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Meal Plan: December 25 - 31, 2011


Day 1
Dinner: 
Prime Rib
Simple Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Vegetables
Cookies 'n' Cream Layered Salad
Layered Chocolate Caramel Cake
Use all your family's favorites for the roasted vegetables.

Day 2
Dinner: 
Easy Tuna Casserole
Coleslaw
Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies

Day 3
Dinner: 
Ham & Swiss Sandwiches
Crunchy Tossed Salad 3
Vanilla Cola

Day 4
Dinner: 
Souper Simple Chicken Wild Rice Soup
Quick Italian Breadsticks

Day 5
Dinner: 
Corn and Black Bean Tamale Pie
Guacamole
Tomato and Corn Salsa
Sweet Rice Mexican Dish
If fresh sweet corn is not available, you can substitute frozen corn.

Day 6
Dinner: 
Easy Fried Chicken
Sweet Potato Oven Baked Fries
Sweet Creamy Peas
Homemade Ice Cream - Cookies and Cream
If you don't have time to make homemade ice cream, just substitute your family's favorite store-bought ice cream.

Day 7
Dinner: 
Beef Fondue
Classic Cheese Fondue
Chocolate Fondue
Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fondue supper. Invite some guests and have them bring their favorite fondue recipes.

Prime Rib Recipe

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Easy to prepare, prime rib is a delicious dish to prepare for those special occasions.
Prime Rib Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 2 hours
Container: Roasting pan with at least 2 inch sides
Serving Size: 1 slice
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • Prime Rib Roast - 4 bones (2 servings per bone)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
Directions
  • Remove the roast from the refrigerator and allow it to sit at room temperature for approximately 2 hours before cooking. It should not be cold when placed in the oven but do not allow to sit out for more than 2 hours.
  • Prepare the roast while it is sitting at room temperature. First trim the fat if it is over an inch thick but leave at least a quarter inch thick.
  • If the bones were not tied to the roast when purchased use kitchen string to tie them to the meat. Tie between the bones on each ends and tie one string around the middle. If cooking a larger roast, you may want to tie it in additional locations.
  • Preheat the oven to 450°F. Rub the roast, meat and fat, with salt and pepper.
  • Place the roast in the roasting pan bone side down. You do not need a rack. The bones will act as a rack.
  • Place in the preheated oven. Allow the roast to cook at 450°F for 15 minutes. Without opening the oven door, turn the heat down to 325°F and continue to cook for approximately 11 to 13 minutes per pound.
  • 30 minutes before the end of the cooking time, check the temperature of the roast with an instant read thermometer.
  • To cook to rare, remove the roast from the oven when the internal temperature is 115°F to 120°F. For medium rare, remove it when it is at 125°F. The temperature of the roast will rise 5° to 10°F during the resting period to bring the meat up to the temperature it should be for rare and medium rare meat.
  • Tent the roast with foil and allow it to stand for at least 20 minutes before carving it.
  • Cut off the strings and cut 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices from the ends of the roast. Cut parallel to the bones and only slice off the amount you are serving. This will keep the rest of the roast moister for when you do eat it.
AU JUS JUICE
  • Pour fat off from drippings in the roasting pan.
  • Add beef broth to the roasting pan and cook over medium heat. Stir and deglaze sides and bottom of the roasting pan to get all the browned pieces to add flavor to the juice.
  • Bring the juices to a boil and cook until it is slightly reduced to intensify the flavor. Cook for approximately 2 minutes. Season the juice with salt and pepper to desired taste.
  • Drizzle the Au Jus over the prime rib when serving.

Simple Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Simple Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Ingredients
  • 5 pounds potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup half and half, warmed
  • 1/2 cup butter
Directions
  • Peel and slice potatoes; cut into cubes. Put potatoes in saucepan, and pour in enough water to barely cover them. Bring to a boil, and turn heat down to medium. When potatoes are tender, drain well and put them back into the saucepan.
  • Add the butter and warm half and half. Mix with potato masher or electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Salt to taste.
Note:Milk could be substituted for the half and half if desired.

