Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

Pear Butter

Ingredients 6-7 lbs. pears (about 20 medium pears) yields 4 pints butter. Directions Wash pears. Do not peel. Add small amount of water to start cooking. Cook until very soft. Press through sieve. To each cup pulp, add ½ cup sugar. (Spices may be added ? ½ tsp. cinnamon to 3 cups pulp.) Cook until […]

Pecan Orange Slaw

Ingredients 4 oranges, small 1 cabbage head, small 1/2 cup pecans, chopped 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions Peel oranges and cut into small pieces. Shred cabbage. Combine cabbage, orange pieces and pecans. Mix remaining ingredients together, pour over slaw and toss lightly. Cover and refrigerate 20-30 […]

Sautéed Dandelion Greens

Ingredients 3 lb. dandelion greens, tough lower stems discarded and leaves cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 5 large garlic cloves, smashed 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried hot red-pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt Directions Cook greens in 10-to 12-quart pot of boiling, salted water (3 T. salt for 8 […]

Creamy Asparagus Soup

Ingredients 4 tablespoons butter 1 bunch green onions, (about 6 to 8) thinly sliced, with about 2 to 3 inches of green 1 clove garlic, minced 1 lb. white asparagus, peeled and cut in 1/2- to 1-inch pieces 1 to 1 1/2 cups diced potato (Yukon gold or red-skinned, peeled) 4 cups chicken broth 1 […]

Carrot Salad

Ingredients 1 1/2 lb. carrots 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar Juice of 1 lemon 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped Pinch of black pepper Pinch of paprika 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped Directions Cut carrots lengthwise into four quartered sections. If they?re very long, cut across so that […]

Bacon ?n Sour Cream Quiche

Ingredients 1 9? unbaked pie crust 2 tablespoons butter 1/3 cup finely chopped onion* 3 tablespoons finely diced red and green bell peppers* 1/2 cup diced mushrooms 3 large eggs 8 oz. sour cream 5 slices crisp, crumbled bacon** 1 1/2 cups grated Swiss cheese 1 cup grated mild cheddar cheese Dash salt & pepper […]

5-Minute Chicken BLT Salad

Ingredients 8 cups torn romaine lettuce 3 cups sliced, cooked chicken breast (about 3/4 pound) 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup sliced red onions 1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese crumbles, divided 1/4 cup ranch dressing with bacon 2 slices ready-to-serve bacon, crumbled Directions Toss lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, onions and 1/2 cup of the cheese […]

Coconut-Pineapple Cake

Ingredients 2 cans (8 oz. each) crushed pineapple in juice 1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened 3 cups sugar 5 eggs 2/3 cup lemon-lime soda pop 3 cups cake flour 1 teaspoon lemon extract 1 teaspoon vanilla Pineapple Filling (recipe follows) Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe follows) 2 cups flaked coconut Pineapple Filling: 2 cups […]

Apple Slaw

Ingredients 1 unpeeled red apple, diced 4 cups cabbage, shredded 1/2 red onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1/2 fat-free, light vanilla yogurt 2 tablespoons orange juice dash of cinnamon Directions Combine all ingredients in medium-sized mixing bowl; stir well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Hearty Barley Fruit Salad

Ingredients 1-1/2 cups water 1/4 cup medium barley, uncooked 1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained 1 cup miniature marshmallows 1/2 cup halved seedless red grapes 1/4 cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted 1/4 cup shredded or flaked coconut 1 cup dairy sour cream Directions In medium saucepan bring water to a boil; stir in barley. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 50 to 60 minutes or until barley is tender, stirring […]

Crock-pot Baked Apples Recipe

Ingredients 6 medium or large apples 4 T. peanut butter (whipped works best) 1 tsp. cinnamon Directions Core the apples. Combine peanut butter and cinnamon. Fill apples with the peanut butter and cinnamon mix and place apples in crock-pot on a low setting for about 4 hours. Once finished, the apples can be eaten whole […]

Glazed Carrots with Mustard

Ingredients 3 pounds baby carrots boiling water 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed 1/4 cup hearty mustard, such as a German mustard 2 tablespoons chopped chives 2 tablespoons chopped parsley Directions Wash carrots; if any are especially large cut them in half lengthwise. Place in saucepan. Add boiling water to cover […]

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 […]


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 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 […]


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