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Dips

Avocado and Banana Guacamole

2/16/2014 meps 0

I haven’t tried this one yet, but it seems like a good way to stretch a single avocado into a larger batch of slightly sweet guacamole. 1 ripe avocado 1 large ripe banana 1/2 medium […]

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Dips

Bacon and roasted pepper spread

5/5/2007 meps 0

The next time I make this, I’ll probably add a little milk, sour cream, or yogurt to thin it down. This recipe is definitely a spread, but it would also be tasty as a dip. […]

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Breakfast

Banana Jam

2/16/2014 meps 0

3 C chopped bananas 1 C orange juice 1/4 C lime juice 3-1/2 C sugar Mix ingredients in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally, for at […]

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Spreads

Beer Mustard

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 C dry mustard powder 2/3 C strong-flavored beer or ale 1/4 C molasses 1/4 t salt 1/8 t turmeric 1/2 C minced dried peaches or apricots 1 T minced candied ginger Mix together mustard […]

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Barry's family

Beet hummus

9/23/2010 meps 0

1/2 lb pound beets, cooked, peeled, and diced 2 T tahini 4-5 T lemon juice 1-3 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 T cumin 1 T lemon zest 1/4 t salt 1-1/2 t sesame oil (optional) […]

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Dips

Caponata

11/7/2006 meps 0

1 large eggplant 2 T olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium onion, diced 1/2-1 t salt 3 T tomato paste 1/4 C red wine vinegar (you can also use a mixture of cider […]

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Appetizers

Caviar-Artichoke Mound

7/14/2004 meps 0

4 14 oz cans artichoke hearts, drained 2 oz packages cream cheese, softened 1/4 c sour cream 2 T may 1/2 to 1 C finely chopped onion 2 2-oz jars black caviar, drained Chop artichokes, […]

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Sauces

CLARIFIED BUTTER

7/14/2004 meps 0

Will stay fresh for weeks, because the casein and whey, which are subject to bacterial change, have been removed. Also has a higher burning point than butter and is a good choice for delicate sauteeing […]

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Spreads

CRANBERRY BUTTER WITH ORANGE ZEST

7/14/2004 meps 0

3 lbs cranberrries (4 12-oz bags) 1 c water Sugar 1-2 tsp grated orange zest Place cranberries in large nonaluminum pan with water. Bring to a boil and simmer, stirring occasionally, 35-40 minutes or until […]

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Sauces

CRANBERRY KETCHUP

7/14/2004 meps 0

2 large onions, coarsley chopped 1 large tart apple, peeled, cored, chopped 1 large garlic clove, minced (1 1/2 tsp) 1 T minced fresh ginger 1 tsp grated orange zest 1 C water 6 C […]

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Sauces

CRANBERRY SALSA

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 12-oz pkg fresh cranberries 2 whole oranges 1/2 C sugar 1 bunch cilantro 1/2 med onion 2 jalapenios, deveined, seeds removed 1 inch chunk fresh ginger, peeled 1/4 t green chile powder, if available […]

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Desserts

Fresh ricotta cheese

2/3/2007 meps 0

2 quarts whole milk 1 C heavy cream 1/2 t salt 3 T fresh lemon juice Line a large sieve with cheesecloth and place over a large bowl. Bring the milk, cream, and salt to […]

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Spreads

GINGER AND WALNUT SPREAD

7/14/2004 meps 0

8 oz cream cheese 4 T (about 2 oz) chopped, crystallized ginger 4 T small walnut pieces Bring cream cheese to room temperature. Rinse the ginger with water to soften it and remove the excess […]

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Greek

Kalamata Olive Spread

7/2/2006 meps 0

This is almost too simple. 3 C Kalamata olives, pitted 1/3 C olive oil In a food processor, coarsely chop the olives. Then turn on the machine and add the olive oil in a steady […]

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Spreads

Mango Preserves

2/16/2014 meps 0

5 mangoes 1/2 C sugar 1 T lemon juice Peel and seed mangoes and mash them. Cook in a saucepan with the sugar until the mangoes have broken down and become jam. Stir in the […]

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Ethnic

Muffulata (Olive Relish)

12/6/2013 meps 0

I found this yellowed clipping in an old file with no idea where it came from. There are many spellings of the word, including “muffuletta,” “muffuleta,” and “muffaletta.” We fell in love with muffaletta sandwiches […]

