Savory marinade for pork

Ingredients

1 cup dry white wine
3 lg cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt

How to prepare

Combine all ingredients. Pour over 6 lean boneless pork chops, at least 3/4″ thick (stab pork chops with a sharp knife several times). Marinate at least 2 hours. Grill or broil (or bake) pork chops, brushing with marinade during cooking. Serves 6.

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California tamale pie

Ingredients

1 lb lean ground beef, browned
3/4 cup yellow corn meal
1 1/2 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1 pkg chili seasoning mix
1 tsp seasoned salt
1 lb can tomatoes, cut up

1 lb whole kernel corn, drained
2 1/4 oz sliced ripe olives, drained
1 cup cheddar, grated

How to prepare

Stir together corn meal, milk and egg. Add remaining ingredients, except cheese. Pour into crockpot, cover, cook on high 3 to 4 hours. Sprinkle cheese over top, cover and cook another 5 minutes. Yield: 6 servings

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Rolo Cookies

Ingredients

2 1/4 cup flour (unbleached)
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
9 oz pkg of Rolo candy
1 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
1 cup margarine (softened)
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs

How to prepare

Combine flour, cocoa, & baking soda. Set aside. Beat sugars & margarine until light & fluffy. Add vanilla & eggs. Beat well. Add flour mixture and blend well. (Optional: Stir in 1/2 cup chopped walnuts). Chill dough in refrigerator at least 3 hours. Roll 1 tbsp dough in palm of hands to form a ball. Press Rolo into ball, covering completely. Flatten bottom of cookie in palm of hand. Press other side in mixture of 1 cup chopped walnuts mixed in 1 tbsp sugar. Place cookies nut side up, 2″ apart, on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for about 9-12 min.

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Rubbed pork pork chops

Ingredients

1 tsp marjoram leaves
1 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp ground ginger
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup honey
1 tsp horseradish

How to prepare

Mix the marjoram, garlic, pepper and ground ginger together well and thoroughly. Rub the mixture”dry” onto the surfaces of the pork chops (or a pork roast…It will work just as well with pork roast as with chops). Then mix the honey, olive oil, vinegar and horseradish into a paste, and brush it over the roast/chop. Cook as usual.

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Oprah’s Chocolate Tofu Cake

Ingredients

FILLING
Light vegetable oil cooking- spray
8 oz Firm tofu
1/4 cup Part-skim milk ricotta cheese
4 oz Light cream cheese
1/4 cup Pure maple syrup
3 tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tbsp Ground cinnamon
2 lg Egg whites
3 tbsp Light Irish cream liqueur
1 tbsp Coffee liqueur
TOPPING
1/2 cup Nonfat sour cream or plain nonfat yogurt
1 tsp Pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp Honey

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 350~. Coat a 10″ glass pie plate with 3 sprays of the spray. In the bowl of a processor, combine the tofu, ricotta cheese, cream cheese, syrup, cocoa, egg whites, cinnamon and liqueurs. Puree until smooth and pour into prepared pie plate. Place the pie plate on the center rack of the oven. On the bottom rack, place a baking pan filled halfway with water. Bake for 1 hour. While the cake is baking, combine all topping ingredients and whisk thoroughly. When the cake has cooled for an hour, remove it from the oven. Spread the topping on evenly, decorate if you wish and return it to the oven. Bake for about 10 minutes more, until the topping sets. Source: Rosie Daley.

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Bite Size Taco Turnovers

Ingredients

1/2 lb ground beef
1/4 cup taco sauce
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 refrigerated pizza dough
1/4 cup shredded American or cheddar
cheese
1 egg
1 tsp water

How to prepare

Brown meat; drain. Stir in taco sauce and seasonings; set aside. Roll pizza dough out to a 14X10 1/2″ rectangle, then cut into 12 3 1/2″ squares. Place filling on squares; sprinkle with cheese. Lifting dough up and over to make triangles, brush edges with water and press edges with fork to seal. Pierce with a fork. Brush with combined egg and water. Bake at 425 F. 8-10 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serving Size : 12 Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Appetizers 1995

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CLAMS CASINO

Ingredients

12 clams washed on the half shell
3 oz green pepper
1/2 tsp chopped garlic
Black pepper to taste
Grated Parmesan cheese to taste
1/2 oz sherry
12 (3/4″) sq. mozzarella cheese
12 (1″) sq. bacon
Chopped parsley
Bread crumbs

How to prepare

Mix green pepper, garlic, pepper, grated cheese and sherry. Place one level tsp of mixture on clam. Top with Mozzarella and bacon. Dust with bread crumbs and parsley. Bake at 400 degrees on baking sheet for 15-20 minutes.

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TURTLE PECAN PIE

Ingredients

3 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate morsels
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup mini marshmallows
1/8 tsp salt
1 quart vanilla ice cream, slightly softened, divided
1 cup pecan halves, toasted

How to prepare

Combine chocolate crumbs and butter; press into a 9 inch deep dish pie plate. Freeze for 15 minutes. Combine chocolate morsels and the next 3 ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and smooth. Remove from heat and set aside. Spread 2 cups of the ice cream into pie plate; cover with foil and freeze about 30 minutes. Spread the remaining chocolate mixture over ice cream and top with the pecans. Cover again and freeze. Let defrost slightly at least 1/2 hour before serving.

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Chocolate Tea Bread

Ingredients

1/2 cup applesauce
1/3 cup shortening
2 eggs
1/3 cup water
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup allpurpose flour
1/3 cup baking cocoa

1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
GLAZE:
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 to 2 tbsp milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch salt

How to prepare

In a mixing bowl, combine applesauce, shortening, eggs, water and sugar; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Combine dry ingredients; add to applesauce mixture. Beat on low for 30 seconds. Beat on high for 2 1/2 min., scraping bowl occasionally. Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts. Pour into a greased and floured 9x5x3in. loaf pan. Bake at 350’F for 6070 min. or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 min. before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over bread. Yield: 1 loaf(Taste of Home Feb/March 97)

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World’s Best Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 cup oil
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tarter
1/2 tsp salt
5 cup flour

How to prepare

Cream butter with granulated and powdered sugars. Beat in eggs until smooth. Slowly stir in oil, vanilla, baking soda, cream of tarter, salt and flour. Chill dough for easy handling. Shape into walnut size balls and press down. Bake at 350

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