#Zesty Recipes


Spicy Hot Peanuts

By Deneece Gursky
These are quite spicy and great served on race day with a couple of cold beers....

Zesty Orange Cake

By Nanay's Cakes
We were baking basic butter cake in school and one of the girls in my group...

Guacamole for a crowd-Annette's

By Annette W.
Every month we attend a game playing group and it's also a potluck. I love having...

Zesty Broccoli Salad

By Laura Spencer-Whitacre
I was given this recipe when I was catering a wedding. it feeds a crowd, down...

Perfect Every Time Baked Beans

By Mary Kay Nugent
It took me years to find a simple baked bean recipe that was thick and rich....

Ranch Baked Beans

By Mary Lee
Great party casserole .. goes a long way.

Zesty Baked Chicken

By Marcia McCance
I got this recipe from my friend Vicky Norton-Strong in the late 70's (I think) I...

Fried Zesty Meatballs w/Red Pepper dipping sauce

By Lisa G. Sweet Pantry Gal
Found this recipe in a 2006 recipe book, the flavors are delish and a surprise zesty...

LEMON-HERB SCHMEAR

By Ellen Bales
Schmear is a Yiddish word for any condiment that is spread on a bagel or other...

RUSSIAN PICKLED TOMATOES

By Ellen Bales
I sampled this exquisite dish in a Russian Jewish home during Hannukah. In my opinion, these...

Honey Barbecue Chicken

By Ashley Lemon
Honey Barbecue is my favorite kind of sauce on chicken. I think I could eat...

CORN-PONE CASSEROLE

By Ellen Bales
I found this recipe on an old yellowed newspaper clipping--no telling how old it is. But...

ELLEN'S BROCCOLI PASTA WITH CREAMY TOMATO SAUCE

By Ellen Bales
It all started when I noticed that I had a fresh tomato and some fresh broccoli...

ELLEN'S OWN BLUE CHEESE DRESSING

By Ellen Bales
You've heard of "Newman's Own." Well, this is "Ellen's Own," and I just created it from...

TWO-HERB ITALIAN BREAD

By Ellen Bales
This recipe takes about two minutes and really livens up an Italian meal from ordinary to...

Jalapeno Bacon Tortilla Roll Ups

By Denise Paduano
This rolls are hot, and not for anyone who can't take the heat.

Zesty Zucchini Bread

By Laurie Lenartowicz
Oh what to do with the over abundance of zucchini we are given this time of...

MARGARITA CHICKEN & RICE SKILLET

By Ellen Bales
This recipe looks very much like a dish served at a familiar restaurant chain, and that...

Asian Cucumber and Red Pepper Salad

By Frank Gerace
This is a tweaked recipe of mine that is near and dear to me as a...

Zesty Zucchini, Roasted Red Pepper and Penne Pasta

By Kathy W
This was adapted from a recipe found some years ago in a newspaper. The red pepper...

Zesty Southwestern Style Meatloaf

By Enro Gay
Meatloaf is always a treat, and better on subsequent days as a sandwich! This is one...

Zesty Tortilla Soup

By Tammy Raynes
Because everyone in my family loves mexican food, we find this soup especially appealing. Has just...

Spicy Potato Soup

By Tammy Raynes
This is another recipe that I found while browsing through some magazines. Although when I made...

Cajun Corn Soup

By Tammy Raynes
I found this recipe a few years back in an Southern Living magazine. But since I...
7 Feel-Better Homemade Chicken Soup Recipes

7 Feel-Better Homemade Chicken Soup Recipes


Homemade chicken noodle soup can fix anything. When sick, it speeds up the healing process. Want something satisfying on a cold day? Chicken soup will warm ya right up. Traditional chicken soup is made from chicken broth, chunks of chicken, and vegetables like carrots, celery, and onion. Noodles, spices, and other ingredients can be added […]

Five Ways To Use Your Extra Thanksgiving Turkey

Five Ways To Use Your Extra Thanksgiving Turkey


While my Thanksgiving dinner may be smaller this year, I am still going to roast my usual-sized turkey. It’s just as easy to roast one that’s big or one that’s small. By roasting a larger one, I guarantee leftovers. They’re my favorite and I love to turn the turkey into a completely different dish. “I […]

20 Holiday Stuffing and Dressing Recipes

20 Holiday Stuffing and Dressing Recipes


We don’t care if you call it stuffing or dressing, Thanksgiving isn’t Thanksgiving without this delicious holiday side dish. While we love mom’s classic recipe, we also can’t wait to try these twists and changes to the stuffing we’ve always known. These dressing recipes will have you coming back for seconds and even thirds!