Bake in oven on lower rack at 450° for 30 minutes.
Add potatoes, onions, and peppers. Bake at 375° for 45-55 minutes. You can add a little water if needed. Add a foil tent if bird is getting too brown.
Arrange the strawberries and cucumbers in a bowl, layering one slightly overlapping the other like a fan.
Pour the dressing over the top. Sprinkle with fresh herbs.
Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Combine one tablespoon of dressing mixture and pork strips in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir for 4-5 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink.
Add vegetables and remaining dressing mixture; cook and stir until vegetables are crisp/tender.
Serve over cooked rice and top with green onions, if desired.
Drain any liquid off green beans.
Wipe skillet and place over medium-high heat. Place beans in dry skillet. This will dry the beans before seasoning.
Once dry, add olive oil and garlic; cook, stirring 1 minute.
Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. Stir in almonds, if desired.
Place each potato on a square of foil that will cover entire potato. Stuff some onion in between the slices and a clove of garlic, if desired. Place a pat of butter and seasonings on each potato. Wrap tin foil around entire potato.
Bake for 40-45 minutes. Great on the grill, too.
Reduce heat to low. Arrange sprouts cut side down in one layer in skillet. Sprinkle with pine nuts and salt to taste. Cook uncovered, without turning, until crisp-tender and golden brown on cut sides, about 10-15 minutes.
Transfer sprouts to a plate with brown sides up. Leave the pine nuts in the pan.
Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter to the pan and cook nuts over moderate heat, stirring until pale golden, about a minute.
Stir in the garlic from earlier, then spoon over the sprouts. Season with freshly ground pepper.
For topping, combine oats, brown sugar and flour in a bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles course crumbs. Add nuts, if desired. Sprinkle topping over fruit.
Bake in a 375° oven for 30-35 minutes or until fruit is tender and topping is golden.
Serve with ice cream!
Pour sauce on top and bake for 15 more minutes.
Just before serving combine lettuce, bacon with toasted almonds and sesame seeds in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss. Top with chow mein noodles, if desired.