Recipes

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Ed’s Cantina Avocado Margaritas –best summertime bev in Estes Park, CO

Baked Camembert –the French way in Provence, but fun and delicious at home, too

Barefoot Contessa’s Weeknight Bolognese –with any pasta, any day

Brazilian Shrimp Stew –perfect one dish meal even for non-cooks, dinner party worthy

Best salad dressing ever –the better version of a famous resto recipe

Broccoli Garlic Penne –created a food epiphany during a hillside picnic

Brownies Cocaine –chocoholics line up but, sorry, no cocaine

Buttered French Radishes –you will understand why when you try the French version

Janmarie’s Cabbage Salad with Lemon Dressing –the crunch to put on top of mujaddarah [see below]

Maddy’s Caramel Bars –an absolute go-to recipe when company is coming

Libby’s Cashew Ricotta Bread Spread –vegan delicious on sandwiches or crudités

Patricia’s Cocoa Chocolate Cake –any birthday or any time

Patricia’s Double Chocolate Brownies with Sea Salt –chocolate and salt–double yes!

Camp Estes Egg Sandwich –a Rocky Mountain cabin tradition, also for armchair philosophers

Wendy’s Eggs on Rice –so very nice for breakfast or comfort food time

Alec’s Fresh Basil Pesto –probably better if you don’t drop it on the floor, but stuff happens

Very Garlicky Artichoke Dip –all garlic lovers all the time

Guacamole –keep it simple with only avocado and spices

Grilled Cheese and Caramelized Onions –a yummy take on an old stand-by

Grilled Halloumi Sandwich –a taste from old town Nicosia, Cyprus and forever friendships

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs –a hack how-to

Mark’s Homemade Pizza –with a back story and Italian mama secrets to the dough

Homemade Vinaigrette Salad Dressing –always better than any kind of store-bought

Anna’s Latvian Lasagne –an original recipe that begins with international romances in Germany and UK

Janmarie’s Lentil Rice Casserole [Lebanese Mujaddarah] –vegetarian one dish meal from a cooking mentor

Wendy’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies –now a worldwide favorite

Perfect Rice –is made to measure with your finger joint

Max’s Pickled Green Beans –as an appetizer, in your martini, on a burger, whenever

Potato Leek Soup –what to do when the French woman’s mushy leek diet is over

Red Devil’s Food Cake –for birthdays, instead of fasting and broth

Rice Torte [Torta de Riso] –a snack, picnic food, or on-the-go-hold-in-your-hand food using leftover rice

Roasted Garlic Heads –garlic is your friend

Yuri’s Russian Dumplings –Latvian New Year’s tradition amid cultural bonding

S’mores –over any campfire

Jean’s S’mores Bars –when you can’t make the real thing

Savory Dutch Baby –bring out the vintage cast iron

Sally’s Savory Galette –for a picnic pot luck and to wow the French neighbors

Sex in a Pan Dessert –for women only

Solyanka [Hangover Soup] –Latvian or Russian wedding tradition after all night partying

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio e Peperoncino [Spaghetti w/ garlic, oil & red pepper] –how the CIA made me love this

Spaghetti Josephine –from The Garlic Lover’s Cookbook, must always have garlic in the house or can’t cook

Lara’s Summer Berry Sangria –the best summer sipping decadence on a hot day

Dale Larson’s Swedish Egg Coffee –a story of so much more than about the coffee

Sweet Dutch Baby –use that cast iron skillet!

John’s Thanksgiving Dressing – the best ever holiday dressing that you actually want to eat