Quick week night meal. A wonderful blend of flavors--South of the border with Texas (taco) and best of Midwest(corn belt). Everyone loves this. Favorite Movie Friday Night fare. Originally from an old Pillsbury Bake-off book, with my updates.
Sauteed scallops in rich creamy tarragon sauce on bed of smashed potatoes and steamed fresh spinach. Great for a romantic twosome or dinner party! This serves two; can multiply for more. (Will post photo when published)
A different approach to "the same-old-same- old pizza". Blue Cheese lovers---go for it! Makes terrific appetizers or with a supper salad as well. Ingredients amounts vary to allow recipe personalization. Variation: Cooked and chopped ham can be added.
The low-cal meatloaf is a different approach to a Greek dinner. Add other herbs of your choice, if desired. BTW, are the left-overs ever so delish in a pita with the sauce. Makes me drool in anticipation! (I always double the sauce for the Gyros) Adapted from Southern Living.
Make ahead. Great blend of flavors for a zippy salad, spread, or dip. Be sure to allow for refrigeration to get the best melding of ingredients. Can't remember the origin of this recipe; made some ingredient and amount changes. For dip: double the dressing.
Cooking time is chilling time.
Make ahead! Pretty party cake with a sweet-bitter kick. Excellent to top off an Italian pasta dinner, served with strong coffee. The apple, ricotta,almond and chocolate flavors really come together during refrigeration to blend with the pound cake. Made for years from a very old and much-used Southern Living Dinner & Supper Cookbook.
This can be made ahead, refrigerate and pop into the oven for a wonderful comfort meal. Serve with steamed broccoli and French bread for an easy weekday. Adapted from One dish Meals. Prep time does not include refrigeration.