French Onion Casserole

Ingredients 4 medium onions, sliced 2 tablespoons flour 1/4 liquid of choice 2 tablespoons butter, melted 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 3 tablespoons butter 1 cup beef bouillon 1 1/2 s croutons 1/2 Swiss cheese, shredded dash pepper Directions Advance preparation: Cook onions in butter until tender. Blend in flour and pepper. Add bouillon and […]

Ham Steak With Carmelized Apple Sticks

Ingredients 1 large firm red apple such as Braeburn, Gala, Rome Beauty or Fuji 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 baked ham slices, 1/4-inch thick, quartered 1 large shallot, finely chopped 2 teaspoons cider vinegar 1/2 apple juice 1 1/2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard, or to taste pinch of ground cloves Directions Preheat […]

Irish Stew

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small sweet onion, diced 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 pound lamb, cubed 1 pound pork loin, cubed 1 can (14.5 oz) beef broth 3 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 medium turnip, quartered and cut […]

Flourless Almond-Chocolate Cake

Ingredients 1/2 lb. semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) butter, cut into small pieces 1 (8 oz.) can almond paste 3 tablespoons confectioners? sugar plus 1 tablespoon for garnish 3/4 granulated sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 Dutch-processed cocoa powder OR regular unsweetened cocoa powder 16 blanched […]

Potato Chip Cookies

Ingredients 1 lb. margarine or butter 1 cup sugar 1 cup potato chips, crushed 2 teaspoons vanilla 3 1/2 s flour 1/2 chopped nuts, optional Directions Blend shortening, sugar and vanilla together.; add crushed potato chips. Mix in flour and nuts. Form into small balls; crush with fork. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets at 350° […]

Potato Pudding

Ingredients 5 large potatoes, peeled 2 large onions 2 eggs 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons alt 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons parsley, minced 2 tablespoons salad oil Directions Coarsely grate potatoes and rinse thoroughly. Grate onions, mix with eggs and add salt, pepper and parsley; blend thoroughly. (Potatoes and onions may be grated […]

Main Dish Potato Salad

Ingredients 2 lbs. potatoes 3 stalks celery, chopped 1 lb. rump veal (or lean pork) 1 large onion 1 pimiento salt and pepper to taste whipped salad dressing 1 head lettuce Directions Cook peeled potatoes, cool and dice. Mix in celery. Cook veal, cool, and dice. Grind onion and dice pimiento. Add with veal to […]

Carrots In Beer And Dill

Ingredients 4 large carrots, peeled 1 tablespoon butter 1 cup beer 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon dill weed, dried Directions Cut carrots into small sticks and saute in butter, uncovered, over medium heat until barely browned. Add beer and dill and cover. Cook slowly until carrots are tender, stirring often, about 15 […]

Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

Ingredients 1 cup basmati rice 1 1/2 s water 1 large head, green cabbage, very outer leaves discarded, core removed 1 (4 oz.) pkg. soy ground beef, or use lean ground beef or turkey 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 1 (28 oz.) can diced […]

Baked Potato Soup

Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter 4 green onions, chopped 1/4 flour 4 cups (1 quart) half & half 2 cups chicken broth 1/2 evaporated milk 1/3 sour cream 4 baked potatoes, peeled and chunked 1 cup instant mashed potatoes 4 slices bacon, cooked and diced 1/2 shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 teaspoon onion salt 1/2 teaspoon salt […]

Irish Stew

Ingredients 2 medium onions, chopped 1 lb. lamb, cut into cubes 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 4 large carrots, cleaned and sliced 2 parsnips, cleaned and sliced 3 lbs. potatoes, cut into small pieces 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon brown sugar 2 cups chicken broth* salt and pepper to taste 1 teaspoon basil 5 bay […]

Peanut Clusters

Ingredients 1/2 lb. vanilla-flavored confectioners? coating, cut up 1 (6 oz.) pkg. (1 cup) semisweet chocolate pieces 2 cups peanuts or cashews Directions In heavy medium saucepan, melt confectioners? coating and chocolate pieces over low heat, stirring constantly. Stir in peanuts or cashews. Drop mixture from teaspoon onto baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Chill […]

Peanut Butter Milk Shakes

Ingredients 1 pint vanilla or chocolate ice cream 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk 2 tablespoons peanut butter Directions Place ice cream, milk and peanut butter in blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Orange Chicken With Peanuts

Ingredients 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons orange juice 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional) 2 whole medium chicken breasts (1 1/2 lbs. total), skinned and boned 2 tablespoons cooking oil 1 cup broken peanuts 1 teaspoon grated gingerroot 2 medium green peppers, […]

Peanut Stuffing

Ingredients 1 cup celery, finely chopped 1/2 onion, chopped 1/2 margarine or butter 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning or dried sage leaves, crushed 1 cup chopped peanuts 8 cups dry bread cubes 3/4 to 1 cup chicken broth or water Directions In small saucepan cook celery and onion in margarine or butter until tender but not […]

Peanut Chicken And Mustard Sauce

Ingredients 6 chicken breast halves, skinned and boned 1/2 butter or margarine, divided 1/4 plus 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, divided 1 1/2 s roasted peanuts, finely chopped 3 tablespoons peanut oil 1 (8 oz.) carton commercial sour cream 1/4 fresh parsley, chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper fresh parsley sprigs, optional Directions Place each […]

Cream Of Peanut Soup

Ingredients 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 celery, chopped 1/4 butter or margarine 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 cups canned chicken broth, diluted 1 cup milk 1 cup half-and-half 1 cup creamy peanut butter 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon paprika Directions saute onion and celery in butter in Dutch oven until tender; add […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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