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Stuffed Mushrooms May 4, 2011

Filed under: Appetizers,Retro Dishes — alaskafoodmom @ 7:02 am
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My mom would make these simple appetizers for special occasions.  You will find other recipes out there calling for onions, garlic, green onions, and other ingredients.  This is the one recipe that I just don’t alter.

8 ounces cream cheese or Neufchatel cheese, softened

1 1b bacon diced and fried until crispy

20-25 mushrooms with caps removed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix together cheese and bacon.  Stuff mushrooms with mixture and place on baking sheet.  Bake mushrooms for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is slightly golden on top.


Asian Cabbage Salad

Filed under: Retro Dishes,Salads,Vegetarian — alaskafoodmom @ 6:57 am
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This is a salad that my mother would make when I was growing up.  This is what I lovingly refer to as a “retro dish”.  I have updated it a bit from the original with the addition of sesame oil which gives the salad a more nutty flavor and using rice wine vinegar in place of regular vinegar.  This is great side dish with chicken teriyaki or salmon patties.

1 medium green cabbage coarsely shredded
1 bunch green onions sliced
½ cup dry roasted sliced almonds
3 tablespoons roasted sesame seeds
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons seasoned rice wine vinegar
1 package chicken Ramon noodle packet with seasoning packet

In a serving bowl mix together seasoning packet from Ramon with canola oil, sesame oil and vinegar until seasoning is dissolved.  Add in shredded cabbage and green onions, toss until coated with dressing.  Add in almonds, sesame seeds and fresh ground pepper to taste.  Crush Ramon noodles and add just before serving to the salad.