Frugal and Easy Thanksgiving Recipes
Here it is - that time of year when everyone's thoughts turn to food! I'm thankful that at our house, we have plenty of food, but sometimes I am not so grateful that I am the one who usually gets to cook it!
So I am always on the lookout for simple, tasty recipes that are also easy on the budget. Here are a few of my family's favorites:
1 1/2 cups minute rice (uncooked)
2 cans cream-style corn
1 small onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1/2 cup butter or margarine
Spanish Food - The Perfect Paella
Looking for a traditional Spanish recipe? Without doubt, thebest-known is going to be the prodigious paella ... that tasty, adaptable, gregarious dish famed throughout Spain and the World.
And, what an impressive choice of recipes exist for a pleasurablepaella: seafood, chicken, rabbit ... or a mixture of all three! Perhaps you are non-meat eating ... well, just opt for one of the several vegetarian paella recipes. Bit of a health fanatic? Then substitute white rice for whole-grain rice or wild rice....
Easy, Tasty Chicken Wing Recipes
You can serve chicken wings hot or cold, for a meal, or for snacks. They're great as appetizers at parties, or when you're just looking for a tasty midnight snack. Try these four easy recipes:
Baked Chicken Wings
1/2 c. margarine, melted
1 t. dijon mustard
3 c. multi-grain flaked cereal
16-18 chicken wings, broken into two pieces
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
4 t. finely chopped parsley
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In glass pie plate, combine melted margarine and mustard....
Frugal Microwave Cooking
Microwave cooking can save you time and energyall year long. But it is especially nice insummer because it enables you to cook hot mealswithout heating up your home.
Microwave heat is produced only within the food, so the microwave oven stays cool and your housedoes, too, saving you money on your air conditioning bill!
In general, the microwave oven uses only one-fourth of the energy used by a conventional oven.
In order to get the most from using your microwave oven, remember these tips:
1. Covering most foods will speed up cooking....
Sweet & Sour Fish
Sweet and sour fish is one of the most popular traditional Chinese dish, normally cooked with carp. The method to cook an authentic Chinese sweet and sour fish (Tang Tsu Yu) is to use what we call 'Liu', meaning 'quick-fry'. The fish should be tender inside and crispy outside. Its original flavour gets reserved while the unpleasant raw fish smell would be completely removed. Many Chinese families cook this dish on a regular basis. It is considered an universal dish that has been enjoyed by people from everywhere in China for many years....
My Grandmothers Heritage Recipe
The whole thing started when my sister-in-law called to say that she needed a special dessert for her Mother's 75th birthday party. "Don't you have a family recipe that would be meaningful as well as delicious."
"No, not really," I said as my mind went blank because my Mother and my Grandmothers weren't great cooks. Then I remembered the Ice Cream for Special Occasions, as Gran used to call it. It had been handed down to her from her mother and we all loved it.
As I began to think about family recipes, I realized that I actually had a story to go with the recipe....
Grilled Scallops with Ginger-Lime Sauce
Summer time is great for barbequing, but aren't you tired of burgers and hotdogs? At your next party why not try something a little classier. This scallop recipe is so easy, but so good. If the weather doesn't cooperate, you can also pan sear the scallops without the skewer. Either way this dish will make your parties the most popular in the city. Be patient with the sauce making sure to reduce the liquid as direct or the sauce will be too thin. You can substitute shrimp and other seafood with this recipe as well....
Spanish Food - How To Make Spicy Gazpacho Soup.
Home-made soups are so good for you - all that nourishing stock and chock-a-block full of vitamins and minerals.
But ... who on earth could face boiling bones for hours on end during the scorching Spanish summer weather, not to mention preparing the soup once the stock is made? I donґt think it would tickle anybodyґs fancy to then have to tuck into a piping-hot soup!
For this reason, the Spanish came up with their wonderful, ice-cold soup - gazpacho - beautifully colorful, packed with goodness, cheap and simple to prepare, no cooking and ....
Swordfish, a Nutritious and Healthy Addition to Any Diet
Swordfish belongs to the group of fish that have recently become more appreciated for their contribution of omega-3 essential oils to the diet. These fats, which have to be provided by the diet, have now been shown to have a host of health giving benefits including combatting rheumatoid arthritis, heart attacks, high blood pressure, clogged arteries, psoriasis, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, multilple sclerosis and even mirgraine headaches. Doctors and nutritionists now recommend three portions of fatty fish per week to get the full health giving benefits....
Bourbon BBQ Sauce
If you are seeking a very unique flavored bbq sauce for your next barbeque then you must try bourbon bbq sauce. This is a very unique sauce that only you will know the secret ingredient.
The most popular bourbon bbq sauce needs the following items to prepare, Ѕ to ѕ cup of your favorite bourbon, Ѕ cup of chopped onions, 4 minced garlic gloves, 2 cups of ketchup, 1/3 cup of white vinegar, 3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, Ѕ cup of brown sugar, ѕ cup of molasses, ј cup of tomato paste, a small amount of liquid smoke, salt and pepper to taste....
Holiday Recipe: Filled Cookies
From the book: Christmas In Dairyland (True Stories From a Wisconsin Farm)
When I was a kid growing up on our dairy farm in Wisconsin 40 years ago, cookies with a date filling were my dad's favorite kind. Here is the recipe.
3/4 cup butter or margarine (softened)
3/4 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
5 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
several tablespoons of milk if the dough seems too dry
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, margarine, sugar, eggs and vanilla....
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