I got the base of this recipe from allrecipes.com and added a few things myself. The dressing makes this fantastic. This has disappeared quickly every time I serve it! You could also use toasted pecans, blue or gorgonzola cheese, and mandarin oranges instead of strawberries to change it up.
This recipe was adapted from the TV show Food 911 with Tyler Florence. It looked so good I had to try it myself!! Loved the results - I would think you could add any kind of cheese you want but the bacon and pepper jack combination is delicious!
I got this recipe from my family's Mexican exchange student a few years ago. I added a garlic salt to the recipe but other than that it is all his! I love the fresh taste - fantastic with restaurant - style tortilla chips! All ingredients are approximate - add more or less of the ingredients to your taste.
This soup is a mixture of two recipes that I have for black bean soup. I love the flavor and it is great by itself or as an addition to a Mexican dinner. This recipe uses canned black beans so there is no soaking them overnight and you can also use a slow cooker so you can leave the house while it thickens. I have also added cooked, cubed chicken breast or shredded pork roast to make it even more hardy.
I put this recipe together one day and really loved it! I used skim milk, whole wheat penne pasta, and Smart Balance 50/50 butter blend to make it a little healthier yet still creamy and satisfying! Next time I might add some mushrooms to add some more flavor. Special note: I prepared all of the penne but ended up leaving about two servings out because I like a more saucy pasta.