Monday, December 31, 2012

Sweet-Sour Lettuce Salad

Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup vinegar and 2 tablespoons water; shake in a jar with tight-fitting lid until sugar is dissolved. Add 3/4 cups half-and-half cream; shake well. Toss 8 cups torn salad greens, with cooked, crumbled bacon and dressing a large bowl.

** This recipe is from the taste of home Simple and Delicious December/January 2013 magazine.**

Polish Casserole


4 cups uncooked penne pasta
1 1/2 pounds smoked Polish sausage or kielbasa, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 cans (10 3/4 oz. each) condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 jar (16 oz.) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
3 cups (12 oz. ) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
1 1/3 cups 2% milk
4 green onions, chopped
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
4 garlic cloves, minced


Cook pasta according to package directions; Drain and transfer to a large bowl.  Stir in the sausage, soup, sauerkraut, 2 cups cheese, milk, onions, mustard and garlic.

Spoon into two greased 8 in.-square baking dishes; Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cool slightly. Cover and freeze one casserole for up to three months.  Bake the remaining casserole, uncovered, at 350° for 45 – 50 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

To use frozen casserole: thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.  Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50 – 55 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

** This recipe is from the taste of home Simple and Delicious magazine December/January 2013.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Crispy Ranch Fries


1 (26-ounce) bag frozen extra-crispy fast food fries
1 (1-ounce) package ranch dressing mix, divided
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup mayonnaise


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

Place fries in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle evenly with 1 tablespoon ranch dressing mix. Bake for 11 to 15 minutes, or until fries are lightly browned and crispy.

In a small bowl, combine ketchup, mayonnaise, and remaining ranch dressing mix. Serve with hot fries.

Meatloaf Muffins


1 lb. extra lean ground beef
1 box Stove Top stuffing mix
1 cup water
2 egg whites
1 medium onion, diced
1 T A1 sauce


Mix all ingredients together and divide into 12 muffin cups that have been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.

12 servings