From the magazine's August 2007 edition: "In this adaptation of old-fashioned Shaker pie, thin slices of whole lemon are soaked with sugar overnight to soften and sweeten the peel. When mixed with eggs, they create a soft custard base with chewy lemon pieces and a pleasantly bitter edge." Prep/cook time = 1-1/2 hours plus overnight soaking and at least 3-1/2 hours of cooling time. Nutrition facts: 458 cal, 125 fat cal, 8.7g protein, 14g fat, 5.5g sat fat, 79g carb, 2.4g fiber, 387mg sodium, 146mg chol.
This simple-to-make dish is great for any meal. It's power packed with protein and flavor for spicy food lovers! Don't be thrown by the finished product's appearance. They are as tasty as they are UGLY!
From A Taste of Italy (1996) by The American Cooking Guild: "Wild mushrooms are a specialty of northern Italy; golden brown porcini is the undisputed favorite. Rehydrate dried mushrooms with a 30-minute soak in hot water. Rinse well; trim off the tough parts. Strain soaking liquid through a coffee filter; save for pasta sauces or soups. At a fancy restaurant, an appetizer of sauteed wild mushrooms on bruschetta costs a king's ransom! Try it at home; embellish the top with shaved Parmesan cheese."
One night, David made chicken breast w/ roasted potatoes, parsnips, carrots, and onions for dinner. The chicken was gone in minutes, but we had plenty of veggies left over. I needed a quick and healthful breakfast for the kids, and David suggested a breakfast casserole. I baked it the night before and reheated individual servings in the microwave the next morning. One of my sons put slices between two pieces of toast for breakfast-on-the-go. Pretty clever family I've got here, eh? :D Feel free to substitute whatever works for you--hashbrowns, tater tots, waffle fries, multi-colored carrots (my fave!), sweet potatoes, etc.
David came up with this recipe yesterday for our oldest son's return from Band Camp. Our son said the camp food was something akin to packing materials and was nothing but sheer torture! In honor of our son the family burger fiend and since David was making pita pizzas anyway, he decided to combine the two into this recipe. Needless to say, our son absolutely devoured the cheeseburger pita and asked for more the next day. We hope you all enjoy it as much as he did! (But do try to eat it a little more slowly, okay? ;D)
From the August 2007 edition of Sunset magazine: "Valerie likes to make this refreshing version of the classic Italian salad at the height of summer, 'when everyone is sick of tomatoes.' If your plates aren't white, she says, start your layering with the mozzarella--its creamy paleness will look pretty against a color." Nutrition facts: 481 cal, 342 fat cal, 21g protein, 38g fat, 22g sat, 10g carb, 1.7g fiber, 922mg sodium, 80mg chol.
From the magazine's August 2007 edition: "Catherine High, Bothell, WA - High's hearty sandwiches pack beautifully for toting along on a picnic or to the beach." Nutrition facts: 398 cal, 261 fat cal, 20g protein, 29g fat, 8.5g sat fat, 22g carb, 1.2g fiber, 1,449mg sodium, 64mg chol. Note: cook time is pressing time.
From the magazine's August 2007 edition: "Karen Schmitt, Phoenix - Schmitt created this quick one-pan dinner with the colors of an Arizona desert sunset in mind." Nutrition facts: 462 cal, 99 fat cal, 33g protein, 11g fat, 1.7g sat fat, 57g carb, 4.6g fiber, 882mg sodium, 142mg chol.
From the magazine's August 2007 edition: "'It's like a grown-up's milkshake,' says Valerie. A cookie or two on the side are nice." Nutrition facts: 266 cal, 135 fat cal, 4.6g protein, 15g fat, 9g sat fat, 31g carb, 0g fiber, 106mg sodium, 58mg chol.
From the August 2007 edition of Sunset magazine: "This is a main course built for summer: substantial but light, with a refreshing salad beneath. If you'd prefer skinless fillets, by all means use them, but be aware that the delicate edges may break up a bit. 'For serving,' says Valerie, 'I do a final drizzle of olive oil,' which creates an appetizing shine." Nutrition facts: 510 cal, 234 fat cal, 46g protein, 26g fat, 3g sat fat, 20g carb, 3g fiber, 916mg sodium, 73mg chol.
From the magazine's August 2007 edition: "Any berry that grows on thorny canes or trailing vines, called brambles, is considered a brambleberry (raspberries and blackberries are two examples). Mix berries with some sugar and a bit of thickener (flour and tapioca in this case), and you have a very simple pie. Prep/cook time = 1-1/2 hours plust at least 3 hours of cooling time. Nutrition facts: 458 cal, 215 cal from fat, 5.2 g protein, 24g fat, 10g sat fat, 58g carb, 4.8g fiber, 854mg sodium 31mg chol.
From the magazine's August 2007 edition, this shell goes with our posted "Sunset's Triple Coconut Cream Mini Pies...Unbaked, formed pastry shells keep, frozen, a few weeks." Prep/cook time = 1 hour plus at least 1-1/2 hours of chilling time.
From the magazine's August 2007 edition: "At Tom Douglas's three Seattle restaurants--Dahlia Lounge, Etta's Seafood, and Palace Kitchen--the triple coconut cream pie is a perennial bestseller. We love the miniature version (and have made them even smaller here, since they're so rich)." Prep and cook time = about 1-1/2 hours plus at least 3 hours of chilling time. Nutrition facts per pie: 746 cal, 495 cal from fat, 8.1g protein, 55g fat (36g sat fat), 57g carb (2.7g fiber), 186mg sodium, 187mg chol.
From the magazine's August 2007 edition: "It's simple: Use shortening for a flaky texture and butter for a delicious flavor...Makes 1 double crust for a 9-inch pie or 2 single-crust 9-inch pies." Nutrition facts: 168 cal (99 fat cal), 2.1g protein, 11g fat (4.5g sat fat), 15g carb, (0.5g fiber), 270mg sodium, 14mg chol.
From the magazine's August 2007 edition: "A crisp streusel topping studded with walnuts and pecans perfectly accents tender, sweet peaches." Prep/cook time = 2 hrs + at least 2-1/2 hrs cooling time. Nutrition facts: 491 cals, 243 cals from fat, 5.5g protein, 27g fat (12g sat fat), 59g carb (3.4g fiber), 354mg sodium, 45mg chol.
This super simple recipe takes so little time to make and packs so much punch in flavor and satisfaction. It is perfect for my dietary needs because it is full of protein and flavor. Great as a meal or for parties! This travels well for lunch boxes, picnics, camping, etc. as long as you can keep it cool.
This recipe is adapted from the November 2005 issue, which recommends using the freeze-wrap-freeze method: "Before wrapping individually, freeze burritos on a baking sheet so they don't come apart in the process; then put back in freezer."
This recipe is great any time but is adapted from Everyday Food, Thanksgiving With All The Trimmings, November 2005: "These tender muffins, studded with cranberries and nuts and scented with orange, are 100% whole-grain; and they taste great! This traditional Thanksgiving flavor combination in muffin form makes a delicious, healthy start to your day of feasting."
From A Taste of Italy (1996) by The American Cooking Guild: "BATTUTO: This is the first step of many dishes. Finely chopped garlic and onion are lightly sauteed in olive oil, butter, pancetta (bacon), or lard. When lightly colored and aromatic, these ingredients are called a soffritto. INSAPORIRE: This technique adds real flavor to vegetable dishes. Insaporire means 'to make more tasty.' Vegetables are added to sauteed onions and garlic and cooked to 'make tasty.' The vegetable is used for soup, sauce, or pasta. This step creates a flavor-depth that otherwise might be missing."