Earth Risotto Recipe
Butternut squash and raisins add a touch of sweetness to this rich-tasting vegetarian dish
Melt butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling; add onion. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened (4 to 5 minutes). Add rice; continue cooking, stirring constantly, 2 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine chicken broth and wine in 4 cup measure or bowl. Reduce heat to medium-low. Slowly add 1 1/2 cups broth mixture. Cover; cook 10 minutes.
Uncover; add apple and squash. Continue cooking; add remaining broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time and stirring occasionally, until most of liquid is absorbed and rice is tender and creamy (4 to 5 minutes for each addition of broth, totaling 12 to 15 minutes).
Reduce heat to low; add raisins. Cook until heated through (1 to 2 minutes). Season with salt, if desired.
TIP: Cut squash into pieces. Peel pieces with vegetable peeler.
Toasted Onion Mashed Potatoes
Nothing beats the flavor and aroma of sautéed onions and butter — these potatoes are a great addition to a homestyle dinner
Place potatoes in 4 1/2-quart saucepan or Dutch oven. Cover with cold water; add salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; boil potatoes until fork tender (15 to 18 minutes). Drain.
Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons butter until sizzling in 10-inch nonstick skillet; add onions. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are brown (8 to 10 minutes). Set aside.
Place cooked hot potatoes in large bowl. Mash slightly with fork. Beat at medium speed, adding cold butter 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixed. Continue beating, gradually adding browned onions and all remaining ingredients until well mixed. Add salt and pepper to taste. (DO NOT OVERBEAT.) Serve immediately.
Baked Sweet Potatoes & Apples with Pecan Butter
This sweet potato and apple side dish is a great accompaniment to a special menu
Heat oven to 375°F. Melt butter in 13×9-inch baking dish in oven (4 to 6 minutes). Stir in all remaining ingredients except sweet potatoes and apples. Place sweet potatoes in butter mixture; toss to coat.
Cover; bake for 25 minutes. Add apples; spoon butter mixture over apples. Cover; continue baking for 15 to 20 minutes or until sweet potatoes and apples are tender.
Recipe Tip: Although no yams are grown in the United States, some grocery stores label orange sweet potatoes as yams.
Spiced Fruit & Bread Stuffing
Dried fruit adds new flavor to homemade stuffing or dressing
Stir together all ingredients in large bowl. Use stuffing mixture to stuff 12 to 14-pound turkey.
Recipe Tip: Prepare half of recipe to stuff 4 to 5-pound roasting chicken, duck or goose.
VARIATION: Do not stuff turkey. Heat oven to 350°F. Place stuffing mixture into greased 2 quart casserole dish. Cover; bake for 30 minutes. Uncover; continue baking for 20 to 25 minutes or until top is lightly browned and temperature in middle of casserole reaches 165°F. 10 (3/4-cup) servings
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