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Collected Through The Years

Kathy L Pugh

Within These Pages Lies A Lot Of Love...
The pages you are about to read are written with a lot of love throughout the years. These recipes have been collected from friends, family, co-workers, etc. I've had a lot of laughs and some tears along the way but it's all been done with love and that is how I'd like to pass these recipes on to you. I can only hope that you get as much enjoyment from them as I have. There are also so many memories to go with each one. With a little luck, you'll have those as well. Enjoy!

Recipe Index
Appetizers and Snacks
Beef Roll Ups................................................................................................................................................. 8 Caramel Dip................................................................................................................................................... 9 Corn Chex Party Mix...................................................................................................................................... 10 Crab Rangoon............................................................................................................................................... 11 Crabmeat Spread.......................................................................................................................................... 12 Cucumber Spread.......................................................................................................................................... 13 Curry Dip........................................................................................................................................................ 14 Dill Dip........................................................................................................................................................... 15 Fresh Fruit Dip............................................................................................................................................... 16 Nancy's Cheese Ball...................................................................................................................................... 17 Nieman Marcus Spread................................................................................................................................. 18 Original Chex Mix.......................................................................................................................................... 19 Pinwheels...................................................................................................................................................... 20 Potato Skins................................................................................................................................................... 21 Rye Party Dip................................................................................................................................................. 22 Shrimp Dip..................................................................................................................................................... 23 Spinach Dip................................................................................................................................................... 24 Vegetable Dip................................................................................................................................................ 25 Vegetable Pizza............................................................................................................................................. 26 Zucchini Jam.................................................................................................................................................. 27

Salads
7-Layer Salad................................................................................................................................................ 29 Ambrosia........................................................................................................................................................ 30 Bacon, Apple, Spinach Salad........................................................................................................................ 31 Banana Split Salad........................................................................................................................................ 32 Cauliflower ~ Lettuce Salad........................................................................................................................... 33 Cranberry Salad............................................................................................................................................. 34 Creamy Cucumber Salad.............................................................................................................................. 35 Creamy Fruit Salad........................................................................................................................................ 36 Frozen Cole Slaw.......................................................................................................................................... 37 Frozen Salad................................................................................................................................................. 38 Ham and Mandarin Salad.............................................................................................................................. 39 Pastachio Salad............................................................................................................................................. 40 Shelly's Jello Salad........................................................................................................................................ 41 Waldorf Salad................................................................................................................................................ 42 Yum Yum Salad............................................................................................................................................. 43

Main Dishes
Baked Spaghetti............................................................................................................................................ 45 Baste for Ham................................................................................................................................................ 46 Caramelized Pork Slices................................................................................................................................ 47

Cashew Chicken............................................................................................................................................ 48 Chicken and Dumplings................................................................................................................................. 49 Chicken Cacciatore........................................................................................................................................ 50 Chicken Chilaquiles Casserole...................................................................................................................... 51 Chili Pie.......................................................................................................................................................... 52 Connecticut Beef Supper............................................................................................................................... 53 Creamy Baked Chicken Breasts.................................................................................................................... 54 Creamy Curried Chicken............................................................................................................................... 55 Garlic Chicken............................................................................................................................................... 56 Garlic Shrimp................................................................................................................................................. 57 General Tso's Chicken................................................................................................................................... 58 General Tso's Chicken................................................................................................................................... 59 GENERAL TSO'S CHICKEN......................................................................................................................... 60 Gyoza............................................................................................................................................................ 61 Homemade Chili............................................................................................................................................ 62 Honey Lemon Oven Fried Chicken................................................................................................................ 63 Hunter Style Chicken..................................................................................................................................... 64 Indian Spaghetti............................................................................................................................................. 65 Kathy's Noodle Dish....................................................................................................................................... 66 Make-Ahead Fajitas....................................................................................................................................... 67 Max's Specialty.............................................................................................................................................. 68 Mock Duck..................................................................................................................................................... 69 Mom's Enchiladas.......................................................................................................................................... 70 Peachy Chicken Casserole............................................................................................................................ 71 Pork Chop Bake............................................................................................................................................. 72 Pork Loin Roast............................................................................................................................................. 73 Sesame Chicken............................................................................................................................................ 74 Shrimp Scampi.............................................................................................................................................. 75 Sloppy Joes................................................................................................................................................... 76 Southern Chicken Casserole......................................................................................................................... 77 Spicy Szechwan Chicken.............................................................................................................................. 78 Stuffed Rock Cornish Hens........................................................................................................................... 79 Sweet and Sour Pork..................................................................................................................................... 80 Sweet and Sour Sauce.................................................................................................................................. 81 Sweet And Spicy Beef Fajitas........................................................................................................................ 82 Tuna Cheesies............................................................................................................................................... 83 Veal Parmesan.............................................................................................................................................. 84

Sides
Baked Acorn Squash..................................................................................................................................... 86 Broccoli Casserole......................................................................................................................................... 87 Broccoli Cheese Casserole........................................................................................................................... 88 Cheese-Rice-Broccoli-Casserole................................................................................................................... 89 Crab Rangoon............................................................................................................................................... 90 Cranberry Relish............................................................................................................................................ 91 Double Baked Potatoes................................................................................................................................. 92 Easy Potatoes................................................................................................................................................ 93 Easy Rice Casserole..................................................................................................................................... 94 Fried Rice...................................................................................................................................................... 95 Green Bean Casserole.................................................................................................................................. 96 Hot German Potato Salad.............................................................................................................................. 97 Quick Baked Beans....................................................................................................................................... 98 Refrigerator Pickles....................................................................................................................................... 99 Sauteed Dumplings (Gyoza or Pot Stickers)................................................................................................. 100 Scalloped Potatoes........................................................................................................................................ 101 Sweet Potato Casserole................................................................................................................................ 102

Soups and Sandwiches
Bacon Potato Chowder.................................................................................................................................. 104 Cream of Potato Soup................................................................................................................................... 105 Quick Onion Soup.......................................................................................................................................... 106

Breads
60-Minute Rolls.............................................................................................................................................. 108 Banana Bread................................................................................................................................................ 109 Banana Nut Bread......................................................................................................................................... 110 Blueberry Muffins........................................................................................................................................... 111 Cheese Garlic Biscuits................................................................................................................................... 112 Coffee Can Bread.......................................................................................................................................... 113 Corn Chex Party Mix...................................................................................................................................... 114 Cranberry Nut Bread...................................................................................................................................... 115 Cranberry Orange Tea Bread........................................................................................................................ 116 Egg Noodles.................................................................................................................................................. 117 Homemade Buns........................................................................................................................................... 118 Mini Cinnamon Rolls...................................................................................................................................... 119 Nut Bread....................................................................................................................................................... 120 Orange Coffee Cake...................................................................................................................................... 121 Original Chex Mix.......................................................................................................................................... 122 Pancakes....................................................................................................................................................... 123 Pizza Crust.................................................................................................................................................... 124 Pretzel Dough................................................................................................................................................ 125 Refrigerator Rolls........................................................................................................................................... 126

