Recipes

A collection of family favorite recipes created or curated over the years.

Pico De GalloBy Rita's KitchenThis isn’t a meal, but it’s yummy. Oh, I absolutely love Pico de Gallo—the freshness of tomatoes, the clean flavor of cilantro, the cool, crisp wonderfulness of it all. Here’s the most important thing I learned about Pico, the tomatoes are only one part of the ultimate product. The jalapenos, the cilantro, the onions—they require equal billing with the tomatoes to make Pico de Gallo work.
Pickled Eggs (Beets, Rosemary Garlic, Dill and Veggies)By Rita's KitchenPickled Eggs are an appetizing and mouth-watering, ready-to-serve snack made from hard-boiled eggs preserved in vinegar and brine. They are wonderful and have a tangy combination of sweet, sour, and salty. This is what makes it so versatile and can be served in many ways. This recipe is not "Picky husband approved", and he will not try them.
Citrus Cookies with Citrus Icing (Orange, Lemon, Lime)By Rita's KitchenThese soft, buttery orange cookies are flavored with orange zest and orange juice, and iced with a sweet orange glaze. Their old-fashioned flavor will remind you of your grandma's kitchen! These cookies are approved by Ethan Campbell and Steve Walker. The grapefruit did not have as much flavor as we were hoping for. So far, the lemon and orange are top runners. Still need to make the lime. Ethan C. loves these cookies in lemon!
Garlic Pizza SauceBy Rita's KitchenThis creamy garlic pizza sauce is a delicious, flavorful base for my favorite pizzas, pastas and chicken and sausage dishes. https://www.awayfromthebox.com/garlic-pizza-sauce/
Blueberry Crumble BarsBy Rita's KitchenThese blueberry crumb bars are crazy easy to make and could, dare I say, rival your favorite blueberry pie recipe. You can pick them up and eat them on the go, which makes them a perfect dessert for picnics and summer parties!
Tzatziki (Yogurt-Cucumber Dip)By Rita's KitchenThe story behind this recipe is that my husband used to frequent a Greek restaurant called Mykonos in downtown Wiesbaden. He would order dark bread and tzatziki as an appetizer. It was difficult to find a recipe that was close to the flavor and quality, and this is the best he has found to date.
Fruit DipBy Rita's KitchenThe boys loved this fruit dip when they were young....
Baked Crab DipBy Rita's KitchenHot baked crab dip served with bread. Even family members who do not like crabmeat like this dip.