Creamy Fresh Tomato Soup is the perfect solution for the abundance of tomatoes from your garden. It’s super easy to make and is amazing hot, warm and even cold. On these hot summer days, it is refreshing and filling without being heavy. For an extra special treat, top it with homemade cornbread croutons!
Chocolate Blancmange, pronounced “blah-mahnj” is an old English dessert that is light and velvety smooth. Even though it contains no eggs, the texture of Chocolate Blancmange reminds me of a chocolate mousse. A good Blancmange has a slight wobble to it, and is amazingly delicious and easy to make.
This Vegetarian Chili is a healthy and immensely satisfying alternative to meat-based varieties. Red lentils provide a protein and fiber rich chili that is thick and savory, and a snap to make. As an added bonus, it’s even better as leftovers and freezes beautifully.
These are the legendary $250 Neiman Marcus Cookies. Legend has it that Neiman Marcus charged a customer $250 for the recipe for these amazing cookies. It turns out that this is indeed a legend. According to a New York Times article, Neiman Marcus denied ever charging customers for its recipes.
Poffertjes, (pronounced puff’ ur jis) or Dutch Mini Pancakes are small, fluffy yeasted treats made in a special cast iron pan. Poffertjes are sold throughout the Netherlands. They are traditionally served hot with a pat of butter and a good sprinkling of confectioners’ sugar. However, they’re equally good when topped with Nutella.
Old-Fashioned Chocolate Fudge is likely to be the fudge you remember from your childhood. It’s not necessarily easy to make, nor is it quickly put together. However, its creamy dreamy ultra smooth consistency and deep chocolate taste is well worth the effort. For an added bonus, add nuts of your choice. I chose to add unsalted…
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are the perfect marriage between two favorite cookies – chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal cookies. They have the perfect texture of oatmeal cookies and are loaded with yummy chocolate chips and toasted pecan pieces.
Salsa Verde is a delicious addition many Mexican dishes and is equally amazing on its own. Its bright fresh taste will convince you to never reach for the store-bought salsa again. This awesome Salsa Verde is from Grits and Pinecones’ Salsa Verde Chicken Enchilada post. It’s just in time for Cinco de Mayo!
Tate’s Bake Shop Chocolate Chip Cookies are thin and crispy, and absolutely delicious. Even if you prefer soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies, you’ll find it hard to resist these buttery cookies filled with yummy chocolate chips and toasted pecans.
We do a lot of things right in the South, especially when it comes to Potato Salad! This classic Southern Style Potato Salad with a Twist is perfect for Easter brunch or dinner, or anytime for that matter. It’s good served warm, but even better served cold after the flavors have had a chance to…
Turn ordinary sugar cookies into beautiful Easter Basket Cookies. They’re not only easy to make, but also make delightful Easter goodies for both young and old alike.
Espresso-Chocolate Shortbread Cookies, adapted from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking: From my home to yours have the quintessential buttery shortbread taste and texture with just a hint of coffee flavor to enhance the chocolate and the perfect amount of sweetness. They are super easy to make and are sure to impress!