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Kibbe Hammoud

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Hadeel 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 8:28 PM
Subject: new challenge

Hi phaedrus

I am glad I found your web site.... 
Can you please help me find the recipe for Kibbee, but not any Kibbee.. 
I am looking for "Kibbee Hammoud". 
It is Middle Eastern, made with Grounded Rice balls mixed with a little 
and stuffed with a mixture of Minced Lamp and Onion and spices. then the 
soup is made of chunks of Lamp on the bone, Turnip, Lemon Juice and spices. 
after the soup is cooked those rice balls are dropped onto it... then after 
it is cooked well... yum yum

the soup is easy enough to make. but I couldn't find a recipe for those rice 
balls (I used to get them frozen from some shops).
the closest I got was this web Page... with instruction how to buy a CD for 
this specific recipe!
although the soup seems a bit different in here, still it is very close.

Thank you and good luck...



Hello Hadeel, The below recipe is the only one that I could locate for kibbe hammoud. I hope it helps.


Kibbe Hammoud 

This is a typical Iraqi dish not found in any other Arab country. The Kibbe 
are made with rice and meat cooked in a sauce of tomato garlic and lemon. 
It is eaten in a soup plate with the sauce as a soup.


1 1/2 lb. of minced lamb with fat
6 medium chopped onions
1 lb. lean beef with no fat, minced very fine
1 lb. washed and soaked rice
a pinch of saffron in a few drops of rose water in 2 tablespoons of hot water
salt and mixed spice

(serves 4-6 people)


Mix chopped onions with minced lamb, in a food processor, then add spices, 
salt, and saffron with rose water. Keep aside as the filling. 
Grind the soaked rice to powder. 
Add the mince beef and salt, mix and put twice in food processor. 
Fill the beef mixture with the lamb and onions mixture, make a torpedo shape 
with moist hands. 
If not using it the same day, freeze them. 

To cook Kibbe Hammoud


6 cloves garlic chopped
2 peeled and chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons of tomato paste
1 lamb stock cube
3 lemon juice
one cucumber, peeled and cut into thin finger shapes
salt, pepper and handful of mint
corn oil to fry

(serves 4-6 people)


Fry tomatoes and garlic and tomato paste, in a little oil, add water, 
lemon cube, salt and pepper. 
When boiling put the Kibbe inside one by one and let them cook for 1/2 hour. 
Add the cucumber and cook for further 20-30 minutes, till the cucumber is 
cooked but still firm and the Kibbe are cooked inside (test one). Sprinkle 
the dry mint and serve with the soup. 

Spinach Ricotta Pie

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 8:30 PM
  Subject: lost recipe

  I am looking for a lost recipe. I have looked at more recipe sites that 
  I can remember in this search, but to no avail. I saw your site mentioned 
  in several places as a good place to come to.
  It was on the box of Kraft philly light cream cheese many years ago and 
  I'm pretty sure it was called "spinach ricotta pie". Besides spinach and 
  ricotta and cream cheese, it had oregano which made it so yummy. 
  Thanks so much..

Hi Gail,

See below.


   Spinach  Ricotta  Pie

   Ingredients : 
   1 qt. chopped fresh spinach
   1/2 c. chopped onion
   1 (8 oz.) pkg. light cream cheese
   3/4 c. low-fat Ricotta cheese
   1/2 tsp. dried basil
   1/2 tsp. dried oregano
   1/4 tsp. salt (optional)
   1/8 tsp. garlic powder
   1/8 tsp. pepper
   3/4 c. chopped fresh tomatoes
   2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

   Preparation : 
      Note:  Frozen chopped spinach works fine substituting for fresh. 
   Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place spinach and onions in small
   saucepan. Cover.  Cook 5 minutes or until tender.  Beat cheeses and
   seasonings in small mixing bowl - medium speed with electric mixer
   until well blended.  Stir in the spinach mixture; spread into a 9
   inch pie plate.  Bake 15 to 20 minutes until thoroughly heated.  Top
   with remaining ingredients.  The chopped tomatoes and grated cheese
   can be baked on top instead if you wish.  


