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Showing posts with label Vegetables. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vegetables. Show all posts

Friday, February 26, 2010

Country Casserole

One of my favorite sites is Southern Plate. She has such delicious recipes and I love to read about her family during the depression days.  This is one of her recipes.  Please go here to find more.

Country Casserole

2 cups small shell pasta, cooked and drained
3 cups frozen mixed vegetables, cooked and drained
2 cups shredded cheddar, divided
One can French fried onions, divided
2 cups shredded cooked chicken (can use canned chicken)
1 can cream of chicken soup
¼ cup milk
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine everything in a large bowl, reserving half of the cheese and half of the onions for topping later. Spoon into 9×13 casserole dish. Bake for twenty five minutes. Top with remaining onions and cheese, bake until cheese is melted, about five minutes more.
Freezing options: Instead of freezing this in your casserole dish, simply spoon it into a gallon ziploc bag. Lay the bag flat so that it will thaw out quicker and place it in your freezer. On the day you want it, take it out the night before and refrigerate or place in fridge that morning.
If you forget to do all of this, no sweat! Just microwave the bag until it thaws just a bit, pour into your casserole, and bake!
To bake a casserole that is still frozen, simply place in the oven while the oven preheats. This allows the casserole to thaw quickly and then bake to perfection!
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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Cranberry-Walnut Sweet Potatoes

I have made this recipe for Cranberry Walnut  Sweet Potatoes and they are really good. What a good
side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas I added a small amount of orange juice. Thanks and have a wonderful day.
Cranberry-Walnut Sweet Potatoes
From Light & Tasty


4 large sweet potatoes

1/4 cup finely chopped onion

1 tablespoon butter

1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries

1/3 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup cranberry juice

1/4 teaspoon salt, divided

1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons minced chives

Scrub and pierce sweet potatoes. Bake at 400° for 1 hour or until tender.

In a small saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add the cranberries, syrup, water, cranberry juice and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until berries pop, stirring occasionally. Stir in walnuts and mustard; heat through.

Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; sprinkle with pepper and remaining salt. Top each with 2 tablespoons cranberry mixture; sprinkle with chives. Yield: 8 servings.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009


1 head green cabbage, shredded
1 lg onion, chopped
1 sm green pepper, chopped
3 carrotts, shredded
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. vinegar
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. celery seed
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Combine cabbage, onion, green pepper and carrots. Combine oil, vinegar
salt, sugar, celery seed and pepper in a shaker or jar and shake until sugar
dissolves. Add the dressing to the vegetables. Toss and cover tightly.
Referigerate, mixing or shaking occasionally . Let stand for 3 to 24 hrs./i>

Saturday, March 14, 2009



1 lb. cabbage
6 large potatoes
1 lb. carrots
1 large onion
1 can corned beef
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 8 oz. package of shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Step 1
Skin potatoes and cut into chunks. Place in bottom of casserole dish.

Step 2
Clean and skin carrots. Cut them into chunks. Add to potatoes in the bottom of the casserole dish.

Step 3
Cut onion into slices. Place half the onion in with potatoes and carrots. Save remaining onion.

Step 4
Shred the cabbage and place on top of ingredients in casserole dish. Set corned beef on top of cabbage making sure to cover entire cabbage.
Spoon the cream of mushroom soup (not mixed) over corned beef top. Top with remaining onion.

Step 5
Cover dish. Place in preheated 375 degree oven.
Cook until potatoes, carrots and cabbage are tender, about 30 minutes (depending on how big you cut the potatoes and carrots).

Step 6
Remove dish from oven, remove the cover and sprinkle cheese on top.
Return the dish to the oven, uncovered, just until the cheese is browned.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Casserole

Corned Beef and Cabbage Casserole

1 (10 1/2 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tsp dry mustard
1 cup diced cooked corned beef
4 cups coarsely shredded cabbage

Mix all ingredients in a 1 1/2 quart casserole. Cover and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. 3 to 4 servings.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Corned Beef and Cabbage Casserole

Corned Beef and Cabbage Casserole
4 c. chopped cabbage
1 c. sliced celery
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/4 c. butter or margarine
8 oz. mostaccioli noodles (cooked & drained)
1 can corned beef (crumbled
1/2 c. milk
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. caraway seed
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 c. (4 oz.) shredded Swiss cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sauté cabbage, celery and onion in butter. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Spoon into 2 quart casserole. Cover. Bake 45-50 minutes until heated. Yields 8 servings.
Source: http://www.nancys-kitchen.com

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Brussels Sprouts with Apples

Brussels Sprouts with Apples
Southern Living

2 1/4 pounds fresh brussels sprouts, halved
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons salt, divided
1/4 cup butter or margarine, divided
1 medium onion, diced
1/4 cup apple juice
1 large Red Delicious apple, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon sugar
1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1/2 cup golden raisins
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg

Bring brussels sprouts, lemon juice, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and water to cover to a boil in a saucepan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and keep warm.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onion, and sauté 15 to 20 minutes or until caramel-colored. Add apple juice, and cook 2 minutes, stirring to loosen browned particles.

