A fabulously different salad that serves twenty and is beautiful in a bowl. Lots of color and taste sensations. Radicchio, fennel, watercress, and pecans are tossed with a lovely balsamic vinaigrette studded with bits of dried cranberries.
Miss the tarheel tradition of a pig pickin'? Then find yourself a crock pot, a big pork shoulder, some cider vinegar and get cooking! While ground and crushed red pepper will provide the basic heat - go the extra mile and find some Texas Pete (or Trappey's) pepper sauce to bring the taste of Carolina to your kitchen.
Chocolate and almonds top off a rich buttery toffee. A simple recipe that you could easily remember and whip up any time. I always get compliments and requests for more. Use any type of nut that you like in place of the almonds.
Carrots, celery, onions, cabbage, corn, and green beans -- this soup is full of vegetables! With ground beef, beans, and macaroni, a loaf of warm, crusty bread is all you need for a well-rounded dinner.
Beets were my sworn enemy until I tried them like this, it's a great way to use root vegetables. I think the beets add a beautiful red color to the dish, but if it bothers you to serve pinkish vegetables, substitute parsnips, rutabaga, or any similar vegetable; be creative!