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17 years ago

It's that time of year when cooking is fun again and this is one recipe that I really like to make when we have cooler weather........especially this year when we are still hesitating about buying fresh spinach.

Spinach Topped French Bread

1 10 oz pk chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

1/2 tsp garlic powder

2c shredded Cheddar Cheese

2c shredded` Mozzarella cheese

1/2c butter, melted

1 loaf French Bread cut in half lengthwise

Combine first 5 ingedients in a large bowl; stir well. Spread mixture evenly on bread halves. Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake uncovered at 350 for15 minutes or until cheese melts.

Yield: 8 servings

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Comments (24)

  • 17 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Roselin, I made your spinach bread over the summer in camp where I worked. It was a big hit, anyone who had it, loved it!

    This is one of our favorites for fall!

    Turkey Meatloaf with Cranberry Glaze

    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup mashed jellied cranberry sauce(canned)
    2 pounds ground turkey
    3/4 cup milk
    3/4 cup bread crumbs
    3 eggs -- lightly beaten
    1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    1/8 teaspoon pepper
    1/4 cup diced red onions
    1/2 cup chicken broth -- (just enough to moisten)

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    For the glaze, spread the brown sugar over the bottom of a greased loaf pan and spread the cranberry sauce over the sugar. In a large bowl mix all the remaining ingredients until well incorporated.

    Form the meat mixture into the loaf pan, laying out over the cranberry glaze. Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour.

    Cooking Live with Sara Moulton

  • 17 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Apparently this is a recipe that has been around for quite a number of years, but it's new to me.... and is quite good:

    "Eva's Pumpkin Cake"

    1 - 15oz can pumpkin
    1 - 12oz can evaporated milk
    3 eggs
    1 C white sugar
    4 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
    1 - 18.5oz pkg yellow cake mix
    3/4 C butter, melted
    1 1/2 C chopped walnuts (you can use any nut)

    Combine the first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan.
    Pour dry cake mix on top.
    Drizzle melted butter on to of cake mix.
    Sprinkle nuts on top of everything.

    Bake in 350 degrees oven for 1 hour, or until toothpick comes out clean. Serve with whip cream or ice cream.

    My DD named the recipe "Eva's" because that's who she got it from.... a lady she met at the grocery store who shared her recipe.

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  • 17 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Now that's weird, Roselin, because tonight we are having your spinach bread with curried pumpkin soup. The soup is sure quick and easy for after work.


    ½ pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
    ½ cup chopped onion
    2 Tbs. butter or margarine
    2 Tbs. flour
    ½ to 1 tsp. curry powder
    3 cups vegetable broth (can use chicken broth)
    1 can (15 oz.) solid-pack pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
    1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
    1 Tbs. honey
    ½ tsp. salt
    ¼ tsp. pepper
    ¼ tsp ground nutmeg (I sometimes use ground coriander instead)
    Fresh or frozen chives or chopped green onion tops (optional)

    In a large saucepan, saute the mushrooms and onions in better until tender. Stir in the flour and curry powder until blended. Gradually add the broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the pumpkin, milk, honey, salt, pepper and nutmeg; heat through. Garnish with chives if desired.

    Here's one of my favorite ways to use apples:


    3/ 4 cup shelled walnuts
    1 Tbs. butter or margarine
    1/ 4 cup chopped onion
    1 large apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
    1/ 4 cup seedless raisins
    1/ 2 tsp. salt
    1/8 tsp. poultry seasoning

    6 lean pork loin rib chops with pockets for stuffing, about 1 ¼ inches thick
    2 Tbs. oil
    Salt & pepper
    1 cup apple cider

    1 1/ 2 Tbs. flour
    1/ 2 cup heavy or whipping cream (evaporated milk can be substituted)
    1/ 4 tsp. salt
    Dash of pepper

    Stuffing: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In small saucepan, cook walnuts in boiling water to cover for 3 minutes; drain. Arrange in pan and toast in oven until golden, about 5 to 10 minutes, shaking pan occasionally, and watching carefully for burning. When cool enough to handle, chop and set aside. (This step can be done the day before.)

