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What is your favorite WOW recipe that you go to WOW the crowds - like family get togethers - special occasions ?

I am looking for a few new ideas - if anyone would like to help
Debi S.
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post #2 of 4
Debi,

My desserts are better but I did get the WOW factor recently for dinner guests when I made a whole wheat flour ravioli stuffed with butternut squash. For the filling I used a couple of tablespoons of ricotta, seasoned with nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon. It was served with a brown butter sage sauce. It was a winner!

My other WOW's are desserts in my ricciarelli and my walnut biscotti... If you want more on those, let me know.

What can I say... I favor the Italian heritage in my blood...
post #3 of 4
BBQ ribs are always a huge hit when I drag the pit to one of my families house. For me its nothing special but they only get them a few times a year :lol:
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Ok, here is one that people are normally "wow'ed" by, that I whip up in no time...its really pretty basic and <gasp> bought mostly from Wal-Mart!

1 package of frozen cheese ravioli- cooked as directed
3/4 lb raw shrimp- i found that the 31-40 size is good bc they are just about the size of the ravioli
1 jar of Sun Dried Tomato Alfredo sauce (Classico)
1/2 package of frozen spinach

what i do...

Thaw spinach- saute with salt + pepper+ onion powder

saute shrimp w/minced garlic and butter

add jar of sauce + (cream put into empty jar to get excess sauce out- i never meausre the amount of cream. Milk works fine, just not as rich)

toss ravioli in the sauce after you've boiled them, serve w/fresh grated parmesan cheese


Another variation I've come to like, is the Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo, and instead of spinach, use sweet peas suated in butter and a little sugar.

Now, i havent always taken this easy way out. I have made my own red pepper sauce before and my own alfredo. Also have made my own ravioli (but dang did I make a mess doing that!!)
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