Sunday, November 10, 2019

December, 2019

The holidays are coming soon and there are lots of new things to cook for them.  Here is a great recipe for Cranberry-Orange Bread.  I make this and give some as gifts for the Holiday.

Cranberry-Orange Bread

2 cups flour
Pinch of salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 egg
1 unpeeled orange—clean the skin well and cut into eighths
2 Tablespoons margarine and add boiling water to make 1 cup
1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
1 cup fresh cranberries—put into blender and chop. Set aside

Mix flour, salt, baking soda, sugar, baking powder.
Set aside.
Put oranges and cranberries in blender with egg.
Pulse and blend until peels are finely chopped.
Add nuts to flour mixture and pour in orange/cranberry mixture, butter and water.
Mix together.
Bake one large loaf and one small loaf, or several smaller loaves.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hours 10 minutes for large loaf and 1 hour for smaller loaf.
Check with a knife several times to see if done.

November, 2019 

As the weather gets cooler, you would like to make some soups.  Here is a really tasty soup.

Sweet Potato Soup

1 Tablespoon bacon fat
1 cup onions, chopped
2 pieces of celery, chopped
1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
5 cups chicken brother (or you can substitute vegetable broth)
Salt and Pepper to taste
½ teaspoon nutmeg (you can add a little more if you’d like)
Soup cream for topping

Saute onions, celery, and sweet potatoes in bacon fat for around 5 minutes.
Add broth, cover and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and Simmer until tender around 15-20 minutes.
Puree in blender and reheat.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with a dollop of sour cream on top. 
Serves 5-6

October, 2019

In Florida it should be getting a little cooler and in other states it is getting cooler.

Here is a Spinach Souffle that is really easy to make and a good Adition to the Entrée.  That’s the name of my first cookbook.

Spinach Souffle

1 package frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and drained
1 can cream of mushroom soup (not diluted)
½ cup butter or margarine, melted
1 egg
1 cup croutons (they can be plain or herbed)
1 oz grated mozzarella cheese

Mix all ingredient together.  
Put in a casserole dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
Serve 4-6


Substitute a package frozen asparagus

Add 1 cup mushrooms

Add 1 can artichokes

Substitute for cream of mushroom soup would be cream of celery soup.