Feta Cheese Fold Overs

INGREDIENTS: 8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled 3 tablespoons finely chopped green onions 1 egg, beaten 1 (17.5 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed 1 egg yolk, beaten with 1 teaspoon water DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, blend feta cheese, green onions, and egg. Cut pastry into…

Seasoned Oyster Crackers

INGREDIENTS: 1 (12 ounces) package oyster crackers 1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 3/4 cup vegetable oil DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). Whisk together the oil and seasonings; add crackers and toss to coat evenly. Spread evenly on large baking…

Country French Cheese Dip

INGREDIENTS: 1/2 pound bacon – cooked and crumbled 1 pound cream cheese 1/2 pound shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup French dressing 1 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 cup chopped walnuts DIRECTIONS: Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. In a large bowl,…

Banana Cranberry Bread

INGREDIENTS: 2 1/2 cups white sugar 1 cup shortening 3 eggs 3 mashed bananas 1 cup cranberry sauce 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Ocean Spray DIRECTIONS: Preheat…

Mini Sweet Potato Pies

INGREDIENTS: 3/4 pound sweet potato, peeled and diced 1 (9 inch) refrigerated pie crust 3/4 cup evaporated skim milk 2 egg whites 1/4 cup white sugar 2 tablespoons brown sugar 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 cup halved cranberries (optional) DIRECTIONS: Place the sweet potato in a saucepan…

Praline Sweet Potatoes Recipe

4 C. mashed sweet potato – canned or fresh 1/2 C. white sugar 2 T. vanilla extract 4 eggs – beaten 1/2 pint heavy cream 1/4 lb. butter or margarine 1 C. brown sugar 1/2 C. flour 1 1/4 C. chopped pecans Butter one 2 quart casserole dish. Preheat oven to 350° F. In a…

Artichoke, Mushroom and Parma Ham Tart

By Chef  Murph INGREDIENTS: 1 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour 2 ounces grated Parmesan cheese 2/3 cup butter, diced 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon olive oil 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced 3 ounces Parma ham 1 (4 ounces) can artichoke hearts, drained 7/8 cup creme fraiche 4 eggs 1 teaspoon chopped flat leaf parsley 1/3…

South Jersey Simple Cranberry Sauce

By Chef Murph Ingredients: 1-1/2 C sugar 1 navel orange 1/2 t grated ginger 4 cup cranberries 1/2 C (2 oz.) toasted pecans. Instructions: Grate the orange peel and add to a pot with the sugar and ginger. Add the juice from the orange into the pot and simmer over medium heat until the sugar…

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients: 8 potatoes(peeled and quartered) 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup butter 2 cloves garlic minced salt to taste 1 pinch ground white pepper 2 tablespoons sesame seeds. Instructions: Bring a large pot of water to boil; add potatoes, and boil until soft, about 20 to 25 minutes. Drain, and place in a large bowl. Combine…

Buttermilk Corn Fritters

INGREDIENTS: 1 1/3 cups buttermilk baking mix 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 (14.75 ounce) can cream-style corn 1 egg, beaten 1 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups maple syrup DIRECTIONS: In a medium mixing bowl, sift together baking mix and baking powder. In a small mixing bowl, combine corn and egg. Combine egg and…

Fruit Dip

INGREDIENTS: 8 ounces cream cheese 1/2 cup marshmallow creme 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed 1/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice DIRECTIONS: Blend together the cream cheese, marshmallow cream and thawed topping. Add enough pineapple juice to make it dipping consistency. Chill for 1 hour.

Caramel Apple Salad

1 container (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed 1 small box instant butterscotch pudding 1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple with juice 3 C. diced apples 1 C. chopped peanut topping 1 C. mini marshmallows Mix cool whip, pudding, pineapple with juice. Add apples, nuts and marshmallows. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Simple Cheese Fondue

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup dry white wine 1/2 pound shredded Swiss cheese 1/2 pound shredded Gruyere cheese 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 (1 pound) loaf French bread, cut into 1 inch cubes additionally, can add Cayenne just a dash DIRECTIONS: Simmer wine in fondue pot. Add Swiss cheese, Gruyere…

Sweet Pickled Eggs

INGREDIENTS: 12 eggs 1 large onion, sliced into rings 2 cups white wine vinegar 2 cups of water 1/2 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon pickling spice, wrapped in cheesecloth DIRECTIONS: Cover eggs with water in a large pot. Cover with lid. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil gently for 10…

Sugar Coated Pecans

INGREDIENTS: 1 egg white 1 tablespoon water 1 pound pecan halves 1 cup white sugar 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Grease one baking sheet. In a mixing bowl, whip together the egg white and water until frothy. In a separate bowl, mix together…

Sweet Potato Pudding

One of my favorite yet simple puddings to make. This is a good recipe for making with the kids. Ingredients: 2 ½ pounds sweet potatoes(boiled, drained and peeled) 6 tablespoons unsalted butter or margarine(at room temperature) 2 large eggs, ¼ cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon brandy(optional) ½ teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel ¼ teaspoon each…