Roasted Vegetables Recipe

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Feel free to include other vegetables such as asparagus, mushrooms, eggplant, sweet potatoes, winter squash, Brussels sprouts or turnips.
Roasted Vegetables Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
Serving Description: Makes 6 servings.
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Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Salt
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Perfect Pinch® Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Fennel Seed
  • 6 cups assorted cut-up vegetables, such as bell peppers, onions, potatoes, carrots, zucchini and yellow squash
  • 2 tablespoons oil
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Mix seasonings in small bowl. Toss vegetables and oil in large bowl. Add seasonings; toss to coat well.

2. Spread vegetables in single layer on foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan.

3. Bake 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.Test Kitchen Tip: If desired, sprinkle 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese over vegetables during last 5 minutes of baking.

Cookies n Cream Layered Salad Recipe

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This salad is so yummy that it could easily be made into a dessert.
Cookies n Cream Layered Salad Recipe
PREP: 1.5 hours
READY IN: 1.5 hours
Container: Trifle bowl or 2 smaller bowls
Ingredients
  • 1 package Oreo® cookies
  • 1 whipped topping - 16oz. container
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 packages instant French vanilla pudding - 3.5 oz. pkgs.
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions
  • Crush the Oreo cookies into finely ground crumbs. If using a plastic bag when crushing the cookies, you may have to scrape out the inside of the bag to remove the crumbs that stick to the bag. Set crumbs aside.
  • Have cream cheese softened to room temperature and then beat until smooth. Add in the whipped topping and beat until well blended.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the pudding, milk and vanilla for 1 to 2 minutes, until smooth and thickened.
  • Begin layering the three separate mixtures in the following order: pudding, cookie crumbs, cream cheese, and ending with cookie crumbs on top. If you are using a trifle bowl, you should be able to repeat these layers. Be sure to end with the cookie crumbs on top.

Layered Chocolate Caramel Cake Recipe

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The middle layer of caramel in this layered cake gives it a thick texture and its flavor is an excellent compliment to the chocolate fudge flavor of the cake layers.
Layered Chocolate Caramel Cake Recipe
PREP: 45 minutes
COOK: 45 minutes
READY IN: 1.5 hours
Container: 9 x 13 baking pan
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 1 package chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 1 package caramels - 14 oz.
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk -14 oz.
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease the bottom of a 9 x 13 cake pan.
  • Open caramels and place them in a heavy saucepan. Set aside.
  • Mix the cake up according to the directions on the package.
  • Pour 2 cups of batter into the bottom of the greased cake pan; spread out evenly.
  • Bake this layer in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  • While this layer is baking, add the margarine and sweetened condensed milk to the saucepan containing the caramels.
  • Melt this mixture over medium low heat. Cook until caramels are all melted and mixture is smooth; stir constantly so bottom does not burn.
  • When the bottom cake layer is done, remove from the oven and pour the caramel mixture over the top of it and spread out evenly.
  • Pour the remaining cake batter over the caramel layer and carefully spread it out evenly.
  • Sprinkle the top with chopped pecans and return to the oven and bake for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving. The cake can be served with a whipped cream topping or a scoop of ice cream but it is also very delicious all on its own.

Easy Tuna Casserole Recipe

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Cream of mushroom soup coats the egg noodles and you get a little tuna, peas and cheese all in one bite. Serve this with some buttered toast for the perfect comfort meal.
Easy Tuna Casserole Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
READY IN: 45 minutes
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 1 can tuna, drained
  • 1 package egg noodles, cooked
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 can peas, drained (optional)
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese
Directions
Preheat oven to 325° F.

Combine tuna, cooked noodles, soup, milk and peas, if desired. Sprinkle cheese on top.

Bake for 30 minutes.


