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Recipes for Cella's Corner
The recipes that I am sharing with you this month need advance preparation. The roasted red beet salad is a favorite that I created by combining other recipes. The maple-glazed walnuts and coconut are so good that you may find yourself just making a batch to munch on. You won't be able to eat just one. The Texas Caviar and the Fruit Compote need to be made a day ahead. Make sure you have your favorite tortilla chips for the Texas Caviar.
I've been busy putting up vegetables from the garden. This is the first year that I've frozen Swiss Chard. I heard that a salad spinner is great for getting excess water out of the Swiss Chard before bagging it up; I bought a salad spinner and it works great. Another tip I have for you is to add salt to your water when blanching green beans for the freezer. The salt makes the green beans greener, whether the lid is on or not.
Roasted Red Beet Salad
(Salad is quick to assemble once the beets are roasted, the dressing made, and the maple-glazed walnuts and coconut are toasted)
Assemble Individual Plates Just Before Serving:
To make Maple Glazed Walnuts and Coconut: combine in a bowl, 1 cup walnuts halves, 1/2 cup raw coconut flakes, 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 1/3 cup real maple syrup. Pour onto parchment paper on cookie sheet. Spread in a single layer. Bake in 300 degree oven until coconut is browned and syrup is bubbly (15 minutes), stir once. Cool on parchment paper. Break into pieces.
Frugal Chef Dressing:
Note: Combine following ingredients in serving bowl, mix in sauce and let sit overnight in refrigerator.
15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
Sauce (Combine in a saucepan and heat until sugar dissolves):
Fruit Mixture - Place in a Bowl:
In a saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the sauce ingredients to a boil and stir for one minute or until thickened. Pour hot syrup over fruit. Do not stir. Refrigerate uncovered overnight.
Send your favorite family recipes to Marcella Stockin, 5200 Riceville Road, West Valley, New York 14171 or e-mail me at email@example.com. Providing you with recipes to help make you the best cook in the neighborhood. Visit my website at cellascookbook.com for more recipes and archived newsletters.
Send your favorite family recipes to Marcella Stockin, 5200 Riceville Road, West Valley, New York 14171 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to hear from you. Providing you with recipes to help make you the best cook in the neighborhood. Visit my website at cellascookbook.com for more recipes and archived newsletters.