Pork and Noodle Soup with Shiitake and Snow Cabbage

Cutting the pork is easiest using a cleaver or large chef’s knife: Slice thick crosswise pieces, stack them, and then cut matchstick-size pieces. Makes 6 servings. 1 1/2 ounces medium-size dried shiitake mushrooms (dried forest mushrooms) 1 cup cold water 6 cups low-salt chicken broth 2 (1-inch-diameter 1/8-inch-thick slices) peeled fresh ginger 1 pound fresh Shanghai noodles 3 tablespoons peanut …

POTATO CHEESE CHOWDER

Sauté until limp: 2 ½ cups chopped celery 1 lg. onion, chopped ½ cube butter Add, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are cooked but NOT mushy: 8-9 medium potatoes, diced 1 can Swanson’s chicken broth Add and heat to a slow simmer stirring often: 1 ½ tsp. thyme 1 tsp. marjoram 1 tsp. salt 6-8 dashes …

Wonderful Broccoli Salad

3 Cups Broccoli Flowerets 3 TBSP Bacon Bits (or 6 slices bacon, fried crisp & crumbled) 1 Cup Chopped Red Onion ½ Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese Dressing Option 1 1 Cup Plain Yogurt 2 TBSP White Vinegar ¼ Cup Sugar Dressing Option 2 2/3 Cup Miracle Whip ½ Cup Sugar 1 ½ TBSP Vinegar Cut flowerets from stalks and discard …

Spicy Curry Noodle Soup with Chicken and Sweet Potato

Makes 6 servings 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 tablespoons chopped shallots 3 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tablespoons minced lemongrass* (from bottom 4 inches of about 3 stalks, tough outer leaves discarded) 2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger 2 tablespoons Thai yellow curry paste* 2 tablespoons curry powder 1 teaspoon hot chili paste (such as sambal oelek)* 2 13.5- to 14-ounce …

Cooking Eggplant

1 med eggplant,  peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch round slices Salt 1 part breadcrumbs—–I used those “store bought” Italian crumbs, mixed with 1/3 part parm cheese and less than 1/3 part flour (whole wheat is fine) 1 egg, beaten with a little milk Arrange the eggplant slices on a baking sheet and sprinkle generously all over with the salt. …

CHEESE POTATO CASSEROLE

2 pkgs. shredded hash brown potatoes (48 oz.) ¼ cup melted butter 2 cups sour cream 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (save some for top) 4 oz. cream cheese ½ pt. whipping cream ½ tsp. onion salt salt and pepper to taste Mix all together. Put into a greased 9 X 13 pan and sprinkle top with ¼ cup …

Sully’s Cranberry & Cilantro Dip

Add the following into a food processor & process until it makes a spreadable goo. Then layer over cream cheese in a 8×8 pan & serve. 1 bag of cranberries, washed Juice of one orange or mandarin orange juice 1 Cup Sugar 1 1/2″ piece of Fresh Ginger, with the skin removed 3 Large Jalapeños with some seeds, or 1-2 …

Sully’s Black Bean Salsa

Mix the following in a bowl: 1 – 15 oz can of Black Beans, drained & rinsed 1 – 15 oz can of Whole Kernel Corn, drained & rinsed 1 – 15 oz can of Petite Diced Tomatoes or 2 Fresh Tomatoes, diced 1/2 Red Onion, Chopped 1 Red Pepper, Chopped 1/4 – 1/2 Cup Cilantro, Chopped Dressing Whisk together …

FRESH MUSHROOM, BLACK BEAN AND GREEN CHILI MELT

2 tablespoons olive oil 8 ounces fresh white mushrooms, sliced (about 2 1/2 cups) 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 loaf Italian bread (8 to 10 ounces) OR 4 individual Italian rolls 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained, rinsed and lightly crushed 1 4-ounce can chopped mild green chilies, drained 1/4 cup chunky mild or medium salsa 2 cups (8 ounces) …

Fancy Ham and Beans

-One pound navy beans ( I sometimes use a bit more and I mix white bean varieties) -2 ham hocks or leftover ham bone with meat or leftover chopped ham -2 carrots peeled and sliced -1 smallish onion, chopped -2 stalks celery, sliced -1 bay leaf -2 cloves garlic, minced -½ tsp rosemary -½ tsp thyme -½ tsp dry mustard …