Coleslaw Recipe

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Here's a classic salad for any season. This simple cabbage and carrot coleslaw recipe is an easy and tasty way to prepare fresh cabbage and carrots from your garden harvest. See our Summer Side Dish Recipes collection for other dishes in which you can use your fresh vegetables.
Coleslaw Recipe
PREP: 45 minutes
READY IN: 45 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds cabbage
  • 3 carrots (medium size)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  • Remove the wilted, discolored and thick outer leaves of the cabbage and cut the remaining head into quarters. Remove the hard inner core from each quarter.
  • Thinly shred the cabbage to produce approximately 8 cups. Shred carrots and set shredded cabbage and carrots aside.
  • Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and whisk until well blended.
  • Add shredded cabbage and carrots. Toss until cabbage and carrots are evenly coated.
  • Let the coleslaw stand at room temperature, uncovered, until cabbage is wilted, approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Toss 1 or 2 times while it is standing.
  • After it is wilted, place in the refrigerator to chill.
  • The coleslaw can be made the day before and refrigerated until ready to use.(A sprinkle of paprika perks up the appearance of the slaw.)

Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies Recipe

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Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies Recipe
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons soda
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
Directions
Beat together shortening, sugar, egg, and molasses. Add remaining and beat until smooth. Chill dough slightly.

Roll into walnut size balls, dip top of ball in white sugar. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes.


Ham Swiss Sandwiches Recipe

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A creamy buttery layer with a bite from horseradish and mustard adds great flavor to this ham and swiss sandwich. All ages will enjoy this baked sandwich.
Ham amp Swiss Sandwiches Recipe
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Ingredients
  • 1 flatbread, cut into half (large)
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons onion, finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/2 pound ham slices
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
Directions
Mix together butter, onion, horseradish, poppy seeds and mustard; spread onto each side of flat bread. Place ham and cheese on top of one of the flatbreads; cover with the other flatbread. Wrap in foil and bake at 350° for 20 minutes.

Cut in pie shaped wedges.


Crunchy Tossed Salad 3 Recipe

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This salad has all the right ingredients, from crisp lettuce, to salty bacon, to crunchy almonds, with an light dressing. Dress it right before you are ready to serve to keep the textures.
Crunchy Tossed Salad 3 Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 head lettuce, chopped
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup almonds, sliced or slivered. toasted
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted
  • 3/4 cup chow mein noodles (optional)
Directions
In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine oil, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. Shake well. Chill for 1 hour.

Just before serving combine lettuce, bacon with toasted almonds and sesame seeds in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss. Top with chow mein noodles, if desired.


Vanilla Cola Recipe

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Simple, tasty idea to give added flavor to your favorite cola.
Vanilla Cola Recipe
PREP: 1 minute
COOK: 0 minutes
Container: Tall Glass
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces cola
  • garnish: lemon wedge
Directions
  • Fill tall glass with ice. Add vanilla extract.
  • Top with cola and garnish with lemon wedge.

Souper Simple Chicken Wild Rice Soup Recipe

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Using prepackaged soup mix and wild rice, this soup can be created in no time at all. It'll taste like homemade though. Serve it with grilled sandwiches for the perfect meal.
Souper Simple Chicken Wild Rice Soup Recipe
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Ingredients
  • 5 2/3 cups water
  • 1 box Rice-A-Roni original wild rice
  • 1 cup carrot, chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chicken, cooked, cubed
  • 1 packet chicken noodle soup
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
Directions
In large saucepan, combine water, rice mix and seasoning packet. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

Stir in carrots and onion, simmer 10 more minutes.

Stir in chicken, both soups and sour cream. Simmer 8 minutes longer.


