Classic Waffles

A lovely, crispy waffle perfect for the morning.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Bread, butter and Cheddar cheese – here’s a way to make this classic sandwich in a nonstick pan.

Carrot Cake

Truly our best-ever carrot cake recipe, make this classic favorite for a crowd and you might not have any leftovers to bring home. For more flavor, try toasting the nuts and coconut before adding them to the batter. It’s important to cool the cakes completely before frosting, otherwise the frosting will just melt right off. To expediate...

Chocolate Cheesecake with Mixed Berries

Raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries colorfully adorn the top of No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake with Mixed Berries.

Cheesecake – The Factory Original

The Cheesecake Factory has more than 30 cheesecake flavors, but it’s the original that makes us swoon. Try this copycat version, from the book Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2.

Panna Cotta

A traditional, easy, and delicious Italian custard. I had a difficult time finding a good and easy recipe on the internet, so I made up my own recipe. It tastes just like the panna cotta served at Italian restaurants. Serve with warm hot fudge sauce and fresh raspberries on top. This keeps well for several...

Carrot Cake

Truly our best-ever carrot cake recipe, make this classic favorite for a crowd and you might not have any leftovers to bring home. For more flavor, try toasting the nuts and coconut before adding them to the batter. It’s important to cool the cakes completely before frosting, otherwise the frosting will just melt right off. To expediate...

Chocolate Cheesecake with Mixed Berries

Raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries colorfully adorn the top of No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake with Mixed Berries.

Cheesecake – The Factory Original

The Cheesecake Factory has more than 30 cheesecake flavors, but it’s the original that makes us swoon. Try this copycat version, from the book Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2.

Vegan Black Bean Soup

Easy-to-make, comforting black bean soup made with simple ingredients

Easy Tomato Soup

You only need three main ingredients to make this velvety, rich tomato soup recipe. 

Easy Lasagna

When we say easy, we mean easy. You don’t even have to cook the noodles for this speedy yet impressive lasagna that always gets rave reviews. Lasagna is a family favorite, but this version is extra-special because it only requires 5 quick ingredients: ground beef, pasta sauce, lasagna noodles, ricotta cheese, and shredded mozzarella (we don’t count the...

Veggie Pizza – Homemade

Of course, you could just order out, but nothing beats a homemade pizza. The sauce is so easy and hearty everyone will think you were in the kitchen all day cooking this up!

Basic Mashed Potatoes

If you love good, old fashioned mashed potatoes this is the perfect recipe. Simple and delicious.

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Classic Spaghetti Aglio e Olio is easy to make with just 4 simple ingredients (spaghetti, olive oil, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes), it comes together in 20 minutes, and it is always such a winner.

Classic Italian Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad is a simple and elegant salad made with alternating slices of juicy, ripe tomatoes and creamy mozzarella. It’s topped with fresh basil leaves and drizzled in olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then sprinkled with salt and pepper. It’s a classic Italian salad and my personal favorite!

Easy Tomato Soup

You only need three main ingredients to make this velvety, rich tomato soup recipe. 

Easy Lasagna

When we say easy, we mean easy. You don’t even have to cook the noodles for this speedy yet impressive lasagna that always gets rave reviews. Lasagna is a family favorite, but this version is extra-special because it only requires 5 quick ingredients: ground beef, pasta sauce, lasagna noodles, ricotta cheese, and shredded mozzarella (we don’t count the...

Fresh Herb & Tofu Curry

Santa Cruz, California, cookbook writer and cooking teacher Andrea Nguyen based this fragrant, creamy coconut-milk curry on one from James Syhabout’s Hawker Fare, in Oakland. Use asparagus or green beans instead of bok choy if you like, and serve it with steamed jasmine rice—or a warm baguette.

Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili

This soup has a mild chile flavor. If you want more heat, increase the amount of chili powder and don’t seed the jalapeños.

Cream Broccoli soup

This recipe is thick and flavorful. It is simple, delicious, and quick to make, enjoy.

Taco Meat

This recipe makes just the taco meat. You have to buy everything else, of course. Make a big batch and use for a multiple of different meals: add to bean burritos for a more hearty and tasty burrito, or add a can of beans (kidney, red, or pinto) and use for Frito® Pie, Navajo tacos,...

Basic Mashed Potatoes

If you love good, old fashioned mashed potatoes this is the perfect recipe. Simple and delicious.

Classic Italian Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad is a simple and elegant salad made with alternating slices of juicy, ripe tomatoes and creamy mozzarella. It’s topped with fresh basil leaves and drizzled in olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then sprinkled with salt and pepper. It’s a classic Italian salad and my personal favorite!

Greek Salad

This is an incredibly good Greek salad recipe, nice and tangy and even better in the summer when you use fresh vegetables!

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

The perfect fruit salad for a backyard bbq or any occasion. There are never leftovers! This is one of my favorite fruit salad recipes, as I think the sauce really makes it. This salad is tastier the longer you can let it soak in its juices. I prefer 3 to 4 hours in the refrigerator...

Mexican Bean Salad

A colorful, spicy, and refreshing bean and corn salad.

Vegan Black Bean Soup

Easy-to-make, comforting black bean soup made with simple ingredients

Easy Tomato Soup

You only need three main ingredients to make this velvety, rich tomato soup recipe. 

Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili

This soup has a mild chile flavor. If you want more heat, increase the amount of chili powder and don’t seed the jalapeños.

Cream Broccoli soup

This recipe is thick and flavorful. It is simple, delicious, and quick to make, enjoy.

Vegan Black Bean Soup

Easy-to-make, comforting black bean soup made with simple ingredients

Basic Mashed Potatoes

If you love good, old fashioned mashed potatoes this is the perfect recipe. Simple and delicious.

Classic Waffles

A lovely, crispy waffle perfect for the morning.

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Classic Spaghetti Aglio e Olio is easy to make with just 4 simple ingredients (spaghetti, olive oil, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes), it comes together in 20 minutes, and it is always such a winner.

Classic Italian Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad is a simple and elegant salad made with alternating slices of juicy, ripe tomatoes and creamy mozzarella. It’s topped with fresh basil leaves and drizzled in olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then sprinkled with salt and pepper. It’s a classic Italian salad and my personal favorite!

Easy Tomato Soup

You only need three main ingredients to make this velvety, rich tomato soup recipe. 

Fresh Herb & Tofu Curry

Santa Cruz, California, cookbook writer and cooking teacher Andrea Nguyen based this fragrant, creamy coconut-milk curry on one from James Syhabout’s Hawker Fare, in Oakland. Use asparagus or green beans instead of bok choy if you like, and serve it with steamed jasmine rice—or a warm baguette.

Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili

This soup has a mild chile flavor. If you want more heat, increase the amount of chili powder and don’t seed the jalapeños.

Veggie Pizza – Homemade

Of course, you could just order out, but nothing beats a homemade pizza. The sauce is so easy and hearty everyone will think you were in the kitchen all day cooking this up!

Cream Broccoli soup

This recipe is thick and flavorful. It is simple, delicious, and quick to make, enjoy.

Basic Mashed Potatoes

If you love good, old fashioned mashed potatoes this is the perfect recipe. Simple and delicious.