From: Karlin
To: phaedrus
Subject: Yugoslavian Cevapcici
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2003 9:34 AM

You were looking for this at one point.
Yugoslavian Cevapcici
1 lb. ground lamb, pork or veal
1 lb. ground chuck
1 egg, beaten
5-6 drops Tabasco
1 tsp. marjoram
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. paprika
1 lg. clove garlic, crushed
3-4 Tbsp. beef broth or bouillon
Combine all ingredients; blend well.  Form into finger shaped
sausages about 3/4" thick and 4" long.  Cook slowly until well browned
on a charcoal grill. Turn sausages often.  Sausages should be brown on
the outside and slightly pink on the inside.  According to tradition,
these sausages are served on a bed of chopped onions, with tiny hot
peppers, mixed vegetables and bread. 


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Lisa
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 4:37 PM
  Subject: Mini Doughnuts

  Hi there!
  I am hoping you can help me.  I am trying to find a mini doughnut 
  recipe but i am would like a recipe that is very close to the kind 
  of doughnuts one would find at a fair.  You know "those little doughnuts".  
  I hope you can help me!!

Hi Lisa,

See below.


  Homemade Mini Donuts      
  Pillsbury artificial buttermilk biscuits
  White or powdered sugar
  Corn oil
  Brown paper lunch bags
  Small round cap (either from corn oil bottle or something found in refrigerator)
  In a brown paper lunch bag (double bag) put a cup of cinnamon or a cup of 
  white powdered sugar. Press the small round cap in the center of each 
  separate uncooked biscuit to make the doughnut holes. Fry on medium/high 
  both sides until lightly brown from the frying pan place the donuts in the 
  brown bag and shake.
  Mini Doughnuts 
  Makes 20 doughnuts

  1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
  1 teaspoon baking powder 
  1/2 teaspoon salt 
  1 egg 
  1/3 cup sugar 
  1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel 
  1 teaspoon lemon juice 
  1/3 cup half-and-half or light cream
  2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  CRISCO shortening for deep frying

  Combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  Beat egg, sugar, extract, lemon peel, and lemon juice until very thick 
  in a bowl.
  Blend half-and-half and melted butter; add dry ingredients alternately 
  with half-and-half mixture to beaten egg, beating until blended after 
  each addition.
  Chill dough if necessary until easy to handle.
  Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut dough with a 
  lightly floured 2-1/4-inch scalloped cutter and use a 1-inch round cutter 
  to cut out centers.
  Heat Crisco to 375F in a deep saucepan or deep fryer.
  Fry doughnuts, a layer at a time, for 2 minutes or until golden brown; 
  turn doughnuts as they rise to surface and several times during frying. 
  Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. 
  Coat doughnuts with sugar.
  Chocolate Doughnuts  
  1/2-ounce dry yeast (2 (1/4-ounce) packages)
  1/3 cup warm water
  1/4 cup sugar
  3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  1/2 cup cake flour
  1/4 cup cocoa powder
  3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  1/4 cup hot water
  3 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  1/4 cup powdered sugar
  1/2 teaspoon salt
  6 ounce baking potato, like russets, cooked, peeled and riced
  Chocolate glaze, recipe follows
  Canola oil, for frying

  In a bowl, combine yeast, warm water and sugar to dissolve. Add 1/4 cup 
  of the all-purpose flour and 1/4 cup of the cake flour. Stir and set in 
  a warm place for 30 minutes to foam up. Combine cocoa powder and baking 
  soda and add hot water to dissolve. Add the melted chocolate to the cocoa 
  powder mixture then stir in the powdered sugar, salt, and potato. Add this 
  to the foamed yeast along with another 1/4-cup of all-purpose flour and 
  the remaining 1/4-cup of cake flour and mix on low to combine with a paddle. 

  Mix on high speed for 30 seconds to combine. Add the remaining 1/4-cup of
  all-purpose flour and mix on high speed. Flour the work surface heavily and 
  knead the dough gently (it may be sticky). Turn into a greased bowl and 
  proof until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours. Turn dough out onto a 
  floured surface and punch down then proof for another 30 minutes. 

