30 September, 2011

Sherry Tuna | The Good Housekeeping Cookbook (1963 Edition)

Sherry Tuna ingredients
Makes 4 servings
2 (6.5- or 7-oz) cans tuna, well drained (2 cups)
1/2 tsp coarsely grated lemon rind
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/3 cup Sherry or dry Sauternes
1/8 tsp pepper
1 Tbsp butter or margarine
2 tsp flour

For garnish:
1 Tbsp snipped parsley 
1/2 cup ripe olives, drained

28 September, 2011

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries ingredients
Makes 1 serving
1 whole sweet potato
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 pinch cayenne pepper

27 September, 2011

Italian-Style Green Peppers | Good Housekeeping Cookbook (1963 Edition)

Italian-Style Green Peppers ingredients
Makes 4 servings
4 large green peppers
3 Tbsp olive or salad oil
1/4 cup boiling water
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp olive or salad oil
1 medium onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups canned tomatoes
2 tsp sugar
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dried basil

Notes:  Substituted 1 (14.5-oz) can Hunt's Diced Tomatoes with Rosemary & Oregano.

Using today's standards for 'large' bell pepper, it's easier to sauté them in a 3.5-quart covered pan. Watch pans because it took less than 20 minutes for the peppers to become tender (7/2/2012).

26 September, 2011

John J Limas | Good Housekeeping Cookbook (1963 Edition)

John J Limas ingredients
Makes 2 large servings
1 (10-oz) pkg frozen Fordhook limas, cooked
1/2 cup crumbled Roquefort or Danish blue cheese
1/4 cup undiluted canned condensed consomme
2 Tbsp fresh bread crumbs

For garnish:
Snipped parsley

25 September, 2011

Irish Soda Quick Bread | Good Housekeeping Cookbook (1963 Edition)

Irish Soda Quick Bread ingredients
Makes 1 loaf
4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp double-acting baking powder
2 Tbsp caraway seeds
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 cups light or dark raisins
1-1/3 cups buttermilk
1 egg, unbeaten
1 tsp baking soda
1 egg yolk, or a little cream

Fruited Irish Soda Bread Variation
Along with raisins stir in 1/2 cup halved candied cherries and 1/4 cup diced preserved orange peel.

Start heating oven to 375 F. Grease 2-quart casserole.

Into mixing bowl, sift flour, sugar, salt, baking powder; stir in caraway seeds. With pastry blender or 2 knives, scissor-fashion, cut in butter till like coarse corn meal; stir in raisins.

Combine buttermilk, egg, soda; stir into flour mixture till just moistened.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead lightly until smooth; shape into ball.

Place in casserole. With sharp knife, make 4-inch cross, 1/4-inch deep, in top center. Brush with yolk, beaten with fork.

Bake seventy (70) minutes, or until done. Cool in pan ten (10) minutes; remove. Cool before slicing.

This recipe is from The Good Housekeeping Cookbook Edited by Dorothy B Marsh (Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc, 1963), 484 - 485.

Irish / Irish-style
Quick Breads

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23 September, 2011

Foolproof Baked Brown Rice | Cooks' Illustrated

Thanks to a viewer at Veg Web, I found this recipe. Cooks' Illustrated uses a ratio of 2-1/3 cups liquid to 1-1/2 cups brown rice. As I do not subscribe to Cooks' Illustrated, I rely upon the VegWeb.com viewer's adaptation:
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Rinse the rice until the water is clear (this takes longer with white rice). Pour washed rice into Pyrex baking dish. Add liquid and a splash of EVOO; cover with foil. Bake for about one hour (white rice cooks little quicker).
I learned from experience: do not spray or grease the baking dish. Also, and perhaps it's just my oven, I find a shorter cooking time necessary to avoid scorching the rice.

You might like to try Foolproof Baked Brown Rice with Crock-Pot Black Beans.

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22 September, 2011

Crock-Pot Black Beans

The Tabasco and red wine vinegar give these beans a nice "kick."  Serve over rice, puree for soup or drain and mash for dip.

Crock-Pot Black Beans ingredients
Makes 3 cups (drained)
Canola cooking spray
2 (16-oz) cans black beans, drained
1 (10-oz) can Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
(2 cups / 16-oz) chicken broth or Smoked Ham Stock 
1.5 tsp crushed oregano leaves
1.5 tsp cilantro leaves
0.5 to 1 tsp ground thyme
0.5 to 1 tsp onion powder
0.75 tsp granulated garlic (or 4 to 5 cloves minced garlic)
0.5 tsp Lemon Pepper
0.5 tsp ground cumin
0.5 tsp chili powder
1 tsp red wine vinegar (try this)
0.5 tsp Tabasco Sauce
2 bay leaves

Sour cream

Crock-Pot Black Beans Directions
Get ready
Assemble ingredients and equipment. Lightly spray inside of crock-pot with the canola cooking spray. 

