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Roxy Moxy Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, about 2 1/2 lbs
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon Roxy Moxy all purpose seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded Gruyere cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brush the inside of a 13×9 glass pan with olive oil.
  2. Peel sweet potatoes and slice very thin, about 1/8″ thick (a mandoline makes this go really fast!)
  3. Mix together cream, Roxy seasoning, and shredded Gruyere
  4. Put a layer of sliced sweet potatoes in the bottom of the pan, and top with a small amount of the cream mixture, and continue to layer about 2-3 layers, then spread the remaining cream mixture on top of the last layer of potatoes.
  5. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes, then remove foil and bake for 30 more minutes.
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Montana Sloppy Joes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 T Dry Creek Rib Rub
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 6 oz. water
  • 1 T flour
  • 2 t sugar
  • 1/2 t mustard powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Directions

    In a medium skillet, brown the ground beef. Drain if desired. Add flour, and cook for 1 minute. Mix in the tomato paste, water, sugar, Dry Creek Rib Rub, and mustard powder. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes or until sauce is until sauce is to desired thickness. Add salt to taste. Serve on hamburger buns, bread, or over rice. Top with American, Swiss, or Cheddar cheese if desired.

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Creamy Lala Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 tsp Lala Greek Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes, halved

Directions

In a large skillet add olive oil and cook the chicken on medium high heat for 3-5 minutes or until no longer pink in center. Remove and set aside. Add the rest of the ingredients to the pan and simmer, stirring frequently, 10-15 minutes or until the heavy cream has thickened. Add the chicken back to the sauce pan and serve over pasta or rice.

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Roxy Moxy Rustic Croutons

Ingredients

  • 10 slices French bread
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp Roxy Moxy All Purpose Seasoning

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Tear or cut bread into uniform pieces. Put melted butter and seasoning in a gallon ziplock bag, seal and mix until it coats the inside of the bag. Add bread pieces to bag, seal, and toss it around to coat bread. Place bread on cookie sheet and bake 10-15 minutes until golden brown.

Village Greek Salad (Xoriotiki)

This is one of my all-time favorite salads. I would like to first┬ánote that there are many ways to make this salad – every little village has a different variety, a different way of making xoriotiki (some times spelled horiotiki). My dad immigrated from Greece in the 1960s from a tiny mountain village north of the port town of Karystos on the island Evvia (Euboia). He, his siblings and my yiayia (that’s grandma for you non-Greek speaking readers) brought xoriotiki with him and it was one of the staples of Greek food in my youth.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

Slice the tomatoes in half – my wife likes to slice them into smaller, more bite size pieces, but a single slice will do. Slice the cucumber into 1/8″ slices. Any thinner and they’ll be flimsy once they’ve marinated, any thicker and they won’t soak up enough of the marinade. Cut the half red onion into two quarter pieces, and then slice the onion julienne. In a bowl a large mix the tomatoes, cucumber, onion, olive oil, vinegar and seasoning. For best results, marinate in the fridge overnight. You can get away with marinating for as little as 4 hours, but the closer to overnight you can reach, the better.

Optional:

Some varieties of xoriotiki add in feta cheese (my perfsonal preference is for Bulgarian Feta from your local ethnic/European grocer – it’s not quite as strong as Greek Feta, and certainly much better than anything you buy that comes pre-packaged). Some others add chopped up bell peppers and/or kalamata olives to their salad, both are delicious additions!