Cucumber and Yogurt Salad -- Cacik

This cucumber and yogurt salad goes well with chicken, beef, lamb, just about anything!

Basic recipe for Belgian waffles.
Not overly sweet but delicious and fluffy chocolaty chocolate cake. 4 layers of goodness.
Box Bread

This is variation 2 from Peter Reinhart's - The Bread Baker's Apprentice. I regularly bake this bread to have at home instead of buying box bread. I use un-hulled sesame seeds for garnish over the egg wash.

Enchiladas Verdes
From Rick Bayless: "Here is a recipe for the classic Mexican enchiladas, the ones that combine a flavor that is traditionally tart and piquant with the mealy meatiness of corn tortillas, the tenderness of chicken and a sharp, salty adornment of aged Mexican cheese. They’re rolled up and sauced in...
Pescado a la Sal

Place the fish over a bed of salt and cover completely with salt. Set oven to 450 F and bake 25 min per 2 kg.

Arroz Rojo Mexicano - Mexican Red Rice
This is the typical red rice you get with Mexican food but served right after it is made it is simply delicious.

Super easy to make, super delicious! --don't skimp on the butter!

Roasted Beets
Roasted beets are delicious and easy to make. They go well with salads, meat, and alone as a quick snack. Just add a little olive oil, salt and a squeeze of lemon.
Paella Mixta

Recipe for Paella Mixta. This is a simple dish but make sure your mis en place is perfect and in order or you may forget a step. It moves very fast once you start cooking.

Classic and simple Hummus recipe from the Mediterranean
Miso Glazed Black Cod

This is a simple and delicious recipe that takes black cod to the next level in flavor. It completely cures the fish from any fish taste and makes it sweet and delicious with complex flavors of miso that extend the flavors of any vegetables and grains server with...

Rotisserie Chicken

This is an adapted version of Rotisserie Chicken from food.com. We've tried many-a-rotisserie-chickens and were always wary of the "chicken spices" because of all of the chemicals and artificial flavors. Use salt and pepper and get a bland chicken.

Spaghetti alla carbonara only has 4 ingredients and is ready to eat in the time it takes to cook the spaghetti.
Genovese Pesto Recipe

We use our own basil grown in our garden. We got the seeds from Baker Creek. This basil is incredibly aromatic and spicy and makes the best pesto I've ever tasted. Link in the description below. Whichever way you go with this make sure you use enough olive oil to...

This arroz con leche is an adaptation of my grandmother's who added the rind of a lime to provide a bit of acidity against the sugar and milk.

tortilla espanola

You need yellow potatoes, yellow onions, eggs, salt, olive oil, and salt. A saute pan, a deep pan (stockpot), and a wide plate, wider than the saute pan to turn the tortilla --this is actually the most challenging step.

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