Hearty tubes of cooked manicotti are stuffed with an opulent blend of ricotta, mozzarella and Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream, bread crumbs and parsley. Bake the stuffed pasta blanketed with spaghetti sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese.
A refreshing and authentic Mexican shrimp cocktail with plenty of spicy flavors makes a perfect starter or a light meal on a hot summer day. Serve it chilled with saltine crackers on the side. The trick is to start with well-chilled shrimp, ketchup, and clam-tomato juice so it can be ready after only chilling 1 hour in the fridge.
The secret to making less expensive cuts of meat tender is a good marinade. This one fits the bill. Mix up soy sauce, vegetable oil, ketchup, oregano, and three cloves of garlic, and then marinate the meat overnight. Grill, and slice on the diagonal.
You can prepare this flavorful fava bean salad made with tomatoes, onion, and cucumber tossed with fresh parsley, lemon juice and olive oil in minutes. Makes a great, simple, side dish for traditional Middle Eastern meals.
A light summery vegetable salad just right as a side dish at a BBQ or main dish for a simple luncheon. The first time I made this for a family dinner, my Mom and I ate it ALL before the dinner started, it was so delicious!