Gatherings - recipes perfect for entertaining a crowd and fast enough for every day meals.
Gatherings appetizers range from the classic cheeseball to the spectacular parmesan ham swirls. The roasted pepper and onion dip is excellent as both a veggie dip and as a spread on sliced baguette. Fruit is not to be forgotten with the Kahlua dip, or tropical coconut dip.
The soups include the heartwarming ham chowder all the way to the summery cinnamon peach soup. The sweet potato soup featuring cashews is one not to be missed.
Salads for all occasion like my most requested mandarin orange salad will soon become a family favorite. The hearty taco salad is a quick meal all in itself.
Vibrant grilled vegetables add colour to any plate. They can be made in ten minutes or less. Cheezy vegetable casserole will tempt even the pickiest of eaters.
Fabulous fettuccine will have then coming back for more. Everyone will be asking for the secret ingredient in the spaghetti sauce.
Most of the meats can be prepared in advance, just to pop them in the oven, or ready for a quick barbeque. The chicken in garlic bread will surprise everyone when you open the loaf. Two parts of a meal in one.
All the ingredients in Gatherings are easily accessible. Most are so common that you would have them on hand in the pantry. No unnecessary trips to the grocery store. No need to go searching for specialty stores either. Extraordinary meals out of every day ingredients.
Gatherings recipes can be made in advance and freeze well. The recipes are written easy enough for the inexperienced cook to follow and fabulous enough for the most experienced chef. May my favorites become yours too. Good food, good friends, good gatherings.