Blackberry cobbler

Ingredients

2 tbsp cornstarch
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
4 cup blackberries, picked over, rinsed & drained well
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp unsalted butter, cold, cut-up
vanilla ice cream

How to prepare

In a large bowl, stir together the cornstarch an 1/4 cup cold water until cornstarch is completely dissolved. Add 1 cup sugar, lemon juice, and blackberries, and combine the mixture gently but thoroughly. Transfer to an 8″ cast-iron skillet. In a bowl, combine well the flour, remaining sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 1/4 cup boiling water and stir the mixture until it just forms a dough. Bring the blackberry mixture to a boil on top of the stove, stirring. Drop spoonfuls of the dough carefully onto the boiling mixture, and bake the cobbler on a foil lined baking sheet in the middle of a preheated 400

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Italian Sausage Spaghetti Sauce

Ingredients

2 pounds Italian sausage
1 cup Dried parsley
1 tablespoonGarlic – finely chopped
1/2 cup Olive oil
1 teaspoon Red cayenne pepper
1 cup Plain flour
3 tablespoons Lea & Perrins
2 cups Onions – finely chopped
1 cup Celery – finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon Dried mint
1/2 cup Bell pepper – finely chopped
3 cups Tomato sauce
2 cups Water
Salt – to taste
2 cups Dry white wine

How to prepare

Cut Italian sausage into 2-inch lengths. Brown sausage off in olive oil (about half cook it), remove from pan and put aside, Add flour to oil that was used and make roux. Add onions, celery, and bell pepper Stir and cook until tender or clear. Add water and stir until smooth. Add wine (you may wish to experiment with the amount of wine used, 2 cups is too much for some tastes), parsley, and garlic. Pour in red pepper, Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce, dried mint, and tomato sauce. Stir real well. Bring to a bubbly boil and add salt, to taste. Add sausage Bring back to a boil. Turn heat down to simmer. Cook for about 3 or 4 hours. Serve over spaghetti topped with cheese.

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Ancho oregano pecan butter

Ingredients

3 cloves of garlic
1 ancho chile, briefly toasted and ground (approx. 4 tsp)
2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
1 tbsp gold tequila
3 generous tbsp chopped pecans
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 lb unsalted butter (1 stick)

How to prepare

This pumpkin-colored butter is good to add to squash, corn, soups, sauces, and pasta, and to melt over grilled fish, chicken, or steaks.

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Country style ribs & corn

Ingredients

2 1/2 lbs meaty country style pork ribs
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp butter or margarine
4 medium potatoes, pared and sliced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
3/4 cup milk
1 can (16 oz) cream style corn
1 fresh tomato, diced
2 green onions, thinly sliced

How to prepare

1. Dust ribs with flour and sprinkle with garlic powder. Brown in heated butter in a heavy skillet.
2. Layer potatoes in a lightly oiled 13 x 9 baking dish. Sprinkle with salt, black pepper, onion and green pepper.
3. Pour milk over vegetables. Cover with the corn and top with the browned ribs, covering vegetables in a single layer.
4. Cover and bake at 350f for 30 minutes. Remove cover and bake 30 minutes longer or until ribs are tender and potatoes are done. Before serving, sprinkle with potato and green onions. Pork chops be can substituted. Can be made ahead, except for the baking, cover and refrigerate.

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CHICKEN ITALIAN

Ingredients

3 pounds Skinned chicken breasts
2 tablespoons Olive oil
2 tablespoons Lemon juice
2 Cloves garlic – crushed
1/4 teaspoon Oregano
2 tablespoons Dry white wine
pepper to taste

How to prepare

If using whole chicken, cut chicken in half. Blend marinade of all the remaining ingredients. Soak chicken for 10 minutes. Bake in greased pan @ 375 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until tender

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Tomato fritters

Ingredients

4 cups fresh tomatoes – chopped
2 eggs
Salt
Pepper
Flour
Vegetable oil for frying

How to prepare

Peel and chop very ripe tomatoes into thumbnail size pieces add salt and pepper to Taste add eggs and mix well add flour 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each Addition until you have a thick batter. Batter should pour from a spoon, but be Thicker than pancake batter heat 1/2″ vegetable oil in skillet over medium-high heat Spoon batter into patties and fry until golden brown on each side remove from pan And drain on paper towel.

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Snickers cheesecake

Ingredients

1 cup chocolate wafer crumbs
3 tbsp margarine, melted
24 oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unbleached all-purp. Flour
3 large eggs
1/2 cup sour cream

1 tsp vanilla
1 cup mini snickers bars cut into chunks (about 16 mini-bars)

How to prepare

Combine crumbs and margarine; press onto bottom of 9″ spring form pan. Bake at 350

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Vegetable beef soup

Ingredients

2 med potato, peeled & diced
2 med carrot, peeled & diced
1 1/2 lb beef shank or neck bones
1 med onion, peeled and chopped
16 oz tomato, whole, quartered & undrained
17 oz corn, whole kernel, undrained

1 bay leaf
1 tbsp parsley flakes, dried
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp thyme, dried
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp ground savory

2 tsp instant beef bouillon
3 cup water, boiling

How to prepare

Place first 7 ingredients in a 3 1/2-quart slow cooker in the order listed. Sprinkle parsley and the next 5 ingredients over the vegetables. Dissolve bouillon in boiling water and pour over spices. Cover and cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours. Remove beef shank and bay leaf, recover. Remove meat from bones, cut into bite-size pieces. Return meat to soup, mix. Yield: 3 quarts

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K f c coleslaw

Ingredients

8 cups finely chopped cabbage
1/4 cup carrot, shredded
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tbsp white vinegar
2 1/2 tbsp lemon juice

How to prepare

Cut cabbage and carrots into sm pieces about the size of rice kernels. In salad bowl, combine the sugar, salt, pepper, milk, mayonnaise, buttermilk, vinegar and lemon juice. Beat until smooth. Add the cabbage and carrots. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Serves 6 to 8.

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