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Each week, Charlene Johnson shares some of her favorite recipes with you on the air.  If you didn’t get a chance to write them down, don’t worry, here they are!

Healthier Broiled Tilapia Parmesan (1-14-20)

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January 14th, 2020 by admin

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 pounds tilapia fillets

Directions:

1. Preheat oven broiler. Line a shallow baking pan with foil.

2. Stir together cheese, mayonnaise, butter, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Stir in pepper, basil, celery salt, and onion powder until well combined.

3. Arrange fillets in a single layer on prepared pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat source, about 2 minutes. Turn fillets over; broil 3 minutes more. Remove from oven, then spread cheese mixture on fillets. Continue broiling until fish flakes easily with fork, about 2 minutes. If desired, garnish with fresh sage leaves.

Grilling Option:

Preheat an outdoor grill to high heat (450 degrees to 650 degrees) and lightly oil grate. Grill fillets, covered and turning once, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Spread with cheese mixture, then continue grilling until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 2 minutes.

(armagazine.com)

Ambrosia Cake (1-7-2020)

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January 7th, 2020 by Jim Field

  • 1 yellow cake mix with pudding
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can mandarin oranges, do not drain

Frosting:

  • 8 oz. carton Cool Whip
  • 1 small can pineapple,  do not drained (I use tidbits)
  • 1 small package instant vanilla pudding

Beat together; pour into greased and floured 9″ x 13″ pan or 8″ round pans.  Bake at 350 degrees until done (30-35 minutes for round).  Cool.

Frosting:  Stir together until well blended.  Spread over cool cake.  Keep in refrigerator.

(Yvonne Camblin)

Ritz Cracker Cookies (12-31-2019)

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December 31st, 2019 by Jim Field

  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 can Eagle brand milk
  • 1/2 cup nuts (optional)

Cook dates and milk until thick.  Add nuts.  Spread on Crackers and bake 5 minutes at 350 degrees.

Frosting:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 oz. package cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Blend until smooth and creamy.  Frost cookies.  Fix frosting first so it is ready to spread on cookies when they come from the oven (I let them cool first).  Makes 65-70.

I use this frosting:

  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or coconut flavoring. (I use coconut)

(Jean Stamp, Walnut)

Super Salad (12-24-2019)

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December 24th, 2019 by Jim Field

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 bunch broccoli
  • 1 cup diagonal sliced celery
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 lb. bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
  • 2 teaspoons green onion tops
  • 1 can water chestnuts, drained and sliced

Mix and cover.  Place in refrigerator while making dressing.

Dressing:

  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped white onion

Toss together at least 1 hour before serving.

(Gean Durbin)

Cheddar Ham Quiche (12-17-19)

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December 17th, 2019 by admin

Ingredients:

  • 1 T. vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 c. cooked ham, cube
  • 1/2 c. finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 T. chopped pimento
  • 1 1/2 c. (6 oz.) cheddar cheese
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 c. half & half
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 10″ pie crust

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Do not prick pastry shell. Bake 7 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside. Reduce oven heat to 375 degrees. Heat oil in medium skillet. Add ham, green pepper and pimento. Cook over medium-high heat until green pepper is tender, stirring occasionally. Drain ham mixture. Sprinkle cheese, then ham mixture in pastry shell. In medium bowl, combine eggs, half & half, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Beat with fork or whisk until well mixed, but not frothy. Pour egg mixture over ham, ect. in pastry shell. Bake 45 minutes, or until knife inserted off center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yields 6 servings, 10″ pie.

(Theresa Sonntag)

Ramen Chinese Cabbage Salad (12-10-2019)

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December 10th, 2019 by Jim Field

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup salad oil
  • 3 tablespoons sugar or 2 packages Equal
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 package seasoning mix from Ramen noodle package (pork, chicken or beef)

Greens:

  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 head cabbage, shredded
  • 2 carrots, shredded

Crunchies:

  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup sunflowers seeds
  • 1 package of Ramen noodles, crushed

Prepare in three parts and toss together before serving.  Best freshly made – most crunchy, but good the next day if it lasts that long!

(Gwen Hayes)

Spaghetti Pizza (12-3-2019)

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December 3rd, 2019 by Jim Field

  • 1 lb. spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 lb. hamburger
  • 32 oz. jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 package pepperoni
  • 4 oz. can mushrooms
  • onions, green pepper, garlic salt

Spread spaghetti in a greased 9″ x 13″ pan.  combine milk and eggs; pour over spaghetti.  Brown hamburger and drain.  Mix with spaghetti sauce.  Put on top of milk and egg mixture.  Layer the rest of the ingredients over sauce.  Sprinkle with garlic salt.  Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees.  Cover with 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese, 1 cup cheddar cheese.  Bake 10 minutes longer.  Remove from oven.  Cool 5 minutes.

(Grace Martens)

Meatloaf (11-26-2019)

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November 26th, 2019 by Jim Field

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup oatmeal

Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon mustard

Combine in order given.  Place in loaf pan.  Spread sauce on top.  Bake in oven for about one hour at 350 degrees.

(Ruth J. Maas)

Night Before Casserole (11-19-2019)

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November 19th, 2019 by Jim Field

  • 1 3/4 cups uncooked macaroni
  • 2 cups chicken, turkey, ham or tuna
  • 2 cans mushroom or celery soup
  • 1/2 tablespoon soft American cheese, cut up
  • Green pepper to taste
  • 2 hard cooked eggs, chopped
  • 2 cups milk

Combine all ingredients in casserole and refrigerate overnight.  Bake in 2 quart casserole for one hour and 15 minutes at 350 degrees.  Makes 8 servings.

(Ina Sien)

Jam Thumbprint Cookies (11-12-2019)

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November 12th, 2019 by Jim Field

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/3 cup apricot or red raspberry preserves
  • confectioners’ sugar (optional)

In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar, vanilla and salt until light and fluffy.  Gradually beat in flour.  Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.

Place coconut in a bowl.  In another bowl, whisk egg and water.  Shape the cookie dough into 1″ balls; dip tops in egg mixture, then in coconut, pressing to adhere.  Place balls 2″ apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets, coconut side up.

Press a deep indentation in center of each with the end of a wooden spoon handle.  Fill with preserves.

Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until bottoms are browned.  Remove to wire racks to cool.  If desired, dust tops with confectioners’ sugar.