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Favorites

Amazing Garlic Rice with Amaranth

4/23/2010 meps 1

The texture of this dish is amazing because it’s so creamy. But you can make it without the amaranth, using a whole cup of rice instead. It’s worth it for the taste of the garlic […]

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Favorites

Apple Cranberry Relish

7/14/2004 meps 0

Ingedients for Apple-Cranberry relish 1 c fresh cranberries 1 large eating apple, peeled and cored and chunked 1/2 med. orange, with rind, quartered, seeds removed 1/4 lemon, with rind, seeds removed 1/4 c raisins 2 […]

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Desserts

Apple Crunch (easy!)

1/28/2005 meps 2

I can never find this when I search, because I always type in “Apple Crisp.” Or “Pear Crisp,” because every year, we have an overwhelming abundance of pears. Either way, it’s a delicious apple- or […]

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Barry's family

Artichoke Dip

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is a favorite for our traditional Christmas eve buffet. From Sharon Stellrecht. l 14oz can artichoke hearts (not the marinated sort) l cup Hellman’s Mayo (the “light” kind is fine, but why bother?) l […]

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Breakfast

Baked eggs

9/28/2007 meps 1

This is an excellent way to prepare eggs for a large crowd. Barry once fixed this for a Mother’s Day brunch, where we served almost 50 people. One woman, as she took a third helping, […]

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Desserts

Banana Bread

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Denise Morts, Expeditors, 2002 Ingredients 2 eggs 1 1/2 cup sugar (I use 1+ cups; my family uses 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups) 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup oil 1/3 cup sour milk […]

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Favorites

BARBIE’S “REAL” BREAD

7/14/2004 meps 0

Step one: Sponge Combine 6 cups lukewarm water 1 1/2 cups powdered milk 3/4 cup sugar/honey/molasses 1/2 cup soy grits or chopped garbanzo beans (optional) (bran flakes, wheat germ, oat germ, cracked wheat) 4 cups […]

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Barry's family

Black Hawk Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

Toss with Lettuce: Dried Onion Flakes (re hydrated) or fresh chopped onions Italian salad dressing (e.g. Good Seasons) Put on plates, and sprinkle with: Parmesan Cheese Bacon Bits (or Bacos…)

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Favorites

BLACKFOOT FRY BREAD ~ DOUBLE RECIPE

7/14/2004 meps 0

2 cups warm water 2 packages dry yeast 4 Tablespoons soft butter 2 Tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons salt 6 cups white flour Place water in bowl. Sprinkle yeast over water and allow to stand in […]

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Cookies & Candies

Buckeyes

7/14/2004 meps 1

There’s a small warning about these: When you serve them, you may be mistaken for an Ohio State fan, or Buckeye. I went to a potluck in Seattle once, and I saw a plate of […]

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Favorites

Caesar salad (original version)

7/14/2004 meps 0

Serves 4-6, based on Caesar’s 1925 recipe from his restaurant in Tijuana. This version was written by his daughter. 2 large crisp heads romaine lettuce Garlic Salt About 3/4 C best-quality olive oil 2 C […]

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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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Cookies & Candies

Carrot Bars

7/14/2004 meps 0

4 beaten eggs 2 c. sugar 1 1/2 c. oil 2 t. soda 1 t. salt 1 to 2 t. cinnamon 2 c. flour 3 small baby food jars of strained carrots Mix first 7 […]

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Cakes

Carrot Walnut Cake

7/14/2004 meps 1

After much discussion about carrot cakes, Barry made this one for Margaret Willson’s birthday party in 2003. She was adamant: No pineapple! The results were still fantastic. If you’re looking for a recipe with pineapple, […]

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Favorites

CASHEW RICE WITH PEAS

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 C basmati rice 1/2 C roasted cashew pieces 1/2 C peas 2 T ghee (or butter) pinch of turmeric pinch of hing (onion/garlic substitute) 1/2 t salt 1-3/4 C water Wash rice. In a […]

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Appetizers

Chex (TM) Party Mix, Schulte-style

12/2/2005 meps 1

I recently discovered a truly antique recipe from my mother’s collection for Onion-Seasoned Bite-Size Biscuits, which seems to be the precursor to Chex Mix. Thank goodness some marketing guru came up with a catchier name! […]