    In skillet over medium heat, melt butter or margarine. Add onions and saute 5 minutes. Stir in walnuts, apple, raisins and seasonings. Stuff about 1/3 cup stuffing into each chop and secure opening with wooden toothpick. Heat oil in skillet and brown chops on each side; place in single layer in baking dish or pan. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in cider, cover and bake for 45 minutes. Remove lid or foil and bake 15 minutes longer. Transfer chops to a heated serving dish and keep warm.

    Gravy: Put flour in a small saucepan. Gradually strain baking juices into saucepan and blend with flour. Cook over medium heat until smooth and bubbly. Add remaining gravy ingredients. Heat to boiling; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over pork chops. Makes 6 servings.

  • 17 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I could probably knock off that whole loaf of bread. Obviously, there's not much snow-skiing going on down here but I really like this & it's close to Tetrazzini:
    1/4 cup + 2 TBL butter, divided
    1/4 cup flour
    1 1/2 cups chicken stock
    1 cup sour cream
    1/4 cup white wine or dry sherry
    1/8 tsp nutmeg
    1/8 tsp pepper
    1/2 lb cooked flat egg noodles
    4 1/2 cups cut-up cooked chicken
    8 oz mushrooms, sliced & sauteed
    1 cup soft bread crumbs
    1/2 cup grated Parmesan

    Melt 1/4 cup of the butter in a saucepan. Stir in the flour & cook over medium heat until bubbly, stirring constantly. Add the stock, sour cream & wine or sherry. Cook until thickened, again stirring constantly. Add the nutmeg, pepper & salt to taste, blending well.
    Arrange the noodles in a 13x9" baking dish. Layer the chicken, mushrooms & suace on top. Melt the remaining 2 TBL butter & mix w/the bread crumbs. Top the casserole w/the buttered crumbs & sprinkle w/the cheese. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 30 minutes or until hot & bubbly.~~Merrymeeting Merry Eating

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    3 TBL brown sugar
    1 cup chili sauce
    1 1/2 cups vinegar
    5 lbs brisket of beef (not corned beef)
    1 cup celery leaves, chopped
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  • 17 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    This recipe just says "Fall" to me!

    Huron Country Pork Stew

    2 pounds boneless pork butt or shoulder
    All-purpose flour, for dredging
    4 slices bacon, coarsely chopped
    12 small white onions, peeled
    1 garlic clove, finely chopped
    2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
    1/2 cup diced celery
    4 Granny Smith apples (peeled and cored), diced
    1-1/2 pounds russet potatoes, scrubbed and quartered
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage leaves or 1 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
    1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    1 cup apple cider
    1 cup chicken stock
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper

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    Place the onions, garlic, carrots and celery in the pan and saute until the onions are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Return the pork to the pan and add the remaining ingredients. Bring the mixture to a simmer and simmer, loosely covered, for 1 hour or until the pork is tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve. Serve with hot cornbread or biscuits.

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    Source: John Hadamuscin's Enchanted Evenings

  • 17 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    It is definately Fall here, we started stripping cotton Friday afternoon and I took lunch to the field Saturday and Sunday and today has been cloudy and light rain, no cotton harvest today and probably not tomorro or even rest of the week if the weather keeps up.

    We are digging peanuts, but just depending on weather when we get to combine them. Just hope and pray that it doesn't freeze when they are dug and on top of the ground.

    Anyway, one of DH's favorites is chili, so made this tonight after picking up DGS from day care.

