Recipes for a dinner party.
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.
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.)
Fast and easy gazpacho for hot summer days. Top with cilantro and tortilla chips.
A quick, nutritious, low-fat recipe that's inexpensive to make, yet has a ton of flavor. The medley of beans pairs nicely with the wild rice. Serve with a loaf of fresh bread and you're in heaven!
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.
Absolutely the best pecan pie ever! What's more Southern than pecan pie? How about one that only takes 5 minutes to prepare?! Pecan pie even a New Yorker can enjoy...
A very tasty snack that is quick and easy to make. This can be used as a sandwich. Enjoy!
Another of my Super Bowl creations that was a huge hit with all who tried it.
A deliciously alcoholic and sweet apple pie, using Kahlua liqueur to lend a complex flavor.
The simplicity of 3 beans with the hint of a little bite. Friend tested and approved.
Spring is right around the corner, this is a great "sit outside and enjoy a nice cold beverage" recipe to celebrate the end of winter.
This is one of the best ways to eat cranberries! It's sweet, crunchy, and a bit tart. Even the kids like this one. We've had to start making a double batch! When short on time we have combined the fruit and marshmallows the night before serving, and added the gelatin, whipped cream, and walnuts in the morning.
My aunt has been making this recipe since she married my uncle. One day, my mother borrowed the recipe and invited them for dinner. My uncle thought it was the best chili he had ever had and told my aunt she should get the recipe for it to make it later. Suffice to say, my aunt was not pleased - but she still makes it for him.
Ready for some super awesome garlic bread made with fresh garlic and parsley? These are almost open faced sandwiches piled high with mozzarella cheese!
This is a recipe direct from my Irish/Welsh ancestors. Keep in mind, sugar and other ingredients were hard to come by before the early 1900's.
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.
Just a simple "no frills" chicken salad recipe I came up with .. can be made quickly and easily with ingredients on hand. Enjoy it on bread, in a pita pocket, or over a bed of lettuce.
Contrary to popular belief, corned beef and cabbage is not traditional Irish fare. But when the Irish came to America, they found that their beloved bacon was rather dear, while corned beef was a cheaper alternative. This dish is a truly beautiful, all Irish, alternative to the corned beef supper. This uses a whole piece of bacon, rather than slices. You may need to special order this from your butchers.
A delicious easy-to-make cheesecake that's been in my family for 25 plus years. I got the recipe from my mother and have been making it myself for the last 10 years.
A delicious casserole of rice and chow mein vegetables that is one of my favorites.