Recipes

pastaandtomatoes

Yummy Pasta With QuickRoasted Cherry Tomatoes

by Chef Randy This is a quick dish for two that is easy to prepare and doesn’t heat the kitchen much at all because of the quick cook times. If you don’t care for feta cheese, substitute a mild

alaphabetsoup

Alphabet Soup

by Chef Randy As a kid, I couldn’t wait for mom to make alphabet soup for Saturday lunch. I looked for pieces of macaroni to spell my name and was usually disappointed that I couldn’t find a “y”.

dutchbabies

Breakfast Baby Dutch Babies

by Chef Randy Dutch baby pancakes, sometimes called German pancakes or Dutch puffs, are a hybrid of pancake, crepe, and popover — all in one skillet. I like to pour the batter into a mini-muffin

tikkamasala

Chik’n Tikka Masala

by Chef Randy Tikka is the Punjabi word for an Indian dish of small pieces of meat or vegetables marinated in a spice mixture. Masala is an Urdu word for any of a number of spice mixtures ground

eggs

Long Island Eggs

by Chef Randy When Robin and I traveled to Boston in the summer of 1982, we stayed with our friend Peter. On one of our side trips, Peter drove us to his mom’s summer place in Montauk at the tip

beerbread

Irish Cheese & Guinness Extra Stout Beer Bread

by Chef Randy Here’s a recipe our son, Robert, sent to me on St. Paddy’s Day. I’ve modified it a little so that the taste is pure Irish. This is even better than my Irish Soda Bread. Spread a

slowcookercookbook

Chef Randy’s New Cookbook Is a Great Holiday Gift

My new cookbook, Ojai Valley Slow Cooker Cookbook, is now available on-line at Amazon for $14.95. In addition, I will have two local book signings as follows: • Saturday, November 25th, at

pickledredonion

Pickled Red Onions

by Chef Randy By using red onions, these slightly sweet pickled onions take on a deep red rose coloring and look beautiful in a jar in the fridge. They also look amazing when plated. I like to