Month: February 2011

Porcupine Meat Balls

Ingredients 1 can condensed tomato soup 1 lb. ground beef ¼ cup uncooked rice 1 egg, slightly beaten ¼ cup minced onion 2 tablespoons minced parsley 1 teaspoon salt 1 small clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon shortening 1 cup water Preparation Mix ¼ cup tomato soup with beef, rice, egg, onion, parsley, and salt. Shape…

Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients ground beef (or other meat) chili sauce 1 egg (optional) ½ green pepper, chopped green pepper, whole Italian-seasoned bread crumbs garlic salt Preparation In bowl, mix ground beef, chili sauce (to moisten), egg, chopped onions, chopped green peppers, bread crumbs, and garlic salt. Cut out top of each green pepper and remove seeds. Stuff…

Quick Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients ¼ lb. margarine 2 cups sugar ½ cup milk 1 cup chopped nuts 1 cup raisins 2 cups “quick” oatmeal ⅓ cup cocoa 1 teaspoon vanilla Preparation In saucepan, combine margarine, sugar, and milk and bring to a boil, while stirring, for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in oatmeal, nuts, cocoa, raisins,…

Johnny Mazolla

(pronounced: JON-ee ma-ZO-lee) Ingredients ground hamburger chopped onions garlic powder salt 1 can, tomato soup parmesan cheese macaroni, cooked Preparation Cook macaroni in boiling water.  Drain. Place hamburger, chopped onions, garlic powder, and salt in pan.  Brown hamburger.  Drain fat. Combine macaroni, hamburger, and parmesan cheese, and warm.

Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients 1 spaghetti squash Preparation Bake or microwave spaghetti squash to soften skin. Cut spaghetti squash in half along the longer dimension.  Remove seeds. Place cut-side down on a baking sheet.  Bake at 450ºF for 45 minutes until skin is tender. Remove from oven. Use fork to strip strands from each spaghetti squash hull.  Strip…

Florentine Squash Bake

Ingredients ¼ cup all-purpose flour ⅛ teaspoon ground red pepper 2 cups skim milk vegetable cooking spray ½ cup chopped onion 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup (2 oz.) grated Gruyère cheese 10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry 5 cups cooked spaghetti squash ⅔ cup (3 oz.) chopped proscuitto Preparation Place…

Norwegian Butter Cookies

Rosslands of Bergen, Norway Ingredients ½ cup margarine ½ cup sugar 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon vanilla (if recipe is doubled, use 1 tablespoon vanilla or 1 teaspoon almond extract) 1¼ cup flour Preparation Pre-heat oven to 375ºF Mix all ingredients Roll out and cut into shapes Bake 10-11  minutes

Fudgy Chocolate Cookie Bars

Ingredients 1¾ cups unsifted flour ¾ cup confectioner’s sugar ¼ cup cocoa 1 cup cold margarine 12 oz. package of semisweet chocolate chips 14 oz can of Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup shelled walnuts, chopped Preparation Pre-heat oven to 350ºF In bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa.  Cut in margarine…

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Ingredients 2 cups cooked black beans 1 cup Del Monte fresh summer corn 1 large carrot, sliced 1 rib of celery, sliced 6 tablespoons red onion, chopped 6 tablespoons green bell pepper, chopped 6 tablespoons red pepper, chopped 2 scallions, chopped 9 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 9 teaspoons olive oil 1 cup ⅔ teaspoon oregano ⅔…

Turkey Florentine Roll-up

Also known as Boopie’s Birdie Bake! Ingredients 1 to 1½ lb. ground turkey ½ bag spinach, washed, and stems removed 12 oz. fresh mushrooms, washed and sliced olive oil salt pepper ½ cup bread crumbs garlic worcestershire sauce nutmeg Preparation Sauté spinach in 1 tablespoon of olive oil for 5-8 minutes (spinach will shrink dramatically…

BBQ Beef

Ingredients 3-4 lbs chuck roast 3 cups water ¼ cup soy sauce 20 oz. ketchup ½ cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon dry mustard Preparation Put chuck roast, water, and soy sauce in dutch oven (or equivalent) at 325°F until meat falls apart Shred meat with fork in…

Rick’s Beef Stew (for clay cooker)

Ingredients 1¾ lbs cubed beef for stew 1½ cups of red wine ¼ cup brandy 4 stalks celery, cut up 3 turnips, cut up into cubes 1 tomato, cut up into cubes 2 carrots, cut up ½ large onion, cut up into cubes 1 green pepper, cut up into one-inch square pieces 1 bay leaf…

Beef (or Irish) Stew

A great dish to cook when it’s cold outside… or in any season due to its nutritious ingredients.  Start with beef for Beef Stew or lamb for Irish Stew.  Cook in your crock-pot! Core Ingredients 2 pounds of beef, cubed (if Irish stew, use lamb meat) 1/2 cup flour 2 Tablespoons of oil (canola oil…

Corn and Bean Casserole

A quick and easy (and nutritious) concoction that everyone will love to eat. Base Ingredients 1 can French-cut green beans, drained 1 can shoe-peg corn (usually already drained) 1/2 cup chopped onions cook in 1 tablespoon of olive oil in microwave for 2 minutes 1/2 cup grated cheese (cheddar’s your best bet) 1/2 cup sour…

Clam Dip

This is the recipe my mother, Evelyn Tucker, used to prepare clam dip.  Just a few ingredients, and remember to buy a family pack of Fritos Scoops!  They’re ideal for scooping up the clam dip and it shouldn’t surprise you that you’ll quickly run out of dip or scoops or both! I have an email…

Three-Cheese Pasta Bake

Contributed by Howard Dixon Serves 8-10 Ingredients 1 16 oz penne, rigatoni or other 2 10 oz containers of refrigerated Alfredo Sauce 1 cup sour cream 1 15 oz container of ricotta cheese 2 large eggs, lightly beaten ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley 1½ cups mozzarella cheese Preparation Prepare pasta according to package instructions, drain,…