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    Drinks either with or without alcohol
    Drinks with alcohol   
    Drinks containing no alcohol
Breads, Rolls and Muffins
Eggs and Cheese
Salad, Salad Dressings and Molded Salads
    Salad Dressings
    Molded salads
Jams, Jellies & Marmalades
Savory sauces
Relishes & Condiments
Pasta & Pasta Sauces
Rice, Dumplings & Grains
    Ground Meats
Fish & Shellfish
Cakes, Dessert Sauces  & Icings
    Sweet, Dessert Sauces
Pies & Pastries
    Pastry Recipes
Cookies, Bars and Tea Cakes
Desserts (not cakes, not pies, and not cookies, bars  tea cakes)
Miscellaneous Fun, from bubbles for the backyard and marshmallow to canine cookies and cat crackers




Standard Bar Measurements

    Drinks good either with or without alcohol:

Cherry Lemon Fizz (with or without vodka, gin, sparkling water)

Horse's Neck (with or without whiskey)

    Drinks with alcohol:

Bloody Mary (with citrus garnish)

Bloody Mary (with lovage "straws")

Boston Ward 8 (bourbon-based)

Boston Ward 8 (whiskey-based)

Cayman mama

Classic Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Dolphin Striker

Kir (Chablis Cassis)

Anson's & Jenny's Margaritas

Best Fresh Margaritas, a la Cook's

Margarita I

Margarita II

Dom's Negroni

Cotter's Skyrocket

Sangria (red)

Sangria (white)

Sloe Gin Fizz

Tortuga Cayman Mama

Tom Collins


Whiskey Sour

The Wibble

Party Punch

Café Brulot

Egg Nog à la Pirkey (the "family" recipe, a Four-Roses brand concoction from the 1940's -- might even affect Frosty)

Holiday Eggnog (a variation,  made with Bourbon / no Brandy)

Hot Buttered Eggnog

Brandied Eggnog

Tom & Jerry

   Drinks containing no alcohol:

(see also Cherry Lemon Fizz and Horse's Neck)

Cardinal Punch

Cocoa and Marshmallows


Anchovy Deviled Eggs (incl. regular deviled eggs directions)

Antipasto à la Joe Tecce's

Maria Tulman's Antipasti Bowl

Bagna Cauda (Hot creamy, garlic dip for fresh vegetables)

Cheese Ball with Roquefort

Pineapple-Pecan Cheese Ball

Nancy's Cheese Balls

Cheese Dip with Pita Chips

Cheese Pennies

Cheese Puffs & Profiteroles

Hot Crab Dip

Clam Dip

Double Dip

Cranberry Wiener Snacks

Gouda-Cheddar Cheese Dip

Cheesy Madeleines

Deviled Eggs Parmigiano

Marinated Black Olives

Marinated Mushrooms & Peppers

Mozzarella in Carrozza

Parmesan Crisps

Party Meatballs

Pita Chips (for Dips)

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce & Pine Nut Cream Cheese "Torte"

Roquefort Spread

Rosy Radishes

Jimmy Richmonds' Salsa

Terrine du Porc, Veau et Jambon

Tex-Mex Salsa Dip, served warm

Wharf Restaurant Tuna Ceviche with Smoked Salmon

Mousse de Saumon

Breads, Rolls and Muffins:


Cinnamon Bread

Cranberry Fruit Nut Bread

Cranberry Streusel Muffins

Cream-cheese crescent rolls

Dill Bread

Eggnog Muffins (Clara Lou's)

Eggnog Muffins  (big batch)


Molasses Brown Bread

Monkey Bread

Onion & Fontina Beer-batter Bread

Anson's Popovers to accompany Roast Beast

Basic Popovers

Cotter Popovers

Grandma's Popovers

Enormous Popovers

Giant "Popover" (inspired by Popover Chicken)

Parmesan Popovers

Pita Chips

Sourdough Starter

San Francisco-style Sourdough Bread

White Bread

Yorkshire Pudding


Clotted Cream

Mr. Crutchley’s Crullers

Caramel Pecan Coffee Cake

Holiday Coffee Cake

Aunt Kay's Coffee Cake

Scones à la Seattle

Buttermilk Waffles

Joy's Twin-O-Matic Waffles    (you'll flip over these)

Schultes' Texas Waffles

Shirred Eggs, aka oeufs sur le plat

Eggs and Cheese:

Cheese Fondue

Cheese Soufflé (1) 

