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Sweet Onions Stuffed With Nuts and Mushrooms Recipe

July 11th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 6largesweet onions(Vidalia, Walla Walla, etc.)
  2. 1teaspooncooking oil
  3. 3/4cup choppedmushrooms(type of your choice)
  4. 1smallcarrot, finely chopped
  5. 1/4teaspoonpepper
  6. 2tablespoonsbutter
  7. 1/2cupapple cideror apple juice
  8. 1medium tartbaking apple, cored and finely chopped
  9. 1/2cup cookedwild rice or long grain rice(I cook up rice ahead of time and freeze it for such recipes.)
  10. 1/3cup choppedhazelnuts
  11. 1/4teaspoonsalt
  12. 1cup softwhole wheat bread crumbs
  13. 1tablespoon snippedfresh basil
  14. 1/3cupapple cider

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut a thin slice from the bottom and top of each onion, leaving onion skins on.
  2. Scoop out onion centers, leaving about 1/4-inch-thick shells.
  3. Finely chop enough of the removed onion centers to measure 1/3 cup.
  4. Brush onions with oil.
  5. For filling, in large skillet cook the 1/3 cup reserved onion centers, mushrooms, carrot and pepper in 1 tablespoons of margarine for 5 minutes.
  6. Slowly add the 1/2 cup cider.
  7. Stir in apple, rice, nuts, and salt; cook for 1 minute more.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Stir in 1/2 cup of the bread crumbs and basil.
  10. Spoon filling into each onion shell.
  11. Arrange stuffed onions in a 2-qt.
  12. rectangular baking dish.
  13. Pour 1/3 cup apple cider around stuffed onions.
  14. Bake, covered, in 350F oven for 40 minutes or until onions are tender.
  15. Melt remaining margarine and stir together with remaining bread crumbs; sprinkle over onions.
  16. Bake, uncovered, for 5-15 minutes more or until onions are tender.
  17. Remove outer skins before eating.

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Shavings of Country Ham With Parmesan, Pears and Pine Nuts Recipe

June 27th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

Shavings of Country Ham With Parmesan, Pears and Pine Nuts Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 (1/2 lb)packageparmesan cheese
  2. 12slices goodcountry ham, think slices,cut into wide ribbons
  3. 1 ripepear, halved and cored(unpeeled)
  4. 1bunchbaby arugula, washed and stemmed(rocket)
  5. 1/4cup toastedpine nuts
  6. 4tablespoonsextra virgin olive oil
  7. cracked black pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Using a vegetable peeler or cheese slicer, shave the Parmesan cheese into”ribbons”.
  2. Intertwine a few ribbons of cheese andham on each of 6 chilled plates to form a small, fluffy mound.
  3. Using a mandoline or sharp knife, slice the pear as thinly as possible.
  4. Add a few pear slices to each mound of cheese and ham.
  5. Over each plate, toss a few leaves of baby arugula, sprinkle with pine nuts and drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil.
  6. Garnish with cracked black pepper.
  7. Looks and tastes like you slaved all day; who knew it could be so easy!

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Microwave Sweet Nuts Recipe

June 7th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 3cupswalnutsor almonds or pecans(or a combination, your choice)
  2. 1/3cupsugar
  3. 2tablespoonswater
  4. 2tablespoonsroasted sesame seeds
  5. 1/4teaspooncinnamon

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine nuts, water and sugar in a microwave safe dish.
  2. Microwave uncovered 3 minutes on high.
  3. Stir to coat all the nuts.
  4. Let cool slightly (+/-3minutes).
  5. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and cinnamon.
  6. Stir lightly.
  7. Spread on waxed paper and let cool completely.

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Bar Nuts Recipe

June 1st, 2014 by alice  Tags: , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 4tablespoonsbutter
  2. 1/2teaspooncayenne pepper
  3. 2teaspoonscajun seasoning
  4. 2teaspoonsground cumin
  5. 3tablespoonssugar
  6. 1/3lbwhole pecans
  7. 1/3lbwhole almonds
  8. 1/3lb wholecashews
  9. 3dried pineapple rings, cut into 1 inch pieces
  10. salt
  11. sugar

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, melt the butter.
  2. Add the cayenne, Cajun seasoniing, cumin, and sugar and stir until the butter begins to foam.
  3. Immediately add the nuts, stirring or tossing constantly for about 3 minutes, or until the nuts are well toasted and lightly coloured.
  4. Pour the nuts onto a wire rack, placed over a baking sheet.
  5. Let cool to room temperature.
  6. Transfer the nuts to a mixing bowl and toss them with the dried pineapple.
  7. Season to taste with salt and sugar.
  8. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

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Banana Crunch Muffins (w/grape Nuts) Recipe

May 24th, 2014 by alice  Tags: , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 1/2cupsflour
  2. 1/2cupsugar
  3. 1/2teaspoonbaking powder
  4. 1/4teaspoonsalt
  5. 1egg
  6. 2medium ripebananas, mashed
  7. 1/2cupplain yogurt
  8. 1/2teaspoonvanilla
  9. 1cupPost Grape-Nuts cereal

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Beat the egg in a small bowl; stir in bananas, yogurt and vanilla.
  4. Add to flour mixture; stirring until just moistened (batter will be lumpy; do not overmix!).
  5. Stir in cereal.
  6. Spoon batter into a 12-cup muffin tin that has been sprayed with cooking spray, filling each cup 2/3 full.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Serve warm.
  9. NOTE: Muffins can be frozen for up to 6 months.
  10. Just thaw at room temperature and reheat until warm.

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