Zucchini coriander soup

Ingredients

1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tbsp olive oil, (28 ounce can)
3/4 lb zucchini, cut into 1/2″ pieces
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups cilantro, fresh, chopped.
2 tsp lemon juice

How to prepare

In a lg saucepan cook the onion in the oil over med low heat stirring until softened. Add zucchini and salt and pepper to taste. Cook covered, stirring occasionally for 4 minutes. Add broth and 1 1/4 cup water and simmer covered for 10 minutes or until zucchini is tender. Remove pan from heat and add coriander and let cool. Puree in processor in batches, transferring to bowl. Add lemon and salt and pepper to taste. Serve room temperature or chilled. 4 cups or 4 servings. Gourmet magazine – 6/90

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Cucumber & red pepper salad

Ingredients

3 med cucumbers, peeled & sliced
1 onion, sliced and separated
1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
2 tab lemon juice
1 tsp celery seeds
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

How to prepare

Toss first 3 ingredients in a bowl. Combine remaining ingredients in a jar and shake vigorously. Pour over vegetables. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours, stirring occasionally.

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CROCK POT ROUND STEAK ITALIANA

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds Round steak
15 1/2 ounces Spaghetti sauce w/mushrooms
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
16 ounces Can whole small onions

How to prepare

Cut steak into 5 or 6 serving-size pieces. Coat with salt, oregano, and pepper. In crock-pot pour spaghetti sauce over the meat. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours or until meat is tender. Turn control to high; add onions. Cook on high for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve with Italian green beans and toasted garlic cheese bread

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Eggplant Parmigiana

Ingredients

1 lg eggplant, about 1 1/2 lb
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs, mixed with 3/4 tsp salt & 1/2 tsp pepper
Oil
1 can (15 oz ) tomato sauce
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1 lb mozzarella cheese, sliced
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

How to prepare

Wash eggplant and cut crosswise in 1/2″ slices. Dip into eggs, coat with bread crumbs, place on platter and chill 1/2 hour. Heat about 1/8″ oil in skillet. Fry eggplant on both sides until golden and crisp. Drain on paper towel. Heat tomato sauce, basil and oregano in sm saucepan. Spread a third of the sauce in greased 12 x 8 x 2″ or other shallow baking dish. Layer half the eggplant, half the mozzarella, a third of the sauce and half the Parmesan. Repeat layers. Bake in preheated 350 deg. F. oven until hot and bubbly, about 30 minutes. Makes 6 servings.

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Rum-spiced cider

Ingredients

2 qts apple cider, preferably fresh and unfiltered
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 pieces (2″ each) cinnamon stick
12 whole cloves
12 allspice berries
2 cup dark rum
1/2 stick (4 tbsp ) unsalted butter, sliced into 8 pats (optional)
8 long cinnamon sticks, for garnish

How to prepare

In a nonreactive pan combine the cider, brown sugar, short cinnamon sticks, cloves, And all-spice set over medium-low heat, partially cover, and slowly bring just to a Boil, stirring occasionally and skimming any scum that forms on the surface Meanwhile, divide the rum among 8 lg mugs drop a pat of butter and a cinnamon Stick into each mug if desired strain the cider into the mugs and serve immediately Serve 8.

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Crockpot chicken parisian

Ingredients

6 med chicken breasts
salt & pepper
paprika
1/2 cup dry white wine or vermouth
1 can cream of mushroom soup
4 oz mushrooms, sliced, drained
1 cup sour cream, mixed with

1/4 cup flour

How to prepare

Sprinkle chicken breasts lightly with salt, pepper, and paprika. Place chicken in crock pot. Mix white wine, soup, and mushrooms until well combined. Pour over chicken. Sprinkle with a little more paprika. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours. (on high: 3 to 4 hours) remove chicken and stir in sour cream mixture during last 30 minutes. Serve sauce over chicken with rice or noodles.

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Sour cream coffee cake

Ingredients

Streusel mix:
1/2 cup brown sugar – packed
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp cinnamon
2 tbsp melted butter
Cake mix:
1/2 cup soft margarine
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 cup flour
1/2 tbsp baking soda

1 tbsp baking powder

How to prepare

Mix streusel ingredients well and set aside cream the soft margarine, and add the Eggs and beat well add sugar and beat again, add sour cream beat all very well, and Set aside sift together (or stir together gently) the flour, baking soda, and Baking powder add – flour mixture to marg/egg/sugar mixture stir – gently until Well mixed add – 1 tbsp vanilla and stir in gently put – in a buttered and floured Pan first 1/2 of batter, then most (80 – 90%) of streusel mix, then rest of batter, Then rest of streusel mix on top (use a round pan with the tube/post whatever you Call it in the middle) preheat oven to 350, bake for 45 minutes

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Asparagus fritters

Ingredients

2 lbs asparagus
1-1/2 cup flour
2 tbsp fresh grated parmesan cheese
1 pinch salt
1 pinch dried basil, oregano or thyme
4 eggs beaten
1 cup milk

How to prepare

Peel the asparagus to eliminate any tough skin from the stalks. Cut into 1″ pieces. Throw into a big pot of boiling water for 2 minutes, remove and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking. Pat dry. Combine flour with freshly grated parmesan cheese, a pinch of salt, and a little pinch of an herb. Beat the eggs and whisk in the milk. Combine wet ingredients with the dry and mix thoroughly. Fold the asparagus into the batter completely. In a frying pan, melt 1 tbsp butter with 1 tbsp vegetable oil. With a spoon, drop enough asparagus and batter into the pan to make fritters about 3″ in diameter. Cook a couple of minutes, or until the edges start to brown. Flip over and continue to cook for a couple minutes more, until done.

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Greek stuffed peppers

Ingredients

1 cup cooked ground beef
1 cup cooked rice
green onion
fresh mint
cinnamon

How to prepare

In a pot, place desired amount of ground beef, wine, and water to cover beef. Add 1/2 – 1 tsp cumin per lb of beef. Add a few garlic cloves. Cook until mixture boils and beef browns. Skim off the fat with a net strainer. This will result with”lean” beef on the bottom of the pot, and a beef broth to be used for soup or stock.
Combine ingredients and stuff a green or red pepper with it. Pour a fresh tomato puree’ over the top and microwave/bake until cooked.

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