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Strawberry Delight

1 envelope strawberry flavored low-calorie gelatin
1 cup canned skimmed evaporated milk
Artificial sweetener to equal 2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened strawberries, sliced
½ teaspoon vanilla

Prepare gelatin according to package directions; chill until set. Put milk, bowl and beaters in freezer for about 1 hour – milk should be icy. Add 1/2 sugar substitute to strawberries (if frozen berries are used, they should be partially thawed.) Beat milk with vanilla and remaining sugar substitute at high speed until stiff peaks form. Quickly whip gelatin and strawberries together. Fold gelatin into whipped milk and mix gently until no white streaks remain. Taste for sweetness and add more sugar substitute if desired – use caution as too much sugar substitute becomes bitter tasting.

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 2 HR.
Approximate calories per serving: 60


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Broiled Turbot
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Strawberry Delight


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Turkey-Stuffed Mushrooms

15 large mushrooms
1 ½ pounds ground turkey
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 carrot, shredded
2 tablespoons dried minced onions
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon celery salt
2 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon catsup
1 tablespoon steak sauce

Heat oven to 375°. Gently wash and dry mushrooms. Reserve caps; remove stems and finely chop. Combine ground turkey, mushroom stems, parsley, carrot, onions, salt, pepper and celery salt. Place a mound of mixture on each mushroom cap. Arrange in a lightly-greased baking dish. Pour chicken broth in pan. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until done. Blend catsup and steak sauce and brush tops of turkey mixture 5 minutes before completion of cooking.

Serves: 5
Preparation time: 1 HR.
Approximate calories per serving: 165


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Celery and Cucumber Sticks
Turkey-Stuffed Mushrooms
Steamed Broccoli
Fresh Pineapple


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Orange Chicken

2½ to 3 pound chicken, cut up
1 teaspoon curry powder
Salt
½ cup fresh or reconstituted frozen orange juice
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup honey
3 tablespoons prepared mustard
2 oranges, peeled and separated into segments

Heat oven to 375°. Rub chicken with curry powder. Sprinkle with salt. Combine orange juice, brown sugar, honey and mustard in a saucepan and simmer 5 minutes. Pour sauce over chicken in a baking pan and bake for 30 minutes. Turn chicken, baste with sauce and bake another 20 to 25 minutes. Add orange segments, heat 3 to 4 minutes longer and serve.

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 1 Hr., 15 min.
Approximate calories per serving: 325


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Orange Chicken
Rice with Cashew Nuts
Tomato-Avocado Salad
Peppermint Pie
Note: Curried dishes are often complimented with coconut, raisins, peanuts, chutney or kumquats.


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Finnan Haddie

½ cup chopped onion
2 pounds finnan haddie
1 cup light cream
2 tablespoons butter
Several sprigs fresh dill weed

Preheat oven to 350°. Place bed of chopped onion in a baking dish and arrange pieces of finnan haddie on top. Pour light cream over the fish and dot each with several pieces of butter. Bake 40 to 45 minutes – until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Decorate each piece of fish with a sprig of fresh dill weed.

Serves: 6
Preparation time: 50 min
Approximate calories per serving: 250


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Mixed Green Salad
Finnan Haddie
Parsley Potatoes
Deep Dish Apple Pie


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Baked Stuffed Potatoes

15 baking potatoes
⅔ cup sour cream
⅓ cup milk
⅓ cup butter or margarine
Salt and pepper
¼ cup chopped onion
3 strips bacon, crisply fried and crumbled
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
8 stuffed green olives
2 tablespoons chopped pimento
2 teaspoons horseradish

Preheat oven to 400°. Scrub potatoes, prick with a fork to allow steam to escape and bake 1 to 1 ¼ hours until done. Cut thin slice from tops of potatoes. Leaving a thin wall, scoop out insides and mash with sour cream, milk and all but 1 tablespoon butter. Season with salt and pepper. Divide mashed potatoes into 5 equal portions. Portion 1: Add onions, sauteed in reserved butter. Portion 2: Add bacon. Portion 3: Add cheese. Portion 4: Add 6 chopped olives (reserve 2 for garnish). Portion 5: Add pimento and horseradish. Stuff 3 shells with each of these fillings. Place in a flat storage container and wrap for freezing or freeze on a flat pan and place in plastic bags when completely frozen. Serving day: bake unthawed potatoes at 375 oven 30 minutes. Brown under broiler last 5 minutes – watch carefully to prevent burning.

Serves 15

Preparation time: 1 3/4 HR. Preparation Day 30 Min. Serving Day
Approximate calories per serving: 150


HELPFUL HINT: This all-American dish is a perfect accompaniment for almost any meat, fish or poultry dish. Take them from your freezer as you need them.


