I saw this on a cooking show a long time ago - I think it was Ciao Italia, but I'm not sure. It's very easy to make, and the addition of the cannellini beans makes a big difference in taste and heartiness, in my opinion.
I got this recipe from the deli ladies at my local Meijer store, then tweaked it a little bit. It's to die for! I'm a real lemon freak, and this easy recipe makes my tastebuds quite happy...(NOTE: Cooking time is chill time.)
This was my Mom's recipe for spaghetti that became one of our favorite "special Sunday dinners." I can't describe how wonderful the whole house smelled whenever she made this, and all of us kids would fill up on it so much that we couldn't MOVE for the rest of the day! NOTE: She always INSISTED on serving only Vermicelli pasta with this -- No regular spaghetti or thin spaghetti would do...
I got the original recipe to this from Woman's Day Magazine, and then tweaked it to my own taste. It is just awesome! As usual for me, very simple to make, but just exactly what I was hungry for! YUM-O!
This recipe intrigued me because I'm drawn to Amish cooking. Although I really liked it just as written (it's tasty comfort food), I believe it has the potential to be tweaked by just the right Zaar chef to make it a winner in the inexpensive-yet-delicious category (if there is one)...So have at it, Zaar chefs!!! :)
This is really easy to make, and a nice alternative to my favorite spinach artichoke dips...Came up with this one because my kids refused to eat anything with "spinach" in it, and I wanted them to try artichoke hearts!!! LOL! They really do like this, especially served with "Chicken in a Biscuit" crackers. (Go figure.) I prefer to use bread cubes for dipping, personally...
Although this is not one of those fancy guacamole recipes, I love the fact that it's so quick and easy to whip up! I really like the blend of favors and the fact that it's not chunky, but creamy instead. It's very addictive, and perfect for those late-night snack cravings...(NOTE: Cooking time is chill time.)
My mom rarely cooked us breakfast, but when we had company she went "all out". This is a very simple recipe. There are probably lots of similar ones out there, but this one is dear to my heart because it was TRULY a "special occasion" whenever my mom made this. I still love it to this day, although I've embellished it plenty from time to time--YUM! Note for Zaar World Tour II: Frittatas are Italian in origin.
This is a recipe that my Mom got from her friend, Maxine. Maxine worked a lot with people who lived in a particular retirement home in Ohio, and this was an absolute favorite of theirs! Again, another favorite of my Nana as well...Quite simple, and very tasty, I might add...
My Mom's childhood friend, Maxine, gave us this recipe. It's quite simple but tastes really good and fresh. When I make it now, I tend to blanche the veggies a little bit and then shock them in cold water, because I like them a little bit softer. But I'll post her original recipe. Again, another one of my Nana's favorites...NOTE: Passive cook time is marinating time.
This was another one of my Mom's recipes that I thought was wonderful, although my siblings didn't care much for sauerkraut! Very inexpensive with a German flair, and in my opinion, very tasty! Especially when served with crusty, warm bread and a side of buttered noodles!
This was a favorite recipe in our house, given to my Mom from her best friend, Peggy Wall. They used to be school bus drivers together, and this recipe was a tried and true favorite at every bus driver potluck that I can remember...My Nana loved this recipe too, and gave out this recipe many times herself...Very simple to make, but packed with a perfect blend of sweet & tart lemony flavor!
This was a recipe that my Girl Scout leader (Mona Prestigiacomo) gave my Mom because I raved about it so much after camping in an Indian teepee! (I earned the "Native American Heritage" patch that weekend! LOL!) It's really simple, and reminds me a lot of elephant ears that we get at county fairs here in Southern Indiana...
I don't remember where I got this recipe, but I've tweaked it a bit to my own liking. It's so simple, yet so flavorful, that it's become one of our absolute favorites in our list of "easy after-work recipes!" My kids think I'm a real down-home cook whenever I make this! LOL! NOTE: Prep time does not include marinating time.
This was one of those staple meals that Mom came up with when funds were low...It's just simple, cheap, comort food and it's the only way my siblings and I would ever eat hominy...I still love it! (NOTE: I add 1 tsp. parsley flakes to it when I season with salt & pepper, but that's not part of the original recipe...AND, I prefer to use Sage flavored sausage.)
This is a recipe that I saw Paula Deen make on the Food Network. I love turnips but know of very few ways to cook them. This is super easy and tastes really rich and good! (NOTE: This is the original recipe, but when I make this I peel the potatoes instead of leaving the skins on...)
This recipe has been a holiday favorite in our family for years! It's one that my Mom passed down to my big sister, Christine, and so, therefore, she became the "Keeper of the Rolls..." We ALWAYS have these at every Thanksgiving and every Christmas, and there are never any leftovers of these rolls! Truly soft, light, sweet and wonderful! NOTE: Prep time includes 24 hours refrigeration time plus 3 hours rising time.