The Occasional Recipe

photo by whitney loibner

I love to cook, and I love sharing recipes (and stories about recipes) with you. Check out what’s been cooking lately at the Chino House or browse the index below!

Chino House Recipe Index

appetizers | beans | bread | breakfast | budget

cakes | chocolate | cookies | desserts | dinner | drinks | eggs | fish

  fruit | grains and rice | indian | italian | lunch | mexican | muffins

pasta | pies | poultry | salads | side dishes

soupvegetables | vegetarian


Appetizers

bacon wrapped dates with goat cheese

black bean confetti

cheese platter

granola

guacamole

hummus

pan fried onion dip

salsa

shrimp dip

Beans

black bean and sweet potato chili

black bean confetti

black eyed peas

chilaquiles

chop chop salad

curried lentils

fruit smoothie

hummus

lentil soup with sausage

red lentil soup

roasted cauliflower, carrots, chickpeas and couscous

rosemary white bean soup

soy succotash

tandoori salad

Bread

apple pancake

apple walnut cake with cream cheese frosting

beer bread

bran muffins

chapatis

cheddar dill scones

cinnamon muffins

crepes

crunchy pumpkin muffins

grandmother’s homemade rolls

pumpkin bread

raspberry bran muffins

rise and shine waffles

skillet sizzled cornbread

strawberry breakfast muffins

swedish pancakes

whole wheat bread

whole wheat buttermilk pancakes

whole wheat cream scones

whole wheat flour tortillas

whole wheat quick bread

whole wheat pizza dough

Breakfast

apple pancake

apple walnut cake with cream cheese frosting

almond coconut granola

beer bread

blackberry crumble

bran muffins

cheddar dill scones

chino house granola

cinnamon muffins

crepes

crunchy pumpkin muffins

energy bars

fruit smoothie

mushroom asparagus quiche

potato asparagus frittata

pumpkin bread

pumpkin pie oatmeal

raspberry bran muffins

rise and shine waffles

strawberry breakfast muffins

swedish pancakes

three grain oatmeal

whole wheat buttermilk pancakes

whole wheat cream scones

whole wheat quick bread

Budget

beer bread

black bean and sweet potato chili

black bean confetti

black eyed peas

chilaquiles

energy bars

french peasant soup

goddess dressing

homemade pizza

red lentil soup

roasted apple and squash soup

rosemary white bean soup

sucre pie

stir fry

tandoori salad

whole wheat flour tortillas

whole wheat quick bread

winter vegetable curry

Cakes

apple walnut cake with cream cheese frosting

carrot cake

chocolate peanut butter cake

coconut cake

fresh peach cake

gingerbread

grandmother’s chocolate cake

honey grapefruit cupcakes

lemon pound cake

Chocolate

chocolate mint creme sandwich cookies

chocolate peanut butter cake

chocolate peanut butter cups

chocolate pecan cookies

dark chocolate peanut butter cookies

energy bars

german chocolate cookies

grandmother’s chocolate cake

homemade hot cocoa mix

homemade ice cream sandwiches

strawberry icebox pie

Cookies

almond biscotti

chocolate mint creme sandwich cookies

chocolate pecan cookies

christmas sugar cookies

cinnamon crust

dark chocolate peanut butter cookies

german chocolate cookies

gingered carrot cookies

homemade ice cream sandwiches

molasses spice cookies

oatmeal cookies

raspberry rugelach

snowball cookies

sugar cookies

Desserts

almond biscotti

apple walnut cake with cream cheese frosting

berry tarts

blackberry crumble

blackberry peach cobbler

blackberry pie

candied nuts

carrot cake

chocolate mint creme sandwich cookies

chocolate peanut butter cake

chocolate peanut butter cups

chocolate pecan cookies

christmas sugar cookies

cinnamon crust

coconut cake

crepes

dark chocolate peanut butter cookies

deep dish apple pie

energy bars

fresh peach cake

german chocolate cookies

gingerbread

gingered carrot cookies

grandmother’s chocolate cake

homemade hot cocoa mix

homemade ice cream sandwiches

homemade vanilla bean ice cream

honey grapefruit cupcakes

lemon pound cake

molasses spice cookies

oatmeal cookies

pate brisee

patriotic pretzels

raspberry rugelach

rhubarb berry pie

snowball cookies

strawberry icebox pie

strawberry rhubarb crisp

sucre pie

sugar cookies

Dinner

barbeque chicken salad

black bean and sweet potato chili

black eyed peas

camp beef stew

camping menus

chicken pot pie

chicken prego

chilaquiles

chop chop salad

creamy pasta with bacon

crockpot jumbalaya

curried lentil potato pot pie with pumpkin and tomatoes

enchiladas (chicken, bean, corn or flour, white or red sauce)

fancy hot dogs

gumbo

holiday menu with ham

homemade pizza

lentil soup with sausage

minestrone soup

mulligatawny

mushroom and wild rice soup

potato kale soup with italian sausage

red lentil soup

roasted vegetable soup

rosemary white bean soup

sausage mushroom risotto

seafood vegetable stir fry

tomato and potato cheddar soup

weekend camping menus

vegetable barley soup

winter vegetable curry

veggie tacos

Drinks

citrus sangria

exotic drinks (for kids)

