Fresh Cherry Limeade

Recipes

A classic party dish, this shrimp cocktail gets a verdant revamp with a spicy green onion- and sour cream-based dipping sauce. Make it with low-fat sour cream, if you like.

Cooking dried beans is low maintenance and a great value. Make sure to plan ahead and allow time for soaking the beans. Serve with hot sauce or salsa, if you like.

Spoon this hot chocolate mix into jars to give as gifts, or keep some on hand in your own pantry for chilly afternoons. For a burst of flavor, try steeping a bag of mint or almond tea in the mug along with the hot chocolate.

Delicious served immediately or the following day -- if it lasts that long.

Rich, crispy puff pastry makes an elegant wrapper for cocktail franks, and the easy sauce of cranberry and Dijon mustard is a wonderful seasonal accompaniment.

We're not supposed to have a favorite, but in our series of dairy-free "nice creams," this peach and banana combo, rich with both almond butter and almondmilk, might just be the standout, especially when summer peaches are extra sweet!

This generous batch of pilaf-style whole grains and braised greens, features a blend of white and red quinoa, millet and buckwheat. You can vary the flavor by serving it with hot sauce, grated parmesan or just lots of black pepper. Try it topped with a poached egg...

Pan-fried potstickers from the freezer are the shortcut to a super-tasty lunch or supper over dark, leafy greens seasoned with sesame oil, oranges and tamari. Serve with brown rice if you wish.

Don't hesitate to use a prepared pie crust to make this dark chocolate-laden pecan pie. Or if you have a bit of extra time on your hands, make your own Simple Pie Crust.

Pages

The flavors in these little hors d'oeuvres exhilarate the palate. Sharp cheddar and chili powder in the polenta, sweet onions in the barbecue sauce, and zesty limes in the avocado sauce come together in one lively bite. Serve these with drinks, or atop lettuce...

Seedless raspberry jam is the unexpected ingredient in the rich pan sauce that accompanies this pork dish. If your rye bread happens to be stale, don’t worry. When it’s a bit dry, it will soak up more juices from the pork.

Smooth cashew butter blended with softened cream cheese and spiced with a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg makes a great dip for fresh fruit. Additional flavors such as vanilla, honey or other favorite spices can be added easily.

The citrus flair from orange marmalade and mandarin oranges deliciously combines with the flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom in this coffee cake. If you don't have a bundt pan on hand, use a 9x13-inch baking pan. Dust the finished cake with powdered...

This complete meal packs a protein punch thanks to the garbanzo beans and tuna. Serve with a glass of chilled white wine, if you like.

Here's a soup that can be put together quickly and offers comforting, warm and spicy flavors. Serve the soup family-style in a large tureen and arrange the garnishes around the table in colorful bowls for everyone to dress up their soup.

Cooking in a pouch, while fancy in appearance, works quite well for a quick weeknight meal. Simply pile vegetables and fish on a square of parchment or foil, seal and bake. The contents will steam and the flavors will blend. Serve with a mound of fluffy rice.

Bring some sunshine to your morning or surprise someone with breakfast in bed by preparing these ranch-style eggs in less than 10 minutes. Top this hot dish with grated cheese, chopped green onions, and sprigs of fresh cilantro, if you like.

Ideal as side dish or brunch feature, these easy-to-prepare tomatoes can be served either warm or at room temperature.

Pages