Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Hawaiian Meatballs


2 lb. ground chuck or hamburger
2 eggs
1/4 lb. crackers, crushed
1 onion, finely chopped
1/4 c. ketchup
Ground pepper to taste
Garlic salt to taste
Salt to taste


1 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. cornstarch
16 oz. can pineapple chunks, juice from pineapple
2/3 c. vinegar
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 onion, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced

Mix together first 8 ingredients and form into meatballs. Brown. Drain 1/2 of grease. Remove meatballs.In remaining grease, stir brown sugar, cornstarch, pineapple juice, vinegar and soy sauce. Stir together on medium heat until translucent. Put meatballs, pineapple chunks and sauce into 13x9 inch casserole dish.
Lay slices of onion and green pepper on top. Cook in moderate oven (350°F) for 30 minutes until onion and green pepper are cooked. Serve as is or over rice or noodles.
Serves 8-10.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Smoke Salmon spread

8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish, drained
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 pound (4 ounces) smoked salmon, minced
Cream the cheese in an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until just smooth. Add the sour cream, lemon juice, dill, horseradish, salt and pepper, and mix. Add the smoked salmon and mix well. Chill and serve with crudites and/or crackers.

Photograph by Quentin Bacon

Recipe courtesy Barefoot Contessa Family Style (c) 2002 by Ina Garten. By arrangement with Clarkson Potter/Random House, Inc.

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Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/smoked-salmon-dip-recipe.html?oc=linkback

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Whole Wheat Muffins

  • 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange rind (orange zest)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • approx. 3 tablespoons powdered sugar (optional, for topping)
Mix the oats and skim milk in a medium-sized bowl then set the bowl aside and allow to soak for 10 minutes. After ten minutes, add the egg, brown sugar, oil, grated orange rind and stir until well blended.
In a second medium-sized bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and walnuts. Mix well and then fold the combined dry ingredients into the oatmeal mixture until just moistened. Do not over mix.
Gently fold in 1 cup frozen blueberries, reserving the extra half a cup of extra blueberries.
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Preheat the oven to 425°F.
Lightly grease or line a muffin pan and divide batter among muffin cups. Sprinkle a few extra blueberries on top of each muffin. Bake in pre-heated oven for 20 minutes.
Remove muffins from tin and cool on wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar (optional).
This recipe makes about 12 oatmeal and blueberry walnut muffins.
Nutritional Information per Serving:
220 calories, 10g fat, 105mg sodium, 29g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 5g protein, 15mg cholesterol
More homemade muffi

Clam Sauce with Pasta

1/8 C oil
1 lg. garlic clove
1/2 C butter
1 t lemon juice
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp parsley
salt and pepper
1 C. Parmesan cheese
2 cans clams and juice
2 T sour cream or natural yogurt

Brown chopped garlic in oi...and discard.  Add clams, spices, lemon j and butter.  Simmer these for about 10 minutes. Mix in sour cream and all to pasta.    Stir in Parmesan.  Serve.

Sticky Chicken Wings

salt and pepper
1/3 C orange juice
1/3 C lemon juice
1/3 C water
1/4 C soya sauce
1/4 tsp  ginger
3 tsp cornstarch
1/2 C sugar
Mix and boil 5 min.  Pour over chicken wings and marinate.  Bake at 425 till crispy.  (LINE cookie sheet with foil!!)

Ambrosia Salad

1 can pineapple tidbits
1 can mandarin oranges
1 cup coconut
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 cup sour cream

Mix and chill at least for 2 hours.

Rosemary Chicken Wings

2T olive oil
2 T lemon juice
2 garlic cloves minced
1 T dried rosemary
salt and pepper

Simmer for 10 min. and marinate wings for 30.
Bake at 425.

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

Linguine pasta
1 cup broccoli
2 T butter
1 lb chicken breasts
1 can mushroom soup
1/2 C milk
1/2 C grated parmesan cheese
1/4 t peper

Cook pasta and add broccoli for the last 5 minutes of cooking time.
Drain.  Add butter in skillet and add chicken (chopped) and brown.  When done, add rest of ingred.  Heat through and then add pasta.

Committee Salad

1/2 C oil
3 T red wine vinegar
1 T lemon juice
2 T sugar
1 t salt
1/2 t dry mustard
1 garlic clove (crushed)
Combine in a jar and shake.

2 T butter
1/2 C sunflower seeds
1/2 C slivered Almonds
 1 head of lettuce
 2 green onions (chopped)
1 can mandarin oranges (or grapes or pears)
1 ripe avocado

Saute nuts in butter.  Prepare remaining ingred. and toss with dressing just before serving.

Mom's Pancakes


3 C flour
4 T sugar
6 t b. powder
1 t salt

2 eggs
3 C milk
4 T oil

Mix together.

Pineapple Coleslaw

1 med. cabbage
2 14oz cans pineapple tidbits
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 red apples
3/4 C slice Almonds

Shred cabbage, dice apples and sprinkle with lemon juice.  Add pineapple and almonds

1/2 C mayonnaise
1/2  C heavy cream (whipped)
1/2 C lemonade concentrate

Mix mayo and lemonade...add to cream and mix.  Add to salad.

Marinated Tomatoes

Mushrooms (sliced)
3 Tbsp green onions
5 lg tomatoes

1 tsp. curry
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 C oil
1/4 C vinegar
1 crushed garlic clove
1 tbsp parsley
salt and pepper

Make dressing and shake well.  Marinate veg for several hours before serving.

Spinach Salad

1 garlic clove (halved)
2 tbsp cider or red wine vinegar
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp pepper
6 tbsp olive oil

8 C spinach
1 hard boiled eggs grated
8 slices of bacon (crumbled)
2 or 3 green onions chopped fresh mushrooms (sliced)

Beat dressing and refrigerate.  Add dressing (remove garlic) just before serving.