Category Archives: Recipes – Derby KS

Sweet Creamy Corn #corn #recipe

Sweet Creamy Corn #corn #recipe

Nothing says “fall” like corn.  We like ours sweet and creamy.  OK, so it’s not fall as yet, but we are getting there.  Be prepared with multiple corn recipes.  This side dish is a favorite around here.

Here is the tried and true recipe for the ‘sweet and creamy corn’ dish. I am sure you can find it elsewhere on the web too but you can download an image to print a recipe card here at Food Buddy Ks. Nice to have this option, eh?  Text recipe follows image —

Sweet Creamy Corn Recipe from Eileen Brown

Sweet Creamy Corn Recipe from Eileen Brown – right click to download and print.

Creamy Sweet Corn

Ingredients

2 (16-ounce) bags frozen whole kernel corn (or 3 to 4 cans)
1 (8-ounce) package regular or light cream cheese – cubed
1/4 cup butter – cut into chunks
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons sugar
garnish Chopped fresh parsley – optional

Directions

Crock Pot

1 – Combine all ingredients in crock pot.
2 – Cook, stirring a few times, on high 2 to 2 1/2 hours or on low 4 – 5 hours.
3 – Optional – Garnish with chopped parsley.

Stove Top

1 – Melt cream cheese and butter in a saucepan.
2 – Add milk and sugar – stir to combine.
3 – Add corn and stir to mix in sauce. Cover – low to medium heat.
4 – Cook 15 to 20 minutes until corn is tender.
5 – Stir often so as not to scorch cream cheese!
6 – Transfer to serving dish.
7 – Option – Add parsley garnish.

RECIPE TIPS

Leftover corn reheats excellently in the microwave.

Enjoy!

EB Signature

 

UnMess Your Chili Dogs!

UnMess Your Chili Dogs!

It is certainly chili weather in Kansas and with the cold and blizzard conditions on the East coast right now, chili is being made by the gallons; tons if you will.  We all love chili here and make giant batches so we can have lots of leftovers.  Chili does get better with age in the refrigerator so huge batches are common.

But how many days can you eat chili and be be completely happy?  Actually a LOT of days! We smother enchiladas with chili sometimes and utilizing a side dish can make a difference too.

  • with salad and crackers
  • with fresh veggies and cheese bread
  • with tortilla chips and nacho cheese
  • with fries, ‘tater tots, ‘tater wedges, baked ‘taters with bacon and MORE cheese.

Just a few but of course there are so many variations to go with chili, straight from a bowl.

Chili Dogs a favorite for leftover Chili.

Oh YEAH!  Homemade chili dogs certainly makes the list of favorites at any household. Known as ‘fast food’,  fattening food,  artery cloggers and more, chili dogs have been given a really bad rap.  But how often do you eat a chili dog or two?  Once, twice or three times a year?  Well, then make up for it on other days with salad.  But enjoy the ones you do eat!

At our house ‘finger foods’ that are messy are simply not acceptable.  With handicapped folks and with kids, a chili mess with chili dogs does not make a happy dinnertime for Mom.  So to forgo that mess on faces, hands and clothes, here is a solution for when Dad and/or kids BEG for chili dogs.

How To UnMess Your Chili Dogs —

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How to UnMess Your Chili Dogs! 

Simply make layers —

  • toasted bread, cubed
  • sliced hot dogs or sausage, fried
  • fresh chopped onions, or green onions
  • cheese of your choice

Cheese in our infographic happens to be leftover Nacho Cheese.  It was what was available, at the time.  It was great too.

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Chili Dog plate with fries.

Enjoy your chili dog plate however you like it!  YUM!

— Eileen Brown, Derby KS

Sweet Stuffed Pear Salad — #recipes

Sweet Stuffed Pear Salad — #recipes

This won’t sound good.  I didn’t think it sounded good either when my Facebook friend, Gwen Studyvin told me about it this past week.  I met Gwen for the first time, face to face, (we have SO many things in common!) and she told me about this very simple recipe.  Because she raved about it, I tried it the very day I met her. Delicious!

Sweet Stuffed Pears --- FoodBuddyKs.com

Sweet Stuffed Pears — FoodBuddyKs.com

Like I said this is one of those simple and simply delicious items that are easily overlooked because when you first hear, view or read the recipe, it does not sound like the ingredients go together.  The surprise is wonderful when it turns out to be good enough to serve to guests.

