Linda Gassenheimer

Creamy veggie soup a summer dish without the heavy cream

It’s a light take on classic vichyssoise that is usually made with leeks, potatoes and cream.


Florentine Shrimp Mango Salad with Sweet Corn on the Cob. (Linda Gassenheimer/TNS)

Fresh mango adds sweet flavor to Florentine shrimp salad

If you’re not a fan of mangoes, any ripe fruit can be used instead, such as peaches, plums or pineapple.


Flavorful chicken salad is perfect for a hot summer night

The only cooking you need to do for this dish is toast the walnuts to enhance their flavor.


Flavorful rice dish inspired by cookbook of Pakistani cuisine

This recipe for vegetarian kausar Karachi-style rice might just be a hit with your family, too.

Elevate classic the Caesar salad with grilled shrimp, walnuts

Grilling the walnuts for a couple of minutes intensifies their flavor in this main-dish salad.

Celebrate Dad with a tasty steak dinner made in minutes

Almond-flavored romesco sauce tops grilled strip steak for an easy meal that’s perfect for Father’s Day.

Cayenne pepper gives pork Creole recipe its Louisiana zing

Onions, celery, green bell pepper and tomatoes serve as the base for this quick and easy dish.

An easy-to-make taco that’s good for you any time of day

Here’s a vegetarian taco made with earthy-tasting soft whole wheat tortillas that fold easily.

Spice up Memorial Day with these Moroccan-style beef burgers

Serve the burgers with a spoon of yogurt sauce on top and a side of cucumber tomato salad.

Honor Mom on her special day with this colorful Asian bowl

You can substitute whatever vegetables or cooked meat you have on hand, using the proportions in the recipe.

Quick stir-fry features unexpected flavor — from grapefruit

The subtropical citrus, an unusual stir-fry ingredient, adds an intriguing touch to this beef dish.

Chicken Parmesan dish is an easy fix when you need a break

The cheese is cut into thin slices instead of grated and melts on top of the chicken and sauce.

Spice up roasted salmon with a touch of Indian curry flavor

For dinner on the table in short order, pan-roast the fillet and microwave the rice in its packaging.