Le cirque’s spaghetti primavera

Ingredients

1 broccoli cut into bite size florets
2 sm zucchinis, quartered and cut into 1″ lengths
4 asparagus spears, peeled, trimmed and cut into thirds
1 1/2 cups green beans, cut into 1″
1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas
4 tbsp olive oil
2 cups thinly sliced mushrooms
1/2 tsp dried red pepper flakes
1 tsp finely chopped garlic
3 cups seeded, diced ripe tomatoes, reserve the juice
1/3 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 lb spaghetti or spaghetti
4 tbsp (1/2 stick) butter
1/2 cup heavy (whipping) cream
2/3 cup freshly grated parmesan
salt and black pepper to taste
2/3 cup toasted pine nuts

How to prepare

1. Cook the broccoli, zucchini, asparagus and green beans in boiling salted water until crisp but tender, about 4 minutes. Add the peas and cook for 1 minute more. Drain and refresh the vegetables in cold water. Drain and set aside in a mixing bowl. 2. Heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil in a non reactive lg skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the mushrooms and chile and saut

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Famous Barr’s French Onion Soup

Ingredients

5 lbs unpeeled onions
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp paprika
1 bay leaf
7 (about 16 oz) cans beef broth
1 cup dry white wine, optional
3/4 cup allpurpose flour
caramel coloring – optional
2 tsp salt
french baguettes
swiss or gruyere cheese

How to prepare

Peel onions and slice 1/8″ thick. Melt butter in a 6 qt (or lgr) stockpot. Add onions; cook, uncovered, over low heat for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Stir in pepper, paprika and bay leaf; saute over low heat 10 min. more, stirring frequently. Pour in 6 cans broth and wine. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Dissolve flour in remaining 1 can broth. Stir into boiling soup. Reduce heat and simmer slowly for 2 hours. Adjust color to a rich brown with caramel coloring, season with salt. Refrigerate overnight. To serve, heat soup in microwave or on stove top. Top with a slice of bread and a sprinkling of grated cheese. Heat under the broiler until cheese melts and bubbles, about 5 min.. Leftover soup can be frozen. Yield: 4 qts; 16 servings

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Chicken tostada pizza

Ingredients

4 6″ tostadas
6 oz pkg of shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped cooked chicken
1/2 cup salsa
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup black olives
1 tbsp chopped cilantr

How to prepare

Heat oven to 350 heat tostadas for 5-7 mins until browned on a cookie sheet remove From oven and top each with 2 tsp of cheese mix chicken and salsa and spoon over the Cheese top with green pepper, black olives and cilantro top each with remaining Cheese and heat until cheese is melted i served the pizzas with chopped lettuce, Tomatoes and sour cream.

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Antipasto Spread

Ingredients

4-oz cans mushroom stems and pieces drained and finely chopped
1 14-oz can artichoke hearts drained and finely chopped
1 10-oz jar pimiento-stuffed olives drained and finely chopped
1 6-oz can ripe olives drained and finely chopped
1/4 Cup Chopped green pepper
1/2 Cup Chopped celery
3/4 Cup Vinegar
3/4 Cup Olive oil
1/4 Cup Instant minced onion
2 1/2 Teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 Teaspoon Onion salt
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Seasoned salt
1 Teaspoon Garlic salt
1 Teaspoon Sugar
1 Teaspoon Cracked black pepper

How to prepare

Combine first 6 ingredients, mixing well; set aside. Combine remaining ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Pour dressing over vegetables; place in a large jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake jar to stir ingredients; refrigerate overnight. Serve spread with assorted crackers.

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Buttermilk spice cake

Ingredients

2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup shortening
3 eggs

How to prepare

Grease and flour 2 round layer pans, 8 or 9″ measure all ingredients into large Mixer bowl blend 1/2 minute on low speed, scraping bowl occasionally pour into pans Bake in preheated 350f oven for 45 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted comes Out clean cool 10 minutes and remove from pans.

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Pizza fondue

Ingredients

3/4 lb ground beef
1 sm chopped onion
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1 1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 (10 1/2 oz) pizza sauce
10 oz grated cheddar cheese
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
12 english muffins

How to prepare

Brown ground beef and onion, drain mix cornstarch and seasoning in a bowl and add Pizza sauce add sauce mixture to meat and stir until thickens and bubbles pour into A fondue pot and simmer over low heat stir in cheese slowly slice and cut english Muffins into 1″ cubes place cubes on a cookie sheet and bake at 350

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Apple Butter

Ingredients

10 lbs tart apples
5 cups apple juice or cider
4 cups sugar
4 tsp cinnamon
1-1/2 tsp cloves
2 tsp allspice
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt

How to prepare

Combine apples and cider in lg pan and make apple sauce (may need a little more liquid, add water). Add remaining ingredients to sauce, mix. Put into crockpot for 12 hours on low. Store in sterile jars. Refrigerate or freeze for extended storage.

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Slow cooked beer braised beef

Ingredients

4 lb beef chuck, in 2″ pieces
4 strips bacon, cut in small pieces
1/2 cup flour
1 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 tbsp salt
2 tsp paprika
1 12-ounce can of beer
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp sugar
10 to 12 whole small onions, peeled
1 tbsp vinegar
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 bay leaf

How to prepare

Thoroughly coat beef cubes with flour, salt, paprika, and pepper in large bowl or paper sack. Place onions, bacon and half of sliced mushrooms in crock-pot. Add floured beef cubes and remaining half of mushrooms. Mix beer with sugar, vinegar, thyme and bay leaf. Pour into crock-pot. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours. Serve over noodles or rice.
May be thickened if desired. Make a smooth paste of 3 tablespoons flour mixed with 1/2 cup water. Pour into beef mixture. Turn to high and allow to come to a simmer-about 10 minutes.

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Sugar cookies

Ingredients

4 1/2 cups sifted flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 lb (2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 375. Butter baking sheets. Sift together dry ingredients. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Add dry ingredients, 1 cup at a time, alternating with milk and vanilla, beating well after each addition. Wrap and chill dough for at least 1 hour. Divide dough into 4 pieces. Roll 1 piece at a time on a floured board and cut with large cookie cutters. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on racks. Note: these cookies may be sprinkled with colored sugar or iced. Makes approximately forty 3″ cookies

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