These little gems of cookies are a family tradition. Use any kind of jam you like to fill them. For Christmas, red jam (strawberry or raspberry) and green jam (mint) look cute, but I'm not fond of the taste of mint jelly. But it is festive. But like I said, use whatever floats your boat. :)
My new favorite turkey recipe. Easy to make with fantastically tasty results. And the drippings make wonderful gravy! I make this with stuffing inside the bird, so if you're doing that you can omit three garlic cloves, the onion, and one apple. And if you do stuff it, be sure the stuffing gets to 165 degrees, and allow about 15 to 45 more minutes cooking time.
This is from the Seattle Times, and was made famous-ish by The Times' food critic for many years, John Hinterberger. Here it is with a few modifications. By the way, the amount of pimento and parmesan or romano cheese are guesses, since the recipe itself doesn't specify.
I figured this recipe would already be posted here, but it isn't. Not, at least, this exact recipe. This is very tasty. It's extremely easy to make, great for a potluck, and doesn't require baking. Plus, I usually have a surplus of graham crackers around (I have a one year old boy). Hope you enjoy!
This is a refreshing yet filling salad that easily works as a meal. I first made it more than 2 years ago, and then subsequently lost the recipe. Disappointment! Fast forward two years, and it mysteriously shows up tucked into a cookbook that I rarely look at (a healthy vegetarian cookbook. Hah!). And now I'm posting it here so I don't lose one of my favorite salad recipes AGAIN. Hope you enjoy!
Easy, easy dinner. I make this a lot when my husband is gone and I don't feel like cooking anything complicated. Makes great leftovers for lunch the next day. I usually cheat and use a roasted chicken from the supermarket--I just heat the shredded meat in butter for a few minutes in step one instead of cooking it.
Got this off the Food Network. Very easy, quick dessert--not to mention tasty. The sour cream is optional, but I think it adds a really interesting dimension to the dish. I found this makes quite a bit of topping, but then I like the topping. Hope y'all enjoy!
This is a tasty twist on traditional cole slaw. It's great for a summer bbq, but would work well all year long. Easy to make, too. :) It's simple to double this, and can't be all that bad for you--especially if you use lights sour cream. Hope you enjoy.
This comes from a co-worker who makes it every year for our annual Christmas breakfast. I love this recipe--it is so very easy, universally liked, and perfect for brunch get-togethers.
By the way, I noticed the recipe printed funny--it's 3 4-ounce containers of egg substitute, for a total of 12 ounces. Thanks! :)
This is the lasagna I grew up eating, and it is definitely my favorite. My half-Italian husband sneers at some of the ingredients, but it's really easy to make, and very tasty--and my husband always has seconds.
I can't remember where I got this, but I've been making it for a few years now. A very easy pork chop preparation. One note: the ingredients call for boneless pork chops, but the instructions say to cut the chops toward the bone. I just cut toward where I think the bone might have been. :) I sometimes use dried cranberries instead of fresh (I don't chop them if I do this) and have also used apricot or peach preserves instead of marmalade when that's what I have on hand. Enjoy!
This is from Cooking Light, with some minor modifications. Easy recipe for a busy weeknight, and uses ingredients I usually have on hand. Hope you enjoy!
Edited to add: I make this probably once a week, and just wanted to note that I use A LOT more salsa than the recipe calls for--probably about a half cup or more. :)