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Famous Baked Potato Casserole

Baked Potato Casserole

8 small Potatoes, cooked and cubed
1/2 pound American Cheese, sliced into strips (or your favorite cheese)
1 cup Mayonnaise
1 Onion, chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste
6 slices Partially Fried Bacon, cut
1/4 cup Sliced Stuffed Olives

Combine first potatoes, cheese, mayonnaise, onion, and spices. Place in a 13×9-inch baking pan. Top with bacon and olives. Bake, uncovered at 325 degrees for one hour.

Serves 6.

March 20, 2009 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | , , , | Leave a comment

Swiss Steak Dinner

Swiss Steak Dinner

2 pounds round steak, 1-inch thick
2 teaspoons salt
dash pepper
flour
3 large onions, sliced
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup long-grain rice
1 bay leaf
1 can (10 1/2 ounces) condensed tomato soup
1 soup can water
2 cups cooked drained green beans (I use carrots more often than green beans)

Season meat and sprinkle with flour; pound lightly with meat mallet. Heat oil and butter in skillet; add onions and brown slowly over medium-low heat. Remove onions; brown meat. Place beef in baking dish; add onions, uncooked rice, and bay leaf. Combine soup and water; pour over casserole. Cover and bake at 350° for 2 hours. Arrange green beans around meat and bake 15 minutes longer.
Serves 6 to 8.

March 19, 2009 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | , , , | Leave a comment

Irish Boiled Dinner

Irish Boiled Dinner

Ingredients :
4 pounds brisket corned beef
1 clove garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
1 can onion soup
4 whole peppercorns
6 medium potatoes, quartered
1/2 cup celery cut into 1″ pieces
1/4 teaspoon rosemary, crushed
6 medium carrots, cut into 1″ pieces
1 medium green cabbage, cut into wedges
3 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons water

Preparation :
Rinse corned beef and place in large heavy pan. Add soup and seasonings. Cover and cook over low heat for 3-1/2 hours. Add potatoes, carrots and celery. Place cabbage on top and cover. Cook for about 1 hour or until everything is tender. Remove meat, vegetables and bay leaf. Gradually blend water into flour until smooth. Slowly stir into sauce. Stir and cook until thickened.

March 14, 2009 Posted by | Cooking and Food, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | , , , | Leave a comment

Zesty Red Wine and Herb Steak

Zesty Red Wine and Herb Steak

Dazzle your guests with this incredible marinated steak. Try this marinade
with thick-cut New York strip or sirloin steaks, too.

1 tablespoon McCormick® Grill Mates® Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 tablespoon McCormick® Italian Seasoning
1 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine
2 pounds top round steak, 1-inch thick

1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large, self-closing plastic bag or glass
bowl. Add steak and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade.

2. Grill or broil steak 8-12 minutes per side or to desired doneness. Slice
on the diagonal and serve.  Makes 8 servings

Nutritional Info Per Serving: Calories 222, Fat 12 g, Cholesterol 50 mg,
Sodium 252 mg, Carbohydrates 1 g, Fiber 0 g, Protein 26 g

March 9, 2009 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Famous Lobster Corn Chowder

Lobster Corn Chowder

2 TB butter or part bacon drippings
5 or 6 green onions, with about 3 inches of green, thinly sliced
1 rib celery, diced
3 TB diced sweet red bell pepper
2 TB flour
1/4 tsp. Creole seasoning
3 cups chicken broth
1-1/2 cups corn kernels
1-1/2 cups heavy cream, fresh or frozen and thawed
1-1/2 to 2 cups diced cooked lobster meat
1 medium tomato, seeded, diced, optional
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
1 TB dry sherry, optional
Crumbled cooked bacon, optional

Heat butter in a medium sauce pan over medium low heat; add green onion, celery, and bell pepper. Sauté until celery is tender, stirring frequently. Add flour and stir until blended.

Stir in Creole seasoning and chicken broth. Stir in corn kernels. Cook, stirring, until thickened and bubbly. Stir in heavy cream, lobster,
and tomato. Taste and add salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in sherry and heat through. If desired, top each serving with a little crumbled cooked bacon.

Serve with crackers or hot buttered biscuits. Serves 4 to 6.

February 24, 2009 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Famous Danish Meat Balls with Dill Sauce

Danish Meat Balls with Dill Sauce

Meat Balls
1/2 lb. ground venison or ground beef
1/2 lb. ground pork, unseasoned
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
2 eggs
1/3 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 cups dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup melted butter

To make the Meat Balls: In a large bowl mix the meat, salt, pepper, eggs, onion and cream. With moistened hands (this will be sticky), shape into 1″ balls.

