Join Kathryn Raaker as she prepares breakfast, lunch/dinner, and a dessert, which are delicious dishes for fall. First, Kathryn prepares Praline Pumpkin Dessert, Pumpkin Pie Pancakes, and Pumpkin Pie Spice. She prepared the Pumpkin Pie Pancakes on her grill using the Grillmat by Grillight. Then she prepared a side dish to go with the sub sandwich she made. The side dish contains potatoes, onions, carrots, and squash using the same Grillight Mat. The Sub Sandwiches were made with Italian Sausages and grilled thin sliced steak. Thanks to our sponsors: Cornhuskers Gourmet Duck Spray, Grillight Products, 360 Cookware, and CircleB Ranch & Marina Kitchen.
1box15.25 oz Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™,Yellow Cake Mix, or Delights Super Moist™ Spice Cake Mix
1 ½cupschopped pecans or walnuts
¾cupbutter or margarinemelted
Whipped creamif desired
Additional pumpkin pie spiceif desired
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan. In medium bowl, beat pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar and 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice with wire whisk until smooth. Pour into pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix over pumpkin mixture. Sprinkle with pecans. Pour melted butter evenly over top. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes. To serve, cut dessert into 4 rows by 3 rows. Serve warm or chilled with dollop of whipped cream sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice. Store covered in refrigerator.
Into medium-large bowl, mix all ingredients except syrup until smooth. Batter will be thick. Spray griddle with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. For each pancake, pour about 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle. Cook until bubbles form around edges. Turn pancakes; cook about 3 minutes or until golden brown on bottom. Serve pancakes with maple syrup.
From Chris & Mary August handed down from Chris’s Mother, Marianna Louska Bochenek. Permission to use. This recipe is so close to my Grandmother Stella Bochenek's Recipe
5lbAll Purpose Flour
1heaping tsp salt
2tspVanilladepends on taste, add less or more
1 1/2cups Golden Raisins
2PacketsFast Rising Yeast
¾cuphot tap waterabout 104° to 110°
(For yeast Preparation) in a small bowl pour two packets of yeast an add water stir and let sit
Pour flour in a large Baking Pan – I used an Extra Large Pan and then make a hole in the center and add prepared yeast and sprinkle with a little flour. In a another bowl add softened butter and use mixer and cream butter add sugar and beat until smooth then add salt and vanilla and gradually add milk. Mix thoroughly and add golden raisins and fold into the mixture.
Pour wet ingredients into the flour and start kneading until the dough comes off your fingers easily and the sides of the pan. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubles about 1 1/2hour. The take-off cloth and punch down thoroughly all over the risen dough in the pan. Then cover and let rise again until it doubles. Grease and flour pans.
Meantime Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees, divide the dough equally into pans equally and then cover and let rise again until it doubles. Make and egg wash and then use a brush and brush wash on top of each individual bread. Place Pans in Oven I did three in the back of the shelf and two in the front. And midway through the baking time I moved the ones in the back to the front. I baked my bread for 45 to 50 minutes or until using a long wooden skewer comes out clean. Put bread on cooling racks for 10 minutes. Take out of pans and serve with butter or jam. Delicious!!!!
Make the pimento cheese spread. In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, Cheddar, pimento peppers and cream cheese. Stir until evenly combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. In a 9×13-inch baking dish, lay down the bottom halves of the mini-rolls. Spread the pimento cheese spread on top of the bread and evenly lay ham slices on top of the pimento layer. Top with more pimento spread, then place the other halves of the rolls on top. Brush the bread with melted butter. Sprinkle with poppy seeds, garlic powder and salt. Cover with foil and bake for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese begins to melt and rolls are golden. For a more toasted bun, uncover the pan during the last few minutes of baking.
1CupSweet Pickle RelishI used bread and butter pickles I had made
1 ½tspYellow Mustard
½tspPT Garden Lemon Pepper
1French loaf to Make Crostinioptional
Cut the ham into cubes, place in a food processor and process until coarsely ground. Stop occasionally to scrape the sides. Place ground ham in a bowl, stir in pickle relish and remaining ingredients. Serve on crostini or crackers.
