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Grilled Lemon Chicken
Wendy (Cleveland) Siegel, a food network junkie
-this recipe is from the Ina Garten, the "Barefoot Contessa", her tv show runs
frequently on the Food Network.
3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (4 lemons)
3/4 good olive oil
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme (1/2 teaspoon dried)
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
Whisk together first 5 ingredients and pour over chicken breasts in a nonreactive bowl.
Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight - the longer the better.
Grill chicken breasts for 8-10 minutes on each side, until just cooked through. Cool
slightly and cut diagonally in 1/2 inch thick slices. I using as appetizer, skewer with
sooden sticks and serve with peanut sauce.
1 tablespoon good olive oil
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
2/3 cup small-sice red onion
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons good red wine vinegar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons dry sherry
1 1/2 freshly squeezed lime juice
Cook the olive oil, sasame oil, red oinion, garlic, ginger root, and red pepper flakes in
a small pot on miduim heat until the oinio is transparent, 10 - 15 minutes. Whisk in the
vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, peanut butter, ketchup, sherry, and lime juice; cook for 1 more
minute. Let cool for serving. (The dip will last for a month in the refrigerator. I had
quite a bit left, so this was good to know.)
Connie (Wiedrich) Samuelson
Use terra cotta pots to bake bread for Easter gifts or Mother's Day gifts.
1 T. dry yeast
1/2 c. lukewarm water
1 t. sugar
1-1/4 c. warm milk
1 T. butter
2 heaping T. sugar
2 t. salt
1-1/4 c. lukewarm water
6 c. flour
1. Combine yeast, 1/2c lukewarm water and 1 t. of sugar
2. Let the mixture puff while you mix together the warm milk, butter, salt, 2 T. of sugar
& 1-1/4c of luke warm water
3. Add the yeast mixture and stir
4. When it has all dissolved, stir in the flour, 1 c. at a time. Mix well then turn the
dough out onto a floured board
5. Knead quickly for 3 - 5 minutes. Let rise until almost double
6. Fold it over and knead for another 3 - 5 minutes. Cut into 3 or 4 small loaves
7. Wash and grease 4 - 6 inch clay flowerpots
8. Put dough into containers and let rise again until puffy and double in size.
9. Bake in preheated oven 340 degrees for 35 minutes. Glaze with butter, sprinkle with
sugar and cinnamon.
Quick Fix: Use frozen bread dough for rising rolls from the grocery store. Grease and
flour a clay pot,
place 3 rolls in each pot and rise according to package directions. Bake and sprinkle with
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cream tarter
1/2 tsp soda
1 cup mile
1 cup whipping cream
3 cups flour
while cooking on stove treat it as you would scrambled eggs and before
serving put on 1 1/2 cups of sugar.
EASY PUMPKIN SWIRL
Sue (Wheeler) Trim
3/4 cup pioneer buttermilk baking mix
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup solid pack pumpkin
1 cup chopped nuts
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 15x10x1 inch jellyroll pan. Line top and sides with
waxed paper.(I use
2. Beat eggs and sugar until fluffy. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in dry ingredients.
3. Pour into pan; spread evenly; sprinkle with nuts; optional
4. Bake for 13-15 minutes
5. Invert onto towel dusted with powdered sugar. Peel off wax paper. Roll up cake and
towel together from short
side. Place seam-side down on wire rack. Cool completely.
6. Unroll cake. Spread with filling. Re-roll cake. Refrigerate until ready to serve. (Can
Beat together 1 cup powdered sugar, 8 oz softened cream cheese, 6 TBS butter, 1tsp vanilla
Yield: 10 1 inch slices
When I make this, I usually double the recipe. Its
REALLY good the second day. My mother-in-law also uses this recipe but adds sour cream to
it. Its really good that way too.
||Soup Base Ingredients
|1 ¾ cups flour
½ cup water
1 tsp. salt
|1 cup diced onions
1 ½ cups diced potatoes
1 ½ cups precooked ham cubed
3 chicken bouillon cubes
Salt & pepper to taste
4 cups milk
½ cup cream
|Combine dough ingredients to make a medium
stiff dough. Chill. Add more flour if needed. Take 2 tablespoons of dough at a time and
roll between palms of hands until theyre about as thin as a pencil. Cut this roll
into ½: pieces on a floured board. Cook dough pieces in a large kettle of boiling water
for about 20 minutes, stirring often so knoephle wont stick together. Drain &
||Sauté onions in 2 tablespoons of butter. Add
potatoes, ham, and bouillon cubes. Add enough water to cover ingredients and cook for
about 25 minutes. In a large kettle combine the cooked knoephle, potato and ham mixture
and add the milk and cream. There should be enough milk to cover. Simmer for another 20 to
30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Easy Knoephla Soup
1 Tbl. butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
6 cups water
3 Tbl. chicken base
1 bay leaf
4 medium potatoes (peeled and diced)
1 pint half and half or milk
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbl. parsley flakes
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 small bag knoephla dumplings ( about 1 1/2 lbs.)
