Recipe from an Ortega recipe booklet.
Tip: When served with tortilla chips or crackers, this cheesecake is a great make-ahead dish for parties. For an even more festive presentation, top with jalapeno jelly.
These little mini cupcakes are a favorite of my twins, it makes a small batch and you can flavor them any way you want. I like using the extracts at a local baking supply store that I found but vanilla and citrus zest work equally well. The icing recipe provided is good but buttercream frosting works great too.
I made MustangMom's Delicious Zucchini Casserole the other night for dinner and LOVED it, especially the sauce that goes on the zucchini. I was thinking how it would make a wonderful base for a hot artichoke and spinach dip. Here is the dip with my alterations. Oh, and if you haven't tried her casserole, it's a must!
This was my grandmother's recipe. It's a walnut filled yeast bread that we used to have every year for Christmas. I inherited her recipe box but this was missing. At a recent family gathering my Aunt said she had a copy of the recipe and mailed it to me. I'm putting it here for safekeeping. I love this and am so glad it won't get lost through the years like so many family recipes can be.
NOTE: I know that the directions call for egg that is not listed in the ingredients. I'm trying the recipe with one egg to start with and will update with the results from that run-through.
UPDATE: The one egg worked fine, I can't imagine that adding more would make it any better so I'm changing the ingredient list to reflect the one egg. :)
My little brother was quite a picky eater when he was growing up and gave my mom trouble on most meals. I started making this in high school and my mom and I were both suprised when he ended up having 4 bowls in one sitting. We actually ended up having to supplement dinner that night with leftovers because he ate most of the pot. I know this looks like a lot of ingredients, but it does go together rather easily.
I love tuna casserole! I think it's an underappreciated dish. I unfortunately am the only that likes it (my husband can't stand hot tuna). To be fair the babies haven't tried it yet, I'm hoping they take after me. ;
It will give me more of an excues to make it frequently.
This was an old friend's recipe. At first I thought the combination of guacamole and BBQ sounded funky; I now think it's a match made in heaven. If you're short on time just use one of the tubs of shredded BBQ from the store, any meat works, chicken, beef or pork. I've also made soft taquitos by softening the tortillas in a hot pan and then rolling around the meat. It's a lot healtier and my husband and I like them just as well.
This was a staple on the Thanksgiving table at my grammies every year when I was growing up. I now serve it with Recipe #250741. The canned asparagus is on the soft side so if you prefer a firmer vegetable feel free to substitute frozen or fresh (just cook to al dente on the fresh before assembling).