Are you looking for some recipe ideas for dried cherries? Some quick, good ways to use dried sour cherries? Mmmm, they're tart yet sweet. Soft yet chewy. Richly flavored yet good for you. The Montmorency tart cherry is a favorite snack in any of its many forms: fresh, juiced, or dried.
Many days what I could use most are quick dinner ideas. You know, tips for the starting point for a quick easy dinner recipe that can be tossed together in less than 20 minutes. I've always enjoyed watching cooking shows … watching the ease with which they toss beautiful ingredients together, listening to their commentary and tips.
Quick easy cookie recipes. Quick easy chicken recipes. Quick easy casserole recipes. Quick easy meatloaf recipes. What are your favorite quick and easy recipes that you rely on at the last minute? I bet we could each spout quite a few favorites off the top of our head.
Dessert. Especially easy chocolate dessert. It's the part of the meal we wanted to eat first as kids--but were cautioned NOT TO. "Clean your plate if you want dessert ... Eat those lima beans if you think you're gonna have any of that chocolate cake ... How come you can't finish that casserole but you want brownies? Why did you leave that eggplant on your plate if you're gonna eat that pineapple upside-down cake?"
Here comes summer: bring on the quick summer recipes. And bring on the fresh fruit. Summer and fruit is an awesome combination. It's a natural, kinda like kids and candy, black and white, hot dogs and burgers, baseball and apple pie, books and librarians, socks and shoes, well, er, you get the idea. Fruit is also one of the quickest of foods to eat: most of the time it's just wash and go. Even if it's not for dessert, try a spicy salsa with attitude. Or start your day off right with some morning sunshine (see parfait below).
I was looking for quick easy chicken recipes and tofu recipes--easy ones since I didn't have much time to pull a meal together. Was thinking of quick easy recipes AND Greek after eating at a Mediterranean bistro (Baba Ghannouj) when traveling for business in Cary, North Carolina, recently. Such fabulous food! Such a beautiful area! I arrived home wondering why I don't eat Mediterranean-style ALL THE TIME since I love it so much.
Sometimes the quickest meal is an easy Dutch oven recipe. It's one that's mostly hands-off (and 'bakes itself'), even when I'm around the house. And that's especially helpful when I'm working from home. If I'm going to be home for the afternoon but I want to be able to walk from the office into the kitchen and sit down at the table with a minimum of at-the-moment-effort, I make an easy Dutch oven recipe.