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New England Boiled Dinner

Ingredients
5 carrots, cut into 2 inch pieces
10 small boiling onions, peeled
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 quart water
2 1/2 lb cured corned beef brisket
3 baking potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 small green cabbage, cored and cut into wedges

Directions
Trim fat from brisket. Place in a large stockpot; add water. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat, simmering 2 hours or until tender. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove brisket from pot. Set cooking liquid aside. Place brisket in a large baking dish coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with syrup. Bake, uncovered, at 400 for 20 minutes. Add onions, carrot, potato, and turnip to liquid in pot; bring to a boil over high heat. Cover; reduce heat to medium. Cook 25 minutes. Add cabbage; cook 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Drain; place on a serving platter. Cut brisket across grain into thin slices, and place on serving platter; drizzle with drippings from baking dish. Serves 5 From The Complete Cooking Light Cookbook Traditionally served for lunch (referred to dinner in our parts), this New England Boiled dinner provides a good meal before heading back out into the fields or barn to work.

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Fiddlehead and Potato Frittata

Ingredients
1 large red onion
1 medium potato, boiled until soft
2 ounce fresh fiddleheads, steamed for 10 minutes
3 tablespoon olive oil
6 large eggs
3/4 cup parmesan cheese.

Directions
Set aside the fiddleheads to cool. Slice the potatoes and set aside to cool. Cut the onion in 1/4 inch slices and saute with 3 T olive oil in skillet on med heat until softened and caramelized, about 20 minutes. Set aside to cool, leaving oil in skillet. Whisk eggs together and stir in parmesan cheese, cooled fiddleheads, potatoes and onion. Carefully mix together. Heat skillet on med-high heat until drop of water sizzles. Turn to med-low and pour in the egg and vegetable mixture. Cook slowly until edges are done and the middle is still runny, put under broiler for 2 minutes. Turn out on serving platter and serve immediately or at room temperature. From Yankee Magazine, Spring, 2005 This wild green unfurled stem of the ostrich fern is much celebrated in Maine and the Northeast, ready for picking when the tulips and forsythia start to bloom.

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Potato Stuffing

Ingredients
8-10 medium potatoes
3 tablespoon butter
1 egg
1 cup soft bread crumbs
1 large chopped onion
3 chopped celery stalks
parsley
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt

Directions
Boil potatoes and mash without milk. Add butter, egg, bread crumbs, onion, celery, some parsley, sugar and salt. Mix well and bake in buttered baking dish at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Treat’s Garage

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Whole Wheat Oatmeal and Rhubarb Muffins

Ingredients
2 1/4 cup Wood Prairie Farm Organic Rolled Oats
1 3/4 cup Wood Prairie Farm Organic Whole Wheat Flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup milk or buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup melted butter or oil
1 1/2 cup rhubarb, cut into 3/4 in. slices.

Directions
Mix dry ingredients together in large bowl. Form a well in the center. Mix liquid ingredients together and pour into well of dry ingredients. Mix just until moistened. If you like, you can make the batter ahead of time and refrigerate overnight. Bake 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. From Jen Albertson

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New Potato Salad with Peas

Ingredients
2 lb small new potatoes
2 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
1 tablespoon minced shallot
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup peas
1/3 cup chopped or torn fresh mint leaves

Directions
Cover potatoes with cold salted water in 3-quart saucepan. Then simmer, covered, until tender, 10-15 minutes. While potatoes are cooking, whisk together vinegar, shallot, salt, and pepper in a large serving bowl. Drain potatoes and halve or quarter if desired. Add to vinegar mixture while warm and toss to coat. Add oil, peas, and mint and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper and serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 6 side-dish servings. From Epicurious.com

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Awesome Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients
2 lb potatoes, peeled, and cut into 2 in. cubes
plenty of salted water
milk
butter
salt and pepper to taste

Directions
Since I have a ricer, I don’t have to bother to peel my potatoes. Cook in plenty of salted water until tender–20-30 minutes. Start with cold water. When they are tender get out the masher and mash, adding milk and/or butter to the consistency you like. Or if you have a ricer, call the boys, this is one of those fun kitchen tools they will help with. Season with salt and pepper. Quick to make, and such a comfort food.

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Potatoes Persillade

Ingredients
4-6 tablespoon canola, or other oil
1/2 cup minced parsley
2 cloves of garlic
2 waxy potatoes, in 1/4 in. dice
4 tablespoon unsalted butter
salt and pepper

Directions
Place the potatoes in cold water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and drain. Allow to dry. Heat oil in a very large skillet. (I use less oil than is called for) Add the potatoes and cook 6-8 minutes, tossing occasionally, until lightly browned. Add butter and continue sauteing for another 5 minutes. Just before serving, add parsley and heat for 1 minute.. Season and serve. Food Channel: Cooking Live

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Easter Egg Potatoes with Sour Cream and Herbs

Ingredients
2-3 tablespoon herbs (leaf celery, parsley, or fresh thyme)
salted water
1 lb Easter Egg potatoes
sour cream

Directions
This is a good dish to take to holiday dinner. 1 pound of Easter Eggs will serve 2-4 people. Steam or boil the potatoes in salted water until very tender. Fold 2-3 TBS. herbs into sour cream and dress the potatoes in the serving dish, or serve on the side. For herbs, choose from leaf celery, parsley, or fresh thyme.