Easy Sausage Bake with Sauerkraut and Apples

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This is a dish your family will enjoy.  Serve with bread and a salad for a hearty meal.

Easy Sausage Bake with Sauerkraut and Apples
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8

Ingredients
  • 1 large onion, quartered and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons, olive oil
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 2 cups apple juice ( or apple cider)
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons light brown sugar ( I use less)
  • 2 pounds sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 2 pounds sausage, such as chicken apple or kielbasa, sliced
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°
  2. In a large ovenproof pan or Dutch oven heat olive oil.
  3. Add onion and sliced sausages and cook until lightly browned, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Add the apples and cook for about 8 minutes.
  5. Add apple juice, vinegar, brown sugar, sauerkraut, and pepper.
  6. Cover and and bake for 1 hour.

 

Icing ( Glaze)

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This icing is simple and goes great on cakes, pastries, and breads. Icing ( Glaze) Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: American Ingredients 1 cup powdered sugar 4 teaspoons milk Instructions Mix sugar and milk with a fork until blended To make it more of a thin glaze, add more milk. To make it a thicker icing, […]

Sugar Cookies Frosting

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My kids love to frost sugar cookies and would frost all of them if I let them.  I like to leave some plain.  This recipe is perfect because it frost approximately 24 cookies.  So the kids and I both get to enjoy them the way we like them.  You could also you this for glazing […]

Fluffy White Frosting

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I made this for red velvet cups for my daughters birthday party.  It was a big hit.  I have since use it to frost cakes.  This frosting is cooked, then whipped.  But it is definitely worth it.

Fluffy White Frosting
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12

Ingredients
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, stir together the sugar, water and cream of tartar.
  2. Cook over medium-high heat until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is bubbly.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whip the egg whites and vanilla to soft peak.
  4. Gradually add the sugar mixture while whipping constantly until stiff peaks form, about 7 to 10 minutes.
  5. Frost cupcakes/cake of your choice.

 

Swedish Apple Pie

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Is it a cookie? Is it a Pie? Or is it a little bit of heaven?!  You decide, see the verdict in the comments.

Swedish Apple Pie
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Swedish
Serves: 8

Ingredients
  • 4 cups apples, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Fill a 9 inch pie plate ⅔ full with sliced apples.
  3. Combine 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon & sprinkle over the apples.
  4. Mix together flour, sugar, melted butter and egg.
  5. Carefully spread over the apples.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes.
  7. Serve topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream

 

Spaghetti Beef Casserole

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This recipe makes 2 meals.  I always freeze the second one for another day when life gets too busy.  It freezes nicely and cooks up well.

Spaghetti Beef Casserole
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 16

Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 pounds uncooked spaghetti
  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ⅔ cups chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounce each) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounce each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 3 cups ( 12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 °.
  2. Grease two 13 x 9 in baking dishes.
  3. Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  4. Meanwhile, in two large skillets, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink.
  5. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.
  6. Drain.
  7. Stir in the soups, water and mushrooms.
  8. Drain spaghetti.
  9. Add spaghetti, 1 cup cheese, salt and pepper to beef mixture and mix well.
  10. Transfer to two greased baking dishes.
  11. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  12. Bake uncovered for 20 – 25 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  13. Cover and freeze second casserole for up to 3 months.

Notes
To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Baked covered at 350 for 1 hour or until heated through.

 

Quick and Easy Vegetable Soup

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I was looking for a quick soup and came across this.  It is is quite good.  I served it with homemade bread and was well received.

Quick and Easy Vegetable Soup
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6

Ingredients
  • 2 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 large potato, diced
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
  1. In a large stock pot, heat olive oil and saute celery and garlic.
  2. Combine broth, water, potatoes, carrots, undrained chopped tomatoes.
  3. Add to celery and garlic.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Bring to a broil and simmer for 30 minutes or until all vegetables are tender.

 

 

Apple and Spice Baked French Toast

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I love making this on crisp cool fall day.  It makes the whole house smell like apples and cinnamon.

Apple and Spice Baked French Toast
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10

Ingredients
  • 1 large loaf French or Italian Bread
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3-1/2 cups milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon.
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 apples of choice
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions
  1. Spray 9 x 13 inch glass with non-stick spray.
  2. Slice bread into 1-1/2 inch slices.
  3. Place bread in glass dish, placing tightly.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat together eggs ¼ cup sugar, milk and vanilla.
  5. Pour one half of egg mixture over bread.
  6. Peel, core and slice apples.
  7. Place sliced apples on top of bread to cover.
  8. Pour balance of egg mixture evenly over apples.
  9. Mix remaining ¼ cup sugar with cinnamon and nutmeg and sprinkle evenly over top of apples.
  10. Dot with butter.
  11. Cover and refrigerate over night.
  12. Next day, preheat oven to 350°.
  13. Uncover dish and bake for 1 hour.
  14. It will rise high and brown nicely.
  15. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
  16. Cut into squares and serve warm.

 

Easy Meat Lasagna

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My son requested this for his birthday.  It is one of his many favorite meals.

Easy Meat Lasagna
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 12

Ingredients
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound Italian sweet sausage, casing removed
  • 2 jars (26 ounce each) spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 containers (15 ounce each) ricotta cheese
  • 1 package ( 8 ounce) shredded mozzarella cheese ( 2 cups), divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 9 lasagna noodles, uncooked
  • ¼ cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Brown ground beef and sausage in a large skillet on medium heat.
  3. When cooked, drain and return meat mixture to skillet.
  4. Stir into meat mixture, 4 cups of spaghetti sauce.
  5. Beat eggs in large bowl.
  6. Add ricotta cheese, 1-1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, parsley, salt and pepper; mix well.
  7. Spread 1 cup of the meat sauce onto the bottom of 13 x 9 baking dish.
  8. Top with 3 noodles.
  9. Spread half of the cheese mixture over the noodles.
  10. Repeat meat sauce, noodles and cheese layer once.
  11. Top with remaining noodles and meat sauce, making sure to cover noodles with sauce. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  12. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
  13. Remove foil and bake for 15 minutes longer or until noodles are tender.
  14. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.
  15. Serve with reserved spaghetti sauce.

 

Chicken Artichoke Casserole

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5/5

This casserole is flavorful and easy to fix.

Chicken Artichoke Casserole
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • 4 Boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 jar or can ( about 14 oz) marinated artichokes, drained
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 °
  2. In a skillet, melt butter.
  3. Add chicken and lightly brown.
  4. Transfer chicken to a baking dish.
  5. Place drained artichoke hearts on top of chicken
  6. Add flour to the remaining butter and stir to blend.
  7. Add broth and cook until thickened; pour over chicken.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until done.