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Blueberry Crisp

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 lemon

Topping

  • 1/4 cup butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 3/4 cup Oats (Regular or Quick)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. Grate the rind of the lemon and squeeze the juice of half of the lemon.
  3. Toss blueberries, with sugar, lemon rind, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 3 tablespoons flour. Place in a 2qt baking dish.
  4. With a fork, combine the butter, brown sugar, oats, flour. pecans and cinnamon until crumbled. Sprinkle over blueberries.
  5. Bake 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the fruit is bubbly. Cool slightly and serve warm.

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2 Tablespoons Olive oil
Salt Pepper
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
Creamy Parmesan Garlic Sauce:
¼ cup butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon flour
½ cup chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream or half and half
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup spinach, chopped

In a large skillet add olive oil and cook the chicken on medium high heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until brown on each side and cooked until no longer pink in center. Remove chicken and set aside on a plate. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook for a few minutes until tender. Remove and set aside.

To make the sauce add the butter and melt. Add garlic and cook until tender. Whisk in the flour until it thickens. in chicken broth, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, pepper and salt. Add the spinach and let simmer until it starts to thicken and spinach wilts. Add the chicken and ,mushrooms back to the sauce and serve over pasta is desired.

Recipe by The Recipe Critic

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White Chicken Chili

Ingredients

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
5 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups chopped onions
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced (fresh or canned)
2 cups canned chicken broth
1 24-ounce jar Randall Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese
For garnish: Sour cream, salsa and cilantro

Instructions

Wash and trim the chicken breasts. Cut, crosswise into small strips. Heat 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a heavy pot. Sauté the chicken, stirring over high heat just until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
Remove with a slotted spoon to a side dish.
Add the remaining oil to the pot and sauté the onions, garlic, cumin, and cayenne, stirring for 5 minutes. Stir in the oregano, salt, jalapeno peppers, chicken broth, and Randall Beans. Bring to a boil and cook for 15 minutes. Stir in the cheese, stirring until melted. Return chicken to the pot and cook for 5 minutes.
Serve topped with a dollop each of sour cream and salsa and a sprinkling of chopped cilantro.

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2016 Recap

Shopping Ingredients:

4 tubs (3 lbs each) of sour cream
16ish lbs of flour (bought 25lb bag)
3 sticks butter
12 eggs
Vegetable Oil
Salt

Everyone must bring:
Cookie sheets
Cooling racks
A dish towel
Rolling pins

Other needs:
Freezer Ziplocks
Freezer Paper
Sharpie
Wine
Mixer
Dough hook

Recipe:

4.5 cups flour
2 tsp salt
Egg yolk
2 tbs oil
2 tbs melted butter
2 cups sour cream

Fillings:

Potato:
15lbs potatos
24oz shredded cheddar

Mushroom:
2 tbs butter (to saute)
16oz mushrooms
1/2 red onion
Handful of kale

Cheese
1lb Farmer’s cheese
One egg
One egg yolk
Dash of salt
2tbs powdered sugar.

Total yield:

11 batches of dough —
19 dozen potato and cheese
1.5 dozen potato/gouda
2 dozen farmer’s cheese
2 dozen mushroom

Started at 11:30 making dough, took break for lunch (and dough to rest!), done by 4:30.

Notes:
Dough needs to be rolled thinner than you think.
We had 1/2 dough leftover, could have used more fillings.

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  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 cups thinly sliced peeled potatoes (about 6 medium)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted. Add potatoes and onion.
  • Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake 1 hour. Uncover; bake 30-40 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. 

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Chicken Marsala

1/4 cup all-purpose flour for coating
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – pounded 1/4 inch thick
2 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup Marsala wine
1/4 cup cooking sherry

In a shallow dish or bowl, mix together the flour, salt, pepper and oregano. Coat chicken pieces in flour mixture.
In a large skillet, melt butter in oil over medium heat. Place chicken in the pan, and lightly brown. Turn over chicken pieces, and add mushrooms. Pour in wine and sherry. Cover skillet; simmer chicken 10 minutes, turning once, until no longer pink and juices run clear.

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Taco Seasoning

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 1/2 teaspoons paprika

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 pinch cayenne pepper

1 pinch red pepper flakes

Mix all ingredients.  Add to 1 lb browned ground beef.

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