Rhubarb is sweetened and topped with a crunchy oat topping in this delicious and easy to make pie. A dear family friend always grew rhubarb and made this pie with her bounty each year. People are skeptical when they hear it is a rhubarb pie without strawberries but after only one taste, they understand the magic of this pie. Serve with vanilla ice cream for added sweetness!
This one-pot soup doesn't take a lot of time, but it sure tastes like it does. Italian sausage, chopped spinach, and orzo pasta combine with green pepper, onions, and garlic, in a chicken broth and tomato soup.
This is a different, sweet salsa that is perfect for summer and receives rave reviews! It stars sweet white corn and black beans, with red onion, red pepper, sugar, and the crisp tang of rice wine vinegar. Serve with chips.
This classic potato and onion 'omelet' is eaten all over Spain. This version includes roasted red peppers and Spanish serrano ham. Since it's served at room temperature, this delicious starter can be made well in advance of your guest's arrival.
Assemble the ingredients the night before, and bake this casserole in the morning. Stand back and wait for the compliments. I've made it with fat free cottage cheese, egg substitute, and reduced fat sausage; the taste is still wonderful!
This is a home-style South Indian shrimp curry recipe from my husband's family. It is simple and quick to make. It contains no coconut so is not sweet, just mostly juicy and as hot as you like it. Serve with basmati rice or an Indian flatbread.
Tri-tip is a California central coast specialty, claimed to have been first introduced in the Santa Maria area. This recipe adds dill, sage, and rosemary to the basic Santa Maria recipe. Tri tip is a flavorful cut of meat that really shines when it is slow grill-roasted or smoked. Great with a green salad or layered onto French bread for a juicy beef sandwich.