I am a pie-lover and this is hands down my favorite pie. This recipe is my mom's and I've never found one I like better. You can't improve on perfection! I make this as a two-crust pie. My mom's recipe says to bake for 30 min. but I've always needed about 15 minutes more.
After a nice dinner in an Italian restaurant, my mom, daughter & I shared a fabulous dessert - the sweet cream was rich and berries were layered inside. I went on a mission to re-create the dessert and came up with this recipe. The cream is soft -- not stiff or firm, like whipped cream. You can use your favorite fresh fruit or coulis. Layer it in a clear glass goblet or parfait dish; about 2 cups of berries or fruit coulis will be right.
Fresh, cool versatile ... all are ways I'd describe this salad. The dressing is light and not overwhelming. This is a very easy recipe to customize for your own family's likes & dislikes, as well as considering which fruits are in season for you. Strawberries, raspberries and blackberries are all great in this too. Sugar-free pudding works just as well if you prefer.
These were as common in my home growing up as grilled cheese -- we ate them with warm soups for quick lunches & easy meals. I didn't realize until I moved away from home that most people have never heard of a grilled peanut butter sandwich. Made just like grilled cheese sandwiches, they are also warm and gooey and so easy to make it's almost silly!
This is a very versatile recipe - the original recipe didn't have spinach, beans or some of the seasonings - so feel free to play around with this! Some in my family treat these like a burger, eating a patty a bun with all the fixins; some spice it up with hot sauce; I like mine just on my plate. I think it would be good with shredded veggies mixed in, or made up like meatballs, or with different seasonings to suit your taste. For this recipe, 2 patties equal 1 serving .
The flavor of this recipe is classic and can serve as the main dish of the meal (great with a side of corn bread!) or as a side dish. Cook stove top or in the crock pot. When I drain the black beans and red beans (or substitute your favorite beans!) I don't drain super-well ... I just pour off the top and leave the rest of the liquid for flavor.
These biscuits are sweet and super-easy to make. The recipe comes from Thunder Bay Grille restaurants, but if you can't make it to Iowa/Illinois you can enjoy them in your own home! I'm also including a recipe for cinnamon butter, but they're fabulous with any biscuit spread you enjoy.
*Note: I'm actually halving the original recipe so use both measurements of sugar ... 1/2 cup plus 1/8 cup.
These are easy, filling, and can be made a day or two ahead and baked fresh and hot in the morning! My husband freezes any leftovers and pops them in the microwave to reheat and says they're great that way too. I've found that a pound of sausage will cover about 6 medium eggs. My husband tried to stretch it more one time and covered 8 medium eggs with one pound of sausage, but they split when they baked and the exposed egg got burned.
I know there are a lot of cornbread pudding recipes out there, but most appear to use sour cream. This is sweet, can be made in the crock pot, and is sooooooooo warm and good! It's a family favorite at holidays. I hope you enjoy!
A neighbor shared this recipe 30 years ago and it immediately became a "must have" at every family get-together! Feel free to play around with the sugar & vinegar a little - we like it a little more "zippy" but you can tone it down and make it a little sweeter if you want. This is going to look a little runny when you first stir it up, but the dressing thickens quite a lot as it chills!
I came up with this recipe after having a similar dish in a local restaurant. The flavors are not big and robust, but rather are subtle and very comforting. My meat & potatoes husband likes this as a side dish but would not consider it a main dish. However, my son and I eat it as a vegetarian main dish and both crave it when we go too long without it! Cooking time is start-to-finish and includes roasting the sweet potatoes about 40 minutes.
This is flavorful and impressive for a holiday dinner or entertaining guests. It takes a little time to prep but isn't difficult, and once in the oven it is no-fuss whatsoever; relax and enjoy hanging out with your guests! I clipped it out of USA Weekend magazine a few years ago and have prepared it to rave reviews for family gatherings. It smells amazing while it cooks and the flavor is well worth waiting for.
Handed down from my great-grandmother Ferdig, this classic sugar cookie recipe is rich in flavor and can be cut thick for softer cookies or rolled paper-thin for crispy cookies. They freeze very well and I've never found a recipe I like better ... but then I am a little biased. Prep time does not include time to chill cookie dough.
This is not only extremely easy, but it is a perfect sauce. I rarely order alfredo in restaurants because I'm usually disappointed in the sauce, but this one is perfect every time. This recipe is the right amount for 12 oz. of fettuccini but it's also very good over a 20-oz. bag of frozen cheese tortillini. Don't forget the nutmeg -- it's a key ingredient!
Rich, creamy, & super-easy ... does it get better than that? I combined a few different recipes to come up with this and my family loved it; I'll be making it again. I think you could use crab meat if you wanted. Fresh scallops aren't easy to find where I live so I thawed a bag of frozen scallops, rinsed & dried them, and they worked great!