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Amish Cabbage Casserole

Amish Cabbage Casserole Ingredients1 medium head cabbage, shredded (about 12 cups) 1 can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted 1 medium onion, chopped 5 Tbs. butter, divided 6 oz. cheese, shredded or cut in cubes ¼ cup dry breadcrumbs Salt and pepper to taste InstructionsBoil a large pot of water and cook the cabbage until it’s []

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Black-Eyed Pea Hummus

Black-Eyed Pea Hummus Ingredients1 (15-ounce) can plain black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained, preferably organic ½ cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice ¼ cup of extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1/3 cup of sesame seed paste (tahini) 1 tablespoon of preserved lemon juice brine or 1½ teaspoons kosher salt 4 minced or roughly chopped []

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Slow-Cooked Short Ribs

Slow-Cooked Short Ribs Ingredients1/3 cup flour 1 tsp. salt (less if you use kosher meat) ¼ tsp. ground black pepper 2½ lbs.boneless beef short ribs ¼ cup olive oil 1 cup beef broth ¾ cup red wine vinegar ¾ cup brown sugar ¼ cup chili sauce 2 Tbs.catsup 2 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp. chili []

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Imam Bayaldi

Imam Bayaldi Ingredients 2 medium onions, chopped 1/2 – 3/4 cup olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 3 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped (or 14-oz. can diced tomatoes) 4 Tbs, chopped parsley 1 Tbs, chopped fresh mint or 1/2 tsp. dried mint, crumbled salt and pepper to taste 2 medium eggplants 1 tsp. sugar []

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Kale Salad with Apples and Walnuts

Kale Salad with Apples and Walnuts Ingredients1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion 1 Tbs. red wine vinegar 1 tsp. ground sumac (leave out if you can’t find this Middle Eastern spice) 1/2 tsp. kosher (coarse) salt 2 cups (packed) shredded stemmed kale leaves 3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts 1/2 cup diced tart apple 1/4 cup []

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Tofu in Mali Sauce

Tofu in Mali Sauce Ingredients1 package firm or extra-firm tofu, drained and cubed ½ cup onion, finely chopped Cooking oil 2 Tbs. peanut butter 1 cup water 1 Tbs. palm sugar or raw sugar (I used agave nectar – can probably use cane sugar) 1 Tbs, soy sauce or tamari sauce 1 cup tomato sauce []

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Spinach and Artichoke Strata

Spinach and Artichoke Strata Ingredients 1 Tbs. olive oil 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 2-in. long thin strips 9 eggs 1 (10 oz.) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and thoroughly drained 3½ cups milk 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese ¼ tsp. nutmeg ½ tsp. salt fresh ground pepper to taste 9 slices []

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Black-and-White Cookies

Black-and-White Cookies Yield: About 2 dozen large cookies Ingredients1¾ cups granulated sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature 4 large eggs 1½ cups milk ½ tsp. vanilla extract ¼ tsp. lemon extract 2½ cups cake flour 2½ cups all-purpose flour ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt 4 cups confectioners’ sugar 1/3 []

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Rocky Road Squares

Rocky Road Squares Ingredients1 (12-oz.) package semisweet chocolate chips 2 Tbs. butter 1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk 2½ cups roasted peanuts or coarsely chopped pecans 1 (16-oz.) package miniature marshmallows InstructionsLine a 9 x 13 inch pan with wax paper. Place chocolate and butter in a the top part of a double boiler and []

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Three-Bean Chili with Butternut Squash

Three-Bean Chili with Butternut Squash Yield: Serves 6 to 8 Ingredients2 red bell peppers (or use a jar of Trader Joe roasted peppers and skip the broiling) 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup chopped onion 2 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. crushed red pepper 1 tsp. paprika 1/4 tsp. salt 4 garlic cloves, thinly []

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Tuna-Macaroni Salad with Cheese

Tuna-Macaroni Salad with Cheese Yield: Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients8 oz. elbow or shell macaroni 1 can (7 oz.) tuna, drained and flaked ½ cup diced green or red pepper or celery 1 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley ¼ lb. cheese, cut in strips or shredded (cheddar, Muenster, Colby, etc.) ½ cup mayonnaise ¼ cup sour []

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Grandma Crader’s Poultry Stuffing

Grandma Crader’s Poultry Stuffing IngredientsOne loaf stale bread, cut in cubes 1½ tsp. poultry seasoning 1 Tbs. dried parsley 1 medium onion, chopped fine 2 stalks of celery, chopped fine ½ stick of butter 1 quart of hot water Giblet meat, taken from boiled neck, gizzard and heart if desired 2 bouillon cubes (or stock []

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Kubaneh (Sabbath bread)

Kubaneh (Sabbath bread) Ingredients1 envelope active dry yeast 1/3 cup lukewarm water 6 tablespoons sugar, plus 1 tsp. sugar 1 1?2 tsp.salt 5 Tbs. margarine or butter, cut into pieces 3?4 cup boiling water 3 cups all-purpose flour 1?2 cup very soft margarine butter, for spreading on dough Optional: whole eggs in the shell InstructionsSprinkle []

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Bubbie’s Potato Latkes

Bubbie’s Potato Latkes Ingredients1 pound potatoes 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 to 3/4 cup vegetable oil Accompaniments: sour cream and applesauceInstructionsPreheat oven to 250°F. Peel potatoes and coarsely grate by hand, transferring to a large bowl of cold water as grated. Soak potatoes 1 to 2 []

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Grandma’s Gefilte Fish

Grandma’s Gefilte Fish Ingredients2 sliced carrots 3 sliced onions Fish heads and bones (save when you fillet the fish) 4 Tbs. Salt (2 tbs.) 3 tsp. Pepper (1 tsp.) 4 Tbs. Sugar (2 tbs.) 2 lbs. ground carp 4 lbs. ground whitefish 2 eggs 2 grated onions ¼ cup sugar 2 tbs. salt. 2 tsp. []

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