Category: Family Classics

Corn on the Cob

 

Corn on the cob

Char Mountain
The easiest way to make corn on the cob imaginable.
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword garden
Servings 4 servings
Calories 77 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 large stock pot, with cover The bigger the pot, the less the chance it will boil over.

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ears corn on the cob
  • butter to taste
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

Prepare corn

  • Peel the husks off the ears of corn and rub to get the silk off.
  • Place in stock pot.

Cook the corn

  • Add water to the pot until the ears are covered.
  • Place on stove over high heat.
  • Bring to a boil.

Resting

  • Once it reaches a vigorous boil, turn the heat off and cover.
  • Allow to sit at least 15 minutes.

Serve

  • Remove from pot and allow the water to drain off as you do so.
  • Serve.
  • (Optional) Add butter and salt to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 77kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 14mgPotassium: 243mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 168IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword garden
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Apple Pie

 

Apple Pie

Cuisinart Food Processor User's Guide
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pie
Servings 8 slices
Calories 391 kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor metal blade
  • Apple peeler rotary or peeler
  • Pie plate

Ingredients
  

Bottom Crust

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick unsalted butter very cold, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup water ice water
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour for rolling surface

Top Crust

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter very cold, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1/4 cup water ice water
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour for rolling surface

Filling

  • 2 pounds apples peeled and cored (Granny Smith)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour

Instructions
 

Make the dough for the bottom crust

  • In the food processor, use the metal blade to process flour, butter, and salt until mixture is like coarse meal, about 8 seconds.
  • Add ice water and pulse until dough begins to clump together. Do not let it form a ball.
  • Put dough in a Ziploc bag and work through bag to press dough together into a ball and then make a flat disc.

Make the dough for the top crust

  • In the food processor, use the metal blade to process flour, butter, and salt until mixture is like coarse meal, about 8 seconds.
  • Add ice water and pulse until dough begins to clump together. Do not let it form a ball.
  • Put dough in a Ziploc bag and work through bag to press dough together into a ball and then make a flat disc.
  • Refrigerate top and bottom crust for at least 1 hour.
  • Clean the food processor bowl.

Roll the dough

  • Roll dough on lightly floured surface to a circle about 1/8-inch thick.
  • Lay in bottom of pie pan and smooth.
  • Roll second disc of dough on floured surface to a circle about 1/8-inch thick.

Prepare the apples

  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF
  • (Optional) Peel the apples

Mix the filling

  • In food processor, use the metal blade to mix sugar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and flour.
  • Change to slicing disc and slice the apples into the sugar and spice mixture.

Assemble the pie

  • Transfer sliced apples into the waiting pie crust.
  • Spread sugar and spice mixture evenly over the apples.
  • Place the second crust over the apple filling.
  • Pinch crust edges together and trim off excess.
  • With a sharp knife, make 4-8 small cuts in top crust to allow steam to escape.

Baking

  • Bake for 45 minutes until juices bubble.
  • Allow to cool before serving.

Notes

Peeling the apples is optional.
You can also use a "cookie" cutter to cut designs into the top crust rather than slitting it with a knife.
If you want to dress up the crust a bit, brush it with water and sprinkle with sugar. Raw sugar is especially fun.

Nutrition

Calories: 391kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 3gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 333mgPotassium: 153mgFiber: 3gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 768IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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Overnight Buns

 

Overnight Buns

Carol Erbele, in memory of Florence Erbele in the Streeter, ND American Legion Auxiliary Centennial Cookbook 1905-2005
Course Breads
Cuisine American
Servings 48 buns
Calories 112 kcal

Ingredients
  

Boiled ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 cups water

Liquids

  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 pkg yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup water warm

Dry ingredients

  • 12-1/2 cup flour
  • 3 tsp salt

Instructions
 

Mix ingredients

  • Bring 1-1/2 cups sugar and 4 cups water to a boil.
  • Cool to lukewarm.
  • Beat eggs and add 1 cup oil then add to sugar water.
  • Soften one package yeast and 1 tsp sugar in 1/2 cup warm water until foamy.
  • Mix flour and salt.
  • Pour liquids over flour and salt.
  • Oil hands and knead, adding slightly more flour if needed, until dough is no longer sticky.

