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February 2014 - Recipes from my Mid-Century Home

Joan Lunden’s Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Eons ago (well, 1997) when Joan Lunden was still with ABC’s Good Morning America, the hosts would sometimes bring in their favorite recipes. She said, “This is absolutely one of my favorite recipes — it …

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Fire Crackers

Fire Crackers snack crackers. You won’t be able to stop eating them! Ingredients 1 lb. crackers (1/3 each of Cheese It’s, Mini Club & Mini Saltines) 1 1/2 cups canola oil 1 packet ranch salad …

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Hot Dog Sauce is not Chili

This is Fairmont style Hot Dog Sauce. A close relative of Chili but better. As a matter of fact, this could be a great chili but it’s not – get over it. In West Virginia …

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Swedish Meatballs and Gravy

Whether served as an Appetizer or a Main Dish dinner, these are seriously good. The sauce is creamy and beefy, and the pops of onion in the meatball itself is wonderful. Ingredients Meatballs: 6 tablespoons …

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Caprese Salad Garlic Bread

An excellent garlic bread with a Caprese Salad. We’ll make this all summer long with fresh basil from my Mid-Century Home garden. While it goes great with a traditional Italian meal of pasta, we also …

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Bacon Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Frosting

Could there be anything better than the merging of Bacon and Cinnamon Rolls? For the rolls 1 cup warm milk 2 eggs, room temperature 1/3 cup butter, melted 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour, sifted …

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Caramelized Salmon In New Potatoes

We can always count on Emeril Lagasse for incredible treats and so did ABC’s Good Morning America. In 1999 he showed up with these tasty tidbits. These make for an impressive hors d’oeuvre whether it’s …

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Cheese Biscuits

While Paula Dean was on the rise as a Food Network star, she made an appearance on Good Morning America in 1998. Promoting her then new cookbook, “The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook” (which …

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Barbecued Meatloaf

Melanie Barnard is a meat loaf expert. In 1998 she appeared on Good Morning America to promote her cookbook, “Everybody Loves Meatloaf”. She said her mother invented barbecued meatloaf, or at least she hoped she …

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Bittersweet Chocolate Marquise With Orange Créme Anglaise

One of Emeril Lagasse’s favorite romantic recipes is Bittersweet Chocolate Marquise with Orange Créme Anglaise. It’s the recipe most viewers wanted to see on Good Morning America in 2002. Ingredients 1 1/2 pound bittersweet chocolate, …

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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Sara Moulton made Christmas Cookies on Good Morning America in 2001. These are wonderfully crunchy with a tart burst of cranberry in each bite. While these were made and promoted as a Christmas Cookie, I …

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Emeril’s Chicken, Andouille, Ham and Shrimp Jambalaya

Emeril brings out the BAM! in this one. With chicken, andouille sausage, ham and shrimp, it’s everybody in the pool for this special Mardi Gras jambalaya. Emeril made this at the start of Mardi Gras …

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Gelman’s Real American Stuffing

In 1995, Michael Gelman appeared on Good Morning America to promote the book, “Entertaining With Regis and Kathie Lee: Year-Round Holiday Recipes, Entertaining Tips, and Party Ideas by Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford” (a …

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Scalini’s Eggplant Parmigiana (the pregnant woman’s friend!)

Nearly 300 baby pictures decorate Scalini’s old-fashioned Italian restaurant in Cobb County, Georgia. All of the babies pictured on the Italian restaurant wall were born after their mothers ate the Scalini’s eggplant parmigiana. The $9.95 …

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Deep-Fried Twinkies

Twinkies might seem like enough of a treat, but this recipe calls for deep frying the cream-filled snack with batter and eating it like a Popsicle. To sweeten the deal, make some berry sauce, too. …

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10 Minute Calzones

Few things scare a busy person away from a recipe more than the word yeast. Sure, fresh bread is a beautiful thing, but who wants to wait almost an hour for a ball of dough …

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Puff Pastry Brunch

Whether served as a breakfast or brunch, this meal is impressive, tasty and easy. You can easily customize this recipe, adding or replacing ingredients to suit your taste. Ingredients: 1 sheet of puff pastry 6 …

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Tex-Mex Seasoning

Just say no to pre-packaged taco mix seasoning. A great mixture for any Tex-Mex dish. 1/2 cup chili powder 2 tsp. garlic powder 2 tsp. onion powder 1 tsp. cayenne pepper 2 tsp. dried oregano …

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