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Easy Pesto Pizza

Allergy sufferers can substitute the cheese or crust to one that suits thier needs.

Spread prepared pesto sauce over pizza dough. Add toppings such as spinach, carmelized onions and chicken. Spread shredded Mozzarella cheese over the top. Bake in a 400 degree oven about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of your crust. This is sure to become a family favorite!

Do you have a recipe for stuffed green peppers?

Stuffed Green Peppers

3 Whole Green Peppers
1/2 Pound Ground Meat
1 Cup Plain Dry Bread Crumbs
1 Tbsp Chopped Onions
1 Tsp Salt
1/4 Tsp Black Pepper
1 (8 ounce) Can Tomato Sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cut the Green Peppers in half, lengthwise and core them removing all the seeds. Rinse them and let them drain on a paper towel.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all the other ingredients and mix thoroughly. Place a portion of this mixture in the green peppers and place the stuffed green peppers in a baking dish. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and cook in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Remove the aluminum foil and bake an additional 15 minutes.

How can I make hamburger patties cook quicker?

Hamburger Patties

Poke a hole in the middle of the hamburger patties while shaping them. The burgers will cook faster and the holes will disappear when done.

Using meat in food processors

Preparing Meat Mixtures

When preparing ground-meat mixtures in the food processor, use the metal blade to chop onions, then switch to the plastic blade to mix in the meat and other ingredients.

Do you have a recipe for chili macaroni?

Easy Chili-Mac

1 cup Macaroni, uncooked
1/2 pound Ground beef
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Chili powder
1 pinch Salt
1 pinch Pepper
1 can Tomato soup
1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded

Cook macaroni about 7 minutes. Brown meat in stockpot and drain off all fat. Add garlic, chili powder, salt and pepper. Mix well and cook on low about 5 minutes. Add cooked macaroni and tomato soup. Heat thoroughly. Just before serving add grated cheese. Cover and heat
until cheese melts.

How do I make beef in mushroom sauce?

Beef in Red Wine & Mushroom Sauce

6-8 beef filets
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp paprika
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup dry red wine
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp flour
1 cup beef broth

Rub filets with salt, pepper and paprika. Heat skillet to medium-high heat and cook filets for 4-5 minutes per side, or until desired doneness is achieved. Remove steaks and place them on a plate; keep warm.

Heat oil in the skillet and sauté onion, garlic, and mushrooms until tender. Add wine, Worcestershire sauce, flour, and beef broth and simmer for several minutes until mixture thickens. Stir the mixture
while heating to keep the flour from forming lumps. Pour over filets and serve.

How do I make maple chicken?

Maple-Apple Chicken

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 Tbsp Vermont Maple Syrup
4 Tbsp red wine
2 tsp honey mustard
2 tsp chicken bouillon granules
2 medium red apples, cored and sliced

In a medium skillet coated with cooking spray, cook the chicken breasts until tender and no pink remains, about 4-5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.

Combine the maple syrup, wine, mustard, and bouillon granules in the warm skillet. Add the apple slices and cook over medium heat for 1 minute. Add chicken breasts and continue cooking 1-2 minutes or until the apples are tender. Serve immediately.

How do I make glazed Ham?

Vermont Maple Baked Ham

3/4 - 1 inch ham slice (Vermont corn cobb smoked is best)
1/2 cup Pure Vermont Maple Syrup

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Place ham slice in a shallow baking dish. Pour maple syrup evenly over the top. Bake for 35 minutes, basting occasionally with juices. Try maple-glazing larger hams, following package directions for the size being prepared. Use 1/2 cup syrup per 5 pounds. You'll never serve plain ham again! Serves 2-3.

Do you have a recipe for garlic pork roast?

Garlic Pork Roast

1 (4 pound) pork loin roast
4 garlic cloves, peeled & cut into slivers
Salt & pepper to taste
1 cup wine or beef broth

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Using the point of a paring knife, make slits all around the roast. Insert garlic into slits. Rub roast with salt and sprinkle with pepper. Bake at 325 until meat thermometer registers 160 degrees, about 30 minutes per pound.

Remove roast from pan and set aside. Place pan on the stovetop over high heat; skim off fat. Add wine or broth, cook until gravy is reduced by half. Spoon over sliced roast.

How do I know if my chicken is done?

Is Your Chicken Done?

A meat thermometer is the safest. A whole or bone-in chicken should reach an internal temperature of 180 degress. A boneless chicken should be cooked to 165 degrees.

If you don't have a meat thermometer:

A fork or toothpick can be inserted with ease.
The juices should be clear, not pink.
Bone joints move easily.

Do you have a recipe for sausage & peppers?

Pasta with Sausage & Peppers

6 ounces dried bow tie pasta
12 ounces sweet or hot Italian sausage, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large red sweet pepper, cut into 1" pieces
1 large yellow or green pepper, cut into 1" pieces
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2/3 cup chicken broth
1 Tbsp fresh basil or 1 tsp dried basil, crushed
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tomato, coarsely chopped

Cook Pasta and keep warm.

Meanwhile, saute sausage, onion, and garlic for 5 minutes. Add red pepper, yellow or green sweet pepper, and mushrooms. Cook about 5 minutes more or until sausage is brown. Drain off fat.

Combine chicken broth, basil, and cornstarch. Add to sausage mixture. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Stir in tomato; heat through. Add pasta to sausage mixture; toss to mix.

How long does it take to poach fish?

Time for Poaching Fish

To judge the cooking time for poached fish, measure the fish at its thickest point and allow 10 minutes for each inch of thickness.

Do you have a recipe for chicken with gravy?

Chicken with Creamy Gravy

Chicken parts of your choice
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped shallots
1/2 cup white wine
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) condensed cream of chicken soup
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add
chicken, skin side down, and cook 5 minutes, until well browned. Turn; cook chicken 4 minutes; push chicken to one side of skillet. Add shallots and
cook 2 minutes more. Add wine; cook 30 seconds. Stir in soup and 1/2 cup water. Cover and simmer 20 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Serve with mashed potatoes.

How do I fry fish?

Fish Fry

2 pounds fish fillets
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 egg
1 Tbsp milk or water
1 cup bread crumbs
oil or shortening

Cut fish into serving sized portions. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. Beat egg slightly, and blend in the milk. Dip fish in the egg and then roll in the bread crumbs. Place fish in a heavy frying pan which contains 1/8 inch melted shortening or oil, which should be hot but not smoking. Fry at medium heat. When fish is brown on one side, turn carefully and brown other side. Cooking time will depend upon thickness of fish; the fish should be flaky. Drain on paper towels, and serve with lemon and tartar sauce.

Do you have a recipe for shrimp creole?

Shrimp Creole

3 pounds peeled and deveined shrimp
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 cups onions, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup green bell peppers, chopped
1 Tbsp garlic, minced
3 cups shrimp or fish stock
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
4 thin lemon slices
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp thyme
I Tbsp basil
3 bay leaves
Salt and cayenne pepper to taste
1 cup sliced green onions, including tops
1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
4 cups hot cooked rice

Saute shrimp in butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes; remove shrimp and set aside.

Add flour to remaining butter in skillet; stir over medium heat until lightly browned. Stir in onions, celery, green peppers, and garlic; cook until they begin to turn transparent. Add stock, tomato sauce, lemon slices, sugar, thyme, basil, bay leaves, salt and cayenne; simmer about 10 minutes. Stir in green onions, parsley, and reserved shrimp; cook 5 minutes longer. Serve over hot rice.

Makes eight servings.

Do you have a recipe for Steak Diane?

Steak Diane

4 beef rib eye steaks
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp salt
4 Tbsp butter, divided
2 Tbsp finely chopped green onions
3 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1-1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
1 Tbsp fresh chives

Sprinkle steaks with salt & pepper. In a skillet, melt 2 Tbsp butter; stir in onions, garlic, and mustard; cook for 1 minute. Add steaks; cook to desired doneness. Remove steaks and keep warm. Add lemon juice and butter to the skillet; cook for 2 minutes. Add parsley and chives. Pour sauce over steaks.

Do you have a recipe for a buffalo chicken sandwich?

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

4 boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup hot pepper sauce
1/2 cup Butter
Hamburger buns
Bottled Bleu cheese salad dressing

Melt butter, add the hot sauce and keep warm. Grill the chicken breasts till done. Immediately toss the chicken in the sauce. Place chicken on bun, and top with bleu cheese dressing.

Do you have a recipe for pork chops?

One Dish Pork Chops

4 pork chops
1/4 cup chopped onions
3 Tbsp green bell peppers, chopped
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup rice
2 cups stewed tomatoes, chopped
2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Heat oil in an oven-safe skillet; add onions, green peppers and rice. Saute until rice is translucent. Add sugar and tomatoes, stir.

Top with pork chops and then cheese. Bake, covered, in preheated 350 degree oven for 50 minutes. Uncover and carefully stir rice, return to oven for an additional 10 minutes.

Do you have a recipe for salsa chicken?

Salsa Chicken

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
8 Tbsp salsa
4 slices Swiss cheese
Garlic powder & Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Season each chicken breast lightly on each side with garlic powder and pepper. Place chicken in lightly greased baking dish and cook for 10 minutes; turn chicken and cook 5 minutes more. Top each chicken breast with 2 Tbsp of salsa. Continue cooking another 5 minutes. Top each breast with a slice of Swiss cheese and broil 5 minutes or till cheese is completely melted.

What is the best way to bake a ham?

