The Recipes

Below is a list of the recipes that make up this virtual cookbook.

Appeteasers & Snacks

Shrimp Avocado Poppers
Spicy Sriracha Chicken Wings
Dilled Green Beans
Szechuan Gold Coin (battered eggplant & pork)
Shrimp Cocktail à la La Mansion del Prado
Big Bang (aka Bang Bang) Chicken
Spicy Pickled Shrimp
Marinated Pizza Skewers
Poblano Poppers
Wings Three Ways (Thai, Lemon Butter & Tangy Spicy BBQ)
Tex-Mex Nachos
Queso Fundido w/ Salsa Quemada
Thai-Mex Wings
Chocolate drizzled Kettle Corn
Classic Southern Pimento Cheese
Garlic Butter Grilled Oysters
Crab Cake-stuffed Mushrooms
Pimento Cheese-stuffed Sugar Snap Peas
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
Refrigerator Garlic Dill Pickles
Classic Bread & Butter Pickles
Eggplant Fries w/ Pink Parmesan Sauce
Fried Calamari w/ Thai Sweet & Hot Dipping Sauce
Fried Taco Ravioli
Shrimp en Brochette
Spicy Pickled Okra
Crispy Grilled Chile Lime Wings
Batter Fried Wings
Tahini Bleu Cheese Shrimp Nachos
Shrimp & Avocado Flat Bread
Cheesy Texas Sriracha Hatch Poppers

Salads & Sides

Bowtie Pasta Salad
Shrimp & Avocado Salad with Crab Croutons
Southern Cream Peas
Cauliflower-infused Chipotle Garlic Mashers
Roasted Brussels Sprouts w/ Bacon & Pomegranates
Guacamole Pasta Salad
Perfect Rice (video)
Colcannon Pancakes
Colcannon w/ Cauliflower & Garlic Scapes
Mustard Greens w/ Bacon & Shallots
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Creamy Meyer Lemon Spinach Pasta
Cheddar Cauliflower Pancakes
Cajun Red Beans & Rice
Creamy Tex-Mex Orzo Salad
Potato Salad — BBQ Joint style
Carnival Corn
Elote (Mexican-style Corn on the Cob)
Antipasto Pasta Salad
Jicama Slaw w/ Lime Vinaigrette
Buttermilk Fried Okra
Asian Chicken Salad w/ Ginger Sesame Dressing
Creamy Tomato Risotto w/ Roasted Eggplant
Hasselback Sweet Potatoes w/ Pecans & Cinnamon Butter
Southern Fried Potato Coins
Orzo w/ Manchego and English Peas
Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad (a la Cheddars)
Creamed Summer Squash
Esquites Stuffed Zucchini
Stewed Okra & Tomatoes
Fried Padrón Peppers (or Shishitos)
Grilled Chuck Steak Salad

Soups & Stews

Sopa de Frijoles y Chiles (chile bean soup)
Upscale Louisiana Gumbo
Baked Potato Soup
Senate Bean Soup
Beef Short Rib Stew
7 Bean Soup
Guinness Beef Stew
Tortellini Soup w/ Sweet Italian Sausage
Cream of Mushroom Soup (The Grape)
Cream of Tomato Soup
Pasta e Fagioli
Corn & Cheese Chowder
Summer Squash Soup
Mexican-style Cream of Corn Soup
Sopa de Fideos (Vermicelli Soup)
Manhattan Clam Chowder
Chinese Hot & Sour Soup
Cabbage, Italian White Bean & Sausage Soup
Cauliflower Cheddar Soup w/ Cauliflower ‘Croutons’
Louisiana Crawfish Étouffée
Crab & Corn Bisque

Sandwiches & Dogs

New Jersey-style Sloppy Joe Sandwiches
Beef & ‘Basa Sandwiches
Shrimp Po Boy Shorties
Reuben Rail Splitters
Better-than-Fast Food Fish Sandwiches
Supremo Panino (Pizza Hut Supreme Sandwich)
Spot-onsky (Schlotzsky’s) Sandwiches
Fried Oyster Sliders w/ Real Rémoulade
Boardwalk Sausage & Peppers Sandwiches
Reuben Dogs
Triple Bypass Hot Dogs
Bacon Pretzel Dogs
Donkey Tails
Maid-Rite Sandwiches
Schmitter Sandwich
Ivar Dog (breaded cod)
Miami Marlins Shrimp Burger
Chicago-style Pork Chop Sandwich
Frito Pie Hot Dogs
Smoked Chicken & Avocado Grilled Cheese
El Cubano – The Cuban Sandwich
Philadelphia Cheese Steak