In a medium-sized soup kettle, saute onion in butter. Add
water, chicken base, bay leaf, potatoes, and knoephla. Bring
to boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Add milk or half
and half and seasonings, and simmer 5 to 10 minutes. Remove
Makes 12 cups.
For those who prefer to make their own knoephla rather that
buy the frozen ones, this is how I do it.
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup water
Mix above ingredients and cut into boiling soup.
Chocolate Cream Trumpets from the Chocolate Mousse cookbook. A French, rolled
cookie, filled with Chocolate Cream absolutely worth the effort.
Makes 6 doz.
3/4 cup egg whites (6 to 8 eggs)
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup warm melted butter
1/4 cup warm melted vegetable shortening
1 cup flour
3/4 cup finely chopped almonds
In a mixing bowl, blend egg whites, sugar and salt until sugar is dissolved and mixture is
thick (5 to 10 minutes).
Slowly mix in butter and shortening. Stir in flour and almonds. Drop by scant teaspoonfuls
onto greased and lightly floured baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees until edges are
Quickly remove cookies and shape like cornucopias. Place cookies open-side down as they
cool, so they will hold their shape as they harden. When cool, fill with Chocolate Cream.
1/2 cup butter, softened
5 egg yolks
1/3 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk
3 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
2 cups or more powdered sugar, sifted
In a mixing bowl, cream butter. Add egg yolks, salt and milk; beat until creamy. Stir in
melted chocolate. Gradually add enough powdered sugar so frosting holds its shape but is
not stiff or dry. Pipe chocolate into cookies with decorating tube or fill by dropping
teaspoonfuls into cookie opening. If you wish, decorate ends of cookies by dipping them in
nuts, coconut, powdered sugar, sprinkles, etc.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies (Great for the holidays)
Dawn Allmendinger Nelson
Chocolate Almond Bark
Put peanut butter between two ritz crackers to form a sandwich, dip in melted
chocolate almond bark and put on wax paper to dry. (A nice alternative is putting
mint frosting between the two ritz crackers and then dipping in chocolate
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Bars
Kaaren (Chase) White
1 (18.25 oz) package yellow cak mix
2 large eggs
1 cup chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 cup (16 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
Combine first 4 ingedients in a large mixing bowl; beat at medium speed with an electric
mixer 1 to 2 minutes. (Mixture will be very thick).
Press 1/2 of cake mixture into an ungreased 13X9" pan. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven; sprinkle with chocolate chips, and drizzle with condensed milk. Sprinkle
with remaining cake mixture.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Cool and cut.
Coconut Crusted Chicken Fingers
Wendy (Cleveland) Siegel
10 ounce package of tempura batter mix
1/2 can beer ( I found the batter to be too thick and used the full 12
1 3/4 cups flaked coconut
3/4 cup sliced almonds (slightly crushed)
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into 2 1/2 inch strips
*Combine tempura batter mix and beer, pour into shallow dish and set aside
*Combine coconut and almonds. Dip each chicken strip into batter mixture, then roll in
*Pour oil to depth of 1 1/2 inches into a Dutch oven, heat to 350. Fry
chicken strips ( few at a time) 2 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper
Great served with Honey-Poppy Seed Sauce
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon poppy seeds.
Tammy (Schlinger) Siems
1/2 cup of Soy Sauce
1/2 cup of vinegar
1/2 cup of water
must be equal parts, can add more or have less depending on how much chicken you are
Bay leafs-to taste
pepper corn -to taste
garlic -to taste
Pour over chicken and cook for 45 min to an hour on Med High.
When chicken is done you may pour the sauce over white rice to add flavor to your
rice.(use a strainer to catch the peppercorn)
If you want to use it for gravy just add corn starch to thicken it.
You may also use this for Pheasants or any other wild game, it takes the wild taste away.
Kaye (Bibelheimer) Knudson
2 packages of Uncle Ben's Wild rice (I only put in one seasoning Pack)
2 1/2 cups of water
1/2 cup of cooking sherry
1/4 cup butter
2 cans of cream of shrimp soup
1 can mushrooms or fresh
1 can sliced water chestnuts
1 pound of cleaned shrimp
1 pound of scallops
Mix all ingredients cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15
minutes. Check half way through and stir occasionally.
