Enjoyed the Chiles Stuffed with Beans! I added some grated cheddar cheese as well. :)
Sounds quite delightful, dear Cathleen - I have not made them yet but I will soon. You cannot go wrong with adding some lovely Cheddar cheese!
The kids adored the Pasta with new potatoes, green beans and pesto (page 256) and they even brought the left-overs to school the next day. A wonderful hearty past dish with lots of flavor and possibilties to play around with the pesto part as well as the added veg. No need to serve anything else with this dish, it it rather substantial.
The Cannelli bean hummus (page 300) has become one of my "go-to cupboard item dips" - it is wonderful with the flatbread as well as with fresh vegtables for dipping - easy to prepare and if you enjoy the taste of puréed white beans in a satisfying dip, this recipe is for you and your family.
I made the pasta with pesto last night. It was good, but would have been even better if I had put enough salt. It always amazes me how much salt potatoes need! I'm glad to hear that you liked the dip so much. I'm hoping to try it soon.P.S. Andrea, yes, I received your lovely package. Thank you, thank you. I just sent you a card, hopefully it will arrive soon.
Absolutely, Jora - what do professional cooks often say "potatoes eat salt..." that said, the degree of saltiness in this recipe depends a bit upon the kind of pesto you make or how salty that pesto actually is - if the pesto is rather bold tasting, there seems to be less salt required for the final dish - I am glad that you had a chance to make this dish and shared your impression!Thank you for letting me know abou tthe package - I am always worried for nothing about them not arriving in your neck of the woods.Andrea
The Upside-down onion tart (page 218) is utterly delightful - enjoy the sweetness of caramelized onions combined with the slight saltiness of puff pastry (store bought or not) and you are in for a treat. Plus it is a real looker!
So looking forward to the onion tart! Unfortunately, it will probably only be me that will be consuming it... hubby is not a fan of onions. Will probably make a mini version. Oh, I made the celery gratin - surprisingly delish!
Cathleen, the onions get very sweet - so, maybe your hubby might take a bite after all - you just never know! Otherwise, you will enjoy it all by yourself - which is not too bad either. Besides, a mini version sounds very photogenic to me!