“easy sweet desserts”

Add the diced tomatoes (with juices), oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, salt, and some freshly cracked pepper to the skillet with the onions and garlic. Stir to combine. Add the tomato paste and a 1/2 cup of water to the skillet and stir until the tomato paste is dissolved into the sauce.
Quinoa is a superstar “grain” (technically, it’s a seed) that provides as much protein as meat, but without the fat or cholesterol. Here, it’s dressed up with raisins, steamed broccoli, and chopped almonds.
The meatballs were fantastic! Although, next time I would double the amount of sauce. You must use San Marzano tomatos with for the sauce, and don’t be fooled by the “San Marzano” brand– find the can that says grown in Italy. The sauce recipe is very similar to Marcella Hazan’s recipe– it is supposed to be simple and let the ingredients shine. http://www.nytimes.com/recipes/1015178/marcella-hazans-tomato-sauce.html
This recipe is delicious!! I’ve made it a couple times and my family basically inhales it it’s so good!. I usually add more garlic than the recipe calls for because we really like garlic. I also usually add chopped onion and have added chopped broccoli or bell pepper as well. I don’t think you can really go wrong with this recipe!
When I know I’m going to have a ground beef Crockpot Freezer Meals cooking session, I can buy my ground beef in bulk.  I do that by buying a side of beef from a local farmer or by purchasing a case at Sam’s club, in the meat market.
Oh my gosh! Delicious! I never made them before but wanted to try and your recipe was spot on! My daughter and I ate every bite! Thanks sooo much for sharing! #food #delicious #meatballs #swedishmeatballs #loveandcooking #sharing
Nothing says summer in the South quite like peaches, and of course we think everything goes better with bacon, so the Bacon, Peach, and Basil Burgers are a fresh-off-the-fire sensation. We recommend ground sirloin here because it’s lean, which causes fewer flare-ups on the grill. Chopped pickled jalapeños and their juice ramp up the flavor, while bacon, and tangy-sweet chutney balance the heat. Soft and creamy goat cheese, an unexpected addition, adds just the right amount of smooth flavor to these amazingly balanced burgers.
After draining the pasta, I added it to the cooked chicken and topped it with the Chunky Bruschetta Finishing Sauce and couple of tablespoons of grated parmesan – covered it, and a few minutes later, din din was ready!
I like to spend time in the garden, so I look for recipes that don’t require hours in the kitchen. This savory Southwestern pie has a short list of ingredients and is a snap to prepare. —Doris Gill, Sargent, Nebraska
The addition of lean ground beef and ditalini pasta make this soup hearty enough to satisfy even the biggest appetites. It is loaded with fiber from the veggies and beans. If you want to make it super lean and mean, it would be delicious with lean ground turkey.
I just made these and they turned out great… for the most part. Lol I’m not patient so I put the first batch in when they had only been cooled for a few minutes in the fridge. I have a feeling that’s what most of the people who said they failed did. My first batch was this and tried to fall apart. But the rest of them (that got put in the fridge longer) looked perfect and they all taste great. 😃
Inspired by the classic Greek comfort dish known as pastitsio, this pasta casserole uses fresh and flavorful ingredients. It mixes the classic flavors of ground beef, onion, and garlic, with oregano and two rich cheeses: Parmesan and mozzarella. So bake a dish of this comfort-food favorite, and in under 30 minutes you can settle in for a warm, delicious, family meal. For an easy weeknight dinner, you can even make this ahead and freeze it.
This brownie cookie recipe is all of the good parts of a brownie- crackly crust, fudgy middles, chewy edges, & intense chocolate flavor -in one little cookie! Also, if check out the how-to video right above the recipe. 
In 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook mushrooms, onions and garlic in butter 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Remove from skillet to small bowl; set aside.
Cookies, brownies, and bars are always crowd-pleasers—and great handmade gifts for friends and family during the holidays or for other special occasions. We love cookie recipes with a special Southern twist: Red Velvet Thumbprints, Cornmeal Thumbprints with Tomato Jam, Tea Cakes, and Swoon Pies (our take on Moon Pies). But, we crave classics like chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, or white chocolate chip cookies just as much. Get really creative—not to mention decadent—with brownie and bar recipes like Pecan Pie Bars, Bayou Brownies, Mudslide Brownies, Death by Caramel Bars, and Kitchen Sink Brownies (which have a little of everything but the sink in them). During the holidays, try our cookie, bar, and brownie spins on favorite holiday flavors: Glazed Fruitcake Bars, Layered Eggnog Blondies, Coconut Snowballs, Chocolate Peppermint Crackle, and Pecan Pralines. With so many recipes to choose from, you can fill your cookie jar year-round. Keep ice cream in the freezer, and always have an easy answer when somebody asks, “What’s for dessert?”
I LOVE pasta! I mean, who doesn’t?! It can be made into so many different recipes – from salads to main courses, and is always delicious!! I mean, yes, they have carbs, but this girl needs them in her life because I cook with them ALL the time. In fact, now that I think about it, we usually have pasta at least once a week. From Spaghetti to Fettuccine Alfredo, it’s something the whole family loves so we have it quite often. This next dish is another one of those dishes you can add to the meal plan, because it’s simple and definitely delicious. This Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta is great on it’s own but could be even heartier if you add chicken or another favorite meat to eat.
