I was craving an amaretto sour sooo bad but was unsure how exactly to make one and none of the recipes here on Zaar sounded quite right so I made up my own. You can adjust the sweet to sour ratio to your tastes by adding more lemon juice or more simple syrup. I know this isn't traditional but it's darn good. Serving size is approximate. I used a tall 'pepsi' glass per person but you could easily split into two smaller glasses. Enjoy.
This is not a gourmet cheese ball by any means but when the craving strikes you, a delicious spread can be thrown together in no time. Perfect for snaking during a movie or a light weekend lunch. All measurements are guesstimates. Adjust according to taste. Save some for the next day. It only gets better!
My standby guac recipe has bacon in it and I needed to whip something up for a BBQ that was hosted by a vegetarian. Not wanting to run to the store I raided the pantry and decided 'what the hey', I'll see what I can come up with. I couldn't have been happier with the result. Even a guy at the cookout that was from Mexico said it was better than his grandmothers. Now that's a compliment. I do recommend leaving it in the fridge overnight for best results. Enjoy!!!
This is the best BBQ sauce I have every eaten. No kidding! Slightly sweet with some HEAT. Perfect for pulled pork. I actually came up with this recipe after overcooking a pork roast. I wanted an amazing sauce to cover up the fact the meat was dry and stringy. Did the trick. :)
I love taco salad but I hate buying those packets of taco seasoning from the store. Half the ingredients are things I can't even pronounce and the other half are spices that almost everyone keeps in the pantry. After tweaking this recipe a bit, I think I found the perfect balance of sweet with a gentle heat. I prefer to use lean ground pork but beef would work just fine. Just make sure you drain the extra grease.
Due to a terrible food allergy I have to cook all fruit I eat. I love guacamole but unfortunately there are horrible side effects when I eat it. So I came up with my own version. Who knew that cooking the avocados would intensify the flavor so much! Everyone who has tried this has told me it is the best guac they've ever eaten. Perfect for pot lucks or casual dinner parties. Best the next day!
I'm not sure where this recipe came from but it has been my go to appetizer for years. Everyone that I have ever served it to has asked about them. Perfect combination of sweet and spicy. Definitely give it a try.
My BF and I decided to improvise in the kitchen tonight and came up with this wonderful soup. It has a bit of a kick but awesome flavor. We both stuffed ourselves. All measurements are estimated, we were having too much fun throwing things in the pot. :)
I threw this together the other day while I was trying to use up some bananas that were going bad. It turned out way better than I could have hoped for. SO MOIST. I gobbled up an entire loaf in one day. Nuts could be added for a great crunch as well. Enjoy!
If you love sweet breads then you HAVE to try this recipe. The cream cheese makes it sooo moist and creamy. And the cayenne gives it a unique kick (not spicy). Best when its warm and smeared with butter. (hey, I never said it was a healthy bread) :)