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♦ SAVOURY ♦

Appetizers

Bomboloni al Prosciutto – Savory Doughnuts

Fig Appetizers

Foccacia

Friselle

Kielbasi

Labne with Za’atar

Lamb & Harissa Sauasge Rolls

Polenta Chips with Gorgonzola Dipping Sauce

Roasted Chestnuts

Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

Shrimp, Mango & Prosciutto Rolls

Stuffed Fresh Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto

Beef, Lamb, Veal & Pork

Braised Lamb Shanks

Braised Short Ribs

Buffalo Moussaka

Classic Chili with Beef & Beans

Lamb Ragù

Lamb & Harissa Sauasge Rolls

Meatballs

Ragù alla Bolognese

Roast Beef with Roast Potatoes

Sausage & Beef Lasagna

Steak Tartare

Chicken

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Butter Chicken

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie Provencal (AKA the most complicated chicken pot pie you’ll ever make)

Chicken Soup Two Ways

Chicken Thighs with Rosemary & Prunes

Coronation Chicken Salad

Grilled Chicken Thighs

Qabili Pilau (Afghan Chicken and Rice)

Rollo Polo Loco

Rotisserie Chicken Soup

White Chicken Chili

Main Course (other than pasta)

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Bourekas

Braised Lamb Shanks

Braised Ribs with Whipped Fennel-Potato Mash

Brie Turnover with Fresh Fig, Goat Cheese, Prosciutto & Arugula Salad

Butter Chicken

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie Provencal

Chicken Thighs with Rosemary & Prunes

Classic Chili with Beef & Beans

Eggs with Fresh Truffle

Eggplant Parmesan Towers

Kaddo Bourani (Afghan Pumpkin with Yogurt & Beef Sauces)

Moussaka

My Mom’s Vegetable Lasagna

Pad Thai

Pappa al Pomodoro

Pizza Fritta

Pulled Pork

Qabili Pilau – Afghan Chicken and Rice

Quick Quiche

Roast Beef with Roast Potatoes

Roasted Cauliflower & Caramelized Onion Tart

Rollo Polo Loco

Salt Cod Brandade

Sausage & Beef Lasagna

Shakshuka

Smoked Trout Salad with Potatoes, Fennel, Peas & Dill

Stamppot with Beets and Bacon

Steak Tartare

Yellow Rice & Bean Salad

Pasta

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Cacio e Pepe

Crab Pasta

Fig Pizza

Fresh Truffle Pasta

Macaroni & Bean Soup

Maccheroni con Salsiccia

My Mom’s Vegetable Lasagna

Pad Thai

Pappardelle with Lamb Ragù & Herbed Ricotta

Passatelli (three ways)

Pasta al Forno con le Polpettine – Baked Pasta with Tiny Meatballs

Pasta alla norma

Pasta con i broccoli

Pasta con pesto

Pasta con le Zucchine

Pasta Crudaiola

Pasta maritata con cozze e ceci (with mussels and chickpeas)

Pasta with Peas, Ham and Cream

Rigatoni Abbrustoliti

Rigatoni with Ricotta and Sausage

Sausage & Beef Lasagna

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Spaghetti al pomodoro

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Spaghetti con pesto di pistacchi

Squid Ink Linguine with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Olives & Capers

Tagliatelle al Ragù

Salads, Sides & Veggies

Baby Spinach Salad with Dates and Almonds

Bean Salad

Cobb Salad with Hard Boiled Egg Yolk Dressing

Coronation Chicken Salad

Dad’s Slow-Cooked Mushrooms

Whipped Fennel-Potato Mash

Fennel & Cauliflower Gratin

Fresh Fig, Goat Cheese, Prosciutto & Arugula Salad

Mom’s Salad

Peach, Mozzarella & Mint Salad

Polenta Chips with Gorgonzola Dipping Sauce

Potato Dauphinoise

Potato Salad with Pickles, Peas & Tuna

Purè di Patate (Italian Mashed Potatoes)

