• Bonanza macaroni salad
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    Bonanaza Macaroni Salad

    MACARONI SALAD (like Bonanza Restaurant) 6 oz. elbow macaroni, prepared per directions and cooled 1/2 stalk celery, chopped 1/2 green pepper, chopped 1-2 boiled eggs, chopped enough Kraft mayonnaise to moisten Mix all ingredients and chill. (Serves 3-4) Note: I believe this recipe was from Gloria Pitzer, The Recipe Detective – Rob. Macaroni Salad like the Bonanza restaurant recipe

  • Tumeric RIce
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    Tumeric Rice

    Ingredients 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1⁄2 chopped onion 1 minced garlic clove 1 cup basmati rice 1 tablespoon turmeric 1 1⁄2 cups chicken broth 1 bay leaf 1 drop thyme salt and pepper Directions Melt 1 tbsp coconut oil in saucepan, add onion and garlic, cook until softened. Add rice and turmeric; stir to coat. Add remaining ingredients,bring to boil, cover and simmer 17 minutes. Stir in remaining butter, remove bay leaf, serve.

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    Shrimp and Pasta Salad

    Ingredients 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) CATELLI® SMALL SHELL Pasta OR linguine 2 sliced stalks celery 1/2 lb (250 g) cooked salad shrimp 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped red pepper 1/2 cup (125 mL) frozen peas, thawed and blanched 1/2 cup (125 mL) light mayonnaise 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh dill   Instructions 1 Cook small shells according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water to cool. 2 Combine shells with celery, shrimp, red pepper, peas, mayonnaise, lemon juice and dill. Season to taste with salt and pepper.  

  • Sauteed mushrooms recipe
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    Sauteed Mushrooms (Steakhouse Mushrooms)

    For really delicious sauteed mushrooms, here’s a simple recipe. What makes these mushrooms so extraordinarily flavorful is one secret ingredient – the lemon juice. This is really the trick to mushrooms that pop with flavor. Melt some garlic butter in a pan over medium heat.  I never bother making my own garlic butter, nor do I buy manufactured, rather I use made-in-store garlic butter from the deli section of the grocery store.  Most reasonably sized grocery stores with delis offer this.   When I am adhering to a calorie restricted diet, or maintaining a clean eating lifestyle, I will saute the mushrooms in chicken or beef broth with and garlic, a…

  • Clean Eating Baked beans in sauce recipe - like Heinz ; clean eating
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    (British Style) Beans in Tomato Sauce Recipe – Make Your Own, Just Like Heinz

    This is a knock-off recipe for Heinz Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce – British Style.  I have come to learn that the Heinz Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce recipe is different in the UK than it is in the US and Canada.  So if you are British, you’ll love this.  If you’re North American, give it a go anyway to taste the difference.  I’m still hunting for a North American copycat Heinz Beans in Tomato Sauce recipe, and will update this post when I find one, but in the meantime, I intend to use this one (I’ll just pretend I’m a Brit) 🙂 The British serve baked beans on toast.…

  • Curried Pasta Salad
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    Curried Pasta Salad

    This recipe reminds me of a cold shell pasta salad I used to enjoy as a young girl when my mom would take us to Bonanza, one of our favorite restaurants at the time! Good memories. Since originally developing this recipe, I have made some more modifications, so I am re-publishing the new version of the recipe, but the original version is still available further down the page. Updated Version: (Makes 12 Servings)   Ingredients 3 pounds Chicken, cooked and chopped or shredded 6 ounces (dry weight) shell Pasta 4 whole Ribs Celery, Thinly Sliced – Leaves Included (use Interior Ribs) 3/4 cups Golden Raisins or cranraisins handful of shelled…

  • Yorkshire pudding in a muffin tin
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    Yorkshire Puddings in a Muffin Tin

    Source:  Barbara Kafka, Thibeaultstable.com 3 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup cool milk 1/8 cup fat, reserved from roast Put the eggs in a large bowl and beat with electric beater for one minute. Add salt. Alternating the flour and the milk, add to the eggs.  Beat only until all ingredients are well combined.  Cover tightly and refrigerate. Pour reserved fat into the hot deglazed pan and place in the 450 oven.  Let heat for 3 to 4 minutes.  Pour cold batter directly into pan.  Cook for 15 minutes. TIP:  The secret to the perfect Yorkshire is to make sure that there is sufficient…

  • Stuffed Broiled Tomatoes Recipe
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    Stuffed Broiled Tomatoes

    This is one of my long, long, LONG term recipes – from before Chris and I were married. Its a beautiful side for a special occasion dinner. I’ve made this through out the years occasionally for a romantic dinner for two. Before we were married we used to go to dinner at a very fine restaurant at the top of a high rise hotel (The Delta) with a fabulous view of the city at night. Broiled tomatoes were a favorite side they served, and often accompanied the AMAZING Beef Wellington we used to have when we dined there.  Whenever I make Beef Wellington I like to serve these stuffed broiled…

  • Best potato salad recipe
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    Best Potato Salad Ever

      Best ever potato salad recipe – no fooling. Courtesy of my mother-in-law. 3 large potatoes, cooked and cut into cubes 2 stalks celery, finely chopped ½  c. green peas, cooked and cooled 2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and finely chopped 1 small cooking onion, finely chopped 1 dill pickle, finely chopped 1 tbsp. (heaping) sweet relish 1 tbsp.(heaping) mayonnaise 2 tbsp. Italian dressing pinch salt pinch pepper In a large bowl combine cooked, cubed potatoes, chopped celery,  peas, chopped egg, chopped onion, and chopped pickle.  Toss well.  Add relish, mayonnaise, Italian dressing, salt and pepper.  Mix thoroughly and serve.   Serves 4-6

  • Marinated Beet Salad recipe
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    Marinated Beet Salad

    Photo Credit I never much cared for beets, but when I tried my mother-in-law’s beet salad just to be polite,  I discovered a new favorite!  It was always a staple at her Easter brunches. But its also so nice on a summer’s day…  The recipe immediately below is Mrs. P’s (my mother in law) but I will admit it never really tasted like hers when I made it so I am a little suspicious as to whether she gave me the real deal! Further below I have included a Russian beet salad recipe that I just found in Dec 2018 which looks like it could be closer (Mrs.P was Polish),…