  Flour work surface heavily and pat out dough to about 1/2-inch thick. Cut 
  out doughnuts and holes, flouring the cutter each time, and set on a floured 
  sheet pan. Heat oil to 375 degrees and drop in doughnuts and holes. Cook 
  doughnuts for 45 to 60 seconds and the holes for 30 seconds, flipping once. 
  Drain on a paper towel-lined sheet pan. 

  Chocolate Glaze:
  4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  1/2 cup cream

  Chocolate Glaze: Place the chopped chocolate in a bowl. Boil the cream and 
  pour it over the chocolate and let sit, whisking to combine. Keep warm. Dip
  doughnuts in chocolate glaze when cooled.

  Yield: 30 mini doughnuts, plus holes
  Prep Time: 1 hour
  Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Wheat Germ

----- Original Message -----
From: "Yash" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 7:04 AM

> hi Phaedrus,
> could you please tell me the nutrition value of wheat germ & some recipes
> how to use wheat germ.
> thanks
> Yash

Hello Yash,

I could only find one item about the nutritional value of wheat germ. See:

Fat Free

On the other hand, I found dozens and dozens of recipes with wheat germ. The ones bellow are just a small sampling. Wheat germ can be added to almost any kind of dish.


Wheat  Germ  Crackers

 Ingredients :
 3 c. quick oatmeal
 2 c. flour
 1 c. wheat germ
 3 tbsp. sugar
 1/2 tsp. salt
 1 c. water
 3/4 c. oil

 Preparation :
   Mix dry ingredients together.  Add 1 cup water and 3/4 cup oil;
 stir until all is wet.  Roll out thin on upside down cookie sheet.
 Score, salt, and prick with fork.  Bake at 325 degrees for 1/2 hour
 or more, until brown.  (This is enough for two cookie sheets,
 approximately 10 x 15 inches or 11 x 16 inches).  Delicious!
 Egg  Nog  Cookies

 Ingredients :
 1 c. margarine
 2 c. sugar
 2 eggs
 1 tsp. salt
 2 tsp. grated nutmeg
 1 tsp. vanilla
 1 c. buttermilk or sour cream
 4 c. flour
 2 heaping tsp. baking powder
 1/2 c. wheat germ

 Preparation :
   Thoroughly combine margarine and sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla.
 Combine dry ingredients and add alternately with milk; beat well.
 Add more flour to make soft but not sticky dough.  Place large
 spoonfuls on greased pan and bake in 400 degree oven.
 Choco-Wheat  Germ  Muffins

 Ingredients :
 1/2 c. shortening at room temp. (or margarine)
 1/3 c. white sugar
 1 egg
 1 tsp. vanilla
 1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
 1 tsp. baking soda
 3 tbsp. cocoa
 1/2 tsp. salt
 1 c. sour milk or buttermilk
 3/4 c. wheat germ
 1/2 c. carob chips (or chocolate chips)

 Preparation :
   Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, cream shortening,
 sugar, egg and vanilla.  Sift together flour, soda, coca and salt.
 Stir in dry ingredients alternately with sour milk.  Mix in wheat
 germ and chips.  Fill muffin cups and bake for 25 minutes, 20
 minutes for smaller muffins.  Makes 12 large or 24 small muffins.
 Sunmaid  Breakfast  Bars

 Ingredients :
 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
 3/4 c. toasted wheat germ
 1/4 c. sugar
 1/2 tsp. baking powder
 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
 1/4 c. margarine, melted
 1/4 c. honey
 1 egg
 1/2 tsp. vanilla
 1 c. SunMaid raisins
 1/2 c. walnuts, chopped

 Preparation :
   Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease an 8 inch square pan.  Combine
 flour, wheat germ, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon.  Stir in
 margarine, honey, egg and vanilla; mix well.  Stir in raisins and
 walnuts.  Press mixture firmly into greased pan.  Bake at 350
 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.  Makes 10 bars.
 Old  Canadian  Butter  Tarts

 Ingredients :
 1 egg
 1 c. brown sugar
 1 c. raisins or currants
 1 tbsp. butter
 1 tbsp. milk
 1/2 tsp. vanilla
 1/2 c. toasted wheat germ

