Recipes

Seven-Minute Icing

Seven-Minute Icing Yield: Frosting for two- or three-layer cake with lots of fluff on top 4 egg whites (1/2 cup) 3 cups white sugar 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar pinch of salt 2/3 cup water 2 teaspoons vanilla Whisk together egg whites, sugar, cream of tartar, salt, and water in…

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Fig Preserves

                    Fig Preserves Yield: about 10 cups preserves 8 cups chopped figs 8 cups sugar ½ cup water or fresh lemon juice half a lemon, thinly sliced   Place figs, sugar, water, and lemon slices in a Dutch oven or other…

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Curried Chicken and Rice Salad

Curried Chicken and Rice Salad Yield: 6 servings Salad: 3 cups cooked rice, chilled (1 cup rice cooked in 2 cups water) 4 chicken breasts, poached, chilled and diced 1 green bell pepper, slivered 1 red bell pepper, roasted, peeled and chopped or 1, 2-ounce jar chopped pimentos 3 –…

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Log Cake (Bûche de Nőel)

Log Cake (Bûche de Nőel) Yield: serves up to 15 guests Children will love decorating this festive log cake. It’s sure to become a cherished tradition in your home. 4 whole eggs 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup water or coffee 1 small package instant chocolate…

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Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice Yield: 8 servings This is just how authentic Spanish Rice should taste! The recipe is from my friend, Chef Duane Thompson. The “secret” ingredient is the tomato-flavored chicken bouillon. It gives the correct color and consistency to the rice. Rinsing the rice before cooking removes the sticky starch…

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Apple Dumplings with Cinnamon Sauce

Apple Dumplings with Cinnamon Sauce Yield: 6 servings Golden, syrupy crust covers tender, cinnamony apples. More comfort food! Filling 6 tablespoons butter, softened 2 cups white or brown sugar, divided use ½ cup chopped pecans ½ cup raisins 3 tablespoons cinnamon, divided use Pie Crust 2 1/2 cups flour 1…

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Bread Pudding

Bread Pudding Yield: 6 servings 8 cups stale French bread, broken into small pieces 2 cups milk 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 5 tablespoons butter, melted 3 eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1. Preheat oven to 350º. Spray…

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Warm Cherry Tomato Salad

Warm Cherry Tomato Salad Yield: 4 to 6 servings Wonderful served warm or cold. 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons chopped garlic 2 pints cherry tomatoes, rinsed and stems removed 6 green onions, sliced on an angle, or ½ cup finely chopped onion 2s red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon salt…

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Five Cup Fruit Salad

Five Cup Fruit Salad Yield: 4 to 6 servings So easy. Keep this ingredient list in your head so you can grab the items quickly in the grocery store.   1 cup shredded coconut 1 cup mini marshmallows 1, 8-ounce can pineapple tidbits, drained 1, 8-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained…

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Pull Apart Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Gooey Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread Yield: 12 to 16 servings 3, 10-ounce cans flaky refrigerated biscuits (such as Hungry Jack) 2 sticks butter 1 ½ cups brown sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 cup chopped pecan 1-Preheat oven to 300º. 2-Remove biscuits from cans and cut into quarters.* In a saucepan, heat butter,…

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