Basic Stuffed Cabbage Recipe

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Basic Stuffed Cabbage Recipe

For a long time I put off making stuffed cabbage because I didn’t want to deal with rolling the cabbage leaves. It seemed to me like It would be time consuming because of the time involved precooking the cabbage. I have had stuffed cabbage in restaurants on occasion and thought it was pretty good. I was in the mood for something different so I thought I would give this Basic Stuffed Cabbage Recipe a try. I was able to cut down the prep time quite a bit by using the micro wave to blanch the cabbage. (12 minutes in the micro wave seemed to work real well for a 3 pound cabbage) this is a very basic recipe and I followed the recipe as is. In the future if I prepare this recipe again I will add garlic, mushrooms, and top the cabbage rolls with shredded cheddar cheese. When preparing the cabbage leaves you have to cut the rib out, or shave it off, in order to toll the leaves with the stuffing. I tried it both ways, and for me it seemed to work better; just shaving the ribs off. If you are in the mood to try something a little different give this Basic Stuffed Cabbage Recipe a try it’s not as difficult as it looks and makes a great one dish dinner. Enjoy

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Basic Stuffed Cabbage Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: makes 6
Ingredients
  • 1 medium head cabbage (3 pounds)
  • ½ pound uncooked ground beef
  • ½ pound uncooked ground pork
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce, divided
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • ½ cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dill weed
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
Instructions
  1. In a Dutch oven, cook cabbage in boiling water just until leaves fall off head. Remove 12 large leaves for rolls; set aside remaining cabbage. (I used the microwave for this step )
  2. Cut out the thick vein from the bottom of each reserved
  3. leaf, making a V-shaped cut to enclose filling.
  4. In a small bowl combine the beef, pork, ½ cup tomato sauce, onion,
  5. rice, parsley, salt, dill and cayenne. (Using your hands for this works the best)
  6. Place about ¼ cup meat mixture on each cabbage leaf; overlap cut ends of leaf. Fold in
  7. sides, begin rolling from the cut end to enclose filling. Secure with tooth picks.
  8. Slice the remaining cabbage and place it in the bottom of a 13 x 9 casserole dish. Arrange the cabbage rolls on top with the seam side down.
  9. Combine the tomatoes, sugar and remaining tomato sauce; pour over the rolls.
  10. Cover and bake at 350F for 1 hour, or until internal temperature reaches 165F.
  11. Serve Hot

 

Simple Grilled Asparagus recipe

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Simple Grilled Asparagus recipe

Grilling Asparagus is so simple an delicious. This Simple Grilled Asparagus recipe is just a basic recipe that you can spice up a little bit if desired. It only takes minutes to prepare; creating a delicious vegetable side dish. The next time you fire up the grill give yourself a treat and add this Simple Grilled Asparagus recipe to the menu. Enjoy

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Simple Grilled Asparagus recipe
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound of asparagus
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Clean and trim asparagus
  2. Place in a 1 gallon plastic bag and dribble with olive oil; shake asparagus around to coat.
  3. Place asparagus on the grill-salt and pepper to taste, grill on medium high heat to desired doneness, rolling them over as needed.

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Simple Zucchini Muffins Recipe

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Simple Zucchini Muffins Recipe

 

In many parts of the country the gardening season is under way. Here in Upper Michigan it is just getting started so I decided this would be a great time to post this Simple Zucchini Muffins Recipe. You can have moist warm muffins on your table within 30 minutes. This recipe is very simple and not very time consuming. The recipe makes 24 regular size muffins if this is a little much just cut the recipe in half.  So the next time you have some extra Zucchini on hand give this Simple Zucchini Muffins Recipe a try; it’s very good. Enjoy

 

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Simple Zucchini Muffins Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: Makes 24
Ingredients
  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1⅔ cups sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups zucchini, grated
  • 3 cups flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or raisins (optional)
Instructions
  1. Beat the eggs until they are light and foamy.
  2. Add the sugar, oil and zucchini, and blend well with a spoon.
  3. Mix together the dry ingredients and add the egg mixture; blend well.
  4. Add the nuts or raisins, and spoon into greased muffin tins.
  5. Bake at 325°F for 20 minutes.
  6. These are excellent served hot with butter.

 

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Fresh Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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Pumpkin pie made with fresh pumpkin right out of the garden. This is a nice treat. Serve it fresh with whip cream or ice cream. It takes a little extra time to make a fresh pumpkin pie, but it is not as hard as you might think. It is well worth the effort.
 

Fresh Pumpkin Pie Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1 pie
Ingredients
  • 1 medium sugar pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup honey, warmed slightly
  • 1 cup half and half
Instructions
  1. Cut pumpkin in half, and remove seeds.
  2. Place cut side down in a shallow baking pan and add about a ½ inch of water to the bottom.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) until the flesh is tender, when poked with a fork.
  4. Cool until just warm. Scrape the pumpkin flesh from the peeling. Either mash, or puree in small batches in a blender. ( be sure to do this step while the pumpkin is warm-if you let it get cold it will be much harder)
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  6. In large bowl, blend together 2 cups pumpkin puree, spices, and salt.
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  8. Beat in eggs, honey, milk, and cream. Pour filling into pie shell.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees F ( 205 degrees C) for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a knife inserted 1 inch from edge of pie comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  10. Pumpkin freezes very well. Just freeze the extra puree in a freezer container for later use.
  11. Enjoy