Seven-layer dip

Ingredients

2 cans refried beans
4 cans frozen defrosted guacamole
2 small cans sliced pitted black olives
4 finely diced tomatoes
1 can chopped green chilies, drained.
1 large sweet onion, diced small
1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar

How to prepare

From bottom to top, layer in order on a large platter. Surround with tortilla chips to dip into it.

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Potato dumplings

Ingredients

3 cups hot mashed potatoes
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
2 egg yolks
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup four
pinch of marjoram
2 egg whites

How to prepare

Mix ingredients in the order given. Beat egg whites until stiff and folk in. Place on floured board and roll to pencil thickness. Cut into 2 or 3″ strips, drop into salted boiling water. Boil until dumplings float to top. Drain & serve in soup. May be served on platter covered with chopped crisp bacon.

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Meat dumplings

Ingredients

1 egg
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp mashed potatoes (optional)
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour
Meat filling
1 small onion
3 tbsp butter
chopped cooked beef
chopped mushrooms, cooked (optional)
salt & pepper

How to prepare

Mound flour on kneading board. Beat egg with water and salt slightly and carefully pour into mound of flour. Mix and add the mashed potatoes. Knead until dough becomes elastic. Cover closely with warm bowl and let stand about 10 minutes. For easier handling, divide the dough in half. Roll our very thing, cut in 2″ squares.
Run cooked beef through grinder. Chop onion fine and lightly brown in butter. Add chopped mushrooms and fry very slowly. Add meat and seasoning. Cool before using.
Place half tsp of filling a little to one side on each squares. Moisten edge with water. Fold over and press edges together. Join the two upper corners. Drop into salted boiling water and cook until they float to top.

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Fish soup with vegetables, by pierre franey

Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
2 tsp finely chopped garlic
1/2 cup finely chopped fennel
1/2 cup coarsely chopped leeks
1 cup carrots diced into 1/4″ cubes
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp ground turmeric
4 sprigs fresh thyme or 2 tsp dried
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 cups fresh fish broth or water
1 cup dry white wine
1 cup crushed canned tomatoes
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

1 cup potatoes diced into 1/4″ cubes
1 1/4 cups white-fleshed, fish, such as monkfish, cod, cut into 1″ cubes
1/2 pint scallops (cut in half if large)
1/2 cup light or heavy cream
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or parsley

How to prepare

Heat the oil in a kettle or a large saucepan over medium heat, and add the onions, garlic, fennel, leeks and carrots. Cook, stirring often, over medium-high heat until the mixture is wilted. Do not brown. Add the pepper flakes, saffron (or turmeric), thyme, bay leaf, fish broth, wine, crushed tomatoes and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the potatoes. Bring to a simmer, cover closely, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the fish and the scallops. Check for seasoning. Simmer for 3 minutes; do not overcook. Add the cream, bring to a boil, remove from the heat. Add the basil, and serve immediately with parmesan croutons. Yield: makes 4 servings.

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Fourth of july stuffed eggs

Ingredients

6 hard cooked eggs
3 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp pickle relish
1 tsp prepared mustard (not dijon)
1 tbsp finely chopped radish
1 tbsp finely chopped celery rib
Salt and pepper to taste
Paprika

How to prepare

Cut a tiny little sliver off each end of the hardcooked egg cut eggs in half Crosswise in a sm food processor bowl combine egg yolks and all other Ingredients process until smooth using a pastry bag outfitted with a lg Decorator tip, pipe filling into the egg white mound the filling sprinkle filling With a bit of paprika garnish with parsley

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Egg noodles – makaron

Ingredients

1 large egg
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup flour
1/2 egg shell of water

How to prepare

Mound four on a board. Make hole in center, drop in egg and salt. Mix with knife and add water. Knead until dough is smooth. Flour the board and roll out very thin. Place sheet of dough on a cloth and let dry until not the least sticky and yet not too brittle to handle. Sprinkle the sheet well with flour, fold into a tight roll. Slice the roll in thin threads, toss the threads up lightly on board to dry. Boil in salted water until the noodles rise to the top. Strain and give them a cold water bath. This is a small recipe but egg noodles may be made in quantity and stored in a covered jar.

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Turkey with greens and walnut vinaigrette

Ingredients

1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 1/2 tsp honey
1 1/2 tsp sweet hot mustard
1/4 cup olive oil greens and turkey
8 cups mixed baby lettuces
1 cup yellow & red bell pepper, cut into matchstick-size strips
2 5-oz turkey breast cutlets
2 tbsp assort. Chopped fresh herbs
1 large grapefruit
1 large orange
1/4 cup toasted walnut pieces

How to prepare

For vinaigrette: combine first 3 ingredients in small bowl. Gradually whisk in oil. Season with salt and pepper. For greens and turkey: toss greens, bell peppers and herbs together in large bowl. Using small sharp knife, cut peel and pith off fruit. Working over bowl to catch juice, cut fruit between membranes to release segments. Prepare barbecue (medium heat) or preheat broiler. Add fruit to greens. Add nuts to vinaigrette. Season turkey with salt and pepper. Grill until cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Toss greens with some of vinaigrette. Divide among plates. Top with turkey. Drizzle turkey with vinaigrette. Pass remaining vinaigrette separately. 2 servings the sonoma mission inn & spa offers this innovative entree.

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Potato latkes

Ingredients

1 egg
1 small onion, cut up into chunks
2 tbsp flour or matzo meal
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3 med potatoes (russet or idaho), peeled and cut into smallish chunks

How to prepare

Combine all but the potatoes in the food processor and process until smooth. Add potatoes and process until fairly smooth. Heat about 1/2″ oil in large skillet, preferably a heavy one. Fry the pancakes each with about 1/3 cup batter. Flatten them into about a 4″ circle. Fry until good and brown, turning only once. Keep warm in oven set to 200 f until serving with sour cream or applesauce.

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Dill pickle soup

Ingredients

1 cup margarine
1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 qt chicken broth
12 oz dill pickles, shredded or fine chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1 cup white wine/chicken broth
1/2 md onion, fine chopped
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp salt
1 tsp dill weed
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp white pepper
2 bay leaves
2 cup warm milk
Dash green food color, opt
Croutons, opt

How to prepare

In a lg kettle, melt butter. Add flour; cook and stir until bubbly. Gradually add broth. Add the next 12 ingredients ; bring to a boil over med. Heat. Reduce the heat; add milk. Remove bay leaves. Add food color and garnish with croutons.

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