Cristina Ferrare's Loaded Taco Salad

1. Loaded Taco Salad
This salad has everything you need for a delicious meal. It's simple and provides protein and servings of vegetables tossed together in one dish. Start with a warm cup of tortilla soup, and you have a great meal full of flavor and crunch. All the ingredients will make your mouth water. Plus, it's easy to prepare.

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Cristina Ferrare's Kick-Butt Chili recipe

2. Kick-Butt Chili
I like to crush one or two tortilla chips over this chili for a little crunch and wash it down with an ice-cold beer! Use organic ingredients if available.

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Cristina Ferrare's Kickin' Cornbread

3. Kickin' Cornbread
I like my cornbread with a little kick—it tastes great with my Kick Butt Chili and Art Smith's Jambalaya.

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Cristina Ferrare's recipe for No-Fuss Cheeseburgers

4. No-Fuss Cheeseburgers
The secret to these burgers is freshly ground chuck and kosher salt for flavoring.

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Cristina Ferrare's recipe for Roasted Chicken Wraps

5. Roasted Chicken Wraps
Cristina Ferrare's Turkey Cheeseburgers

6. Turkey Cheeseburgers
Try this tasty turkey cheeseburger the next time you grill out for the big game.

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Cristina Ferrare's recipe for Grilled T-Bone Steak with Greek Tomato Salsa

7. Grilled T-Bone Steak with Greek Tomato Salsa
Great for grilling, this steak recipe is topped with delicious summer tomatoes. Now is the best time to take advantage of the sweet, earthy, juicy flavor of tomatoes. Here are my top 10 ways to eat and prepare tomatoes this summer.

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Cristina Ferrare's recipe for Herbed Farfalle and Steak Salad

8. Herbed Farfalle and Steak Salad
As you know, I'm all about entertaining on a budget! This herbed farfalle and steak salad is award winning—I actually won first prize with this recipe in a celebrity chef contest.

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Cristina Ferrare's Mini Pizzas

9. Mini Low-Cal Pizzas
A great alternative to take-out. Make your game day guests feel special with their own personal pizzas.

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Cristina Ferrare's Bruschetta with Crostini or Grilled Polenta

10. Bruschetta with Crostini or Grilled Polenta
If you need an easy appetizer, this tomato treat is always a crowd-pleaser.

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Cristina Ferrare's Grilled Artichokes

11. Grilled Artichokes
Not your typical spinach and artichoke dip, but it is sure to be a new favorite at your next party.

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Crisp Goat Cheese Bites

12. Crisp Goat Cheese Bites
Change up your cheese cubes—these bite size snacks will fly off the tray and into happy mouths.

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Rosemary Parmesean and Black Pepper Popcorn

 

14. Rosemary Parmesean and Black Pepper & Browned Butter and Lemon Popcorn
Your guests getting rowdy? Rosemary, Parmesan and Black Pepper Popcorn is sure to keep their mouths full! Looking for a sweet and salty snack? The Browned Butter and Lemon Popcorn will be a hit.
 
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Cristina Ferrare's recipe for Super-Duper Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies

15. Super-Duper Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies
The best part about this cookie dough is you can wrap a pretty ribbon around the carton and give it out as a gift—which makes a great party favor. When my guests leave, they can take homemade cookie dough home so they can bake it up themselves. Everyone loves it when I do that!

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Chocolate Fudge Brownies

 

16. Chocolate Fudge Brownies
The great thing about a pan of brownies is you can control the portion size. Cut them into tiny squares for bite sized treats, or a little larger and serve them à la mode. 

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Cristina Ferrare's recipe for Angel Food Cake with Strawberry Sauce and Peach Sorbet

17. Angel Food Cake with Strawberry Sauce and Peach Sorbet
This dessert takes no time to prepare. Pour, slice, scoop, and you have yourself a colorful, delicious and low-calorie dessert.

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