Irish Spring Salad

Ingredients: 4 cups mesclun ½ cup shredded red cabbage 3 ounces baked tofu cubes ½ cup grated carrots ½ cup edamame ¼ cup mandarin oranges 1 tablespoon golden raisins ½ cup bamboo shoots 2 tablespoons chow mein noodles 2 tablespoons bottled reduced-sugar Asian sesame vinaigrette Directions: Mix mesclun, cabbage, tofu, carrots, edamame, oranges, raisins, bamboo…

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Reindeer Pretzel Rods

Ingredients 12 oz package of meltable milk or dark chocolate (option chocolate chips) 20-24 large pretzel rods (about one package) Candy eyeballs Red candy pearls – if you cannot find these, red M&M’s work 16 oz package of pretzel twists Instructions Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Place the meltable…

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Cabbage Rolls & Perogies

Perogies: Filling: These traditional perogies are filled with a very smooth mixture of potatoes and cheddar cheese with a little bit of finely diced sautéed onions. Filling: 5 lbs. potatoes (large russet potatoes work best) 1 lb. brick of sharp cheddar cheese, grated 1 onion, diced and sautéed in butter Dough: 6 cups all purpose…

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Mexican Beef Tacos

Ingredients: 1 lb lean ground beef 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 cup tomato sauce 1/4 cup water 12 taco shells – either hard shells or small 6-inch soft flour tortillas will work Directions: Add the…

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Mushroom Soup

Ingredients: 1 pound  mushrooms, sliced 2 shallots or 1 onion, rough chopped 2 cloves of garlic (crushed with side of knife) 2 tablespoons sherry cooking wine (a good splash!) 1 quart chicken/vegetable stock ½ cup Heavy Cream 2 Tbsp Butter Salt and Pepper to taste Crispy bacon and parsley for garnish Directions: In a heavy bottom pot, like a Dutch oven, sweat the shallots and garlic in butter over medium heat. Season with salt &…

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Ingredients 2 cups white sugar 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder ½ cup vegetable oil 4 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup confectioners’ sugar Directions Mix sugar, cocoa, and oil together in a bowl. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until combined. Stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Gradually stir dry…

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Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

Ingredients: 1 (5 1/2 pond) turkey breast, fresh or frozen, thawed 4 tsp McCormick Italian seasoning 2 tsp McCormick season-all* seasoning salt 3/4 tsp McCormick ground black pepper 1 cup of water Method: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place turkey breast on rack in shallow roasting pan. Combine next 3 ingredients. Spread seasoning mixture…

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Thanksgiving Meatloaf

Ingredients: 2 1/2 pounds ground turkey 1 1/2 cups chicken- flavor stuffing mix 2 eggs 1/3 cup milk Method: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) Mix together turkey, stuffing, eggs and milk in a large bowl. Mixture will be lumpy. Spread mixture in 9x 5 inch loaf pan. Bake for one hour…

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Donegal Mussels

Ingredients: 6.5 lb/3 kg olive oil 3 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 tin of plum tomatoes (14 oz) 1/2 pint lager (300 ml) 2 scallions (spring onions) Method: Wash mussels in cold water. Use only mussels which are tightly closed. In a large pan, heat some olive oil and saute the garlic in it to…

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Summer In a Jar

Peach Chutney in a Jar Ingredients: 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic 2 shallots finely diced 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced 1 ½ pounds fresh peaches, blanched and diced ½ cup sugar ¼ cup brandy ½ cup cider vinegar Salt and pepper Directions:  Melt butter, add garlic, shallot and jalapeno and sweat…

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