1/2tspfreshly-ground black pepperplus additional to taste
2clovesgarlic*minced (*not in mine)
1pounddried split peasrinsed and sorted
1large bay leafor 2 small
8cupschicken stockHomemade is best
1cupleftover Circle B Ranch Hickory Smoked ham
In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt butter until foaming subsides. Add onion, carrot, celery, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook until vegetables are softened and just beginning to brown, 5-8 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, until aromatic. Stir in split peas.
Add bay leaf, and 1 teaspoon oregano. Stir in chicken stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered for 60-90 minutes, stirring occasionally, until split peas are cooked down and soup is thickened to desired consistency. (Stir more frequently as the soup begins to thicken and add a little additional stock or water if it gets too thick for your tastes.)
Add diced ham during the last 15 minutes of cooking. When ready to serve, remove and discard bay leaf. Season to taste with salt, if needed.
Preheat Oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until very smooth. Then mix in the green tea powder, eggs, and vanilla until light and creamy; pour into the graham cracker crust. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until the center jiggles evenly when the pie is shaken lightly. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving. Garnish with Raspberries (optional)
Directions for making rice for Sushi rolls and preparing the Sushi Roll
Rinse rice in a strainer or colander until the water runs clear. Combine with water in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil then reduce to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Rice should be tender water should be absorbed. Cool until cool enough to handle. In a small pan combine the rice vinegar, oil, sugar and salt cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Then stir in the cooked rice it will seem very wet. Keep stirring and the rice will dry as it cools.
Slice diagonally in thin strips your favorite vegetables and shrimp or other fish for the sushi. Then place seaweed layer on a bamboo mat and then spread rice onto the seaweed. In the middle of the mat with the rice add the sliced prepared vegetables and or fish in a small even row. Roll the bamboo into a long roll by first folding the bottom third in then roll it up. Cut down the middle of the roll, take each half and place them parallel to each other.
Beat mirin, champagne vinegar, sunflower seed oil, hazelnut oil, sugar, sesame oil, and ground ginger together in a bowl until smooth. Let dressing sit at room temperature until the flavors blend, at least 30 minutes.
Prepare the ribs by removing the silvery skin from the back of the Ribs. Then dry with paper towels.
Mix soy sauce, sake, and honey together in a small bowl and set aside. I cooked the ribs in a Hot pot and until they were done about 30 minutes. Then I browned them in a skillet about 3 minutes on either side.
I then basted each rib with the sauce and then heated the ribs in the 350 oven for about 10 minutes took them out plated them served.
Heat dashi stock, chicken, carrots, soy sauce, mirin, sugar, and salt in a pot over medium heat. Simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center, 5 to 7 minutes. Add tofu, mushrooms, and bok choy, stirring until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes more.
Stir udon noodles into broth and simmer until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Add leeks and crack eggs into soup; simmer until eggs are slightly firm, about 5 minutes more.
This recipe comes from Mountain Waffle Company and they get a lot of “thank you’s” with this Wafflewich because it is simple and simply delicious. Between two warm Mountain Waffle Co., Liege Butter Waffles is a breaded chicken cutlet with lettuce and tomato. A spread of honey mustard is the perfect condiment. Get a bit healthy and add some slices of avocado or add some cheddar cheese (or make it even bolder with a schmear of Pimiento cheese.
Butter Liege Mountain WafflesHeat up before assembly
Green Leaf Lettuce
1lbBonelessSkinless Chicken Strips
Italian or Panko Breadcrumbs
Canola or Vegetable Oil
Cheddar or Pimiento CheeseOptional
Chicken Cutlet Preparation
Pound a couple of chicken strips to about 1/4 inch. Dredge in flour, then into an egg bath of beaded eggs, and finally into either Italian bread crumbs or Panko bread crumbs. Heat two tablespoons of canola or vegetable oil to medium-high heat. Fry the cutlets in the oil (be sure to cook through, no pink!) and place on paper towel to remove excess oil. If you are going to use cheese we like to put it on the cutlet once you turn it over, so the cheese softens and melts. Then just put it together and enjoy!
