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Summertime Cooking

Posted Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at 3:48 PM

I am enjoying cooking with all the garden vegetables this time of year. Just a small amount of meat and vegs and I am happy. We love okra fixed about any way there is to fix it so we use it a lot this time of year. I hope you enjoy the recipes I have to share.

Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Yield: 2 Servings

1 large fully-ripened banana, peeled and sliced(br)

1 cup puffed rice cereal(br)

3/4 cup fat-free milk(br)

1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt(br)

2 tsp honey(br)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

In a single layer on a plate, freeze the banana slices for at least 1 hour (or overnight). Add the frozen banana, cereal, milk, yogurt, honey and vanilla to a blender container. Cover and puree until smooth. Pour into 2 chilled glasses.

Note: Freeze any leftover smoothie in popsicle molds for frozen treats anytime.

This is a nice cool treat this time of year for any time of day...Most any fruit can also be used..be creative.

Bermuda Salad Bowl

1 small head cauliflower, cut in bite-sized pieces(br)

1/2 onion, cut into rings(br)

1/2 cup green olives, sliced(br)

1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled(br)

1 small head lettuce, cut up


1 clove garlic, crushed(br)

1/2 teaspoon salt(br)

1/2 teaspoon pepper(br)

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce(br)

1 teaspoon horseradish(br)

1/2 cup Mazola oil

Mix together the ingredients for the dressing. Let stand 30 minutes. Pour over onions, olives and cauliflower and let stand 30 minutes. Add lettuce and blue cheese and toss.


1 lb ground beef(br)

1/2 c chopped onion(br)

3 c chopped cabbage(br)

1/2 tsp accent salt & pepper

Brown ground beef then add onions and cabbage and seasonings. Cook until wilted then cool. Use bread or roll dough cut in squares or circles. Place mixture on dough and seal. Bake 20 minutes at 375 degrees. these freeze well

Garden Casserole

1 head cabbage cut in med wedges(br)

1 onion cut in wedges and separated(br)

4 to 5 potatoes cut in wedges(br)

3 yellow aquash sliced and halfed(br)

1 polish sausage sliced(br)

3 or 4 tablespoons butter(br)

1/2 to 1 cup water, fat free chicken broth

lay the caggage wedges in large electric skillet, place potatoes around, place onions on top of this then squash and last polish sausage around on top.

place butter and pour water over starting with 1/2 cup first, turn on skillet on high to get started then turn down and let simmer/steam till done. This was so good everyone ate it and no leftovers. She did not season but that is your choice, when I make it there will some salt and pepper in it I am sure.

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I began cooking at the age of 9 with my father and have always loved trying new recipes. Beware: I am fond of onions and peppers! I am diabetic so I do try to cook more healthy dishes these days. My door is always open to trying and sharing new recipes. Let's see what we can cook up with this blog!
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