Desserts
Apple Cobbler................................................................................................................................................ 128 Banana Split Cake......................................................................................................................................... 129 Blueberry Delight Torte.................................................................................................................................. 130 Bread Pudding............................................................................................................................................... 131 Butter Nut Drops............................................................................................................................................ 132 Caramel Corn................................................................................................................................................ 133 Cherry Banana Cobbler................................................................................................................................. 134 Cherry Cheesecake Wreath.......................................................................................................................... 135 Chewy Walnut Squares................................................................................................................................. 136 Chocolate Caramel Bars................................................................................................................................ 137 Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae Pie................................................................................................................. 138 Dad's Apple Crumb Pie.................................................................................................................................. 139 Date Nut Kisses............................................................................................................................................. 140 Deep Dish Apple Pie...................................................................................................................................... 141 Dessert Pizza................................................................................................................................................. 142 Dirt Cake........................................................................................................................................................ 143 Doctor Bird..................................................................................................................................................... 144 Easy Divinity.................................................................................................................................................. 145 Easy Homemade Ice Cream with Oreo Cookies........................................................................................... 146 Easy Pecan Pie............................................................................................................................................. 147 Food Of The Gods......................................................................................................................................... 148 Friendship Cake (30 day).............................................................................................................................. 149 Gooey Butter Cake........................................................................................................................................ 150 Gooey Butter Cake........................................................................................................................................ 151 Heath Bar Cake............................................................................................................................................. 152 Honey Spice Cake......................................................................................................................................... 153 Hot Fudge...................................................................................................................................................... 154 Hummingbird Cake........................................................................................................................................ 155

Lemon Cake.................................................................................................................................................. 156 Light~N~Fruity Pie......................................................................................................................................... 157 M & M Cookies.............................................................................................................................................. 158 Microwave Sea Foam Divinity....................................................................................................................... 159 Millionaire Pie................................................................................................................................................ 160 Minute Chocolate Sauce................................................................................................................................ 161 Miracle Cheese Cake.................................................................................................................................... 162 Mrs Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies............................................................................................................... 163 Oatmeal Drop Cookies.................................................................................................................................. 164 Oreo Dessert................................................................................................................................................. 165 Original Nestle Toll House Cookies............................................................................................................... 166 Peanut Brittle................................................................................................................................................. 167 Peanut Butter Cookies................................................................................................................................... 168 Peanut Butter / Honey Drop Cookies............................................................................................................. 169 Pecan Pie...................................................................................................................................................... 170 Pineapple Upside-Down Cake....................................................................................................................... 171 Popcorn Balls................................................................................................................................................. 172 Pumpkin Bars................................................................................................................................................ 173 Pumpkin Pie Cake......................................................................................................................................... 174 Pumpkin Roll.................................................................................................................................................. 175 Pumpkin Squares.......................................................................................................................................... 176 Quick Cookie Recipe..................................................................................................................................... 177 Raisin Apple Oatmeal Cookies...................................................................................................................... 178 Rice Krispies Marshmallow Treats................................................................................................................ 179 Snickerdoodles.............................................................................................................................................. 180 Strawberry Angel Cake.................................................................................................................................. 181 Strawberry Banana Jello................................................................................................................................ 182 Strawberry Pie............................................................................................................................................... 183 Sugar Cookies............................................................................................................................................... 184 Toffee Crunch Cookies.................................................................................................................................. 185 Tortoni............................................................................................................................................................ 186 Unbeatable Cake........................................................................................................................................... 187 Walnut Butterballs.......................................................................................................................................... 188

Collected Through The Years

Appetizers and Snacks

Beef Roll Ups
Ingredients:
1 can sliced armour dry beef (about 30 slices per can) 8 oz cream cheese 2 tsp horseradish

Directions:
Mix horseradish and cream cheese and put lump of mixture on each slice of beef and roll and chill. (no picks needed)

My Notes:
Can be made day before.

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Caramel Dip
Ingredients:
2 8 oz packages cream cheese 2 C brown sugar 2 tsp vanilla

Directions:
Mix together softened cream cheese, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir until creamy. Great dip for apples or other fruits.

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Corn Chex Party Mix
Ingredients:
2 stickes melted butter 3 tsp salt 9 tsp Worcestershire sauce garlic to taste 2 2/3 C cheese nips 2 2/3 C pretzel stix 2 2/3 C bugels 2 2/3 C each, rice, wheat and corn chex 2 2/3 C cheerios 2 C mixed nuts

Directions:
Mix together the top four ingredients then add the rest and mix well. Spread in oblong cake pan and bake at 250 for 1 hour. Stir occasionally.

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10

Crab Rangoon
Ingredients:
1/4 lb crab meat 12-16 oz cream cheese 1 tsp A1 1/8 tsp garlic salt 2 egg yolks, beaten wonton wrappers

Directions:
Chop and blend all ingredients. Put in wonton wrappers and seal edges with water. Deep fry.

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Crabmeat Spread
Ingredients:
8 oz cream cheese 1 can crab meat 1 bottle seafood cocktail sauce

Directions:
Spread cream cheese on platter, clean membrane out of crabmeat if any and drain and sprinkle meat over cream cheese and press a little and sprinkle cocktail sauce over all.

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Cucumber Spread
Ingredients:
1 large cream cheese, room temperature 2 cucumbers ~ remove seeds 1 clove garlic salt and pepper green food coloring

Directions:
Finely chop cucumbers or put through food processor. Put on paper toweling to drain. Drain VERY well. Chop garlic. Add salt and pepper and one or two drops of food coloring. Mix all very well. Spread over crackers.

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Curry Dip
Ingredients:
1 C mayonnaise (only) 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp tarragon (white vinegar) 1 tsp curry 1 tsp grated onion 1/2 tsp horseradish

Directions:
Mix all well and serve with fresh veggies.

My Notes:
*Can be made day ahead

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Dill Dip
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup sour cream 1 1/2 cup hellmans real mayonnaise 2 T minced onion 2 T parsley flakes 2 T dill weed

Directions:
Mix well

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Fresh Fruit Dip
Ingredients:
8 oz cream cheese 7 oz marshmallow creme

Directions:
Combine softened cream cheese and marshmallow creme; mix untill well blended. Serve with fresh fruit and cookies as dippers. Can also be served as a sauce over fresh fruit or shortcake. Makes 2 Cups

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16

Nancy's Cheese Ball
Ingredients:
2 8oz pkgs cream cheese, softened 1 1/2 T milk 1 pkg onion soup and dip mix chopped nuts to taste

Directions:
Mix all ingredients except nuts. Mix very well. Butter hands and shape into ball then roll in nuts.

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Nieman Marcus Spread
Ingredients:
2 C shredded cheddar 6 crisp bacon strips crumbled 1 C real mayo 1/2 C slivered almonds 2 T chopped green onions 2 T chives milk if needed to thin

Directions:
Combine all ingredients. Serve with crackers.

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Original Chex Mix
Ingredients:
1/4 C butter, melted 8 C chex cereal.. your choice of flavors 1 1/4 tsp Lawry's Seasoned Salt 1 C mixed nuts or just peanuts 4 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 C pretzels

Directions:
In a small bowl add seasoned salt and Worcestershire sauce to melted margarine; mix well. Pour chex cereals, nuts and pretzels into large zipper bag Pour margarine mixture over cereal mixture inside zipper bag. Seal top of bag securely. Shake bag until all pieces are evenly coated. Pour contents of bag into large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high 5-6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on absorbent paper to cool. Store in airtight container. Makes 9 cups.

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Pinwheels
Ingredients:
2 large crescent roll packages 1 3 oz cream cheese, softened 2 packages thinly sliced ham 1 8 oz thinly sliced swiss cheese

Directions:
Roll out crescent rolls and leave in rectangles. Spread cream cheese with spatula. Lay 2 slices of ham and 1 slice of swiss cheese. Roll up rectangles longways, like a jelly roll. Slice into 6 pinwheels. Place in casserole dish. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.

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Potato Skins
Ingredients:
3-4 potatoes parmesan cheese 3 strips crisp bacon 1/2 stick melted butter 8 oz cheddar cheese

Directions:
Slice potatoes evenly, arrange on baking stone or sheet. Brush with melted butter. Sprinkle parmesan cheese and cheddar cheese on top. Crumble bacon and put on top of cheese. Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes.

