This is a delicious and light Pasta Salad that my sister-in-law Denise makes at family gatherings. It is so easy to make and the kids like it too! If you can find "Girard's Light Champagne Salad Dressing" in your grocery, use this. Otherwise, a light Italian will substitute fine. (Fat frees are too sweet)!
You can always count on my mother-in-law to pull some delicious dessert out of the freezer on a moments notice. She likes to make them ahead in case company or family drops by. This one was delicious and she gave me the recipe. Thanks Mary Lee! (Preparation includes 4 hours for freezing)
This is a beef stew that my mother, Leona would usually make in the fall. The scent of it cooking in the house was heavenly! Something about the chianti wine really added a wonderful flavor to the stew. It's a family favorite.
This dessert is so fabulous! It is my mother-in-law's recipe that can also be made as strawberry or raspberry by switching the Jello flavor and fruit. It is so fresh tasting that you will have a hard time stopping at just one serving! Note: It is important to note that the pudding used is the cooking kind, NOT the instant. This makes a 9 x 13 size dessert, but you could also put it in 2 pie crusts, or half the recipe for one smaller dessert. Enjoy!
I made this recently and even my 9 year old daughter loved it! She has requested it again since then. This is a great recipe for Weight Watchers, Core or Points. It equals 4 points per serving, 2 lettuce cups per serving.
This is a recipe from a Pillsbury grocery check-out cookbook. I found it to be an easy, lower fat recipe using things I usually have on hand. The tarragon gives this a nice flavor. Be sure not to over-cook the chicken or it will get tough.
This recipe was originally in the LA Times. The story is that they are so good that they get sucked up like a vacuum cleaner! My neighbor brought some over to us and they were so rich, delicious and different, that I had to have the recipe. You make them like a bar cookie.
My 9 year old daughter requests Moroccan Chicken whenever I mention 'chicken' is for dinner. This recipe came from a Rotisserie Cookbook I have. The marinade/paste for the chicken can be put on as early as that morning, or as late as an hour before grilling and it will still have a wonderful flavor. You can also leave the chicken whole and put it on a rotisserie if you have one. Enjoy!
The tangy-oniony dressing is the key to this salad. My daughter won't let me get 'lazy' and not make the dressing too! My mother use to make this spinach salad years ago and it's been a family favorite ever since.
I found this recipe on the internet to make cookies with a bag of mini M&M's. I liked that it has oatmeal in it which make them a bit more chewy than your average cookie. You can also substitude chocolate chips if you don't have M&M's.
A classic recipe from an old Southern Living cookbook. Very easy to prepare. If you don't have chives, you can subtitute a chopped scallion, or if you don't care for onions, leave it out. Preparation time includes boiling eggs and assembly. Add one hour for chill time.
This is a recipe for a cold rice/chicken salad with a curry twist, using Rice-a-Roni. My sister-in-law makes this for potlucks, baby showers, family get-togethers. It is always a favorite dish. I have made it as well and love the curry taste in it....and I'm not a huge curry fan! This recipe will serve 6 if it's used as a main dish or 8 for side servings. If you make it for a crowd, just double the recipe.
This recipe is from an old Southern Living Cookbook. I've made it many times and have copied the recipe for several people who loved it. I use a bundt pan, but you could try other pans like 2 loaf pans or a 9x13. Serve for breakfast, a brunch or even an after dinner dessert. Just be careful when placing the blueberry layer. It's pretty heavy so it will sink. Placing it closer to the top of the wet batter works best.
This jello salad recipe is in a church cookbook, the church I grew up in Missouri. I made it with our Easter ham this year, and it was yummy! You can form it in a (small) mold, or put it in a 8 x 8 pan and cut into squares. Time prep includes 2 hours of refridgerating for it to set.
This refreshing fruit salad originally came from a Southern Symphony cookbook, thus the cute name. I can't remember which symphony now as it has been a while. I have made it from memory now for years. I get requests to bring it to potlucks all the time....and it makes a lot, so cut the recipe in half if it's for home use! Note, you can add a bit more than 1/2 of the lemonade concentrate if you prefer more marinade.
A retro-recipe from the 60's. Who knew Special K could be so yummy? My girlfriend Debbie brought these to my 2004 christmas cookie exchange. Her mom made these when she was little. The recipe used to be on the back of Special K boxes. She called her mom for the recipe and luckily, after all these years, she still had it! Thanks Sue!!