Just three ingredients —

01 – One Can Pear Halves
02 – Hellmans Mayonnaise
03 – Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese

Directions —

01 — Drain the pears and arrange on a plate or platter.

02 — Stuff each pear with about a teaspoon (or less) of Hellman’s mayonnaise.

03 — Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top.

Enjoyed —

I put two of these on my plate but went back for another one!

Russ had three on his plate, but he managed to eat all the rest of the pears in this one meal!

REALLY good – give it a try — it’s great food.

Southern Corn Casserole #corn #recipe #bbrecipe

Southern Corn Casserole

My family loves corn, in all it’s incarnations.  We needed a nice sweet side dish at Easter for the bone in ham and this one really filled the bill.  Along with mashed potatoes, okra and a nice strawberry concoction, this corn recipe was the perfect addition.

Southern Corn Casserole Recipe

Southern Corn Casserole – Right click image and save to your hard drive to print.

 

CORN CASSEROLE

Ingredients
1 (15 1/4-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (14 3/4-ounce) can cream-style corn
1 (8-ounce) package Jiffy corn muffin mix
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar (medium)

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, stir together the 2 cans of corn, corn muffin mix, sour cream, and melted butter.
Pour into a greased 9 by 13-inch casserole dish. Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and top with Cheddar.
Return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes until cheese is melted.
Let stand for at least 5 minutes and then serve warm.

VERY sweet – yummy!  Enjoy.

Find another great corn recipe here — “Sweet Creamy Corn” 

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Spinach Dip Spread #recipe #food #foodie

Eileen’s Spinach Dip Spread

Recipe from the Kitchen of Eileen Brown – Derby KS

I’ve been making this recipe for the Holidays since the 70’s.
Yeah, a really long time.

It is a simple, tasty recipe that presents elegantly as well, served in
a hollowed out round loaf of bread. Passe? Not really, as good taste
is just that, a matter of taste, not trends. This is the appetizer my
family favors over many others.

Ingredients
3 – 10 oz pkgs frozen chopped spinach.
1/2 to 1 cup chopped parsley (dried can be used)
1 cup chopped green onions.
2 cups real mayonnaise
2 cups sour cream (with chives if you wish)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Preferred Bread to use:
1 round loaf swedish rye bread, whole.
1 round loaf swedish rye bread, sliced.

Spinach Spread Preparation:
1 – Thaw spinach in refrigerator overnight.
2 – Spread spinach thinly and evenly on paper towels or kitchen
towel and twist to wring out ALL the liquid. Spinach must be
as dry as possible to the touch.
3 – Place spinach in bowl and toss with salt and pepper.
4 – Add all remaining ingredients of parsley, green onion,
mayonnaise and sour cream; mix well with spoon.
5 – Mixture should sit for two hours or overnight for best
flavor.
6 – If spread seems a little dry after rest time, add a tsp. of milk
(one at a time) to soften the mixture to spreadable texture.

Presentation:
1 – Hollow out whole round loaf of swedish rye bread. Place an
amount of the spread in the newly created “bowl” of the loaf.
2 – Add a couple of serving knives or spoons and place on a
platter.
3 – Cut the sliced bread into smaller pieces and arrange
around the loaf. You can include scooped pieces from the
whole loaf too.

Other breads may be added for flavor variation:
Pumpernickel, french, italian, german rye, etc.

Other Variations:
For carb conscious folks add a plate of vegetables for dipping too.

This recipe makes enough for a crowd. You will be filling the bowl often.

A hearty and healthy recipe your family and friends will
Ooh and Aah over – never fails!

12-12-14 UPdate — Added image for 4 x 6 reipe card.

Just right click and save the image, it will fit on a card, I promise!

Image courtesy  Buddy Web Services

 Spinach Dip Recipe Card Image 4 x 6

Spinach Dip/Spread Image to make a 4 x 6 recipe card.

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Microwave Potato Chips #plfrecipe

Microwave Potato Chips

Recipe Submitted by Eileen Brown Derby KS

This can be found all over the internet however, we’ve been making these on New Year’s Day, when time in the kitchen is easy and not rushed. Not exactly a traditional food item but so much more healthy than packaged potato chips.  And of course, no matter how we want to eat right, there is nothing quite as good as potato chips with a sandwich for lunch.

It’s been many years ago that I found this online.  I printed it out and put it in my big kitchen notebook where I keep recipes from magazines and now those I find on the web that I actually like and make in my own kitchen.