My Notes:
I don't use the parmesan cheese

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Rye Party Dip
Ingredients:
2 C sour cream 1 1/2 C real mayonnaise 2 T dill weed 2 tsp dried parsley 2 tsp dried parsley 2 tsp beau monde 2 tsp dried onion flakes

Directions:
Mix together and serve in hollowed out round rye bread.

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Shrimp Dip
Ingredients:
5 oz can shrimp, drained and chopped 1 C sour cream 1/4 C chili sauce 1 tsp horseradish

Directions:
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Serve with crackers or chips.

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Spinach Dip
Ingredients:
1 pkg Knorr Beg soup mix 1 C mayonnaise 1 C sour cream 1 can shopped water chestnuts 1 chopped small onion 1 pkg frozen chopped spinach - thaw and squeeze dry

Directions:
Mix and refrigerate

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Vegetable Dip
Ingredients:
1 large carton cottage cheese (small curd) 1 small carton sour cream 1 quart miracle whip 1 pkg hidden valley ranch mix 1 pkg onion soup mix garlic to taste

Directions:
Can keep up to 2 weeks in refrigerator

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Vegetable Pizza
Ingredients:
2 Crescent rolls 2 8 oz cream cheese, softened 1 tsp dill weed 1 T miracle whip Blend of shredded veggies of your choice

Directions:
Separate triangles and form a round crust and bake. Let cool. Mix other stuff for middle then top with veggies.

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Zucchini Jam
Ingredients:
6 C peeled, grated zucchini cooked slowly for 1 hour and drained Add 1/2 C lemon juice 1 C crushed pineapple, do not drain 6 C sugar 1 pkg Sure-Jell

Directions:
Boil 6 minutes then add 6 oz size apricot jello. Put in jars and seal. Orange jello doesn't work very well. Strawberry works well.

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Salads

7-Layer Salad
Ingredients:
1 head lettuce, chilled, bite size pieces 1 head cauliflower, bite size pieces 1 head broccoli, bite size pieces 16 oz shredded cheddar cheese 1 lb bacon fried crisp, crumbled 2 cups miracle whip, seal the edges 1/2 cup sugar, sprinkle over top

Directions:
Layer in order given. Do NOT toss. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Toss just before serving.

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Ambrosia
Ingredients:
1 C sour cream 1 C marshmallows 1 C mandarin oranges (drained) 1 C pineapple chunks or crushed (drained) 1 C shredded coconut

Directions:
Mix all very well and refrigerate.

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Bacon, Apple, Spinach Salad
Ingredients:
6 slices bacon, cooked crisp 1 lb fresh spinach leaves, wash, stems removed 1 apple, cored and sliced 3 green onions, thinly sliced 1/4 C salted sunflower nuts or sliced almonds Dressing 3 T white wine vinegar 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/4 C olive or salad oil

Directions:
Crumble bacon. Toss with spinach, apple and onions in salad bowl. In small bowl, whisk together vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk in the oil until blended. Just before serving, drizzle dressing over salad, tossing well. Sprinkle with the nuts.

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Banana Split Salad
Ingredients:
1 16 oz cherry pie filling 1 8 oz can crushed pineapple (drained) 3-4 medium bananas (diced) cool whip - largest container 1 can sweetened condensed milk

Directions:
Fold cool whip and condensed milk together. Then fold in remaining ingredients.

My Notes:
Helpful tip: Do not put bananas in til time to serve.

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Cauliflower ~ Lettuce Salad
Ingredients:
1 head lettuce ~ chopped 1 head cauliflower ~ sliced 1 onion ~ chopped 2 C real mayo 1/2 - 1 lb bacon ~ fried and crumbled in small pieces 1/2 C parmesan cheese 1/2 C sugar

Directions:
Layer all ingredients in large bowl as listed above. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Toss well before serving next day.

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Cranberry Salad
Ingredients:
1 lb ground fresh cranberries 1 orange, peel also, grind together 2 C sugar 1/2 C nuts, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped

Directions:
Mix all together then chill.

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Creamy Cucumber Salad
Ingredients:
2 lbs cucumbers, peeled and sliced 3 1/4 oz onions, sliced 1 1/4 C sour cream 1 1/4 C mayonnaise 3/4 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp sugar 3/4 C vinegar

Directions:
Combine peeled and sliced vegetables. Blend remaining ingredients to form a thin cream dressing; pour over vegetables; mix lightly.

My Notes:
If you're in a hurry and need this fast, simply cut up veggies and use ranch dressing over it and chill.

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Creamy Fruit Salad
Ingredients:
1 can 8 3/4 oz fruit cocktail, drained 2 bananas, peeled and sliced crosswise 1 small unpared apple, diced 1/2 C seedless green grapes, halved 5 maraschino cherries, halved 1/4 C marshmallows (miniature) 1/2 C whipping cream, whipped strawberries

Directions:
In large bowl, combine fruit cocktail, bananas, apple, grapes, cherries and marshmallows. Fold in whipped cream; refrigerate. Just before serving, garnish salad with strawberries. 4-6 servings

My Notes:
Whipping cream can be tinted with 2 tsp maraschino cherry syrup or few drops food coloring. Good with baked ham.

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Frozen Cole Slaw
Ingredients:
1 med head cabbage, shredded 1 large grated carrot 1 green pepper, chopped 1 tsp salt Syrup: 1 C vinegar 1/3 C water 2 C sugar 1 tsp celery seed 1 tsp mustard seed

Directions:
Add salt to cabbage only at first then add carrots and peppers and let stand 1 hour. Squeeze with hands and drain off juice. Make syrup. Mix all ingredients and boil for 1 minute. Let stand until luke warm then pour over cabbage and freeze.

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Frozen Salad
Ingredients:
2 - 3oz pkgs cream cheese ~ softened 10 maraschino cherries ~ diced 1 C crushed pineapple ~ drained 1 C miniature marshmallows 4 T cherry juice 1 C cream ~ whipped

Directions:
Whip cream and add cream cheese and all other ingredients. Mix well. Pour into 9 x 9 dish, freeze for 4 hours. Cut into squares and serve on lettuce leaf.

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Ham and Mandarin Salad
Ingredients:
1 clove garlic, halved 1/4 tsp pepper 2 C cubed cooked ham 1/3 C mayonnaise 1 C thinly sliced celery 2 T light cream 1/3 C chopped green onion 1 T vinegar 1/2 C chopped walnuts crisp greens 11 oz can mandarin oranges, drained

Directions:
Rub salad bowl with cut clove of garlic. Combine ham, celery, onion, walnuts and orange segments in bowl; cover and chill. Just before serving, blend pepper, mayonnaise, cream and vinegar; pour over ham mixture and toss until ingredients are well coated. Serve on crisp greens. 6 servings

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Pastachio Salad
Ingredients:
1 - 3 oz pkg pastachio jello pudding 1 - lge can crushed pineapple with juice 1 C small marshmallows 1 lge pkg cool whip

Directions:
Mix all together, cover and refrigerate. Can be made day ahead.

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Shelly's Jello Salad
Ingredients:
2 reg size pkgs of orange-pineapple jello 2 C boiling water 1 pt orange sherbet 1 can mandarin oranges slices with juice 1 can drained crushed pineapple 2 sliced bananas

Directions:
Add boiling water to jello; stir in sherbet til melted then add fruit. All to gel well like overnight.

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Waldorf Salad
Ingredients:
1 C diced celery 1 C diced apples 1/2 C white grapes 1 C miniature marshmallows 1/2 C pecan meats 3 C mayonnaise

Directions:
Mix all well and refrigerate.

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Yum Yum Salad
Ingredients:
Pineapple chunks Mini-Marshmallows American Cheese ~ cubed small Pineapple juice

Directions:
Mix to taste and refrigerate.

