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Black Bean Soup with Corn

I got this recipe from chef Tom Skold at a soup and salad cooking class. Be careful to use just a little of the sriracha sauce until you know how spicy you like it. It’s very potent stuff!

2 T. olive oil
1 medium white onion, diced
6 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tsp. cumin, ground
2 C. chicken stock
2 – 10 oz. cans tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel)
2 – 15 oz. cans black beans, drained
1 1/2 C. Frozen corn
Salt, to taste
Sriracha hot chili sauce, to taste
Sour cream, to garnish

Heat olive oil in a quart saucepan and sweat the onion until translucent. Add garlic and cumin and cook another two minutes.

Add stock, tomatoes and chilies, and beans. Bring to a boil. Puree part of the soup (a little more than half) to give it some body. Add the corn and season to taste. Serve in warm bowls garnished with crumbled tortilla chips and dollops of sour cream.

Serving size: 6

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Grilling Times

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Veggie Pasta Salad

This recipe comes to you from my neighbors. We often stop by and see if we can catch them right before dessert. This time we caught them just before dinner and this veggie pasta salad was sitting on the counter. It tastes as good as it looks.

Veggie Pasta Salad

1 box of Rotini noodles
1 bottle Italian dressing
grape tomatoes
black olives
(or whatever other veggies you wish)

Cook and drain pasta. Cut veggies (i.e. broccoli, cauliflower, carrots) to the size of your liking. Mix cooked pasta and veggies together. Pour Italian dressing over all. My neighbors used about 3/4 bottle. Mix and let marinate overnight, turning container over periodically during marinating.

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Scalloped Potato Soup

4 medium potatoes, peeled & cubed
1 tsp. salt
1 C. chopped onion
4 T. margarine
4 T. flour
salt and pepper
4 C. milk
1 1/2 C. chopped ham
3 C. shredded American cheese

Cook potatoes in small amount of boiling salted water until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain, reserving water. Add enough water to the reserved liquid to measure 1 cup.

In large saucepan, sauté onion in margarine until tender. Blend in flour, salt and pepper to taste. Add potato water and milk. Cook and stir until mixture thickens and bubbles. Add chopped ham, potatoes and cheese. Stir until cheese is completely melted. Serve hot.

4 Servings

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World Famous Potatoes

I got this recipe out of Capper’s Weekly. Very good the next day.

6 potatoes (2 1/2 lbs.)
3/4 C. water
1 stick margarine
1 pkg. dry onion soup mix

Cut unpeeled potatoes into 1/2″ slices. Melt margarine in water. Add soup mix. Layer the potatoes in a 2-quart casserole. Bake, covered, in 350º oven for 1 hour. Will hold indefinitely in warm oven.

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Potatoes Deluxe

2 lbs. frozen hash browns, thawed
1 C. onion, chopped
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 pt. sour cream
1 stick margarine, melted
1 C. sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
2 tsp. salt

1 C. cornflake crumbs
1/4 C. margarine, melted

Mix soup, sour cream, margarine, cheese and salt in a large bowl. Add hash browns and onion and mix well. Spread in a 9×13″ pan. Sprinkle the topping on top of the potatoes. Bake at 350º for 1 hour. Can be made the day before.

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Gwen’s Potatoes

8 to 10 potatoes
8 oz. cream cheese
8 oz. sour cream
1 stick butter or margarine
Garlic salt, to taste
Onion salt, to taste

Boil and mash potatoes. Add remaining ingredients.

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Crock Pot Potatoes

I make these quite often when I have a crowd.

2 lbs. frozen hash browns
1 tsp. onion salt
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 C. sour cream
2 C. sharp cheese, grated
6 T. margarine, melted
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

Cook in crock pot 4 to 6 hours.

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Cheesy Potatoes

These potatoes are famous in the Grady household. Jim always makes these for the holidays or Stephanie’s birthday per her request. Elizabeth Clark also requests Uncle Jim to make these.

2 lbs. hash browns, a little thawed
1/2 C. butter
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 pt. sour cream
Salt and pepper
1 C. cheese, shredded

Stir all the ingredients together in large bowl. Put in crock pot on low for 6 to 8 hours. Stir occasionally. You may also bake them at 350° for 45 minutes or until done.

Beef Cookbook Pork Side Dishes Vegetables

Stuff Acorn Squash

1 medium to large acorn squash
1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. pork or Italian sausage
1 egg
Sour cream
Garlic powder

Cut squash in half. Scrape out seeds to make “bowl”. Bake face down for 1 hour at 375°. Cook beef and sausage; drain. Put in mixing bowl and mix in egg, sour cream and seasonings to taste. Turn baked squash over and fill each half with mixture. Bake 30 minutes at 350°.