This marvelous sauce is the reason you grow your own tomatoes. Dice a few and add minced garlic, fresh basil and the best quality olive oil you can buy. Let the heady mixture rest at room temperature for a few hours, then toss with hot pasta.
You can use yellow, white, or red miso paste for the soup, depending on your preference. You will also need dashi, which is made of dried kelp (seaweed) and dried bonito (fish), and can be purchased in granules or powder form in conveniently-sized jars.
These easy and tasty muffins are a glorious way to start any day. They combine the great taste and chewy texture of carrots with the wonderful flavors of apple, raisins, coconut, walnuts, and cinnamon.
A fun kids' treat for a campout or picnic, each foil packet contains a little sponge cake filled with pineapple and topped with brown sugar and maraschino cherries. They're baked right in the campfire.
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.
A baked cookie crust is spread with cream cheese and whipped topping, and fresh fruit is spiraled onto the top. A sweetened, citrus glaze is then spooned over the fruit. Chill this sweet pizza before serving.
Drench cooked macaroni with your favorite Italian dressing, then let it marinate overnight. The next day, stir in a tasty mix of sour cream, mayonnaise and garlic powder, add crunchy onions and celery, toss in some tuna and chill before serving.