The original recipe calls for plain wild rice. However you have to soak
it, then cook it! Using Uncle Ben's is much faster and you don't have to
pre-cook. Tastes Awesome!
Sue (Seitz) Ott
Chocolate Éclair Ring:
1 cup water
½ cup oleo (butter)
1 cup flour
Combine water and oleo in a pan, bring to a boil. Add flour all at once, stirring
constantly and remove from heat. Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after
each addition. Shape like a ring on an ungreased pizza pan, bake at 400 for 45-50
minutes, do not under bake.
When cool, slice though the middle, you will know have two complete rings.
Filling for the ring:
2 ½ cups milk
8 ounce cool whip
1 tsp. vanilla
2 3 ¾ packages of instant vanilla pudding
Beat milk and pudding until thick, add vanilla, then fold in cool whip and place
between top and bottom ring
Glaze for top ring:
2 squares of unsweetened chocolate
2 T. butter
2 T. milk (may need a little more)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Melt butter and chocolate together, add milk and vanilla. Add powdered sugar and
beat. Spread on top of ring and chill.
Tequilaberry Salad (The Nelson version)
Dawn (Allmendinger) Nelson
One head of lettuce
One head cauliflower
One head broccoli
(chop these into small pieces)
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 lb. of bacon fried and crumbled
One cup of mayonnaise
1/4 cup of Sugar
(this can be doubled if you like more dressing)
Platter Apple Dip
Pam (Eckroth) Schroeder - "Try it yourself. It goes over so big everytime I take it
1 8oz. Philladelphia Cream Cheese (Softened)
1/3 cup + 2 Tblsp. Brown Sugar
1 jar of Mrs. Richardson's Carmel Fudge Ice Cream Topping
2 Heath Bars (Frozen)
4-5 Large Red Delicous Apples
Sprite or 7-up
Mix together cream cheese and brown sugar until well blended.
Spread this on a platter.
Pour carmel topping over cream cheese mixture and cover with topping completely (will use
about 3/4 of the jar).
Break up Heath Bars and sprinkle over top of carmel. Cover and refridgerate for at least 1
Cut apples into slices and dip slices
immediately in Sprite or 7-up. This works the same as lemon juice to prevent the apples
from turning brown, but it sweetens the apples more than lemon juice will.
Sprite should bubble up when apple slices are dipped in, when bubbling stops use new
Serve apple slices with dip.
1 Loaf Frozen bread dough
1 1/2 pounds Ground beef
1 medium onion
sliced mushrooms (optional)
salt and pepper -- to taste
1 cup Mozzarella cheese
Slightly fry together ground beef, onions and mushrooms.
Drain and cool. Add Mozzarella cheese and stir.
Roll out bread dough in 6 inch circles.
Put 1 heaping tablespoon of filling on part of dough, fold over and seal.
Bake at 375 degrees on greased cookie sheet for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
STICKY COCONUT CHICKEN
Laurie (Reed) Eckmann
-easy, very good, similar to Bourbon Chicken in a Chinese Rest.
-if in a pinch for time, skip the marinade, grill the chicken and serve with the glaze.
6-8 boned, skinned, chicken thighs, or 3 boneless, skinless breasts
MARINADE: Mix, and marinade chicken 1 hour to 1 day
¾ c. canned coconut milk, can use low-fat.
1 T fresh minced ginger, can freeze the leftover in a baggie, next time you partially thaw
and slice off what you need.
1 tsp. Pepper
1 tsp. chili flakes, (they are the same ones you use on pizza)
GLAZE: combine, bring to a boil and cook until mixture is reduced to ½ cup (8-10 min),
use hot. If cool, just rewarm b/4
¾ c. rice vinegar
½ c. sugar
3 T. soy sauce
Grill chicken over high heat, baste freq.. with the rest of the marinade.
Trans. to a platter, pour glaze over the top and garnish with 4-5 green onions which are
cut on the diagonal.
Brie Cheese with Caramel Sauce
Wendy (Cleveland) Siegel
Sweetened condensed milk
Remove labels from can of condensed milk. Simmer unopened can in double boiler ( I set
them in a steamer with extra water) for 4 hours adding water occasionally. When ready to
use open can, reheat in kettle and pour over brie. Sprinkle with pecans. ( I like to do
three or four cans at a time. Since they are still unopened, they can set on the
shelf for a few weeks until needed for entertaining.) It's always a hit.
"The Life Force"
compliments of Steve Kubisiak
The three recipes below will require you to own a juice machine. I recommend "The
Juiceman II" or "The Juiceman Junior." You can buy the Junior or other
types of juicers at Walmart or order online. The idea is to get away from processed juice
like V-8 or other juice you can buy. Make your own!!
