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4 bread recipes

Easy Italian crusty/chewy bread

This is the yummiest and easiest bread.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup tepid water plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1 tsp dry active yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

Add the water, yeast, salt, and flour into a mixing bowl. Using a spatula or wooden spoon, stir well to form a wet, very sticky dough. Do not try to knead with your hands, as it is too sticky to handle. Once mixed, cover the bowl with a towel, and leave out at room temperature for 24 hours.

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Hearty Farmer’s Omelet

3 large potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/4 cup chopped green onion
2 Tbs. butter
1/2 tsp. Cavendar’s Greek seasoning (Or use your favorite seasoning salt to taste.)
5 eggs, scrambled
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup cubed ham or Canadian bacon
1 Tbs. parsley
1 tsp. basil
1 cup shredded provolone or mozzarella cheese

Place cubed potatoes in microwave-proof bowl and add 1/2 cup water. Cover with saran wrap and microwave on high for 3-5 minutes until potato cubes are tender. Drain excess water. Melt butter in large heavy (and ovenproof) skillet and add green onions. Cook on…











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Apple Walnut Salad with Apple Vinaigrette

1-head bibb lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
1 granny smith apple, sliced thinly with skin (as if you were preparing them for a pie)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Arrange lettuce on two salad plates. Top with apple slices in a circular pattern (as if the slices were flower petals) Add chopped walnuts. Drizzle dressing on when ready to serve. Serves one romantic couple!

Dressing: In a lidded jar add 1/4 c. mayonnaise, 1/4 c. apple juice, 2 tsp. white wine vinegar, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, and 1 Tbs. honey or sugar. Shake well.

Conversation starter: What five…







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Minted Carrots

4 large carrots, peeled and cut into three inch sticks
1/4 cup chicken stock (You can use bouillon for any of these recipes…. I use a chicken food base
called Le Gour at our local Costco)
1 tsp butter
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. dried mint
2 tsp white wine

Place the carrots sticks into a microwave proof dish with the stock. Place plastic wrap over and cook on high for three minutes. Place carrots in a frying pan with the butter just melted. Saute for one minute. Add sugar, mint, wine, and 1/4 cup of the remaining stock. Bring to…







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Semi Sweet Herbal Iced Tea

Our kids LOVE this iced tea!

8 tea bags (Our family likes any infusion of green tea, cranberries, or pomegranate. If you use a berry tea, the tea turns a great shade of fuchsia!)
¾ cup sugar
4 cups water

Boil tea bags and sugar until tea is rendered. Remove tea bags. Pour liquid into 1 gallon pitcher. Add ice cubes and water until the pitcher is full. To the entire mix add:

5 Tbs. lemon juice (I use the concentrate kind.)

Conversation starter: When was the last time you ate a lemon?



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Cream of Tomato Pasta (with chicken or seafood)

Alfredo sauce:
1 cup heavy cream (Only eat this once a month—It’s fattening!)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
4 Tbs. white wine
1 Tbs. basil
1 Tbs. parsley
1 tsp oregano
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
1 tsp. salt
ground black pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in small saucepan over medium low heat until butter and all cheese melts.

In skillet, Saute:
2 Tbs. olive oil
1/2 red onion, diced
2 cups cubed (raw) chicken breat or fish meat (halibut or swordfish are good choices)
2 lg. cloves garlic
1 can chopped (not cooked) tomatoes, or three large fresh tomatoes, chopped

Saute onion first, then add chicken (or fish) and garlic….



















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Nana’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

2 c. powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups peanut butter, chunky or smooth
6 Tbs. melted butter
1/2 cup chopped nuts

1 6 oz. package chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
1/3 bar of parowax

Mix the first four ingredients together and form into one inch balls. This is a messy job, but licking your fingers when it’s all done can be fun! Let refrigerate overnight.

Melt the chocolate chips and paraffin in a double boiler. Stir often. Dip the cold peanut butter balls into the chocolate mixture and place on wax paper to harden. Be prepared to be eaten out of house and home…







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Yaki Soba

16 ounces yake soba noodles (In the produce section, near the won tons and tofu.)

SAUCE:
2/3 cup soy sauce
4 Tbs. ketchup
1 tsp. Worchestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. hot sauce
1/3 cup white sugar

Pour contents into a lidded jar and shake well. Set aside.

2 tsp. sesame oil
1 Tbs. corn oil
4 half boneless, skinless chicken breasts, julienned
2 cups chopped vegetables…. I use pea pods, carrots, broccoli, onion, and water chestnuts

Saute chicken in oil over medium high heat in a large skillet or wok. Add vegetables when chicken is nearly cooked through, and cook until veggies are tender but not overcooked. Add noodles…











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Chicken Curry Salad

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cut into one inch cubes (I usually just use
leftover chicken from a roast if I am not in the mood to make soup.)
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1 apple, chopped into small dices
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbs. mild curry powder (I try to buy mine at an import store like Cost Plus…It is more
authentic.)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper

Place chicken, celery, almonds and apple in medium bow. Combine next five ingredients and adjust seasonings to taste. Add to chicken mixture and toss. Serve over a…











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Mary’s Salsa

1/2 onion finely chopped
2 medium red tomatoes, chopped finely
2 medium yellow tomatoes, chopped finely
4 green onions, minced
2 cloves of garlic, pressed
juice of 1/2 small lemon or lime
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup well chopped cilantro
2 Tbs. chopped fresh oregano
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp. paprika
salt and pepper to taste
hot sauce or chiles to taste

Place the onion and tomatoes in a bowl. Mash them slightly to create a little juice. Add all of remaining ingredients and stir through. Let mixture sit at room temperature for an hour, then serve or chill in refrigerator. Use as a…















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