A quick comfort meal at my house is always tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Since DH and I are both 50+, I feel that _perhaps_ we may be ready for a more grown-up version of this meal. Let's start with the sandwich. If I don't get _fired_ over this, I'll tackle the soup next. ;-)
Although avocados are high in fat, 3/4 of their fat calories come from monounsaturated fat, which is the type that may help protect against coronary artery disease. They also have 3x as much potassium as a banana. So enjoy with out guilt this healthy recipe from "The Mayo Clinic Williams Sonoma Cookbook."
A friend gave me this recipe 30 years or so ago. It has just the right amount of tartness from the cranberries and smells so good while baking. It's great to give as gifts to friends during the holidays
This is from "Quick & Simple" by James Barber and it sure is! I usually make it in a round pie tin, not the baking sheet he recommends. I don't add the black olives because I don't care for them.
This was titled as just a focaccia but after PAC with Dwynnie reviewing my recipe she mentioned that it has a bit of a biscut type texture so we came up with a new name. Enjoy!
This is another one of my creations. I love grilled cheese sandwichs and Im always trying to make new versions! I reallllllly liked this one! Please only use a tart apple like a granny smith; sweet apples may produce an undesireable result. I really loved this sandwich!!!
Damper is a traditional hard crusted Australian bread. This recipe makes 14 individual mini Dampers, or Damperettes. The recipe comes from the Australian Women’s Weekly cookbook “Muffins, Scones and Breads”. Recipe posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. NOTE: Australian chefs use a larger tablespoon measure so they will only need 2 tbsps of ready-made seeded or grainy mustard.
I love popovers just out of the oven and slathered in butter. (UPDATE: ERROR CORRECTED SINCE 3-STAR REVIEW). In the oven, they should blow up like little balloons that have a hollow area inside. Watch their progress through the oven window as they cook, rather than opening the oven door. A muffin pan can be used in place of the custard cups.
My version. There are others posted. I find this salad incredibly tasty. If you'd like to try it there is one VERY important caveat - do not stint on the quality of your ingredients. (Garbage in garbage out.) Some of the ingredients are available year round, but only prepare this if you know you can get tomatoes at their very best. Most panzanella recipes call for some oil but I prefer to omit it. Serve as side dish for four or main meal for two. This is a classic Italian recipe.
I found this in a Mexican cookbook several years ago and have tweaked it over time. It seems more Italian to me than Mexican and that's why I serve it as a side dish to meals like chicken parmesan. A few of my in-laws are vegetarians, so I am always looking for good and hearty meatless dishes.