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Nov 19, 2012

American Peanut Cheesecake | Country Cooking Recipes

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 Americana Peanut Cheesecake

12 Servings

3/4 c  chopped roasted peanuts
2 T  chopped roasted peanuts divided
1 c  graham cracker crumbs
1/3 c Butter or margarine melted
2/3 c creamy peanut butter
4 pk  3-ounce cream cheese softened
1 cn 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
1/3 c lemon juice
1 t vanilla extract
1 pk 4 oz whipped topping thawed

In small bowl combine 3/4 cup chopped peanuts, graham cracker crumbs and melted butter; mix well.

Press crumb mixture into bottom and 1' up sides of a 9 inch springform pan.

Refrigerate crust 20 minutes or until set.

In large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed, beat softened cream cheese and peanut butter until fluffy.

Gradually beat in condensed milk and mix well.  Add lemon juice and vanilla; blend well.

Fold in whipped topping.  Pour mixture into prepared crust; garnish top with remaining 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts.

Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours, or until well chilled.

Nov 18, 2012

Deep Fried Turkey | Country Cooking Recipes

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Deep-Fried Turkey

Courtesy of Paula Deen

1 (10-pound) turkey
2 tablespoons House seasoning, recipe follows
2 tablespoons of your favorite dry rub
3 to 5 gallons peanut oil

Cooks Note: To measure the amount of oil needed to fry the turkey, place turkey in fryer, add water to top of turkey, remove the turkey and the water line will indicate how much oil will be needed to fry your turkey. Having too much oil can cause a fire. The pot should not be more than 3/4 full or the oil could overflow when the turkey is added.
Wash bird inside and out, and allow to drain. Rub turkey all over with House Seasoning. Coat turkey with dry rub. Allow the bird to sit until it reaches room temperature.

Heat peanut oil in a turkey fryer or a very, very large stockpot to 350 degrees F. Lower turkey into hot oil, very carefully, making sure it is fully submerged. Fry turkey for 3 minutes per pound plus 5 minutes per bird. Remove turkey from oil and drain on paper towels.

Serve with favorite Thanksgiving sides and salads.

House Seasoning:
1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder
Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Nov 9, 2012

Spiced Pumpkin Butter Recipe | Country Cooking Recipes

 Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Place pumpkin in a heavy kettle. Stir in pectin. Place over high heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and butter. Continue stirring and bring to a full rolling boil. Boil hard exactly 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir 5 minutes.
Ladle jam
into 1/2 pint hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space. Adjust caps according to manufacture's directions. Process 10 minutes in boiling water bath. After cooling, check seals.
Yield: 6 (1/2-pint) jars

Nov 8, 2012

Cornbread Dressing–Country Cooking Recipes

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Cornbread Dressing Recipe.




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Double Chocolate Kisses–Country Cooking Recipes

Double Chocolate Kisses

chocolate kisses

Makes 54

1 Cup softened margarine

1 teaspoon vanilla

2/3 cup sugar

1 2/3 cup flour

1/4 cup cocoa

1 bag 9oz Hershey’s chocolate kisses


Preheat oven to 350 F.  Beat margarine, sugar and vanilla until creamy.  In separate bowl, stir together flour and cocoa, blend into other mixture, mixing well.  Refrigerate about 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.  Mold scant tablespoon dough around each kiss, covering completely.  Shape into balls, bake on cookie sheet 10 or 12 minutes or until set.  Cool, then roll in powdered sugar.


