Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Pickled Beets

Ingredients 1 can beets, use juice 1/2 sugar 1/2 vinegar Directions Heat to just before boiling. Take off heat and pour over beets. Can hard-boil 6 eggs and add to beets for pickled eggs.

Sweet Dill Pickles

Ingredients 1 quart plain whole dill pickles (Kosher dills may be used) 1 cup granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon alum 1 cup water Directions Bring water and sugar to boil. Set aside to cool. Add alum and mix well. Pour over pickles which have been rinsed with cool water and cut in halves. Refrigerate overnight in […]

Spiced Mixed Nuts

Ingredients 3/4 sugar 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 egg white, lightly beaten 1 cup walnut halves 1 cup pecan halves 1 cup hazel nuts Directions Combine sugar, salt and spices; stir in egg white and 2 1/2 tablespoons water. Add nuts, half a cup […]

Spiced Fruit Medley

Ingredients 1 (17 oz.) can unpeeled apricot halves, drained 1 (approx. 16 oz.) can each pear halves, and pineapple chunks, drained 1 large orange, sectioned 1/3 brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 butter or margarine whipped topping or vanilla ice cream (optional) Directions Combine fruit in two-quart casserole. Blend brown sugar and […]

Sweet Dill Refrigerator Pickles

Ingredients 3 quarts cucumbers, sliced, unpeeled 2 cups white vinegar 1 large onion, sliced 1 cup fresh dill, minced 2 cups sugar 2 cups water 1/4 salt Directions In saucepan, combine sugar, vinegar, water and salt. Bring to boil and boil one minute. In large non-metallic container, combine cucumbers, onion and dill. Pour dressing over […]

Pickled Eggs And Beets

Ingredients 2 cans sliced beets 3/4 sugar 12 hard-boiled eggs 2 cups white vinegar 2 tablespoons pickling spice 1 1/2 tablespoons salt Directions Reserve 1 1/4 cups liquid from beets. Heat liquid, vinegar, sugar, salt and spice. Simmer 10 minutes. Pour over beets and eggs. Store in refrigerator. Best if left at least 24 hours […]

Shrimp Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 (8 oz.) can shrimp, chopped 1/2 large fish-flavored bouillon cube, crushed 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed, or 2 teaspoons fresh dill, chopped 1 (16 oz.) package mashed potatoes, refrigerated Black pepper to taste Directions Heat oil in medium saucepan. Add shrimp, bouillon and garlic […]

Fried Cauliflower

Ingredients 1 medium head of fresh cauliflower 4 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon parsley, chopped 1 teaspoon garlic salt dash pepper 4 tablespoons vegetable oil bread crumbs Directions Remove outer leaves and stalk of cauliflower and break into florets. Wash thoroughly. Steam or microwave (or cook in small amount of water) until tender, but still […]

Cranberry Orange Chutney

Ingredients 24 ozs. fresh whole cranberries 2 cups chopped white onion 2 cups golden raisins 1 1/2 s white sugar 1 1/2 s packed brown sugar 2 cups white distilled vinegar (5%) 1 cup orange juice 4 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled, grated 3 sticks cinnamon Yield: About 8 half-pint jars. Directions Wash and rinse half-pint […]


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