My Notes:
Keeps well

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Main Dishes

Baked Spaghetti
Ingredients:
ground beef spaghetti sauce garlic italian seasoning spaghetti noodles cheddar cheese

Directions:
Prepare sauce mix with meat and simmer well to get seasonings all throughout. Boil spaghetti noodles or any other kind of pasta. When done, rinse well. Spray bottom and sides of baking dish well. Put noodles in bottom then cover with sauce well. Completely cover (seal) with cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 til cheese is melted and golden brown. Serve with garlic bread with cheese and salad.

My Notes:
This can also be made with sausage of any sort.

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Baste for Ham
Ingredients:
3 T butter 3 T brown sugar or more 1 1/2 C honey

Directions:
Melt butter and mix brown sugar. Slowly mix in honey to make thick. Keep heat very low. Bake ham about 1 1/2-2 hours at 350. Baste ham 3-4 times the last hour.

My Notes:
Variations: You can also add cherry juice and/or pineapple juice if you're putting those fruits on the ham.

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Caramelized Pork Slices
Ingredients:
1 lb pork tenderloin, cut into 1/2" slices 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 T packed brown sugar 1 T orange juice 1 T molasses 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper

Directions:
Spray 10" skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Cook pork and garlic in skillet 6 - 8 minutes, turning occasionally, until pork is light brown and no longer pink in center. Drain if necessary. Stir in remaining ingredients; cook until mixture thickens and coats pork.

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Cashew Chicken
Ingredients:
8 ounces (225 g) boneless chicken breasts, skinned and cut into 1/2 inch cubes Marinade: 1 egg white 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cornstarch (corn flour) 5 fluid ounces (150 ml) cooking oil (vegetable or peanut) 2 ounces (50 grams) cashew nuts 2 teaspoons dry sherry or rice wine 1 tablespoon light soy sauce 1 tablespoon spring onions, finely chopped as garnish (if desired)

Directions:
Add the marinade ingredients to the chicken cubes, mixing with chopsticks and adding the cornstarch last. Allow the chicken to marinate in the refrigerator for 15 - 20 minutes. While the chicken is marinating, mix together the dry sherry and light soy sauce and set aside. Heat the wok and add oil. When the oil is ready, add the chicken cubes and stir-fry on medium heat, stirring quickly to ensure that the chicken does not stick to the wok, until it turns white. Remove the chicken from the wok and set aside. Clean the wok with a paper towel and add one tablespoon of oil. When the oil is ready, add the cashews and stir-fry them for about 1 minute. Add the chicken, and the sherry/soy sauce mixture. Stir-fry the dish for about another 2 minutes. If you don't like raw spring onions, you can add them to the dish at this time. Otherwise, remove the dish from wok, garnish with spring onions, and serve.

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Chicken and Dumplings
Ingredients:
1 chicken 1 C flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 2 T oil 1 egg 1/4 C plus 2 T milk

Directions:
Cook and bone chicken. Mix other ingredients well, roll and cut for dumplings. Add to meat and juice; simmer til done.

My Notes:
This same recipe can be used for chicken and noodles with the exception of the fact that with noodles you have to cut the dough and let it dry first.

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Chicken Cacciatore
Ingredients:
3 lb chicken, cut up 1 tsp salt 1/4 C shortening 1/4 tsp oregano 1/2 C flour 2 C thinly sliced onion ring 1/2 C chopped green pepper 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 16 oz can tomatoes, drained 1 8 oz can tomato sauce 1 3 oz can mushrooms, drained

Directions:
Wash chicken and pat dry. In large skillet, melt shortening over medium heat. Flour chicken then brown. Remove meat and set aside. Add onion rings, green pepper and garlic to skillet; cook and stir over medium heat until onions and peppers are tender. Stir in remaining ingredients. Add chicken; cover and simmer 30-40 minutes or until thickest pieces are tender.

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Chicken Chilaquiles Casserole
Ingredients:
1/2 C vegetable oil 10 flour tortillas, cut into 1/2" strips 2 C shredded cooked chicken 1 1/3 C salsa verde or green sauce 2 C shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:
Heat oil in skillet til hot. Cook tortilla strips in oil 30 - 60 seconds or until light golden brown; drain. Heat oven to 350. Grease 2 qt casserole. Layer half the tortilla strips in casserole; top with chicken, healf of the salsa (about 2/3 C) and 1 C of the cheese. Press layers gently down into casserole. Repeat with remaining tortilla strips, sauce and cheese. Bake about 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden brown.

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Chili Pie
Ingredients:
4-6 cans Chili Man Chili 2-3 lbs ground beef 1 large onion, diced 12-16 ozs cheddar cheese corn chips

Directions:
Brown beef and onion together. Drain well and add chili. Heat throughout. Put in baking dish and top with cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 til melted. Top with corn chips and serve.

My Notes:
I also make this in advance and freeze. Thaw when ready back til heated well then add corn chips.

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Connecticut Beef Supper
Ingredients:
2 T shortening 2 large onions, sliced 2 lbs beef stew meat, cut into 1" cubes 1 C water 2 large potatoes, sliced thin 10 1/2 oz can cream of mushroom soup 1 C sour cream 1 1/4 tsp pepper 1C shredded cheddar cheese (minimum) 1 1/4 C corn flakes, crushed

Directions:
Melt shortening, cook meat and onion in shortening until meat is brown. Add water, heat til boiling. Reduce heat, simmer 50 minutes. Heat oven to 350. Pour mixture in ungreased dish 13 x 9 x 2. Put potato slices on top of meat. Stir together soup, sour cream, milk, salt and pepper. Pour over potatoes. Sprinkle with cheese then cereal. Bake uncovered 1 1/2 hours or until tender

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Creamy Baked Chicken Breasts
Ingredients:
4 whole chicken breasts (about 4 lbs), skinned american cheese or swiss cheese cream of chicken soup, undiluted 1/4 C dry white wine or water 2 C seasoned stuffing mix, coarsely crushed 1/3 C butter, melted

Directions:
Split 4 whole chicken breasts (about 4 lbs) and remove skin; bone if desired. Arrange chicken in a shallow 2-3 qt baking dish. Place 1 slice process or natural swiss cheese (about 1 oz) on each piece of chicken. Stir together 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup (undiluted) and 1/4 C dry white wine or water; spoon evenly over chicken. Coarsely crush 2 Cups seasoned stuffing mix and sprinkle over top; evenly drizzle with 1/3 Cup melted butter or margarine. Bake, uncovered in a 350 oven for 50-55 minutes or until thickest portion of breast is tender when pierced and meat is opaque throughout

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Creamy Curried Chicken
Ingredients:
1 1/2 lb. chicken, whole or pieces 1 tbsp fresh ginger, chopped 2 medium potatoes, about 9 oz, peeled 7 tbsp onions, chopped 4 cups vegetable oil for deep-frying 2 tbsp curry oil 2 cups chicken stock 3 tbsp flour 1 1/2 tsp. salt, or to taste 2 1/2 oz coconut milk 4 1/2 tsp. sugar 3 1/2 oz milk 3 dried hot red chili (chilli) peppers, seeded and chopped 1/4 tsp. MSG (optional)

6. Place the potatoes in a serving dish. Arrange the chicken pieces on top. Strain the stock and discard the solids. Add the coconut milk and milk to the stock. Add the flour paste to the stock and simmer, stirring until thickened and the flour loses its raw taste. Pour over chicken and serve.

