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How can I reduce time in baking potatoes and have crispy skins?

Baking Potatoes

Rubbing the outside of baking potatoes with oil before baking will help them absorb more heat and allows the potatoes to cook quicker—reducing cooking time by a few minutes. It also makes the skins crisp and nicely browned.

How do I make corn souffle?

Corn Souffle

Corn Souffle

2 (15 ounce) cans whole kernel corn, drained
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp flour
1/2 cup evaporated milk
2 eggs, well beaten
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Heat butter and sugar; stir in flour until blended.
Gradually stir in milk; add eggs and baking powder.
Mix well. Fold in drained corn and pour into a 1-1/2
or 2 quart casserole dish. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Brush with melted butter and serve.

Do you have a recipe for squash casserole?

Squash Casserole

3 pounds yellow squash, cooked, drained & mashed
2 medium onions, chopped
1 cup mayonnaise (not salad dressing)
1 dozen saltine crackers, crushed
3 eggs, beaten
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 tsp salt
2 cups cornbread crumbs

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Mix together first 8 ingredients, and put in a lightly greased 9x13" baking dish. Sprinkle with cornbread crumbs. Bake at 300 degrees for 50-60 minutes.

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Spinach Casserole

2 - 10 ounce packages of frozen chopped spinach (thawed, drained and squeezed dry)
8 ounces crumbled feta cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup melted butter, divided
1 cup cubed processed cheese food
2 Tbsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 - 16 ounce package phyllo dough

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F

Combine spinach, feta cheese, mozzarella cheese, processed cheese, 1/2 cup of the butter, vinegar, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside.

Place a layer of phyllo dough into the bottom of a lightly greased 2-quart casserole dish. Spread the spinach and cheese mixture into the dish and top with 4 layers of phyllo dough, spraying each layer with butter-flavored cooking spray. Drizzle the remaining 1/2 cup butter over the top.

Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes

How do I make Danish Potatoes?

Danish Potatoes

3/4 pound small red potatoes, peeled
1/3 cup sugar
3 ounces butter, melted
2 tsp parsley, chopped

Boil the potatoes until just soft. Drain and allow to cool slightly.

Place the sugar in a heavy skillet over low heat. Stir frequently until the sugar browns (about 5-7 minutes). Stir in the melted butter. Add the cooked potatoes and shake until well coated. Serve immediately, topped with the pan sauce and parsley.

How do I keep potatoes white when boiling them?

White Potatoes

To keep potatoes white when boiling, add about 1 teaspoon of vinegar to the water before boiling.

How can I reduce the amount of dishes I wash?

Adding Veggies to Casseroles

When boiling your pasta for casseroles, add your frozen vegetables to the water along with your pasta. Less dishes to wash!

Do you have a recipe for broccoli souffle?

Broccoli Souffle

4 pounds broccoli, including stems
1 cup Creme Fraiche
4 Tbsp sour cream
2/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp pepper
salt to taste
2 Tbsp butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Boil broccoli in salted water for about 8 minutes until tender. Place in blender with Creme Fraiche and blend until very smooth. Stir in sour cream, cheese
and spices. Place in lightly greased casserole dish; dot with butter. Bake 20-25 minutes, until steaming.

Do you have a recipe for whipped sweet potatoes?

Creamy Whipped Sweet Potatoes

2 pounds Sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2" pieces
4 Tbsp Butter
1/2 cup Half & Half
Salt and pepper

Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot and cover with
water. Bring to a boil and cook until soft; drain. Add the butter and half & half. Whip potatoes until smooth, adding more half & half if needed. Serve warm with butter.

Do you have a recipe for barbecued beans?

Barbecued Bean Casserole

1 can lima beans
1 can red beans
1 can navy beans
1 can black-eyed peas
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 cup barbecue sauce
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp prepared mustard
1/3 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix all ingredients except bacon in a lightly greased 2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle bacon over the top.

Bake, covered for 30 minutes. Remove lid and continue baking for 1 more hour, or until thickened.

Do you have a recipe for broccoli & cheese?

Easy Broccoli & Cheese

1 (16 ounce) package frozen broccoli, thawed and drained
12 ounces Velveeta cheese, cubed
3/4 cup Ritz crackers, crushed
2 Tbsp butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Put broccoli and Velveeta in a lightly greased casserole dish; sprinkle with crushed crackers, and dot with butter. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Do you have a recipe for oven fries?

Parmesan Oven Fries

1-1/2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled
Nonstick cooking spray
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp dried rosemary
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut potatoes lengthwise into 1/4" thick slices, then cut the slices lengthwise into 1/4" thick fries.
Place potatoes in a large bowl, lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray; toss to coat. Add the Parmesan, oregano, rosemary and pepper; toss again to coat thoroughly. Transfer potatoes to 2 baking sheets; bake for 40 minutes, turning once every 10 minutes, or until potatoes are golden brown and crisp.
Sprinkle with salt, and serve.

Do you have a recipe for potato pancakes?

Potato Pancakes

1 Egg
1 small Onion, chopped
2 Tbsp Flour
1/4 Tsp Salt
Dash Pepper
3 Peeled & Cubed Medium Potatoes
1/2 Tbsp Oil
Applesauce and Sour Cream

In a blender mix the egg, onion, flour, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth. Add potatoes and blend for a few seconds.

In a large skillet heat oil until hot. Drop 1/3 cup of potato mixture into a mound then gently flatten. Fry until brown on each side. Serve with applesauce and sour cream.

Do you have a recipe for cajun rice?

Cajun Rice

2 cups converted rice
2-1/2 cups Chicken broth
1-1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1-1/2 Tbsp Celery, chopped fine
1-1/2 Tbsp Red bell pepper, chopped fine
1-1/2 Tbsp onion, chopped fine
1/2 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp Onion powder
1/8 tsp Granulated garlic
1/8 tsp White pepper
1/8 tsp Black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine all ingredients in a covered baking dish. Mix well and cover. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until rice is tender.

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Cheesy Potato Casserole

7-8 medium potatoes
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 small onion, chopped
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 (8 ounce) carton sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
8 ounce shredded cheddar cheese
3 Tbsp butter or margarine, melted
1-1/2 cup herb-seasoned stuffing mix

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cook potatoes in boiling water to cover 30 minutes or until tender. Drain. Let cool to touch. Peel and cut into 1/4" slices. Set aside.

Combine 1/4 cup margarine or butter and next 5 ingredients in large bowl. Gently stir in potatoes and cheese. Spoon into a lightly greased 13x9 baking dish. Combine 3 Tbsp butter or margarine and stuffing mix. Sprinkle over potato mixture.

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

How do I make Scalloped Potatoes?

Sour Cream Scalloped Potatoes

4 cups sliced potatoes
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 Tbsp butter
1 cup sour cream
2 Tbsp water
2 eggs, well beaten
1 tsp salt
Dash pepper
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Cook potatoes in salted water until done. Sauté onion
in butter. Combine with sour cream, water, eggs, salt, and pepper. Place potatoes in buttered casserole dish. Cover with sour cream sauce. Top with shredded cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

How do I make scalloped tomatoes?

Scalloped Tomatoes

4 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup celery, finely
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp pepper
1 quart cooked tomatoes
2 cups toasted bread crumbs
1 dash nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Saute onions and celery in butter. Stir in sugar, salt, lemon juice and pepper. Arrange tomatoes in a buttered casserole dish and sprinkle a layer of bread crumbs over them. Then pour sauteed mixture over bread crumbs. Add another layer of bread crumbs, then lightly sprinkle with nutmeg. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

How do I make carrots?

Maple Glazed Carrots & Walnuts

9 medium carrots
3 Tbsp Maple Butter
1/4 cup Vermont Maple Syrup
1 Tbsp chopped walnuts

Skin carrots and cut into carrot sticks, about 2" long. Cook until tender.
Drain. Add maple syrup and maple butter. Simmer carrots in mixture until glazed.
Put on serving dish and sprinkle with chopped walnuts. Yields: 8 servings

Do you have a recipe for scalloped mushrooms?

Scalloped Mushrooms

1 pound Fresh mushrooms
2 cups bread crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup white wine
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a casserole dish. Bake at 325 degrees F for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 minutes more.

Do you have a recipe for spinach?

Garlic Spinach

2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
1/2 cup white wine
1 cup heavy cream
1 bunch spinach, rinsed, de-stemmed, and drained
Pinch nutmeg
Freshly ground black pepper

Combine the garlic, shallots, and wine in a skillet over high heat and reduce until about 2 tablespoons of liquid remain.

Add the cream and reduce until about 3/4 cup cream

Add the spinach to the sauce, and cook just until
the spinach wilts. Add the nutmeg and season well
with salt and pepper.

Do you have a recipe for baked beans?

Baked Beans x 3

5 bacon slices
1 onion, chopped
1 Tbsp dry mustard
1-1/2 tsp dried thyme
3/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup dark molasses
1/3 cup water
1 can red kidney beans, rinsed, drained
1 can black beans, rinsed, drained
1 can cannellini beans, rinsed, drained
1 tsp hot pepper sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cook bacon in an ovenproof pot until crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain, crumble and set aside. Add onion to bacon drippings in pot and saute until tender. Add dry mustard and thyme and stir for 1 minute. Mix in ketchup, vinegar, molasses, water, and all beans. Season with salt and pepper.

Cover pot and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding more water if mixture seems dry. Mix bacon into beans. Bake 15 minutes longer. Mix in hot pepper sauce and serve.

Do you have a recipe for potato cakes?

Potato Cakes

3 Tbsp butter
2 cups self-rising flour
1/4 tsp salt
1-1/2 cups mashed potatoes
about 1/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Mix butter into flour; add salt. Mix in mashed potatoes; pour in enough milk to make a soft dough.
Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface; cut into rounds 3 inches across with a glass or a biscuit cutter. Put on a greased baking sheet; bake at 425 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Split; serve hot with butter.

Do you have a recipe for tomato casserole?

Tomato Casserole

3 cups canned tomatoes
1 cup celery, diced
1/2 cup onion, sliced
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp butter
4 slices bread, toasted and diced

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Mix tomatoes, onions, celery and salt. Pour half the vegetables into a buttered casserole and cover with the diced pieces of toasted bread. Pour remainder of vegetables on top and dot with butter. Cover with remaining toast pieces and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.

Do you have a recipe for green beans?

Sesame Green Beans

3/4 pounds fresh green beans
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Put green beans and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Drain, refresh under cold water and return to the pan. Add butter, soy sauce and sesame seeds. Toss to coat until butter is melted. Serve immediately.

Do you have a recipe for chicken & noodles?

Easy Chicken-Noodle Rice

3 cups water
1-1/2 cups rice
1 envelope dried chicken noodle soup mix

Bring water to boil. Add rice and soup mix. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.

Do you have a recipe for potatoes?

Spinach Potato Bake

6 large potatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 cup softened butter
1 tsp sugar
2 Tbsp chopped green onion
3/4 cup half and half
1 tsp salt
1 package chopped spinach, cooked and well drained
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Boil potatoes until tender. Mash them with the butter, sugar, green onions, half and half, and salt. Add spinach and stir gently. Put into a buttered 2 quart casserole and bake 30 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and sprinkle with parmesan before serving.

Do you have a recipe for corn casserole?

Corn Casserole

1 (16 ounce) can cream style corn
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
3 Tbsp butter, melted
1 (2-1/2 ounce) can chopped green chiles
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese

Mix all ingredients and place in a buttered casserole dish. Bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes at 300 degrees.

Do you have a recipe for roasted potatoes?

Rosemary & Garlic Roasted Potatoes

1-1/2 pounds New potatoes, cut in half
8 to 10 Garlic cloves, halved
3 Tbsp Olive oil
1-1/2 tsp Rosemary
Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Place the potatoes in a medium sized-roasting pan. Add the other ingredients & toss to coat. Roast for 30-40 minutes, turning every 10 minutes, or until browned & tender.

Do you have a recipe for German potato salad?

German Potato Salad

4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
4 strips bacon, diced
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp Flour
1/2 cup Water
1/4 cup Vinegar
1 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Black pepper
1 small Onion, sliced

In a medium saucepan, cover potatoes with water, and cook over medium heat for about 20-25 minutes, or until tender. Cool, drain and dice potatoes.

In the meantime, fry bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towel. Reserve two Tbsp of bacon drippings, and then add sugar, flour, water, vinegar, salt, pepper and onion. Cook, stirring frequently until mixture thickens, approximately 5 minutes. Add bacon. Pour bacon and sauce mixture onto diced potatoes and
gently stir. Serve warm.

