A fabulously different salad that serves twenty and is beautiful in a bowl. Lots of color and taste sensations. Radicchio, fennel, watercress, and pecans are tossed with a lovely balsamic vinaigrette studded with bits of dried cranberries.
The combination of sweet and spicy pecans and sweet berries in this chicken salad makes it a taste sensation! I have given tins of the pecans alone as gifts at Christmas time; they are delicious. The berries listed are suggestions; substitute whatever kinds you fancy, in whatever quantities! Makes a beautiful summer dinner.
Sweet red bell peppers are sauteed with garlic and spicy cayenne pepper, then simmered with sour cream and chicken broth to make a hot and luscious pasta sauce. Finish with Parmesan cheese and toss with cooked pasta.