I always make my cookies from scratch, but I was intrigued by the idea of using cake mix, so I gave it a try. I live in high altitude and added extra flour and my texture was great- chewy, chubby, and soft in the middle. You may want to try mixing some good-quality peanut butter chips with the semi-sweet.
I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com and have been using ever since. Over 200 people have reviewed this on their website! What makes it special is the addition of flour to the batter. It enables the coating to stick on the toast and not in the pan.
Note: I use Texas Toast bread.
Syrup pie (Treacle Tart) has always been my husband's favorite from his English mum. This Amish Vanilla Pie recipe from Marcia Adam's "New Recipes from Quilt Country" is similar in flavor but has more filling and a crumb topping. It tastes like a pecan pie but more vanilla tasting (great for people like my husband who likes pecan pie, but hates the nuts or for people who think they "should" like shoo-fly pie, but hate the molasses). It cuts beautifully.
I first had these potatoes at a restaurant and they "knocked my socks off." Celeriac (or celery root) is a ugly root, that when baked up becomes quite creamy. The flavor is similar to celery stalk with a sweet undercurrent. This version is from Andrew Schloss's, author of "Dinner's Ready" clipped from the Washington Post 1996.
From 1998 Bon Appetit this yam dish has a wonderful maple glaze that's sweet, but doesn't take the place of dessert, like so many other recipes. The part that makes it special is that you par-boil the potatoes, which ensures that they get done, but still remain soft. We made it last Thanksgiving and it was a favorite.
From "Best Recipes All New Slow Cooker", this flavorful and economical recipe is very quick to throw in the crock pot. It is great wrapped in tortillas or served on top of rice (My kids enjoy it both ways!). I double the recipe but not the spices.
Note: 11/8/06 I added about 3 tbs. (plus the juice) of crushed pineapple and it was a very good variation!
This is my favorite cranberry sauce from "Fruit Cookbook" by Nicole Routhier. My sister and I both love cranberry sauce and try out two new recipes every Thanksgiving. This year I'm not going to bother, since this is the only one I like to eat plain (with a spoon)! The tangerines give it a wonderful flavor, even better than oranges and combine great with the Granny apple.
This vegetarian red sauce is from "Pasta and Co" cookbook, which has recipes from their popular Seattle take-out food shop. It is well-worth the extra steps involved. I love the small, crunchy vegetables in the sauce. I serve it over rotini (or any chunky pasta) or use it in my Giardiniera Lasagna recipe #117371.
I LOVE a good bakery bran muffin and have tried countless refrigerator bran muffin recipes, which always come up short. This recipe is from Cook's Illustrated and promises the best bran muffins. What is different about the ingred. is the ratio of white and wheat flours and wheat bran. The molasses, dark brown sugar help make up the great flavor and you will love the bakery crusty top. It is a little more work, but I would never bake any other recipe!