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Dessert Sauces

Patty Vineyard MacDonald University of North Texas Press PDF

316

The Best From Helen Corbitt’s Kitchens

The extravagant corner of your emergency shelf should contain a jar of

Melba Sauce—to dress up canned fruits and vanilla or peach ice cream for the unexpected guests. Or make your own! It is such a pretty color.

MELBA SAUCE

1 cup

1 cup frozen raspberries and juice, defrosted

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon cornstarch

[½ cup currant jelly (optional)]

Mix raspberries, sugar and cornstarch; cook over low heat until clear.

Strain through a fine sieve and cool. The addition of ½ cup currant jelly gives a sparkle to its color.

The famous Peach Melba is a good company dessert; it is merely vanilla or peach ice cream mounded in the center of half a canned or fresh stewed peach and covered with Melba Sauce. Named for the famous singer.

Reader’s Request

I am always amused at the sophisticates who ask for this recipe. When they find it has peanut butter in it, the reaction is always the same—

”Oh, Helen, really!”

PEANUT BUTTER SAUCE

2 cups

1 cup sugar

1 tablespoon white corn syrup

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Denver Area

Williams, Lee Globe Pequot PDF

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Quincy Ave.

Cherry Creek

Reservoir

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30

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Springs

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Beverages

Patty Vineyard MacDonald University of North Texas Press ePub

Beverages

The cup that cheers, be it made with spirits or not, has its place in every home. For graduation parties, large get-togethers, lounging on the back porch or terrace, after football games, any time more than two people get together.

MINT PUNCH

For 12

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

Juice of 6 oranges

1/2 cup grapefruit juice

Juice of 6 lemons

1/2 cup crème de menthe

Rind of 1/2 cucumber

Rind of 1/2 orange

1 quart ginger ale

1/4 cup grated fresh pineapple

Boil the sugar and water, cool and add the juice of oranges, grapefruit, lemons and crème de menthe, cucumber rind and the rind of 1/2 an orange. Chill several hours, remove cucumber and orange rinds, add the ginger ale and fresh pineapple and pour over the ice cubes.

CRANBERRY ORANGE PUNCH

For 12

6 cups cranberry juice cocktail

1 cup orange juice

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1-1/4 cups pineapple juice

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Menu 13. THE HAPPIEST MEAL: LITTLE MACS AND (REAL) SWEET POTATO FRIES

Brian L. Patton New World Library ePub

M

E

N

U

13

F

or

this

menu

I’m

using

actual

sweet

po-

tatoes

for

the

“fries”

(which

are

actually

baked).

Everyone

else

knows

“sweet

po-

tato

fries”

to

be

orange

and

sweet

.

.

.

but

those

aren’t

sweet

potatoes

they’re

yams!

(See

WTF at right.)

So

why

am

I

using

sweet

pota-

toes

instead?

The

same

reason

I

started

wear-

ing

a

bow

tie:

to

be

different

and

to

get

attention.

And

they

taste

pretty

darn

good

too

slightly

sweet

with

smoky

spices

and

a

great

creamy

texture

on

the

in-

side.

They’re

a

hell

of

a

lot

more

interesting

than

the

regular

old

french

fries

that

would

accom-

pany

the,

ahem,

larger

version

of

this

burger.

I

think

after

all

is

said

and

done,

these

“fries”

will

be

“America’s

favorite.”

I

hope

so,

for

America’s

sake.

If

you’re

so

inclined,

give

each

of

your

guests

a

little

crappy

toy

that

they

can

throw

away

as

soon

as

they

get

home.

L

I

B

A

T

I

O

N

R

E

C

O

M

M

E

N

D

A

T

I

O

N

Look

no

further

than

a

classic

Jack

and

Coke

for

this

menu

.

.

.

or

Jack

and

Diet

if

you’re

watching

your

figure.

W

T

F

is

the

difference

be-

tween

sweet

potatoes

and

yams?

There

are

so

many

botanical

dif-

ferences

that

my

head

almost

exploded

when

I

was

reading

and

trying

to

understand

them.

For

me

to

even

attempt

to

regurgitate

what

I

probably

didn’t

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Secrets of Healthy Eating

Kris Rudolph University of North Texas Press ePub

SECRETS OF HEALTHY EATING

Healthy eating was something we once learned at home as children. We were taught to consume a balanced diet, to eat our vegetables, and that dessert was only for special occasions. Unfortunately, in today’s world, the concept of good eating has changed. We’ve replaced nutritious home-cooked meals with fast food, and our cupboards are filled with processed, chemical-laden products. Everything is abundant, easy to prepare (or so the instructions on the box promise), and someone else gets to do the bulk of the work. This makes cooking from scratch, using quality produce and food items, seem labor-intensive and not worth the time. This cookbook will show you that good, nutritious home-cooking is in fact easy, quick, and definitely worth the effort.

In the United States, more than 50 percent of the population is now overweight. The new national health epidemic is obesity, which is the direct cause of many illnesses: heart disease, strokes, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, and osteoarthritis (400,000 deaths a year are linked to obesity). Daily, people consume more calories than they burn, usually in the form of processed food, sugar, and carbohydrates. Our sedentary lifestyle is part of the problem, along with the increased portions served in restaurants. (Raise the price, increase the portion . . . bottom line, the restaurant makes more money.) If you round out your day, after consuming the “new modern diet,” with a few soft drinks or other sugary beverages, you most likely will have a weight problem. Mexico is following in the footsteps of its northern neighbor, with weight-related diseases, especially diabetes, on the rise.

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