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.
I originally made this recipe up to dip some bacon-wrapped shrimp in, but we soon found out that it was good on all kinds of chips and crackers also!
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.
Just like the bean dip you buy in the store but a lot less expensive. The heat can be easily controlled.
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.
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.
A huge discovery for me when I was stationed in Morocco, working for GREEK LINE: The use of ostrich and turkey meat was very much on the forefront of all restaurants where even restaurant chains, European or American, decided to add the bird meats to their menus in different applications. I decided to try, for the first time, to make a turkey-ostrich burger and, voila, everybody thought it was even better than the standard beef versions. Here it is!
As if the pecans don't give it away, this is a healthy-gourmet's best friend from the State of Georgia; add the Georgia Peach-Mayonnaise with fresh tarragon and it is the best ever veggie burger you tasted. Secret: the addition of the pecans on the crust and in the burger gives it a meat-like flavor and I had friends ask me, "What meat did you use?" Try it , even if you are a red meat lover...
The Boy Scouts motto, "Be Prepared," comes in handy for adults in the kitchen, too. If you're prepared with a decent spice rack, you should be able to throw together this marinade in just a few minutes.
Be emperor of your kitchen when you make Caesar salad at home.
Basic red pepper sauce, flavored with onion and garlic. Inspired by Pierre Wibawa's "Roasted Red Bell Pepper Steak"
A mix of tropical and Thai, these quick kabobs get flavor from a basting sauce of apricots, mustard and garlic. A new taste for the grill you'll want to try over and over.
An easy summer soup, gazpacho refreshes as it fills with cool flavor at a cold temperature.
The Chinese classic scallion pancakes are no breakfast pancakes. They have a savory flavor that's great to serve with an Asian-style dinner.
"Cooking" doesn't get much easier than this. Not actually cooking at all, since you just blend the ingredients together and call it a day. Hey--if it works, it works.
This quick and easy French toast is topped with a simple apricot sauce for a tasty, sweet morning start.