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Recipes to Love

• 14 August 2007

This is an edited collection of my favorite recipes--all crowd pleasers and all recipes I come back to over and over. Bon appetit!


Crostini with Shiitake Mushrooms, Prosciutto + Blue Cheese

Farmer's Market Crudités with Buttermilk Herb Dip


Baked Ziti with Sausage, Spinach and Tomatoes - add more pasta to the recipe

Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower, Arugula + Prosciutto

Turkey Lasagna

Rigatoni with Sausage + Zucchini

Main Courses:

Pork Chops with Creamy Mushroom Sauce & Mashed Potatoes

Chicken with Mustard Cream and Watercress

Herb Crusted Salmon with Roasted Lemons - go a little easy on the Dijon

Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower, Arugula & Prosciutto

Fennel Crusted Roast Pork

Hazelnut Encrusted Salmon

Spice Rubbed Chicken

Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Mustard + Creme Fraiche (for an easy make-your-own creme fraiche recipe, click here).

Couscous + Parsley Crusted Fish

Pork Souvlaki (serve with a good Greek salad)

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Mustard-Tarragon Sauce

Parmesan Pork Cutlets with Lemon + Arugula


Best Ever Chinese Chicken Salad

Southwestern Salad - great as a main dish too

Butter Lettuce Salad with Bacon, Dried Cherries & Roquefort Dressing

Fresh Corn Salad

Romaine and Roasted Beet Salad


Carrot Souffle

Scallops in Parchment (sear the scallops first--very important)

Spaghetti Squash with Jalopeno Cream

Simple Cheese Souffle

Rosemary Corn Muffins

Potato Fennel Gratin

Fresh Corn Souffle with Bacon & Comte


Lentil Sausage Soup - Harmons Mild Italian/Spicy Italian is perfect

Roasted Tomato Soup

Winter Squash Soup - even without the Gruyere croutons, this is the best squash soup!


Banana Sour Cream Pancakes

Banana Crunch Muffins - French Vanilla granola is fantastic in this recipe

Quiche Lorraine - great for lunch or even dinner too (with a salad)

Wild Mushroom Quiche - ditto


Heavenly Gray Sea Salt Brownies

Top 10 Desserts

image from Blueprint Magazine (r.i.p)


  1. I loved your sour milk biscuits and have made them a few times. I can't seem to find the recipe again here or over at Zupas. Can you help me out? Thanks!

  2. Hi Maryanne,

    Try this link:



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  4. Here you will find a great collection of the best French dishes you can make for your family and friends, including french dessert recipes, French bread recipes, horsdoeuvres, pate recipes, fish recipes and the most divine French pastry!

  5. I'm on a mission to make all these recipes!!

  6. Looking forward to trying the cheese souffles. In a college class (about a hundred years ago) we made a variety of of souffles one day and it was the funnest experience. I'd been looking for a recipe to try this out again and I love that this one can be done in a couple of ramekins. Thanks a bunch!

  7. Hello Maryanne,

    My name is Gaynor and I am the owner of

    I see that someone above - vi da nam - on November 9, 2011, has written a comment - all stolen from my website.

    Would you please be kind enough to remove this for me.

    Thank you so much.


  8. Hello Gaynor, I went ahead and deleted the comment per your request. I'm not sure why someone did that, but whatever. Have a great day!


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