Best Sweet and Sour Sauce
This is the best sweet and sour sauce! It's quick and easy to make. Feel free to make substitutions. You can substitute ketchup for chili sauce and cider vinegar for wine vinegar; still tastes great. I usually double the recipe.
This homemade salami is good for party trays. It can be served on platter with sliced cheese and crackers, or just eaten in a sandwich.
Lemon-Parsley Green Beans
This is a delicious lemony, fried green bean recipe. I found it while shopping one Saturday at the local produce market.
Japanese Restaurant Cucumber Salad
Simple and easy to make, with a sweet and spicy dressing that adds a refreshing bite. This recipe comes from a lovely, now-elderly Japanese woman friend who was a second-generation immigrant and patiently endured internment during WWII as a young girl. The cucumber salad is similar to sunomo in Japanese restaurants, but a bit more assertive. The ingredients are available in the Asian or ethnic foods sections of most metropolitan grocery stores. If you're diabetic, use sugar substitute instead of sugar with the same results. Original recipe called for 1 teaspoon MSG also.
Orange Pecan French Toast
My husband and I were vacationing recently and had this lovely French toast at a bed and breakfast. When we came back home, I kept missing it so I called them up and requested it. They actually gave me the recipe over the phone! I generally halve the recipe for my husband and I, and bake it in an 8 inch square pan. Reheats well in the toaster oven. I served it to my in-laws recently and they loved it. Serve with a little sweetened whipped cream and berries!
Quinoa and Honey Mustard Chicken Slow Cooker Meal
This goes into the cooker quickly, with no precooking and chicken straight from the freezer! I like to put it in before we leave for church so I can come home to a nice meal.
Carrot Salad Sandwiches
This is by far my kid's favorite lunch (some prefer it without the celery) Someone requests it for our menu every week!
Whole Wheat Sourdough Biscuits
These are perfectly fluffy and tasty biscuits that go together quick. Perfect for topping a pot pie or putting under sausage and gravy. When I made them with half white flour, they reminded me of Kentucky Fried Chicken's biscuits.
All Beef Sausage Patties
This is our standard breakfast sausage. we have issues with pork so it makes a great stand-in.