This is an attempt to organize the recipes on the Boise Foodie Guild blog page. I would like to create this page so that as a reader, one can browse through the major categories and then choose a recipe that you may like to try. We have tried all of these recipes. Most of the recipes here are adapted from other sources. The recipes, however, are not the same as originally posted by others. This will be an ongoing project so please bear with us. Our complete recipe file can be found at The Recipes of Robin and Bob Young. These recipes can also be found at Rockin’ R’s Boise Foodie Page.
Starting January 2015, I am adding the “Add Date” to each entry. The dates will appear as [Jan 2015]. You will also be able to search on these dates, i.e., list all recipes added in January 2015.
Note: I will be adding some recipes that we thoroughly enjoy and they will be listed as CS Marinara, (Captain’s Shack), IP Pork Carnitas, (Instant Pot) or AF Chicken Wings (AirFryer). AirFryer recipes are now located at AirFryer Recipes and Instant Pot recipes are now located at Instant Pot Recipes. You will be able to search on the “CS”, “IP” or the “AF” on their specific pages as listed above in the header..
Please Note: If you want to Search for a particular Recipe or within a specific Category, use Control+F and type in your search item. Hit Return and you should go to that recipe or category.
And just as a Note: Some of these files are in PDF format. There are free Adobe readers online and an easy download. But in the meantime, the categories that I will use here are:
Salads, Chowders and Soups
AirFryer [New! Dec 2018]
Instant Pot [New! Oct 2018]
Fowl (Chicken and Turkey, Duck, Goose, etc)
Seafood – Including shell fish
Other – Gumbos, Relishes, Sauces and Classic Mother Sauces, Spice Blends, Etc.
Grilling, BBQ Rubs, Sauces and Mops
Sauces – Traditional and Classic
Spices and Spice Blends: BBQ Rubs, Cajun and Creole Spice Blends
INDEX OF RECIPES
Appetizer [May 2015] Biscuits and Gravy Dip – This recipe comes from and is linked to their blog site, the Noble Pig Winery in McMinnville, OR. The recipe looks like a great party dip or tailgate gathering.
Appetizer [Dec 2015] Caramelized Onion Dip – This is one of Robin’s creations. It is a great change to the standard Onion Soup Dip. [PDF}
Crab Dip East Coast Style
Appetizer [June 2015] Cranberry Turkey Meatballs – Just a good appetizer if you like turkey. A great change from beef. [PDF format]
Appetizer [July 2015] – Fingerling Potato Dip – A delightful potato based appetizer with a super good dipping sauce – tangy, garlicky and creamy. [PDF format]
Appetizer [July 2015] – Fruity Guacamole – A delightful change from your standard guacamole. Add some mango to the avocado and you’ve got an exciting dip! [PDF format]
Appetizer [Feb 2015] – Italian Fried Olives – An easy and differently good appetizer. Just be sure to rinse the olives well. [PDF format]
Appetizer [Aug 2015] Pâté Maison Terrine – An awesome pâté from Mathieu Choux, Le Café de Paris in Boise.
Appetizer [Dec 2015] Robin’s Ranch Dip – This is a variation on the standard Ranch Dip that Robin adjusted to her liking. [PDF]
Appetizer [Jan 2015] Smoked Salmon Dip – Smoke your own salmon in a brine and tarragon. Awesome!
Appetizer [Jan 2015] Smoked Salmon and Dill Spread – This spread is an awesome crowd pleaser. Smoke your own salmon for this one. This is awesome!
Appetizer [Oct 2015] Spinach Bacon Onion Dip – This dip is an awesome crowd pleaser. The onion and bacon combination brings out the sweetness of the spinach. Make lots!
Appetizer [Jan 2015] – Sweet Potato Dip – This dip is an awesome crowd pleaser. Don;’t be intimidated by the sweet potato ingredient. When mixed with the cream cheese, it is awesome! [PDF]
Salads, Chowders and Soups
Salad Dressing – Sandi’s Ranch Dressing– This is great with a simple salad of greens, carrot strips and grape tomatoes. A change from the standard Ranch Dressing. This is made with avocado and Greek Yogurt. [PDF format]
Salad Dressing [June 2015]– Slaw Dressing – This is by far one of the best slaw dressings we have ever made. Great with a veggie slaw or your standard coleslaw. Really an easy dressing to make. [PDF format]
Salad – Bacon and Avocado Pasta Salad– Great variation on the traditional macaroni salad. This one boasts a wonderful Lemon-Thyme Dressing, which is included in the recipe. Enjoy! [PDF format]
Salad [April 2016] – Roasted Beets and Berries Salad – A superb blend of blackberries and strawberries with avocado and quinoa that could be a full meal. It also has toasted and chopped pistachios.
