or main dish, treat your guests to this recipe for Microwave Turkey-Stuffed Eggplants.
This recipe for Minted Lime Scallops is a light dish that would make a great brunch entree or appetizer.
For a Mexican buffet, serve this recipe for Shrimp & Scallop Fajitas with refried beans and Mexican rice.
Equally delicious as a main dish or appetizer, this recipe for Smoked Salmon Cakes will tempt your tastebuds.
You can make this recipe for Spicy Indonesian Noodles early in the day and serve as part of an Asian buffet.
Freshness is the key to this recipe for Squid Mediterranean.
Skate into great flavor when you savor this recipe for Steamed Skate with Lemongrass, Ginger, Orange & Lime.
For an elegant kebab dish that seafood lovers will relish, enjoy this recipe for Kabobs of Salmon Spirals and Shellfish.
For a fabulous appetizer, seafood lovers will savor this recipe for Mixed Shellfish Grill with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce.
Serve this quick and delicious recipe for Mussels Steamed in White Wine to your seafood lovers with crusty bread and a green salad. It also makes an excellent brunch dish.
For an Asian twist for seafood lovers, enjoy the fruity flavor of this recipe for Oriental Skillet Shrimp.
This refreshing recipe for Fruit Cocktail Appetizer is a delicious addition to a light lunch or summer supper.
In his book “Cucina Amore,” Stellino writes “I can’t stress enough the importance of using Italian tomatoes for this recipe for Nick Stellino’s Sugo di Pomodoro (Tomato Sauce).
Stellino credits this recipe for Nick Stellino's Caponata of caponata, a classic Sicilian eggplant condiment, to his mother Massimilliana, a North Italian who moved to Sicily to marry Stellino senior.
"Kugel" is a noodle dish that adapts very well to apples. If making for the lunchbox, prepare this Apple Kugel the day before and refrigerate.
This recipe for Apple Oatmeal Bars is also good with the addition of currants or raisins to the batter.
Each of these five peanut-butter-based spreads in this recipe for Apple Snack or Lunch Spread pairs well with crisp, sweet Washington apple varieties.
For your own healthy snack, try this simple recipe for Cinnamon Apple Chips
Serve this recipe for Golden Delicious Apples with Caraway Cheese Spread as an appetizer on sliced apples with ham.
For a simple, healthy and delicious snack or appetizer, set out this Harvest Apple Cheese Platter.
You may try using apricot preserves in this recipe for Microwave Baked Apples, and let the sweet yet tart flavor complement the apple.
This colorful recipe for Neptune Appetizer Salad is a crunchy treat with a retro spin.
Serve this recipe for Fried Alligator with a honey mustard dipping sauce for an easy but unusual appetizer.
For this recipe for Layered Mexican Turkey-Rice Salad, purchase prepared avocado guacamole or make your own. For a lower fat option, use our link for sweet pea guacamole.
You may use your turkey leftovers to make this easy and delicious recipe for Roast Turkey and Ramen Noodle Salad.
For an easy snack or appetizer for pizza lovers, enjoy this recipe for Pizza Turkey Triangles.
Seafood lovers will savor this delicious recipe for Steamed Clams in wine Broth with crusty bread and a leafy green salad.
This recipe for Quick Stuffed Apples is yet another variation on a simple classic by using the microwave with this dish makes it an accessible dish all week long.
This recipe for Smoked Salmon Pasta is a great brunch entree or light lunch or dinner.
For a fun twist in this recipe for Caramel Apples, try using tiny Lady Apples--they're attractive to serve and easier to eat.
Chocolate fondue is a decadent treat that ends a romantic meal splendidly; serve strawberries alongside.
Caramel apples are as much a part of fall as colored leaves and county fairs. Enjoy a new tradition with this recipe for Caramel Fondue and Apples.
Not your traditional slaw, the apple in this recipe for Granny Smith Confetti Coleslaw adds a pleasing sweetness that renders the sweet pickles optional.
Baker/Co-owner of Puff Tarts Vito Aluia shows how to make one of his signature savory tarts in this fabulous recipe for Savory Tomato Tart.
One of the many Italian family food traditions in Joanne Avallon's family is this recipe for Pizza Gaina - Pizza Chiena - Torta Rustica - a type of stuffed ricotta pie.
The most popular Hors de Oeuvres at any wedding or gathering today is this recipe, the lamb lollipop.
On the menu of Finz Seafood and Grill this dish is called FINZ Wasabi - Stoli Oysters and is described as oysters topped with wasabi caviar and a splash of Stoli “Raz” vodka.
This recipe for Taste of Mexico Tortilla Crusted Tilapia Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette creates a dish like an unwrapped fish taco with a healthy ratio of fish and flavor-punched greens - the delicious center - to corn chip.
One of Felicia Mohan's own personal twists to this traditional Sicilian recipe for Homemade Arancini is to boil the rice with saffron, which makes the rice more colorful and flavorful.
This recipe for Rotolone is one of the special occasion dishes, a classic handmade pasta dish from Reggio Emilia, and is said by Chef Marta Manceau to have been a favorite of Pavarotti.
This recipe for Cheese Wafers with Herbs is based on a recipe called Parmesan and Thyme Crackers, by Ina Garten/Barefoot Contessa.
Mixing prosciutto, sage, pinenuts and parmesan into a spread, nothing could be simpler, not much more sublime in this recipe for Pesto di Parma Prosciutto.
This dessert is very popular with teenagers and children. You might keep this in mind for a graduation party or a bridal shower if you want to bring something different.
You may use the filling of your choice when you try this recipe for Andouille Fritatta from George Hirsch.
The herbs and spices liven up the flavors and add an interesting spin on basic roasted corn in this delicious recipe for Hirsch's Grilled Corn On The Cob.
This tasty George Hirsch recipe for George Hirsch's Quick Broccoli Slaw makes a nice alternative to the usual shredded cabbage slaws.