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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…

Bakeless Banana Pudding

Contributed by Brad Knopp Ingredients 2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chess man cookies 1 can Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened 1 package French Vanilla instant pudding 1 12 oz tub Cool Whip 4 ripe bananas Preparation Prepare using a 9 x 12 baking or serving dish. First, sort your…

Cassoulet Rapide

Ingredients 2 cups dried navy beans, rinsed and picked over 1 cup strong chicken stock 2 medium onions, coarsely chopped 1 bouquet garni: the following tied in a cheesecloth 8 parsley sprigs 3 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons thyme 4 whole cloves 2 bay leaves 1 pound very lean bacon, cut into julienne strips 1 pound…

Peanut Brittle

Ingredients 1½ cups sugar ½ cup water ½ cup white Karo syrup 2 cups raw peanuts 1 stick margarine 2 teaspoons baking soda Preparation< Before starting the candy, boil 2 litres of water.  You will need this for cleaning up afterwards. Measure the sugar, water, and syrup in a deep pot.  Cook on high heat…

Oven Swiss Steak

Ingredients 1 top sirloin or cut of top round steak, about 2 lbs 1 can Veg-all or can of mixed vegetables 1 small can tomato paste (or 1 can chopped tomatoes) 1 small can button mushrooms flour oil Preparation Line a baking dish with foil leaving enough to fold and close when the steak and…

Flageolet Bean Salad

Ingredients 1 can flageolet beans, drained ½ lb bacon, fried and crumbled (I use lardons here) 2 boiled eggs Salt/pepper to taste 2T white vinegar 2T olive oil 1” anchovy paste Preparation Boil the eggs. Cook and crumble bacon. Drain and wash beans, put them into a flat dish (au gratin is best).  Salt and…

Crock Pot Red Beans

Ingredients 1 16 oz bag kidney beans, soaked overnight, drained 1 ham bone OR 2 ham hocks 1 large bell pepper, chopped 1 large onion, chopped, about 1 cup 3 stalks celery, chopped (including leaves) 1 small carrot, finely chopped 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce 2 bay leaves 4 cloves garlic, crushed 1/4 teaspoon thyme 1/4…

Corn and Bean Casserole

Ingredients 1 can French cut green beans, drained 1 can shoepeg corn, drained 1/2 cup chopped onions (cook in 1 Teaspoon oil in microwave for 2 minutes) 1/2 cup grated cheese 1/2 cup sour cream 1 can cream of celery soup (undiluted) salt & pepper Preparation Mix all ingredients and put into deep casserole dish.…