Blurry photo but snapped just a few minutes ago.  I guess I should have taken several to make sure one was sharp and clear. At any rate, my recipe is two printed pages with photos.

As you can see in the second pic down at left they use a mandolin to slice the potatoes.  I do too, and it is the best way to get uniformly sliced potatoes for this effort.

A Note here: This can be a tad time consuming if you have a small microwave for heating only.  In my kitchen there is a large microwave for cooking so I have a bit of  an advantage.  But, if you are making potato chips for one or two people, the time is cut down considerably.

This is also a great thing to do with kids.  They love to spend time helping in the kitchen so you can task them with this as “little kitchen helpers.”

Preparations:
Yukon Gold or red potatoes, unpeeled, scrubbed.
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt

01 – Slice potatoes into thin (1/8-inch) rounds.
02 – Toss the slices in a medium bowl with oil and salt to coat evenly.
03 – Coat a large microwave-proof plate with cooking spray.
04 – Arrange some potato slices in a single layer on the plate.
05 – Microwave, uncovered, on High until some slices start to brown, 2 to 3
minutes depending on potato thickness and microwave power.
06 – Turn the slices over and continue microwaving until they start to
crisp and brown around the edges, 2 to 4 minutes more.
07 – Check frequently and rearrange slices as needed to prevent scorching.
08 – Transfer the chips to another plate and allow to cool completely.
09 – They will crisp more as they cool.
10 – Repeat with the remaining potato slices.

Potatoes should be golden or slightly browned to be really good, so be sure to adjust cooking times after the first batch.  I almost always overcook the first batch!  Also, I sometimes do peel the potatoes, depending on which type of potatoes I have on hand.

On New Year’s day (this time) I’m gonna write down the time it takes on the recipe I already have in my kitchen notebook. I don’t know why I’ve not done this before!

Enjoy!

Eileen Sig - Fall

Christmas Morning Casserole #plfrecipe

The Christmas Morning Casserole – A Make Ahead Recipe

Recipe submitted by Eileen Brown – Derby KS

Ingredients
6 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 lb. pork sausage, browned and drained.
1 cup biscuit baking mix
2 cups milk
1 tsp oregano

Directions:
1 – Brown the sausage and drain.
2 – Mix together all ingredients.
3 – Pour into a 13 x 9 x 2 casserole dish.
4 – Cover and refrigerate overnight.
5 – Bake uncovered in preheated 350 oven.
6 – Bake about one hour.

Notes:

We like to have hash browns or American country
fries with this breakfast casserole and there is
plenty of time to do this while the casserole is in the
oven. Serves about 10 or 6-8 if you overeat. 😉
An easy thing to do with this yummy recipe.

The Prairie Pak often comes with pork sausage or
turkey sausage and the turkey sausage is also
perfect in this recipe. Prairieland Food discount
food packages cover a lot of area with this type of dish,
at our home.

Enjoy your Christmas morning more by preparing ahead!

🙂

Christmas Eve Salad #plfrecipe

Christmas Eve Salad

Recipe Submitted by Eileen Brown – Derby KS

I’m not sure where this recipe came from.  I’ve had it among my favorites for so long but with no notes as to whom might have passed it along.  A variation does say you can substitute jicama for the apples but we always have plenty of apples so apples have always been used.

Ingredients
1 head romaine lettuce, torn in bite-size pieces (about 6 cups)
1 (13 1/4 oz) can pineapple chunks, chilled.
2 unpared apples cored and sliced.
2 bananas, sliced.
2 oranges, peeled and sectioned.
1 (8 oz can) whole beets, chilled, drained and sliced.
3/4 cup coarsely chopped peanuts.
Seeds from one pomegrante.
1/2 cup salad or olive oil.
3 Tblsp. Lime juice or vinegar. (I sometimes use wine vinegar).
1/2 tsp. sugar. (large pinch)
1/4 tsp. salt. (small pinch)

Directions
1 – Use a shallow but large salad bowl.
2 – Place romaine in salad bowl.
2 – Drain pineapple but reserve juice.
3 – Dip apple and banana slices (as you go) in pineapple juice to
prevent darkening.
4 – Place pineapple chunks, apple, banana, orange and beet slices
on top of romain.
5 – Sprinkle with peanuts and pomegranate seeds.
6 – Shake together oil, lime juice (or vinegar), sugar and salt.
7 – Pour over salad and toss gently.

