PRUDENCE HILBURN: Cookbook offers juicy ‘meal in one plate …

No doubt about it — we can’t go wrong with a casserole. After all, this is a “meal in one dish.” It’s easy to make a juicy stew from whatever reduction we have on hand.

Some of my all-time favorites are a Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks, and their “101 Cozy Casseroles” is wonderful. These casseroles are contributed by cooks from all over a country, nonetheless are blending to a palates of aged and immature comparison and can be done by commencement cooks with good success.

While looking by this cookbook, we found some juicy casseroles such as Fabulous Baked Potato Casserole submitted by Gina Johnston of Greeneville, Tennessee. This is a good recipe for experimenting in a kitchen and adding your possess special touch. One idea we have is to use French Onion Dip (sour cream base) instead of green cream. we also would leave out a onions.

I generally like white mac and cheese, and we know that once a youngsters ambience this one, it will be requested often. If we consider Pepper Jack cheese competence be too sharp or prohibited for children, we can use 1 1/2 pounds of Monterey Jack cheese. This recipe is submitted by Shannon James of Georgetown, Kentucky.

You will notice that conjunction of these recipes calls for salt and pepper, though we can ambience and adjust a seasoning according to your preference. Many times when cheese is added, no seasoning is needed. Also, a recipes do not contend to preheat a oven, though we need to do this.

Other recipes that competence seductiveness we in this Goose Berry Cookbook are Hearty Stuffed Pepper Casserole, Chicken Chestnut Casserole and Pineapple Casserole, that is roughly “dessert like.” There is something for everybody in this sparkling cookbook.

In my opinion, this really is a cookbook that we will suffer and wish to keep tighten during palm to use often.

FABULOUS BAKED POTATO CASSEROLE

6 to 7 potatoes, peeled and cubed

2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

1 crater mayonnaise

1/2 crater green cream

1 onion, diced

6 slices bacon, crisply baked and crumbled

In a vast saucepan, boil potatoes in H2O until flare tender, about 20 minutes; empty and set aside to cool. Combine cheese, mayonnaise, green cream and onion. Mix in potatoes, tossing kindly to coat. Spoon potato reduction into a buttered 13x9x2 in. baking pan. Sprinkle bacon on top. Bake, uncovered, during 350 degrees until golden and bubbly, about 20 to 25 minutes. Serves 8.

FAMOUS WHITE MAC AND CHEESE

16 oz. box bend macaroni, uncooked

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3 cups milk

1 lb. Monterey Jack cheese, cubed

1/2 lb. Pepper Jack cheese, cubed

Cook macaroni according to package directions; empty and set aside. Meanwhile, warp butter in a saucepan over middle heat. Stir in flour until combined. Add divert and stir until reduction boils. Remove from heat. Add cheese and stir until melted. Combine cheese reduction and baked macaroni. Place in an ungreased 13×9 in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, during 350 degrees for about 30 mins or until bubbly. Serves 8.

Prudence Hilburn of Piedmont has won some-more than 30 inhabitant cooking awards and created several cookbooks, including, “Simply Southern and More.” Write her during prudencehilburn@aol.com or revisit www.prudencehilburn.com.

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