Quick Italian Breadsticks Recipe

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Everyone will enjoy these freshly seasoned, buttery, hot-out-of-the oven breadsticks with Italian classics like Chicken Parma or Lasagna Formaggio.
Quick Italian Breadsticks Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
Serving Description: Makes 6 (2 breadstick) servings.
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Ingredients
  • 1 package (11 ounces) refrigerated breadsticks
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • McCormick® Italian Herb Seasoning Grinder
Directions

1. Place breadsticks on baking sheet as directed on package.

2. Brush breadsticks with melted butter and season with Italian herb seasoning grinder.

3. Bake as directed on package.


Corn and Black Bean Tamale Pie Recipe

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Satisfying Mexican dish using fresh corn.
Corn and Black Bean Tamale Pie Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 1 hour
READY IN: 1.25 hours
Container: 7 x 11 baking dish, large bowl
Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Ingredients
  • 2 cups 4 ears of corn, cooked, cut off cob
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup masa harina
  • 1 can (16 oz.) canned creamed corn
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cans (15 oz. ea.) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch cayanne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 cup tomato puree
  • 1 can (4 1/2 oz.) diced green chilies
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Spray a 7 x 11 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Purée corn briefly in a food processor. Combine puréed corn, stock, masa harina, creamed corn, baking powder and butter in a bowl, set aside.
  • Combine black beans, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne, oregano, tomato purée and green chilies in a large bowl.
  • Spread 2/3 of masa corn mixture in bottom of prepared baking dish.
  • Layer bean mixture and then cheese. Top with remaining masa corn mixture.
  • Bake for 1 hour. Serve with Salsa.

Guacamole Recipe

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This recipe makes a wonderful dip and is also great as a topping.
Guacamole Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
Container: medium bowl
Serving Description: Makes approximately 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 to 3 large avocados, ripened
  • 2 tablespoons onions, minced or grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (or minced jalapeño pepper)
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, chopped
Directions
  • In a medium bowl, combine onion, garlic, chili powder (or fresh jalapeño pepper), and diced tomato.
  • With a sharp knife, cut avocados in half, removing the pit. Spoon out the flesh into above mixture. Use a fork to mash the avocado into mixture. Add lime juice, cilantro, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover with plastic wrap, laying the plastic wrap directly on the guacamole to prevent discoloration. Refrigerate until serving time. (This only keeps a couple of hours before discoloring so prepare shortly before serving.)
  •  Garnish with additional cilantro sprigs.

Tomato and Corn Salsa Recipe

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This easy-to-make salsa recipe makes a great appetizer when served with chips. Use it as a topping for salmon and other varieties of fish. The fresh cilantro adds a refreshing aroma and flavor to this Mexican recipe.
Tomato and Corn Salsa Recipe
Container: mixing bowl
Serving Size: 3 ounces
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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh ripe tomatoes, diced - 2 medium
  • 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes, drained can be substituted
  • 3/4 cup corn kernels, cooked
  • 1/4 cup red onion, minced (sweet onion can be substituted)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Directions
  • In small bowl, combine the garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, corn kernels, tomatoes, onion, and cilantro.
  • This recipe makes approximately 2 1/2 cups of salsa.

**Note: For a milder onion flavor, a sweet onion can be substituted for the red onion.
**Note: Canned tomatoes can be substituted for fresh tomatoes. A 28-ounce can of tomatoes provides about 1 1/2 cups of tomatoes, drained. If canned tomatoes are used, drain the juice and mix the tomatoes with the other ingredients. If a spicier flavor is desired, add a can of seasoned diced tomatoes to the salsa ingredients rather than using regular canned tomatoes.

Sweet Rice Mexican Dish Recipe

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Cinnamon flavored sweetened rice. A nice finishing touch to any Mexican-style meal.
Sweet Rice Mexican Dish Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 45 minutes
READY IN: 55 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 can sweetened condensed mil
Directions
  • Add all ingredients - bring to boil.
  • Cook on low heat until the rice is done. Estimated cooking time is 45 minutes.

