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Fran Fran was a 91 year old widow who had been cooking, baking and entertaining for over 70 years. She died quietly in her home on April 24, 2015.

The recipes in Fran's Kitchen™ are essentially homestyle American dishes, with a few Italian dishes thrown in for good measure.

Choose from any of Fran's 134 recipes, ranging from appetizer's and soups, to main dishes made with chicken, beef, veal, pork, and seafood. Don't forget to top off your meal with one of Fran's delicious desserts!

But there's more to cooking than mere recipes, and that's why her reference section is so important. For beginners, Fran shows you how to read a recipe, teaches you what cooking & baking definitions are, and has an extensive list of kitchen utensils needed in your kitchen.

For the everyday cook, and even for some of you seasoned pros out there, Fran's Kitchen™ has measurement conversion charts, a FAQ's section, food storage guides, kitchen tips, and a herbs & spices section.


Fran's Kitchen™ - From My Home To Yours.

Featured Recipe of the Month - Chicken and Rice Dinner
Savory Chicken, Tender Rice, A Delicious Dinner
Recipe Serves: 4
Level of Complexity: Moderate
Ingredients: 

  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 4 small, Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1-1/2 cups Water
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups Minute Rice, uncooked
  • 2 cups Fresh or Thawed Broccoli Florets
Preparation:
  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cover.
  2. Cook 4 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Remove chicken from skillet.
  3. Add water, soup and seasonings; stir. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice and broccoli.
  4. Top with chicken; cover. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes.

Featured Recipe of the Month - Pecan Clusters
Rich and Delicious - No Baking Necessary
Recipe Serves: 2 dozen
Level of Complexity: Moderate
Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Pet® Milk
  • 1 tbsp Corn Syrup
  • 6 oz package of Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Pecans
Preparation:
  1. In a heavy 2 quart saucepan melt sugar, milk and corn syrup.
  2. Stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil and is all bubbly.
  3. Boil and stir over medium heat 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips and melt completely. Stir in pecans.
  5. Drop with a teaspoon onto wax paper, chill until set.

Featured Recipe of the Month - Milky Way Blondies
Amazing!
Recipe Serves: 18 pieces
Level of Complexity: Easy
Ingredients: 

  • 1 & 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 cup Margarine
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 12 (or more) Fun Size Milky Way Bars
Preparation:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (176.6°C).
  2. Line an 8" pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla, margarine, sugar and egg together.
  4. Cut the milky way candy bars into 1/4" pieces and fold into mixture.
  5. Press dough into baking pan and bake for 25-30 mins.
  6. Remove from oven when lightly brown and let pan cool completely.
  7. Lift cookie out of the pan with the parchment paper and cut into 1" bars.

Featured Recipe of the Month - Vegetable Bake Casserole
Fast, Easy Family Meal
Recipe Serves: 8
Level of Complexity: Easy
Ingredients: 

  • 1 lb Ground Sausage
  • 1 small can Peas, Drained
  • 1 small can Carrots, Drained
  • 1 small can Green Beans, Drained
  • 1 small can Lima Beans, Drained
  • 1 can Red Kidney Beans, Rinsed & Drained
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • 3 cans Tomato Soup
Preparation:
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Brown the sausage in a frying pan, drain off grease, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine carrots, lima beans, green beans, peas, and kidney beans.
  4. Add 2 cans of tomato soup to the mixture, followed by the meat and an additional can of soup if needed.
  5. Salt & pepper to taste.
  6. Pour the mixture into a greased 3 quart casserole dish.
  7. Bake at 375°F for at least an hour.



 

 

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