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Creamed Kale

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If you like creamed spinach, you’ll love creamed kale!  Here’s what you will need to make this simple dish.

Ingredients:

10-12oz kale cleaned and chopped
2 tablespoons butter
2 garlic cloves minced
1/4 cup diced onion
3/4 cup cream
1 teaspoon lemon juice
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
nutmeg
salt/pepper

Clean and remove the stems on the kale and chop.  Mix cream and lemon juice an set aside

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Place kale in a large sauce pan to cook off the water and wilt.

Once wilted, remove from pan and saute onions and garlic in butter till soft. Add kale back to the pan and add cream mixture, add cheese, salt/pepper and a pinch of nutmeg.  Stir to blend well.

 

Enjoy!

 

Vintage Recipe: Copper Penny Salad

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Here’s a recipe that certainly takes me back to when I was a kid. I remember my mom making this and having this salad served at the local church picnics.  The classic Copper Penny Salad. It’s actually very easy to make and uses items that you’ll have in your fridge and pantry.  So let’s start!

Start by slicing your carrots.  I used a mandolin, but I’m sure the side of a metal cheese grater will work also.

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Once your carrots are sliced, cook them in a pot of salted water until tender and drain. Allow the carrots to cool. Tip: The carrots will continue to cook.  Be sure to either put them in a ice bath or run cold water over them otherwise you can have some seriously mushy carrots.

While the carrots are cooking, start making the dressing.  Combine the tomato soup, Worcester sauce, sugar and oil and mix well.  I used the blender to help incorporate the oil.

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Once the carrots are cooled, dice your onion and green bell pepper.  In a large bowl combine all ingredients and mix well.

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Combine vegetables with the dressing and mix well.  Add salt & pepper as needed. Let sit overnight.

Enjoy!

Copper Penny Salad


Prep Time= “15 Min” Cook Time= “10 Min” Difficulty=”Easy” Recipe By= “Jeff Oterson”
Serves= “8 Servings”

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Ingredients:
* 2 lbs sliced carrots
* 1 onion diced
* 1 free bell pepper diced
* 1 cup tomato soup
* 1/2 cup oil
* 1 cup sugar
* 1/4 cup vinegar
* 1 tbsp Worcester sauce
* 1 tbsp prepared mustard
* salt and pepper
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Instructions
Slice carrots and cook them in a pot of salted water until tender and drain. Allow the carrots to cool.
While the carrots are cooking, start making the dressing.  Combine the tomato soup, Worcester sauce, sugar, vinegar, oil and mustard, mix well. Dice onion and green bell pepper. Combine vegetables with the dressing and mix well.  Add salt & pepper as needed. Let sit overnight

Enjoy!
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Vintage Corning Ware Piggy Banks

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After searching for over a year, I have finally found a set of the Corningware piggy banks.  Produced by Corning Glass Works in the 1980’s, these rare banks were made available to Corningware employees for purchase.  I do not know what the employees paid for these banks when they were released, but these are a highly collectable item by Corningware collectors today which fetch prices of $50 or more per bank.  These banks are very small about 7″ across, but a must have for a serious Corningware collector.  If you should ever come across one of these in a thrift store or yard sale- GRAB IT.  These are extremely hard to find.

 

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Spice of Life 4 Quart Covered Round Dutch Oven

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Wow! This is a true gem!  A covered round 4qt Dutch oven in the Spice of Life pattern. This is one of those rare finds that was a good buy from eBay. Overall it’s in great condition.  It needed a little cleaning, but was well worth it.  This piece is safe for both range use and microwave and will be perfect for a big batch of Holupkies (stuffed cabbage).

 

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Vintage Recipe: Better Homes And Gardens Chicken Divan

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This is from the Better Homes and Gardens Chicken and Turkey cookbook. My mom made a similar recipe back in the day, so I’m excited to try this one.  I’m going to try to stick to the actual recipe, but may make some small modifications.  Here’s the recipe from the actual cookbook.

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I diced a large chicken breast and cooked it to brown.

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I arranged chicken with sauce cheese and broccoli.

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Added whipped cream, mayonnaise, cheese and paprika and put under the broiler.  This was the end product.

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The Verdict:

The good:  Flavors are ok, was easy to prepare.

The bad:  Very casserole like, nothing spectacular, hard to make a good plate presentation

Overall score:  ⭐️⭐️