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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
Organic)

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.

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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 Turkey Breast & Rice Recipe

Turkey Breast Braised with Garlic and Rice

1 Cup long-grain rice
1 Can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
1/2 Cup white wine
2 Teaspoons dried parsley
1/2 Teaspoon each dried rosemary, thyme and sage
1 Bay leaf
1 BONE-IN TURKEY BREAST (5-6 pounds)
Paprika
3 Cloves garlic

Preheat oven to 350.

In 5-quart Dutch oven combine rice, broth, wine, parsley, rosemary, thyme, sage
and bay leaf. Place turkey over rice mixture and sprinkle turkey generously with
paprika.
Cut off root ends of garlic cloves. Place whole garlic bulbs, cut-end-up, in rice
around turkey breast.
Cover top of Dutch oven with foil and lid.

Bake at 350 degrees F. 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until meat thermometer inserted in thickest
part of breast registers 170-175 degrees F.
Allow to stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
To serve, carve turkey into slices and place on platter.
Spoon rice mixture into serving bowl.
Squeeze garlic from skins onto turkey and rice.

1 Cup long-grain rice
1 Can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
1/2 Cup white wine
2 Teaspoons dried parsley
1/2 Teaspoon each dried rosemary, thyme and sage
1 Bay leaf
1 BONE-IN TURKEY BREAST (5-6 pounds)
Paprika
3 Cloves garlic

Preheat oven to 350.

In 5-quart Dutch oven combine rice, broth, wine, parsley, rosemary, thyme, sage and bay leaf. Place turkey over rice mixture and sprinkle turkey generously with paprika.  Cut off root ends of garlic cloves. Place whole garlic bulbs, cut-end-up, in rice around turkey breast.   Cover top of Dutch oven with foil and lid.

Bake at 350 degrees F. 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of breast registers 170-175 degrees F.
Allow to stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.  To serve, carve turkey into slices and place on platter.   Spoon rice mixture into serving bowl.
Squeeze garlic from skins onto turkey and rice.

December 24, 2008 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Food, Holidays, Meals, Recipe, Recipes, Rice, Rice Recipes, Turkey Recipes | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Turkey and Onion Salad Famous Recipe

Turkey and Onion Salad

6 cups white or yellow onions, cut into narrow wedges
6 cups slivered sweet red bell peppers
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 cups cooked turkey, shredded
1/4 to 1/2 cup tequila*
1 tablespoon grated lime peel
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tsp. ground cumin
1-1/2 tsp. hot pepper flakes
1/4 cup lime juice
Lettuce
Sour cream, optional

Sauté onions and peppers in oil until tender. Add turkey, tequila, lime peel, garlic, cumin and crushed pepper; heat thoroughly.

Add lime juice and mix. Cover and refrigerate. Arrange 1-1/2 cups salad on lettuce lined individual salad plates. Serve with sour cream.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

*Three tablespoons frozen grapefruit juice concentrate may be substituted

Nutrition Information:
Per serving = about 407 cal, 44 g protein, 22 g carbs, 13 g fat,
30% calories from fat, 137 mg cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 5 g fiber.

December 23, 2008 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Famous Recipes, Food, Holidays, Recipe, Recipes, Salad Recipes, Salads | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Famous Tortellini Soup Recipe

Tortellini Soup

1 tsp butter
3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cans (14 oz. each) vegetable broth
1 pkg (9 oz.) tortellini
1 can (14 oz.) stewed tomatoes, chopped up
1/2 bunch fresh spinach, cleaned, stemmed, and torn
6-8 fresh mushrooms, sliced
6 fresh basil leaves or 1 Tbsp. dried basil
1/4 cup shredded parmesan

Saute garlic in butter.  Add broth and bring to boil.  Add tortellini
and simmer for about 5 minutes.  Add tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, and
basil.  Simmer for 2-3 minutes.  Stir in parmesan and serve.

December 22, 2008 Posted by | Cooking and Food, Food, Holidays, Meals, Pasta Recipes, Soup, Soup Recipes, Soups | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a 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 Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Zucchini

Prep Time: 30 min ; Start to Finish: 50 min
*Makes:* 4 servings

Enjoy this veggie-packed recipe when a bumper-crop of zucchini comes your way!

1tablespoon oil

1/2cup chopped onion

1/4cup roasted red bell peppers
(from 7.25-oz. jar), drained, chopped

2(10-oz.) pkg. Green Giant(r) Frozen
Broccoli in Cheese Flavored Sauce, thawed

1(4.5-oz.) jar Green Giant(r) Sliced
Mushrooms, drained

2(9-inch) zucchini* 1/2cup Progresso(r) Plain Bread Crumbs
2tablespoons butter, melted

1.  Heat oven to 350°F. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat
until hot.  Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes or until tender.  Add roasted
peppers, broccoli in sauce, and mushrooms; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until
broccoli is crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.