Rise and knead

  • Set aside in a warm room.
  • Work down (knead) again several times over the next few hours (up to eight hours).

Shape dough

  • Shape into buns.
  • Set aside in a warm room for 7-8 hours.

Baking

  • Bake at 350º F for 20 minutes.

Notes

Mix about 3 p.m. and work down the dough during the afternoon and evening. Then shape into buns about 11 p.m. and bake in the morning.
Alternatively, mix early in the morning and bake in the evening.

Nutrition

Calories: 112kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 152mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 20IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
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Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken

 

Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword potluck
Servings 8 servings
Calories 217 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 slow cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 15 ounces black beans canned, drained and rinsed
  • 14.5 ounces chicken broth canned, fat-free
  • 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes with green chili peppers canned
  • 8 ounces frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 3 scallions chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1.5 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts

Instructions
 

  • In the crock pot, combine all ingredients except the chicken.
  • Season the chicken breasts with salt and lay on top of the beans mixture.
  • Cook on low for 9-1/2 hours.
  • Remove chicken and shred into strands, then return to slow cooker.
  • Cook for 30 minutes more.

Notes

You can also cook this on high for just 6 hours. Once again, shred the chicken 30 minutes before it's done and return it to the slow cooker.
Also, you may be able to shred the chicken right in the slow cooker as it can fall apart trying to remove it. 

Nutrition

Calories: 217kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 25gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 414mgPotassium: 759mgFiber: 6gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 276IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 3mg
Keyword potluck
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Sweet and Spicy Shrimp

 

Sweet and Spicy Shrimp

eMeals
An odd mix of ingredients makes for an amazingly easy and delicious meal.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 servings
Calories 377 kcal

Ingredients
  

Shrimp

  • 3/4 pound shrimp large raw, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced

Rice

  • 3/4 cup jasmine rice white or brown
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cook rice in rice cooker ahead of time.
  • Stir together mayonnaise, chili sauce, garlic, and Sriracha and set aside.
  • Sprinkle shrimp with salt and pepper.
  • Add olive oil to skillet and use medium heat.
  • Cook shrimp for 3-4 minute or until shrimp turn pink.
  • Remove from heat and stir shrimp into mayonnaise mixture.
  • Serve shrimp mixture over rice sprinkled with green onion.

Nutrition

Calories: 377kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 20gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 552mgPotassium: 283mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 45IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 1mg
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turkey ballotine meal

Ballotine of Chicken with Roast Potatoes, Carrots, and Cabbage

 

turkey ballotine meal

Ballotine of Turkey with Roast Potatoes, Carrots, and Cabbage

Servings 1 serving
Calories 2106 kcal

Ingredients
  

Fresh Food Ingredients

  • 4 oz chicken breast turkey works too
  • 1 bratwurst
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 2 tbsp bacon grease (olive oil can substitute)
  • 8 oz chicken stock
  • 3 med potatoes red or other roasting potatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 lemon
  • .5 head cabbage green cabbage preferred
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp butter

Dry Store Cupboard Ingredients

  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 oz maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp cranberry sauce
  • 2 oz red wine optional

Instructions
 

Preparation

  • Potatoes: Peel the potatoes and cut into large pieces and rinse. Place cut potatoes in a larege saucepan and cover with water. Add a dash of salt and bring to a boil. Cook potatoes until just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and allow potatoes to cool. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  • Carrots: Peel carrot and cut into small batons. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  • Cabbage: Cut cabbage head in half, then quarters, and then into 1cm-wide strips. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  • Onions: Dice one small onion. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  • Garlic: Smash and chop garlic clove. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

