In this rendition, pineapple gets a boost from brown sugar, while vinegar and soy sauce team up for the tangy aspect. Green peppers, celery, and water chestnuts join chicken in this easy one-skillet dish.
The secret to this marvelous manicotti is in the chill. After stuffing cooked pasta with a tasty blend of spinach, Parmesan, mozzarella and a dash of sugar, arrange tomato sauce and shells in a baking dish and chill overnight. Bake it the next day!
An authentic recipe that takes 2 days. Have yours 2-way (served on a big plate of spaghetti); 3-way (add shredded Cheddar cheese); 4-way (add chopped raw onion on top of the cheese); or the big 5-way serving, everything plus a topping of kidney beans.
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.
Shrimp is marinated in lime juice to cook, then mixed with tomato, cilantro, onion and a special sauce. You can save a couple of whole shrimps to dangle on the edge of the tumbler for a special presentation. The lime and the cilantro are the key, and of course fresh shrimp.
The dressing in this spinach and strawberry salad is fabulous. It begins with vinegar and olive oil and goes on from there with sugar, bits of onion, Worcestershire, sesame seeds, paprika, and poppy seeds. It 's chilled before serving so all of the flavors mingle nicely.