I strongly recommend not to omit the wine and lemon juice as it really brings out the flavor, the complete casserole may be assembled and refrigerated until ready to bake -- reduce the fat by using low fat sour cream and mayonnaise (do not use fat free, I suggest not to add in any extra salt
This also works well using half each ground beef and spicy bulk pork sausage meat, make certain to brown the meat well to increase the flavor, this soup tastes even better the following day so you may want to make it up to a few days ahead and refrigerate just warm on top of the stove before serving, it also freezes very well, the taco seasoning is only optional I also like to add in a minced jalapeno pepper when browning the meat-- see my recipe#80434
This is a delicious tomato based rice dish, spicy pork sausage meat may be replaced for the ground beef which is what I prefer to use, make this as spicy as you like by adjusting the chili flakes, the olives may be omitted I strongly suggest to add them in you could substitute 3/4 cup frozen peas, this recipe was developed using converted rice I can't promise the same results using another kind of rice
Crunchy on the outside with a delicious ground beef-rice filling oozing with melted chunks of feta cheese, I would suggest to purchase the block of feta cheese and coarsely crumble into small chunks, you may freeze the remainder of the feta to use for another time --- due to the high sodium amount in the feta cheese and Parmesan cheese I strongly suggest to season with salt until after you have added both cheeses --- I have listed the yield at 35 balls this is only estimated you may get a few more more or less, good thing this makes lots you will have them gone in not time! --- you may adjust amounts to suit taste, this recipe is very versatile.
Plan ahead the chicken will need to marinate for at least 6 hours or up to 24 hours, you may need to adjust the hot sauce and cayenne to suit heat level, after you make this once you will know how much hot sauce and cayenne is suitable for you taste --- this is very good!
A thick creamy bechamel sauce takes the place of alfredo sauce in this recipe --- if you are not a lover of spinach you may omit if desired, also to save some time cook the lasagna noodles a day in advance and place in an generously oiled baking sheet with oil brushed between the layers of noodles to prevent sticking, cover and refrigerate until ready to use, after cooking the noodles this takes very little time to put together and you may completely layer the lasagna and refrigerate up to 24 hours in advance before baking --- start the bechamel sauce slightly in advance, you will need to cool a portion of it to add to the ricotta mixture --- this is very good!
The amounts listed are only a guideline you may adjust all amounts to taste, fresh lemon juice only please, use fresh cooked crab meat or imitation, whatever you prefer to use, if using previously frozen then thawed shrimp hand squeeze out all excess moisture from the shrimp before using in the salad, plan ahead there is a chilling time before serving.
Since everyone has their own favorite recipe for wonton soup I am only posting the dumpling recipe but don't just use these for wonton soup these can be cooked in any flavored broth that you wish, or the cooked dumplings may be served on the side with gravy from a stew just make certain that you cook them first in boiling water --- I usually get about 35-40 dumplings, use as many as desired and freeze the rest to use another time, just drop from the frozen state into simmering broth --- I make mine in "nurse's hat" shapes you may make them into whatever shape you like, I also like to add in some cayenne pepper for heat ---these are just as good if not better than any Asian restaurant, they are very easy to make, very addicting and you will be making them all the time!
This is creamy and delicious, you may also add in some frozen thawed peas or canned drained sliced mushrooms or fresh sauteed, if you are not a garlic lover then omit the fresh garlic or you may use 1/2 teaspoon or more of garlic powder --- if you love risotto then you will love this rice!
there really is no exact measuring to this recipe, amounts I have listed are only a guideline you may decrease or increase all amounts to suit you taste, I just purchase a small chub of pepperoni pizza and then chop about half of it for this recipe, and I have also made this using all-beef salami --- make certain to seal up the edges of the bread dough or pizza dough tightly before baking or the cheese will run out --- I have made this with bread dough and also with pizza dough, although the pizza dough was great the bread dough was better, you have a choice of either one you desire
I strongly recommend to make this chili a day or up to 3 days ahead as the flavors will ripen and intensify, make this as spicy as you like by adjusting the chili flakes, the longer this cooks for the better it will be so don't be afraid to simmer for even 3 hours, and don't be skimpy with the garlic! :)
I make this often it's easy and a great way to use up leftover cooked spaghetti, after you chop the garlic and green onions this takes only about 5 minutes to make, the amounts listed are really only a guideline you may use any amount of spaghetti and adjust all other ingredients to suit your taste --- I have left the chili flakes as optional you may omit or adjust to heat level, we like spicy so I always use lots! --- make certain to use only cold spaghetti for this, you may use cooked Chinese soba noodles if desired in place of the spaghetti, I like to add in a few teaspoons sesame oil also while cooking, prep time does not include cooking the spaghetti
This is an easy dish to make and so delicious! use you own favorite marinara sauce for this, Classic Fire Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pasta sauce works well for this ---all amounts may be adjusted to taste, this may also be made using skin on chicken pieces with cooking time increased Fire Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pasta Sauce --- serve with garlic bread and a side salad --- see my recipe#105726
Substituting ground beef for the spicy Italian sausages will not be as good, Jimmy Dean's Spicy Pork Sausage may be used in place of the spicy Italian sausages --- although I have listed black beans red kidney beans also work well or you may use what you like, or if you are not a lover of beans you may omit, can also add in a 4-ounce can green chilies, I use lots of garlic for this you may reduce amount if desired
There has been many requests for pan seared steak that is started in a skillet then finished cooking in the oven this is the recipe/method for the perfect seared steak---to insure perfect doneness you will need an instant-read thermometer for this, and you will need a cast-iron or a heavy oven-proof skillet --- the times listed are for 2-1/2-inch thick steaks preferably New York or rib-eye. --- IMPORTANT do not add on any salt until the steak is finished cooking, salt will draw out the juices, and make certain to leave the steak/s out at room temperature for 1-1/2 hours this will relax the meat fibers and make for a tender juicy steak