2 apples ( I prefer Granny Smith Apples)
5 leaves of lettuce ( use dark green lettuce like romaine, red or green lettuce)
-- clean, cut apples into pieces and juice in machine. Stir and drink.
10 small pieces of pineapple
handful of cranberries
two handfuls of grapes( green or red)
small piece of ginger
--clean, place in machine, stir and drink.
--clean, cut, place in machine, stir and drink
Obviously you can create any combination you would like.
As I am cutting the fruits/vegetables, I place some in a container and eat them whole
during the day for fiber.
While you are at it, throw some nuts/seeds in the container.
RAYS 2ND FAVORITE BREASTS
compliments of Ray Horner
1 Skinless Chicken breast ( bone in ) per person.
1-2 packs of sliced and individually wrapped swiss cheese (wrappers make it easier, but
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can of mushrooms (optional)
1 box of chicken stuffing (Stove Top variety)
1 cup milk ( I use 1% or 2%)
½ cup butter (to be melted)
Take a casserole pan that can hold the number of breasts so that each one is flat on the
bottom of the pan with the bone side down. Place the slices of swiss chees evenly over the
chicken breasts so that they are completely blanketed. Mix the can of cream-of-chicken
soup with one can of milk and the can of mushrooms and pour over the cheese. Open the
stove top bread crumbs and sprinkle over the top of the soup mix. Then open the season
package from the stuffing and sprinkle that over the top. Melt the butter and pour over
the top of the stuffing and seasoning. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1.5 hours.
It is a great idea to bake some potatoes with this dish, because the cheesy mix goes great
as a topping/stuffing for them!!
WARNING: This is not a diet dish!! Do not tell your personal trainer where you got it! Bon
compliments of Julie (Weinberger) Monzelowsky
1 pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, sliced
½ cup soy sauce
2 tbsp Brown sugar
2 tbsp salad oil
1 tbsp ground ginger
5 or 6 good size pcs. Of skinless chicken breast-cut into strips
Marinate over night.
Next evening, just fry one pepper-sliced with one medium sweet onion in
When those are all done frying take out and set aside and put marinated
chicken strips in frying pan. Fry till cooked. Then serve with the fried onion,
pepper and all the other great toppings like diced tomatoes, shredded
cheese, sour cream and sauce in a tortilla shell. ENJOY
Pineapple Dish Soufflé
Compliments of Chris Brasington (Lauri Reed Eckmanns neighbor)
1 deep dish, not long, about 4" deep, spray with Pam
½ cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple
5 pieces white bread, torn-up
Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, beat well.
Add pineapple, juice also.
Mix in torn-up bread
Bake at 325 uncovered for one hour.
Wendy (Cleveland) Seigel
1/2 cup uncooked couscous
1/2 cup Italian dressing (I like Newman's Own)
1 carrot, diced
1 tomato, diced
1/2 cucumber, diced
1 can sliced black olives, drained
1 bunch green onions, chopped
Mix all ingredients, cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Serves 6-8.
Rhubarb Custard Pie
Wendy (Cleveland) Siegel
2 1/2 cups diced rhubarb
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup sugar
2 tblsp flour
pinch of salt
Mix together sugar, flour, salt. Lightly beat eggs, add cream and sour cream. Then add
sugar mixture and
rhubarb. Pour into unbaked pie crust. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 350 for 50-60
minutes until firm.
1 cup Margarine
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups cream
1 tablespoon flour
Spread crust into greased 1 1/2 inch deep by 12 x 17" cookie pan.
Drain your favorite fruit and arrange on crust.
Pour filling over fruit and crust.
Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min. Bake a little longer if needed.
OK You wanted the best you got the best the hottest dip in the world MEXICAN DIP.
really is not hot like burning in your mouth. Ok here it is.
1-10 oz can refried beans
1-8 oz carton sour cream
1 package taco seasoning
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 avocados, mashed
or substitute avocado chip dip
1 teaspoons onion, finely chopped
1-8 oz pkg Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1-8 oz pkg cheddar cheese, shredded
1 large tomato, diced
1-4 oz can green chilies, chopped
1-4 oz can black olives, sliced or chopped
Put in layers in rectangular glass pan as
listed above. Chill overnight. Serve with
Take this to any function that you are required to bring a dish too and you will be a
instant hit. People will ask you for the recipe, but don't give it out. Then they will
invite you to all functions just so that you will bring the MEXICAN DIP. So you are
assured to be invited to all functions from here on out.