Baked Ham

12 pound fully cooked bone-in ham
1 medium Onion, sliced
2 Bay leaves
1/4 cup Packed brown sugar
4 Sprigs fresh parsley
6 Whole cloves, ground
Pepper to taste
2-1/2 cups Beer
Whole cloves for decoration

1/2 cup Packed brown sugar
1/4 cup Honey

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Place ham fat-side up in a shallow pan. Place onion and bay leaves on top and sprinkle with brown sugar, parsley, ground cloves, and pepper. Insert meat thermometer in thickest part of meat away from the bone. Pour beer around ham. Cover pan tightly with foil. Bake at 350 degrees, basting ever 30 minutes with beer in pan, until thermometer registers 130 degrees, about 3 hours.

Pour off drippings from pan, reserving 2 Tbsp. Mix the reserved drippings with the brown sugar and honey to make a glaze. Remove bay leaves. With a sharp knife, remove any skin from ham and score by making diagonal cuts in the fat 1/4-inch deep and 1-1/4 inches apart to form a diamond pattern. Stud the center of each diamond with a clove. Brush the surface of the ham with half the glaze. Return the ham to a 400 degree oven and bake 30 minutes longer, basting every 10 minutes with the remainder of the glaze.

Do you have a good stir fry recipe?

Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

1 lb Sirloin Steak cut into thin strips
1 Clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp Vegetable oil
4 cups Broccoli, cleaned and chopped
1 Onion cut into small wedges
1 can Cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup Water
1 Tbsp Soy Sauce

Sprinkle garlic over beef and mix thoroughly.

In a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat, heat oil. Add beef and stir-fry until browned. Remove beef from skillet and set aside.

In the same skillet, stir-fry broccoli and onion until crisp-tender.

Stir in soup, water, and soy sauce. Bring to a boil. Return beef to skillet and heat through.

Serve over rice.

How do I devein shrimp?

Deveining Shrimp

To devein shrimp, cut lengthwise along the back of the shrimp. Remove the sand vein with the tip of the knife.

How can I seal flavor and moisture in meats?

Seal Flavor

Dredging beef in flour helps seal in flavors and moisture, especially for cuts that are very lean.

Do I salt meat before or after it´s cooked?


Salt meat after cooking or browning (unless it's added to the dredging flour) as salt draws moisture out of meats.

Should I trim the fat off of meat before I cook it?

Trim Fat After Cooking

Trim fat from meats after cooking as leaving a layer of fat preserves juiciness.

Do you have a recipe for a stuffed sandwich?

Stuffed Sandwich

1/4 pound hot pork sausage
1/4 pound ground beef
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 egg
1 Tbsp dried parsley
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard, divided
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar Cheese
2 Tbsp sour cream
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 loaf french bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Slice bread in half lengthwise, and hollow out each half leaving 1/2 inch thick layer of bread.

Place bread crumbs in a food processor or blender and
process 15 to 20 seconds until finely chopped.

Cook the sausage, beef, onion and garlic in a large heavy skillet until browned, drain. Add bread crumbs, egg, and 1 tsp of the mustard, Set aside.

In another bowl combine the cheese, olive oil, the remaining 2 tsp mustard, and the sour cream stir until combined. Spread cheese mixture evenly over inside of both bread halves. Spread meat mixture into each half, on top of the cheese. Carefully place the bread halves together.

Wrap tightly in foil, and bake for 30 to 35 minutes
until heated through. Cut into 1 inch slices and serve.

How do I make hamburger stew?

Hamburger Campfire Stew

1-1/2 pounds ground beef
4 carrots, sliced
1 (10 ounce) can potatoes, sliced
2 green bell peppers, chopped
Dehydrated onion flakes
Worcestershire sauce
Salt & pepper to taste
Aluminum Foil

Separate meat into 4 equal portions. Place each portion in the center of a 16x16" square of heavy duty aluminum foil. Top with equal portions of chopped carrots, potatoes and peppers. Season with dehydrated onions, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Seal foil tightly. Place on hot coals for 10 to 15 minutes per side.

How can you make meatballs without it sticking to your hands?

Rolling Meatballs

When forming meatballs by hand, coat the palms of your hands with a little salad oil. The rolling will be easier and the meat will not stick to your hands.

Do you have a recipe for turkey casserole?

Turkey and Wild Rice Casserole

1 Package (6 ounces) wild and white rice mix
2-1/3 Cups water
1 Can (4 ounces) mushrooms drained
1 Can (14 ounces) artichoke hearts quartered
1 Jar (2 ounces) pimientos chopped and drained
2 Cups cooked Turkey cubed
1 Cup Swiss cheese shredded

In a 2-quart casserole combine rice with seasoning packet and water. Stir in mushrooms, artichoke hearts, pimientos and turkey. Casserole may be covered and refrigerated at this point for up to 24 hours.

Cover with foil and bake 1 hour and 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Top with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees,
uncovered, 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden brown.

Do you have a variation for macaroni & beef?

20 Minute Salsa Macaroni & Beef

1 lb. ground beef
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
3 cups shell pasta
1 can Cheddar Cheese soup
1/2 cup salsa
1/4 tsp pepper

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook beef until browned. Drain. Add broth, and heat to boiling. Stir in pasta, and reduce heat to medium.
Cook 10 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring often.

Stir in soup and salsa. Heat through.

How do I grill shrimp?

Cajun Grilled Shrimp

1-1/4 pounds shrimp, shelled and deveined
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
cooking oil

Cajun seasoning:
1/2 Tbsp chile powder
1/2 Tbsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp thyme

In a small bowl, combine the seasoning ingredients. Add the shrimp and toss to evenly coat. Thread the shrimp onto skewers and drizzle with lemon juice. When ready to grill, lightly brush the grill rack with oil. Grill the shrimp until they are cooked through and lightly charred around the edges, 3 to 5 minutes per side.

How do I make creamed chicken?

Creamed Chicken over Biscuits

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup celery, thinly sliced
1/4 cup self-rising flour
1-1/2 cups milk
1/2 tsp salt
Dash pepper
Dash red pepper
2 cups cooked chicken, diced
Biscuits or toast

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat;
add celery. Cover and cook until tender. Sprinkle flour over mixture and stir until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in milk until smooth; add salt, pepper, red pepper, and chicken. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Serve over biscuits or toast.

How do I grill chicken?

Hot Honey Chicken

1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup hot pepper sauce
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 (6 to 8 ounce) chicken breasts

Preheat an outdoor grill on high heat and lightly oil the grill. In a small bowl, combine the honey, hot pepper sauce and ground black pepper and mix well. Cover each chicken breast with the sauce and put on the grill, basting occasionally. Grill for 10 to 15 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees.

How do I prepare round steak?

Round Steak with Mushrooms

1-1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 pound mushrooms or your choice, sliced
2 shallots, diced
1-1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup flour
Salt and pepper
1-1/2 pound round steak, cut into large pieces
1 cup beef broth
1/4 cup red wine

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Heat 1-1/2 Tbsp oil in a heavy skillet. Add the mushrooms and shallots. Cook until just soft. Set aside.

Heat the rest of the oil in a lidded Dutch oven. Season the flour with salt and pepper. Dredge the meat in the flour. Brown well on both sides. Add the broth and wine. Top with the cooked mushrooms and shallots.

Cover and bake until very tender, about 90 minutes.

How do I broil scallops?

Broiled Scallops

1-1/2 pounds fresh scallops
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp lime juice
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup dry vermouth
1 tsp hot sauce
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 tsp white pepper

Preheat oven to broil at 400 degrees F.

Place scallops in a baking dish. Melt butter in a small sauce pan and add lime juice, garlic, vermouth and hot sauce. Drizzle butter mixture over scallops. Sprinkle with paprika, seasoned salt and white pepper. Broil in preheated oven for 3 - 5 minutes per side.

How do I make roast pork?

Roast Pork with Mustard Herb Coating

6 Tbsp coarse-grain Dijon mustard
6 garlic cloves, minced
4 small bay leaves, finely crumbled
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
Boneless pork rib roast

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Combine Dijon mustard, minced garlic, bay leaves, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and rosemary in small bowl; whisk to blend.

Dry roast with paper towels. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Spread mustard mixture all over pork. Place pork on rack in shallow baking dish.

Roast pork until thermometer inserted into center registers 150 degrees F, about 1 to 2 hours, depending on the size of the roast.

Let stand 15 minutes. Transfer pork to platter. Slice pork thinly and serve.

How can I make roast turkey or chicken?

Caramelized Chicken

Brush molasses on a turkey or chicken that you have roasting, it will give the bird a richer color and a great glaze.

How do I grill fish?

Grilled Fish in foil

1 pound fish fillets
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp dill weed
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
1 onion, thinly sliced & separated into rings

Cut heavy aluminum foil cut into 12x12" squares. Place equal portions of the fish fillets on each piece of foil.

Melt the butter, and add lemon juice, parsley, dill,
salt and pepper. Stir to blend well. Pour this mixture over the fish, sprinkle with paprika, and top with the onion slices. Fold the foil around the fish and seal tightly, but leave a little space for the food to expand while cooking.

Place on a hot grill and cook for 5-7 minutes per side. Fish should flake easily when done.

How do I make Sauce Louis?

Sauce Louis' (for seafood)

1/2 cup Mayonnaise
2 Tbsp Chili sauce
1-1/2 tsp Lemon juice
1 green onion, chopped
1/4 cup Green bell pepper, minced
1/8 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Blend all ingredients well. Chill before using.

How can I add flavor to a roast?

Added Flavor to Roasts

You can add flavor to a roast just by rubbing herbs on it before baking. Try rosemary and pepper. Or rub roast with a cut clove of garlic.

