Oven-Dried Tomatoes

Ingredients 2 lbs. ripe Italian plum or large cherry tomatoes, halved 1/4 kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 (28 oz.) cans low-sodium crushed tomatoes 2 tablespoons dried marjoram olive oil, to cover Directions Preheat oven to warm, below 200°. Remove seeds from tomato halves but not the fibrous tissue. Place tomatoes, cut side […]

Broiled Tomatoes With Herbs

Ingredients 4 not-quite-ripe beefsteak tomatoes extra virgin olive oil salt and black pepper fresh minced herbs – parsley, basil, oregano, dill or a mixture Directions Preheat broiler. Core and seed tomatoes and cut in half. Rub cut side with oil and season with salt and pepper. Place tomato halves, cut-side-up in baking dish. Place tomatoes […]

Tomato Butter

Ingredients 5 quarts ground ripe tomatoes 3 medium onions, ground 1 pint vinegar 3 cups brown sugar 2 cups white sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon allspice 1 tablespoon salt Directions Peel and grind tomatoes and onions. Combine vinegar, sugars, spices and salt in heavy saucepan; bring to boil. Add vegetables and […]

Energy-Packed Granola

Ingredients 2 1/2 s regular rolled oats 1 cup flaked coconut 1/2 coarsely chopped almonds 1/2 shelled sunflower seeds 1/2 unsweetened wheat germ 1/2 honey 1/4 cooking oil 1/2 dried apricots, chopped 1/2 raisins Directions In large bowl combine oats, coconut, almonds, sunflower seeds and wheat germ. Combine honey and oil; stir into oat mixture. […]

Honey Oat Bread

Ingredients 1 envelope (1/4 oz.) active dry yeast 2/3 lukewarm water (105° to 115°) 1/4 teaspoon sugar 2 1/2 s old-fashioned rolled oats about 1 1/2 cups durum wheat flour* 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 4 eggs, at room temperature 1/3 honey 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, or corn oil. 1 to 2 tablespoons poppy seeds […]

Honey-Pepper Grapefruit

Ingredients 3 small pink grapefruit, peeled with all white pith removed 1 cup honey 1 tablespoon coriander seeds, slightly crushed 3/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns cinnamon strips (at right) Directions Cut grapefruits crosswise into 1/4-inch slices. Cut each of these in half and remove any seeds and white center membrane. Transfer to heat proof glass […]

Homemade Biscuit Mix

Ingredients 10 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 baking powder 1/4 sugar 4 teaspoons salt 2 cups shortening that does not require refrigeration Directions In large mixing bowl stir-together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. With pastry blender cut in shortening till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Store in covered airtight container up to six weeks at room […]

Caramel Biscuit Ring

Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1/3 caramel ice cream topping 3 tablespoons chopped pecans 1 1/2 s packaged biscuit mix 1/2 milk 2 teaspoons sugar 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions In 8-inch round baking dish heat butter or margarine at high for 45 seconds till melted. Stir in caramel topping and pecans. Push mixture […]

Beer-Cheese Triangles

Ingredients 2 cups packaged biscuit mix or Homemade Biscuit Mix 1/2 s shredded cheddar cheese (2 ozs.) 1/2 beer Directions In mixing bowl stir together packaged biscuit mix or Homemade Biscuit Mix and shredded cheese. Make well in center; add beer all at once. Stir just till mixture clings together. Knead gently on lightly floured […]

Angel Biscuits

Ingredients These biscuits can be baked all at once, or portions of the dough can be pulled off for baking and the rest kept refrigerated in a tightly covered bowl. Dough kept for two or three days is at least as good as freshly made, if not better.. 5 1/2 s all-purpose flour 1/4 sugar […]

Impossible Chicken ‘N Broccoli Pie

Ingredients 1 pkg. frozen chopped broccoli 3 cups (12 ozs.) shredded Cheddar cheese 1 1/2 s cooked chicken, cut up 3/4 baking mix 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2/3 onion, chopped 1 1/3 s milk 3 eggs 3/4 teaspoon salt Directions Heat oven to 400°. Grease 10×1 1/2-inch pie plate. Rinse broccoli under running cold water to […]

Chicken Casserole Orientale

Ingredients 1 large onion, diced 3 cups celery, thinly sliced 1/2 mushrooms, sliced 6 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons flour or 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 can water chestnuts, sliced 1 small jar pimientos 3 cups cooked chicken or turkey, diced 1/2 can Chinese noodles 3/4 slivered almonds, toasted Directions Cook onion and celery in 1/2 cup […]

Rice And Barley Pilaf

Ingredients 6 slices bacon 1 medium onion, chopped 1/2 celery, chopped 2 (16 oz.) cans chicken broth 1 cup uncooked brown rice 1 cup uncooked barley 1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen green peas 2 medium carrots, shredded 1/4 cooking sherry 3/4 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 bay leaf Directions In large […]

Chili Chicken

Ingredients 4 chicken breasts, skinned salt and coarse black pepper 3 cups chili, homemade or 2 (15 oz.) cans chili 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese Directions Preheat oven to 375°. Grease 13×9-inch glass baking dish. Season chicken with salt and pepper; lay in pan with meaty side up Pour chili over chicken, coating well. […]

Baked Blackened Chicken

Ingredients 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano 1 teaspoon thyme leaf 1/8 teaspoon red cayenne pepper, or to taste 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 4 to 6 chicken breasts, skinned butter, melted Directions Preheat oven to 375°. Grease 13×9-inch glass baking dish. Combine […]

Chicken Curry

Ingredients 2 tablespoons margarine 1 apple, peeled and finely chopped 1 cup onion, chopped 2 teaspoons curry, divided 1 (10 3/4 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup 1/2 milk 1/2 sour cream 1/8 teaspoon salt 4 boiled chicken breasts, skinned and cubed cooked rice Directions Melt margarine in large skillet. Add apple, onion and 1 […]

Chicken Fried Rice

Ingredients vegetable oil 1/2 green pepper, chopped 3/4 celery, chopped 1 cup onion, chopped 2 boiled chicken breasts, skinned and cubed 3 tablespoon soy sauce, divided 3 tablespoons sherry, divided 1 cup cooked rice, chilled and unseasoned 2 eggs 2 tablespoons milk or water Directions Heat oil in large skillet until hot. Stir-fry green pepper, […]

Chicken And Rice Casserole

Ingredients 2 cups cooked rice 2 cups (8 ozs.) shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1 1/2 s cooked chicken breast meat, chopped 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk 1/2 red onion, finely chopped 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 cilantro, finely chopped 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 1 tablespoon jalapenos, diced salt Directions Preheat oven […]

Rice Pudding

Ingredients 1 cup long grain rice 2 1/2 s water 3/4 sugar 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup low fat milk 1/2 raisins Directions Remember to wash your hands! Bring water to boil in heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add rice, stir and let water come to boil again. Reduce heat to very low. Cover saucepan tightly […]

After School Snack Mix

Ingredients 4 cups Chex cereal 1 (6 oz.) pkg. mixed dried berries and cherries 1/2 dried apricots, chopped 1 cup miniature pretzels (sticks, circles or any other shape) 3 tablespoons chocolate chips Directions Combine all ingredients in large zip-top bag and shake until mixed. Store in sealed container or zip-top bag for up to two […]

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