Recipes

Cafe Brulot
    Cafe Brulot is a fragrant, after-dinner drink from New Orleans. It is often served in restaurants, with a great show of flaming brandy drizzled down a curl of orange peel into your demitasse...

Couscous With Olives and Garbanzo Beans
    This recipe is from Bon Appetit’s December 2005 issue. Feel free to leave out onions if you care about fellow passengers.

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Indonesian Slaw With Pineapple, Chicken,
And Spicy Peanut Dressing

    This recipe is from Jeanne Kelley’s “Salad for Dinner.” I left the sugar out of the dressing and forgot to buy...

Raised Buckwheat Blini, Zhulien Mushroom Casserole, Garlic Cheese

Chicken Gravy
    I’m sure you already have a good recipe for a roast chicken, but how often do you go to the trouble to make gravy? Here are some simple guidelines for gravy.

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Dr. Oz Shake
    If your kids are lucky enough to have a blender, here is a quick, healthy shake I saw demonstrated on the Dr. Oz Show.

    Makes one shake.

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Sauteed Mushrooms in Phyllo Cups
    I just made this recipe up. It is delicious. Measurements are a guess.

    Serves six as an appetizer.

1 lb. mixed...

Roasted Pork Leg (Ecuador)

Patricia Moyano’s family gatherings at Christmas were big ones, and this favorite recipe she passed along from laylita.com, is enough to feed a hungry crowd and is possibly more than the...

Chocolate Espresso Chews
    This recipe, from the Firehook Bakery in Alexandria, Va., is the best cookie recipe, and I know I have published it before, but it is worth repeating. They are too delicate for...