Do you have a recipe for chicken strips?

Coconut Chicken Fingers

1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp garlic powder
6 boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1" strips
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted
Apricot Dipping Sauce (recipe given below)

Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

Mix coconut, salt, pepper, flour and garlic powder. Dip chicken strips into egg, then coat with coconut mixture. Place in a shallow baking pan. Drizzle with melted butter. Bake 25 minutes or until chicken is browned and cooked through, turning once. Serve with Apricot Dipping Sauce.

Apricot Dipping Sauce: Mix 1 cup apricot preserves and 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard until well blended.

Do you have a recipe for turkey pot pie?

Turkey Pot Pie

2-1/2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp onion, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1/4 cup flour
1 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup peas, frozen
1-1/4 cups turkey, cooked and diced
2 deep dish frozen pie shells, defrosted
1 egg

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Melt butter in a heavy skillet. Add the onion, celery, and carrot. Cook until just soft, do not brown. Whisk in the flour and cook for 3 minutes, stirring
constantly. Add the broth and milk. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the peas and turkey.

Place one pie shell on a cookie sheet. Fill with the
turkey mixture. Invert the other shell over the pie to form a top crust. Pinch the edges. Lightly whip the egg. Brush around the pinched edge to seal. Brush the top crust with the remaining egg. Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Do you have a recipe for turkey wraps?

Turkey Wraps

4 strips bacon
4 large flour tortillas
6 Tbsp ranch dressing
8 ounces cooked turkey breast, sliced
3 tomatoes, cut in thin slices
8 leaves lettuce
1 ripe avocado, peeled and cut in thin slices

Fry bacon until crisp; drain well; set aside.

Spread each tortilla with 1-1/2 Tbsp dressing. Top with layers of turkey, tomato, lettuce, avocado and bacon; dividing evenly. Roll up tortillas; cut wraps in half for serving.

How do I make pan gravy?

Pan Gravy

To make pan gravy, remove cooked meat to a hot
platter. Pour all but 3 Tbsp fat from the pan, retaining crisp brown drippings. Blend in 3 Tbsp flour. Add 2 cups milk if cream gravy is desired, OR 2 cups water or meat broth if brown gravy is
desired. Stir and boil until gravy is thickened to desired consistency. Season to taste.

Do you have a recipe for pork teriyaki?

Pork Teriyaki, Luau Style

1-1/2 pounds boneless Pork roast
1/2 cup Teriyaki sauce
1/2 tsp Ground ginger
1 cup Rice, uncooked
1 cup Pineapple, sliced in syrup
1/4 cup green onion, finely chopped
1/4 tsp garlic powder

Cut pork roast into slices about 1/4 inch thick. Drain pineapple, reserving all syrup. Place pineapple and pork slices into a large zip-top plastic bag. Blend pineapple syrup, teriyaki sauce, green onions, ginger and garlic powder. Pour over Pork and pineapple; seal bag, and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Meanwhile, cook rice according to package directions and preheat grill.
Remove Pork from marinade and grill about 5 inches from hot coals for about 5 minutes on each side or until completely cooked. Pour pineapple and remaining
marinade into large skillet. Bring to a boil, boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve Pork with sauce and pineapple over rice.

Do you have a recipe for chicken & broccoli?

Chicken & Broccoli Bake

2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
4 boneless chicken breast halves, diced
2 cups broccoli, chopped (fresh or frozen)
1 cup onion, chopped
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 (14.5 ounce) can Chicken Broth
1 (10-3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
1 (10-3/4 ounce) can cream of celery soup
1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp paprika
2 cups instant rice, uncooked

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Heat oil until hot, quickly brown chicken then
add broccoli and onion; saute over medium heat for 5 minutes. Evenly spread chicken mixture
into a greased 13x9x2" baking pan and top with 1 cup cheese; set aside.

In the same skillet, combine chicken broth, soups, mustard, and paprika; heat until hot and bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in rice. Pour mixture
over cheeses. Stir rice mixture into chicken mixture until well blended; cover and bake 25 minutes.
Remove cover and slightly stir mixture around. Top with remaining cheese. Return to oven and cook until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

Do you have a recipe for marinated chicken?

Honey & Lime marinated Chicken

1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup lime juice
4 boneless chicken breast halves

Combine honey, soy sauce and lime juice in a
zip-top plastic bag; add chicken, turning well to

Seal bag, and chill 30 minutes to one hour.

Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade.
Cook chicken on grill or under broiler, for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear.

Do you have a recipe for linguine with clam sauce?

Linguine with Clam Sauce

24 little neck clams in shells
6 Tbsp olive oil
6 garlic cloves, minced
4 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp dried sweet basil
1/8 tsp oregano
1 pound linguine

Scrub clams. Heat oil in a stockpot. Brown garlic in oil, then place the clams, parsley, red pepper, black pepper, basil and oregano in the pot. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Shake pot occasionally to move clams around. Cook linguine according to package directions for al dente. Pour liquid over linguini, toss well. Place clams on top. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

Do you have a recipe for angel hair pasta?

Angel hair with lemon & garlic

1 package angel hair pasta
3 cloves of garlic, minced
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp fresh chives, chopped

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well, and put back in pan. Add garlic, lemon juice and chives. Sprinkle cheese on top and serve.

Any tips for roasting meat?

Roasting Meat

When roasting meat or poultry, it is always best to let the roast stand for 15 minutes before carving.

Do you have a recipe for an easy pasta dish?

One Pot Pasta

2 (16 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
1 (10-3/4 ounce) can chicken broth
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 (12 ounce) box spiral pasta

In a soup pot, bring the stewed tomatoes, chicken broth, oil and seasoning to a boil. Add pasta, cover and simmer 16-18 minutes. Done!

Do you have a recipe for Dijon chicken?

Dijon Chicken

1/2 cup Dijon mustard
1 (8 ounce) carton plain nonfat yogurt
6 boneless chicken breast halves
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
Vegetable cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Combine mustard and yogurt, stirring until well blended. Brush chicken breast halves with yogurt mixture, and then coat in breadcrumbs. Arrange chicken in a 13x9x2" baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Increase temperature to 450 degrees; bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Do you have a recipe for cajun chicken?

Cajun Baked Chicken

Roasting chicken
Cajun Seasoning Mix
Prepared Roasted garlic butter, softened (Land O'Lakes)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Spread garlic butter inside and out of chicken, and then shake the Cajun seasoning all over to cover the butter. Let sit for one hour. Roast at 325 degrees according to the weight of the chicken, about 1-1/2 to 2 hours.

Do you have a recipe for Monterey Chicken?

Monterey Chicken

1/4 cup flour
1 envelope taco seasoning mix
4 boneless chicken breasts halves
1/4 cup butter
1 cup crushed tortilla chips
1 cup onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 (13 ounce) can evaporated milk
1/4 tsp bottled hot pepper sauce
1 cup Monterey jack cheese, shredded
1/4 cup sliced olives
1 tsp lemon juice
2 cups cooked rice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine flour and taco seasoning mix in a plastic bag. Add chicken and shake to coat. Melt butter in a 9x13" baking dish. Roll chicken in butter and then in the crushed tortilla chips. Fry chicken in an oiled skillet about 5-6 minutes on each side. Put cooked rice in the baking dish and place chicken on top. Set aside. Cook onion in skillet with oil until tender, but not browned. Blend in flour, evaporated milk, and hot pepper sauce and cook until mixture thickens and bubbles. Add cheese, olives and lemon juice. Stir until cheese melts. Pour over chicken. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Do you have a recipe for the ribs served at Tony Roma´s?

Tony Roma's Carolina Ribs

1 cup ketchup
1 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp liquid smoke
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp Tabasco sauce

Combine all ingredients for the sauce in a sauce pan over high heat. Blend with a wire whisk until smooth. When the mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, or until thickened.

To cook the ribs, cut them into sections of about 6 ribs each. Take a large piece of heavy duty foil, coat the ribs well on both sides and edges with the sauce, and then wrap up the foil and seal the ribs inside. Make sure to save some sauce for basting later on. Put the wrapped ribs in a baking dish, and refrigerate for about 24 hours.

Bake in the foil in the pan at 300 degrees F for 2 hours. Remove ribs from the foil and broil for about 5-10 minutes per side, (basting with more of the sauce) or until done.

Do you have a recipe for noodles Romanoff?

Noodles Romanoff

2/3 cup noodles, cooked Al Dente, and drained
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, finely minced
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 dash Tabasco
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix cooked noodles with all other ingredients, stir well. Put in a buttered casserole dish and bake 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

Do you have an easy recipe for barbecued beef?

Barbecue Beef

5 pound Boneless Beef Roast
1 cup Ketchup
1 cup Barbecue Sauce
1 cup Water
1 Onion, chopped
2-1/2 tsp Vinegar
2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Place meat in a roasting pan. Mix all ingredients and pour over roast. Cover and cook at 300 degrees for 5-6 hours, until meat flakes off into pieces and becomes part of the sauce. Serve on Kaiser rolls.

Do you have any good pasta recipes?

Veggie Pasta

1 onion, diced
1 large tomato, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 can sliced mushrooms
1 stalk celery, diced
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 pound angel hair pasta
2-3 cans Campbell's Chicken Broth, undiluted

Chop all the veggies, and saute over low heat in oil and a little not brown. When veggies are soft, cook pasta in boiling water for 1 minute. Drain, and add to veggie mixture. Add 2 cans of the undiluted chicken broth, cook until liquid is absorbed. Add 3rd can if it seems dry. Top with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Do you have any recipes for a pork roast?