Directions:
Wash the chicken end chop into 1 1/2 inch pieces. Roll-cut the potatoes into pieces the same size. Heat the oil in a wok to 350F, or very hot. Add the chicken and deep-fry until cooked. Remove, drain, set aside. Deep-fry the potatoes until cooked through but not browned, remove, drain well, and set aside. Pour the hot oil out of the wok leaving only enough to cover the bottom. Add the rice wine, chicken stock, salt, sugar, MSG (optional), potatoes and chicken and let come to a boil. In the meantime, heat 5 oz of oil in another wok, and add the hot chili peppers, ginger, onion, and curry oil. Stir-fry until fragrant, then pour into the other wok. Put the potato and chicken pieces in a large heat-proof bowl, cover with the stock, and place in a steamer to steam until the chicken is very tender. Heat 1 tbsp oil in the wok and stir in the flour to make a paste, taking care not to burn it.

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Garlic Chicken
Ingredients:
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts Marinade: 1 tablespoon light soy sauce 1 tablespoon dry sherry 4 garlic clove, finely minced 2 green onions, finely chopped on the diagonal a few drops sesame oil 2 tablespoons light soy sauce 1 tablespoon dry sherry 1/4 teaspoon chili paste Oil for stir-frying

Directions:
Cut the chicken into bite-sized cubes. Place in a bowl, mix in the marinade ingredients and marinate for about 30 minutes. While the chicken is marinating, prepare the green onions and garlic. Combine the sesame oil, light soy sauce, sherry and chili paste in a bowl and set aside. Heat wok and add oil. When oil is ready, add the marinated chicken. Stir-fry briefly on high heat, then add the garlic and green onion. Add the remaining ingredients and combine (total cooking time should be about 5 minutes). Serve hot with rice.

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Garlic Shrimp
Ingredients:
1 T vegetable oil 3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 large carrot, cut into julienne strips (1C) 2 T chopped fresh cilantro hot cooked noodles or rice, if desired

Directions:
Heat 12" skillet or wok. Add oil; rotate skillet to coat side. Add garlic; stir-fry 1 minute. Add shrimp; stir-fry 1 minute. Add carrot; stir-fry about 3 minutes or until shrimp are pink and firm and carrot is crisp-tender. Stir in cilantro. Serve over noodles.

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General Tso's Chicken
Ingredients:
1- 1 1/2 lbs. boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 Tbsp. soy sauce 1 Tbsp. sherry 1 large egg, beaten 1/2 c. cornstarch peanut, corn, or canola oil for deep-frying 1/4 c. chicken broth, or equivalent in bouillon 1/4 c. soy sauce 3 Tbsp. sherry 1/4 c. sugar 1 1/2 Tbsp. rice vinegar 1 Tbsp. cornstarch 6 Tbsp. cold water 1 tsp. minced garlic 10-15 small whole dried red chilies, optional

chicken pieces when frying. In batches without crowding, deep-fry the chicken pieces until the coating sets, about 30 seconds. Remove the chicken and count to 10. Return the chicken to the oil and cook until golden, about 15 seconds. Remove from the oil, count to 10, and deep-fry a third time until the coating is crisp and golden brown, about 1 minute. Transfer to a platter and set aside while deep-frying the remaining chicken. In a large, nonstick skillet, add about 2 Tbsp. of the oil from the wok. Discard remaining oil. Add the chilies, if desired. Cook until the chilies are dark red (the longer they cook, the darker they get and the spicier the dish, so adjust the cooking time according to taste). Stir the soy sauce mixture into the skillet, then stir in the garlic. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 seconds. Add the cornstarch mixture and stir until thickened. Add the chicken pieces and stir to coat them with the sauce. Serve immediately.

My Notes:
If you would like more sauce for your chicken, you may want to double all of this.

Directions:
At least 1 hour before serving, coat the chicken. Place a large wire cake rack over a baking sheet. Place the chicken in a medium bowl. Add the soy sauce and sherry and mix well. Add the egg and mix again until well coated. Put the 1/2 cup cornstarch in a shallow bowl. A few pieces at a time, roll the chicken in the cornstarch. (This is messy!) Place on the wire rack without the pieces touching each other. Set the bowl of cornstarch aside. Let the chicken sit untouched for about 30 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the broth, soy sauce, sherry, sugar, and vinegar, stirring to dissolve the sugar as much as possible. In another small bowl, dissolve the 1 tablespoon cornstarch in the water.* In a gallon-size food storage bag, place the cornstarch you set aside, and shake to coat the chicken pieces again. You will probably have to add more cornstarch. If cornstarch starts to stick together, discard and use new. Heat the oil in a deep fryer with a basket until very hot (about 400 degrees on a deep-frying thermometer). Use enough oil to cover the
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General Tso's Chicken
Ingredients:
1 lb chicken thighs, boned and cubed 3 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup and 2 tsp cornstarch 5 dried pepper pods 1-1/2 tbsp rice vinegar 2 tbsp rice wine 3 tbsp sugar 3 tbsp soy sauce

Directions:
In a large bowl, thoroughly blend the 1/2 cup of cornstarch and the eggs; add the chicken and toss to coat. If the mixture bonds too well, add some vegetable oil to separate the pieces. In a small bowl, prepare the sauce mixture by combining the 2 tsp cornstarch with the wine, vinegar, sugar and soy sauce. First-Stage Frying: Heat 1-2 inches of peanut oil in a wok to medium-high heat (350-400o). Fry the chicken in small batches, just long enough to cook the chicken through. Remove the chicken to absorbent paper and allow to stand (this step can be performed well in advance, along with the sauce mixture, with both refrigerated). Second-Stage Frying: Leave a tablespoon or two of the oil in the wok. Add the pepper pods to the oil and stir-fry briefly, awakening the aroma but not burning them. Return the chicken to the wok and stir-fry until the pieces are crispy brown. The General's Favorite Sauce: Add the sauce-mixture to the wok, tossing over the heat until the sauce caramelizes into a glaze (1-2 minutes). Serve immediately. Serves 4, along with steamed broccoli and rice.

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GENERAL TSO'S CHICKEN
Ingredients:
4 Chicken legs with thighs 1/2 c Soy sauce 1/2 c Distilled white vinegar 1 cl Garlic; minced 1 ts Ginger root; Peeled & minced 1 ts Cornstarch 1 lg Egg; beaten lightly 1/3 c Corn oil 4 Dried hot chilis; seeded

Directions:
Bone the chicken legs, including the thighs by scraping the meat from the bone, working downward and keeping close to the bone. Pull the meat down over the bone (pulling it inside out like a glove) and cut it free from the bone. Discard the skin and cut the meat from each leg into 6 pieces. In a bowl combine the soy sauce, vinegar, 1/2 c water, the garlic and ginger root. In another bowl, combine the egg and cornstarch and dip the chicken pieces. Heat the oil in a wok or deep, heavy skillet until very hot, add the chicken and fry it for 4 to 6 minutes, or until it is crisp. Transfer the chicken with tongs to paper towels to drain and pour off all but 1 T of the oil from the wok. Add the soy sauce mixture, the chili peppers and the chicken and cook the mixture over moderately high heat for 2 minutes, or until heated through. Transfer it to a heated serving dish.

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Gyoza
Ingredients:
2 lb hamburger spring onion to taste salt & pepper chopped celery grated ginger 1 clove garlic soy sauce to taste sesame oil

Directions:
Mix burger, salt & pepper, celery, ginger, garlic all together and cook. Once done, add the rest of the ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Put in potsticker or wonton wrappers and seal edges. To seal edges, put small amount of water on half the wrapper and fold together and press. Heat a very small amount of oil in a fry pan and add gyozas. Fry on low heat til lightly golden brown. Add water and cover to steam. Serve hot with mixture of soy sauce and vinegar...light on the vinegar! Dip gyoza in mixture and eat. Serve fresh but also good heated in microwave for leftovers!

