Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ranch Burgers Recipe

1 1/4 lb Ground beef
3/4 cup of Ranch salad dressing
3/4 cup of Dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup of Onion; minced
1 teaspoon of Salt
1/2 teaspoon of Black pepper
Sesame seed buns
Lettuce, tomatoes, onion
- slices (opt)
Ranch salad dressing
In large bowl, combine ground beef, 3/4 cup salad dressing, bread crumbs,
onion, salt & pepper. Shape into 6 patties. Grill over medium hot coals for
4-5 minutes for medium doneness. Place on sesame seed buns with your choice
of additions. Serve with generous amount of additional salad dressing.

Raisin Catsup Cookies Recipe

1 cup of Sugar
1/2 cup of Shortening
3 1/2 cup of Flour
1/2 teaspoon of Salt
2 tb Catsup
1/2 teaspoon of Baking soda
1 cup of Chopped raisins
1 Egg
Cream shortening and sugar. Add catsup and unbeaten egg. Beat thoroughly.
Add raisins. Sift flour, measure, and sift with baking soda and salt. Add
to first mixture. Mix thoroughly. Turn onto lightly floured board. Knead
thoroughly. Form into roll 2 inches in diameter. Chill overnight. Cut in
thin slices. Place on well-oiled baking sheet. Bake in hot oven (410 F)
about 10 minutes.

Italian Rotini Salad Recipe

2 cup of Miracle Whip� light
1 cup of Milk
1 tb Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon of Garlic powder
1 teaspoon of Pepper
1 teaspoon of Salt
1 lb Rotini noodles; cooked,
-rinsed, drained
1 Green pepper; diced
1 Red bell pepper; diced
1 Red onion; diced
2 Ribs celery; diced
1/2 cup of Black olives; sliced
1/4 cup of Green olive; sliced
2 oz Pepperoni (I use the turkey
-pepperoni), sliced
In medium bowl, make dressing by combining salad dressing, milk and
seasonings. Stir well with a wire whip. Combine everything in a large bowl,
pour dressing over and fold gently.

Chapatis Recipe

Chapatis Recipe

2 cup of Whole Wheat Flour
1 teaspoon of Salt
2/3 cup of Water
Put the flour and salt into a bowl. Add the water and mix to a stiff
dough; knead well until the dough feels firm and elastic. Then place
in a greased plastic bag or in grease proof paper and leave in a warm
place for 30 minutes. Turn onto a floured board, shape the dough
into a long roll, and divide into 12 equal slices. Roll out paper
thin. Heat the heavy frying pan and when very hot, cook the chapatis
for not more than one minute on either side. Cool in a tea towel.
To cook them, you can use an ungreased heavy frying pan, griddle,
bakestone or solid plate
Left-over chapatis make an attractive crispbread when dried off in a
cool oven.

Blueberry Catsup Recipe

5 cup of Fresh Blueberries
3 cup of Sugar
1 tb Fresh Lemon Juice
1 tb Ground Cinnamon
2 teaspoon of Ground Cloves
1 teaspoon of Fresh Ground Black Pepper
1/2 teaspoon of Salt Or To Taste
3/4 cup of Blueberry Vinegar
Place all ingredients in heavy saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a
boil. Lower heat and simmer, stirring frequently, until berries are
pureed and catsup is thick. Immediately pour into hot sterilized
jars. Vacuum seal. Makes 4 1/2-pint jars.

Biscotti Di Greve Recipe

2 cup of Unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup of Sugar
1 teaspoon of Baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of Salt
2 lg Whole eggs
1 lg Egg yolk
1 teaspoon of Vanilla
1 tb Freshly grated orange zest
1 1/2 cup of Natural whole almonds,
-toasted lightly and
Chopped coarse
An egg wash made by beating
-together 1
1 lg Egg and 1 teaspoon water
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment
blend the flour, the sugar, the baking soda, and the salt until the
mixture is combined well. In a small bowl whisk together the whole
eggs, the yolk, the vanilla, and the zest, add the mixture to the
flour mixture, beating until a dough is formed, and stir in the
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, knead it several
times, and halve it. Working on a large buttered and floured baking
sheet, with floured hands form each piece of dough into a flattish
log 12 inches long and 2 inches wide, arrange the logs at least 3
inches apart on the sheet, and brush them with the egg wash. Bake the
logs in the middle of a preheated 300 degree oven for 50 minutes and
let them cool on the baking sheet on a rack for 10 minutes. On a
cutting board cut the logs crosswise on the diagonal into 1/2-inch-
thick slices, arrange the biscotti, cut sides down, on the baking
sheet, and bake them in the 300 degree oven for 15 minutes on each
side. Transfer the biscotti to racks to cool and store them in
airtight containers. Makes about 48 biscotti. -

