Recipe Index


Cold Bites
Cucumber Hummus Appetizers
Mediterranean Cucumber Appetizers
Mini Black Bean Cups Stuffed with Guacamole

Crostinis, Dips, and Rolls
Cajun Shrimp Rolls
Cheesy Mushroom and Leek Crostinis
Eggplant and Goat Cheese Crostinis
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Hummus
Sushi Spring Rolls
Wild Mushroom Dip with Toasted Bread Strips

Hot Bites
Almond and Red Pepper Stuffed Mushrooms
BBQ Rice Balls Stuffed with Cheddar Cheese
Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Tartlets with Blue Cheese
Caramelized Onion, Apple, and Bacon Phyllo Cups with Gorgonzola
Chicken Parm Bites Stuffed with Mozzarella
Cranberry Pecan Brie Bites
Falafel Appetizers
Mac and Cheese Mashed Potato Bites
Manchego Stuffed Spanish Meatballs
Mashed Potato Stuffed Mushrooms
Sweet Potato and Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms Topped with Hazelnuts

Breakfast/Brunch Dishes:

Bread, Donuts, Muffins, and Scones
Apple Brie Scones
Apple Cardamom Crumble Muffins
Berry Muffins
Carrot Cake Drop Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting
Chocolate Pecan Banana Bread
Coconut Banana Bread
Golden Raisin Almond Crumble Muffins
Mango Coconut Muffins
Nutella Gingerbread Scones
Orange Coriander Oat Bran Muffins
Pumpkin Beer Bread
Pumpkin Oat Bran Muffins with Crumble Topping
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Cardamom Bread

Coffee Cakes
Apple Coffee Layer Cake
Apple Spiral Chai Coffee Cake
Apricot Pecan Spiral Coffee Cake
Pumpkin Apple Crumble Coffee Cake

Blueberry Cottage Cheese Squares
Breakfast Baked Potatoes
Breakfast Sandwiches with Leeks, Brie, and Avocado
Breakfast Tostadas
Cajun Frittata
Egg and Potato Squares with Gruyere, Asparagus, and Mushrooms
Egg, Bacon, Mushroom, and Goat Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches
Egg, Mushroom, and Goat Cheese Flatbreads
Fajita Frittata
Fall Breakfast Hash with Cheesy Scrambled Eggs
Frozen Breakfast Burritos
Green Eggs and Ham
Hawaiian Omelet
Individual Breakfast Pot Pies
Mini Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches
Protein-Packed Quiche with a Chickpea Crust
Roasted Butternut Squash, Prosciutto, and Sage Quiche
Tuscan Frittata

French Toast and Pancakes
Banana Boat Pancakes
Banana Bread French Toast Kabobs with Strawberries and Pineapple
Boston Cream Pie Mini French Toast Stacks
Cornmeal Pancakes with Corn, Bacon, and Sun Dried Tomatoes
French Toast with Pomegranate Cranberry Compote and Clementine Syrup
Mascarpone Stuffed Cornbread French Toast
Nutella Strawberry Pancakes
Red Bean Paste Stuffed French Toast
Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes


Nutella Brownie Cups
Peppermint Mocha Brownie Bites
Toffee Chip Espresso Brownie Bites
Triple Chocolate Brownies

Cakes and Cupcakes
Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes
Chocolate Raspberry Torte
Dark Chocolate Orange Snack Cake
My Mom’s Chocolate Cake
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting
Spiced Apple Cupcakes
Strawberry Cheesecake Filled Yellow Cake
Strawberry Lemon Mini Bundt Cakes

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Truffles
Honey Sesame Cashew Brittle
Oreo Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles
Pumpkin Pie Truffles

Biscoff Joe-Joe Mini Cheesecakes
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Turtle Cheesecake
Mini Brownie Cheesecakes with Caramel Peanuts
Mini Green Tea Cheesecakes
Mini Rosemary Cheesecakes with Caramel Apple Topping
Mini Sweet Potato Cheesecakes
Neapolitan Mini Cheesecakes
Nutella Cheesecake
Peanut Butter and Banana Mini Oreo Cheesecakes
Peanut Butter Brownie Chunk Cheesecake
Vanilla Joe-Joe Strawberry Cheesecake
White Chocolate Cheesecake Tart with an Oatmeal Cookie Crust and Cranberry Topping

