A nice summer, make ahead salad. I've been taking salads to work for lunch, as I often don't feel like hot food during the summer. This has a nice kick to it. Sometime I will try substituting dried cranberries for the raisins. Also if you don't have the turmeric, it's ok, it just adds nice color to the couscous. From Cooking Light June 2004.
A tasty and refreshing salad. Nice to prepare ahead for company. An adaptation of a recipe from Marilyn Perzik on Allrecipes.com. I like to sprinkle the croutons on individual servings just before eating.
From Paula Deen's Quick and Easy Meals. This is a great stew. It is comforting, but because of the curry flavor, not boring. The pork becomes very tender. I don't usually like sweet potatoes, but here they work. I also sometimes add carrots, just for more texture and flavor.
OK, so I know there are already a bajillion tetrazzini or chickenetti, (or whatever your family calls it) recipes, and I enjoy them as well, but this is a bit different with the tomato soup etc. and I really think this is my favorite, and it has a cool name. This is from Paula Deen's Quick and Easy Meals. I will share the recipe as printed in the magazine, but I often skip steps 1-5 and just used precooked or leftover chicken.
This is a favorite at the daycare where I work, I can't think of one child who doesn't like it, and most have seconds. I also made it for a group of teenagers on a recent camping trip, and they enjoyed it as well. At the daycare we serve this as is with tortilla chips for dipping. However I did up the taco seasoning and also added some canned tomatoes and served with salsa on the side when I made it for the teenagers. We never measure when we make it at the daycare, we just add ingredients until it seems right.
This is another favorite from my college's Dining Common recipe book. (They're really creative with the recipe titles, huh?) This is not a traditional chili recipe, as it has a more soup-like consistency, spaghetti noodles, and a mild taste but I enjoyed it very much. The Dining Common served this as a weekend lunch and the other choice was Tomato Soup, so there were saltines available and I used to crumble them into my bowl of chili.
This is from Mary Kaye Rackowitz as posted on allrecipes.com. It is a little different for bean salad, at least for me. I personally thought it was a little on the sweet side at first, but my husband enjoys it as is and so have guests. It is growing on me. Prep time includes chilling.
This recipe is from Laurie Knoke as posted on allrecipes.com. It is similar to recipe # 358828, but it also includes a frosting. It's a nice "special" brownie, and my husband likes them even though he doesn't like walnuts. I haven't tried omitting them, but I'm sure the results would be fine.
An easy and yummy dessert. This is an baked adaptation of recipe # 273931. The idea of frozen cannoli didn't appeal to me, so I tried this instead for more of a "cheesecakey" texture. You could add slivered almonds and maraschino cherries if you like, but we prefer it without.
A very moist and yummy chocolate cake with a veggie serving mixed in. Seriously I have served this at the daycare I work at and NO ONE, not even the pickiest of vegetable avoiders noticed the zucchini. This was adapted from Eloise Swisher's recipe posted on allrecipes.com.
These are super fluffy, super yummy pancakes. Courtesy of the Martha Stewart Show. I actually secretly (or maybe not so secretly) despise Martha for being so insanely perfect, but hey, I can't deny that she found an awesome pancake recipe. You can prepare up to and including step 4 the evening before if that makes your morning go easier. It does mine.