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Rhubarb And Banana Fool Recipe

1 lb Rhubarb
2 Egg whites
1/4 cup of Brown sugar, soft
1 tablespoon of Sugar, castor
1 1/4 teaspoon of Ginger, preserved
8 oz Quark (soft cheese)
2 lg Bananas, thinly sliced
Cook and puree the rhubarb, and allow to cool. Add the sugar, ginger and
most of the banana (leave some for decorating). Mix well
Gradually beat the mixture into the quark. Fold in the egg whites
Transfer into individual dishes and chill. Top with the rest of the banana
and serve. Enjoy.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Balsamic Baked Beets With Hazelnuts Recipe

1/4 cup of Hazelnuts
6 md Beets, trimmed
3 tb Balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tb Olive oil
1/8 teaspoon of Salt
Finely ground pepper
1 tb Minced fresh parsley
Place the hazel nuts in a preheated 350 degree F oven and toast for 10
minutes, until skins start to crack. Remove from oven and cool
slightly. Place in a kitchen towel and rub to remove skins. Chop the
nut coarsely. Wrap the beets in a large piece of aluminum foil and
place on a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 425 degrees F
for 45-50 minutes, until just tender. When cool enough to handle,
peel and slice thinly. In a small jar, shake together the vinegar and
olive oil., pouring over the beets. Season with salt and pepper. THe
beets can be eaten warm or marinate in the refrigerator several
hours. Just before serving, stir in nuts and parsley.

Poires Flambees Recipe

3 Fresh pears; peeled, halved
-and cored
1 tb Sugar
1/2 cup of Flour
2 lg Eggs; beaten
1/4 lb Butter
3/4 cup of Butterscotch topping
3 oz Napoleon Brandy; heated
1 pt Ice cream
2 tb Shredded coconut
Sprinkle pear halves with sugar, dip in flour, then beaten eggs & again in
flour. Melt butter in a large saute or presentation pan & in it lightly
brown the pears. Pears should be cooked through, but still firm. Place on
warmed serving plates. Blend butterscotch with butter remaining in the pan
until creamy. Add warmed brandy & ignite. Place 1 scoop of ice cream in
each dessert dish. Top with pear half & ladle over 1/3 cup butterscotch
sauce. Garnish with a sprinkling of coconut.

Caesar Salad Recipe

Caesar Salad Recipe

1 Head romaine lettuce
2 Cloves garlic; peeled
1/4 teaspoon of Salt; freshly ground black
-pepper and sugar
1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce and
-Dijon-style mustard
2 tb Fresh lemon juice and
-fat-free reduced-sodium
-chicken broth
1 tb Plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cup of Baked bread cubes or
1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese; grated
Wash, dry, and core romaine. Tear or shred crosswise into 1/2" wide strips
or bite-size pieces. Wrap in paper towels. Chill for at least 1 hour
In a large wooden salad bowl sprinkle garlic cloves with salt. Using back
of salad spoon, squash garlic and salt and mix into paste. Add pepper,
sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard. Whisk to mix. Whisk in lemon
juice and chicken broth. Slowly whisk in olive oil until well blended and
Just before serving, add lettuce, bread cubes, and Parmesan cheese to salad
bowl. Toss to thoroughly combine. Serve immediately.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pea Soup Recipe

1 lb Dried yellow peas
1 tb Butter
1 lg Onion, chopped
1 tb Salt
1 lb Salt pork
12 cup of Water
1 teaspoon of Dried savory
Pepper to taste
Place peas in a colander; rinse under running water. Put peas in a
large stockpot; cover with cold water and allow to soak overnight.
(If using split peas, there's no need to presoak.) Drain
In a large pot, melt the butter and saute onion until softened, about
2 minutes. Add peas, salt, salt pork, water and savory. Bring to
boil; cover and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours or unntil salt pork is
tender. Remove pork; chop and turn to soup
Continue simmering soup until peas are tender, about
30 minutes longer
Remove 2 cups peas from soup and process in food processor; stir back
into the soup
Adjust seasoning and serve.

Minestrone Salad Recipe

Minestrone Salad Recipe

1 cup of Macaroni
1/3 cup of Olive oil
1/3 cup of White wine vinegar
1/4 cup of Fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup of Water
1 1/2 teaspoon of Dried basil
1/2 teaspoon of Salt
1/2 teaspoon of Pepper
1/2 teaspoon of Granulated sugar
14 oz Canned red kidney beans,
- drained and rinsed
2 Carrots, thinly sliced
2 sm Zucchini, thinly sliced
1 cup of Celery, sliced
1 cup of Sweet red pepper, diced
1/2 cup of Parmesan, freshly grated
- or Jarlsberg, shredded
This may be used with chicken for a colourful salad, then pack it in
individual containers for the next day's lunch and serve with halved cherry
tomatoes and Italian bread
In saucepan of boiling salted water, cook macaroni for 8-10 minutes or
until tender but firm; drain well.
In large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, parsley, water, basil, salt,
pepper and sugar; stir in warm macaroni to coat well. Add beans, carrots,
zucchini, celery, red pepper and cheese; toss to combine.

Grilled Shrimp Recipe

Grilled Shrimp Recipe

20 lg Shrimp (1 to 1.25 pounds)
-pealed and deveined but
-leave tails on
20 Very thin slices of
-proscuitto ( 1/4 pounds)
Brown sugar
5 Skewers (up to 6)
Wrap shrimp with proscuitto. Put 3 or 4 shrimp on each skewer. Lay skewers
in flat pan (cookie sheet works if it has sides). Spread mustard generously
on shrimp. Pat brown sugar on top. Turn and repeat. Let sit in refrigerator
for 30 minutes. Grill until done and proscuitto in starting to crisp
Sorry no amounts on mustard and sugar - let your taste guide you
I served it with good french bread, dill potato salad, a Thai cucumber
salad, avocado and tomato salad. We had homemade ice cream with assorted
toppings for the finale.

Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole Recipe

3 Ripe avocados; diced
1 Tomato; chopped
1/4 Onion; chopped
1/2 cup of Canned green chiles; chopped
1/2 cup of Sour cream
1/4 cup of Cottage cheese
1 1/2 teaspoon of Salt
1/4 teaspoon of Garlic powder
Place all ingredients in a deep bowl and mash to desired consistency. This
recipe provides enough guacamole to serve with the Nachos as well as the
Chimichangas Supreme.

Grilled Seafood Kebabs Recipe

Grilled Seafood Kebabs Recipe

1 lb Large Shrimp (deveined)
1 lb Freah Sea Scallops
1 lb Large Mushrooms
17 oz Bottled Bar-B-Q Sauce
1/4 cup of Honey
4 tb Stone Ground Dijion Mustard
8 Wooden Skewers
2 lb Fresh Fruit (as garnish)
Combine the bar-b-q sauce, honey and mustard in a bowl and mix well. Place
alternating groups of shrinp, sea scallops and mushrooms on the skewers.
Place completed kabobs in a baking pan. Spoon the marinade over the kabobs
and allow to set for 12 hours (or over- night) in the refrigerator. Grill
over direct heat for 7 to 8 minutes or until the shrimp have turned pink,
turing frequently to prevent buring. Baste with marinade and use a covered
grill to insure snokey flavor. Garnish with fresh fruit.

Mustard Wings Recipe

Mustard Wings Recipe

12 Chicken drumettes
Freshly ground pepper to
1 tb Honey
Cayenne pepper to taste
1 Clove garlic finely
2 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
Whole wheat bread crumbs
Very finely ground
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet. Remove as
much skin as possible from drummettes. Sprinkle chicken with pepper
2. Combine honey, cayenne, garlic, and mustard. Brush mixture onto chicken,
coating all sides lightly and evenly, then dip in bread crumbs
3. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake until light brown (about 30
minutes). Serve hot.akes 12 drummettes.

Leeks With Olives & Parsley Recipe

Leeks With Olives & Parsley Recipe

225 g Leeks; washed
- and finely sliced
4 tb Olive oil
5 tb Vegetable stock
10 Black olives
stoned and sliced
1 md Bunch of parsley
finely chopped
Salt and pepper
Strong flavours here - leeks saut�ed with olives and parsley - that
are reminiscent of French regional cookery. Lovely with a rice dish,
or with the cr�pes alla parmigiana parizzi
Saut� the sliced leeks gently in the olive oil, stirring, until they
begin to soften, about 6-8 minutes. Stir in the stock and bring to
the boil. Simmer gently, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Add the olives and
the chopped parsley, and cook, stirring occasionally, for a further
3-4 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and it is ready to

Pickled Garlic Recipe

Pickled Garlic Recipe

2 lb Large garlic heads
1/3 lb Fresh ginger; peeled and
Thinly sliced
1 cup of Coarse salt
7 Dried red chilies
2 cup of White wine vinegar
1 cup of Dry white wine
2 1/2 tb Mustard seed
Combine garlic in large saucepan with enough water to cover. Place
over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Let boil for 2 minutes.
Drain thoroughly. When cool enough to handle, peel each clove
without crushing. Transfer to a non-metallic bowl. Add ginger and
salt with enough water to cover. Refrigerate mixture for 2 days
Drain garlic mixture and rinse thoroughly in cold water. Drain again.
Pack ginger and garlic evenly into 7 clean hot half-pint jars to 1/2
inch from the top. Add 1 chili to each jar. Combine vinegar, wine and
mustard seed in medium saucepan and bring to rapid boil over high
heat. Ladle enough hot brine to cover garlic mixture
Run a plastic knife or spatula between mixture and jar to release any
air bubbles. Clean rim and threads of jar with damp cloth. Seal with
new, scalded, very hot lid. Repeat with remaining jars. Transfer jars
to gently simmering water bath (180-190 degrees) and process for 10
minutes. Let cool on rack. Check for seal. Store in cool dry place.

Pineapple Pudding Recipe

Pineapple Pudding Recipe

4 oz Butter (not margarine)
3/4 cup of Sugar
4 Eggs
1 cn Crushed pineapple
4 Pieces of bread, cubed,
-crusts included
Cream room-temp butter and sugar togetherthis can be done right in
the casserole dish it will be baked in. Beat in eggs, one at at a
time. Stir in the crushed pineapple (make sure you drain it very
well). Fold in the cubed breadI use white but I guess you can use
whatever. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 45 minutesthe edges will
turn golden brown and it will get all bubbly. Serve warm, as a
sidedish with your meal.
You can cut down on the amount of butter if you wantI usually only
use 3/4 of a stick.

Marguery Sauce Recipe

2 ea Eggs yolks
1/2 ea Juice of lemon
1 tb Water
20 ea Shrimp,cooked,chopped
1/2 cup of Mushrooms,sliced
1 cup of Butter,melted
1 teaspoon of Flour
1 x Paprika
1/2 lb Crabmeat,cooked
1/4 cup of Oyster liquor
1. Over hot (not boiling) water in double boiler, beat egg yolks with
whisk until fluffy.
2. Very slowly pour melted butter into yolks, whisking until thick.
3. Add lemon juice, flour, water, paprika, shrimp, crabmeat,
mushrooms and oyster liquor; heat. Season to taste.

Cheeseburger Rice Recipe

1 lb Hamburger
1/2 cup of Onion, chopped
1 1/2 cup of Water
1/2 cup of Catsup
2 tb Mustard
1/8 teaspoon of Pepper
1 1/2 cup of Minute rice, uncooked
1 cup of Shredded cheddar cheese
Brown meat and onion in large skillet; drain fat. Stir in water,
catsup mustard, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice; cover.
Remove from heat. Let stand five minutes. Fluff with fork. Sprinkle
with cheese; cover. Let stand 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Pot Pie Recipe

Pot Pie Recipe

1 8" Pie crust baked
1 8" Crust unbaked (top)
1/4 cup of Unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tb Nutritional yeast flakes
1 teaspoon of Salt
3/4 teaspoon of Garlic powder
3 cup of Firm tofu, cubed
2 tb Vegetable oil
1 cup of Onion, chopped
1 cup of Celery, sliced
1 cup of Carrots, chopped
1 cup of Assorted vegetables
2 cup of Chickenless gravy, see
Set the pie shell aside. Combine the flour, yeast, salt, garlic
powder & tofu in a paper bag, and shake. Saute the tofu mixture in
the oil until lightly browned. Add the onion, celery & carrots &
continue to saute until onions are soft, about 5 minutes. Add the
other vegetables & cook until the vegetables are tender but crisp,
about 5 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375F. Pour the gravy over the mixture in the
skillet & stir. Pour into the pie shell. Roll out top dough & place
on pie. Bake for 30 minutes or until crust is lightly browned.

