I found this recipe through Pinterest. This fudge tastes very similar to a frozen orange creamsicle! I know the instructions look insane, but it is actually quick and easy to make and does not require a candy thermometer. It is great for gift giving, and one of my new favorites!
I found this recipe on a food blog called Food Filled Life. It was my first attempt at crepes, and they came out looking and tasting wonderful! The possibilities for fillings are only limited by your imagination, and I made mine with seasonal berries, Greek yogurt inside (with the yogurt flavor to "go with" the berry), and a bit of light whipped topping and berries on top. I have included a few additional suggestions for fillings to get you started.
I was looking for a dessert to bring to my friend's Mexican-themed party, so I decided to spice up a basic chocolate cheesecake recipe, and it was a hit! Garnish however you like - I used dried jalapenos.
I adapted this recipe from the Martha Stewart website. It's a great fall vegetarian meal, as it's very filling, and the rice would be great as a side dish, on it's own!
**NOTE: The quantity of the filling I have listed is for 4 squash halves in the original recipe, but I use the extra filling as a side dish for a dinner the next night.
I found a similar idea for a quick recipe like this on a blog, and I changed it up, adding some veggies, and changing the sauce around a bit. I often add different veggies, based on what I have, but this is just a quick, easy, and inexpensive thing to throw together when you don't really feel like cooking or there's not much around.
I found this recipe on a blog called Clean & Delicious with Dani Spies. It looked like a good recipe to me, because it doesn't require a trip to the grocery store, it's healthy, and it's a fast lunch (with leftovers!).
Only 3 ingredients! This is the first time I have tried making baked tofu, and it's pretty good. I just made up this combo of flavors to put in a Thai stir-fry, but you can probably use any type of marinade, and you can use baked tofu for sushi rolls, soups, salads, or just as a snack!
This is a healthy, filling dish that's simple to make. I found this recipe in the back of the 2012 edition of Eat This, Not That! by David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding, and I made a few slight alterations of my own. A note from the authors about chorizo: There are two types: Mexican and Spanish. Mexican is spicy, lashed with ground chili. Spanish is cured, and derives most of its flavor (and color) from smoked paprika. Either will work in this recipe, but Spanish chorizo will work best. I served this with whole wheat biscuits.
I found this recipe in the back of the 2012 edition of Eat This, Not That! by David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding, which I checked out of the library. I am a big fan of this book series, and the recipes that I have made from them have been really tasty. This recipe could be easily tailored to taste by substituting any vegetables, or made vegetarian by taking out the meat. I personally don't care for sun-dried tomatoes, so I chop up a Roma tomato or halve several cherry tomatoes and throw them in when I add the goat cheese.
I was craving some kind of Asian-style noodle soup or bowl last night, but I didn't feel like going out. I LOVE the Macau shrimp noodle soup from the Elephant Bar restaurant, and tried to make a homemade version that tasted similar. The Elephant Bar's soup has a lot more veggies in it, but this is good for a quick noodle soup fix!
I got this recipe in my email, but it's originally from the March 2008 issue of Oxmoor House. Only making chocolate things sometimes gets boring, so I like to switch it up. This cake uses shortcuts, but you could easily use your own homemade cream cheese frosting, lemon curd, and cheesecake. Just as a warning, the price of all the ingredients for this cake cost around $25. *Note: Prep time includes an hour of refrigeration.
I found this recipe online, and I was surprised that it had not been posted here. I usually double this recipe and freeze one loaf. I have many banana bread recipes, but Mark Bittman has deemed this one "the ultimate."
First off, I have to give all credit to the Confessions of a Cookbook Queen blog, because that's where I found this recipe. It is the best country (non-cook) buttercream frosting that I have ever had. If you're decorating a cake or cupcakes, it also holds up well. I guessed on the yield, but this recipe will easily frost 24 cupcakes.
I found this recipe on eatingwell.com. Hoppin' John is tradionally made with rice, but barley make it a bit healthier. Eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day is said to bring good luck and prosperity for the new year.
My Dad gave me this recipe for broccoli salad. I usually don't care for broccoli salads, because they can be so heavy with mayonnaise. However, this one is the best one I have ever had, and it is the only one I would bring anywhere. I am not sure where he got the recipe from, or if he just made it up.
If you like peanut sauce on your noodles, this is great comfort food (at least for me). Get a bowl, curl up on the couch, and watch a movie! You can also substitute chicken or shrimp for the tofu (then it wouldn't be vegetarian, of course - the tofu is great in it, though). Add or subtract what you like, and let me know how it turns out!