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Dips

Palestinean Olive Dip

5/6/2006 meps 1

2 C green olives, pitted and rinsed 2 T tahini 2 T chopped fresh cilantro 1 T lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1/8 t cayenne Blend ingredients in a blender until smooth. Place on […]

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Breakfast

Peach marmalade

10/15/2006 meps 0

1 small orange 1 lemon 1/4 C water 3 lb peaches 1- 3/4 oz powdered fruit pectin 5 C sugar Cut orange and lemon in quarters; remove seeds. Slice crosswise thinly. In medium saucepan, combine […]

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Breakfast

Pear lime marmalade

10/15/2006 meps 0

5-1/2 C pears, peeled, cored, and chopped 1 T lime zest (about 2 limes) 1/3 C lime juice (about 2 limes) 2 1/3 C sugar 1 T grated ginger (optional) Place all ingredients in a […]

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Appetizers

Preserved Yogurt Cheese Balls

5/6/2006 meps 1

Pour a quart of yogurt into a white cotton or cheesecloth bag. Tie the bag and suspend it from the faucet over a sink overnight, until the contents are firm. This is labana, yogurt cheese. […]

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Dips

ROASTED GARLIC CONSERVE

7/14/2004 meps 0

3 large, plump heads of garlic (about 9 oz) 4 T olive oil 3 anchovy fillets in oil, drained � t salt 1 T balsamic vinegar 1-1/2 t chopped fresh rosemary (3/4 t dried) � […]

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Favorites

Salmon Pate

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Meps’ Mom, Esther Schulte. Great for holiday gatherings or potlucks. Line a 2 cup bowl or a loaf pan with plastic wrap. Blend together: 7 3/4 oz can of salmon Either 1 envelope Good […]

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Spreads

SANDWICH SPREAD

7/14/2004 meps 0

12 or more peppers(half red and half green) 12 green tomatoes 3 or more onions 3 c. sugar 1 T. salt 1 c. water 1 c. flour 1 c. water 1 pint (2 cups) white […]

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Appetizers

Sandwiches: How to build a better sandwich

7/14/2004 meps 0

With walnut-raisin bread, try: Roasted chicken, chutney, and mache, with creamy ricotta or hoop cheese Carrots, jicama and fennel, mixed with tiny uncooked green peas and a light mayonnaise laced with yogurt Tuna salad with […]

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Mexican

Simplest pinto beans

2/23/2010 meps 0

This is what I use instead of refried beans for tacos or burritos dinners. It makes enough for two people, as long as there are plenty of tortillas and cheese and other toppings. Soak 1 […]

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Barry's family

Smoked Salmon Ball

10/7/2006 meps 0

Wondering what to do with that can of salmon that’s been in the cupboard forever? This wonderful recipe turns inexpensive canned salmon into a gourmet dish. If you don’t give the secret away, people will […]

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Spreads

SWEET -N- SPICED MUSTARD

7/14/2004 meps 0

2 C dry mustard powder 1 1/4 C white wine vinegar 3 eggs, beaten 1 1/4 C brown sugar, packed 1/2 C runny honey 1/4 t cinnamon 1/4 t cloves 1/4 t nutmeg Whisk mustard […]

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Spreads

SWEET ONION MARMALADE

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 T unsalted butter 1 T vegetable oil 3 red onions (about 1-1/2 pounds), sliced into 1/4-inch thick half moons 1/2 C dry red vermouth or wine 1/4 C firmly packed light brown sugar 1/2 […]

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Holidays

Three-Cheese Savory Pumpkin Spread

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is a nice fall dish and a good offering for holiday parties: 1 T butter 1/2 C chopped pecans 12 oz cream cheese, softened 1 1/2 C shredded sharp cheddar (6 oz) 1/2 C […]

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Dips

Toasted pecan and white bean dip

2/2/2007 meps 1

I was out of ingredients to make hummus, but craving something similar. So I invented this and was amazed at the rich, complex flavor. 15-oz can white beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 C pecan halves […]

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Sauces

Winter Pesto

7/20/2004 meps 0

10 oz pkg frozen spinach (thawed and drained well) 1/2 cup walnuts 6 cloves garlic 2 Tbs dried basil 1 tsp salt generous amount black pepper 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese 1 cup fresh flat-leaf (Italian) […]