Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cranberry Sauce for Pork Chops

I made pork chops the other night... wish I'd seen this sauce recipe before hand!

Cranberry Sauce for on Pork Chops

3 TB brown sugar, packed
1 TB cornstarch
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 tsp balsamic/red wine vinegar
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 TB dried sage
1 TB vegetable oil
1/2 ts salt

-simmer ingredients together and stir for 10 minutes.
-to thicken and develop flavors, add thinly sliced shallots or green onion

Friday, September 24, 2010

Date Torte Cookies

Something sweet, to kick off your weekend!

Date Torte Cookies

2 eggs
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 ts vanilla
3 TB flour
1/2 ts salt
1 ts baking powder
1 cup dates, cut up
1 cup nuts, chopped
1/2 cup coconut

-Beat eggs until light. Add sugar and beat until thick.
-Mix together dry ingredients. Mix in dates, nuts and coconut.
-Mix all together.
-Spread into 9x10" pan that has been greased.
-Bake 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
-Cut into squares, dust with confectionary sugar

"From Mom Sept. 4 1972"

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hollandaise Sauce

Since this recipe comes from the Red Lion Inn, we trust it to be excellent.

Hollandaise Sauce

4 egg yolks, unbeaten
4 1/2 TB fresh lemon juice
12 TB frozen clarified butter
salt and cayenne to taste
1/4 tsp worcestershire sauce

-Place egg yolks, lemon juice and 6 TB butter in small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring continuously with wooden spoon.
-When butter has melted, add remaining butter and stir until sauce thickens.
-Add salt, cayenne and worcestershire sauce.

Suggested serving over Chicken Almondine, Veal Oscar.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Molded Tuna Ring

File this one under "Names that make you go Huh?"... the more I read, the more this recipe sounds disgusting... creative, but disgusting. It's basically a tuna fish Jello mold. So 1960s!

Molded Tuna Ring

2 cans tuna
2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup chopped stuffed olives
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 TB unflavored gelatin
1/4 cold water
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream "(optional) I didn't."
1 TB minced onion
1/2 ts salt
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 TB finely minced parsley

-Drain tuna and flake it. Combine with eggs, olives and celery.
-Soften gelatin in cold water for 5 min, then heat it until it dissolves. Stir in mayonnaise, sour cream, onion , salt, lemon juice, and parsley.
-Combine tuna mix with gelatin mix.
-"Pile into 1 qt mold or six individual molds and chill until firm. Serve with greens and dressing."

If you look at the recipe, there are notes at the bottom, and a recipe for a cucumber dressing that even Grammy wasn't so sure about.

Cucumber dressing

1 cup cucumber, shredded
1/2 cup sour cream
1 ts minced onion
2 ts lemon juice
s&p to taste

-Combine ingredients, chill and serve.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pauline Hermann's Salad Dressing

We still have many salad dressings to post, so don't be surprised if you see a lot of salad options over the next few months.

Pauline Hermann's Salad Dressing

1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, chopped
dash of Worchestershire sauce
2 tsp lemon juice

-Mix all ingredients, and pour over salad.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tropical Dump Cake

Good afternoon,
I remember eating this "cake" on visits out to Grammy's... though it's almost more like a pineapple crumble. Now I see that "package white cake mix" plays a key role in the recipe. Oh well, it's still delicious.

p.s. Look at Grammy Gertie's stationary. Does anyone else recall her actually having that lamp in her house?

Tropical Dump Cake

2 cans crushed pineapple (20 oz), undrained
1 package white cake mix
1/2 cup butter, cut up
2 cups pecans, toasted
ice cream or whipped topping

-Drain 1 can of pineapple, and spread all pineapple on the bottom of lightly greased 13x9" pan.
-Sprinkle cake mix over fruit.
-Dot evenly with butter and sprinkle with pecans.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 45 -50 minutes (until golden bubbly)
-Serve with ice cream or topping.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Kidney Bean Salad

This may, despite the mayonnaise, be the healthiest recipe that we've found in Grammy's recipe box. It has no oleo, no added sugar, no suet....

Kidney Bean Salad

1 can (16oz) kidney beans, drained
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 cup sliced olives
1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3 TB chili sauce
2 TB green onion, sliced
1/2 tsp salt

-Put all ingredients together and mix!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tangy Salad Dressing

We're back from Alaska! Time for more recipes!

Tangy Salad Dressing

1/2 cup balsamic/red wine vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup ketchup
1/4 cup onion, chopped finely
1 TB Worcestershire sauce
1 ts salt
1 cup olive/vegetable oil
salad greens and croutons

- In blender, combine vinegar, sugar, ketchup, onion, Worcestershire sauce and salt until smooth.

- Gradually add oil in steady stream.
- Serve over salad and croutons.