Rosemary Roast Pork

3 pound Pork Loin Roast
2 Tbsp chopped fresh Rosemary
4 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1 Tbsp Margarine or Butter
1/4 cup Chopped Onion
2 Tbsp Olive Oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Mix rosemary and garlic. Make 8 to 10 deep cuts about 2 inches apart in pork with a sharp knife. Insert small amounts of garlic mixture in cuts. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper.

Melt margarine in a shallow roasting pan in the oven; sprinkle with onion. Place pork in the pan; drizzle with oil. Insert meat thermometer so that the tip is in the center of the thickest part of pork and does not touch fat. Roast uncovered 1-3/4 to 2 hours or
until thermometer reads 160 degrees. Let stand 15 minutes before slicing.

Do you have a recipe for chicken fettucine?

Chicken & Asparagus Fettuccine

12 ounces fettuccine
2 cups fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2" pieces
1/2 cup butter
2 cups half-and-half
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1/2 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cooked and cubed

Cook the fettuccine according to package directions, adding the asparagus during the last 5 minutes of cooking.

While the pasta is cooking, heat the butter and half-and-half in a large saucepan over medium heat, until butter is melted and mixture starts to bubble. Stir in the cheese, garlic powder, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Continue cooking over medium heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in the chicken.

Drain the pasta and asparagus. Combine with the sauce and toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.

What is an easy way to make pork tenderloin?

Barbecued Pork Tenderloin

Season pork tenderloin with garlic salt, pepper, paprika, and Cajun seasonings.

Bake in a 325 degree F oven for about 35 minutes, or to an internal temperature of 150 degrees.

Cover pork with your favorite barbecue sauce, and then place the tenderloins on a medium hot grill. Cook for about 15 minutes, turning frequently to avoid burning.

How do you make homemade noodles?

Homemade Noodles

3 egg yolks
1 egg
3 Tbsp cold water
1 tsp salt
2 cups flour

Beat egg yolks and egg until very light; beat in water and salt. Stir and work flour in with the hands to make a stiff dough.

Divide into three parts. Roll each part out on a cloth-covered board as thin as possible. Place each piece of dough between towels until partially dry.

Roll each piece up like a jelly roll and cut with a sharp knife to make strips 1/8" wide for fine noodles, or 1/2" wide for broad noodles. Shake out the strips and let them dry before cooking, you can also cut them into shorter lengths if you want. Makes 6

Cook dried noodles in boiling, salted water 8 to 12 minutes or until tender.

Do you have a fast way to make pork chops?

20 minute pork chops

4 pork chops, 3/4 inch thick
1 tsp poultry seasoning
2 Tbsp butter or margarine
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup sliced celery
2 cups milk
1 can (10-3/4 oz.)Cream of Mushroom Soup
2 cups minute rice, uncooked

Sprinkle pork chops with seasoning. Melt butter in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add pork chops, and cook 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
Remove from skillet.

Cook and stir onion and celery in same skillet until tender. Stir in milk and the soup; bring to a boil. Stir in rice, top with pork chops and cover.
Cook on low heat 5 minutes.

How do I barbeque hamburgers?

Grilling Hamburgers

Hamburgers should be cooked at high heat to seal in the juices and give them a char-grilled surface.

How long do I brush marinade on meats while cooking?

Marinating: 5 minute safety rule

Five-minute rule: If you're brushing your grilled or broiled food with the mixture that the meats were marinating in, stop brushing the marinade on during the last five minutes of cooking. Raw meat juices in the marinade may contain bacteria and need this time to thoroughly cook.

How can I get the most out of marinades?

Marinating: Maximum Coverage

When marinating, expose as much of the food's surface to the marinade as possible. Use a shallow dish or self-closing plastic bag and you'll find that a little marinade goes a long way.

How do I know when my meat and poultry are done?

All Grilled Meats are done, when...

All grilled steaks, pork chops, and chicken are done when they feel solid to the touch of a fork.

For pork and chicken the juices should run clear with no blood.

How can I grill small items such as shrimp or small game birds?

Grilling Shrimp and Wild Dove

The best tool for grilling peeled shrimp or small wild birds is a camping grill pan/basket with holes in the bottom and sides.

Marinate your shrimp or birds (30 minutes to an hour for shrimp, up to a full day for wild birds.) Coat the camping pan with a cooking spray and place on grill to heat.

Drop the loose shrimp or birds into the hot pan and cover with bacon strips. The bacon bastes the meat, and helps to give it a smoky flavor. Stir and/or turn the meat periodically until done.

What should I marinate my meat with when grilling?

Seasoned Blends for Grilling

Grilling doesn't have to be as complicated as the TV chefs make it seem.

Pull your meat out an hour before cooking, and sprinkle a seasoned blend on the meat and allow it to come to room temperature. Then grill as you normally would.

Some excellent seasoned blends include: Mrs. Dash, Greek and Italian season blends, and Cajun Blackened Fish coating.

How do I make chicken on the grill?

Grilled Chicken

Gently pull the skin up from your chicken pieces and sprinkle a seasoning blend on the meat under the skin. Then put the skin back and let stand 30 minutes.

Place pieces on grill and cook as you normally would, allowing the skin to over-cook and burn. This will make the skin easier to pull off and discard, while it protects the meat from burning.

How can I add more flavor to my foods?

That Wonderful Grill

You can grill almost anything! It saves money by not heating the house in the summer. It can reduce the calories of frying. It adds a wonderful flavor to normally bland foods. It cuts down on the cooking time of many things. With those nifty little foil bags, you can cook an entire meal in one step!

How can I make cleanup of grilled food easier?

Non Stick Aluminum Foil Packets

An easy way to make your aluminum foil packet foods nonstick is to spray the inside of the aluminum foil with cooking spray first. Foods slide right out!

How can I make cleanup of the skillet easier when cooking over fire?

Easy Cleanup

Rubbing a little liquid soap all over the bottom and sides of your cooking pot or skillet before placing on the open campfire will make your cleanup a lot easier

How do I make meats so they are more tender?

Tenderizing Steak

I marinade my steak in a red cooking wine, herbs and seasonings to taste. (White will work also.) The acidity of wine helps to tenderize the steak.

Should I brown beef before cooking?

Browning Beef

Browning beef prior to cooking by moist heat methods adds rich color and flavor.

How do I make meats so they are more tender?

Tender Beef

Use moist heat methods such as braising, simmering, stewing or poaching to cook less tender cuts of beef. Moist heat and long, slow simmering in a tightly covered pan results in fork tender meat.

How can I prevent noodles and rice from sticking?

No Stick Pasta/Rice

Add a lump of butter or a few teaspoons of cooking oil to boiling water. Rice, noodles or spaghetti will not boil over or stick together. --Mary Ellen's Best of helpful hints.

What is gnocchi?

Gnocchi Carbonara

2 pounds gnocchi
2 Tbsp butter
1-1/2 Tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 pound bacon, sliced thinly
6 green onions, diced
1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
3/4 cup white wine
1-1/8 cup cream
2 egg yolks
1-1/2 tsp basil, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
parmesan cheese to taste

Cook pasta in boiling salted water until tender. Drain well.

Heat butter and oil in a pan, add garlic, bacon and sliced mushrooms and saute for 3 minutes. Add white wine and cook for 3 minutes stirring constantly until mushrooms are tender and liquid is reduced. Stir in cream and bring to a boil, simmer 2 minutes to reduce slightly. Remove from heat and stir in egg yolk to slightly thicken. Add basil and season with salt and pepper.

Pour hot sauce over pasta and finish with grated parmesan cheese.

Do you have a recipe for shrimp in garlic sauce?

Spicy Shrimp in garlic sauce

1/2 pound peeled & cleaned shrimp
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp chopped garlic
2 ounces brown gravy
1/2 tsp chopped parsley
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
salt to taste

Place garlic, parsley and red pepper in bowl. Sprinkle shrimp lightly with salt and mix with seasoning. Heat oil in pan, when oil is hot, add shrimp and seasoning and stir fry lightly for 1 minute. Add the juice of 1/2 lemon and stir once, then add the gravy and remove from heat.

Do you have a recipe for tuna casserole?

Tuna Noodle Casserole

8 oz. egg noodles
1 10-oz. package of frozen peas
1 8-oz. can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup milk
1 12-1/2 oz. can tuna, drained
1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs tossed with
3 Tbsp. melted butter

Heat the oven to 375 degrees with the rack in the center position. Grease or spray non-stick vegetable cooking spray on 1 medium to large ovenproof baking dish.

Cook the noodles according to the directions on the package, but shorten the cooking time by 2 minutes. Drain the noodles and combine with the peas, soup and milk. Mash the tuna with a fork to break it up and add it to the noodles. Mix gently and spoon into prepared pan.

Sprinkle the crumbs over the top and bake for 35 minutes, until hot.

Do you have a recipe for dijon pork?

Dijon Pork Chops 2

1/4 cup olive oil
4 Pork chops
4 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp Mustard seeds
1/2 cup red wine

Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Cover chops in mustard and sprinkle some mustard seeds over each side of each chop. Brown in skillet until almost done. Add red wine and simmer for 15 minutes.

Do you have any good chicken recipes?

Sticky Chicken

1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp seasoned salt
black pepper to taste
3 pounds chicken, whatever parts you prefer
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups milk
1 - 14 ounce can chicken broth
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, seasoned salt and black pepper. Place the chicken parts in the bag a few at a time, and shake to coat.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the chicken in the hot oil and lightly brown quickly on all sides. Transfer chicken to a Dutch oven, add the milk and broth and cover.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Remove from oven and transfer chicken to a serving dish. In a separate small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water, and mix well until the cornstarch is dissolved. Add the cornstarch mixture a little at a time to the liquid in the Dutch oven, stirring with a whisk, until gravy is as thick as you like it. Pour gravy over the chicken.

