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Mmmmmm. Peeeeeeeeps.

  posted by Brian @ 8:03 AM

Friday, January 17, 2003  

Reading the local newspaper last night, I came across an article in the Food section that the makers of Peeps are now putting out red marshmallow hearts for Valentine's Day. The article suggested this recipe: stick a lollipop stick in the bottom of each marshmallow heart and dip in melted bittersweet chocolate. Put dipped hearts on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and freeze. I hate Peeps, but this sounds yummy.

  posted by Leigh Ellwood @ 7:51 AM

Thursday, January 16, 2003  

A whole bunch more from Tim

Summer Party Salad

A delightfully light, but filling salad that is perfect for the spring and summer months.

1/2 C. Rosa Marina noodles (cooked)
1 C. chunk pineapple (drained)
2/3 C. chopped turkey or chicken
1/2 C. chopped celery
1 C. green grapes
1/4 - 1/2 C. salted cashews
Miracle Whip to taste

Mix together all ingredients in a large bowl. Add Miracle Whip salad dressing to taste ( ~ 1 Cup). Cool and serve.


Cheesy Oven Potatoes

These potatoes are very similar to those served at the Timberlodge. They go great with main dishes such as ham and turkey.

1 1/2 - 2 lb. frozen hashbrowns
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 C. onion
1 8-oz. sour cream
1/4 C. butter
1 8-oz. shredded cheddar cheese
1 can Cream of Chicken soup

1/2 - 1 C. corn flakes
2 Tbl. butter

Mix everything, except for the topping ingredients, together in a large bowl. Place in a 9 x 13 cake pan. Mix together topping and place on top. Bake at 350 degrees fro 40-50 minutes. Serves 12.


Marinated Beef in a Crockpot

This dish is a wonderful because you can put everything in the crockpot in the morning and when you come home at the end of the day, it is done. Can be served with either cooked rice or mashed potatoes.

2 lb. beef stew meat or most any kind of beef cut into 1. inch pieces
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 can cream of mushroom soup
Optional - 1 can of mushrooms (drained)
1/2 C. Red wine

Place all ingredients in the crockpot in the order given. Heat on low for 8 hours or high for 5 hours. Serve atop boiled rice or mashed potatoes.


Authentic Sicilian Meatballs and Sauce

This spicy recipe is perfect for making spagetti and meatballs.

1 lb. - 1 1/2 lb. in equal portions of ground beef, veal, and pork
1-2 eggs
1/4 C. parsley
salt and pepper to taste
onion and garlic powder
1/4 C. parmesan cheese
1/3 C. bread crumbs
3/4 C. ice water

Mix together all ingredients to form meatballs. Brown for 20 minutes in a muffin tin in 375-400 degree oven, turning once, or fry in a pan until the outside is brown. Finish cooking the meatballs in the sauce.

Sicilian Tomato Sauce

In large pot add olive oil to coat pan, approximately 1 Tbl. minced garlic. Quickly saute until it begins to brown.

Add 1 6 oz. can of tomato paste, 2/3 of a can (use tomato paste can) of water and stir.

Add 1 large can of whole tomatos and 1 large can of tomato puree or sauce. Simmer. Add salt, pepper, sugar, basil, oregano to taste (approx. 1/2 - 1 tsp. each) and 1 bayleaf. Simmer for at least 1/2 hour.


Special K Bars

This ever popular bar is always a hit at our family gatherings. See if you can eat just one!

1 C. sugar
1 C. white syrup

Bring to a boil and remove from burner.


2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 C. peanut butter
6 C. Special K cereal

Press in a 9 X 13 pan.

Frost with:

1 pkg. butterscotch chips (12 oz.)
1/2 pkg. chocolate chips (6 oz.)

Melted in a double boiler.

Cool and serve.

  posted by Brian @ 7:34 AM

More from Tim Drake

Corn Fritters

Popular at the Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, this comfort-food is suitable for breakfast as an alternative to pancakes and waffles, or anytime you're in the mood for something a little different.

1 can whole kernel corn (drained)
1 1/3 C. flour
2/3 C. milk

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1 egg (beaten)

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Blend milk and egg. Gradually add to dry ingredients.

Stir in drained corn. Drop from tablespoon into deep, hot fat fryer (375 degrees). Fry 2-5 minutes. Serve with powdered sugar and maple syrup.

  posted by Brian @ 9:08 AM

Tuesday, January 14, 2003  

Based on the recipes Tim Drake has submitted, I have invited myself to dinner at the Drake household. Unfortunately, I don't often get to Minnesota.

Big Blueberry Popover

Pan-baked berries under a souffle-like topping. An equally easy alternative to muffins. A nice dish to serve company for breakfast. Great with blueberries, but any berry can be used.

1 C. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbl. butter (melted)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/4 C. granulated white sugar
1 C. flour
2 eggs (beaten)
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 C. blueberries or berries

Mix first five ingredients plus 3 tablespoons of sugar in a large bowl. Stir in flour, then eggs until just combined. Let this bater stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, mix remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Set aside.

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Place berries in a buttered 9-inch pie pan. Pour bater over the berries; sprinkle cinnamon-sugar over the batter. Transfer pan to the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bak until popover is firm and golden brown (15 minutes longer). Cut popover into wedges and serve immediately. Serves 6.

  posted by Brian @ 6:35 AM

Monday, January 13, 2003  
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