Frog-Eye Salad

Frog-Eye Salad

Frog Eye Salad is one of those must-haves at family gatherings in the summer.  The kids love it! Ingredients: 1-1/3 cup Acini Pepe, uncooked (see your pasta aisle) 1-20 ounce can pineapple tidbits drained, reserve 1/4 cup juice) 1-3/4 cup milk 1/4 cup sugar 1 pkg. vanilla instant pudding 1-8 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained 2-11 ounce cans mandarin orange segments, drained 2 cups Cool Whip 3 cups mini marshmallows 1/2 cup flaked coconut...

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Fresh Mozzarella Sandwiches

Fresh Mozzarella Sandwiches

This makes for a light and quick meal that won’t heat up your kitchen on a hot summer afternoon and it uses up the tomatoes from your garden too! Ingredients: 8 slices sourdough bread, toasted 1/4 cup mayo (or wasabi mayo if you can find it) 1/2 lb. fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced 2 medium tomatoes, sliced 4 thin slices sweet onion 8 fresh basil leaves Spread toast with mayo.   On four slices, layer the cheese, tomatoes, onion, basil; ...

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Garden Fresh Tomato Soup

Garden Fresh Tomato Soup

This is a great way to use some of those tomatoes your garden is overproducing! Ingredients: 4-5 large tomatoes, diced 1 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup shredded carrots 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon white sugar salt to taste fresh basil (optional) ground black pepper to taste 2 tablespoons margarine 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 cups milk Preheat oven to 450.   Place diced tomatoes on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil, then place in...

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Marinated Three-Bean Salad

Marinated Three-Bean Salad

A staple at potlucks and summer barbecues! Ingredients: 1 can green beans 1 can wax beans 1 can kidney beans 1/2 c green pepper, chopped 1 small onion, chopped (white or red) Mix the following and pour over vegetables: 3/4 c sugar 1/3 c salad oil 1/4 t pepper 2/3 c vinegar 1 t salt Toss well. If possible, chill...

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Lemon Chicken Tortellini

Lemon Chicken Tortellini

If you love Bertucci’s, then you’ll like this dish.  It’s very similar to a favorite of mine and Mark’s that they no longer serve there.  And it comes together pretty quick too! Ingredients: 1 pkg. (19 oz.) cheese tortellini 1 Rotisserie Chicken 2 Tbsp. butter 1/2 small sweet red pepper, julienned 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 cups chicken broth, divided 1/3 cup all purpose flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 2 tsp. grated...

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Orange Avocado Salad

Orange Avocado Salad

This salad is super fresh and light and goes great with your favorite Mexican dish–like Cafe Rio Burritos! Dressing: 1/2 cup orange juice 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar 1 Tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. grated orange peel 1/4 tsp. salt Salad: 1 medium head iceburg lettuce, torn 2 cups torn red leaf lettuce 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced 1/4 cup orange juice 1 cucumber, sliced 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced into rings 1...

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