2 lbs. lean ground beef 2 bay leaves 1/4 c. olive oil 1 tsp. basil 1 large onion, minced 2 tsp. oregano 1 clove garlic, minced 1 Tbsp. salt 2 cans tomato sauce 1 can tomato paste (29 oz. size) 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. pepper Wine or water, as needed In dutch oven or medium […]

3 Tbsp. safflower oil, divided 1/4 tsp. salt (optional) 1/2 c. popcorn kernels 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese 1 tsp. Italian seasoning, crushed 1/2 tsp. onion powder In large heavy saucepan heat one tablespoon of the safflower oil until hot. Add popcorn kernels. Cover and shake pan over medium high heat until all corn is […]

1 box dark chocolate brownie mix 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 c. chocolate chips 1 c. butterscotch chips 1 c. chopped walnuts 1 c. coconut Prepare brownie mix according to box instructions. Bake as directed in a 9-inch by 13-inch pan, but shorten cooking time by five minutes. Immediately drizzle the sweetened condensed milk […]

For low sugar diets, you’ll love this chocolate pudding. 2 c. skim milk 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa 2 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch 3 Tbsp. sugar (Use equivalent sugar substitute, add after cooking along with the vanilla) 1/4 tsp. salt (optional) 2 tsp. vanilla Scald 1 1/2 cup of the milk. Combine the cocoa, sugar, cornstarch and […]

1/2 c. butter 3/4 c. sugar 1 sq. unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled 1 tsp. vanilla 2 eggs Topping: Whipped Cream Walnuts Cream together butter and sugar, blend in melted chocolate & vanilla. Add two eggs, one at a time, beating five minutes after each addition. (Mixer at medium speed). Turn into cooled, baked pie […]

2 eggs 1/2 c. soft butter or margarine 1 c. sugar 3-4 Tbsp. cocoa 1/2 c. flour 1 tsp. vanilla Pinch of salt 1/2 c. chopped walnuts Place eggs, sugar, butter, flour, cocoa, vanilla and salt in small mixer bowl. Beat four minutes. Stir in nuts and pour into greased pie pan. Bake at 325° […]

Angel food cake (about a 5 oz. size) 1-6 oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate bits 2 eggs, separated 1/4 c. chopped walnuts 1 c. heavy cream 2/3 c. raisins Break cake into pieces, three to four cups. Place in serving bowl. Melt chocolate bits over low heat or hot water. Beat egg whites until stiff. With […]

By Kerry Drager, Correspondent A new piece of equipment will help the Upsala Fire Department save people from drowning in area water bodies. This new tool is design to help direct fire hoses that are inflated with air over the ice and into open water up to 100 feet out. When the fire hose is […]

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