Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients 16 oz. Jimmy Dean hot breakfast sausage 1 pound sweet potatoes, shredded 2 tbls. brown sugar ¼ tsp. curry powder Scant ¼ tsp. nutmeg ¼ cup melted butter ½ cup chopped onion 8 eggs lightly beaten 16 oz. ricotta … Read More

Sweetly Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Pear Sauce

Ingredients 1 lb. pork tenderloin ½ tsp salt and ½ tsp. ground pepper ¼ tsp cinnamon 1 tbls. olive oil ¼ cup water 1 cup cubed butternut squash 2 ripe pears, cored, peeled and chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 cup … Read More

Spiced Plum Cake

Serves 8 Ingredients ½ cup room temperature butter ¾ cup plus 3 tbls. sugar 2 eggs 1 tbls. lemon juice 1 ½ tsp freshly grated lemon rind 1 ¼ cups flour 6 plums ( about 2 lbs.) halved and cut … Read More

Orzo with Cheese

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 teaspoons salt 1 cup orzo 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 cup diced roasted red peppers from a jar 1/3 cup green chilies diced 1 cup Monterey Jack Cheese 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 2 … Read More

Molded Gazpacho Salad with Shrimp Sauce

Ingredients Gazpacho Salad: 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin 1 12-ounce can V-8 juice 2 stalks celery, finely chopped 1 14 ½ ounce-can Italian tomatoes chopped to a puree ½ small onion, chopped ½ red pepper, finely chopped ½ English cucumber, peeled, … Read More

Garden Coleslaw

Ingredients 1 16-ounce package coleslaw mix 2 cups seedless green and red grapes, halved 1 cucumber, thinly sliced or diced 1 cup toasted pecans, chopped ¼ cup minced parsley ½ cup minced green onion salt and cracked black pepper to … Read More

Cheddar and Chive Popovers

Makes 8 Ingredients 1 stick butter, melted, divided 6 eggs 2 cups 2% milk 2 cups flour ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup grated cheddar cheese 1/3 cup chopped chives ¼ cup chopped parsley 1 teaspoon dried onion Directions Whisk eggs … Read More

Boursin Cups

Serves 8-10 Ingredients 2 refrigerator pie crusts, cut into circles with a 1½ “ biscuit cutter ½ cup apricot preserves Boursin cheese (see recipe below) ½ cup real bacon bits Directions Place pie crust circles in mini muffin pans sprayed … Read More

Boursin Cheese

Combine in the food processor until smooth: 1 stick butter, softened 2 8 ounce whipped cream cheese 2 cloves garlic roughly chopped 1 teaspoon dried oregano ½ teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon dried basil ½ teaspoon dried marjoram ½ teaspoon … Read More

Ham & Cheese Egg Cups

Serves 4 Ingredients 8 slices Virginia ham 3 tablespoons chopped onion 3 tablespoons chopped peppers – red, yellow and orange, if available 1 tablespoon butter 8 eggs 1 cup grated cheddar cheese chopped parsley for garnish Directions Place one piece … Read More