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Favorites

Chicken Fingers Parmesan

7/14/2004 meps 0

4 chicken breasts (about 1-1/3 lbs, boneless) 1/2 C bread crumbs 1/2 C parmesan, grated 1 t basil 1 T olive oil 1 14-1/2 oz can tomatoes, chopped 1 6-oz can tomato paste 1/3 C […]

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Favorites

Chicken Salad, Hot

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 chicken, boiled and boned (10 oz boned) 1 can cream of chicken soup 2 2/3 cups crushed potato chips 2 hardboiled eggs, cut up 1 cup diced celery 1 tsp onion, minced 3/4 cup […]

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Favorites

Chillaquillas

8/23/2004 meps 2

I fixed this for our friend Wally of Gypsy Wind last night. I referred to it as “Mexican Lasagna.” After his first couple of bites, Wally asked, “What is Mexican Lasagna?” Barry replied, “Chillaquillas.” Wally […]

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Bread machine

Chocolate Chip Bread

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is so decadent, it’s almost like a cake. A great way to impress houseguests. Place ingredients in your bread machine in the order indicated in the manual, and press start. If you add the […]

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Favorites

Chocolate Chip Pie

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Jerrol, former roommate to Margaret and Phyllis during house remodeling phase (1997?) 1 C sugar 1/2 C flour, less 2 T 2 eggs, beaten 1 stick butter 1 t vanilla 1 C semi-sweet chocolate […]

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Desserts

Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Pudding

1/9/2010 meps 0

1 egg 2 T cornstarch 2 T cocoa 2-3 T sugar (depending on your sweet tooth) Generous pinch of salt 2 C milk Lots of chocolate chips and white chocolate chips Beat the egg in […]

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Cookies & Candies

Chocolate Truffles

7/14/2004 meps 0

6 ounces good quality semisweet, bittersweet or milk chocolate 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon whipping cream Dutch process cocoa powder (if coating, 8 to 10 ounces good quality coating chocolate, semisweet, bittersweet, or milk) Coarsely […]

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Cookies & Candies

CHRISTMAS CRUNCH

7/14/2004 meps 1

Like a Heath bar. Served at SWSA Mother’s Day brunch with rave reviews. 1-3/4 C sugar 1/3 C light corn syrup 1 C margarine or butter (2 sticks) 8 oz slivered blanched almonds, lightly toasted […]

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Bread machine

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

7/14/2004 meps 0

After we got rid of our bread machine, I noticed that we had fewer visitors from out of town. Perhaps that was because they missed treats like this one? Place ingredients in your bread machine […]

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Dairy-free

Coconut-Chia Pudding With a Kick

12/5/2013 meps 0

Chia seeds are my new favorite ingredient these days. This recipe is as easy as instant pudding, but it’s made from unprocessed ingredients — a win, win, win. 14-oz can coconut cream, well-shaken 1/4 C […]

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Alcoholic

Coffee Herbie

12/18/2005 meps 0

This comes from the legendary Bill Brown, who discovered it at Anthony’s Home Port in Kirkland. Bill had a strange hypothesis, that Anthony’s took it off the menu because “herbie” sounded too much like “herpes.” […]

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Favorites

Cowboy Caviar

7/14/2004 meps 1

Originally from a Sunset Magazine clipping, but I’ve changed it to make it my own. Then I changed it some more. I’ve even made it with pinto beans and anasazi beans, instead of black-eyed peas. […]

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Baked

Crepes

7/14/2004 meps 0

Makes enough for one or two people. Mix together: 1 egg 1/3 cup milk 1 T melted butter 1/4 cup flour 1 T sugar dash salt Cook in a well-oiled crepe pan over medium heat […]

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Cuban

Cuban Dinner (aka Picadillo)

7/14/2004 meps 0

This one comes from Meps’ Mom, Esther. It’s an old, old family favorite, but after Mom died, she only left a list of ingredients and no quantities. Most of her recipes were that way, just […]

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Breakfast

DAISY’S PANCAKE RECIPE

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 C flour 2 T brown sugar 2 t baking powder Pinch salt 1-2 eggs 1 C buttermilk (or 3 T buttermilk powder and 1 C milk) 2-7 T oil or melted butter August 23, […]

