Olympics Recipes

Ready for the rescheduled 2020 Summer Olympics? We can't all be in Tokyo in person, but we can all enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine with these step-by-step recipes. Check out the tips and videos for getting these recipes just right.

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Olympic Gold Medal Cookies

Rating: 4.19 stars
These cookies are pure energy! Oatmeal, wheat germ, raisins and nuts will put you in first place for sure.

Japanese Cucumber Sunomono

Rating: 5 stars
Cucumber sunomono is a tasty Japanese cucumber salad made with just a few easy-to-find ingredients. Serve this as a Japanese appetizer, or as a salad or side dish to pair with any meal. Nice for a summer BBQ!

Air Fryer Chicken Katsu

Rating: 5 stars
I was surprised how quickly this came together! Using a purchased tonkatsu or barbecue sauce makes this easy, too! Great for an after school snack, or for a main dish for 2 or 3. The Japanese panko crumb crust is crunchy and satisfying, and it's real food!

Gold Cake

Rating: 4.4 stars
This is a great yellow cake which uses up your leftover egg yolks, especially after making an angel food cake. Ice with white icing, coffee icing or chocolate icing.

Butter Swim Biscuits

Rating: 4.56 stars
These biscuits are literally swimming in butter prior to baking, hence the name. No need to butter them since they are buttery and fluffy. Perfect for breakfast or for dinner. Great use of pantry items during this stay-at-home order during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Always A Winner Grilled Chicken

Rating: 4.39 stars
I'm a working mother and needed a quick, healthy, flavorful chicken recipe that was versatile and could be used in many different dishes. So, after trial and error this is the grilled chicken recipe everyone seems to enjoy... and the leftovers make great southwest salads and casseroles!

Sparkling Rum Runner

Rum Runners typically involve blackberry brandy, banana liqueur, and grenadine. I used fresh and broiled fruit, fruit juice, and a little bubbly water for a light, but still fruity update. Garnish glasses with pineapple wedges and cocktail picks threaded with blackberries.

Gold Fever Chicken Wing Sauce

Rating: 4.38 stars
If you love cayenne wings and honey mustard then look here!! Trust me this will be your new favorite chicken-wing sauce.

Greek God Pasta

Rating: 4 stars
Delicious, quick and easy, fit for a god! One can substitute Parmesan cheese for feta cheese. Serve with a Greek salad or bruschetta

Golden Gazpacho Dip

Rating: 5 stars
Look for the yellowest tomatoes and the brightest yellow squash for this soup-inspired dip. As the dip rests, it may give off liquid, which can be drained if you like.

Blackberry-Cucumber Vodka Tonic

Rating: 5 stars
This vodka and cucumber cocktail is a refreshing and colorful spin on the classic cocktail!

Light Cranberry-Coconut Refresher

Rating: 5 stars
A refreshing thirst quencher that's not loaded with calories and sugar and has just the right balance of sweet-tart. This is the perfect beverage for anybody watching their calories but still looking for full flavor.

Inspiration and Ideas


Rating: 4.81 stars

You can make this avocado salad smooth or chunky depending on your tastes.