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Valentine’s Day at Home with Chef Dave

Updated 12 months ago

Stuffed artichoke

Snip ends of all leaves on the artichoke. Peal the stem. Cut artichoke in half and clean the center out. Steam for aprox. 12 minutes or until fork tender. Fill the inside with crab stuffing. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Top with lobster and hollandaise sauce.

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Jolain’s Gourmet’s 7 Layer Dip

Updated 12 months ago

Ingredients:

1 cup sour cream

2 packages of taco seasoning

1 cup salsa

1 cup guacamole

1 cup lettuce

4 oz. chopped black olives

1 cup cheddar cheese

1 cup chopped tomatoes

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Jolain’s Gourmet’s Gingered Shrimp Cocktail

Updated 12 months ago

Ingredients:

1 lb. cooked, peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp

cup soy sauce

2 teaspoons chopped gingerroot

cup white vinegar

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons apple juice

1 teaspoons salt

2 or 3 green onions, sliced thin

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Your Investment Allocation

Updated 12 months ago

I meet with folks who think that there is one rule for figuring out one’s investment allocation. I disagree with that notion. There are several factors that help determine your allocation choices.

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Joelain’s Gourmet’s Manicotti with Ricotta Filling

Wayne Harvey

Updated 12 months ago

Pasta Ingredients:4 eggs1 cup water1 cup flourRicotta Filling Ingredients:1 lb. ricotta cheese1 T bread crumbs1 t sugar1 t parsley flakesdash of black pepper1 eggPreparation:In a medium size bowl, beat egg with fork, add all other ingredients and finish mixing with fork. Cover and set aside in the fridge. Mix pasta ingredients together with mixer until smooth. Use a small nonstick pan, set heat to medium on cooktop, let pan heat up a bit and then put 2 tablespoons of mixture in pan and swish around to look like a mini pancake. Let cook until edges start to curl slightly, remove from pan and stack them as you make each one.After they are all done, remove ricotta mixture from fridge, add 1 tablespoon of mixture to the middle of the mini pasta pancake and roll, put some of your favorite pasta sauce in the bottom of the casserole dish and place rolls in dish. Cover with more sauce and bake covered at 350° for 25-30 minutes. For convection cooking, reduce cooking time to 20 minutes.

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Jolain’s Gourmet’s Manicotti with Ricotta Filling

Updated 12 months ago

Pasta Ingredients:

4 eggs

1 cup water

1 cup flour

Ricotta Filling Ingredients:

1 lb. ricotta cheese

1 T bread crumbs

1 t sugar

1 t parsley flakes

dash of black pepper

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Back to Basics

Updated 12 months ago

What’s a mutual fund

A mutual fund is a portfolio, a mix of stocks aond/or bonds, that help you diversify your investment. Mutual funds allow you to spread your money around to different investments. If you only own stock in Bank of America or General Motors you might experience a significant loss to your investment if these stocks decreased in value. However, in a mutual fund you might hold 50 or even 100 different companies’ stock in just one fund, so if one stock within the fund drops in value it potentially has less of an impact on your total investment. Please note that a mutual fund maylose value and the price of a mutual fund share will fluctuate daily depending upon the performance of the underlying securities held by the fund

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Dysart’s Football Party Recipes

Updated 12 months ago

Buffalo Sauce
(Mild)

6 oz Frank’s Red Hot Cayenne Pepper Sauce
2 oz Frank’s Extra Hot Cayenne Pepper Sauce
32 oz Butter (melted)
3 oz White Vinegar

Mix all ingredients together.

Buffalo Sauce
(Medium)

16 oz Mild Buffalo Sauce (above recipe)
16 oz Frank’s Red Hot Cayenne Pepper Sauce

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Make 2009 the year you learn more about your money!

Updated 12 months ago

Adult Education programs throughout the state provide many inexpensive classes to help you. Adult education focuses on five areas: Literacy, high school completion, college preparation, business training and personal enrichment.

Augusta:Making the Most of Your money

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Sherri’s Meatloaf the China Dine-ah

Updated 12 months ago

Ingredients:

2-2.5 lbs. 80/20 ground beef

cup oatmeal

1 egg

1 package Lipton onion soup mix

cup ketchup

cup finely chopped red and green peppers

cup milk

- lb. bacon

Directions:

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China Dine-ahs’ White Wine Cream Sauce

Updated 12 months ago

Ingredients:

1 quarts heavy cream (room temperature)

cup minced shallot

lb. butter

cup flour

cup white wine

Directions:

In a saucepan, melt butter. Add shallots and cook until tender. Add flour and mix to make a smooth blond roux. Deglaze with white wine until it becomes a paste. Slowly add cream while whisking. Add slat and pepper to taste. Strain through a fine sieve or cheesecloth.

