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Gingerbread Cookies

A classic staple for the Holiday season, gingerbread men are a popular favorite. Makes 2 dozen.

  • 3.5 ounces dry butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • Cream together the pudding mix, brown sugar and butter. Add in the egg.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients; slowly combine with the pudding mixture. Cover dough and chill for about one hour.
  • Heat the oven to 350 F (175 C). Grease baking sheets or line with parchment paper. Roll dough to an eight of an inch in thickness, use cookie cutter to cut desired shapes. Place cookies on prepared sheets about two inches apart.
  • Bake for ten minutes until golden brown. Let cool then decorate as desired.

World’s Best Chili

  • January 12, 2012
  • by Staff
  • Mexican

A delicious, classic chili with beans, herbs, spices, and beef. Serves 10.

  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 46 oz. tomato juice
  • 30 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup ground chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne
  • 2 cups red beans, without liquid

  • Cook meat over medium-high until evenly browned. Drain and put aside.
  • Combine all of the ingredients in to a large pot. Bring to a boil, then immediately reduce the heat and let simmer for one to one and a half hours, stirring regularly.

Traditional Meatloaf

  • January 12, 2012
  • by Staff
  • Beef

Simple, classic meatloaf with traditional ingredients for a family dinner. Serves 6.

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 dash finely ground black pepper
  • 1 cup softened bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup steak sauce
  • 1 whole onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper

  • Heat oven at 350 F (175 C). Lightly grease a single loaf pan (8×4 inch standard).
  • In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, salt, egg, pepper and crumbs. Add the milk, and only 3 tablespoons of the steak sauce, diced onion and bell pepper.
  • Pour the mixture into the greased loaf pan, shape when necessary. Glaze the top with the left over steak sauce.
  • Cook in oven for about one hour or until done. Let sit for five minutes before cutting.

Quick Pasta Salad

  • January 4, 2012
  • by Staff
  • Pastas

A simple yet delicious side that is a favorite at Memorial Day BBQs! Serves 6.

  • 12 ounces corkscrew/spiral pasta
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3 cups mozzarella (shredded)
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan (grated)
  • 1 large bell pepper (chopped)
  • 5 onions (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups mayo
  • 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

  • Boiling pasta in salted water until al dente, strain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, place eggs and cover with cold water. Bring to boil. Cover and then remove from the heat, and let sit for about fifteen minutes. Drain water and let cool. Peel the eggs and chop. Set aside.
  • Combine together the pasta, boiled eggs, both cheeses, pepper, onions and parsley in a bowl.
  • In another bowl, combine the mayo with the vinegar, oregano and pepper. Pour mixture over pasta and toss to combine thoroughly. Chill and serve.

Hearty Beef Stew

A popular winter dish, this hearty and flavorful stew is sure to be a hit. Serves 4.

  • 1 1/2 pounds beef (prepared for stew)
  • Enough flour to coat
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 2 Large onions (diced)
  • 1 clove garlic (finely minced)
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • Your choice of side (rice or pasta)

  • Coat beef generously with flour. In a dutch oven, cook to golden brown in butter. Mix in the onion and garlic; cook for ten minutes, stirring frequently. Pour in the beef broth, cider, puree and spices.
  • Reduce heat, cover and leave to simmer for around two hours, or until fully cooked. Serve with your choice of side (cooked pasta or rice).