Add apple, garlic, and sugar; cook, stirring constantly, 5 to 6 minutes or until apple is tender. Add water chestnuts, next 4 ingredients, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 2 tablespoons butter; cook, stirring constantly, 3 to 4 minutes. Gently toss in brussels sprouts.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Thursday, May 29, 2008


2-3 ears of corn
1 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 lg. eggs, separated
1/3 c. milk
1 tbsp. corn oil
1 qt. corn oil for frying

Cut kernels from cobs. Measure 1 1/2 cups. Set aside. Stir in bowl
the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Beat in bowl the egg
YOLKS, milk and 1 tablespoon corn oil. Add to flour mixture. Stir
until moist. Add corn. Beat in bowl egg WHITES until peaks form. Fold
into corn mixture. Pour 1 quart oil into 3 quart saucepan. Heat over
medium to 375 degrees. Add batter by tablespoonfuls a few at a time.
Fry, turning once, 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain. Serve
hot with butter and honey, or syrup. Makes about 24.
Posted by: "Tona" haggermaker4@yahoo.com


2-3 ears of corn
1 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 lg. eggs, separated
1/3 c. milk
1 tbsp. corn oil
1 qt. corn oil for frying

Cut kernels from cobs. Measure 1 1/2 cups. Set aside. Stir in bowl
the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Beat in bowl the egg
YOLKS, milk and 1 tablespoon corn oil. Add to flour mixture. Stir
until moist. Add corn. Beat in bowl egg WHITES until peaks form. Fold
into corn mixture. Pour 1 quart oil into 3 quart saucepan. Heat over
medium to 375 degrees. Add batter by tablespoonfuls a few at a time.
Fry, turning once, 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain. Serve
hot with butter and honey, or syrup. Makes about 24.

Saturday, April 5, 2008


1 large lemon
1 tbs sugar
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/8 tsp + 1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp + 1/4 tsp pepper
2 tbs + 3 tsp olive oil
1 tbs minced chives
4 boneless center cut pork chops
2 bunches asparagus, trimmed

Cut a thin slice from the top and bottom of the lemon, exposing the flesh. Stand lemon upright and cut off the thick peel following the contour of the fruit and removing all the white pith and membrane.

Holding lemon over a bowl, remove lemon sections from membrane. Discard seeds and let sections fall into the bowl. Squeeze remaining membrane to extract juice into bowl. Break sections into pieces.

Whisk 1 tbs water, sugar, mustard, 1/8 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper into the lemon. Whisk in 2 tbs oil. Stir in chives, set aside. Heat grill. Brush pork with 2 tsp oil. Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Grill pork 4 min. on each side or until done.

Brush asparagus with remaining oil. Place on grill and grill 6 min. turning, or until crisp tender. Sprinkle with remaining salt. Serve pork and asparagus topped with dressing. Serve with lemon wedges. MAKES 4 SERVINGS.*

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Fried Green Tomatoes

1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 medium-size green tomatoes, cut into 1/3-inch slices
Vegetable oil
Salt to taste

Combine egg and buttermilk; set aside.
Combine 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, cornmeal, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl or pan.

Dredge tomato slices in remaining 1/4 cup flour; dip in egg mixture, and dredge in cornmeal mixture.

Pour oil to a depth of 1/4 to 1/2 inch in a large cast-iron skillet; heat to 375°. Drop tomatoes, in batches, into hot oil, and cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels or a rack. Sprinkle hot tomatoes with salt.

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Southern Living, JULY 2003

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Slow Cooker Old-World Corned Beef and Vegetables

2 1/2 pounds medium new potatoes, (about 8), cut in half
2 cups baby-cut carrots
1 cup frozen small whole onions, thawed
1 corned beef brisket (3 to 3 1/2 pounds)
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water

1. Mix potatoes, carrots and onions in 4- to 6-quart slow cooker.
2. Thoroughly rinse corned beef; discard seasoning packet. Place beef on vegetables; sprinkle with pepper. Mix 1/2 cup water and the Worcestershire sauce; pour over beef.
3. Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 9 hours or until beef and vegetables are tender.
4. Remove beef and vegetables from slow cooker; cover to keep warm. Pour juices from slow cooker into 1-quart saucepan; heat to boiling. Mix cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into juices. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce has thickened. Serve sauce with beef and vegetables.

Note: This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer’s directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.

Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:9 hr 15 min
Makes:10 servings

Friday, March 7, 2008

Scalloped Corn

1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
5 tablespoons butter, divided
2 cups soft bread crumbs
2 cans (8-1/2 ounces each) cream-style corn
1 can (11 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
2 eggs
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs

In a large skillet, saute green pepper and onion in 4 tablespoons butter until tender. Stir
in the soft bread crumbs, corn and eggs. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
Melt the remaining butter; toss with dry bread crumbs. Sprinkle over casserole. Bake,
uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.

Yield: 5 servings."

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Cheesy Turnip Bake

Serves: 6

4 large turnips — sliced, chopped, or grated
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon onion — minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon fresh parsley — chopped

Prepare turnips, (I used parboiled, frozen diced turnips, thawed, and pulsed in food processor until coarsely chopped.) Place in a greased shallow 2-qt. baking dish.

In a small saucepan, heat butter, onion, garlic, salt, thyme and pepper until the butter is melted. Drizzle over potatoes. Mix together and mix in cheeses. Sprinkle more cheese over all. Cover and bake at 425 degrees for 45 minutes or until tender.

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Fresh Corn Salad

8 ears fresh corn, husked and cleaned
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1-1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt, optional
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/8 to 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 largge tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
1/3 cup chopped sweet red pepper
In a large saucepan, cook corn in enough boiling water to cover for 5 to 7 minutes or until tender. Drain, cool and set aside. In a large bowl, mix oil, vinegar, lemon juice, parsley, sugar, salt, if desired, basil and cayenne pepper. Cut cooled corn off the cob (should measure 4 cups). Add corn, tomatoes, onion and peppers to the oil mixture. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Yield: 10 servings

From: "Taste of Home

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Zucchini Tomato Fritata

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, finely diced
3 medium zucchini, (1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, (or 1 teaspoon dried)
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
8 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup shredded shredded white cheddar
3 medium (1 pound) vine ripe tomatoes, cored and thinly sliced crosswise

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat, warm oil. Add onion, zucchini, and thyme; cook, covered, stirring often, until tender but not browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Uncover, and cook until all the liquid in the pan evaporates. Season with salt and pepper; remove skillet from heat.
In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, and cheese, salt, and pepper. Pour egg mixture over zucchini, gently lifting zucchini to allow eggs to coat bottom of pan. Arrange tomatoes in an overlapping pattern on top.
Return skillet to medium-low heat, and cook until sides are set yet still slightly runny on top, 15 to 20 minutes. Place in oven, and cook until the center is cooked through when tested with a wooden skewer, and the tomatoes are browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven; gently slide a heatproof spatula around the edges and underneath to loosen from skillet. Serve immediately

Bacon and Zucchini Quiche

Makes one 10-inch quiche
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
1/2 recipe Flaky Tart Dough
10 large eggs
2 cups creme fraiche
2 cups whole milk
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme
5 slices center-cut bacon, sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces
1 medium or 2 small zucchini, peeled lengthwise into 1/8-inch-thick ribbons
1/2 cup gruyere

On a lightly floured work surface, roll dough into a 16-inch round. With a dry pastry brush, sweep off any excess flour; fit dough into a 2-inch deep-dish tart pan with a removable bottom, gently pressing it into the sides. Using a sharp knife, trim the dough evenly with the edge of the pan. Cover with plastic wrap; chill tart shell until firm, about 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Line the tart dough with a sheet of parchment paper and fill with pie weights. Transfer to oven and bake until light brown, about 25 minutes. Remove weights and parchment paper and continue baking until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, mix together 1 egg and flour on high speed until smooth. Add the remaining 9 eggs and continue mixing until well blended.
Place creme fraiche in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth; add milk and continue whisking until well combined. Add to mixer along with salt, pepper, and thyme; mix until well combined. Strain mixture into a large bowl through a fine mesh sieve.
Place bacon, zucchini ribbons, and cheese in prepared tart shell. Pour over egg mixture until tart shell is full (you may not need to use all of the egg mixture). Bake 20 minutes; reduce temperature to 325 degrees, and continue baking until filling is slightly firm, rather than liquid, and crust is a deep golden brown, 40 to 50 minutes more. Transfer quiche to a wire rack to cool until set, about 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. To reheat, cover quiche with aluminum foil and bake in an oven heated to 325 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008



4 medium zucchini (halved lengthwise)
3 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup fine minced onions
3 small cloves garlic
3 eggs beaten
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
3/4 cup grated Swiss cheese
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill (or 3/4 teaspoon dried dill weed)
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
salt and pepper to taste
Scoop out the inside of zucchini to leave half inch rim. Chop the scooped zucchini into bits and cook in butter with onions and garlic until onions are soft.

Combine sautéed ingredients with flour, cheeses, herbs and eggs. Salt and pepper to taste.

Fill each zucchini with mixture and dust with paprika. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes until solidified

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