Cheese Soufflé (2) 

Egg Foo Yung

Gouda-Cheddar Cheese Dip

Huevos Rancheros

Mozzarella-pesto Strata

Spinach Friittata

Spinach Soufflé

Welch Rarebit

Welsh Rabbit

Alsatian Onion Tart

Bacon & Cheese Quiche

Cheese & Onion Pie

Impossible Bacon Quiche

Quiche Lorraine

Shirred Eggs

Spinach & Ricotta Quiche

Sweet Corn Timbale with Peppers

Swiss Mushroom Pie

Salads, Salad Dressings & Molded Salads


Bacon, lettuce & tomato Salad

Bean Sprouts Salad with Egg Garnish

Cabbage-Apple Coleslaw

Canlis' Restaurant Salad

Charlie's Frisée Salad with Poached Egg

Chinese Century Salad

Clementine & Spinach Salad with Pear Vinaigrette

Coleslaw (Mama's)

Cucumbers in Sour Cream

Greek Salad

Wilted Spinach Salad

Roasted Red Pepper Salad

Bob Fenn's Romaine Salad

    Salad Dressings

Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Escarole & Endive Salad with Gorgonzola

French Dressing / Sauce Vinaigrette              

Garlic Dressing for Salads and String Beans   

FSK’s Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

Roquefort Salad Dressing

Gorgonzola Dressing

Mayonnaise, mixed by hand

Curry Mayonnaise

Machine Mayonnaise

Yogurt Mayonnaise

Not-quite Sal's Italian Salad Dressing

Tea Room Salad Dressing

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Fresh Tomato Vinaigrette (for snap peas & other veggies)

Vinaigrette Variations

Waldorf Salad

    Molded Salads

Carrot Gelatin Salad

Frozen Cranberry Salad

(Layered) Cranberry Apple Salad

July 4th Jell-O Salad

Lime-Cheese Jell-O Salad

Tomato Aspic


Elin's Black Bean Pumpkin Soup

Hearty Minestrone Gratiné

Lotus Restaurant-style Spicy Soup (Chicken or Shrimp) Canh Chua

Oyster Gumbisque à la Mode du Patron

Velvet Corn Soup

Jams, Jellies & Marmalades:

Hot Pepper Jelly

Shallot-Cassis Marmalade

Savory Sauces:


Avgolemono Sauce

Béarnaise Sauce

Béarnaise Sauce, made with a blender

Béarnaise Sauce, made without white wine

Blackberry Sauce

Poppy’s Barbecue Sauce for Chicken

Not Quite Bryant’s Barbecue Sauce

Beef Stock (ver. The Four Seasons)

Blue Mountain Coffee Barbecue Sauce

Brown Sauce (ver. The Four Seasons)

Brown Sauce (ver. A Treasury of Great Recipes)

Brown Stock (ver. A Treasury of Great Recipes)

Chinese Dipping Sauces

Citrus Island Spice Marinade

Clotted cream 

Crème anglaise

Crème fraîche simple

Crème fraîche (made with buttermilk)

Crème fraîche (made with whipping cream & sour cream)

Crème fraîche Sauce Occidental

Curried Mayonnaise

Duck Sauce

Fondue Sauces (link)

Ginger Sauce for Grilled Poultry

Hard-cooked Egg Sauce

Hollandaise Sauce

Honey Barbecue Sauce

Horseradish Sauce

Horseradish, freshly grated for sauces

Madeira Sauce (ver. The Four Seasons)

Marinara Sauce (ver. Mama Leone)

Mint Sauce (made with malt vinegar)

Mint Sauce (made with sherry vinegar)

Mock Hollandaise Sauce

Mornay Sauce

Mustard Sauce

Nineteen Spices Sauce

Orange Currant Sauce for Roast Duck

Paprika Sauce for Beef Fondue

Sauce Perigourdine (ver. The Four Seasons)


Pesto, unmechanized

Poncho Sauce

Raisin Cider or Beer Sauce

Soy-sesame Dipping Sauce

Steak Sauce

T-L Tomato Sauce

Welch Rarebit

Welsh Rabbit

Relishes & Condiments:

Cranberry Chutney Stamberg

Freshly grated horseradish

Horseradish, freshly grated or creamy

NYT-NPR Cranberry Relish


Acorn Squash

Barley and Mushroom Casserole (made with imported dried mushrooms)

Barley Casserole (made with local fresh mushrooms)

