This recipe is a variation of the famed New Orleans Sazerac that many claim was the first drink to be dubbed a cocktail. The traditional rye whiskey has been replace with pear vodka. I found this in an April 2007 Washington Post and have yet to try it.
Get ready for a fun healthy snack....these baby carrots set in mini terra-cotta pots filled with hummus ares the cutest thing I have come across in quite awhile. Just showed up in the September issue of Family Fun. Super easy. In addition to the ingredients in the recipe, you will need 3 ounce size plastic cups and mini terra-cotta pots. I am going to get a picture posted as soon as I can so you can see.
These waffles are surely a special breakfast birthday treat...but made healthful enough to ensure you'll be around for the next! Whole wheat flour adds nutrition and fiber while the all purpose flour keeps the waffles from tasting like tree branches. Beaten egg whites make them light. Strawberry preserves thicken and sweeten this summer berry sauce without adding refined sugars. And the whipped cream....well, they ARE birthday waffles. A dollop will do you, though. You say it is not your birthday? According to the Mad Hatter, there are 364 unbirthdays. Sing a "Very Merry Unbirthday" to yourself and make these anyway.
This is a summertime drink my mother used to serve back in the 70's when she was entertaining. Best served in frosted glasses.You''l need time for the juices to chill if they are not already. (not included in cooking time)
This was a snack my Dad taught me to do when I was a kid. (It's about his cooking speed!) Warm gooey peanut butter with cinnamon-sugar sprinkled on top. Now my kids are making this and loving it, too. We normally use slices of whole grain bread with natural peanut butter on ours.Cinnamon swirl bread is a real treat.
My new love is chipotle peppers so I was glad to find this recipe. Has a great contrast of sweet and spicy. I haven't actually tried this in the oven yet as the directions are written. I used the marinade with chicken pieces and then grilled it. Tasty! I stumbled upon it while surfing the web...got it from a blog called Elana's Pantry.
This is my favorite way to have yellow squash. I have to fight my husband for it because he loves it, too. I am estimating all the amounts. I usually just toss mine together with whatever amounts of squash and red pepper I have. I love the bright red and yellow colors dancing in the pan! Sometimes I sprinkle a little balsamic vinegar at the end and let it caramelize on the squash....not as beautiful a color but quite tasty.
I bought of tub of Tapioca pudding at Trader Joes and found out that my husband really really loves tapioca pudding. (really, I hardly got any) Since I don't have a TJ's near me, I went searching for a really good tapioca recipe, one that didn't use quick cooking tapioca. This one is delicious! We serve ours cold topped with a little fresh whipped cream. I found the tapioca pearls in the bulk section of my health foods store. Note that the tapioca pearls must soak overnight before you can prepare the pudding.
I am thoroughly thrilled when I can serve a spread of grilled vegetables for my dinner. Thrilled to the point of pigging out. I use a variety of seasoning salts and spice blends from my cabinet for whatever mood I'm in. I have the whole gambit of blends from the Penzey's company. Honestly though, life is good with a simple sprinkling of good old salt and pepper. Leftovers (if you have any) are great on sandwiches or wrapped up in tortillas. To give credit, the recipe is from Lawry's (although it is not a brand I use)
This is my sister's creation that she often brings to gatherings. (I took the liberty of naming it) It is always a crowd pleaser. Easy to prepare and produces a large quantity. I use my Penzey's Greek Seasoning to make up my dressing and switch up the pasta shape each time but otherwise stick to the recipe. A colorful salad the children like to eat.
Have you heard of Henry Jones? They say save the bones for Henry Jones because Henry don't eat no meat. Well, I think Henry would love this so much that he would start eating his meat! It is the steak recipe I turn to over and over again because it offers EASY prep and tremendous flavor. Try this today, you will be thrilled with the results. You can use it on rib eyes, t-bones, porterhouses, and sirloins. I made a large batch of to keep on hand in a spice jar in the cupboard....even faster now! This is a slight adaptation of Recipe #155988
This is fantastic! If you need another way to jazz up your next BBQ, look no further. Found this on the Good Morning America site. It is courtesy of David Walzog, executive chef of the Steakhouse at Monkey Bar in New York. Seem like a lot of butter? You can enjoy the leftovers on bread, over steak, salmon, or poultry, even tossed into pasta dishes. (or just cut the recipe in half) Very easily a new favorite of mine.
Looking for something different to do with your summer green beans? This is one to try. As stated by the author, "This spread is fantastic served on crusty bread, crackers, or rice cakes. From the Barbara Kingsolver Book: 'Animal, Vegetable, Miracle' which I highly recommend reading. I was greatly inspired by her family's year long venture into eating locally. Plus, I ended up with a few new recipes.
I believe the "disappearing" part of the title refers largely to making the garden's over abundance of squash disappear. I know there will be those larger zucchinis that slip past my radar so I can't wait to try this one. The recipe is from the Kingsolver book 'Animal, Vegetable, Miracle' and is typed here as written. I will come back and hard line some of the amounts and with any tweakings I may have done.
We've all heard of the health benefits of green tea these day, haven't we? Yes we have...thus I will dare to rationalize my little cocktail as being healthy in my mind! LOL. The flavor of the green tea is apt to get lost with the strong flavors of the rum and lime so resist the urge to add more of these ingredients. I recommend Tazo Zen Green tea blend as I think it has enough umph to stand on its own here. Original idea came from the Mellow Monk. Adapted to suit my tastes.