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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Italian Bread 1

Ingredients

2/3 C Water
3/4 Tsp Salt
2/3 Tsp Sugar
2 C Bread Flour
1 1/2 Tsp Active Dry Yeast

How to prepare

You didn’t mention the size of your breadmaker, so I’m going to figure
it’s the 1lb loaf (I have a panasonic). Anyway, I’ve used this recipe
at least a dozen times and I’ve never had a failure. I USE ONLY
PILSBURY BREAD FLOUR . . . and it has nothing to do with the fact my
father and brother work for the company. Here goes:

allways put water in first and then add the dry ingredients with the
yeast on top. I use the NORMAL setting (3.5 hours) on mine

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Roasted red pepper sauce

Ingredients

6-8 large red bell peppers
3 heads of garlic
8 oz canned crushed tomatoes or 2 roasted tomatoes
red wine or basalmic vinegar
salt, pepper and cayenne

How to prepare

Roast 6-8 large red bell peppers by placing them under your broiler until completely black and charred. Place them in a brown paper bag for a couple of minutes, then remove them one by one, rub off the black charred skin. Seed and tear into a few pieces. If possible, save the juices that come out of the peppers.
Bake 3 heads – around 30 cloves – of garlic at 350

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Fennel and prosciutto soup

Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil
2 fennel bulbs (about 2 pounds), trimmed, thinly sliced
1/2 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped prosciutto
3 tbsp chopped green onions
5 garlic cloves, chopped

2 tbsp fennel seeds, chopped
8 cups chicken stock
3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

How to prepare

Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add fennel bulbs, onion, prosciutto, green onions, garlic and fennel seeds. Cover and cook until vegetables are tender, stirring often, about 20 minutes. Add stock and simmer 45 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and chill. Rewarm before using.) Ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle with parsley and serve. 8 servings

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Chile Con Queso Crepes

Ingredients

16 oz chile (canned or homemade)
2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped onion
8 oz taco sauce
16 lg cornmeal crepes

How to prepare

If you like extra spice, add 1/2 tsp of chile powder to the cornmeal crepe recipe. Fill each crepe with about 2 tbsp each of chile and cheese and 1 tbsp each of the onion and taco sauce. Roll up. Arrange the crepes on a greased baking sheet. Cover them lightly with foil. Bake in a preheated 400

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Sweet pepper salsa

Ingredients

1 12-oz can plum tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped
2 7-oz jars roasted red peppers, diced
1 fresh ripe tomato, coarsely chopped
2 tbsp bermuda onion chopped
2 tbsp fresh basil chopped
2 tbsp cilantro chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp lime juice
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
3 drops hot pepper sauce
1/2 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/4″ dice

How to prepare

In medium bowl, combine everything and mix. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours. This mild, smoky salsa will keep refrigerated at least a week and improves with age. Makes a wonderful sauce for cold pasta. Makes about 1-1/2 cups.

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Vanilla Bean Caramels

Ingredients

vegetable oil
1/2 cup firmly packed golden brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup plus 2 tsp whole milk
1/4 cup plus 2 tsp condensed milk
1/4 cup heavy (double) cream
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
pinch of salt

How to prepare

Line an 8″ square baking pan with foil, covering the bottom and sides. Brush generously with vegetable oil. In a heavy 3-quart saucepan over med heat, combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar, corn syrup, whole milk, condensed milk, cream, butter, vanilla bean, and salt. Stir constantly until the sugar dissolves and the mixture comes to a boil. Using a pastry brush, dipped in water, brush down the sides of the pan to prevent sugar crystals from forming. Raise the heat to medium-high and clip a candy thermometer onto the side of the pan. Cook, stirring slowly but constantly, until the thermometer registers 240 degrees Fahrenheit, about 10 minutes [ note: more like 15-20 minutes, by my tests]. from Williams Sonoma’s “Gifts from the Kitchen Remove the pan from the heat. Remove the vanilla bean and discard. Immediately pour the caramel into the prepared pan all at once; do not scrape the residue from the pan bottom. Let the caramel cool completely, about 2 hours.
Coat a cutting board with vegetable oil. Turn out the cooled caramel onto the board and peel off the foil. Oil a lg knife and cut the caramel into strips about 1 1/2 inches wide. Cut the strips crosswise into pieces 1 inch long, re- oiling the knife occasionally to prevent sticking. Wrap each candy in a piece of clear cellophane, waxed paper, or colored waxed paper, twisting the ends. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. Makes about 3 dozen

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Chile- lime black bean salad

Ingredients

2 cup black beans, rinsed
1 small jicama, peeled and finely diced
2 roma tomatoes, finely diced
1 green pepper, seeded and finely diced
2 carrots, peeled and finely diced
2 stalks celery, finely diced
1 red onion, chopped
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 bunch italian parsley, minced
chile-lime dressing (look up)
freshly ground pepper
salt to taste

How to prepare

Heat enough salted water to cover beans to boil. Add beans. Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook 45 minutes or until beans are tender, but still whole. Drain and cool. Meanwhile combine jicama, tomatoes, green pepper, carrots, celery, red onion, green onions and parsley in large bowl. Add beans and chile-lime dressing. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Marinate several hours. Serve at room temperature. Makes 10-12 servings.

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