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

Broccoli Vinaigrette

Cauliflower Casserole Dijon

John Wayne’s Cheese Casserole

Corn Bread Pudding

Corn Pilaf

Corn Pudding

Corn Pudding II

Corn Risotto

Eggplant-Zucchini Casserole

Green Been Casserole (traditional)

Fresh Green Bean & Mushroom Casserole

Aunt Vivian’s Ratatouille

Roasted Red Peppers

Scalloped Corn

Scalloped Corn and Oyster Casserole

Skillet Red Cabbage

Red Cabbage with Marrons & Bacon

Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Mustard-Glazed Carrots

John Paul’s Limas

Mushrooms in Lemon Sauce

Mushrooms with Sherry

Snap Peas with Tomato Vinaigrette

Oven-roasted Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

Simplified Scalloped Potatoes

Crock Pot Potato Casserole


Spinach Frittata

Maple-glazed Sweet Potatoes

Maple-glazed Sweet Potatoes II

Praline Candied Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes "Anna" or "Apple Gratin"

Zucchini, Mediterranean Style

Pasta & Pasta Sauces:

Bolognese Sauce for Pasta

Lea & Perrins' Cheese and Noodle Casserole

Jayne's Lasagne


Pesto Lasagne

Rao's Lasagne

Reader's Veggie Lasagne

Stuffed Manicotti

Mussels over angel hair pasta

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage


Ragù alla Bolognese

Ragù alla Napolitano 

Salsa Marinara Rao's

Sauce for Meatballs (Leone Marinara + T-L Tomato)

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Spaghetti alla Carbonara  (JPF)

The "Godfather’s" Spaghetti Sauce

Simple Sausage & Spaghetti Supper

Sunday Gravy

Tartar Sauce

Rice, Dumplings & Grains:

Barley Casserole (with dried mushrooms)

Barley Casserole (with fresh mushrooms)

Barley-Wild Rice Risotto

Chen’s Plain White Rice

Chen’s Egg-Fried Rice (Home & Cantonese Style)

Chinese Restaurant-style Rice

Corn and Rice Pilaf

Corn Risotto

Farfel "Pilaf"

Gnocchi Verdi (Small Spinach Dumplings)

Nutty Rice Pilaf

Rice Pilaf

Risotto alla Milanese


Soubise with basmati and saffron


Spanish Rice

Suppli al Telefono

Catalan Vegetable Paella

Tuna & Spinach Rice

Wild Rice

Wild Rice with Mushrooms and Almonds

Wild Rice - Orzo Pilaf



Daube de Boeuf

Beef Stew with Rice, Onions and Tomatoes

Easy Beef Stew

Boeuf Bourguignon (NOK)

Five Flies Beef Stew  

Hands Off Beef Stew  

Paprika Beef Stew

Foolproof Rib Roast of Beef  (a.k.a. SWK prime-rib recipe)

$25,000 California Casserole with Butter-Crumb Dumplings

Dangerous Dan's Favorite Chili

Soup-enhanced Pot Roast

Cranberry Pot Roast

Welch Ranch Pot Roast


Shortcut Sauerbraten

Shepherd's Pie

Baked Short Ribs

Forgotten (Short) Ribs

Short Ribs in Mustard

Short Ribs Braised in Red Wine (go to top of short-rib page for info on cuts)

Beer-Braised Short Ribs (go to top of short-rib page for info on cuts)


Marinated Leg of Lamb

Mustard-coated Leg of Lamb

Slow-cooked Leg of Lamb

NOK’s California Shish Kabob


Mandarin Sweet and Sour Pork

Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Peach & Ginger Sauce

Roast Pork with Blackberry Sauce


Blanquette de veau à l’ancienne

Osso Buco

Shortcut Osso Buco

Paprika Wiener Schnitzel

Veal Balls in Tomato Sauce

Veal Cutlet Parmigiana (Leone’s)

Veal and Rice Casserole

Veal duple à la Andrew

Hungarian Veal Goulash

Veal Milanese à la Baldoria

Veal Rolls (spittini)

Veal Rolls à la Swiss

White Veal Stew with Mushrooms, Corn and Sherry

Veal, Sausage and Bean Stew

Veal Scallopine, Fenn style

Veal Stew with Belgian Endive

   Ground Meat Dishes:

Beef Rice Balls

Bobotie (Baked Ground Lamb and Curry Casserole)

