Miscellaneous Recipes

Mixed Dried Herb Vinegar

Ingredients 2 teaspoons dried basil 2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 teaspoon hot pepper flakes 4 cups white wine vinegar 4 (8 oz) half pint or 8 (4 oz) glass preserving jars with lids and bands Directions Place basil, oregano and hot pepper flakes in a clean quart jar and set in a bowl of hot […]

Cinnamon Watermelon Rind Pickles

Ingredients 16 cups sliced peeled watermelon rind* (about 2 medium) 1 cup pickling or canning salt 8 cups cool water, divided 6 cups granulated sugar 4 cups white vinegar 3 cinnamon sticks, broken in half 4 to 5 (16 oz) pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands Directions *To prepare watermelon rind, remove dark […]

Easy Skillet Cobbler

Ingredients 1/2 stick butter (1/4 cup) 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup milk 2 cups blueberries (or fruit of choice peaches, cherries, apples) Directions Melt butter in iron skillet. Mix dry ingredients with milk; pour into warm skillet with melted butter. Add fruit*, bake at 350° […]

Strawberry Jam Cookie Recipe

Ingredients 1 stick (4 ounces) butter, softened to room temperature 1/3 cup sugar 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/3 cups flour 1/3 cup jam, jelly or marmalade (strawberry, of course) 1/3 cup slivered blanched almonds Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease baking sheet. In large bowl, cream butter until smooth and […]

Potato and Asparagus Salad

Ingredients 4 eggs (hard boiled) 6 cups new potatoes 12-20 spears fresh asparagus 3 generous handfuls fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1 clove garlic 1?2 medium red onion, prepared for processor Directions Cook potatoes in their skins until tender. Let them cool a bit, cut into chunks. Cook […]

Thai Tofu Kabobs

Ingredients Marinade: 1/3 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes) 1 T. soy sauce 1 garlic clove, chopped 2 T. chopped Thai or Italian basil 1/2 tsp. red hot pepper flakes 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup olive oil 1 lb. firm or extra firm tofu, pressed in one block 4-inch piece of […]

Potato & Corn Chowder

Ingredients 4 large Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into ½ inch cubes, skin left on 1 large onion, chopped 2 cups water 1 tsp. chicken or vegetable bouillon powder 2 tsp. dried parsley 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 1 (14.5 oz) can cream style corn 1 (14 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained 1 cup […]

Spinach Cheese Rolls

Ingredients 1 10-inch sheet pre-made puff pastry 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach 6 oz. soy mozzarella cheese, grated 1/4 cup soy parmesan cheese 1 small leek, minced 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 cup soymilk (soy milk), or as needed Directions Thaw pastry for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400° . Thaw spinach. Squeeze […]

Fried Tofu Sticks

Ingredients 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs 1 tsp. dried oregano 1/2 tsp. dried thyme 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 16 oz. soft or firm tofu 1 3/4 cup canola oil 1/2 cup olive oil 2 large eggs, beaten Honey mustard Directions Toast bread crumbs in dry skillet over medium heat, stirring […]

Hearty Baked Beans

Ingredients 5 strips bacon, browned and drained 1/2 lb. ground beef 1/2 onion, chopped 2 (16 oz.) cans pork and beans, drained 1 (16 oz.) can butter beans, drained 1 (16 oz.) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1/3 brown sugar 1/4 ketchup 1/4 barbecue sauce 1 tablespoon molasses 2 tablespoons prepared mustard 1/2 teaspoon […]

Natural Remedy For Strep Throat

Ingredients 1 tablespoon raw honey 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 4 cloves of crushed garlic Directions Blend together and take 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of this mixture every hour of day; don’t chase it with any liquid. This can get rid of strep throat in 24-48 hours. (I’ve used this recipe in lieu of […]

Chili Dog Sauce

Ingredients 3 lbs. ground beef 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 teaspoons dry mustard 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon onion salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 teaspoon celery salt 1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger root, minced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon soy sauce 10 ozs. ketchup Directions […]

Bakeable Clay

Ingredients 4 s flour 1 salt 1 teaspoon powdered alum 1 1/2 s water food coloring Directions Mix all ingredients in bowl. Extra water can be added with hands, if too dry. Color by dividing and adding food coloring to each portion. Roll or mold as desired. Once molded or rolled, bake on ungreased cookie […]

Herb Salt Substitute

Ingredients 1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1 teaspoon dried savory 1 teaspoon ground mace 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon dried sage 1 teaspoon dried marjoram 1 teaspoon […]

Dog Bones

Ingredients 1/2 peanut butter 1/2 instant nonfat dry milk powder 1 tablespoon honey 2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs, finely crushed Directions Wash your hands. In large mixing bowl, combine peanut butter and dry milk. Add honey and mix well. Divide dough into 6 pieces. Mold each piece into the shape of a dog bone. Sprinkle […]

Baked Beans And Meat

Ingredients 1 lb. ground beef 1 large onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1/2 brown sugar 2 tablespoons prepared mustard 3/4 of (14 oz.) bottle ketchup dash of Worcestershire sauce 3 (1 lb.) cans pork and beans 6 -8 strips bacon Directions

Pasta Sauce

Ingredients 3/4 chopped onion 3/4 chopped celery 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 20 pounds tomatoes 3 bay leaves Directions Cook onion, celery and garlic in olive oil, in large saucepot, until transparent. Core and quarter tomatoes. Add tomatoes and remaining ingredients to saucepot. Simmer mixture about 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove bay […]


Ingredients 4 quarts tomato juice 2 large onions 3 s brown sugar 1 heaping tablespoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon nutmeg 2 tablespoons mixed pickling spices (in cloth bag) 1/2 vinegar pinch soda Directions Cook together 1 hour. When almost thick, add soda and vinegar last so vinegar will not cook away. Pack in […]

Canned Hot Peppers

Ingredients 1 vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 1 sm. onion 1 tablespoon cooking oil 2 s water 1 clove garlic 1 teaspoon mixed spices Directions Put spices, garlic, onion and salt in bottom of jar. Fill with peppers that have been cut lengthwise and seeds removed. Fill jar with vinegar solution. Add oil last. Seal tight. […]

Homemade Mayonnaise

Ingredients 1 cider vinegar 1 sugar 1 1/2 cups water 4 tablespoons cornstarch 4 eggs 2 teaspoons dry mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt Directions Heat vinegar and sugar until hot, doesn’t need to boil. Mix half the water with cornstarch. Beat eggs. Add cornstarch mixture and remaining water. Pour hot vinegar slowly into beaten eggs. Return […]


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