Recipes

Here’s a listing of some of my favorite recipes.  I hope to update this page regularly and be able to refer to it whenever I need meal ideas.

Want to try: http://bennardobakes.blogspot.com/2010/01/maple-leaf-cookies.html

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3-INGREDIENT DISHES

  • Flaky Mozzarella & Tomato Tart *****
  • Grilled Flat Bread With Thyme
  • Hummus & Cucumber Crustini ****
  • Spinach Cheese Quisadillas ****
    • Ingredients: large soft tortillas; shredded cheese; frozen spinach; ham (optional).
    • Thaw and drain spinach.  Pat dry with paper towel.  On each large tortilla, sprinkle cheese, a layer of spinach, and another layer of cheese.  Cover with a second tortilla.  Cook each quisadilla over medium heat in a nonstick pan until slightly crispy (2-5 minutes each).  Cut into quarters and serve warm.

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MAIN DISHES

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SIDES

  • Tomato Cucumber Sandwiches (the hubby’s invention) *****
    • Ingredients: French bread, sliced; 2 roma tomatos, sliced; 1 cucumber, sliced, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper.
    • Directions: Stack cucumber and tomato slices onto French bread slices.  Arrange onto a platter.  Drizzle olive oil and then balsamic vinegar over sandwiches.  Shake salt and pepper over sandwiches.  Serve immediately.
  • Fried Potatoes
  • Quick Homemade Applesauce
  • Tossed Broccoli Salad *****
  • Sweet Dinner Rolls/Crescents
  • Tomato Bisque *****
  • Famous Challah Bread *****

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APPETIZERS

  • Cheddar Bruschetta *****
  • Easy Cheese Ball *****
    • Ingredients: 2 (8-oz) pkgs cream cheese; 1 (1-oz) pkg ranch or Italian dressing mix; shredded cheddar cheese; 1 pkg real bacon pieces.
    • Directions: In bowl, mash cream cheese.  Mix in the dressing mix and cheddar cheese.  Shape into a ball, then roll in the bacon pieces.  Refrigerate covered until ready to serve.
  • Grilled Bacon Jalapeno Wraps ****

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BEVERAGES

  • Best Eggnog (family recipe) *****
    • Ingredients: 6 eggs, separated; 3/4 c. sugar; 1 pint milk; 1 pint whipping cream; nutmeg.
    • Directions: Beat egg whites until firm.  Add sugar and beat.  In a separate bowl, beat yolks and fold into egg white mixture.  Add milk and cream, mixing well.  Sprinkle with nutmeg.  Best if served immediately.
  • Hot Cocoa Mix ****
  • Watermelon-Lemonade Cooler *****
  • Hot Apple Cider Bar (great idea for a party/shower instead of punch if it’s cold outside)
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DESSERTS

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