Here are some more of my family’s favorites! The Swoop Bread recipe is a family recipe from my dad’s side of the family. They have a German ancestry and my guess is that it’s was called, simply, “Soup Bread”, but with the German accent it got translated into “Swoop Bread”. It’s a dense, hearty bread that is perfect with soup!
The Carmel Apple Cheesecake Bars w/Streusel Topping is to die for!! You definitely need to try these!!
Italian Sausage Soup w/Tortellini
1 lb. Italian sausage
1 c. chopped onions
2 garlic cloves, sliced
5 c. beef broth
1/2 c. dry red wine
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 c. thinly sliced carrots
1/2 tsp. dried basil l
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 (8 0z.) can tomato sauce
1 1/2 c. sliced zucchini
8 oz. cheese tortellini
3 T. chopped fresh parsley
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
Brown sausage, onions and garlic in 5 qt. Dutch oven. Drain. Add broth, wine, tomatoes, carrots, basil, oregano and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.
Stir in zucchini, tortellini, parsley and green pepper. Cover, simmer an additional 20 to 25 minutes. Sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese.
4 c. whole wheat flour
2 c. white flour
1 c. sugar
2 tsp. salt
1 qt. buttermilk
4 tsp. baking soda
Preheat oven 375 degrees.
Mix all together. Pour mixture into 2 greased loaf pans.
Turn down oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 50-70 minutes.
Carmel Apple Cheesecake Bars w/Streusel Topping
2 c. flour
1/2 C/ brown sugar
1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. sugar, plus 2 T., divided
1 tsp. vanilla
3 Granny smith apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Streusel topping, recipe follows
1/2 c. caramel topping
Preheat oven 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Press evenly into a 9 x 13 pan lined with aluminum foil. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 1/2 cup sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla. Stir to combine. Pour over warm crust.
In a small bowl, stir together chopped apples, remaining 2 T. sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spoon evenly over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle evenly with Streusel topping. Bake 30 minutes or until filling is set. Drizzle with caramel topping.
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. flour
1/2 c. quick cooking oats
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, softened
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients.
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Until Next Time. . .Kris