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Cakes

Dirt Cake

7/14/2004 meps 0

I got this recipe from Janice Schwartzenberger, when we both worked for Arthur Andersen. She flew from Portland to Seattle with an assembled dirt cake, and the entire department was amazed. A few years later, […]

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Favorites

Easy BBQ Chicken Over Rice

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 onion 1 pound boneless chicken, diced 14 oz can chicken broth 1-1/2 C instant rice 1/4 C catsup 1 T brown sugar 1 T lemon juice 1 T vinegar 1 t worcestershire sauce Garlic […]

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Favorites

Easy Tamale Pie

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is from the cookbook Where’s Mom, Now That I Need Her? It’s the only cookbook Barry had when he first started living alone. If you like recipes that use canned soup, I highly recommend […]

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Ethnic

Ecuadorian Tomato Soup with Bananas

2/15/2006 meps 0

Sopa De Tomates Con Platanos (Ecuador) Serves 4-6, but you can halve it easily Barry says, “This is just about the best tomato soup I’ve ever eaten.” 1 large can tomato puree 4 bananas, peeled […]

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Favorites

Enchiladas

9/13/2007 meps 0

Makes one 9×12 pan with 12 enchiladas. Sauce: 2 T olive oil 1 C chopped onion 2 cloves garlic 2 T chili powder 2 t cumin Salt, pepper 2 C tomato puree 1 C stock […]

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Favorites

Fideo Delicioso

8/12/2005 meps 0

Eating in Mexican restaurants, one comes to the conclusion that all Mexican food involves rice and tortillas. When my mother-in-law introduced me to a Mexican pasta, called fideo, I was surprised. “I’ve never seen that […]

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Cakes

Flourless Chocolate Torte

9/21/2010 meps 0

I’m not gluten-intolerant, but some of my favorite people are. That’s why I served this awesome, simple chocolate torte at a birthday gathering. It was delicious and decadent — no compromises or weird ingredient substitutions […]

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Barry's family

Fluffy Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

16 oz. cottage cheese 8 oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed 20 oz. crushed pineapple, drained 6 oz. pkg. any flavor gelatin Combine everything and chill.

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Baked

Food Processor Pie Crust

7/14/2004 meps 0

The “Mac” was our dear friend Barbie’s nickname for the food processor, named after a kitchen helper who was slower than molasses. Put the metal chopper blade into the Mac. Sift 1 cup of all-purpose […]

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Cookies & Candies

FROSTED MOLASSES GINGER SANDWICH COOKIES

9/29/2005 meps 0

Cookies: 1 cup butter 1 cup white sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup molasses 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 3 tablespoons boiling water 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour Frosting: 1 tablespoon butter 3 tablespoons boiling water […]

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Ethnic

Gazpacho

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Jeannie (formerly) Schulte. This is kind of like a liquid salad. I find it hard to stop eating it. (serves 5) 1 large cucumber 1 large red pepper 1 large tomato 1/2 small red […]

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Cookies & Candies

Giant chocolate chippers

7/14/2004 meps 0

For another soft-batch cookie recipe, see Chocolate walnut drops. The corn syrup is the key to their soft texture. 2 1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter or margarine, […]

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Breakfast

Goldenrod Eggs

4/15/2006 meps 1

This is especially good at Easter, because it uses up lots of hard-boiled eggs. But it’s not difficult, and it’s beautiful anytime. Serves 2, but can be easily doubled or tripled. 4 hard-boiled eggs 3 […]

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Barry's family

Grasshopper Pie

7/14/2004 meps 0

Barry’s favorite, from his Grandma Crust: 1 1/4 c. crushed oreo type cookies(about 20 cookies) scant 1/3 c. melted butter or margarine Mix ingredients together and pat into a 9 inch pie pan covering bottom […]

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Appetizers

Gyoza

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Cecily Hiatt at Expeditors: about 1 lb ground turkey or ground chicken about 1/2 smallish head of green cabbage can of water chestnuts, drained about 2 t grated fresh ginger, or 1 t powder […]

