From Southern Living Cookbook 1987
The caption beside the photo says: "Mandarin Chicken Salad is a blend of the traditional chicken salad ingredients with fruits and nuts. It's fancy enough for company."
I found my NEW favorite banana muffin from King Arthur Flour Catalogue. The texture and nutmeg flavor reminds me of a cake donut! It meets my standards to eat it daily: oat bran, not exceeding 1/4 c.oil, and plain yogurt. This recipe is not on their website, so I am posting it for safekeeping.
Note: I prefer granola instead of oats for the topping (holds up better upon refrigeration).
Jane Butel developed this developed this mild recipe for a "major" Mexican fast food chain. The blend of three cheeses and the evaporated milk make this extra creamy and flavorful. Keeps in freezer for six months and doubles as a great sauce for vegetables and eggs.
Better Homes and Garden's says that this is the "ultimate" and I agree! I LOVE rice pudding and most times it is creamy until it's refrigerated. This one makes a separate custard sauce that you fold in before serving. Prep. time is the cooking time. Allow 4 hours to chill.
I always drink a creamy coffee, whether it's hot or cold. I was surprised to enjoy this coffee so much. It's different in that it uses brown sugar.
Note: the amount of coffee has been adjusted in the recipe, making for a more mild flavor
My best looking appetizer looks like you bought it from a Greek bakery! This is so easy and sure to please! Takes just a few minutes to spread pesto, sprinkle cheese, nuts, in between layers of prepared pie dough, and into the oven.
I've been making this super moist bread for 14 years. My son used to enjoy this spread with peanut butter almost every day of his toddler years! Beating the egg whites separately and baking at a lower temperature give this bread a spongy texture that's "light as a feather."
Adapted from Cook's Illustrated, this baked eggplant is superb, versatile, and lower-fat than the traditional fried.
It's thrice-dipped: flour, eggs, and bread crumbs. I feel like I have a "gold mine" when I have a batch in the 'fridge! It makes great veggie sandwiches, eggplant Parmesan and a great filler for egg and pasta dishes.
This recipe was in Ladie's Home Journal (1998) featuring "Daily Breads" (good enough to eat daily). The hearty rolls are dark colored with a nice glossy sheen and are great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Uses a food processor. Dough comes together in about 20 minutes but must allow time for two rises. These remind me of Bagel Energy Bars.
This macaroni salad is garden-fresh tasting with its unique blend of shredded carrots, cucumbers, and radishes. The buttermilk dressing has a garlicky dill flavor. This was clipped out of Ladie's Home Journal magazine about 20 years ago.
This banana bread is "number one" to me. I used to throw banana bread away after the first couple slices, since it never lived up to my expectations. I save the last sliver of this one, carefully wrapped in plastic, and savor the last bite. The loaf bakes up evenly in the pan, making less of a peaked top. I believe it is the 3 eggs that does this. You will not find a gummy center in the middle of this loaf. Look on the Williams Sonoma website for a photo. To ensure consistency I use very ripe bananas and measure them mashed.
This is one of my top five all-time favorites! Adapted from "Cook's Illustrated" this rich coffee cake is unique in that it does not contain milk, does not get soggy, despite the 4 cups of blueberries suspended in batter. Nearly identical to "Einstein Bagel's" Blueberry Crumb Cake. Note: I've made this on vacation several times by hand, creaming the butter with a spoon. Despite the lengthy directions it takes about 10 minutes to put together.
I used to be fussy about my tuna salad dressings, since most of the time they tasted too "tinned" or "fishy." This all-purpose dressing from "Cook's Illustrated" is fabulous on all three types of sandwich fillings. Listed are the variations suggested for each filling. Recipe makes 1/4 cup (enough for one 6 ounce can tuna) but can be doubled or tripled.
This cake is special enough for birthdays, since I made it for my son's first! He loved banana bread (still does!!) so it seemed a natural pick. The Banana-nut frosting is unique or try your own favorite. Note: the frosting calls for both 16 ounces powdered sugar PLUS 3 cups flour.