Basil Pesto

Italian Basil Pesto Recipe – Pesto alla Genovese

Italian Basil Pesto sauce originated in the city of Genova in the Liguria region of northwest Italy.  The word, pesto in Italian, is derived from a word meaning to “pound … Continued

Juniper Berries

Juniper Berries

    Juniper Berries (Juniperus Communis): To purchase Juniper Berries, check out What’s Cooking America’s online Amazon Store.   The once humble juniper berry is enjoying a renaissance of its … Continued

Lemon Grass

  Question: Do you have any ideas or any recipes for use with lemon grass?  I have eaten lemon grass in a Thai restaurant before and love its subtle lemony … Continued

Lime Basil Sorbet Recipe

  Lime Basil Sorbet is very refreshing and delicious summer treat to serve your family and friends!  The Lime Basil Sorbet flavors are a clean, refreshing, and with a citrus … Continued

Linguine with Tomatoes and Basil

Linguine with Tomatoes and Basil Recipe

Linguine with Tomatoes and Basil is the perfect pasta recipe for those hot summer days when you garden is plentiful with fresh vine-ripened tomatoes and fresh basil. Just thinking of … Continued

Marinated Tomato Salad

Marinated Tomato Salad Recipe

  Marinated Tomato Salad recipe is best made with vine-ripened summer tomatoes, but if you can find good plum tomatoes, this recipe is still great during the winter months!   … Continued


Mint Leaves – Peppermint and Spearmint

Mint Leaves – Peppermint and Spearmint Peppermint is the premier mint for flavoring candy, gum, and other sweets.  Commercially prepared oil or extract are better for these uses than anything … Continued

Mixed Greens with Truffle Oil Dressing

Mixed Greens with Truffle Oil Dressing Recipe

  Mixed Greens with Truffle Oil Dressing is a wonderful gastronomic experience. The truffle oil provides a new meaning to salads as there is something about the smell that makes you … Continued

Old Bay Seasoning

Old Bay Seasoning Recipe

Questions and Answers – Old Bay Seasoning Recipe   Question: Really like your site!  Provides lots of fantastic variety to our routine weekly family menus.  Thanks a lot!  From you … Continued

Outdated Spices

    You Could Not Possibly Be Outdated – Could You?   Clearly you must be kidding – I can’t possibly be out-of-date: While not necessarily a spring chicken, I do … Continued


Parsley Information and Recipes

Learn About Parsley Article contributed by Liz Krause, publisher of the Italian cooking website featuring Easy Italian Recipes.   Parsley is a classic herb which appears in many Mediterranean recipes … Continued

Pepper – The Master Spice

    Along with salt, pepper is on nearly every table.  Historically significant, pepper is the most common spice in use.  Nutritionally beneficial and medicinally positive, pepper offers a unique … Continued

Pickling Salt

Pickling Salt

Questions and Answers – What is Pickling Salt Question: Many pickle recipes I have call for “coarse” salt.  Is coarse salt and canning/pickling salt the same or can be interchangeable? … Continued

Pique Seasoning

Questions and Answers – Pique Seasoning   Question: I have a copy of The Gold Cook Book by Louis P. DeGouy and am reading it through.  It has a lot … Continued

Rosemary – Rosmarinus Officinalis

Question and Answer – Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis)   Question: I would appreciate it if you could tell me what is the equivalent in Spanish or Latin of “rosemary.” – Marco … Continued