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Favorites

Holy frijole mole

3/13/2009 meps 1

This stuff is awesome. You can substitute tofu or cooked potatoes for the beans, or just eat the sauce over rice. Or skip the rice and just eat it with a spoon. It’s that good. […]

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Bread machine

Honey bread

7/14/2004 meps 0

This entry originally contained a number of bread machine recipes and a list of ideas for bread machine ingredients. Those items are now available by browsing the category: Baked – Bread – Bread Machine. Place […]

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Baked

Honey Peanut Loaf

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is super-decadent, and a nice way to impress houseguests around the holidays. 2 T butter 1/4 C honey 1/4 C peanuts 1/4 C golden raisins 1/4 t cardamom 1 pkg of 10 refrigerated biscuits […]

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Favorites

Hungarian Mushroom Soup

7/14/2004 meps 1

This is probably my all-time favorite soup, and my sister Julie’s too. It’s from the original Molly Katzen Moosewood cookbook. This can also make a good sauce for pasta, rice, or potatoes. 12 oz sliced […]

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Favorites

Ian’s Butterscotch Pie

5/17/2005 meps 0

I had this pie at Fougere’s Restaurant, in Pictou, Nova Scotia (Canada!). The name is misleading — it has a light caramel flavor, not necessarily what you’d think of as butterscotch. It was the best […]

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Breakfast

Impossible Quiche

7/14/2004 meps 0

I once lost track of my friend, Tara Narcross. When I Googled her name, I found this Impossible Quiche recipe. That’s how I knew I’d found the right Tara, since she introduced me to Impossible […]

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Desserts

Indian Pudding

7/14/2004 meps 0

I got this recipe from the waitress at Chequers restaurant, outside Burlington, Vermont. I can’t believe how simple it is. Original version — restaurant quantity! Scald 1-1/2 gallons of milk with 8 T butter. Then […]

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Appetizers

John Wayne’s Cheese Casserole

7/14/2004 meps 0

I always thought of this as a vegetarian main dish, but you could also make a half recipe and serve smaller squares as an appetizer. You could also use jalapenos instead of mild green chilies. […]

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Appetizers

Kale Snacks

3/30/2006 meps 0

I have made a triple batch of this, and still had it disappear in 10 minutes. It’s a little labor-intensive, but it serves as a wonderful alternative when you’re craving potato chips. 1 large bunch […]

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Asian

Kelaguen manok (Guam chicken lemon salad)

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is arguably the best recipe on this whole website, and possibly the simplest! 1 whole chicken, cooked, cooled, and deboned* 1/2 C finely chopped red onion 4-6 lemons, juiced 1/2 t dried red pepper […]

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Favorites

Key Lime Pie – EZ Freezer Version

10/8/2005 meps 2

It doesn’t get any easier or yummier than this. 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk 5 oz Key lime juice 8 oz whipped topping, thawed 9-inch graham cracker pie crust Mix condensed milk and lime juice […]

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Breakfast

Killer Oatmeal

12/18/2005 meps 0

The one and only! This legendary recipe comes from Bill Brown, who knows there’s no better way to motivate a crew of cold, damp sailors or house painters. There’s a famous story about another friend […]

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Asian

Korean Seasoned Spinach

11/2/2013 meps 0

Whenever I go for Korean food, where they fill the table with 25 tiny bowls of different side dishes, this is my favorite one: 1 lb cleaned spinach 2 T roasted sesame seeds 2 T […]

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Cakes

Lemonade Cake

7/14/2004 meps 0

Good alternative to rum cake when there are children or teetotallers around 1 package super-moist cake mix 6 oz frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed 3/4 C powdered sugar 8 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed Preheat to […]

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Cookies & Candies

Lisa’s Chocolate Truffles

10/22/2004 meps 0

This is a wonderful Christmas recipe from Lisa Becker, who brought truffles to a potluck when we worked together at Battelle (about an eon ago!). That was the best work potluck I’ve ever been to […]

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Favorites

MANDARIN ORANGE SALAD

7/14/2004 meps 0

4 c. creamed cottage cheese 2 c. frozen whipped topping, thawed 6 oz. pkg. orange flavored gelatin 2 cans (11 oz. each) mandarin oranges, drained Fold the topping into the cottage cheese. Sprinkle the dry […]

