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Bread and Butter Pickles

Bread and Butter Pickles

Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen, RD Preparation Time: 3:20 Categories: Sauces, Stocks & Accompaniments —————————————————- 4    pounds pickling cucumbers — 4 to 6 inches 1 ½    pounds onions — thinly sliced 1/3    cup canning salt ice cubes or crushed ice 3    cups cider vinegar 3    cups sugar 2    tablespoons mustard seeds 

The Big Grilling Hamburger

The Big Grilling Hamburger

Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen, RD Serving Size: 4 Preparation Time: 0:30 Categories: Meats —————————————————- 2 ½    pounds ground beef 2    each egg 6    ounces tomato juice 1    teaspoon salt 1    teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 4    each hamburger buns — * see note 4    each dill pickles Wash hands thoroughly. Break 

Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad

Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen, RD

Serving Size: 8 Preparation Time: 0:15

Categories: Rice, Potatoes and Beans

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15    ounces garbanzo beans, canned — rinsed and drained

15    ounces kidney beans, canned — rinsed and drained

15    ounces cannellini beans, canned — rinsed and drained

2    each celery stalks — finely diced

½    cup red onion — finely diced

1    cup parsley — finely chopped

⅓    cup apple cider vinegar

⅓    cup granulated sugar

¼    cup olive oil

1 ½    teaspoons salt

¼    teaspoon black pepper

In a large bowl add the beans, celery, onion, parsley and combine. In a separate bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar, oil, salt and pepper. Add the dressing to the bean mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate the salad for one hour before serving.

BBQ Rub

BBQ Rub

Are you ready for eight to tens hours of smoking beef brisket, pork shoulder, pork ribs, and whole chicken. It first requires a BBQ Rub of essential spices to balance the smoke and goodness of each choice of meat. Try this signature blend. Use liberally 

Steak and Chop Rub

Steak and Chop Rub

Having the Steak and Chop Rub you need for a particular cut of meat already measured and mixed can save lots of time. After you have tried this Steak and Chop Rub learn more about our Signature Seasoning Blends and about the characteristics of wide 

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Cream of Broccoli Soup

With spring in the air, a bowl of cream of broccoli soup brings a little warmth on a brisk day and liven you up with its green color and taste of creaminess. Broccoli is an easy vegetable to prepare in a variety side dishes, soups, and entrees. Let me first take a moment to tell you a little more about this amazing vegetable.

Broccoli has a nutrient rich profile; it is a good carb and rich in fiber. More importantly, broccoli offers a variety of health benefits of consumption such as: an aid to digestion, prevents constipation, helps maintain low blood sugar, and curbs overeating. When buying broccoli look for stems not too thick or tough, firm, with compact cluster of small flower buds and a dark deep green color. Broccoli will stay fresh 2 to 3 days in breathable packaging stored in the vegetable draw of the refrigerator. Discard broccoli when the buds wilt and become a yellow color and are in a soft condition.

Broccoli can be prepared raw, boiled, steamed, sautéed, roasted, or blanched. Give your store-bought broccoli a through rinse under cold water. Trim off the woody end of the stalk. Continue trimming to the desired size. The simplest method is to submerge the broccoli in boiling water for 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Use this same preparation technique to prepare the following cream of broccoli soup.

CREAM OF BROCCOLI SOUP

Course Soups
Keyword Soups
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author N. J. Sorensen, RDN

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch broccoli
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • dash cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • Trim off and sort the top flowerets off the bunch of broccoli. Set aside separately for garnishing the soup. Cut the remaining broccoli into 2-inch pieces.
  • Meanwhile in a large sauce pan, bring 2 quarts of water to the boil. Add the broccoli flowerets to the boiling water and cook until tender. About 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon remove the broccoli pieces and set aside. Repeat process for the remaining broccoli pieces.
  • In a separate medium sauce pan melt the butter and add the flour, stirring with a wire whisk. Mix well. Stirring rapidly, add the chicken broth. Over medium heat, stir and cook the mixture until thicken and smooth. Add the broccoli pieces and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Using a hand held mixer, blend until smooth. Bring to the boil. Salt and pepper to taste. Add the broccoli flowerets, heavy cream, milk, nutmeg, and a dash of cayenne pepper.
  • Serve hot.

Whipped Horseradish

Whipped Horseradish

Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen, RD Serving Size: 14 Preparation Time: 0:15 Categories: Sauces, Stocks and Accompaniments —————————————————- 1    pint heavy cream ½    teaspoon salt ¼    teaspoon white pepper 2    dashes Tabasco sauce 1    teaspoon Gray Poupon Mustard 6    ounces prepared horseradish Chill medium size bowl. Whip heavy cream in bowl 

Fruit Salad with Mixed Greens

Fruit Salad with Mixed Greens

Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen, RD Serving Size: 8 Preparation Time: 0:15 Categories: Fruits —————————————————- ½    cup sour cream ¼    cup frozen orange juice concentrate 1    tablespoon honey 1    cup strawberry — halved 1    cup apple slices 1    cup seedless grapes 1    can mandarin oranges — drained 16    ounces mixed salad greens In 

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen, RD

Serving Size: 8 Preparation Time: 0:30

Categories: Soup

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1    pound mushroom — sliced

1    medium onion — diced

3    stalks celery — diced

2    cloves fresh garlic — finely chopped

4    tablespoons whole butter

4    tablespoons flour, all-purpose

1 ½    teaspoons chicken bouillon

¼    teaspoon white pepper

1 ¼    quarts water

1    cup heavy cream

In a medium sauce pan, sauté garlic in butter. Add onions and celery, cook until soft. Add mushrooms, cook until soft. Add flour and mix well, cook for 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add water and chicken bouillon and mix well. Bring to a boil. Using a hand held mixer, blend until smooth. Bring to the boil. Add heavy cream and white pepper.

Hard Boil Eggs

Hard Boil Eggs

You can think of eggs as a type of superfood food that contains the right amount of everything your body needs. Eggs are a great source of vitamins, antioxidants, essential amino acids and other nutrients; especially when you eat the whole egg. All of these