Toaster Croutons

Ingredients: 2 slices bread, I prefer multi-grain for the texturegarlic cloves, if you wish (optional)grated parmesan cheese (optional) Directions: Toast slices of bread until rather brown and firm.Place on cutting board and cut into about 1″ x 1″ squares.Toss in salad.Do not dress salad until ready to serve because otherwise the croutons will turn...

Dill Sour Cream Sauce

Ingredients: 1/2 cup mayonnaise1/2 cup sour cream1/4 cup chopped fresh dill1 tablespoon Dijon mustard1 small garlic cloves ( 1/2 tsp. jarred garlic)1/8 teaspoon pepper Directions: Stir mayo and sour cream in small bowl until blended.Add dill, mustard, garlic, and pepper until well blended.Cover and refrigerate up to 1 day. Servings: 4-6 Time preparation: 0...

Canned Sugared Lemon Slices in Syrup

Ingredients: 32 lemons, sliced thin with juice4 cups sugar4 cups water1/4 cup salt1/4 cup red-hot candies (optional) Directions: Slice lemons as thin as you can get without breaking the rind. Save all the juice when you are slicing the lemons.(Add the lemon juice to the syrup.).Wash and sterilize 8 pint jars, wide mouth if...

Tangy Bang’n Mango Salsa

Ingredients: 1 mangoes, peeled with pitt removed, chopped4 roma tomatoes, chopped1 jalapeno peppers, with or without seeds & membrane1/2 red onions, chopped1/2 cup spinach leaves, chopped1/4 cup cilantro, minced ( feel free to cut down, I just love cilantro)1 -4 garlic cloves, minced2 teaspoons lemon juice2 teaspoons vinegarsalt Directions: Add ingredients together and mix....

Sage Onion Compote

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter1 tablespoon olive oil3 cups red onions, slice thinly1/4 cup almonds, toasted, coarsely chopped1 tablespoon brown sugar1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar1 tablespoon fresh sage, choppedsalt and pepper Directions: In a heavy saucepan, heat butter and oil over medium heat.Add onion slices, cook, stirring often until onions just start to brown, it will...

Chipotle Roasted Almonds

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon ground chipotle chile pepper2 tablespoons sugar1 teaspoon coarse salt1 1/2 cups whole almonds1 tablespoon almond oil ( or veg. oil) Directions: Preparation:.Stir together ground chipotle , sugar and salt in a small bowl, and set aside. Heat almonds and almond oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat, stirring and shaking...

Cilantro Cream

Ingredients: 1 cup sour cream ( or La Creama with 1 teaspoon lime juice)1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro1 limes Directions: Squeeze lime into sour cream and mix in cilantro.Serve with Chili: http://www.recipezaar.com/168006. Servings: 8 Time preparation: 10 min. Time total: 10 min. Favorite...

Cinnamon Cream Syrup

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar1/2 cup light corn syrup1/4 cup water1 (5 ounce) cans evaporated milk1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions: Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in the...

Fried Portabella Mushroom Strips

Ingredients: 3 large portabella mushrooms1/4 cup flour2 eggs1 tablespoon milk1 1/2 cups panko1/2 teaspoon ground pepper1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon garlic powder2 tablespoons parmesan cheese3 cups deep frying oil Directions: Clean and remove stems from mushrooms. Slice into 1/2″ thick strips.Put flour in zip loc bag. Add mushroom slices (6-8 at a time) and shake...