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Pressure cooking time: 8 minutes   Yields: 8 servings

medium carrots, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1/2 medium green pepper, deseeded and cut  into 1 inch pieces
1 small turnip, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 medium tomatoes, peeled and cut into eighths
1/2 small cauliflower head, cut into flowerettes of about 1 inch
1 small bay leaf
1 teaspoon salt
a pinch of pepper
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8 teaspoon marjoram leaves
1 1/8 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (can use vegetarian)
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
1 1/4 cups water

Put all ingredients except 1 tablespoon parsley in cooker. Stir.
Close cooker. Bring to full pressure on high heat. Reduce heat and cook for 2 minutes.
Remove cooker from heat and let cool.
Open cooker. Discard bay leaf. Place vegetables on serving dish. Keep hot.
Return cooker to high heat and boil till liquid is reduced to half, stirring occasionally. Pour over vegetables. Serve hot, garnish with remaining parsley.

Famous Recipes

January 29, 2009 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Food, Ingredients, Meals, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , | Leave a comment


Famous Recipes


2 (15 ounce) chicken breasts, split
½ cup tomato puree
1 (4 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained, reserve liquid.
½ medium onion, diced
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
½ teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup plain yogurt

Brown chicken in no stick skillet. Drain off fat. Add tomato puree,  mushroom liquid, and next 5 ingredients. Cook and simmer over low heat until chicken is tender. Stir occasionally. (if puree starts to stick, add small amount of water.) Reduce heat and add yogurt and mushrooms. Stir until mixture is heated through. DO NOT BOIL.

Serves 4.
250 calories, per serving.

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January 2, 2009 Posted by | Carnival Of The Recipes, Carnivals, Chicken, Chicken Breast Recipes, Chicken Recipe, Chicken Recipes, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Food, Ingredients, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mexican Casserole

Mexican Casserole

1 lb hamburger, cook and drain
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup ro-tel tomatoes or chile-seasoned tomatoes
1 small can of enchilada sauce
1 cup cream of chicken soup
1 cup cream of celery soup
1 cup mexican blend cheese, shredded
10 corn tortillas, broken up

Mix all ingredients except the cheese and tortillas.  Layer hamburger
mixture with cheese and tortillas ending with cheese on top.  Bake
at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

December 21, 2008 Posted by | Baking, Beef, Beef Recipes, Casserole Recipes, Dinner, Food, Meals, Mexican Recipes, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , , , , | 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

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

Famous Thanksgiving Recipe – Cabbage, Turkey and Orange Salad

Cabbage, Turkey and Orange Salad

Serves 2:
Tired of dry leftover Thanksgiving turkey? Give it a face lift by pairing
it with sweet-and-spicy hoisin sauce and crisp Napa cabbage.

2 cups Chinese cabbage, coarsely shredded (also known as Napa cabbage)
1 medium orange, peeled, pitted and diced
1/2 cup red onions, chopped
1-1/2 cup roasted skinless turkey, chopped or diced
2 TB hoisin sauce
1 TB balsamic vinegar
2 TB orange juice, freshly squeezed

Combine cabbage, orange, onion and turkey in a salad bowl.

Stir together hoisin sauce, vinegar and orange juice in a small cup;
pour over salad and toss gently until well coated.

Yields about 2-1/2 cups per serving

November 25, 2008 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Food, Ingredients, Meals, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Recipe – Ginger-Peach Sweet Potatoes

Ginger-Peach Sweet Potatoes

2 large Sweet potatoes, skinned and cubed into about 1 1/2 inch chunks
or one large can of sweet potatoes, drained.
One can of peach slices, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup sherry
1 Tablespoon Brown sugar
1/2  teaspoon of ground ginger – more or less, depending on how much you
like ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Generous drizzle of Honey

Wash, peel, and cube the sweet potatoes and place them in a 9×9 baking
dish.  If you’re using canned sweet potatoes, drain and rinse them and
then pour them into the dish.

Drain and rinse the peaches, pour them on top of the sweet potatoes.
Arrange them so they cover the potatoes fairly equally

Pour the orange juice and sherry over the peaches and potatoes

Sprinkle the brown sugar, ginger, clove and nutmeg evenly across the top
of the peaches and potatoes

Drizzle generously with honey.

Bake at 325° for about an hour, or until potatoes are tender.  Let sit
for about five minutes before serving.

November 24, 2008 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Food, Ingredients, Meals, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Thanksgiving Recipe – Cranberry Ice

Cranberry Ice

Lovely citrus lends flavor to tart cranberries in this refreshing sorbet
that can be served up for dessert, as a palate cleanser between meals or to
liven up turkey in place of cranberry sauce.

2 (12 ounce) packages fresh cranberries
2 cups white sugar
1 1/4 cups fresh orange juice
1 cup fresh lemon juice

Cooking Instructions
1. In a large pot, add cranberries and enough water to cover. Boil until
cranberries begin to pop. Drain and put through a food mill placed over a
large bowl.
2. While still warm add sugar to dissolve in the warm berries. The amount of
sugar may vary depending on the tartness of the berries, so if you decide to
add more sugar remember that the mixture will be tarter when it has been
3. After dissolving the sugar in the berries, stir in fresh squeezed orange
juice and fresh squeezed lemon juice. Pour in 8 or 9 inch square pan and
freeze overnight. Take out of the freezer 5-10 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts Servings per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 173cal
Total Fat: 0.2g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 1mg
Carbohydrates: 44.8g
Fiber: 2.5g
Protein: 0.5g

November 23, 2008 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Food, Ingredients, Meals, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Thanksgiving Recipes Maple and Tarragon Sweet Potatoes

Makes 8 to 10 servings

Maple syrup and tarragon, a sweet herb, are wonderful enhancements for the flavor of sweet potatoes.

4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick

1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup soy margarine, melted
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons dried tarragon
Preheat the own to 350 degrees. Arrange the sweet potato slices in overlapping rows in an oiled shallow 2-quart casserole. In a small bowl, combine the syrup, margarine, juice, cinnamon, and salt. Pour evenly over the potatoes. Sprinkle the tarragon over the top. Cover with lid or foil and bake, covered, for 25 to 30 minutes, or until readily pierced with a fork but still firm. Bake another 20 to 25 minutes uncovered, or until glazed and golden around the edges.

November 22, 2008 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Food, Ingredients, Meals, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pumpkin Squares – Thanksgiving Recipes

Pumpkin Squares
4 eggs
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 cup oil
1 (16 oz) can pumpkin
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp nutmeg
2 (3 oz) pkg’s cream cheese
1 cup butter
2 tsp vanilla
3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
In a large bowl, beat together eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin until light and fluffy.
In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and nutmeg. Add to pumpkin mixture and mix thoroughly.
Spread batter in ungreased 15×10-inch jelly roll pan. Bake at 350, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool.
Cream together cream cheese and butter. Stir in vanilla. Add powdered sugar and stir until mixture is smooth. Frost and cut into squares.

November 21, 2008 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Food, Ingredients, Meals, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment