RAW KALE SALAD with Pecan & Parmesan Cheese

Monday, June 17, 2019 Cooking  No comments

RAW KALE SALAD with Pecan and Parmesan Cheese

RAW KALE SALAD with Pecan and Parmesan Cheese

There has been a recent kale craze , and rightly so.  It is not only healthy, but it can be prepared  in so many ways, included grilled, sauteed, raw,or  baked  as  a snack.  But  do  not  eat  because  it  is  healthy,  eat  because  it  is  delicious.

This robust winter salad comes together in a snap, and it will instantly change your mind about the taste of kale.  Serves 4  Prep time: 10 minutes.

Salad

6 cups chopped curly kale

1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped

1 cup ( 4 ozs.) freshly grated Parmesan cheese

DRESSING:

1/2 cup olive oil

3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice ( 1 lemon)

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper

When preparing  Salad: combine kale, pecans, and parmesan cheese in a large bowl: toss well...

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Yellow Squash & Zucchini GRATIN

Monday, June 17, 2019 Cooking  No comments

Yellow Squash & Zucchini GRATIN

Yellow Squash & Zucchini GRATIN

Yellow Squash & Zucchini GRATIN This dish may sound fancy. but do not worry–
gratin is just a charming name for a vegetable casserole. Layered with slices  of garden-ripe squash and zucchini and topped with cheese and bread crumbs. Serves 4-prep time

19 minutes.Baking time @ 450 degrees is 25 minutes. Need vegetable cooking spray and 1/4 cup butter, divided

2 medium yellow squash and 2 cups zucchini, cut crosswise into 1/4 inch-thick slices

2 shallots and 2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper

3/4 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup panko(Japanese bread crumbs)

1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese

1 oz. Gruyere cheese, grated

1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme

Preheat oven to 450 degrees...

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Baked Caramelized Vidalia Onions

Friday, June 7, 2019 Cooking  No comments

Baked Caramelized Vidalia Onions

Baked Caramelized Vidalia Onions

Vidalia onions have great flavor and are almost candy- like when cooked.

Baked Caramelized Vidalia Onions are so delicious . Prep time is about 20 minutes. Cook time about 20 minutes. Makes about 3 cups.

4 ounces grated cheese

1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs

1/2 tsp. paprika

2 TBSP vegetable oil

3 Vidalia onions, chopped

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 tsp. apple cider vinegar

2 TBSP. all-purpose flour

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup low-fat milk, at room temperature

1/2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves, plus more for garnish

1/4 tsp. ground cayenne

Heat oven to broil.

in a medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup of cheese with the panko and paprika.

In a medium ovenproof skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat...

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SOUTHERN STRAWBERRY DELIGHT

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Cooking  No comments

Southern Strawberry Delight is a great dessert.This recipe  was  created  over  50  years  ago.  There  are  many  version  available now.This  recipes

serves 8 to 10

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cups chopped pecans

SOUTHERN STRAWBERRY DELIGHT

SOUTHERN STRAWBERRY DELIGHT

1/2 cup butter or margarine , melted

1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 (10 oz.)pkg. frozen strawberries, thawed

1 cup sugar

1 tsp. fresh lemon juice

2 egg whites

1 cup whipping cream, whipped

Sliced fresh strawberries for garnish

Combine flour, pecans, butter and brown sugar in aan 8 inch square baking pan; stir well, bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally; cool.

Combine strawberries, sugar, fresh lemon juice, and egg whites( if any yolk from egg gets in, mixture will not form peaks) in a large mixing bowl; beat at hig...

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ITALIAN MACARONI AND CHEESE

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Cooking  No comments

What can beat Italian Macaroni and Cheese?  A good and popular combination, made here with the addition of thinly sliced ham.  Fresh herbs, if available, can be added to the dish before baking. Preparation time about 45 minutes. Oven temperature: 325 degrees F./middle rack. This is all needed for 6 servings.

ITALIAN MACARONI AND CHEESE

ITALIAN MACARONI AND CHEESE

2 quarts water

6 chicken bouillion cubes

8 ozs. macaroni, any type

10 0zs.sliced ham

3 eggs

2 cups half and half

Dash salt , dash black pepper

3/4 cups grated cheese, cheddar, or any type

4 Tbsp. grated parmesan cheese

Preparation: In a large pot, heat water and crumbled bouillon cubes. When boiling , add macaroni, cook according to directions until just”al dente”. Drain well. Cut ham in small strips...

