Maximum Living Recipes
Maximum Living recipes are tried and true, ensuring your best success in the kitchen.
Our recipes range from those that helped to create happy memories of times past and new recipes making wonderful memories for tomorrow. We also welcome your favorite recipe submissions you would like to share. You never know, you could end up showing the world how to make your recipe right here on a Maximum Living recipe video!
Everyone loves eating tacos, but making them at home never seems to be quite as good as getting them from a restaurant or food tuck... Not anymore! With our carnitas tacos, you'll be hosting Taco Tuesday in no time!
The exciting taste of a fresh Tuscan pizza without all the dough, this salad is the perfect quick and healthy choice for any occasion!
Just a few simple steps and a few easy ingredients and you will be on your way to a fabulous dish that will definitely be the hit of any Cinco de Mayo party!
Rice is a staple of many types of cuisine around the world, and Mexican food is no exception. But don't settle for bland, white rice to complement your Maximum Living Mexican Fiesta. Our Lime Cilantro Rice has flavor that will make you say, "mas arroz, por favor!"
I don’t know of a more satisfying entrée than pizza, and once you’ve mastered your dough, the sky is the limit on what you can add for your toppings. Have fun, be creative, but most of all, enjoy!
Asparagus is always a healthy side dish to any meal; it gives you a daily dose of folic acid and vitamins A, B and C! Eat Up!!
This is the year for the return of the meatball sandwich! It’s a hearty meal, and it’s oh so good!
Our take on the classic seafood dish from Spain's Mediterranean coast, Maximum Living's Paella features a robust flavor profile including peppers, fresh seafood and saffron for a hearty and savory main course.
Wonderful, healthy shrimp tacos with a twist of lime, and just the right balance of citrus and spice. You will love them!
The Native people of the Pacific Northwest knew all about Maximum Living when they cooked fresh salmon. So we're bringing our winning northwest recipe to you here, and you will LOVE it!
As they say in Italy, "Favoloso risotto ai fungi!"
I got hooked on this dish while visiting Venice, and once you taste it, you’ll see why.
If you want a little comfort food but want to keep it healthy, here is a great recipe guaranteed to do just that and make everyone happy every time!
Salmon Burgers aren’t just for the season; you can have them any time of year. Our Maximum Living Salmon Burger will have you returning time and time again!
Pho (pronounced "FUH") is a Vietnamese dish consisting of rice noodles, broth, and whatever else you want to add, such as vegetables and herbs, and maybe a protein like chicken, pork, beef or shrimp. Ditch the chicken noodle soup for something a lot more exciting, both visually and in flavor.
Salads don't all have to be greens and dressing. Panzanella is a Tuscan salad that features crusty bread soaked in olive oil and vinegar, as well as tomatoes, basil and other veggies.
This shrimp risotto recipe is delicious and hearty, and goes perfectly with a bottle of white wine.
Learn how to make lobster rolls that will make your guests feel like they are on a New England beach vacation.
One of the best parts about a big Thanksgiving meal is the leftovers! Using them to make the ultimate post-thanksgiving lunch sandwich is worth its own holiday.
Hamburgers are a perfect and meal for any situation, especially with a group of friends or family. These burgers are definitely a crowd-pleaser.
Three new takes on the grilled cheese sandwich. Pizza, nacho, and green apple grilled cheese variations add an exciting kick to an old classic.
Whether you’re planning a simple cocktail party or an informal interactive dinner… Fondue is your answer any time of year!
Maximum Living Cioppino featured in Seattle Homes & Lifestyle Magazine
Maximum Living Roasted Salsa is a perfect companion to any Mexican dish. Whether you're eating it with tortilla chips, or using it on tacos, burritos, enchiladas or anything else, it will add that roasted flavor, and just a little heat you're looking for.
Maximum Living Salsa Verde has that great tomatillo flavor you love, and goes with just about anything Mexican or south western! Try it on tortilla chips, tacos, enchiladas, fajitas and anything else, honestly...
Whether its a party or just a small gathering, you can never have enough guacamole. This recipe is so easy to make, and guaranteed to be a hit.
If you are looking for an alternative to a plain house salad, look no further. This Spanish-inspired salad combines a unique mix of flavors that will liven up your first course.
This salad combines cool and refreshing ingredients with just a little heat, and pairs perfectly with our other Maximum Living Mexican Fiesta dishes.
The freshness of summer with the fragrance of Italy all in one salad, I have no doubt this salad will make its way to the top of your favorites list!
If you are tired of your same old, everyday salad, then why not switch it up? Your tastebuds will think you've been transported to the Mediterranean with this Greek Salad recipe.
At Maximum Living, we don't think you need to be in Rome to do as the Romans do. Bring this savory and authentic Italian favorite to your home and try not to eat them all yourself!
Fresh ingredients and rich flavors are what make Italian food so appealing. This recipe brings together some of the staples of Italian cuisine in a way that will have you saying "Delizioso!"
Entertain easy with simple gourmet cheese boards. They are always a hit at any get together!