Dump and cook
Add beans to crock-pot. Squish one handful of beans. Then, stir in remaining ingredients.

Cover and cook on Low for nine (9) hours (no problem if they cook longer).

Serve with warm cooked rice; add dollop of sour cream.

Alternatively, puree for soup. For dip, drain beans, reserving stock for another purpose. Mash beans with a fork to an uneven consistency. 

Crock-Pot Black Beans Notes
  • Before serving, I drain and reserve some stock for cooking chicken breasts. Using the quantities above, there's enough stock to cook two chicken breasts in the crock-pot. I like to shred the chicken, and thoroughly coat with the black bean sauce; the texture and concentrated flavor reminds me of mole. Served on toasted Oroweat Multi-Grain Sandwich Thins, a terrific sandwich.

  • Some inspiration from the CDKitchens recipe here.

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03 September, 2011

Hot Layered Black Bean Dip | She Wears Many Hats

Would you add sour cream into this recipe?

Hot Layered Black Bean Dip ingredients
Makes 6 to 8 servings
2 (15-oz) cans black beans, drained
1/4 tsp ancho chile powder, or your favorite chili powder
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp
3 poblano peppers, roasted (here's one technique)
1/3 cup cilantro leaves, packed
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup corn, drained
1/3 cup diced tomato
4-oz queso or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (divided use)

For serving
Tortilla chips or bruschetta

Notes:  If you choose not to roast the peppers, seed them, unless you want spicy dip.

Preheat oven to 400° F.

Heat the beans in a saucepan over Medium heat. Add the ancho chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and combine well.

When beans have warmed, thoroughly mash. Add 1/4 cup (or more to your liking) of the shredded cheese and mix well. If needed, add some of the bean juice for a smooth consistency.

In a food processor, place the cilantro, peppers and 1 tablespoon of olive; process until smooth.

Spread the bean mixture in the bottom of an oven-safe dish. Cover with a layer of the cilantro/pepper mixture. Add the tomato and corn, then the remainder of cheese.

Bake in a 400° F oven until the cheese melts and begins to brown, about 10-15 minutes. Serve with chips, bruschetta, or in a burrito.

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02 September, 2011

Football Cupcake | Family Fun

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01 September, 2011

Polish Sauerkraut | Sacred Heart Home School Association

Mrs Scavulli's Polish Sauerkraut ingredients
Makes 8 servings
8 pork chops
3 cans sauerkraut
6 onions

1 cup flour
4 or 5 potatoes

Sausage-Sauerkraut Dinner | Sacred Heart Home School Association

Cook this Sausage-Sauerkraut Dinner either in the crock-pot or the oven.

Sausage-Sauerkraut Dinner ingredients
Makes 4 - 6 servings
2-LBS sauerkraut, drained
1 medium onion, sliced thin
3 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp caraway seeds
4 medium potatoes, scrubbed and quartered
1 1/2- LBS Italian or Polish sausage, cut in serving pieces
1/2 cup dry white wine

Notes:  I used 1 (13-oz/368g) pkg Hillshire Farm Turkey Smoked Sausage with 1 (28.5-oz/810g) jar Gundelsheim (Original German Recipe) All Natural No Preservatives Barrel Sauerkraut, 3 medium Russet potatoes (each cut into 8 pieces) and Martini & Rossi white vermouth.

Cheesy Butternut Squash | Slow-Cooker Quick Fixes

The Editors of Southern Living Magazine suggest cantaloupe wedges as a side dish. 

Cheesy Butternut Squash ingredients
Makes 8 - 10 servings
2 cups uncooked regular yellow grits
1 cup whipping cream
1 tsp salt
1 (32-oz) vegetable broth
1 (15-oz) can butternut squash puree
1 (10-3/4) can Cheddar Cheese soup
1/4 cup butter, cut into 4 pieces

Finely shredded sharp Cheddar Cheese

Bachelor Salad | Mixt Salads

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Bachelor Salad ingredients
Makes 4 servings
For potatoes:
2 large Yukon Gold potatoes, diced
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 sprigs rosemary
4 sprigs thyme
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

For dressing:
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp chopped fresh garlic
1 tsp sliced shallot
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
1 tsp sugar
1 cup canola oil
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

For salad:
1 Tbsp canola oil
2 large yellow onions, chopped
4 (6-oz each) prime filets mignon
2 heads red-leaf lettuce, leaves separated
2 large Early Girl tomatoes, quartered and sliced
1/2-LB Roquefort blue cheese