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We at Onerock have a thread dedicated to various recipes. I have decided to take the recipes of a few St. Blog's members and post them here. Their URLs are listed along with their recipes. First is mine, than Sissi's, and Crystal's:

Robert Diaz's Pesto Fettuccine
3 quarts water
1 tablespoon kosher salt
16 ounces dried Fettuccine noodles
4 ounces whole toasted pine nuts
*Pesto Sauce to cover

Place water in large lidded pot, add salt and bring to a rolling boil. Add fettuccine, fanning it into the water so that each strand makes contact. Using a wooden spoon or tongs, gently bend noodles to submerge. Cover pot and return to a rolling boil, reducing heat to medium-high. Stir occasionally.

Pour a bit of the pesto sauce in the bottom of a wide serving bowl with about half of the pine nuts.

In 4 minutes, start tasting. When done, a string of Fettuccine should be springy when pulled on. To the tooth, there should be some resistance but not so much that the pasta sticks in the teeth. As soon as pasta is done, drain immediately in a large colander (lidded models are the best). Shake pasta to stop cooking but don't shake dry. And no rinsing!

Add Pasta to serving bowl and toss to coat. Add more sauce and pine nuts if needed.

*Pesto Sauce
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cups, packed, coarsely chopped basil leaves
Coarse salt
1/4 tablespoon pine nuts
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
1/2 to 1/3 cup olive oil

In a food processor, pound the garlic, basil, pinch salt, pine nuts and cheeses into a paste. Gradually blend in olive oil; adjust seasoning.

Sissi's Vegan Cornbread
1 (6 oz.) pkg. lard-free cornbread mix (Martha White is one)
3 tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
2/3 cup plain soymilk (Silk is a good brand)

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 8-inch square pan.

2. Combine cornbread mix, applesauce, and soy milk in a medium bowl. Mix until smooth. Pour into greased pan.

3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

*If you want a sweet cornbread dish, use sweetened applesauce and vanilla soymilk and serve with butter and molasses.

**I usually double or triple this recipe, for a large family.

Crystal's Favorite Friendship Cookies
3/4 cup of Butter (don't use shortening or margarine)
1 1/2 cups of Brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup of water
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup of sifted whole wheat flour (not white!)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 cups of un-cooked oats
Chocolate chips as you please

Beat together butter, sugar, egg, water and vanilla until creamy. Stir together flour, salt and soda; add to creamed mixture; blend. Stir in oats and then chips. Drop onto cookie sheets. Bake in preheated 350 F oven for 12-15 minutes.

I usually double or triple the recipe and give them to friends in little containers with bows on them.

In Christ,
+Robert Antonio Ramos Diaz, MI
Caritate Dei
"May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ." (2 Thess 3:5 RSV)

  posted by Brian @ 11:51 AM

Tuesday, May 20, 2003  
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