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

Baked Camembert –the French way in Provence, but easy 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

Gail’s Beef Brisket –southern staple made in your own oven

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

Broccoli Garlic Penne –created a food epiphany in a child

Brownies Cocaine –chocoholics line up, but no cocaine

Buttered French Radishes –you will understand 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 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 make a double yes!

Camp Estes Egg Sandwich –a Rocky Mountain cabin tradition and 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, let the avocado shine

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

Grilled Halloumi Sandwich –a taste from old town Nicosia, Cyprus along with forever friendship

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 anything store-bought

Anna’s Latvian Lasagne –an original recipe created from romances in Germany and the UK

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

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

Perfect Rice –made to measure with one finger joint

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

Potato Leek Soup –when the French woman’s mushy leek diet is over–make this

Red Devil’s Food Cake –for birthdays, instead of a cleansing fast

Rice Torte [Torta de Riso] –a snack 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 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 have garlic in the house or can’t cook

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

Dale Larson’s Swedish Egg Coffee –more than about the coffee

Sweet Dutch Baby –get out that cast iron skillet!

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