Recipe Index

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Appetizers  |  Beverages  |  Biscuits, Rolls, and Scones  |  Breads  |  Brownies and Bars  |  Cakes, Cupcakes, and Muffins  |  Candies and Confections  |  Cookies  | Crisps and CrumblesDips, Dressings, and Sauces |  Doughnuts  |  Egg Dishes  |  Fried Foods |  Fruits  | GrainsIce Creams and Frozen Treats  | Meats and Poultry | PancakesPasta  |  Pastries  |  Pickled and Preserved  |  Pizza  |  Puddings and Parfaits  |   Salads  |  Sandwiches  |  Savory Tarts  |  Seafood  |  Soufflés  | Soups |  Spreads, Jams, and Jellies  |  Starches  |  Sweet Tarts and Pies  |  Syrups  |  Vegetables


Baked Buffalo Wings with Celery and Blue Cheese Slaw

Brie Bites with Sugared Cranberries

Burrata with Roasted Vine-Ripened Tomatoes and Pesto

Caviar and Smoked Salmon Appetizers

Cheese and Charcuterie Board

Endive Stuffed with Goat Cheese, Blood Oranges, and Walnuts

Fried Shishito Peppers with Sea Salt and Lemon

Grilled Artichokes with Shishito Pepper Aioli

Mushroom and Sun-Dried Tomato Bruschetta

Spiced Cocktail Nuts


Caffè Shakerato

Cherry-Lime Rickey

Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana Smoothie

Grilled Peaches with Burrata and Prosciutto

Harvey Wallbanger

Honeycrisp Apple Sangria

Mango Margaritas

Peach Pie Smoothie

Pink Grapefruit Mojitos

Pomegranate Margaritas

Raspberry-Basil Italian Soda

Strawberry Mojitos

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Biscuits, Rolls, and Scones

Bacon Jalapeño and Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

Caramel Brioche Sticky Buns

Chocolate Pecan Cinnamon Rolls with Mascarpone Orange Glaze

Mini Pumpkin Butter and Orange Cream Cheese Sticky Buns

Parmesan Basil Biscuits

Semi-Homemade Scones

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy


Caramelized Fig Breakfast Bruschetta

Cranberry-Orange Walnut Bread

Feta Cheese and Olive Swirl Bread

French Baguette

Jalapeño Cheese Bread

Orange Hazelnut Pull Apart Bread

Brownies and Bars

Dried Cherry Brownies with Port-Ganache Glaze

Glazed Passion Fruit Bars

Meyer Lemon-Mascarpone Bars

Rhubarb-Vanilla Bean Shortbread Bars

Santa Hat Brownies

The “Baked” Brownie

Quick and Easy Nutella Orange Brownie Bites

Cakes, Cupcakes, and Muffins

Almond Bread

Angel Food Cupcakes with Strawberry Meringue

Apricot Cornmeal Cakes

Blood Orange Hazelnut Muffins

Blueberry Corn Muffins with Blueberry-Flavored Mascarpone Cheese

Chocolate-Almond Upside-Down Cake

“Cold Oven’ Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake with Raspberry Sauce

Carrot Cupcakes with Orange Honey Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Chip, Coffee, and Walnut Muffins

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecakes with Caramelized Banana

Condensed Milk Pound Cake

Easy Devil’s Food Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Fig and Orange Honey Mini Cakes

French-Style Zucchini Olive Cake

Individual Peach Upside Down Cakes

Meyer Lemon Curd Crepe Cake

Meyer Lemon Pudding Cakes

Meyer Lemon-Raspberry Mini Cakes

Microwave Mocha “Cup” Cake

Mini Cheesecakes with Blood Orange and Rhubarb Compote

Molten Espresso Cake with Kahlua Buttercream

Nectarine, Peach, and Blackberry Cake

Olive Oil Muffins

Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache and Peanut Butter Buttercream

Pistachio-Cranberry Chiffon Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

Pumpkin Swirl Coffee Cake

Red Currant and Poppy Seed Cake

Rosemary Orange Olive Oil Muffins

Strawberries and Cream Muffins

Tres Leches Cake

Vanilla Cupcakes

Zucchini Muffins

Candies and Confections

Chocolate Covered Almond Toffee Bars

Moulded Chocolates

Passion Fruit and Vanilla Bean Pâtes de Fruits

Salted Butter Caramels


Almond and Orange Shortbread Cookies

Andes Crème de Menthe Chip Cookies

Apricot Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies

Cream Cheese Shortbread with Toasted Walnuts and Orange Zest

Flourless Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Momofuku Milk Bar’s Corn Cookies

Orange Semolina Cookies

Pistachio and Tangerine Cookies

Pistachio-Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar & Orange Glaze

Pumpkin Pecan Snickerdoodle Cookies with Maple Sugar


Snickerdoodle Cookies

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

Crisps and Crumbles

Apple Crisp with Oatmeal Walnut Streusel Topping

Dips, Dressings, and Sauces

Baked Feta in Tomato Sauce

Feta and Lemon Dip

Green Goddess Dressing

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Doughnuts and Other Fried Desserts