©1973 Curtin Publications, Inc. New York, N.Y. PRINTED IN U.S.A.

Apple Dumpling

2 ⅔ cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup shortening, chilled
½ cup cold water
6 baking apples, pared and cored
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup raisins
1 cup brown sugar
⅓ cup water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 425. Measure flour, salt and cheese into a bowl. Cut in shortening. Sprinkle in water 1 tablespoon at a time until flour is moistened. Do minimum amount of mixing. Roll pastry ⅛-inch thick in a 12×18-inch rectangle. Cut into 6-inch squares. Place one apple on each square and fill center of apple with mixture of nuts and raisins. Moisten corners of squares; bring opposite corners of pastry up over apple and press together. Prick pastry with fork. Place in an ungreased pan and bake for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat brown sugar, water, lemon juice and butter. Pour sauce over dumplings; lower oven temperature to 350 and continue baking until done above 30 to 40 longer. Baset several times with sauce during cooking.


1973 Curtin Publications, Inc., New York, N.Y. Printed in U.S.A.

Turkey Loaf

8-ounce can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
2 pounds fresh ground turkey
3 slices bread, cubed
2 eggs, beaten
½ cup minced onion
¼ cup minced green pepper
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard
⅓ cup milk

Heat oven to 375°. Blend together tomato sauce, brown sugar and Worcestershire Sauce. Reserve ½ cup tomato sauce mixture; gently mix the balance with all remaining ingredients. Form into loaf shape and place in a 9x5x3-inch pan. Spread reserved tomato sauce over top of loaf and back for 1 ¼ hours.


SERVES 6
Preparation Time 1 ½ HR

Approximate calories per serving… 250

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Turky Loaf
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From the Kitchens of Dorothy Taylor


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Oyster Rumaki

¼ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons Sherry wine
⅛ teaspoon pepper
24 medium oysters, fresh or frozen
24 canned water chestnuts, drained
12 slices bacon, cut in half

Preheat broiler or oven to 500°. Blend soy sauce, Sherry and pepper. Drain oysters and dry on paper toweling. Put oysters and water chestnuts in a bowl with the sauce and turn several times to coat. Wrap an oyster and water chestnut with a bacon slice and secure with a wooden pick. Broil, turning occasionally, 4 inches from the flame until bacon is crisp – watch carefully to prevent overcooking. Rumakis can be kept warm at the table on a cocktail-size hibachi.

Recipe makes 8 servings for 3 rumakis per person at approximately 120 calories per serving.


HELPFUL HINT: This appetizer makes a gala first course for any party meal. Other seafood, such as scallops, shrimp or lobster, can be substituted for the oysters.


©1973 Curtin Publications, Inc., New York, N.Y. Printed in U.S.A.

English Muffin Pizza

2 8-ounce cans tomato sauce
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1½ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
6 English Muffins, cut in half
1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup Romano cheese, shredded

TOPPINGS: anchovies, green pepper strips, sliced mushrooms, sliced olives, sliced pepperoni sausage

Heat oven to 425°. Combine tomato sauce, oil, Italian seasoning, salt and garlic powder. Spread about 2½ tablespoons of sauce on each muffin half. Sprinkle with mozzarella and romano cheeses. Add variety of toppings as desired. Bake in hot oven 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned and cheese is melted.

Serves 12
Preparation time: 30 min
Approximate calories per serving… 185


HELPFUL HINT: This dish would make a great luncheon entree, using 2 halves per serving. Pizza can be prepared ahead of time and frozen – ready to be baked.


From the Kitchens of Dorothy Taylor

©1973 Curtin Publications, Inc. New York, N.Y. Printed in U.S.A.

Cauliflower au Gratin

1 whole cauliflower
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
1 1/4 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons grape nuts cereal
2 tablespoons sliced almonds

Heat 1 inch of salted water to boiling in a large heavy saucepan. Add cauliflower; lower heat and cover. Simmer 20 to 25 minutes until tender. Drain. Place 2 tablespoons melted butter in a small saucepan and blend in flour, salt and pepper. Over low heat, slowly add milk and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and bubbles. Add cheese and stir until melted. Place cauliflower in an ovenproof serving dish and pour cheese sauce over the top. Mix cereal and nuts; sprinkle over sauce. Drizzle remaining tablespoon melted butter over all and place dish underneath the broiler until almonds are lightly browned – watch carefully to prevent almonds from burning.

Serves 4 to 6 • Preparation time: 40 min
Approximate calories per serving… 200


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Orange and Onion Salad
Cauliflower au Gratin
Lima Beans and Carrots
Pepper Steak
Cherry Upside-Down Cake


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