Mission Chicken Recipe

Mission Chicken Recipe


2 1/2 lb Broiler-fryer chicken --
1/4 c Butter
1/4 ts Ground cinnamon
1/4 ts Ground cloves
1 ts Salt
1 ts Seasoned salt
6 oz Can frozen orange juice --
1/2 c Water
2 dr Hot pepper sauce
1 c Seedless grapes -- halved
1/2 c Slivered almonds -- toasted


In large skillet or slow-cookin gpot with browning unit, brown chicken in
butter. Combine cinnamon, cloves,, salt, seasoned salt, orange juice
concentrate, water, and hot pepper sauce. Pour this mixture over chicken
in slow-cooking pot. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or until
chicken is tender. Stir in grapes. Place chicken in serving dish;
sprinkle with almonds. If preferred, pass sauce in separate bowl or
thicken with flour dissolved in small amount of water.

Meat Loaf With Bacon And Mushrooms Recipe

Meat Loaf With Bacon And Mushrooms Recipe

2 lb Ground beef
12 oz Bacon-cooked & crumbled;
-(save about 5 slices raw
-for top)
1 cn (4 oz) mushrooms-drained
1 sm Onion-finely minced
3/4 c Corn flake crumbs
1 Egg
1/4 c Evaporated milk
1 1/2 c Swiss cheese; (reserve 1/2
Combine all except for 1/2 cup cheese and raw bacon. Mix thoroughly. Place
in loaf pan or casserole dish. Lay raw bacon across top and bake at 350
degree F for 1 hour or until cooked through. During last 10 minutes of bake
time, drain any excess oil from bacon and sprinkle with remaining Swiss
cheese. This is like a bacon mushroom and Swiss burger without the bun.

Mediterranean Pizza Recipe

Mediterranean Pizza Recipe

1 tb Olive oil
1 c Sliced onions
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Basil
1/2 ts Oregano
1/4 ts Crushed red pepper
1 ts Minced garlic
1/3 c Prepared marinara sauce
1 Ready-made pizza crust;
-12-inch such as
; boboli
6 oz Fresh mozzarella cheese;
-thinly sliced
1/3 c Kalamata olives; pitted and
1 tb Chopped fresh flat-leaf
Heat oven to 450�F. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onions, salt,
basil oregano and red pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions are
tender, 5 minutes. Stir in garlic; cook 1 minute. Spread marinara sauce
over pizza crust; layer with mozzarella cheese, the onion mixture and
olives. Bake 10 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley.

Roasted Vegetable Lasagne Recipe

Roasted Vegetable Lasagne Recipe

12 Lasagna noodles
Vegetable oil cooking spray
8 oz Mushrooms, halved
2 Zucchini, sliced & halved
2 Red bell peppers, cut into
-1-inch pieces
1 sm Red onion, cut into 1"
2 tb Balsamic vinegar
1 ts Olive oil
2 Cloves garlic, minced
1/2 ts Dried rosemary, crushed
26 oz Spaghetti sauce, fat-free
15 oz Part-skim ricotta cheese
10 oz Frozen chopped spinach,
-thawed, squeezed dry
1 lg Egg white
1/4 ts Red pepper flakes
1 c Shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 c Grated Parmesan cheese
Prepare lasagne according to package directions. While lasagne is cooking,
heat oven to 425� F. Coat a shallow metal roasting pan with cooking spray.
Add mushrooms, squash, bell peppers and onion. In a small dish, combine
vinegar, oil, garlic and rosemary; brush evenly over vegetables. Bake
vegetables 15 minutes; toss vegetables. Continue baking 8 to 10 minutes or
until vegetables are browned and tender.
Spoon 1 cup spaghetti sauce over bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Arrange
4 pieces of lasagne (3 lengthwise, 1 widthwise) over the sauce. Cover
lasagne with 1 cup sauce. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese,
spinach, egg white and hot red pepper flakes. Drop half the cheese mixture
by spoonfuls over sauce; arrange half of the roasted vegetables between
spoonfuls of cheese mixture. Arrange another 4 pieces of lasagne over
cheese and vegetables, pressing lightly; top with 1 cup sauce. Repeat
layering with remaining cheese, roasted vegetables, 4 pieces of lasagne and
remaining sauce.
Reduce oven temperature to 375� F. Cover lasagne with foil; bake 45
minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese; continue
baking, uncovered, 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10
minutes before serving.
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Curried Cranberry Chicken Salad Recipe

