I love ham BBQ sandwiches, but out of all I have ever tried, this one reigns supreme!!! It is so simple, but it is the perfect blend of sweet and tart...oh, it is just fantastic! I like to serve these with home-made french fries...one of my Dad's favorite meals!!
This is a lovely appetizer that is always well-recieved by guests. I like to make it at least an hour ahead of time and refrigerate until serving. I have had many requests for this recipe, and nobody can believe how simple it is, as it looks so elegant when served. I serve with "Wheat Thins" crackers.
This is a fantastic tasting dip that I use on everything from fresh veggies, to chips, to sandwiches. Easy to make, and tastes better as it sits in the fridge...YUMMY!!! Sometimes, instead of using the food processor, I finely dice the peppers and tomatoes, and mix by hand for a more chunky dip. Either way, you'll want to double this one!!
Creamy, crunchy, sweet, tart...this salad creates a flavor explosion for your taste buds! Lots of ingredients, but well worth it. Great summer salad!! Can also be made with cooked, diced chicken in place of tuna. Prep. time includes refrigeration
This is one of my favorite stir-fry dishes. The apricot preserves is what makes this dish unique. I make this often in the summer because it doesn't require heaating up the oven, and I usually have all the ingredients on hand. You can also play around with the kind of veggies you use, but I have found this combination to be my favorite. Oh, and an added bonus: IT'S LOW-FAT!!:)
This is a yummy light, "Veggieful" meal that is a great alternative to the usual beef-stuffed zucchini. I like to serve this with rice, as I like the blend of flavors and textures. But really, all that you need is a nice green salad, some crusty french bread, and a nice bottle of wine. Mmmmmm!
Another yummy chicken and pasta stir-fry. We have this alot in the summer because its prepped on the stovetop, so no heating the oven!! You could also use shrimp or beef with this recipe in place of the chicken. Leftovers are wonderful cold!!
This is my dad's creation, and also the only thing I think he has ever "cooked" in his life, but he sure does this one good (proof that it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this one out/lol)!!! The amounts are approximate, as I have never really measured the ingredients. This is a wonderful, light, and refreshing side dish (or appy)in the summer; good for BBQ's. So simple, but so yummy (and it also looks very pretty:) Prep. includes refrigeration.
I got the basis for this recipe from my cousin's wife, who absolutely adores the taste of fresh basil! This is a great, simple summer pasta salad, with a nice light blend of flavors. FRESH basil is a must on this one!! This salad is great alongside BBQ chicken. Easy, and yummy!! Prep. time includes marinating time.
I found this recipe in our local newspaper, and tweaked it just a bit to fit my tastes. It is a fantastic, easy, no-sweat dish to make in the summer because it doesn't require heating the oven up. We ate it over cooked egg noodles, with a side of cooked broccoli, and a salad. The sauce is just divine!! The leftovers are also good cold for a quick lunch. Yummy!!:)
This recipe comes from my sis in N.C. It is a simple, no-fuss fruit dip that is a little different from all the rest. The taste of this dip is incredible, and everyone who has tried it has loved it. I like to cut the fruits into bite-sized pieces and stick a toothpick into each one, serve the fruit on a platter with the dip in the middle. Perfect summer appetizer!!
My mum found this recipe somewhere, and I made it last weekend for a family get-together, It was a huge hit. I wanted to share before the 4th of July holiday comes up. Very refreshing, lovely summer dessert.
This is a wonderful, easy, and tasty way to prepare tuna steaks on the grill. I remember the first time I ate a tuna steak, was at a restaurant in N.C., and it was slathered with this herb butter. I remember thinking, why ruin a beautiful tuna steak by adding all that fat, when it doesn't even need it to taste incredible! This marinade adds just the right amount of flavor without piling on the fat...which leads to packing on the pounds!!!
We have been making these peppers for years, and everyone always asks for the recipe. The amounts of peppers and sauerkraut are estimates, as it depends a lot upon the size of the peppers. If you make these with hot banana peppers, be sure to wear gloves when cleaning them out!! These seem like a lot of work, but worth the reward when you have these wonderful peppers to eat all year through!
This recipe is from my friend, Rita. They are always the first to go at parties. I'm always up for a new twist on deviled eggs, so I was so happy to get the recipe from her. They are the best I have ever had (including my own:( Yummy! You can add a little more mayo if you prefer a creamier filling.
While I'm not claiming it tastes just like the KFC recipe, this is truly an AWESOME recipe for fried chicken!! My mom has been making this since I was a wee little one, and I still absolutely LOVE it! My whole family really enjoys this chicken. The ingredients are a little different, but don't let that scare you. Make it once, and you'll be hooked! Prep. time includes refrigeration time.
My mom wanted to try this diet, and made a huge pot of this soup, and she didn't like it. I think it is wonderful!! Although I am not on the "Cabbage Soup Diet", I make this soup often, and I love it!! This recipe makes a BIG pot of soup. It also freezes well, so don't sweat the leftovers!:)
Simple ingredients combine to make these awesome, tasty ribs with a Chinese twist. Although they take a little bit of time to marinate and cook, the preparation is actually very simple. I have never tried them on the grill, but I imagine this recipe could also be made on the grill. You gotta try these!! Finger-lickin' good! Prep. time includes marinating time.