Almost ridiculously easy to make, this soup is based on a recipe from "S.O.U.P.S. - Seattle's Own Undeniably Perfect Soups" by Michael Congdon and is my absolute favorite soup.
Although it is titled as "southwestern," this soup tastes very much like my favorite Indian dish of Chicken Korma, a mild, flavorful, non-spicy curry. I also use the soup as a baking sauce for chicken breasts, thighs, and cubed tofu - very tasty!
This is a great Baklava recipe. A friend passed this along to me. I love the combo of apples and walnuts and is a favorite recipe when it's apple picking time. If you don't want to use rum; substitute 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 2 tablespoons lemon rind.
This process is so very easy. No peeling! Take a look!
Squash is great for pureeing, roasting and baking. Once cooked and pureed, it can be used in soups, main dishes, vegetable side dishes, even breads, muffins, custards and pies.
The skin has many nutrients so go ahead and use it. Or peel and discard. But you will never know it's in the puree.
Dress any cooked winter squash with butter and herbs, a cream sauce, cheese sauce, maple syrup, candied ginger, spices and or nuts.
I am often astounded at how few people know how to make pumpkin pie filling from scratch. In my opinion, it makes all the difference in the world when you're looking to make a truly spectacular pie for Thanksgiving or any autumnal dinner. Remember: A pumpkin is a squash, and the meat can be prepared in the same way any other large squash can.
When shopping for your pumpkin, the standard "Veggie Rule" applies: Smaller specimens tend to pack a lot more flavor, and the heavier pumpkin will be denser. Little pie pumpkins are available in the fall, should weight about a pound and a half to two pounds a piece, and are the ones that you'll need for this recipe. You can use the big ones, but they just don't pack the same punch.
Also, just as a tip, keep some exam gloves handy for easy clean-up after de-seeding your pumpkins.
These pot stickers are 100% better than any you can buy and well worth the extra effort. I like to make them and then freeze them so all you have to do is the final steps just before you serve them. I make them every Christmas to have as a quick appetizer. One review commented that she had trouble with them sticking together when she defrosted them - I have not had this happen however to be sure it doesn't happen to you defrost them separated. I have also fried them directly from the freezer. They only take a few seconds more to cook.
I got this recipe from the November 1998 issue of Bon Appetit. I have made it countless times and it is always delicious! The recipe below reflects a couple of tweaks on mine part, but it is mostly the same recipe. I usually pair this meal with chips and guacamole Enjoy!
Rich, tasty, wonderful for Thanksgiving. Do NOT use dried rosemary! Be sure to use onions of similar size, and carefully cut in equal halves; if the pieces are unevenly sized, they will cook and brown unevenly.
this is a version of the bread that is made for November 2 celebration known as el Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico. My Spanish teacher gave our class this recipe, and most of us molded the bread into shapes, like skulls, bones, angels, animals, etc.