The secret to this marvelous manicotti is in the chill. After stuffing cooked pasta with a tasty blend of spinach, Parmesan, mozzarella and a dash of sugar, arrange tomato sauce and shells in a baking dish and chill overnight. Bake it the next day!
Don't expect conventional nutrients from mushrooms, but they have hidden anti-cancer activity and may stimulate immune function, research finds. Add red pepper's vitamin C, olive oil's good fat, and the antioxidants in basil and garlic for a very healthful salad.
An impressive dish to serve for company. Chicken breasts are rolled around a delicious filling of feta cheese, sour cream, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and mushrooms. Then coated with a breadcrumb mixture and baked. They are easily prepared a day ahead.
Tea, mint, sugar, orange and lemon juices make this a quick and easy, refreshingly delicious drink on a hot summer's day, given to me by a true Southern lady. Goes great with Cajun or spicy foods too. Every time I serve this someone asks me for the recipe!
If you are a bean aficionado, you'll love this salad. There are lima, kidney, green and pinto beans, along with some crunchy celery, red pimento, and chopped pepper. A sweet vinaigrette is stirred in, and then all is chilled for a few hours to let the flavors mingle. Serves ten.
Roasted potatoes mingle with fresh spinach in a sauce of garlic, butter, sea salt and fresh rosemary. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil and/or a good shredded hard cheese like Parmesan or Pecorino if you like.
Using some fresh and some canned ingredients, this chili is a snap to throw together and will keep you craving it for days. Chunky zucchini, fresh green onion, sour cream, and - what the heck - shredded Cheddar cheese, are sure to make this your favorite chili recipe. If you like beans in your chili, garbanzos right out of the can are great in this.