Za'atar, a mixture of herbs traditionally used in Middle Eastern cooking, takes this braised chicken recipe from basic to brilliant. Add French green lentils, chopped carrots, and green olives to make it a one-pot meal.
During the great summer slim down of 2016, these were perfect. Pineapple whip floats are pure delight. If you’ve ever been to Disneyland or Disney World, something similar to this may have put a dent in your wallet. What is purely amazing about these is that you can make the whip alone or have...Read More »
Today, without fail, I got down to my last banana and of course it was too ripe for my liking. I pondered a bit and considered making a small banana bread loaf but I didn’t feel like I had enough banana to do that. Then I thought I might make some banana pancakes but I also wasn’t hungry enough...
This is one of those recipes you always come back to. A flavorful tomato sauce and mildly spiced meatballs make a hearty sandwich filling, or they can be served over pasta. I broil the meatballs first to quickly brown them. —Jean Glacken, Elkton, Maryland Skip links
This cake gets better the longer it sits, so I try to make it a day ahead. My mother-in-law introduced this deliciously rich sheet cake to me. With its creamy frosting and light almond flavor, no one can stop at just one piece! —Joanie Ward, Brownsburg, Indiana Skip links
When I made these cookies for my boys while they were growing up, it was a real challenge to keep them away from the kitchen to let these cookies cool. I still make these mouthwatering morsels for my "boys" today. —Ardys Smith, Palo Alto, California Skip links
I posted earlier that I had found an amazing sale on whole chickens at my local grocery store last week. Since I decided to make the chicken in my slow cooker for dinner one night, I decided to use my favorite chicken gravy recipe to go with it. Not only is it so simple to...Read More
Instead of using bread or buns (which are overly processed), I eat these veggie burger patties as seen below, or halved, in romaine lettuce leaves (making a “burger boat”). They also make great leftovers, crumbled onto a green salad or baked potato, or hearty traveling or hiking snacks. Preparation note: While it’s not necessary, cooking...Read More »
Ever wonder how to make garlic bread? This homemade garlic bread is the answer! Minced fresh garlic is key to these flavor-packed crusty slices, which our big family would snap up before they even had a chance to cool. —Grace Yaskovic, Branchville, New Jersey Skip links
Colorful and refreshing, this sweet-tart slush has become a family favorite. I freeze the mix in 2- and 4-cup containers so it can be served in small portions for individuals or the whole family. I also freeze crushed strawberries to make preparation simpler. —Connie Friesen, Altona, Manitoba Skip links