How do I make risotto?

Chicken & Mushroom Risotto

2 Tbsp butter
4 boneless chicken breast halves, cut into cubes
1 cup uncooked regular long-grain rice
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 can clear chicken broth
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup frozen peas

Cook chicken in 1 Tbsp butter until browned, stirring often. Remove; set aside.

In same pan, in remaining 1 Tbsp butter, cook rice, chopped pepper and onion until rice is browned;
stirring constantly. Stir in broth, soup and black pepper. Heat to boiling.

Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the peas and reserved chicken. Cover; cook 5 minutes more or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed; stirring occasionally.

Can you give me an easy casserole recipe?

Pork Chop & Potato Casserole

1 Tbsp vegetable oil
6 boneless pork chops
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 cup milk
4 potatoes, thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Place the pork chops in the oil and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until browned on both sides.

Combine the soup and the milk. Arrange the potatoes and onions in a 9x13 inch lightly greased baking dish. Place the browned pork chops over the potatoes and onions, then pour the soup mixture over all.

Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, top with the cheese, and bake for 30 more minutes.

Do you have a recipe for a macaroni casserole?

Macaroni Bake

1-1/2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup half-and-half
1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup diced, cooked ham
2 Tbsp chopped parsley
1 red bell pepper, sliced

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cook macaroni according to package directions, drain well.

In a bowl, whisk together eggs and half-and-half. Add the flour, salt and macaroni. Stir in the cheese and ham. Pour mixture into a lightly greased baking dish.
Sprinkle with parsley and top with the bell pepper slices.

Bake at 375 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes until mixture is set and is lightly browned.

Do you have a recipe for jambalaya?

Chicken & Tasso Jambalaya

1 cup long grain rice
3/4 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1/2 of a (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 (16 ounce) can tomatoes, cut up
1/2 cup chopped tasso or smoked sausage
1 tsp Creole or Cajun seasoning
4 boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 tsp bottled hot pepper sauce

Cook rice according to package directions. Set aside.

In a 3-quart saucepan cook onion, celery, green pepper, and garlic in margarine or butter until tender. Stir in the undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, tasso, and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 30 minutes.

Stir in chicken and hot pepper sauce. Simmer, covered, about 15 minutes more or until chicken is tender. Stir in rice. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Makes 6 servings.

Do you have a recipe for a low cost casserole?

Budget Casserole

1 pound bulk sausage
1 (8 ounce) package noodles
3 slices Mozzarella cheese
1 (16 ounce) can tomato sauce
1/2 tsp oregano
Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Brown sausage; drain fat. Prepare noodles according to package directions. Line bottom of greased casserole dish with 2/3 of the noodles. Add sausage and sprinkle with oregano. Cover with slices of cheese and pour tomato sauce over top. Cover with rest of noodles and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

How do I make orange glazed salmon?

Orange Glazed Salmon

4 (4 ounce) salmon fillets
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3 Tbsp soy sauce
3 Tbsp orange juice
1/2 tsp dark sesame oil
cooking spray

Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place over high heat until hot. Add fish, and cook, uncovered, 3 minutes on each side. Cover and cook 3 additional minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a

Remove from skillet; set aside, and keep warm. Add soy
sauce and orange juice to skillet; cook over high heat 1 minute, stirring to deglaze skillet. Add oil, and stir well. Pour sauce over fish, and serve immediately.

How do I cook Ziti?

April Recipe Contest Winner


1/2 pound sweet Italian sausage
1 cup green pepper, diced
1/3 cup onion, diced
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup flour
2-1/4 cups milk
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
8 ounces ziti (cooked)
salt and pepper to taste

Bake sausage at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool, then slice in thin pieces and set aside.

Saute green pepper and onion in butter or margarine in large pot until tender. Remove vegetables from pan and set aside. Blend flour into the butter or margarine that you've left in the pan and gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture begins to boil. Boil and stir for one minute.

Remove from heat and add 1-1/2 cups of the cheddar and all of the Parmesan or Romano cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir until cheese is melted. Stir cooked ziti, sausage and onions and peppers into the cheese mixture, then pour into a baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar.

Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.

Makes 4 servings.

How do I make chicken wings?

Baked Chicken Wings

3 pounds chicken wings
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp ketchup
1 cup honey
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pinch salt
1 pinch ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Place chicken in a 9x13" baking dish. Mix the oil, soy sauce, ketchup, honey, garlic, salt and pepper; pour over the chicken.

Bake for one hour or until sauce is caramelized and chicken is done.

Do you have a recipe for chicken?

Pecan Chicken

Mix 1/2 cup molasses with 1/4 cup dijon mustard. Coat chicken breasts, or other pieces. Roll chicken in ground pecans. Chill for at least one hour. Saute in oil, 10-15 minutes on each side, or until done. (Juices should run clear.)

How do I make pork chops?

Maple Syrup Pork Chops

6 pork chops
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 Tbsp vinegar
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 cup Vermont maple syrup
1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Lightly brown pork chops in a small amount of oil. Place chops in a 13x9x2 baking pan. Combine remaining ingredients in saucepan over low heat and pour over chops. Cover and bake for 45 minutes, basting occasionally. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer.

Remove pork chops and keep warm. Thicken sauce with a little bit of flour if desired, serve over pork.

How do I cook fish?

Herb Coated Fish

Herb-Coated Fish

1/4 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup butter-flavored cracker crumbs
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 tsp Oregano
1/2 tsp Basil
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1 pound fish fillets

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Place butter in a shallow bowl. In another bowl, combine cracker crumbs, parmesan, oregano, basil and garlic powder; mix well. Dip fish in butter, then coat with the breading mixture. Place in a greased 9x13'' baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

How can I keep pasta and spaghetti separated?

Leftover Pasta

Put a little olive oil in your pasta or spaghetti if it is going to set a little while after cooking. This will keep it separated and it won't get "gummy." (Great for the late family member!)

How do I make swiss steak?

Quick Swiss Steak

Use Wondra flour to sprinkle your steak after it has browned in the pan. Your gravy will be more brown. Place a layer of onion over the flour.

Do you have a recipe for salmon?

Grilled Salmon with Mustard Sauce

2 Tbsp mustard
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1-1/2 Tbsp water
1/2 tsp soy sauce
1-1/2 tsp virgin olive oil
4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets

Prepare grill or broiler. Combine mustard, sugar and water in a small bowl. Stir in soy sauce and oil. Mix thoroughly and set aside. Season salmon with salt and pepper to taste. Grill 5 minutes. Turn and grill
another 5 minutes or until fish is cooked through. Serve fish drizzled with mustard sauce.

How do I remove the lumps from my gravy?

No more lumpy gravy

If your gravy is lumpy, beat the gravy with a whisk or a rotary beater until smooth. If all else fails, use a food processor, strainer or blender. Reheat, stirring constantly; serve.

Do you have a recipe for chicken?

Mayo Chicken

6-8 boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup mayonnaise (not salad dressing)
1-1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Brush chicken on all sides with mayonnaise. Place bread
crumbs in large plastic bag. Add chicken 1 piece at
a time; shake to coat well. Arrange chicken on foil-lined baking sheet. Bake in 425 F oven 35- 40 minutes or until golden brown and tender.

Do you have a recipe for horseradish sauce?

Horseradish sauce

3/4 cup Sour cream
1-1/2 Tbsp Mayonnaise
1-1/2 Tbsp Prepared Horseradish
Salt and white pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients; chill. Serve with roast beef.

I need a recipe for trout amandine...

Trout Amandine

3 cups thinly sliced blanched almonds
1/2 cup Butter or margarine, melted
3 Eggs
1-1/2 cups Half-and-half
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp White pepper
8 Freshwater trout fillets, 8-oz each; skinned

In a large frypan, saute almonds in butter over moderate heat until golden brown; remove from pan, cover, and set aside.

In a shallow large bowl, combine eggs and half-and-half. whisking well with a wire whisk. Dredge trout in flour, coating each well. Dip fillets in batter, then into flour again.

In the same frypan, saute trout in remaining pan
drippings over medium heat, about 3 minutes per side, or until fish is opaque in color and flakes easily with a fork. Drain trout on paper towels.

Spoon butter & almond mixture over each fillet.

Do you have a quick recipe for chicken and rice?

Mexican Chicken and Rice

1 Tbsp. oil
4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 cups water
1 cup Thick 'N Chunky Salsa
2 cups Minute White Rice , uncooked
1 can (8 oz.) whole kernel corn , drained
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cover. Cook 4 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Remove chicken from skillet. Stir in water and salsa and bring to a boil.

Stir in rice and corn. Top with chicken. Sprinkle chicken with cheese; cover. Cook on low heat 5 minutes.

How can I make fish without frying it?

Oven Baked Fish

You are trying to eat more fish, but the doctor has said not to fry it?

Try dipping your fish in your favorite salad dressing. (Ranch or Italian work great.) Dredge the fish in whole wheat bread crumbs and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes per pound of fish, or until the fish easily flakes when touched with a fork.

Can I make chicken breasts ahead of time?

Time Saving Chicken

In today's world, many people want to avoid spending time cooking. If you have time one day, and want to prepare chicken breasts ahead, make them in a pressure cooker. They stay longer in the refrigerator and you only have half the prep time to reheat. Make some extra and store in the freezer!

