I threw this soup together the other night using only ingredients I had on hand. It was fabulous, fulfilling, and best of all, cheap to make. Serve with crusty bread and shredded cheddar on top.....and a glass of red wine and a movie!
PS You can also add other vegetables to this soup: anything goes!!!
These days, who isn't on a budget at the grocery store? I found this recipe on the side of a bag of lentils - it's pretty good! This recipe yields a lot of dip so you may want to halve it. I prefer monterey jack cheese in this recipe but you can use whatever cheese you like!
Violet is my new culinary obsession. I can't wait to try this one - devil's food cupcakes topped with rich chocolate ganache and filled with violet buttercream. Found this on foodnetwork.com during a quest for violet recipes and thought I would share.
This sweet potato casserole is TO DIE FOR. And, this is incredibly easy to make - it can even be assembled a day ahead of time. Recipe from the Junior League of South Bend, Indiana. ***P.S. I would NOT recommend using oats on top as one of the reviewers of this recipe has done. It will spoil the dish.
The lavender in these cupcakes is understated yet elegant and thoroughly unique. If the frosting part of the recipe does not appeal to you, you may substitute your favorite buttercream frosting instead.
This is a rich, sumptuous side dish that I whipped up once on a whim when I was on a low-carb diet. Bien sur, these are decadent enough to conjure up visions of Louis XIV's elaborate feasts at Versailles. Eating these was blissful ecstasy - you'll feel like a head of state (as long as you don't think about the fat content or the expense of truffle oil!). I hope that you'll agree that this recipe is sure to impress monarchs accustomed to living in the lap of luxury. Bon appetit!
I found this recipe somewhere on the web (I forget exactly where it was, sorry). Sounded way too good to not share. Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and the mango and pineapple used in this drink add to the superb health benefits.
Eat n' Park is a popular local restaurant chain in my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. They are rightfully famous for their salad bar and scrumptious baked goods. These strawberry creme muffins are (almost!) like the ones served at their breakfast buffet. This recipe originally appeared in the Kitchen Mailbox column of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 21, 2007.
Bear Claws get their name from three or four small cuts made in the pastry. Gentle bending and spreading of the pastry forms a bear claw. Bear Claws are made with a sweet yeast dough or Danish pastry dough. These are filled with dates, raisins and nuts. My late grandmother loved these, especially when they were fresh from the bakery! This recipe was originally printed in the Kitchen Mailbox column of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 29, 2001.