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Homemade Chili
Ingredients:
2 cans chili with beans 1 chili brick 1 bottle BBQ sauce 2 cans tomato sauce 1 can tomato paste hamburger 1 med onion, chopped 2 tsp chili powder 3 garlic cloves, chopped

Directions:
Mix all ingredients except hamburger on very low heat. Brown garlic and hamburger and add to chili sauce mix. Bring to a medium heat til it starts to boil making sure it doesn?t stick to the bottom of the pan. When it starts to boil bring to a very low heat and let simmer 1 1/2 - 2 hours stirring occasionally.

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Honey Lemon Oven Fried Chicken
Ingredients:
7 Chicken breasts or leg quarters 1 C Flour, all purpose 2 tsp Salt dash Pepper 2 tsp Paprika 2/3 C Margarine Sauce: 1/2 C Margarine 1/2 C Honey 1/2 C Lemon Juice

Directions:
Rinse chicken well under running water; drain well. Dip chicken pieces in mixture of flour, salt, pepper and paprika. Melt margarine in baking dish; remove pan from oven. As pieces of floured chicken are placed on pan, turn to coat with margarine, then bake, skin side down in a single layer. Bake chicken for 30 minutes; turn chicken. Prepare honey-lemon juice in a sauce pan; heat to melt margarine. Pour sauce over chicken after first 30 minutes. Continue baking for another 30 minutes, spooning sauce over chicken once during the last 15 minutes.

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Hunter Style Chicken
Ingredients:
4 slices bacon, cut into 1" pieces 1 medium onion, sliced salt and pepper 2 2 1/2 lbs chicken fryer pieces 1 lb can tomatoes, cut into bite size pieces 1/3 to 1/2 C Heinz 57 sauce 1 T sugar hot buttered rice

Directions:
Saute bacon in large skillet until partially cooked then saute onion til tender. Remove bacon and onion and set aside. Drain drippings except 2 T to brown chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drain excess fat. Combine cooked bacon, onion, tomatoes, 57 sauce and sugar; pour over chicken. Cover; simmer 40-45 minutes or until chicken is tender, basting occasionally. Thicken sauce with flour and water mixture if desired. Serve with rice.

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Indian Spaghetti
Ingredients:
4 strips bacon cut into 1" pieces (I use more) 1 onion ~ cut diagonally 2 stalks celery ~ cut diagonally 1 C mixed vegetables ~ frozen salt & pepper curry powder to taste (I use quite a bit) spaghetti noodles

Directions:
Put noodles on to cook...enough for 4 servings. While the noodles are cooking, cook bacon - not til crisp, add onion and celery and cook lightly. Add frozen vegetables and stir fry lightly with rest of vegetables. Drain and rinse noodles and add to vegetables. You may need to add some vegetable oil to keep nookles from sticking...I did. Add salt & pepper and lots of curry powder. You have to season to taste. I don?t now how much I used, just taste from time to time. Mix noodles with vegetables. Serve hot. Good reheated in microwave.

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Kathy's Noodle Dish
Ingredients:
Frozen California blend vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots) 5 green onions ~ cut into 1/2" pieces spaghetti noodles salt & pepper sesame oil bacon ~ cut into 1" pieces (I usually use about 1 lb) stir fry sauce (I used teriyaki)

Directions:
Put noodles on to cook ~ enough for 4 servings. While the noodles are cooking, cook bacon lightly, not crisp. Add as much vegetables as you want - I used 2/3 bag. Stir fry vegetables with bacon. Add stir fry sauce on vegetables and mix well. Drain noodles and rinse well. Add to vegetables and noodles. You may need to add some vegetable oil to keep noodles from sticking. Add salt & pepper and green onions and a few dashes of sesame oil for flavor. Mix real well and serve hot. This is also good reheated in microwave.

My Notes:
Another variation to this is use Chinese Five Spice (be careful cuz this is strong stuff) and garlic. Also you can use whatever veggie mix you desire.

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Make-Ahead Fajitas
Ingredients:
3 T vegetable oil 2 T dry fajita seasoning 2 large onions, cut into 8 wedges each 10 7" flour tortillas 1 large green bell pepper, cut into strips 1 C (4 oz) shredded cheddar cheese 1 large red bell pepper, cut into strips 1 C (1/2 pint) sour cream 1 lb flank steak, cut into thin strips 1 C salsa

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. In large skillet, heat 2 T of the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and peppers and saute for 10 - 12 minutes or until the onions are lightly browned; place in a large bowl and set aside. Heat the remaining 1 T of oil in the same skillet and add the flank steak. Add the fajita seasoning and saute? for 3 - 4 minutes until the steak begins to brown. Return the vegetables to the skillet and cook for 3 - 4 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Divide the flank steak mixture equally among the tortillas and roll up. Placce the roll-ups seam sides down in a sprayed 9 x 13 baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese, loosely cover with aluminum foil and bake for 15 - 20 minutes. Serve with sour cream and salsa.

My Notes:
You can make these ahead of time. Just cover and refrigerate them after filling and rolling them. Then bake for 20 - 25 minutes at 350 before serving.

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Max's Specialty
Ingredients:
1 chicken 1/2 C crushed pineapple with juice 1 1/2 med onions 4 oz can mushrooms 12 - 16 oz tomato sauce celery salt to taste onion salt to taste pepper meat tenderizer curry powder 2 minced garlic cloves 2 oz water

Directions:
Flour and brown chicken then mix all other ingredients at 300. Let simmer until the chicken is done and tender.

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Mock Duck
Ingredients:
Round steak 1/2 - 3/4 inch thick Dressing: bread, onion, celery, 1 egg, milk, sage, salt & pepper

Directions:
Mix dressing and put thin layer on round steak. Tie with string. Place in baking dish on rack. Add a little water and cover until meal is almost done. Bake at 350 - 375. Place steak on platter and pour pan juice over the top. Cut in thick slices.

My Notes:
You can bake this at a lower temp to ensure it's tenderness. Also, this is very good if you use the juice to make gravy and top it with that.

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Mom's Enchiladas
Ingredients:
4-5 lbs ground beef medium onion, diced 1 C water per lb of meat 1 pkg taco seasoning per lb of meat 1-2 cans tomato soup, don't dilute 1 pkg enchilada sauce mix per can of soup tortilla shells cheddar cheese

Directions:
Brown about 4-5 lbs of ground beef, stirring frequently. Dice a medium onion and add to beef. When meat is done, drain thoroughly then add 1 Cup water and 1 pkg taco seasoning per 1 lb of meat. Mix well and let simmer til moisture is gone. While meat is simmering mix 1-2 cans tomato soup. Add one pkg enchilada sauce mix per can of soup. (The amount used depends on how sauce one likes it) When meat is done, spoon onto tortillas, spread even across the width and roll up. Stack in backing dish til full and meat is gone. Top with sauce mix covering in a light layer all over. Top with lots of cheddar cheese. Bake in 350 oven til all cheese is melted and starting to get golden brown. Serve with any extras you might want. I use sour cream, salsa and jalapeno peppers.

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Peachy Chicken Casserole
Ingredients:
16 oz can peach slices in juice 2 tsp cornstarch 1/8 tsp ground ginger dash of nutmeg 2 C chopped, cooked chicken 8 slices cheese 6 oz can water chestnuts - drained & sliced 1/2 C chopped celery 1/2 T chopped pimento

Directions:
Drain peaches - reserve 1/2 C juice. Mix juice, cornstarch & seasonings. Cook, stirring occasionally on low heat until clear & thickened. Cool. Combine chicken, 4 cheese slices, water chestnuts, celery, pimento, sauce & mix lightly. Spoon peaches into 10 x 6 baking pan, top with chicken mixture. Bake 20 minutes at 350. Top with remaining cheese. Continue to bake until cheese begins to melt.

