“Mock” – N – Cheese

“Mock”-N-Cheese 1 head cauliflower ½ c. heavy cream or milk ½ tsp. Dijon mustard ¾ c. cheddar cheese, shredded (save ¼ c. for top) 1/8 tsp. garlic powder salt and pepper to taste ¼ c. cooked brown rice Cook cauliflower florets 5 minutes in boiling water. If using milk, puree with rice until smooth. Warm…

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Bagel Chips

Preheat oven to 300. Slice bagels very thin. (A food processor with the thick slicing blade works great!) Place a thin layer of sliced bagels on a sheet pan sprayed with vegetable spray. Sprinkle lightly with salt, seasoning or cinnamon sugar, even plain sugar depending on the type of bagel used and flavor desired. Bake…

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BANANA WHIPPED CREAM CAKE

BANANA WHIPPED CREAM CAKE Bake your favorite banana cake recipe. Cool the baked cake completely then slice the layers horizontally with dental floss, creating four layers. In between each layer, spread some whipped cream, spread sliced banana, then spread a little more whipped cream before adding next layer of cake, then repeat for additional layers.…

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Best Ever Banana Bread

2 ripe bananas, mashed 2 eggs 1 3/4 cups flour 3/4 cups sugar 1 cup walnuts, chopped 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup buttermilk 1 t baking soda 1 t vanilla 1/2 t salt Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour into a greased 9 x 5 loaf pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1…

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Breakfast Pizza

1 med. size crust (any thickness) 4 eggs – slightly beaten ¼ c. milk 2 sausage patties lightly browned and diced ½ c. loosly packed shredded cheddar butter – melted salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 450. Place pizza on sheet pan and brush lightly with melted butter. Bake crust in preheated oven…

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Breakfast Sausage

Mix together thoroughly and shape into 12 small patties: 1 lb. ground turkey ½ tsp. nutmeg ½ tsp. sage ½ tsp. thyme 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper ½ tsp. salt 1 tsp. Sue’s “Kitchen Magic” seasoning or an additional ½ tsp. salt Fry in ungreased skillet or bake at 350 for 20 – 30 minutes until…

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Bruschetta

Toast under broiler diagonal slices of bread on both sides (not too dark). Brush with olive oil warmed with minced garlic. Top with fresh tomatoes, parmesan cheese, spinach, basil … anything you think of that is Italian. Serve with a salad to make a nice light meal.

Cajun Rice

Cajun Rice 2 c. cooked brown rice 2 T. olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 Jalapeno pepper (no seeds), chopped 8 oz. tomato sauce or 1 ½ c. chopped tomatoes Salt and Pepper to taste In a large pan with lid, cook…

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CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

  CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES (LAURIE PHELAN) 1 package Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix Chocolate Cake Mix 2 c. pureed pumpkin applesauce as needed Mix Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix with some of the chocolate cake mix (until it is as chocolatey as you want). Then add 2 c. pureed pumpkin. Add applesauce until moist enough to make…

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Chocolate Cookies

1 package Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix Chocolate Cake Mix 2 c. pureed pumpkin applesauce as needed Mix Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix with some of the chocolate cake mix (until it is as chocolatey as you want). Then add 2 c. pureed pumpkin. Add applesauce until moist enough to make cookie dough. Drop on cookie sheet.…

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Cranberry Chicken or Pork

CRANBERRY CHICKEN OR PORK 2 cups cranberry sauce (or 1 can) 2/3 c. catsup 1 ½ T. cider vinegar 1 tsp. dry mustard or Dijon type 1 small onion, chopped Combine above together, pour over uncooked meat and bake 325 degrees for 1 hour. Cover for the first 30 minutes, then uncover. OR…cook in a…

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Creative Wraps

CREATIVE WRAPS 1 container Reser’s chicken salad 3 T. toasted almond slices or slivers 3 T. fresh chopped celery 1/3 c. drained crushed pineapple 1 T. soy sauce ¼ C. slivered water chestnuts (opt.) Stir until combined and serve in pita bread with lettuce and cucumber slices, or wrap up in a tortilla. Try adding…

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Dessert Pizza

Dessert Pizza Preheat oven to 425. Thin pizza crust Jam (whatever flavor you like) Saute apple slices (very thin) with 1 – 2 T. hot buttered rum mix. Place crust on a sheet pan and brush with melted butter. Bake for 5 minutes. Spread toppings on crust, not too close to the edge. Bake for…

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Easy Cheesy Burritos

EASY CHEESY BURRITOS Heat any refried beans you have. Grate cheddar, jack or pepperjack cheese. Heat griddle (non-stick) on highest setting. Place as many tortillas as you can fit on the griddle at one time. After a few minutes, flip them over and spoon about 1 heaping tablespoon and a pinch of cheese on each…

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Egg Foo Yung

EGG FOO YUNG Blend in mixing bowl:6 eggs¼ c. low fat milk3-4 sliced mushrooms (opt.)¼ c. finely grated carrot¼ c. chopped green pepper¼ c. chopped onion1 rinsed container of Reser’s chicken or seafood saladUsing a nonstick pan, or very little butter or olive oil, spread batter in hot pan in 4” rounds (they will not…

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Enchilada Casserole

ENCHILADA CASSEROLE Preheat oven to 350. Grease 9 x 13 pan or spray with non-stick. Open a large can of enchilada sauce (or homemade). You will use any amount of the following ingredients: Mexican rice, refried beans, Mexican beans, meat (cooked), cheese (any), sautéed onions, peppers, olives, chilies … you get the idea. Cut up…

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French Toast

  FRENCH TOAST 3 eggs, lightly beaten. 1 cup milk or half & half 1 t vanilla 1/2 t cinnamon dash nutmeg 6 slices of day old bread Whisk everything except bread. Dip bread in egg mixture. Grill dipped bread on buttered, medium hot grill or skillet until brown on both sides. Serve hot with…

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Good and Cheap Cookbook

Good and Cheap Cookbook by Leanne Brown The best health advice is simple: eat fruits and vegetables. Many American cookbooks rely on meat as the central feature of a meal. My recipes celebrate the vegetables rather than the meat.  My intent was to create satisfying food that doesn’t require you to supplement your meals with cheap…

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