Empanadas

Ingredients

1/4 lb unsalted butter
2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
2 yolks of lg eggs
1/4 cup chilled water
1/2 lb ground lean beef
1/2 cup chopped white onions
2 tbsp seedless raisins
2 tbsp chopped black or green -olives
1/2 tsp ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt

How to prepare

1 cut the butter into 1/4″ cubes
2 place the flour, baking powder, salt, and butter In a mixing bowl combine the ingredients with a pastry cutter (or with the steel Blade in a food processor)
3 beat the egg yolks mix half of them into the flour Mixture reserve the remainder for step 12
4 incorporate the water slowly into the Flour mixture until the dough becomes a cohesive and semifirm mass
5 shape the Sough into two balls wrap them in plastic wrap and refrigerate them for 15 minutes
6 preheat the oven to 375

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Succulent sour cream pot-roast

Ingredients

5 lb boneless rolled chuck roast
2 tbsp unbleached flour
1 tbsp cooking oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3/4 cup water
1 clove garlic, pressed
2 sm onions, chopped
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 bay leaf
1/8 tsp thyme leaves
1/2 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 tbsp butter
1 cup dairy sour cream
1 x hot buttered noodles
1 x paprika

How to prepare

Dredge pot-roast in flour, brown all sides in cooking oil in dutch oven slip rack Under meat, sprinkle with salt and pepper add water, garlic, onion, tomato sauce, Bay leaf and thyme cover and cook in slow oven (325

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Chocolate sauce

Ingredients

2 tbsp margarine
2 tbsp cocoa
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp white corn syrup
1/4 cup evaporated skim milk
1 tsp vanilla

How to prepare

Melt margarine in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add cocoa, sugar and syrup and stir to mix well. Add milk, bring to a boil and stir until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Yield: 1 cup

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CARAMEL APPLE PIE

Ingredients

1/2 pkg kraft caramels; (about 24)
1 tsp milk
1 graham cracker pie crust
1/3 cup nuts; chopped
8 oz cream cheese; softened
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup applesauce, chunky
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
8 oz whipped topping; thawed
apple slices, fresh

How to prepare

Melt caramels with milk in sm microwaveable bowl at high for one minute to 90 seconds. Stir mixture until smooth. Pour into the crust. Sprinkle with nuts. Set aside to cool. Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Stir in applesauce, vanilla and cinnamon. Fold in half the whipped topping. Spread mixture over caramel layer in crust. Chill at least four hours. Garnish with remaining whipped topping, apple slices and melted caramels if desired. Yield: 8 servings Note: Store any leftover pie in refrigerator.

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Mock bernaise sauce

Ingredients

1/4 cup wine vinegar
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 tbsp minced green onions
1 tbsp minced fresh tarragon
1/8 tsp white pepper
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp acceptable vegetable oil
3/4 cup homemade chicken broth
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten

How to prepare

Place vinegar, wine, onions, tarragon and pepper in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium low and continue cooking until liquid is reduced to ab. 2 tsp set aside. Combine oil and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Stir to mix well. Place over low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth. Add broth and increase heat to medium. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and add a small amt. Of the sauce to beaten egg yolk. Stir to mix well and pour egg mixture slowly into the sauce. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add vinegar mixture. Stir well. Serve over fish or vegetables if desired. Yield: 1 cup

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Bread pudding with whiskey sauce

Ingredients

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3/4 cup raisins
2 tbsp dark rum
1 lb french bread, cut into 1″ cubes
3 cups milk (do not use low fat)
1 cup half and half
3 eggs, beaten to blend
2 cups sugar
3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
2 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
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1/2 cup unsalted butter

1/2 cup firmly packed golden brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
3 tbsp whiskey sweetened whipped cream

How to prepare

For pudding: place raisins in small bowl. Pour rum over. Let soak 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 325

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Charred tomato sauce

Ingredients

4 ripe plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup fresh basil strips
1/2 cup chopped italian parsley
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Hot pepper sauce to taste
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp lemon juice
Salt/pepper to taste

How to prepare

Place chopped tomatoes and garlic in a very hot, ungreased saut

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Raspberry vinaigrette dressing

Ingredients

4 oz seasoned rice vinegar
8 oz olive oil
3/4 pint fresh raspberries
16 mint leaves, de-stemmed
2 oz water
1 oz sugar

How to prepare

Put rice vinegar into a blender. Turn on blender and slowly add 4 oz. Of olive oil and blend until mixture begins to thicken. Add raspberries and mint leaves to mixture until blended, and then add remaining 4 oz. Of olive oil. Mix water and sugar together and add to blended mixture. Serve over mixed greens.

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White chocolate cappuccino mousse

Ingredients

3/4 cup heavy (whipping) cream, scalded
6 oz (1 cup) white chocolate chips
1 large egg, room temperature
2 tsp instant espresso coffee powder, dissolved in 1 tbsp boiling water

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp orange extract
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup heavy (whipping) cream
optional garnish: whipped cream, cinnamon and chocolate coffee beans

How to prepare

1. In a blender or food processor, add half the scalded cream, white chocolate, egg, espresso, cinnamon, orange extract, and vanilla extract.
2. With machine running, slowly pour in remaining scalded cream. Blend at high speed for 2 minutes, or until chocolate is melted and smooth.
3. Chill for about 15 minutes.
4. Beat the 1/3 cup heavy cream into stiff peaks. Fold into cooled white chocolate mixture and spoon into glass coffee mugs or dessert glasses. Chill for several hours.
5. Before serving, garnish tops with whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and chocolate coffee beans, if desired.
Makes 4 servings.
Prepared 1/19/95 by edwina gadsby, one of five finalists in our great american dessert contest. From: mike n maty

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Chocolate zucchini cake

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup sugar
4 tbsp cocoa
2 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup sour milk (a tsp of vinegar added to milk)
1 cup chocolate chips
2 cup zucchini, unpeeled, grated

How to prepare

In a bowl, cream butter and eggs. Add oil, vanilla and sugar. Blend well. Sift together the cocoa, flour, baking soda, baking powder, cloves, and cinnamon. Add to the butter mixture alternately with the milk. Add zucchini and chocolate chips. Bake in a greased 9″x13″ pan at 325 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes. There is no need to frost this cake, but if you wish, sprinkle or sift powdered sugar on top of the cooled cake.

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