Miscellaneous Recipes

Lemon-Tarragon Sauce

Ingredients 1/3 tarragon vinegar 1/4 shallots, minced 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon dried whole tarragon 1 cup butter or margarine, softened Directions Combine first 4 ingredients in saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture reduces to 2 tablespoons. Add butter, 1 tablespoon at time, stirring constantly with wire whisk. Cook until […]

Blueberry-Cherry Conserve

Ingredients 3 s sour cherries*, pitted 1/4 water 3 s blueberries 4 1/2 s sugar Directions In large kettle, cook cherries with water over medium heat just until skins are tender. Add berries and sugar and stir gently until sugar is dissolved; cook over medium high heat about 30 minutes, or until thick and clear. […]

Hiker’s Or Biker’s Birdseed

Ingredients 16 oz. pkg. M&M candy 1 cup unsalted peanuts 1 cup raisins 2 cups Chex, Life, or Golden Grahams cereal (or substitute your favorite cereal) Directions Combine all ingredients. Place 1 cup of mixture in individual airtight bags for a hiking or biking snack. Couch potatoes like this snack, too!

Basic Rotiserie Sauce

Ingredients 1/2 vegetable oil 1/2 lemon juice or wine vinegar 1 large clove garlic, minced fine 2 tablespoons onion, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions Shake all ingredients together in screw-top jar. Refrigerate overnight. Shake again before using. Brush on spit-roasted or grilled turkey and small game birds. Makes about […]

Favorite Doctored “Baked” Beans

Ingredients 1 lb. can pork and beans, undrained 3 tablespoons ketchup 1 tablespoon yellow mustard 1 medium onion, chopped 2 tablespoons brown sugar garlic salt to taste Directions Combine all ingredients in saucepan. Cook uncovered over medium heat for 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Shortcut Baked Beans

Ingredients Easy for a potluck or picnic. 3 slices bacon 1/2 onion, chopped 1 (31 oz.) can pork and beans in tomato sauce 1/4 ketchup 2 tablespoons brown sugar or molasses 2 teaspoons prepared mustard 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Directions Spoon off and discard about 1/3 cup juices from pork and beans. Cut up bacon […]

Cheddar Chive Crisps

Ingredients 2 cups (8 ozs.) shredded Cheddar cheese, room temperature 1/2 (1 stick) butter 1 1/2 s all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 fresh chives, snipped Directions Combine cheese, butter, mustard and salt in small mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed of mixer until well blended. Gradually stir in flour until […]

Connecticut Spaghetti Sauce

Ingredients 1 large onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste 2 cups water 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 (35 oz.) can Italian plum tomatoes, undrained 1 (28 oz.) can whole tomatoes, undrained 1 whole chicken breast, […]

Baked Butter Beans

Ingredients 3 cans butter beans (drain liquid from 1 can) 1 tablespoon ketchup 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon prepared mustard 1/2 onion, diced 1/2 green pepper, diced 1 tablespoon vinegar 4 to 5 strips bacon, fried and crumbled Directions Mix all together. Bake 1 hour at 350°. From Jeanne Martin Wooster, Ohio

Sour Cream Substitute

Ingredients 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese 1 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons skim milk Directions Place the three ingredients in electric blender and blend until creamy. Keep refrigerated and use in recipes calling for sour cream. One tablespoon of sour cream has about 26 calories and 2.5 grams of fat. The sour cream substitute made […]

Cream Cheese Substitute

Ingredients 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese 4 tablespoons margarine 1 tablespoons skim milk Directions Combine all ingredients in blender and mix until smooth and creamy and keep refrigerated. Two tablespoons of cream cheese has 99 calories and 9.9 grams of fat. The substitute has 17 calories and 1.1 grams of fat.

Creamy Whipped Topping

Ingredients 1 cup evaporated skim milk 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Directions Chill bowl and beaters and evaporated skim milk. Whip evaporated milk until peaks form when you lift the beaters away from the mixture. Add sugar and vanilla and mix well. For firmer topping, add one and one-half tsp. unflavored gelatin, dissolved in […]

Homemade Wheat-Free Baking Powder

Ingredients 1/4 rice flour 1/4 bicarbonate of soda 1/4 cream of tartar Directions Sift together ingredients at least 3 times into large bowl. Store in airtight container in dry place.

Beefy Baked Beans

Ingredients 1 lb. ground beef 1 small green pepper, diced 1 1/2 s onion, diced 1 (16 oz.) can pork and beans 1/2 ketchup 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons vinegar 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper Directions Brown ground beef with peppers and onions. Stir into beans. Combine last 5 […]

Beef Or Venison Jerky

Ingredients 4 lbs. meat, sliced into thin strips 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon onion salt 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1 cup water Directions Mix ingredients. Cover meat strips and marinate 24 hours. Preheat oven to 175°. Hang strips on toothpicks from rack in oven (vertically). Bake 10 hours with oven door open […]

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 […]

Snack Mix

Ingredients 3 cups popped popcorn 2 cups toasted oat cereal 2 cups oyster crackers 1/3 safflower oil 1 (4 oz.) pkg. buttermilk salad dressing mix 2 cups goldfish crackers 2 cups thin pretzel sticks 1 cup salted nuts (cashews) Directions Preheat oven to 250°. Combine popcorn, goldfish, toasted oat cereal, pretzels, oyster crackers and cashews […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dilly Oyster Crackers

Ingredients 1 pkg. oyster crackers 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 pkg. dry salad dressing mix 1/2 teaspoon dill seed 1/2 vegetable oil Directions Mix dry ingredients in small bowl. Place crackers in large bowl. Alternate blending of oil in crackers with dry ingredients. Spread on cookie sheet to dry in 150° oven 20 to 30 […]


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