Shhh!!! This is a secret recipe and I have it on good authority that it's the real deal. Problem is, it's just too good to keep to myself! Don't ask who let me in on the secret, though, because I'll never tell. :)
This idea was given to me by a fellow Zaarian, Parker's Mom. She wasn't sure of quantities, so I fiddled around with the quantities until I got a combination that seemed good to me. Posted with her permission. :) This stuff really is as delicious as she said! This is such a colorful snack and would be pretty for Easter or a baby shower. Recipe an easily be doubled or tripled. Listed servings are 2-3 pieces each, but will vary depending on size of clusters. Cook time listed is for cooling.
Such a simple casserole that is very filling and delicious. A friend gave me this recipe when I needed something easy to cook for a family dinner. I've since made it several times and always receive compliments. This recipe is also easy to double, or even triple, for large families.
This is my DH's favorite recipe, and I love it because it's so simple to make! This is especially good on a cold night after a long day at work when you want some warm comfort food but don't have the time or energy to put a lot into preparation. **I wasn't happy with the consistency of the filling, so I played around with the recipe a few times. I think I've finally got it just how I like it and have edited the recipe to reflect the changes.**
I had something similar to this at a party and loved it. So, I did my best to recreate it for my next party! I've since learned this is a very different method than what she used, but I love my version because it is fast and tastes just as good. This is good as a sandwich or cut into smaller slices as an appetizer. (Servings vary depending on size of slices.) Can be made ahead of time and kept in refrigerator until ready to heat. (Refrigerated loaf will need to be heated a bit longer.)
The name is pudding, but the texture is more like an extremely moist cake. This recipe IS the holiday season to me. My grandmother makes it every Thanksgiving and Christmas. She used to make it the hard way, but learned a trick in the grocery line one year. A lady had several spice cake mixes and Grandma asked what she was making - she said persimmon pudding. Grandma got the recipe and never looked back. :-) I can't tell you how many people I've had say "eww, persimmon pudding?" only to beg for another piece!
I got this great idea from a magazine my friend got. She told me the basics, I went home and gave it a try. It worked out beautifully. I can only imagine how beautiful the presentation would be using these as salad shells. They have a lacy, delicate look to them.
This is a very easy potato soup that tastes creamy - but without any cream or milk. It's very versatile and can be made with a variety of veggies and meats - or is great with only potatoes. This is an adaptation of what a friend gave to me as a Weight Watchers recipe.
I saw this recipe on the web and thought it looked so good I had to try it immediately - so I did! The results were wonderful. Even my fiance (who swears he doesn't like pineapple) thought they were great. I found a couple of similar recipes on zaar, but not one exactly like this.
I'm almost embarrassed to post that I make beanie weenies for dinner, but it is just so fast. It really hits the spot on a cold and rainy (but very busy!) weeknight. Excellent with a grilled cheese sandwich or side of chips or cottage cheese!
This pie is VERY peanut buttery! It doesn't have to be crunchy, but it's good that way. I love the combination of the different layers (both their taste and texture) in this heavenly pie. Plus, and this is a BIG plus for me, it's simple! Oh, and it is a pretty little pie, too! (Cook time listed is for chilling.)
I wanted some "real" baked beans for dinner, but didn't want the leftovers from making my usual recipe since I was only cooking for 2. I played around and came up with this tasty scaled down version perfect us. This is even easy enough for busy weeknights.
I saw this in a Kraft recipe pamphlet the other day when I was looking for something quick and summery. Turned out really well and the colors are beautiful! I admit, I didn't use corn on the cob, but it still turned out great.
A quick, yummy pie with a hint of refreshing citrus. Perfect for cook-outs or other get togethers because in makes 2 pies at once. Given to me by a coworker who always has the perfect recipe! (Refrigeration time listed as cook time.)
I just came up with this one night after discovering my fiance doesn't like tuna. I just had to try to convert him... and I did! I didn't measure, just kind of dumped stuff in, so I'm estimating on some measurements. Feel free to adjust mayo, breadcrumbs, etc. for desired texture. The quantity can be 2 BIG buns or 4 regular sandwiches.
I had a craving for something with a Mexican flair, but didn't have many ingredients on hand. I made this up with what I had and was really pleased with the results. This is very filling and tastes great. It is mild as written, but can easily be spiced up if desired.