Pumpkin Purée

Smoked Trout Salad with Potatoes, Fennel, Peas & Dill

Roast Beets & Beet Greens

Roast Potatoes

Roasted Red Pepper & Chickpea Salad

Stamppot with Beets and Bacon

Vegetable Caponata

Yellow Rice & Bean Salad

Seafood

Crab Pasta

Fish en Croûte

Garlic Mussel Soup

Pasta maritata con cozze e ceci

Potato Salad with Pickles, Peas & Tuna

Salt Cod Brandade

Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

Shrimp, Mango & Prosciutto Rolls

Smoked Trout Salad with Potatoes, Fennel, Peas & Dill

Squid Ink Linguine with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Olives & Capers

Soups & Stews

Cauliflower Soup

Celeriac Soup

Chicken Soup Two Ways

Classic Chili with Beef & Beans

Garlic Mussel Soup

Macaroni & Bean Soup

Pappa al Pomodoro

Passatelli

Pumpkin Soup (a dozen or so variations)

Tomato Soup

White Chicken Chili

Sauces, Dips, Dressings, Etc.

Apricot Jam

Breadcrumbs

BBQ Sauce

Crema di Parimigano

Croutons

Fig Jam

Gorgonzola Dipping Sauce

Hard Boiled Egg Yolk Dressing

Herbed Ricotta

Labne with Za’atar

Mild (No-Garlic) Basil Pesto

My Favorite Vinaigrette

Passata di Pomodoro

Pita Chips

Vegetable Caponata

♦ SWEETS ♦

Breads & Breakfast

Apple Cake

Banana Bread

Bircher Muesli

Bran Muffins

Best Bran Muffins

Cocoa & Pear Cake

Custard-Filled Cornbread

Cranberry Orange (Oat Bran) Bread

Foccacia

Marmorkuchen – Marble Cake

No Knead Bread

Pumpkin Bread

Oatmeal Breakfast Bread

Orange Chocolate Chunk Cake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

the shortlist’s Muffins

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

World’s Best Scones

Cake

Actually Squash Cake

Apple Cake

Apple Tart Cake

Apricot Upside Down Cake

Banana Dream Cake

La Bête Noire

Carrot Cake

Cocoa & Pear Cake

Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cake

Dimply Summer Fruit Cake

Double Chocolate Layer Cake

Indonesian Nutmeg Cake

Lemon Polenta Cake

Marmorkuchen – Marble Cake

Moist Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Orange Chocolate Chunk Cake

Orange Spice Cake with Cheesecake Filling

Plum Torte

Prune & Chocolate Cake

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Cake

Rhubarb Crumb Cake

Sacher Torte

Safta’s Cheesecake

Sicilian Orange Cake

Simple Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Frosting

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Torta di Grano Saraceno (Buckwheat Cake)

Upside Down Pineapple Cake

Vanilla Pound Cake

Versatile Yogurt Cake

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Cookies, Brownies & Bars

Benne Wafers

Berry Crumb Bars

Biscotti

Blondies

Caramel deLites

Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Bars

Chewy Goji Berry & White Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Crunch Slice

Coconut Macaroons

Date and Pecan Bars

Double Butterscotch Cookies

Empire Biscuits

Meringues

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Peppermint Oreo Brownies

Rugelach

S’mores Bars

Samoas

Triple Chocolate Mocha Caress Cookies

Pies & Tarts

Apple Tart Cake

Banana Tartes Tatin

Cherry Tart

Crostata

Rustic Apricot Galette

Spoon Desserts and Puddings

Baked Stuffed Peaches

Berry Chocolate Tiramisù

Best Bread Pudding

Chocolate Pudding (Two Ways)

Custard-Filled Cornbread

Fig Desserts

Maple Pots de Crème

Pumpkin Gingernut Bread Pudding with Mascarpone Cream

Rice Pudding

Rhubarb Crisp

Summer Fruit Crumble

Turramurrasù

Zuccotto

Sweet sauces, frostings, and all the extras

Apricot Jam

Joe’s Butterscotch Sauce

Chocolate Butter Ganache Frosting

Easy Chocolate Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting (see also here)