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Cookies & Candies

Margaret’s Lucky Butterscotch Brownies

7/14/2004 meps 0

These are also known as Blondies or Toffee Bars. I found this recipe in Joy of Cooking back in 1983, when I was a cook’s helper at Sherwood Forest camp, on Willapa Bay, Washington. The […]

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Favorites

MARINATED COLE SLAW (9 NINE)

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Gretchen Tomlinson at Battelle 1 head of cabbage (approx. 7 in.) 1 large onion, chopped or slivered 1/2 C sugar 1 C cider vinegar 3/4 C salad oil 1 t dry mustard 1 t […]

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Favorites

MARINATED VEGGIE SALAD

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Amy Fobes at Battelle (comments are hers from the original recipe card) Dressing: 1 C vinegar 3/4 C sugar (amazing, huh?) 1/4 C salad oil (I use vegetable oil) 1 tsp celery seed 1 […]

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Favorites

Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole

11/27/2004 meps 1

Just had this for Thanksgiving 2004. Wow! Very sweet, with a crunchy, decadent topping. Everybody had seconds. (Thanks, Julie Miller!) 3 C sweet potatoes, drained (40 oz can or 2 29 oz cans) Heat and […]

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Favorites

Minestrone

1/19/2006 meps 2

This is my favorite “save my butt in an emergency” recipe. You can leave out some of the vegetables or substitute what you have on hand. I once even made it with canned carrots and […]

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Baked

Mock Mincemeat Pie

11/22/2005 meps 0

The ingredients for this came from The New Laurel’s Kitchen cookbook, but I’ve modified the instructions. I always use a food processor for this one, even if I have to borrow one, as I did […]

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Favorites

Mom’s Cabbage Noodle Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

From my mother, Esther Schulte. I don’t ever remember her actually cooking with ramen noodles, but this salad was always a hit. There’s another version made with lettuce instead of cabbage. Chop and mix: 1 […]

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Favorites

Mom’s Nifty Party Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

Big favorite! Can also make with cabbage… 1 head of lettuce 1 cup sweet onion (or green onion) 1 handful of sliced almonds, toasted 4 T toasted sesame seeds 1 package of Ramen noodles dressing: […]

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Favorites

Mom’s Pot Pie

12/18/2009 meps 1

The Mom referred to is Odessa Simpson, who taught me to make this awesome dish in her 150-year-old kitchen. This is comfort food at its very best — rich, heavy, simple Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. It […]

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Brazilian

Moqueca de Peixe (Brazilian fish stew)

5/7/2006 meps 0

Pronounced “moo-KECK-ah de PESH-ee.” I pronounce it “yummy.” When we traveled to Brazil, our friends insisted that we acclimate our digestive systems for a few days before eating this very rich dish. Once they let […]

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Dips

New Horsey Dip

7/14/2004 meps 0

A Meps original from about 2002, when I discovered that you don’t need a packet of instant soup mix to make a yummy dip. 1 T cream style horseradish 1 T mayo 1 C nonfat […]

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Favorites

North African Chickpea Stew

1/23/2005 meps 0

1 T olive oil 1/2 C dried chickpeas, soaked 1 medium onion, chopped 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes 1/2 C water 1-1/2 tsp turmeric 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp ground […]

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Barry's family

Oatmeal Scotchies

7/14/2004 meps 0

Barry’s #1 favorite cookie, from his Mom. The company that makes the butterscotch chips has changed the recipe printed on the bag, but this is the original version, featuring orange extract. 1 C flour 1 […]

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Breakfast

Oven-baked pancakes (aka Dutch Baby)

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Inge Curtis, of the Williamsburg B&B Primrose Cottage. This is rich and satisfying, and it doesn’t have to be terribly sweet. 1/2 C milk 1/2 C all-purpose flour 1/2 t baking soda 3 eggs […]

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Favorites

PAPAS CHORREADAS

8/23/2004 meps 0

From Laurel’s Kitchen 4 medium potatoes 1/2 lb fresh green beans (can substitute other veggies — frozen peas or spinach, even canned beats) 1 T butter 1 medium onion, chopped 4 green onions, chopped 1 […]

