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Corn & Summer Squash

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* 12 oz canned corn
* 3 small yellow summer squash, cut into 1/4 inch slices
* 3 small zucchini, cut into 1/4 inch slices
* 1 small onion, diced
* 1/4 cup butter
* Salt and pepper to taste


1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the onion until translucent, about 5 minutes.
2. Stir in the corn. Cook and stir until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
3. Add the zucchini and squash and reduce heat to medium low. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally until the squash are tender and the liquid from the vegetables is cooked away, about 8 minutes.
4. Season Vegetables with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

Prep Time: 10 Min      Cook Time: 20 Min     Yields: 3 Servings


Watermelon Juice

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* 1 cup very cold water
* 4 cups cold, ripe, 1 1/2 inch watermelon chunks,preferably seedless
* 1 tablespoon lime juice
* Pinch of salt
* 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste, optional


1. Place the water, watermelon, lime juice, salt, and sugar, if using, in a blender and puree the fruit well.
2. Taste the juice and correct with additional lime juice or sugar if desired, pour into a pitcher, and chill for at least 1 hour.
3. Just before serving, stir the juice to blend, pour into a chilled glass or glasses, and serve at once.

: about 4 cups


Marinated Turkey Breast

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* 1 (4 pound) turkey breast
* 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
* 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
* 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
* 1/4 cup olive oil
* 1/4 cup soy sauce
* 2 tablespoons lemon juice
* 1 tablespoon brown sugar


1. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic, basil, and pepper. Rub over the turkey breast.
2. In a large shallow dish, blend vegetable oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, and brown sugar. Place the breast in the dish, and turn to coat. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 4 hours.
3. Preheat oven at 375 degrees F.
4. Cook for an hour and a half or to an internal temperature of 170 degrees F.

Prep Time
: 20 Min   Cook Time: 1Hr 30Min    Yields: 5 Servings


Poor Man's Sandwich

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Poor-Man's-SandwichI found this recipe looking for something different and easy to make on the weekends. The ingredients may sound odd together but it is a yummy sandwich. Don't think about it. Just try it.

* 1 1/2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
* 2 slices bread
* 6 slices dill pickle
* 1 tablespoon thinly sliced onion
* 2 teaspoons mayonnaise

Spread peanut butter onto one slice of the bread. Place pickle slices and onion slices onto the peanut butter. Spread mayonnaise onto the other slice of bread, and place on top.

 Start to Finish: 5 Min      Yields: One Serving


Broiled Bananas

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* 4 bananas, not too ripe
* 1/4 cup (packed) brown sugar
* 1 tablespoon lime juice

1. Preheat  broiler.
2. Peel the bananas and slice crosswise 1/2 inch thick. Mix the brown sugar and lime juice and toss with the banana slices.
3. Spread the bananas in a shallow baking pan and broil until the sugar has melted into a glaze, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Start to Finish
: Less than 15 Min     Yields: 4 servings

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