Home cooking: It's hard to beat

Judy Anderson and Kay Down
Judy Anderson (left) and Kay Down focus on home cooking in this month's "Cookin' with J&K" column in the Galva News.

Some people eat for the three basic food groups: frozen, canned and take-out. Which is your favorite? We hope home cooking is your favorite. Try it; you will like it.


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Ground Beef Stroganoff for Two

½ pound ground beef

¼ cup chopped onion

1 T. butter

¼ cup sliced fresh mushrooms

1 T. flour

1 garlic clove, minced (opt.)

¼ t. salt

1/8 t. pepper

2 T. chili sauce

¼ t. Worcestershire sauce

1/3 cup sour cream

Cooked noodles

In a skillet, cook beef and onion in butter until meat is no longer pink. Stir in mushrooms, flour, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook and stir for 5 minutes.

Add chili sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Reduce heat; cook uncovered for 10 minutes.

Stir in sour cream just before serving. Heat through and serve over noodles.


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Blueberry Cobbler

2 cups fresh blueberries

½ cup sugar

2 T. butter, melted

2/3 cup flour

1½ t. baking powder

¼ t. salt

2/3 cup milk

Sprinkle blueberries into a well greased 8” pan. In a small bowl, combine sugar and butter until crumbly.

Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, add to sugar mixture, alternately with milk. Spread over blue berries.

Bake 350 degrees 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.

For more of this column, see the July 23 Galva News.