Surf & Turf Sliders w/ Caesar Slaw

The Ultimate Tex-Mex Cheeseburger
Old School Fried Bologna Sandwich
Texas Rib Sandwich
Pimento Cheese Patty Melt w/ Peppery Brown Sugar Bacon
Pimento Cheese Dog
Crispy Pork Belly Sliders

Sauces, Rubs & Marinades

Gruyere Sauce (for vegetables)
Real Rémoulade
Chipotle Lime Marinade (for shrimp or chicken)
Southwestern-style Louis Dressing
Barbecue Chicken Marinade (inspired by Jack’s Old South)
Barbecue Chicken Dry Rub
Cheddar Horseradish Sauce (for beef/sandwiches)
East Texas Smoky Barbecue Sauce
Three Famous Hot Dog Toppers
Sun-dried Tomato Gravy
Yuzu Cilantro Vinaigrette
Apricot Mustard Sauce (for smoked sausage)
Mexican Adobo Sauce
Not-so-secret Milwaukee Stadium Sauce
Cilantro Sun-dried Tomato Pesto
Gai Yang Sauce (for grilled chicken)
Tangy Mayo Dipping Sauce (for fries, chicken, etc.)
Mango Salsa
Classic Hollandaise in a Blender


New Mexico Stacked Enchiladas
Joe Gracey’s Tex-Mex Enchiladas
Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas
Tex-Mex Table Salsa
Chile Rellenos
Ancho Braised Beef Shanks
Sopa de Frijoles y Chiles (chile bean soup)
Tex-Mex Cheese Tacos
Fish Tacos
Quesadillas Two Ways
Caribbean-style Roasted Pork Shoulder Tacos
Puffy Tacos
Grilled Shrimp w/ Garlic Ancho Chile Butter
Tex-Mex Rice
Tex-Mex Chile con Carne
Seafood Chimichangas w/ Ancho Cream
Truck Stop Enchiladas
Salsa Quemada
Chicken Chilaquiles
Crawfish Enchiladas
Tacos al Carbon
Fried Crab Tacos
Mexican-style Shrimp Diablo
Classic Tex-Mex Salsa
Charro Beans
Pork Carnitas
Fresh Chicken Chorizo
Well-fried Beans (refried beans)
Crispy Flautas w/ Crema Avocado
Ancho Braised Chicken
Tacos de Camarónes Frescos (Fresh Shrimp Tacos)
Beef & Bean ‘Chilada
Fresh Mexican Salsa
Roasted Hatch Chile Salsa
Crunchy Grilled Burritos


Chicago-style Pizza (in a cast iron skillet)
New York-style Pizza
Grilled Eggplant Parmigiana
Meyer Lemon Chicken Piccata
Lillian’s Italian Spaghetti with Meatballs & Italian Sausages
Eggplant Parmigiana Stacks
Spinach Lasagne with Bolognese Meat Sauce
Pork Piccata with Artichokes & Sundried Tomatoes
Shrimp Fra Diavolo
Shrimp Scampi
Dutch Oven Lasagna
Chicken Marsala
Sunday Gravy w/ Pasta
Pollo de Raimondo
Spinach Meatballs Parmigiana
Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken Vesuvio
Pasta e Fagioli
Pork & Rosemary-stuffed Chicken Breasts
Pizza Pot Pies
Creamy Meyer Lemon Shrimp Scampi w/ Artichokes
Chicken Jerusalem (Italian Artichoke Chicken)
Shrimp & Pasta w/ Fresh Tomato Basil Cream
Easy Peasy Pizza
Dutch Oven Spaghetti & Meatballs (no boil)


