My husband saw this in a recent issue of Saveur magazine and insisted that I make it -- I am glad that I did. The original recipe called for two ham steaks, but that's too much for just the two of us, so I made only one, although I left the sauce ingredients as if for two (DH likes LOTS of sauce!). I thought this was very good and easy (and the leftovers made great sandwiches). Enjoy!!
A cerain "someone" (who is a jelly & jam expert!) has been after me to post this recipe for quite some time. After finding it in Saveur Magazine, we spent a morning making up a double batch. It was fun and the jam turned out to be "interesting". If you try it, let us know what you think.
This soup is served as an appetizer at the Cottonpicker Restaurant in Burlington, WI. Yes, it calls for canned soup, but the blend of flavors is so tasty, I usually double this recipe. When I have fresh, very ripe garden tomatoes, I peel and seed them and then use them here instead of the canned - yum!
This was a great appetizer served to us at a 50th wedding anniversary party. Afterwards, I just couldn't stop thinking about these treats! Got the recipe from the country club that served them and here it is, just in time for the holidays. Everything can be done ahead of time - a plus! Enjoy!
This recipe comes from the Oct/Nov issue of Taste of Home. I have not tried it but wanted it in My Cookbook as DH is a huge pot roast fan and I am always looking for something different. There didn't seem to be a similar recipe on Zaar, so if you try this, let us know what you think!
I made this one up after looking at the many bruschetta recipes here on the Zaar, but wanting something just a little diferent. Plus, I wanted to use ingredients I had on hand. My guests loved these - they were gone in a flash!
After receiving a gift of three gallons of coconut ice cream from a friend, I began to look for recipes to use some of it. I found this in Taste of Home August 2004 issue and amended it to incorporate my ice cream gift. On a hot evening, I took this to my exercise class and the members cleaned the dish out! This is super easy and will keep in your freezer for two months. If you can't find coconut ice cream, use French vanilla.
I found this recipe in the most recent issue of Taste of Home - kind of .... of course, I couldn't leave it alone, and wanted to keep the results in My Cookbook, since I enjoyed it and wanted to share. It was originally called a "bisque", but since there is no cream (or even any milk) in the recipe, I left that out of the title. This is tasty, quick & easy - enjoy!
This is a recipe I made up after trying a similar soup at a Mexican restaurant. A friend of mine that owns a small bar & restaurant liked this recipe so much, he now serves it at his place! This soup is quick & easy to make with ingredients off of your pantry shelves - enjoy!
This recipe is from the 1973 Pillsbury Family Cookbook. Even though I've had this cookbook since the 70's, this is the first time I've made this recipe. Chocolatey, chewy, buttery, and sweet enough to make your teeth revolve - if that sounds like something you'd like, then these are for you. Oh, and easy, too!
This is a spicy soup with great flavor. I used my homemade fresh salsa but any chunky store-bought will do. I found this recipe in a store coupon book, but made a few changes to suit my taste. You could do the same by changing the veggies a bit - clean out the fridge with this one!
This is rich, sweet and crunchy. Even though I am not a dessert person, I like to have a little something sweet to serve to guests after a meal. These little candies were perfect as each guest can take as little (or as much) as they wish. From Taste of Home's 2003 Brand Name Recipe cookbook.
This cold veggie salad is a hit every time I take it to a picnic. Never a floret left in the bowl! Even though there a quite a few broccoli/cauliflower salads posted, I couldn't find one quite like this, so give it a try. (Please use real grated Parmesan - not the green stuff!)
I realize that a two-ingredient recipe is almost too simple to post, but this was so darn good and such a hit at a party, that I just had to post. Please do not omit the last important step - it makes this recipe a winner!
Adapted from Barbara Kafka's "Soup: A Way of Life". This is for spicy food lovers! Had this simmering on the stove while the snow came down outside. Nice blend of spices. The pasta was my addition to this recipe.
So easy to toss into the crock pot in the morning. I cut up the meat and veggies the night before to make it even simpler. The meat gets nice and tender from the slow cooking. Great to come home to on a cold night!
Need a quick week-nite meal? Some days we don't eat until 8pm! And, yes, this recipe uses the dreaded canned cream soup, but the flavor is delicious and slightly spicy (and I am a BUSY gal!). I serve this over rice and sometimes add a fresh steamed veggie such as broccoli to round out the meal - enjoy!