Recipe page

This page gives some of my favorite recipes.

Main courses and side dishes

Spinach and Cheese Pie

A tasty vegetarian main dish.

Pumpkin soup in the pumpkin

This is a nice Thanksgiving soup.

Scalloped potatoes with Asiago cheese

Tasty scalloped potatoes.

Croatian Mousaka

A friend tells me that food in Croatia isn't anything like this mousaka, but nonetheless it's delicious.

Curried carrots and lentils

Mediterranean relish

Pumpkin soup

Pasta with leeks


This is a rosemary-flavored vegetable risotto.


This recipe is from Mike Hohmeyer.

Mexican corn

This recipe is from Epicurious.

Pasta primavera

A traditional vegetarian dinner at the house. You can make it with red sauce instead of cream for a low-fat delight.

Black bean pie

This black bean pie makes a good meal, especially with nachos or rice.

Ramon's potatoes

A delicious potato dish.


This vegetarian recipe is from Amy Hespenheide.

Eggplant parmesan

This takes a while to prepare, but is good.

Noriega pie

This tamale pie commemorates the discovery of suspicious white powder in Noriega's freezer, which turned out to be tamale mix.

Spicy chili

This is the U.C. Berkeley Footbag Club's award-winning chili recipe and comes from Brent Welch.

Hunan food

The Hunan restaurant in San Francisco is very good. Buy their cookbook. Stir-fried eggplant (aka slugs) and stir-fried carrots are recommended.

Sungate Papaya Cornbread

This moist, delicious cornbread was designed by Tristan to show off his Maya Papaya Salsa. More salsa recipes here.

Rock'n Moroccan Couscous

Tristan says, "This dish ROCKS!".


Thai Tea is good hot or iced.

Breads and things

Raspberry coffee cake


These light, fluffy biscuits are always a hit. For added excitement, you can add parmesan cheese and herbs.


Scones are good for breakfast too.

Banana bread

We got this recipe off a bag of bananas.


Delicious chocolate cake

I've had a hard time finding a chocolate cake recipe that is moist and chocolaty, but this is it.

Pear-cranberry cobbler

Chocolate things

Lemon Bars

From Kathryn Barnard.

Pumpkin cheesecake

From some cookbook.

Oatmeal carmelitas

These delicious squares are from the Pillsbury Bake-off Cookbook.

Chocolate mousse cake

This recipe is from

Ginger cookies

These cookies are a favorite of Steve's.

Blueberry poppy seed brunch cake

A popular dessert.


This recipe, from the Usenet cookbook, is always a hit.

Chocolate cheesecake

This recipe, also from the Usenet cookbook, is even better.

Will's favorite cake

We got this recipe from Will's mom, and surprised him on his birthday.

Nanaimo bars

This is a my version of the traditional Canadian dessert. It's hard to believe anything that tastes like this could be good for you. A second recipe is here.

Chocolate chip cookies

This recipe is based on the urban-legend Mrs. Fields's recipe (also claimed to be the Neimann Marcus recipe), which has been around since at least 1985. The version here has been developed through years of research and won't cost you two fifty.

Jam-filled muffins

Chocolate chip muffins

We used to make this recipe from the Usenet cookbook.

Chocolate chip muffins

This recipe is easier and better, so we use it now.

Sugar cookies

These are Randi's favorite cookies. Cut them into fun shapes.

Double chocolate chip cookies

These are very chocolaty.

Chocolate brownies

Your basic brownies.

Applesauce cake

This moist, spicy cake is from the Joy of Cooking.

For more WWW recipes, look at The Recipe Folder. There is also an extensive ftp archive of recipes at Also check the Jean-Paul Sartre Cookbook :-).

My favorite cookbooks include: The Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker. The Cake Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum.

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