French Canadian Pork Pie

French Canadian Meat Pie (alternative to family-favorite pork pie)

Ground Beef with Butter-Crumb Dumplings

Hamburger Steaks with Poncho Sauce

Hamburger Stroganoff

Anna & Frankie' s (Rao's) Meatballs

Meatballs with Peppers and Onions

Key Meatloaf

Quaker Diner Meatloaf

Roast Meatloaf with Chili Glaze

Susan's Meatloaf with Variations


Party Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

Taco Filling > Tacos


Arroz con Pollo

Arroz con Pollo with Salsa Verde

Barbecued Chicken with Orange Slices

Poppy's Barbecued Chicken

Oven Barbecued Chicken


Outrider's Bean Cassoulet

Chicken and  Rice Casserole

Chicken Breasts with Herbed Mushrooms

Chicken Casserole with Forty Cloves of Garlic

Chicken Kebab with Blue Mountain Barbecue Sauce

Chicken Piccata

Chicken, Sausage, Potatoes & Peppers (oven-style)

Chicken Sicilian à la Rao's

Cheese & White-Wine Chicken Casserole

Connie’s Chicken

Coq Au Vin

Cooks' Crunchy Oven-fried Chicken

Cornflake Chicken

Crunchy Parmesan Chicken

Double Broiled Lemon Chicken à la Baldoria

Honey-pecan Oven-fried Chicken

No-fry Fried Chicken

Oven-fried Chicken

Parmesan Herb Chicken Breasts

Popover Chicken

Pressed Chicken

Rice Krispies Chicken

Roast Duck au Cassis

Rosemary Lemon Chicken

Rumanian Smothered Chicken with Sour Cream and Lemon

Soubise Casserole with Mornay Sauce

Granny's Brandied Turkey Breast

Turkey Chops

Turkey Chops (a test of a method of presenting information)

Turkey, Stuffed and Roasted

Fish and Shellfish:

Baked Stuffed Shrimp

Chinese Shrimp

Clambake NOK

Chinese Striped Bass

Crabcakes by Williams

Curried Shrimp

Fish and Chips Batter (Fenn)

Ernie's Frogmore Stew

Stock-based Frogmore Stew

Linguine with White or Pink Clam Sauce (Rao's)

Mediterranean Shrimp


"Classic" Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tootie's Tuna Noodle Casserole


Cakes, Dessert Sauces  & Icings


1-2-3-4 Cake (a basic white cake)

7up® Cake

Fresh Apple Cake

Angel Food Cake

Angel Snowstorm Cake

Marble Angel-food Cake

Applesauce Cake

Applesauce Spice Cake

Black Magic Cake

Blueberry Cheesecake

Blueberry Crumb Cake

Bourbon Pecan Cake with Swirl Frosting

Buttercream Pound Cake (with poppy seeds)

Buttermilk Pound Cake with Coconut Frosting

Hallockville Carrot Cake

Carrot Pineapple Cake

Cheesecake Brulée

Cherry Cake aka Poppy's Low-Cholesterol Cherry Dessert

Chocolate Amaretto Cake

Chocolate Angel-food Cake

Christmas Cake, a fruitcake, sort of

John Paul Froehlich's Chocolate Mousse Cake

Chocolate Pièce de Résistance ( from a box)

Cocoa Angel Cake

Coconut Layer Cake

Crème Fraîche Cheesecakes with Seasonal Fruits

Dulce de leche Cheesecake

Lemonade Cheesecake

Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake

"Nabisco" Cheesecake '90

Tootie's Cheesecake

Mid-west Honey Cake

Lemon Poundcake, Squeezed

Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake à la ClaraLou

Lemon Pudding Cake

Light Fruit Cake

Marble Angel-food Cake

Miami Beach Bake-off Birthday Cake

Peach Shortcake

Pina Colada Cheesecake

Pina Colada Cake Hawaiian

Pina Colada Party Cake

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Polynesian Wedding Cake

Pumpkin Cheesecake à la Cheesecake Factory

Pumpkin Spice Cake (deep rosette pan)

Rhubarb Upside-down Cake

Roasted Peaches and Blueberries with Vanilla Cake

Rum Cake

Rum Cupcakes


Silver White Cake

Golden Sponge Cake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake (deep rosette pan)

Sweet Potato Cake

Yellow Layer Cake

    Sweet, Dessert Sauces:

