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Recipe Index

Fine Cooking recipes, Food Network recipes (including those by Barefoot Contessa, Emeril Lagasse, and Giada) are noted in parentheses with FC, FN, and the chef’s name.

Appetizers

Artichoke Parmesan Pesto (FN, Giada)
Bacon-Wrapped Dates and Pineapple
Baked Fontina (FN, Ina)
Beer Bread (serve with spinach dip, or another)
Buffalo Chicken Dip (aka Crack Dip)
Caramelized Onion & Feta Tartlets
Cheese Straws (FN, Ina)
Chicken Cobb Pizza
Endives Stuffed with Goat Cheese, Candied Pecans & Oranges
Herb Grilled Shrimp (FN, Ina)
Homemade Onion Dip
Manchego Marinated in Olive Oil & Herbs (FC)
Mini Quiches: Bacon, Leek & Cheddar Mini Quiches (FC)
Mixed Spiced Nuts (FC)
Pecan-Date Spread (FC)
Rosemary Cashews (FN, Ina)
Shrimp-Mango Salad
Spicy Grilled Shrimp (FN, Emeril)
Stuffed Mushrooms: Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms (FN, Ina)
Stuffed Mushrooms: Cheese-Stuffed Mushrooms
Toast Points
Tomato Mozzarella Tart

Bars 

Nutella-Blackberry Oatmeal Bars
Oatmeal Carmelitas
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars (FN, Ina)
Rocky Ledge Bars

Beef

Company Pot Roast (FN, Ina)
Braised Beef Bracoile (FC)
Meatloaf (FN)
Rosemary & Fennel Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Sauce (FC)
Spanish-Style Meatballs
Weeknight Bolognese (FN, Ina)

Biscotti

Cinnamon Chip Biscotti

Breads

Autumn Harvest Bread – guest post on Lindsey’s Kitchen
Bacon-Cheddar Scones
Beer Bread

Zucchini Bread

Breakfast 

Bacon-Cheddar Scones
Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins (FN, Ina)
Breakfast Casserole
Cherry / Cranberry and Walnut Scones (FC)
Cinnamon Chip Biscotti
Herb Baked Eggs (FN, Ina)
Honey Almond Granola (FC)
Mini Quiches: Bacon, Leek & Cheddar Mini Quiches (FC)
Sour Cream Coffee Cake (FN, Ina)
Strawberry Muffins

Cakes

Chocolate Mousse Cake
Raspberry Peach Cake (FC)
Red Velvet Snowball Cake: Fail! (FN)

Candies & Truffles

Candied Lemon Slices
Cheesecake Truffles
Chocolate “Dummy” Fudge (with Coconut, Nuts, or Plain)
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Oreo Truffles
Peanut Butter Balls
Vanilla Fudge

Condiments: Sauces, Glazes, Dressings & Garnishes

Candied Lemon Slices
Horseradish Sauce (FC)
Raspberry Sauce (serve over ice cream, cheesecake, etc.) (FN, Ina)
Sage Butter

Cookies

Bailey’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Cardamom Palmiers
Cappuccino Crinkles
Cinnamon Palmiers (FN, Ina)
Compost Cookies
Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
Espresso-Infused Neiman Marcus Cookies
Jam Thumbprints I – vanilla cookie with coconut (FN, Ina)
Jam Thumbprints II – almond cookie with pecans
Mississippi Mudpie Cookies
Molasses Cookies
Nutella Cookies
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookies (FC)
Oatmeal Cookies – with raisins and nuts (FN, Ina)
Pecan Pie Cookies
Seven Layer Cookies
White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies (FC)

Cupcakes

Bailey’s Icing (for Chocolate Cupcakes)
Blackberry Cornmeal Cakes
Chocolate Peanut Butter-Filled Cupcakes
Coconut Cupcakes (FN, Ina)
Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes (aka Guinness & Bailey’s Cupcakes)
Lemon-Limoncello Cupcakes
Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes
Rum Cake Cupcakes
S’mores Cupcakes

