Enlist the help of your food processor to make these simple recipes.
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.
A colorful alternative that tastes as good as it looks. Even better the next day.
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.
The sauce is sweet and wonderful!! Great on Chinese dumplings, duck and any meat.
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.
This fresh salsa is so easy, you'll wonder why you ever used to buy the canned stuff. It's very spicy, so omit some of the peppers if you're serving to a crowd that likes salsa a little more toned down.
This is my hummus recipe I have developed over the past few months. The best hummus I have ever had was in Beirut, Lebanon many years ago. With this recipe, you will hopefully have the same experience I had in Lebanon. Eventually you will get good enough at making hummus that you won't need to follow my exact measurements. :)
If you like hummus, basil and Parmesan cheese, you'll love this. A great dip to go with your favorite chips, crackers or fresh uncooked vegetables!