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Banana Bread

Courtesy of Deirdre Reid and her blog “Grabbing the Gusto” Bananas are a staple in my kitchen. Great for potassium. And peanut butter, banana and honey sandwiches. And topping a bowl of cereal. But the last two of the bunch are sometimes too ripe by the time I’m ready to eat them. And this means banana bread! I smoosh them up with a fork and put them in a container in the frig (or freezer) until I’m ready to bake. I’ve been using this recipe from Cooking Light for a long time. It’s supposedly “light” but I think that will depend on how many slices you have. I’ve made some changes to the recipe that I’ve put in parentheses. Classic Banana Bread 2 cups all-purpose flour (or 1 cup all-purpose and 1 cup whole wheat … Read entire article »

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Cheesecake Muffins

2 – 8 ounce packages of cream cheese 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla vanilla wafer cookies (or use Girl Scout Trefoils – shortbread cookies) Prehead oven to 375 degrees.  Line muffin tins with cupcake baking cups (paper or foil) and place a cookie in each.  Beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and lemon jiuce until creamy, light and fluffy.  Mix in vanilla.  Fill each tin 2/3 full with mixture (on top of cookie).  Bake 20 minutes until set.  Top with pie filling or chocolate sauce if desired.  This recipe makes 12 or so. … Read entire article »

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Blueberry Pie

This is a different version than a “classic” blueberry pie.  Some blueberries and cooked and some stay raw/whole.  Fresh-tasting and delicious! 3 cups blueberries 1 deep dish pie shell Place 2 cups raw blueberries in cooked pie shell. In saucepan, combine: 1 cup blueberries 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup flour. Cook until thick.  Add 3 tablespoons butter and 1/4 teaspoon salt.  Blend in blender.  Pour mixture over blueberries.  Set/refrigerate for 4 hours.  Cover with whipped cream. … Read entire article »

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Crab Canapes

A delicious appetizer that comes together quickly and easily. 1 can white crab meat Old English Cheese Spread minced garlic 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 4 tablespoons Lawry’s Garlic Spread 1/2 stick butter Soften cheese, butter and garlic spread.  Add mayonnaise, garlic and drained crab meat.  Spoon/spread mixture onto quartered English muffins.  Broil 6-7 minutes. * You may freeze quartered, topped English muffins and cook directly under broiler. … Read entire article »

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Vegetable Meatloaf

An extra healthy version of a classic comfort dish … Preheat over to 350 degrees. 1 pound lean ground beef or turkey 2 cups finely grated vegetables, your choice (carrots, zucchini, mushrooms, green beens, squash, green peppers, etc.) 1 cup crushed crackers or bread crumbs 1 egg salt and pepper Mix all ingredients until well blended.  Press into 8 inch x 4 inch loaf pan.  Bake for 50 minutes or until done. After 20 minutes of cooking, pour off accumulated grease and continue cooking. … Read entire article »

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Magic Microwave Casserole

1 can (10 3/4 oz.) cream of celery soup 1 cup milk 1 cup coooked chicken (or turkey or ham) 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni 1 cup frozen vegetables (mixed vegetables or just peas) 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 cup shredded cheddar, reserve 1/4 cup Whisk soup and milk in microwave-safe 2 quart bowl.  Stir in remaining ingredients, except reserved cheese.  Cover and refrigerate at least 12 hours or overnight. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.  Microwave on high for 15-17 minutes until bubbly. Sprinkle with reserved cheese.  Let stand uncovered 5-7 minutes or until cheese melts. … Read entire article »

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Homemade Irish Cream

My grandmother’s recipe – super delicious, but has a good kick!  Better than what you can buy at the liquor store … Equivalent of 3 eggs (use egg substitute or pastuerized eggs) One 8 ounce can sweetened condensed milk 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup 1 teaspoon instand coffee 8 ounces half & half cream 12 ounces Irish whiskey (prefer Jamesons) Mix all ingredients in blender until well blended.  Chill.  Enjoy! … Read entire article »

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Sausage Stroganoff

This is a spicy and delicious recipe that my mother serves at her Holiday Party every year.  It can be served in a chafing dish and scooped/spread onto crackers, bread or veggies or is really yummy on biscuits or toast points for breakfast/brunch. 1 clove garlic 2 pounds country sausage 3 tablespoons flour 2 cups milk 2 large onions, chopped 1 large can mushrooms 2 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce salt, pepper, paprika to taste 1 pint sour cream Rub large skillet with garlic and heat.  Brown sausage well.  Pour off grease as it accumulates.  Add flour and cook for a minute.  Add milk and simmer until slightly thickened.  Set aside. Saute onions and mushrooms.  Add soy sauce, worcestershire, onions, mushrooms and seasonings to the sausage mixture.  When mixture bubbles, add sour cream.  Serve over biscuits/toast or keep hot … Read entire article »

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Shrimp Newburg

Delicious, quick and easy! Juice of 1 lemon 2 bay leaves 2 1/2 pounds medium/large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 4 tablespoons butter 1 large shallot, finely chopped 2 tablespoons flour 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 cup heavy cream 3 tablespoons dry sherry 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg salt & pepper 1/4 cup bread crumbs 1/4 cup parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon paprika 2 tablespoons parsley Preheat broiler or oven to 425 degrees. Bring 3-4 inches of water to a boil in a large pot.  Add lemon juice, bay leaves and shrimp.  Simmer, cover and cook for 5 minutes. In a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil, butter and shallots.  Sweat/soften for 2 minutes.  Add flour and cook another minute.  Whisk in chicken broth and thicken a minute or two.  Add cream and bring to a bubble.  Stir in sherry then season with nutmeg, salt … Read entire article »

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Baked Macaroni (Mac and Cheese)

This is truly an easy and delicous way to prepare everyone’s favorite comfort food.  It comes out cheesy and creamy, you dirty only one dish in preparation, and you do not have to cook the noodles.  May seem too good to be true, but it’s not.  This is a great recipe and a family favorite.  Enjoy! 3 tablespoons butter 2 1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni 2-3 cups shredded cheddar cheese (sharp or mild, your taste) 5 cups milk salt & pepper Melt butter directly in 9 x 13 x 2 inch pan (I do it right on the stovetop).  Add macaroni, salt and pepper and toss thoroughly.  Sprinkle cheese on top.  Pour milk over all. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.  My kids like it when the cheese starts to brown on top. … Read entire article »

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