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Holiday Lemon-Basil Turkey with Roasted Vegetables

Lemon-Basil Turkey with Roasted Vegetables

Vegetable cooking spray
2 medium lemons
8-lb. turkey breast
1 tbsp. butter OR margarine, melted
24 baby Yukon gold potatoes
1 lb. butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1″ cubes (about 3 cups)
8 medium beets, peeled and cut into 1″ cubes (3 3/4 cups)
12 small white onions, peeled OR 1 cup frozen small whole onions
1 tbsp. dried basil leaves, crushed
1 cup Swanson® Chicken Broth (regular, Natural Goodness™ or Certified

SPRAY 17″ x 11″ roasting pan with vegetable cooking spray.
CUT 1 lemon into thin slices.  Squeeze 2 tbsp. juice from remaining
lemon.  Loosen skin on turkey breast and place lemon slices under skin.
Brush turkey with butter.  Place turkey and vegetables in prepared pan.
Sprinkle with basil.  Mix broth and lemon juice.  Pour half of broth
mixture over all.   ROAST at 375°F. for 1 hr.   STIR vegetables.  Add remaining broth mixture to pan.  Roast 30 min. or  until done.  Serves 8.

December 25, 2008 Posted by | Christmas, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Events, Family, Food, Holidays, Lunch, Meals, Recipe, Recipes, Turkey, Vegetable Recipes, Vegetables | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Famous Mushroom Onion Soup Recipe

Mushroom Onion Soup

2 C. (8 ounces) fresh mushrooms
3 T. margarine
2 medium onions, chopped
2 T. all-purpose flour
5 C. low-sodium chicken broth
Dash pepper
1/3 C. uncooked long grain rice
1 bay leaf
2 T. chopped fresh parsley

Trim mushroom stems level with the caps; finely chop stems and thinly
slice caps. In a large saucepan, melt margarine; add mushrooms and
onions. Cook and stir over low heat for 5 minutes. Blend in flour;
add broth and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils.
Reduce heat. Add rice and bay leaf; cover and simmer for 15-20
minutes or until the rice is tender. Discard bay leaf. Sprinkle with
parsley.  Serves 4

December 20, 2008 Posted by | Christmas, Cooking and Food, Famous Recipes, Food, Holidays, Recipe, Recipes, Soup, Soup Recipes, Soups, Vegetable Recipes, Vegetables | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Famous Beef and Broccoli Pita Folds Recipe

Beef and Broccoli Pita Folds

Thanks to a frozen stir-fry meal starter,meat, veggie and rice are folded into a portable sandwich.

1/2 cup uncooked instant white rice

1/2 cup water

1 (1 lb. 5-oz.) pkg. Green Giant Create A Meal Frozen Broccoli Stir Fry Meal Starter
1/2 lb. boneless lean beef sirloin steak

1 oz. (1/4 cup) shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

4 soft white pita fold breads

*Prep Time: 20 Minutes Preparation Directions:

1. Cook rice in water as directed on package, omitting margarine and salt.

2. Meanwhile, spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Prepare frozen broccoli stir fry meal starter as directed on package using steak but omitting oil.

3.  Remove skillet from heat.  Add cooked rice and cheese;
mix well.  Cover; let stand 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is slightly

4.  To serve, spoon beef-vegetable mixture into pita fold breads.
4 sandwiches

December 19, 2008 Posted by | Beef, Beef Recipes, Christmas, Cooking, Food, Meals, Recipe, Recipes, Vegetable Recipes, Vegetables | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holiday Raspberry Muffins with Streusel Topping

Raspberry Muffins with Streusel Topping

1-1/2 cups (350 ml) flour
1/2 cup (125 ml) sugar
2 tsp (10 ml). baking powder
1/2 cup (125 ml) milk
1/2 cup (125 ml) butter, melted
1 large egg beaten
1 cup (225 ml) raspberries frozen or fresh
1/4 cup (60 ml) pecans, chopped
1/4 cup (60 ml) brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup (60 ml) flour
2 tbsp (30 ml) butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 C.).
In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, and baking powder, set aside.
In another bowl, beat together milk, cooled melted butter and egg.
Add wet mixture to the bowl with the flour mixture, blend until just mixed, do not overwork.
Spoon about 1 tbsp (15 ml) of batter into prepared muffin cups.
Divide half the raspberries among the muffin tin’s cups and top each with remaining batter, then add the remaining raspberries.
For the topping combine pecans, sugar, flour, and butter and sprinkle over batter.
Bake at 350 degrees (175 C.) for 20-25 minutes, or until lightly browning and a toothpick comes out free of batter, be careful to not overcook.

December 15, 2008 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dessert, Dessert Recipes, Events, Famous Recipes, Food, Fruit Recipes, Holidays, Muffins, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas Recipes – Countdown to Christmas

Countdown to Christmas

Carnival of the Recipes for Christmas Recipes Theme: “Countdown to Christmas”

Christmas Stockings

Christmas Recipes presents Christmas Cookies

Deep Fried Turkey posted at Turkey Recipes.

Read the rest of the Countdown to Christmas Edition of the Carnival of the Recipes by visiting this week’s Carnival.


November 27, 2007 Posted by | Carnival Of The Recipes, Carnivals, Christmas, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Events, Family, Famous Recipes, Food, Holidays, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas Toffee

2 cups sliced almonds

12 ounces milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 sticks butter, cut into bits

1 & 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar

1. Preheat oven to 325º. Spread out almonds on a baking sheet and bake, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Let Cool.

2. Coarsely chop chocolate chips in food processor, pulsing on and off. Transfer to medium bowl. In same processor bowl, coarsely chop almonds, pulsing on and off. Add to chocolate chips, tossing to combine. Spread half of mixture evenly over bottom of a well-greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

3. In a heavy medium saucepan, bring butter and brown sugar to a boil, stirring constantly, over medium heat. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until syrup is light golden-brown and just reaches the hard crack stage (300ºF on candy thermometer). At that point, a bit of syrup, when dropped into a boil of ice water, should separate into threads that are hard and brittle.

4. Pour hot syrup evenly over nut mixture. Top with remaining nut mixture, smoothing and pressing down gently with a spatula. Refrigerate until toffee is set and chocolate is firm, about 1-½ hours. Cut into squares or irregular pieces. Store in a tightly covered container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

October 27, 2007 Posted by | Candy, Christmas, Cooking, Dessert, Events, Famous Recipes, Food, Holidays, Ingredients, Meals, Meatless Recipes, Nuts, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas in July Carnival of the Recipes

Carnival of the Recipes Christmas in July – Christmas Recipes Edition.

Christmas In July – Christmas Recipes

July 22, 2007 Posted by | Carnival Of The Recipes, Carnivals, Christmas, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Events, Famous Recipes, Food, Holidays, Meals, Recipe, Recipes | Leave a comment

Cajun Roasted Pork

Cajun Roasted Pork – Serves 6


seasoning mix
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon paprika — sweet
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

3 tablespoons butter — unsalted
1 tablespoon chicken fat (preferred) — or vegetable oil
1/2 cup onion — finely chopped
1/2 cup celery — finely chopped
1/2 cup green bell pepper — finely chopped
1 tablespoon garlic — minced
4 pounds boneless pork loin roast


Thoroughly combine the seasoning mix ingredients. Place all the
ingredients except the roast in a large skillet. Saute about 4
minutes over high heat, stirring occasionally. Cool.

Meanwhile, place the roast in a baking pan, fat side up. Make several
deep slits in the meat with a knife, to form pockets, being careful
not to cut through to the bottom. Stuff the pockets with some of the
vegetable mixture, then thoroughly rub vegetable mixture over the
entire roast by hand. If any of the mixture is left, spread it evenly
over the top and little on the sides of the roast.

Bake uncovered at 275F for 3 hours, then at 425F until dark brown
on top and meat is white in the center, 10 to 15 minutes more.

July 22, 2007 Posted by | Carnival Of The Recipes, Carnivals, Christmas, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Events, Famous Recipes, Food, Ingredients, Meals, Pork, Pork Recipes, Recipe, Recipes | 2 Comments

Carnival of the Recipes: Ice Cream Social Edition

This week’s Recipe Carnival is to get us all ready for national Ice Cream Day this Sunday, and the Carnival of the Recipes: Ice Cream Social Edition is ready for your perusal at http://everythingandnothing.typepad.com/mississippi/2007/07/carnival-of-t-1.html

Some especially good ice cream recipes include:


  • Chocolate Smile Maker (from the crockpot)
  • Snow Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Ice Cream Cake
  • Diabetic Ice Cream
  • Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream


    Next week’s Carnival will be hosted by Dawn at http://dawnandjimmy.us/blog/. The theme for next week is The Secret’s in the Sauce. Send in your favorite homemade BBQ, basting or marinade recipes or just any recipe that calls for barbecue sauce to recipe.carnival@gmail.com by noon CST on Saturday. 

    The week after that, July 22, 2007 the theme will be Christmas Recipes and the announcement is here at

    Christmas in July – Christmas Recipes Carnival of the Recipes


    July 12, 2007 Posted by | Carnival Of The Recipes, Carnivals, Christmas, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dessert, Famous Recipes, Food, Ingredients, Recipe, Recipes | Leave a comment

    Merry Christmas From Famous Recipes

    Merry Christmas From Famous Recipes

    From Scottsdale Arizona: We wish you and your family and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May all your holidays be happy and may you have a year blessed with joy, love, and abundance.

    Bill and Kathee Thelly and Dick Kristen and Alex

    For more Christmas fun:

    Christmas RecipesChristmas QuotesChristmas Jokes 

    Merry Christmas From Around The World 

    How Merry Christmas is said in many languages around the world

    Afrikaans: Gesëende Kersfees

    Afrikander: Een Plesierige Kerfees

    African/ Eritrean/ Tigrinja: Rehus-Beal-Ledeats

    Albanian:Gezur Krislinjden

    Arabic: Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah

    Argentine: Feliz Navidad

    Armenian: Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand

    Azeri: Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun

    Bahasa Malaysia: Selamat Hari Natal

    Basque: Zorionak eta Urte Berri On!

    Bengali: Shuvo Naba Barsha

    Bohemian: Vesele Vanoce

    Brazilian: Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo

    Breton: Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat

    Bulgarian: Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo

    Catalan: Bon Nadal i un Bon Any Nou!

    Chile: Feliz Navidad

    Chinese: (Cantonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan’Gung Haw Sun

    Chinese: (Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan

    Choctaw: Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito

    Columbia: Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo

    Cornish: Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth

    Corsian: Pace e salute

    Crazanian: Rot Yikji Dol La Roo

    Cree: Mitho Makosi Kesikansi

    Croatian: Sretan Bozic

    Czech: Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok

    Danish: Glædelig Jul

    Duri: Christmas-e- Shoma Mobarak

    Dutch: Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!
    or Zalig Kerstfeast

    English: Merry Christmas

    Eskimo: (inupik) Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo!

    Esperanto: Gajan Kristnaskon

    Estonian: Ruumsaid juulup|hi

    Faeroese: Gledhilig jol og eydnurikt nyggjar!

    Farsi: Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad

    Finnish: Hyvaa joulua

    Flemish: Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar

    French: Joyeux Noel

    Frisian: Noflike Krystdagen en in protte Lok en Seine yn it Nije Jier!

    Galician: Bo Nada

    Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr!

    German: Froehliche Weihnachten

    Greek: Kala Christouyenna!

    Hausa: Barka da Kirsimatikuma Barka da Sabuwar Shekara!