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Cookies & Candies

Peanut butter and chocolate kisses

12/24/2004 meps 0

1/2 C butter 1/2 C peanut butter 3/4 C brown sugar 1/4 C sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp salt 1-3/4 C flour 1 tsp baking soda 48 Hershey’s kisses, unwrapped Preheat oven […]

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Asian

Peanut sauce

4/1/2006 meps 1

Serve this with Vietnamese spring rolls, or as a topping for steamed or stir-fried vegetables. 1/2 C peanut butter, preferably the kind with just peanuts and salt 1 T honey (if you use sweetened peanut […]

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Cuban

Picadillo (Cuban Recipe — Pre-Castro)

7/14/2004 meps 0

Actually, this is a slightly updated version written after we served it at our wedding. The original recipe is under Cuban Dinner. 1. Make small meatballs. Use 1 lb lean ground beef. Small amount of […]

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Baked

PIZZA DOUGH

7/14/2004 meps 0

For the bread machine. (makes 2 small) 1-1/3C water 1-1/3T olive oil 2/3t salt 2t oregano 2C whole wheat flour 2C bread flour 2-1/2t yeast

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Favorites

POTATO, PANIR, AND PEA CURRY

7/14/2004 meps 0

Indian recipe from Molly Katzen’s cookbook 1 T butter 1 t mustard seeds 1/2 t caraway seeds 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 T sesame seeds 1/2 t ground cumin 1/2 t tumeric 1/2 t ground […]

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Favorites

Potato-Kale Soup

11/24/2013 meps 0

Here’s an old favorite for Julie. We made this for the infamous vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner in 1991. 1 T butter or olive oil 1 large onion, diced 2 large potatoes 5 C water or stock, […]

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Cookies & Candies

Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Cookies

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Barbie deLackner (Elizabeth Bolton)…irresistable, to both humans and cats. The feline in question survived, even though chocolate is bad for cats. Eating cookies meant for humans is also bad for cats, since the humans […]

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Cajun

Red Beans and Rice (From Dave Cash)

7/14/2004 meps 2

* 3 lbs dried, soaked red beans * uh uhnion, chopped * Gramps, the green bell pepper, chopped * several good shakes of chili powder * a nice bit of cumin * enough Hungarian paprika […]

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Favorites

Red Beans and Rice (Pressure Cooker)

7/14/2004 barry 2

1-2 Tbsp Olive Oil 4 small onions (1 large or 2 medium), medium chopped 1 Green Pepper, chopped 1/2 Bulb Garlic, coarsely minced 2 T Chili Powder 1 t Cumin 1 1/2 T Hungarian Paprika […]

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Cookies & Candies

Rice Krispies Treats

7/14/2004 meps 0

What better way to take care of your gluten-free friends than a batch of Rice Krispies treats? I recently discovered a new, beautiful way to serve these. Instead of a 9×13 pan, press them into […]

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Favorites

Roasted Veggies

7/14/2004 meps 0

Put vegetables in oiled roasting pans, deep enough to make stirring easy. Check and stir often. Toss with dressing or balsamic vinegar, or serve with various dips and peanut sauce. Vegetable Temp Time Process Yellow […]

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Barry's family

Rum Balls

7/14/2004 meps 0

Wickedly good…from Sharon Stellrecht 2-1/2 C crushed vanilla wafers (you can use graham crackers, but I’ve never tried it) 1C powdered sugar 2T cocoa 3T light corn syrup 1/4C rum (you can use bourbon or […]

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Cakes

Rum Cake

7/14/2004 meps 0

Margaret’s favorite, from Sharon (see also Lemonade Cake) Cake: 1/2 3/4 C nuts, chopped (pecans or walnuts) 1 18 oz. yellow cake mix 1/2 C light rum 1/2 C water 1/2 C vegetable oil 4 […]

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Favorites

Russian Carrot Pie

7/14/2004 meps 0

3 T butter 1 C chopped onion 1/2 t salt 1 lb carrots, sliced 1 T flour 1 1/2 cup firm cottage cheese 1/2 cup grated white cheese 1 egg, beaten black pepper 1 t […]

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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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Favorites

Salsa

7/14/2004 meps 0

Throw together in food processor or blender 2 green onions 0 3 small green chili peppers? (1 pepper is 1 alarm, 2 is 2 alarm, etc) 1/2 cup parsley 1 cup cilantro 1 tsp salt […]