Salad [Mar 2016] – Parsley Salad – Great springtime salad that goes well with Sauerbraten or Holiday Ham. Recipe from Michael Symon. [PDF]
Salad – Seven-Layer Russian Salad – This is a great vegetable, seafood, egg salad with house made mayonnaise that Robin made. I love it! [PDF Format]
Salad – Spaghetti Squash Slaw – Great alternative to the traditional Cole Slaw with cabbage. This is a roasted spaghetti squash slaw, thus the name “Sqlaw”. Great on a hot pastrami sandwich on rye or as a side. [PDF Format]
Beef – Italian Meatballs – Here is a very good, almost superb, meatball recipe with the right blend of beef, pork and veal.
Beef – Boise Pot Roast – Here is a very good, almost superb, pot roast that is slow cooked in the Crockpot. [PDF format]
Beef – Italian Pot Roast – Here is a superb, pot roast that is slow cooked in the oven. Full of flavor. Great with a Chianti, Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir. You won’t be disappointed. [PDF format]
Mahogany Beef Stroganoff
Beef – Mahogany Beef Stroganoff – Here is a superb, Beef Stroganoff with a twist. Hoisin sauce, of all things. Full of flavor. Great with Petit Syrah. You won’t be disappointed. [Adapted from Costco Connection, October 2019] [PDF format]
Beef [Oct 2014] – Sauerbraten – Crock Pot – Here is a very good, almost superb, Sauerbraten that is slow cooked in the Crock Pot. For best results, though, marinate this beef roast for a minimum of 3 days and up to 10 days. The longer the better. Great for an Oktoberfest Party! [PDF format]
Beef – Steak Oscar – Superb Steak Oscar! A variation on the traditional crab; made with shrimp instead. Also a tweaked Hollandaise sauce. Roasted asparagus. This is simply delicious. [PDF format]
Beef – Welsh Cawl – Superb beef stew usually served on St David’s Day, March 1.
Beef – Oriental [Nov 2015] – Beef With Snow Peas – A superb Oriental style beef with snow peas. We use Chinese Peas. [PDF format]
Breakfast – Italian [April 2016] – Frittata – An awesome breakfast treat that you can use refrigerator “left-overs” if you want. [PDF]
Buffalo – Buffalo Pasta – What a great way to make buffalo. The noodles for this are really interesting and delicious. Counting your carbs? And you have a gluten allergy? Try this dish. It is awesome.
—–Chicken and Turkey—–
Chicken [Italian – April 2015] – Chicken Marsala – Great and a very traditional Italian chicken dish. One of my favorite chicken entrees. Delicious sauce! [PDF format]
Cheesy Italian Chicken
Chicken [Italian – May 2014] – Chicken Piccata – Great Italian chicken. Delicious sauce! [PDF format]
Chicken [Welch – Jan 2016] – Cornish Game Hens with Wild Mushrooms – Think Sunday dinner. The wild mushrooms make a wonderful addition to the stuffing. Delicious! Try serving with green beans and oven roasted red potatoes. [PDF format]
Chicken [Italian – July 2013] – Roman Style Chicken – A traditional Italian roasted chicken dish that goes well on St David’s Day, March 1. This is an intriguing chicken recipe from the Foodnetwork.
Chicken [Dec 2018] – Römertopf Chicken – A traditional clay pot (Römertopf) cooking style. This is a delicious basic chicken dish! [PDF]
Chicken – Skillet Chicken and Dumplings – A good and quick Chicken and Dumplings all done in a cast iron skillet. Super easy. This is delicious! [PDF format]
Chicken – Sweet Mustard Chicken Thighs – A good alternative to fried or the standard baked chicken. You don’t have to use the thighs, but make sure whatever you use has bone-in and skin on. This is delicious! [PDF format]
Chicken [Mediterranean – Sept 2011] – Tagine of Chicken – Great chicken recipe with a rich and delicious Mediterranean style sauce.
5 Hour Duck
Duck [October 2015] – Sauce For The 5-Hour Crispy Duck – A great sauce to go with the 5 Hour Roasted Duck above. Sweet, yet tart and herbal. Would go great too with pork. [PDF format]
Duck – Tagine of Duck – Great duck recipe prepared in a delicious Mediterranean style.
Goose [Dec 2015] – Roast Goose with Chestnut Stuffing – A very good special dinner. Great for a Christmas dinner. This 8 lbs goose easily fed 6 of us. There were no left-overs. It was that good. [PDF format]
Lamb – Arugula Stuffed Leg of Lamb – This is one awesome recipe for a boned leg of lamb. It takes a little time to do it, so be prepared. If you like lamb, you will be pleasantly surprised with the end product. It also has Miner’s lettuce and spinach in the stuffing. [PDF format]
Lamb – Lebanese Lamb Dolmades – These are wrapped in grape leaves and steamed or eaten pre-cooked. They also make great appetizers.
