Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Zucchini Chocolate Cake by Salad Foodie

If there's a most-requested recipe for my year this would be it. Mini-chocolate chips and chopped pecans serve as the "frosting" for this cake. I like to make this a day or night ahead, because I like the mini-chips to harden but if you like them soft and a little gooey, serve the same day.

3 votes
Sumptuous Georgian Lamb Stew

Sumptuous Georgian Lamb Stew by John Spottiswood

Ohhhh this was yummy. Really, if you are at least tolerant of lamb, you should try this. And if you love lamb like I do, you are in for a huge treat. I could not get enough of the sauce in this stew. I love how the Georgian stews often have you blend up huge amounts of cilantro and basil and toss them in. It gives the stew an…

4 votes
Microwave Your Own Popcorn In a Bag Is Safer than Store Bought?

Microwave Your Own Popcorn In a Bag Is Safer than Store Bought? by Claudia lamascolo

In the last few years it has been in the news, researched over and over, it is not recommended to purchased those premade bags of microwave popcorn and could cause lung issues. READ on video on the blog to follow. Here is a simple way to make it at…

2 votes
Oxtails and Mushroom Mirepoix in Red Wine Reduction

Oxtails and Mushroom Mirepoix in Red Wine Reduction by Smokinhotchef

Savory beef 'oxtails' served in yet another way no less spectacular than the last. A full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon serves as both the marinade and sauce for this recipe. Earthy mushrooms and simmering staples help bring this recipe inspired by Julia Child to it's full capacity. Perfect for a evening of showcasing the diversity of…

2 votes
Diablo Dust (Chile Powder)

Diablo Dust (Chile Powder) by myra byanka

I make this in large batches and use it anywhere chile powder is called for. If you can't get the ingredients in your area and need help, contact me.

2 votes
Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding (easily converts to a lighter bread pudding dessert)

Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding (easily converts to a lighter bread pudding dessert) by Salad Foodie

Bread puddings are the ultimate comfort food, but if you're into light, heart-healthy and diabetic desserts, be assured this recipe is easily modified to fill those requirements (see TO MAKE LIGHTER notation below ingredients.) Whole grain breads are…

5 votes
Comeback Dressing for Salads, Sandwiches, and Seafood

Comeback Dressing for Salads, Sandwiches, and Seafood by myra byanka

Best with iceberg, red, butter, and green lettuces, or spring mix. Definitely calls for tomates, cucumbers, maybe red onions. Also, it's a sandwich spread for Reubens or burgers, and with the addition of horseradish, can be used for shellfish.

3 votes
Jalapeno Jelly (Hot Pepper Jelly)

Jalapeno Jelly (Hot Pepper Jelly) by myra byanka

Spread on cornbread, beer cheese bread, cream cheese and crackers, heat and top warm Brie cheese with it, serve with beef, veal, or lamb, give as a gift, or use your imagination. This recipe makes 6 - 1/2 pint jars. Water process only if you plan to store the jelly for future use, or as a gift; otherwise, it keeps in the fridge…

2 votes
Pâté with Bacon & Onion

Pâté with Bacon & Onion by Amos Miller

A "pâté" (pah-TAY) is simply a paste of meat and a fat. It can be super fancy, or, as in this recipe, super simple. Guaranteed to impress your guests. Try this next time your are looking for a 'fancy' or special appetizer that requires next to no effort. This is a basic German-style country dish. If you can't obtain a smoked liver…

3 votes
Heinz 59 Sauce/Glaze

Heinz 59 Sauce/Glaze by Bob Vincent

This is adapted from a recipe on the back of a bottle of Heinz 57 sauce. The original called for the sauce and honey only. I decided to jazz it up a bit by adding some more ingredients. Hence the name Heinz 59 Sauce. The result works as a different sauce/glaze for almost any kind of protein. I used it on smoked chicken thighs as…

2 votes