Modified from http://cookienameddesire.com/wild-berry-avocado-muffins-recipe/ -- make with a mixture of raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries. Or, make with one kind of berry. You decide!
Modified slightly from http://kitchenmeetsgirl.com/blueberry-cheesecake-galette/ as seen on facebook. Recipe originally from Food Network. If you need a simple yet stunning dessert, try this blueberry cheesecake galette. Serve it warmed topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
For meatless meals. Slightly modified from http://mealmakeovermoms.com/kitchen/2014/02/21/a-vegetarian-recipe-for-mushroom-oat-cakes-with-pecans/ -- untried by me, but I have a grandson that loves mushrooms!
Recipe from Southern Living February 2014. This seriously easy and decadent mousse hides a secret: reduced-sodium soy sauce! Just 1/2 teaspoon elevates the deep, rich flavor of the dark chocolate. Add crunch with cookies to contrast the mousse's silky texture. Heating store-bought shortbread for five minutes in a 350F. oven opens up the flavors of the buttery cookies.
From Martha Stewart's Cooking School "onions" episode, seen on Georgia Public Broadcasting. A preparation note: to make cleaning fresh onions easier, blanch them in boiling water for 30 seconds, submerge in cold water, and the skins should just slide right off. Or, use frozen (thawed) onions, well drained.
From FineCooking.com issue 63. http://bit.ly/1bouFcx Serves six as an appetizer. Make Ahead Tips: The mushrooms can be broiled and stuffed up to two days ahead and refrigerated, covered. When ready to serve, bring to room temperature and then broil as directed above until the breadcrumbs are browned and the mushrooms are heated through.
From EatingWell: July/August 2008. Creamed corn goes tropical with coconut milk, cilantro and lime juice. We love this with the kick of crushed red pepper, but it's great without it if you don't enjoy spicy food. Try it with garlic-rubbed grilled flank steak and a vinegary Asian slaw.
From Good Housekeeping. Triple-tested at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute. Milkshake fans will adore these bars. The frosting is made with malted milk powder and sprinkled with chopped malted milk balls.
From Good Housekeeping. Triple-tested at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute. Rillettes are a rich, pâté-like spread served cold as an appetizer on bread or toast. NOTE: To do ahead, freeze rillettes in jars or ramekins up to three weeks before giving as gifts. Make sure to place jars in freezer-weight plastic storage bags, or wrap ramekins well in foil before freezing. Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Include a French baguette or assorted crackers with the rillettes for serving.
From http://realfoodrealdeals.com/2013/06/19/chipotle-lime-chickpeas/ blog. Leave them in the oven until they’re nice and crispy. You can store them in an airtight container for several days, but you may want to put them under the broiler for a minute to get them crunchy again.
Modified from EatingWell, March/April 2010. The fresh, tangy elements of a Greek salad—tomato, cucumber, feta, olives and lemony vinaigrette—pair well with rich-tasting anchovies. Serve with: Warm pita bread and a cold beer.
Modified from EatingWell, March/April 2010. Cube steak is a tougher cut of meat pounded to make it tender. It cooks quickly and is inexpensive—perfect for a weeknight dinner. Look for sliced mushrooms to save even more time on prep. Serve with mashed potatoes or rice, and steamed broccoli or green beans.
Modified from EatingWell: September/October 2008. This beef stew for two replicates the flavors in tzimmes, a sweet stew traditionally served at Rosh Hashanah to start the New Year. This version gets natural sweetness from dried fruit and butternut squash.