Savory Cheese Crust

Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour pinch of salt 4 tablespoons frozen unsalted butter, cut into small cubes 2 tablespoons frozen vegetable shortening, cut into small cubes 1 cup coarsely grated Cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons ice water Directions In medium bowl, mix together flour and salt. Cut in butter, shortening and cheese until mixture resembles coarse […]

Piperade Pie

Ingredients 1/4 extra-virgin olive oil 1 small red bell pepper, coarsely chopped 1 sweet onion, coarsely chopped 1/4 scallions, coarsely chopped 2 large garlic cloves, minced 6 fresh Italian plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh basil, coarsely chopped or 1 teaspoon dried 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper […]

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. […]

Mediterranean Rice

Ingredients 2 1/2 s water 2 teaspoons instant chicken bouillon 2 to 3 tablespoons butter or margarine 1/2 teaspoon curry 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/3 teaspoon salt 1 cup rice 1/2 raisins Directions Bring water, bouillon, butter, curry, turmeric, and salt to boil in medium saucepan. Stir in rice, then reduce heat. Cover and simmer for […]

Uova ‘Mpriatorio (Eggs In Hell)

Ingredients vegetable cooking spray 3/4 to 1 cup tomato juice 4 eggs salt and coarse black pepper Directions Spray medium skillet with cooking spray. Pour in tomato juice then bring to boil. Drop in eggs. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until eggs reach desired doneness. Using spatula, transfer eggs to serving platter; pour sauce […]

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.

Skillet Cornbread

Ingredients 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup all purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk one-quarter cup shortening, melted 1 egg, beaten Directions Corn bread, whether from a mix or a recipe, always seems to turn out best in cast iron. Add in some grated cheese, bacon, corn […]

Skillet Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Ingredients 1/2 butter 1 to 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 8 pineapple rings 1 scant cup flour, sifted 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder dash salt 2 eggs, separated 1 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla Directions In eleven-inch iron skillet, melt together butter and brown sugar. Add pineapple rings and cook until bubbly. Sift flour, baking […]

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 […]

Peas And Rice

Ingredients 1 chicken bouillon cube 2 cups water 15 or 16 oz. can peas, drained with liquid reserved 1 cup rice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper 2 tablespoons onion, minced 1 tablespoon parsley 3 tablespoons butter or margarine Directions Add enough water to pea liquid to make 2 1/2 cups. Dissolve bouillon […]

Fried Hominy

Ingredients 1 can or 3 1/2 cups of cooked hominy 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon onion, grated 2 tablespoons flour 1/2 stick butter or margarine, or more as needed Directions Drain hominy and mix with all ingredients except butter. Shape into 6-8 round, flat patties and fry in […]

Chicken-Pepper Kabobs

Ingredients 3 chicken breasts, skinned and deboned salt and coarse black pepper Sauce: 3 tablespoons ketchup 2 teaspoons steak sauce (I recommend A-1) 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke 10 2-inch red peppers squares 10 2-inch green peppers squares Directions Cut deboned chicken into bite-size pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside. […]

Barbecued Chicken

Ingredients 4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts Marinade: 1/2 vegetable oil 1 cup cider vinegar 2 tablespoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning 1 large garlic clove, chopped 1/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper 1/4 sugar 3 tablespoons ketchup Directions Place chicken in glass bowl. Combine marinade ingredients and pour over chicken. Cover tightly, then […]

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!

Barbecued Chicken

Ingredients 1/3 vinegar 1/4 salad oil 1/4 water 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon sugar 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper sauce 3 to 3 1/2 lb. fryer, cut into serving pieces Directions Combine and mix first 8 ingredients. Bring to boil. Remove from heat; keep hot. Arrange chicken […]

Red Raspberry Salad

Ingredients 1 (3 oz.) pkg. raspberry gelatin 1 1/4 s boiling water 1 quart red raspberries or 1 pint red raspberries and 1 pint blueberries 1/2 pint whipped topping 3 ozs. cream cheese 1 to 2 tablespoons half-and-half, cream or milk 3/4 miniature marshmallows Directions Mix gelatin and water and cool. If too hot, raspberries […]

Spiced Peach Salad

Ingredients 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground allspice 3/4 brown sugar, firmly packed 1/2 cider vinegar 1 (29 oz.) can peach halves, drained, liquid reserved 3/4 peach liquid 1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened half and half Directions Mix spices, brown sugar, and vinegar with peach liquid. Bring to […]

Curried Rice Salad

Ingredients 1 cup long grain rice, cooked 1/2 celery, chopped 1/4 green onions, finely chopped 1/4 sweet red onion, chopped 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted 1/4 Italian dressing 2 teaspoons vinegar 1 teaspoon curry powder Directions Combine rice, celery, green onions, red pepper and almonds in medium bowl. Combine Italian dressing with vinegar and curry […]

California Sweet Onion Salad

Ingredients 2 sweet onions, peeled and diced 2 large fresh tomatoes (or 4 medium tomatoes), peeled and diced 4 tomatillos, minced 2 serrano chiles, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped 1/2 fresh cilantro, finely chopped 4 fresh limes, juice only 3 cups cooked black beans 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon […]

Ozark Salad

Ingredients 1/2 head Romaine lettuce 1/2 head Iceberg lettuce 1/4 red onion, sliced into thin rings 1/4 red sweet pepper, finely chopped 1/4 pitted ripe black olives, cut up 1/4 crumbled Feta cheese Sherry Wine Vinaigrette Directions Cut Romaine and Iceberg lettuces into 1-inch pieces. In large salad bowl, toss together Romaine and Iceberg lettuces, […]

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