This main dish meal can be cooked in the oven if you don't have a slow cooker. Just follow the alternate directions below if you choose to not use the slow cooker. You can serve this with rye bread to sop up the juices.
This is a simple, savory green vegetable dish. This recipe can be prepared up to three days in advance (wait to add the parsley until ready to serve). Keep the cooked beans tightly covered in the refrigerator, then reheat on the stovetop or in a 350 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes.
This is a hearty breakfast casserole that can be made ahead. It looks delicious and could be served for breakfast, brunch or dinner. The recipe is from Paula Deen's magazine. The preparation time does not include the time for refrigerating overnight.
This dressing is from Cook's Country. The pepper is slowly simmered in oil to mellow its harshness, and when added to the dressing, each spoonful tastes deeply of pepper. If you don't have buttermilk, substitute 2 T milk and increase the vinegar to 2 1/2 t. Hearty, crispy iceberg and romaine work well with this creamy dressing.
This hearty, tangy dip from Diane Phillips' cookbook, "You've Got it Made," goes well with bread, tortilla chips, pretzels or sturdy crackers. This recipe can be made and refrigerated up to three days ahead.