Swedish Meatballs & Sweet and Sour Meatballs 

Swedish Meatballs  1 ½ lbs. ground beef  1 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted  2 beaten eggs  ½ cup minced onion  1 cup milk  ½ cup dry bread crumbs  1 teas. seasoned salt  ½ teas. dried dill weed  ½ teas. ground allspice  ¼ teas. ground nutmeg  Cream Gravy (see recipe below)  In a small skillet over medium […]

Minestrone, Vegetable Soup & Turkey Rice Soup 

Minestrone  ½ cup dried white navy beans  3 ½ quarts water  2 teas. salt  1 cup diced carrots  1 cup diced potatoes  1/3 cup diced celery  1 1 lb. can tomatoes, undrained  2 teas. chicken bouillon granules  1 bay leaf  ½ teas, pepper  1/8 teas. ground thyme  1/8 teas. dried basil leaves  2 Tbsp. melted butter or […]

Italian Peas, Broccoli Rabe Sauté, Steamed Radishes & Greens and Beans 

   Italian Peas  1 10 oz. package frozen peas, thawed ¼ cup minced onion  2 Tbsp. melted butter or margarine ½ cup chicken broth  1/8 teas. pepper ¼ cup diced prosciutto  Note:  3 pounds of fresh peas, shelled may be used in place of the thawed frozen peas.  In a large skillet over medium heat sauté the onion in […]

Hot Chicken Salad, Chicken Broccoli Casserole & Chicken Reuben Casserole 

Hot Chicken Salad  1 cup diced cooked chicken  1 cup cooked rice*  ½ cup slivered almonds  2 teas. diced onion  ½ cup water chestnuts  ½ cup sliced ripe olives  1 can condensed cream of chicken soup  ½ cup mayonnaise  3 teas. lemon juice  Salt and pepper to taste  Crushed potato chips  Preheat oven to 350 […]

Ham Steaks 

Grilled Apricot Ham Steak  2 lbs. cooked ham steak (1-in. thick) ¼ cup apricot preserves  1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard1 teas. lemon juice  1/4 teas. ground cinnamon*  Combine the apricot preserves, mustard, lemon juice and cinnamon in a small saucepan over low heat.  *You may use either more or less cinnamon according to your own taste preference.  Cook and stir […]

Kielbasa Sausage and Sauerkraut, Kielbasa Sausage and Cabbage, Italian Sausage with Peppers, Onion and Beer

Kielbasa Sausage and Sauerkraut 1 ½ lbs. kielbasa sausage 2 lbs. sauerkraut 1 Tbsp. caraway seeds ¼ cup brown sugar 1 diced apple 1 large chopped onion ½ lb. bacon Slice the kielbasa into 1-inch pieces. Cut the bacon into 1-inch pieces. Rinse and drain the sauerkraut. Place the sauerkraut, caraway seeds, brown sugar and […]

Hummingbird Cupcakes, Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Hummingbird Cupcakes ¼ lb. unsalted butter, softened ½ cup sugar 1 cup flour ¼ teas. salt ½ teas. cinnamon ½ teas. baking soda ½ teas. baking powder 2 eggs 1 teas. vanilla extract ½ cup chopped pecans ¼ cup crushed pineapples 2 large ripe bananas, mashed Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup […]

White Lasagna, Fettuccine Alfredo

White Lasagna 1 lb. lean ground beef 1 3 oz. pkg. cream cheese, cubed 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 ½ cups gouda cheese 1 12 oz. container cottage cheese 12 oz. sliced mozzarella cheese 1 cup finely chopped celery 1 clove garlic, minced ¾ cup finely chopped onion 2 tsp. basil 1 tsp. oregano […]

Tiramisu, Cannoli, Biscotti with Almonds

Tiramisu 9 oz. mascarpone cheese 1 cup strong brewed coffee 36 ladyfingers ¼ cup milk ¼ cup sugar 3 Tbsp. rum 2 eggs 1/8 teas. unsweetened cocoa powder Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. In a bowl mix together the coffee, milk, and 2 tablespoons of the sugar. Soak the ladyfingers in this […]

Creamed Cabbage, Fried Mushrooms, Green Beans with Butter and Garlic Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Creamed Cabbage 1 large head cabbage 4 slices bacon ¼ cup butter or margarine ½ cup sour cream 1 Tbsp. flour 1 teas. salt Wash, core and shred the cabbage. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook the bacon until evenly browned. About 10 minutes. Turn the bacon over occasionally. Remove bacon from […]