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1 Sm Onion
1 can Sauerkrout
1/4 cup Butter
1/4 cup Flour
1 cup Chicken Broth
2 cups Whole Milk
6 oz Swiss Cheese
2 cups Corned Beef
1 tsp Dill
1 tsp Brown Mustard
Melt and Saute' the onion, sauerkraut in the butter. Add flour to form roux. Add chicken broth and milk. When it's warm add the cheese, corned beef, dill and mustard. Heat through and serve with Marble Rye croutons.
1 Box Chocolate fudge cake mix
Ingredients on the box: eggs, water, vegetable oil
For the topping:
1 pkg Oreo cookies (14.3 oz)
1 Jar Hot fudge sauce (12.8oz)
1 box Hersey’s Dark Chocolate instant pudding mix (3.4 oz)
*optional see below 1¾ C Milk *optional, see below
For the dirt 1 box Hersey’s Dark Chocolate instant pudding mix (3.4 oz)
1¾ C Milk
1 container Cool Whip
Additional hot fudge sauce for drizzling Additional crushed Oreos for garnish
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Combine cake mix according the instructions on the box, adding eggs, oil and water. Beat on medium speed until well combined. Bake the cake in 9x13” pan for 22-28 minutes. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the middle of the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean, you cake is done. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
For the topping:
While the cake is still warm, take the end of a wooden spoon or another round object and poke holes all over the top of your cake. Heat the jar of hot fudge sauce in the microwave for about 30 seconds until you can stir it and thin it out. You may need an additional 30 seconds. Pour the entire jar of hot fudge sauce (minus 3 tablespoons) on the top of cake and allow it to absorb in the cake until cake is cooled.
When the cake has cooled, prepare the pudding layer by mixing a package of instant dark chocolate pudding with 1¾ cups of cold milk. Before the pudding sets, pour it over the top of the cake and put the cake in the fridge to let the pudding set, about 15 minutes.
For the dirt:
Prepare the pudding layer by mixing a package of instant dark chocolate pudding with cold milk. Refrigerate until the pudding has set. Take a large Ziploc bag and crush the ¾ of the bag of Oreos into smaller pieces using a rolling pin or other large, heavy object. Once the pudding has set, mix in a container of Cool Whip until well blended. Mix in crushed Oreos into the mousse and spread the dirt over the top of cake. You can top you cake with the remaining hot fudge and some leftover Oreos. Serve cold.
Notes Optional: Add a layer of chocolate pudding over the hot fudge to soak into the cake
4 cups cooked, chopped chicken (1 whole rotisserie chicken)
12 oz spaghetti, cooked and drained
2 cans Cream of Chicken soup (I used 98% fat free
( 1/4 cup chicken broth
16 oz sour cream (I used light)
1 stick of butter, melted
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 cup dried parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 - 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
Preheat oven to 350. Combine first 12 ingredients. Spread into a lightly greased 9x13-inch dish (or 2 9x9-inch dishes). Top with cheddar cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake uncovered for 45-60 minutes, until bubbly.
2 lb + Flank steak butterflied
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1 cup fresh baby spinach
5 – 6 slices provolone cheese
1 small red bell pepper, diced
1 small sweet onion, diced
2 tbs honey mustard
coarse ground black pepper
3 – 5 slices of bacon
Wash, dry and butterfly Flank Steak. Saute onions, red bell peppers, Crimini mushrooms, salt and pepper. Apply mustard to inside of Flank Steak. Layer the stuffing ingredients: Provolone cheese, salt, pepper, parsley, sauteed vegetable and spinach. Roll Flank Steak up to make a log. Apply olive oil to surface. Salt and Pepper Place Bacon on top. Tie with Butchers twine. Roast at 350 F for approximately 1hr or until internal temp reaches 140 F
2 cups Sweet Baby Ray’s Original BBQ Sauce
1 quart Pulled Pork
6 cups Mac-n-Cheese, prepared
1 cup Garlic Crumbs
¼ cup Sweet Baby Ray’s Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce
¾ cup Panko Bread Crumbs
4–6 lbs. Pork Butt, boneless
¾ cup Garlic, granulated
¼ cup pepper, black, ground
¼ cup salt, Kosher
Directions Using a cast iron pan, spray well with cooking spray. Mix the pulled pork and Sweet Baby Ray’s Original BBQ Sauce well. Once mixed spread the pork evenly in the pan. Top the pork with the prepared mac-n-cheese evenly covering the pork. Sprinkle the garlic crumbs over the mac-n-cheese. Bake in a 350 F oven for 30-45 minutes or until the crumbs are browned and you have reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well. To better incorporate the sauce into the crumbs, press and roll the bread crumbs in your hands – similar to rolling a meat ball. This will help distribute the sauce throughout the bread crumbs. Remove to a storage container and refrigerate until needed.