East Meets East Beef & Eggplant
Thai Style Beef Noodle Soup
Thai Marinade & Basting Sauce
Thai Sweet & Hot Dipping Sauce
Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce
The World’s Best Chinese Egg Rolls
Szechuan Garlic Sauce (for vegetables or as a dressing for stir-fried meats)
Apricot Sweet & Sour Sauce (for eggrolls)
Soy Chile Sauce (for eggrolls)
Mustard Ginger Sauce (for eggrolls)
Grilled Teriyaki Skirt Steak
Asian-style Ground Beef
Drunken Noodles (Thai)
Thai Shrimp & Eggplant Curry
Shrimp Pad Thai
Fresh Spring Rolls
General Tso’s Chicken
Asian Chicken Meatballs w/ Szechuan Garlic Sauce
Asian Ramen Noodle Soup
Chinese-style Beef & Broccoli
Sesame Chicken
Szechuan Garlic Eggplant
Szechuan ‘Dry’ Fried Green Beans
Orange Chicken
Chicken Adobo (Filipino)
Thai-style Squid Stir Fry
Tung An Chicken Skewers
Simple Lemongrass Shrimp
Chicken Inasal/Chicken Inasal Meatballs (Filipino)
Chinese Hot & Sour Soup
Crispy Orange Beef
Thai Grilled Chicken (Gai Yang)
Szechuan Salt & Pepper Shrimp
Vietnamese-style Pork Ribs
Galbi ~ Korean Short Ribs
Asian Beef & Asparagus Grill
Spicy Fried Rice w/ Crispy Gizzards
Vegetable Chow Mein

Southern ‘Fried’

Frito Pie
Classic Fried Okra
Nashville Hot Fried Chicken
Chicken Fried Steak w/ Sawmill Gravy
Salmon Patties (Croquettes)
Cajun Fried Chicken
Southern Pan Fried Chicken

Comfort Food

Macaroni & Cheese in Ramekins
Porcupine Meatballs
Southern Chicken & Dumplings
Smothered Pork Chops
Grown Up Salisbury Steak
Beef Tips over Rice
Stuffed Bell Peppers
Texas Competition-style Chili

Weeknight Gourmet

Slow-cooker Chicken
Sausage Lasagne Rollups
Easy Grilled Pork Chops
Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken
Lemon Orzo Shrimp Skillet
Easy Lemon Chicken
Taco Meatloaf

The Dinner Confessional

Braised Beef
Crunchy Yum Yum Ribs (pork)
Seafood Risotto
Dry Aged Beef
Sun-dried Tomato Crusted Pork Chops w/ Butter-Caper Sauce
Barbecue Chicken
Marinated Grilled Flank Steak & Baby Bellas
Garlicky Cilantro Chicken
Foil Dinner Packets
Caribbean-style Roasted Pork Shoulder
Scallops Provencal
Churrasco Mixed Grill
Meyer Lemon Chicken
Garlicky Sun-Dried Tomato Shrimp
Baked Garlic Butter Tilapia
Parchment Fish w/ Summer Squash (Fish en Papillote)
Chile Dusted Shrimp w/ Fresh Grits
Bubble & Squeak
Fish w/ Meyer Lemon Caper Sauce
Crawfish in Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce
Mofongo w/ Shrimp
Lobster w/ Chile Lime Aioli
Perfectly Grilled Steak
Classic Roasted Chicken
Blackened Fish w/ Mango Salsa
Cuban Pork Chops
Melt-in-your mouth Pork Ribs
Crab Cakes
New Fashioned Cowboy Beans & Ribs
Dutch Oven Chicken & Rice Verde
Cheesy Summer Squash Galette (in a Dutch oven)
Smoked Summer Sausage & Sauerkraut (in a Dutch oven)


Chocolate Cheesecake w/ Chocolate Ganache & Toffee Bits
Coconut Cheesecake
Baby Food Cake (Spice Cake)
New York-style Crumb Cake
The Ultimate Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Cobbler
Sand Tarts (Christmas cookies)
Soda Pop Sherbet
Buttermilk Pie
Coconut Sorbet w/ Kaffir Lime Syrup
Chocolate Caramel Apple Tart
Meyer Lemon Curd
Cushaw (Pumpkin) Butter Pasties
Golden Pumpkin Tassies
Classic Crème Brûlée
Cranberry Lime Sorbet


Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts
New York-style Crumb Cake
Sausage Gravy w/ Bacon & Sage
Tex-Mex Breakfast Tacos
Crème Brûlée French Toast
Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict w/ Asparagus
Catherine’s French Toast w/ Nutella & Bananas


Watermelon Strawberry Slush
Rich & Creamy Hot Chocolate
Meyer Lemon Limoncello