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BBQ to Sauces-City by City-Country Cooking Recipes

In the Mood for some BBQ? Check this place out!
Today we will be exploring a variety of cities with the best BBQ’s and


#1: Uncle John's Barbecue
337 East 69th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 (
map); 773-892-1233
#2: Honey 1 BBQ
2241 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647 (
map); 773-227-51‎
#3: Lem's Bar-B-Q‎
311 East 75th Street, Chicago, IL 60619 (
map); 773-994-24‎

Uncle John's Barbecue‎
337 East 69th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 (map)


Standing Room Only: Mary Lee's Smokehouse

Standing Room Only: Mary Lee's Smokehouse

The Best Rib Tip and Hot Link Combo in Chicago

The Best Rib Tip and Hot Link Combo in Chicago

Sausage City: A Tour of Vienna Beef's Factory

A Sandwich a Day: Pulled Pork Sandwich at The Smoke Daddy

A Sandwich a Day: Pulled Pork Sandwich from Smoque BBQ

A Sandwich a Day: Tri-Tip Sandwich from Lillie's Q

Where to Take Your Barbecue-Loving Friend in Chicago


Sep 18, 2012

Homemade Lemon Tarts

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  • 3
    unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon
    grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup
    fresh lemon juice
  • 4
    large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups
  • 1/2
  • 1/2
  • 3
    paper thin lemon slices
  • Sweet Pastry Dough:
    See instructions below:
Cooking Directions
  1. FOR THE SWEET PASTRY DOUGH: Preheat an oven to 400 degrees. Butter a 10-inch-diameter tart pan with a removable bottom. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough into a 12 inch-diameter round and 1/8-inch thick. Drape the dough over the rolling pin and transfer it to the prepared tart pan. Unwrap the dough from the pin and press it gently into the pan. Trim the pastry even with the pan rim.
  2. Line the pastry-lined pan with parchment paper and add pie weights or dried beans. Bake until the pastry is half-cooked, about 15 minutes. Remove the pie weights and waxed paper.
  3. FOR THE LEMON FILLING: Meanwhile, whisk the lemon juice, eggs, lemon zest and 1 1/4 cups of the sugar in a large bowl to blend. Stir in the melted butter. Pour the lemon mixture into the warm tart crust. Return it to the oven and bake until the filling is set and the crust is golden brown, about 20 minutes. Transfer the tart to a rack. Cool completely.
  4. FOR THE LEMON GARNISH: In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar. Add the reserved lemon slices, reduce the heat to low, and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside. Remove the lemon slices from the sugar-water mixture, shaking briefly to remove any excess liquid, and place on a plate.
  5. TO SERVE THE TART: Remove pan sides from tart. Transfer the tart to a serving plate. Arrange lemon slices in an overlapping pattern atop the center of the tart and serve at room temperature.

Aug 24, 2012

Creamy Pineapple and Coconut Empanadas

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1/2 cup NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1 cup finely chopped pineapple
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 cup hot water
12 (one 11.6-ounce package) frozen store-bought empanada dough discs, defrosted
1 large egg, beaten

Combine sweetened condensed milk and yogurt in a medium saucepan; heat over low heat. Add shredded coconut and pineapple.
Combine cornstarch and water in small bowl; stir to dissolve. Gradually stir cornstarch mixture into the condensed milk mixture; stir frequently until combined. Increase heat to high; bring to a quick boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture has thickened (it will continue to thicken as it cools). Set aside to cool for 15 to 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 450° F. Grease large baking sheets.
Place 1 1/2 heaping tablespoons of pineapple/coconut mixture in center of each empanada disc. Brush edges with egg; fold in half and crimp edges with fork to seal. Place empanadas on prepared baking sheets; brush with egg.
Bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.

Aug 18, 2012

Homemade Spinach Salad | Country Cooking Recipes

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2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon minced onion
10 ounces fresh spinach - rinsed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces
1 quart strawberries - cleaned, hulled and sliced
1/4 cup almonds, blanched and slivered

In a medium bowl, whisk together the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, paprika, Worcestershire sauce and onion. Cover, and chill for one hour.
In a large bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries and almonds. Pour dressing over salad, and toss. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Another variation which is just as tasty without the seeds

10 ounces of spinach
1 quart of strawberries

Strawberry Vinegrette Salad Dressing
Fast simple and delicious

Aug 8, 2012

Grilled Lemon-Fish with Asparagus | Country Cooking Recipes

Grilled Lemon-Fish with Asparagus recipe

5 lemons, divided
1/2cup  KRAFT Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette Dressing
4 tilapia fillets (1 lb.)
1lb.  fresh asparagus spears, trimmed

SQUEEZE juice from 1 lemon; mix with dressing. Pour half over fish in shallow dish; turn to coat both sides of each fillet. Refrigerate 15 min. to marinate. Refrigerate remaining dressing mixture for later use.

