This addictive dip is from the July '09 Cooking Light issue. I served this for dipping with pita chips and also with bread cubes. It makes a WONDERFUL sandwich spread - we put it on a turkey sandwich. The original recipe didn't call for the olive oil; I decided to add it since it only adds about 1 fat gram per 2 tablespoon serving. So you can certainly leave it out if you're watching fat grams.
Another yummy drink my hubby invented. Wonderful on the rocks, or strain into a martini glass.
I buy very large IQF strawberries from a warehouse club - if your frozen strawberries aren't large, add more. Be sure to use Chambord for the liqueur. You can really taste it in this drink, and cheaper raspberry liqueurs taste like cough medicine.
This recipe is from the May 2001 issue of Creative Home magazine. It's easy to make and gives an impressive glossy finish to sugar cookies. Especially good on Bloomin' Sugar Cookies (recipe #188686). Note: the only place I've found to purchase meringue powder is a specialty cake decorating shop.
This is so refreshing on a summer evening. It makes a single serving but can easily be doubled if you want to share.
I buy individually quick frozen strawberries from a warehouse club. The berries are very large; if you're using smaller ones, you'll want to toss in a couple more.
This refreshing salad from Threadgill's brings back fond memories of iced tea, live music, fried catfish, and other delights from the Austin, TX restaurant. The dish can be served as a side salad, or, for a low-calorie lunch, serve on a bed of lettuce with some tomato wedges sprinkled with salt & pepper. I clipped the recipe from the Austin American Statesman many years ago. The original called for fresh parsley, but I like it with the dill.
This tasty chicken salad is from Cuisine at Home magazine. They recommend using a purchased rotisserie chicken, which will yield the amount of chicken meat needed for the recipe. You can also use any type of chicken grilled or roasted at home. Just don't use boiled or canned chicken, because the flavor won't be as good.
We eat this for breakfast whenever we have leftover rice. It's so simple and tasty. You can use plain rice (and we often do), but we especially like it with leftover Recipe #37782. I think it's best with homemade salsa, or a fresh salsa purchased from the refrigerated section of your grocery store. The best thing about eating salsa at breakfast, is that it changes the way your coffee tastes! Something about Mexican breakfast and coffee are so right together. Ingredient amounts are per person; you can easily scale to the number of servings for your family.
Yummy variation on party mix. For garlic and dill lovers. You can substitute Chex corn or rice cereal for the Crispix - I decide between Chex and Crispix based on what's on sale. NOTE: Based on feedback received, in Jan. 09 I reduced the amount of garlic powder to 1/2 tsp. It is still plenty of garlic flavor but not as overpowering. :)
This recipe is from Whole Foods. It's refreshing in the summer, but great for the holidays, too, because of the spices. It's very quick and easy, but make it well ahead of the time you want to serve it so it can chill.
This is addictive, and easy to make. You can make substitutions based on your own preferences. For example, I have used Captain Crunch Peanut Butter cereal instead of the Cocoa Puffs. You could substitute Cocoa Crisp cereal for the Rice Krispies for an even chocolate-ier taste.