This is Ina Garten's Lemon Poundcake which I tried one afternoon, basically because I was bored and I had all the ingredients on hand. Although it photographed well, I must say that this was by no means a "hit" in my house. I thought it was too sweet and too lemony. Husband thought it was a wee bit heavy and the kids thought it was a big waste to make a cake and have it be lemon flavored.
Next up is an improvisational fish en pappillote (in parchment.) I've made gazillions of recipes for fish this way. So many, that I knew I could pull one off based on what was in the fridge. I went the asian route since I've always got those ingredients on hand. This turned out really well. I used broccoli slaw tossed with ginger and garlic for the base. Grouper was my fish and I drizzled some soy sauce and sesame over the top. I put some sprigs of cilantro for a little aromatic touch before enclosing it and baking it in the oven. Easy, light, good.
Here's the Vegetarian Tortilla Soup from this month's Eating Well. It is based on a Rick Bayless recipe and uses dried ancho chiles. This turned out really good and I will definitely make it again.
I've got some more up my sleeve, but for purpose of just having some fresh material up, I'm going to go ahead and post this. Any questions, trouble with links, need a recipe? You can always email me.