Dulce de Leche

Hot Fudge

Maple Bourbon Sauce

Mascarpone Cream

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Whipped Sour Cream

Vanilla Frosting

♦ OR PERHAPS YOU WANT SOMETHING…

American

Braised Short Ribs

Bran Muffins / Best Bran Muffins

Blondies

Caramel deLites

Chewy Goji Berry & White Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Pudding (Two Ways)

Classic Chili with Beef & Beans

Cobb Salad with Hard Boiled Egg Yolk Dressing

Custard-Filled Cornbread

Cranberry Orange (Oat Bran) Bread

Double Butterscotch Cookies

Easy Chocolate Frosting

Hot Fudge

Macaroni & Bean Soup

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Peppermint Oreo Brownies

Pulled Pork

Pumpkin Bread

Rollo Polo Loco

S’mores Bars

Samoas

Sausage & Beef Lasagna

Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Tomato Soup

Vanilla Pound Cake

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Yellow Rice & Bean Salad

Asian / Middle Eastern / African

Baby Spinach Salad with Dates and Almonds

Bourekas

Butter Chicken

Grilled Chicken Thighs

Jewish Chicken Soup

Kaddo Bourani (Afghan Pumpkin with Yogurt & Beef Sauces)

Labne with Za’atar

Pad Thai

Safta’s Cheesecake

Shakshuka

Qabili Pilau (Afghan Chicken and Rice)

Chocolate

Banana Dream Cake

Berry Chocolate Tiramisù

La Bête Noire

Chewy Goji Berry & White Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Crunch Slice

Chocolate Pudding (Two Ways)

Cocoa & Pear Cake

Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cake

Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate

Date and Pecan Bars

Double Chocolate Layer Cake

Hot Fudge

Marmorkuchen – Marble Cake

Moist Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Orange Chocolate Chunk Cake

Peppermint Oreo Brownies

Prune & Chocolate Cake

S’mores Bars

Sacher Torte

Samoas / Caramel deLites

Simple Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Frosting

Triple Chocolate Mocha Caress Cookies

Fast!

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Baked Stuffed Peaches

Banana Tarte Tatin

Bean Salad

Benne Wafers

Blondies

Bourekas

Celeriac Soup

Chocolate Crunch Slice

Cobb Salad with Hard Boiled Egg Yolk Dressing

Coronation Chicken Salad

Garlic Mussel Soup

Kielbasi

Labne with Za’atar

Mom’s Salad

Macaroni & Bean Soup

Maccheroni con Salsiccia

Pasta con i broccoli

Pasta con le Zucchine

Pasta with Peas, Ham and Cream

Peach, Mozzarella & Mint Salad

Pesto di pistacchi

Pita Chips

Pizza Fritta

Potato Salad with Pickles, Peas & Tuna

Rigatoni Abbrustoliti

Rigatoni with Ricotta and Sausage

Roasted Chestnuts

Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

Shakshuka

Shrimp, Mango & Prosciutto Rolls

Smoked Trout Salad with Potatoes, Fennel, Peas & Dill

Steak Tartare

Stuffed Fresh Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto

Summer Fruit Crumble

Italian

Biscotti

Bomboloni al Prosciutto

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Cacio e Pepe

Crostata

Foccacia

Friselle

Maccheroni con Salsiccia

Pappa al Pomodoro

Passatelli

Pasta al Forno con le Polpettine (Baked Pasta with Tiny Meatballs)

Pasta alla norma

Pasta con i broccoli

Pasta con le Zucchine

Pasta Crudaiola

Pasta maritata con cozze e ceci

Pesto di pistacchi

Pizza Fritta

Purè di Patate

Ragù alla Bolognese

Rigatoni Abbrustoliti

Rigatoni with Ricotta and Sausage

Roasted Chestnuts

Rosbif con patate arrosto

Spaghetti al pomodoro

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Torta di Grano Saraceno (Buckwheat Cake)

