Here is a collection of recipes which are for those special gatherings where you want to fix dishes to impress. You might want to view this cookbook by "highest rated," although there are some real prizes that haven't been reviewed yet, too.
This is a dish I came up with when I wanted something sorta like pasta, but veggie instead. :) It's not, um, well, lowfat... but hey, balance in your diet is the key, right? Other nuts can be substituted for walnuts - pecans or pistachios are also tasty! This dish by itself is a rich, lower carb plate, but it's also very good over pasta.
I adapted another stuffed artichoke (one that uses bread crumbs) by Giada De Laurentiis to make this recipe. Although there is an alternate microwave method included in this adopted recipe, I recommend using Giada's stovetop method.
Once upon a time, in the recipe request section of an online bulletin board, someone asked for a kiwi mandarin salad dressing. I looked all over for one online, but no luck. So I went to the store and got myself a bunch o' kiwis and such, and came up with one of my own. I had it with dinner that night, and it was darn tasty! The folks on the other board have had it, too, and say they really like it.