Put on your favorite album and get cooking. By the time the music stops, food's ready.
This makes a great side dish, but once the kids try it, it will become their main dish. The directions were made simple enough for a ten year old or a real beginner cook wanting to go beyond take-out or boxed dinners. Great for pot luck dinners too.
A bean dish resembling a chili with a sweet brown sugar sauce and bacon.
Fresh avocado slices and warm (if not quite melty) feta cheese top these delicious lamb burgers. Cook over a grill with a handful of wood chips thrown over the coals, and serve slathered with your choice of tzatziki or a nice garlic aioli.
Based on Indian Rogan Josh (red lamb), this recipe also borrows from Mexican and American culture to create something quite unique, and delicious. very quick and easy, the actual rolling of the wraps is the only semi-difficult part. (See our "How to roll up a wrap" article.)
Easy homemade basic cake from scratch that you can add anythings to and make any flavor you like. This is a family recipe that we have passed down 4 or more generations. You can add thing like 1/4 cup cocoa or a of box JELL-O(R) powder to make other flavors.
The mixture of spices produce a dark red roasted chicken that is simply delicious. Turkey comes out well also - just triple the rub ingredients and adjust the cook time for the size turkey you are preparing.
One of the cooks I work with turned me on to this recipe. It is easy to put together. It has fresh fruit and bite size candy bar pieces. A summer time treat. Buy more candy bars than you need. Your kids will help you with the leftovers.
Contrary to popular belief, Wienerschnitzel is NOT German! In fact, the name gives it away: Wiener, the German word for Vienna. It is an Austrian dish, and one that relies on true simplicity to work. This is the recipe as found at Schnitzelwirt in Vienna. It can be made with almost any meat, but below I give instructions for a veal or pork schnitzel.
This recipe is over 300 years old! I found it in an old cookbook and cherish it dearly. Bear in mind this is a very dense, very rustic loaf, and creates a very hard crust. But it is fun for an authentic Irish treat. Because of the recipes age, all of the rising comes from the buttermilk, rather than bread soda (baking soda). If you prefer a lighter loaf, you may add 1 t. of bread soda to the dry ingredients.
A very tasty snack that is quick and easy to make. This can be used as a sandwich. Enjoy!
A sweet squash dish great for a meal on a cold winter day.
This recipe has been a tradition at Christmas in my sweet-toothed family's collection for many years. It is best right out of the oven.
My father and his Chinese "brother's" recipe for the best deep fried shrimp is now famous in our town. You can even put these on the grill. For a sauce, ketchup and horseradish work great, but these are great by themselves!
A light vegetable soup using canned cream of mushroom soup as a base.
An Asian egg noodle soup with a base of ginger, garlic, and beef (or chicken) stock. flavored with fresh basil, and green onions. Start off by preparing all the ingredients; its easier to concentrate on a soup if you have taken the time to prepare all the ingredients first. This recipe is mainly a guideline on how to create a basic soup. Add whatever veggies you want.
Something I whipped up one night for the in-laws. It was inspired by, and based loosely, on several other recipes I have seen. Fairly basic but terrifically tasty!
A simple and fun way to dress up asparagus. This easy recipe lends itself to all sorts of seasoning experiments.
Great breakfast burritos for serving yourself, family or a large gathering. Recipe can be easily cut in half or doubled. Burritos are also easily frozen and re-heated for an instant homemade breakfast.
The days of the gritty, dry, sawdusty bran muffins that you need to choke down with a gallon of milk are gone! These muffins are guaranteed to be deliciously moist AND good for you!
A spicy but not-too-hot mixture that everyone goes wild for!