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Classic Pumpkin Pie

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Prep Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 1 hour, 15 min., plus chilling time

Ingredients

Pie Dough:

1 ¼ cups flour
¼ tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1 cup cold, unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
2-3 tbsp ice water

Filling:

2 cups pumpkin puree (either from a can or homemade)
2 eggs
½ cup brown sugar
1 cup 35% cream
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
¼ tsp salt

Directions

1. In the bowl of a food processor pulse to combine flour, salt and sugar. Add cubed butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 1 tbsp ice water at a time, pulsing to combine. Mixture should hold together when pressed together but will still look a bit crumbly. Transfer crumbly dough to a lightly floured countertop. Knead a few times to press into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

2. While the dough is chilling, make the pie filling. Whisk together pumpkin puree, eggs, brown sugar, cream, pumpkin pie spice and salt.

3. Preheat oven to 425F. Roll out dough into an 11-inch circle. Place in a 9” pie dish. Trim edges so that there is only ½-inch overhang. Fold edges underneath and crimp. Pour filling into pie shell. Bake for 15 mins., then reduce temperature to 350F. Bake for an additional 45 min., until filling is set and pie crust is golden brown. Let cool completely before slicing.

4. Serve with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Cream of Mushroom Soup

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Prep Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp fresh thyme
500g (½ lb) cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
4 cups vegetable stock
2 tbsp lemon juice
¼ cup finely chopped parsley
Plain yogurt or sour cream, to serve (optional)

Directions

1. Heat butter and oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and let cook until starting to soften, about 3-4 min. Add garlic and thyme and continue cooking, 1-2 min.

2. Add mushrooms and sauté until mushrooms turn golden brown, about 8-10 min. Add salt, pepper and vegetable stock. Bring stock to a simmer and let cook, 20 min.

3. Using a hand blender, blend soup until smooth. Add lemon juice, parsley and cream (if using) and re-warm before serving. Serve with buttered, crusty bread.

“Better-than-sex” cake

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Prep Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 40 min, plus cake cooling time.

Ingredients

1 box chocolate cake mix
1 cup 35% whipping cream
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup toffee pieces
1 cup desiccated coconut flakes

Preparation Instructions

1. Cook chocolate cake in a 9 x 13 inch baking pan according to package directions. Let cool completely.
2. Whip cream with an electric hand mixer until stiff. Mix in sugar and vanilla. Spread whipped cream over top of cooled chocolate cake. Top with toffee pieces and coconut flakes.

Spritz cookies

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

1 lb butter
2 c. sifted powdered sugar
2 egg yolks
3 tbsp cream
4 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp almond extract

Preparation instructions

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks one at a time, creaming well after each addition. Add cream and flavoring. Lastly add flour and mix well. Put through a cookie press on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in 350° oven until done.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Easy vanilla ice cream

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

2c. light cream
1c. sugar
4 tsp vanilla
2c. Whipping cream

Preparation instructions

In a large mixing bowl stir together light cream, sugar, vanilla, and 1/8 tsp salt till sugar dissolves. Stir in whipping cream. Turn into a 8x8x2 inch pan. Cover; freeze till partially frozen. Break mixture into chunks. Place in a chilled large mixer bowl. Beat with electric mixer 1 to 2 minutes or till smooth. Return mixture to cold pan. Freeze till firm.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Kottbollar-swedish meatballs

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

1/2 c. chopped onion
3 tbsp butter or margarine
1 beaten egg
1 c. light cream
1 1/2 c. soft bread crumbs
1/4 c. finely snipped parsley
1 1/4 tsp salt
ground beef

Preparation instructions

Cook onion in 1 tbsp of the butter or margarine till tender. In a mixing bowl combine egg and cream; stir in cooked onion, bread crumbs, parsley, salt, nutmeg, ginger and pepper. Add ground beef or meats; mix well. Chill mixture. Shape chilled meat mixture into 3/4 to 1 inch balls.
Brown meatballs, half at a time, in the remaining 2 tbsp butter or margarine; remove from skillet. Stir flour, bouillon granules, and coffee crystals into pan drippings; add 1 1/4 c. water. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Add meatballs. Cover; simmer about 30 minutes, basting meatballs occasionally.
May use mixture of 3/4 lb ground beef, 1/2 lb ground veal, and 1/4 lb ground pork for the meatballs.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Chicken broccoli casserole

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

2 pkgs. frozen broccoli or fresh to equal amount
3 c. cooked chicken breasts (2 whole breasts)
1/2 c. mayonnaise
2 can cream of chicken soup
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 c. soft bread crumbs
1 (5 oz) water chestnuts
1 Tbsp melted butter.

Preparation instructions

1. Cook broccoli; drain
Grease 8×10 glass pan. Arrange broccoli with florets in middle of pan.
2. cover with cubed chicken.
3. Mix soup, lemon, mayonnaise, and chestnuts; pour over chicken ad broccoli. Sprinkle with chesse; top with bread crumbs and butter.
4. Bake 350° for 45 minutes

Serve over rice.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Corn souffle

by Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

1 stick oleo, melted
1 can whole kernel corn with juice
1 can cream corn
3 eggs, beaten
1 pkg. Jiffy Corn muffin mix
1 c. sour cream

Preparation instructions

Mix all ingredients together and put in a 2 1/2 quart buttered baking dish. Put 1 cup grated Cheddar Cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.

Submitted by: Kim D

Stroganoff

from Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

1 lb hamburger
1 can cream of chicken soup
8 oz sour cream
1 4oz can of mushrooms
garlic salt
pepper
egg noodles

Preparation instructions

Brown hamburger, drain. Add cream of chicken soup, sourcream, & mushrooms. Mix in pepper and garlic salt to taste.

Boil noodles according to the package.

Sometimes I add a second can of cream of chicken soup, 8 oz of sourcream, and another can of mushrooms to make extra sauce for leftovers.

Submitted by: Rebecca P