This appetizer recipe is derived from the basic Monte Cristo, a sandwich made with white bread, thin sliced ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese, which is dipped in beaten egg, fried, then dusted with powdered sugar. It is served with a side of jelly and spicy mustard.
Boston Cream Pie is actually a thin sponge cake cut into two layers, filled with vanilla custard and topped with a simple chocolate ganache or glaze. This cake started out as an early American dessert called “pudding-cake-pie.” Then in the 1850’s, a chef at the Parker House Hotel (now known as the Omni Hotel) in Boston added a chocolate icing to the dessert and rechristened it to Boston Cream Pie.
Felix told Willa in The Truth According to Us that Roast Beef Lafontaine Style was a “famous Bavarian dish made out of old Frenchmen.” But, when her dish arrived, Willa discovered it was actually “beef rolled up with mushrooms on top.”
These cookies are nutty, airy (almost merangine-like) and lightly salted. The cardamon gives these cookies an exotic aroma and taste.
The influences of the Mediterranean and Middle East are apparent in this flavor-filled sandwich made with hummus, cucumber, mint, cilantro and feta cheese.
Turkey mole is a traditional Mexican dish. It is full of flavor and spices. The mole sauce is made with chocolate.
Apples and cheese have always complemented each other. Delicious together as a quick snack or as a warm slice of apple pie topped with a slice of cheddar. This appetizer recipe is made with tart green apples in a brown sugar sauce with a pinch of black pepper, aged extra-sharp cheddar and served in little buttery mini bread baskets.
This is a quick and easy sausage appetizer to throw together when time is short. This party-pleaser has only three ingredients!
This delightfully fruity, bubbly punch with a bit of brandy is quite a crowd pleaser. It looks great and tastes even better!
This colorful martini is made with melon liqueur, vodka and pineapple juice. A melon madness martini would be refreshing while lounging poolside or could be a festive martini for Christmas or St. Patrick’s Day.
Chilled cucumber soup is cool and refreshing and a breeze to make. No cooking required! Pita chips would taste great alongside this soup.
Pomegranate Soup is hearty and robust. This is a soup that will truly comfort on a cold day.
Steamed pudding is more like a dense ultra moist cake, rather than the creamy pudding most Americans are accustomed to. This wonderful recipe is simple and meant to be served straight from the oven. Top each serving with cream or a favorite vanilla or rum sauce.
This miso soup recipe is made with wakame (dried seaweed), tofu, green onions and dashi, a Japanese soup stock.
These hearty muffins are made healthier by adding whole wheat flour and wheat germ, as well as dark chocolate chips which are a health food in my book.
These wonderful cookies are so tasty, I promise they will won’t last the weekend (at least not at my house!) And best of all, they are so simple to make!
I love this crunchy tangy cauliflower salad with toasted pine nuts and a creamy dressing.
This spiked party punch recipe gains its inspiration from the white cosmopolitan cocktail. It includes champagne for some fun bubbles.
This delicious dip is loaded with fresh dill and easy to prepare. Serve it with raw vegetables and crackers or alongside fish.
This chicken lasagna recipe is loaded with mushrooms, cheeses and herbs. It’s easy to assemble and a true comfort food.
This simply delicious vanilla cake mix based recipe is topped with a wonderfully rich and creamy marshmallow frosting.
I’ve fried up round steak plenty of times, but have never prepared it quite this way before. This is such an easy recipe and so delicious as well. I can’t wait to make it again!
Social gatherings in Appalachia oftentimes included stack cake. Each family would bring a single layer of cake. The layers would be stacked one atop the others to form a single multi-layered cake of different flavors. If the gathering was a large one, several stack cakes would be assembled. This cake recipe makes a single layer for a stack cake or can be enjoyed as a single-layer cake. It is made with molasses and spices and topped with a brown sugar pecan glaze. Either way it’s a treat!
These baked pinto beans are flavored with molasses and apple cider (or apple juice) and have a rich and hearty flavor. Be sure to start them early in the day. You’ll love the way your kitchen smells while these beans are baking.