Mango Raisin Couscous ( Cous-Cous)

Ingredients: 1 cup couscous ( measure before cooking)1 cup water1/4 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon butter2 tablespoons olive oil ( divided)1 garlic cloves, minced1 mangoes, chopped about 1 inch ( about a cup)1 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped1/2 cup raisins1 ripe tomatoes, chopped2 tablespoons lime juice ( fresh would be nice)1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)1/4 cup...

Mashed White Beans

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil2 garlic cloves, minced2 (19 ounce) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped ( or 1 T dried)1/4 cup watercoarse salt and pepper Directions: In a large skillet, heat olive oil over med heat. Cook garlic, stirring often, until golden, about 1 minuteAdd beans, sage, and water....

White Sangria

Ingredients: 1/2 cup hot water1/2 cup sugar750 ml white wine3/4 cup brandy1 vanilla beans1 limes, sliced into rounds1 oranges, sliced into rounds1/2 pineapple, cored and sliced into rings2 cups club sodamint sprigsfresh raspberries Directions: Dissolve in a Pitcher the water and sugar.Add; Chill Two Hours the wine, brandy vanilla bean, lime, orange and pineapple.Stir...

Irish Kiss Coffee

Ingredients: 1/2 ounce creme de menthe ( white)1/2 ounce Creme de Cacao ( white)1 ounce Irish whiskey6 ounces hot coffeewhipped cream ( Garnish)Andes mint parfait thins (Garnish) or Junior mints (Garnish) or peppermint patties ( Garnish) Directions: Pour liqueurs and whiskey into Irish coffee glass.Add coffee and stir.Top with whipped cream and garnish with...

The Amazing Waffle!

Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter, melted2 egg yolks2 teaspoons vanilla2/3 cup buttermilk1 cup flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/8 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon instant malted milk powder1/2 tablespoon sugar1 pinch cinnamon1/8 cup chopped pecans (optional)2 egg whites1/3 cup club soda Directions: Melt the butter.Beat the egg whites until stiff, set aside.In a large bowl,...

Grilled Greek Pork Chops

Ingredients: 4 pork loin chops, trimmed of excess fat3 garlic cloves, minced2 tablespoons dried oregano1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper1 lemons, juice of2 tablespoons olive oil Directions: Place lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, black pepper and oregano in a plastic food storage bag and mix well.Use a sharp knife and make several small slits into...

Antipasto Bread

Ingredients: 1 (6 1/2 ounce) jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained1/2 cup sliced deli hard salami, chopped1/3 cup red bell peppers, chopped1/2 cup pitted ripe olives, sliced2 garlic cloves, pressed1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cup margarine, melted4 ounces parmesan cheese, grated2 (11 1/3 ounce) packages refrigerated dinner rolls Directions: Preheat oven to 375?F.Spray a fluted...

Couscous Salad

Ingredients: 3 garlic cloves, minced1 tablespoon margarine1 1/4 cups water1 cup couscous ( uncooked)1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup chopped fresh parsley ( 1/3 cup if you are using the dried stuff)1/4 cup chopped mint leaves4 green onions, chopped1 pint cherry tomatoes or 1 pint grape tomatoes, cut in half1/2 English cucumbers, diced ( I leave...

German-Style Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients: 3 lbs red potatoes, peeled and cubed2 tart apples, peeled and chopped4 slices bacon, diced2 medium onions, sliced1 tablespoon sugar1 tablespoon cider vinegar3/4 teaspoon salt Directions: Cook potatoes in boiling water for 10 minutes; add apples and cook 10 minutes longer, or until both apples and potatoes are tender.Cook bacon over medium heat...