Best Yorkshire Puddings

Best Yorkshire Puddings

How can you have a roast dinner without the traditional accompaniment, Yorkshire Pudding? This recipe makes the Best Yorkshire Puddings. They're airy pastry popovers! The pancake-thin like batter and beef fat make these delicious breads a real crowd pleaser! Why These...

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Asparagus with Fried Egg and Parmesan Cheese

Asparagus with Fried Egg and Parmesan Cheese

This is an impressive dish that really only takes 10 minutes of your precious time to put together. But - there are 3 things you have to get right in this recipe to earn the title of "impressive". Okay, so well....there are only 3 ingredients: Perfectly crisp-tender...

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

I just hosted the The Pampered Chef's first-ever live cooking show yesterday  - click on video below to watch the show. The recipe for the Pumpkin Whoopie Pies is below - but I'm warning you - they are incredibly addictive. That creamy center has marshmallow...

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Green Eggs and Ham Sushi

Green Eggs and Ham Sushi

Hey guys 'n gals - it's Green Eggs and Ham 50th Anniversary this year and to celebrate, rock stars Melissa d'Arabian, Michael Symon, Mitzi Dulan and I created some fun recipes using...you guessed it...green eggs and ham. Together, we're on the consumer advisory...

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Mushroom and Spinach Omelet

Mushroom and Spinach Omelet

A simple vegetarian omelet that's savory, cheesy and healthy. The original recipe came from a health spa in Mexico, Rancho La Puerta. I've used Japanese Brown Beech Mushrooms (learn more about different types of Japanese mushrooms here) but use any type of fresh...

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Open Face Salmon Sandwich with Sweet Mustard Sauce

Open Face Salmon Sandwich with Sweet Mustard Sauce

What could make salmon even more perfect than a 15-second Dijon mustard sauce, accompanied with egg, avocado, tomato, and greens over seedy bread (or grainy grains!)? Read ahead for all the steps. I can be pretty boring with salmon, it's so easily mastered with just...

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Sweet Pumpkin Fried Wonton Desserts

Sweet Pumpkin Fried Wonton Desserts

If you are not up to making pumpkin pie (me) these little treats are perfect. Bite sized, filled with pumpkin puree, cream cheese and pumpkin spices- like clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. Fry 'em up and an instant dessert that even the kids will love. Oh, and serve them...

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Pasta, Bacon and Peas

Pasta, Bacon and Peas

I feel like that commercial for Beggin' Strips... baconbaconbaconbacon...BACON! It's a recipe I've adapted from Marcus Samuelsson's brand new book, New American Table....recipe for Pasta, Bacon and Peas. Pasta, Bacon and Peas Recipe 1 pound dry pasta1 tablespoon olive...

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Pan-Fried Pumpkin Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sage

Pan-Fried Pumpkin Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sage

Update 12/8/09 I'm thrilled to share that I'm a featured blogger for Oprah's Holiday 2009! This is one of those perfect perfect fall-winter recipes that you must make for Thanksgiving. Because it's super-simple. If you've never made gnocchi before, please trust me...

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Best Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

Best Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

I've never been a fan of scones until I met Kathy, the owner of a cooking school that I used to teach at. One afternoon, I walked in with my arms full of ingredients to prepare for a cooking class that I was teaching later that evening. Just as I was putting...

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Foolproof & Super-Easy Cheese Souffle

Foolproof & Super-Easy Cheese Souffle

I’m a firm believer that if you want to learn something, find a pro and ask them to teach you. Of course, you’ve got to find a nice pro who’s willing to share. For eight years now, I wanted to learn how to make a savory breakfast-y cheese soufflé, but never really...

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Video: my boys bake Ina Garten’s Country Cake

Video: my boys bake Ina Garten’s Country Cake

He knew EXACTLY what kind of cake he wanted for his 6th birthday. And it sure wasn't Mommy's same old shortcut, store-bought cake mix crap. You see, I'm so not a baker. I love my sweets...I just want someone else to bake it for me! The trouble with cooking for a...

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The Ultimate Breakfast Pancake

The Ultimate Breakfast Pancake

Update 12/8/09 I'm thrilled to share that I'm a featured blogger for Oprah's Holiday 2009! Looking at this photo, you can only come to two conclusions. Either I had way too much to drink the night before, and this was my hangover cure... or I must be pregnant. Sadly,...

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Chinese Marbled Tea Egg Recipe

Chinese Marbled Tea Egg Recipe

This Marbled Tea Egg recipe serves up eggs with a beautiful marbled surface. They are simmered in a savory liquid with star anise, cinnamon sticks, Sichuan peppercorns, and black tea until soaked with the flavors of the spices and a refreshing tea fragrance. They look...

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Crispy Crepes with Apple, Brie and Prosciutto

Crispy Crepes with Apple, Brie and Prosciutto

(click on above image for 6 additional photos) Thanksgiving is always about the dinner, and it seems as though every food story and recipe out there features the turkey, side dishes or dessert for the main meal. So, I thought I'd do something a little different and...

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Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe

Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe

Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe features: Learn about the best kind of rice to use for fried rice The right amount of heat that is essential for the perfect fried rice Why it's important to fry all the ingredients separately The right way to fry rice and why constantly...

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Stir Fried Shrimp, Eggs and Peas + Stir Fry Secrets

Stir Fried Shrimp, Eggs and Peas + Stir Fry Secrets

  Ancient Chinese Stir Fry Secrets (at home) Restaurant kitchens have extremely high powered stoves, flames that jump so high that your eyebrows will singe just standing in the doorway. At home, especially with electric stovetops, we just can't get that kind of...

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Fried Egg with Oyster Sauce and Chili: 3am Haiku

Fried Egg with Oyster Sauce and Chili: 3am Haiku

working late all week too hungry to be fancy five minute dish yay much past midnight crispy, crunchy, runny, sweet. spicy egg porn. gobbled eggs all up perfect, it sure hit the spot zzz zzzz zz zzzzzz burp Fried Egg with Oyster Sauce & Chili from Simple Chinese...

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Low Carb Buddha Bowl Recipe Book

Our Low Carb Buddha Bowl Recipe book! For those who prefer eating low carb, you will love these signature Low Carb Buddha Bowl Recipes and Sauces!

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