 Preparation :
   Mix together; beat until bubbly.  Spoon into uncooked tart shells.
  Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown on top.
 Carrot  Cake

 Ingredients :
 2 c. sugar
 1 1/2 c. Crisco oil
 4 eggs
 2 c. flour, NOT sifted
 1/2 tsp. baking powder
 1 tsp. soda
 1/2 tsp. salt
 1 tsp. cinnamon
 1 tsp. vanilla
 1 c. chopped nuts
 3 c. shredded carrots
 1/2 c. wheat germ
 1 c. brown sugar
 6 tbsp. oleo margarine
 3 tbsp. milk
 1/2 c. chopped nuts
 1 c. flaked coconut
 1 tsp. vanilla

 Preparation :
   Beat sugar, oil and eggs together or beat sugar and oil and add
 eggs one at a time.  Mix in remaining ingredients, adding nuts,
 carrots, and wheat germ lastly.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes
 in oblong pan.  Mix brown sugar, oleo margarine and milk together
 and boil 1 minute.  Add nuts, coconut and vanilla.  Pour over cake
 while hot.
 Fudge  Brownies

 Ingredients :
 1/2 lb. butter
 4 eggs
 1 c. flour
 3 tsp. vanilla
 4 sq. chocolate
 2 c. sugar
 1 tsp. salt
 1/4 c. wheat germ

 Preparation :
    Melt butter and chocolate together.  Cool.  Beat eggs and sugar
 together thoroughly.  Combine egg mixture and chocolate mixture.
 Sift flour and salt. Stir in wheat germ.  Beat dry ingredients into
 chocolate mixture.  Mix well. Add vanilla.  Beat.  Pour into greased
 9 x 12 inch pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until
 batter shrinks from sides of pan.  Cut into small squares.  Very
 chewy and rich.
 Cucumber  Casserole

 Ingredients :
 1 med. onion, chopped
 3 garlic cloves, minced
 1 green bell pepper, chopped
 4-5 carrots, grated (1 c.)
 4-5 lg. tomatoes with juice, chopped (4 c.)
 1 (14 1/2 oz.) can Italian style seasoned tomatoes
 3 bay leaves
 1 tsp. lite salt
 1/2 tsp. pepper
 3/4 c. bread crumbs
 3/4 c. wheat germ
 4 lg. cucumbers
 1 tbsp. diet margarine
 3 oz. low fat cheese, grated

 Preparation :
    Chop onion, garlic, green pepper, carrots and tomatoes.  Add
 canned tomatoes, bay leaves, salt and pepper.  Simmer mixture for 20
 minutes; remove bay leaves.  Mix bread crumbs and wheat germ; spread
 on bottom of greased 9"x12" casserole dish.  Peel and slice 1/8"
 thick cucumbers.  Lightly salt cucumber slices. Layer cucumber
 slices and tomato mixture, making 2 layers and ending with tomato
 Energy  Cookies

 Ingredients :
 2 eggs, beaten
 1/2 c. oil
 1/2 c. honey
 1/2 c. dry milk powder
 1 3/4 c. oatmeal
 1/2 c. wheat germ
 1/2 tsp. salt
 1/2 c. peanut butter

 Preparation :
   In mixing bowl, combine eggs, oil, and honey.  Stir until well
 blended.  Add the remaining ingredients, stirring well.  Allow the
 mixture to stand for 30 minutes.  Drop by teaspoons onto a greased
 cookie sheet.   Bake at 325 degrees for approximately 15 minutes.
 Makes 50 cookies.
 Chocolate  Chip  Caramel  Rolls

 Ingredients :
 1/4 c. brown sugar
 2 tbsp. butter or margarine
 1 tbsp. light corn syrup
 1 c. all purpose flour
 1 tbsp. wheat germ
 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
 3 tbsp. shortening
 1/4 c. milk
 1 tbsp. butter or margarine
 2 tbsp. sugar
 1/4 tsp. grated orange peel
 1/4 c. miniature semisweet chocolate pieces

