I had a sign in my kitchen forever (that eventually fell to pieces) that I bought at a dollar store for $2. It was a woman baking in the kitchen with the caption "No recipe's complete until you add some love." And that's how many of us fell in love with cooking in the first place - and what keeps us looking for new recipes to love (and share with those we love). Here's a few for you to try this week:
Arvind brings us Amenana, the food of the gods, this week. It's an ancient high-energy food from the South Pacific.
A Weight Lifted brings offers Mediterranean Focaccia. (And it's a kid-kitchen-friendly recipe, so you can let the kids share in your love of cooking too.)
Esther brings love to a different level with her Solar Cooker Tuna Omelet.
Jennie gives us two recipes her grandmother shared during a recent family visit: Good-For-You Chocolate Cherry Clusters and Lemonade Cake.
Hunter offers the coffee liquer recipe his father swears is an old family recipe.
You gotta love a recipe so easy it feels like cheating. And me-ander offers just such an applesauce recipe.
Valeree offers Sorrel Soup (using sorrel grown with love by local providers).
For the chicken lovers out there, Chicken Recipes brings you Chicken Garlic and Broccoli Pasta Casserole.
When the weather gets warmer, I love to break out my crockpot. And Crockpot Recipes serves up Crockpot Cornbread Stuffing.
For the meat lovers in the house, try a few beef recipes from World Famous Recipes.
For the chocolate lovers, here is a candy recipe for maple fondant acorns.
Also, I had an impromptu after-work party Friday night - and I had lots of Hersey bars left over from my campout - so I made an equally impromptu Hershey Bar fondue for dessert. Use however many Hershey bars you have. I used 3 Hershey bars and 3 tbsp of light cream for a light dessert for three people (so the ratio is 1 bar/1 tbsp cream). Microwave for 1 min. and stir. Serve with fresh strawberries. Yum!
For the potato chip lovers in your life, here's a recipe for Kale Chips - a healthy alternative.
And for the cheese lovers, Stephanie has a Spinach Pie Quiche made with phyllo dough that looks absolutely scrumptious.
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Mark your calendars! Here are some dates/hosts for future editions:
May 10 - Michele at Meanderings
May 24 - Jennie Weber