spicy edamame

Spicy Edamame

This super-quick and easy spicy edamame recipe takes edamame beans from plain to spectacular. The cooked beans are simply tossed in a mix of hot oil, liquid smoke, garlic, salt, sambal and red pepper flakes and are bursting with flavor....
chicken lettuce wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These delicious chicken lettuce wraps are fresh, exciting and full of intense and spicy flavors from soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes. A terrific appetizer or even main course that’s fast and easy to make....
salad with baked goat cheese tarragon patties

Baked Goat Cheese Salad

This delicious baked goat cheese salad is topped with warm and crispy breadcrumb-coated goat cheese and tarragon patties and sprinkled with pomegranate seeds for a bit of fruitiness. It takes only 30 minutes to put together and is substantial enough...
crab bisque

Crab Bisque

The other day when I flipped through the 1970s cookbook that I adapted last week’s Bavarian cream recipe from I came across an interesting idea: adding nutmeg to crab bisque. I never would have thought of that myself but I...
tomato tarts

Cherry Tomato Tarts

Got more cherry tomatoes than you know what to do with this summer? Bake them into these delicious cherry tomato tarts with shredded gruyere and fresh thyme. The tarts are easy and quick to bake and make a terrific appetizer...
cranberry thyme dip

Cranberry Thyme Dip

This delicious dried cranberry thyme dip is sweet, sour, salty and herby all at the same time and makes a great appetizer that is very easy to put together. It’s cranberry season! I love cranberries; they taste great and have such...
asian noodle salad with shrimp in a bowl

Asian Noodle Salad

This delicious Asian noodle salad is made with cold soba noodles and grilled shrimp and is bursting with intense flavors from fresh ginger, lime zest, cilantro, sesame and a chili pepper. It’s sweet, sour, salty and spicy and makes the perfect...