2.  Cut each zucchini in half lengthwise.  Scoop out center, leaving 1/4-inch shell.  Spoon broccoli mixture into each zucchini half.  Place in ungreased 12×8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish.

3.  In small bowl, combine bread crumbs and butter; mix well. Sprinkle over stuffed zucchini.  Cover with foil.

4.  Bake at 350°F. for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake an additional 8 to 12 minutes or until topping is golden brown and vegetables are tender.

December 18, 2008 Posted by | Cheese Recipes, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Famous Recipes, Food, Holidays, Recipe, Recipes, Vegetable Recipes, Vegetables | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Famous Recipes – Salmon Patties

Just mix salmon in a bowl with 1 or 2 eggs, depending on how much salmon you have.

Either canned or fresh.  Chopped onion, chopped garlic, cracker crumbs, seasonings depend on what you like.  I put paprika, parsley, dill weed, lemon pepper, cayenne pepper, salt.  Lemon zest is good and maybe a couple tbs of lemon juice.  Form it into patties and then fry it in hot oil until it’s brown on both sides.

December 17, 2008 Posted by | Cooking, Dinner, Fish, Fish Recipes, Food, Holidays, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holiday Raspberry Muffins with Streusel Topping

Raspberry Muffins with Streusel Topping

Ingredients
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
Topping:
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

BUTTERSCOTCH BROWNIE MIX IN A JAR

BUTTERSCOTCH BROWNIE MIX IN A JAR

1/2 Cup firmly packed flaked coconut
3/4 Cup chopped pecans
2 Cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 Cup flour mixed with 1 & 1/2 Tbsp. baking powder and 1/4 tsp. salt

Layer ingredients in order given in a 1-quart wide mouth canning jar. Press each layer firmly in place before adding next ingredient.

Attach the following instructions to the jar:

Butterscotch Brownies
Contents of gift jar
3/4 Cup (1 & 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, completely softened
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Spray a 13 x 9-inch metal pan. Empty brownie mix into large mixing bowl. Thoroughly blend the mixture. Add butter or margarine, eggs & vanilla. Mix until completely blended. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes in pan.
Cut brownies into 1& 1/2-inch squares.

Yields 2 dozen brownies.

November 29, 2008 Posted by | Carnival Of The Recipes, Carnivals, Cookie Recipes, Cookies, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dessert, Family, Famous Recipes, Food, Holidays, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

New Year Traditions

Carnival of the Recipes #175

New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve Traditions

Cooking for New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve tends to be a random affair punctuated by comfort food and easy to prepare meals to be eaten at parties and in front of the television.

One of the most well-known traditions is that Black-eyed peas are traditionally eaten on New Year’s Day, often with collard greens or mustard greens. The tradition indicates that the eating of black eyed peas will bring good luck and fortune.

With that in mind, we have a couple of Black Eyed Peas Recipes submitted by various members of the Carnival of the Recipes.

Famous Recipes presents Black-Eyed Peas Recipes posted at Famous Recipes.

And here is another Black Eyed Pea Recipe for good measure:

Black Eyed Peas with Ham

Eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Eve is supposed to bring you luck, or so says Southern tradition. Why leave it to chance when you can cook up a delicious pot of black eyed peas instead?

Cooking black eyed peas at a low simmer instead of a boil will keep the skins from bursting and give the dish a better appearance. Also add salt after cooking is complete as it can make the beans tough.

3 1/2 C canned or frozen (and thawed) black-eyed peas thawed
3 C chicken stock or canned low-salt broth
4 oz finely chopped ham
1 C onion, chopped
2 T balsamic or red wine vinegar
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp (more to taste) crushed red pepper
pepper to taste

Serves 6

Bring all ingredients to boil in heavy large saucepan. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until peas are tender, about 45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. 
 

New Year’s Eve and New Years Day Holiday Traditional  Recipes

Slow Cooker Recipes presents Slow Cooker Scallop Potato-Tomato Pot posted at Slow Cooker Recipes.

Bill presents Surprise Dessert posted at Recipes – World Famous Recipes.

Famous Recipes presents Vanilla Cream Frosting posted at Famous Recipes.

Diabetic Recipes presents Diabetic Recipes – Vegetable-Barley Pilaf posted at Diabetic Recipes.

Crock Pot Recipes presents Chili-Cheese Taco Dip posted at Crock Pot Recipes.

More:

Carnival of the Recipes #175

December 31, 2007 Posted by | Carnival Of The Recipes, Carnivals, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Crockpot, Crockpot Recipes, Diabetic Recipes, Events, Family, Famous Recipes, Food, Holidays, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment