Quick and tasty salad I found when looking for ideas for a luau. Wonderful as is, but I am also going to try adding chicken breast pieces and peanuts for a delicious Chinese Chicken Salad. Adapted from a recipe I found on partyshop.com. The only cooking is toasting the sesame seeds, almonds and ramen noodles.
Found this amazing recipe in a magazine at the dentist and scrawled it on a scrap of paper. On the way home, I stopped by the market to get necessary ingredients and made it for dinner that evening. Incredible. I am sure any combination of berries would be wonderful. I am a mascarpone cheese convert--it is a softer, more delicate flavor than cream cheese and perfect in this recipe. Hope you enjoy! (Prep time includes 1 hour fruit sits in refrigerator).
A friend made these for a bridal shower and they were terrific. She trimmed up cupcakes so they would all be uniform before she topped with whipped cream and coconut. Very impressive. Uses cupcakes from Recipe #29378. Prep time does not include time to make cupcakes or cooking and cooling time for lemon filling. I would do those the day before and save assembly for last minute.
Spinach, apples, red onion & pecans in a sweet-tart dressing. To make this salad extra special, I like to glaze the pecans by stirring them with 1 tablespoon sugar in a medium non-stick frying pan over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar melts. Pour them out on waxed paper and separate with your spoon while still warm. If you do this, you don't need to toast the pecans. It takes about 5 minutes or so for the sugar to melt.
My friend Jen (www.jenscakes.com) and I made desserts for over 200 for a Christmas party. This was an exceptionally big hit. We used the large baking chips and raspberry filling available from cake supply. The large chips worked especially well because they had a better tendency to stay intact (rather than melt and disappear into bar). Double or quadruple recipe and bake in larger pan for bigger batch. We used jelly roll pans with 1" sides. Highly recommended! Adapted from a Pillsbury Bake-Off recipe.
This is an adaptation of Debbie Field's recipe in "Debbie Field's Great American Desserts". I love pies and this is one of my favorites. To toast coconut and nuts, spread in an even layer on baking sheets and put in top rack of oven preheated to 325 degrees F. Watch closely and stir every 5 minutes or so until nicely browned.
I have been in search of a Spaghetti Puttanesca that I could fix at home that compares with one they used to serve at Florentines. Add a few shrimp and this one comes very close. It is from "Cooking with Grace" (Grace Pilato) and it is oh so good (I can hardly think of capers and Kalamata olives without salivating!).
Wondering what to do with leftover sauce when you make Recipe #22782? Here is the perfect answer. Don't skimp on the sauce--this is best when you use 6-7 cups of sauce. Prep time assumes you have already made sauce. I like to make this up in 2 smaller casseroles so I can serve my family one and freeze the 2nd one for later.
This pizza is addicting--Chicken, cheese, and pine nuts with an Asian sauce and the zing of a little crushed red chili--and easy to make! This is also fabulous on a sliced sandwich roll instead of Boboli bread.
Vampires beware! Actually, don't be put off by the large quantity of garlic in this recipe. When the garlic cooks, the flavor mellows out and it isn't overpowering at all (although you and your significant other may want to be sure you both eat dinner together!) Good served with either mashed potatoes or rice.
An easy alternative to tamales. I like to make it in my large oval casserole dish and round it up like a giant tamale. I also substitute a small can of diced green chilies for the bell pepper when I didn't have any on hand and discovered I prefer it. Muy bueno.
This is a great casserole for a pot luck or party because all of the preparation can be done in advance. I like to put this in the oven on "time bake" so it is ready for us to eat when we come home from soccer practice!
This is a great recipe to pop in the oven and go out for a walk while it cooks. Takes about 10 minutes to get it in the oven and you are on your way. Serve with a green salad and garlic bread and you are set!