Easy Fried Chicken Recipe

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Although true fried chicken is submerged in hot oil, this quick version uses just 2 tablespoons of oil yet produces tender chicken with a crispy brown surface.
Easy Fried Chicken Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
READY IN: 45 minutes
Container: large skillet
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 3 pounds cut up frying chicken
  • 2 tablespoons canola or other vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup wine or broth (optional)
  • salt and pepper
Directions
  • Salt and pepper the cut up chicken.
  • Heat (on medium-high)  2 tablespoons canola oil in a heavy skillet large enough to hold the chicken pieces in a single layer. When the oil is hot, add the chicken, skin side down, and cook until nicely browned, about 5 minutes. Brown the other side. Reduce heat to  medium and continue to cook the chicken, turning occasionally, for about 20 minutes or until done.
  • Serve immediately, or remove to a warmed platter  and deglaze the pan with 1/2 cup wine or broth, stirring to get up all the browned bits. Taste for seasoning, pour over chicken and serve.

Sweet Potato Oven Baked Fries Recipe

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Oven baked sweet potato fries are a delicious and healthier alternative to the standard deep-fried French fry.
Sweet Potato Oven Baked Fries Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
READY IN: 45 minutes
Container: large baking sheet
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon course kosher salt, adjust to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic pepper, adjust to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  • Generously coat baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray or olive oil.
  • Peel sweet potatoes.
  • Cut into 1/2-inch thick sticks that are approximately 4 to 5-inches long, or cut into wedges.
  • Place potatoes into a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle potatoes with *seasonings and stir until potatoes are evenly coated.
  • Place potatoes in a single layer on baking sheet. Potatoes may need to be baked in 2 separate batches.
  • Bake approximately 10 minutes.
  • Remove and turn potatoes over, return to oven.
  • Bake potatoes an additional 20 minutes or until done.
  • Season to taste and serve hot.

    *Any combination of your favorite seasonings can replace those listed in the ingredients.

Sweet Creamy Peas Recipe

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The sweet creamy white sauce made from this recipe is perfect with the sweet flavor of the peas. Fresh garden peas would make this recipe even more special.
Sweet Creamy Peas Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
READY IN: 25 minutes
Ingredients
  • 20 ounces frozen peas
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 pinch white pepper
Directions
  • Mix peas, half and half and salt in pot and cook until heated through.
  • Blend 3 tbsp. melted butter and 3 tbsp. flour to make paste and add to peas. Cook until thickened.
  • Adjust salt and sugar to taste as needed.May add more peas to serve more people. Up to 32. oz. of peas.

Homemade Ice Cream - Cookies and Cream Recipe

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Homemade ice cream is always fun and adding cookie pieces makes it extra special.
Homemade Ice Cream - Cookies and Cream Recipe
PREP: 30 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 6 or more hours
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chilled whipping cream
  • 2 cups chocolate cream filled cookie pieces
Directions
  • Pour the milk into a heavy saucepan. Over medium heat bring the milk to a gentle simmer (approximately 175° F) or until it begins to bubble around the edges.
  • Remove from the heat. Then, add the sugar and salt and stir the scalded milk until sugar and salt are completely dissolved. Add half and half, vanilla, and whipping cream and stir until well blended.
  • Pour the mixture into a bowl and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Once it has cooled, cover with plastic wrap and allow it to age in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours (or up to 24 hours). This aging process will produce ice cream with more body and a smoother texture. While the ice cream mixture is chilling in the refrigerator, break cookies into small bite size pieces. Place the pieces in a bowl or measuring cup and set aside until needed. After aging (chilling) the mixture, remove from the refrigerator and stir the mixture. The ice cream is now ready for the freezing process.
  • Follow the ice cream maker's instruction manual on the freezing process.
  • When the ice cream has thickened, but is still too soft to scoop, add the cookie pieces and stir until they are evenly distributed. Or, add the cookie pieces and start the ice cream maker churning again to stir them into the ice cream. Some makers have an opening in the top that is used to add flavorings as the ice cream is churning.
  • Once the pieces are mixed in, scrape the ice cream into another container with an airtight cover. Be sure to leave at least 1/2 inch head space for expansion. Place the ice cream in the freezer for several hours to harden before serving.

