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Pastry for a Single-Crust Pie

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter, cut up
1/4 cup ice water

Directions
In a medium bowl, stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening and butter until pieces are pea size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the ice water over part of the flour mixture; toss gently with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of bowl. Repeat with additional ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time (1/4 to 1/3 cup total), until all of the flour mixture is moistened. Gather mixture into a ball, kneading gently until it holds together.

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Bourbon Whipped Cream

Bourbon Whipped Cream

Bourbon Whipped Cream

Ingredients
1 cup heavy cream, chilled
1 tablespoon bourbon
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions
Using an electric mixer, beat all of the ingredients together in a large bowl until the cream is softly whipped. Serve.

SERVE WITH Georgia-Peach-Pie

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Recipe: Raspberry Coulis

Ingredients:
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons water
1 lb fresh raspberries or 1 (12 ounce) bag frozen raspberries, thawed
1 teaspoon kirsch (optional) or 1 teaspoon framboise eau-de-vie (optional)

Directions:
1 Heat the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring from time to time, until the sugar dissolves completely, about 5 minutes.

2 Put the raspberies and the sugar syrup in a blender and puree.

3 Strain through a fine mesh sieve to remove the seeds and stir in the kirsch or framboise, if using.

4 The sauce keeps well, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for 4-5 days and freezes perfectly for several months.

Recipe found here: Raspberry Coulis

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Preparation time: 15 min Cooking time: 26 min Cooling time: 10 min Baking time: 45 min
Yield: 3 dozen drummies

Sauce Ingredients:

1 tablespoon LAND O LAKES® Butter
3/4 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic
1/3 cup soy sauce or teriyaki sauce
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup dark molasses
1/4 cup honey
1 (14-ounce) bottle (1 1/3 cups) ketchup
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 to 3 drops hot pepper sauce
1 (12-ounce) jar apricot preserves

Drummies Ingredients:

3 to 3 1/2 pounds chicken drumettes

Instructions

Melt butter in 4-quart saucepan until sizzling; add onion and garlic. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until onion is softened (3 to 4 minutes). Stir in all remaining sauce ingredients except apricot preserves. Continue cooking until sauce just comes to a boil (3 to 6 minutes).

Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Stir in preserves.

Heat oven to 400°F. Place drummies in lightly greased 13×9-inch baking pan. Pour sauce over drummies; stir to coat. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, basting occasionally, or until drummies are tender and sauce has thickened.

VARIATION:

Apricot Glazed Pork Riblets: Prepare sauce as directed above. Substitute pork riblets for chicken drummies. Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes. Drain off fat. Reduce heat to 400°F. Pour sauce over riblets; stir to coat. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, basting occasionally, or until tender.

Recipe Tip
To serve, keep chicken warm by placing in slow cooker on low heat setting. If covered, sauce will become thin.

Recipe found here: Apricot Glazed Chicken Drummies

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Olive Garden Tuscan Garlic Chicken

Ingredients
4 each (4 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 1/2 cups flour, plus 1 tablespoon
1 Tbsp salt
2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 lb fettuccine pasta, cooked according to package directions
5 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp garlic, chopped
1 red pepper, julienne cut
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 lb whole leaf spinach, stemmed
2 cups heavy cream
1 cups Parmesan cheese, grated

Pre-heat oven to 350ºF.

1. Mix 1 1/2 cups flour, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning in a shallow dish. Dredge chicken in the mixture, shaking off any excess.

2. Heat 3 Tbsp oil in a large skillet. Cook chicken breasts 2 at a time over medium-high heat until golden brown and crisp (2-3 min). Add more oil for each batch as necessary.

3. Place cooked chicken breasts on a baking sheet and transfer to preheated oven. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.

4. Heat 2 Tbsp oil in a sauce pan. Add garlic and red pepper and cook for approximately 1 minute. Stir in 1 Tbsp flour, wine, spinach and cream and bring to a boil. Sauce is done when spinach becomes wilted. Complete by stirring in parmesan cheese.

5. Coat cooked, drained pasta with sauce, then top with chicken and remaining sauce. Garnish with extra Parmesan cheese.

Serves 4

Source: Olive Garden

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Chicken Tenderness Tips

Avoid freezing whenever possible to eliminate additional moisture loss during thawing, which results in less tender meat.

Keep chicken from drying out in the refrigerator by keeping it tightly wrapped. If the chicken dries out, it will become tough.

Leaving the skin on the chicken, when cooking it, helps to hold in juices, which increases tenderness.