Mini Sugar Doughnuts

Funnel Cake

Egg Dishes

Bacon and Egg Cups with Cremini Mushrooms

Breakfast Ham and Egg Tarts

Breakfast Sandwich

Eggs in Clouds, Italian-Style

Eggs Poached in Chunky Tomato Sauce

Hatch Chiles and Chorizo Bake

Fried Foods

Corn Dogs


Apple and Pear Crisps

Blackberry Galette with Mascarpone Cheese and Orange Marmalade

Black Velvet Apricot and Rhubarb Tart

Heirloom and Cherry Tomatoes with Peach-Basil Vinaigrette

Individual Peach Upside Down Cakes

Miso-Glazed Japanese Eggplant

Strawberry Rhubarb Mini-Tarts

Sumo Citrus Slices with Crème Fraîche, Pistachios, and Mint


Creamy Herbed Polenta with Mushroom Ragout

Goat Cheese Polenta with Caramelized Onions, Bacon, and Honey

Polenta with Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Pesto

Ice Creams and Frozen Treats

Banana Split with Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Cake Batter Ice Cream

Mexican Mocha Ice Cream

Meyer Lemon-Olive Oil Ice Cream

Midori Sour Ice Pops

No Egg Nutella Ice Cream with Goat’s Milk

Peach Bellini Ice Pops

Persimmon Cardamom Honey Ice Cream

Piña Colada Ice Pops

Pink Grapefruit Granita

Pistachio Ice Cream

Pumpkin Ice Cream with Maple Walnut Crunch

Razzleberry Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Crisps

Roasted Strawberry, Buttermilk, and Mascarpone Ice Cream

Rhubarb Ice Cream

Salted Caramel ice Cream

Strawberry, Mango, and Kiwi Ice Pops

Strawberry Margarita Ice Pops

Strawberry-Rhubarb Sorbet

Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream in a Cardamom, Almond, and Orange Tuile

White Sangria Ice Pops

Meats and Poultry

Asian Chicken Wings with Lime, Ginger, and Soy Sauce

Baked Chicken Thighs with Olive Tapenade

Bo Luc Lac (Vietnamese Shaking Beef)

Chicken Adobo

Chicken Karaage: Japanese Fried Chicken

Chicken Pot Pie

Country Fried Chicken

Lamb Sliders with Feta Cheese, Red Onions, and Cumin-Mayonnaise

Mongolian Beef

Skirt Steak with Tomatillo Salsa and Creme Fraiche

Texas Barbecued Brisket

Tri-Tip with Romesco Sauce


Orange Buttermilk Pancakes with Blackberry Maple Syrup

Orange Ricotta Pancakes with Kumquat and Candied Ginger Compote


Bacon Mac and Cheese

Baked Sausage and Spinach Shells

Egg Raviolo

Greek Orzo Salad with Mustard-Dill Vinaigrette

Homemade Pasta

Lime-Cilantro Pasta Salad

Meyer Lemons: Pasta with Lemon, Olive Oil, and Goat Cheese

Multi-Colored Pasta Dough

Orecchiette with Mushrooms, Chard, and Ricotta Pan Sauce

Pasta Salad

Porcini Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage


Pâte à Choux Dough: Éclairs and Cream Puffs with Pastry Cream

Pickled and Preserved

Joe Jost’s Pickled Eggs

Preserved Meyer Lemons

Pickled Jalapeno Peppers


Pesto Pizza with Chicken, Mozzarella, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Prosciutto, Mascarpone, and Spinach Pizza with Balsamic Glaze

Thin Crust Pizzas

Puddings and Parfaits

Vanilla Bean Custard with Roasted Berries

Mascarpone Rice Pudding with Dried Tart Cherries

Meyer Lemon Pudding with Chantilly Cream, Raspberries, and Pistachios

Mini-Lemon and Vanilla Cream Parfaits

Orange Mocha Mousse

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Rice Pudding


Grilled Peaches with Burrata and Prosciutto

Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Pancetta, Lemon, and Mache


Egg Salad Sandwich

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Pork Meatball Banh Mi Sandwich

Roasted Strawberries, Nutella, and Brie Sandwich

Savory Tarts

Breakfast Ham and Egg Tarts

Bacon and Zucchini Tart

Breakfast Ham and Egg Tarts

Polenta Tart with Goat Cheese and Slow Roasted Tomatoes


Chinese Salt and Pepper Squid

Hawaiian-style Salmon Poke

Honey Walnut Shrimp

Italian Yellowtail Crudo with Basil-Orange Vinaigrette

Salmon and Yellowtail Nigiri Sushi

Tahitian Poisson Cru


Lemon Soufflé with Blackberry Sauce


Andalusian Gazpacho

Spreads, Jams, and Jellies

Chicken Liver Pâté

Clotted Cream

Homemade Butter

Tomato Jam


Tuscan Mashed Potatoes

Twice Cooked French Fries

Sweet Tarts and Pies

Baked Banana Wontons

Banana Tarte Tatin

Blackberry Galette with Mascarpone Cheese and Orange Marmalade

Black Velvet Apricot and Rhubart Tart

Chocolate Ganache and Raspberry Tart

Fig, Almond Frangipane, and Orange Tart

Hazelnut Frangipane and Nutella-Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart

Homemade Pop Tarts

Peanut Butter Pies

Persimmon Galette

Plum and Peach Galette

Roasted Fig and Mascarpone Tart with Candied Walnuts

Strawberry Rhubarb Mini-Tarts

Vanilla Bean & Meyer Lemon Chess Pie


Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Raspberry-Basil Simple Syrup


Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Shiitake Mushrooms

Grilled Artichokes with Shishito Pepper Aioli

Mexican Grilled Corn

Roasted Radishes with Radish Greens

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Zucchini Blossoms

Zucchini Chips

Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Muffins