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Chicken and Leek Casserole
4 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2 leeks, chopped
1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed vegetable soup
1 cup white
pastry for a 9 inch single pie crust
In a medium size frying pan, brown the chicken pieces over
medium high heat. Add the chopped leeks. Once the leeks are
soft, add the soup and wine and sprinkle the cornstarch over the
top. Mix in. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the mixture
starts to really thicken.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Pour the mixture into a 2 quart casserole dish and cover with
the pie pastry. Use a fork to make 'breathing' holes in the
pastry. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until
the pastry is brown. Let cool and serve.
Submitted by Sylvia Black
1lb potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
2 oz butter
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add
potatoes. When water boils again, remove pan from heat and drain
potatoes in a colander. Pat dry with paper towels.
2. Melt butter in a large frying pan over moderate
heat. Add garlic, potato slices and rosemary,
3. Sautť potatoes until lightly golden and cooked
through. Shake pan frequently to prevent them from sticking, and turn
them over occasionally with a spatula. Serve at once, in a heated dish.
That Really Good Salad
Make a mixture of: Ĺ romaine lettuce and Ĺ mixed
Crumbled feta cheese mixed with Mediterranean herbs
(sprinkle salad with however much you like)
Candied Walnuts-finely chopped
Dried cranberries and pomegranate seeds (Traderís
Joes has these in a bag combined with the dried fruit)
Pear Gorgonzola Salad Dressing (Traderís Joes in
the cold veggie section )
Submitted by Beryl Lawrence
Nutella Filled Panini-Pressed Dessert
pound cake (butter preferred)
of Nutella spread (find in the peanut butter section of the market)
of whipped cream (or make home-made from whipping cream)
Strawberries or bananas (optional)
Put the pound cake
in the freezer for about 30 minutes so itís easy to slice. Warm a
Panini press (or you can use your grill if you donít have a Panini press
or even a frying pan will do). Cut the pound cake into ľĒ slices and
spread about two tablespoons of Nutella spread on one piece and cover it
with another piece. Lightly spray the press and then press or your
grill the sandwich until lightly toasted. Then serve warm with whipped
cream. Itís like a warm chocolate chip cookie melting in your mouth!
If thatís not rich enough, try putting bananas in the sandwich before
you press it.
Submitted by Chris Miner
Dribble your platter with extra virgin olive oil
Lay sliced fresh mozzarella over the olive oil
Top with sliced tomatoes and fresh basil
Drizzle with more extra virgin olive oil and condensed
Serve with forks and enjoy!
Pear and Gorgonzola Cheese Crostini
- 12 slices cocktail bread or 1/4"
slices of French bread
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 medium ripe pear, cored and sliced
- 1/2 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- cinnamon to taste
- sugar to taste
Cut each slice of bread in half diagonally to form
triangles. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 400
degrees for 4-7 minutes until lightly browned, turning once.
Spread bread with mayonnaise and top with pear slices,
then sprinkle with gorgonzola cheese and pecans, cinnamon
and sugar. Broil 6" from heat for 3-4 minutes until cheese
melts and begins to brown. Serve immediately. 24 servings
Submitted by Tammy
Artichoke-Parmesan Pasta Salad
1 container of Artichoke-Parmesan Dip (I like Stonemill's from
1 package Pasta (I like whole-wheat Rotini from Trader Joe's)
Get a pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package
instructions. Five minutes before the pasta is ready put the artichoke
dip in a microwave safe bowl and warm up for about 2 minutes or less.
Save about a half-cup of the hot pasta water and then drain the
pasta. In a big mixing bowl, stir the pasta and artichoke dip until well
combined. Be careful not to break up the pasta. If the pasta seems to
thick or dry for your liking, add a little of the reserved pasta water
and stir until you reach the desired consistency.
This pasta salad tastes great at room temperature and is quick, easy
and affordable for a party. It serves about six people and is ready in
about 10-15 minutes.
Submitted from our biggest advocate and volunteer Edith
Chocolate or Carmel Frappuccino:
16oz drink :
1/2 cup cold coffee (or can use espresso). Dark roast coffee is
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup milk (can also use low-fat or half-and-half)
2 cups ice
3 tablespoons chocolate or caramel sundae syrup
whipped cream (optional)
1. Combine all ingredients (except whipped cream) into electric
2. Blend drink until ice is crushed and drink is smooth Ė
approximately 20 seconds.
3. Serve in glasses and top with whipped cream and chocolate or
4. Add straw for ease in drinking.
Enjoy the taste and the buzz!
Submitted by Lila Sude