    1 lb. ground beef
    1 lb. ground pork (or sausage)
    1/2 c. chopped onions
    1/2 c. bell peppers, chopped
    1/4 c. chopped celery
    2 sm. or lg. clove garlic, minced
    1 jalepeno pepper, seeded and diced
    1 t. cumino
    1 t. garlic salt
    1 t. tabasco sauce
    1/2 t. red pepper flakes
    1/4 c. chili powder
    1 c. beef broth
    1 lg. can stewed tomatoes
    4 oz. tomatoe paste
    1/2 t. worcestershire sauce
    Brown beef and pork and add onions, peppers, celery, garlic and peppers.
    Drain and add remaining ingredients.
    Simmer on low heat for two to three hours.

  • 17 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I made this a couple of weeks ago - I had forgotten how good it is :-)

    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Apple Crisp

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    Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories :

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    4 cups sliced pared tart apples (about 4 medium)
    2/3 cup brown sugar (2/3 to 3/4 cups) -- packed
    1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup oats
    3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    1/3 cup butter or margarine -- softened

    Heat oven to 375F. Grease square pan, 8x8x2 inches. Place apple slices in pan. Mix remaining ingredients thoroughly. Sprinkle over apples. Bake 30 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown. Serve warm and, if desired, with light cream or ice cream.

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  • 17 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    When you say a large can of stewed tomatoes, do you mean a 15 oz. can or a 28 oz. one? Thanks! Would this be an authentic Texas Chili recipe??? (can I add beans if I don't tell anyone?)

    Apple Crisp is one of my favorite homey desserts! My recipe from the Betty Crocker Cooking for Two is very similar to the one you posted, Becky.


  • 17 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Teresa, go ahead and add beans, I won't tell and it is the 15 oz. can of stewed tomatoes. After thinking about it, that is not a large can of stewed tomatoes.

    Probably not authentic Texas chili, most of those just have meat and spices, but we like tomatoes in ours and when it is cooked down you don't even know they are in there!

    Depending on how spicy you like your chili, you might want to add just half the spices and taste after an hour or so and adjust.

    I am not a big chili fan, but DH is and he really likes it, but everyones tastes are a little different.

  • 17 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Pears are coming in now and we really enjoy this recipe:
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  • 17 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Marilyn's Roasted Pears........great!
    Peel and cube any number or variety of pears.Sprinkle with kosher salt, fresh ground pepper (I use the coarse grind) and olive oil.
    Roast at 400° until golden.

  • 17 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago


    I'd be glad to see some other ideas here, if you've got em. I don't! Maureen

  • 17 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I didn't try this yet but I like the way it sounds/tastes. Maureen

    Pumpkin Tiramisu

    (Double recipe to use in large trifle bowl.)

    1 pkg. authentic Italian ladyfingers (they're hard, not soft)
    8 oz. Mascarpone cheese
    1/2 c. pumpkin puree
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    1/2 to 1 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg (to taste)
    1 1/2 c. powdered sugar (or to taste)
    1 tsp. pure vanilla extract or orange extract
    2 1/2 c. heavy cream, whipped and chilled
    1/8 c. either Frangelico liqueur, rum or orange juice
    Crystallized ginger

    Arrange ladyfingers on the bottom of a 9" square pan. Pour liqueur over ladyfingers. Mix Mascarpone with the pumpkin, spices, sugar and extract. Fold in 1 1/2 c. of the whipped cream. Pour mixture over lady fingers. ( If using large trifle bowl, you can layer the ladyfingers and cream mixture: just make sure you sprinkle lady fingers with liquid--juice or liqueur--before covering with cream mixture). Gently spread remaining whipped cream on top of mixture. Sprinkle decoratively with additional cinnamon and crystallized ginger. Cover and chill at least two hours, or overnight.

    Serves eight generously.
    posted by Skylightsky on her blog

  • 17 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Nancy (wizardnm) and I had supper at her house last night, and she made Teresa's pork stew. Oh my, that was good.

    My favorite fall recipe also has pears and maple, two of my favorites. I often make one large cobbler instead of small ones and since I don't have a food processor, I just use my pastry blender to make the dough.

