Recipe, history and photo courtesy of This traditional recipe was handed down to the late Buzz Baxter by his Aunt, Dickie Paul, in Fresno, CA. This delicious medley of pickled vegetables is a[...]

Ingredients: 6 cups sliced celery, tender leaves included, sliced on an angle 2 large avocado, cut into pieces or sliced 2 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded, diced 2 cups fresh tomatoes, diced or 2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half 1 cup[...]

Contributed by David Vartanian of the Vintage Press Restaurant, named one of America’s Best Chefs* Lemon Curd: 9 large egg yolks 3 large eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice   Phyllo Cups: 6 phyllo sheets 2 ounces[...]

Contributed by Robyn and Douglas Kalajian at The Kalajians at have been experimenting with some of their favorite traditional recipes to reduce fat and cholesterol. Here,[...]

Contributed by David Vartanian of the Vintage Press Restaurant, named one of America’s Best Chefs* Ingredients: 4 large artichokes, trimmed 3 cups breadcrumbs 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/2 cup melted butter 1/2 cup chopped parsley 4[...]

Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups flour 2 cups packed freshly shredded carrots 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained 1 cup sugar 1 cup light brown sugar 3/4 cup canola oil 1/4 cup unsalted melted butter or apple sauce 4 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons fresh[...]

Ingredients: 1 pound lean beef (or lamb) stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes, seasoned with salt and pepper, tossed in flour 4 tablespoons olive oil (or unsalted butter) 1 14.5-oz. can crushed tomatoes 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup yellow[...]

Ingredients: 5 cups loosely packed green leaf lettuce, spinach or arugula, torn into bite-sized pieces 1 1/2 cups cherry or heirloom tomatoes, halved 1 cup finely diced cucumber, seeded 1 cup garbanzo beans, washed and drained 1 cup finely[...]

Ingredients: 5 large carrots, washed and trimmed, cut into 1/4-inch slices (or 3 or 4 cups packaged shredded carrots) 1 1/2 cups finely chopped flat-leaf parsley, sprigs removed 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half 1 (15-ounce)[...]

Ingredients: 5 cups fresh spinach, washed, drained, torn into pieces 4 tablespoons olive oil (or unsalted butter) 2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced 1/2 pound spiral, bow tie, or small shell pasta (or carrot, squash or zucchini noodles) 1[...]

Ingredients: 1 large onion, sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 large carrots (or 1 1/2 cups of baby carrots), peeled and diced into pieces 2 medium zucchini, sliced in rounds 2 medium yellow squash, sliced in rounds 1 each medium yellow and[...]