“Kitchen Confidence 101”
By Sandra Reames, In the order of their appearance
The Lettermen, the Lennon Sisters and Jimmy Osmond
The Magic of Moon River Theatre!
Three Families of entertainers both on and off the stage, are sharing their most prised recipes with us, all are from their Mothers.
Tony Butala of the Lettermen
This is a recipe from his past.
He is the orginal member of the lettermen,
Mary Butala's Sarma (Stuffed Cabbage Leaves)
2 heads cabbage
1 lb. ground beef
1 lb ground pork
8 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 onion, chopped fine
1 cup uncooked rice
2 cups beef stock
1 large can sauerkraut
1 Tbsp. oil
2 Tbsp. flour
salt and pepper to taste
Blanch cabbage heads. Allow to cool to touch, then remove leaves very carefully so you do not tear. To make filling, mix meat, onion, garlic, rice and egg together. Place filling in each leaf, then roll up from center of the leaf to outer edge. Tuck the sides into the center, holding roll together. Place sauerkraut and any remaining cabbage leaves (cut into strips) in the bottom of a large pot. Arrange cabbage rolls over the sauerkraut and cover with beef stock.
Heat oil and when very hot, add flour and brown, then add enough water to make a thick roux. Cook for a few minutes, then pour over the cabbage rolls. Add enough water to cover Sarma and simmer over low heat about 1 1/2 hours until the rice is fully cooked. Do not stir.
The Lennon Sisters
We have hear them sing like the angels! This recipe is from Kathy and Janet.
MOM LENNON'S Family Famous
CHOCOLATE BUNDT CAKE
PRE-HEAT oven 350 degrees
DARK CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE MIX
Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker (Hershey syrup inside ok)
DARK CHOCOLATE FUDGE JELLO INSTANT PUDDING (small box)
1/2 CUP OF VEGETABLE OIL
3/4 CUP DRK STRONG COFFEE
(DE-CAF OK)caffeine bakes out………
(can put 3 de-caf coffee individual bags in ¾ cup hot water )
1 SMALL CARTON OF SOUR CREAM
2 CUPS OF SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS
BLEND INGREDIENTS @ LOW SPEED (NOT CHOC. CHIPS)
THEN SPEED #6 (MED. HIGH) FOR 2 TO 3 MINUTES
ADD CHIPS FOR ½ MINUTE AT LOW SPEED
POUR IN LIGHTLY OILED BUNDT PAN OR (TEFLON) ( can dust with flour)
BAKE FOR 50-55 MINUTES
(UNTIL INSERTED TOOTH PICK COMES OUT CLEAN)
- CHIPS WILL BE GOOEY
SPRINKLE WITH POWDERED SUGAR
OR MELT CHOC CHIPS WITH A TOUCH OF WATER
AND DRIZZLE OVER CAKE
Jimmy Osmond Sugar Cookies
These cookies are presently being sold at Moon river theatre
That is how good they are!
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening
and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well.
Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to
creamed mixture. Shape into balls. Roll in sugar. Place on greased baking sheet;
flatten with a glass. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove to
wire racks to cool completely.
1 stick butter
3 3/4 cup powder sugar
3 to 4 tbls milk
2 tsp vanilla
Listen to Sandra and Scott MC Caulley on the radio every Tuesday Morning on KRZK FM 106.3 @ 9:06. We hope that you will listen and call in to help others and to share your experiences, good and bad!
Sandra has been a professional cook and caterer for 15 years.
Scott is a radio professional for over 23 years.
Both in the Branson, MO area.
The articles and show are to help you find confidence in the kitchen where you can provided good tasting and "better for you" meals to your family and friends even if you are an accomplished cook or a beginner, we all share those moments when we need help! We both show how we need to laugh at our selves.
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