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Bread machine

Salted Peanut Bread

7/14/2004 meps 0

One of my favorite bread-machine breads. Place ingredients in your bread machine in the order indicated by the manual and press start. 1 pkg yeast 1 C whole wheat flour 2 C bread flour 1/3 […]

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Alcoholic

Schulte Sangria

9/1/2005 meps 0

I love to share an afternoon glass of sangria with my Dad at his Florida home. His screened porch looks out over a little pond and wildlife area, with egrets and ospreys and an alligator […]

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Favorites

Scott’s Chili

7/14/2004 meps 0

Barry’s family’s chili recipe, for years 2 lbs. hamburg 1 large onion, chopped 1 can (40 oz) red kidney beans, undrained 1 t. ground thyme 2 3 T. chili powder 1/2 t. garlic powder 1 […]

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Favorites

Sesame brown and wild rice

3/24/2006 meps 1

3 T unhulled sesame seeds 1/2 C wild rice 1 C brown rice 2-3/4 C water, boiling 1 T tamari 2 t sesame oil Heat the pressure cooker over medium-high heat and toast the sesame […]

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Favorites

Shrimp Salad

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Meps’ Dad, Henry Schulte, who got it from his mother, Freda. 1 lb medium shrimp, cooked and peeled (if you use large shrimp, cut them in half) 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped 1/2 sweet (Vidalia) […]

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Favorites

Simple steamed eggplant salad

2/22/2011 meps 0

This can be served cold or warm. I always eat it warm, because I love it too much to wait. 1 eggplant, peeled and cut into 1- or 2-inch pieces 1/2 to 1 C water […]

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Favorites

Simple tomato-banana soup

3/2/2011 meps 0

This is just about my favorite soup! It’s taken from Ecuadorian Tomato Soup with Bananas, but this version makes just two servings and uses fewer ingredients, so you can throw it together any time. 14-oz […]

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Bread machine

Spaghetti Bread

7/14/2004 meps 0

This wonderful bread-machine recipe doesn’t have spaghetti in it, it’s just great alongside spaghetti. It also makes the most wonderful garlic bread in the world. Place all ingredients in your bread machine in the order […]

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Favorites

Spaghetti Carbonara

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 lb spaghetti 1/2 lb bacon 3 eggs, beaten 1/4 C parmesan 1/2 C gruyere or swiss 1/4 C whipping cream salt & pepper Cook spaghetti. Fry bacon til crisp, drain and crumble. Reserve 3 […]

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Beverages

Spiced Cider

7/14/2004 meps 0

The easiest way to make hot spiced cider is this: Pour as much cider as will fit into a crockpot. Toss in 3 or 4 Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple spice teabags. Heat the cider in […]

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Appetizers

Spinach Balls

7/14/2004 meps 0

Nice party finger food, from Sharon 1 10 oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach 1 cup herb seasoned bread stuffing, crushed to crumbs (about 3 oz.) (I go by weight since the 1 cup seemed too […]

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Appetizers

Sugared popcorn

7/14/2004 meps 1

12/21/04: In the year since I discovered this recipe, I’ve figured it out and perfected my technique. Now I hardly ever burn it, even using a tricky electric stove. Meps 10/1/07: Three years later, I […]

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Beverages

Sweet Lassi

7/14/2004 meps 0

The original recipe is from a “Hot and Spicy Cookbook” our friend Andy gave us: 1-3/4 C plain yogurt 4 ice cubes 1-1/4 C cold water 2 t lemon juice 5T sugar ice cubes 1/2 […]

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Dips

Swiss Fondue

7/14/2004 meps 0

For Barry’s family, this was a New Year’s Day tradition. For each serving: 1/3 lb Gruyere cheese, grated 6-1/2 T Rhine wine 1 t corn starch 1-1/2 t Kirschwasser (cherry brandy) clove of garlic freshly […]

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Appetizers

Szechuan green beans

2/2/2007 meps 0

Two people can eat an entire pound of green beans this way! 1 T canola oil 1 T dark sesame oil 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed 6-8 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 t coarse salt […]

