Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Frugal Gourmet’s Cream of Mushroom Soup

3 pounds chicken backs and necks 2 quarts water 4 stalks celery, chopped 6 carrots, chopped 1 yellow onion, peeled and chopped 1 ounce dried European mushrooms 1 1/2 cups water 1 pound white mushrooms, sliced 2 Tbsp butter or … Continue reading

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Eggs with Tomatoes

2 cups Plain Tomato Sauce (see below) 3 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 medium onions, thinly sliced Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 6 large eggs 8 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese Prepare Plain Tomato Sauce. ┬áMelt … Continue reading

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Neiman Marcus Cookies (nothing to do with Neiman Marcus!)

5 cups oatmeal 4 cups flour 1 t salt 2 t baking powder 2 t baking soda 2 cups butter 2 cups brown sugar 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 2 t vanilla 24 oz chocolate chips 1 8-oz Hershey Bar … Continue reading

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Whole Cranberry Relish

The Thanksgiving classic. 1 pound cranberries, picked over 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup orange juice 2 tsp grated orange zest 1/2 cup blanched almonds, slivered (optional) Cook, uncovered, over medium heat until most of the cranberries pop … Continue reading

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Roast Turkey with Herbs

1 (12-14-pound turkey) 1 bunch fresh rosemary sprigs 6 fresh large sage leaves 1 cooking apple, cut into quarters 1 stalk celery, cut in half 1 onion cut in half 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted Garnishes: apple wedges, kumquats, … Continue reading

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