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Easy Vegetable Squares

Ingredients 2 (8 oz.) pkgs. refrigerated crescent rolls (16 rolls) 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 1/3 mayonnaise or salad dressing 1 teaspoon dried dillweed 1 teaspoon buttermilk salad dressing mix (1/4 of .4 oz. pkg.) 3 cups shredded Cheddar, Mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese (4 ozs.) […]

Cheesy Picnic Potatoes

Ingredients 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Cheddar cheese 1 (10 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup 1/3 milk 2 tablespoon barbecue sauce 1/4 teaspoon each, oregano, salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 4 cups potatoes, thinly sliced (about 4 medium potatoes) 1/2 teaspoon paprika Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Combine 1 1/2 cups cheese, soup, milk, barbecue […]

Lemon Jello Salad

Ingredients 2 (3 oz.) pkgs. lemon gelatin 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained, reserve juice Add to gelatin: 2 cups hot water 2 cups ginger ale or lemon-lime carbonated beverage Let stand until partially set and then add: 2 large bananas, sliced 1 cup chopped nuts Put in 8×14 pan. Let set. Topping: 1/2 sugar 1 […]

Fruit Salad In Melon Bowl

Ingredients 1 6 to 7-inch slice watermelon, cut from one end 1 small cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cut into bite-size pieces 1 small honeydew melon, peeled, seeded and cut into bite-size pieces 1 cup fresh or canned pineapple chunks, drained 1 cup orange or grapefruit segments 1 cup fresh strawberry halves 2 bananas, cut in […]

Asparagus With Orange Butter

Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter, softened 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel 1/8 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 water 1 lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed salt to taste Directions In small bowl, combine first 5 ingredients until blended. In large skillet, bring water to boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil […]

Tomato Bisque

Ingredients 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 4 cups chicken broth 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 cup half-and-half cream fresh tomatoes, chopped Directions In saucepan, saute garlic in butter. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add broth. Stir in tomato paste and […]

Roasted Vegetables

Ingredients 3 to 4 medium sized potatoes 1 red pepper 1 yellow or green pepper 1 eggplant 2 tomatoes 2 zucchinis 1 red onion or 2 small yellow onions 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic Directions Dice and chop vegetables; marinate in oil and lemon juice about 30 minutes. Put […]

Bbq Pecans

Ingredients 2 tablespoons margarine, melted 1/4 Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon ketchup 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce 4 cups pecan halves salt (optional) Directions Combine first 4 ingredients, stir in pecans and mix well. Spread pecans evenly in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 300° for 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Drain on paper towel. Sprinkle with salt […]

Spicy Vegetables With Tofu

Ingredients 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 sweet red pepper, cut into 2-inch strips 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced diagonally 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon ginger root, peeled, minced 1 tablespoon chili pepper, minced 1 tablespoon canola oil 1/4 mushrooms, thinly sliced 3/4 broccoli florets 3/4 cauliflower florets, sliced 1/4 peas 1 cup tofu, cubed […]

Asparagus-Orange Spears

Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs. fresh asparagus spears 3 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons orange rind, grated 1/4 fresh orange juice 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 medium-size orange Directions Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Remove scales from stalks with knife or vegetable peeler, if desired. Cook asparagus, uncovered, […]

Asparagus And Bulgur

Ingredients 1/2 water 1/3 bulgur 1/3 pimientos, thinly sliced 1/4 vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon snipped chives 1 teaspoon dried thyme 12 stalks asparagus, trimmed Directions In 1 quart saucepan, bring water to boil. Add bulgur. Cover and let stand 15 minutes, or until liquid has been absorbed. Fluff with fork. In large […]

Asparagus With Toasted Pine Nuts And Lemon Vinaigrette

Ingredients 1 lb. fresh asparagus spears 3 tablespoons pine nuts 1/4 olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 clove garlic, crushed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon dried whole basil 1/2 teaspoon dried whole oregano freshly ground pepper Directions Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Remove scales from stalks with knife or vegetable peeler, if […]

Rosemary Asparagus

Ingredients 1 cup chicken stock 1 clove garlic, halved 1 teaspoon dried rosemary 1 bay leaf 1 lb. thin asparagus spears 1/2 onions, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced Directions Pour stock into large frying pan. Add garlic, rosemary and bay leaf. Bring to simmer. Prepare asparagus by holding each spear at its end and […]

Carrots In Beer And Dill

Ingredients 4 large carrots, peeled 1 tablespoon butter 1 cup beer 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon dill weed, dried Directions Cut carrots into small sticks and saute in butter, uncovered, over medium heat until barely browned. Add beer and dill and cover. Cook slowly until carrots are tender, stirring often, about 15 […]

Potato Pudding

Ingredients 5 large potatoes, peeled 2 large onions 2 eggs 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons alt 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons parsley, minced 2 tablespoons salad oil Directions Coarsely grate potatoes and rinse thoroughly. Grate onions, mix with eggs and add salt, pepper and parsley; blend thoroughly. (Potatoes and onions may be grated […]

Banana Split Salad

Ingredients 1 (15 oz.) container part-skim Ricotta cheese 2 (.035 oz.) pkgs. powdered low calorie sugar substitute 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 4 small bananas 1 cup cut up fresh pineapple 1 cup fresh raspberries 1 cup green seedless grapes 1 1/2 s raspberry yogurt Directions Beat Ricotta cheese in small mixer bowl on […]

Cheddar Apple Snacks

Ingredients 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, at room temperature 1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese (softened) 1/3 finely chopped pecans 1 tablespoon milk 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 3 medium apples fresh lemon juice crackers, if desired Directions Beat cheeses in small mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in nuts, milk and nutmeg. Chill, covered, 3 […]

Mushroom Lover’S Delight

Ingredients 6 slices Italian bread, 3/4-inch thick 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened 7/8 Romano cheese, freshly grated 6 large slices tomatoes 10 large mushrooms, sliced seasoned salt and freshly ground pepper 1 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons chives, chopped Directions Butter bread, toast lightly on one side. Turn, sprinkle with two […]

Hot Fruit Compote

Ingredients 1/4 lemon juice 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 butter or margarine, melted 4 bananas, sliced 1 (1 lb.) can dark sweet cherries, undrained 1 large orange, sectioned sour cream brown sugar, sifted Directions In saucepan, stir lemon juice, brown sugar, cloves and nutmeg into melted butter; add fruits […]

Baked Bananas With Lemon/Orange Sauce

Ingredients 4 bananas 1/4 orange marmalade 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon grated orange peel 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel 2 mint sprigs (for garnish, optional) Directions Remove ends from bananas. With knife, slit banana skin on back of each banana from top to bottom, but leave skin on banana to keep it from bursting. […]


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