MEANWHILE, heat grill to medium heat. Cut each of the remaining lemons into 4 slices. Remove fish from marinade; discard marinade. Place 8 lemon slices on grill grate; top with fish. Brush with some of the remaining dressing mixture. Grill 5 min.; turn.

ADD remaining lemon slices and asparagus to grill. Cook 5 min. or until fish flakes easily with fork and asparagus is crisp-tender, brushing occasionally with remaining dressing mixture. Remove fish, lemon slices and asparagus from grill. Discard lemon slices under fish. Serve remaining lemon slices with fish and asparagus.

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Millionaire's Cake Recipe | Country Cooking Recipes

Millionaire' s Cake Recipe


list of 6 items

1 box yellow cake mix

1 small package of instant pudding (pineapple or vanilla)

1 (8-ounce) package of cream cheese, softened

1 can (22-ounce) crushed pineapple

1 large (16-ounce) container Cool Whip

nuts, cherries or coconut, for topping


1. Bake 1/2 of the cake (according to cake mix box instructions) in a 9 x 13-inch pan. You can either make the whole cake and use the other half for cupcakes,

or you can make the whole cake mix recipe and then double the other ingredients in this recipe.

2. Prepare pudding as directed on package, beating in the softened cream cheese until well blended. Spread over cake.

3. Drain pineapple and squeeze out excess juice. Distribute over pudding mixture.

4. Spread Cool Whip over cake.

5. Decorate with nuts, cherries or toasted coconut.

6. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

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Betty Crocker Lemonade Party Cake | Country Cooking Recipes

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Betty Crocker Lemonade Party Cake Recipe


  • 1 package
    Betty Crocker SuperMoist Lemon Cake Mix

  • 1 6-ounce can
    frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed

  • 3/4 cup
    powdered sugar

  • 1 tub
    soft whipped fluffy white or fluffy lemon ready-to-spread frosting

  • yellow colored sugar

Cooking Directions

  • 1. Bake cake as directed on package for 13x9-inch pan.

  • 2. Cool 15 minutes.

  • 3. Mix lemonade concentrate and powdered sugar.

  • 4. Poke long-tined fork into top of warm cake every 1/2 inch, wiping fork occasionally to reduce sticking.

  • 5. Drizzle lemonade mixture evenly over top of cake.

  • 6. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled.

  • 7. Spread frosting over top of cake

  • 8. Sprinkle with sugar.
    9. Cover loosely and refrigerate any remaining cake.

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  • Jul 10, 2012

    Easy Baked Ziti

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    1 pound dry ziti pasta
    1 onion, chopped
    1 pound lean ground beef
    2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
    6 ounces provolone cheese, sliced
    1 1/2 cups sour cream
    6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
    2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes; drain.
    In a large skillet, brown onion and ground beef over medium heat. Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer 15 minutes.
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish. Layer as follows: 1/2 of the ziti, Provolone cheese, sour cream, 1/2 sauce mixture, remaining ziti, mozzarella cheese and remaining sauce mixture. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.
    Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheeses are melted.

    Jun 26, 2012

    Freshly Squeezed Lemonade Recipe | Country Cooking Recipes

    Not too tart, not too sweet, not too watery -
    here's the perfect recipe for lemonade.
    To get the most juice out of your lemons,
    bring the lemons to room temperature before juicing.
    Servings: 16 servings (serving size: 1 cup) Prep Time: n/a

    3 cups fresh lemon juice (about 20 lemons)
    2 1/4 cups sugar
    12 cups chilled water


    Combine juice and sugar in a one-gallon container; stir until sugar dissolves. Stir in water. Serve over ice.

