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Steak Diane

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4 slices top sirloin, about 3/4-inch thick
2 Tbsp butter or margarine
3 Tbsp thinly sliced green onion
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp finely chopped parsley
2 Tbsp lemon juice
    dash salt


Place steaks between waxed paper and pound slightly with rolling pin or hands.

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a pan.  Add green onions.  Sauté for a few minutes.  Stir in Worcestershire sauce, parsley, and lemon juice.  Heat through.  Keep warm.

Melt and heat remaining butter in another skillet.  Add steaks to pan.  Sauté quickly, about 2 minutes per side.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Spoon the butter-onion mixture over steaks in pan.

At this point, you may flame the steaks, if desired.  Heat cognac or brandy, pour over steaks in pan.  Ignite.

Place hot steaks on serving dish.  Pour pan juices over.  Sprinkle with green onion and lemon peel.  Serve Immediately.

Serves 4

04/04/2017 Posted by | Beef, Entree | Leave a comment

Old-Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie


2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
1 cup packed Dixie Crystals Dark Brown Sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 ea eggs, separated
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulate Sugar unbaked 10-inch pastry shell
    Whipped topping (optional)


Preheat oven to 400° F.

Combine sweet potatoes, brown sugar, butter, egg yolks, spices and salt in a large mixing bowl.  Beat with an electric mixer until combined.  Add evaporated milk, mixing until blended.

Beat egg whites in a separate clean bowl until foamy. Gradually add granulated sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.  Fold into potato filling.  Pour filling into pastry shell.

Cook at 400° F for 10 minutes.  Reduce heat to 350° F and bake for an additional 45-50 minutes or until set.

Cool.  Top with whipped topping, if desired.

02/19/2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Chocolate Coconut Crunch Cookies

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2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter, unsalted, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 ea eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract
2 cups coconut, shredded
12 oz chocolate chips
1-1/2 cups almonds, lightly salted, dry roasted, finely chopped


Preheat the oven to 300° F.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.

In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars.  Beat in the eggs, vanilla, and almond extract.  Mix on low speed until blended.  Add the flour mixture and mix just until blended, do not over-mix.  Add the coconut, chocolate chips, and almonds and stir just until blended.

drop the dough by round tablespoons 2-inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.

Yield:  4 dozen

02/19/2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment