I think this one is also from Quick Cooking, not sure. Anyway, it is as easy as it is delicious. I do add salt and pepper, by the way. If you like, add 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms cooked in 2 tbsp of butter. You can also add 1 cup cut up cooked ham. Instead of the broccoli you can use frozen asparagus, cut up and make ASPARGUS AU GRATIN instead. Same for coliflower.
This is very simple and delicious. You can vary the filling and make different ones. For example, use sliced hearts of palm (palmito in Portuguese) instead of artichokes. Use parmesan or cheddar instead of mozzarella. You can also use sliced ham or prosciuto instead of turkey salami. The sky is the limit for this simple stromboli!
This is one of my favorite banana breads. I love bananas, but the ones available in the US are not as tasty as the Brazilians, so banana bread is my way of enjoying this fruit. I am not criticizing, it is just that bananas grow all over Brazil, from North to South, so it is just obvious we have better ones there! ;-)
My mother used to make this for special occasions. There are different versions in Brazil and this is hers. It is delicious drank very cold. (Meia de Seda is Portuguese.) Here are some variations:
- use rhum instead of cognac
- add 1 1/2 tbsp of peanut butter
- add 2 tsp of vanilla essence and 2 egg yolks
This is a FOCACCIA, therefore it will be dense; it will NOT rise and be soft as regular bread, but still makes for a nice sandwich if cut lenghtwise. You can tear it and dip the pieces in a mix of olive oil + red pepper. This recipe is from Suzanne Dunaway's "No Need to Kneed". I love its texture (dense) and taste. I sometimes use whole wheat flour together with the bread flour. If you are loooknig for a soft bread recipe, this is NOT it.
This is extremely simple and absolutely delicious recipe. I got it from a magazine years ago that had an article about the show Seinfeld (which I never watched, because I couldn't understand the jokes, being that I was raised in Brazil). If you like tomatoes and avocados, you will love this.
I love blue cheese, so this is one of my favorite casseroles. Also very easy. Just be sure NOT to add any salt: the blue cheese has enough. Oh, and if you are counting calories, eat just a spoonfool of this one!
There is a similar recipe in this site, but mine has a few differences (like low fat products) so I decided to post it. It doesn't taste "low-fat" at all! It is also good with chicken or a pasta salad. My husband (who doesn't like low fat) loves it and so do I. Hope you'll also enjoy it