 Preparation :
   In a small bowl combine brown sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and corn
 syrup.  Cook on 100% power (high) for 1 to 2 minutes or until butter
 is melted and brown sugar is dissolved.  Stir to combine.  Evenly
 divide mixture among six 6 ounce custard cups.  Set aside.  In a
 mixing bowl stir together flour, wheat germ, and baking powder.  Cut
 in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Add milk all
 at once; stir just until dough clings together.  Turn out onto a
 lightly floured surface.  Knead gently 15 to 20 strokes.  Roll into
 a 10 x 6 inch rectangle.  In a small bowl cook 1 tablespoon butter
 on high for 30 to 60 seconds or until melted.  Brush over dough.
 Combine sugar and orange peel; sprinkle over dough.  Sprinkle
 chocolate pieces over dough.  Beginning from short side, roll up
 jelly roll style.  Seal seams.    Slice into 1 inch pieces.  Place
 dough slices, cut side down, in custard cups.  Arrange cups in a
 circle in the microwave oven.  Cook on high for 2 to 3 minutes or
 until a wooden toothpick comes out clean, turning and rearranging
 cups once after 1 minute.  Let cool 1 minute.  Loosen sides and
 invert onto a serving plate.  Spread any remaining caramel mixture
 from cups onto rolls.  Serve warm.  Makes 6 rolls.
 Salmon  Croquettes

 Ingredients :
 12 to 16 oz. salmon or tuna, drained
 2 med. carrots, grated
 1 sm. potato, grated
 1 egg, beaten
 1/3 c. wheat germ
 1/4 c. oil

 Preparation :
    Mash salmon, breaking up bones.  Mix in vegetables egg and wheat
 germ. Form patties.  Dip in additional wheat germ.  Fry in oil on
 both sides.  Drain on paper towels.  Cool. Wrap individually in
 foil; freeze  When ready to use, bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

 Ingredients :
 1 c. wheat germ
 2 to 3 bunches of parsley
 1 bunch green scallions
 Sm. handful of mint leaves
 5 to 6 ripe red tomatoes
 1/2 c. oil (olive)
 1/2 c. lemon juice
 1/2 tsp. salt

 Preparation :
    Soak wheat germ for 20 minutes.  Rinse, then let set for 15
 minutes. Cut all greens and tomatoes fine.  Mix oil, lemon and salt.
  Taste. Optional:  to add more, oil, lemon and salt.
 Kilkenny  Honey  Wheat  Rolls

 Ingredients :
 4-5 c. Pillsbury's Best All Purpose or Unbleached flour
 1 1/2 c. Pillsbury's Best Whole Wheat Flour
 1/2 c. wheat germ
 1/2 c. sugar
 2 tsp. salt
 2 pkgs. active dry yeast
 2 c. water
 3/4 c. oil
 3 tbsp. honey
 2 eggs, beaten
 Margarine or butter, melted (opt.)

 Preparation :
    Grease 36 muffin cups.  Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup;
 level off.  In large bowl, combine 3 cups all purpose flour, 1 cup
 whole wheat flour, wheat germ, sugar, salt and yeast; blend well.
 In small saucepan, heat water, oil and honey until very warm, (120
 to 130 degrees F).  Add warm liquid and eggs to flour mixture; blend
 at low speed until moistened.  Beat 3 minutes at medium speed.  By
 hand, stir in remaining whole wheat flour and enough all purpose
 flour to make a stiff dough.  On floured surface, knead in 1/2 to 1
 cup all purpose flour until dough is smooth and elastic, about 5
 minutes.  Place in greased bowl; cover loosely with plastic wrap and
 cloth towel.  Let rise in warm place, 80 to 85 degrees until light
 and doubled in size, about 45 to 60 minutes.  Punch dough down
 several times to remove all air bubbles.  Shape as directed below or
 divide into 36 pieces; shape each into a ball. Place one ball of
 dough in each greased muffin cup.  With scissors or sharp knife, cut
 2 (1/2") deep slashes in dough forming criss cross design.  Cover;
 let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 30 to 45
 minutes.  Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until
 golden brown.  Brush with melted margarine.  Remove from pans
 immediately. Serve warm or cool.  36 rolls.  Pan Rolls: Grease 2
 (15"x10"x1") baking pans or cookie sheets.  Divide dough into 36
 pieces; shape each into a ball.  Place 18 balls in each greased pan.
  Let rise and bake as directed above.  Cloverleaf Rolls:  Grease 36
 muffin cups.  Divide dough into 36 pieces; divide each piece into
 thirds.  Shape each third into a ball. Place 3 balls into each
 greased muffin cup.  Let rise and bake as directed above.
 Country  Meatloaf

