Recipes using Water

Spiced coffee

Spiced Coffee

Grab a java Coffee, java, joe. Whatever you prefer to call it, it is certainly a popular beverage. However, coffee isn’t just for drinking as this month’s recipes show. Although we do include two liquid versions, our readers submitted a variety of recipes that not only contain coffee but would go well with it. Not […]

Veggie Dip

Beetroot Hummus

Eat your carrots Plentiful year-round, root vegetables can be found in a wide variety of colors from deep purple beets to vibrant orange sweet potatoes and carrots and creamy white parsnips, turnips and rutabagas. Easily obtainable and budget friendly, these nutritious vegetables are packed with nutrients from the soil and have a high concentration of […]

Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal

An apple a day We don’t know that eating an apple a day keeps the doctor away, as the old adage goes, but apples are delicious and have many health benefits. Illinois is home to numerous apple orchards, from north to south and all points in between, and fall is the perfect time to visit […]

Italian Beef Sandwich

Italian Beef Sandwiches

Submitted by: Suzanna Bedrava, Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative


Tomato Juice

Fruit or vegetable? As a child, I remember going into our family garden, picking the biggest, reddest tomato I could find, wiping any dirt off on my shorts and biting into this sun-kissed delight. The juice dripped down my chin and I relished every bite. It was my favorite then and that hasn’t changed. We […]

Smoky Chicken Wings with Alabama White Sauce

Smoky Chicken Wings with Alabama White Sauce

It’s time to break out the red, white and blue and celebrate July Fourth! Cookouts and picnics seem to go hand-in-hand with the holiday and everyone has their favorite foods. Rather than stick with the expected burgers and hotdogs, (and there’s nothing wrong with those!) we decided to break out the smoker to celebrate with […]

Slush Punch

Submitted by Sharon Cornwell, Norris Electric Cooperative Print Recipe Slush Punch Course Beverage Cuisine American Skill Level Beginner Servings Ingredients 1 cup granulated sugar1 cup Water1 large cherry Jell-O1 ounce almond extract46 ounces pineapple juice9 cups cold water Course Beverage Cuisine American Skill Level Beginner Servings Ingredients 1 cup granulated sugar1 cup Water1 large cherry […]

Veggie Burger

Veggie Burgers

In the movie Forrest Gump, Forrest’s friend Bubba gives a seemingly never-ending list of all the ways shrimp can be prepared – “you can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it,” and the list continues. We don’t have room for that many preparations, but we think you’ll like the ones submitted. Rice […]

Spicy Peanut Chicken

Spicy Peanut Chicken

Feeling nutty? Print Recipe Spicy Peanut Chicken Recipe from Course Main Course Cuisine Asian Inspired Skill Level Easy Servings Ingredients 1/2 c. natural peanut butter1/4 c. honey2-3 t. sambal oelek or Sriracha3 T. soy sauce2 cloves garlic finely minced1 T. WaterSplash milk1 T. vegetable oil2 lg. red bell peppers sliced1-1/4 lb. Boneless skinless chicken […]

Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

Feeling nutty? Print Recipe Peanut Butter Sheet Cake Submitted by Nancy Lange, EnerStar Electric Cooperative and Nancy Weaver, Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative Course Dessert Cuisine American Skill Level Easy Servings Ingredients Cake 1 stick unsalted butter1/2 c. creamy peanut butter2 c. all-purpose flour2 lg. eggs slightly beaten1/2 c. milk1 c. Water1/2 c. cooking oil2 c. granulated […]