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Way down yonder in New Orleans, they enjoy a stuffed sandwich that's big enough to serve a crowd. It's muffaletta which features a stuffed round bread sandwich of cold cuts, olive salad, all pressed into a sandwich extravaganza. This savory treat is just the thing to make ahead and tote to your next picnic. Pick up a country bread at the bakery or make your own (of course!) with Family Picnic Bread. This is filled with quality cold cuts as well as roasted peppers, marinated artichokes, and pimento stuffed olives but feel free to vary the fixings.
This flavorful and nutritious bun is perfect with vegetarian or regular beef or turkey burgers. It showcases the burger but it’s no slouch itself. Far more than a ‘holder’ for other food, this bun can stand on its own.
You dump and layer ingredients. You scoop 'em. You eat 'em. What could be simpler or more manly? To make this girl food, or new age man food, opt for low-fat sour cream. This is a great appetizer or Saturday night video fare. One dip and you get a cornucopia of Tex Mex flavors.
What a great bread! It slices warm and wonderful or toasts beautifully. It's simply and not ooey gooey but sedate with cinnamon and some simple ingredients. This is a breakfast or tea-time bread and might as well make two and tote one to a friend.
These are the real deal - true Irish steel cut oats. Make a big batch once a week and store it in the fridge. This is also bolstered with some wheatgerm and ground flax but you can leave those out if you like and sprinkle them on top on each single hot cereal serving or as I do - sprinkle on some hemp hearts. Just scoop out as much oatmeal as you need, microwave for a minute and lace it with milk, Greek yogurt and maple syrup. The mellow taste of vanilla and maple extract only showcase the natural, buttery taste of the oats. Real oats lower your blood serum cholesterol and a small bowl anchors your appetite so that you don’t have cravings or snack your way to lunch. McCann’s Irish Oatmeal is the best for this; it still comes in a beautiful collector can/tin of white, gold and black. Visit www.mccanns.ie
There are many versions of this standard pastry wrapped mashed potato entrée. This is pretty traditional and as good as any knishes off a New York street vendor. If your kids or anyone else doesn’t like onions or a pronounced onion taste, omit the sautéed onions and use the onion powder called for. This makes tons of little knishes or about 2 dozen hefty, grandma styled knishes. If you were really busy, you could even use boxed mashed potatoes for a shortcut and still have amazing knishes. You can also use storebought puff pastry or Sour Cream Mock Puff Pastry.
Date squares may seem so yesteryear but frankly, between the goodness of dried dates, the wonders of tasty/healthy oatmeal, butter and brown sugar, and a touch of orange, they are state of the art baking. Many foods are called comfort foods but this one has earned it halo. When's the last time you made date squares? It's that time again.
Warm, slightly spiced with cinnamon and oranges, this is a heart-warming brew after you rake the leaves. It features spice, apples and a few other goodies and is the most soothing exlixir you can imagine. Makes a wonderful Fall gift too.
These are great for Easter, Passover or a gourmet picnics. A Middle Eastern inspiration and a conversation piece just because they look so unique, these bold-flavored hard cooked eggs are simmered in onion skins, and tea leaves. The flavor is great but the beautiful mosaic of design that results on the egg white packaging is what sells this beauty. Serve with cheese and bread, or cold side salads. If you prefer a pinkish hued egg, check out my recipe for Pickled Eggs.
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These are cheesecake minis. Cheesecake ‘rounds’ or truffles are cut out of a pan of vanilla cheesecake and rolled in chocolate crumbs. This is a symphony of ice cream, cream cool cheesecake and hot fudge. You can also make these in muffin cups but simply cutting them out with a cookie cutter after the cake is chilled make a more elegant look. If you want them for a party, then bake in muffin cups and freeze them up to two weeks ahead.