This is an easy dip which I'm going to prepare early Christmas Day. I'm always looking for recipes I can prepare ahead of time, since there is so much other cooking on Christmas Day and on other holidays.
These are both sweet and tangy, and a versatile twist on the usual chicken wings. They can be served for dinner, and can also be made ahead of time. The wings can also be served on a buffet line, kept warm in a buffet server or in a crock pot.
This is a hearty soup topped with spaetzle, which our family loves. It is great to have on a cold winter day, or if we are not too hungry we have the soup for dinner with some crusty bread on the side. Enjoy!
This is a delicious sauce that can be used in many Greek recipes. We like to use it when making gyros, or other Mediterranean recipes that are wrapped in pitas. It tastes just like the sauce we've had in restaurants such as "Hell's" in Tarpon Springs in Florida. It's a funny name, but the restaurant is known for having some of the best Greek food and Greek pastries in Florida.
A wonderful recipe I found in a Betty Crocker low-fat and low-cholesterol cookbook. When my market doesn't have ground lamb, I ask the butcher to grind some; just make sure it's from the shoulder. If it's from the dark meat section, the meat will have too much fat and will not taste as good.
The vegetable mixture in this recipe is a variation of ratatouille, a popular Mediterranean dish. I found it in my Woman's Day cookbook. It sounded interesting and has become one of my family's favorite recipes -- easy to make and SO delicious.
This is a casserole my grandmother would serve using her leftover ham from Easter. I also make it to use up leftover ham, or I buy a ham slice and make it anytime because so many people like it. Enjoy!
This is a great and delicious way to use summer squash. Makes a nice presentation, especially if you top it with a small amount of chopped green onions (green part only), or a little sprinkling of sweet paprika. It is also a prep-ahead dish, if you wish, which makes it so convenient. It is so good -- hope you like it as much as our family does.
This recipe is a favorite of our family and friends, and even folks who were hesitant to try greens have said they really liked these. I often make them around New Years too, along with Hoppin' John. When I'm in a hurry, I save prep time by buying pre-washed, trimmed and bagged collard greens in the produce department. Sometimes I add a little leftover ham as well, cubed -- and I still use the ham hocks and bacon too -- I guess we love pork. :)