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On Wisteria Lane, there is always something cooking up, which brings me to the following article on dishes from the Desperate Homemaker’s Show. This American drama series entertained thousands around the world! Having had up to 8 seasons, it has been through all the plots and stories.

So here, you can dig in and be one of the girls with your cooking skills. After the mysterious suicide of a neighbor, secrets and truths unfold through the lives of female friends in one suburban neighborhood after another.

Susan’s Spicy Mac And Cheese Ala Karl:

Susan's Spicy Mac And Cheese Ala Karl:
Susan’s Spicy Mac And Cheese Ala Karl

INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED

  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced pickled jalapeño chilies, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • a 28-ounce can plum tomatoes, the juice discarded and the tomatoes chopped and drained well
  • cayenne to taste if desired
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely grated Monterey Jack (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely grated extra-sharp Cheddar (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 1/3 cups freshly grated Parmesan (about 1/4 pound)

Katherine’s Lemon Meringue Pie:

Katherine’s Lemon Meringue Pie

INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED

  • 1/2 (15 ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts or make your own single pie crust
  • Lemon Meringue Pie Filling:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large egg yolks (save whites for meringue)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Meringue: 6 egg whites, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 6 tablespoons sugar

Lynette’s Mother’s Day French Toast Waffles:

Lynette's Mother's Day French Toast Waffles
Lynette’s Mother’s Day French Toast Waffles

INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED

  • 1 cup pancake/waffle mix
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Edie’s Quick And Easy No-Fail Lasagna

Edie's Quick And Easy No-Fail Lasagna:
Edie’s Quick And Easy No-Fail Lasagna:

INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED

  • 1 lb lasagna noodle
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef or lean ground turkey
  • 1 (32 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pizza sauce
  • 4 cups ricotta cheese
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Gabrielle’s Low-Fat Beef Enchiladas:

Gabrielle's Low-Fat Beef Enchiladas:
Gabrielle’s Low-Fat Beef Enchiladas

INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED

  • 1 pound Lean ground beef
  • 1 Medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup Sour cream
  • 1 cup Shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/3 cup Chopped green bell pepper
  • 2/3 cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 clove Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 8 Flour tortillas
  • Shredded cheese, sour cream and chopped onions, if desired.

Orange Blossom Muffins:

Orange Blossom Muffins:
Orange Blossom Muffins:

INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED

  • 1 slightly beaten egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar divided
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter, divided
  • 2 cups package biscuit mix
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Katherine’s Modern Waldorf Salad:

Katherine’s Modern Waldorf Salad:

INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED

  • 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 firm but ripe Bosc pear, peeled, cored, diced
  • 1 tart green apple (such as Pippin), peeled, cored, diced
  • 1 cup seedless grapes, halved
  • 1/3 cup chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

Bree’s Grandma’s Apple Crumble:

Bree's Grandma's Apple Crumble:
Bree’s Grandma’s Apple Crumble:

INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED

  • 5 med. apples, pared and cored (about 2 1/4 lbs.)
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 1 unbaked (9-inch) pie shell
  • 1 recipe crumble topping

Susan’s Caribbean Chimichangas:

Susan's Caribbean Chimichangas:
Susan’s Caribbean Chimichangas:

INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED

  • 4 chicken breast halves, cooked, diced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup diced red onions
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed, drained
  • 1/4 cup diced fresh cilantro
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded, diced
  • 1 cup cooked rice, cooled
  • 1 tablespoon Jamaican jerk seasoning
  • 12 large (burrito size) flour tortillas
  • Jamaican Pepper Sauce:
  • 2 cups mango juice
  • 3 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Jamaican jerk seasoning

Scavo Family Mini Chicken Pizzas:

Scavo Family Mini Chicken Pizzas:
Scavo Family Mini Chicken Pizzas:

INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED

  • Pillsbury pizza crust in tube (psst – ready made pie crust is a huge time saver)
  • 2 cups cooked chicken
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 lb. Monterey Jack cheese
  • onion and chive cream cheese
  • salt
  • pepper

Angie’s Grandma’s Italian Pizzelle Cookies:

Angie's Grandma's Italian Pizzelle Cookies:
Angie’s Grandma’s Italian Pizzelle Cookies:

INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED

  • 12 eggs
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 1.5 cups vegetable oil
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons fennel seeds

Optional: 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 additional eggs, or 1/2 cup amaretto, and an additional 1/2 cup all-purpose flour. You must use a Pizzelle Iron to bake this one!


Broiled Sweet and Spicy Salmon with Pineapple:

Broiled Sweet and Spicy Salmon with Pineapple:
Broiled Sweet and Spicy Salmon with Pineapple:

INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb salmon filet, cut into 4 pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • pineapple (I use a can of pineapple chunks)
  • cilantro, roughly chopped
  • rice
  • lime wedges (optional)

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