Category Archives: Family Collections

Minestrone Soup

1 Onion
1 clove Garlic
1 Tbsp. Oil
3 1/2 cups Chicken Broth
16 oz. can Tomatoes
1/2 tsp. dried Basil
1/2 tsp. dried Oregano
Pepper
3/4 cup raw Macaroni
1 can Kidney Beans
10 oz. pkg. frozen cut Green Beans, thawed

Chop onion, mince garlic. In a soup pot, heat oil on medium. Add onion and garlic, cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add broth, tomatoes, herbs and 1/8 tsp. pepper. Break up tomatoes with a spoon. Increase heat to high and bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 30 minutes. Cook macaroni in large pan of salted boiling water until tender, drain. Drain and rinse kidney beans and add to soup with green beans. Cook 5 minutes, add macaroni and heat through.

– From Nana’s Recipe Collection

Hash Quiche

1 can corned beef hash
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1 tsp. celery salt
¼ cup chopped green onions
4 eggs
1 cup milk
½ cup biscuit mix

Combine has and one egg. Mix well and press into lightly greased 9: pie pan (quiche dish) to form crust. Sprinkle celery salt, cheese and half of green onions into hash crust. Mix remaining eggs and biscuit mix until smooth. Blend in mile and pour over all. Sprinkle with remaining green onions. Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

Recipe submitted by Cande.

Chicken Dumplings

2 1/2 cups Flour
1 Tbsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 cup Shortening
7 Tbsp. Milk
dash Pepper

Rich Stock from Cooking Chicken.

Sift flour, baking powder, salt and pepper together several times. Cut in shortening until mixture looks mealy. Add milk one Tbsp. at a time. Roll dough on floured board about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into inch wide strips. Drop into 2 qts. of boiling chicken stock. Cook slowly for 20 minutes.

– From Nana’s Recipe Collection

Cheese, Corn and Tomato Soup

3 med. Potatoes, peeled
1 med. Onion, minced
1 cup Water
2 Bouillon Cubes
3 cups Milk
10 oz. pkg. frozen Corn
2 Tbsp. Flour
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheese
1 Tbsp. Parsley
1 Tbsp. Salt

Cook potatoes, onion, water, bouillon and salt. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 cups milk and corn. In bowl, stir together remaining milk and flour, stir into potato mixture. Cook and stir over medium heat until slightly thickened and bubbly. Add cheese. Stir until milted. Add parsley and serve.

– From Nana’s Recipe Collection

Cheese Lover’s Dip

1 8 oz. pkg. Cream Cheese w/ chives
1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
3 Tbsp. Milk
1/4 tsp. Pepper
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
1/2 cup shredded Provolone Cheese
1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Combine cream cheese, garlic powder and pepper. Mix well. Gradually add milk until blended. Add other cheeses, mix well. Serve with crackers.

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

1 corned beef brisket, about 4 lbs.*
18-20 whole cloves
1 tsp. whole yellow mustard seeds
1/2 tsp. caraway seeds
1/2 tsp. whole black peppercorns
1/2 tsp. whole coriander
3 lbs. small potatoes, peeled
2 1/2 lbs. carrots, peeled and cut into large pieces
1 medium head cabbage

Place corned beef in large stockpot. Sprinkle spices over meat, then add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until beef is tender, about 3 hours. Drain.

About 40 minutes before beef is finished, boil a large pot of water and cook potatoes and carrots. Add cabbage about 10 minutes before you’re ready to serve as it doesn’t need to cook long. Drain vegetables. Arrange meat and vegetables on a platter and serve with your favorite mustards.

*You can buy a brisket that comes with a spice packet. If you do, then you do not need to use the mustard seeds, caraway seeds, peppercorns and coriander in the recipe.

King Ranch Chicken

2 1/2 to 3 lb. chicken
Salt and Pepper
1 Tbsp. butter
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green pepper
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 cups chicken broth (or bouillon)
1 (10 oz.) can Ro-Tel tomatoes
1 Tbsp. chili powder (or according to taste)
2 to 3 cups crushed tortilla chips or corn chips
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

-In 4 qt. saucepan, cover chicken with water. Add salt and pepper to taste and bring to a boil. Simmer until chicken is done. Remove from liquid and de-bone.

-Saute onion, green pepper, and mushrooms in butter. Add soups, chicken broth, Ro-Tel, and chili powder. Mix thoroughly; add chicken and cook until it starts to boil.

-Grease 9X13 inch pan. Spread the crushed chips evenly over the bottom. Pour chicken mixture over the chips evenly and cover with grated cheese.

-Bake in 325 degree oven for 40 minutes or until cheese is browned and bubbly.

Note: I rarely have time to de-bone chicken, so I usually use boned chicken breasts (which I keep on hand in the freezer). Simply boil the chicken breasts as you would the entire chicken and cut it in bite-size pieces. I’ve also been known to substitute ground beef instead chicken and it tastes wonderful!

Chicken Chalupas

16 oz. grated Monterrey Jack Cheese
16 oz. grated sharp Cheddar Cheese
1-2 bunches Green Onions, chopped
2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup
1 (4 oz.) can chopped Green Chilies
1 pint Sour Cream
1 cup sliced Black Olives
4 lg. Chicken Breasts, boiled, skinned, boned and cut into one inch pieces
12 6″ Flour Tortillas

Combine cheeses, reserve half for topping and half for filling. Divide green onions in two equal portions. In bowl, mix half the cheese, half the onions, soup, chilies, sour cream and olives. Set aside 1 1/2 cups of this mixture for topping. Add chicken to the remainder of the filling and mix well. Put 3 heaping Tbsp. of filling on each tortilla and roll. Place tortillas seam side down in a lightly oiled baking dish. Arrange tortillas in a single layer (use a second baking dish if necessary). Spread reserved topping mixture over tortillas. Cover with remaining cheeses and onions. Refrigerate overnight. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

– From Nana’s Recipe Collection

Chili Relleno Bake

1/2 lb. Ground Beef
1/2 lb. Pork Sausage
1 cup chopped Onion
2 cloves minced Garlic
2 (4 oz.) cans whole Green Chilies
2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
4 Eggs
1/4 cup Flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Tabasco Sauce

Brown meats, onion, and garlic together. Drain fat. Spray 9×9 baking dish with oil and line bottom of pan with one can of chilies, cut into 2 inch pieces. Top with 1 1/2 cups of the cheese. Put meat mixture on top of cheese and top with remaining green chilies. Beat together eggs, flour, milk, salt and Tabasco until smooth. Pour over chilies. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Top with cheese.

– From Nana’s Recipe Collection