Desserts

Bailey’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Blackberry Cornmeal Cakes
Cappuccino Crinkles
Cardamom Palmiers
Cheesecake Mousse with Mixed Berry Sauce
Cheesecake Truffles
Chocolate “Dummy” Fudge (with Coconut, Nuts, or Plain)
Chocolate Ganache
Chocolate Lava Cakes for 2
Cinnamon Chip Biscotti
Cinnamon Palmiers (FN, Ina)
Chocolate Pecan Pie
Coconut Cupcakes (FN, Ina)
Compost Cookies
Cranberry Irish Cream Ice Cream (adapted from Cherry Bourbon Ice Cream)
Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
Creme Brulee
Espresso-Infused Neiman Marcus Cookies
Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes (aka Guinness & Bailey’s Cupcakes)
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Jam Thumbprints I – vanilla cookie with coconut (FN, Ina)
Jam Thumbprints II – almond cookie with pecans
Kalhua Truffle Triangles (FC)
Lemon-Limoncello Cupcakes
Mississippi Mudpie Cookies
Molasses Cookies
Nutella-Blackberry Oatmeal Squares
Nutella Cookies
Oatmeal Caramelitas
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookies (FC)
Oatmeal Cookies – with raisins and nuts (FN, Ina)
Oreo Truffles
Peanut Butter Balls
Peanut Butter-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes
Pear Tarte Tatin with Almond Pastry (FC)
Pecan Pie Cookies
Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes
Raspberry-Chambord Sorbet (FC)
Raspberry Peach Cake (FC)
Red Velvet Snowcall Cake: FAIL! (FN)
Rocky Ledge Bars
Rum Cake Cupcakes
Seven Layer Cookies
S’mores Cupcakes
Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies (FC)
White Wine and Cardamom Poached Pears
Vanilla Fudge

Dips & Spreads

Artichoke Parmesan Pesto (FN, Giada)
Buffalo Chicken Dip (aka Crack Dip)
Homemade Onion Dip (FN)
Pecan-Date Spread (FC)

Drinks 

Amaretto Sour with Prosecco (FN, Giada)
Blackberry-Mint Water (FC)
Cardamom White Hot Chocolate
Pomegranate Cosmos (FN, Ina)
Product Review: Boxed Wines

Food-Related: Books, Movies, Product Reviews

Book Review: Garlic and Sapphires (by Ruth Reichl)
Book Review: My Life in France (by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme)
Book Review: Simply From Scratch (by Alicia Bessette)
Product Review: Boxed Wines
Product Review: Peanut Soy Finishing Sauce & Black Sesame Ginger Puree (from Williams Sonoma)

Game Day

Chicken Cobb Pizza
The Ultimate Grilled Cheese (FN, Ina)

Ice Cream & Sorbets

Cranberry Irish Cream Ice Cream (adapted from Cherry Bourbon Ice Cream)
Raspberry-Chambord Sorbet (FC)
Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Menus

Birthday Party, 2009
Birthday Party, 2011
Book Club: The Alchemist & Spanish Tapas, 2009
Christmas & Christmas Eve, 2009
Dinner for 10, 2009
Easter, 2010
Fundraiser: The Boobieque, 2010
Holiday Party, 2009
Holiday Party, 2010
Wine & Cheese Tasting Party, 2010
Valentine’s Day, 2010
Valentine’s Day, 2011

Pasta

Pan-Fried Gnocchi with Bacon, Peas & Onions (FC)
Chicken Scaloppini Saltimbocca with Sage Butter
Pasta with Brussels Sprouts, Gorgonzola & Pecans (FC)
Parmesan Artichoke Pesto (FN, Giada)
Tortellini Salad
Weeknight Bolognese (FN, Ina)

Pies & Tarts

Chocolate Ganache
Chocolate Pecan Pie
Pear Tarte Tatin with Almond Pastry (FC)

Pork

Asian Grilled Pork Tenderloin (FC)
Crown Roast of Pork with Apple Stuffing & Cider-Bourbon Sauce (FC)
Peppercorn Pork with Dijon-Cider Sauce

