Miscellaneous Recipes

No Fail Pie Crust

Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 cup shortening (Not butter!) 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vinegar About 6-7 tablespoons ice water Directions: Combine dry ingredients and cut shortening in with a pastry blender or two knives. In electric blender: mix egg, vinegar and water. Add to other ingredients, stirring […]

Baked Apples and Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients: 5 sweet potatoes (cooked) 4 apples 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup margarine 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 cup hot water 2 tablespoons honey Directions:   Boil 5 sweet potatoes in water until they are almost tender. After the sweet potatoes cool, peel and slice them. Peel the apples. Remove the cores, […]

Country Style Potato Salad

Ingredients: 3 potatoes (medium) 1 cup celery (chopped) 1/2 cup onion (minced) 1 cup peas (frozen) 1 tablespoon mustard (prepared) 1/2 cup mayonnaise, low-fat 1/2 cup yogurt, non-fat plain black pepper (fresh cracked, to taste) lettuce and tomato (Garnish:) Directions:   Wash potatoes, leave skin on and cut in bite-size chunks. Place in pan and […]

Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten-free)

Ingredients: 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup golden brown sugar 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 egg 1 cup chestnut flour* 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1-1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips About 3 whole roasted and peeled chestnuts Directions: Preheat the oven to 350°F […]

Spanish Rice

Ingredients: 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
 1 cup instant brown rice
 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
 1/4 teaspoon oregano
 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes (can use Mexican style with green chilies)
 1/3 cup corn, (drain and rinse if using canned corn)
 1/3 cup black beans (drain and rinse if using […]

Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients 2 cups pumpkin seeds 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 ½  tsp sea salt Fresh milled black pepper Directions Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Separate pumpkin seed from pulp. Do not wash seeds. Toss seeds, salt and oil together in a large bowl. Spread on a greased baking sheet.  Sprinkle with fresh cracked pepper. Bake […]

Grilled Apples

Ingrediants: 4 baking apples
 2 Tbsp. cinnamon
 2 Tbsp. sugar
 Aluminum foil sheets Directions: Preheat grill. Wash, dry and core apples. In small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar. Place each apple on center of aluminum foil sheet; spoon tablespoon cinnamon/sugar mixture into core, and wrap apple in foil. Place foil-wrapped apples in small foil pie […]

Tomato-Basil Relish

Ingredients: 4 tablespoons olive oil 3/4 pound tomatoes, seeded and roughly chopped 6 large garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar Directions: Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes and garlic. Sauté until tomatoes soften, about 5 minutes. Add basil and vinegar. Season with salt and […]

Maple Walnut Granola

Ingredients: 4 cups rolled oats    1 cup wheat germ 1 cup sesame seeds    1 cup coconut 1 cup chopped walnuts    1/3 cup oil 1/2 cup maple syrup 3/4 cup honey Directions: Preheat oven to 250°. Combine oats, wheat germ, sesame seeds, coconut and nuts. Add oil and stir until evenly distributed. Pour in maple syrup, […]

Gluten-Free Snack Mix

Ingredients: 8 cups popped popcorn 2 cups Koala Crisp cereal 1 package (5 ounces) dried cherries 1/3 cup butter, cubed 1/3 cup honey 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions: In a large ungreased roasting pan, combine the popcorn, cereal and cherries. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Add honey and cinnamon; cook and stir until heated […]

Effortless Egg Rolls

Ingredients: 1/2 pound bulk pork sausage 2 1/2 cups frozen stir-fry vegetable blend, thawed and chopped 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce 10 egg roll wrappers Oil for deep-fat frying Directions: In a large skillet, cook sausage and vegetables over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in teriyaki sauce. Place 3 tablespoons of […]

Peppermint Exfoliating Body Scrub submitted by Betsy Wright

Ingredients: 3 cups sugar 1/2 cup oil (I use either extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil, both are great for skin) 15 drops of peppermint essential oil or 3 teaspoons peppermint extract Red food coloring, if desired Directions: Mix altogether. If you want it more coarse, add more sugar or add more oil if […]

Goblin Eyeballs

Ingredients: 12 eggs Red food coloring 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon prepared mustard Salt and pepper to taste 12 large pimiento-stuffed olives, halved widthwise Directions: Place eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan; add enough water to cover by 1 inch. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from the […]

Spooky Snack Mix

Ingredients: 5 cups crispy corn cereal squares 2 cups cinnamon-flavored bear-shaped graham crackers 2 cups salted peanuts 2 cups tiny twist pretzels 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1/2 cup butter or margarine 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 3/8 teaspoon yellow food coloring Plus 1/8 teaspoon red food coloring Or 1/2 teaspoon orange […]

Make-Your-Own Snack Mix

Ingredients: 1 cup toasted oat cereal 1/4 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts (or other unsalted nut) 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup dried cranberries Directions: Combine all ingredients, and toss well. Serve immediately, or store for later snacking. Tip: Put snack mix in individual snack-sized bags for a great grab-and-go snack.

Freezer Salsa

Ingredients: 3/4 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 1/3 cup finely chopped sweet red or green pepper 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup olive oil 12 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped (about 6 cups) 3 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste 1/3 cup […]

Grilled Three-Cheese Potatoes

Ingredients: 6 large potatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick 2 medium onions, chopped 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled 1/4 cup butter, cubed 1 tablespoon minced chives 1 to 2 teaspoons seasoned […]

Raspberry Grilled Cheese

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons seedless red raspberry preserves 4 slices sourdough bread 2 tablespoons chopped pecans 1 to 2 tablespoons sliced green onion 4 slices Muenster or baby Swiss cheese 3 tablespoons butter, softened Directions: Spread preserves over bread slices; top with the pecans, onion and cheese. Top with remaining bread; butter outsides of bread. Toast […]

Strawberry Grilled Cheese

Ingredients 1 teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup diced, fresh strawberries 4 slices of your favorite bread 4 teaspoons butter, at room temperature 3 slices American cheese 3 tablespoons strawberry preserves 1 teaspoon powdered sugar, for garnish (optional) Directions Mix together the honey and vinegar in a small bowl and stir in the […]

Swiss Cheese Pie

Ingredients 1 cup fine butter cracker crumbs 3 tablespoons melted butter 6 slices bacon, minced 1/4 cup chopped onion 2 beaten eggs 1/2 cup sour cream 4 ounces softened cream cheese 8 ounces shredded Swiss cheese 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese Directions Preheat oven to 375°. For the […]

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