This recipe takes the classic Caprese salad and puts it on a stick, able to be grabbed and eaten quickly and easily. Now you can discard the skewer, and continue your conversation... Or grab another!
This easy-to-make snack is simple to prepare, and the combination of sweet fruit and a salty meat is mouth-watering delicious!
Impress your guests right off the bat with these canapés. The distinct tastes of rye, cream cheese, herbs and smoked salmon add up to an explosion of flavor that will go fast, much to the lament of any late arrivers.
With minimal effort, you can present your guests with an authentic Spanish tapas experience. All you need are a few ingredients and the right supplies. Fortunately, Maximum Living makes it EASY!
This dish is so easy to make, and can be quite beautiful when displayed on a big white platter. I like to use it as a summer appetizer or as my main course to any summer lunch, especially when paired with my Italian sodas. So, have fun, use your imagination and remember…You can do it!
A fun crab salad recipe great for brunch or parties, and use a martini glass for that extra Maximum Living flair!
I always love making breakfast for dinner, and with this recipe you will not fall short of the comfort a warm morning breakfast can give at any meal!
Eggs and bacon are always a great idea for breakfast, but with a couple easy steps, you can turn the ordinary into something special.
Making a big hearty breakfast for the family doesn't have to be a daunting task. Keep everything all in one dish with this mouth-watering casserole.
You don't need to go to a restaurant to get amazing Belgian waffles. Just a few ingredients, a waffle iron, some great toppings and some hungry people to share with.
What do you get when you take all your favorite breakfast foods, including eggs, bacon and avocado, and make it into one dish? The Maximum Living Morning Sunshine Breakfast Croissant sandwich, of course.
Spice up your morning routine with this easy, cheesy sausage biscuit recipe. Make it as spicy or mild as you like, and for a little extra heat, try it with spicy sausage!
Smoothies are an easy-to-make meal in a glass. The strawberry banana oatmeal breakfast smoothie is a fun and delicious way give you that morning boost to get the day started off right.
Eggs Benedict is a classic brunch dish that most people only order out, but never make at home. Be careful, because if you master this recipe, your friends and family might beg for you to make them breakfast every weekend for all eternity.
Whether you are looking to satisfy your morning sweet tooth, or are thinking breakfast for dinner, we've got just what you are looking for. Maximum Living's Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast with Strawberries and Bananas is sure to hit the spot!
Blueberry pancakes are great, but why settle for great when you can have unforgettable? The combined flavors of blueberries and lemons, and the texture and taste the ricotta adds to your fresh and fluffy flap jacks will make you wonder why you didn't try this recipe sooner!
Frittatas are great for breakfast or brunch, but can be served as an entree as well.
Of all the desserts in the world, this is sure to be the one you just can’t stop eating! It’s smooth, yet decadent... While at the same time being soft, yet strong. Sounds like the perfect relationship to make anyone happy!
If one isn’t enough don’t worry, there will be eleven more! Be careful though as they will be gone before you know it, and you don’t want it all to be blamed on you!
Our blackberry sauce is wonderful on everything from ice cream, pancakes, French toast, and pork to so much more. It's even known to have been eaten straight up!
Have you ever watched a sunset and tasted one at the same time? Well, now you can with Maximum Living Sunset Mango Sorbet, the perfect recipe to carry you away!
A traditional cookie mixed with a traditional dessert is sure to create a brand new tradition. A cheesecake so smooth, yet crunchy, giving you the best of both worlds!
Flan is a dish with a rich historical background. Originally a savory dish created as a way to deal with a surplus of eggs in the Roman Empire, it remained popular through the years, while evolving into the sweet dessert we know today. Especially popular in Spain, it was exported to Mexico where the dish evolved further, and is a staple of Mexican Cuisine!
Treat yourself to a perfect blend of crafted Ice Cream Flavors you can make any time, for any occasion. A sure way to make anyone smile, while filling their stomach with pure happiness!
When it comes to desserts on a warm spring afternoon, nothing beats the cool, light and fresh deliciousness of strawberry shortcake!
This Hawaiian Pineapple Upside-down cake will make any tropical dream come true, where ever you are. A culinary texture and taste explosion, reminiscent of the black and white photo days of Hawaii!
In my humble opinion, there can never be too much coconut. Fortunately, this recipe has plenty of it, and is sure to have you dreaming of lying in a hammock at the beach in no time…Yes Please!
Maximum Living brownies are the definite go to dessert for any occasion; they provide all that a dessert should be. They are chewy, rich, and chocolatey and provide a sense of euphoria that only can be beat by adding vanilla ice cream!
One of the best ways to eat fresh strawberries is mounded high in a pie! Oh and don’t forget the rich buttery crust underneath to round out a perfect slice of summer perfection.
What makes a good pie is an outstanding crust and with this recipe you will never have to worry about the perfect pie crust again. This crust will go with any pie filling, it works with everything!
The Maximum Living Apple Galette is a fun dessert dish for a party, as it can be eaten like a pizza. It is perfect for those fall weekends when apples are in season and everyone has that craving for a warm, baked apple dessert.
