White Bread for the Bread Machine
An easy bread machine recipe for a soft, delicious loaf of white bread.
'My husband likes trying different recipes in our bread machine,' notes Debbie McCauley from her home in Little Rock, Arkansas. 'He came up with this pleasant loaf that's sure to appeal to cheese lovers.'
Pork Chops with Fresh Tomato, Onion, Garlic, and Feta
Pan-fried pork chops with tomatoes, onion, and feta cheese. You will not be disappointed with this wonderful recipe. The pork is tender, moist, and full of fresh flavors. Serve with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. It's a favorite in our household.
Mexican Rice with Bell Pepper
This is an excellent Mexican rice recipe with bell peppers (not to be confused with Spanish rice) that I make as a side to serve with all of my Mexican dishes. The key is cooking the rice properly and using good quality chicken broth or stock.
Czech Cabbage Dish
I can only attempt to spell the real name of this dish; Cabushka or something like that! My mother's father was from Czechoslovakia, and he has three sisters who are excellent cooks. I have learned to cook this dish quite happily. At our last reunion, there were three separate bowls with different versions of this same dish; they were all scraped clean!
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.
Hummus is a pureed garbanzo bean dip with Middle Eastern origins. Serve with pita and an assortment of fresh vegetables. This is the secret combination straight from a Boston restaurant. Tahini, or sesame seed paste, can be found in health food stores, gourmet shops and even many grocery stores.
Lahmacun Turkish Pizza
This Turkish-style pizza is a Turkish flat bread layered with a fresh sauce composed of tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, and minced lamb cooked with a flavorful selection of Mediterranean spices. It is normally garnished with fresh salad and a creamy garlic sauce and or a tangy zesty hot red pepper sauce. It is a really light meal, but filling and flavorful. I find it worth the time to make if I can't get it from my favorite Turkish bakery in my old neighborhood in Amsterdam. For the best flavor, make the topping the night before you make the pizza.
This is my version of Turkish kebabs which I made 'off the cuff' after searching unsuccessfully for a recipe online. The original sandwiches are made from meat that is pressed into a loaf and grilled on a rotating spit. The meat is shaved off as it gets crispy and then put into a pita sandwich. My recipe calls for thin slices of meat to be marinated and then broiled to get the same effect without a huge rotating grill. Serve in a warmed pita with goat cheese, tzatziki sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and pepperoncinis.