Eggs, milk and cheese.........

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by prairiegirl, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. prairiegirl

    prairiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm always looking for new recipes that use what we have most of - eggs, milk, and homemade cheeses (when we have them). This recipe uses all of these, plus our own beef, veggies and spaghetti sauce.
    We had this today and I've added it onto our favorites list. I changed the recipe a bit to use our own foods, but the original would be good, too. Since there were only 3 of us eating today, I split the recipe between 2 dishes and put one into the freezer.

    Please share any tried and true recipes that use these ingredients.

    Three Cheese Baked Spaghetti

    12 oz. thin spaghetti
    1 lb. Ground beef
    1 med. onion, chopped
    1 med. green pepper, chopped
    1-2 cloves garlic, chopped or minced
    1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    11/2 quarts spaghetti sauce
    3 Tab. tomato paste
    3 eggs, divided
    ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
    1 (15 oz.) container ricotta cheese
    2 tablespoons chopped parsley
    2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. In a large skillet, brown ground beef with garlic, peppers, and onions; drain. Add pasta sauce, tomato paste and seasoning; heat. Mix 1 egg and Parmesan cheese with cooked, drained pasta and mix well. Spread 1 ½ cups spaghetti sauce into a 9 X 13 in. baking dish. Place pasta mixture over the sauce. Mix remaining 2 eggs, ricotta cheese, and parsley; spread evenly over spaghetti layer. Spread meat-sauce mixture evenly over ricotta layer. Bake 30 minutes. Top with mozzarella cheese; bake 10 minutes longer or until melted.
     
  2. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my favorite cheesecake in the whole world; I have a chocolate version of this but in my humble opinion this lemon one can't be beat. It uses a lot of eggs, cream cheese and sour cream.


    Lemon Swirl Cheesecake

    Crust
    1 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
    3 Tbsp sugar
    3 Tbsp butter or margarine, melted

    Cheesecake Batter
    1 cup Sour Cream
    4 packages (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
    1-cup sugar
    3-Tbsp flour
    1 Tbsp vanilla
    4 eggs, beaten

    Lemon Curd
    6 large very fresh egg yolks (older eggs will not set up properly)
    1-cup sugar
    1-tablespoon cornstarch
    1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
    1 stick butter-chopped
    20 drops yellow food color

    Preparation:

    Make crust and cool completely.
    MIX crumbs, 3 Tbsp. sugar and butter; press firmly onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 325°F for 10 minutes. (Bake at 300°F for 10 minutes if using dark nonstick springform pan.)

    Make lemon curd
    Put the egg yolks, lemon juice, cornstarch and sugar in the top of a double boiler. Use medium heat and stir with whisk constantly. Once the mixture has heated up (make sure that it's hot because if you start adding the butter before it's hot, it doesn't set up as well) add the butter a couple of pieces at a time. As the previous pieces melt, add 2 more. Once all the butter has been added, let it continue to cook for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. If it is not thick, let it cook longer than the 15 minutes. Transfer to the fridge and cool completely stirring often to keep the butter from separating. While the curd is chilling mix the cheesecake batter.


    MIX sour cream, cream cheese, 1-cup sugar, flour and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Mix in beaten eggs. Remove 1-1/3 cups of the cheesecake batter and stir it along with the 20 drops of yellow food color into the cooled lemon curd.

    Spoon half the cheesecake batter over prepared crust. Spoon half of the lemon curd in dollops into pan. Repeat, ending with lemon curd. With metal spatula or knife, cut through batters to marble.


    BAKE at 325°F for 1 hour 10 minutes or until center is almost set if using silver springform pan. (Bake at 300°F for 1 hour 10 minutes or until center is almost set if using dark nonstick springform pan.) Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.


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