Vanilla almond popcorn

Ingredients

8 qts popped corn (airpopped works better)
4 oz sliced almonds
2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup butter or margarine
1 tbsp salt

2 tbsp butter vanilla (found at any gourmet or cake shop)
1/2 tbsp baking soda

How to prepare

Melt butter, sugar and corn syrup over low heat add salt and bring to a boil, Stirring occasionally after five minutes, quickly stir in butter vanilla and baking Soda pour half over corn and mix repeat bake at 250

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Pasta with tomatoes, pine nuts & artichoke hearts

Ingredients

1/4 cups olive oil
1/2 cup pine nuts
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 6-oz jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

2 tsp chopped fresh oregano or 1/2 tsp dried, crumbled
salt and pepper
9 oz angel hair pasta, freshly cooked
grated parmesan

How to prepare

Heat oil in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add pine nuts and garlic and saut

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Mornay sauce

Ingredients

1 1/2 tbsp butter
1 1/2 tbsp flour
3/4 cup milk (heated)
6 tbsp gruyere cheese, grated
2 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated
1/8 tsp nutmeg, grated
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp salt

How to prepare

Melt the butter over low heat in saucepan, add flour and cook roux 1 to 2 minutes. Add heated milk and cook over medium heat until it thickens. Stir in gruyere, parmesan, nutmeg, salt and pepper. If you’re not using it right away, put some pats of butter on top to prevent skin from forming.

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Gazpacho topped with crabmeat

Ingredients

3 lb ripe plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded, chopped
1 onion, red, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
4 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
3 tbsp vinegar, red wine
3 tbsp fresh lime juice
salt & pepper to taste
1/4 lb crab meat
1/4 cup cucumbers, peeled, seeded, chopped

How to prepare

Combine 1st 9 ingredients in food processor and chop to desired consistency with steel knife. Allow to sit over night in ‘fridge for flavors to blend. Garnish with cucumber and crabmeat and serve in chilled bowls.

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Chocolate torte with hazel nuts

Ingredients

1/3 cup butter
2/3 cup fine granulated sugar
5 medium eggs, separated
1 whole egg
3 oz semi-sweet chocolate
1 cup (or more) of grated hazel nut
Glaze:
3/4 cup apricot jam
4 oz sweet dark chocolate
1/2 cup sugar
4 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla

How to prepare

Cream butter with sugar add egg yolks and whole egg mixing well melt chocolate, cool Slightly and add to the above mixture add the grated nuts mix beat whites and fold Them into the mixture Butter well a 10″ springform pan, and sprinkle with dry breadcrumbs put batter into Pan and bake in preheated 350 f oven for app 50 minutes use the knitting needle test For doneness cool and glaze

Glaze:
Cover top and sides of torte with apricot jam melt the rest of the ingredients over A low flame mixing constantly remove from heat and poor over torte

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Potato, onion & roquefort soup

Ingredients

3 tbsp unsalted butter
1 medium onions, chopped
1 large garlic dove, minced
3 med russet potatoes, peeled, chopped
4 cups (or more) chicken stock
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup crumbled roquefort cheese (3 oz)

How to prepare

Melt unsalted butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add chopped onions and minced garlic and saut until tender, about 10 minutes. Add potatoes and 4 cups stock. Simmer until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Add whipping cream and roquefort cheese and stir until cheese melts. Puree soup in blender in batches. Return soup to saucepan. Thin with additional chicken stock if necessary. (can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to simmer before serving.) 6 servings

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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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Herbed yogurt dressing

Ingredients

2 cloves garlic
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp grated lime peel
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes-optional
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp fresh lime juice
1 cup plain non-fat yogurt

How to prepare

With a food processor or blender running, drop in the garlic. Add remaining ingredients except for the yogurt. Blend until finely chopped. Stir cilantro mixture into the yogurt. Let sit for at least 10 minutes (preferably longer) to allow flavor to mellow. Yield: makes about 1 cup.

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