Thursday

Creamy Orange & Poppy Seed Dressing



Ingredients
  • 1-cup sour cream
  • 2T honey
  • ¼ cup orange juice concentrate
  • ½ t. rice wine vinegar
  • ½ t. poppy seeds
  • salt and pepper to taste
Preparation
  • Combine all ingredients - easy as cake!
Comments

We serve this one on our Mandarin Orange or Grapefruit salad with candied almonds. Makes 24 1/2-oz servings.


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Candied Almonds (with video)

Ingredients
  • 1 egg white
  • 1t cold water
  • 4 cups sliced almonds
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
Preparation
  • Whisk egg white and water in bowl until foamy.
  • Toss almonds in egg white mixture until well coated.
  • Add sugar and toss until well coated.
  • Spread on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake at 325 F for 15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
  • Allow to cool then break apart and store in an air tight container.
Comments

These go great on lots of green salads, on top of chicken salad and sprinkled on sorbet or ice cream. It’s also a great item to keep on hand, adding that little special touch to your cooking. Makes 32 2-tablespoon servings.

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Friday

Au Gratin Potatoes (with video)

Ingredients

  • 4 Idaho Baker potatoes or sweet potatoes
  • 2-½ cups heavy cream (if using sweet potatoes, reduce cream by 1/2 cup)
  • 2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 T roasted garlic, chopped (optional)
  • Salt & fresh cracked pepper
  • Non-stick spray
Preparation
  • Wash potatoes and allow drying.
  • Slice potatoes as thin as you can, enough to layer bottom of baking dish.
  • Spray baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • Layer the potatoes on the bottom of dish by shingling.
  • Season with salt and pepper and 1/4 of roasted garlic.
  • Sprinkle with 1/4 of the Parmesan cheese.
  • Pour 1/4 of cream over layer.
  • Repeat process for the next three layers.
  • Cover dish with foil.
  • Bake at 325F for 1 ½ hour or until tender all the way through when testing with knife.
  • Uncover and return to oven to brown top for about 10-15 minutes.
Comments
  • Makes 16 1/2-cup servings.
Video Tutorial

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