A healthy, tasty pasta salad made with no mayonnaise. "Cooking time" is really chilling time; preparation time includes time to cook pasta, as you can be slicing the carrots and onion at the same time. I think it tastes better made one day ahead so that flavors get a good chance to combine.
Yummy moist cookies. No need to sift the flour if you're using ordinary commercial all-purpose flour which has already been pre-sifted (as most have). Actual number of cookies depends on how big you make the cookies.
Adapted from a recipe on the box a tube of Amore Pesto Paste came in. Quite good, I think. Preparation time doesn't include 2 hours marinating time. Instructions are for broiling but shrimp can also be grilled. PLEASE NOTE: In ingredients list, the 4th item should be "pesto paste", but the Recipezaar program turns it into "pesto sauce, paste."
Another of my pizza-for-one recipes that come in so handy. I use turkey pepperoni, part-skim mozzarella and no-salt-added tomato sauce, but you don't have to if you don't want. When I make the sauce, I usually quadruple it and keep the leftover sauce in the refrigerator to be used in subsequent days.
Chilean Corn Casserole. This version uses chicken; other versions use beef, as well. Some say that it is not authentic if it doesn't include beef, but I have it on good authority that this is not always the case. However, I'm less concerned with whether it's authentic than whether it tastes good.
A traditional Yankee recipe. The pork makes it very moist. Of course, the number of servings depends on how many pieces you cut it into. Cake can actually be eaten after Step 4, if desired, but the flavor actually improves if doused with port or sherry and left to sit in the refrigerator a few days.
I found this recipe on the side of a package of spaghetti (Shaw's brand) and tweaked it a little bit. It's not my idea of Shrimp Diavolo, which usually has tomatoes and not broccoli, but that's what it was called on the box so I'm passing it on (with my slight alterations). Anyway, I thought it was good. The original had 12 oz frozen shrimp, but I think frozen shrimp is often rather devoid of taste.
Curry translated into a Chinese dish--another old favorite from my well-thumbed copy of Jim Lee's Chinese Cookbook. The original recipe called for MSG but I don't use that so I've omitted it; if you want it anyway the amount is 1 tsp and it's in the marinade described in Step 1. The preparation time shown includes the 30 minutes for marinating the meat.