Kitchen Delights 3/21/19

I’m looking forward to Spring, and I’m sure everyone is. Now we have to pray that the snow doesn’t melt too fast, because then people will get water in their basements and flooding could be a problem. Every day, you can watch the snow banks reducing in size.

Maple syrup time: I wonder if they will be able to drive out in the woods to collect the sap from the trees.


Easy Baked Pork Ribs

4 lbs. pork ribs

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. seasoning salt

1 tsp. pepper

1 med. white onion, sliced

1 c. ketchup

1 c. chili sauce

1/4 c. brown sugar

1 T. dried minced onion

1 T. liquid smoke

1/2 to 3/4 c. water


Place ribs, bone side down, in a large roasting pan. Combine garlic powder, seasoned salt and pepper; sprinkle over ribs. Top with sliced onion. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 2-1/2 hours.

In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Drain grease from pan; discard grease and onions. Brush ribs with half of the barbecue. Add water to the pan. Cover; bake for 30 minutes, or until ribs are tender. Serve with remaining sauce.

Yield: 4-6 servings


Sausage Rolls

1 lb. roll or bulk pork sausage

1/3 c. finely chopped onion

2 tsp. snipped chives (or 1/2 tsp. dried)

1/2 tsp. dried parsley

2 toes garlic, minced

1 tsp. poultry seasoning

1 tsp. paprika, divided

3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

17.3 oz. pkg. frozen puff pastry sheets


In a bowl, combine the sausage, onion, chives, parsley, garlic, poultry seasoning, 3/4 tsp. paprika, salt and pepper.

Unfold thawed pastry sheets onto lightly floured surface. Roll each pastry sheet into an 11/10-1/2 inch rectangle. Cut, width-wise, into 3-1/2 inch strips.

Spread 1/2 cup of sausage mixture down the center of each strip. Fold pastry over and press edges together to seal. Cut each roll into 6 pieces. Place seam side down on a rack in a shallow baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining paprika. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Yield: 3 dozen


Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

1 lb. ground beef

2 (14-1/2 oz.) cans diced tomatoes

2 (16 oz.) cans tomato sauce

4 (6 oz.) cans tomato paste

10-3/4 oz. can beef broth

1/4 c. brown sugar

1 T. dried marjoram

1 T. garlic powder

2 tsp. dried basil

2 tsp. dried oregano

2 tsp. dried parsley

1 bay leaf

1 tsp. salt

3/4 tsp. pepper


In a large skillet, brown the beef. Transfer to a slow cooker. Add the rest of the ingredients; stir to blend flavors and seasonings. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours. Discard bay leaf. Serve over hot cooked spaghetti.


Creamy Coleslaw

3 c. shredded cabbage

1 carrot, shredded

1/3 c. finely chopped onion

1/2 c. Miracle Whip® salad dressing

1 T. sugar

1 T. vinegar

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. celery seed


In a bowl, combine the cabbage, carrot and onion. In a small bowl, combine salad dressing, sugar, vinegar, salt and celery seed; pour over veggies.

Yield: 8 servings


Rice Pudding

2 c. milk

3 oz. pkg. vanilla pudding mix, cooking kind

1 egg, beaten

1/2 c. Minute Rice®

1/2 c. raisins

Pinch of salt, opt.


In a saucepan, mix milk, pudding mix, egg, rice and raisins. Cook until thickened. Pour into a quart casserole,, top with a little sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings


Cranberry Orange Biscotti

1/2 c. butter, room temp.

3 eggs

1-1/4 c. sugar

2 tsp. orange zest

1 tsp. orange flavoring

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

2-1/2 to 2-3/4 c. flour

3/4 c. dried cranberries or cherries, cut up


Cream butter, eggs, sugar, zest and flavoring. Stir in baking powder, salt, flour and cranberries. Use fresh cranberries when in season.

Shape into two logs, with floured hands. Flatten slightly. Bake on cookie sheet for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool 1 hour; then slice 1 to 1-1/4 inch thick, place on cookie sheet, bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes, turn them over, bake for 12 minutes.


Helpful Hints:

Restore salt-stained winter boots: Combine equal amounts water and white vinegar. Use a soft cloth or sponge to dab the mixture on the area.

To rid smell from waste baskets or kitty litter box, wash first in hot, soapy water, then pour 1/2 in. of vinegar into bottom, let stand 1/2 hour. Rinse with hot water, dry thoroughly before using.

To soften a new pair of jeans: add 1/2 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle.

“Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.”


The Drummer and The Wright County Journal Press

PO Box 159
108 Central Ave.
Buffalo MN 55313

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