Caramel Mocha Crunch Cookies
Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Bars
Chocolate Dulce De Leche Bars
Chocolate Mint Cookies
Chocolate Peppermint Christmas Cookies
Green Monster Cookies
Late Night Snack Bars
Lemon Birthday Bars
M&M Cashew Pretzel Bars
Nutella Macaroons
Orange Cardamom Chocolate Bars
Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Bars with Mini Marshmallows and Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Peanut Butter Chubby Hubby Bars
Pistachio Mint Chocolate Chip Bar Cookies
Pretzel and Graham Cracker Chocolate Bars
Pumpkin Hazelnut Oatmeal Cookie Bars
Spiced Caramel Pecan Bars
Valentine’s Day Heart Cookies

Dessert Sushi
Chicago Cubs Dessert Sushi
Christmas Dessert Sushi
Coconut & Lime Cheesecake Dessert Sushi
Fruit-Filled Coconut & Chocolate Dessert Sushi

Ice Cream
Caramelized Peach Sundaes with Cardamom Gingersnap Topping
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Pie
Peppermint Brownie Torte
Pineapple Ice Cream Sundaes
Pink Lemonade Sorbet
Tempura Banana Sundaes with Caramel Sauce
Tiramisu Ice Cream Sundaes

Caramelized Plantain Dessert Quesadillas with Nutella
Chocolate-Filled Plantain Dessert Gnocchi
Mocha Donut Pudding
Nutella and Pretzel Rice Krispie Treats
Nutella Pavlova with Strawberries
Pomegranate Blueberry Crumble
Roasted Butternut Squash Mousse
Sugar Cookie Dough Decorations (video post)
Sweet Potato Cups

Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese Tarts
Berry Tart
Coconut Berry Tart
M&M Cookie Dough Tart
Nutella S’more Tart
Peanut Butter and Jelly Tart
Peanut Butter Chocolate Tart
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownie Tart (video post)
Pumpkin Puff Pastry Tarts

Banana Mascarpone Mousse Trifles
Blueberry Lemon Trifles
Peanut Butter and Banana Parfaits


Blueberry Watermelon Martinis
Cherry Lemonade
Cucumber Cranberry Cocktails
Pomegranate Lime Rickey
Pumpkin Martinis
Raspberry Mango Smoothies

Main Dishes:

Flank Steak with Red Wine and Tamarind Sauce

Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Sliders
Avocado Crab Cake Sliders
Bacon Burgers with Roasted Garlic Cherry Glaze and Gorgonzola Cheese
Chicken Cordon Bleu Burgers
Helmand Hamburgers
Indian Saag Naanburgers
Pretzel Coated Hog Dogs with Caramelized Onions, Provolone, and Honey Mustard
Thai Burgers with Plum Sauce and Spicy Slaw

Ancho Honey Chicken over Tropical Rice
Avocado Chicken Cakes
Bacon and Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breasts over Sweet Potato Hash
Basil Quinoa with Chicken, Eggplant, Zucchini, and Sun Dried Tomatoes
BBQ Chicken Tacos
Blackened Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Blue Cheese and Bacon
Blackened Chicken Breasts with Gorgonzola Sauce
Butternut Squash Quinoa with Brown Butter and Sage
Caprese Bulgur with Chicken Sausage
Cashew Chicken Stir Fry
Chicken Parm Eggplant Stacks
Chicken Salsa Quesadillas
Chicken Skewers over Citrus Mashed Potatoes
Corn and Chickpea Salad with Chicken Sausage
Curried Chicken Pot Pie with a Mashed Potato Crust
Curried Chicken Quinoa Cakes over Chickpeas
Halloween Pumpkin Quesadillas
Indian Spiced Chicken and Potato Cakes
Jerk Chicken and Sweet Potato Pot Pies
Mediterranean Chicken Sausage and Chickpea Skillet
Mexican Casserole
Mexican Polenta Rounds
Moroccan Spiced Chicken
Orange Roasted Chicken
Pancetta and Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Pecan Crusted Chicken with Lemon and Thyme
Plantain Crusted Chicken
Rainbow Quinoa
Roasted Chicken with Pomegranate and Tangerine Sauce
Roasted Potatoes and Sausages with Green Beans and Mushrooms
Sesame Chicken with Soba Noodles
Spicy Soba Noodles with Sesame Stick Coated Chicken and Broccoli Slaw
Spinach, Bacon, and Blue Cheese Stuffed Pecan Crusted Chicken Breasts
Spring Quinoa with Roasted Asparagus
Summer Chicken Quesadillas
Summer Quinoa
Summer Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Truly Outrageous Baked Sweet Potatoes
Walnut Crusted Pineapple Chicken
Walnut Chicken Strips with Rosemary Cider Sauce

