Growing up in New Jersey, this salad is in every deli case, I was surprised not to find it here. It is a taste of summer, a great way to use up garden bounty and comes together in a few minutes, tho its nice to let the flavors marry for a bit. The secret is to have the veggies cut to all the same size and make sure you use a sweet onion.
Halibut is probably my favorite fish and the steaks hold up to grilling well and are a fast meal anytime. This recipe is a combination of lots of recipe browsing and mostly what makes my family happy- that is the real goal now, isn't it? Prep time includes marinade time.
Frozen hamburgers can be a great time saver, but lets face it, they can be bland, dry and boring. I came up with this myself as a way to use the premade ones I got when I purchased a side of beef. The number of patties can be varried from 4-8 before you need to increase/decrease the marinade. I like to butter a piece of sourdough bread and grill it lightly and use as the bun.
I developed this way to freeze corn when other methods came out watery, mushy or tasteless. The butter puts a seal around the kernels the lets it keep crunch and the flavor in. I do about 2-3 batches per year and it keeps me through to next season. Number of ears will vary depending on size.
This is a way I developed to cook a few shrimp quickly and easily right from the freezer to use in recipes calling for cooked shrimp or even when I need a quick shrimp fix, comfort food that is always perfect with butter and lemon. I have always used raw-frozen-shell on shrimp for this method
This dish was inspired by Giada. I grew up in a Polish neighborhood, but never was taught the trade (but ate at anybody's house that served them, LOL). This simple shortcut version provides all of the taste and charm of the dish. It makes 2 batches, one for now and one to freeze.
This dish is a way to use leftover turkey but still get that deep flavor that comes from using fresh poultry. Easy, ecconomical and a great was to kick up holiday leftovers, my family begs for it!
This is a "not so traditional" made up recipe.
Looking for that one special recipe for a romantic New Years, anniversary or Birthday celebration? Well, look no further. When I want to impress, I made this wonderful lobster dish. Yes, lots of butter, this is not a low fat or low cholesterol meal. Consider this your twice a year splurge!
compliments of Intermezzo Magazine.
Elegant and delicious side dish for your holiday celebration! This is a beautiful way of presenting mashed sweet potatoes. They look like delicate orange roses! Please adjust quantize to suit your needs, these are meant to be VERY PETITE! COOKS NOTE: You will need a miniature muffin pan. Also, these can be made a day ahead, covered, and stored at room temperature.
These little toasts are perfect for pate, spreads or for when you are out of crackers. Basic and elegant entertaining. Dress it up using different bread types. Add various spices that will compliment the food you are serving these with. This recipe is also a great way to use up stale bread and also makes a great snack in place of chips. The cooling racks allow the toast to cook evenly.
One of my very favorite desserts growing up in a small eastern mill town, I was thrilled to find this in a Taste of Home Magazine and even more suprised to not find it here. This stuff is perfect traditional ethnic holiday fare. Cook time does not include rise/cool time