Place the pork into a pan. Generously season the pork on all sides with the garlic, salt and pepper. Cover with foil. Roast covered in a 350 F convection oven for 3-4 hours, or until the pork is fork tender and the meat can be pulled easily apart. Remove, uncover and let cool for 30-60 minutes where the pork is still hot/warm but manageable to be pulled apart. Pull the pork, slightly shredding the pork as you separate the fat from the meat. Place the pulled pork on a baking sheet and refrigerate to cool to below 41 F. Cover and reserve until needed. Discard the fat.
Make approximately 40 – 1” to 1 ¼” meatballs from: ¾# ground beef, ¾# Italian sausage, 2/3 cup fresh bread crumbs, 2 cloves minced garlic, 3 Tbs parsley, 1/4cup grated Romano, 1/4cup grated Parmesan, 1 egg, 2 Tbs milk, & salt+pepper. Bake @ 350 degrees1/2 hour then set aside. To make soup: Brown in olive oil - 1 large onion minced, 3 carrots diced, 3 stalks celery diced – until veggies are soft. Add 10 cups chicken stock & ½ cup dry white wine. Bring to boil & add 1 cup small pasta (orzo, etc). Cook 8 minutes until pasta is tender. Add ¼ cup minced fresh dill & meatballs. Simmer 1-2 minutes. Salt & pepper to taste. Stir in 12 oz fresh baby spinach washed and trimmed. Cook 1 minute. Ladle into soup bowls and sprinkle w/grated fresh parmesan. (also can add chicken from making stock or a rotisserie one).
Soak 1-16oz package Black Eyed peas overnight. Drain & rinse. Bring 3 Qts water, Black Eyed Peas & 2# smoked ham hocks to a boil. Simmer 1 hour until beans are tender. Add 2 medium onions chopped, 3 medium carrots cut up, 3 ribs chopped celery, garlic, Thyme, crushed red pepper, salt & pepper to taste. Bring to boil & simmer 30 minutes till vegetables are tender. Add 1 – 14oz can diced tomatoes and 1# polish sausage sliced. Add 1 cup chicken broth or more until soupy again. Chop up and add 4 small potatoes. Simmer ½ hr. Add 1 – 2# fresh Sauerkraut drained & chopped. Add back ham & simmer ½ hr. Garnish with croutons or cheese.
Melt ½ stick of butter in crockpot (sprayed w/ lots of Pam). Add 1# Kielbasa cut into 2” pcs. Top with 2 bags frozen Pierogies (your choice of flavor). In large saucepan melt ½ stick butter add 1 large thinly sliced onion & six slices chopped bacon. Sauté until onions are golden and bacon is starting to brown. Add 1 pint of heavy cream and 1 Tbs Balsamic vinegar. Reduce heat and simmer 3-4 minutes stirring constantly. Top Pierogies with 4oz shredded cheese. Add 1 – 8oz ctn sour cream to onion mixture and stir until smooth. Pour over the Pierogies. Cook on high for 2 hrs and stir to blend. Cook on low 2-4 hours. After stirring add salt, pepper, & Thyme to taste.
