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Penne Pasta With Asparagus And Pecans

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 lb. asparagus, cut into 2″ pieces 1 yellow bell pepper, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 3/4 s chicken broth 1 lb. penne pasta, uncooked 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh basil 2/3 Parmesan cheese, divided 3/4 toasted pecans, divided Salt, pepper […]

Corn-Pone Pie With Tomato Chutney

Ingredients Tomato Chutney: 4 tomatoes, chopped 1/2 onions, minced 1/2 celery, minced 1 bay leaf Pie: 1 1/2 s yellow cornmeal 1 cup unbleached flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 corn 1/4 scallions 1/4 fresh parsley, minced 1 1/2 s buttermilk 1/4 honey 1/4 egg substitute 2 tablespoons […]

Wild Rice And Raspberries

Ingredients 1 1/2 s chicken stock 3/4 wild rice 2 teaspoons canola oil 1/8 teaspoon dried marjoram 1 cup raspberries 2 tablespoons parsley, minced Directions In 1 quart saucepan, bring stock to boil. Transfer to top of double boiler. Add wild rice, oil and marjoram. Cover and cook over boiling water 1 to 1 1/2 […]

Polenta With Asparagus Topping

Ingredients 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1 cup water 2 1/2 s stock 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 shredded low-fat cheese Asparagus topping: 2 cups asparagus, sliced 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1/2 shallots, minced 2 tablespoons stock 1 teaspoon olive oil 2 teaspoons snipped chives 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon 1/4 shredded low-fat Colby cheese Directions In […]

Asparagus Risotto With Shrimp And Lemon

Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs. large asparagus, trimmed 4 cups chicken broth, preferably reduced salt 1/2 shallot, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup Aborio (short grain) rice 1 teaspoon lemon zest, finely chopped 1/2 dry white wine 1 lb. rock shrimp salt to taste freshly ground pepper to taste Directions Put asparagus in large skillet […]

Mincemeat

Ingredients 1/2 lb. lean boiled beef, chopped 1/2 lb. beef kidney suet, chopped 3 3/4 lbs. raw apples, pared and chopped 1/2 lb. currants 1 lb. seeded raisins, chopped 1 tablespoon salt 3 ozs. each candied orange rind, lemon rind and citron, chopped grated rind of 2 lemons 5 cups brown sugar 3 tablespoons cinnamon […]

Mincemeat

Ingredients 1/2 lb. lean boiled beef, chopped 1/2 lb. beef suet, chopped (kidney suet best) 3 3/4 lbs. raw apples, pared and chopped 1/2 lb. currants 1 lb. seeded raisins, chopped 1 tablespoon salt 3 oz. each, candied orange rind, lemon rind and citron, chopped grated rind of 2 lemons or oranges 5 cups brown […]

Deviled Eggs

Ingredients 4 hard cooked eggs 3/4 teaspoon vinegar 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon mustard few grains pepper 1 tablespoon butter, melted 3 teaspoons salad dressing 1/4 teaspoon salt paprika for garnish Directions Cut eggs lengthwise in half. Separate yolks; put into medium size bowl and mash. Add melted butter, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salad dressing, […]

Molded Chicken Salad

Ingredients 2 (3 oz.) pkgs. lemon gelatin Prepare gelatin with hot water as directed, chill until syrupy, then beat and add: 1 cup whipping cream, whipped 1 cup celery, diced 2 cups boiled chicken, cut up (half dark meat and half white meat) 3 hard-cooked eggs, cut up 1/2 lb. pimiento cheese, cut up 1/2 […]

Cheese And Egg Pudding Lunch

Ingredients 10 slices enriched white bread 1/2 butter, softened 1 1/2 s mild American cheese, grated 4 eggs 2 cups milk 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions Remove crusts from slices of bread. Butter each slice lightly. Stack into two piles 5 slices high. Using very sharp knife, slice into 1-inch cubes. Break up one pile of […]

A World Of Deviled Eggs

Ingredients GREEK: 1/4 feta cheese 6 large kalamata or ripe olives, pitted and chopped, about 1/4 cup 1/4 mayonnaise garnish with lemon slices, olive slices and oregano sprigs, if desired FRENCH: 1/4 chopped cooked spinach, well drained 1/4 Brie cheese, diced 1/4 mayonnaise garnish with chopped tomatoes, if desired MEXICAN: 1/4 salsa 1/4 Cheddar or […]

Ham Steak With Carmelized Apple Sticks

Ingredients 1 large firm red apple such as Braeburn, Gala, Rome Beauty or Fuji 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 baked ham slices, 1/4-inch thick, quartered 1 large shallot, finely chopped 2 teaspoons cider vinegar 1/2 apple juice 1 1/2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard, or to taste pinch of ground cloves Directions Preheat […]

Sherry-Glazed Roast Leg Of Lamb

Ingredients 1 (5 to 6 lb.) leg of lamb 1 clove garlic, slivered 3 to 4 fresh mint sprigs, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme 1 medium onion, cut into eighths 1/3 dry sherry 1/3 mint or currant jelly Directions Make several slits on outside of lamb; insert garlic […]

Veal Chops

Ingredients 4 veal rib or loin chips, well trimmed, cut 1-inch thick (approx. 8 ozs. each) chopped fresh herbs such as basil, thyme, chives, rosemary or oregano Directions Place chops on grid over medium ash-covered coals. Grill, uncovered, 12 to 14 minutes for medium doneness, turning once and sprinkling with herbs after turning. Tip: To […]

Peppered Ham

Ingredients 1 (4 lb.) fully cooked boneless ham 1/4 honey 2 tablespoons prepared mustard 1 clove garlic, minced 3 tablespoons coarse ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves Directions Preheat oven to 325°. Place ham on rack in shallow roasting pan. In small bowl, combine honey, mustard, garlic, pepper and cloves. Brush honey mixture over […]

Peanut Chicken And Mustard Sauce

Ingredients 6 chicken breast halves, skinned and boned 1/2 butter or margarine, divided 1/4 plus 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, divided 1 1/2 s roasted peanuts, finely chopped 3 tablespoons peanut oil 1 (8 oz.) carton commercial sour cream 1/4 fresh parsley, chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper fresh parsley sprigs, optional Directions Place each […]

Orange Chicken With Peanuts

Ingredients 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons orange juice 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional) 2 whole medium chicken breasts (1 1/2 lbs. total), skinned and boned 2 tablespoons cooking oil 1 cup broken peanuts 1 teaspoon grated gingerroot 2 medium green peppers, […]

American Pierogi

Ingredients 1 1/2 s elbow macaroni or egg noodles, cooked 4 medium potatoes, cooked and mashed with milk 1/4 lb. grated American cheese 1 onion, diced (saute in 1/4 cup butter) Directions Grease casserole dish. Layer noodles, potatoes and cheese. Top with butter and onion mixture. Bake at 375° 30 minutes.

Old Fashioned Mincemeat

Ingredients Measurements can be varied a little for apples and meat. Utensils needed: grinder with two plates if possible, 8-10 quart roaster that will fit into your oven, a pair of kitchen scales or accurate bathroom scale is helpful. Day One: Buy 1 1/2 lbs. chuck roast. It should have about a half cupful of […]

Chicken Pot Pie

Ingredients 1 (10 oz.) pkg. peas/carrots, frozen 1/2 onion, chopped 1/4 oleo 1/3 flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon sage 1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 cups chicken broth 3/4 milk 3 cups chicken, cooked, diced parsley Directions Cook peas and carrots; drain. Cook onion in 1/4 cup oleo. Stir in flour, salt, sage, broth and milk. […]

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