Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Blue Cheese
Dates are stuffed with blue cheese, wrapped in bacon and baked until crisp. These are delicious and very easy to make for a party. You can serve them at room temperature, so it is okay to make a few hours in advance!
Elaine's Sweet and Tangy Loose Beef BBQ
This recipe is a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants creation. I researched several BBQ recipes online and in my cookbooks and combined bits and pieces of different things I liked about them. The result was a wonderful and tangy loose BBQ for sandwiches that is very easy to make and takes little hands-on time. My in-laws who are in their 70s both said it was the best BBQ they had ever had. It was awesome!
Baked Potato Casserole
This baked potato casserole makes a perfect side dish to bring to large family potlucks, picnics, and celebrations.
These are just like the tamales my Abuelita used to make for special occasions. This recipe makes a lot, but if you're going to go to all the trouble of making tamales from scratch, you might as well have a party! You will need butchers' twine and a large pot with a steamer basket to make these. May be frozen up to 6 months in heavy-duty resealable plastic bags. To reheat, thaw in refrigerator and then steam or microwave until heated through.
Henry and Maudie's Oatmeal Cookies
This makes a nice snack cookie, not necessarily a sweet treat kind of cookie. Good and healthful. For variety add chopped raisins or currants or nuts.
Family Sicilian Sauce and Meatballs
My mother's family originally came from Sicily and every family member makes his or her own version - this version came most recently via Brooklyn. If there are any leftovers, they freeze very well. MANGIA! Serve with red wine and a good loaf of crusty Italian bread.
Easy Sugar Cookies
Quick and easy sugar cookies! They are really good, plain or with candies in them. My friend uses chocolate mints on top, and they're great!
Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sauce (Salsa Verde)
Enchiladas made easy! Garnish with diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and any of your favorites!
Bake-Sale-Worthy Lemon Bars
The next time you need something amazing to contribute to a bake sale, or maybe just a last-minute birthday party, try this simple lemon bars recipe.
Easy Three-Berry Crumble Slab Pie
This informal pie is baked on a sheet pan and serves a crowd! Use frozen berries for a fresh flavor any time of year. You may serve this with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.