2cupscooked chicken(diced, I used a Roasted Chicken from the store
2small Gala applespeeled and diced
1dashsalt, pepper, Dried Parsley, onion powderSeason to taste
¼Sweet onionsmall diced
6leavesRomaine or Leaf Lettucefor serving
¼cupApple Cider Vinegar
Chicken Salad Sandwich
2cupscooked chickendiced (I used a rotisserie Chicken)
2small Gala applesPeeled and diced
¼sweet onionfinely diced
Chicken Salad Dressing (Sandwich)
3TbspMayonaise or Miricle Whip
1 1/2TbspSweet Pickle Relish
Chicken Salad (Over Lettuce)
Combine chicken, apples, celery, raisings, pecans, and onion. Mix well. Season with salt, pepper, parsley, and onion powder. Plate on the lettuce leaves and drizzle with the dressing.
Chicken Salad Dressing
In a mason jar or blender, combine the vinegar, oil, water, honey, and Dijon mustard.
Chicken Salad (For Sandwiches)
Combine chicken, apples, celery, raisings, pecans, and onion. Mix well. Season with salt, pepper, parsley, and onion powder. Mix in the dressing (below) and serve on your favorite bread, rolls, or Mountain Waffles.
Chicken Salad Dressing (For Sandwiches)
Combine Miracle Whip or Mayonnaise, Sweet Pickle Relish and mix until smooth. Pour over chicken mixture.
1 1/2cupsEnglish Cucumberschopped and seeds removed
1lbGround Turkey or Ground Chicken
1cupmatchstick carrots(You can also coarse grate the carrots)
2Tbsp Fresh Mint, Parsley, or Cilantro
1/4cupchopped roasted peanuts(unsalted are best)
Combine 2 tablespoons oil, soy sauce, sugar, and vinegar in a bowl, stirring with a whisk.
Heat remaining 1 Tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Turkey or chicken and cook for 7 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring to crumble. Add 1/4 cup soy sauce mixture; cook 4 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
Place about 3 Tablespoons Turkey or chicken mixture in each lettuce leaf; top evenly with cucumber, carrot. Drizzle evenly with remaining soy sauce mixture. Sprinkle with mint, parsley, or cilantro. Top with chopped peanuts.
Calories 426 Fat 20g Protein 32g Carb 24 g Fiber 7 g Sugars 13 g Potassium 45%DV Sodium 538mg
1/2tspDried BasilSubstitute: 1/2 cup fresh chopped basil
1/4tspdried Oreganoyou can use fresh oregano –chopped
1/4tspcoarsely ground pepper
In a large saucepan, heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery; cook and stir 2-4 minutes or until tender. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
Puree the soup using an immersion blender. If you are using a regular blender, make sure the opening on top is open and cover with a dish towel.
Top with croutons, day-old bread cut up into cubes (French bread). Serve in small bowls.
You can freeze the soup, as well, just make sure it is completely cool before freezing.
Serving size, 1 1/4 cups, is 76 calories2g fat
627 mg sodium
13g carbs (9g sugars, 4 g fiber)
18 inch Rounded Rye or Wheat Bread – Cut off the top of the round bread and scoop out the Breadthe center as you are using this as a serving bowl for the soup.
Melt butter in a large pot or skillet set over medium heat. Add flour and whisk until smooth. Cook 2-3.
Add broth, beer and stir until thick. Next, add Cayenne and Black pepper, ground mustard, and Worchester sauce.
Once all is combined, stir in the cheeses. Continue cooking until cheese is melted.
Reduce heat and simmer 10 min.
Serve in a Bread Bowl. Will serve 2 to 5 people.
Rather than getting one round loaf, purchase smaller bread bowls and serve individually.
6ozbulk pork, turkey or Chicken SausageLinks can be used, just cut out of the skins.
