Category Archive: Friend’s Recipes

Recipes shared by friends.

Alternative to Canning Tomatoes

An easy alternative to canning tomatoes.   Canning your own sauce is awesome for the freshness, but I hate canning. It’s hot, messy, and time consuming. Not to mention, buying the tools gets expensive. An old friend of mine taught me this alternative way to canning tomato sauce. I’ve been doing it for years. It’s …

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Bruschetta Dip. Great for Parties.

  WOW your friends with this cool and easy dip. It’s awesome for picnics. This yummy idea was inspired by, Monica Sieber from Pittsburgh, PA. Thanks girl. We love it! You’ll Need: 3 (14.5 oz.) cans of diced tomatoes 2 (8 oz.) bricks of cream cheese 8-10 garlic gloves, crushed 1 cup of fresh basil, …

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Spicy Sesame Noodles or Green Beans

  This is a great sauce you can use on noodles or even green beans. You’ll Need 1 pound of fettuccine or linguini style noodles (or 2 pounds of french cut green beans) 4 tablespoons of roasted sesame seeds 4 tablespoons of sesame oil 1 tablespoon of Chinese chili paste (optional if you do not …

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Top Secret’s Benihana Ginger Salad Dressing by Todd Wilbur

  Recently, our friend Val sent in a request, “Dear Girl, I just love the ginger dressing you get from Hibachi restaurants.  Any ideas?” Why, yes I do! Whenever I eat at a Japanese restaurant, I look forward to the ginger dressing; always requesting extra. I even use the dressing for dipping crusty breads, and …

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Caramelized Lace – For any dessert!

  For my Mother’s Day dinner, I served baby back ribs and shrimp scampi along with this sweet delight for dessert. This idea came to me when I heard the story of Glen and his mom loving a dessert, they once shared, with a crunchy lace topping. They tried to explain it several times to …

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Corona ‘Hot Stuff’ed Banana Peppers

  It was a co-worker’s Birthday, and he just loves my stuffed banana peppers. I thought I would make him a batch. A prepared dish can make the best gifts. Sure a sparkling bobble is nice, but homemade is by far my favorite gift of all. It warms me to know that someone took the …

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