How can I keep fish moist?

Moist Fish

Start frying or sauteing fish with the skin side up. This keeps the fish moist.

How do I make meats so they are more tender?

Tenderizing Boiled Meat

Try adding a tablespoon of vinegar to the water to help tenderize meat.

Can you give me an easy casserole recipe?

Mac & Cheese with Canadian Bacon

1 cup elbow macaroni
6 slices Canadian bacon
2 Tbsp margarine
2-1/2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup canned tomatoes, half-drained
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Add macaroni to boiling, salted water and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

While the macaroni is boiling, fry the bacon and place on a paper towel to drain. Cut into bite size pieces.

Melt margarine in a large saucepan over medium low heat. Stir in flour, then tomatoes and wait for sauce to thicken, stirring occasionally. Stir in cheese until melted. Stir in cooked macaroni and bacon and heat through. Serve hot.

What if I don´t have a roasting pan?

Makeshift Roasting Pan

Don't have a roasting pan? Make a rack out of vegetables like celery, carrots and onion and place your chicken, turkey or roast on top. The excess fat drips away from the meat and your pan drippings will be more flavorful.

Do you have a recipe for Jambalaya?

Chicken & Shrimp Jambalaya

1 (3 pound) frying chicken, cut into serving pieces
Salt and pepper
2 Tbsp shortening
2 Tbsp flour
1 pound smoked sausage, diced
2 onions, chopped
1 green bell pepper, diced
3 cups tomatoes, peeled and diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups shelled and deveined shrimp
3 cups water
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce
2 cups uncooked rice
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/3 cup scallions, finely chopped

Season the chicken with salt and pepper and brown on all sides in shortening. Remove chicken and set aside.
Sprinkle the flour in the same skillet and cook, stirring constantly, until the flour turns light brown. Add the sausage, chicken, onions, green bell pepper, tomatoes, garlic and shrimp and cook, stirring, about 10 minutes. Add the water, 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, thyme, hot pepper sauce, 1/2 teaspoon
pepper and the rice. Bring to a boil and then cover and simmer about 30 minutes, or until the rice is tender. Stir in the parsley and scallions. Cook
5 minutes longer.

How can I make chicken for casseroles?

Preparing Chicken for Casseroles

Cook the chicken breasts for chicken pies and casseroles in the microwave instead of boiling. It's quicker and less to clean up after.

Do you have an easy way to make jambalaya?

Quick Sausage Jambalaya

1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
2 Tbsp vegetable oil

1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/4" slices
1 can (28 ounce) diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder
3 drops hot pepper sauce

1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice

In a skillet, saute onion and green pepper in oil until tender. Stir in next 9 ingredients. Bring to a boil; add rice. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until rice is tender.

How do I grill foods?

Grilling Tips

-If using a charcoal grill, the charcoal should be reduced to glowing coals with a little white ash on top before cooking begins.

-Brush the grill racks with oil to prevent food from sticking.

-Proper placement of the grill rack is important, it should be about 4 inches from the coals.

-Don't be impatient! Proper grilling takes time...the more you try to rush it, the more likely your food will be burned to a crisp.

How do you make potatoes on the grill.

Baking Potatoes on the Grill

Wash the whole potatoes, pierce them with a fork a couple of times, wrap each one in foil, and place on the grill. Rotate about every 5 to 7 minutes. You can tell when they are done if they feel soft when you squeeze them. I don't even oil the foil, so the peel doesn't turn out as soft. (I like mine a little crispy.) Almost like eating Potato Skins when you eat the peel. I love these "baked potatoes" served with fat free sour cream. These make good leftovers.

How do I make seafood pasta?

Angel Hair Pasta with Crab Sauce

1 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
1/2 pound crabmeat, cooked and shredded
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp celery salt
cracked black pepper
1/4 cup parsley
4 ounces Angel Hair pasta

Cook pasta according to package directions. In saute pan, combine butter, garlic and green onions and cook about 3 - 4 minutes; until onions are soft. Add tomatoes and simmer for 2 more minutes. Add crabmeat, lemon juice, celery salt, and pepper; cook an additional 2 minutes. Add chopped parsley.

Place pasta in serving bowl and top with crab mixture.

How do I make Salisbury Steak?

Easy Salisbury Steak

1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 pound ground beef
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms

In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup soup, ground beef, bread crumbs, eggs and onions. Mix thoroughly. Shape firmly into patties. In a skillet over medium high heat, cook until browned on each side. Remove the patties. Stir in remaining soup and mushrooms. Return patties to pan and reduce heat to low. Cover for 20 minutes or until done, turning patties occasionally.

How do I make barbecue sauce?

Maple Syrup Barbecue Sauce

6 ounces Vermont maple syrup
1 Tbsp Chili sauce
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp Red wine vinegar
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/4 tsp dry mustard
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil, and simmer for 5 minutes. Best used for basting ribs, chicken, or pork tenderloin.

How can I save time and grease on grilling chicken?

Grilling Chicken

In your microwave, pre-cook large pieces of chicken that you want to grill until it is half done. Then put it on the grill. It will have the grilled taste with less grease, besides saving you time!

Do you have a recipe for Chicken Divan?

Chicken Divan

4 Tbsp Butter
4 Tbsp Flour
1-1/2 cups Milk
Salt and pepper
4 boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup Flour
2 Tbsp Olive oil
2-1/2 cups Broccoli, cooked and chopped
3/4 cup Parmesan

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Melt the butter; then whisk in the flour and cook
for 5 minutes. Add the milk and stir until smooth. Simmer for 20 minutes. Check seasonings.

Pound the chicken until very thin. Heat oil in a skillet; dredge the chicken in flour. Add to the hot oil and brown on both sides.

Lightly grease a medium casserole dish. Add the broccoli. Top with the cooked chicken. Pour the sauce over and sprinkle on the cheese. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Do you have a recipe for raisin sauce?

Raisin Sauce for Ham

1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2/3 cup raisins
1 Tbsp butter
1 cup water
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp ground cloves

Combine brown sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon in a saucepan and mix well. Add remaining ingredients and heat over medium heat until boiling. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Serve with ham.

Do you have a recipe for turkey tetrazzini?

Turkey Tetrazzini

8 ounces broken spaghetti, cooked
1/2 cup butter
2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 Tbsp flour
2 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup half and half
salt and pepper to taste
3 Tbsp dry sherry
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
3 cups cooked turkey, cut into bite sized pieces
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Saute mushrooms in butter until just tender. Add flour and slowly stir in chicken broth. Cook
over medium heat until mixture starts to thicken; stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and add half and half, sherry, parsley, salt and pepper. Add turkey and cooked spaghetti and mix well.

Pour mixture into a lightly greased 9x13" baking pan, and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes, till browned and bubbly.

Do you have a recipe for beef tenderloin?

Beef Tenderloin Medallions

4 Beef tenderloin filets cut into 8 medallions
3 ounces Mushrooms (portabella or shiitake), diced
2 shallots, diced
2 Tbsp Butter
2 Tbsp Flour
2 cups Beef broth

Heat the butter in a saucepan. Add the mushrooms and
shallots and cook until limp. Whisk in the flour and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Whisk in the broth, bring to just a boil, reduce the heat and simmer 20 minutes. Heat a heavy skillet over a medium-high flame. Add a small amount of oil. Add the beef and cook to desired doneness. Serve topped with
the warm sauce.

Do you have a recipe for garlic chicken?

Garlic Chicken

4 boneless chicken breast halves
2 cups Italian Salad Dressing
2 gloves garlic, crushed
1 can diced tomatoes
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 Tbsp oregano
2 Tbsp parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Place chicken in baking dish and cover with Italian dressing and put a dab of crushed garlic on each piece of chicken. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Pour off 1/2 of the dressing and replace with 1 cup water. Top chicken with tomatoes, onion and green pepper. Sprinkle oregano and parmesan cheese over the top. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

Do you have a recipe for macaroni and cheese?

Creamy Mac & Cheese

1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup flour
Salt and pepper to taste
2/3 cup milk
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked until tender & drained
1 cup sour cream

Melt butter in a saucepan, add flour and salt and pepper stirring constantly. Add milk and cheese and continue to stir until mixture starts to thicken. Add sour cream and macaroni and continue cooking for several minutes over low heat. Serve immediately.

Do you have a recipe for roasted turkey?

Turkey with Herbal Crust

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
2 tsp dried thyme, crushed
salt & pepper to taste
1 (15 to 18 pound) turkey
1 carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
3/4 pound leeks, chopped
3 cups chicken stock

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Combine butter and half each of the rosemary and
thyme in a bowl. Add a generous amount of salt and blend. Season inside of turkey cavity with salt & pepper to taste. Add carrots, leeks and remaining
rosemary and thyme to inside cavity. Truss turkey with string. Pat skin VERY dry with paper towels. Brush a portion of the herb butter mixture over turkey.
Place turkey on a roasting rack inside a roasting pan. Roast turkey about 20 minutes per pound, basting with chicken stock and brushing with herbed butter
every 25 minutes until a meat thermometer registers 175 degrees F when inserted into the thickest part of the thigh. Let turkey stand 20 minutes before carving.

Do you have a recipe for teriyaki turkey?

Teriyaki Turkey

Roast a turkey according to packaging instructions.

Mix together...
2/3 cup honey
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp sherry
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ginger powder

Simmer in a saucepan for 10 minutes, until slightly thickened. Brush over turkey during last 30 minutes of roasting.

Do you have a recipe for a cowboy skillet dinner?

