Squash salsa

Ingredients

1 small zucchini (peeled)
1 small yellow summer squash (peeled)
1 carrot (peeled)
2 tomatillos
1 medium tomato
1 clove garlic
3 serrano chiles
1/2 small red onion
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh marjoram
4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp unseasoned rice vinegar
sugar and salt to taste

How to prepare

Rinse the onion with hot water in a strainer before adding it to the salsa. Finely dice all, mix and let sit for an hour before serving.

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Cognac chicken

Ingredients

12 small white onions, peeled
4 lbs. Roasting chicken, cut up
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup brandy or cognac
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 1/4 tsp ground thyme
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 cups dry, strong red wine
5 tbsp all purpose flour
1 cup chicken bouillon
3/4 lb fresh mushrooms, wiped and stemmed
1 tbsp butter or margarine
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

How to prepare

Place the onions in the slow cooker. Remove the fat from the chicken and dice it. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the fat until it is rendered. Discard the shriveled bits and saut

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Chicken Liver Casserole

Ingredients

1 lb chicken livers
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3 slices bacon, diced
3 green onions with tops, chopped
1 cup chicken bouillon
10 oz can golden mushroom soup
4 oz can sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup dry white wine or sauterne

How to prepare

Cut chicken livers into bite-size pieces; toss with flour, salt and pepper. Fry bacon pieces in lg skillet; remove when brown. Add flour-coated chicken livers and green onion to bacon grease in skillet; saute until lightly browned. Pour chicken bouillon into skillet and stir into drippings. Pour all into Crock-Pot. Add browned bacon bits and all remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on Low for 4-6 hours. Serve over rice, toast or buttered noodles. Recipe may be doubled for 3 1/2 or 5 quart Crock-Pot.

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Barbecued peppercorn pork chops

Ingredients

6-8″-thick boneless pork chops
1 tbsp bottled green peppercorns, drained
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened

How to prepare

With a sharp knife, make a pocket in each pork chop, cutting horizontally from what was the bone side. Blend the remaining ingredients. Divide the mixture among the pork chops, stuffing it into the pocket of each. Press cut edge together to seal, and stick a wooden toothpick through edge to hold it shut. Place over hot coals. Cook 10 to 12 minutes per side until brown and done to your liking.

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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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Nectarine- orange salsa

Ingredients

1/4 cup minced red onion
6 medium nectarines
2 large oranges
2 red or green jalapenos, seeded and minced
4 tsp rice vinegar
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Salt
1/4 cups finely shredded fresh basil leaves

How to prepare

Soak onion in cold water while preparing fruit. Slice nectarines into wedges and again into small cubes. Cut ends off the oranges down to the pulp. Stand fruit on one end. With a sharp knife, cut away the peel and white pith in slices from top to bottom. Cut between the membranes to remove the segments. Drain onion and pat dry with paper towels. Combine with rest of ingredients except basil and refrigerate about an hour. Just before serving, shred basil with scissors and stir into salsa. Serve with chicken or fish. Makes 8 servings.

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Cantonese dinner

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb pork steak, 1/2″ thick, cut into strips
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons oil
1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar
1 large onion, sliced
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 small green pepper, cut into strips 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
1 4-ounce can mushrooms, drained

How to prepare

Brown pork strips in oil in skillet to remove excess fat. Drain on double paper towel. Place pork strips and all remaining ingredients into crock-pot. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours. (high: 3 hours). Serve over hot fluffy rice. Serves 4.

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Broccoli beer cheese soup

Ingredients

4 cups, water
1 onion, small, chopped
1 lb broccoli, fresh
1 oz bouillon, beef, granules
3/4 cup margarine
1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp pepper, white
Seasoning salt, to taste
Cayenne, to taste
2 lb cheddar, cubed
4 cup milk
2 oz beer

How to prepare

Bring water and onion to a boil in a lg soup pot add seasonings and half of the Broccoli bring to a boil again add soup base and lower heat in a separate saucepan, Make a roux when the roux thickens, gradually stir into the soup, whipping with a Wire whisk to avoid lumps heat milk and cheese to just below boiling point until the Cheese melts, stirring constantly blend into the soup and add the remaining broccoli Just before serving, add beer mix well makes 2 1/2 quarts yield: 10 servings.

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Roasted garlic salsa

Ingredients

3/4 packed cup garlic cloves, peeled
10 large ripe tomatoes
3 lbs large yellow onions, peeled
1/2 lb fresh jalapeno chiles
1/2 qt fresh cilantro, chopped
1 cup chopped green onions, including green tops
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup hot pepper sauce
1/4 cup cajun spice blend

How to prepare

The original version calls for running vegetables through a meat grinder. However, you can coarsely chop small batches with a food processor using on-off pulses.
Preliminaries: build a charcoal fire, then scatter presoaked mesquite chips over the coals. Using a mesh grilling rack, grill garlic cloves, turning often until golden brown. Remove from grill; reserve. Grill tomatoes, onions and chiles over glowing coals, turning frequently, until skin is charred. Remove from grill and leave skin on vegetables.
Procedure: core tomatoes; remove stems (not seeds or veins) from chiles. Cut tomatoes, onions, and chiles into chunks. Place in food processor or blender, then pulse on-off until mixture forms small, firm pieces. Thoroughly combine ground vegetables with remaining ingredients. Cover; chill at least 24 hours before serving. Yields about 8-10 cups.

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