    Individual Maple Pear
    6 servings

    3 pounds pears, peeled, cored, quartered
    2/3 cup + 9 tablespoons pure maple syrup
    2 tablespoons + 1 1/2 cups flour
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
    2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
    9 tablespoons whipping cream
    melted butter
    sugar to taste
    nutmeg to taste

    For the filling, combine the pears, 2/3 cup syrup, 2 tablespoons flour, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg in a bowl and mix well. Divide evenly among 6 custard cups or soufflé dishes. Place a pat of butter on top of each one. Bake at 425 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes or until heated through. For the topping, place the remaining 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg in a food processor. Add 6 tablespoons butter and pulse until fine crumbs form. Add the cream, 9 tablespoons syrup and 1 teaspoon vanilla and process until combined. Drop by spoonfuls onto the hot filling. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar and nutmeg. Bake for 14 minutes or until firm to the touch and golden brown.


  • 17 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    This morning I made Trixie's Chili recipe and sampled some just now for lunch - delicious!

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  • 17 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

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    1 tablespoon vinegar
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  • 17 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Russian River Pot Roast

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    1 cup tomato sauce
    1 cup excellent quality Pinot Noir
    1 piece dried orange peel
    3 whole cloves
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    1 clove garlic minced
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    1/2 teaspoon crushed fennel seeds
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    12 boiling onions

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    Add onions and carrots.
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    Serve juices with meat as a sauce.

    Serves 6 to 8.

  • 17 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I can vouch for Teresa's Huron Country Pork Stew. I made it last weekend and we loved it! I couldn't find cider here in Holland, so I had to use apple juice. I used fresh herbs. It's a keeper - thanks Teresa!

    Next on my list is that Russian River Pot Roast - sounds yummy.


  • 17 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    This is my recipe that I use for chili. I know, in Texas there should be no beans, but I add them anyway and call it:


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    4 to 6 cloves of garlic finely chopped
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    1 large jar of Spicy V-8 juice
    ¼ cup cumin
    ¼ cup chili powder
    1 whole jalapeno or can use any dried hot pepper
    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, either flakes or ground
    Freshly ground salt and pepper to taste
    Olive Oil

    Heat olive oil in a large pot and put in the yellow onion and cook till tender, then add the garlic and cook for just a few minutes so it wont turn brown and burn. Put this onion-garlic mixture aside into a bowl. Then add the ground beef or ground veal to the pot and brown. After it has browned, add the onion-garlic mixture into the ground beef, stir and then add the remainder of the ingredients. Heat over a medium burner until it is hot and then turn down to medium low or low and continue cooking. The longer it cooks, the more flavor it has. In fact it is best if refrigerated overnight, and then reheated the next day either on the stove or in a crock-pot. Serve with crunchy French bread.

    This will serve about 8 large bowls of chili.


    This recipe is my own concoction. I adjust all the spices and ingredients to my taste, so Ill give you the basics, and you have to go with it from there. Be sure to go easy with the spices in the beginning because the flavors intensify as the cooking continues. You can always add more, but you cant remove what is already there.

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    -Bacon cut up (about ½ to 1 pound for a large pot)
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    -Chicken broth (about 3 32 oz. cans or cartons of broth)
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    -Tomatoes (both chopped and whole) (fresh or canned) about 2 cans chopped and 4 fresh whole tomatoes
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    -Beer (one can)
    -Cilantro (one bunch; the whole bunch including stems)
    -Fresh Chives and/or green onions (one bunch)
    -Oregano (fresh or dried) if using fresh herbs always use 3 times that of dried herbs
    -Cumin (1/4 cup)
    -Cayenne Pepper (one tablespoon)
    -Chili Powder (1/4 cup)
    -Salt & Pepper (freshly ground) to taste
    -Green Pepper (optional)
    -Rice (Optional)

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    ¾ cup dry white wine and/or ½ cup cognac
    2 large potatoes, roughly chopped
    2-4 cups broth (beef, mushroom, or vegetable or a combination of these)

