Kale Salad With Apples and Cheddar from NY Times

  • 4 cups very fine31recipehealthnew-articlelarge-v2ly chopped or slivered curly kale or Russian kale(about 6 ounces on the stem, or half of a 3/4-pound bunch, stemmed and washed in two rinses of water)
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped toasted almonds
  • 1 apple, sweet, like a Fuji, or a sweet-tart, like a Gala, Braeburn or Pink Lady, cored and cut in 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 ounce sharp Cheddar cheese, cut in 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 very small garlic clove, puréed
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
  1. Combine the kale, almonds, apple and Cheddar in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together the lemon juice, salt, garlic and olive oil. Add to the salad, and toss well. Sprinkle the Parmesan over the top, and serve.

 

Welsh Rarebit by Robert Burns

50 grams butter
50 grams all-purpose flour
135 grams stout beer, such as Even More Jesus
375 grams heavy cream92b7adc8-239b-425a-a67a-37463dbffd2f--125_Welsh_rarebit
3 grams mustard powder
1 gram cayenne pepper
300 grams aged cheddar cheese, grated
1 loaf Polish rye bread
Worcestershire sauce

  • In a heavy-bottomed pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Once melted, whisk in the flour, and cook until the color shifts slightly darker, about 4 minutes. Add half the stout, making sure the beer is fully incorporated into the roux before adding the rest. Add half the cream, making sure it is fully incorporated into the mixture before adding the rest. Whisk in the mustard and cayenne to incorporate fully with no lumps. Cook until the mixture thickens nicely, 5 to 7 minutes. Be careful not to burn the bottom of the pan. Reduce the heat to medium-low and slowly add the cheddar, whisking after each addition. Be mindful of the heat: if the cheese begins to separate from the roux, cut the flame entirely. Let the rarebit mixture cool completely.
  • Slice the bread 1¼-inch/3cm thick and toast until golden. Let cool and top each slice with 75 grams of rarebit mixture. Use an offset spatula to spread the mixture evenly over the top of bread. Broil (grill) until bubbling and slightly darkened. Drizzle Worcestershire sauce over the hot rarebit, slice into 5 pieces, and serve immediately.
    Serves 6 as a snack

 

 

Pierogi lasagna from 12tomatoes.com/

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8 lasagna noodles
4-6 c mashed potatoes
1-2 onions thinly sliced
1-2 c. grated cheddar cheese
1/2 c butter
salt and pepper

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF and grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with butter or nonstick spray.
  • Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions, and set aside.
  • In a large skillet add onion, butter, salt, and pepper. Saute on medium heat until soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Place 4 lasagna noodles in an even layer on bottom of baking dish. Layer ½ of total mashed potatoes on top of noodles, followed by ½ of the sauteed onions, and ½ cup of cheese.
  • Top lasagna with remaining 4 noodles and cheese.
  • Cover with foil, bake for 30-45 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve hot and enjoy!

Note, this is from 2 recipes one uses twice as much cheese, more mashed potatoes and twice the cheese.  Above recipe is slimmer. the richer recipes uses 3 layers vs 2.

 

SERVES 6-8

Lee Bailey’s sour cream cornbread

2⁄3 cup vegetable oil, plus more flee-bailey-sour-cream-cornbread-mtg-2000x1500_0or greasing
1 cup sour cream
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 medium yellow onion, grated
1 (16-oz.) can creamed corn
1 1⁄2 cups yellow cornmeal
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 cup (about 5 oz.) grated cheddar cheese

Heat the oven to 350° and grease a 9-inch round cast-iron skillet. In a medium bowl, whisk the oil with the sour cream, eggs, onion, and corn until evenly combined. In another bowl, whisk the cornmeal with the baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until they form a slightly lumpy batter.

Scrape half the batter into the prepared skillet, sprinkle with 3⁄4 cup cheese, and spread the remaining batter on top. Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese and bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Transfer the skillet to a rack and let the cornbread cool for 20 minutes before serving.  Serves 8-10

 

Broccoli Tots from http://www.thetwobiteclub.com/

1 head brobroccoli-tots-4-1ccoli, cut into equal sized florets
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/3 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
2 eggs
salt and pepper

 

 

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Pour 1 inch of water into a saucepan; bring to a boil.  Place the broccoli into the boiling water, cover, and reduce the heat to medium.  Cook the broccoli for 5-6 minutes, or until it can easily be pierced by a fork.  Drain the broccoli and set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Lay the broccoli out onto paper towels and cover with more paper towels,  Press down firmly on the broccoli to absorb as much moisture as you can.  Another method is to put the broccoli in the center of a dish towel and ring out the water as seen here. Finely chop the broccoli.
  4. In a large bowl, combine combine all of the ingredients and season with salt and pepper.  Stir everything together until well mixed.  Fill each muffin cup in a mini muffin tin to the top, pushing down on the filling with your spoon so it’s nice and compacted.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes in preheated oven. The top will be starting to golden. To easily remove from the pan (without scratching it to death), run a plastic knife around the edges of each tot and they should come out easier.

Notes

  • If they seem to be falling apart when you take them out of the pan you can (1) put them back into the oven to cook for a few minutes longer so they are a bit crisper or (2) let them sit in the pan for a few minutes to let the insides firm up a bit before removing them from the pan.  You have to be ginger with them if they’re sticking a little to the pan!
  • The sharp cheddar can be substituted with whatever cheese you have on hand.

 

Summer Squash Pie Recipe from tasteofhome.com

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1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
1 egg, lightly beaten
2-1/2 cups sliced zucchini (1/4 inch slices)
2-1/2 cups sliced yellow summer squash (1/4 inch slices)
1 teaspoon canola oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 large tomato, sliced
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar or part-skim mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup mayonnaise

 

  • Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 5 minutes. Remove foil; brush lightly with egg. Bake 5 minutes longer. Remove to a wire rack; reduce heat to 350°
  • In a large nonstick skillet, saute zucchini and yellow squash in oil for 10 minutes or until very tender. Sprinkle with seasonings; spoon into pastry shell. Top with tomatoes. Combine the cheese and mayonnaise; spread over the top.
  • Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Read more: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/summer-squash-pie#ixzz36XR8xull