Recipe Index

For your convenience, here are all the recipes that I have published on West of the Loop organized by category. If you have any questions about any of these recipes, feel free to email me at

Happy cooking!


Appetizers and Hors d’oeuvres
Baba Ghanoush
Causa Rellena
Cheddar Apple Chicken Sausage Bites
Cheddar Horseradish Spread
Crostini with Fava Bean Puree
Curry Yogurt Dip
Eggplant Caviar
Green Garlic Chimichurri
Mango Salsa
Moroccan Fava Bean Dip
Pumpkin Seed Pesto
Ramps Pesto
Roasted Garlic Hummus
Roasted Red Pepper Dip
White Bean Dip with Garlic Scapes


Apple Orchard Salad
Apple Fennel and Bleu Cheese Salad
Arugula with Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Burrata
Arugula with Grilled Peaches, Hazelnuts and Parmesan
Cucumber Salad with Yogurt and Mint
Fennel, Orange and Red Onion Salad with Bulgar
Chopped Veggie Salad with Yogurt-Sumac Dressing
Southwestern Tuna and Rice Salad
Tuna Nicoise Salad


Soups and Stews
Apple Butternut Squash Soup
Asian Chicken Noodle Soup
Asparagus Vichysoisse
Beef Stew
Beef Stew with Barley
Asian Chicken Soup with Spring Onion
Chicken Soup with Parmesan-Pepper Dumplings
Chicken Tomatillo Stew
Chunky Red Lentil Soup
Cold Cucumber Soup
Cold Pea Soup with Yogurt
Cold Pea Soup with Mint
Cream of Asparagus
Lentil Soup with Merguez
Moroccan Meatball Stew
White Bean and Barley Soup
Oxtail Stew
Penne Pasta Soup with Tomatoes and Peppers
Potato Leek Soup
Red Lentil Soup
Cold Strawberry Soup
Grown-Up Tomato Soup
Veal Stew
Fall Vegetable Soup
Weeknight Fish Stew


Main Courses
Aloo Gobi
Apple Gorgonzola Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Artichoke Heart Pasta Sauce
Asian Steak Lettuce Wraps
BBQ Chicken Flatbread
Best Braised Beef Brisket
Chicken-Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Chicken with Dried Fruits and Almonds
Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry
Chicken Tinga Tostadas
Chicken Escabeche Tostadas
Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken with Orzo
Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken Tinga Tostada
Chicken with Apricots
Chicken Parmagiana
Chinese Sesame Noodles
Cocoa Chicken Chili
Garlic and Herb Roast Beef Sandwiches
Lamb and Rice Stuffed Peppers
Merguez with Yogurt Harissa Sauce
Orecchiette with Sausage, Broccoli Rabe and Tomatoes
Pasta with Romanesco and Marinated Red Peppers
Roast Eye of Round
Savory Vegetable Tart
Shepherd’s Pie with Potato-Parsnip Crust
Skirt Steak Soft Tacos with Chipotle Crema
Tuna Salad with Soy and Lime
Smoked Turkey Banh Mi
Turkey-Quinoa Meatballs
Turkey Pumpkin Chili
Turkey, Black Bean and Corn Chili
Turkey Sloppy Joes
Yogurt Chicken Salad
Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Kabobs


Side Dishes
Braised Leeks
Bulgur with Roasted Cauliflower, Mint and Barberries
Buttermilk Corn Pudding
Cheddar Jalapeño Corn Pudding
Corn Relish
Cornbread Dressing
Curried Carrots
Duck Fat Roasted Root Vegetables
Grilled Vegetables with Balsamic Lime Reduction
Lemon Orzo with Asparagus
Maple Sweet Potato Puree
Orzo with Red Onion, Basil and Pine Nuts
Parsley Root Puree
Penne Pasta with Black Olives, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Feta and Spinach
Potato-Celery Root Purée (dairy-free)
No-Mayo Potato Salad
Roasted Beet Salad
Stoplight Farro Salad
Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage
Zucchini, Corn and Tomato Salad