    Preheat over to 425 degrees. Combine the flour, salt, and pepper and dredge the roast with mixture. Use a large ovenproof pan over medium-high heat, and when it is hot, add the oil. Then add the roast and cook until it is deeply golden on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Turn over and cook until it is deeply golden on the bottom, about 2 more minutes. Transfer the roast to a plate. Add the olive oil and then to a hot pan add the garlic, onion, carrots, celery, leeks, mushrooms, cabbage, fennel, tomatoes, dried bay leaf, fresh thyme, fresh oregano, sage, flat-leaf parsley, rosemary, and cook or wilt down for about 5 minutes. Then add the wine and/or cognac and broth mixture and continue to cook for 5 more minutes. Return the roast to the pan and place the chopped potatoes around the roast. Cover the roast with the herb-broth mixture. Cover pan and transfer to the oven. Cook at 425 degrees for approximately 30 minutes and then turn the oven down to 325 degrees and continue cooking for another 2 hours. Serve with a loaf of hot, crusty French bread.

    Lindas Osso Buco of Veal

    ½ cup all-purpose flour
    1 tablespoon kosher salt
    2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
    1 teaspoon paprika
    4 veal shanks, tied to secure meat to bone
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    2 cups chopped high-quality bacon
    6-8 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
    1 whole sweet onion
    2 large carrots diced
    3 stalks of celery cut into medium dice
    2 leeks (white part only), well washed and chopped
    2 cups roughly chopped mushrooms
    1 fennel bulb, roughly chopped (optional)
    2 plum tomatoes crushed
    ½ lemon zest only
    1 dried bay leaf
    2 sprigs fresh thyme
    3 fresh sage leaves
    3 springs fresh flat-leaf parsley (Italian parsley)
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
    1 teaspoon dried fennel seeds
    ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    ¾ cup dry white wine
    ½ cup cognac
    4 cups broth (chicken, veal, mushroom, or vegetable)

    Preheat over to 425 degrees. Combine the flour, salt, and pepper and lightly dust shanks with mixture. Use a large ovenproof pan over medium-high heat, and when it is hot, add the oil. Then add the shanks and cook until they are deeply golden on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Turn over and cook until they are deeply golden on the bottom, about 2 more minutes. Transfer the shanks to a plate. Add the bacon to the pan and cook until it starts to render its fat, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic, onion, carrot, celery, leeks, mushrooms, fennel bulb, tomatoes, lemon zest, dried bay leaf, fresh thyme, sage, flat-leaf parsley, rosemary, and fennel seeds and cook for about 10 minutes. Return the shanks to the pan and add the wine and cognac and broth. Be sure to cover the shanks with the herb mixture. Cover pan and transfer to the oven. Cook at 425 degrees for approximately 20 minutes and then turn the oven down to 325 degrees and continue cooking for another 1 hour and 40 minutes. Serve over risotto or basmatic rice. Also serve a loaf of crusty French bread for dipping.

    King Ranch Casserole
    By: Nancy H. Rosenberg
    Most versions of this popular entree involve Ro-Tel tomatoes and canned soup. So what if its not exactly gourmet fare? Its beloved nonetheless. FYI, no one knows where the name originated, but the dish didnt come from the King Ranch. The famed South Texas spread is known instead for its beef and game dishes.

    Yield: 10 to 12 servings.

    1 (3- to 4-lb.) broiler-fryer, cut up
    1 tsp. salt
    1 (10 3/4-oz.) can cream of chicken soup
    1 (10 3/4-oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
    1 (10-oz.) can Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 large green pepper, chopped
    1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
    12 corn tortillas
    2 c. shredded Monterey Jack or
    "Mexican-style" cheese
    garlic powder to taste

    Place chicken pieces in a large Dutch oven, add water to cover and 1 tsp. salt. Simmer, covered, about 1 hour, or until chicken is tender. When cool, remove and bone chicken, reserving broth. Cut or tear meat into small pieces; set aside.

