Fans of the Harry Potter series of books are familiar with the protagonists’ beloved butterbeer, but no actual recipe for it is included in the books. I love the books, so I hope you will enjoy my speculative concoction.
Are you a dunker? Swap your biscotti for these delicious Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies. These cookies get added crunch from crispy rice cereal (think Rice Krispies®), making them perfect for dipping into coffee, tea, or milk. They hold up well, so they are an excellent choice for gifts.
40 Clove Garlic Brisket is an adaptation of Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic, swapping beef brisket for the chicken. Personally speaking, I love it even more than the chicken. Do not be afraid of the large amount of garlic. Roasted whole garlic cloves have a delicious mild nutty taste with just a hint of garlic flavor.
Ham Broccoli Macaroni & Cheese takes the ultimate comfort food to full meal status. In this version, I’ve added ham as a protein, along with broccoli as the vegetable for a full meal version. Did I mention the crowning glory, bacon?
If you like fuzzy navel cocktails, you will adore Fuzzy Navel Cake made with peaches, cherries, orange juice, and peach schnapps. It makes an attractive presentation on the table as well as tastes like heaven.
Scrumptious Drunken Spareribs let you enjoy barbecue year-round, whether you have a grill or not. Whip up the simple homemade bourbon barbecue sauce to baste the ribs, and voila! Tender and delicious barbecue ribs made in your oven.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole takes ordinary ingredients that you probably have on hand and turns them into a meal to please the entire family. Here I’ve combined this concept into a casserole using cooked chicken in a stuffing crust, then added broccoli and mushrooms to round it out as a one-dish meal.
Italian Wedding Soup is a comfort food favorite in many households, and this version is packed with flavor. The little chicken meatballs are far from bland, thanks to a nice little kick from Italian sausage. The pasta stretches the soup and makes it filling while the spinach adds color and nutrition.