Hearty and flavorful, this soup is wonderful when it's cold outside. We enjoy it with a green salad and thick slices of toasted English muffin bread. It is based on a recipe from "The Best of Hometown Cooking". I omitted the oil, cut the meat by half, use no salt tomato products and altered the cooking process a bit. It's one of the ways that we are cutting down on fat and sodium yet enjoying flavorful foods. It's a favorite at our house - I hope it will be for you too. (Edit - To reduce "digestive" issues it has been suggested in one of the forums that you may choose to cover your lentils in water and "soak" them overnight. I've tried it and liked the results so have added the instructions).
I saw this in Ken Haedrich's "Soup Makes the Meal" and thought it would make good use of the turkey broth and meat we had left from Thanksgiving. It is a delicious soup! I am posting the original recipe which can easily be doubled and the seasonings can be increased or lessened to meet your family's tastes. To reduce the fat I simmered the veggies in broth and omitted the oil. I added extra of each of the veggies and also a diced zucchini. Delicioso!
This a savory side dish that goes well with pork, chicken or lamb. My family enjoys the wonderful flavors of the onions and mushrooms combined with the creamy texture of the orzo. It's a variation of a recipe from Roy Finamore's "Tasty".
This is a zesty and garlicky salad that our family loves. It is adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks - Ellen Helman's "The Uncommon Gourmet". Ellen suggests garnishing the salad with toasted pine nuts. We like it plain but will occasionally add such garnishes as chopped tomato, croutons or diced cucumber...whatever we're in the mood for.
This is a wonderfully flavorful and moist roast that is browned briefly on top of the stove and finishes cooking in the oven. As it cooks there is time to prepare side dishes and have dinner on the table in only one hour. It is from Jeff and Jodie Morgan's "Working Parents' Cookbook." My family loves coming home to the fragrance of this dish as it cooks - and loves eating it even more!
(Cooking time includes thickening the sauce.)
My family loves these chewy bars so much that a pan of them does not last very long in our home. They are from a Kitchenaid cookbook entitled "Great Baking and More." These yummy bars are so quick and easy to stir up and are great for dessert, snacks or lunch boxes. I have used pecans in place of the walnuts and M&Ms for the chocolate chips successfully. Feel free to add your favorite ingredients to this buttery base - it's a winner!
My co-worker Debbie shared this with us. It's addictive! Although this recipe is similar to others posted, I like this combination of walnuts and dried cranberries. A sprinkling of toasted coconut would be a fun garnish. Cooking time includes chilling time.
Here is the third recipe that my friend Georgia shared in our local newspaper, The Journal Gazette. This combines beef with vegetables and apples to make a savory stew. It is wonderful! Don't be scared off by the long list of ingredients - I'll bet that you have most of them in your pantry or vegetable crisper.
Well as of this posting there are 116 other Banana Pancake recipes on Zaar - but after checking fastidiuosly I can post my daughter's favorite recipe knowing that it different than the others. Family-friendly and yummy describe these. They've been DD's favorites since she was 7.
Sweet, smoky, spicy and smooth. From Ellen Helman's "Home Cooking wit the Uncommon Gourmet". Perfect as a side to grilled meats. These are great as they are or are perfect fwith other seasonings that you may like....a sprinkling of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg - or turn up the heat with a bit more cayenne........whatever suites your taste.
I love Cuban cuisine for its blend of Spanish, African and Carribbean cooking styles and flavors. This is one of those recipes that requires simple preparation the night before and then goes on the grill or in the oven for a quick but delicious meal. From "Home Cooking with the Uncommon Gourmet" by Ellen Helman.
This would be yummy for a tropical brunch. From "Home Cooking with the Uncommon Gourmet" by Ellen Heman. The cooking time includes freezing time for bananas and soaking time for raisins so do these things before bed the night before and sleep in ;)
I love roasted peppers and with a combination of green, yellow and red peppers this sounds delicious and colorful. It is from "Portuguese Cooking" by Carol Robertson. (The cooking time indicated includes the chilling time.)
My friend Geogia is a marvelous cook. She was recently featured in the cooking section of our local newspaper and shared some of her recipes. This one is one she learned from her granddaughter who lives in Greece. Knowing that her grandmother is a "foodie" she often brings her fresh-pressed olive oil when she visits. Georgia used that fresh-pressed olive oil when she prepared this for a few of her friends. If you come across some where you live you must try it - it has the most amazing flavor!! This salad is simple and delicioius.