I got this recipe from one of our local grocery stores--they were handing it out with samples and it was quite tasty! Definitely use a food processor or blender--I tried pureeing the strawberries and then using a hand mixer to combine it with the butter--not a good idea. Great on bagels!
I found this recipe in an old Quick Cooking magazine when I was looking for something different to do with banana bread. It has almost a cake like texture, and has a nice balance of chocolate and banana flavors. I usually use pecans for the nuts, though walnuts could be used also. It's also good without nuts.
I got this recipe from a social worker at the hospital I work at. It's a great side dish for potlucks and barbecues, and tastes so much better than canned baked beans! I usually use the full pound of bacon--just a personal preference.
I found this recipe years ago in Quick Cooking magazine. It take some marinating time, but is worth the wait. The chicken is juicy and flavorful, and I've used it in tacos and fajitas. Usually I serve it with guacamole or a homeade pico de gallo or salsa with some rice on the side. Nice easy summer recipe! Prep time includes marinating time.
I got this recipe years ago from Quick Cooking magazine. I like to add extra veggies, such as broccoli and red pepper. I usually serve it over steamed brown rice, but could also serve over lo mein noodles for a change. I usually use round steak for the meat, as it's usually more affordable than sirloin. I also use wok oil for the extra flavor but vegetable oil could also be used. If a time saver is needed, frozen stir fry veggies could also be used in place of fresh.
I found this recipe on allrecipes, and wanted to get it into my cookbook because my family LOVED it! I used a roast instead of the brisket, and it fell apart, it was so tender. The sauce can be a little thin, so more cornstarch may be needed. I also ran the sauce through the blender while I was shredding the beef, because my family doesn't like chunky onions.
I got this recipe years ago from the Campbell's website. My kids aren't big fans of broccoli, so I usually leave it out and serve a green veggie on the side. I also substitute brown rice for white because that's what my family prefers--it adds a few minutes to the simmering time. I also like to chop the chicken before browning--just a personal preference.
My mom used to make this for us growing up--my dad wasn't a big fan of Mexican food and wouldn't touch anything remotely spicy. This has a very mild flavor--though I like to kick it up with some pepperjack cheese and salsa on top. You can also use tortilla chips on the bottom if you have them on hand.I often substitute minced onion to taste if I don't have fresh onion on hand.
This is a yummy soup that my cousin's wife usually brings to our family gatherings. It's so easy to make, and my kids love it! It also freezes well, so I usually make a big batch. Works well on the stove or in the crock-pot.