Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dean Adkins's Potato Supreme—from NEIGHBORING ON THE AIR

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the University of Iowa Press! We hope you have a safe and happy holiday. We have one last recipe for you to consider for your Thanksgiving meal plans, this time from Neighboring on the Air, by Evelyn Birkby.

Dean Adkins's Potato Supreme

12 large potatoes, cooked and mashed
1 8-ounce package cream cheese
1 pint sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
Pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups grated cheese (optional)

Combine mashed potatoes, cream cheese, sour cream, garlic salt, and pepper to taste. Put in a baking dish and bake in a slow oven (250 degrees) for 1 hour. Sprinkle grated cheese over the top for the last 10 minutes of cooking.

Dean says, "This can also be cooked on low in the crockpot for a couple of hours or so. It is a good recipe for Sunday go-to-meetin' dinners. It's delicious."

Monday, November 24, 2014

Black Cherry Salad—from UP A COUNTRY LANE COOKBOOK

Want to try something new this Thanksgiving? Try this black cherry salad recipe from Up a Country Lane Cookbook, by Evelyn Birkby.

Black Cherry Salad

1 3-ounce package cherry gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cherry juice and water
1 cup black cherries, pitted
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup diced celery

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Drain cherry juice into measuring cup and add enough water to make 1 cup, then stir into dissolved gelatin. Fold in remaining ingredients and spoon into individual salad molds or pretty glass bowl. Chill until firm. Unmold or serve in bowl with 1/4 cup mayonnaise combined with 1/2 cup whipped topping on the side.