Crab, Mussels, and Scallops
Avocado Crab Cakes with Crushed Plantain Chips
Coconut Curry Mussels
Five Spice Scallops over Sesame Spinach

Champagne Salmon with Swiss Chard Quinoa
Citrus Glazed Salmon
Crab Topped Mahi Mahi with a Lemon Sauce over Brussels Sprouts
Cumin Rubbed Salmon with a Fresh Corn and Red Pepper Sauce
Indian Spiced Salmon with Pineapple Chutney
Maple Pecan Salmon over Roasted Potato, Apple, and Bacon Hash
Pear Glazed Salmon with a Potato, Parsnip, and Bacon Hash
Pecan and Coconut Crusted Tilapia over Tropical Rice
Salmon over Coconut Broth with Baby Bok Choy, Snow Peas, and Mushrooms
Yuzu Miso Mahi Mahi

Ground Turkey
Cajun Meatloaf
Fiesta Potato Pie
Mediterranean Turkey Meatloaf
Moroccan Stuffed Acorn Squash
Sausage and Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash
Soba Noodles and Meatballs
Sun Dried Tomato Turkey Meatloaf

Mediterranean Lamb with Gnocchi
Roasted Rack of Lamb with a Fennel, Artichoke, and Chickpea Mash

Asparagus, Mushroom, Spinach, and Chicken Lasagna with Goat Cheese Sauce
Cajun Shrimp Pasta
Caramelized Shallot and Crispy Sage Macaroni and Cheese
Cheddar, Feta, and Pecorino Romano Mac & Cheese
Chicken Sausage Pasta with Broccoli and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Christmas Mac & Cheese (aka Mac & Cheese with Roasted Broccoli and Sun Dried Tomatoes)
Creamy Lemon Summer Squash Pasta
Farfalle with Mushrooms and Goat Cheese Sauce
French Onion Mac & Cheese
Greek Meatball Lasagna with Roasted Eggplant and Zucchini
Light Pesto Lasagna with Chicken and Spinach
Mushroom Walnut Pesto Pasta
Peanut Sauce Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli]
Pesto Gouda Mac & Cheese
Pumpkin Pasta Bake
Sausage and Eggplant Lasagna
Spinach Sauce Pasta with Shrimp
Southwestern Pepper Jack Mac & Cheese
Summer Veggie and Chicken Lasagna with Goat Cheese Sauce
Summer Veggie Pasta with an Eggplant and Ricotta Sauce
Toasted Almond and Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta

Pizzas and Flatbreads
Apple Cheddar Pizza with Chicken and Caramelized Onions (video post)
Caramelized Shallot Apricot Chicken Pizza
Caramelized Pineapple Pulled Pork Flatbreads
Goat Cheese Pizza with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Tomatoes
Naan Flatbread with Curried Chickpeas and Edamame
Pesto Goat Cheese Pizza
White Sauce Pizza with Sausage, Pancetta, Leeks, and Parmesan

Pulled Pork Quesadillas

Risotto and Gnocchi
Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Risotto with Pancetta
Corn Risotto with Grilled Shrimp
French Onion Risotto
Gnocchi with Pancetta, Mushrooms, and Gruyere
Goat Cheese Risotto with Yellow Squash and Zucchini
Gruyere Risotto with Asparagus and Mushrooms
Plantain Gnocchi/Koldunai Stuffed with Cheddar Cheese
Red Curry Risotto
Spring Goat Cheese Risotto

