This is one of Jamie Oliver's recipes. It is delicious! My whole family loves this, even my 8 year old..and he doesn't usually eat soup at all!! I totally recommend adding the bacon as a garnish, it really finishes it off!
Two types of tomatoes, herbs, pasta, and chicken in a delicious, creamy sauce. It works nicely with low fat milk and cheeses (which are what we usually use). Fresh basil is good in here too, instead of dried. This dish was inspired by combining several different recipes. (Note - we don't like a lot of extra sauce- just enough to cover the pasta - so if you like a lot of sauce, you may want to make a little more).
Okay, I can be honest! My favorite part of French Onion Soup is the cheesy bread on top. So when I saw this recipe on a local news show I had to make it! So good!
Update: If you prefer, use 2-3 cups of your own French Onion Soup
adapted from KSFY.com
Pretty much any type of bread will make good croutons. You can use stale pieces of baguette to the end slices of a sandwich loaf. Good croutons follow these basic rules= Make sure to cut the bread into uniform pieces, the cubes must be tossed with olive oil that has been laced with the determined spices, and the pieces must be baked in a 350*F. oven until golden.
These are great served over soup and salads, even good as a munchy. Adapted from The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook.
This is one of my mom's quick & easy desserts, & she was partial to strawberry gelatin & strawberry ice cream, but obviously other flavors can also be used. I'm sure that the recipe came out of some 'JELL-O' booklet way back when! Preparation time does not include time to chill.
Adapted from a recipe I found in a recent issue of the Australian magazine ‘New Idea’. This recipe is strong on lemon flavouring so if strong citrus flavourings are not your scene, you may like to add ½ teaspoon nutmeg to the yoghurt topping instead of the lemon zest. I haven’t yet had the chance to make this recipe, but I didn’t want to risk misplacing it (little chance of that: I’ve adapted it to my liking already!), so I’m posting it here for safe-keeping. I’m absolutely intrigued – and excited - by the idea of a yoghurt topping: a healthier creamy topping! WOW! I’m always keen to double quantities of recipes like this one so as to freeze some dinners both for those inevitably busier evenings and for great take-to-work lunches. Freezing details have been included here. The canned tomatoes I use (Italian) have very little juice. If your canned tomatoes have a lot of juice, you may like to drain them. You can always add a bit of what’s been drained off, though I’m always keen to make some space for a bit of wine!
These potatoes are not quite as crispy like fries but they're better for you because they're baked. The serving size says 4, but I eat all of them at one sitting! Adapted from Ina Garten's book,"Back to Basics"(Barefoot Contessa). Ina likes to cut them into fairly large wedges, but I like them smaller(like french fries) because I love the crispiness and get more of it with smaller wedges!
Sweet potatoes are available year-round, but their prime season is really autumn and winter. Choose potatoes that are smooth and unblemished, and use them fairly soon because they don't keep as well as other potatoes.
Pucker up with a lemon shake by blending vanilla ice cream with lemonade. Add sparkle to the glass rims with crushed lemon drop candies and sugar. I'm guessing at the time because I'm not sure how long it will take to crush the candies.
This is a quick and easy to make dinner or lunch recipe perfect for all those week day when you dont have the energy left to cook something big, but want to eat healthy still. This can be made vegan easily by subbing soy or oat cream for the cream.
I like to make this on a cold day to go with stew, you can keep them warm in the oven and they don't spoil, It is from Delia's book and we love them. You can use what ever stock you like beef, chicken, or veg.