This is a wonderfully simple, yet delicious cake! It is so moist and fresh, it will surely be a favorite with your family, just like it is with mine! The main length of the preparation time is cutting and peeling the apples. A mixture of apples works great, although I usually use Golden Delicious.
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 !
Cooking in foil packets makes for a tidy grill, and allows all the flavors to mingle and intensify. Here, thick slices of potato and onion are seasoned and cooked with butter until tender and brimming with flavor.
Half of this pie's strawberries are arranged in a baked pastry shell, and the other half are crushed and cooked until thick and bubbly. This lovely glaze is then poured over the whole berries in the pastry shell. Chill this pie for several hours and serve it with mounds of whipped cream.
These black bean and corn quesadillas are really cheesy, a little bit spicy, and a little bit sweet. My vegetarian husband goes crazy over these every time! Feel free to play around and add chicken or veggies, if you desire. Don't forget the salsa and sour cream!
This is a very low-fat, low-calorie salad. I make it all year long, but it is especially great for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Just freeze a few bags of cranberries to use at a later date. I know this will become a tradition to anyone who tries it, it's delicious! Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com.
Instead of starting with a hambone (which you won't have unless you've just eaten a baked ham) and dried beans (which require significant soaking and simmering time), simply open cans of chicken broth and beans. Minced prosciutto instantly transforms commercial chicken broth into a ham-flavored soup base. Italian sausage reinforces the pork flavor and makes the soup substantial and satisfying. Mashing some of the canned beans thickens the soup and gives it the body of one that's been long simmered. Sauteed onions, carrots and celery add depth of flavor and ensure the soup's homemade feel.
Chicken thighs are marinated in Mexican-style seasonings and beer, then grilled and served slathered with barbecue sauce. Chicken thigh meat stands up to long marinating and the heat of the grill without getting dry.
The rich and nutty taste of toasted pine nuts combine beautifully with sauteed bits of ham, fresh basil, chopped tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese. Toss this savory mixture with warm pasta, then dress with oil and vinegar for a very special dish.
A sweet, sweet cranberry salad that everyone will think is dessert. Sugared cranberries are combined with crushed pineapple and miniature marshmallows and chilled overnight. Just before serving, this lovely concoction is folded into freshly whipped cream and sliced bananas. Serves six.