Red potato salad

Ingredients

5 lbs. Red potatoes, cooked & peeled
1 dz hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 onion – chopped
1 jar vlasic dill pickles – chopped
1 tsp celery seed
4 oz sour cream
1 qt best foods mayonnaise
Salt & pepper to taste

How to prepare

Slice or cube cooked potatoes, add all ingredients and mix. Let cool in refrigerator for several hours before serving. It gets better the longer it sits. Use a huge bowl, it makes a lot!

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Golden mushroom chicken thighs

Ingredients

6 chicken thighs
1 can golden mushroom soup

How to prepare

Pull the skin off the thighs. Rinse in cold water. Put in crockpot. Pour in one can of golden mushroom soup and 1 can water. Cook on high at least 4 hours or until chicken falls off bones. Remove bones. Yield: 3 servings

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Gourmet

Ingredients

1 head boston lettuce, washed, dried, & chopped fine
1/2 lb fresh spinach, washed, dried, & chopped fine
1 cup scallion, minced
2 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs, fine
1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced
1/4 cup celery, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup unsalted butter
2 tbsp pernod
1 tbsp anchovy paste
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
12 slices bacon, lean
36 lg oysters in shells
coarse salt for platters
lemon wedges

How to prepare

Shuck oysters, reserving liquor and bottom shells. Scrub and dry shells. In a bowl, combine lettuce, spinach, scallion, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, parsley, celery, and garlic. In a skillet, met butter over moderate heat and cook the spinach mixture, stirring for 1-2 minutes, or until greens are wilted. Stir in the pernod, anchovy paste, cayenne, and salt and pepper to taste. Chill the mixture, covered, for 1 hour. In another skillet, cook bacon over moderate heat until crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain, and then crumble it. Arrange one oyster in each of the reserved shells and moisten each with some of the reserved liquor. Spread half the spinach mixture by heaping tablespoons onto the oysters. Sprinkle bacon over each oyster. Top the bacon with remaining spinach mixture and sprinkle each with 1 tbs. Of remaining bread crumbs. Arrange oysters on an oven proof platters filled with coarse salt. Bake in the middle of a preheated 450f oven for 18 minutes or until bread crumbs are well browned. Garnish with parsley sprigs and lemon wedges and serve.

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Fantastic Hot Fudge Sauce

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups corn syrup
3/4 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup butter
1 tsp Vanilla

How to prepare

In a saucepan, combine corn syrup, cocoa and salt. Stir constantly over med heat until mixture begins to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Makes 2 cups of sauce. Keeps well in the fridge and can be re-heated. Great with vanilla ice cream.

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Butter pecan turtle bars

Ingredients

Crust:
2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup pecan halves
Caramel:
2/3 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup milk chocolate chips

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Crust: combine flour sugar and butter; mix well. Pat firmly in 9×13 pan; sprinkle pecans on top. Caramel layer: in a heavy saucepan over med heat cook butter and sugar, stir constantly; boil 1/2 – 1 minute. Pour evenly over crust. Bake 18 – 22 minutes or until layer is bubbly. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over top. Allow to melt 2 – 3 minutes; swirl for marble effect. Cool completely before cutting. Makes 3 – 4 dozen.

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Deep Dish Spinach Pizza

Ingredients

16 oz loaf frozen bread dough, thawed (I just use my pizza dough recipe)
2-10 oz pkgs frozen chopped spinach
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tbsp butter
1 beaten egg
1 15 oz carton ricotta cheese
2/3 cup grated Parmesan (preferably fresh)
1 8 oz can pizza sauce
1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

How to prepare

Let dough rise according to pkg directions; punch down. Grease a 13×9 baking pan, roll dough into 14×10 rectangle and pat into pan going up 1 inch on sides. Prick bottom and sides of dough – bake 425 degrees about 10 min. , cool.
Meanwhile, cook spinach, drain well. Saute onion in butter; combine egg, ricotta, Parmesan, spinach and onion – spread over crust. Pour pizza sauce over all, sprinkle mozzarella on top and bake at 375 degrees about 15-20 minutes. (actually, I never saute the onion – I just add it raw)
The whole thing can be frozen if you leave off the mozzarella – you bake it frozen at 375 degrees for 60-65 minutes, then top with mozzarella and bake about 10 minutes more or until cheese melts. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

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Green mountain maple barbecued chicken

Ingredients

3 tbsp pure maple syrup
3 tbsp chili sauce, bottled
1 tbsp cider vinegar
2 tsp dijon mustard
4 boneless chicken thighs
1 tbsp vegetable oil

How to prepare

Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Stir maple syrup, chili sauce, vinegar and mustard in sm saucepan until well blended. Brush chicken with oil, season with salt and pepper. Arrange chicken on barbecue. Grill until cooked through, turning occasionally and brushing generously with sauce, about 10 minutes. Serve immediately. Bon appetite, 6/95

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