This is one of my favorite dips to use for just about anything. It definitely helps me get my veggies in for the day! I use Good Seasonings Italian Salad Dressing mix, or Zesty Italian if I want something spicier. I also use V-8 juice, or Snap-E Tom Tomato and Chile Juice Cocktail. Again, depends on the spice level I am looking for.
This is my all-time favorite pumpkin dessert. It is definitely reminiscent of Thanksgiving, but I fix it all year long. The pumpkin also adds fiber, and adds to your vegetable count for the day. This is best when it has chilled for a couple of hours, if you can wait that long!
This is my favorite dish to take to pot-luck dinners or family reunions. It travels well in the cooler, and the flavors get better the next day. This is also a great side salad for summer cookouts! Sometimes I substitute dried cranberries for the raisins, or use half broccoli, half cauliflower.
These are a wonderful alternative to nuts. Snack on them, or use them to top salads. You can easily double this recipe, store them in zip-top bags or airtight containers. You can also experiment with various spices or seasoning mixes in addition to the garlic powder.
These are wonderful, and they go fast! This is a great recipe for fresh green beans, even when the beans are out of season and might be a little tough. The natural sugar in the beans caramelizes, giving this dish lots of flavor.