homemade hot cocoa mix

iced coffee

farmhouse punch

fresh margaritas

fruit smoothie

orange pineapple margaritas

red zinger mint tea

Eggs

mushroom asparagus quiche

potato asparagus frittata

swedish pancakes

Fruit

always makes me happy salad

apple pancake

apple walnut cake with cream cheese frosting

berry tarts

blackberry crumble

blackberry peach cobbler

blackberry pie

crepes

deep dish apple pie

fresh peach cake

fruit smoothie

honey grapefruit cupcakes

lemon pound cake

raspberry bran muffins

rhubarb berry pie

strawberry breakfast muffins

strawberry icebox pie

strawberry rhubarb crisp

three citrus marmalade

Grains and Rice

chicken and wild rice soup

curried couscous salad

curried lentil potato pot pie with pumpkin and tomatoes

lentil soup with sausage

mushroom and wild rice soup

red lentil soup

roasted cauliflower, carrots, chickpeas and couscous

sausage mushroom risotto

strawberry rhubarb crisp

tabbouleh

three grain oatmeal

vegetable barley soup

vegetable barley soup 2

Indian

curried lentil potato pot pie with pumpkin and tomatoes

mulligatawny

red lentil soup

tandoori salad

winter vegetable curry

Italian

creamy pasta with bacon

homemade pizza

sausage mushroom risotto

Lunch

barbeque chicken salad

cheese platter

chicken and wild rice soup

chicken pasta broccoli salad

chop chop salad

colorful summer salad with peppers and edamame

crunchy church picnic salad

energy bars

mushroom asparagus quiche

perfect BLT

potato asparagus frittata

potato kale soup with italian sausage

roasted tomato basil soup

sesame kale salad

soy succotash

tandoori salad

tomato and potato cheddar soup

warm winter salad with brussel sprouts

Meat

barbeque chicken salad

camp beef stew

chino house chili

creamy pasta with bacon

ham dinner

fancy hot dogs

perfect BLT

sausage mushroom risotto

Mexican

chilaquiles

enchiladas (chicken, bean, corn or flour, white or red sauce)

mexican soup with chilies and cheese

salsa

whole wheat flour tortillas

veggie tacos

Muffins

bran muffins

cinnamon muffins

crunchy pumpkin muffins

raspberry bran muffins

strawberry breakfast muffins

Pasta

chicken pasta broccoli salad

chicken prego

creamy pasta with bacon

fresh pesto

szechwan noodle salad

Pies

berry tarts

blackberry peach cobbler

blackberry pie

cinnamon crust

deep dish apple pie

mushroom asparagus quiche

pate brisee

rhubarb berry pie

strawberry icebox pie

sucre pie

Pizza

homemade pizza

Poultry

barbeque chicken salad

chicken pot pie

chicken prego

chinese chicken salad

chicken and wild rice soup

chicken pasta broccoli salad

chop chop salad

cobb salad

crockpot jumbalaya

enchiladas (chicken, bean, corn or flour, white or red sauce)

mexican soup with chilies and cheese

mulligatawny

simple chinese chicken salad

Salads

always makes me happy salad

barbeque chicken salad

black bean confetti

chicken pasta broccoli salad

chinese chicken salad

chop chop salad

citrus vinaigrette

cobb salad

colorful summer salad with peppers and edamame

crunchy church picnic salad

curried couscous salad

fresh ginger dressing

goddess dressing

sesame kale salad

simple chinese chicken salad

soy succotash

szechwan noodle salad

tabbouleh

tandoori salad

walnut, pear and bleu cheese salad

warm winter salad with brussel sprouts

Side Dishes

barbeque chicken salad

black eyed peas

chicken pasta broccoli salad

chinese chicken salad

curried couscous salad

curried lentil potato pot pie with pumpkin and tomatoes

crunchy church picnic salad

not so sweet potato casserole

oven roasted, cornmeal encrusted okra

pan fried onion dip

perfect mashed potatoes

sesame kale salad

soy succotash

summer squash bake

szechwan noodle salad

tabbouleh

Soup

black bean and sweet potato chili

black eyed peas

camp beef stew

chicken and wild rice soup

chino house chili

coconut sweet potato soup

crockpot jumbalaya

french peasant soup

gumbo

late harvest soup

lentil soup with sausage

mexican soup with chilies and cheese

minestrone soup

mulligatawny

mushroom and wild rice soup

potato kale soup with italian sausage

red lentil soup

roasted apple and squash soup

roasted tomato basil soup

roasted vegetable soup

rosemary white bean soup

simple spring greens

tomato and potato cheddar soup

vegetable barley soup

vegetable barley soup 2

winter vegetable curry

zucchini vichyssoise

Vegetables

black eyed peas

colorful summer salad with peppers and edamame

french peasant soup

late harvest soup

lentil soup with sausage

minestrone soup

mushroom asparagus quiche

not so sweet potato casserole

oven roasted, cornmeal encrusted okra

pan fried onion dip

perfect mashed potatoes

potato asparagus frittata

roasted asparagus

roasted brussel sprouts

roasted cauliflower, carrots, chickpeas and couscous

roasted tomato basil soup

roasted vegetable soup

salsa

seafood vegetable stir fry

sesame kale salad

soy succotash

simple spring greens

summer squash bake

tandoori salad

tomato and potato cheddar soup

warm winter salad with brussel sprouts

vegetable barley soup

vegetable barley soup 2

veggie tacos

winter vegetable curry

zucchini vichyssoise

Vegetarian

black bean and sweet potato chili

chilaquiles

colorful summer salad with peppers and edamame

curried lentil potato pot pie with pumpkin and tomatoes

curried lentils

enchiladas (chicken, bean, corn or flour, white or red sauce)

french peasant soup

hummus

mushroom and wild rice soup

mushroom asparagus quiche

not so sweet potato casserole

oven roasted, cornmeal encrusted okra

pan fried onion dip

potato asparagus frittata

perfect mashed potatoes

red lentil soup

roasted cauliflower, carrots, chickpeas and couscous

roasted tomato basil soup

sesame kale salad

simple spring greens

soy succotash

summer squash bake

tabbouleh

tandoori salad

vegetable barley soup

veggie tacos

 

walnut, pear and bleu cheese salad

warm winter salad with brussel sprouts

winter vegetable curry