Saute 5 garlic cloves and a pinch of red pepper flakes in skillet w/ olive oil. Add 1 – 48oz jar Great Northern beans and 1 cup water. Simmer 10 minutes. Add 2-3 cups chicken broth and 1 large chopped onion, 2-3 stalks chopped celery, 2-3 chopped carrots, & (1 chopped red pepper). Cook 15 minutes – add 1/2rottiserie chicken and 3 Tbs pesto, 2 Tbs grated parmesan, ½ cup Kalamata olives and some rosted peppers. Season to taste w/ Basil, Thyme, Salt & Pepper.
1 quart heavy cream or whole milk
1 small sweet onion
1 tsp ground clove/ or whole (studded onion)
2 tsp ground nutmeg
Roux ( ½ cup butter & ½ cup flour.
Cook the roux in a med sauce pan. Until the mix smells nutty. Approx 5-6 minutes on med. Add the cream or milk and dry ingredients. Stir until thickened. Note: If the mix needs to be thinned out? Just add more Cream.
Cured Prosciutto/ Organic Chicken/ herb feta/béchamel
Yield: 5 persons
5 chicken breasts (6-8oz)
3 cups feta cheese
¼ cup chopped fresh oregano (optional; dried)
½ Ib sliced prosciutto
1 bottle white wine (chardonnay)
4 cups water
1 lemon (sliced)
2 tbls whole peppercorns
Foil ( 5 sheets about ½ ft long)
Method: Boil water, wine, lemons & peppercorns. Meanwhile, pound out chicken until flat. Fill with small amount of prosciutto & feta. Roll up chicken breast lengthways and roll in foil. Twist ends and poke small holes all over the tube. Poach chicken for 20-25 min. internal temp should be 165.
1 (8-ounce) can Pillsbury® Crescent dough sheets
½ cup Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend, shredded
8 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled (½ cup)
2 tablespoons chopped green onions, optional
1/3 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
½ cup shredded lettuce
8 cherry tomatoes, sliced
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll dough on work surface; press into 12-x8-inch rectangle. Cut into 24 squares; place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until deep golden brown. Remove to cooling rack. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix cheese, bacon, onions and mayonnaise. Place slightly less than 1 tablespoon lettuce on bottoms of 12 crescent squares. Top each with 1 heaping tablespoon bacon mixture and 2 slices tomato. Top with remaining crescent squares. 12 appetizers, each: 150 calories; 11g fat; 0g fiber
2 cans crescent dough
1 cup Nutella spread
Heat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Open 1 can of crescent dough and pinch perforated edges together to create one long rectangle. Cover with ½ cup of hazelnut spread with a 1 inch border from the edges. Slightly warm spread to help with covering. Roll dough into a log carefully and chill in freezer for 5-10 minutes. Repeat process with second can of dough. Once done cooling take the dough and split it down the middle, but keep one end un-split. With the chocolate side facing upward, braid the two pieces together until they form one braided log. Curve the two logs into a circle to create a wreath-looking braid. If desired brush with egg wash and then bake for 20-25 minutes.
Nonstick cooking spray OR Vegetable oil
12 Rhodes yeast dinner rolls, baked
1 pound mild Italian sausage
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 red bell peppers, chopped
8 ounces grated Pepper Jack cheese
8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
1½ teaspoons Italian seasoning
12 large eggs
2 cups half and half
½ cup milk
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cut dinner rolls into 1-inch cubes and place in bottom of a greased or sprayed 9-x13-inch baking dish. Spray a large skillet or add about 1 tablespoon oil and heat to medium high heat. Add sausage, garlic, onion and bell pepper; saute about 5 minutes, until vegetables are softened and sausage is crumbled and no longer pink. Spread mixture over bread. Sprinkle with cheeses and Italian seasoning. In a bowl, beat eggs, half and half and milk; pour evenly over mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours (overnight). Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before baking. Bake 70 to 80 minutes. Cover with foil after 50 minutes to prevent over browning. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.