Category: Main Dishes

  • TUNA-APPLE MELT

    An amazing tuna breakthrough! Amazing, because even tuna haters like it. The original called for celery instead of apple, but the apple is what makes it special. 1 medium onion 1 medium apple 12 oz canned tuna 1-1/2 C cottage cheese 1/2 C mayonnaise 1 T lemon juice Generous amount of fresh garlic Handful of…

  • Turkey Cheese Pie (Julie’s Version)

    This was my sister’s attempt to re-create an old family favorite. A few years after she shared this, I found a copy of the original Turkey Cheese Pie recipe. 3 onions 1-1/4 cup turkey pieces 1 cup milk 2 cups grated cheddar cheese salt pepper Shortening pie crust 3 eggs any other veggies you might…

  • Turkey Cheese Pie (Original Version)

    Original Esther Schulte (Meps’ Mom) version from 1972, rediscovered in my brother Stevie’s recipe files in 2003. I copied this verbatim, even the cute misspellings — it had been typed, with a typewriter, on an index card that was too small for it. My mother was usually a perfect speller, so I wonder why she…

  • TURKEY PITA FLORENTINE

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    Ready in 20 minutes – serves 8 (really?) A pound, or a little more, ground turkey 10-oz package frozen chopped spinach 1-1/2 C (6 oz) grated cheddar cheese 1/3 C catsup 1/3 C mayonnaise 4 pita pockets Cook and crumble the turkey in a skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink, drain and set…

  • WARM POTATO SALAD WITH HAM AND VEGGIES

    Combine: Cooked potatoes Beets Steamed green beans and/or fresh spinach Cubed ham (can substitute turkey or chicken) Toss with dressing of: Garlic Oil Vinegar Salt Pepper Prepared mustard Mayonnaise

  • WHITE LIGHTNING CHILI

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    1 T olive oil 3-5 cloves garlic, chopped 1 onion, chopped 2-3 serrano or any hot chilies, chopped, or 1 C hot salsa 1-1/2 lbs lean ground turkey Salt 1 t cumin 1 t dried ancho chili powder (or any chili powder) 3 C or 2 15-oz cans cooked, white navy beans, drained 1 bunch…

  • Fish Stew for Two

    This would be good with shrimp or scallops, too 2 T olive oil 1 small green pepper, diced 1 small onion, diced 1 large clove garlic, minced 14-oz stewed tomatoes 1 T tomato paste 1-1/2 t fresh basil 1/2 t dried oregano 1 bay leaf salt and pepper 1/4 C dry red wine 1/2 lb…

  • GARIDES ME SPANAKI KE FETA (SHRIMP WITH SPINACH & FETA)

    Saute 2-3 sliced green onions in 1 C olive oil with 1/2 C dill. Add 1 lb 2 oz shredded spinach and simmer 25 min. Add 2 lbs 4 oz shrimp and cook 5 more min. Place in baking dish, sprinkle with 11 oz feta & season to taste. Bake in med. oven 10 minutes;…

  • HALIBUT CHEEKS VERMOUTH

    1/2 lb halibut cheeks 2 T butter 2 T dry vermouth 1/2 lemon pinch fresh dill, finely chopped salt pepper Melt butter in pre-heated saute pan. Add vermouth and the juice of the half lemon. Add halibut, salt, and freshly ground black pepper and saute for about a minute. Turn, cover and finish cooking on…

  • QUICK AND SPICY SCALLOPS AND PEPPERS

    From the author of the Rotation Diet 2t olive oil 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 jalapeno, seeded and sliced 1 chopped scallion 2T dry white wine 2T lemon juice 2T lime juice 2t Tabasco 1 pound bay scallops 1t basil 1 t salt Saute peppers and scallion in oil…