- Beet-All Pasta Salad
Mix pasta, spinach, beets, onion and walnuts in a salad bowl. Combine maple syrup, vinegar and olive oil in a small jar and shake well. Pour over salad. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until you're ready to eat.
- Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Bananas that are getting past ripe work perfectly in smoothies. Peel them, wrap them in plastic, and freeze them.
- Broiled Trout with Almonds
Farmers across the country raise this sweet, slightly nutty-tasting fish.
- Carrot-Oatmeal Muffins
These muffins are perfect for breakfast or a snack. They get their crunch from chopped walnuts.
- Confetti Wraps
Before rolling, toss thin strips of the ham, turkey, and cheese with the veggies.
- Cream of Broccoli Soup
A flavorful soup that's a snap to prepare.
- Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Bars
You don't have to tell anyone these are homemade, healthy granola bars. Just let your guests enjoy the chewiness of the oats and dense chocolate flavor from the highest-quality dark chocolate you can find.
- Fresh Lemon Broccoli Pesto-Style Sauce
Put all ingredients in blender and blend for about 20 seconds. If mixture is too thick, add a little more vegetable broth. Serve hot or cold.
- Fresh Tomato Sauce
Mix all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use, or use immediately. To make the dipping sauce, put it in a blender and blend on high about 10 seconds.
- Fruited Buckwheat Pancakes
Add chopped peaches after you have poured the pancakes on the griddle.
- Garlic Walnut Sauce
This is a great sauce for meat, fish, fowl, or pasta. You can also use it as a spread for crackers or bread.
- Garlic Whipped Potatoes
Boil potatoes with garlic, then mash with sour cream, and whip until smooth.
- Herb-Crusted Tilapia for Two
The fillets are dipped in Japanese-style breadcrumbs and herbs before cooking.
- Honey-Herb Chicken
These grilled chicken breasts can be served immediately or refrigerated to use in sandwiches later.
- Lime Thyme Chicken
A whole chicken is roasted with Vidalia onions and plum tomatoes, seasoned with lime juice and thyme.
- New York Strip Steak Salad
A 3-ounce serving of the best steak possible is the centerpiece of this large salad. Cook the steak on an indoor, two-sided contact electric grill.
- Oriental Greens
After combining ingredients, cover and chill for two hours before serving.
- Pork Chops with Savory Apples
Apples, onions, and garlic are simmered with chops.
- Pumpkin-Cranberry Gift Loaves
A moist quick bread perfect for the holidays.
- Roasted Asparagus
Roast for 15 to 20 minutes (depending on thickness of asparagus), shaking once to turn spears. Pour on balsamic vinegar and serve hot or at room temperature.
- Red Rosemary Vinegar
To prepare as a gift, strain the vinegar into pretty bottles. Add a fresh sprig of rosemary to each.
- Roasted Vegetables
Roast carrots, turnips, squash, and garlic for about an hour, stirring once or twice.
- Southeastern Seasoned Catfish
Rub the fillets with spices, then broil for about eight minutes, turning once.
- Summer Vegetable Curry
Serve with hot rice and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.
- Stuffed Peppers
This meal is generally lightly seasoned, which allows each diner to add condiments to individual taste.
- Vegetable Dip Mix
These ingredients are in the right proportions for one batch of dip mix. For a gift jar, keep adding a round of all five ingredients until you have enough to fill the jar.
- Cantaloupe Soup
This is a picture-pretty first course for a summer meal. Make in advance and serve chilled.
- Picnic Potato Salad
Flavored with fresh rosemary, this salad is perfect for a summer outing.
- A Fruity Way to End the Meal
Naval oranges, ripe strawberries, and sliced bananas are served with a yogurt-ginger sauce.
- Amish Potatoes with Lima Beans
Cubed potatoes are sautéed with onions and lima beans and seasoned with parsley and paprika.
- Zesty Grilled Chicken with Thyme
Each serving contains about 133 calories, 27 g protein, 2 g fat (14 percent calories from fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 1 g carbohydrates, less than 1 g fiber, and 110 mg sodium.
- Southeastern Fresh Ginger Asian Chicken Noodle Soup
A warm and satisfying soup, with fresh Asian flavors.
- Mushroom Barley Soup
A fast and delicious meal that's perfect for lunch or dinner.
- Crunchy Chicken Salad
The perfect solution for that leftover chicken!
- Skillet Zucchini with Chopped Tomatoes
Fast and easy side dish that's ready in minutes.
- April Fool
A quick English dessert of cooked berries layered with whipped cream.
- Strawberry Spinach Salad
Sweet and savory combine into a delicious Spring salad.
- Strawberry Spread
A healthy topper for toast, waffle or pancakes.
- Seedless Raspberry Sauce
This takes some patience, but you will be rewarded with a rich, seedless sauce, perfect for topping anything from fruit, to meat, to chocolate cake!
- Summer Squash Saute
This recipe takes about 10 minutes to cook, once you’ve cut all your vegetables. It’s a good dish to top pasta or serve with grilled chicken, lean beef, or salmon.
- Frosted Orange Cake
Nothing makes an occasion more festive than a beautifully presented cake.
- Brussels Sprouts with Mushroom Sauce
A perfect dressing for a perfect party vegetable.
- Barley Pilaf
This is a lovely side dish for chicken or fish.
- Updated Macaroni and Cheese
A healthier version of an all-time family favorite.
- Lime Shrimp Kebabs
Add a green salad and fresh corn on the cob and you’re good to go.
- Fruity Nutty Spinach
A salad that provides a host of health benefits.
- Broccoli and Walnut Salad
This nutty salad is chock full of vegetables and complementary flavors.
- Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms with Rosemary
Roasting really brings out the flavors of this delicious combination.
- Blue-Green Canapés
Healthy appetizers for you and your guests.