Nutty Chocolate Dream Bars start with a cake mix and go together in a snap. The center is a fudgy ganache made with chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. They are topped with an eye-pleasing and tasty vanilla cream drizzle of frosting. Cut these small because they are very rich.
Coke Brisket uses an unusual tenderizing agent: Coke! Cola not only tenderizes this brisket, it also makes a fabulous gravy, flavored with garlic, onion, celery, tomato sauce, and dry onion soup mix. You will not taste the cola, and it is not overly sweet in the least. The gravy is awesome over mashed potatoes, rice, or noodles.
Southwest Potato Frittata will make you want to have breakfast for dinner. Corn, chiles, olives, roasted red peppers, and cilantro give a Southwestern flair to this easy-to-make frittata. Although perfect for breakfast or brunch, this dish is rich and hearty enough for a main meal.
Chicken, Sausage, and Black Olives makes a deliciously different main dish to shake up your humdrum dinner routine. It may seem like a strange combination, but this is so good! The dish is further enhanced with garlic, sweet bell peppers, sweet onion, mushrooms, and just a hint of licorice flavor from tarragon. Serve over rice for a hearty and tasty meal. Did I mention it is fast and easy to make? It is!
Spicy Apple Chip Pork Roast combines sweet and spicy flavors for a new taste sensation. Crispy freeze-dried apple chips are the inspiration for this pork loin roast recipe. The crushed apple chip powder lends a touch of sweetness that balances the heat of the chipotle chile powder. Although the end result is not particularly spicy-hot, if you do not care for heat, the chipotle may be omitted with equally satisfying results.
Apple Pie Streusel Bars takes the hassle out of traditional apple pie while making portion control easy enough to complement a filling meal. Based on a shortbread crust and topped with streusel, they are the perfect size to end the meal and bring comforting thoughts of fall year-round.
Scampi-Style Chicken is a poultry version of the crowd-pleaser, shrimp scampi. Scampi is normally a shrimp dish, but as with many dishes these days, cooks are stretching the meaning. Chicken takes the place of shrimp in this flavorful scampi-style entree. It is a less expensive option for families, and it works quite well with pasta. This goes together fast!
Loco Taco Stuffed Peppers takes an old traditional standby to an entirely new loco bold level. Spicy tortilla chips, salsa, mild green chiles, and rice punch up the beef and sausage stuffing. You can easily vary the heat level through your choices of sausage, chips, and salsa. Check out my notes for variations and substitutions. Olé!