Szechwan Chicken

Szechwan Chicken Recipe By:Laura “This is a very easy and very tasty Chinese recipe that is also kid-friendly! It is a favorite around our house, both among mom and dad as well as our younger picky eaters. It goes great with white rice and egg rolls!” Ingredients 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup cooking sherry 3/4 teaspoon white sugar 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger 2 tablespoons cornstarch 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 large green bell pepper, sliced 1 large onion, quartered 1/2 … Continue reading Szechwan Chicken

Quick Szechwan Sauce

Quick Szechwan Sauce Recipe By:JessieD “This is a quick, spicy and sweet sauce to use as a marinade or as a cooking sauce in stir fries with meats and vegetables.” Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 red chile peppers, seeded and finely chopped 2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger 2 teaspoons minced garlic 5 tablespoons sugar 5 tablespoons ketchup 5 tablespoons vinegar Directions In a bowl, stir together olive oil, chile peppers, ginger, and garlic. Mix in sugar, ketchup, and vinegar. Continue reading Quick Szechwan Sauce

Szechwan Shrimp

Szechwan Shrimp Prep 10 m Cook 10 m Ready In 20 m Recipe By:FOODGU1 “Don’t let some of the ingredients fool you–this spicy shrimp makes a simple, impressive dish, which I usually make for company. For more or less heat, adjust amount of red pepper. Serve over hot steamed rice.” Ingredients 4 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons ketchup 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon honey 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/4 cup sliced green onions 4 cloves garlic, minced 12 ounces cooked shrimp, tails removed Directions In a bowl, stir … Continue reading Szechwan Shrimp

Grandmother’s Buttermilk Cornbread

Grandmother’s Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe By:BETHANYWEATHERSBY “This is my grandmother’s cornbread recipe and it’s the best – sweet and moist!” Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 2/3 cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8 inch square pan. Melt butter in large skillet. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Quickly add eggs and beat until well blended. Combine buttermilk with baking soda and stir into mixture in pan. Stir in cornmeal, flour, and salt until … Continue reading Grandmother’s Buttermilk Cornbread

Greek Baklava

Greek Baklava Recipe By:NEONWILLIE “A Greek favorite that makes everyone think you are a master chef and is sooo easy to make!! I taught a Greek friend how to make apple pie and she taught me this fabulous recipe. The phyllo dough for this recipe is found in the freezer section of most grocery stores. Add a little lemon zest to the sugar sauce, if desired.” Ingredients 1 (16 ounce) package phyllo dough 1 pound chopped nuts 1 cup butter 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup water 1 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup honey Directions Preheat … Continue reading Greek Baklava

Summer Sausage

Summer Sausage “A very tasty sausage that is nice to give away in gift baskets. Add or omit spices to suit your taste.” Ingredients 5 pounds ground beef 5 teaspoons sugar-based curing mixture (such as Morton(R) Tender Quick(R)) 1/4 cup mustard seed 3 tablespoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon salt 1/2 teaspoon hickory-flavored liquid smoke Directions In a large bowl, mix beef, curing mixture, mustard seed, garlic powder, cayenne, red pepper flakes, salt, and liquid smoke. Cover with plastic, and refrigerate for three days, mixing well once a day. On the fourth … Continue reading Summer Sausage

Swedish Meat Pies

Swedish Meat Pies Recipe By:Emily Dunaway “This is a very close knock-off of the Swedish meat pies served at the Scandinavian Festival in Junction City, Oregon. It is not exact, but we like this version better than the Loven Oven pies!” Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 1 pound ground beef 1/4 cup chopped onion 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed 1 pinch ground nutmeg 2 large red potatoes, grated 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup shortening 6 tablespoons sour cream Directions Melt the butter in … Continue reading Swedish Meat Pies

Old Fashioned Creamy Rice Pudding

Old Fashioned Creamy Rice Pudding Recipe By:Jennifer Korpak Bechtel “Cooked rice is combined with milk, sugar, and an egg and flavored with butter and vanilla in this quick stovetop rice pudding.” Ingredients 1 1/2 cups cooked rice 2 cups milk, divided 1/4 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup golden raisins (optional) 1 egg, beaten 1/3 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions Combine cooked rice, 1 1/2 cups milk, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until thick and creamy, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir remaining 1/2 cup milk, golden raisins, beaten egg, and … Continue reading Old Fashioned Creamy Rice Pudding

Easy Biscuits

Easy Biscuits I love that I can make these biscuits and have enough left over to freeze for another meal. TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. YIELD: 2 dozen. Ingredients 4 cups all-purpose flour 4 tablespoons baking powder 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 cup melted butter 1-1/2 cups  milk Directions 1.Preheat oven to 450°. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Add melted Butter and mix until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk; stir just until moistened. 2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 8-10 times. Pat or roll … Continue reading Easy Biscuits

Slow Cooker Stuffing

Slow Cooker Stuffing If you’re hosting a big Thanksgiving dinner this year, add this simple slow-cooked stuffing to your menu to ease entertaining. The recipe comes in handy when you run out of oven space at large family gatherings. I use it often. —Donald Seiler, Macon, Mississippi TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 3 hours YIELD: 10 servings. Ingredients 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped celery 1/4 cup butter 6 cups cubed day-old white bread 6 cups cubed day-old whole wheat bread 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning 1 teaspoon rubbed sage 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 can (14-1/2 … Continue reading Slow Cooker Stuffing