I have to say, this book holds a special place in my heart because it started my love-affair with JoAnna's recipes and her common sense approach to my weight struggle, family searching edible recipes. I borrowed it from the library and needless to say, they almost never got it back!
My favorites are:
Basic Vegetable soup p.55 -a good, very low calorie first course soup.
Mexican Corn Salad p.84 -a good corn salad
Creamy Corn Scallop p.131 -I love to make this anytime of the year, but especially in the summer. I bake it ahead in the morning and zap it in the microwave just before serving. Great with BBQ's.
Mexicalli Pie p.150 -if you haven't tried it, what are you waiting for?!
Healthy Jo's™ p.156 -Just perfect and so easy!
Chicken Pot Casserole p.161 -almost like pot pie. I noted mushrooms would be a good add.
Party Turkey Tetrazzini p.166 -a whole family favorite.
Becky's Southern Banana-Butterscotch Cream Pie p.207 -5 stars!
Frost on the Pumpkin Patch Pie p.207 -very, very good and the coconut on top is so cute like snow. Filling is perfect. Be careful not to use too much spice.
Triple-Layer Party Pie p.209 -a quick cute butterscotch - chocolate pie.
Almond Rejoice Pie p.212 -a good chocolate cream pie
"Grandma's Lemonade" p.231 - A MUST try. This is as close to the perfect lemonade I can remember, which is from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. I thought it would be weird to blitz the peel and seeds, but that's actually the secret.
Blueberry Yogurt Muffins p.226 -very good flavor, needs a tad more sweetener and do not overbake.
Macho Man Dip p.228 -a party dip for sure. Great to dip celery.
Salsa Dip p.227 -my fave holiday gathering dip when a thicker dip than Macho Man Dip is needed.
I very much want to try one of JoAnna's favorites, Fire and Ice Pasta Salad p.93. Its getting warm here (supposed to be 105° tomorrow) and I should make it either tomorrow or for Memorial Day. -actually, I need to try a lot of recipes. You should see the 'dog-ears'!
Edited by: ITSRANDELLA at: 5/16/2009 (20:49)
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