There is an Italian restaurant that my husband and I just happened upon. It's the real deal, owned and operated by an Italian family. My husband loved their Fettuccine Alfredo, the sauce was so thick you could eat it with a fork. The restaurant is a good ways from home and he had a craving for it, so I looked for a recipe that might work, I found several different ones and kind worked from each one til I found the right combination. It was just what he was looking for so he had me write it down so I wouldn't forget the next time I tried to fix it. I'm bad about that, coming up with a new recipe and not being able to remember it the next time. Thought I might share it. Thick and creamy!
This is a recipe I got from my father who got it from a little old lady he knew from Italy. I always simmer this sauce with my meatballs (recipe posted). You can also add sausage if you like. This sauce is to die for!!!!
This is a wonderful alternitive to real mayonnaise. I have been put on a strict diet and this saves the day! Makes a great salad dressing(I add a little honey), spread for sandwiches, or dip. Adapted from Raw and Living Foods.
This is popular in Spain, Mexico, Central America and the Southern USA.
I could eat an entire loaf of bread dipped in this tasty oil!! This is a versatile recipe, adjust the herbs and spices to your taste. This can be kept in the fridge for up to a month, bring it to room temperature and stir it before serving.
Under orders from the teenagers in the house, I created recipes for their favourite take out breadsticks and dipping sauce. The bread sticks are very easy to make and the recipe has been posted separately as Bread Sticks - Pizza Hut Style
To me Fannie Farmer's recipe is the only "real" Macaroni & Cheese. It's from my 1946 edition of "Fannie Farmer's Boston Cooking School Cookbook". With time on it's side - this recipe is hands down the best for traditional, homemade baked macaroni & cheese - comfort food.
Please Note: If you use CHEAP CHEESE you will end up with a BLAND and FLAVORLESS DISH!
A friend, who is allergic to garlic, liked to get a certain brand of ginger peanut sauce, because it was good, and because she could eat it without fear of dying; always a bonus. It could be hard to get, though, so I came up with a home-made version. I make this with either cashew butter or peanut butter; both are very good although I find the cashew version more digestible. Serve it over steamed veggies and rice, or baked fish or chicken.
I'll be honest-I never tried this relish when my grandma served it because I wasn't too keen on the look of it. This year I "inherited" 15 zucchini and have been told I'll be "inheriting" more. Out of desperation, I decided to make a batch of her relish. I reasoned that everyone else in the family loves it-I'll give it to them. Now that I've actually eaten it-I'm not sharing. This is not only a great way to use up a bumper crop of zucchini it's a great condiment!
After searching high and low in my town for a jar of tahini, I couldn't find any! I went searching online and found this easy recipe. This is MUCH cheaper to make yourself, and only takes a couple minutes.
I have not tried this but it sounds good. The original recipe was called 'Herbed Ketchup' but I've always thought of ketchup as being tomato-based. They suggested serving this with polenta fries, but I'm sure there's a lot of things this would go well with. The fat content is high, but it's a healthy fat (I recommend always using cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil).