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Breads: Piroshky's

Ingredients

Filling

Directions

Stir together water, sugar and yeast and let stand until creamy. Mix well, then knead in extra flour until the dough is smooth and elastic, then cover and let rise until double (or put it int a bread machine on dough cycle).

Prepare the topping.

Roll out dough to about a 13 by 17 inch rectangle. Spread the topping on the dough and top with the chopped filling ingredients. Rollup dough, pinch seam to seal. Use floss to cut into 1 inch segments. Place on lightly greased baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise until nearly doubled. Remove plastic wrap and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.

Filling

Cream the butter and cream cheese together. Chop your meat and vegetable topping into fine pieces and set aside.

Desserts: Beignets

Ingredients

Directions

Combine yeast and warm water in a large bowl. Next add the sugar, salt, eggs, and evaporated milk, then mix until well blended. Beat in four cups of flour until smooth. Next add the shortening and mix well, then add the remaining three cups of flour. Cover with loose plastic wrap or a loose towel, and chill for up to 24 hours.

Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface until it is about 18 inch thick. At this point you can form the beignets into small squares (about 2.5 inches), or use a different shape. Heat oil to 360 degrees and fry in batches, and then place on paper towels to drain. Serve warm with powdered sugar, jelly, fruit, or whatever delicious topping you dream up!

Main Dishes: Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients

Directions

Finely chop the green onions, mushrooms and water chestnuts. Brown the turkey over medium-high heat with the garlic and ginger. Add the onions, mushrooms and chestnuts after a few minutes and cook together until the meat is no longer pink. Mix remaining ingredients together in a small bow, then add all at once to turkey mixture. Cook 2 to 3 minutes more, then serve on lettuce leaves.

Other: Roasted Potatoes

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat oven to 450. In a large bowl, toss potato wedges with oil. Arrange in a single layer in a roasting pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper. Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

Soup & Salad: Cashew-Pear Salad

Ingredients

Dressing

Directions

In a large bowl combine the lettuce, cheese, cashews, pear and cranberries. Drizzle the dressing over the salad, toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Dressing

In jar with tight fitting lid, combine the ingredients. Shake Well.