    In a separate bowl, combine soups with tomatoes, onion, green pepper, and chili powder, and mix well; set aside.

    Heat reserved chicken broth. Tear tortillas into fourths, dip each piece in warm chicken broth, and place half the tortillas on the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking pan or casserole. Continue layering, using half of chicken, half of soup-tomatoes mixture, and half of cheese. Sprinkle with garlic powder, and repeat layers with remaining ingredients. Bake, covered, at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes, or until cheese has melted and sides of casserole are bubbly.

  • 17 years ago
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    Scandinavian Roulade

    I think this came from Sunset. I loved it..

    about 2 lb. 1" thick "steak" **, butterflied & pounded even
    2 oz tube anchovy paste (or smashed whole anchovies)

    3-4 Tbsp. butter
    3 med. onions, chopped
    3-4 Tbsp. flour
    1 heaping tsp. dill weed
    1/2 tsp. pepper

    4 long carrots, cooked

    2 C. beef broth
    1/2 C. dry white wine
    1 tsp. dill weed

    Spread the anchovy paste over inside of butterflied steak.
    Saute onions in butter until limp. Stir in flour, simmer til bubbly.
    Add heaping tsp. dill weed and pepper. Spread over anchovy
    covered steak. Now lay cooked carrots crosswise on top, spaced
    evenly. Roll up & tie with cord (or crochet cotton) every couple of inches.
    Place in tight fitting container, or plastic bag, with broth, wine and dill.
    Refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, uncovered.
    Chill 4 hours. Slice thinly.

    ** Round steak did not work well. Used thick slice from lean roast.
    When eaten hot, the filling tends to smoosh out during slicing.


  • 17 years ago
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    Cream of Broccoli Soup

    Sautee 1 onion for every 2 lbs broccoli, and 1 - 2 garlic cloves for every onion in butter.

    Cut broccoli florets off as many heads of broccoli as you think you can handle. Throw these in the pot. Pour in stock (veg, chicken) halfway up as high as the raw broccoli. Boil/steam.

    Meanwhile, peel the broccoli stems and grate them into short strips. When broccoli is done, blenderize the heck out of them...I use an immersion blender. Add 1 C of grated cheese and 1/2 C of cream for every onion, then adjust seasonings and cheese amounts (I use lots, lots, lots more.) Then throw in the broccoli stems, bring back to a simmer, and turn off. The stems will tender up to add a nice consistency to the soup.

  • 17 years ago
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    Interesting, Plot, I do the opposite with the broccoli.... stems first, small florets last. And I don't add cheese... have to give that a try next time.

  • 15 years ago
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    Just found this on a search...looks like some great recipes bringing it up!

  • 15 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    This is as beautiful as it is easy, delicious and healthful. I think you could substitute butternut squash or pie pumpkins for the acorn squash.

    Apple & Pear Stuffed Acorn Squash


    2 med acorn squash, halved & seeded

    2 large apples, peeled & chopped
    1 pear, peeled & chopped
    1/4 cup raisins (I add also 1/4 cup dried cranberries or cherries)
    2 TBS brown sugar
    Grated zest one small orange (I used half a lemon)
    1/4 tsp cinnamon (I use a little more)
    1/8 tsp nutmeg

    2 TBS butter
    1/4 cup apple cider OR orange juice
    1 TBS bourbon or dark rum (opt)


    Preheat oven to 325 F
    Place the squash cut side down in buttered pan, add 1/4" water, and bake 45 minutes.
    Mix next 7 ingredients in a medium bowl.
    Heat butter in a large skillet until melted, and add the fruit mixture.
    Cook over med heat until fruit is golden and tender, about 5 min.
    Stir in the cider or orange juice, and bourbon or rum. Simmer, stirring often, for another 7-8 minutes.
    Remove squash from oven and pour water off. Turn right side up and fill with fruit. If needed, bake about 15 min more or until squash is tender.