Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Sweet pumpkin dip goes great with chunks of fruit
To ease the transition of summer into fall, this week's recipe takes something that's about to come into season -- pumpkins -- and mix it with the season's best fruit: apple slices. Or...serve it with ginger snaps or vanilla wafers. Sweet pumpkin dip comes from verybestbaking.com and takes only 5 minutes to make. Hollow out a little pumpkin to serve it in if you're feeling especially Martha Stewart-ish. Ingredients Directions Beat cream cheese and pumpkin in large mixer bowl until smooth. Add sugar, cinnamon and ginger; mix thoroughly. Cover; refrigerate for 1 hour. NOTE: For a lower-fat version of this recipe, substitute light cream cheese (Neufchâtel) for cream cheese. Source: www.verybestbaking.com
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
This soup recipe takes canned cherries, so there's no pitting involved.
On the heels of last week's very successful recipe for baked zucchini chips -- and they were really, really good...anybody else try them? -- the Patch research team has found another summer recipe on which we are crushing heavily. Do you have a favorite cold soup or other summer recipe? Share it with us: email to firstname.lastname@example.org tell us in the comments! This week, cool off with a bowl of soup. Yes, the same thing that keeps you warm in the winter can cool you off in the summer. While we have tried to keep most of the recipes pretty healthy, this is not a low-calorie idea, but it's fun for an infrequent treat. Allrecipes.com is the source of this soup that just screams summer: Ingredients Directions This recipe yields three …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Zucchini is plentiful this time of year -- and so good -- that you need several recipes to handle it all.
My favorite zucchini story actually belongs to Garrison Keillor of "Prairie Home Companion" fame. He tells of a day set aside each year in Lake Wobegon on which neighbors blessed with bountiful zucchini crops "shared" with neighbors by leaving bags of it on doorsteps. If I recall, it's the only time the people of the mythical town locked their doors. Do you have a favorite zucchini or other summer recipe? Share it with us: email to email@example.com tell us in the comments! So it's good to have a few zucchini recipes on hand for the harvest. Recipes for breads and muffins, a chocolate cake, lasagna and cheesy sautes abound. Health magazine actually had one that I have not seen before, though it's not hard at all: Ingredients …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Grilled vegetables are good for you and so easy.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
We're well into the dog days now, usually defined at July 15 - Aug. 15, so we'll take anything right now to make the days feel a little less like we're walking through the dense humidity. Vegetables are always good. And anything on the grill is good, so vegetables on the grill must be excellent, right? This week we don't even focus in on just one. From Taste of Home has a great recipe for a colorful bunch: Ingredients Directions Source: Tasteofhome.com
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Ice cream is the only food that makes sense this week. Just add cookies.
It's too hot to cook. We really don't even need to say that. Ice cream is really the only food that makes sense this week, right? So here's more than a recipe for you: it's a memory maker. Kids love these and they actually remember them decades later. And when they have their own kids and pull out some of the things they liked as kids to share with their own, it won't be the whole grain bran muffins. Sorry, some things just need to be said. With thanks to delish.com, here's the one my kids remember in a good way: Ingredients Directions Ok, so there's a bit of baking involved IF you make your own cookies, but there are some really nice cookies at the grocery store that make these ice cream sandwiches just as tasty. Think about it. Do you …