Poultry

Caesar Club Sandwich (FN, Ina)
Chicken Cobb Pizza
Chicken Scaloppini Saltimbocca
Herb Grilled Chicken & Shrimp (FN, Giaga)
Indonesian Ginger Chicken (FN, Ina)
Roasted Cornish Game Hens with Cranberry-Port Sauce (FC)
Thai Chicken Stir-Fry (FC)

Salads 

Grilled Peach and Mozzarella Salad (FC)
Salad with Goat Cheese Purses (FN, Ina)

Sandwiches

Caesar Club Sandwich (FN, Ina)
Parmesan Artichoke Pesto (FN, Giada)
Ultimate Grilled Cheese, a la Ina (FN, Ina)

Seafood

Baked Shrimp Scampi (FN, Ina)
Clam Chowder (crock-pot)
Herb Grilled Shrimp (FN, Ina)
Herb Grilled Shrimp & Chicken (FN, Giada)
Renner’s Tilapia with Cardamon & Basil
Roasted Shrimp with Feta and Tomatoes (FN, Ina)
Shrimp-Mango Salad
Spicy Grilled Shrimp
(FN, Emeril)

Sides

Acorn Squash with Rosemary & Brown Sugar (FC)
Apple Barley Salad
Apple Stuffing (FC)
Balsamic Sauteed Mushrooms (FC)
Barley & Avocado Salad with Clementines, Almonds & Lemon-Cumin Vinaigrette
Corn Fritters (FC)
Couscous & Grilled Veggie Salad (FC)
Greek Panzanella (FN, Ina)
Mashed Potatoes
Old-Fashioned Potato Salad (FN, Ina)
Orzo Salad with Grilled Zucchini & Red Peppers (FC)
Pasta with Brussels Sprouts, Gorgonzola & Pecans (FC)
Potato Pancakes (aka Potato Latkes) (FC)
Potato Pave with Parmigiano-Reggiano
Roasted Green Beans with Lemon, Pine Nuts & Parmigiano (FC)
Roasted Potato Salad (FC)
Roasted Tomatoes and Pesto (FN, Ina)
Sauteed Green Beans with Walnuts & Sweet Potatoes (FC)
Sauteed Mushrooms with Garlic & Parsley (FC)
Scalloped Tomatoes (FN, Ina)
Tortellini Salad

Snacks

Chocolatey Pretzel Treats
Mixed Spiced Nuts (FC)
Rosemary Cashews (FN, Ina)

Soups

Clam Chowder (crock-pot)
Gazpacho (FN, Ina)
Onion & Fennel Soup Gratin (FN, Ina)
Potato Leek Soup (FN)
Sausage, Barley & Spinach Soup
Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian

Gazpacho (FN, Ina)
Pasta with Brussels Sprouts, Gorgonzola & Pecans (FC)
Tomato Mozzarella Tart
Vegetarian Chili

Veggies

Acorn Squash with Rosemary & Brown Sugar (FC)
Balsamic Sauteed Mushrooms (FC)
Corn Fritters (FC)
Couscous & Grilled Veggie Salad (FC)
Gazpacho (FN, Ina)
Greek Panzanella (FN, Ina)
Orzo Salad with Grilled Zucchini & Red Peppers (FC)
Pasta with Brussels Sprouts, Gorgonzola & Pecans (FC)
Roasted Green Beans with Lemon, Pine Nuts & Parmigiano
Roasted Tomatoes and Pesto (FN, Ina)
Sauteed Green Beans with Walnuts & Sweet Potatoes (FC)
Sauteed Mushrooms with Garlic & Parsley (FC)
Scalloped Tomatoes (FN, Ina)
Stuffed Mushrooms: Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms (FN, Ina)
Stuffed Mushrooms: Cheese-Stuffed Mushrooms
Tomato Mozzarella Tart
Vegetarian Chili

Winter Holidays

Cardamom White Hot Chocolate
Christmas & Christmas Eve Menus, 2009
Holiday Party Menu, 2009
Holiday Party Menu, 2010

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