Trying to think how to convey how good these are. They are really good. Simple and basic but perfect. What transforms them from average to extraordinary is in the final step - lightly frying each side with a bit of oil. It gives it that perfect crunch that balances the different flavors and textures inside.
An unexpected combination of flavors that go together SO well. Bacon, Honey Mustard, Thyme, and Cherries - who would have thought of that? But the combination is really, unexpectedly, amazingly mouthwatering. And they look so pretty! This is a recipe to impress, with a minimum of fuss or trouble.
Make your own Starbucks Cranberry Bliss bars at home! This recipe is arguably an improvement over the original, the cake is less dense than at Starbucks, which most people have enjoyed. The difficult ingredient in this recipe is candied ginger - most of us not only don't have it, but probably don't even know what it is. Crystallized Ginger is the same thing, and I found it at HEB with the dried fruit and store brand trail mixes. It was on a rack located in/near the produce section. It was cheap as well, just a dollar or two.
Timing is everything when making spaghetti carbonara. Have the egg/parmesan mix ready to go the moment that you drain the spaghetti, and mix the spaghetti into the parmesan/egg immediately after draining. The heat cooks the egg and makes it creamy, so your goal is for the spaghetti to lose as little heat as possible between draining and stirring into the egg/parmesan. You also want the spaghetti to still be a little drippy and wet. I added the bacon/peas at the same moment, although this is not as important as keeping the spaghetti hot. I found that the timing worked out well if I began frying the bacon at the same time that I began boiling the spaghetti. But timing is the only "tricky" thing. Overall this is a simple recipe that comes together quickly with just a few basic ingredients to create a tasty comfort food that everyone loves.
This one comes to me from my friend Carlin's kitchen. We served this with Spaghetti Carbonara and they complimented each other very well. This recipe adds a adds a flavorful, exciting twist to a common vegetable side dish, and it's simple to prepare!
Vegetarian but so filling and tasty that you won't notice! This is a recipe to pull out when you want to seem like a more impressive cook than you really are. Easy results if you just follow the directions, but there are so many unique flavors combined together that you'll look like a culinary genius. And it's healthy, too! The cucumber relish gives this recipe added flair and makes it look so pretty and fancy, but if you're just whipping this up for a weekday family meal, you can skip it. It's tasty but it adds more to the presentation than to the flavor.
A hearty, flavorful pizza. The wine in the sauce added depth to the taste (although you can cheat and use water if you don't have wine on hand). Sauteeing the mushrooms and veggies with the sausage beforehand gave everything a nice rich flavor!
I could live off this salad. It's satisfying, delicious, and healthy! I make a big batch on Sunday and eat it for lunch all week. Great way to put veggies in your diet while enjoying it! And it's easy and quick to prepare. I've also made this and served it at various potlucks, and have always gotten rave reviews and requests to bring it again next time.