The easiest dessert I know to make that is perfect for every meal. Nature's perfection dipped in chocolate!
Turn the classic milk chocolate, honey and almond nougat candy bar into a unique and irresistible mousse with this super-simple recipe.
Cupcakes are the perfect dessert for a big group, and the flavorful combination of chocolate cake and orange cream cheese frosting will surely satisfy everyone's sweet tooth!
This sweet treat is easy to make, and great alternative to a bowl of vanilla ice cream. The Maximum Living Peach Melba is a perfect final course for a stay-at-home dinner date.
This isn't your everyday tiramisu... It's sweet, tart, creamy and amazing!
You don't need to be a professionally-trained chef to make an elegant and delicious dessert. It's easier than you think!
Candied apples are an easy-to-make, classic fall treat. These are perfect for fall festivals and kid's parties.
Nothing says "Fall is here!" like the smell of pumpkin pie in the oven. Randy's Maximum Living Perfect Pumpkin Pie puts a fun twist on this classic holiday staple.
A definite must if you want to dream about being in the islands. It really is quite simple to make, just make sure to follow the instructions exactly and if you're not involved in a Heavenly Romance already, this is one cake that will guarantee to bring it to you... YUM YUM!!!
What's better than a decadent, chocolate cake? Maximum Living's version of this classic dessert is sure to become you new secret family recipe.
Pecan Pie is a holiday favorite sure to bring a smile to everyone's face.
There is nothing more American than Apple Pie and this recipe will be the easiest and best apple pie you have ever had. This recipe is oh-so-easy to make and will be the hit of any picnic you go to… Guaranteed!
There's no better way to beat the summer heat than cooling down with a frozen margarita. Let the Maximum Living Strawberry Mango-Rita take you away to the sandy beaches of Cancun!
Celebrate the wonders of the heavens while sipping a Maximum Living Solar Eclipse Martini, an experience of a lifetime!
The original Mai Tai was created by Victor J. ‘Trader Vic’ Bergeron in 1944, and brought to Hawaii in 1953 when he was asked by the Matson Steamship Lines to formalize drinks for the bars at their Royal Hawaiian, Moana and Surfrider Hotels. And we are so glad he did! It's never been easier to create your very own tropical escape!
Whether you are looking for a boost to start the morning, or a refreshing respite from the afternoon heat, our Maximum Living Strawberry Smoothie is just the thing you need!
Fun and easy-to-make, sangria wine is a great way to get the party started!
It’s never too early and never too late for Maximum Living Choc-o-late, especially in a milkshake!
There’s nothing cooler than a citrus mint cooler, and our recipe is sure to help you beat the heat!
Make every day an enjoyable day with a cold glass of Maximum Living Citrus Peach Iced Tea, the perfect marriage of summer peach and citrus!
Maximum Living Pink Lemonade combines all the freshness and beauty of summer into a glass. It's been known to be habit forming, and you will soon know why!
Grownups never outgrow a great popsicle, so here is a new twist that quenches the thirst of your inner child!
Live a little on the wild side with Maximum Living Wild Blackberry Citrus Splash! The taste of summer blackberries makes any place a happy place!
Florence, Italy may have the David, but did you know they gave us the Negroni? It’s a sexy red drink that conjures up visions of Italian beauty.
This cocktail was specially developed and crafted for Maximum Living by Paul Bassert at the Thompson Hotel Seattle Rooftop bar, “The Nest”. It’s the perfect blend of sophistication and fun, a twist on a lemon drop with a splash of ginger that redefines a summer cocktail. Don’t miss the experience!
Cool off with this refreshing tropical drink that combines pineapple and lemon juices, as well as distinct, complimentary herb garnishes. It's just what you need to beat the heat.
Fun, tropical drink to keep you cool in the summer heat!
The ultimate brunch cocktail, mimosas consist of champagne and orange juice, and are elegant, tasty, and super easy to make.
The drink became a seasonal specialty at Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy, an institution since 1931 and a favorite of Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, Alfred Hitchcock, and Orson Welles. If you can’t make it to Italy for the original, this is a simple recipe that we like.
A fun take on everyone's favorite drink for cold winter nights.
Celebrate fall with this easy-to-make sweet treat!
Easy-to-make, fruity, tropical drinks perfect for relaxing on the beach or at the poolside.
Plan ahead for the holidays with the Maximum Living Limoncello recipe. Great for holiday gatherings or homemade gifts for friends and family. But don't wait to the last minute! This recipe requires two months to complete.
It’s that time of year when the sun is shining hot and the temperature is up, and nothing hits the spot like a cold, refreshing drink. So I have just the idea for making your party a hit with some exotic Romano’s Italian Soda drinks.
Perfect holiday party punch for both adults and kids.
The Maximum Living Limondrop Martini is a refreshing alternative to your average martini. Featuring Randy's limoncello recipe, this drink is great for all seasons, and a perfect party palate-pleaser.