Chicken with Lemon Cream Sauce

Rich and elegant. 6 chicken breast halves, skin and bone removed½ cup butterSalt and black pepper to taste2 tablespoons sherry2 teaspoons grated lemon peel2 tablespoons lemon juice1 cup whipping creamGrated Parmesan cheeseLemon slices for garnish Sauté chicken in butter in large skillet, turning to lightly brown on both sides. Season with salt and black pepper…

Fruit Cobbler

Filling:6 cups fresh or frozen fruit 2½ cups sugar Pastry:2 cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon sugar1 teaspoon salt¾ cup vegetable shortening⅓ to ½ cup ice water½ cup butter, melted½ to ¾ cup sugar Combine fruit and sugar. Let stand for a day or overnight to allow formation of juices. Combine flour, 1 tablespoon sugar and salt.…

Old Fashioned Meatloaf

Complement this dish with garlic mashed potatoes and French style green beans. 1 medium onion, chopped1 stalk celery, chopped1 tablespoon unsalted butter1½ cups crumbs from day-old French bread½ cup milk2 pounds ground sirloin2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce2 eggs, lightly beaten1½ teaspoons saltFreshly ground black pepper1 teaspoon garlic powder¼ teaspoon dried thyme2 bayleaves…

Shrimp Remoulade with Fried Green Tomatoes

1 cup minced onion½ cup Chopped green onion3 cloves garlic, pressed¾ cup vegetable oil¼ cup tarragon vinegar½ cup brown Creole mustard2 teaspoons salt¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper2 teaspoons paprika2 pounds shrimp, peeled, deveined and boiledGreen tomatoes, sliced ¼" thick;     enough tomatoes to allow for 3-4 slices per portion¼ cup all-purpose flour¼ cup cornmealSalt and black pepper to…

Apple Butter

Apple butter is a favorite at my house on cold Winter mornings. It's delicious with hot Kentucky biscuits. ½ bushel apples4 pounds sugar2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon¼ teaspoon ground allspice½ teaspoon salt¼ cup red hots candies Preheat oven to 325°. Peel, core and quarter apples and cook in Dutch oven over low heat until tender. Juice…

Asparagus and Eggs Au Gratin

1 cup cracker crumbs½ cup mild cheddar cheese, grated½ cup American cheese, gratedBechemel sauce (recipe follows)4 hard cooked eggs2 cup steamed asparagusSalt and pepper to tasteSprinkle ½ of the crumbs in the bottom of a buttered casserole dish. Mix the cheeses with the well seasoned bechemel sauce. Place alternating layers of hard cooked eggs, asparagus…

Asparagus Parmesan

Courtesy Fred & Jenny Wiche 1 bunch fresh asparagus½ cup heavy whipping cream2 to 3 ounces Parmesan cheese, freshly grated (½ to ¾ cup) Steam asparagus just until tender. Heat the heavy cream with the cheese just until the cheese melts. Pour over hot buttered asparagus and serve.

Banana Breakfast Muffins

1¾ cups all purpose flour¾ cup sugar1¼ teaspoon cream of tartar¾ teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon salt2 ripe bananas, mashed2 eggs, beaten½ cup vegetable oil¾ cup chopped pecans Preheat your oven to 350°. Combine the first five ingredients in a bowl and make a well in center of the mixture. Combine the remaining ingredients and add…

Burgundy Beef Pie

This is another great comfort meal for a cold winter's night. 3 pounds lean beef steak, cut into 1-inch cubes4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter¼ cup olive oil3 tablespoons flour1 can beef consommè1 cup dry burgundy1 large onion, thinly sliced1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced¾ cup chopped celery and leaves1½ teaspoons snipped fresh dill1 bay leaf1 tablespoon…

Fresh Tomato Tart

1 unbaked 9-inch pastry shell3 large ripe tomatoesSeasoned saltFreshly ground black pepper1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil½ cup mayonnaise½ cup (2 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese2 cloves garlic, crushed½ cup chopped fresh parsley¼ cup cracker crumbs Place pastry in 10-inch tart pan and prick with fork tines. Bake according to pastry package directions until done. Let stand…