    Mr. Food Updates Awesome Chicken Dinners | Country Cooking Recipes

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    Jun 22, 2012

    BBQ Steak Sandwiches with Smothered Onions

    BBQ Steak Sandwiches with Smothered Onions
    Makes 4 Servings

    prep 5 min. 
    cooking 10 min. 

    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    8 to 12 slices (1 pound) minute steaks, seasoned to taste with salt and pepper
    1 large Vidalia or other sweet onion, sliced
    3/4 cup CATTLEMEN'S? Authentic Smoke House Barbecue Sauce
    1/4 cup French's? Classic Worcestershire Sauce or Frank's? REDHOT? Cayenne Pepper Sauce
    8 slices Jack or American cheese
    4 sub or hero rolls, split

    Heat oil in large nonstick skillet until very hot. Cook steak pieces 5 minutes until browned, turning once; remove from skillet. 

    Saut?onion in same skillet until tender. Add barbecue sauce and Worcestershire. Heat through.

    Spoon saucy onions on bottom of rolls, dividing evenly. Arrange 2 to 3 pieces steak on bottom of each roll and top with 2 slices cheese. Close rolls. 

    Jun 21, 2012

    Holiday Cornbread Casserole | Country Cooking Recipes

    Cornbread Casserole:
    1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
    1 can whole kernel corn drained
    1 can creamed corn NOT drained
    8 oz. sour cream
    2 eggs slightly beaten
    2 sticks of butter melted

    Bake at 350-degrees for 50 minutes to one hour.

    from : Busy Moms

    Jun 20, 2012

    Hot Dog Sauce | Country Cooking Recipes

    The Best Summer HOT DOG SAUCE

    1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
    1 onion
    1 sm. jar pickle relish
    1 sm. head cabbage
    1 c. brown sugar
    1 bottle catsup
    2 tbsp. mustard

    Brown ground beef. Cut cabbage and onions fine. Combine all ingredients and return to stove. Bring slowly to a simmer. Do not boil.

    Jun 16, 2012

    Summer Time Foods

    Homemade Country Potatoe Salad
    6 medium potatoes 
    1 small onion chopped 
    1 C. chopped celery 
    1 tsp. celery seed 
    1 tsp. salt 
    4 hard cooked eggs, diced 
    2 eggs well beaten 
    3/4 C. sugar 
    1 tsp. cornstarch 
    salt to taste 
    1/4 to 1/2 cup vinegar (to taste) 
    1/2 C. cream or evaporated milk 
    1 tsp. yellow mustard 
    3 T. butter, softened 
    1 C. mayonnaise 
    Mix eggs with sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add vinegar 
    cream and mustard. Cook until thickened. Remove from 
    heat and beat in butter. Add mayo and mix until smooth. 
    Cook potatoes in their jackets until tender. Cool. 
    Peel and dice. 
    Mix potatoes gently with the remaining ingredients; 
    then add to cooled dressing. Fold gently and chill.

    Jun 11, 2012

    Creamy Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

    These are rich and satisfying and highly addictive.  The chocolate-peanut butter combination is hard to resist.


    8 medium-sized butter or chocolate chip cookies (I used Chips Ahoy)
    1/4 cup butter, melted

    Chocolate Layers

    2 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips

    Peanut Butter Filling

    1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
    1/2 cup butter, softened
    3 cups confectioners'/icing sugar
    2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

    Preheat oven to 325F.

    In food processor or blender process cookies until finely ground.  Add butter and mix together completely.  Press crumb mixture into bottom of greased 8 x 8 baking pan and bake 10 minutes.  Cool to room temperature.

    Melt chocolate in double boiler over slightly simmering water.  Or microwave the chocolate, stirring every 30 seconds until completely melted.  Pour half of the melted chocolate into pan and smooth evenly over crust.  Place pan in refrigerator.  Keep remaining chocolate warm.

    To prepare the peanut butter filling, blend peanut butter and butter together until smooth, using a food processor or electric mixer.  Slowly beat in icing sugar and then add vanilla.  Beat until smooth.  Spread peanut butter filling over the chilled chocolate layer.  Finish by pouring remaining warm chocolate over filling and spreading smooth.  Chill in refrigerator one hour or until firm.  Cut into bars and serve.

