Cheeseburger SoupBy AndreaI'm not a fan of the name for this soup because it is like a cheese soup with hamburger and doesn't really taste like a cheeseburger at all. If you really want it to taste like a cheeseburger you could add toppings of homemade croutons, tomatoes, bacon or even pickles. I make this without any toppings,
Sesame Ginger DressingBy AndreaThis is yummy! Kind of sweet, a little spicy. I think I could eat this salad dressing every day. I have substantially decreased the amount of olive oil and added fresh juice. The dressing is runny and not thick and oily but it is really refreshing with a beautiful colorful salad made with romaine, kale, spinach or arugula green and red cabbage, peppers, cucumbers and topped with a few salted cashews,
Chicken SatayBy AndreaAsian inspired, with a peanut sauce. Can be used as an appetizer if you only put a few pieces of chicken on a skewer or a main dish with veggies and rice. This chicken is also so great served over a salad with the Sesame Ginger Dressing I have posted.
Chicken MedeiraBy AndreaYou can use this recipe to make either Chicken Medeira or Marsala. Chicken Medeira is made with beef broth and Medeira wine, Chicken Marsala is made from chicken broth and Marsala wine. Either wine should be the dry, not sweet. If you want the Chicken Medeira like Cheesecake Factory, accompany it with mashed potatoes and asparagus. When the chicken is done, you top the chicken with 3-4 stalks of asparagus and a piece of mozzarella cheese and broil it for a minute until browned.
SnickerdoodlesBy AndreaThese cinnamon and sugar cookies are tender in the middle and crispy on the edges.
Devils Food Chocolate CakeBy AndreaThis is a perfect chocolate cake. It is moist and flavorful. It was Mia's 4th Birthday Cake! The recipe will make a 9" double layer cake, or an 8" three layer cake so it is great for birthdays or other events where you want to serve a pretty cake.
Quiche Lorraine with HamBy AndreaThis is a restaurant quality quiche, meaning it is more rich, less eggy, but delicious! I use carved ham and Swiss cheese, but the flavor options are endless. Let the quiche cool to a warm temperature, not hot, before serving.
Tuna, Currants, and Almond SaladBy AndreaThis tuna salad has lots of crunch...again vague with lots of options. Serve over a bed of lettuce dressed in a few tablespoons of olive oil, balsalmic, salt and pepper.
Tuna, Sun Dried Tomato and Parmesan SaladBy AndreaAnother lunch idea with vague instructions.. serve open faced on flatbread or take it up a notch, by serving it with arugula or spinach on french bread, grilled like a grilled cheese with butter and parmesan cheese.
Spiced Ground Chicken with Currants and PistachiosBy AndreaThis has a similar flavor palette as Aunt Jan's recipe "Babotie", although this is made with chicken. The currants add sweetness and the pistachios add crunch and saltiness. Serve with Basmati Rice or on Flatbread/Naan. I have also made this with ground beef and it tastes great!
Almond Sandwich CookiesBy AndreaThese sweet cookies are a bite of heaven. They are so light and just melt in your mouth. They are gorgeous for a baby shower, a gift, or pretty luncheon. I find the tiniest circle cutter as possible - I actually use half of my small tea infuser which is about 1" round.
Spinach Artichoke DIpBy AndreaThis is an oldie but a goodie. Yep, its 5,000 calories and worth every bite!
Sugar Cookie BarsBy AndreaI got this recipe from my friend Stacie McGregor, she is a wonderful cook and these bars are amazing!
Chopped SaladBy AndreaThis salad is so fresh and crunchy if you are looking for a refreshing side dish or meal. You can also add other veggies such as chopped peppers, cucumber or broccoli, if you do, I would chop up the pieces into fairly small bite sized pieces. Don't leave out the dill, it really adds a lot of flavor to this salad
Peanut Butter FudgeBy AndreaThe recipe calls for just plain peanut butter fudge but I like to add chopped peanuts and mini chocolate chips on top.
Black Bean Sweet Potato Veggie BurgerBy AndreaVeggie burgers generally have such a high carb feeling and often taste like some weird glutenous bland grain, and if you eat it in a bun it's like eating three pieces of bread. This veggie burger has a strong sweet potato and bean flavor which is great along with the spices. It also has a great consistency and can be grilled, oven baked or pan fried. I prefer it to eat it with toppings and without a bun.
Creamy Lemon Butter SauceBy AndreaThis is a basic sauce to be served over fish. It can be dressed up with herbs or parmesan cheese if desired. Chicken broth can be substituted for the white wine. You can cut this recipe in half if you are making just a few pieces of fish.
Jalapeno, Lime, Coconut Creme SauceBy AndreaThis is great over fish, it has a tropical or Thai flavors. I use it over Macadamia Crusted Halibut. Even though the base of this is Coconut Milk, from a can, it does not really have a strong coconut taste. Great for people wanting a dairy free sauce.
Macadamia Crusted HalibutBy AndreaHalibut is one of our favorite fishes and to top it with macadamia nuts is decadent. This dish is fairly expensive to prepare as Halibut and macadamia nuts are pretty pricy, however it is definitely cheaper than ordering this at a nice restaurant. I have a few sauce suggestions which I will link to separately.
Creamy, Swiss Chard and Chicken TacosBy AndreaThis is a creamy mild taco filling. If desired, you can add additional toppings to spice it up or add different flavors, but its good as is and can be served with flour or corn tortillas.
Easy Moroccan Chicken SkewersBy AndreaThis is a super easy and quick recipe and has great flavor! We love it. Can be served with basmati rice, couscous or on a salad with a simple vinaigrette.
Bulgur and Lentil Soup with Garlic, Lemon and ParsleyBy AndreaIt's hard to find a lot of good vegetarian soups, this is good, quick soup which has a nice lemony flavor. The bulger is toasted which gives it a nutty flavor and both the leaves and stems of the parsley are used so reserve them separately. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the strips of lemon zest from the lemon.
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