Recipe Notes:
– I have also substituted the fresh oranges with canned, drained
mandarin oranges.
– Another substitution is sweetener for sugar, which makes this
a good diabetic recipe.
– I have added red onion rings to this and thought that quite a
good addition. Little kids don’t much like the onions though.
– The suggested substitution of jicama leads me to believe this may
be a Mexican recipe of origin. At any rate it is a nice refreshing
fruit and vegetable salad that does not include whipped topping.

Enjoy!

— To make this even more convenient, we receive apples,
oranges and sometimes bananas in our Prairie Paks from
the Prairieland Food discount food program. Nice 🙂


Oven Baked Chicken with Sweet and Smokey BBQ Sauce #plfrecipe

Oven Baked Chicken with Sweet and Smokey BBQ Sauce

Recipe Submitted by Mary Lee M. – Derby KS

Ingredients
1 Chicken, cut into serving pieces
( I use the chicken legs we receive in the Prairie Paks
but you can use whatever chicken pieces you like.)
1 lg Onion – peeled and cut in pieces.
Pepper to taste

BBQ Sauce:
1/2 cup Catsup
2 TLB Mustard
1/2 cup cooking Oil
1/2 cup Maple Syrup, can be sugar free.
1/4 cup Vinegar
1/4 cup Liquid Smoke
(Hickory Salt can be substituted for liquid smoke.)

Directions:
1 – Place chicken in baking dish.
2 – Sprinkle with pepper.
3 – Place onion pieces around chicken.
4 – Pour sauce over chicken.
5 – Place in 375 degree oven.
6 – Bake until done, about 45 minutes to one hour.

Enjoy!

Eileen's Note: In case you (the reader) are not currently a 
Prairieland Food participant; Participants receive chicken 
most every month in the Prairie Pak, so a lot of chicken
recipes will be appearing here!  
See Prairieland Food Derby for archived Prairie Pak contents!

:)

Apple and Pear Oatmeal Crisp #plfrecipe

Apple and Pear Oatmeal Crisp

Recipe Submitted by Eileen B. Derby KS

Recipe Body Ingredients:
2 cups cooking apples, peeled and sliced
2 cups pears, peeled and sliced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 -2 tablespoon lemon juice
3/4 cup water

Recipe Crisp Topping:
1 cup oats
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

Directions:
01 - Peel apples and pears, rub them with the lemon juice
so they don't turn brown.
02 - Place apples and pears in a greased shallow 9”
square baking dish.
03 - Mix together 2 tbsp. brown sugar, ground cinnamon, nutmeg
and water.
04 - Sprinkle this mixture over the top of the apples and pears.
05 - Combine remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl,
add melted butter, mixing until crumbly.
06 - Sprinkle crumb mixture on top of the apples and pears.
07 - Bake at 375°F for 30-40 minutes or until apples are tender.
08 - Serve with vanilla ice cream, yogurt, or whipped topping.
Great by itself too.

Enjoy!

Eileen's Note: In case you (the reader) are not currently a 
Prairieland Food participant; Participants receive fresh apples 
almost every month in the Prairie Pak, and during the season a 
lot of pears too.
See Prairieland Food Derby for archived Prairie Pak contents!
This recipe from the PLF Derby KS recipes archives.

:)

Raw Apple Cake #plfrecipe

Raw Apple Cake

Recipe Submitted by Roseanne B. Derby KS

Recipe Body Ingredients:
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla
2 TLB. shortening
1 cup evaporated milk
6 cups apples (chopped)

Recipe Topping:
4 TLB. brown sugar
2/3 cup flour
4 TLB. softened butter

Mix Body ingredients well and spread evenly in a 9 x 13 pan.
Mix and sprinkle topping ingredients over the top.
Bake 40 to 60 minutes in a 350 oven.

Enjoy!

Eileen's Note: In case you (the reader) are not currently a 
Prairieland Food participant; Participants receive fresh apples 
almost every month in the Prairie Pak, so a lot of apple
recipes will be appearing here!  
See Prairieland Food Derby for archived Prairie Pak contents!
This recipe from the PLF Derby KS recipes archives.

