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What's cooking Suzanne?

By Staff
Suzanne Langcuster
Franklin County Times
Isn't it a good cozy feeling when you walk in the house and smell good foods cooking?
Beef stew smells very good for a cold winter's day. Hearty dishes cooked with warm noodles are also tempting to a person who has been out in the cold.
Remember cooks work on all the senses but I would say the sense of smell is number one for whetting the appetite. If all else fails, make a pot of good vegetable soup from left-overs from Christmas.
Use your turkey or ham pieces and start adding vegetables.
We hope the recipes below will help you warm them and fill them up these cold January days.
Easy Beef Stroganoff
2 T. Canola oil
1 c. chopped onion
Salt to taste
1/2 carton sour cream
1 round steak, well tenderized, cut in bite-sized pieces
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 package of white egg noodles
Brown steak in fat. Place meat in casserole dish. Pour in soup and sour cream. Bake in preheated oven at 350 for 30 minutes. Serve over cooked wide egg noodles.
Swiss Steak
1/2 c. flour
2 lb. beef, cut in a slice 2 inches thick
1/4 c. canola oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 onion, sliced
1/2 green pepper, chopped fine
2 c. tomato juice
Pound flour into the meat. Heat the fat and brown meat on each side. Add onion, green pepper, salt, pepper and tomato juice. Simmer for 2 hours, or until very tender. Swiss steak may also be cooked in oven.
Creole Beef Stew
2 lb. beef, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/3 c. flour
3 1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. black pepper
2 T. olive oil
1 c. hot water
1 c. sliced onion rings
1 c. fresh okra, sliced
1 c. fresh corn, cut from cob
2 c. fresh tomatoes, diced
1 c. potatoes, diced
Dredge meat in mixture of flour, salt and pepper. Brown in soil, ad water, cover and simmer 2 hours or until meat is tender. Add vegetables about 30 minutes before cooking time is up.
Chicken and Corn Meal Drop Dumplings
1 large fryer
1 c. corn meal
2 heaping T self-rising flour
3 c. broth
1 t. baking powder
2 eggs
1/4 t. pepper
Salt to taste
Boil chicken until tender. Remove from broth. Mix corn meal, flour, baking powder, eggs, pepper and salt. Add enough water to make soft dough. Drop by teaspoonfuls into boiling broth. Return chicken to broth, cover and cook 3 minutes.
Sour Cream Bread
1 1/2 c. self-rising meal
1 onion, chopped
3/4 c. Wesson oil
Small can cream style corn
2 eggs
1/2 pt. sour cream
Mix all ingredients together and bake at 350 for 40 minutes.
Macaroni Salad
1 1/2 c. uncooked macaroni
2 c. thinly sliced celery
3/4 c. chopped nuts
1/2 c. diced sweet pickle
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. mayonnaise
1 T. mustard
2 T. lemon juice
Salt and pepper to your taste
Cook macaroni, using directions on package. Drain and add remaining ingredients, mixing mayonnaise, mustard and lemon juice before adding. Chill and serve in lettuce-lined bowl. Garnish with pimiento strips and nut halves.
Sugar-Free Cherry Pie
1 graham cracker crust
1 can sugar-free cherry pie filling (Lucky Leaf makes a good one)
1 carton light Cool Whip
graham cracker crumbs
Pour pie filling into the graham cracker crust. Top with Cool Whip. Spread it over the top of the pie. Take graham crackers and sprinkle over the top of the Cool Whip. Refrigerate. Makes a good pie.
German Chocolate Pie
4 oz. German Chocolate
1/4 c. butter
1 1//2 c. sugar
2 T. cornstarch
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. evaporated milk
1/8 t. salt
1-10 inch pie shell
Preheat oven to 375. In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate.
Mix all ingredients together except coconut and nuts. Sprinkle the coconut and nuts on top of the pie after you pour the filling into the pie shell.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Very Good!