Do you have a recipe for rice?

Basil Rice

2 Chicken Bouillon Cubes
1 Tbsp Margarine
2-1/2 tsp Dried Basil
1/4 cup Minced Dried Onion
2 cups Instant Rice
2-1/4 cups Water
2 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese

Mix bouillon, margarine, basil, and onion in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir in rice. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand for 7 minutes, uncover, and stir in the cheese.

Do you have a recipe for fried rice?

Spicy Fried Rice

2 Tbsp Butter
5 Scallions, chopped
6 ounces small shrimp, cleaned and cooked
2 cups cooked white rice
1 tsp Ginger
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
1/4 tsp Ground cloves
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
2 Eggs

Melt butter in large frying pan and saute scallions for 2 minutes. Add shrimp and cook 2 more minutes; stirring constantly. Add rice and cook until warmed. Add spices and soy sauce; Stir well.

Beat eggs and pour over the top. Stir mixture until eggs are set, about 1 minute. Turn onto serving platter. May be garnished with scallion greens or extra shrimp.

Do you have a recipe for broccoli?

Broccoli Parmesan

1-1/2 pounds Broccoli
2 Tbsp Butter
1 Tbsp minced onion
2 Tbsp Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
pinch of black pepper
1/2 tsp Dry mustard
1/8 tsp Marjoram
1 chicken bouillon cube
1-1/2 cups Milk
1/2 cup Grated Parmesan cheese

Steam broccoli until tender. Meanwhile, heat butter in a saucepan. Add onion to butter and cook until soft. Blend together the flour, salt, pepper, mustard and marjoram; add this mixture to the butter and stir well. Add bouillon cube. Gradually add milk, stirring well after each addition.

Heat until mixture bubbles, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add 1/3 cup of cheese, stirring until melted.

Place broccoli in a shallow baking dish. Pour sauce over broccoli, sprinkle with remaining cheese; then with paprika. Broil about 3-inches from heat for 4 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Do you have a recipe for roasted potatoes?

Garlic Roasted Potatoes

2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
3 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 tsp Dried Rosemary, crushed
4 medium Potatoes, sliced 1/8" thick
2 Tbsp Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 tsp Pepper
Nonstick Cooking Spray

In a small bowl, combine oil, garlic, and rosemary.

Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray. Arrange potato slices on cookie sheet and brush with the garlic oil mixture. Sprinkle potatoes with cheese. Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes, or until potatoes are lightly browned and crisp.

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Hash Brown Casserole

1 - 32 ounce bag frozen Hash Browns (slightly thawed)
1/2 Cup Melted Butter
1 - 8 ounce Carton of Sour Cream
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 Can Cream of Chicken soup
1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

2 Cups Crushed Potato Chips
1/4 Cup Melted Butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine first 6 ingredients and spread in a slightly greased 13x9" baking pan. When ready to bake, combine the 2 cups of crushed potato chips and 1/4 cup melted butter and sprinkle on top of hash brown mixture. Bake for 1 hour.

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Herbed Potatoes

4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced
1 - 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 cup chopped peeled onion
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
1/4 tsp crushed dried thyme

Place potatoes in a 2 quart microwave safe dish. Add the tomatoes, onion and garlic. Sprinkle the bread crumbs and thyme over the top. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

How do I saute mushrooms?

Sauteed Mushrooms

With a damp paper towel, wipe the dirt off 1 pound of mushrooms. Slice them into 1/8" slices. Heat a non-stick frying pan until it is very hot. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil. The oil should be hot, but not smoking.

Add the mushrooms to the pan, season with black pepper, garlic salt, and dried parsley to taste. Saute until done, stirring frequently. When the mushrooms are done, add a little bit of red wine and stir. When the red wine reduces after a minute or so,
your mushrooms are ready!

How do I add nutrition and flavor to rice?

Nutritious Rice

To add extra flavor and nutrition to rice or pasta, cook it in liquid reserved from cooking vegetables.
Numerous vitamins and minerals that were leached out from the boiled vegetables will be added back to your rice or pasta.

How can I make my gravy more flavorful?

Enriched Gravy

When making mashed potatoes and gravy, use the water the potatoes were boiled in to make the gravy. The gravy will be more flavorful, and will contain the vitamins lost from the potatoes while cooking.

