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Cheesy Creole Grits

Cheesy Creole Grits

Ingredients 3 cups water 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup quick cooking grits 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup shredded Cheddar Directions In a large saucepot combine 3 cups of water, milk, Creole seasoning and salt. Bring to a boil. Whisking, add grits in a slow steady stream. Reduce heat […]

Hummus

Hummus with Tahini

from Chef Tess Bakeress – whose recipes ALWAYS rock! Hummus 101 Hummus is a dip or spread made from chickpeas. Hummus is in fact the Arabic word for chickpea. Hummus has been eaten since ancient Egyptian times. Over 7,000 years ago. In almost every culture the use of mashed beans in some form are used.They […]

Cornbread and Andouille Sausage Recipe

4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter 1 Cup Andouille Sausage, finely diced 1 Cup Spanish Onion, finely diced 1 Cup Bell Pepper, finely diced 1/2 Cup Celery, finely diced 2 Tbsp Fresh Garlic, mined 1 Tbsp Fresh Thyme leaves, chopped 1 Tbsp Creole Seasoning (less if using commercial, they have more salt) 4 Cups leftover Cornbread, crumbled […]

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans & Rice Recipe

1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter 2 Tbsp Creole Seasoning 1 Cup Onion, chopped 1/2 Cup Bell Pepper, chopped 1/4 Cup Celery, Chopped 1 Cup Andouille Sausage, Cubed 1 Cup Tasso, Cubed 1/2 lb. Small Red Beans (soaked overnight or for at least a few hours) 1 Tbsp Fresh Garlic, Minced 3 1/2 Cups Chicken Stock (You […]

Vegetable Primavera

Vegetable Primavera 1. Choose a combination of different vegetables, such as mushrooms, tomatoes, cauliflower, and bell peppers. Chop the vegetables into bite-size pieces. 2. Sauté in a skillet with a small amount of cooking oil or non-stick cooking spray until the vegetables are tender, but still crisp. 3. Toss with your favorite pasta and add […]

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries 1. Preheat oven to 425° F. 2. Cut uncooked sweet potatoes into thin slices. 3. Dip slices in a mixture of egg substitute and nutmeg. 4. Spray a baking pan lightly with a non-stick cooking spray. Arrange the slices in a single layer on the baking pan. 5. Bake for 20 minutes […]

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

YIELDS     10 – 12 SERVINGS 8 – 10     MEDIUM SIZED REDSKIN POTATOES (COOKED UNTIL TENDER) 1 CUPS SOUR CREAM 2 CUPS BUTTER 2 TSP SALT 2 TSP BLACK PEPPER 1 TBS GRANULATED GARLIC BOIL POTATOES UNTIL TENDER (SLIDING OFF A BUTTER KNIFE IS A GOOD INDICATOR) STRAIN EXCESS WATER AND PLACE INTO MIXING […]

Carmelized Apples

YEILDS 1 QUARTS 12 APPLES (PEELED AND CORED) 2 CUPS SUGAR ¼ CUP CINNAMON 1 TSP LEMON JUICE PEEL AND CORE 12 GOOD SIZED APPLES. SLICE APPLES INTO THICK WEDGES. IN A LARGE SAUCE PAN COMBINE APPLE WEDGES CINAMON SUGAR AND JUICE. SIMMER ON LOW HEAT UNTIL APPLES RELEASE ENOUGH JUICE TO FORM A THICK […]

Creamy Cranberry – Apple Whip

(Makes 2 cups (4 servings)) Made with Cranberry Applesauce, this easy pudding makes an excellent last-minute dessert. 1 cup Cranberry Applesauce (see recipe, above) 1 cup silken tofu 1 Tablespoon finely chopped walnuts or pecans, or grated coconut In a blender or with a hand blender, combine Cranberry Applesauce and silken tofu and blend until […]

Whole Cranberry – Pineapple Sauce

(Makes 3 cups (6 servings)) Pineapples and cranberries pair well together in this non-traditional cranberry sauce which can be flavored with freshly grated ginger or lemon zest. (The zest is the outer peel of a citrus fruit.) 2 cups fresh cranberries One 8-ounce can crushed pineapple 1/2 cup mixed berry or apple juice 1/4 to […]

Cranberry Fruit Salad

(Serves 8) Agar, sometimes known as “Vegetarian Jell-O,” makes a tasty holiday treat that young and old alike will enjoy. Agar or agar-agar is flavorless. You can find it in natural foods stores or Asian markets.  Knox sure-jell is also a good choice. 3 1/2 cups cranberry-apple or apple juice 1 1/2 cups cranberries One […]

Cranberry-Apple Cobbler

(Serves 8 to 10) If you’re thinking about a holiday pie, consider making a cobbler instead. There is one fewer crust and much less fat, plus you have the delicious flavor of freshly baked fruit to enjoy! This delicious, sweet-tart dessert even gets raves from those who claim to dislike cranberries! For a Cranberry-Pear Cobbler, […]

Heavenly Squash, Cranberries, and Rice

(Serves 8) Here the tart cranberries are balanced with the sweetness of caramelized onions, sweet winter squash, and currants. Top this beautiful dish with toasted nuts for special occasions. Try serving this with braised winter greens and warm country cornbread. 2 Tablespoons olive, canola, or light sesame oil 1 large onion, chopped (about 2 cups) […]

Cranberry Applesauce

(Makes about 2 cups (4 servings)) Traditional cranberry sauce usually calls for a 2:1 ratio of berries to sugar. Adding another sweet fruit such as apples helps cut down on the amount of sugar without compromising the taste. Fruit sweetener, Sucanat, or unrefined organic sugar can be found in natural foods stores. 2 cups peeled […]

Saucepan Stuffing Mix

(Serves 5) Dress up an otherwise ordinary meal with this fast, flavorful stuffing. Six 1-1/2-ounce slices of whole-grain bread, cubed, and dried in a 250 degree oven for 45 to 60 minutes 1/3 cup pecans, chopped 2 Tablespoons dried parsley flakes 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary 1/2 teaspoon dried ground fennel seed […]

Long-Grain and Wild Rice Mix

(Serves 5) Serve as a side-dish, or as a main dish surrounded by steamed vegetables. 1 cup long-grain brown rice 1/2 cup wild rice 1 Tablespoon dried parsley 2 teaspoons Spike or other all-purpose seasoning 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional) Mix ingredients and store in an air-tight container. Attach these […]

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