A sublime dessert which I serve after a nice Asian dinner. Simply add some vanilla ice cream to a dessert dish, top with a few canned lychees, and drizzle with a bit of Frangelico or Amaretto. To make it kid friendly, drizzle with some of the lychee juice instead. YUMMO!
Be good to yourself and start your day with some healthy SELF LOVE! This cold smoothie will wake up your taste buds and make them do a happy dance! Add whatever you like on top - some healthy crunchy cereal, chopped raw nuts, dried or fresh fruit, or a mixture of the same. It's a FANTASTIC way to start the day! Leave the yogurt out and you have a yummy vegan version! This may look complicated but I promise - it's not. WARNING - HIGHLY ADDICTIVE and VERY HEALTHY. This is not just a recipe, it's a healthy experience! And that's A Good Thing!
I grew up working in our family restaurants around New Orleans, which is known as "The Big Easy" or "The Crescent City" (due to the shape of the Mississippi River which runs through the heart of this southern city). Like most mom & pop places, we always served Red Beans & Rice on Monday. Always! I've changed the restaurant version a bit to reflect the fact that I use my Crockpot now. I hope you enjoy these yummy beans as much as I did growing up and as my own family now does. Serve over hot, fluffy white rice and a warm piece buttered and grilled French Bread with a side salad or bowl of coleslaw. Sweet iced tea rounds this awesome southern dish off quite nicely.
My dear friend Josy made this soup for us and it was love at first bite! She calls it her "skinny soup" because she ate lots of it when she was losing weight last year. She says it's "legal". With the full-flavored and very tasty tomato base you can create your very own favorite soup depending on what meats and/or vegetables YOU like! There is a long list here but you don't have to add so many things if you just want a basic soup with only a few nibbles in it. This soup is a bit of work but it's what I consider a gourmet soup, so please invest the time to create your own masterpiece. I love the spicy bite to this but you can make yours milder by leaving out the chipotle and cayenne if you like. Don't leave the curry powder out, though - it's a key ingredient. But do the leave the meat out and you'll have a fabulous vegetarian dinner.
Leggy Peggy told me I had to post more of Robby's secrets...so here's one of my favorite appetizers. The steak fries are drenched in a wonderful roast beef gravy (with a few tidbits of beef) and a yummy cheese sauce. Simple but scrumptious!!! Make this when you have leftover roast beef and gravy.
This is the best and CREAMIEST crust-less quiche I've ever eaten and I eat a lot of quiche! I asked my friend, Michele, to share her recipe with Zaar and she was kind enough to oblige. Thanks, girlfriend! Top this yummy quiche with tinned asparagus, chopped bacon, or tinned salmon. It makes it's own "crust" as it cooks. Very nice with a green salad on the side.
This little sandwich will make you want to slap somebody...probably me! I should have shared this little darling a long time ago. It's not my recipe but my dear friend, Babs. The combination of pepper jack cheese and black beans with purple onion on rye is about all one could ask for in a quick fix that tastes utterly divine.
The name is funny but the taste is serious! These are so easy and just fantastic little additions to your next barbie. You can seriously impress your chicken-liver-loving-guests with these. I was impressed when I first had them because I HATED chicken livers before this. I must give credit to Ebenezer Scrooge! You know who you are... (;
These are fantastic burgers you can do on the grill or in the oven. Very tasty, filling, and healthy. I've made these on numerous occasions and the kids just love them. So does the man of the house. Half of the prep time is for cooking the brown rice.
This is a favorite I made up while working in my family's restaurant in New Orleans. I got tired of the same ole' stuff on the menu so had fun with making this. I even served it to my favorite customers if they asked real nice!
This stunning and delicious salad was a staple at the Wheat's household. I must give the credit for that. Man, one plate of this stuff is NEVER enough! Form a serving line and let everyone build their own; chatting in "line" is half the fun of this meal.
This is Grandma Nichols's recipe...I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! We miss you, Grandma! I always HATED cooked cauliflower...until I tasted this! It's oh, so, good! Great with holiday roasts, hams, turkey, etc. or just on it's own when you are pressed for time and don't have the energy to cook a big dinner.
This has got to be one of the simplest ways to make this yummy dish! And it's virtually mess free! These rellenos can be fried in oil or baked in the oven, depending on how you like it. If you like Mexican but don't like spicy stuff, you might like this. The canned green chilies don't tend to be very hot. Also use mild to hot salsa, depending on your family's taste. Great served with traditional refried beans and rice.
We used to serve this at Robby's Seafood, a restaurant I worked at while at university in Hattiesburg, MS. Serve these little darlins' as an appetizer or as a main with dirty rice, hot French bread, and a salad. Oh, and don't forget the cold beer to put the fire out!
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