From our yum yum corner

Hello there and welcome to our yum yum corner and for this week it is all
about us taking some quality time to share a few great recipes with you.
We hope you enjoy these!
The Sterling Creations team


5 Ingredient Family Favorites:
Sensible Soups And Stews
Slow Cooker Smoked Sausage Stew
4 to 5 potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 (16 ounce) cans green beans, undrained
1 pound package smoked sausage, sliced
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons butter, sliced
Layer potatoes, green beans, sausage and onion in a slow cooker; dot with
butter. Cover; cook on low for 4 to 5 hours.
Makes 4 servings.
Crock-Pot – Slow Cooker Recipes:
Dude Food
Barbecue Ribs
Canola oil or vegetable oil
2 small red onions, finely chopped
3 to 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup cider vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce or to taste
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2 racks pork baby back ribs, cut into 3 to 4 rib sections
Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; cook and
stir until softened and lightly browned. Stir in brown sugar, ketchup,
vinegar, lemon juice,
Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce and chili powder. Simmer gently about
5 minutes. Remove half of sauce and reserve. Transfer remaining sauce to
Add ribs, stirring to coat. Cover; cook on low 7 to 9 hours, or on high 4 to
6 hours. Before serving, cut ribs between bones. Serve with reserved sauce.
Makes 6 servings.


Crock-Pot – Slow Cooker Recipes:
Dude Food
Honey Glazed Chicken Wings
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 pounds chicken wings
1 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon black pepper
Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in skillet over medium heat. Brown wings in
batches about 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Transfer with slotted spoon to
Crock-Pot. Combine
honey, soy sauce, remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil and garlic in medium bowl.
Whisk in tomato paste, water, sugar and pepper. Pour sauce over wings.
Cover; cook on
low 6 to 8 hours. or on high 3 to 4 hours.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.


5 Ingredient Family Favorites:
Everyday Salads And Sandwiches
Cranberry Spinach Salad
2 bunches spinach leaves, torn
1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup sweetened, dried cranberries
3/4 cup raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing
1/4 cup slivered almonds
Combine all ingredients in a large serving bowl; toss gently.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.

5 Ingredient Family Favorites:
Everyday Salads And Sandwiches
Lemony Caesar Dressing
1/2 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Keep refrigerated.
Makes about 3/4 cup.
Crock-Pot – Slow Cooker Recipes:
Dude Food
Beans With Smoky Canadian Bacon
2 cans (about 14 ounces each) diced fire-roasted tomatoes
1 can (about 15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 package (8 ounces) Canadian bacon, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/2 cup Texas-style barbecue sauce
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
Black pepper
Combine all ingredients in Crock-Pot. Cover; cook on low 5 to 7 hours. Serve
in bowls.
Look for barbecue sauce with liquid smoke as an ingredient.
Makes 4 servings.


Brandied Fruit Balls
2 1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
1 teaspoon brandy
1 package (9 ounces) condensed mince meat
1 cup chopped nuts
1/3 cup chopped candied cherries
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
Powdered sugar or coconut flakes
In large bowl, stir together all ingredients, except powdered sugar; mix
until well blended. Using about 1 teaspoonful of dough, roll into balls.
Coat with powdered sugar
or flaked coconut. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate 2
5 Ingredient Family Favorites:
Everyday Salads And Sandwiches
Grilled Ham Panini
2 slices sourdough bread
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
6 slices deli smoked ham
2 slices tomato
1 slice American cheese
Spread both slices of bread with mayonnaise on one side. Top 1 slice with
ham, tomato, cheese and remaining bread slice. Spray a griddle or skillet
with nonstick
vegetable cooking spray. Place sandwich on griddle; set a bacon press or
other weight on top. Cook sandwich, turning once, over medium heat for about
5 minutes, or
until lightly golden on both sides.
Makes 1 sandwich.
Crock-Pot – Slow Cooker Recipes:
Creamy Sweet Potato And Butternut Squash Soup
1 pound butternut squash, diced into 1 inch cubes (about 3 1/2 cups total)
1 pound sweet potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes (about 3 cups total)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can (about 14 ounces) chicken broth, divided
1 stick butter, cubed
1 can (13 1/2 ounces) unsweetened coconut milk
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
3 to 4 green onions, finely chopped, optional
Combine squash, sweet potatoes, onion, half of broth and butter in
Crock-Pot. Cover; cook on high 4 hours, or until vegetables are tender.
Process mixture in blender, 1
cup at a time, until smooth, returning batches to Crock-Pot as they are
processed. Stir in remaining broth, coconut milk, salt, cumin and ground red
pepper. Cover; cook
until heated through. To serve, ladle into bowls; sprinkle with chopped
green onions, if desired.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.

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