Lamb – Greek [August 2015] – Pastitsio – A very traditional Greek main dish made with delicious lamb and noodles. [PDF]
Shrimp and Scallop Pasta
Pasta [Italian Jan 2018] – Pasta and Carbonara Sauce – A very good pasta. This has bacon and/or prosciutto in it. A pretty standard carbonara. [PDF format]
Pasta [Italian March 2016] – Pasta with Pea Pesto and Potatoes – A very good pasta. Another recipe found on The Chew that looks very inviting and differently good. Original recipe by Chef Mario Batali. [PDF format]
German Skillet Pork Chop
Pork (May 2015) – Pork Tenderloin with Rhubarb BBQ Sauce – This dish is awesome! The sweet and tangy BBQ sauce with this recipe goes equally well with chicken or beef. Well worth the try. [PDF Format]
Pork (April 2015) – Pernil Pork Puerto Rican Style – This dish is awesome! It takes some prep time, but “just do it! Then put it in the slow cooker and let it do its thing!” [PDF Format]
Seafood – Baked Salmon II – This is a delightful change from fried seafood. A good use of salmon, Red Rice, Asparagus and Pico de Gallo.
Coquilles St Jacques
Seafood – Crab Meat Pie – This is a delightful. A slight change from the standard Crab Cakes. Great, too, with poached eggs in the morning. [PDF format]
Seafood (Feb 2016) – Crawfish Pie – This is a delightful Louisiana dish. A very traditional dish of New Orleans and usually served on Fat Tuesday. [PDF format]
Seafood – Dijon Baked Cod – This is a delightful change from fried seafood. And a good use of cod.
Seafood [Feb 2016] – Orange Maple Glazed Salmon – A delightful way to prepare and serve salmon. The “from scratch” teriyaki sauce is wonderful and could be used with other dishes.
Pan Seared Scallops with Lemon Caper Sauce
Seafood [June 2018] – Pan Seared Scallops with Lemon Caper Sauce – An elegant and easy way to serve scallops for a special occasion. Caramelized scallops and a delicious sauce made all in one pan. Serve on a bed of Napa cabbage. [PDF]
Seafood [Oct 2019] – Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp – An elegant and easy way to serve shrimp. This dish can be either a main dish or appetizer. [PDF]
Seafood – Scallop Cakes – [PDF Format] A nice adaptation of the standard Maryland Crab Cakes. The recipe for our Homemade Tartar Sauce is Located Here
Seafood [Sept 2015] – Shrimp and Scallop Pineapple Stir Fry – A wonderful shellfish stir fry. Take your time and prep all ingredients. It cooks fast. And be sure to marinate the seafood. [PDF]
Seafood – Linda and Johns Seafood Chowder – This is a delightful change from fried seafood. A great chowder from New Brunswick, Canada. Thanks to Linda McCormack for allowing us to post this recipe.
—-Vegetable – Main Dish——
Vegetable Main Dish – Vegetarian Dolmades – These are wrapped in grape leaves and steamed or eaten pre-cooked. They also make great appetizers.
Vegetable Main Dish – Stuffed Pattypan Squash – This dish will really surprise you. It is really delicious and you can also use the stuffing in sweet peppers for Stuffed Peppers.
Side Dish – Baked Beans – A great use of either a single type of dried beans or a mixture of dried beans. Great with a BBQ. [PDF Format]
Side Dish [Nov 2017] – Crockpot Mashed Potatoes – Never did I ever think about doing mashed potatoes in the crockpot. So Simple. Efficient use of time. Recipe calls for 4-5 hours on HIGH; These were done in about 3 hours. Don’t use garlic if you don’t like it.
Side Dish – [July 2015] Hush Puppies – A very, very Southern side dish. Delicious! [PDF format]
Side Dish – Roasted Sweet Onions – Superb roasted onions and a vegetable medley. Great with the Grilled Buffalo Diane above.
Side Dish – Dirty Rice – A good use of rice. A great side dish.
Bread [March 2016] – Irish Soda Bread – Great for St Patrick’s Day. By far the BEST soda bread I have ever had or made! Barring none! [PDF format]
Bread [March 2018] – Irish Brown Soda Bread – Great for St Patrick’s Day. Another superb soda bread and full of dried fruit! Barring none! Mix up the dried fruit in this bread. Use a variety. [PDF format]
Bread – Pizza Dough [July 2015] – Basic Pizza Dough – Your basic pizza dough that can be used for a wide variety of pastries. [PDF format]
Dessert – Almond Macaroons – Such a great treat! These macaroons are gluten and flour free. They are delicious.
Dessert – [March 2016] Apple Rose Pie Such a great treat! Fun way to make a delicious apple pie, but for individual pies. They are delicious. [PDF Format]
Dessert – Banana Cream Pie – A scrumptious banana custard based pie. It just does not last! Make two!
