I recently had my first lavender mojito at a restaurant, so I went looking for a recipe, and I found something similar. The one I had used a lavender and rosewater infused simple syrup but this blueberry version is also quite good. I like that it says 0-15 mint leaves, since I actually prefer my mojitos w/o mint (more like a Caipirinha). We skipped the seltzer, doubled the lime, and used cubes instead of crushed ice. From Martha Stewart Living Radio Blog.
First place winner of the 2009 Craze-E contest. I created this simple yet sophisticated salad in the spirit of Mark Bittman's minimalist column in the NY Times. To dress up the presentation (though it's quite pretty as is), serve over a bed of greens. If you want to make it low calorie, replace the apple cider vinegar, sugar, and olive oil with one ingredient: a good balsamic vinegar.
Second place winner in the 2009 Craze-E Contest. Part BLT, part cobb salad, this meal in a bowl combines the best of both. I almost called it Blobb Salad or CobBLT, but neither sounded very appetizing--LOL!
I adapted a popular beef slow cooker recipe to the stovetop and modified the ingredients to better enhance ground turkey (beef base--beef bouillon concentrate--is key for making it taste like hamburger). Even my picky six-year old gobbled this up. My search for the perfect recipe for sloppy joes is finally over!
Like making a main dish out of artichoke spinach dip, but not quite as rich, and with the scrumptious addition of bacon. When I created this, I served it with penne noodles. I used fresh spinach leaves (whole) but I'm sure you could get away with using frozen.
And that's not even counting all the "mac and cheeses"! I promise you, though, this is not like the others. I've studied them in search of the perfect macaroni and cheese, and this is the result. That said, everyone has their own conception of the perfect mac n cheese. Mine is cheesy and creamy. Not mild, not cakey, not saucy. Adjust seasonings and salt to your taste.
I scoured Recipezaar to find the best ingredients/quantities to make a white chili without red ingredients (no beef, chili powder, tomato products) and came up with a winner. I delivered this to a friend who recently had a baby and her husband declared it one of the best meals he's ever had! My husband also loved it but requested an extra teaspoon of cumin next time--you be the judge.
This is what you get when you cross a breakfast casserole recipe with a quiche recipe. Very little prep for such a tasty crowd pleasing dish. I've also made it with sliced mini sausages instead of ham, and I'm sure bacon would work too.
I am an olive freak (hence my name) so when I saw this on Dinner with a Band (Sam Mason's cooking show), I knew I had to try it. It's supposed to taste like cherries, but I imagine it has a bit of a sweet-salty zing to it.
I combined my favorite ideas from several Zaar turkey meatloaf recipes and came up with a winner that's moist and flavorful (my husband told me I had to write this one down). The optional gravy is based on recipe #90731.
A rich, savory broth filled with tender chunks of beef and meaty mushrooms. This was a happy accident, the result of me putting the wrong meat into the crock pot with a bunch of beef stock, so I had to improvise a new recipe. Amounts should be adjusted to taste since I only measured the stock and the sugar. I actually cooked it for four hours on low and two hours on high at the end.