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Loaded Baked Potato Balls

Loaded Baked Potato Balls

Mashed potatoes mixed with butter, sour cream, scallions, and bacon, are formed into balls, stuffed with a chunk of cheddar cheese, breaded with…

Marisa Musto
Sep 2010
Advanced
8 votes
8137 views
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnaps and Walnuts

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnaps and Walnuts

We were treated to this wonderful cheesecake when visiting our good friends in Pasadena. It was beautiful and…

John Spottiswood
Dec 2010
Advanced
8 votes
1791 views
Grilled Asian Pork Loin

Grilled Asian Pork Loin

We had a BBQ party today and served pork loin with two different types of marinade. This one was universally loved. It has a wonderful sweet and…

John Spottiswood
Jul 2011
Advanced
8 votes
8530 views
Flavorful Grilled Shrimp

Flavorful Grilled Shrimp

This is a classic grilled shrimp recipe originally from Craig Clairborne's NYT cookbook, then adapted by Ina Garten, and then finally perfected by…

John Spottiswood
Sep 2012
Advanced
8 votes
3684 views
Ratatouille

Ratatouille

Easy and tasty. Did I mention that it's an easy recipe?

Carol E. Smith
Feb 2008
Beginner
8 votes
16933 views
Salmon Baked in Foil

Salmon Baked in Foil

This is a simple recipe but it is really delicious. What I love about it is that it has enough flavor to make any adult's mouth water, but our kids…

John Spottiswood
Nov 2010
Advanced
9 votes
6365 views
Pan Seared Sirloin Steaks with Sauteed Onions

Pan Seared Sirloin Steaks with Sauteed Onions

We don't eat a lot of steak, and when we do I normally grill it. My mom used to frequently serve pan seared…

John Spottiswood
Sep 2012
Advanced
8 votes
9756 views
Awesome Split Pea Soup

Awesome Split Pea Soup

We made this soup by combining the best of two recipes...one from America's Test Kitchen and one from Cook's Illustrated's the Best New Recipe. I…

John Spottiswood
Dec 2009
Advanced
8 votes
6431 views
World Champion Oatmeal Bars

World Champion Oatmeal Bars

I make a lot of tasty brownies and bars, but few have gotten more raves than these. Of course, I served them to a bunch of SF Giants fans after the…

Nancy Miyasaki
Nov 2010
Intermediate
8 votes
5410 views
Grilled Garlic Lime Pork Chops

Grilled Garlic Lime Pork Chops

This is a super simple recipe and the combination of flavors is fantastic. We served it with a flavorful quinoa dish. We were tempted to put the…

Nancy Miyasaki
Sep 2011
Intermediate
8 votes
1319 views
Creole Rice Pudding

Creole Rice Pudding

NEVER throw day-old rice away! Next time you have that extra-large Chinese take out and you have some of that white rice left over, you have the…

Amos Miller
Feb 2011
Professional
7 votes
4937 views
Easy Sour Cream Biscuits

Easy Sour Cream Biscuits

Quick to the table because there's no cutting of shortening into flour mixture. Just stir in sour cream, knead lightly, pat out, cut and bake.…

Salad Foodie
Mar 2012
Professional
7 votes
34617 views
Festive Pasta Salad

Festive Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is colorful and zesty! Serve warm or at room temperature.

Kelsey Martin
Jun 2008
Intermediate
10 votes
25133 views
Romaine Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

Romaine Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

The crisp inner leaves of romaine lettuce goes wonderfully with this light and creamy basil-infused dressing.…

John Spottiswood
Jan 2012
Advanced
7 votes
2702 views
Budwig Diet Smoothie

Budwig Diet Smoothie

Someone turned me on to Dr. Johanna Budwig recently. I read a bit about her research and her diet online. While there isn't a lot of hard evidence…

John Spottiswood
Jun 2010
Advanced
8 votes
9651 views