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CARAMEL DUMPLINGS 7-7-18 Top of page
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsps. baking powder
2 tbsps. butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
To prepare dumplings, cream butter and sugar. Add milk and egg. Mix in remaining ingredients.
2 1/4 cups sugar, divided
3 cups boiling water
3 tbsps. butter
To prepare sauce, in a cast iron skillet, caramelize 3/4 cup sugar. Stir constantly until melted and golden brown. Pour boiling water into melted sugar very slowly. Add butter and remaining sugar. Let simmer while preparing dumplings.
Grease a casserole dish and pour sauce into dish. Drop dumplings over sauce. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream.
PEPPERONI PASTA SALAD (From geniuskitchen.com) 7-7-18
2 cups rotini pasta, uncooked
1/2 tsp. salt
1 onion, chopped
1 cucumber, chopped
1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in fourths
1 cup pepperoni, cut in pieces
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. italian seasoning
1 cup Italian dressing
Cook pasta in salted water until al dente. Drain well. Cut cucumber, leaving portion of peeling on for color. Cut grape tomatoes in fourths. In a large bowl, mix drained pasta and remaining ingredients. Marinate for at least 5 hours in refrigerate for flavors to blend.
CHINESE CASSEROLE 7-7-18
1 large can chop suey vegetables, drained
1 large can evaporated milk
1 can bamboo sprouts, cut up
2 cups cooked, chopped chicken
1 can cream of chicken soup
3 oz. pkg. slivered almonds
1 can water chestnuts, sliced
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup cooked rice
Combine with 1 can chow mein noodles. Pour into buttered baking dish. Bake 45 minutes at 350°. Add crushed potato chips on top just before done baking.
FRUIT SALAD (Talked about, not given) 7-7-18
COUNTRY STYLE COTTAGE CHEESE (Talked about, not given) 7-7-18
SWEET & SOUR SAUCE 7-7-18
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup white vinegar
2/3 cup water
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp. ketchup
2 tbsps. corn starch
Whisk in saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and boil until thickened.
PEPPER SALAD 7-7-18
1 red, yellow and green bell pepper, sliced
3 tomatoes, sliced
1/2 vidalia onion, coarsely chopped
1 pkg. Seven Seas salad dressing mix
1/2 - 1 tsp. oil
Mix together and serve.
JICAMA SALAD 7-7-18
1 1/2 cups peeled and diced jicama
1 red pepper, diced
1/4 cup red onion
1 cup corn
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 tbsps. cilantro leaves, chopped
1/3 cup light Italian dressing
Mix and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
GRILLED CORN WITH FIVE SPICE AND LIME (From cookingchanneltv.com) 7-14-18 Top of page
4 ears corn, husked
2 limes, halved
1 tbsp. five spice powder
Preheat a grill to medium-high and lightly oil the grate. Arrange the corn on the grates, and let them cook through and char, turning frequently, approximately 15 minutes. Rub the grilled corn with the limes, and season them with five-spice powder, and salt, to taste.
PICKLED CORN BACON RELISH (From cookingchanneltv.com) 7-14-18
2 strips bacon
5 ears corn, shucked
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and finely diced
1 orange bell pepper, cored, seeded, and finely diced
1 cup finely diced red onions
1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups water
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsps. black mustard seeds
1/2 tsp. fennel seeds
1 tbsp. salt
Cook the bacon in a medium skillet until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Cut the kernels off the corncobs with a sharp knife. Combine the corn, peppers, and red onions in a bowl, cover with cold water, and soak for 10 minutes to rinse out some of the starch. Drain. Combine the vinegar, water, sugar, mustard seeds, fennel seeds, and salt in a large saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar and salt. Add the corn, peppers, and onions and bring back to a simmer. Transfer the relish to a glass jar. Add the bacon, whole or crumbled, and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate. The relish will be ready to eat in 2 days, and it will keep for up to a week.
CHARRED CORN SALSA (From jesspryles.com) 7-14-18
2 ears of fresh corn
1 bunch cilantro (coriander)
1 large avocado
5-6 scallions (green onions)
6-8 dashes Chipotle Tabasco
Salt to taste
Remove corn from husks and remove silks. Microwave for 2 mins, then turn ears over and microwave a further 2 mins. When cooked, use a culinary blowtorch to scorch the corn's surface, turning the ears to make sure all sides are charred. Remove the seeds from the jalapeño then dice it. Also chop the avocado into small chunks. Cut the scallions into quarter inch pieces, and chop the cilantro, discarding the roots. Combine together in a bowl. Once the corn has cooled, cut it off the ear and add to other ingredients. Drizzle with olive oil, add Tabasco and salt, then mix together and serve.
BUTTERED CORN 7-14-18
1-2 tsps. Asian chili paste
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 tbsps. chopped fresh cilantro
1 stick unsalted butter
Mix together and put on hot ears of corn.
GRILLED SQUASH QUESADILLAS WITH A CHARRED TOMATO SALSA (From cookingchanneltv.com) 7-14-18
2 zucchini or summer squash, sliced lengthwise 1/4-inch
3 tbsps. olive oil or melted butter or a combination
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
8 white corn tortillas
1/4 to 1/2 cup Ancho Chile Paste, recipe follows, or store-bought
8 oz. thinly sliced or shredded Manchego cheese
2 scallions, white and green parts, very thinly sliced
Ancho Chile Paste:
6 dried ancho or pasilla chiles or a mixture
1 tsp. Kosher salt
2 tbsps. extra-virgin olive oil or lard
Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush the zucchini with the oil or butter and season with salt and pepper. Grill, turning once until just soft, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Halve the grilled zucchini so they will fit into the tortillas. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add about 1 tablespoon of the oil or butter. Lay a tortilla in the skillet and paint a light covering (more or less depending on your taste) of the Ancho Chile Paste over the tortilla. Scatter or lay a slice of cheese just big enough to cover half the tortilla (about 1/2 ounce). Then add a strip or 2 of zucchini and some scallion slices and cover with another layer of cheese. Cook until the tortilla softens, about 1 minute. Fold the tortilla over into a half moon. Flip and cook on each side until golden brown and crisp and the cheese melts, adding more oil or butter if the pan gets dry, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve with the Charred Tomato Salsa.
CORN FRITTERS 7-14-18
6 ears corn, cooked on the cob and cooled
3 eggs, separated
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Best when corn is starchy. Cut corn off cob after cooled. (1 1/2 cups cut corn). Separate egg whites from yolks. Beat whites until stiff and set aside. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks and add corn. Blend dry ingredients. Add to egg and corn. Fold in egg whites. Roll into balls, making about 20 fritters. Fry in hot oil.
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