Ballotine

  • Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil
  • Tear off a sheet of aluminum foil, approximately 12 x 20 inches (cover with cling film on both sides?)
  • On large cutting board, lay a sheet of parchment paper. Place the chicken breast on one half and fold the parchment paper over the top of it. Use a rolling pin to bash the chicken breast until it is less than 1/4-inch thick and about 4 x 6 inches in size.
  • Uncover and season the chicken breast with salt and pepper.
  • Remove the casing around the bratwurst and then place it down the center of the chicken breast.
  • Using the parchment paper, carefully fold the chicken breast around the bratwurst, ensuring it is completely covered. Set aside for a moment.
  • On the cutting board, lay the strips of bacon so that they are slightly overlapping. Then place the chicken/bratwurst log at the bottom and roll the bacon around the log.
  • Place the meat roll onto the foil/cling wrap and roll up tightly and twist both ends like a Christmas cracker.
  • Carefully place into the boiling water. You may have to put a small plate on top of it to keep it submerged.
  • Lightly boil for 20 minutes or until the meat reaches 150ºF.
  • Remove from the boiling water (and dump the water) and let the meat rest for 5 minutes.
  • Remove meat from foil/cling wrap and drain off any excess moisture.
  • In a frying pan, heat a bit of oil and then add the ballotine and turn regularly to add color. When it starts to brown, add a tablespoon of butter to the pan.
  • When it is golden brown on all sides (and 160ºF internally) remove from the pan and let it rest for 5 minutes before carving.

Roast Potatoes

  • Peel the potatoes and cut into large pieces.
  • Place in a large saucepan and cover with water and add a bit of salt.
  • Bring to a boil and then turn down to simmer. Cook until the potatoes are tender when pricked with a fork (~15 minutes).
  • Drain carefully and allow to cool and dry.
  • Heat a roasting tray in the oven (375ºF) with a couple of tablespoons of butter.
  • When the pan is warm and the butter melted, place the potatoes, garlic, and rosemary in the tray. Turn the potatoes to make sure they are covered with the butter.
  • Place back in oven and turn every 10 minutes until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and drain on a paper towel. Serve immediately.

Slow Roasted Carrot

  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Cut the carrot(s) into 5cm batons.
  • Place batons in a bolw and lightly coat with olive oil and seasonings. Toss to coat.
  • Place onto the lined tray and put into the oven.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes or until tender.
  • Remove from oven and either drizzle or toss with maple syrup (or honey).
  • Bake an additional 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and drizzle with a bit of fresh squeezed lemon juice.

Buttered Cabbage

  • Cut cabbage into 1cm strips.
  • Place butter in a medium sized saucepan and melt over a medium heat.
  • When the butter is fully melted, add the cabbage strips.
  • Stir and cook until tender.

Sauce

  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan.
  • Add the onion and garlic and sweat until lightly golden.
  • Add the flour and cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Combine the stock and the wine and add a portion to the saucepan and cook until it begins to thicken. Repeat until you have added all the liquid.
  • Continue to cook on a low heat until it is reduced by half.
  • Add the cranberry sauce and cook until it is combined.
  • Drizzle the gravy over the ballotine and plate.

Notes

First made as part of Sendible's (remote) Christmas party 2020.

Nutrition

Calories: 2106kcalCarbohydrates: 226gProtein: 62gFat: 107gSaturated Fat: 45gCholesterol: 250mgSodium: 1555mgPotassium: 5031mgFiber: 32gSugar: 72gVitamin A: 13538IUVitamin C: 363mgCalcium: 417mgIron: 10mg
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Sweet Wheat Bread

Sweet Wheat Bread

All Recipes
Makes one loaf of a great everyday bread
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Resting time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 45 mins
Course Breads
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices
Calories 190 kcal

Equipment

  • Stand mixer with small bowl, whisk, dough hook
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Nonstick loaf pan(s)

Ingredients
  

Liquid ingredients

  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 cup water warm (110-115ºF / 43-46ºC)
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Dry ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt

To coat the bowl

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Instructions
 

Mix liquid ingredients

  • Using the small stand mixer bowl, add the yeast, water, milk, brown sugar, honey, and vegetable oil.
  • Use the whisk on speed 2 to combine the liquids well.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes to foam.

Mix dough

  • Add whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, and salt.
  • Use the dough hook on speed 2 until dough holds together and doesn't stick to the hook, adding more whole wheat flour if needed (as much as 1 cup) or a bit extra milk if it appears too dry (no more than 1 tbsp at a time). If the dough looks elastic and is crawling out of the bowl, you're done.
  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead just a bit to shape into a round loaf. Don't over knead.
  • Drizzle vegetable oil into a bowl and evenly coat the bottom and sides. (You can clean and reuse the bowl you mixed the dough in.)
  • Add the dough to the bowl and turn it over a few times to coat with the oil.

