Kielbasa Soup

Ingredients 1 (16 oz.) pkg. frozen mixed vegetables, or your choice of vegetables 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste 1 medium onion, chopped 3 medium potatoes, diced 1 1/2 lbs. kielbasa, cut into 1/4-inch pieces 4 quarts water fresh parsley Directions Combine all ingredients except parsley in large slow cooker. Cover. Cook on low 12 […]

Sauerkraut Soup

Ingredients 1 lb. smoked Polish sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 5 medium potatoes, cubed 2 large onions, chopped 2 large carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 (42 to 45 oz.) can chicken broth 1 (32 oz.) can or bag sauerkraut, rinsed and drained 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste Directions Combine all ingredients in large […]

Taco Soup

Ingredients 1 lb. ground beef 1 envelope dry ranch dressing mix 1 envelope dry taco seasoning mix 3 (12 oz.) cans Rotel tomatoes, undrained 2 (24 oz.) cans pinto beans, undrained 1 (24 oz.) can hominy, undrained 1 (14.5 oz.) can stewed tomatoes, undrained 1 onion, chopped 2 cups water Directions Brown meat in skillet. […]

Old-Fashioned Bean Soup

Ingredients 1 lb. dry navy beans, or dry green split peas 1 lb. meaty ham bone, or 1 lb. ham pieces 1 to 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper 1/2 celery leaves, chopped 2 quarts water 1 medium onion, chopped 1 bay leaf, optional Directions Soak beans or peas overnight. Drain, discarding soaking water. […]

Slow-Cooker Chili

Ingredients 2 lbs. ground beef, or ground turkey, browned and drained 2 (16 oz.) cans red kidney beans, drained 2 (14 1/2 oz.) cans diced tomatoes, undrained. 2 medium onions, chopped 1 green pepper, coarsely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 to 3 tablespoons chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon […]

Cheesy Broccoli Potato Soup

Ingredients 4 tablespoons butter 1 cup onion, chopped 1/2 flour 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 4 cups fat free milk 16 ozs. frozen broccoli, chopped 2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced 1 1/2 s Cheddar cheese, shredded 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper Directions Melt butter in large saucepan over medium […]

Minnesota Wild Rice Soup

Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 carrots, finely diced (about 1 cup) 2 leeks, white and light green parts, finely diced (about 2 1/2 cups) 2 celery stalks, finely diced (about 1 cup) 1/4 all-purpose flour 2 quarts chicken broth 3/4 s wild rice 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste 3/4 heavy cream, hot 3 […]

Almond Crackers

Ingredients 42 club crackers 1/2 butter or margarine 1/2 white sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup slivered almonds. Directions Place crackers on foil-lined cookie sheet. Melt butter; add sugar and bring to boil. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat; add vanilla. Pour evenly over crackers. Sprinkle on nuts. Bake at 350° 10 to 12 minutes […]

Cream Puffs

Ingredients 1/2 water 1/4 margarine or butter dash of salt 1/2 flour 2 eggs chocolate sauce whipped cream or non-dairy whipped topping Directions Preheat oven to 450°. Bring water, margarine and salt to boil in small saucepan. Add flour all at once. Stir vigorously, cooking until mixture leaves sides of pan and forms a ball. […]

Sparkling Punch

Ingredients 2 bottles sparkling white grape juice cocktail, chilled 1 (11.5 oz.) can frozen concentrated cranberry juice cocktail 3 cups cold water 3 (12 oz.) cans ginger ale, chilled Ice Ring: 6 ozs. frozen grape juice concentrate 12 ozs. water 8 or 9 thin lemon slices Directions In punch bowl, combine white grape juice cocktail, […]

Holiday Quiche

Ingredients 1 lb. mild sausage 1 lb. hot sausage 12 eggs 2 cups small curd cottage cheese 3 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded 1/2 all-purpose flour 1/2 butter, melted 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced 3/4 onion, finely chopped 1 can green chilies, chopped and drained Garnish: […]

Milk Chocolate Fondue

Ingredients 1 (11.5 oz.) pkg. milk chocolate chips 4 to 6 tablespoons milk Dippers: Banana chunks Mandarin orange sections Maraschino cherries Pineapple chunks Fresh strawberries, stems removed Melon balls Kiwi slices Vanilla wafers Directions Melt chips in double boiler (do not use microwave). Add milk gradually, stirring until smooth. Divide mixture between 2 warm serving […]

Party Cheese Ball

Ingredients 1 cup finely chopped pecans 2 tablespoons butter 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 1 cup sour cream 1 jar dried chipped beef, shredded 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese 1 small onion, finely diced 1 small green pepper, finely diced 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, optional Directions Toast pecans […]

Oysters Rockefeller

Ingredients 3 dozen oysters 1 small onion 2 crushed bay leaves 1/2 teaspoon celery salt 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 sprigs parsley 1/2 butter, melted 1 cup cooked spinach 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cracker crumbs 3 tablespoons sherry 1/2 grated Parmesan 3 to 5 slices bacon 1/2 bread crumbs Directions In […]

Mushroom Spread

Ingredients 12 large fresh mushrooms, diced 1/2 seasoned bread crumbs 6 ozs. butter, melted 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons flour 6 ozs. sour cream 1/2 fresh parsley, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1/2 teaspoon pepper Directions Melt butter, add onion, garlic, parsley and mushrooms. Simmer. Sprinkle in flour and bread crumbs. Add sour cream. Simmer […]

Vidalia Appetizer

Ingredients 5 or 6 medium Vidalia onions 1 cup sugar 1/2 mayonnaise 1/2 vinegar 2 cups water 1 tablespoon celery seeds Directions Thinly slice and divide into ringlets. Soak at least 6 hours in vinegar, sugar and water in refrigerator. Drain off liquid. DON’T RINSE. Toss with mayonnaise and celery seed. Great alone or on […]

Green Chilies

Ingredients 2 cans green chilies 1 egg 1/4 flour sharp cheese, grated 1 cup milk salt Directions Combine egg, milk, flour and salt. Layer chilies and cheese and pour sauce over layers. Bake at 325° on hour or longer until set. Cut in finger-sized portions.

Flake Shrimp Dip

Ingredients 1 can small shrimp 1/4 chili sauce 1 tablespoon horseradish 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt few drops of Tabasco sauce Directions Mix all together and refrigerate overnight. Serve with crackers.

Hoppin John

Ingredients 1 lb. dried black-eyed peas 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon oregano 5 cups chicken stock 8 cups hot cooked rice Directions Soak peas overnight with water to cover by 2 inches. Drain peas and set aside. In large saucepan, saute onion in […]

Almond Crackers

Ingredients 42 club crackers 1/2 butter or margarine 1/2 white sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup slivered almonds Directions Place crackers on foil-lined cookie sheet. Melt butter; add sugar and bring to boil. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat; add vanilla. Pour evenly over crackers. Sprinkle on nuts. Bake at 350° 10 to 12 minutes […]


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