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Baked

Tall and Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

10/22/2004 meps 1

We don’t have a refrigerator, so when I buy one quart of buttermilk to make Chillaquillas, I have 1-1/2 C left that needs to be used fairly quickly. This recipe is perfect — Chillaquillas for […]

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Favorites

TAMALE PIE

7/14/2004 meps 1

Easy and impressive, from the “Where’s Mom” cookbook 1/2 lb ground beef 1/2 C minced onion 2t garlic powder 1 8-oz can tomato sauce 1/2 C milk 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 6-oz can whole […]

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Appetizers

Tamari-roasted almonds

9/28/2007 meps 1

These are easy and delicious, and the raw ingredients are only 1/2 to 2/3 the cost of commercially-prepared tamari-roasted nuts. 2 C raw almonds 3 T tamari Preheat oven to 350 F. Spread the nuts […]

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Bread machine

Third Bread

7/14/2004 meps 0

Place ingredients in a bread machine, in the order indicated by your manual, and press start. 1 pkg yeast 3/4 C rye flour 3 C bread flour 3/4 C yellow cornmeal 1-1/2 t salt 1/2 […]

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Appetizers

TORTILLA PINWHEELS

7/14/2004 meps 0

My favorite to take to potlucks. Make both kinds and arrange on a platter covered with leaf lettuce. * 2 – 10oz. pkgs. frozen chopped spinach thawed, drained & squeezed dry in paper towels * […]

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Breakfast

TRICOLOR HASH

7/14/2004 meps 0

A Barry original 1 potato, cubed 1 sweet potato, cubed 2 onions, chopped 1 lb ham, cubed 4 green onions, diced 2 cloves garlic 3 T oil 1 T turmeric 2 t cumin 2 t […]

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Favorites

TUNA-APPLE MELT

7/14/2004 meps 0

An amazing tuna breakthrough! Amazing, because even tuna haters like it. The original called for celery instead of apple, but the apple is what makes it special. 1 medium onion 1 medium apple 12 oz […]

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Favorites

Turkey Cheese Pie (Original Version)

7/14/2004 meps 0

Original Esther Schulte (Meps’ Mom) version from 1972, rediscovered in my brother Stevie’s recipe files in 2003. I copied this verbatim, even the cute misspellings — it had been typed, with a typewriter, on an […]

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Favorites

Tzatziki

7/14/2004 meps 0

Grate 1 cucumber, mix with 1 lb yogurt. Add 4-5 cloves finely minced garlic, 4 T olive oil & 2 T vinegar, plus salt and pepper.

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Favorites

VERY MUCH MARINATED POTATOES

7/14/2004 meps 0

6 medium (fist-sized) potatoes 2/3 C olive oil 3/4 C red wine vinegar a generous dosage of fresh black pepper 1 1/2 t salt 3 scallions, finely minced 1 small bell pepper, in very thin […]

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Appetizers

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

12/27/2005 meps 0

I learned about these from my Korean friend, Chong Lee. She told me that all the filling ingredients are approximate — you can use a variety of meats, shrimp, and vegetables. The key is fresh […]

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Favorites

Walnut crusted chicken

9/7/2006 meps 0

This is a South Beach “Phase One” appropriate recipe that takes inspiration from Saudi Arabian Chicken with Walnuts. We were amazed at how juicy and tender the chicken pieces were. 1 C walnuts (either whole […]

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WARM POTATO SALAD WITH HAM AND VEGGIES

7/14/2004 meps 0

Combine: Cooked potatoes Beets Steamed green beans and/or fresh spinach Cubed ham (can substitute turkey or chicken) Toss with dressing of: Garlic Oil Vinegar Salt Pepper Prepared mustard Mayonnaise

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Barry's family

Wilted Lettuce Dressing

7/14/2004 meps 0

(from Sharon Stellrecht — often made when Dave grows too much lettuce) Dice 4 slices of bacon and fry until crisp. (if you like your bacon bits crisp, remove them now and add back when […]

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Dips

Wine-Swiss Cheese Fondue

7/14/2004 meps 0

This is great for a New Year’s Day brunch, or a romantic evening for two. 1 garlic clove, halved 1-1/2 C dry white wine or sauterne 4 C (1 pound) swiss cheese (we always used […]