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China Dine-ah’s Seafood Stuffing

Updated 12 months ago

Ingredients:

lb. butter

onion, minced

2 stalks celery sliced thin

1 lb. Ritz crackers, crushed

1 T minced parsley

salt and pepper to taste

cup white wine

lb. Maine shrimp

lb. scallops

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The China Dine-ah’s Crab Cakes

Updated 12 months ago

Ingredients:

1 lb. crabmeat

1 egg

1 cup white bread crumbs (1/4 cup for recipe mixture, cup for breading)

cup mayo

cup stone ground Dijon

1 teaspoon dill

Instructions:

Mix together all ingredients. Roll 2 oz. scoops of mixture into the cup of bread crumbs. Saut in butter until crisp on both sides.

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JB Parkers’ Amaretto Creme Brulee

Updated 12 months ago

Ingredients:

Egg Yolks 12 ea
Granulated Sugar 10 oz
Heavy Cream 32 oz
Vanilla Extract oz
Amaretto Liqueur 2-3 oz

Granulated Sugar As needed

Separate egg yolks from the whites. Place yolks in mixing bowl. Add sugar. Whip or beat until yolks change to a light yellow and increase in volume. Continue mixing and add vanilla, amaretto and cream. Mix well.

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JB Parkers’ Spinach, Crab & Artichoke Dip

Updated 12 months ago

Ingredients:

Spinach 8 oz
Artichoke Hearts 8 oz
Sour Cream 6 oz
Mayonnaise 6 oz
Parmesan Cheese 4 oz
Worcestershire 1 oz
Salt/White Peppper/Cayenne to taste
Crabmeat 8 oz

Directions:

Chop spinach and squeeze out water. Roughly chop artichoke hearts. Mix all ingredients, place in a oven proof dish and place in a 350 degree oven until heated through and bubbling.

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Why Convert a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA

Updated 12 months ago

Traditional IRAs, (whether invested in CDs, stocks and bonds or mutual funds) involve PRE-TAX savings that are taxed upon withdrawl. Roth IRAs do not have the pre-tax benefit, however the account will not be taxed when the money is taken at retirement.

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JB Parkers’ Crab Stuffing For Mushroom Caps, Etc.

Updated 12 months ago

Ingredients:

Onion 4 oz
Celery 4 oz
Butter 8 oz
Ritz Crackers 1 lb
Mayonnaise 4 oz
Parmesan 4 oz
Parsley 2 tbsp
Crabmeat 8 oz

Dice onion and celery fine. Put in pan with butter, simmer over low heat until the butter is melted and the onions &amp: celery are translucent.

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JB Parkers’ Curried Cream of Butternut Squash Soup

Updated 12 months ago

Ingredients:

Vegetable Oil 1 oz
Onion 6 oz
Celery 6 oz
Carrot 6 oz
Butternut Squash 32 oz
Curry Powder 2 Tbsp
Salt TT
White Pepper TT
Cayenne Pepper TT
Chicken Stock 32 oz
Heavy Cream 8 oz
Honey 2 oz

Roughly chop the onion, celery and carrot. Roughly chop the butternut squash. Heat oil in sauce pan and saut onion, celery and carrot until onion is translucent. Add butternut squash and saut 2 minutes. Add curry powder and continue to saut for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

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Maine Seafood Stuffing

Updated 12 months ago

Recipe submitted by Linda Hoglund. This recipe placed fourth in a national competition. Ingredients:1/2 cup chopped orange and yellow peppers1/2 cup chopped onion1/2 cup sliced celery1 clove of garlic, chopped3/4 cup melted butter1/4 cup cooking sherry or white wine substitute2 eggs1 cup bread crumbs1 cup crushed Ritz crackers1 cup Maine shrimp1 cup Maine crab legs1 lb. Maine scallopsDirections: In a hot frying pan, take about 4 tablespoons of the melted butter and add the peppers, celery, onions, and garlic. Let cook until about three quarters of the way done. Add the seafood and cook for 5 minutes. Add the sherry and cook for another five minutes. In a mixing bowl, add the bread crumbs and the Ritz crackers then take the contents of the frying pan and add to the bread crumb and cracker mixture. Add the rest of the butter and the 2 eggs. Stir gently but mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste. If it’s too dry, add more melted butter. If it’s too wet, add more Ritz crackers. You can put this stuffing on pork chops, fish, mushrooms, turkey or chicken, or even as a casserole. Bake in 350 oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown on top and heated through.

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River Driver’s Pumpkin Torte Recipe

Updated 12 months ago

1 LARGE TORTE SERVES 6 -8

Ingredients:

Crust

1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers

1/3 cup granulated white sugar

1/2 cup melted butter

Cream Cheese Mix

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

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