Allow dough to rise

  • Cover with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise until doubled in size. This can take 1-2 hours.

Knead dough and prepare to bake

  • When dough has doubled in size, turn the dough out and punch it down and then knead it 4-5 times and pinch the seams and roll it until smooth.
  • Form into a loaf and place into a 9×5-inch nonstick loaf pan. You can coat the pan with (butter-flavored) non-stick spray if you'd like, but it is not necessary.

Allow dough to rise again

  • Cover with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise until it is 1-inch above the edge of the loaf pan. This can take from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Bake

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until golden brown.
  • Cool slightly before turning out and slicing. (But it can still be warm to the touch.)

Notes

Note that 2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup (for milk, brown sugar, honey, and vegetable oil). So if you double the recipe these ingredients should be 1/4 cup each.
Add up to a 1/2 cup sunflower nuts as you mix the dough, if desired.
Brush top with melted butter before baking, if desired.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 5gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 101mgPotassium: 104mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gCalcium: 14mgIron: 2mg
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Pumpkin Bread

 

Pumpkin Bread

Makes two loaves.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 25 mins
Servings 24 slices
Calories 217 kcal

Equipment

  • Electric mixer
  • Loaf pans (2 - nonstick preferred)

Ingredients
  

Wet ingredients (sort of)

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup water

Dry ingredients (sort of)

  • 3-1/2 cup flour
  • 2 cups pumpkin (16 oz can)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325ºF
  • In a large bowl, mix wet ingredients with electric mixer.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour batter equally into two loaf pans.
  • Bake for 1 hour 25 minutes.
  • Cool slightly before removing from loaf pan.

Notes

Can add sprinkles on top of the batter before baking.

Nutrition

Calories: 217kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 161mgPotassium: 51mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 863IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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Fresh Salsa

 

Fresh Salsa

Prep Time 5 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword garden
Servings 2
Calories 50 kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients
  

  • ½ onion yellow or white
  • 2 cups tomatoes cherry
  • 1 handful cilantro fresh
  • 1 jalaepeño pepper or 1 tbsp canned
  • 2 tbsp vinegar

Instructions
 

  • First, chop the onion in the food processor
  • Add tomatoes, cilantro, pepper
  • Pulse until minced
  • Add vinegar and pulse a few times more
  • Put in covered container and refrigerate to let flavors mix

Nutrition

Calories: 50kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 12mgPotassium: 466mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1590IUVitamin C: 55mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
Keyword garden
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3-2-1 Ribs

 

3-2-1 Ribs

A classic way to cook ribs on the grill
Cook Time 6 hrs
Resting Time 15 mins
Total Time 6 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue
Servings 4 servings
Calories 653 kcal

Equipment

  • Roasting pan with wire rack

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds pork loin baby back ribs
  • ¼ cup dry rub spices
  • ½ cup brown sugar dark preferred
  • cup honey
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 180º F.
  • Rub the rib rack with the dry spices and place on roasting rack.
  • Cook the ribs at 180º F for 3 hours.
  • Remove ribs from the oven and rack and turn the heat to 225º F.
  • Mix the brown sugar and honey.
  • Lay out enough aluminum foil to cover the ribs.
  • Spread the brown sugar/honey sauce over the ribs on both sides.
  • Seal the aluminum foil and place back on the roasting rack and put back in the oven.
  • Cook the ribs at 225º F for 2 hours.
  • Remove the ribs from the oven and rack and unwrap the aluminimum foil.
  • Place the ribs back on the rack and brush with barbecue sauce.
  • Place back in the oven, still at 225º F, for 1 hour.

Nutrition

Calories: 653kcalCarbohydrates: 83gProtein: 28gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 870mgPotassium: 607mgFiber: 1gSugar: 74gVitamin A: 206IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 129mgIron: 3mg
Keyword barbecue
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