To keep breast area of chicken from drying out during roasting, place a piece of foil over this area. Remove during last 30 minutes of roasting time to allow the skin to brown properly.

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Tater Tot Casserole

can cream of mushroom soup
1 bag tater tots
shredded cheese
1 lb of ground hamburger meat

Brown hamburger meat. Add cream of mushroom soup and stir together continuously.
Let simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.

Place mixture in the bottom of a casserole dish. Lay tater tots neatly on top of the mixture.

Place in oven on 350′ and let the tater tots brown.

Cover with cheese; melt it in the oven til desired darkness

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Banana Sour Cream Bread

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Banana Sour Cream Bread

INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup butter
3 cups white sugar
3 eggs
6 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking soda
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease four 7×3 inch loaf pans. In a small bowl, stir together 1/4 cup white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Dust pans lightly with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
In a large bowl, cream butter and 3 cups sugar. Mix in eggs, mashed bananas, sour cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix in salt, baking soda and flour. Stir in nuts. Divide into prepared pans.
Bake for 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

This recipe found at Banana Sour Cream Bread

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Old Fashioned Bread Stuffing

Ingredients
3-4 loaves of white bread (or 5 if you like leftovers)
water
chicken broth
insides of the turkey
2 bunches of celery
1 or 2 onions
2 TBSP butter
1/2 tsp. sage
oysters (optional)
mushrooms (option)

Directions
The night before you want to eat the stuffing, break the bread into small pieces (about 1 inch squares) into 2 huge bowls or pots. Let the bread sit overnight to dry out.

The next day, after you remove the insides of turkey, boil them in water in 2/3 qt. sauce pan until cooked (about 20/30 minutes).

Remove insides for later use or discard. Keep water and put aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Chop onion and celery and place into food processor until minced.

Melt 2-3 tablespoons of butter in large saucepan.

Saute onion and celery until heated through. Do not brown! (Saute mushrooms also at this time if wanted). Depending on how much stuffing you want and how much celery and onion you\’ve chopped, you may have to saute the onion and celery in two parts.

Once cooked, pour the onion/celery mixture directly over the dried out bread.

Pour 1/2 tsp. sage over bread/onion/celery mixture.

Then take your reserved water and pour slowly over bread. The bread will shrink as you do this. Be careful not to pour too much water in.

Mixture thoroughly and smell/taste for perfect stuffing.

If you need more liquid, open a can of chicken broth and pour over bread. If you need more spice, add more sage.

If you are using oysters, add them now.

Once stuffing is of a consistency that it will stick together and does not look too dry, do not add more liquid.

Either stuff in turkey to be baked in oven, or put in 9 x 13 pan.

If using oysters, it is recommended that you bake the stuffing in a pan so as to ensure the oysters will be cooked through.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes to an hour. You want the stuffing to have a nice brown crust on top.

This recipe was found Old Fashioned Bread Stuffing

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cornbread-stuffing

Caramelized Onion and Cornbread Dressing

Ingredients
2 tablespoons butter
2 onions, chopped
6 large cornmeal muffins, cubed
A handful fresh sage leaves, chopped
1 egg
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup chicken stock
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, for about 10 minutes, or until soft and caramelized. Scrape into a large mixing bowl, add the cornbread pieces and the sage, season well with salt and pepper, and give it a good toss until it’s well combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, cream, and stock, and pour that over the cornbread. Stir the stuffing together, spoon it into a buttered baking dish and put it in the oven along with the turkey. Bake until hot and crusty on top, about 30 minutes.

This recipe found here Caramelized Onion and Cornbread Dressing

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Marinated Butternut Squash: Scapece Di Zucca

Ingredients
2 medium butternut squash, seeded and cut into 1-inch slices
Salt and pepper
4 tablespoons plus 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 medium red onion, sliced paper thin
1/2 teaspoon red chile flakes
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 clove garlic, sliced paper-thin
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
Directions
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Season the squash with salt and pepper, drizzle with 4 tablespoons olive oil, and place in a single layer on 1 or 2 cookie sheets.

Bake in the oven until just tender, about 18 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, stir together the remaining oil, vinegar, onion, chile flakes, oregano, and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Remove the squash from the oven and pour the marinade over. Allow to cool for 20 minutes in the marinade, sprinkle with fresh mint leaves, and serve. This dish can be made earlier in the day but should not be refrigerated.

This recipe was found at Marinated Butternut Squash

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