Zuccotto

For a Party

Classic Chili with Beef & Beans

Bean Salad

Fig Appetizers

Friselle

Kielbasi

Labne with Za’atar

Lamb & Harissa Sauasge Rolls

Pasta al Forno con le Polpettine (Baked Pasta with Tiny Meatballs)

Pita Chips

Polenta Chips with Gorgonzola Dipping Sauce

Pulled Pork

Qabili Pilau (Afghan Chicken and Rice)

Quick Quiche

Roasted Chestnuts

Sausage & Beef Lasagna

Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

Stuffed Fresh Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto

Summer Fruit Crumble

With Fruit

Apple Cake

Apple Tart Cake

Apricot Jam

Apricot Upside Down Cake

Baked Stuffed Peaches

Banana Dream Cake

Banana Tarte Tatin

Berry Chocolate Tiramisù

Berry Crumb Bars

Best Bran Muffins

Cherry Tart

Chewy Goji Berry & White Chocolate Cookies (that counts as fruit, right?)

Chicken Thighs with Rosemary & Prunes

Cocoa & Pear Cake

Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding

Cranberry Orange (Oat Bran) Bread

Dimply Summer Fruit Cake

Fig Desserts

Fig Jam

Fresh Figs Stuffed with Cheese and Wrapped in Prosciutto

Lemon Polenta Cake

Oatmeal Breakfast Bread

Orange Chocolate Chunk Cake

Peach, Mozzarella & Mint Salad

Plum Torte

Prune & Chocolate Cake

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Cake

Rhubarb Crisp

Rhubarb Crumb Cake

Rustic Apricot Galette

Sicilian Orange Cake

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Summer Fruit Crumble

the shortlist’s Muffins

Upside Down Pineapple Cake

Autumn

Maple Pots de Crème

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Cake

Pumpkin Bread

Salt Cod Brandade

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Spring

Pasta with Peas, Ham and Cream

Potato Salad with Pickles, Peas & Tuna

Summer

Apricot Upside Down Cake

Baked Stuffed Peaches

Bean Salad

Brie Turnover with Fresh Fig, Goat Cheese, Prosciutto & Arugula Salad

Cobb Salad with Hard Boiled Egg Yolk Dressing

Date and Pecan Bars (no bake)

Dimply Summer Fruit Cake

Grilled Chicken Thighs

Friselle

In Praise of Figs

Passata di Pomodoro

Pasta con le Zucchine

Pasta Crudaiola

Peach, Mozzarella & Mint Salad

Plum Torte

Rhubarb Crumb Cake

Rustic Apricot Galette

Shrimp, Mango & Prosciutto Rolls

Smoked Trout Salad with Potatoes, Fennel, Peas & Dill

Steak Tartare

Stuffed Fresh Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto

Summer Fruit Crumble

Yellow Rice & Bean Salad

Winter

Braised Lamb Shanks

Buffalo Moussaka

Braised Ribs with Whipped Fennel-Potato Mash

Cauliflower Soup

Chicken Soup Two Ways

Fennel & Cauliflower Gratin

Pappardelle with Lamb Ragù & Herbed Ricotta

Roasted Chestnuts

Vegetarian

Baby Spinach Salad with Dates and Almonds

Bean Salad

Bourekas

Cauliflower Soup

Celeriac Soup

Cobb Salad with Hard Boiled Egg Yolk Dressing (sans bacon)

Dad’s Slow-Cooked Mushrooms

Eggplant Parmesan Towers

Fennel-Potato Mash

Fennel & Cauliflower Gratin

Fig Pizza

Friselle

Kaddo Bourani (Afghan Pumpkin with Yogurt Sauce)

Mild Basil Pesto

My Mom’s Vegetable Lasagna

Pappa al Pomodoro

Passatelli

Pasta alla norma

Pasta con i broccoli

Pasta con le Zucchine

Pasta Crudaiola

Pasta with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Olives & Capers

Peach, Mozzarella & Mint Salad

Pizza Fritta

Polenta Chips with Gorgonzola Dipping Sauce

Potato Dauphinoise

Purè di Patate

Quick Quiche (sans bacon)

Roast Beets & Beet Greens

Roasted Cauliflower & Caramelized Onion Tart

Roasted Red Pepper & Chickpea Salad

Shakshuka

Spaghetti al pomodoro

Tomato Soup

Vegetable Caponata

Yellow Rice & Bean Salad

♦ NON-EDIBLES ♦

Baby Wolfgang!

