This isn't really a recipe, since there is NO cooking required, but it's delicious nonetheless. I use Newman's Own brand fruit salsa in either mango, peach or pineapple. Scrumptious. Costo also sells a fabulous mango-peach salsa that works beautifully for this recipe.
This is so easy to flavor any way you like. Try adding lemon, peppermint, or orange extract in place of half (or all!) of the vanilla to better match your cake flavor. This easily makes enough to frost 2 1/2 dozen cupcakes. My last batch was lemon, and I added a couple drops of yellow food coloring, along with the lemon extract.
I absolutely love the flavors in guacamole, so I thought I'd try to find a way to use all the flavors in a different way. This recipe served two, but it would be easy to adapt to a larger crowd. I topped mine with sliced grilled chicken, but I think I'm going to try grilled shrimp next time.
I've never really tried a wedge salad before, and I'm loving it! Adapted from another Publix recipe, it's full of flavor and nothing like the bland image I had in my mind of a wedge salad! Sofrito is a delicious combination of onions, tomatoes, garlic and peppers in olive oil. I've just discovered this Hispanic staple, but I'll be using it LOT now!
This recipe is great for picnics and potluck luncheons. It's cool and light and great for a hot day's lunch on the patio. Serve on a crescent roll, with crackers or with your favorite bread. For a healthy appetizer, fill celery stalks with the salad and serve.
This is best served in a a hollowed out round bread, such as Hawaiian Sweet Bread. It is great with bread cubes, pretzels or chips. Even those who don't care for spinach like this dip! I can't tell you how many times an invitation has included, "Please bring your spinach dip"!
I LOVE the flavor combination in a classic Waldorf Salad, so I created this salad, which has become my favorite chicken salad. It's also good with pecans if you don't have walnuts. Good, firm apples are an important component of this recipe.
This tastes like whipped, melted strawberry ice cream! It's just scrumptious. It's soft enough to dip cupcakes to frost them, but with a little refrigeration it's firm enough to frost with a spatula or to pipe. The food coloring is necessary if you want pink frosting because there is not enough strawberry preserves in this to turn it pink. Speaking of pink, I used Himalayan Pink Salt. Love the stuff!
This was inspired by my favorite dish at Macaroni Grill. My favorite way to use this rich sauce is to add shrimp to the spinach/mushroom saute and serve over hot linguine. Crab meat and scallops are also wonderful in this!
These are similar to the biscuits at Red Lobster, but I like a stronger garlic flavor. These go together very quickly and taste just heavenly! I use the fresh, minced garlic that comes in a jar to speed things up.