1/2cuppanko bread crumbsJapanese
2 1/2Tbspthinly sliced green onionsdivided
32oz cartonreduced-sodium chicken broth
1Tbspreduced-sodium soy sauce
1bunchbaby bok choycoarsely chopped, (optional - 2 cups fresh spinach)
1cupuncooked extra-wide egg noodles
1/2cupFresh Basilcoarsely chopped
cup½coarsely chopped fresh basil
Combine sausage, bread crumbs, egg, and 2 Tbsp. green onion; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into ¾-inch balls.
In a large saucepan, bring the chicken broth and soy sauce to a boil. Carefully drop meatballs into soup. Stir in the bok choy (or spinach), celery, and noodles; return to a boil. Cook, uncovered, until the meatballs are cooked through and noodles are tender, 10-12 minutes. Stir in basil and remaining green onions; remove from heat and serve delicious!
Nutrition 1 cup:
13g fat ( 4g sat. fat)
15g carb. (2g sugars, l g fiber)
Kathryn Raaker and her Guest, Jamya prepare some kid-friendly recipes. Kathryn and Jamya prepare a wonderfully moist chocolate cake with white homemade icing with miniature chocolate chips. Jayma also prepared her favorite chicken quesadillas. Kathryn shared her homemade salsa to top it off.
Warm the Soft Taco’s – in frying pan or Quesadilla Maker
Put soft taco’s in pan or Quesadilla Maker
Place Cheese on top of taco and add chopped chicken
Heat until cheese is melted and serve with salsa, sour cream and guacamole.
In a large Bowl add Italian Sausage and Ground Beef use fork and chop meat mixture, add spices, mid then add egg and mix thoroughly, then add dry bread crumbs mix until mixture seems a little dry not wet. Then take an break up meat into small pieces about size of grape and then roll into meatballs with your hands.
Heat up skillet and lightly brown meat.
Use large soup pot turn on medium heat and add Virgin Olive Oil heat and then add minced garlic until it sizzles. Add 2 quarts of chicken stock and let boil on medium heat. Add Meat balls stir let cook for minute and then and chopped spinach. Pour eggs in a ribbon swirl let egg mixture cook for few seconds then take fork go back and forth separates egg . Let mixture simmer on stove. Chop up chicken in small pieces then push down on chicken separate until it looks like splinters then add to soup mixture. Then stir let cook for one minute. Spoon into individual bowls and add Parmesan Cheese.
Delectable first course or served with main meal . Artichokes are great and low in calories!
Prep Time10 minutesmins
Cook Time1 minutemin
Total Time11 minutesmins
Artichoke Dipping Sauce
2Tablespoons Minced Onion
3/4 cupReal Mayonaise
1/8Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Wash Artichoke thoroughly then, cut artichoke stem but leave at least 1/2 inch on the bottom of artichoke . Add at least two to three cups of water to the large pan. Then place the artichokes in vegetable steamer in the large pot, cover the pot and steam for at least 50 minutes to an hour. Let artichokes cool then serve with dipping sauce.
To make your dipping sauce, chop up 11/8 of onion to give you 2 tablespoons, set aside. Take small mixing bowl an add 3/4 cup of mayonnaise, fold in 2 tablespoons of minced onion, and balsamic vinegar then fold in all dry ingredients until mixture is smooth. Refrigerate for until well chilled.
Kathryn and her granddaughter, Cassie, enjoy making “Kid Friendly” recipes from Kathryn Raaker and Cassie prepare some kid-friendly recipes from the Better Home & Gardens, New Junior Cookbook. In these segments, they make home-made tomato soup.
¼cuponion, choppedCalls for 1 onion – I reduced it
2clovesgarlicminced, optional (I omitted)
2 14 oz cansDiced tomatoes
116 oz cartonChicken Broth
In a Dutch oven, pour olive oil and heat up the pan then add chopped onion, chopped carrot, chopped celery, basil.
After browning add tomatoes and chicken broth and bring to a boil and cook for
about 10 minutes. Using either an Emersion Blender* or food processor, emulsify for about two
minutes. (You can also use a blender, remembering to blend in batches, otherwise, the top will blow).
Lastly pour into bowls and serve with crackers and apple slices for dessert