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Singapore Slaw

Singapore Slaw
Recipe & picture courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens

Start to Finish: 20 minutes
Makes 6 to 8 servings

  • 3 cups shredded cabbage or 1/2 of a 16-ounce bag shredded cabbage with carrot
  • 1-1/2 cups jicama cut into strips
  • 1 orange, peeled and sectioned
  • 1/2 of a medium green, red, or yellow sweet pepper, cut into julienne strips (1/2 cup)
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil or salad oil
  • 4 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seed (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  1. In a large mixing bowl combine cabbage, jicama, orange sections, sweet pepper, red onion, and cilantro. Cover and chill up to 4 hours.
  2. For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine peanut oil or salad oil, rice vinegar, sugar, sesame seed (if desired), toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, and dry mustard. Cover and shake well. Chill up to 4 hours.
  3. To serve, shake dressing again; pour over salad. Toss lightly to coat. Sprinkle with peanuts.

Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare dressing up to 4 hours ahead. Cover and store in refrigerator. Shake well before using.

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Cajun Pot Roast with Maque Choux

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens

Makes 6 servings
Prep: 20 min.
Cook: 8 to 10 hr. (low) or 4 to 5 hr. (high)

  • 1 2- to 2-1/2 pound boneless beef chuck roast
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 10-ounce package frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1 large green sweet pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 14-1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  1. Trim fat from meat. Sprinkle Cajun seasoning evenly over all sides of the meat; rub in with your fingers. If necessary, cut meat to fit into a 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 quart slow cooker.
  2. Place meat in the slow cooker. Add frozen corn, sweet pepper, onion, sugar, hot pepper sauce, and black pepper. Pour tomatoes over mixture in cooker.
  3. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
  4. Remove meat from cooker. Drain vegetables, discarding cooking liquid. Serve meat with vegetables.

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Spaghetti Sauce


Recipe & picture courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Makes 4-6 servings

  • 1 cup chopped onion (1 large)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green sweet pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 4 cups chopped, peeled tomato (6 large) or two 14.5-ounce cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh marjoram or 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces dried spaghetti or linguine
  • Finely shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
  1. In a Dutch oven cook onion, sweet pepper, celery, and garlic in hot oil until vegetables are tender.
  2. Stir in the tomato, tomato paste, water, parsley, dried herbs (if using), sugar, salt, and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Uncover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes more or to desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Stir in fresh herbs, if using.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Serve sauce over hot cooked pasta. If desired, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
  4. Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef or Sausage: Prepare as above, except omit the oil. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven cook 12 ounces ground beef or pork sausage with the onion, sweet pepper, celery, and garlic until meat is brown. Drain. Continue as directed in Step 2.
  5. Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs: Prepare sauce as above. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine 1 egg; 3/4 cup soft bread crumbs (1 slice); 1/4 cup finely chopped onion; 2 tablespoons finely chopped green sweet pepper; 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed; and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add 12 ounces ground beef or bulk pork sausage; mix well. Shape into 24 meatballs. Arrange meatballs in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until done (160 degrees F). Drain. Serve with sauce and hot pasta.
  6. Big-Batch Spaghetti Sauce: Prepare as above, except use a large Dutch oven and 2 cups chopped onion, 1 cup chopped sweet pepper, 1/2 cup chopped celery, 4 cloves garlic, 2 tablespoons cooking oil, 8 cups tomato or two 28-ounce cans diced tomatoes, one 6-ounce can tomato paste, 2/3 cup water, 1/4 cup fresh parsley, 2 tablespoons fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil, 2 tablespoons fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried oregano, 1 tablespoon fresh marjoram or 1 teaspoon dried marjoram, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until desired consistency. Serve as directed.

To Freeze: Place sauce in freezer containers. Seal and freeze up to 3 months. To use, thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Transfer to saucepan and heat through.

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