I found many recipes for Russian Tea Mix to make in large batches, but could not find one to make by the cup. I played with amounts a bit and this is what I came up with. I used sweetened iced tea mix, but you can use unsweetened if you don't like it as sweet.
This is a converted recipe from Taste of Home Good Food Kids Love. It was originally called Sloppy Joe BLT's, but it is nothing like sloppy joes and I thought it would be better to use pita pockets rather than bread and remove the sloppy part altogether. The filling is from the original recipe though with a minor adjustment.
Took me awhile to get this the way I wanted it by playing around with several different recipes. I am a bit of a wimp and this is at my threshold for spice, so adjust to your tastes if you like it hot.
I try to always make turkey soup after the holidays and have tried many different recipes. This year I decided to"wing" it and make my own and thought it was the best yet! Use whatever leftovers you have on hand. I put in mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, creamed carrots and gravy. For the noodles, a small variety work best - ditalini, fine egg noodles, small shells, etc.
When I used to stuff the turkey with my dressing, there was never enough so I had to make some of it in a casserole dish too. But that batch never came out the same, so I decided to adapt my recipe slightly and make it all together in the crock pot. It came out great (lots of compliments) and I didn't have to bother with stuffing (and unstuffing) the bird. In fact, I got to sleep in just a little longer because I didn't have to make the stuffing until after the bird was already in the oven (bonus). You can also prepare it through step 3 in advance. I make this recipe to go along with a 20 lb turkey, so if I make it right after the bird goes in the oven the timing is about perfect.
I was having an "Italian Night" dinner party and needed to come up with a dessert. Many Italian desserts are just too rich for my taste, so I thought of spumoni ice cream, but I really wanted a cake. So I decided to try to come up with a cake that had the flavor of spumoni and this is the result!
This was printed in our local newspaper. Prep time includes marinating. I made it the other night and it was wonderful. I did need to grill the pork for longer, but the tenderloins I had were kind of thick. I also used a little more lime juice in the "marinade", which I found to be more like a wet-rub than a marinade.
We love tacos around here, so this is a favorite. I have used the meat to make burritos and enchiladas too. This recipe also works well with pork. The house smells so good when it is cooking! Leftovers freeze great too.
My original Recipe #221110 is very simple and is a hit with kids especially, but honestly it is not my favorite. I have issues with the flavor of processed cheese (think Cheez Whiz, Velveeta, etc). So I came up with this alternative, which is just as easy as the original, and now I enjoy it too!