This is a great vinaigrette. You can add dried herbs if you like. I especially like it with mixed vegetable/fruit salads. If champagne vinegar is not available, it is easily homemade with leftover champagne and a few week's setting time. Instructions are included.
A recipe from the Dec/Jan 2k1 issue of Taste of Home. So easy and great fun for the whole family! To remove the marshmallow creme from the jar I use a rubber spatula & the fluff just sticks to it. Otherwise microwaving it for a few seconds at a time might make it release easier.
Giada De Laurentiis recently prepared this sweet comfort food on her show, "Everyday Italian." It looked so delicious I had to add it to my collection! This makes two servings, so you can share it with a special friend. ;)
This is my all-time favorite dessert. If you've never had it and you're in the Seattle area, go immedately to the 13 Coins Restaurant and try it! Very simple, but unbelievably rich and wonderful. A perfect end to a romantic dinner for two.
This is so simple but astonishingly delicious. It is just chocolate and milk. The secret to making a creamy, rich, frothy chocolate drink is all in the technique. You just heat it, whisk it, heat it, whisk it etc until it's the thickness you want. And it can get VERY thick. In Spain, this is often breakfast, along with churros. Traditionally, a wooden hand mill called a molinillo was used to whisk it, but a wire whisk or hand held electic whisk works just as well.
The Herbfarm Restaurant is located in Woodinville, Washington. Each week, the award-winning restaurant chooses the best from farm, forest, and sea to create thematic 9-course dinners showcasing the Pacific Northwest. In October 2001, Gourmet Magazine ranked The Herbfarm among "America's Best 50 Restaurants."
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.
My vegetarian friend Matthew and I get together to cook now and then (he being a newbie chef), and this was the first dish we made as his introduction to veggie cooking. Very tasty! Based on a recipe from Curtis Aikens.
This is my favorite way to prepare leeks. You can eat it by itself or use as a topping for steak, chicken, or fish, and you can also add sliced mushrooms! Either way, it's a delicious addition to dinner. (The companion recipe to this one is recipe #100417 - or you can add cabbage to this recipe to combine them!)