The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

Cheesy Stuffed Eggs

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This variation of deviled eggs is unbelievably delicious! This recipe makes 12 stuffed eggs.

What you’ll need:

6 hard boiled eggs, peeled
1/4 c pasteurized cheddar cheese spread (like EZ Cheese)
2 Tbl mayonnaise
2 Tbl Dijon mustard
2 Tbl finely chopped parsley

Slice eggs lengthwise in half (longways). Remove yolks and set white halves on a plate. Mix yolks with remaining ingredients. Spoon or pipe (fill a pastry bag with mix and squeeze out) filling into egg halves. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Cost:
eggs (18 count) -$1.47
pasteurized cheddar cheese spread (EZ Cheese) – $2.98
mayonnaise – $3.12
mustard – $1.28
Total – $3.89

November 30, 2009 Posted by | -party ideas, -vote for Foodista contest, HOLIDAYS/SPECIAL OCCASIONS, SIDE DISHES | , , , , | Leave a comment

Just a tip

1/4 cup of lime juice plus 1 minced garlic clove makes a good marinade for beef.

November 28, 2009 Posted by | TIPS | , , , | Leave a comment

Turkey and Cornbread Stuffing Casserole

This recipe for a great way to use your Thanksgiving leftovers came in my Bisquick newsletter from Betty Crocker this morning and it looked so good I just had to share it with you! My cost is based on using generic products but because the recipe came from Betty Crocker, I left it as they had it.

What you’ll need:

1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of chicken or celery soup
1 1/4 cups milk
1 cup Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers™ frozen sweet peas
1/2 cup dried cranberries
4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
2 cups cut-up cooked turkey or chicken
1 1/2 cups cornbread stuffing mix
1 cup Original Bisquick® mix
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs

Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 55 min
Makes: 6 servings

1. Heat oven to 400°F. Grease bottom and side of 3-quart casserole with shortening or cooking spray.

2. In 3-quart saucepan, heat soup and 1 1/4 cups milk to boiling, stirring frequently. Stir in peas, cranberries and onions. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently; remove from heat. Stir in turkey and stuffing mix. Spoon into casserole.

3. In small bowl, stir remaining ingredients until blended. Pour over stuffing mixture.

4. Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Increase 1 1/4 cups milk to 1 1/2 cups.

Make the Most of This Recipe

Serve-With…

Serve this cozy casserole with a side of cranberry-orange relish or cranberry sauce.

Variation…

No dried cranberries on hand? You can leave them out of the recipe or use raisins instead.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving: Calories 380 (Calories from Fat 120); Total Fat 13g (Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 1g); Cholesterol 120mg; Sodium 870mg; Total Carbohydrate 43g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 13g); Protein 22g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 20%; Vitamin C 2%; Calcium 15%; Iron 15% Exchanges: 2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 2 Lean Meat; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Cost:
cream of chicken soup – $0.69
milk – $3.99/gallon
frozen peas – $1.68
cranberries – $2.49/lb
small onions – $1.50/bunch
leftover turkey – $0.00
stuffing mix – $1.09
biscuit mix – $3.00
eggs – $1.09/ dozen
Total – $7.29

November 27, 2009 Posted by | -turkey, HOLIDAYS/SPECIAL OCCASIONS, MAIN DISHES, TIPS | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Easy party punch

This punch recipe is super simple! It makes 50 small servings or about 25 large servings.

What you’ll need:

1 pkg cherry koolaid mix
1 pkg raspberry koolaid mix
2 c sugar
2 quarts (8 c) water
1 (46 oz) can unsweetened pineapple juice
2 quarts (64 oz or you can use 2 liters) ginger ale or lemon-lime soda, chilled

Mix together all ingredients except the ginger ale or soda. Chill for at least an hour. When ready to serve, stir in chilled ginger ale or soda.

Cost:
koolaid- $0.25
sugar – $1.99/4 lb bag
pineapple juice – $2.50
ginger ale – $1.29
Total – $6.78/$0.13 per small serving or $0.27 per large serving

November 23, 2009 Posted by | -party ideas, DRINKS FOR ALL OCCASSIONS | , , , | Leave a comment

Just a tip

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Ginger Ale mixed with sherbert makes a quick, easy and creamy punch.

November 20, 2009 Posted by | -party ideas, DRINKS FOR ALL OCCASSIONS, TIPS | , | 1 Comment