Category Corresponding Recipes

What to Eat When You’re Without a Drawbridge

April 19, 2013 Bonus Recipes/VegetarianCorresponding RecipesShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

We’re surrounded by flood water.

Our new temporary moat.

Our new temporary moat.

Thankfully, I went to the grocery store on Wednesday. (Today is Friday.) So we’re pretty well stocked as far as food is concerned. The situation does make me think of having to be resourceful nonetheless, and often resourcefulness leads to creativeness. Hence, the following scrumptious sandwich (complete with detailed instructions) that I made for lunch:

Swedish Honey Roasted Turkey and Peppered Goat Cheese on Rye

  • Sliced Rye Bread
  • Peppered Goat Cheese (Herbed or Plain would also work here.)
  • Deli-sliced Honey Roasted Turkey Breast (I like Sara Lee.)
  • Lingonberry Jam (or Cranberry Sauce)
  • Butter, Margarine, Smart Balance Spread (or the like)

I brought the Smart Balance out of the fridge first, allowing it to warm a little which makes i...

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Grocery Girl Reuben Casserole

March 15, 2013 Bonus Recipes/VegetarianCorresponding Recipes  2 comments

Prep. Time: About 15 minutes    Time in the Oven: 45 minutes     Feeds: 4-6 people comfortably

A while back I posted two different Reuben Casserole recipes, my mom’s and another I had tried.  Recently, I tried yet another recipe that wasn’t too bad. So, I decided to come up with a recipe that’s a combination of all three. The result is a casserole that consists of crispy, buttery, thousand island cheesiness and savory, tummy warming, bread pudding type goodness. You’ll need:

  • 2 Packages of Seasoned Croutons (about 4-5 Cups Worth)
  • 1 lb. Deli-sliced Corned Beef
  • 2 Cups Shredded Swiss Cheese
  • 1 16 oz. can of Bavarian Style Sauerkraut, Drained (The 14 oz. can will do, but your casserole will be less tangy.)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Thousand Island Dressing
  • Butter

1) Preheat the oven the 350 degr...

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The Feeding of the 5000 or How to Feed Your Family That’s Visiting from Nebraska, Breakfast

December 3, 2012 Bonus Recipes/VegetarianCorresponding RecipesMake Ahead Madness  No comments

Here’s another recipe I’ve added to in order to improve upon it. You may find after tasting the finished product that the other 4,999 people are going to have to fend for themselves.

A pastry cutter will be useful to you in making the topping.

I recommend eating this dish with a side of bacon.

Baked Apple French Toast

The French toast:

  • 20 slices of French bread (1 inch thick)
  • 1 can (21 oz.) apple pie filling
  • 1 pear – peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • 8 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

Arrange 10 slices of bread in a greased 13X9 baking dish. Spread with pie filling, evenly distribute pear pieces over filling, and top with remaining bread...

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Versatile Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

October 19, 2012 Bonus Recipes/VegetarianCorresponding RecipesMake Ahead MadnessVegetarian  No comments

I found this recipe at Mariano’s, my new favorite grocery store, so I have to give them most of the credit for it. However, I’ve added an ingredient of my own choosing that I think is quite additive indeed. For those of you who are familiar with FoodStuffs roasted red pepper dip, this dip will satiate your craving for it. Try serving it as a dip for pita chips, veggies, or over (drum-roll please), roasted fish (think tilapia or the like).

3 TBSP. roasted red peppers (the jarred kind), roughly chopped

1/4 cup mayonnaise (light is fine)

1/4 cup sour cream (again, light is fine)

2 oz. cream cheese (again with the “light” – it’s fine)

1/2 TBSP. lemon juice

1/2 tsp. lemon zest

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

1/8 tsp. onion powder

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Vegetarian Pantry Pizza

October 6, 2011 Corresponding RecipesShopping Lists and Home Page PostsVegetarian  No comments

Recently I had the foresight to make some pizza dough in our bread maker.  I made the dough on a Sunday and then the pizza Monday.  There’s really no the need to make the dough a day ahead of time;  nor does one have to use a bread maker to make it.  (See the “pizza dough” recipe by using the search box.)