Blueberry Glaze

Bourbon Crème Anglaise

Brandy Butter

Dulce de leche

Hard Sauce

Pineapple Topping for cheesecake

Raspberry Coulis

Raspberry Cranberry Sauce


Buttercream Frosting with Toasted Coconut

Caramel Frosting

Chocolate Icing

Coconut Frosting

Coffee Buttercream Frosting

Coffee or Mocha Icing

Basic Cream Cheese Frosting for Applesauce Cake

Basic Cream Cheese Icing

Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting with Toasted Coconut

Creamy Coconut Frosting

Creamy Vanilla Frosting

Fluffy Butter Frosting (a processor icing)

Fluffy Maple Frosting (a processor icing)

Fruit Drizzle for Pound Cake

Fudge Frosting (a processor icing)

Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Mocha Frosting

Mocha Frosting for Cookies

Orange Buttercream Icing

Processor Icings

Swirl Frosting

Pies and Pastries:

Apple Pie (Judy's traditional apple pie, sky high)

Apple Pie (Peggy's slightly different approach to apple pie)

Crumb-Topped Apple Pie  (a.k.a. Pie in a Sack)

Apple Sour Cream Pie (a.k.a. Crumb-topped Apple Sour Cream Pie)

Bourbon Pecan Pie with Sweet Spice Crust

Poppy's Low-Cholesterol Cherry Dessert

Cherry Pie with Crumb  or Lattice Topping

Chocolate-Cookie-Crumb Pie Crust

Marcia Budil's Cranberry-Cherry Pie 

Open Face Cranberry Pie

Cranberry-Raisin Pie

Cream Cheese Pie

Grasshopper Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie

Cool Lime Pie

Old Fashioned Mince Pie

Peanut Butter Mousse Pie

Frozen Mud Pie

Pecan or Coconut Pie

Pecan (or Coconut) Pie Cheesecake

Bettie McDonalds Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie - another approach

Pumpkin Mousse Pie with a Ginger Crust

Pumpkin Pie with Orange Marmalade

Double-crust Raspberry Pie

Fresh Raspberry Pie

Carol Lahey’s Fresh Strawberry Pie

French Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Glacé Pie

Sweet Spice Crust Dough

Pastry Recipes:

Nearly Perfect Pie Crust

Pie Dough (aka Paté Brisée)

Tootie's Most Nearly Perfect Pie Crust

Processor Pastry

Cookies --  Bars -- Tea Cakes:

Fil’s Brownies (a.k.a. Karen’s Brownies)

Brownies with Frosting

Candied Fruit Drops

Chocolate Drop Cookies

Chocolate-Walnut Drop Cookies a.k.a. Santa Cookies

Variations:  chocolate-walnut drop cookies with frosting

Date Bars

Devil's Food Drop Cookies

Mrs. Santa's Favorite Cookies

Chocolate Chip Kisses

Christmas Cream Cheese Cookies

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies


Raspberry Meringue Squares

Mincemeat Bars

Snowball Cookies

Stephanie's Great Sugar Cookies

Striped Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

Thumbelina Cookies

Tra-la-la Cookies

Desserts (not cakes, not pies, and not cookies):

Apple Crisp

Steamed Apple Pudding with Raisins

Broken Glass Dessert

Banana Crème Brulée

Charlotte's Blueberry Delight

Poppy's Low-Cholesterol Cherry Dessert

Chocolate Amaretto Budino

Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate Soufflé with Grand Marnier Sauce

Loretta's Easy Fruit Cobbler

Sour Cherry Cobbler

Crème Anglaise

Lemon Crème Brûlée

Eggnog Bread Pudding

Lemon Pudding, steamed

Lemon Sponge Custard

Mixed Berries with Crème Fraîche

Plum Pudding

Strawberry Crown Trifle

Jayne’s Trifle

Tennessee Éclair Pie

Biscuit Tortoni

Country Style Tortoni

Sugar Cookies

Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Soufflé with Grand Marnier Sauce

Souffléd almond-dulce de leche Crêpes

Quick Ice Cream Cake

Miscellaneous Fun

Bologna Rollups

Bubbles for the Backyard

Canine Cookies aka Snowball's favorite dog biscuits

Cat Crackers

Peanut Butter Doggie Treats

Homemade Colored Sugar for Decorated Cookies

Midnight Puppy Snack

Hot Peppers à la Pirkey


Substitutions, links for alternatives in a pinch

Test (holiday graphics).

Test Two (salvage-graphics)


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