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Recipes 8/26 & 8/28
1 small head white cabbage, including outer green leaves (2 1/2 pounds)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cut the cabbage in half and, with the cut-side down, slice it as thinly as possible around the core, as though you were making coleslaw. Discard the core.
Melt the butter in a large sauté pan or heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Add the cabbage, salt, and pepper and sauté for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is tender and begins to brown. Season, to taste, and serve warm. (From www.foodnetwork.com)
English Tea Cucumber Sandwiches
1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion salt
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
1 (1 pound) loaf sliced bread, crusts removed
1 pinch lemon pepper (optional)
Place cucumber slices between 2 paper towels set in a colander. Allow liquid to drain, about 10 minutes.
Mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion salt, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl until smooth.
Spread cream cheese mixture evenly on one side of each bread slice.
Divide cucumber slices over half of the bread slices; sprinkle lemon pepper on cucumber.
Stack the other half of the bread slices with spread sides down over the cucumber slices to make sandwiches. (From www.allrecipes.com)
Rich & Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
4 tomatoes – peeled, seeded and diced
4 cups tomato juice
14 leaves fresh basil
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup butter
salt and pepper to taste
Place tomatoes and juice in a stock pot over medium heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Puree the tomato mixture along with the basil leaves, and return the puree to the stock pot.
Place the pot over medium heat, and stir in the heavy cream and butter. Season with salt and pepper. Heat, stirring until the butter is melted. Do not boil. (From www.allrecipes.com)
Tomato Basil Salad Recipe
1/4 cup olive oil
5 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 pint red grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1 pint yellow grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
16 fresh basil leaves, chiffonade, plus more if needed
Salt and pepper
In a small skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and stir, lightly frying for about a minute and removing from the heat before the garlic gets too brown (it can be golden). Pour it into a mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly. Add the tomatoes, balsamic, basil and some salt and pepper to the bowl. Toss to combine, and then taste and add more basil if needed, and more salt if needed. (From www.foodnetwork.com)
Creamy Jalapeño Popper Dip
4 bacon strips, chopped
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup 2% milk
3 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1/3 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
2 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 350°. In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings, reserving 1 tablespoon.
In a large bowl, mix cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, milk, jalapeños, vinegar, cooked bacon and reserved drippings. Transfer to a greased 8-in.-square baking dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs; dot with butter.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until bubbly and topping is golden brown. Serve with chips. Yield: 2 cups.(From www.tasteofhome.com)
Best-Ever Texas Caviar
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
2 (15 ounce) cans white corn, rinsed and drained
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles, undrained
1 jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 red bell pepper – cored, seeded and finely chopped
1 green bell pepper – cored, seeded and finely chopped
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 bunch cilantro leaves, finely chopped
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Mix the black beans, pinto beans, white corn, green chiles, jalapeño pepper, red and green bell peppers, red onion, and cilantro together in a large bowl.To make the dressing, stir the rice vinegar, olive oil, sugar, and garlic powder together in a pan. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat, and cool. Pour dressing over bean mixture, and toss to mix evenly. (From www.allrecipes.com)