Roll the meatballs in bread crumbs until well coated. Arrange in a
single layer on shallow baking pans. Drizzle melted butter over the
meatballs. Bake at 375º F., turning 3 or 4 times, until evenly browned, about 35 minutes.

Creamy Dill Sauce
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups sour cream
2 tsp. dried dill weed
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
Salt and pepper, to taste

To make the Creamy Dill Sauce: Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Whisk in the flour until smooth. Gradually stir in the chicken broth. Continue stirring until thickened and bubbly, then blend in sour cream, dill and seasonings. Place meatballs in a serving dish and
cover with the sauce. Serve over egg noodles.

February 23, 2009 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Impossible Salmon Asparagus Pie

Impossible Salmon Asparagus Pie

2 cups (1 lb.) asparagus, cut into 1″ pieces
1/4 cup (4 medium) green onions, thinly sliced
1-1/2 cups (6 oz.) Swiss cheese, shredded
1 can (6 oz.) salmon or tuna, drained and flaked
1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1-1/2 tsp. fresh basil leaves, shredded OR 1/2 tsp. dried basil leaves
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper

Heat oven to 400º F. Grease 9″ pie plate.

Sprinkle asparagus, onions, 3/4 cup of the cheese and the salmon in pie plate. Stir remaining ingredients with a whisk until blended. Pour into pie plate. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake about 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Cool 5 minutes.

Serves: 6.

Nutrition Information: Per serving: = Calories 235 (Calories from Fat 115 ), Total Fat 13 g (Sat Fat 7 g), Cholesterol 115 mg, Sodium 410 mg, Total Carbs 12 g (Dietary Fiber 1 g), Protein 19 g.

February 18, 2009 Posted by | Chicken Recipes, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mexican-Style Flank Steak

Mexican-Style Flank Steak

For the marinade:
1/4 cup (60 ml) lime juice
1/4 cup (60 ml) orange juice
1/4 cup (60 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbs (15 ml) coarsely chopped fresh oregano,
or 1 tsp (5 ml) dried
1 Tbs (15 ml) finely chopped cilantro (coriander leaves)
1 Tbs (15 ml) ground cumin
1 Tbs (15 ml) finely chopped garlic
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 flank steak, 1 1/2 to 2 lbs (675 – 900 g)

Whisk together the ingredients for the marinade and marinate the
steak for 2 to 4 hours, turning occasionally. Grill directly over
hot coals to an internal temperature of 145F (62C) for medium rare.
Cut into thin slices across the grain. Serves 4 to 6.

February 17, 2009 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mexican Fish in Orange Juice (Pescado Naranjado)

Mexican Fish in Orange Juice (Pescado Naranjado)

4-6 individual steaks (about 6 oz, 170 g each) firm
white fish such as cod, halibut, or turbot
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
All-purpose flour for dredging
1/2 cup (125 ml) finely chopped fresh parsley
2-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil
2 Tbs (30 ml) lemon juice
1-2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
About 1 cup (250 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice

Season the fish steaks with salt and pepper and dust lightly with
flour. Mix together the parsley, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and
optional jalapeno pepper and spread the mixture on both sides of
the fish steaks. Arrange the fish in a single layer in a lightly greased
baking dish just big enough to hold the. Pour enough orange juice
over the fish barely cover it and bake covered in a preheated 350F
(180C) oven until the fish is opaque, firm to the touch, and flakes
easily with a fork, about 20 minutes. Serves 4 to 6.

February 16, 2009 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Famous Southwestern Gazpacho Recipe

Southwestern Gazpacho

2 red bell peppers, halved and cored
2 cups (500 ml) tomato juice
1/2 cup (125 ml) red wine vinegar
1/4 cup (60 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup (60 ml) chopped onion
4 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1 seedless cucumber, peeled and chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Hot sauce to taste (optional)
2 Tbs (30 ml) chopped fresh cilantro (coriander leaves) or parsley
1 avocado, seeded, peeled, and diced
2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped

Place the bell pepper halves cut side down on a greased baking sheet
and flatten them slightly with the palm of your hand. Place about 3
inches (8 cm) below a preheated broiler and broil until the skins are
charred and black, 10 to 15 minutes. Place in a paper bag and let
rest for 15 minutes.

Slip off and discard the charred skins. Add the peppers and the tomato juice to an electric blender and process until smooth. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the vinegar, olive oil, onion, tomatoes, and cucumber. Process in batches in the blender until blended but still chunky. Refrigerate until well chilled, at least 3 hours.

Adjust the seasoning with salt, pepper, and optional hot sauce and stir in the parsley immediately before serving. Garnish with chopped avocado and hard-cooked eggs. Serves 4 to 6.

February 15, 2009 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment