Recipes-Spring

Spiced Tomato Jam

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a heavy medium saucepan, Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often.

Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture has consistency of thick jam, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning, then cool and refrigerate until ready to use; this will keep at least a week. Delicious on […]

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Roasted Red Pepper Spread

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400F.
Slice tops off and cut peppers in half lengthwise. Remove seeds and pale membranes and place skin side up on a baking sheet, pressing down to flatten. Brush skins with oil and bake for 10 to 20 minutes until skins are wrinkled.
Remove peppers from oven and stack on top of each other […]

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Strawberry Basil Freezer Jam

Directions:

Wash and rinse containers with tight fitting lids. Hull the strawberries. Then crush them using a potato masher. You should end up with a bit more than 2 cups of crushed strawberries and juice. Use only two cups in the recipe, save the extra for ice cream topping!
Chiffonade basil leaves (stack 3-4 leaves and roll […]

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Grill-baked Berry Bread Pudding

Directions:

Whisk eggs, milk, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Add bread cubes and; soak 30 minutes. Butter a sheet of nonstick foil and add the bread mixture; form a packet. Grill over indirect heat, turning a few times, 35 minutes.

Ingredients:

2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
4 cups bread cubes
1 cup berries
Butter
Large sheet of foil

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Zucckies (Zucchini Cookies)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet. Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, soda, cinnamon and salt; stir in raisins; add to egg mixture. Then stir in zucchini and oatmeal. (mixture will be stiff and difficult to stir, but cookies will be moist) […]

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Yogurt & Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

Directions:

Mix cream cheese, yogurt, honey and almond extract at low speed until smooth. Pour into a small bowl. Arrange dip and fruit on a chilled platter to serve. Excellent with chocolate, pineapple and peaches too.

Ingredients:

1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1 c plain yogurt
2 Tbsp honey
1/4 tsp almond extract
4 c bite-size fruit; melon chunks, berries, […]

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Veggie Stir Fry with Chicken

Directions:

Heat oil in a wok or large heavy skillet. Add chicken, garlic and oyster sauce, and stir-fry for 10 minutes. Add veggies and stir-fry for 6 to 8 minutes. In a small bowl, mix together water, soy sauce and cornstarch. Stir into vegetables, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until sauce is thickened.

Ingredients:

2 […]

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Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage Recipe

Directions:

Melt butter in a large pot on medium heat. Add cabbage, sauté until slightly wilted, about 5 minutes. Add sugar, toss to coat cabbage evenly. Add vinegar. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover. Simmer until cabbage is tender, stirring often, about 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Ingredients:

1 2lb red cabbage, sliced thin (about […]

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Stuffed Scalloped Squash

Directions:

Cut the top off the squash and remove seeds. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix. Stuff into squash and replace top. Fold the stuffing that won’t fit into the squash in a piece of foil. Place stuffed squash into a baking dish and bake at 375°F for 1 hour. Put the leftover stuffing […]

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Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Directions:

Cut top quarter off each tomato and set tops aside. Scoop out pulp. Drain upside down on a paper towel to dry. Combine cream cheese and shrimp and mix thoroughly. Stuff each tomato with cream cheese mixture. Put tomato tops backs on if desired.

Ingredients:

60 cherry tomatoes
4 oz cream cheese
8 oz canned shrimp, drained

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