A cheesecake with the irresistible flavors of peanut butter and bananas would be a great dessert for celebrating Elvis's birthday this year. Garnish sides of cake with toasted coconut and top with a simple ganache if desired.
An easy and sweet variation of a grilled cheese sandwich combines cream cheese sweetened with dulce de leche (milk caramel spread) and apples, grilled on cinnamon raisin bread. Have it for breakfast, tote it for your lunch, or give it to your kids when you need a quick meal or snack.
Diced red and yellow bell peppers, jalapeno chiles, onion, garlic, and parsley are tossed with black-eyed peas and crumbled bacon in a colorful salad seasoned with a tangy balsamic and red wine vinegar, cumin, and olive oil dressing.
A more traditional version of the Anglo-Indian invention, this Mulligatawny combines tamarind concentrate, lemon juice, coconut milk, red lentils, and fresh cilantro with lots of vegetables and exotic spices. A delicious and warming soup.