Soups & Salads

Broccoli Chowder

Sue Call of Beech Grove, Indiana serves this comforting soup on chilly stay-at-home evenings. Nutmeg seasons the light creamy broth that’s chock-full of tender broccoli florets and diced potatoes. Ingredients: 3 cups fresh broccoli florets 2 cups diced peeled potatoes 2 cups water 1/3 cup sliced green onions 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 3 …

Seafood

Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Ingredients: 12 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/2 cup canola oil 10 cloves garlic 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon ground fennel seed Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 stick unsalted butter 1 large lemon, zested and juiced 1 tablespoon chopped tarragon leaves 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves, plus sprigs for …

Desserts

Chocolate hazelnut mousse

This is the simplest mousse, and we all need a quick mousse recipe for when we want dessert or something sweet. Ingredients: 200g/7oz chocolate hazelnut spread 50ml/2fl oz full-fat milk 600ml/20fl oz double cream 1 tbsp cornflour 3 tbsp icing sugar 100g/3½oz roasted chopped hazelnuts whipped cream, from a can, to serve (optional) cocoa powder, for dusting (optional) Method: Pop the …

Pasta

Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

Ingredients: Sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper 2 cups cauliflower florets 1 pound fettuccine noodles 1 cup 2 percent milk 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 clove garlic, lightly smashed 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan Olive oil, for searing the shrimp 15 to 20 peeled medium shrimp Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish Directions: Bring a …

Desserts

Angel food cake

Create a heavenly mouth-feel with this pretty-in-pink, sugar-petaled angel food cake. INGREDIENTS: 12 egg whites 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar 315g (1 1/2 cups) caster sugar 150g (1 cup) self-raising flour Pink food colouring, to tint 300g (2 cups) icing sugar 2 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon rose water SUGARED ROSE PETALS: 1 medium pink …

Appetizers

Pita Tree Appetizers

Plant a forest of pita bread trees on your table in less than 30 minutes by topping wedges with store-bought guacamole. Ingredients: 4flavored or plain pita folds or pita (pocket) breads (about 6 inches in diameter) 16 thin pretzel sticks, halved 1/2cup fat-free sour cream 1/2 cup guacamole 2tablespoons finely chopped parsley 1/4teaspoon garlic-pepper blend …