Easy Cowboy Skillet Dinner

1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 (15 ounce) can Ranch Style beans
1 (15 ounce) can Spanish Rice
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated

Brown ground beef and onion; drain. Add Beans and rice, heat through. Sprinkle with cheese, cover and cook until cheese melts.

Do you have a recipe for pasta & beans?

Pasta & Beans

1/4 cup olive oil
3-4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1 can (14-1/2 ounces)whole tomatoes, broken up
1 Tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp salt
pepper to taste
1 tsp garlic powder
2 cans (15 ounces each) cannellini beans
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 pound ditalini pasta
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat; add the garlic and saute until golden. Allow to cool slightly, then add the tomatoes, oregano, pepper, salt and garlic powder. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the cannellini and parsley and continue cooking for 10 minutes more, stirring frequently.

Meanwhile, in a medium sized pot of boiling salted water, cook the ditalini until just barely tender. Drain and add to the cannellini mixture. Add the parmesan cheese, mix thoroughly, and serve.

Do you have a recipe for chicken parmesan?

Quick & Easy Chicken Parmesan

4 Boneless chicken breast halves
1 Egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup Seasoned bread crumbs
2 Tbsp Butter
1-3/4 cup Spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup Shredded mozzarella cheese
1 Tbsp Grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Flatten chicken to an even thickness. Dip chicken into beaten egg, then roll in crumbs to coat. Over medium heat, melt butter and brown chicken on both sides. Add the spaghetti sauce. Reduce heat; cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cheeses and parsley. Cover; simmer 5 more minutes or until cheese melts and chicken juices run clear.

Do you have a recipe for chicken?

Far East Chicken

4 boneless chicken breast halves, cut in chunks
Nonstick Cooking Spray
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 Tbsp Soy Sauce
4 Tbsp Sherry
2 Tbsp Dark Brown Sugar
1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
1 Tbsp Cornstarch
2 Tbsp Cold Water

Coat skillet with cooking spray, heat over medium-high heat. Brown chicken pieces and set aside.

Add Olive Oil to pan and heat. Lightly brown garlic in pan being careful not to burn. Once garlic is brown, add soy sauce, sherry, brown sugar and crushed red pepper. Return chicken to the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. When chicken is done, remove from sauce and set aside. Combine corn starch and cold water in a cup and add to sauce, stirring constantly until thickened. Put chicken back in sauce and warm through. Serve over rice or pasta.

Do you have a recipe for honey baked chicken?

Honey Baked Chicken

6 boneless chicken breast halves
4 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup of honey
1/2 cup prepared mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a saucepan, melt butter; add honey, mustard, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Stir over low heat until well blended. Dip chicken breasts in sauce, making sure they are well coated. Place in a lightly greased baking dish; top chicken with any remaining sauce. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Do you have a recipe for chicken & dumplings?

Easy Chicken & Dumplings

3 cans cream of chicken soup
2 cans refrigerated biscuits
1 soup can of water
1 soup can of milk
2 cups cooked chicken, diced

Place soup, water and milk in large pot. Beat 1 minute with hand mixer until smooth. Bring to a boil.

Cut each biscuit into quarters. Drop 1 at a time into the soup mixture, stirring frequently. After biscuit quarters are all added, turn heat down to simmer. Cook on low until all biscuit pieces are fluffy, stirring frequently. Add cooked chicken pieces and heat through.

Do you have a recipe for garlic shrimp?

Garlic Shrimp

1/4 cup olive oil
4 large cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp dry sherry
1 tsp paprika
Salt and black pepper to taste
fresh parsley for garnish

In a skillet over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and saute for 1 minute. Raise the heat to high and add the shrimp, lemon juice, sherry and paprika. Saute until the shrimp turn pink and curl slightly, about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Season to taste with salt and pepper and sprinkle with parsley.

Do you have a recipe for pork loin?

Bourbon Pork

2 Tbsp Bourbon
2-1/2 Tbsp Soy sauce
2-1/2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 tsp Garlic, minced
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp fresh Ginger, minced
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup Olive oil

1-1/2 pound Pork loin

Whisk together all ingredients except pork, pour into a large plastic resealable bag. Add pork, close bag, and marinate in the refrigerator for at least two hours, turning often. Grill, basting with the marinade while cooking.

Do you have a recipe for tetrazzini?

EZ Tetrazzini

1 can (26 ounces) Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup
1-1/4 cups milk
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp dry sherry
1 tsp onion powder
3 cups cooked chicken or turkey, cubed
1 jar sliced mushrooms, drained
4 cups hot cooked spaghetti (8 ounces dry)
1/3 cup dried bread crumbs
2 Tbsp butter, melted

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Combine soup, milk, cheese, sherry and onion powder. Stir in chicken and mushrooms. Add pasta; toss to coat. Spoon into 3-quart baking dish. Combine bread crumbs and melted butter; sprinkle over pasta mixture. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

How do I prepare a standing rib roast?

Standing Rib Roast

It is best to have the rib roast at room temperature. Rub the meat all over with freshly ground black pepper. Place the roast, bone side down, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan and place in a preheated 250°F oven for 2 hours. Season the roast with salt, pepper, garlic, or whatever spices you like, and continue to roast for an additional hour. Insert a thermometer into the thickest part of the meat, making sure not to touch the bone, and check the internal temperature. Remove the roast when the temperature is 120 - 125 degrees F for rare or 130 - 135 degrees F for medium. The meat will continue to cook as it rests before carving. Cooking time will be about 20 minutes per pound for a rare roast. Let the roast sit for 15-20 minutes before carving.

Do you have a recipe for cranberry pork roast?

Cranberry Pork Roast

2 pound boneless pork loin roast
1 tsp black pepper
1 cup whole cranberry sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp lemon rind, finely grated
1 Tbsp lemon juice

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Place roast in a small roasting pan and score the top of the roast. Sprinkle with pepper, and roast uncovered in a 325 degree oven for about 30 minutes.

Combine remaining ingredients and spread over roast. Continue cooking, basting every 10 minutes with the pan drippings for another 30-40 minutes until meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F. Turn oven temperature to 425 degrees for 4-5 minutes to glaze the roast. Let roast stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Do you have a recipe for spaetzle?


3 cups flour
3 eggs
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 cup water
2 quarts chicken, beef or vegetable stock

Sift flour large bowl, make a divot in the center, and break the eggs into the divot. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg, 1 cup water. Beat the batter until it is smooth, do not overbeat. Pour the batter into a colander with large holes and push the dough through the holes directly into a pot of simmering stock. Stir gently as they cook. When the Spaetzle rise to the surface they are done. Drain, and add butter, or serve with gravy.

How can I fry chicken in the oven?

Oven Fried Chicken

3 pounds chicken pieces
Salt and pepper
Vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Roll chicken pieces in flour mixed with salt and pepper. Shake off excess flour.

In an oven-safe large skillet, over medium heat, heat oil. Add chicken pieces and fry until golden brown, 10-15 minutes. Cover skillet and transfer to 325 degree oven and let bake for about 35-40 minutes until tender.

Do you have an easy pasta recipe?

Garlic & Herb Fettucine

6 ounces uncooked fettuccine
1 tsp butter
1 large garlic clove, minced
3 Tbsp chopped fresh herbs, whatever you like
1 Tbsp butter, softened
1/8 tsp salt
1 dash pepper

Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Drain; return to saucepan. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt 1 tsp butter over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 30 to 60 seconds or until garlic begins to turn golden brown. In a small bowl, combine herbs, 1 Tbsp butter, salt, pepper and cooked garlic; mix well. Add to fettuccine; toss to coat.

Do you have a recipe for London Broil?

London Broil

2 pound London Broil
3 Tbsp Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp Dark Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
1 small Onion, chopped
1 tsp Chopped Fresh Ginger
2 cloves Garlic, chopped
1/4 tsp Pepper

Combine soy sauce, sugar, mustard, sesame oil, onion, ginger, garlic, and pepper in a blender. Blend until combined well.

Place London Broil in a shallow baking dish. Cover with marinade. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 3 hours or overnight.

Broil steak in preheated broiler about 4 inches from heat for 6 to 7 minutes on each side for rare. Let meat stand 5 minutes before slicing.

Do you have any pork chop recipes?

Dijon Pork Chops

4 Bone-in Pork Chops
8 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 can Cream Of Mushroom Soup
1 can Milk
1 Tbsp Cornstarch
2 tsp Dill Weed
1/2 tsp Seasoned Salt
1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper

Spread 1 tablespoon of mustard on both sides of each pork chop. Heat oil in a large skillet and brown pork chops on both sides. Remove pork chops from the pan and add remaining ingredients, mixing well. Return the pork chops to the pan, cover and simmer one hour.

Do you have any good seafood recipes?

Shrimp Scampi

8 ounces uncooked fettuccine
2 Tbsp Margarine or butter
1 Tbsp Olive oil
4 Garlic cloves, minced
1 pound Shelled & deveined uncooked medium shrimp
1/4 cup Chopped fresh parsley
2 tsp Grated lemon peel
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/3 cup dry white wine or chicken broth

Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Drain, and cover to keep warm.

Meanwhile, melt margarine with oil in skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add shrimp, cook and stir 1 minute. Add all remaining ingredients; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes until shrimp turn pink. Serve shrimp mixture over fettuccine.

Do you have a traditional recipe for pot roast?

Classic Pot Roast

4 pound rump roast
1/4 cup flour
1 Tbsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
2 Tbsp shortening
1 - 5 ounce jar horseradish
1 cup water
8 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
8 carrots, peeled and cut into 1" pieces
1 pound whole mushrooms (optional)

Mix flour, salt and pepper and rub over the roast.