 Ingredients :
 2 lbs. ground beef
 2 eggs
 1 onion, diced
 1 green pepper, diced
 1/2 c. rolled oats
 1/2 c. wheat germ
 1 tsp. salt
 1/2 tsp. pepper
 1 c. milk

 Preparation :
   Set oven to 350 degrees.  Break up ground beef into mixing bowl.
 To ground beef, add the rest of the ingredients; mix very well.  Add
 mixture to a loaf pan making sure to press mixture with a wooden
 spoon to surface is flat.  Check pan every 20 minutes to scoop off
 accumulated fat.  Bake at least 1 1/2 hours.  Check meatloaf with a
 toothpick for doneness.  Leave meatloaf in oven if needed.  Remove
 meatloaf from pan onto platter.  Let set for 5 minutes before
 serving.  Clinic of Family Medicine
 Peanut  Butter  Bugs

 Ingredients :
 4 tbsp. peanut butter
 1 tbsp. honey
 1 tbsp. wheat germ
 2 1/2 tbsp. powdered milk

 Preparation :
    Mix together to make a "play dough".  Shape and add eyes, legs,
 wings, etc. using chocolate chips, raisins, licorice, shaved
 almonds.  Eat.
 Old  Time  Apple  Cake

 Ingredients :
 3 lg. apples
 3/4 c. sugar
 1 egg
 1 c. flour
 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
 1 tsp. baking soda
 4 tbsp. wheat germ (crushed bran flakes or like may be substituted)

 Preparation :
    Peel and chop apples into large bowl.  Add sugar and let set 1
 hour or until sugar dissolves.  Add egg and mix.  Combine flour,
 soda, cinnamon and 3 tablespoons wheat germ.  Add to apple mixture
 and mix.  Put in 8 or 9 inch greased pan.  Sprinkle with remaining
 wheat germ.  Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes.
 Recipe may be doubled for larger pan.
 Old-Fashioned  Molasses  Cookies

 Ingredients :
 2 c. quick-cooking rolled oats
 3/4 c. whole wheat flour
 2 eggs, lightly beaten
 1/2 c. dark molasses
 2 tsp. vanilla
 1/2 c. raisins
 1 c. plain wheat germ
 1/2 c. nonfat dry milk solids
 3/4 c. vegetable oil
 1/2 c. honey
 1/2 c. chopped walnuts

 Preparation :
    Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine oats, wheat germ, flour and
 dry milk in large bowl.  Mix eggs, oil, molasses, honey and vanilla
 in medium bowl.  Stir into flour mixture.  Stir in nuts and raisins.
  Refrigerate covered 30 minutes.  Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls, 1
 inch apart, on greased baking sheets.  Bake until edges are golden,
 12-15 minutes.  Cool on baking sheets on wire racks 5 minutes.
 Transfer cookies to wire racks.  Cool completely.  Approximately 7
 Veggies,  Macaroni  &  Cheese

 Ingredients :
 1/4 c. margarine
 2 sliced scallions
 1 sm. clove garlic
 3 tbsp. whole wheat flour
 2 c. milk
 1/4 c. parsley
 1 1/2 tsp. salt
 1/4 tsp. thyme
 Dash of nutmeg
 1 c. low-fat cottage cheese
 1 (8 oz.) pkg. egg noodles, cooked & drained
 1/4 c. toasted wheat germ
 3 c. cooked vegetables
 1 c. grated cheese
 1 c. bread crumbs