:)

Eileen’s Fried Cabbage #plfrecipe

Eileen’s Fried Cabbage

Eileen B. – Derby KS

Ingredients:
1 Head Cabbage
5 slices bacon
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Directions:
• Fry the five pieces of bacon in a deep frying pan or dutch
	oven on top of the stove. You need a deep pan, with a lid.
• Core and chop the head of cabbage.
• Your bacon may be crispy by now - remove from pan
	and drain.
• Turn the heat down to simmer or just above.
• Put all the cabbage in the pot and toss to spread the
	bacon fat around a bit.
• Put the lid on for 10 minutes.
• About every 10 to 15 minutes Toss the cabbage again, but
	put the lid back on between tossing sessions.
• It takes about 45 minutes to cook cabbage to fork tender.
• Now break up the bacon over the top, put the lid back on
	and cook another 5 to 10 minutes.
• Your cabbage at this point will have cooked down about
	1/4 to 1/3 in volume.  This is OK.
• Some of your cabbage may be a little browned, this is OK too.

For all the steps above this is a very easy and simple way to
cook cabbage as a lovely side dish.  All the vitamins stay in
where as with boiling or steaming, they flush into the water.
Eileen's Fried Cabbage - A Visual Aid.

Eileen’s Fried Cabbage – A Visual Aid.

We served our cabbage with grilled Pork Chops - simply perfect!

Fork tender pork chops and fried cabbage - YUM!

:)

Eileen Sig - Fall

Strawberry Salsa #plfrecipe

Strawberry Salsa

Recipe submitted by Mary Lee M. – Derby KS

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups finely chopped fresh strawberries.
1 cup chopped green pepper.
2 Tablespoons chopped green onions.
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley.
1/3 cup prepared Catalina salad dressing.
Dash hot pepper sauce.
Pepper to taste.
Tortilla chips.

Directions:
01 - In a large bowl, combine the strawberries, green pepper, 
onions and parsley.
02 - Stir in the salad dressing, hot pepper sauce and pepper.
03 - Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
04 - Serve with tortilla chips: Yeild 3 cups

Notes:
No one guesses the secret ingredient as no one ever thinks of 
strawberries!

(A Recipe From the Prairieland Food Recipes Archives 
courtesy Derby KS host site.)

🙂

Eileen’s Apple Salad #plfrecipe

Eileen’s Apple Salad

Recipe Submitted by Eileen B. – Derby, KS

3 to 6 Apples, washed, quartered, cored and chopped.
2 cups Mini Marshmallows
1/2 to 1 cup Walnuts, chopped.
1/2 to 1 cup Real Mayonnaise
(Do NOT use Miracle Whip as this will dramatically change the taste!)

01 - Dump all together in a large bowl and toss-coat dry ingredients well.
02 - Variation: add 1/2 to 1 cup chopped celery for a little extra crunch.
03 - Tastes best if refrigerated overnight to allow flavors to mingle. 

Notes:
Tart and crisp apples are best for this recipe.
If you use more apples, you will need to increase other ingredients.

We receive apples almost every month in our Prairie Pak and Fruit and
Veggie Discount Food Packages.  This recipe helps use those apples for
more than just dipping in caramel (which we do here, a LOT!)

 🙂

Strawberries and Cream #foodbuddyks

Strawberries and Cream

Eileen Brown – Derby KS

It is said that children are responsible for naming the strawberry. 
After picking the fruit, children strung them on tall grass straws 
and sold them "by the straw" or as "straws of berries."

Ingredients:

1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk (Eagle Brand)
1 1/2 cups Cold Water
1 pkg. Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix (4 serving size).
2 cups Whipping Cream
1 pkg. Frozen Pound Cake, thawed (Sara Lee)
1 cup Strawberry Jam
4 cups Strawberries (fresh is best but frozen will do)

Directions: 

01 - In a large bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk and water. 
Mix with spoon. Add pudding mix; Beat well with mixer.  
Chill until set.

02 - Whip whipping cream until stiff. Chill.

03 - Clean and slice strawberries. Refrigerate.

04 - Cube pound cake into 1/2 inch squares. Refrigerate.

05 - Fold together: the pudding mixture and the whipped 
whipping cream.

06 - Layer in a 4 quart clear bowl reserving enough strawberries 
and cake to make a pretty design on top:

~~~ 1  cup of the combined mixture.
~~~ Top that with 1/3 of the pound cake cubes.
~~~ Teaspoon on and spread 1/3 of the strawberry jam.
~~~ Repeat layering, end with pudding on top.
~~~ Arrange reserved strawberries and cake in a pretty pattern.

07 - Chill at least 4 hours or overnight (overnight for best flavor)

Notes:  This is a beautiful dish when served in a clear fancy deep bowl.
Serves a bunch of people.  Contains about a gazillion calories, 
but well worth it!  Simply Yummy.

Bon Appetite!

:)
Eileen Sig - Fall
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