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Pork Chop Bake
Ingredients:
6 lean pork chops, 1/2" thick 1/2 tsp salt 2 T water 3 C herb-seasoned stuffing mix 3 C mix 1 C water 1/3 C butter brown gravy 1 pkg brown gravy mix 1/4 C dry red wine

Directions:
Trim fat from chops. Sprinkle 1 side of each chop with salt. Place chops salted sides down in ungreased baking dish 13 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 1 3/4. Add water. Prepare stuffing mix as directed on package except use 3 C mix, 1 C water and 1/3 C butter. Spoon stuffing onto pork chops. Cover and bake in 350 oven 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes. Serve with brown gravy. Rich Brown Gravy Prepare 1 pkg brown gravy mix as directed on package except substitute 1/4 C dry red wine for 1/4 C of the water.

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Pork Loin Roast
Ingredients:
1 envelope onion soup mix 1/2 C water 5 lb pork loin roast 1/4 C flour

Directions:
Place 30x18 piece of aluminum foil in baking pan; sprinkle soup mix in center of foil. Trim excess fat from meat. Place meat fat side down on soup mix. Fold foil over and seal securely. Cook 3 1/2 hours. Open foil wrap; remove meat to warm platter. Measure drippings and add enough water to measure 2 C. Pour liquid into pan. Blend 1/2 C water and the flour; stir into liquid in pan. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute.

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Sesame Chicken
Ingredients:
3 whole boneless chicken breasts Marinade: 2 tablespoons light soy sauce 1 tablespoon cooking wine or dry sherry a few drops of sesame oil 2 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons cornstarch (corn flour) 2 tablespoons water 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vegetable oil Sauce for Sesame Chicken: 1/2 cup water 1 cup chicken broth 1/8 cup vinegar (Guide notes: I find that a little low. It all depends on how sweet you want the sauce; for a sweeter sauce use less vinegar) 1/4 cup cornstarch (corn flour) 1 cup sugar 2 TB dark soy sauce 2 TB sesame oil 1 tsp chili paste, or more if desired 1 clove garlic (minced) 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds 3 1/2 - 4 cups peanut oil for deep-frying

chicken pieces a few at a time, and deep-fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remainder of the chicken. Just before you are finished deep-frying, bring the sauce back up to a boil. Place the chicken on a large platter and pour the sauce over. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve the Sesame Chicken with rice.

Directions:
Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes. Mix the marinade ingredients and marinate the chicken for 20 minutes. To prepare the sauce: mix together all of the sauce ingredients. Pour them into a small pot and bring to a boil, stirring continuously. Turn the heat down to low and keep warm while you are deep-frying the chicken. To deep-fry the chicken: add the marinated

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Shrimp Scampi
Ingredients:
2 lbs shrimp in shell 1/4 C olive oil 3 cloves garlic, finely minced 1/4 C butter, melted 1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper 2 T chopped parsley 2 T lemon juice

Directions:
Preheat broiler. Shell and devein shrimp leaving fantail on. Split each shrimp lengthwise 1/2 inch from the end opposite the tail. Combine all remaining ingredients. Mix well. Dip shrimp in seasoning mixture. Place in shallow pan in a single layer. Pour remaining sauce over. Broul 6 8 minutes. Remove shrimp to warm platter and puor some drippings from pan over shrimp.

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Sloppy Joes
Ingredients:
2 lbs ground beef - drain off grease butter to flavor tomato sauce 1 can water onion, celery & green pepper salt & pepper 1 tsp chili powder water & catsup as needed

Directions:
Brown, cover and simmer for 1 hour.

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Southern Chicken Casserole
Ingredients:
1 frying chicken, 2 1/2-3 lbs cut up 1/2 lb bacon 4 medium potatoes, pared 1 tsp salt 1 large onion, thinly sliced 1 tsp poultry seasoning 1/2 tsp pepper 1/2 C chopped green onions 2 T chopped fresh parsley

Directions:
Fry bacon until crisp, remove. Add chicken browning well on all sides. Remove to a 2 qt. Casserole dish. Cut potatoes lengthwise into 3 slices. Add to bacon fat. Brown on both sides. Place on top of chicken. Top with onions. Sprinkle with poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, green onions and parsley. Cover and back at 350 for 40 minutes.

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Spicy Szechwan Chicken
Ingredients:
3 - 4 chicken breasts, skinned and boned 2 egg whites 2 tablespoons cornstarch (corn flour) Sauce: 2 tablespoons sherry cooking wine 1 tablespoon barbeque sauce 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 tablespoon brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 - 1 teaspoon crushed dried chilies 1 tablespoon ginger, minced 4 carrots, cut into thin strips 3 green onions, chopped 1/2 red pepper, sliced 1/2 green pepper, sliced

Directions:
Partially freeze chicken breasts. Cut into strips. Combine sauce ingredients and set aside. Mix together egg whites and cornstarch. Coat chicken in cornstarch mixture. Heat wok. Fry chicken strips in oil until they turn white. Add 1 tablespoon oil to wok. Add vegetables and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add sauce to vegetables. When boiling, add chicken. Stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes. Serve with rice.

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Stuffed Rock Cornish Hens
Ingredients:
4-1 lb hens herb-seasoned stuffing mix butter salt and pepper celery onion

Directions:
Thaw 4 1 lb hens if frozen. Wash hens and pat dry. Prepare 1/2 C herb-seasoned stuffing. Rub cavaties of hens with butter, salt and pepper; fill each with 1 1/2 - 2 T stuffing. Place hens breast side upon rack in open shallow roasting pan. Criss cross 1 slice bacon, cut in half on each hen. Do not add water. Do not cover. Roast about 1 hour or until tender.

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Sweet and Sour Pork
Ingredients:
1 lb pork cut into 3/4" strips 3/4 C carrot slices 2 T oil 1/2 C apricot preserves 1 C water 2 T cider vinegar 1/2 tsp salt 2 T corn starch 8 1/4 oz pineapple chunks, drained 2 T soy sauce 1 large green pepper cut in strips

Directions:
Brown meat in oil. Add water and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add pineapple and vegetables and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 5 minutes. Combine preserves, vinegar, cornstarch and soy sauce. Put in pan, stirring constantly until clear and thickened. Serve over rice.

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Sweet and Sour Sauce
Ingredients:
1/2 C red pepper 1/2 C green pepper 2 carrots, sliced thin 2 T vegetable oil 20 oz can pineapple chunks, with juice 1/4 C vinegar 1 T soy sauce 2 T sugar 1/2 C beef broth 2 tsp ginger 2 T cornstarch 1/3 C water

Directions:
Sautee each of red, green pepper and carrots in vegetable oil in large sauce pan until tender, approx 3 minutes. Stir in pineapple chunks with juice, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, beef broth and ginger. Combine cornstarch with water in cup. Stir into saucepan. Cook stirring constantly until it thickens.

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Sweet And Spicy Beef Fajitas
Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs beef boneless steak 1 T vegetable oil 3/4 C salsa 1/3 C ketchup 1 - 2 T packed brown sugar 1 T Dijon mustard 6 flour tortillas (8" diameter), warmed Sour cream Shredded lettuce Chopped tomatoes

Directions:
Cut beef into thin strips. (Beef is easier to cut if partially frozen or if using kitchen shears). Heat 12" skillet or wok over high heat. Add oil; rotate skillet to coat side. Add beef; stir-fry 2 - 3 minutes or until brown; drain. Stir in salsa, ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. Cook and stir 1 - 2 minutes or until hot. Serve in tortillas with remaining ingredients.