How do I make mushrooms parmesan?

Mushrooms Parmesan

1 pound mushrooms
3 Tbsp chopped parsley
1/4 tsp chopped garlic
1/4 cup bread crumbs
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp dry white wine

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Wash and dry mushrooms. Place in baking dish. Sprinkle with parsley, garlic, half of the bread crumbs and grated cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour oil and wine over this. Stir, and sprinkle with rest of bread crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until tender.

How do I make snap peas?

Snap Peas with Lemon & Basil

2 tsp olive oil
1-1/4 pounds fresh sugar snap peas
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground white pepper
1/3 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
1/2 lemon, cut in wedges

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the peas; season with salt and pepper. Stir-fry until the peas are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Add the basil and lemon zest; stir-fry until the basil
is wilted and fragrant. Serve immediately with lemon wedges

How do I make sweet corn?

Sweeter Corn

When cooking corn on the cob, add a little sugar to the boiling water. It will bring out the natural sweetness of the corn.

How do I stir fry green beans?

Stir Fried Green Beans

3 cup fresh green beans, washed and ends trimmed away
1/4 cup butter
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp dried basil
1/3 cup sliced almonds
Salt and pepper to taste

Place beans in saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until crisp-tender. Melt butter in a skillet and add beans, lemon juice, basil, almonds and salt and pepper. Stir-fry for several minutes over medium heat.

Do you have a recipe for scalloped corn?

Scalloped Corn

2 cans of Creamed Corn
1 can of whole kernel Corn, drained
2 Eggs
One small onion, diced
One pack of Saltine Crackers (20-30), finely crushed

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Mix everything in a large bowl and then pour into a lightly greased casserole dish; cover loosely with foil. Bake for 35 minutes, remove foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. Corn is ready when the top is lightly browned.

Do you have a recipe for asparagus?

Mushroom & Almond topped Asparagus

3 (15-ounce) Asparagus Spears, undrained
1/4 cup butter
1 (4-1/2 ounce) jar sliced mushrooms, drained
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1 tsp dried basil leaves
1/4 tsp pepper

In large skillet, heat asparagus; drain. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine butter, mushrooms, almonds, basil and pepper; heat thoroughly. Remove spears from
skillet and place on a serving platter. Pour mushroom mixture over asparagus. Serve immediately.

Do you have a recipe for a potato casserole?

Easy Potato Casserole

1 (2 pound) package frozen hash browns, thawed
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 stick butter, melted
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 onion, chopped
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix together all ingredients. Spread in a greased 9x13" baking pan. Sprinkle additional cheese on top if desired. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Do you have a recipe for spinach souffle?

Spinach Souffle

3 Tbsp butter
2 cups light cream
3 Tbsp grated onion
2 packs frozen spinach, thawed, drained & squeezed dry
1 pound mushrooms, chopped
3 Tbsp Gruyere or Swiss cheese, grated
3 Tbsp flour
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp white pepper

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Saute onions and mushrooms in butter until soft. Blend in flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Gradually add cream, stirring to boiling point. In buttered casserole, spread half the spinach; cover with half of
the mushroom sauce, then repeat. Sprinkle with the grated cheese. Set in a pan of hot water and bake for 40 minutes.

Do you have a recipe for corn pudding?

Corn Pudding

1 (16 ounce) can yellow corn, drained
1/4 cup flour
2 Tbsp Sugar
2 Tbsp Butter, melted
Dash salt
4 cups Milk
4 Eggs, lightly beaten

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.

Mix together the corn, flour, sugar, butter, and salt. Stir in the milk. Add the beaten eggs. Place in a lightly greased casserole dish. Bake for 20
minutes. Remove from the oven and stir, leaving the top of the pudding as undisturbed as possible. Return to the oven and bake for 20 minutes longer or until the pudding is well set. Let sit for 5 minutes before

Do you have a recipe for tomatoes Provencale?

Tomatoes Provencale

4 large tomatoes
3/4 tsp salt
3 slices white bread, grated
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp parsley
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp black pepper

Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.

Slice tomatoes 3/4 inch thick. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle each slice with salt.

Combine bread, parmesan, parsley, oil, garlic, basil & pepper. Divide mixture between tomato slices, press down if necessary. Bake for 15 minutes.

