This refreshing soup originates from Spain and is served ice cold. The base of the soup is made with fresh tomatoes, cucumber and peppers. For a smoother soup, puree more than half of the vegetables. If you prefer it chunky - don't puree them at all. It's even better if you can leave this soup overnight to allow the flavors to develop.
Soft at first, these cookies harden into 'dunkers' after about 3 weeks. (Yes, they keep a long time!) They need a mold for the traditional Pennsylvania Dutch cookie, but I bet that they can be made by simply cutting them out. You can substitute other flavorings for anise - lemon and almond are good.
Looks similar to colcannon, but champ is native to the North of Ireland. It's made by blending scallions or green onions with creamy mashed potatoes. Great on its own, served steaming hot with extra butter which will melt through it. But it's also the perfect side dish for good quality sausages.
This is a very large yield recipe for plain, sweet bran muffin batter that you can keep in your refrigerator for up to six weeks. This could mean freshly baked muffins every morning, even for busy folks with no time to waste.
This delicious tropical ceviche is perfect for fancy gatherings. The halibut 'cooks' in lemon and lime juice with a splash of tequila and a lot of fresh mango. Serve in a martini glass, with extra lime on the rim for squeezing.
This colorful recipe is a modified version of my mom's chili that I grew up on. It is called 4 way because of the four steps to making your plate: spaghetti first, then crushed crackers, next cheese, and finally the chili. I added the peppers, but the recipe is still great (and faster) without them. To heat things up, just add hot sausage and/or hot chili seasoning packs instead of mild. It is an off-beat recipe that I am sure you will love!
These are easy and very good! They can be made and then cooked in the morning and make great hot rolls for special mornings (like Christmas or Easter). Everyone will think that you got up very early to make these rolls because they are hot in the morning!