Friday, February 8, 2013

Share the Love - the Perfect Valentine's Day Gift

Here's a little message about giving your loved one(s) just what they want for Valentine's Day and every day. It's published by Deseret Connect.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Valentine's Day Beef Stroganoff and Cherry Delight

This delicious Stroganoff is a classic and is fairly simple to make. It's included in my (proposed) book; A Caterer's Handbook. While the Stroganoff is cooking, boil the water for the noodles, add them at the very last while the sauce is heating through. The Cherry Delight can be made a day ahead and refrigerated.

Dissolve in
2 1/2 C hot water
3 beef boullion cubes
set aside. Cut into 3/4" x 3" slices
2 lbs. beef tenderloin or sirloin steak
3 TBSP. butter
in a skillet, sauté
½ lb. sliced mushrooms
remove and set aside. In same skillet, brown beef. Reserve
2/3 C. beef broth
stir into skillet remaining broth and
1/3 C. dried onion
¼ C. catsup
1 ½ tsp. garlic salt
Cover and simmer 15 minutes. Blend together remaining broth and
1/3 C. flour
Stir into meat, add sautéed mushrooms, heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir one minute. Add
2 C. low fat sour cream
Heat through. Cook 8 –10 oz. medium noodles as directed on package. Serve with Stroganoff.
6 – 8 servings
This is a light, creamy cheesecake style dessert that people rave over.
Preheat oven to 400°
Mix together as for piecrust
2 C flour
1 C butter, softenened
1 C chopped nuts
½ C brown sugar
Press into 9 x 13” pan, bake for 15 min.
Turn out of pan onto waxed paper, crumble and pat back into pan. Chill
Whip in a chilled bowl
1 C whipping cream
¼ C powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Set aside. Cream
16 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 C powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Fold into whipped cream, spread over crust. Pour over
2 cans cherry pie filling
Refrigerate 12 hours, keeps several days in refrigerator. Serves 15