Dill Pickle Brined Chicken

Dill Pickle Brined Chicken is "dillicious"! Sorry, I had to say that! Pickle juice tenderizes the chicken and intensifies the the flavor.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 2 hrs
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Caramel Oranges

These Caramel Oranges are bathed in caramel sauce — simple, bright, and bold. You also can serve the oranges with ice cream, pound cake or yogurt.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Lime and Basil Chicken

This Lime and Basil Chicken is the perfect make-ahead meal. The chicken can be prepared the day before and marinated overnight to allow the flavors to permeate. Note that the chicken is baked at a high temperature for only 30 minutes. This creates a beautiful crispy brown skin while keeping the chicken moist.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Baby Spinach Salad with Dates and Almonds

My friend Liz made this wonderful salad for dinner from the Jerusalem cookbook. It's the Baby Spinach Salad with Dates and Almonds recipe that has fried pita bread pieces. The dates add a sweetness to this delicious salad.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Balsamic Strawberries in Puff Pastry with Rosemary Cream

I almost always have puff pastry in the freezer. It's so versatile. These Balsamic Strawberries in Puff Pastry with Rosemary Cream combines sweet and the savory taste of rosemary, which is infused into whipped cream.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Deconstructed Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a French Provençal stewed vegetable dish, originating in Nice, and sometimes referred to as ratatouille niçoise. This Deconstructed Ratatouille is a much fresher take on the classic. The recipe comes from Joy of Kosher.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Haricots Verts and Snow Peas with Hazelnuts and Orange

This Haricots Verts and Snow Peas with Hazelnuts and Orange recipes one of the most popular dishes in the Ottolenghi cookbook. It’s easy to make and can be made well in advance and chilled a day ahead of serving. The recipe can also be doubled or tripled (or more), if you’re feeding a crowd.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Roasted Crispy Parmesan Potatoes

These Roasted Crispy Parmesan Potatoes are some of the best potatoes I have ever made. They take 10 minutes to prepare and will wow your family. They are utter nirvana!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Tomato Chickpea Salad

This Tomato Chickpea Salad with fresh summer tomatoes and chickpeas is tossed with a simple sherry vinaigrette. Sautéing the chickpeas until they are browned and crispy on the outside then dusted with cumin gives them a wonderful depth of flavor.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Triple-Citrus Pound Cake

I made this Triple-Citrus Pound Cake because we just moved to a new house that has huge orange and grapefruit trees in the backyard. It's a delicious and easy cake to make.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 16 Servings