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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…

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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…











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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…





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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…







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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…



















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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…







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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…











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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….











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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….















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