Recipe Save: Homemade Noodles

Origin:  Internet
Total Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound egg noodles
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Heat 2 quarts of water with 1 Tbsp kosher salt in a large pot on high heat until boiling.
  2. Add the egg noodles. Cook for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking liquid and drain the noodles.
  4. Place the drained hot noodles in a bowl or back into the empty pot.
  5. Add the butter and Parmesan and stir until the butter has melted.
  6. Stir in a tablespoon or two of the pasta cooking water.
  7. Stir in the dried parsley.
  8. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Recipe Save: Caprese Salad

Origin:  Modified from Internet Recipe
Total Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Number of Servings: 5

Ingredients

  • 2 packages of cherry or grape tomatoes (cut in half)
  • 2 packages of fresh mozzarella pearls (8 oz. each)
  • 1 T dried basil
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar

Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic powder and basil.
  2. Add tomatoes and mozzarella pearls and toss.
  3. Season with additional salt & pepper to taste.  Serve.

Recipe Save: Greek Salad

Origin:  Modified internet recipe
Total Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Actual Cooking Time:  No cooking required
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients for Dressing

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sweetener
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Ingredients for Salad

  • 1 pound tomatoes (cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half, or about 3 large tomatoes, seeded & chopped)
  • 1 pound cucumbers (approximately 2 large or 4 small), diced
  • 1 can sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Preparation

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients until thoroughly blended. Alternatively, you may place ingredients in a jar, tighten the lid, and shake until incorporated.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all salad ingredients.
  3. Toss with dressing until everything is evenly coated.
  4. Cover salad and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Recipe Save: Deviled Eggs

Origin:  Internet and Aunt Jean
Total Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 0 minutes
Number of Servings: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and cut lengthwise
  • 1/4 to a 1/2 cup Light Mayonnaise or Salad Dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon pickle juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Paprika for garnish

Preparation

  1. Pop out (remove) the egg yolks to a small bowl and mash with a fork. Add mustard powder, pickle juice, salt, pepper and 1/4 cup mayonnaise and mix thoroughly.
  2. Add more mayo if the mixture seems dry but be carefull not to make to thin, you want it to be stiff enough to remain in the egg white shells.
  3. Fill the empty egg white shells with the mixture and sprinkle lightly with paprika.
  4. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to one day before serving.

Recipe Save: Sunshine Potatoes

Origin:  Teresa
Total Preparation Time: 25 minutes + 2 hours wait time
Actual Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Number of Servings: 3 cups of cooked noodles

Ingredients

  • Potatoes
  • Butter
  • Velveeta cheese
  • Garlic powder

Preparation

  1. Peel, cube and boil potatoes until soft.
  2. In a large bowl layer butter, potatoes, sliced cheese and garlic powder.  Repeat until gone with last layer being cheese.
  3. Bake until golden brown and all cheese is melted.

Recipe Save: Roberts Taco Salad

Origin:  Modified internet recipe
Total Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Actual Cooking Time using microwave method: 5-10 minutes
Number of Servings: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning mix
  • 1 head Lettuce
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 tomatoes
  • 3-4 green onions (chopped)
  • cheddar cheese, shredded
  • tortilla chips
  • Western dressing

Instructions

  1. Brown hamburger with taco seasoning.
  2. Set aside. Cut up lettuce and tomatoes.
  3. Drain beans.
  4. Combine all ingredients, except cheese and tortilla chips.
  5. Toss.
  6. Add cheese and tortilla chips to your own serving.
  7. Break up the tortilla chips into bite size pieces.
  8. Top with western dressing.

Cook’s Note:

The reason you don’t add the cheese and chips to the whole meal is just in case you have left overs, the cheese and chips get soggy.  That way you can add those items fresh when you have it the next day.

Recipe Save: Macaroni & Cheese

Origin:  Online / Grandma’s Kitchen
Total Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 45 minutes baked
Number of Servings: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups elbow noodles
  • 1 large block velveeta
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 stick of butter
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)

Preparation Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Boil elbow noodles and set aside.
  3. Cube 1/2 a block of velvetta cheese & slice butter and set aside.
  4. In a baking dish add noodles, cheese, butter, one small can of evaperated milk,salt and pepper.  
  5. Thinly slice remaining Velveeta and layer on top.  
  6. Bake about 45 mins or until cheese on top is bubbling and golden brown.

Recipe – Corn Bread

This cornbread is very moist and a little sweeter.

Origin:  My Sister-in-Law

Total Preparation Time: Less than 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Number of Servings: 6
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes), Simple (6 ingredients or less)

Ingredients

  • 1 box Jiffy cornbread mix
  • 1 8 oz Can creamed corn

Preparation

  1. Follow the directions on the box.
  2. Add the creamed corn.
  3. Check with a tooth pick to make sure it is thoroughly cooked.

Recipe – Sweet & Sour Tomato Salad

Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: No Cooking Required
Number of Servings: More than 10
Special Features: Simple (6 ingredients or less)

Ingredients

  • 7 Tomatoes
  • 1 Small onion
  • ½ cup White sugar or SPLENDA
  • ½ cup White vinegar
  • ½ cup Vegetable oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Cut the tomatoes in half and thinly slice.
  2. In a LARGE bowl, toss together tomatoes, onion, sugar, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Recipe – Ramen Slaw

Total Preparation Time: Less than 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: Less than 15 minutes
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 4 Green onions
  • 1 package Cole slaw
  • 1 package Ramen noodles, oriental
  • 1/2 cup Sunflower seeds
  • 1 Small package slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup Splenda
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup Rice vinegar

Preparation

  1. Toast almonds and crumbled ramen noodles in skillet until almonds are golden brown. Allow to cool before adding to slaw.
  2. Put slaw in large bow; add sunflower seeds. Clean and slice green onions; add to slaw.
  3. For dressing, mix splenda, oil, Ramen noodle flavor packet, and vinegar in a cruet until dissolved. Allow to cool slightly before adding to slaw. Refrigerate until you’re ready to serve. Add noodles and almonds to the slaw and mix before serving.

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