The beans can be made ahead. After cooking, cool them to room temp and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Note: It is NOT NECESSARY to soak the beans before using in this recipe; hence the long cooking time. Do not use old dried beans for this recipe.
This is a delicious, easy-to-make cinnamon cake that is wonderful for dessert or just as a snack cake! I usually just dust it with powdered sugar instead of using a frosting, but cream cheese frosting would go nicely with it.
A somewhat unusual treatment for sweet potatoes, this savory and spicy sweet potato dish goes well with just about any roasted or grilled meat. Don't be bound by the herbs listed in the ingredients, feel free to substitute if you're using other herbs in your main dish.
This recipe was originally posted on another message board and tweaked by several people there... thanks to Sue B and CM for this great recipe! It makes a super-moist, deeply chocolatey cake that is a no-fail choice for sheet cakes and layer cakes alike. It is just as easy to make as a boxed cake and tastes a million times better.
Spicy Thai chicken salad, with a wonderful variety of flavors and textures. Use fresh herbs in this recipe, dried will not even come close! Use of boneless, skinless chicken and no added oil makes this a very tasty low-fat dish. Source: Somchet Chumpapo
I got this recipe from a cooking class I attended... it is not quite as sweet as what you get in Thai restaurants! It can be made vegetarian if you omit the shrimp and add mushrooms. It can also be made with thinly sliced chicken. Source: Chef Somchet Chumpapo
The combination might sound a bit strange, but this is a delicious Asian-style dumpling using a classic combination... especially good when served with my soy-ginger dipping sauce! Source: Chef Sandy Patterson
Delicious sugar cookies, especially if you use the vanilla and almond extracts together. Perfect for roll-and-cut Christmas cookies. Can also be formed into logs for slice-and-bake cookies. Thanks to PetitFour for the original recipe! Prep time includes chilling time.
Also known as Russian Tea Cakes, these little cookies are perfection! The dough is easy to work with, and the cookies are perfectly tender and crumbly but sturdy enough to hold together until you bite into them. The egg yolk does wonderful things for the texture. Prep time includes chilling dough. Recipe by Alice Medrich.
Delicious veggie dish with intense flavor. Suitable as a main course for a light meal, or a fantastic summer side dish. A shallow oval gratin dish will give you the best results, but a shallow casserole dish will work as well, just be certain to cook it until the veggies have shrunken and the juices have reduced. Source: Fine Cooking
Lacy, golden-brown fried noodles surrounding a nugget of sweet lobster meat... makes a beautiful appetizer! You can also substitute jumbo shrimp if the lobster is too pricey or unavailable. It's a bit tricky getting the hang of the wrapping and frying, but if it falls apart too much in the fryer, just serve the cooked lobster chunks atop a nest of fried noodles. You'll get the hang of it eventually! Source: Chef Brian Patterson
Delicious Thai flavors, and the warm steak combined with the cold crunchy vegetables is what makes this salad so wonderful! Everything can be prepped/chopped in advance, but don't dress the salad until you are ready to serve it. Source: Chef Brian Patterson