Dessert – [Jan 2016] Beet Panna Cotta A scrumptious panna cotta made from beets and coconut milk, of all things!. It just does not last! Eat two! [PDF Format]
Dessert – Decadent Chocolate Cake – This is an awesome chocolate cake that Robin made for Marnie’s birthday. And the cake has no flour!
Dessert – Honig Lecheril – An awesome Holiday German cookie. Sweet with honey and taste bud excitement with cinnamon and clove.
Dessert – Jeweled Fruitcake – You’ll love this fruitcake! It is awesome! Be sure to read Ode To A Fruitcake.
Dessert – Liebkuchen Dark Cookies – German Gingerbread cookies. This is a family favorite. Sweet and spicy. Great at Christmas.
Dessert – Mexican Chocolate Tofu Pudding – Don’t be surprised by the tofu! This is an extremely smooth, chocolatey, delicious pudding. Less than 100 calories per serving.
Skillet Apple Pie
Dessert – Skillet Apple Pie – A wonderful variation on the traditional apple pie. We even add some different fruit to the pie, i.e. sliced pears. We love it! [PDF Format]
Dessert – Tuscan Orange Cake – A wonderful fruity cake with the unmistakable flavor of fresh orange. Also known as Schiacciata Alla Fiorentina. [PDF Format]
Other – [Gumbos, Relishes, Sauces, Spice Blends, Etc.]
—–Grilling, BBQ Sauces and Mops—–
BBQ Mop – [Aug 2014] Casey’s BBQ Hot Sop – This Hot Sop comes directly from South Central Tennessee. Aspen Hill, TN to be exact. [PDF format]
—–Italian Sauces and Other Seasonings—–
Sauce – [Jan 2015] Bolognese Sauce – One of the Classic Italian sauces. This is great with pasta and a variety of pastas. There are as many bolognese sauces as there are beef stews. Everyone has their own. [PDF]
Sauce – Italian Marinara Sauce – One of the Classic Italian sauces. This is great with spaghetti and a variety of pastas.
Sauce [Aug 2019] – Puttanesca – One of the Classic Italian sauces. This is great with spaghetti and a variety of other pastas. [PDF]
Sauce – [June 2018]Chef Storm’s Cajun Tartar Sauce – Thank-You Chef Storm for sharing this recipe with me. An awesome, slightly spicy, tartar sauce. Great with seafood, especially crab cakes.
Sauce – Sauce Alfredo – One of the Classic Italian Sauces. This is great with and designed for fettuccine. In her book Easy Tasty Italian, Laura Santtini says that an Alfredo Sauce is “.. the king of the fresh pasta sauces … and is described as a ‘heart attack on a plate'” This is our interpretation of the original sauce. Enjoy the sauce.[PDF format]
—-Classic and Mother Sauces——
Sauce – [March 2016] Crème Anglaise – One of the Classic French Sauces. A wonderful custard based sauce. Great with desserts. This particular has an apple brandy variation. [PDF format]
Sauce – Sauce Béarnaise – One of the Classic French Sauces. This is great with beef, lamb or asparagus, especially a grilled steak. [PDF format]
Sauce – [June 2018]CIA Basic Hollandaise – One of the Classic French Mother Sauces. With practice, this can be a very good sauce. This is great with asparagus and with Eggs Benedict. [PDF Format]
Sauce – [Sept 2016] Sauce Hollandaise – Roasted Garlic and Tomato – One of the Classic French Mother Sauces. A very Easy Blender Hollandaise sauce. This is great with Eggs Benedict. So easy to make and different. [PDF Format]
Sauce – Sauce Diane – One of the Classic French Sauces. Great with grilled meats, especially buffalo.
Steak with Mushroom Sherry Sauce
Sauce – Sauce Robert – One of the Classic French Sauces. Great with pork or boar.
Sauce – Tartar Sauce – Really a great tartar sauce for seafood. Great with salmon or any white fish. Slightly spicy and creamy and good. [PDF format]
Sauce – [Jan 2015] Thai Brown Sauce – A really good and versatile Asian style brown sauce. Great with chicken, pork, salmon or any white fish. Slightly spicy and rich. [PDF format]
Spices – [Feb 2015] Cajun Seasoning – A good Cajun spice blend. [PDF format]
Spices – [Feb 2015] Cajun Spice Blend – A good Cajun style spice blend. Slightly sweet. [PDF format]
Spices – [Feb 2015] Creole Seasoning – A good Creole spice blend. This is different from the one above.[PDF format]
Spices – [Sept 2015] Herbs de Provence – A good basic spice blend that can be used in a variety of dishes, including, chicken, pork and lamb to name a few. This is how we make it. [PDF format]