Australian Meat Pie recipe


• 1 1/2 lb Steak; minced
• 1 Teaspoon Soy sauce
• 2 Beef bullion cubes
• Salt and pepper
• 1 1/2 Cup Water
• 1 Pinch Nutmeg
• 2 Tablespoons Flour
• 1/4 Cup Water; (extra)

Pie Crust:
• 2 Cups Flour
• 2/3 Cup Water
• 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
• 2 oz Beef drippings

Pie Topping:

• 1 Puff pastry (12 oz. package)
• 1 Egg yolk
• 1 Teaspoon Water


Prepare filling: Place meat into pan, stir on low heat until well browned. Drain fat. Add crumbled bullion cubes, water, salt, pepper and nutmeg, stir until boiling, reduce heat, cover, simmer for 20 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Combine extra water and flour, stir until smooth. Add flour mixture to meat, blend well. Return to heat, stir until meat boils and sauce thickens. Add soy sauce, stir until blended. Simmer, uncovered for 5 to 10 minutes; remove from heat allow to cool.

Prepare Pie base: Sift flour and salt into bowl. Place water and dripping into saucepan, stir until dripping melts; remove from heat. Make a hole in center of dry ingredients, add liquid, stir until combined.

Turn out onto lightly floured surface, knead lightly. Roll out pastry to line eight greased pie pans. Cut excess pastry around sides of pie pans. Fill centers with cold meat filing.

Prepare Pie crust: Roll out puff pastry on lightly floured surface, cut out rounds for top of pies, use a saucer as a guide. Wet edges of base pastry, and gently press tops into place, trim around edges with a sharp knife. Brush tops of pies with combined egg-yolk and water.

Chocolate-Peanut Spread - Recipe for Kids


• 1/2 Cup chunky peanut butter
• 1/4 Cup plain low-fat yogurt
• 1/4 Cup chocolate-flavored syrup
• 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla
• 32 vanilla wafers or 16 graham crackers
• 1 Cup assorted fresh fruit: pineapple chunks, sliced strawberries, sliced bananas


In a medium bowl stir together peanut butter, yogurt, chocolate syrup, and vanilla. Spread the chocolate spread on the flat side of a vanilla wafer; top with another wafer. Serve with fresh fruit. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Makes16 servings.

Kids Apple-slaw recipe


• 4 Cups pre-packaged coleslaw mix
• 1 Cup apple, chopped
• 1/3 Cup Mayonaise, non-fat
• 1 Teaspoon Cider vinegar
• Hot sauce, to taste


Combine coleslaw mix, chopped apple, nonfat mayonnaise, cider vinegar, and hot sauce, chill and serve.

Beef Empanadas- Chilean beef Recipe


Empanada dough:

• 3 Cups all-purpose flour
• 1 Teaspooon Baking powder
• 1 Teaspoon of salt
• 1/4 Cup Lard or shortening
• Milk, water or broth 1/2 to 3/4 cup, as needed


• 2-3 Tablespoons of oil
• I minced onion
• 2-3 clove minced garlic
• 1 Pound of ground beef
• 1 Tablespoon of Paprika
• 1 Teaspoon of Cumin seed
• 1 Teaspoon of Oregano
• 1 cup of water, or vegetable stock
• 1 Tablespoon of Flour
• 1/2 Cup raisins
• 1/4 Cup Black or Green pitted Olives, chopped


Mix flour, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl. Rub the lard or shortening into the flour with your fingers to break it up into small pieces. If oil, stir it in.
Stir in just enough milk, water or broth to form a kneadable ball. Remove it to a floured board and knead for about 5-10 minutes until it is silky smooth. Add a little flourto make less sticky. Cover it with a towel or bowl and let it rest at least 30 minutes.
Heat the oil in a saute pan over medium flame. Saute the onions until they turn translucent. Add the garlic, paprika, cumin and oregano and sautÈ 1-2 minutes more. Add the ground beef, salt and pepper and saute, breaking up the beef until it is cooked through.
Stir in the water or stock, raisins and olives and bring to a simmer. Sprinkle flour over all and stir in well. Simmer for another 5-8 minutes till thickened. Adjust seasoning, remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Preheat your oven to 375∞F. Cut the dough into 12 equal portions. Lightly flour a work surface and roll each portion into a 6- to 8-inch round. Add about 1/4 cup of filling to the center of the pastry round, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Wet the edges with a finger dipped in water, fold over into a half moon and seal the edges with the tines of a fork or by rolling them up into a scalloped edge. Lay out on a baking sheet.
Brush tops with an beaten egg whites. Bake for 30-40 minutes till browned on top.

Kuzu Guvec- Lamb Casserole Turkish recipe


• 1/2 Lb. green beans, cut into 3"
• 3 Large tomatoes, skinned and cut into thick slices
• 1 Eggplant, peeled, and sliced crosswise
• 1/4 Lb. okra, tops trimmed
• 2 Medium zucchini, sliced
• 3 green bell peppers, seeded, cut in eighths
• 2 onions, chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, chopped
• 2 Tablespoons butter
• 2 Lb. lamb, cut into 1" cubes
• 1/2 Cup water
* 2 bay leaves
• 2 medium potatoes, sliced 1/2" thick
• Salt and Pepper
• 1 Tablespoon butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Saute onions and garlic in butter in large pot. Add meat, cook for 15 minutes. Add water and bay leaves, cover, simmer until the meat is tender. Transfer the meat mix into a casserole dish. Arrange potatoes in a layer on top of the meat then, place remaining vegetables in layers over the potatoes. Add salt and pepper, dot with butter, cover and bake at 350 degrees until vegetables are tender. Add hot water if necessary. Serve hot with pilaf.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


•1/2 Cup Whole wheat flour Hu
• 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
• 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
• 2 Cups old-fashioned rolled oats
• 1 Cup raisins
• 1/2 Cup butter or margarine, softened
• 1 egg
• 2 Tablespoons of water
• 1 Teaspoon vanilla


1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Completely grease 2 large baking sheets.

2) In a medium bowl,stir together flour,cinnamon,baking soda, and salt. Stir in the oats and raisins; set aside.

3) In a large bowl, cream butter. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, water and vanilla. Beat in dry ingredients until well combined.

4) Drop by rounded tablespoons, leave about 1 1/2 inches between cookies. Press with a fork to flatten them.

5) Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until browned. Cool on racks.

Makes 2 dozen.

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