Curried Cranberry Chicken Salad Recipe

3/4 c Mayonnaise
2 ts Lime juice
3/4 ts Curry powder
2 c Cooked cubed chicken
1 md Apple; cut into 1/2-inch
3/4 c Dried cranberries
1/2 c Thinly sliced celery
1/4 c Chopped pecan
2 tb Thinly sliced green onion
Combine mayonnaise, lime juice and curry powder in a large mixing bowl.
Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and chill. Best prepared and served
within 8 hours. To make a day ahead, stir dried cranberries, pecans and
green onion into the salad mixture up to 8 hours before serving. Makes 5
cups. Formatted by Lynn Thomas Source: Easy Holiday
Recipes by Pillsbury. Lynn's notes: Made this 12-9-97; assembled it earlier
in the day. Put a bed of lettuce on the plates and the salad on top. Great
salad-- didn't have to add anything else to it.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pakora (Vegetable Fritters) Recipe

1 c Chickpea flour (besan)
1/2 c Unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 ts Baking soda
3/4 ts Cream of tartar
1/4 ts Sea salt
1 ts Cumin powder
1 ts Coriander powder
1 ts Tumeric
1/2 ts Asafetida (optional)
1/4 ts Cayenne pepper
1 1/4 c Cold water
2 tb Lemon juice
Oil, for frying
1 c Sliced potatoes (1/4" thick)
1 c Cauliflower florets
1 c Chopped bell pepper
Blend flours, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and spices.
Gradually whisk in water and lemon juice to make a smooth batter the
consistency of heavy cream. Set aside.
Heat about 3" oil in a large skillet or deep fryer.
Dip vegetables in batter to coat. Immerse in hot oil, turning to cook
evenly, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon
and drain on absorbent paper.
Cover and place in a warm oven while cooking remaining pakoras.
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Challa Recipe

2 1/4 cup of Water

1/4 cup of Oil
1 tablespoon of Yeast (active),

2 Eggs, beaten
10 cup of Flour (or less)
1 tablespoon of Sugar

1 Egg yolk
1 tablespoon of Salt (optional)

1 tablespoon of Water
Dissolve the yeast and sugar in lukewarm water (105 degrees F.). (Lukewarm
water feels neither hot nor cold when a drop is placed on your wrist.) Let
sit for 10 minutes to proof the yeast. If there are no bubbles in the
water after this time, the yeast is inactive and you should start over with
new yeast.
Add the salt (optional), oil, eggs and most of the flour to the 2 1/4 cups
of water. Mix. Place dough on floured board and knead for 5-10 minutes.
Place dough in a clean bowl, brush some oil on the top (optional) and cover
the bowl with a towel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 1/2
Punch the dough down and let rise until doubled again (maybe another hour).
Punch dough down and place onto floured board. Form into two loaves. You
can make normal loaves, or you can cut the dough and braid (with three or
six pieces per loaf), or you can make braided or un-braided rolls, or you
can roll the dough out until it's about 1/4 inch thick and then spread.
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fried onions over it. Place loaves into oiled pans.
Cover pans and let rise for about 30 minutes. (Skip this step if you've
rolled the dough out and covered with onions.)
Mix the egg yolk with about 1 tablespoon of water. Brush loaves with this
mixture. (Again, skip this if you've rolled the dough out.) Bake at 400
degrees F. for 20 minutes, then lower heat to 350 degrees F. and bake for
40 additional minutes. If you are making rolls, you probably need to bake
for a total of 20-25 minutes.
You can add poppy or sesame seeds to the dough, or you can sprinkle the
seeds on top. This bread is traditionally made with white flour, but is
still good if made with all or part whole wheat flour. I think its good
taste comes from the oil and eggs in the dough.
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Grilled Wild Mushroom Sausage Recipe

6 oz Chicken Breast; Boned And
3 oz Button Mushrooms
3 oz Cremini Mushrooms
3 oz Portabella Mushrooms
3 oz Shitake Mushrooms
2 oz Heavy Cream; Cold
1/2 oz Fine Herbs (Parsley;
-Tarragon, Chives, Chervil)
1 oz Shallots; Chopped
1 Egg
Salt; To Taste
Pepper; To Taste
For the chicken mousse: Puree chicken in a food processor until smooth. Add
salt and pepper and the egg. Pulse just to combine and scrape the sides.
While food processor is running, add cream gradually through the feed tube.
Chill and reserve. Wash and slice the mushrooms. In a hot saute pan, cook
the mushrooms with butter. When mushrooms are brown, add shallots and
herbs. Remove from the pan and chill. Fold together mushrooms and chicken.
Lay out plastic wrap on a table. Down the center, spoon a 1-inch pile of
the mushroom mixture. Roll the plastic into a log. Tie the ends with a
string and tie into links. Poach in simmering water for 10 minutes. Shock
the links in ice water. This can be done up to 3 days ahead. To serve,
remove the sausage from the plastic and grill, roast, or smoke, until it is
hot throughout. Slice the sausage and serve it with a tossed salad.
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Grits And Red Eye Gravy Recipe

6 Servings Grits
1/2 c Strong brewed Coffee
Country Ham Drippings
Prepare 6 servings of grits as package directs. In iron skillet, cook
country ham slices until browned. Remove from Iron skillet. Drain fat,
reserving 2 teaspoons. Add 1/2 cup brewed coffee or water to reserved fat.
Cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring in ham drippings from bottom
of killet. Spoon over hot cooked grits and serve.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bacon And Leek Quiche Recipe

1 bn Fresh spinach; well rinsed
-and trimmed
Salt and freshly ground
1 ts Canola oil
2 lb Leeks; quartered, washed,
-and finely chopped
2 oz Canadian bacon; trimmed of
-fat and finely minced
1 Egg; lightly beaten
1/2 c Skim milk
1 ts Dijon mustard
2 oz Low-fat goat cheese
1/3 c Parmesan shards
2 ts Unsalted butter
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly spray or wipe a 9-inch pie
plate with vegetable oil. Place the spinach leaves in a vegetable steamer
over low heat and steam until just wilted, about 1 minute. Line the pie
plate with the spinach leaves. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper
to taste.
2. Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the leek, cover, and sweat for 5
3. Whisk the Canadian bacon, egg, skim milk, mustard, and goat cheese, and
add the leek. Pour the mixture carefully over the spinach, top with the
Parmesan, and dot with the butter. Bake for 45 minutes, or until set.
Serve warm. Serves 8.
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Low-Fat Chili Recipe

1/2 lb Ground lean buffalo
Or sirloin
1 c Chopped onions
1/2 c Chopped green peppers;
8 oz Low-salt tomato sauce
14 1/2 oz Low sodium beef broth
=(canned or dry substitute)
6 oz Low-salt tomato paste
2 ts Chili powder
1/2 ts Cumin
Brown sugar to taste
2 cn Dark red kidney beans
Undrained/15 oz each
Cook beef, onion and green peppers
over medium heat until beef is well done and onion and peppers are soft.
Strain all and run under hot water until beef loses oily feel when touched.
Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer.
Adjust seasonings to taste.JM. *Approximate composition per serving: 105
calories. 3g fat. 0mg cholesterol. 51mg sodium. Recipe approved by a
Cardiovascular Dietician. Governor Jim Edgar, Illinois
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Beef & Bay Stew Recipe

750 g Beef, cubed
2 c Beef stock
1/2 bn Leeks
1 sm Turnip
1 sm Carrot
6 sm Scrubbed potatoes
1 Celery stick
1 Bay leaf
1/2 ts Thyme
1/2 Sugar lump
1 pn Salt
1 pn Pepper
2 tb Plain flour
Roll cubed beef, with fat removed, in flour seasoned wtih salt and
pepper. Place in casserole with stock and after bringing to the boil,
simmer for 3/4 of an hour. Add the well washed white part of the
leeks thickly sliced. Peel and dice turnip and carrot and add to the
dish with sliced celery and well scrubbed potatoes. Add bay leaf,
thyme and sugar. Stew gently for approximately an hour and serve with
thick crusty bread. Serves 2 but his may be ahlved and one portion
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Jalapeno Marinade Recipe

1/2 c Red Jalapeno jelly
1/4 c Chopped fresh thyme leaves
Or 4 teaspoon of dried thyme leaves
1/3 c Olive or vegetable oil
Place jelly and thyme in microwavable 2-cup measure. Microwave
uncovered on High 45 to 60 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds, until
jelly is melted; or heat jelly and thyme in 1-quart saucepan over
medium heat, stirring constantly, until jelly is melted. Gradually
stir in oil, stirring until smooth.
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Friday, January 8, 2010

Curried Peanut Chicken Recipe

2 sm Chickens (frying),

1 lg Onion, sliced
-cut into serving-

1 lg Green pepper, cut
-size pieces
-into strips
1/4 cup of Oil
1 lg Tomato, skinned and
2 teaspoon of Salt, to taste
3 teaspoon of Curry powder,
1/4 cup of Peanut butter, crunchy
-(or more, to taste)
1/4 cup of Water
Brown the chicken pieces in the oil. Stir the salt and curry powder into
the drippings and cook, stirring, for one minute.
Add onion, pepper and tomato. Cover and simmer five minutes. Add chicken
pieces, cover and simmer 30 minutes or until tender. Remove chicken pieces
to a dish, or over rice. Blend peanut butter with water and stir into
gravy. Heat to boiling while stirring constantly. Serve.
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Scrapple Recipe

