This is simple enough. If you have the time, try cooking pinto beans from dried using my Cooked Dried Beans (Recipe #354834). Use for dinner as a side or for breakfast burritos. Check the liquid (water or broth); you may need a little more than the original measurement.
This soup works either hot or cold. Try to find fresh, young peas (or use frozen) because the starchiness of mature peas can give a split-pea flavor. I used my immersion blender rather than pureeing in a regular blender. This recipe comes from Fine Cooking's Fresh & Quick edition.
From Fine Cooking magazine, Fresh & Quick edition. This rustic mash is just as rich and satisfying as the best mashed potatoes you’ve ever had. These mashed parsnips are recommended with broiled fish or roast chicken.
If you like the German-style baked apple pancake, this is a French version using cherries. Traditionally, this is a desert but makes a delicious brunch! You will need an oven-proof pan, which the recipe recommended 9" but my 10" worked fine.. From Joy of Baking.com.
From Penzy's. I used their salt-free lemon pepper seasoning. I was a little leary about using oranges with broccoli but the salad was refreshing. From the flyer: The combination of grilled chicken, pasta, oranges and a light citrus vinaigrette will brighten any summer picnic. The salad is an excellent way to use leftover grilled chicken.
From my hero's at Cook's Illustrated Summer 2008 (America's Test Kitchen). Pepitas are pumpkin seeds and usually can be found in the bulk foods area of your grocery or natural foods store. The recipe calls for bell pepper but I just saw some red sweet peppers at Whole Foods that would probably work really well. Cooking time is actually the resting time (in which the acid from the lime juice mellows the flavors). Pair this salsa with pork, chicken, or firm white fish.
From my heros at America's Test Kitchen (Cooks Illustrated, Summer 2008). The cooking time is actually the resting time needed for the acid in the lime juice to mellow the flavors. Match this to grilled pork, chicken, shrimp, or scallops.