Melt shortening in a large pot and brown meat on all sides. Spread horseradish on all sides of the roast. Add water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours. Add potatoes and carrots and cook for 1 hour longer. If you want to add the mushrooms, add them 15 minutes before roast will be done.

Do you have a quick pasta recipe?

Penne in Tomato-Cream Sauce

1 pound penne pasta
1 small hot dried red pepper
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup tomato puree
1 cup cream
2 Tbsp butter

Chop the hot pepper into small pieces and gently saute in the olive oil. Pour in the tomato puree, season with salt, and cook for about 10 minutes at medium heat. Heat the cream in a small saucepan and add the butter.

Mix the drained penne with the cream and pour in the tomato sauce. Stir quickly and serve.

Do you have a recipe for a quick chicken dinner?

20 minute chicken and rice dinner

1 Tbsp vegetable oil
4 boneless chicken breast halves
1 can cream of chicken soup
1-1/2 cups water
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp pepper
1-1/2 cups minute rice
2 cups fresh or frozen broccoli florets

Heat oil in skillet. Add chicken and cook until browned on both sides. Remove chicken. Add soup, water, paprika and pepper. Heat to boiling.
Stir in rice and broccoli. Top with chicken.
Season chicken with additional paprika and pepper.
Cover and cook over low heat 5 minutes or until done

Do you have a quick pasta recipe?

Shrimp and Pasta

3/4 pounds peeled and deveined fresh or frozen shrimp
2 14-1/2 ounce cans Diced Tomatoes with Italian Style Herbs
1 6 ounce can Tomato Paste
1 2-1/4 ounce can sliced pitted ripe olives
1/2 pound packaged dried penne or rigatoni, cooked and drained

Thaw shrimp, if frozen; and drain. In a saucepan combine Diced Tomatoes with Italian Style Herbs, Tomato Paste, and olives.

Bring to a boil, and add shrimp. Return to boiling, reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered for 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, stirring occasionally.
Add cooked pasta, toss gently to coat.

How do I grill corn?

Preparing Corn on the Cob

Here's how to get corn on the cob ready for the grill.
Remove the large outside husks. Pull back the rest of the husks and remove the silk. Spread corn with butter. Fold husks back over the corn and grill. Depending upon the heat, usually about 20 - 30 minutes. Make sure to turn the corn often.

How do I make moist chicken?

Moist Chicken

If you're removing the skin from the chicken before baking, your chicken can dry out. To prevent this, cover it tightly as it bakes. Also overbaking will cause dryness, so check for doneness at the minimum baking time.

How long do I marinade fish, poultry, beef, pork, or vegetables?

Marinating: Times

Marinating times - for optimum flavor:
Beef and pork (steaks, roasts, chops and cubes): 3 to 24 hours
Chicken: 3 to 24 hours
Boneless, skinless chicken breast halves: up to 3 hours
Delicate fish (flounder, cod, halibut): 15 minutes
Stronger fish (tuna, shrimp, salmon): 30 minutes
Vegetables (sliced): 15 minutes to 1 hour

How can I add more flavor to my foods?

Grilling - Smoked Herb Flavor

To produce an aromatic smoke that deliciously penetrates your grilled food, throw some dampened fresh herbs like rosemary, basil, or tarragon onto the hot coals.

How can I make great pork chops?

Pork chops to Die for!

Frying turns expensive chops into leather or worse!
Cook them on the Grill! Sprinkle a seasoned blend on the chops 30 minutes before cooking.

Sear both sides on high heat for about 20-30 seconds, then reduce the heat and cook like beef steaks.

How do I make meat juicier on the grill?

Juicy Steaks and Chops Everytime

The key to a juicy and completely cooked slice of meat is to sear both sides before allowing it to cook.

Leave your gas grill on high and place your steaks or pork chops down on the grate. Leave it there for about 30 seconds - just long enough for the meat to barely brown. Repeat for the other side.

Reduce the heat to your normal temperature and continue cooking as you usually do.

How can I make cleanup of grilled food easier?

Getting Grilled Fish to the Table

A sheet of aluminum foil with the sides folded up will create a basting pan for grilled fish.

When the fish is done, slide the entire foil 'pan' off the grill and onto a cookie sheet. This will make it easier to take to the table.

How long do I grill fish?

Grilled Fish Timing

Although the thickness of the fish/fillet and the temperature of the heat will determine the actual cooking time, BE WARNED that fish takes almost HALF as long to cook as any other meat.

The best indicator that fish is cooked thoroughly, is the meat flakes and falls apart easily.

Fish that is dry and holds together well is overdone.

How do I make fish on the grill?

Grilling Fish Fillets

Fish is excellent on the grill, and very easy to do.
A sheet of aluminum foil with the sides folded up to create a shallow 'pan' will hold your basting juices such as seasoned butter, olive oil or even bottled Italian dressing.
Cook the fish fillets on a medium/low heat, turning them over once or twice during cooking. When the fish falls apart, it's done.

What are proper cooking temperatures to eliminate bacteria?

Proper Cooking Temperatures are Important

Harmful bacteria is destroyed when food is cooked properly. Reheat leftovers to 165 degrees fahrenheit. Use and instant-read thermometer, and remember to wash it thoroughly in hot, soapy water after each test.

Safe temperatures:

Poultry: Dark meat: 180 degrees fahrenheit

Poultry: White meat: 170 degrees fahrenheit

Pork: Steaks, roast, chops and ground: 160 degrees fahrenheit

Beef, Lamb, Veal: Ground: 180 degrees fahrenheit

Beef, Lamb, Veal: Steaks, roasts, and chops (medium-rare) 145 degrees fahrenheit.

What can I do with leftover pasta?

Leftover Pasta

When you're cooking pasta, cook a double amount. Serve half the pasta. Toss the leftover pasta with a little olive oil, cover & refrigerate for another meal.

What should I use for turning meat when grilling out?

Juicy Meat

When grilling out, use tongs to turn the meat. A fork will pierce the meat letting juices run out.

How do you thaw out fish?

Thawing Fish

Thaw frozen fish in milk. This gives your fish a fresh flavor.

How can I keep hamburgers moist when broiling?

Moist Hamburgers

To keep hamburgers moist when broiling, mix in chopped mushrooms into your ground beef. Don't like mushrooms? Try putting a piece of chipped ice in the middle of the thick patty before broiling.

How do I make meats so they are more tender?

Tender Cooking Methods

Dry cooking methods like broiling, roasting, pan frying, sautéing and grilling work best for more tender cuts of meat.

How can I make home made noodles?

Noodles Made Easy

Making noodles is easy by adding an egg to a package of piecrust mix. Mix; roll out, cut, and let dry.

What do I cook lobster in?


When cooking lobster, be sure to heavily salt the water. The best lobster is cooked in seawater, but salting is the next best thing.

How can I brown meat better?

Patting Meat

Patting beef steaks with paper toweling before cooking makes for better browning of the meat.

How do I make crumbled bacon?

Crumbled Bacon

When making bacon bits, or crumbled bacon, cut the bacon before you put it in the pan to fry. I keep the whole pound together and slice across all pieces at one time.

Do you have a mexican casserole recipe?

20 minute Taco Casserole

1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 package Taco Seasoning
2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 can (11 ounce) Mexican corn mixture or whole kernel corn, drained
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup coarsely crushed tortilla chips

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large skillet, cook and stir ground beef over medium-high heat until done, drain. Stir in tomato sauce, taco seasoning and corn. Simmer 5 minutes. Spoon mixture into 2-quart baking dish. Top with cheese and tortilla chips. Bake 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Garnish with sour cream, sliced avocado, black olives, diced tomatoes, or green chilies, if desired.

Meat balls that take less time?


Meatballs can take forever to shape and cook in a skillet. Instead, press the mixture into a square as thick as you want the meatballs to be. Cut the square into meatball-size squares and bake them in a foil-lined, rimmed baking sheet.

Do you have a recipe for Shepherds Pie?

Shepherds Pie

3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 large onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 pound ground beef
2 Tbsp margarine
1/4 cup milk
1 - 9" unbaked pie shell
1 - 15 ounce can cream style corn

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Using a large pot or saucepan, boil the potatoes for 15 minutes, or until tender. Drain and set aside.

In a medium skillet over medium heat, saute the onions, green bell pepper and ground beef for 5 to 10 minutes, or until beef is browned; drain excess fat. Mash the potatoes, add the margarine and milk and stir well until smooth.

Place the beef and onion mixture into the bottom of the pie shell, pour the corn over the beef mixture, and then top this with the mashed potatoes.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until the pie crust is golden brown.

What is the best way to mix meat loaf?

No-mess Meat Loaf

Put all your meat loaf ingredients into a large, zippered, plastic bag. Remove as much air as possible before sealing. Knead the bag until all ingredients are well-mixed. Empty contents into a lightly greased bread pan and form into a loaf.

How do I open clams?

Opening Clams

Place a few clams at a time into boiling water. After 15 seconds, remove and slip a knife in between the shells. The water relaxes the muscle that is holding it shut.

Do you have a recipe for spinach soup?

Spinach Soup

5 strips of bacon, chopped
1 cup of cubed ham
3 potatoes, cubed
salt & pepper to taste
2 boxes of frozen chopped spinach
2 cans of great northern beans
3 (bean) cans of water

Fry bacon till crisp. Add potatoes, ham, salt & pepper.

Cook, drain & add spinach. Stir in beans and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for at least one hour.

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