This is easy, simple and wonderful. The original recipe which was printed in the Spring 2005 Penzeys catalog, calls for long-grain rice; however, I liked it much better with basmati. Also, the original recipe called for minced onion but I found it worked very well with dried onion. I indicated that the butter is optional, because I did not add it.
This recipe uses a French herb blend (herbes de Provence), which contains lavender. Adapted from a Penzey's recipe. I haven't tried this yet. The amount of sugar needed will vary with the type of wine you use - a sweeter wine will require less sugar. Very nice choice for a romantic dinner.
My wife has made these a half dozen times since finding the original recipe in a Penzey's spice catalog. I was originally rather dubious about combining bananas and chocolate chips, but these taste great.
Adapted from the Penzey's spices catalog. These are very moist and speckled with tiny bits of chocolate. I fill my muffin tins very full,m so I actually only get 12 large muffins (which require more like 20-25 minutes cooking time), but if you prefer smaller muffins, you will get 16-18 by filling the tins 3/4s full.
From the 2003 Penzey's holiday catalog. "Holiday gatherings bring family and friends together to share conversation, laughs, and a good meal. If you find yourself in a rut with your veggies, making the same thing every year, try this casserole for a change." Posted by request.
My favorite commercially available curry powder is from Penzey's, called the Maharajah Style Curry Powder. But when I've been out of it (horrors!) I've made my own curry powder - based on the Penzey's Maharajah ingredients - from ground spices, and this mix is also wonderfully flavorful and tasty. It is sweet and not hot, although you could add some hot ground chile to it, to taste, if you like.
This is adapted from a recipe that came with some Penzeys spices I got as a wedding gift. It is fabulous. Cook time includes maximum possible marinade time. I think some feta sprinkled on top would be wonderful.
Adapted from a recipe found in the Penzey's spice catalog. The size of the tomatoes should be about the size of a medium apple. If using very small tomatoes, such as plum tomatoes, you will need to double the amount of tomatoes. It might also be a good idea to have some extra tomato juice or vegetable broth on hand just in case your tomatoes do not produce enough liquid to make the full 8 cups needed.
I haven't tried this but it came with a gift set I got from a friend from Penzey's spices for my wedding. I can't wait till it gets cool--I will definitely be trying it ASAP then! I'm sure you could add some peppermint schapps to this to make it even more holiday-friendly.
This recipe comes from "Texas Home Cooking". You can find ground ancho powder at Penzey's spices and Mexican grocery stores. I have had difficulty keeping my enchiladas tightly rolled using this recipe, but they still taste fantastic!