    Yield:  24-36 bars

    Source:  Mrs. Fields Cookie Book

    Paula Deen's Salmon Burgers

    Salmon Burgers

    1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
    1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, diced
    3/4 cup panko
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 pounds salmon fillets, skinned and finely chopped
    1 large egg, lightly beaten
    1 T soy sauce
    1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
    1/2 tsp. salt
    cooking spray
    Sesame Mayonnaise, recipe follows
    8 buttered and toasted sandwich buns
    8 lettuce leaves
    8 slices tomato
    In a medium bowl, combine peppers, panko, garlic, and salmon.
    In a small bowl, combine egg, soy sauce, lemon juice, and salt; add to pepper mixture, tossing gently to combine. Form mixture into 8 patties.

    Lightly coat a grill pan or skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Grill or cook patties, 5 minutes per side, or until desired degree of doneness. Spread sesame mayonnaise evenly over toasted buns. Top each with a lettuce leaf, tomato slice, and salmon patty. Cover with tops of buns.
    Makes 8 patties.
    Sesame Mayonnaise
    1 cup mayonnaise
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tsp. soy sauce
    1/2 tsp. sesame oil
    In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and chill.
    Yields: 1 cup
    Source: Food Network

    Swiss Steaks

    Today's recipes come from Petit Chef

    Swiss Steaks

    Swiss Steak

    3 - 4 1/2 lb. blade roast (from the shoulder) cut into 1 1/2 - 2 inch steaks
    1 - 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
    3 cloves of garlic minced
    1 whole onion sliced
    1 TBL vegetable oil
    2 TBL tomato paste
    1 TBL AP flour
    1 1/2 cups chicken stock
    1/2 tsp. dried thyme
    salt and pepper

    step 1
    In a large dutch oven heat the oil. Cut the roast in steaks and pat dry. Salt and pepper each side. When oil is ready sear the meat only doing about 4 pieces at a time. *that way you won't stew it and will get a good sear*. Set aside 

    step 2
    Then add onions and saute until clear and slightly browned. Add the garlic, tomato paste and flour and continue to stir (about a minute or 2). Add the tomatoes, stir, add the chicken stock and bring to a boil. 

    step 3
    Remove from the heat and add the meat and any juice from the plate. Place in a 300 degree oven and cook on middle rack for about 2 hours. I cooked mine 2 hours and 15 minutes. 

    step 4
    When done remove the meat and place on a platter and cover and let rest 10 minutes. To the sauce add 2 TBL sun dried tomatoes chopped and a good hand full of fresh chopped parsley.
    When ready to serve spoon some sauce over the meat. 

    Jun 9, 2012

    Dollhouse Bake Shoppe: recipes: brownies

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    90s cupcakes from My Little Cupcake celebrate Fresh Prince, Pearl Jam and Hansons "Mmmbop"

    90s cupcakes from My Little Cupcake celebrate Fresh Prince, Pearl Jam and Hansons "Mmmbop":

    Chicken Linguine-Weight Watchers

    Points Plus-Chicken Linguine


      6 oz dry linguine pasta
      2 cups broccoli florets
      2 tsp cornstarch
      1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
      1/4 tsp lemon-pepper
      3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, (12 oz total),
      cut into bite-size strips
      2 tsp olive or cooking oil
      1/2 tsp dried tarragon or dill, crushed


    1. Cook pasta according to directions, adding broccoli the last 4 minutes. Drain; keep warm.
    2. Combine broth, cornstarch and seasoning; set aside.
    3. In a large nonstick skillet, cook chicken in hot oil 4 minutes or until no longer pink, stirring often.
    4. Stir cornstarch mixture; add to skillet. Cook and stir until thickened. Stir in tarragon; cook for 2 minutes. Serve over pasta. 

    This is a recipe bookmark. Please visit the original recipe for accurate ingredients & directions.