Chuck away your knives and let this wonder machine do the work (be sure to yell "duck" before chucking any knives).
The sweetest treat of the Italian bakery. If you can't make it to Little Italy (or Big Italy) make it in your own kitchen.
Beef steak marinade for grilling.
This is sinfully delicious and will get you a lot of OOHs and AAHs. Simple but fantastic! Coconut milk crepes with a banana filling are flambeed with Grand Marnier orange liqueur.
A colorful alternative that tastes as good as it looks. Even better the next day.
I originally made this recipe up to dip some bacon-wrapped shrimp in, but we soon found out that it was good on all kinds of chips and crackers also!
I've been making salsa for years, for every family gathering, every football party, etc. This recipe is the result of years of tweaking to get just the right blend of flavors. Serve in a bowl with white corn tortilla chips, and your guests will be impressed!
Strawberries with cream and sugar in a light, fluffy dessert that will cap off your meal with a touch of class.
I have boiled, roasted and grilled more tomatoes, peppers and garlic trying to find the perfect salsa I get my favorite Mexican restaurant. While I came up with some pretty good salsas, this is finally it. The color and consistency tipped me off as to where I was going astray. And while I had to move away from the fresh tomatoes, it was worth it.
This is a super simple yet delicious recipe for an authentic mexican salsa. It is a thinner consistency than a typical salsa and is known as a table salsa.
An authentic Cincinnati German tradition. This is peasant food and, therefore, labor intensive. There is no "healthy" way to make this dish, so don't eat it every day and you'll be okay.
This is a very moist cake with all the grated apples, raisins and pecans it could stand alone without a topping, however, with the praline glaze....well, you be the judge.
Just like the bean dip you buy in the store but a lot less expensive. The heat can be easily controlled.
The sauce is sweet and wonderful!! Great on Chinese dumplings, duck and any meat.
This is a recipe with personal rave reviews on pumpkin truffles by using some basics from the Rich Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles. My main goal was to make these like Godiva's Pumpkin Truffles, and they are pretty close. This is a fairly easy recipe, and it always turns out great. You will definitely need a food processor for this recipe.
Authentic arbol chile salsa. I like mine hot, but you can tone down the peppers if you wish.
Makes a thick spreadable paste similar to the Loma Linda Sandwich Spread that has been discontinued or Humus. I like it on home made bread with a dill pickle but it is good plain. It is also an excellent cracker spread. Seasonings are optional; you can try other nut butters if you're not into peanuts.
I emulated this rendition of Shrimp a la Diablo after eating a similar dish at San Carlos Bay restaurant in Guadalupe, AZ.
While trying to watch our weight and still eat tasty foods, I've created a spicy white bean dip that's easy to make and a healthful choice to serve with veggies or breadsticks.
Carne Asada tacos. Very easy entertaining recipe. If you can wield a food processor and a set of tongs, you are set. I always kick off the summer camping season by doing these over the campfire. The nice thing about this recipe is that you can do most everything beforehand, leaving you time to quaff a few with your buddies. Perfect for tailgating or camping where people stand while they eat.
A spicy meat-filled sandwich that bites back! Chewy sourdough rolls filled with grilled pepper-infused beef, cooled by buttery slices of ripe avocado. Red onions add contrasting sweetness and crunch.