Kitchen Krafts


It’s time for a barbeque! Have fun helping to prepare these recipes and serve your guests.

Turkey Cheeseburgers

1/4 cup canned, crushed tomatoes

2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 pound (.45 kg) ground turkey

4 large slices mozzarella cheese

8 slices French bread, lightly toasted

1 cup spaghetti sauce, divided into 1/4-cup portions

  1. 1.

    In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper. Crumble ground turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into 4 patties, 3/4 inch (2 cm) thick.

  2. 2.

    Grill on medium heat for 8 minutes or until the meat is cooked through. Melt a slice of mozzarella cheese over each patty. Serve on toasted bread with spaghetti sauce on the side for dipping.

Sweet-Onion Rings

1 pound (.45 kg) sweet onions

3 egg whites

1 cup dry bread crumbs

1 teaspoon thyme

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon pepper

  1. 1.

    Cut onions into 1/2-inch (1.3-cm) slices and separate rings.

  2. 2.

    In a small mixing bowl, beat egg whites. In another bowl, combine bread crumbs and seasonings. Pour crumb mixture into large resealable bags.

  3. 3.

    A few rings at a time, dip onions in the egg whites and then shake in crumb mixture to coat.

  4. 4.

    Bake on a greased baking sheet at 400°F (204°C) for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve plain or with ranch dressing or ketchup.

Fruit Pizza

1 package brownie mix (19 ounces/539 g)

1/3 cup boiling water

1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

1 package (8 ounces/227 g) cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

5 cups fruits of your choice (sliced strawberries, kiwis, bananas, raspberries, etc.)

  1. 1.

    In a bowl combine brownie mix, water, oil, and 1 egg. Spread on a greased 14-inch (36-cm) pizza pan. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 25 minutes.

  2. 2.

    Beat cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Spread over brownie crust and bake 15 minutes longer.

  3. 3.

    Arrange fruit slices on top and refrigerate for 30 minutes before slicing the pizza and serving.

[illustration] Illustrated by Mike Laughead