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SWEDISH MEATBALLS

Friday, May 10, 2019 Cooking  No comments

SWEDISH MEATBALLS  are famous all over the world. Meatballs can be eaten often since ground beef is not really expensive , this dish is economical as well as delicious. Prep time is about 1 hour.          Needed for 6 servings:

1 lb. mixed ground beef (beef, pork, or veal)

SWEDISH MEATBALLS

SWEDISH MEATBALLS

1/3 cup bread crumbs

1/3 cup water

1/2 onion (chopped very thin)

1 tsp. salt, with a dash of black or white pepper added

1 egg

2 Tbsp. butter or margarine

In a bowl,combine breadcrumbs and water. Let soak for 5 minutes. In another add finely grated onion, meat, salt and pepper mixture, and egg. Add bread crumb mixture.  Combine till well blended.  Roll meat mixture into meatballs with hands. In a skillet, heat butter until melted and slightly brown. Add meatballs, a few at a time...

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GOLDEN CHEESY SCALLOPED POTATOES

Friday, May 10, 2019 Cooking  No comments

Golden Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes will complete almost any meal you create.There are as many ways to make this dish as  you can imagine. You can use red potatoes, russet , new potatoes or golden potatoes. Need to have ample time to wash, peel, dice or cube and boil until potatoes are soft. Prep time :

10 minutes. Cost :Very inexpensive. This is all needed for 6 servings:

6 potatoes,cooked, till soft (they should not be mushy)

1 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted

GOLDEN CHEESY SCALLOPED POTATOES

GOLDEN CHEESY SCALLOPED POTATOES

1 cup milk

2 tbsp. flour

1/2 tsp. salt

Dash of white or black pepper

Chopped fresh parsley

2 cups of grated  or shredded  cheddar cheese

In a small pan, combine butter, milk and flour. Whisk (blend) together. Bring to a boil,stirring. Cook for about 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to mixture.

Prehea...

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DEEP-DISH TURKEY POT PIE

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Cooking  No comments

TURKEY POT PIE

TURKEY POT PIE

DEEP-DISH TURKEY POT PIE

This can be your entire meal because of the meat , vegetables, and pastry used in this dish.  Pre-made  pastry  crust  can  be purchased and  used  to cut  down  on prep time.

2 1/2 cups chicken broth, defatted

1/2 cup chopped celery and 1/2 cup chopped onion

2 medium carrots, coarsely chopped

2 tbsp cornstarch

1 1/4 cup evaporated milk

3 cups cooked  and chopped turkey breast

1 cup frozen green peas, thawed

1 cup canned new potatoes, quartered

1/4 cup snipped fresh parsley

1/2 tsp dried sage

To make the Deep-Dish Turkey Pot Pie  mixture: Preheat oven  to 350 degrees. In a medium saucepan, combine 2 cups of the broth, the celery, onions, and the carrots,and new potatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat...

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PORK CHOP SUEY

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Cooking  No comments

PORK CHOP SUEY

PORK CHOP SUEY

PORK CHOP SUEY  There are many versions of this popular Chinese-American dish.   This recipe is made with  pork tenderloin and stir-fried vegetables.   Makes 4 servings. Prep time 25 minutes.

4- 3 ounce pork tenderloins

3 tbsp chicken broth

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp cornstarch

1/2 tsp salt, ground black pepper, grated ginger root

2 cups thinly sliced bok choy or spinach

2 cups fresh or canned bean sprouts

2 stalks celery, chopped

1/2 cup very finely shredded carrots

1/2 cup snipped fresh chives

4 cups hot cooked brown rice

Cut pork tenderloin into very thin strips. Then cut the strips into 1″ x 1/2″ pieces and set aside.  In a small bowl, stir together the broth, soy sauce, cornstarch, salt and pepper. Set the chicken broth mixture aside...

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TAKE IT OUTSIDE-HOST A COOKOUT

Friday, June 7, 2019 Cooking  No comments

HOST A COOKOUT

HOST A COOKOUT

Decorations can be very simple, use butcher paper for you tables and prep area. Just peel it off and throw away when eating is done.   Cut flowers always look nice on your tables.  Classic red  and  white  tablecloths  look  casual  as  well.  Have  several outdoor games to play  to  entertain  your  guests.  The  food  should  be a  simple  menu.   Will it  be hamburgers from the grill? Sausage from the grill  along with fresh-grilled vegetables or hand-speared kabobs? Keep it simple , so all can enjoy the fun.  Deviled eggs can be prepared in many different ways. Whatever main dish you decide, have an array of fresh vegetables and salads that will suit a range of appetites and palates.  Dessert can be your favorite homemade ice cream or fresh fruit...

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