    Hawaiian: Mele Kalikimaka

    Hebrew: Mo’adim Lesimkha. Chena tova

    Hindi: Shub Naya Baras

    Hausa: Barka da Kirsimatikuma Barka da Sabuwar Shekara!

    Hawaian: Mele Kalikimaka ame Hauoli Makahiki Hou!

    Hungarian: Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket

    Icelandic: Gledileg Jol

    Indonesian: Selamat Hari Natal

    Iraqi: Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah

    Irish: Nollaig Shona Dhuit, or Nodlaig mhaith chugnat

    Iroquois: Ojenyunyat Sungwiyadeson honungradon nagwutut. Ojenyunyat osrasay.

    Italian: Buone Feste Natalizie

    Japanese: Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto

    Jiberish: Mithag Crithagsigathmithags

    Korean: Sung Tan Chuk Ha

    Latin: Natale hilare et Annum Faustum!

    Latvian: Prieci’gus Ziemsve’tkus un Laimi’gu Jauno Gadu!

    Lausitzian:Wjesole hody a strowe nowe leto

    Lettish: Priecigus Ziemassvetkus

    Lithuanian: Linksmu Kaledu

    Low Saxon: Heughliche Winachten un ‘n moi Nijaar

    Macedonian: Sreken Bozhik

    Maltese: LL Milied Lt-tajjeb

    Manx: Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa

    Maori: Meri Kirihimete

    Marathi: Shub Naya Varsh

    Navajo: Merry Keshmish

    Norwegian: God Jul, or Gledelig Jul

    Occitan: Pulit nadal e bona annado

    Papiamento: Bon Pasco

    Papua New Guinea: Bikpela hamamas blong dispela Krismas na Nupela yia i go long yu

    Pennsylvania German: En frehlicher Grischtdaag un en hallich Nei Yaahr!

    Peru: Feliz Navidad y un Venturoso Año Nuevo

    Philipines: Maligayan Pasko!

    Polish: Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia or Boze Narodzenie

    Portuguese:Feliz Natal

    Pushto: Christmas Aao Ne-way Kaal Mo Mobarak Sha

    Rapa-Nui (Easter Island): Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi. Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua

    Rhetian: Bellas festas da nadal e bun onn

    Romanche: (sursilvan dialect): Legreivlas fiastas da Nadal e bien niev onn!

    Rumanian: Sarbatori vesele

    Russian: Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom

    Sami: Buorrit Juovllat

    Samoan: La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou

    Sardinian: Bonu nadale e prosperu annu nou

    Serbian: Hristos se rodi

    Slovakian: Sretan Bozic or Vesele vianoce

    Sami: Buorrit Juovllat

    Samoan: La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou

    Scots Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil huibh

    Serb-Croatian: Sretam Bozic. Vesela Nova Godina

    Serbian: Hristos se rodi. Singhalese: Subha nath thalak Vewa. Subha Aluth Awrudhak Vewa

    Slovak: Vesele Vianoce. A stastlivy Novy Rok

    Slovene: Vesele Bozicne. Screcno Novo Leto

    Spanish: Feliz Navidad

    Swedish: God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt År

    Tagalog: Maligayamg Pasko. Masaganang Bagong Taon

    Tami: Nathar Puthu Varuda Valthukkal

    Trukeese: (Micronesian) Neekiriisimas annim oo iyer seefe feyiyeech!

    Thai: Sawadee Pee Mai

    Turkish: Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun

    Ukrainian: Srozhdestvom Kristovym

    Urdu: Naya Saal Mubarak Ho

    Vietnamese: Chung Mung Giang Sinh

    Welsh: Nadolig Llawen

    Yugoslavian: Cestitamo Bozic

    Yoruba: E ku odun, e ku iye’dun!

    December 25, 2006 Posted by | Christmas, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Events, Famous Recipes, Food, Holidays, Recipe, Recipes | 1 Comment