Do you have a recipe for veggie pasta?

Veggie Pasta

1 onion, diced
1 large tomato, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 can sliced mushrooms, or 1/2 pound fresh, sliced
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 a recipe for Harvard Beets?

Harvard Beets

1 Tbsp cornstarch
3 Tbsp sugar
1/2 Tbsp salt
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp butter
3 cups cooked beets, diced

Mix cornstarch, sugar and salt. Add vinegar and water and boil for 5 minutes, whisking constantly to prevent lumps. Add the butter and beets and let stand until the sauce becomes red. Reheat if necessary.

Do you have a recipe for asparagus?

Asparagus Stir-fry

3 Tbsp butter
1 tsp chicken bouillon granules
1/8 tsp celery salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, cut into 2" pieces
1 tsp soy sauce or lemon juice if you prefer

In a large skillet melt the butter. Add bouillon, celery salt and pepper; mix well. Add asparagus and toss to coat. Cover and cook for 2 minutes over medium high heat. Stir occasionally. Add soy sauce. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.

Do you have a recipe for onion casserole?

Onion Casserole

5 or 6 large onions, sliced
2 Tbsp butter or margarine
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
20 Ritz crackers, crushed
1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Saute onions in 2 Tbsp butter until soft but not brown. Put onions in a buttered casserole dish. Pour melted butter over the top and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Put a layer of half of the crackers, then a layer of half of the cheese, repeat layers. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

Do you have a recipe for mushrooms?

Mushroom & Onions Parmesan

2 Tbsp Margarine or butter
2 cups Small fresh mushrooms
1/3 cup sliced sweet onion
1/2 tsp Dried marjoram leaves
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
1 Tbsp dry white wine
2 Tbsp parmesan cheese

Melt margarine in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add all the remaining ingredients except for the Parmesan cheese. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until mushrooms are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with cheese.

Do you have a recipe for green beans?

Crunchy Green Beans

1 can Cream Of Mushroom Soup
1/2 cup Milk
1 tsp Soy Sauce
2 cans Green Beans, drained
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup Chow Mein Noodles

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Mix soup, milk, soy sauce, green beans, salt, and pepper and place in a 2 quart casserole dish. Stir in 1/2 cup of chow mein noodles. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Top with remaining chow mein noodles and bake 5 minutes longer.

How do you reheat rice?

Reheating Rice

Place leftover rice in a pan. Sprinkle with water, (about two tablespoons per cup of rice). Cover pan and heat over low until hot and fluffy. Usually around 8-10 minutes.

How do I make mashed potatoes.

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

For creamier mashed potatoes, whip them with a little butter and heavy cream instead of milk.

How can I make fluffier rice?

Fluffy White Rice

For fluffier, whiter rice, add one teaspoon of lemon juice per quart (litre) of water.

How do I make Rice Pilaf?

Brown Rice Pilaf With Toasted Almonds

1 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup onion, chopped
2 Tbsp celery, chopped
1 cup brown rice
2 cups chicken broth
1/3 cup almonds, toasted & slivered
salt and pepper to taste

Melt the butter in a lidded saucepan. Add the onion and celery. Cook until just soft. Add the rice and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the broth
and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the liquid is absorbed (about 45 minutes). Remove from heat; toss in the almonds.

How do I make zucchini?

Sauteed Zucchini

1-1/2 Tbsp olive oil
2 cups zucchini, sliced
1/2 tsp garlic, minced
1/2 cup onion, sliced
1 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped

Heat the oil in a heavy skillet. Add the zucchini, garlic, and onion. Cook until just soft. Add the basil and cook for one minute longer.

How do I make glazed Ham?

Vermont Maple Baked Beans

2 lbs. dried beans, yellow eye, navy or other
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 medium-sized onion, peeled
1-1/2 cup Pure Vermont Maple Syrup

Wash and pick over beans. Cover with cold water and soak overnight. In the morning rinse beans and boil gently in fresh water until skins wrinkle. Drain off bean water and retain. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Place onion in the bottom of a bean pot or casserole. Add remaining ingredients. Pour in bean water just to cover. Bake covered, for about 4 hours. Check periodically, adding bean water as needed. For the last hour cook uncovered to brown top. Serves 10+

How do I make risotto?

Sun Dried Tomato Risotto

1 ounce sun-dried tomatoes
1 cup water
2-1/2 cups chicken broth
1 cup onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
4 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup Arborio rice
1/4 cup Parmesan
Chopped fresh parsley, to taste

Simmer the tomatoes in the water for 1 minute, drain, reserving the liquid; and chop. In a saucepan combine the reserved cooking liquid and the broth, bring the liquid to a simmer. In a large saucepan cook the onion and the garlic in the oil over moderately low heat,
stirring, until they are softened but not browned, add the rice, stirring until each grain is coated with oil, and stir in the tomatoes. Add 1/2 cup of the simmering liquid, stirring until liquid is absorbed. Continue adding the liquid, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly and letting each portion be absorbed before adding the next, until the
rice is tender but still al dente (about 17 minutes). Stir in the Parmesan and salt and pepper to taste and
sprinkle the risotto with the parsley.

Do you have a recipe for potato cakes?

Cheesy Potato Cakes

2 medium baking potatoes
1/4 cup extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 cup Swiss cheese, grated
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup green onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup red bell pepper, finely diced
6 fresh sage leaves, minced or 1 Tbsp dried sage
Salt and pepper
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp butter

Peel and shred the potatoes. Using a cheesecloth or
thin cotton kitchen towel, squeeze the potatoes until well drained. Stir together the potatoes and both cheeses until blended. Mix in the garlic, green onion and red bell pepper. Add the sage, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour in the egg, and combine until mixture is evenly moist. Add breadcrumbs to hold
the cakes together. Shape into 6 to 8 patties, depending on desired size.

Butter a large skillet and heat over medium heat. Once butter is melted, saute the patties for approximately five minutes on each side or until lightly browned and cooked through. Serve immediately.

Do you have a recipe for saffron rice?

Saffron Rice

1-1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 cup onion, diced
1/2 tsp garlic, minced
1 cup white rice
1-1/2 cups Chicken broth
1/2 tsp Saffron
1-1/2 tsp fresh Parsley, chopped

Heat the oil in a saucepan, then add the onion and garlic and cook until just soft. Add the rice
and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the broth, saffron, and parsley. Cover and reduce the heat to low; cook for 15-18 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.

Do you have a recipe for black eyed peas?

Black Eyed Peas

1 pound dried black eyed peas
1 quart cold water
2 Tbsp bacon fat
1 small onion, chopped

Pick over beans discarding any debris that you may find. Place beans in a heavy stockpot with enough water to cover. Let stand overnight.

When ready to cook, drain beans and return them to the
pot. Add the quart of water, the bacon fat and the onion. Cover and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes. If needed add additional boiling water during cooking.

Do you have a recipe for creamed potatoes?

Creamed Potatoes

1/4 cup butter
6 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 onion, chopped
1-1/4 cups half and half
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Cook potatoes and onion in butter over medium heat until potatoes are light brown. Add half and half, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally; until potatoes are tender.

Do you have a recipe for wild rice?

Wild Rice Pilaf

1 Tbsp butter
3 cups sliced mushrooms
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
3/4 cup sliced green onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
3 (10-1/2 ounce) cans chicken broth
1 (12 ounce) package Uncle Ben's wild rice blend
1/3 cup chopped toasted pecans

Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, bell pepper, onions and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender, but not browned. Set aside and keep warm.

Combine salt and broth in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Add rice; cover, reduce heat and simmer
25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in mushroom mixture and cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Stir in pecans and serve.

Do you have a recipe for broccoli?

Sesame Broccoli

1 pound broccoli florets
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 Tbsp soy sauce
4 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
Salt to taste

Cook broccoli in a small amount of salted water until tender. Combine sesame oil, vinegar, soy sauce and
sugar in a small saucepan, mix well. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Put drained broccoli in a bowl, cover with sauce, and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

Do you have a recipe for rice?

Rice & Mushrooms

3 cups rice cooked in chicken broth
8 ounces fresh mushrooms sliced
1/4 cup onion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup green peas, cooked
2 Tbsp butter melted
2 Tbsp pimiento

Saute onion and mushrooms in butter. Add rice, peas, seasonings and pimiento. Warm thoroughly 3-4 minutes. Toss lightly and serve.

Do you have a recipe for parmesan corn?

Parmesan Corn

l pound Package frozen white corn
1/2 Cup Whipping Cream
2 Tbsp Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Dash Nutmeg

Cook the White Corn according to the package instructions and then drain. In a medium saucepan, bring the Whipping Cream to a boil and continue to boil for approximately 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the Parmesan Cheese and stir until it is melted. Pour this mixture over the corn. Top with a dash of nutmeg.

Do you have a recipe for rice?

Almond Rice

2 Tbsp butter
1 onion, chopped
3 cups cooked rice
2 cans chicken broth
3/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup mushrooms
1 cup almonds

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Saute onions in the butter until soft. Mix with other ingredients, pour into a buttered casserole dish and bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.

Do you have a recipe for broccoli casserole?

Broccoli Casserole

10 ounce package frozen broccoli
1 cup mayonnaise (NOT salad dressing)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup fine bread crumbs
1 Tbsp melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Stir soup and cheese together. Add milk, mayonnaise and beaten egg. Pour over drained broccoli. Combine bread crumbs and melted butter and sprinkle over mixture. Bake in a lightly greased casserole dish at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until puffy and golden.

Do you have a recipe for an onion and cheese casserole?

Onion & Cheese Potato Bake

3 cups prepared mashed potatoes
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1-1/3 cups canned French's fried onions, divided
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine first four ingredients Spoon half of the mixture into a lightly greased 2 quart casserole. Sprinkle with 2/3 cup fried onions and 1/2 cup of the cheese. Top with remaining potato mixture.

Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until hot. Top with remaining onions and cheese. Bake 5 minutes more or until onions are golden and cheese is melted.

Do you have a recipe for red cabbage?

Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage

2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Vinegar
2 Tbsp Water
1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
1/4 tsp Salt
1 dash Pepper
2 cups Finely Shredded Red Cabbage
3/4 cup Apple, chopped

In a large skillet combine the brown sugar, vinegar, water, oil, salt, and pepper. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until hot, stirring occasionally. Stir in cabbage and apple. Cook, covered, over medium-low heat about 15 minutes, or until cabbage reaches the consistency that you prefer.

Do you have a recipe for spanish rice?

Spanish Rice

1 large Green Pepper, seeded & chopped
1 large Tomato, chopped
1 medium Onion, Chopped
2 Tbsp Margarine or Butter
2 cups Cooked Rice
1/3 cup Water
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper

Cook green pepper, tomato, and onion in hot margarine or butter until tender. Stir in cooked rice, water, salt, and pepper. Heat through, stirring occasionally.

Do you have a recipe for baked tomatoes?

Baked Tomatoes with Garlic

6 medium-size ripe tomatoes, cut in half
1 container (about 5 ounces) creamy garlic-flavored
cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs

Heat oven to 450 F. Lightly grease a jelly-roll pan
or other large pan with sides. Arrange tomatoes in the pan, and spread about 2 teaspoons of the cheese on each half. Lightly sprinkle with bread crumbs, and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until crumbs are golden.

This is a great sidedish with a beef roast or steaks.

What can I use for dipping artichokes?

Sauces for Dipping Artichokes

Some sauces that make great dips for boiled or chilled large artichokes are: hollandaise, bernaise, curry seasoned mayonnaise or hot melted butter and lemon juice.

How can I save sticky rice?

Sticky Rice

When rice comes out sticky, rinse it under warm water. Grains of rice will separate.

Do you have a recipe for stewed tomatoes?

Stewed Tomatoes

1 Tbsp Butter
1/4 cup Onion, diced
3 cups Tomatoes, diced
2 tsp Sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
1-1/2 cup fresh white bread, torn into small pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Melt the butter in a skillet. Add the onions and cook until just soft, do not brown. In a bowl, combine the onions, butter, sugar, tomatoes, bread, and seasonings. Lightly oil a casserole dish. Add the tomato mixture and bake at 350 degrees until bubbly, about 25 minutes.

Do you have a recipe for rice?

Chili Rice

3 cups Cooked White Rice
1 cup Sour Cream
1/2 cup Shredded Jack Cheese
1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
2 tsp Chile Powder
8 ounces Canned Diced Green Chiles

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Mix rice, sour cream, cheeses, chile powder, and chiles in an ungreased 2-quart casserole. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

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