We love hushpuppies, but my husband is from the south and was craving hoe cakes. So I decided to combine the two and this is what was created. We especially like these along side BBQ'd meat or with fish.
These were inspired by me looking for a way to get lower fat deviled eggs without sacrificing any flavor. Ajvar (a european red pepper spread) is usually found in the imported section of your market, or by the roasted red peppers. I also find it at European markets and sometimes Hispanic markets. The ajvar makes the filling of the eggs a beautiful orange color, which lends itself well to fall entertaining. I am thinking of making "blood-shot" deviled egg eyes for my Halloween party using black olives slices as garnish. Start with the recommended amounts of Ajvar and mayonnaise, and adjust to your desired "juiciness". I have used leftover aioli for the mayonnaise and it was just wonderful, and also added grated onion. Feel free to play, this is a wonderful base to build from.
I looked through nearly 20 pages of egg salad recipes and found nothing just like this. I find it important to mince the veggies, AND to grate the onion. Onion pieces in egg salad totally overwhelm it to me. If you like it juicier, add more Miracle Whip. Don't like Miracle Whip? Use Mayo. And the light stuff works just fine too. I like this on buttered toasted Wheat bread or on crackers. Just give it a try....I do not like relish in it as that takes over the delicate egg flavor to me. I like the olives in it, my husband does not.
A little recipe I came up with for a Mexican inspired dinner. I love it also on Taco salad. For a side salad we like it with lettuce, chucky cucumbers, pepper pieces, green onion, avocado and topped with crushed tortilla chips. I usually use Chi Chi's brand Fiesta Salsa in Medium and Hidden Valley Ranch, but feel free to use whatever is in your fridge, I like to mix it up ahead of time for the flavors to fully blend more.
I found this in a Penzeys catalog. I had some buttermilk to use up and since the hubby loves ranch type dressings I thought I'd give it a go!!! It is wonderful!!! I do not really like ranch dressings and fell in love with it. It has a unique flavor that compliments everything it touches. I was even dunking a turkey sandwich in it once! YUM!!!
You can substitute herbs, but I figure why mess with perfection?
When I was in elementary school this is what one babysitter fixed for me when I came home for lunches. It is comfort food to me. It is bland as written, but the flavor intensifies the next day. Feel free to add more seasonings to your tastes. The soup sizes are approximates.
This is one of my Fathers favorite meals. Please make sure you get fresh, not smoked kielbasa for this. If you cannot find the Bavarian Kraut, just use the regular and up the brown sugar by 1 tablespoon and add 1/2 t. caraway seeds. It is savory, yet a tiny bit sweet. Very satisfying and filling. It makes ALOT. I often freeze the leftover cabbage mixture in small containers to use later as topping for sauages or hot dogs, even on a rueben sandwich.
My husband does not like the gooey icing of German Chocolate cake, so I found this pretty slick alternative! It has all the flavors, but a very distinct "crunch", it almost caramelizes on top of the cake. Try it, I think you will be pleasantly surprised! I do not use the nuts as my husband does not like nuts in his cakes, only cookies! This is perfect for a 13x9 cake, I often use a Swiss Chocolate cake mix.
My friend Edith claims she could eat her weight in this soup. I have not tried this yet, but plan to make it for her sometime as a surprise and have posted it for safe keeping. It looks quite easy and tasty!
My sons all time favorite dip. He insists on being the ONLY taster when preparing it. It has been in our family for ages. I would NOT recommend using mayonnaise inplace if the Miracle Whip. The flavor would not be correct. This is great with chips, raw veggies even spread on bagels and sandwiches.
I am trying to lighten my diet and LOVE stuffed Peppers but cannot have the rice in them. I was inspired to create a new recipe by embellishing (The Ala Frey) and using two recipes from two great Zaar chefs! Mirj inspired me with Mother of Invention Crockpot Klops recipe #119466 amd mickie49 with Tomato-wine sauce recipe #69658. A little bit of this a little bit of that and a pretty palatable meal was created! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did. You can use any tomato sauce, but I wouldn't even THINK of using another. It is perfection and blends so well with the peppers.
This is a little mixture I threw together using veggies in the crisper. Turned out darned good! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! I used pre shredded carrots from a bag which is a HUGE time saver. It is colorful and flavorful.
A comforting thick soup that is cooking for you all day while you are busy doing something else. I was very pleased with the results of this recipe and hope you all feel the same. It also fits into my new "lower" carb lifestyle.
A rich chocolately cookies that crackles when cooked so that with it's powdered sugar cooking it looks like a snowflake. My Mom made these when I was a child. Now my children love them as well. The dough is very soft, and watch them carefully..they tend to burn fast.