Monday, August 10, 2009

Greek Quesadilla

1 flour tortilla
2 tablespoons feta cheese
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Pinch of finely diced herbs (oregano, basil and rosemary)
3 tablespoons diced Kalamata olives
1/8 cup finely diced onion

Sprinkle ingredients evenly over one side of the tortilla. Fold in half. Grill for about 1-2 minutes, or bake at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes. Slice in thirds and serve.

Grands Tuna Melts

2 (6 ounce) cans water-packed tuna, well drained
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 (1 pound 1.3 ounce) can Pillsbury Grands Refrigerated Flaky Biscuits
4 ounces (1 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese
Sour cream, if desired
Chopped tomato, if desired
Shredded lettuce, if desired
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheet.
In medium bowl, combine tuna, onion, mayonnaise, salt and pepper; mix well.
Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Place 4 biscuits on greased cookie sheet. Press or roll each to
form a 5-inch round. Spoon tuna mixture into center of biscuits. Top each with cheese. Press or
roll remaining 4 biscuits to form 5-inch rounds. Place over filling. Press edges to seal.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
ut each sandwich in half. Top each with sour cream, tomato and lettuce.


This is an old old old family recipe. Even today, at the right time, I love it..... My mother called it
GLOP. We never bothered to change the name; it wasn’t necessary.
1 pound Tillamook cheese
1 small can tomato sauce
A pinch of garlic salt
Dash of oregano
Dash of marjoram
Sliced pepperoni, cut into thin strips and/or
cut-up mushrooms (optional)

Grate cheese into a bowl. Add all other ingredients and stir thoroughly.

Spread mixture on open hamburger buns and broil until toasty and cheese is melted and optional
ingredients are heated through.

Giant Meatball Sandwich

1 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork sausage
2 cups commercial spaghetti sauce with peppers and mushrooms
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (16 ounce) loaf unsliced Italian bread
1 (6 ounce) package sliced provolone cheese
Combine ground beef and sausage; shape into 1-inch balls. Cook in a large skillet over mediumhigh heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until browned. Remove from heat; drain meatballs on paper towels. Discard drippings.
Combine spaghetti sauce and garlic in skillet; add meatballs. Cook over medium heat, stirring
occasionally, 12 to 15 minutes or until done. Cut bread in half lengthwise. Place on a baking
sheet, cut sides up; broil 5 inches from heat for 2 minutes or until lightly toasted.
Spoon meatball mixture onto bottom half of bread. Cut cheese slices in half; arrange on top of
meatballs, overlapping as needed. Place top half of bread over cheese.
Serve immediately.

Garlic Bread with Philly Steak

1 loaf French bread
1 1/2 pounds thin strips round steak
1 large bell pepper
1 1/2 pounds mushrooms
1 large red onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sage
Salt and pepper to taste

Garlic Bread

1/2 pound butter
1/8 cup olive oil
Garlic powder
Grated cheese to taste
Sprinkle of Italian seasoning

Cut meat into 3 x 1/2-inch strips. Cut the bell pepper the same way. Cut mushrooms into slices.
Slice onion thinly and mince garlic finely.

Pan brown the meat at medium high for about 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Lower heat and sauté for about 10 to 15 minutes until a nice, beefy sauce is made in the pan.

Serve on garlic French bread.

Garlic Bread: Slice bread in half lengthwise. Butter both cut sides. Add remaining ingredients,
sprinkling evenly on both halves. Microwave 30 seconds or heat in the oven 5 minutes.

Serve with "Philly" steak or a side dish.

Garden Fresh Calzones

Vegetable oil cooking spray
3/4 cup mushrooms, sliced
3/4 cup zucchini, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced
1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup yellow bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup green onion, sliced
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 (10 ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust dough
4 tablespoons light mozzarella cheese
4 tablespoons light spaghetti sauce
1 egg white, beaten
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
In a medium mixing bowl combine mushrooms, zucchini, peppers and onion. Sprinkle with garlic
powder and Italian seasoning; mix well. Unroll pizza dough onto cookie sheet. Roll dough into
large square. Cut into 4 equal squares. Place 1 tablespoon cheese, 1 tablespoon sauce and 1/4
vegetable mixture on each square, leaving a 1/2-inch edge on each square. Fold dough in half
over filling. Press edges with fork to seal. Brush with egg white and make 3 slits on top of each
calzone. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
12 slices bread
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup shortening
Combine eggs, salt and milk. Spread 6 slices of bread with peanut butter. Top with remaining
slices of bread and cut in half diagonally. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture and fry on preheated,
well-greased griddle until golden brown on both sides.
Serve hot with jelly.

Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches

1 (8 ounce) package sliced bacon
1 large egg white
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 pound green tomatoes (3 medium), cut in 1/2-inch slices
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise dressing
1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
4 green-leaf lettuce leaves
8 slices firm whole-grain or white bread, toasted

Cook bacon. Drain on paper towels.

Meanwhile, in pie pan, beat egg white and salt. In another pie pan, combine cornmeal and 1/4
teaspoon pepper. Dip tomato slices in egg-whites to coat both sides, then dip in cornmeal to coat
both sides well. Place on waxed paper.
In bacon drippings in skillet, cook tomato, a few at a time, over medium-high heat until golden
brown and heated through, about 3 minutes. Drain.
In small bowl, combine mayonnaise, yogurt, chives, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Spread on toast.
Arrange lettuce, tomatoes, and bacon between toast slices.

Fried Catfish Sandwiches with Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato

3/4 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 1/2 tablespoons drained bottled capers, chopped fine
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or to taste
A pinch of cayenne
1 tablespoon bottled cocktail sauce, or to taste
All-purpose flour seasoned with salt and pepper for dredging the fish
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
Cornmeal for dredging the fish
4 (1/2 pound) catfish fillets, halved crosswise
Vegetable oil for deep-frying the fish
8 soft sandwich rolls, split
Soft-leafed lettuce for the sandwiches
2 tomatoes, sliced thin
16 slices lean bacon, cooked
Make the sauce: In a bowl stir together the mayonnaise, the relish, the capers, the mustard, the
lemon juice, the cayenne, the cocktail sauce, and salt and pepper to taste and chill the sauce,
Have ready in separate shallow dishes the flour, the eggs beaten with the salt and the cayenne,
and the cornmeal. Dredge each catfish fillet half in the flour, shaking off the excess, dip it in the
egg mixture, letting the excess drip off, and dredge it in the cornmeal. Transfer the fish as it is
coated to a wax paper-lined baking sheet.
In a kettle heat 1 inch of the oil to 375 degrees F on a deep-fat thermometer. In it fry the fish in
batches for 2 to 4 minutes on each side, or until it is cooked through and the coating is crisp, and
transfer it with a slotted spatula to paper towels to drain.
On the bottom halves of the rolls layer the lettuce, the tomatoes, the bacon, the fish, the sauce,
and the top halves of the rolls.
Serves 8.

French Onion Sandwiches

2 tablespoons butter or margarine
4 (4 ounce) beef cube steaks
1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings
1 cup beef broth
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Dash of pepper
4 (1-inch) slices French bread, toasted
2 (1-ounce) slices Swiss cheese, halved

In a large skillet melt butter. Add steaks and cook over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes on
each side or until done. Remove from skillet, reserving drippings.

Cook onion in drippings until tender.

Combine broth, cornstarch, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and pepper. Add to skillet. Cook
and stir until bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more.

Place steaks on bread. Top with cheese and onion mixture.

Yield: 4 servings