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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Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake Squares

Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake Squares

This recipe comes from Better Homes and Gardens–an excellent Autumn treat! Ingredients: 1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup butter, melted 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened 1-3/4 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 cup canned pumpkin 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, cut up, or 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces 2 tablespoons butter 1-1/4 cups sour cream 1/4 cup...

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Pumpkin Chocolate Loaf

Pumpkin Chocolate Loaf

From Quick Cooking Magazine this bread ranks my next favorite Fall bread (see Pumpkin Spice Bread for my most favorite Fall bread). This recipe makes three loaves of bread and it also freezes well in a Ziploc Freezer Bag–so don’t feel like you have to eat it all today, although I’m sure you’ll be tempted. Ingredients: 3-1/2 cups sugar 1-1/4 cups vegetable oil 3 eggs 1-29 ounce can pumpkin 3 squares unsweetened chocolate,...

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