Eggplant Delight

Prep Time:  40 – 60 minCook Time:  35 minReady In:  60 – 95 minServings:  4 – 6 people INGREDIENTS: 1 medium eggplant1 ½ cups water1/3 cup chopped onion½ cup chopped celery1 can cream of mushroom soup1/3 to ½ cup milk½ cup chopped bell pepper½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese½ cup fine bread crumbs1 teaspoon salt3 slices bacon, partially cookedNote: You […]

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Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup à la Jean

Prep Time: 30 minCook Time:  40 minReady In:  70 minServings:  6 people INGREDIENTS: 3½ pounds of ripe tomatoes2 Tablespoons unsalted butter2 cloves garlic, minced1 cup finely chopped onion1½ cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves1½ teaspoons kosher salt¼ teaspoons ground black pepper1½ cups finely shredded Gruyére or Emmentaler cheese (6 oz)½ cup whipping cream DIRECTIONS: 1.  Peel all but one

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Broccoli Soup

Broccoli Soup

Prep Time:  10 minServings:  6 people INGREDIENTS: 2 lbs fresh broccoli, rinsed, bottom end removed & chopped in large pieces1 ½ quarts regular strength chicken broth½ teaspoon white pepper1 Tablespoon lemon zestSalt to taste2 Tablespoons butter¼ cup heavy cream (optional) DIRECTIONS: 1.  In a large pot, bring the chicken stock and white pepper to a boil. 2.  Add broccoli.

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Potato Soup

Patricia’s Red Potato Soup

Prep Time: 20-30 minCook Time: 5-10 minReady In:  25-40 minServings: 6 people INGREDIENTS: At least 4 (sometimes 5-6) Large Red Potatoes, peeled & sliced1 large onion, chopped1 stick of butter¼ cup flour1 can chicken broth1 can evaporated milk DIRECTIONS: 1.  Cook potatoes until soft. Drain, set aside in large skillet. 2.  Saute onions in butter. Stir in flour, then broth and

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Skillet Dinner

Skillet Dinner

Prep Time:  20 minCook Time:  30 minReady In:  50 minServings:  4 – 6 INGREDIENTS: 1 medium sweet onion4-6 red potatoes, cut in wedges1 can sweet corn1 large can of French Style green beans slightly drained4-6 slices of bacon slightly drained1 lb beef Polska Kielbasa sausage, sliced into bite sized piecessalt & pepper to taste DIRECTIONS: 1.  Scrub red potatoes (I

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