This recipe is amazing! I made the meatballs for a housewarming party and literally everyone loved them! My only modification was not using 100% of the tomato paste and sauce, so that the tomato flavor wouldn’t overwhelm the meatballs. But besides that, I followed everything else exactly, and this is now one of my top go-to recipes to prepare! Thank you!
Thank you Suzanne. You have to forgive me because you did a meatball post for YOURS!! I couldn’t help myself! I wanted to try chicken parmesan subs, gourmet style, until I realized that I have no idea how to do that. HA! Bobby Flay’s meatballs were too tempting. I’m LOVING the sauce from Uncle Steve’s, woooohooo! Thanks for visiting, I hope you’re having a great week!
This had a lot more flavor than I expected; DH loved the heartiness of this. I diced in mushrooms I needed to use, added extra garlic, and used brown rice. B/c of the brown rice, I needed about a cup more of water and about 20 min more cooking time. This is a great weeknight staple. I paired with a tossed salad and green beans.
I don’t care what I do or how many times I throw this together, I always—always wind up with 25 meatballs. And I’m always searching for the hidden significance in that number. What does it all mean? Why don’t I ever wind up with 24 meatballs, or 26?
To make the meatballs, combine meat, garlic, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, eggs, salt, pepper, parsley, and a splash of milk in a mixing bowl. Mix together well with hands. Roll into 25 1 1/2-inch balls and place on a cookie sheet. Place cookie sheet into the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes to firm up.
This recipe sounds so good! Did anyone weigh the ingredients? My tablespoons all have different sizes and I don’t know how much butter I need to add. I would also bet that 1 stick of butter is not the same size in Europe and the states. 🙂
I made these cookies for my gf and decided to try one for myself to see how bad they really were, but before I knew it I finished the whole batch, now I’m single and every so slightly squishier. Truly the worst cookies I’ve ever had, would definitely recommend.
This was a really good, fresh tasting dish!! I cooked some baby bella mushrooms with a little dried basil and pepper on the side then added to tomato mixture. I also used a little extra tomato sauce (depends on your preference of the sauce’s consistency) and only 1/3 cup of balsamic.
This reader recipe was developed by Mollie Lee of San Jose, California. Lee said, “I am originally from Nebraska; one of my favorite places to eat is a small chain of sandwich restaurants called Runza. They are famous for their pillowlike beef and cabbage sandwiches. Since my husband is Korean, I created these pairing the traditional filling ingredients and flavors from his culture. These make a great snack.”
I decided to try these meatballs yesterday and they turned out amazing! My fiance is very picky but he couldn’t stop eating them. My brother saw pictures of the ones I made and I have to make them for him in a few days. Thank you for sharing this easy and unbelievably good recipe.
“I found this in Better Homes and Gardens Low-Cost Cooking cookbook. I’ve had the cookbook for about 25 years and only recently discovered this recipe. It’s one of those recipes that I make just about anytime because I always have the ingredients on hand and my family (especially my youngest son) loves it!”
Hi Susan, love that idea. I’m sure it’s possible. Maybe just switch out like a 1/2 cup or 3/4 cup of old-fashioned oatmeal with the the same measurements of flour? I would love to know how they turn out! 🙂
Four-ingredient gems with a flavorful burst of strawberry jam tucked inside, these little treats are the big attraction at the annual Kolache Festival. Yes, you read that correctly, there is an entire festival dedicated to one sweet treat. This Caldwell, Texas, event is more than 20 years old and is hosted by proud descendants of early Czechoslovakian immigrants to Central Texas. The recipe could not be easier: butter, cream cheese, flour, and jam combine to make the Jam Kolache a crunchy, fruity, light delight. Folding the edges in makes these simple cookies beautiful as well. They look good, and they taste even better. That is the mark of a great cookie.
My One-Pan Asian Beef and Rice Skillet is on regular rotation at our house, but last week, I was craving something similar…yet different.🤔 Luckily, inspiration hit when I decided to call upon the flavors of a beloved Chinese restaurant classic for a new, shortcut, ground beef dinner idea.
These were really good. I had to make some substitutions for what I had but they still turned out great. I used crushed crackers instead of of bread crumbs, Mozzarella cheese instead of parmesan, dried basil instead of fresh, and I added some thyme. It turned out delicious!
Making Mexican lasagna means you are getting the best of both flavor worlds on your table at one time, and this delicious ground beef recipe shows you how to put it all together. To let your lasagna go Mexican you’ll be layering ground beef and sausage with corn tortillas, tomatoes, green chiles, enchilada sauce, and cheese. It tastes even more delicious than it sounds! And since this is a one of our favorite quick-fix suppers, this ground beef sensation is a convenient weeknight dinner that the kids will love as much as the grownups. So take your pasta south of the border and start layering your Mexican lasagna now.
This is so good! I cooked this for dinner tonight. We don’t have linguine pasta so I used spaghetti noodles instead but it is still delicious. The red pepper flakes makes a huge difference. Thank you so much. The family loves it.