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Effortless Spinach Salad

Serves 4 8 oz. fresh spinach ½ c. crumbled feta or goat cheese ¼ c. red onion, thinly sliced 1/3 c. craisins 1 T. toasted sliced almonds, optional Dressing: ½ c. bottled balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing 2 T. orange juice 1 tsp. orange zest, optional Wash and clean spinach. Tear ...

Orange, Thyme & Pumpkin Soup

2 T. olive oil 2 med. onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 7 c. diced pumpkin 6 ¼ c. boiling vegetable or chicken stock Finely grated rind and juice of one orange 3 T. fresh thyme, stalks removed 2/3 c. milk Heat the olive oil in a large sauce pan. Add the onions to the pan and sauté ...

Taco Salad

1 head lettuce - cut up 1 green pepper, cut up 1 small onion, cut up 2 tomatoes - cut up 16 oz. can kidney beans, drained 8 oz. bottle Catalina classic salad dressing 1 c. shredded cheese (cheddar) - sprinkle on top of salad Dorito Nacho Chips 6 oz. broke up, mix in salad 1 lb. hamburger ...

Apple Walnut Chicken Salad

5 oz. cooked chicken breast ½ c. celery, chopped 2 oz. walnuts, chopped ¾ c. apple, chopped 1 T. raisins Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette Dressing Mix all ingredients and toss with Raspberry walnut vinaigrette to moisten thoroughly. Serve on bibb lettuce. Dorothy Ann Seal Resident, The ...

Zesty Bowtie Salad

Serves 8 1 (12 oz.) box bowtie pasta 1 (12 oz.) bag frozen broccoli florets 1 c. cherry tomatoes (halved) 8 oz. bottle Italian Dressing ¾ c. Grated Parmesan Cheese (optional) Cook pasta according to directions on box. Microwave frozen broccoli according to directions on bag. Drain pasta ...

Italian Chicken Rice Soup

Serves 10 1 (49 ½ oz.) can chicken broth 1 (26 oz.) jar meatless spaghetti sauce 1 ½ c. cubed cooked chicken 2 T. minced fresh parsley 3 c. cooked rice 1 tsp. sugar In a soup kettle, combine the broth, spaghetti sauce, chicken and parsley. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer uncovered ...

Confetti Corn Salad

(Diabetic Friendly) 1 lb. golden corn kernels 1 lb. black beans 2 celery ribs, chopped ½ c. chopped onion 1 green pepper, diced 1 lb. grape tomatoes, sliced in half Dressing: ¼ c. vinegar (any kind) ½ c. olive oil 3 T. lemon juice 1 T. sugar (or sucralose or stevia) 2 garlic cloves, ...

Mustard Pickles

6 cucumbers 2 c. chopped onions 1 head cauliflower 1 c. salt 4 c. sugar ¾ c. flour 1 T. celery salt 1 qt. pearl onions 1 qt. vinegar ¼ c. dry mustard 1 ½ tsp. tumeric Layer vegetables in crock. Add salt and water to cover. Let set overnight. Drain and rinse. Take the remainder of the ...

Cornbread Casserole

1 (16 oz.) can corn, drained 1 (16 oz.) can creamed corn 16 oz. sour cream 4 eggs 2 sticks melted butter 2 boxes Jiffy cornbread mix Stir all ingredients together and pour into a 9x12 pan sprayed with Pam. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown for 30-45 minutes. Peggy Ballowe Fort Valley

A New Twist on Macaroni & Cheese

Serves 6-8 2 c. (8 oz. box) uncooked elbow macaroni 1 (1 lb.) carton small curd cream-style 4% cottage cheese 1 (8 oz.) carton dairy sour cream 1 slightly beaten large egg pinch of salt to taste pinch of pepper to taste 8 oz pkg. 2% sharp shredded process cheese Cook macaroni according to ...

Sauerkraut au Gratin

Serves 6-8 3 T. flour ½ tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper 1 tsp. dry mustard 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce ¼ c. melted butter or margarine 1 1/3 c. milk 1 ½ c. shredded cheddar cheese, divided 1 (1 lb. 11 oz. ) can sauerkraut, drained 2/3 c. fine dry breadcrumbs or cornflake crumbs Stir flour, ...

Asparagus Quiche

Serves 6 Pastry for one-crust 9 inch pie or frozen pie shell ¾ lb. fresh asparagus or one (8 oz.) pkg. frozen cut asparagus 3 beaten eggs 1 ½ c. light cream or milk ¾ tsp. salt dash nutmeg 1 ½ c. shredded Swiss cheese On lightly floured surface roll out pastry to a 12 in. circle. ...

Squash Cassserole

2 ½ c. diced squash 1 c. diced onion 1 c. diced celery (optional) 2/3 c. margarine 1 ½ c. water 2 c. cracker crumbs 1 c. grated cheese 2 eggs, beaten 1 ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper Cook first 5 ingredients together for 5 mins. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over mixture. Bake in a ...

Apple Casserole

¾ c. margarine 2 c. sugar 2 eggs 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon 1 ½ tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 2 c. flour ½ c. chopped pecans 3 c. chopped apples Cream together margarine, sugar and eggs. Stir in dry ingredients and mix well. Spoon into a greased 9x13 baking dish. Bake 350 for 45 mins. Kay ...

Caramel Sweet Potatoes

6 med. sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed ½ c. brown sugar ½ c. corn syrup ¼ c. milk 2 T. butter ½ - 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. cinnamon Cover sweet potatoes with water and cook until tender about 15 mins.; drain well. Place in greased 9x13 pan. Mix other ingredients and pour over sweet ...

Cauliflower & Broccoli with Fresh Herb Butter

3 T. butter or margarine, softened 3 T. finely sliced fresh chives 1½ tsp. chopped fresh or ½ tsp. dried thyme leaves 1 tsp. grated lemon peel ¼ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper 3 c. fresh cauliflower florets (about 1 lb.) 3 c. fresh broccoli florets (7 oz.) In a 4 qt. saucepan, heat 2 qts. ...

Baked Potato Pizza

1 (11 oz.) can refrigerated thin pizza crust 1 slices provolone cheese 2 c. cubed unpeeled baked potato (about 1 large) 2 T. olive oil 2 T. Ranch dressing and seasoning mix (from 1 oz. milk recipe pkg.) 1 c. shredded mild cheddar cheese 8 strips crispy cooked bacon, chopped ¼ c. sliced green ...

French Toast Rollups

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened 1 egg yolk 1 c. sugar 24 slices white bread 1 T. cinnamon 3 T. melted butter In med. bowl, beat cream cheese, egg yolk and 1/4 c. sugar till smooth; set aside. Cut crust off each slice of bread, roll out each slice with rolling pin. Spread cream cheese ...

Corn Pudding

3 eggs 1 c. milk ¾ c. sugar 1 c. cream style corn 2 T. flour ¼ tsp. salt 4 T. butter or margarine, melted Mix all ingredients together. Pour into 2 qt. casserole dish. Bake 1 hr. at 350 degrees. Peggy Neff Quicksburg

Sweet Potatoes in Orange Shells

Serves 6 3 oranges 1 (16 oz.) can sweet potatoes, undrained 2 T. butter or margarine, melted 3 T. brown sugar, packed ¼ tsp. salt ½ c. flaked coconut 6 miniature or big marshmallows Squeeze oranges; reserve juice. Remove membranes from orange shells. Mash sweet potatoes in their liquid; ...