Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

Pumpkin Sheet Cake

Ingredients 1 can (15 oz.) solid pack pumpkin 2 cups sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt  Frosting: 1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 5 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 3/4 cups confectioners? sugar 3 […]

Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients Canned (40 oz) sweet potatoes, drained 2 eggs 1/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup evaporated milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 2 tablespoons margarine, melted 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 1-quart casserole dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine sweet potatoes and […]

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

Ingredients 50 vanilla wafer cookies 1/2 cup walnuts 1/4 cup butter, melted 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened 1 cup canned pumpkin puree 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice  3/4 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons granulated sugar  4 tablespoons shortening 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips  Directions In blender or food processor, blend […]

Tomato Cocktail

Ingredients 6 quarts tomatoes, cut in pieces; don?t peel 6 small onions, chopped fine (can use 1 ½ cups dried, chopped onion) 3 stalks celery, chopped fine 3 tablespoons salt 6 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon pepper 15 whole cloves 1 1/2 cups water 6 tablespoons lemon juice 4 tablespoons vinegar Directions Bring tomatoes, onion, celery, […]

Fruit Salad with Pomegranates

Ingredients 2 tsp. white wine vinegar 1/4 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. black pepper 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 3 T. – 1/4 cup olive oil 6 cups of salad greens 2 oranges, peeled and sliced 4 kiwis, peeled and sliced 1 pomegranate, seeded Directions Combine vinegar, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes, whisk […]

Honey-Mustard Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients 10 – 12 fresh or frozen brussels sprouts, halved 2 teaspoons butter, melted 2 teaspoons honey 1/2 – 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Dash each of onion powder and dill weed, to taste Directions Steam sprouts for 8-12 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over brussels sprouts in a bowl. Toss to coat. Carol Rupert […]

THE ?NY REUBEN? BAKED POTATO

Ingredients 4 Yukon Gold potatoe?s (about 1/4 lb. each) 2 oz. olive oil 10 oz. shredded corned beef 8 oz. mustard cream sauce (try 1 cup white sauce with mustard added to taste) 4 oz. Russian dressing 4 oz. sauerkraut 4 oz. grated Comte Swiss cheese (a block of your favorite Swiss will do) 1 […]

Spicy Apple-Filled Squash

Ingredients 1 acorn squash (about 1 lb.) 1 Golden Delicious apple, peeled, cored and sliced 2 teaspoons butter or margarine, melted 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon dash ground cloves Directions Heat oven to 350°. Grease 1 quart baking dish. Halve squash and remove seeds; cut into quarters. Place quarters, skin […]

Spicy Apple-Filled Squash

Ingredients 1 acorn squash (about 1 lb) 1 golden delicious apple, peeled, cored and sliced 2 teaspoons reduced-fat margarine, melted 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg dash ground cloves Directions Heat oven to 350º. Grease a 1-quart baking dish. Halve squash and remove seeds; cut into quarters. Place quarters, skin side […]

Banana Berry Jumble

Ingredients 1 large banana, halved and cut into 1/2 inch pieces 3/4 cup fresh or frozen cranberries 1/4 cup oats 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg Directions Combine all ingredients in a large non-stick skillet. Cook on medium-high heat just until cranberries begin to soften, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Spoon into bowls and top with […]

Beef Barley and Lima Bean Soup

Ingredients 1 cup chopped carrots 1 cup chopped onion 1 can low sodium (14.5 oz) beef broth 1 lb. lean beef stew meat, cut in 1/2 inch cubes 4 cups water 1/4 cup dry pearl barley 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 3 cups cooked (1 cup dry) large lima beans or 2 cans (15 […]

Hawaiian Ambrosia

Ingredients 1 can (20 oz) pineapple chunks 1 can (17 oz) fruit cocktail 1 can (11 oz) mandarin oranges 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt or sour cream 1 cup miniature marshmallows 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup raisins 1/4 cup pecans Directions Drain canned fruit well. Add coconut, yogurt or sour cream, marshmallows, raisins, and […]

Banana Crumb Muffins

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 bananas, mashed 3/4 cup white sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/3 cup butter, melted 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon butter Directions Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly grease […]

Applesauce

Ingredients 12 lbs apples, peeled, cored, quartered, treated to prevent browning* and drained (about 36 medium) Water 3 cups granulated sugar, optional 4 tablespoons lemon juice 8 (16 oz) pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands Directions Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not […]

Yellow Tomato Gazpacho

Ingredients 2 1/2 lbs. ripe yellow tomatoes, seeded and chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped 1/4 cup chopped red onion 3 cups tomato juice 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) chicken broth 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil 1/4 […]

Blueberry Apple Bliss

Ingredients Pastry: 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 cup cold butter flavored shortening 1 teaspoon salt 6-8 tablespoons cold water, as needed Filling: 7 cups peeled and sliced apples 2 cups fresh blueberries 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon flour 1/4 cup filling […]

Sparkling Fruit Salad

Ingredients 2 3-ounce packages favorite flavor gelatin 1 1/4 boiling water 3 cups fresh watermelon cubes or balls 2 cups fresh cantaloupe cubes or balls 3 cups fresh strawberries, sliced 2 cups fresh blueberries Directions Stir gelatin and boiling water in medium bowl until completely dissolved. Pour into 8? square pan; refrigerate until firm, about […]

Greek-Style Beet Salad

Ingredients 1 jar (16 oz.) whole pickled beets, drained 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives, halved 1/2 pound medium cooked shrimp, peeled, tails removed 1/2 cup seeded, chopped cucumber 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill Prepared vinaigrette dressing Directions Cut well-drained beets into quarters. Combine beets and olives in medium bowl. Top […]

Citrus Fruit Bowl

Ingredients 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon anise extract (optional) 1 small pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into bite-sized chunks-or 1 can (8 oz.) pineapple chunks, drained 2 medium grapefruit, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces 2 large oranges, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces 4 tangerines, […]

Citrus Salmon with Roasted Green Beans

Ingredients 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 teaspoons molasses 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 cups water 2 cups quick-cooking rice 4 (4-ounce) salmon steaks or fillets 3/4 pound green beans, trimmed 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed orange juice Directions Preheat broiler. In small bowl, combine lime juice, molasses, olive oil […]

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