Bun in the Oven

Cibo: my cookbook

Happy Holidays

Of Cottage Cheese & Cap’n Crunch

Snapshots from Italy: Alto-Adige

Snapshots from Italy: Puglia

Sugar & Spice (Baby Stella)

Sydney in the Summertime

Sydney Weekend Inspiration

♦ SHORTLISTS ♦

shortlist no. 1 July 17, 2010 (pappardelle with lamb ragù)

shortlist no. 2 August 6, 2010 (meat fest)

shortlist no. 3 August 12, 2010 (mezze maniche all’amatriciana)

shortlist no. 4 August 14, 2010 (mezze maniche all’amatriciana)

shortlist no. 5 August 17, 2010 (Stu’s guerrero chicken)

shortlist no. 6 August 20, 2010 (pasta alla norma)

shortlist no. 7 August 24, 2010 (pasta al forno con le polpettine)

shortlist no. 8 August 26, 2010 (Kobe striploin)

shortlist no. 9 September 5, 2010 (Francesco’s risotto ai porcini)

shortlist no. 10 September 16, 2010 (Afghan)

shortlist no. 11 September 29, 2010 (Shellfish)

shortlist no. 12 October 12, 2010 (Quiche)

shortlist no. 13 October 15, 2010 (Cheese)

shortlist no. 14 November 4, 2010 (pappardelle with lamb ragù)

shortlist no. 15 November 7, 2010 (passatelli & lamb shanks)

shortlist no. 16 November 12, 2010 (pasta crudaiola)

shortlist no. 17 November 23, 2010 (party for 30)

shortlist no. 18 December 4, 2010 (surf & turf)

shortlist no. 19 December 24, 2010 (Christmas Eve)

shortlist no. 20 December 31, 2010 (crab pasta)

shortlist no. 21 January 6, 2011 (pizza & sausages)

shortlist no. 22 January 8, 2011 (tagliatelle al ragù)

shortlist no. 23 January 28, 2011 (chooks on the barbie)

shortlist no. 24 March 6, 2011 (pasta with brandy)

shortlist no. 25 May 13, 2011 (eggplant towers)

shortlist no. 26 May 20, 2011 (cod brandade)

shortlist no. 27 August 13, 2011 (roast beef)

shortlist no. 28 September 2011 (chicken thighs with prunes)

shortlist no. 29 September 2011 (pasta with sausage and zucchini)

shortlist no. 30 October 2011 (black spaghetti w. roasted cherry tomatoes & olives)

shortlist no. 31 November 4, 2011 (pasta with pistachio pesto)

shortlist no. 32 November 7, 2011 (pasta with ragù)

shortlist no. 33 November 2011 (Wagyu steaks)

shortlist no. 34 November 2011 (pasta with ragù)

shortlist no. 35 November 2011 (venison loin)

shortlist no. 36 November 2011 (duck breast)

shortlist no. 37 December 2011 (venison loin)

shortlist no. 38 December 2011 (beef tenderloin)

shortlist no. 39 February 2011 (quiche)

shortlist no. 40 February 2011 (pasta with sausage)

shortlist no. 41 February 2011 (spaghetti & steak)

shortlist no. 42 March 2011 (quiche)

shortlist no. 43 April 2011 (pasta with no-garlic pesto)

shortlist no. 44 April 2011 (pasta with tomato & garlic)

shortlist no. 45 April 2011 (pasta with ragu & Wagyu steak)

shortlist no. 46 April 2011 (pasta con le cozze)

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