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This ratatouille takes a bit of time, but the deep, rich flavors are worth the effort, and it yields enough for delicious leftovers. Try it in a Provençal Vegetable Tart or White Bean & Ratatouille Gratin.
Broiling the eggplant first helps it keep its shape in the stew.
If you like, finish this chicken stir-fry with a mix of fresh cilantro and mint instead of basil. Serve over cooked basmati or jasmine rice.
Braising the garlic in this recipe takes away some of its punch, rendering it sweet and ultratender.
You can make the sesame purée several hours or a day ahead to let the flavors marry, but whisk in the water just before serving for a smooth, creamy consistency. The noodles can rest, cooked and tossed in oil, for half an hour, but don't dress them until ready to serve.
Serves six as a main dish; eight to ten as a side dish.
Great dessert choice!
Pot roast that cooks in 2 hours and tastes great!
If you can’t find chicken tenderloins, look for thin cutlets, which work just as well.
Cook the meatballs the day before to save time. Just heat them up the in the pasta sauce when you want to eat them!
Panna cotta means "cooked cream." This svelte chocolate variation has a grown-up tang and tastes indulgent ¯ yet has only 4 grams of fat.
"This light and tangy lemon dessert satisfies my longing for lemon pie," said reader Jeanette Hennings about her original version of this recipe. We added loads of berries for a more summery take. The tender berry cake rises to the top, and the creamy lemon cake sinks to the bottom.
Brown these tenderloins over high heat, then finish cooking on a cooler part of the grill. Drizzle with a simple sage-scented sauce. Prep and Cook Time: about 1 hour.
Tender lamb chops take on an elegant shine when marinated with tart-sweet glaze. Once again, a few simple ingredients do a job that's dressed to impress.
To save prep time, cube the potatoes or mince the garlic and capers while the chicken browns. Then, while the stew simmers, you can chop the parsley and juice the lemon.
Savory prosciutto cozies up to sweet peppers, basil, and rich cheeses in these satisfying little breads
The ultimate after-work, no-fuss meal. Packed with flavor--and vitamins, thanks to the broccoli.
Mom's beef stroganoff
The oldest diner sandwich in the book becomes a great summer meal when you make it live up to its nameâ€”cook it on the grill.
From Sunset Magazine: A bag of ripe bananas inspired Jan McHargue to create this coffee cake. You can enjoy the banana cake with its spicy brown sugar-almond topping and filling for brunch, with coffee, or for dessert.
This soup is built on root vegetables roasted until sweet, dense, and crisply browned. Roast meatballs at the same time, pour in broth, and you have soup straight from the oven. Warm some bread alongside the soup while you're at it.
Great recipe from Weight Watchers cookbook. You can prepare this spicy sauce "of the devil" ahead of time, but it's best to cook and serve the pasta last minute.
Hearty turkey meatballs in a rich Italian tomato sauce over traditional spaghetti.
Homemade pizza with a crispy crust topped with chicken, onion and barbecue sauce
Lean, mild tasting buffalo meat is an excellent substitute for ground beef. It's high in iron and low in cholesterol. If your supermarket doesn't carry it, try your local butcher shop.
A truly satisfying flavor trio. Notes: You can also try this sandwich is great with thick roasted red pepper slices (roast your own red peppers for even more flavor). Also, try adding avacado. Hint: great with just a side salad.
These are quick, they make a really great after work meal and it's great with an ear of corn!
This makes a really great after work meal. It's quick and easy and tastes really good!
Receipe from RealSimple.
This is a Body for Life Recipe that is fund and flavorful alternative to a cheeseburger. It's easy to make and may very well become one of your favorites.
Turkey meatloaf from the Body for Life cookbook. Great to make the night before and put in the oven on delay bake the next morning with some potatoes (herbed mashed potatoes go really well) ... Add a vegetable and dinner is ready!
If your craving a burger, try this buffalo burger. Buffalo is a much healther option than beef and this is definitely a meaty burger. Best part is that the greek cheese has great flavors and you don't even need ketchup or mustard! Goes great with a side of asparagus.
Another great recipe from Body for Life. This is easy, quick and tastes great. Definitely a good after work meal!
This is a favorite of mine that I found in the Eating For Life Cookbook. I absolutely love this recipe because it doesn't taste like it would be healthy, but it is. Hint: flank steak is a tough piece of meat because it is so lean, the longer you marinate the more tender your meat will be, so try to marinate it overnight.
In this version of mashed potatoes, we bake first rather than boil - perfect when you're already using the oven for an accompanying roast. Baking the potatoes before mashing also yields a somewhat airier, fluffier texture.
These homemade nuggets are crunchy, juicy, and delicious. Plus, they're baked, instead of fried. Goes great with the oven baked fries! Hint: Honey mustard reduced-calorie buttermild dressing, sweet and sour sauce, or dijon mustard are great for dipping!
This is a gerat, quick after work receipe, it really can be done in a half hour! If you can't find, don't like, or are simply looking to save money you can substitue the shitake and other wild mushrooms, with cremini, portebella or any other mushrooms you like. Also, if your looking at budget constraints you can substitue parmesean cheese for the gruyere! Enjoy!
This pasta has only a few ingredients, but together they make an incredibly satisfying supper. The dish requires nothing more than a big green salad as accompaniment.
Love this dish for its short cooking time. Just add a green salad or seasonal vegetable and the meal is complete. Included are some variations to keep the recipe interesting in case you find yourself making it over and over again.
Notes: The heat from the hot pasta partly cooks the eggs. If you are concerned about eating raw or undercooked eggs, use 1/2 cup pasteurized eggs in lieu of fresh.
Guests can sip this festive, zesty soup from small cups or glasses. Notes: PimentÃ³n de La Vera is a Spanish paprika that adds a smoky, sweet intensity, but Hungarian or regular paprika work too. Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes.
This dough makes enough for two pizzas, so you can freeze half the dough for another day. If you freeze it, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight, or on the counter for 1 1/2 hours. Unlike other bread dough, pizza dough needs to rise only once. After rising, simply punch it down, then let it rest for 15 minutes before rolling or stretching to the desired shape. If you like, you can let the dough rise in a floured zip-close freezer bag in the refrigerator overnight. You'll find it easiest to roll out or stretch dough when its room temperature.
Quick cook beef barley soup!
This is a mild, Asian-inspired marinade that complements the mild flavor of Mahi Mahi. Great summer dish, would be good on any mild fish.
Great with just a side of asparagus!
Placing fresh herbs, garlic and onion in the cavity infuses the chicken with subtle yet wonderful flavor and aroma.
Best rice ever, try stuffing in a cornish game hen!
Really quick and good oven-roasted french fries. Quick tip: Use the spray extra virgin olive oil and make even healthier!
One of my favorites. Quick and easy to do!
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