3 cup of Chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon of Thyme, ground fine
1 1/3 cup of Cornmeal (yellow)
1/4 teaspoon of Cayenne
1 tablespoon of Flour
2 lb Chicken parts
1 1/2 teaspoon of Salt
1 Onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon of Sage, ground fine
6 Peppercorns (cracked)
Bring the chicken broth to a boil; add chopped onion and peppercorns. Add
chicken and cook until the meat falls off the bones (about 1 hour).
Strain the cooked chicken out of the broth and save the broth. Remove the
bones and inedible parts from the cooked chicken, then chop or grind the
cooked meat into fine pieces. Be careful if you use a food processor, so
that you don't puree the meat.
Simmer the chicken broth in a large pan. Mix cornmeal, flour, salt, thyme,
sage and cayenne with about 1 cup of cold water. Stir well. Now slowly
stir this mixture into the simmering broth.
Add the cooked, ground chicken to the simmering pot. Simmer and stir for
about 5 minutes. Pour hot mixture into well-greased loaf pans. Chill
until firm. To serve: remove from pan, cut into slices, roll in flour or
cornmeal, and fry in a greased frying pan.
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Thursday, January 7, 2010

African Vegetable Stew Recipe

1 Onion (very large)
Several fresh tomatoes -chopped
-(or large can)
1 Swiss chard bunch

1 Garlic clove
1 cn Garbanzo beans
-(or more to taste)
-(known also as chick
Salt and pepper,
-peas, ceci, etc.)
-to taste
1/2 cup of Raisins
Tabasco sauce,
1/2 cup of Rice, raw
-to taste
2 Yams
Fry onion, garlic and white stems of chard until barely limp. Add chopped
greens and fry a bit.
Either peel the yams or scrub them well with a vegetable brush, then slice
them into thick slices. Add garbanzos, raisins, yams, tomatoes, salt and
pepper. Cook a couple of minutes.
Make a well in the center of the mixture in the pot. Put the rice in the
well and pat it down until it's wet. Cover and cook until rice is done,
about 25 minutes. Add Tabasco sauce to taste.
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Apple Squares Recipe

2 cup of White flour, unbleached 1 cup of Sour cream (or yogurt)
2 cup of Brown sugar, firmly packed 1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract
1/2 cup of Butter (or margarine) 1 Egg
1 cup of Chopped nuts (optional) 2 cup of Apples, peeled and
2 teaspoon of Cinnamon (or less)
-finely chopped
1 teaspoon of Soda
-(about 2 apples)
1/2 teaspoon of Salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown
sugar and margarine. Blend at low speed, until the mixture forms fine
crumbs. If you want to include them, stir in the nuts now. Place about 2
3/4 cups of the crumb mixture into an ungreased pan, about 13 x 9 inches.
Press down firmly.
Add the remaining ingredients (except for the apples) to the remaining
crumb mixture. Blend well. Stir the chopped apples into the batter. Spoon
the batter evenly over the crumb base in the pan. Bake at 350 degrees F.
for 30-40 minutes. If you use the larger pan, bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool
before cutting. Better yet, let it wait 24 hours before cutting. Store
loosely covered.
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Kalbi Kui Recipe

2 lb Short ribs
3 tablespoon of Olive oil
1 tablespoon of Bouillon powder
3 tablespoon of Sesame oil
1/4 cup of Water
2 Scallions, diced
Marinate the ribs in the rest of the ingredients for several hours (or
overnight) in a covered dish in the refrigerator. Turn at least once
half-way through the marinating time. (I put it in the refrigerator the
night before, then turn the ribs in the morning and put them back in the
refrigerator until dinnertime.) Broil 5 minutes each side.
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Fish-Chowder Recipe

1/2 lb Haddock

1 1/4 Onion, chopped
3/4 cup of Water

16 oz Corn, creamed
3 sl Bacon

1 cup of Milk
1 md Potato
Peel potato, cut into chunks, put in saucepan with the water and cook,
covered, over medium heat for 10 minutes.
Cut fish in chunks, mix in with the potatoes, and continue to cook for 10
more minutes (covered). While these are cooking, fry the bacon until it is crisp. Drain on paper
towels. Fry the onion in the bacon grease.
Add the creamed corn to the fish and potatoes.
Add the milk to the onions. Crumble the drained crisp bacon and add to the
milk mixture.
Bring the milk mixture to serving temperature, add the fish mixture and
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