 Preparation :
   Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Saute scallions and garlic in
 margarine.  Blend in flour, stirring constantly.  Slowly add milk,
 stirring.  Add cottage cheese and seasonings.  Cook until sauce
 thickens.  Combine noodles, vegetables and sauce; pour into greased
 2 1/2 quart baking dish.  Top with cheese and bread crumbs.  Bake 15
 to 20 minutes or until bubbly.  Serves 6 to 8.
 Cheese  Lasagna

 Ingredients :
 1 med. onion, chopped
 3 sm. cloves garlic, minced
 2 tbsp. cooking oil
 1 (28 oz.) can peeled tomatoes
 2 (6 oz.) cans tomato paste
 1/2 c. water
 1 tsp. salt
 1/2 tsp. oregano leaves
 1/2 tsp. basil
 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
 8 oz. lasagna noodles
 15-16 oz. carton Ricotta cheese
 1 lb. Mozzarella cheese slices
 1 c. wheat germ
 1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese

 Preparation :
   Saute onion and garlic in oil until onion is tender.  Add
 tomatoes, tomato paste, water and seasonings.  Simmer, uncovered 30
 minutes.  Cook noodles as package directs.  Drain thoroughly.  Cover
 bottom of 13"x9"x2" pan with 1/3 noodles.  Dot with 1/3 of Ricotta
 cheese.  Arrange 1/3 Mozzarella cheese over Ricotta.  Sprinkle 1/3
 cup wheat germ over Mozzarella.  Spread with 1/3 of sauce.  Repeat
 layers 2 more times.  Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.  Bake at 375
 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated.  Let stand
 10 minutes.  Serves 8 to 10.
 Potato  Cornbread

 Ingredients :
 1 c. all purpose flour
 3/4 c. yellow cornmeal
 3 tsp. baking powder
 3/4 tsp. salt
 1 tbsp. sugar
 1/4 c. butter or margarine
 1 c. instant potato flakes
 2 eggs, slightly beaten
 1 c. milk
 1/4 c. water
 2 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
 1/4 c. wheat germ

 Preparation :
    Mix flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and sugar.  Cut in
 butter until finely divided.  Stir in potato flakes.  Add eggs,
 milk, and water.  Mix in bacon only until dry ingredients are
 moistened.  Turn into greased 6 x 9 inch baking pan, spreading
 evenly.  Sprinkle wheat germ.  Bake at 400 degrees for 30-35
 minutes. If not brown enough put bread under broiler briefly,
 watching closely.  Omit this step if using a glass baking pan.
 Chicken  Divan

 Ingredients :
 8 chicken breasts
 2 lbs. fresh broccoli, cut into spears
 2 cans (10 3/4 oz.) condensed cream of chicken soup
 1 c. low fat mayonnaise
 1/2 c. low fat or skim milk
 4 tsp. mustard
 2 tsp. tarragon vinegar (other vinegars are fine)
 1 c. grated cheddar cheese
 1 c. wheat germ

 Preparation :
   Place chicken in glass casserole.  Cover, cook on high for 10
 minutes or until no longer pink.  Remove from dish to cool.  Place
 broccoli in dish and cook on high for 7 minutes.  Slice chicken and
 place over broccoli, leaving a ring of broccoli showing at the edge
 of dish.  Combine soup, mayonnaise, milk, mustard and vinegar and
 pour over chicken and broccoli.  Combine wheat germ and cheese and
 sprinkle on top.  Cook uncovered on high for 7 minutes or until
 cheese is melted.  Total cooking time 24 minutes.  Serves 8.
 Oven  Fried  Chicken

 Ingredients :
 1 (2 1/4 to 3 lb.) frying chicken, disjointed
 1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
 1/4 tsp. salt
 1/4 tsp. leaf oregano
 1/4 tsp. rosemary
 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
 1/4 tsp. onion powder
 1/2 c. buttermilk (or plain yogurt thinned with milk)
 1/2 c. regular wheat germ
 Dash of pepper

 Preparation :
   Wipe pieces of chicken with damp cloth and dry well.  Mix together
 cheese, wheat germ, and spices in shallow bowl.  Pour buttermilk in
 another shallow bowl and dip each piece chicken in buttermilk, then
 in cheese mixture and place skin side up in lightly greased baking
 dish.  Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes or until meat near bone is
 no longer pink


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