Catherine’s Spicy Chicken soup – Sarah Style

3 Tbsp canola oil 1 large onion, chopped 3 cloves of garlic, minced 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts chopped into small chunks 1 tsp ground black pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 2 Tbsp dried parsley 3 Tbsp chili powder 5 cups of chicken broth 1 can of Rotel tomatoes,...

Meatloaf

1 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped fine 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1/2 cup ketchup 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 4 tsp cider vinegar 2 large eggs 1/2 cup milk, plus extra as needed 2 tsp Dijon mustard 2 tsp Worcestershire 1 tsp salt...

Chi-Chi’s Sweet Corn Cake

This is great to serve as a side dish with anything mexican or with chili, in place of cornbread. 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, softened 1/3 cup of masa harina ( A mexican corn flour used to make tortillas. You can find it next to the flours in...

Yummy-Yummy sauce from Arigatos

1 cup of toasted sesame seeds 6 Tbsp soy sauce 1/2 cup rice vinegar 3 Tbsp sugar 1 tsp salt 2 tsp vegetable oil 1 Tbsp sweet miso Toast sesame seeds in a  hot skillet, shaking constantly to prevent burning. In a food processor, or a blender, add toasted...

Goody-Goody sauce from Arigatos

1 1/4 cup Hellmann’s Mayonnaise 1/4 cup water 1 tsp tomato paste 1 TBSP melted butter 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp paprika dash of cayenne pepper Using a fork or a whisk, blend all ingredients together thoroughly until well mixed and sauce is smooth. Refrigerate...

Cliffie’s Casserole

Ingredients: stuffing mix frozen vegetable mix (broccoli, carrots, red and yellow bell peppers) cooked chicken or turkey french onions creme of chicken soup milk Prepare: Make stuffing mix according to package directions cook the frozen vegetables according to package cut up cooked chicken or turkey in a glass casserole...

Quick Pizza Crust

Ingredients 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp) 1 teaspoon white sugar 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C) 2 1/2 cups bread flour 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon salt Directions Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). In a medium...

Healthy Alfrado Sauce (Ya, that’s right!)

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon Butter 1 1/4 Cup Half & half 3/4 Cup Grated fresh Parmesan cheese 1/2 Teaspoon Salt 1/4 Teaspoon Black pepper Directions: Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting the salt and fat. Melt butter in Large skillet over medium heat. Add half and half, cheese, salt,...

Mexican Bean and Tortilla Pie

Ingredients: 1 cup canned tomato sauce 3/4 cup salsa 1/4 cup cilantro 2 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. ground cumin 5 medium corn tortillas- 6 inches each 30 oz can of black beans, drained, rinsed and mashed 8 oz can tomatoes and green chilies (Rotel) 1/2 cup low-fat shredded...

Nappa Chicken Salad

Ingredients 3 (5-ounce) skinless boneless chicken breast halves 1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth 1 cup water 5 whole black peppercorns 1 quarter-size slice fresh ginger 3 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp rice vinegar 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce 2 garlic cloves,...

Spicy Turkey Wrap

Ingredients 1 tomato wrap 1 TBS red pepper hummus 2 oz Salsalito Turkey* Directions Spread hummus down the center of the wrap. Put turkey over the hummus. Then roll the wrap up like a burritto. This makes one wrap. *Salsalito turkey can be purchased at the deli in Publix....

French Silk Pie

Ingredients 1 cup sugar ¾ cup butter, softened 2 1-ounce squares Bakers unsweetened chocolate (melt and cool) 1 ½ tsp. vanilla 3    eggs Cool Whip or whipped cream Directions Cream butter and sugar 4 minutes. Blend in melted chocolate and vanilla. Add eggs1 at a time beating 2 minutes...

“Green Stuff” (Pistachio Salad)

Ingredients 1 package pistachiio jello pudding 1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple Cool Whip approx. 1/2 cup Optional items:  walnuts, miniature marshmellows Directions Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate....

Strawberry Salad

Ingredients 1/4 cup sliced almonds 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sugar 1/3 head lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces 1/3 bunch romaine, torn into bite-size  pieces 2 medium stalks celery. chopped 2 green onions with tops, thinly sliced 2 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced 1 11-ounce can mandarin orange segments,...

Oriental Cabbage Salad

Ingredients 1 medium green cabbage 2 packages of Top Ramen Oodles of Noodles, Oriental Flavor 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted Dressing 2 flavor packets from noodles 1/2 cup oil 1/4 cup sugar 2 tbsp vinegar Directions Chop up cabbage, fine or coarse according to taste. Crush up package of...

Crepes

Ingredients 1 cup whole milk 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 large eggs 6 tablespoons water 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for pan 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions Blend all of the ingredients together in a food processor or blender until smooth, about 4 seconds. Transfer to a covered...

Grandma’s Chocolate Eclair Cake

Ingredients 1 box of Graham Crackers 2 – 3 oz boxes of instant vanilla pudding 3 1/2 cups cold milk 8 oz tub of Cool Whip Directions Butter or spray a 9×13 pan. Lay down a layer of graham crackers. Mix pudding with milk. Fold in Cool Whip. Pour...

Coconut Rice

4 cups Jasmine Rice 1 cup water 3 cups coconut milk 1 tsp. salt 2 Tbs. sugar (we usually double, triple or quadruple that) 1 can crushed pineapple with juice 1 cup dried coconut flakes 1 tsp coconut flavoring 1 cup toasted sliced almonds Rinse the rice in running...

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients 3 cups shredded cooked chicken (1 1/2 pounds) 12 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (3 cups) 2 1/2 cups enchilada sauce ( see note below) 1 to 2  (4 ounce) cans chopped green chilies, drained 1/2 cup of minced fresh cilantro Salt and pepper 12 (6-inch) soft corn...

Bruschetta

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups chopped Roma plum tomatoes (6 to 8 tomatoes) 2 tablespoons diced red onion 1 large clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil (4 to 6 small leaves) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt Dash of ground black pepper...