Crunchy, crumbly bacon, sunflower seeds and beautiful golden raisins, speckle this very green salad and add lots and lots of flavor. The dressing is mayonnaise based, with sugar and red wine vinegar stirred in.
Don't bother with soaking and cooking beans for Classic Texas Caviar - the canned variety works well. But skip the bottled dressing, and take a little extra time to measure your own vinegar, oil and spices.
This is the traditional recipe made in Greek kitchens. The basic Avgolemono (broth and lemon) can be varied for other similar Greek recipes. Serve with bread. Bread bits can be dipped into the soup. The soup will last in the fridge for a number of days or can be frozen. To reheat, place in microwave or heat on the stove.
I call this the 'recipe with legs' because every time I serve it, the recipe is requested. Even those who dislike yams and sweet potatoes love this tasty dish! This dish can be frozen, but freeze it without the pecan topping. Defrost before baking.
This is a layered salad that begins with a batch of green chili cornbread placed in the bottom of a bowl. Next come the other goodies - beans, peppers, corn, bacon bits, tomatoes, cheese and dressing. When you run out of layers, pop into the fridge to chill.
This Thai shrimp soup with button and straw mushrooms starts with a stock made from shrimp shells combined with slices of galangal, kaffir lime leaves, lemon grass and fish sauce. Garnish with cilantro.