Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes Prep 30 m Cook 1 h 30 m Ready In 2 h Recipe By:CathyM “This is my husband’s favorite dish, and he considers it a special occasion every time I make it. The creamy cheese sauce and the tender potatoes in this classic French dish combine to make a deliciously addictive experience. It’s a great side dish with a roast pork loin or beef tenderloin. Add a green salad and French bread, and you have found the magic path to a man’s heart. To avoid lumps in your sauce, add the milk just a little at … Continue reading Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

My Best Clam Chowder

My Best Clam Chowder Prep 25 m Cook 25 m Ready In 50 m Recipe By:PIONEERGIRL “A delicious, traditional, cream based chowder, this recipe calls for the standard chowder ingredients: onion, celery, potatoes, diced carrots, clams, and cream. A little red wine vinegar is added before serving for extra flavor.” Ingredients 3 (6.5 ounce) cans minced clams 1 cup minced onion 1 cup diced celery 2 cups cubed potatoes 1 cup diced carrots 3/4 cup butter 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 quart half-and-half cream 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons salt ground black pepper to taste Directions Drain … Continue reading My Best Clam Chowder

Chicken Tortilla Soup V

Chicken Tortilla Soup V Recipe By:Betty “An easy to make soup that’s quite good. Fresh chicken and tortilla chips with vegetables. Makes for a delicious, warm soup. Try garnishing with cheese and/or a little sour cream.” Ingredients 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into cubes 1/2 teaspoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth 1 cup frozen corn kernels 1 cup chopped onion 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 cup chunky salsa 8 ounces corn tortilla chips 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (optional) Directions In a large … Continue reading Chicken Tortilla Soup V

Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana

Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana Prep 25 m Cook 1 h Ready In 1 h 25 m Recipe By:souporsweets “This is an oh-so-good recipe. Just the right amount of spice to make you take a cold drink but definitely keep coming back for more! This soup is irresistible!” Ingredients 1 pound bulk mild Italian sausage 1 1/4 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces 1 large onion, diced 1 tablespoon minced garlic 5 (13.75 ounce) cans chicken broth 6 potatoes, thinly sliced 1 cup heavy cream 1/4 bunch fresh spinach, tough stems removed Directions Cook the … Continue reading Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana

French Spring Soup

French Spring Soup Prep 25 m Cook 35 m Ready In 1 h Recipe By:PAPERGODDESS “I make this during asparagus season when my husband’s patch is producing a lot. It is very fresh tasting, and the longer it sits, the better it is.” Ingredients 1/4 cup butter 1 pound leeks, chopped 1 onion, chopped 2 quarts water 3 large potatoes, chopped 2 large carrots, chopped 1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces 1/3 cup uncooked long-grain white rice 4 teaspoons salt 1/2 pound fresh spinach 1 cup heavy cream Directions Melt the butter in a large … Continue reading French Spring Soup

Sean’s Falafel and Cucumber Sauce

Sean’s Falafel and Cucumber Sauce Prep 20 m Cook 10 m Ready In 1 h Recipe By:Sean “This is a great recipe for falafel. Everyone that I have made it for loves it. Yum!” Ingredients For Sauce: 1 (6 ounce) container plain yogurt 1/2 cucumber – peeled, seeded, and finely chopped 1 teaspoon dried dill weed salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon mayonnaise (optional) For Falafel: 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained 1 onion, chopped 1/2 cup fresh parsley 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 egg 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon salt 1 … Continue reading Sean’s Falafel and Cucumber Sauce

Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup Prep 1 h 30 m Cook 5 h 30 m Ready In 1 d 7 h Recipe By:JOHNTHEBEAR “My version of an old favorite Ashkenazi Jewish recipe. I make a stock first, then make the soup. This allows for de-fatting for a healthier soup, but you need to make this on two days, so time accordingly. For a healthier version, use sucralose instead of sugar – there is virtually no taste difference in sweet and sour recipes such as this one. Using Savoy cabbage gives the soup superlative texture and flavor.” Ingredients For the stock: … Continue reading Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

5-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

5-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Hands-on time 10 mins Total time 8 hrs, 10 mins Yield Makes 8 to 10 servings Ingredients 2 large sweet onions, cut into 1/2-inch slices 1 (5- to 6-lb.) boneless pork shoulder roast (Boston butt) 2 tablespoons garlic-oregano-red pepper seasoning blend 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 (10 1/2-oz.) can condensed chicken broth How to Make It Place onions in a lightly greased 6-qt. slow cooker. Rub roast with seasoning blend and salt; place roast on onions. Pour broth over roast. Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours or until meat shreds easily with a … Continue reading 5-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

Easy French Onion Soup…with Mushrooms!

Easy French Onion Soup…with Mushrooms! ShareThis Facebook Tweet LinkedIn Pinterest Email This easy French onion soup gets its rich, deep flavor from caramelized onions and lots of delicious mushrooms. If you’ve never had mushrooms in a French onion soup before then you’re in for a treat! They’re a wonderfully hearty addition. Classic French onion soup is made with beef broth and has croutons and cheese melted on top. I prefer chicken broth, and just tossing the cheese on top at the end. Laziness during the final steps is made up for, I feel, by taking the time to let the … Continue reading Easy French Onion Soup…with Mushrooms!

How To Make Vegetable Stock

How To Make Vegetable Stock How To Make Vegetable Stock What You Need Ingredients 1 to 2 onions 2 to 3 carrots 3 to 4 celery stalks 4 to 5 sprigs fresh thyme 1 bay leaf 1 small bunch parsley 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns Optional Extras: leeks (especially the green parts), fennel, tomatoes, mushrooms, mushroom stems, parsnips Equipment Sharp knife Stock pot Strainer Cheesecloth or coffee filters (for straining) Storage containers Instructions 1. Gather Some Vegetables and Herbs: Onions, carrots, and celery give stock a great base flavor, and you can round these out with any of the other vegetables … Continue reading How To Make Vegetable Stock