Making banana pudding is as easy as whipping up some instant pudding and adding bananas, Nilla wafers, and Cool Whip. Even the slightest homemade spin on this classic American dessert will wow guests at a Memorial Day barbecue or Summer soiree.Curious as to how complicated banana pudding can get, I happened upon a brilliant bourbon-spiked recipe with glazed pecans and homemade sponge cake. Or, you can kick it old-school with something closer to the original Southern variety, courtesy of Paula Deen. To get both recipes, read more
When the weather warms up, I crave fresh, flavorful dishes like Chinese chicken salad. It makes a great meal because it's filling, crunchy, and delicious.
Every home cook should master a couple of basic salad recipes, and since Chinese chicken is so popular, it's a great dish to add to your repertoire.
I've found two recipes — both are straight forward, simple, and scrumptious — for you to check out so read more
One way to take advantage of Spring's glorious bounty of asparagus is to make a tart. A savory tart that highlights the pure flavor of asparagus is welcome on any Easter menu. Both scrumptious and versatile, an asparagus tart can be served as a side, a dinner, or as a part of a brunch buffet.
Since we all have different levels of culinary confidence, I've found two delicious recipes. One takes advantage of frozen puff pastry and the other makes it from scratch. Choose which one suits your cookery needs or get inspired and make your own variation. For the recipes, read more
If you are sick of heavy chocolate desserts, consider making a trifle for your next dinner party. A cold dish that is best when made in advance, a trifle consists of layers of cake, custard, fruits, whipped cream, and syrup. While the variations are endless, most trifles are served in a large, clear glass dish. I've found two recipes for you to experiment with — one uses help from the grocery store and the other is one hundred percent homemade — give both a try or combine elements from each recipe to make your own special trifle. To get started, read more
The other day DearSugar asked me to check out a recipe she was considering making. While the dish — chicken lettuce wraps with Asian flavors — sounded delicious, the recipe was unclear and difficult to follow.
Later that same day, I found myself grubbing on Betelnut's lettuce wraps thinking, I need to find a better recipe! Luckily, I've found two recipes. They are both straight-forward and delectable. One involves more ingredients, making it a little more complicated. Check out the two and choose which appetizer recipe suits your needs when you read more
I make chili around the Super Bowl and I enjoy cooking up jambalaya to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Jambalaya is a signature Creole dish that combines a variety of ingredients ranging from poultry and sausage to shellfish and green peppers. This classic one-pot rice dish is a must for every cook's recipe collection. It's hearty, scrumptious, and great for entertaining a crowd. I've got two recipes for you to choose from, all you have to do is read more