Dirty Martini Steak Kabobs


With spice consumption at an all-time high across America, it’s an exciting time for flavor. According to the McCormick® Flavor Forecast®, different tastes, textures, and colors are mixed and matched to deliver fun and excitement to eating. “We’re seeing a more adventuresome spirit in the kitchen – playful takes on America’s favorites that bring both the comfort of familiarity and the energy of the unexpected,” says Larry Tong, McCormick chef. “For example, a contemporary combination of mustard seed and vermouth sparks a martini-inspired steak kabob, complete with onion and olive garnishes.” Tong sees this lighthearted approach showing up in every …

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

submitted by Pastor Ann Bassett 1 medium onion chopped 1 tbsp. butter 2 cans crushed tomatoes undrained 2 cans condensed cream of tomato soup, undiluted 1 1/2 cups milk 1 tsp. sugar 1 tsp. dried basil 1/2 tsp. paprika 1/4 tsp. garlic powder 1 8 oz. package of philadelphia cream cheese, cubed   In a saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in one can of soup, both cans of tomatoes, milk, sugar, basil, paprika, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. In a blender or food processor combine the remaining …

Low Fat Spinach and Artichoke Dip


  With the popularity of spinach and artichoke dips, this lighter version offers an opportunity to enjoy the flavors while reducing the calories. This recipe is courtesy of Mrs. Rachael Klingeil. 2 cups light swiss cheese 1 cup parmesan cheese 1 box frozen spinach (thawed) 1 can artichokes 2/3 cup fat-free sour cream 1 cup fat-free Philadelphia cream cheese 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 2 teaspoon minced garlic Mix by hand or in a food processor. Bake at 375 degrees oven for 25-30 minutes (until starting to brown on top). Serve with slices of french bread or crackers.     

Gooey Butter Cake

  Gooey Butter Cake                                                       submitted by Mary Lou Fisher 1 box of yellow cake mix 1 stick of melted butter 1 egg 2 tsp. vanilla   Mix together & press into a buttered 9 x 13 inch pan. 1 box of powdered sugar 8 oz. philadelphia cream cheese 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla Beat until smooth and pour onto the top of the above mixture. Sprinkle with colored sugar sprinkles   Preheat over …