Beef Fondue Recipe

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Individual servings of select beef, cooked hot at the table, makes fondue a delicious and enjoyable way to prepare a meal.
Beef Fondue Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 5 minutes
READY IN: 25 minutes
Container: Fondue Pot
Serving Size: pound
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds beef tenderloin or boneless sirloin
  • 1 cup cooking oil, peanut or vegetable
  • garnishes, if desired--sweet peppers, onions, or similar
Directions
  • Prepare meat by removing the fat from a beef tenderloin or a boneless sirloin. Cut into cubes that can be easily eaten. Place meat in refrigerator and prepare the fondue pot
  • Measure out enough oil, vegetable or peanut--depending on your preference--to fill the pot half full. (If desired, pre-heat the cooking oil in a sauce pan on the stovetop before pouring into the fondue pot. Or use the gel fuel to heat the oil in the fondue pot to moderately high temperatures, from 350° F to 375° F. Check with a cooking thermometer or by dipping a piece of day-old bread into the pot. If the bread turns golden brown in 25 to 35 seconds, the oil is ready.)
  • Remove meat from refrigerator and make sure it is not too wet. If necessary, pat excess moisture with a paper towel to prevent the hot oil from spitting when the meat is placed in the pot.
  • Use long fondue forks to hold the meat and a piece of garnish, if desired, so it can be placed into the pot to cook from 1 to 3 minutes, depending on the doneness desired. (The long fork will help keep hands safely away from the hot oil.) Remove the meat from the fork and begin cooking another piece. Use a table fork to hold the meat for dipping into the dipping sauce.
  • Traditional dipping sauces include mustards, barbecue sauces, bearnaise sauce, or any of a variety of meat sauces typically suggested for fondue meat.

Classic Cheese Fondue Recipe

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As a traditional and popular dish, this classic fondue recipe blends several cheeses to provide a hearty appetizer or a light evening meal to be enjoyed with family and friends.
Classic Cheese Fondue Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
READY IN: 35 minutes
Container: Fondue Pot
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups Emmenthal cheese grated
  • 2 cups Gruyere cheese grated
  • 1 tablespoon kirsch cherry brandy
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • pinch white pepper
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1 pound broccoli
  • 8 ounces grape tomatoes
  • 8 ounces mushrooms
  • 1 sweet pepper - cut into strips
  • 1 French bread loaf - cut into cubes
Directions
  • Combine wine and lemon juice in saucepan, placed on a stovetop burner, and begin to heat on a medium heat setting, allow to come to a slow boil.
  • Add each variety of grated cheese, stirring as they are added, allowing heat to melt the cheeses together. Continue stirring until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, combine kirsch and water with the cornstarch, mixing thoroughly to blend together and then add the mixture to the melted cheese in the saucepan.
  • Rub inside of fondue pot with garlic clove
  • Ignite fuel or turn on temperature control. Add the wine and lemon juice mixture to the fondue pot.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and stir to combine
  • Keep the temperature at a level where the cheese stays melted and smooth.
  • Add pepper and nutmeg seasonings to the ingredients now in the fondue pot.
  • Serve with vegetables, breads or whatever else you desire.

Chocolate Fondue Recipe

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Sweet and delicious, this chocolate coating can be used for a variety of foods, making it a great way to end a meal as a dessert or begin a party as an appetizer! For information on how to fondue, see Basics of Fondue.
Chocolate Fondue Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 5 minutes
Container: Double boiler and fondue pot
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 8 ounces bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon of heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • small cookies, cubes of cake, slices or whole pieces of fresh fruit
Directions
  • Chop chocolate into small pieces and place in the top pan of a double boiler on the stovetop over low heat. Add cream and stir until chocolate pieces have melted and the cream is stirred into the chocolate.
  • Remove from heat and stir in brandy.
  • Prepare food to be dipped such as slices of bananas, whole strawberries, sliced kiwi, pineapple pieces, sliced apples, small pieces of cake, or small cookies. Pour melted chocolate mixture into the fondue pot, light the burner, keep flame low.
  • Have forks, fruit, cookies or any other food items ready to use.
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