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<br><b>Recipe of the Month:  ''Cherry White Chip Brownies''</b>
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<br><b>Recipe of the Month:  ''PARMESAN ZUCCHINI, TOMATOES AND ONIONS''</b>
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(from [http://www.hersheys.com/recipes Hershey's Kitchens])
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(from [http://www.cooks.com])
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* 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained
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* 3 med. zucchini, sliced 1/4 inch
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* 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
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* 1 lg. onion, sliced thin
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* 3/4 cup sugar
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* 3 lg. tomatoes, sliced
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* 2 eggs
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* 1/2 tsp. salt
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* 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
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* 2 tsp. basil
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* 1 tablespoon kirsch (cherry brandy) or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon almond extract
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* 1 c. grated Parmesan cheese
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* 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
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* 5 tbsp. butter
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* 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa or HERSHEY'S Cocoa
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* 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
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* 1 cup HERSHEY'S Premier White Chips
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* 1/3 cup chopped slivered almonds
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* WHITE CHIP DRIZZLE(recipe follows, optional)
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* Maraschino cherry halves, well drained (optional)
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Directions:
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1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 8-or 9-inch square baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Grease and flour foil.
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Combine cheese, basil and salt. In buttered 2-quart casserole, alternate layers beginning with zucchini, onion, tomato, cheese mixture. Continue until all ingredients are used, always ending with cheese. Dot with butter. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
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2. Pat chopped cherries between layers of paper towels to remove excess moisture. Beat butter, sugar, eggs, corn syrup and brandy in medium bowl until well blended. Add flour, cocoa and baking powder to butter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in chopped cherries, almonds and white chips. Pour batter into prepared pan.
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3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cover; refrigerate until firm.
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4. Use foil to lift brownies out of pan; peel off foil. Cut brownies into shapes with cookie cutters or cut into squares. Garnish with WHITE CHIP DRIZZLE and maraschino cherry halves, if desired. Refrigerate until drizzle is firm; refrigerate leftover brownies. About 16 brownies.
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WHITE CHIP DRIZZLE: Place 2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Premier White Chips and 1 teaspoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil) in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 30 seconds: stir. If necessary, microwave at HIGH additional 15 seconds until chips are melted when stirred. Using tines of fork, drizzle across brownies.
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Interested in the health benefits of chocolate? Check with the [http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/food-and-nutrition/AN00771 Mayo Clinic].
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[http://www.southbendfarmersmarket.com/ '''Farmer's Market''']
[http://www.southbendfarmersmarket.com/ '''Farmer's Market''']

Revision as of 16:11, 4 August 2008

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Recipe of the Month: PARMESAN ZUCCHINI, TOMATOES AND ONIONS

(from [1])


  • 3 med. zucchini, sliced 1/4 inch
  • 1 lg. onion, sliced thin
  • 3 lg. tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. basil
  • 1 c. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 5 tbsp. butter

Directions: Combine cheese, basil and salt. In buttered 2-quart casserole, alternate layers beginning with zucchini, onion, tomato, cheese mixture. Continue until all ingredients are used, always ending with cheese. Dot with butter. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

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