Give yourself plenty of prep time for this fabulous stuffed pasta dish. The filling is a delectable mixture of roasted ground meat and vegetables with cream, tomatoes, herbs and cheese. A fresh tomato and basil sauce is the perfect counterpoint.
I modified Beatrice's Excellent Oatmeal cookies very slightly. I came up with something that my boyfriend went CRAZY over! I've never seen him enjoy cookies to that extent! He said I blew his mother's recipe away.
Spicy, tangy collard greens accented with black pepper bacon, cayenne pepper and vinegar are a big deal in Brazil. Here is my recipe. Since bacon fat is an essential part of this recipe don't drain it during any of the steps! I say that if your veggies are fattening then eat a lighter main dish!
A friend showed us this creation on a camping trip. If you have pie makers, AKA tonka toasters, campfire irons, etc., these are a great dessert and a nice twist on the s'more idea. This can be done in the frying pan too, but it's much more fun over an open flame.
A variety of colorful veggies like red bell peppers, carrots, and leeks make this interesting couscous side dish versatile. Raisins, currants, curry powder, and sliced almonds on top add touches of exotic flavor.
Tri-tip is a California central coast specialty, claimed to have been first introduced in the Santa Maria area. This recipe adds dill, sage, and rosemary to the basic Santa Maria recipe. Tri tip is a flavorful cut of meat that really shines when it is slow grill-roasted or smoked. Great with a green salad or layered onto French bread for a juicy beef sandwich.
This pie 's three layers are sensational: The bottom is a creamy cheesecake layer, the middle is a sweet and spicy pumpkin layer, and the top is a butter pecan streusel that melts and mingles with the pumpkin layer as it bakes.
Fire up the grill for this treat! Corn on the cob is brushed with mayonnaise and seasoned with Parmesan cheese and chili powder before it is roasted. Serve this with grilled salmon or chicken for a light and fun summer meal.
Disembodied hands with candy corn fingernails are made of a popcorn-candy corn mix. Serve in their plastic gloves on a tray with a few plastic bugs scattered around for maximum creep factor. You can get the gloves at a crafts store.
The secret ingredient which makes this cacciatore stand out is pancetta, an Italian bacon. The pancetta gives the sauce richness and body. Fresh basil leaves and baby portobello mushrooms make it special.