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Mock Chopped Liver

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Mock Chopped Liversource: Sharon Bautista

Ingredients:

1/4 cup canola oil
4 large onions, sliced
2 cups frozen string beans, microwaved till tender and drained
1/2 cup frozen peas, microwaved till tender and drained
4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
1/2 cup walnuts
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions:

Saute the onions in the oil for one hour. Combine all ingredients and process with hand blender or food processor till smooth but still slightly chunky.  Serve warm or cold with crackers or rye bread.

Note: I’ve made some very minor changes from Ms. Rubin’s recipe, based on what I happened to have in the house. However,  the recipe is still very much in the spirit of the original.

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Easy Pizza Dough

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easy pizza dough

source: jessica.dailey

I’ve used this pizza dough recipe for so many years, I’m no longer sure where I originally found it. I just know It’s cheap, easy and tastes delicious every time.

Ingredients

1 1/4 cup water

1 scant tablespoon yeast or 1 envelope yeast

1 teaspoon water

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup bread flour

1 cup all-purpose flour

extra flour

Directions

In a large bowl, soften yeast by combining it with water and sugar.

Let stand for five minutes and then stir in salt, oil, and both cups of flour. Beat well.

To make a stiff dough, add 3/4 to 1 cup extra flour.

On a lightly floured surface, kneed till smooth.  Place in an oiled plastic bag and let rise till doubled (30-45 minutes). Punch down and use.

Bake at 450 degrees.

Note: I frequently double this recipe and freeze the extras. Just place each half of the dough in a separate bag.

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Cottage Cheese Pancakes, Made Two Ways

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Cottage Cheese Pancakessource: Wreford Miller

Here is a recipe for cottage cheese pancakes, made two different ways. The main recipe is for a sweet pancake. The variation is for a savory, spinach version. Both are yummy.

Sweet Pancakes

Ingredients

1 cup cottage cheese

1 cup sour cream

1 cup flour (without lumps)

1/4 cup sugar

3 eggs, beaten well

1 tsp baking powder

1 Tbsp oil

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

Pam or other non-stick spray

Directions

In large bowl, combine all ingredients except for spray. Mix very well with fork.

Spray high quality, non-stick pan with Pam.  Turn on flame to medium.

For each pancake spoon 1-2 Tbsp of mixture onto pan. Cook till edges begin to solidify.

Flip and continue to cook till pancakes are lightly brown on both sides.

You do not need syrup or additional sugar. The pancakes are sweet enough.

Spinach and Cheese Variation: Skip the sugar and vanilla. Instead, add 1/2 cup well drained cooked spinach, 1/2 cup shredded cheese and a general pinch of pepper to the mix. Cook like normal. Top each spinach cake with a tablespoon of warmed tomato sauce.

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Tortilla Pie

February 27, 2015 / No Comments on Tortilla Pie
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Tortilla Piesource: J C

My son, normally a very picky eater, loves beans.  Here’s the easiest bean dish I’ve ever made. My hard-to-please son loves it.

Ingredients

1 can chili beans, semi-drained

1 1/2 cups shredded cheese

3 soft tortillas

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place one tortilla in the bottom of a pie pan. Spread with 1/3 can of beans and 1/2 cup cheese. Repeat with two more layers, ending with cheese.

Place in the oven and bake till the top layer of cheese is completely melted. Do not cover.

The finished pie can be served plain, or with taco toppings: sour cream, additional cheese, salsa, taco sauce and chopped tomatoes and onions.

Note: The tortilla will be too large for the pie pan and will creep up the sides. That’s okay.

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Just Wonderful! Split Pea Soup

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split pea soup

source: Qfamily

I got this recipe from a neighbor in Baltimore. I’ve made it for years and it comes out delicious each and every time.

Ingredients:

1 lb. dried split peas

1/2 cup barley

2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning

1 carrot, diced

1 onion, diced

1 potato, diced

2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1/4 stick butter or margarine

Directions:

Fill a large pot half full of water and cook over high flame. When boiling, add all ingredients and cook for 20 minutes. At that point, reduce heat and  start stirring and checking soup every 5-10 minutes, till done. Add more water if necessary.

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Garlic Addicts Pasta

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Garlic Addicts Pasta

source: tiny banquet committee

I’m addicted to garlic.  Unless you are too, skip this recipe.  Garlic Addicts Pasta is my favorite pasta dish, but it is not for the faint of heart!

Ingredients

1 head of garlic (even more if you can stand it!)

5 ounces uncooked pasta

1-2 tablespoon butter

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

salt to taste

1-2 pinches red pepper flakes

1/4 cup high quality grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Peel the garlic and slice each clove into 3 or 4 pieces. Do not mince.

Cook the pasta till it’s done, but still firm (el dente). Drain well and mix with butter and salt to taste.

Quickly saute the garlic in the oil until it just starts to turn yellow. Add the red pepper flakes and continue cooking till the garlic is light brown. This should take another minute or less. Remove from the hot burner immediately or the garlic will burn.

Pour the garlic and oil mixture over the hot pasta. Sprinkle with plenty of Parmesan and eat immediately.

If made correctly, this dish is amazingly good.

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Spinach And Noodles

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Spinach And Noodlessource: I Believe I Can Fry

The following, with quite a few changes, is based on a rec­ipe called Greens And Nood­les from a won­der­ful book called Veg­et­ar­ian Ex­press Lane Cook­book. I changed the rec­ipe to make it a lit­tle quick­er and a whole lot more gar­licky. I think you’ll like it this way. My fam­ily does.

Ingredients

1/2  lb pasta, cooked el dente and drained

1 lb. chopped frozen spinach, microwaved and roughly drained

1/4 cup olive oil

5 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper

1 tablespoon butter

salt

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Stir the butter into the hot pasta.

Saute the garlic in the olive oil. When the garlic starts to turn brown, add the red pepper flakes and cook for another 30-60 seconds. Remove from the heat.

Add the spinach and pasta to the garlic and mix very well. Stir in the Parmesan and salt to taste.

Note: What does roughly drained mean? The spinach should have no visible pools of water but should still be quite moist. If a handful of the cooked spinach was squeezed, one or two tablespoons of water would drip out.

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