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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Traditional Brioche Recipe - the one from the tart who made Julia cry
Gruyere Cheese Souffle

Simple Soufflé. Don't be afraid of Soufflé!

Tomatillo Sauce

Here is an adapted recipe from Sunset Magazine that gives a twist to the classic tomatillo sauce. We make this sauce more traditional with important modifications.

These were the traditional empanadas cooked for Christmas and New Year.
smoked and grilled tri tip

Tri-tip is tough and dry when overcooked and the meat usually lacks flavor.

Sorbet made with the black Zapote
Moussaka eggplant meat tomato sauce olives greek dish
Moussaka is an eggplant based dish of the Balkans, Eastern Mediterranean, and the Middle East. The best known variation outside the region is the Greek one.
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...

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.

Picnic finger sandwiches
Delicious and easy mini finger snack sandwiches for road trips or picnics. Old family recipe (circa 1930's).
A modern full meal take on this Italian classic!
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.

Homemade Coleslaw

Coleslaw is very easy and inexpensive to make. We use a food processor to make it and add any vegetables at hand.

Spaghetti alla carbonara only has 4 ingredients and is ready to eat in the time it takes to cook the spaghetti.
chicken pot pie
From "Cook Your Meals the Lazy Way": This recipe relies almost entirely on commercial ingredients not least of which is the meat from a rotisserie chicken (or left over chicken meat from another dish), and yet the result is utterly delicious. You'll need a powdered biscuit mix (such as Bisquick) to...
Not overly sweet but delicious and fluffy chocolaty chocolate cake. 4 layers of goodness.

20 cookies. The traditional recipe has an extra dip in coconut but we believe the cookies do not benefit in flavor or texture from this additional step.

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