Delicious chunky cookies that are easy to make and disappear in a snap! My long-time friend Barb brought them to our New Year's Eve party and they were the hands-down favorite of a huge buffet table.
Cook's note: The pretzels should be about the size of the chocolate chips, not pulverized. You want to taste bits of pretzel as you munch. This is a crunchy cookie. I use a food processor and just pulse until the desired size is achieved.
I first had this at a brunch about 18 years ago. It was so good, I got the recipe and have made it for either brunch or weekend breakfasts since then. It is good with either a fruit salad for breakfast, or a green salad and white wine for brunch or a light dinner. Especially great since it can be made the night before and popped in the oven when you need it! For a change, substitute cheddar cheese for the Swiss cheese.Prep time does not include chill time.
When Sex & the City was on HBO, I hosted a girls' get-together every Sunday night, complete with cosmopolitans and champagne. This baked brie got the most compliments and there were never leftovers. Note that this can be made in advance and put in the oven when your guests arrive - the house will smell good! The recipe is originally from Gourmet magazine.
My sister Shawn is famous for these enchiladas, and her husband Rob makes the killer margaritas to match. My husband and I like them with Sangria. It's the ideal entree for dinner guests because it can be completely prepared in advance. You can substitute whatever meat you have...ground chicken or turkey, steak, shredded pork, Krab, etc. as well as any creamed soups. I was even out of sour cream and substituted fat free cottage cheese which worked fine. Be creative and please share your ideas here!
Everyone loves these at Super Bowl parties. A couple years ago I brought them to the Orlando Brewing Company's party and two enormous platters were completely finished. You can buy the colored M&M's at http://shop.mms.com or at M&M's World in Orlando, Las Vegas or New York. I make two batches, one for each team's colors. These could be considered "good" treats for people avoiding bad carbs since they have oatmeal instead of white flour, but "healthy" may be a stretch!
hamburgers are so unbelievably good in these homemade buns. When you have some time on your hands, kick back and make these, you won't be sorry. This great recipe has a pedigree...I found it in the King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion and they attributite to bakingcircle.com where it was posted by Ellen Dill. Thanks Ellen Dill!
This recipe is from Cook's Illustrated Magazine. It, along with the Chocolate Chip cookies, are now expected of me at all family functions. Best I've had. I also find that even, though the portions are somewhat large, it's better to cut them in half aftward than make them smaller, or else they dry out.