This is an easy side dish that we can't seem to get enough of once the grill starts firing in the summer. We use one large metal baking dish just for cabbage, that way none of the others get ruined on the grill.
After trying my hand at countless sesame cookie recipes, my Italian girlfriend shared her Aunt Anne's recipe and I knew my search had ended! Basically an anise flavored butter cookie covered in sesame seeds. The smell when removing them from the oven is wonderful!
A creamy lemon-flavored liqueur filling is sandwiched between thin oval-shaped butter cookies for a sweet treat on any occasion. The recipe calls for a strongly flavored Swedish liqueur, but you can use amaretto if you like.
Grilled jalapeno peppers wrapped with bacon and stuffed with a mixture of cream cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and chopped fresh basil make a zesty appetizer. The peppers can also be oven roasted, and red or yellow bell peppers can also be used.
Romanian Grilled Minced Meat Rolls (MICI) are great when grilled, but you could roast or pan-fry. Serve hot with good Italian bread and mustard accompanied by a cold beer. It is great for backyard parties. My friends just love it !
The latest entry in the hide-the-veggie-from-the-kids category, these whole wheat blueberry muffins hide a bright red secret inside -- shredded beets. There's applesauce to keep them moist, and rolled oats for heartiness.
Catfish fillets are coated with a spicy seasoning mix, and pan-fried outdoors in a hot cast-iron skillet for an authentically Cajun main dish that's done in only a few minutes. Watch out, though, the smoke is intense.
This recipe for challah makes 2 big loaves or 4 regular-sized ones. It gets a single rise, and uses an easy 3-strand braid. The tops get a shiny egg wash and a generous sprinkling of sesame seeds before baking.
A fabulous blueberry coffee cake with a crumb topping. This recipe is one from a local B&B that I replaced all the sugar with substitutes because I have diabetes. I have received all praise and 'I can't believe it is sugar free.' The sugar can be put back in if you want. Either way it is wonderful.
This is a recipe from a cafe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They are good with maple syrup or, if you're ambitious, with homemade peach or raspberry spread. This recipe serves four people, fewer if they're very hungry.
A vintage gelatin salad that's a longstanding holiday favorite in many families, this lime and lemon salad mixes crushed pineapple with pecans, cottage cheese and mayonnaise in a sweet creamy-crunchy combination.
Banana bread is one of those things people rarely make on purpose, only when those last three bananas are almost black. This scrumptious banana walnut loaf, spiked with dark chocolate chips, is so good you'll want to make it well before the bananas get to that condition.