Special Recipes

Dazzle your guests with some of these dishes!

Over the years, Diane and Tom have gathered and developed multitudes of recipes. We would like to share some of our favorites with you. Our intent (as Emeril Lagasse would say) is to "kick it up a notch." As a result, we offer recipes that are different or have an unusual twist on a familiar theme. These are not really hard to do, but may take some preparation and organization.  So instead of the old stand-by's, like Chocolate Chip Cookies or Carrot Cake, you'll find dishes to put some zing into your parties.

We have recipes in the 18 categories below. For Tom's Award winning recipes, look under:

We have added over 20 new recipes in 2014. This makes the grand total of over 1100 in the recipe collection. Here's just a sampling to tempt you: Mixed Grill With Cherry Cola Barbeque Sauce, Pork Tenderloin With Rhubarb Currant Chutney ; Porcini Mushroom Turkey With Mushroom Gravy; Sautéed Cucumbers With Prosciutto and Cream; Honey Butter French Bread; Grilled Asparagus With Orange Mayonnaise; Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut and Ginger; Chilled Orange-Cantaloupe Soup; Baked Oysters With Bacon And Leeks; Roasted Mango With Vanilla Yogurt; Fennel And Watercress Salad With Cranberries And Pecans; Green Bean, Cherry Tomato, and Grilled Corn Salad; Watercress And Radish Stuffed Eggs; Hibiscus and Grapefruit Sorbet; Lemon Meringue Mint Cake; Mango Tarte Tatin; Lime Crème Brulee with Spicy Caramelized Pineapple; Goat Cheese And Watercress Tea Sandwiches; Blueberry Buttermilk Scones; Smoked Salmon, Leek And Goat Cheese Taqrt; Spiced Strawberry Sorbet; Mango Blueberry Fool; Sweet Potato Layer Cake With Cranberries And Orange Cream Cheese Frosting; Spicy Raisin Carrot Oatmeal Cookies; Mango Tea Bread; Lemon Passion Fruit Meringue Pie; Corn and Chive Pudding; Breakfast Strudel; Chanterelle and Fontina Frittata; Tangy Avocado Orange Salad; Chocolate Pomegranate Torte; Honey Vanilla Apricot Hobo Packs With Mascarpone Cheese; Zucchini Tomato Frittata; Spicy Crab Cakes with Mango Puree; Kir Royale Sorbet; Grilled Citrus Chicken Under A Brick; Roast Turkey With Riesling Gravy; Pistachio And Dried Cherry Biscotti; Cheesy Zucchini And Red Onion Flatbread; Mango, Honey Mint Sorbet; Grilled Goat Cheese Pizza With Figs, Beets And Wilted Greens; Zucchini Gruyere Tart; and Applesauce Sweet Bread.  We also added a new section on Chocolate and Other Confections.

We invite you to surf your way into "foodie ecstasy"! 

PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS:  Since each category of recipes is constructed as a single web page, if you just click on print, all the recipes in that category will be printed.  If you wish to print selected recipes, simply copy those you wish to print and paste them into a "Word" file and then print the Word file with the selected recipes.


Afternoon Tea Recipes Appetizers (Many also make great vegetarian main courses) Breakfast  & Brunch
Cakes Canapés Chocolate & Other Confections
Cookies Country Breads Holiday Turkeys & Stuffing
Main Courses Non-Pastry Desserts Pies & Tarts
Salads Side Dishes Sorbets
Soups Sweet Breads Vegetarian Main Courses (Many also make great brunch courses, buffet selections and first courses for dinners)


Try some of these recipes at your next party 
and let us know how they turn out!  

Updated April 15, 2014