Adobo Ranch Beef Wraps
BBQ Sloppy Joes
Blackened Tilapia Sandwiches with Avocado Spread and Crispy Plantains
CABLT (aka Chicken, Avocado, Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato) Sandwiches
Chicken Tikka Masala Naanwiches
Crispy Pecan Chicken and Sweet Potato Biscuit Sandwiches
Indian Meatball Naanwiches
Meatball Subs with Goat Cheese and Mushrooms
Pulled Pork Sandwiches on Toasted Garlic Buns
Pumpernickel Chicken Panini with Goat Cheese and Apples
Salmon Sandwiches with Avocado, Bacon, and Tomato
Triple Tomato Chicken Panini

Shrimp Fried Rice with Edamame, Corn, and Red Pepper Succotash
Shrimp Tacos with Corn Salsa
Sweet Chili Apricot Shrimp Skewers over Israeli Couscous
Thai Shrimp Green Curry

Cheesy Caramelized Onion Tart with a Mashed Potato Crusts
Cilantro Sesame Soba Noodles
Curried Chickpea and Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash
Eggplant and Orzo Stuffed Red Peppers
French Onion Phyllo Squares
Mediterranean Couscous
Mediterranean Eggplant Stacks
Mediterranean Portobello Mushroom and Eggplant Stacks
Plantain and Black Bean Quesadillas
Quinoa with Chickpeas, Asparagus, and Lemon Goat Cheese Dressing
Soba Noodles with Eggplant, Snow Peas, and Tofu


Apple Spinach Salad with Maple Walnuts
Asparagus Arugula Salad with Ricotta and Goat Cheese
Avocado Ranch Israeli Couscous Salad
Chicken and Soba Romaine Salad with Thai Vinaigrette
Corn and Black Bean Salad
Honey Mustard Spinach Salad with Chicken Quinoa Cakes
Peach Salad with Pecan Chicken and Gorgonzola
Pumpkin Falafel Romaine Salad with Butternut Squash and Tahini Dressing
Roasted Beet, Mango, and Avocado Spinach Salad
Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad with Grapes
Roasted Fig Arugula Salad with Cornbread Croutons
Southwestern Mini Meatball Salad
Summer Spinach Salad with Red Pepper Dressing

Side Dishes:

Brown Butter Spaghetti Squash with Brussels Sprouts
Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Potato Stacks
Corn and Cheddar Polenta Cheesecakes
Curried Chickpea Sweet Potato Squares
Maple Fig Couscous with Toasted Walnuts and Bacon
Mediterranean Cornbread
Mushroom Tart with a Mashed Potato Crust
Pasta Salad with Avocado Dressing
Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes with Fennel and Spinach
Ricotta and Goat Cheese Asparagus Tart
Roasted Eggplant, Zucchini, and Red Pepper Tart with Feta


Apolinaras’ Favorite Oatmeal Bars
Cannoli Chips
Chicken Fajita Nachos
Football Chicken Cakes
Loaded Sweet Potato Skins
Peanut Butter Protein Bars
Pizza Onion Rings
Plantain Nachos
S’more Snacks
Zen Trail Mix


Caribbean Sweet Potato and Plantain Soup
Chicken Florentine Soup
Crab and Red Pepper Bisque
Creamy French Onion Soup
Indian Spiced Cauliflower, Potato, and Pea Soup
Indian Spiced Mini Meatball Soup
Latin Crab Bisque
Mini Meatball Mexican Soup
Pumpkin and White Bean Chicken Chili
Pumpkin Apple Soup
Roasted Carrot and Parsnip Soup with Pumpkin Bread Croutons
Roasted Carrot Soup with Grilled Shrimp
Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Florentine Soup with Mini-Ravioli
Roasted Yellow Pepper and Leek Soup
Spiced Pumpkin Soup with Turkey Bacon
Spicy Black Bean Soup with Turkey Bacon
Spinach and Lentil Soup
Thai Sweet Potato Soup
Udon Miso Soup
Zucchini Basil Soup

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