My plan was to make the pizza for meatless Monday, (Which I did.) but believe it or not the grocery store was out of zucchini.  (I like to hide shredded zucchini underneath the pizza cheese where my husband doesn’t notice it.)  So, I had to be a little creative.  This is what you’ll need if you’d like to make the pizza I ended up making (It was delicious!):

  • 1 batch of pizza dough – I add a clove of minced garlic and Italian seasoning to mine.
  • 1 medium sized can of tomato sauce
  • ol...
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Sloppy Joe Goulash

September 23, 2011 Corresponding RecipesShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

By far one of the most inexpensive and easiest to prepare meals I make is sloppy joe goulash.  A true Hungarian goulash usually contains potatoes – my goulash does not.  If the truth were to be known, I just enjoy calling it goulash.  You may feel like you’re making Hamburger Helper when you make it.  (It’s that easy to make and does contain ground beef or turkey.)  Rest assured though, you are really cooking.  You’re just taking a little bit of help from the store in the form of Hunt’s Manwich Sauce, Bold, plus a few other ingredients.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of diced green and/or red bell pepper
  • 1 standard sized package of ground turkey or beef
  • 1 can of Hunt’s Manwich Sauce, Bold
  • 8 oz. of whole grain pasta, like rigatoni or penne
  • as much pepper-jack or your favorite cheese ...
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Roasted Country Style Ribs: Bone-In or Out

September 14, 2011 Corresponding RecipesMake Ahead MadnessShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  One comment

Yes, you can still use your outdoor grill.  I’m all for using it ALL YEAR LONG.  However, as the temperature outside drops, I’m more inclined to turn on the oven.  But I still have a great affinity for bbq.  So what’s a grocery girl to do?  I found this recipe for Oven Barbecued Country Style Ribs on another blogger’s site:


and, let me tell you, the method for cooking these ribs is genius!  Feel free to use your favorite sauce when making the ribs.  I used our fave flavor of Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce (Honey flavored) and the ribs were delectable.  Enjoy!

*Hints: Add 1/4 – 1/2 tsp. of liquid smoke to your sauce for smokier flavored ribs...

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Moist Corn Muffins

August 30, 2011 Corresponding RecipesShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

Welcome to The Grocery Girl’s new blog format!  Let’s start with an easy side dish that can be made ahead of time or while you’re making the rest of a meal.  They’re good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  The ingredients are inexpensive.  They can also be made to be sweet or savory.

Here’s what you’ll need:

You’ll also need some cooking spray. (Alternatively, you can put a little bit of canola oil on a paper towel.  Lightly grease your muffin tins using that.)

Making these muffins is so easy.  Basically, you’re going to follow the corn muffin recipe that already exists on the Jiffy Mix box.  However, you’re going to add a small can of cream corn to the mixture.  The addition of the cream corn will add moisture and texture to your muffins...

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Recipes Corresponding to Grocery Shopping List 25, 2011

July 22, 2011 Corresponding RecipesShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

Flavorful Sweet Corn and Black Bean Wrap


Serves 2 – 4 People  (Double the Recipe for 4 People)

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 TBSP. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 3 TBSP. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed (or 3 ears of cooked sweet corn, kernels removed from the ears)
  • 1/4 of a red onion, diced
  • garlic salt to taste
  • large tortillas of your choice (burrito sized)
  • avocado
  • lime
  • pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • light sour cream

Well, it’s a good thing I’m revisiting the black bean and corn salad (wrap).  I noticed in an earlier post I listed the ingredients for the salad, but didn’t give directions on how to make it...

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Recipes Corresponding to Grocery Shopping List 24, 2011

July 15, 2011 Corresponding RecipesShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

 Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce and Veggie Sausage


Serves 2 to 4 People

  • Your favorite pancake mix, batter prepared as directed on the box
  • 2 TBSP. butter, Smart Balance, or a combination of butter and canola oil
  • 2 quarts of fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled (2 lbs. frozen may be substituted)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar or to taste
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • pinch of salt
  • Morningstar Farms or other veggie breakfast sausage patties

I found this strawberry sauce recipe on  It’s basically the same recipe that I would make at home.

The sauce is easy to make.  Just combine the strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch together in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat; stir the sauce gently until the sugar dissolves and berries are soft, about 10 minutes...

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