Aloo Gobi
Asparagus Flatbread
Baked Rigatoni with Cauliflower
Bleu Cheese Fig Pizza
Bucatini with Corn Crema
Butternut Squash Risotto
Cheddar Cauliflower Gratin
Cheese Tortellini
Freekeh with Dried Fruit and Almonds
Green Garlic Pesto
Grilled Cheese with Cabot Horseradish Cheddar and Apple
Grilled Chickpea Burgers with Creamy Harissa
Leek Mustard Tart
Pecan Butter
Penne with Pesto and Peas
Ploughman’s Lunch Grilled Cheese
Poblano Peppers Stuffed with Rice and Black Beans
Red Flannel Hash with Poached Egg
Savory Vegetable Tart
Smoked Mozzarella Bread Pudding
Spaghetti a la Carbonara
Spicy Caprese Pasta
Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups
Stuffed Zucchini
Sweet Potato Fries with Spinach and Mint
Toasted Fregola with Zucchini, Peppers and Tomato
Tomato and Herb Bread Pudding
Turnip Greens with Green Garlic
Vegetable Crumble
Vegetable Tian
Vegetable Biryani
White Pizza with Fennel, Pear and Bleu Cheese
White Bean and Barley Soup
Whole Wheat Savory Galette with Butternut Squash and Kale
Zucchini-Corn Pancakes


Breakfast and Brunch Dishes
Apple, Fennel and Cheddar Quiche
Banana Yogurt Muffins
Bread Machine Swedish Cinnamon Buns
Cheddar Chive Biscuits
Biscuits with White Cheddar and Rosemary
Cranberry Orange Scones
Coffee House Strawberry Scones
Duck Egg Fritatta
Three C’s Granola
Cranberry Ginger Granola
Lemon-Blueberry Muffins (dairy-free)
DIY Toaster Pastries
Maple-glazed Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
Maple Pecan Cherry Granola
Plum Almond Granola Bars
Quiche Lorraine with Beef Bacon
Strawberry Maple Granola
Tropical Smoothie Bowl
Turnip Greens and Potato Frittata


Desserts and Baked Goods
Ancho Chile Smoked Salt Caramels
Apple Pie
Apple-Pear Crisp
Apple Caramel Tart
Apricot Tea Cake
Banana Bread
Melted Butter Banana Bread
Blood Orange Sorbet
Buzz Cafe Blueberry Pie
Bread Machine Challah
Cheesecake Brownies
Chocolate Cherry Brownies
Chocolate Orange Cream Pie
Chocolate Blueberry Bread Pudding
Chocolate-Dipped Figs
Chocolate-Drizzled Popcorn
Chocolate Mint Meringues
Chocolate Oatmeal Craisies
Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Cherry Oatmeal Cookies
Cranberry Buckle with Blood Orange Glaze
Cranberry Orange Scones
Glazed Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
Easy Fruit Crisp
French Patisserie Meringues
Gooseberry Pie
Green Tea Shortbread
Gingerbread with Lemon Glaze
Halfway Cookies
Hand Pies with Jam
Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
Jam Thumbprint Cookies
Lemon-Scented Jam Thumbprints
Key Lime Meltaways
Maple Buttermilk Pie
Meringues with Lemon Curd and Berries
Meyer Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake
Meyer Lemon Meringue Tart
Meyer Lemon Bars
Orange Sea Salt Caramels
Peach Pie
Persimmon Bread with Streusel Topping
Pink Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pokemon Birthday Cupcakes
Pomelo Bars
Puffy Gingerbread Hearts
Pumpkin Apple Bread with Garam Masala
Pumpkin Apple Cake
Pumpkin Seed Brittle
Rhubarb Jam Bars with Ginger Crumb
Rhubarb Buttermilk Mini Bundt Cakes
Rhubarb Eton Mess
Spicy Parmesan Biscuits
Modern Strawberry Shortcake
Classic Strawberry Shortcake”
Sugar Cookies with Cardamom
Summer Dessert Pizza
Thyme-infused Sea Salt Caramels
Victoria Sponge with Gooseberry Compote
Winter Fruit Pie
Yogurt Cake


Jewish Holidays
Braised Beef Brisket
Chocolate-Covered Matzo Toffee
Cinnamon Babka
Cottage Cheese Matzo Meal Pancakes
Carrot Tzimmes
Hamantaschen Galette
Mexican Matzo Brei
Passover Apple Cake
Passover Charoset
Potato Latkes
Round Challah
Smoked Whitefish Salad


Canning, Preserving and Drinks
Apricot-Jalapeno Jelly
Beginner Peach Jam
Cranberry Sauce
Orange-Ginger Cranberry Sauce
Gooseberry Jam
Dilly Beans
Damson Plum Jam
Green Tomato Salsa
Key Lime Curd
Mango Fruit Leather
Rangpur Lime Syrup
Red Currant Jelly
Rhubarb Syrup
Strawberry Fruit Leather
Strawberry-Basil Syrup
Strawberry Vanilla Syrup
Strawberry Mint Lemonade
White Sangria
Congrejo, a Costa Rican cocktail
Cranberry Mojitos
Toasted Toffee Cocktail