a little of each

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Skillet Tomatoes March 29, 2013

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4 large tomatoes, sliced and seeded

1 Tbl butter, melted

1 tsp sugar

¼ tsp salt

1 Tbl parsley, chopped

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 Tbl vinegar

2 Tbl olive oil



Cook tomatoes in butter in a skillet for about five minutes. Turn over. Combine remaining ingredients in a separate dish, stirring well. Pour over tomatoes and simmer for five more minutes.


The Potato Salad

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 (Also called “Clarita’s potato salad”)



2 cups mayonnaise

1 cup sour cream

1 envelope dry Good Seasons Italian dressing

1/8 cup dry parsley OR ¼ cup fresh

¼ cup red wine vinegar


Whisk all ingredients thoroughly in a mixing bowl. Cover and refrigerate until needed.



5 lbs small red or new potatoes

2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped


Cut potatoes into quarters. Place in Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring potatoes to a boil and simmer until fork tender. Drain and cool. Peel potatoes, if desired, and cut into bite-size chunks. In a large serving bowl, pour dressing over potatoes and chopped eggs and blend until thoroughly coated. Sprinkle top with paprika. Cover and refrigerate until served.



Add chopped celery and/or crumbled bacon.


Pineapple Cheese Casserole

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4 Tbl flour

4 Tbl pineapple juice

4 (8 oz) cans pineapple, drained for one hour

1 ½ cups cheddar cheese, grated

¾ cup brown sugar

1 roll Ritz crackers, crushed

1 stick butter, melted



Add pineapple juice to the flour and make a paste. Add to pineapple. Add the sugar and cheese. Put in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Combine the crackers and the butter to make the topping. Put on top of the mixture in the baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 to 90 minutes or until golden brown.


Fresh Blueberry Banana Bread

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1 cup fresh blueberries

1 ¾ cups sifted flour

2 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

1/3 cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 cup bananas, mashed



Wash and drain berries, then toss with a little flour. Sift the rest of the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Cream butter, beat in sugar then add eggs, one at a time. Add flour and then bananas, alternating between the two. Fold in berries and pour into a greased and floured loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes.


Blueberry Muffins

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1 egg

½ cup milk

¼ cup vegetable oil

1 ½ cups flour

½ cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries



Beat egg with fork. Continue beating and stir in milk and oil. In a separate bowl, blend the dry ingredients; stir the wet and dry mixtures together until flour is moistened. Batter will be lumpy. Carefully fold in the berries. Bake in greased muffin cups at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Makes one dozen.


Beer Bread

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3 ½ cups self-rising flour

½ cup sugar

1 egg

1 can beer



Mix all ingredients together and bake in a loaf pan at 350 degrees for one hour.


Variation: Add 2 ½ cups of shredded cheddar cheese.


Debbie’s Banana Bread

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4 medium ripe bananas, mashed

¼ cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

2 cups flour



Mix the first four ingredients together. In a separate bowl, sift the salt, baking soda and flour together. Mix the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients together. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes.



Fresh Spinach Salad March 28, 2013

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1 bag fresh spinach

4 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced

½ red onion, sliced

2 oz blue cheese, crumbled

2 hard-boiled eggs, quartered

cooked bacon, crumbled


Toss together and drizzle the dressing on top, tossing again to coat.


For the dressing, combine in a jar or cruet and shake well:

1 cup salad oil

½ cup wine vinegar

½ cup sugar

1/3 cup ketchup


Hard Rock Café Chili March 27, 2013

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2 Tbl Vegetable oil

1 large sweet onion, chopped

3 large garlic cloves, crushed

2 ½ lbs lean ground beef

2 Tbl tomato paste

2 Tbl Worcestershire sauce

2 Tbl barbeque sauce

4 Tbl brown sugar, packed

2 Tbl soy sauce

2 tsp celery salt

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp seasoned salt

1 dash of red cayenne pepper

2 cans red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 (15 oz) can crushed tomatoes

1 medium bell pepper, seeded and chopped

2 Tbl chili powder



Heat the oil in a large pot. Cook the onion and garlic for five minutes or until soft. Add the ground beef. Cook, stirring frequently, until browned. In a small bowl combine the next 10 ingredients (tomato paste through red cayenne pepper). Mix well. If needed, drain any fat from the meat mixture, and then stir in the seasoning in the small bowl. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add the tomatoes and their liquid. Add the beans. Stir. Reduce the heat to low, and cook covered for 10 minutes, stirring several times. Add the bell pepper. Simmer over low heat until ready to serve. Garnish the chili with shredded sharp cheese, chopped onion and sour cream.


Almond Ham Rollups December 27, 2012

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  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 Tbl mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp minced onion
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ tsp dry mustard
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 Tbl finely chopped almonds, toasted
  • 12 oz sliced ham


Combine all ingredients, except ham. Stir until blended. Spread one tablespoon of mixture on each slice of ham. Roll up jellyroll fashion. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze if necessary for up to one month. Thaw at room temperature one hour before serving. Cut into ¾” slices. Makes five dozen.

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