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Panettone French Toast


Posted in: Breakfast & Brunch | Cuisines: Fusion
Panettone French Toast

Baked often with plump raisins, currants and citrus zest, panettone is light and buttery.  This traditional holiday bread heralds the arrival of Christmas and the new year in Italy.  Start the day off right and impress your family and guests with a very easy recipe to make French toast with this Italian delight.

Za’atar Dusted Lamb & Sour Cherry Demi-Glace


Posted in: Main Course | Cuisines: Dessert, Middle Eastern
Za’atar Dusted Lamb & Sour Cherry Demi-Glace

Za’atar is a wonderful and aromatic spice blend in Middle Eastern cuisine that vary by region but frequently is made up of toasted white sesame seeds, ground sumac, thyme and salt. Succulent lamb chops get a zesty punch with this fragrant seasoning while pairing well with the sweet tartness of the sour cherry demi-glace.

Ginger Crème Brûlée


Posted in: Dessert | Cuisines: Appetizer, French
Ginger Crème Brûlée

Rich and creamy, these gingery custards can be prepared and baked a day or two ahead, but wait until you’re ready to serve them to caramelize the sugar topping. You’ll need a mini blowtorch for this step.

Teeny Tiny Tahini Cookies


Posted in: Dessert | Cuisines: Dessert, Fusion
Teeny Tiny Tahini Cookies

These simple, tasty cookies are adapted from a classic Armenian recipe. Dust them with powdered sugar or dip them in chocolate, these cookies go great with a glass of cold milk, hot tea or cappuccino, any time of day.

Piqui-Piqui Bronzini


Posted in: Main Course | Cuisines: Dessert, Middle Eastern
Piqui-Piqui Bronzini

Dazzle at dinner with this roasted whole sea bass drizzled with a spicy pepper-infused oil and slivered garlic, which develops big flavors using unique ingredients. Also known as Mediterranean sea bass, the bronzini has a taste and texture that is similar to the red snapper. It is often served whole and filleted at tableside.

Moroccan “Spatchcocked” Game Hen


Posted in: Savory Dish | Cuisines: Beverage, Fusion
Moroccan “Spatchcocked” Game Hen

The technique of "spatchcocking" is to first butterfly the game hen, remove the backbone and then break the breastbone so that it will lay flat. This method exposes more skin, which crisps up nicely at a higher temperature. Along with Morrocan spices mixed herbs and a lemon rub marinade, this creates tender breast meat and juicy and flavorful drumsticks, all done in less time. Serve with warm berries, roasted tomatoes, tomato oil and arugula.

Chef’s Halavas


Posted in: Sweets | Cuisines: Salad, Middle Eastern
Chef’s Halavas

Make your own rich and nutty decadence. The swirls of melt-in-your-mouth sesame, crunch of hazelnut and smoothness of fine dark chocolate transport you to a flavor sensation of the culinary kismet of Europe, the Far East and beyond. For YUMMY! perfection, pair with your favorite floral or fruity mousse, ice cream or gelato.

Baba Ghanouj


Posted in: Appetizer | Cuisines: Main Course, Middle Eastern
Baba Ghanouj

A Middle Eastern dip that's easy to make and healthy too. With Super Bowl right around the corner, cheer on your favorite team all the while enjoying tasty snacks that will liven up your tastebuds!

Kielbasa Pot Pie


Posted in: Main Course | Cuisines: Main Course, Fusion
Kielbasa Pot Pie

Ready for Fall? Start with an easy and delicious pot pie! And as a special treat for the kids (or the kid in you), make individual-size pies, using a few 10- to 12-ounce gratin dishes.

Pistachio-Apricot Oatmeal Cookies


Posted in: Sweets | Cuisines: Sweets, American

This recipe yields a cookie that is thinner, chewier, and crispier than I’d ordinarily choose, but it’s absolutely delicious. The high ratio of brown sugar to white results in a deep caramel flavor, which goes wonderfully with the pistachios and dried apricots.

Potato Salad


Posted in: Salad | Cuisines: Side Dish, American
Potato Salad

This simple, chilled potato salad makes great use of unpeeled potatoes. Creamy and flavorful, whip up a batch for a luncheon with friends, to enjoy at a summer concert or serve up alongside bbq.