100th post: 100 Favorite Recipes

100th post: 100 Favorite Recipes

I can still count on one hand the number of years that I have considered myself a proper cook who knew what to do when left in the kitchen with a room full of people to feed. It seems shocking, because I have so many wonderful memories of dinners with friends and parties, that it must have more than five years. But we have all had some cooking going on throughout our lives, whether it is our own or that of a parent, spouse, or friend.

For my one hundredth post, I found it fitting to reflect not only on my cooking experience over the last six months, but also on where I have come from as far as food is concerned. Though many of these recipes have been discovered through my culinary travels, classes, and adventures at home, many also come from dear friends or relatives.

I hope they inspire you, but please comment below and let me know what your favorite recipes are so I can be inspired too!

  1. Chocolate Mousse (from my cooking classes in Italy)
  2. Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sage Sauce (recipe)
  3. Potato Gnocchi with Pesto (recipe)
  4. Rosemary Roasted Potato Pizza with Brie and Apples (recipe)
  5. Lavender Shortbread Cookies (from Keep it Seasonal)
  6. Sauteed Fiddlehead Ferns (from French Women for All Seasons)
  7. Tilapia with Lemon Pepper
  8. Steak with Pomegranate Glaze (recipe)
  9. Andalusian Gazpacho (recipe)
  10. Tortilla Espanola (recipe)
  11. Mulled Wine
  12. Moroccan Carrot Salad (recipe)
  13. Matar Usal (recipe)
  14. Aamti (from my mother-in-law)
  15. Balinese Fish Skewers (from my cooking class in Bali)
  16. Fried Bananas (recipe)
  17. Paneer Pakora (recipe)
  18. Palak Paneer (recipe)
  19. Illaichi Chai (from my Indian cooking class)
  20. Gulab Jamen
  21. Coconut Chutney (recipe)
  22. Greek Salad (recipe)
  23. Bobotie (recipe)
  24. Corn and Black Bean Salsa (recipe)
  25. Chocolate Coffee Gingerbread (recipe)
  26. Dulce de Leche Semifreddo (from my best friend)
  27. Cafe Bombon (recipe)
  28. Rasam Rice (from my old roommate)
  29. Champagne Juleps (recipe)
  30. Alton Brown’s Protein Bars (recipe)
  31. Spicy Green Beans with Roasted Red Pepper Flakes
  32. Resh Paneer (from my friend Reshma; she doesn’t have a name for it, so I named it after her)
  33. Cucumber Discs with Seared Tuna (an hors d’oeuvre that I spotted at a party)
  34. Roasted Beet Salad (recipe)
  35. Chicken Marsala Ravioli (from William-Sonoma: Italian Favorites)
  36. Gnudi di Ricotta (recipe)
  37. Salmon Burgers (from my best friend)
  38. Idli Sambar (a dish I got addicted to in India)
  39. Smoked Eggplant Dip (recipe)
  40. Bhel Puri (recipe)
  41. Leek and Potato Soup (recipe)
  42. Mini Fruitcake Cookies (recipes)
  43. Rum Raisin Brownies (recipe)
  44. Aloo Paratha (from my Indian cooking class)
  45. Chocolate Chip Cookies (from the Fanny Farmer Cookbook)
  46. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup (recipe)
  47. “Dad’s” Cookies (from my mom; she makes them every week for my dad for breakfast)
  48. Bacon-wrapped Dates with Pecans and Robusto
  49. Patatas Bravas (from Plates to Share)
  50. Duck with Berry Sauce (recipe)
  51. Rosemary, Goat Cheese, and Buckwheat Honey Toast
  52. Red Pepper and Walnut Dip (from Plates to Share)
  53. Panzanella (recipe)
  54. Pear and Sweet Gorgonzola Sandwich (from Clover Food Truck test kitchen)
  55. Tomato Chutney (based on a recipe in Plates to Share)
  56. Blatjang (recipe)
  57. Strawberries in Balsalmic Vinegar (from my cooking class in Italy)
  58. Authentic Tiramisu (from my cooking class in Italy; with much more egg than marscapone)
  59. Crepes with Nutella and Bananas
  60. Lamb Biryani (from my Indian cooking class)
  61. South Indian Raita (from my Indian cooking class)
  62. Hazelnut Salmon Chowder and Leek Chowder (recipe)
  63. Caponata (from my Italian professor)
  64. Spaghetti with Red Bell Pepper Puree (from William-Sonoma: Italian Favorites)
  65. Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad
  66. Tuscan White Bean Soup (from William-Sonoma: Italian Favorites)
  67. Sausage and Kale Soup
  68. Date Scones (from Breakfast, Lunch, Tea: The Many Little Meals of Rose Bakery)
  69. Golden Raisin Scones (from Breakfast, Lunch, Tea: The Many Little Meals of Rose Bakery)
  70. Cold Borscht (from Keep it Seasonal)
  71. Risotto alla Milanese (from my cooking class in Italy)
  72. Hazelnut Brownies (from Breakfast, Lunch, Tea: The Many Little Meals of Rose Bakery)
  73. Inari
  74. Arancini (a Southern Italian favorite; from William-Sonoma: Italian Favorites)
  75. Fig, Prosciuto, and Smoked Gouda Pizza
  76. Pizza alla Putanesca (recipe)
  77. Fresh Basil Pappardelle (from William-Sonoma: Italian Favorites)
  78. Ratatouille (from The French Chef Cookbook)
  79. Angel Hair with White Wine and Cherry Tomatoes (recipe)
  80. Farfalle with Walnuts and Lemon Zest (from William-Sonoma: Italian Favorites)
  81. Risotto with Parmesan and Artichoke Hearts (from William-Sonoma: Italian Favorites)
  82. Quick Mango Pickle (from India with Passion)
  83. Blue Fish Skewers (created when my old roommate would bring back fresh blue fish from fishing)
  84. Mango Mint Gelato (recipe)
  85. Mexican Chocolate Gelato (recipe)
  86. Grape Sciacciata (recipe)
  87. Gado-Gado (from my cooking class in Bali)
  88. Italian Iced Coffee (created during one disgustingly humid summer in Florence)
  89. Italian-style Hot Chocolate (recipe from Williams-Sonoma: Florence)
  90. Chocolate Salame (recipe)
  91. Green Olive Tapendade (based on the Trader Joe’s version)
  92. Challah Bread French Toast with Lemon Ricotta Filling (based on the version at Trident Cafe in Boston)
  93. Pear Apple Compote with Honey (from French Women for All Seasons)
  94. Cucumber Ribbon Salad (recipe)
  95. Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies (recipe)
  96. Simple Chocolate Truffles (recipe)
  97. Penne with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Asparagus (recipe)
  98. Sabudana Vada (from my mother-in-law)
  99. Batata Vada (recipe)
  100. Lavender Lemon Goat Cheese Cake (based on Tartlette and a dessert at the Green Street Cafe in Northampton)

  1. Cherylann Marois

    22 March

    Rosemary Roasted Potato Pizza, Dulce de Leche Semifreddo, Challah Bread French Toast with Lemon Ricotta Filling plus many others

  2. Gabi

    16 June

    Thanks Mithai!

    My friends actually make a really great fish fry with Pomfret that I love, but I don’t always have the time to let the fish sit and marinate. Do you know any fast Indian fish recipes? I am always looking for new things to try.