Local woman wins national recipe contest

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A local woman wins a national recipe contest, and because of it hundreds of senior living residents will have that recipe on the menu.

Lu Bartosiak lives at Cherryvale Place, near the intersection of Newburg and Bell School roads. Lu was chosen out of more than one hundred entries nationwide for the Enlivant recipe contest. Cherryvale Place is one of hundreds of Envilant communities around the country. And now Lu's stuffed mushroom recipe will be served at Envilant communities' menus across the U.S..

Here is that recipe:
STUFFED MUSHROOMS, by Lu Bartosiak
Prep Time: 1 Hour
Serves: 4-5

INGREDIENTS
20 Large White Button Mushrooms
1 lb Bulk Pork Sausage (aka breakfrast sausage) Browned
8 oz Cream Cheese- Chopped into small cubes
1 Bunch Green Onions- Chopped
1/2 to 1 cup Milk
Parmesan Cheese (Optional)

DIRECTIONS
1) Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
2) Brown sausage and crumble well
3) Drain sausage from skillet leaving a thin coat of oil, and saute onions in oil until slightly wilted
4) Return sausage to pan with onions and cream cheese
5) Over low heat, stir sausage, onions and cream cheese until well blended
6) Remove stems from mushrooms and stuff each mushroom cap with sausage mixture
7) Top with parmesan
8) Add milk to bottom of baking dish, place mushroom caps on top and bake until heated through and mushrooms are beginning to leak their water (20-25 mins.)