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
Sweet Black Pepper Sauced Scallops w/ Bacon
Salsa Grilled Shrimp
Crispy Korean-style Wings

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
Meyer Lemon Rice Florentine
Campfire Fried Potatoes

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
Chili Mac in a Dutch Oven (No Boil)
Chuck Wagon Stew
Chicken & Bamboo Shoot Noodle Soup (Bun Mang Ga)

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
Brats in a Blanket w/ Caramelized Kraut
Ancho Braised Short Rib Sandwich

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
Avocado Crema 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
Skillet Fideos w/ Smoked Sausage
Mexican Shrimp Fried Rice


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)
Creamy fra Diavlo w/ Calamari Croutons
Pappardelle w/ Ragù alla Bolognese & Gruyere-Parmesan Bechimella


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
Chinese Beef & Snow Peas

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
Smoked Sausage w/ Parmesan Pink Sauce
Weeknight Minestrone Soup
Weeknight Chicken & Dumplings

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)
Barbecue Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Cuban style New York Strip Steak
Creamy Mushroom Pasta
Beer Battered Shrimp & Chips
Cider Brined Pork Chops w/ Apple Thyme Pan Sauce


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