Meals and sides for potlucks or when people need a helping hand.

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Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad

Where I grew up in Almaden Valley, a suburb of San Jose, California, my mom and the other ladies...

Turmeric Chicken Pilaf

Turmeric Chicken Pilaf

This one-pot chicken and rice dinner is perfect for weeknights, as it comes together in about half...

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

"It's the most amazing, most perfect banana bread!" Five years ago, my friend's then 12-year-old...

Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup

  Chicken Soup makes about 2 quarts of chicken broth for soup Phase 1 soup broth/stock2–4...

Artichoke Nibbles

Artichoke Nibbles

My Mom made a lot of recipes from Sunset magazine in the 1970's and these Artichoke Nibbles are...

Raw Kale Salad with Quinoa

Raw Kale Salad with Quinoa

This salad has been a favorite of mine since before I moved to Montana, over a dozen years ago. I...

One Pot Rice and Beans

One Pot Rice and Beans

New York Times Cooking ran a one-pot meal feature and it inspired me to simplify our rice and bean...

White Bean and Kale Soup

White Bean and Kale Soup

This is Jackie Page's white bean and kale soup that we published in the Fall 2021 issue of Edible...

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

This sweet heat dressing pulls together all the farmers market vegetables and shredded rotisserie...

Barbacoa

Barbacoa

I love the limey acidity in this slow cooked, spicy beef that I like to serve as soft tacos with...

Orange Blueberry Muffins

Orange Blueberry Muffins

The muffin top here is crisp perfection and the interior crumb is light, like that of a fine cake....

Oatmeal Crumble Berry Bars

Oatmeal Crumble Berry Bars

There are thousands of recipes out there for something similar. But the reason I post is to share...

Black Bean Tortilla Soup

Black Bean Tortilla Soup

Yummy, feel-good dinner coming right up!  Another great recipe from Kathryne Taylor of the whole...

Cornbread

Cornbread

This cornbread recipe, "California Cornbread", comes from my cooking school archives. I can still...

Spicy Winter Squash Soup

Spicy Winter Squash Soup

Collecting colorful winter squash and cooking up a batch of soup without having to first go to the...

Grated Carrot Salad

Grated Carrot Salad

The next time you need to bring something to a summer BBQ, make this grated carrot salad. It's...

Spicy Purple Slaw

Spicy Purple Slaw

You're on your way to making a slaw when you thinly slice any sturdy vegetable. For dressing, you...

Focaccia

Focaccia

  A fluffy focaccia like this can be yours in a couple hours. Thanks to food network's Anne...

Spinach Lasagna

Spinach Lasagna

Simple cooking relies on the best tasting, best quality ingredients. For lasagna, that means...

Black Bean Chili

Black Bean Chili

What did Julia Child order when she went to Cafe Beaujolais in Mendocino CA?  This chili!  No...

Winter Squash Enchiladas

Winter Squash Enchiladas

Jumbled together in bins at the market, you'll find all kinds of winter squash: Delicata,...

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu

Last weekend I spent some time with Donna Hay The New Classics and tried the slow-cooked beef...

Garden Ranch Dressing

Garden Ranch Dressing

A fresh green salad with ranch dressing is a great partner for anything off the grill, as well as...

Cream Scones

Cream Scones

You can stop collecting scone and shortcake recipes, this is the only one you need. I'm giving it...

Turkey or Bison Chili

Turkey or Bison Chili

Easy home cooked dinner, here you go.  All you need is some ground turkey or bison (both are lower...

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