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Tuna Cheesies
Ingredients:
6 1/2 oz tuna, drained 1/4 C finely chopped onion 1/4 C chopped celery 2 T mayonnaise 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 8 slices bread or 4 English muffins, halved butter 8 slices tomato 8 slices American cheese mayonnaise

Directions:
Mix tuna, celery, onion, 2 T mayonnaise and the salt and pepper. Set oven control at broil. Spread bread with butter and toast in oven. Spread tuna mixture on toast. Place tomato slice on each and top with cheese. Spread mayonnaise over cheese. Broil until cheese is melted and golden brown. Serve immediately. If desired, garnish with parsley or crispy fried bacon slices.

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Veal Parmesan
Ingredients:
1 lb veal round steak 1/2" thick 1 egg 1/2 C dry breadcrumbs 1/3 C salad oil 1/4 C grated Parmesan 1/8 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper 3 T water 8 oz tomato sauce 1/2 tsp oregano

Directions:
Cut meat into 4 serving pieces, pound until 1/4" thick. Stir together breadcrumbs, cheese, salt, pepper and paprika. Beat egg slightly. Dip meat into egg, then into crumb mixture, coating both sides. Heat oil in large skillet. Brown meat on both sides, about 6 minutes. Reduce heat. Add water; cover and simmer 30-40 minutes or until meat is tender (add small amount of water if needed). Remove meat from skillet; keep warm. Pour tomato sauce into skillet; stir in oregano: heat to boiling and pour over meat.

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Collected Through The Years

Sides

Baked Acorn Squash
Ingredients:
1 Acorn Squash 2 T butter 2 T brown sugar

Directions:
Cut in half and clean out cavity. Place face down on either a cookie sheet or aluminum foil. Bake 1 hour at 350. Remove from oven and place 1 T butter and 1 T brown sugar in each side. Bake right side up for another 15 ? 20 minutes.

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Broccoli Casserole
Ingredients:
1 small chopped onion 2 T butter 10 oz box broccoli (thawed) 1 small jar cheese whiz 1 can mushroom soup 1 1/2 C minute rice, cooked

Directions:
Sautee small chopped onion in 2 T butter Add in 1-10 oz box of broccoli (thawed) 1 small jar cheese whiz 1 can mushroom soup 1 1/2 cup minute rice, which has been cooked Heat through Place in buttered casserole dish and top with potato chip crumbs and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

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Broccoli Cheese Casserole
Ingredients:
2 pkgs frozen broccoli spears (cook as directed) 2/3 stick oleo 1 can mushroom soup 1 4oz can mushrooms 8-9 medium slices velveeta 1/2 pkg townhouse crackers, crushed

Directions:
Cut cooked spears in 1" pieces. Place in 8 x 8 x 2 cake pan. Arrange 1/2 of oleo in broccoli. Sprinkle with mushrooms. Spread mushroom soup and cheese and top with cracker crumbs. Dot with remaining margarine pats. Bake at 350 til cheese melts and bubbles around edges, about 30 minutes.

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Cheese-Rice-Broccoli-Casserole
Ingredients:
1 stick oleo or butter 1/2 med onion, chopped fine 1 reg size frozen chopped broccoli 1 lb velveeta cheese 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1/2 can milk 1/2 of 7 oz box of minute rice

Directions:
Melt oleo or butter in skillet and saute onions. Add broccoli and turn down heat. Broccoli will thaw in about 15 minutes. Mix in pieces of cheese and stir. In bowl, mix rice, soup and milk. Put all together in caserole and mix. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. No cover. Mix every 20 minutes. Let stand for about 10 minutes after removing from oven to thicken. It will look soupy when taken from the oven.

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Crab Rangoon
Ingredients:
1/4 lb crab meat 12-16 oz cream cheese 1 tsp A1 1/8 tsp garlic salt 2 egg yolks, beaten wonton wrappers

Directions:
Chop and blend all ingredients. Put in wonton wrappers and seal edges with water. Deep fry.

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Cranberry Relish
Ingredients:
2 pkgs frozen Indian Trail Cranberry & Orange relish 6 oz cherry jello smallest can crushed pineapple (drained) celery pecans 3 oz cream cheese apples and marshmallows in desired

Directions:
Add 2 C boiled water to jello. Fold in frozen relish and add ingredients when set.

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Double Baked Potatoes
Ingredients:
Long white potatoes (I also use red) Milk Grated onion butter salt and pepper American cheese or cheese whiz Paprika

Directions:
Bake potatoes (do not use foil), do not rub with butter. Slit a small place to let steam out. When done, cut lengthwise in half, scoop out pulp and mash with butter, milk, salt and pepper, onion and cheese. Do not get too runny. Put cheese over top and put back in oven til cheese melts and all is hot. Add paprika when ready to serve.

My Notes:
This can be completed just as above and wrapped in foil and put in freezer and when ready to use thaw out, heat in oven and serve. Once again, add paprika after cooked and ready to serve.

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Easy Potatoes
Ingredients:
2 lb bag frozen hash browns 1 cream of mushroom soup 8 oz sour cream 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese (I usually double this) 1 Cup diced onions 1 stick butter, melted salt and pepper corn flakes, plain, crushed

Directions:
Let potatoes thaw 30 minutes; mix all ingredients together; top with crushed corn flakes. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 min - 1 hour. 9 x 13 dish

My Notes:
This can be made day ahead and baked day your serving.

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Easy Rice Casserole
Ingredients:
1 C plain rice (not instant) 1 can beef or chicken broth 1 can onion soup 1 4 oz can mushrooms, with juice 1 stick butter

Directions:
Mix all ingredients in casserole dish and bake uncovered for 1 hour at 350.

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Fried Rice
Ingredients:
4 cups cold cooked rice 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 4 tablespoons canola, corn, or peanut oil 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions or diced onion 1 teaspoon thick soy sauce* 1 cup fresh peas, parboiled, or thawed frozen peas 1 cup diced carrots, parboiled or thawed frozen carrots 1/2 cup diced cooked ham, chicken, turkey or pork 1 cup fresh bean sprouts

Directions:
Place the rice in a large bowl and use your fingers to break up any lumps. Set aside. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl with the salt and pepper. Set aside. Pour the oil into a wok or stir-fry pan and place the pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot but not smoking, add the scallions; they should sizzle. Stir for about 15 seconds. Stir the beaten eggs into the pan with a spatula and scramble until the eggs are dry and separate. Add the rice to the eggs and mix thoroughly. Pour the soy sauce evenly over the mixture. Add the peas, carrots, ham, and bean sprouts. Stir constantly until all the ingredients are well mixed and heated through. Serve the fried rice immediately.

My Notes:
Available in Asian markets. You can substitute dark soy sauce, but you will need to add more than 1 teaspoon to get the same dark color.

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Green Bean Casserole
Ingredients:
1 Can (10 1/2 oz) condensed cream of chicken or mushroom soup 1 tsp soy sauce 1 Can (3 1/2 oz) French fried onions 3 Cups cooked french style green beans (or two 10-oz pkgs frozen) drained Dash pepper

Directions:
In 1 1/2 qt casserole, stir soup and soy sauce until smooth; mix in 1/2 can onions, beans and pepper. Bake in 350 degree oven 20 minutes or until bubbling. Top with remaining onions. Bake 5 minutes more.

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Hot German Potato Salad
Ingredients:
9 medium potatoes 6 slices bacon 1/2 C chopped onion 2 T flour 2 T sugar 2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp celery seed dash pepper 3/4 C water 1/3 C vinegar

Directions:
Pare potatoes. In saucepan, heat 1" salted water to boiling. Add potatoes and cook til tender. Drain and set aside. In large skillet; fry bacon until crisp; remove and drain. Cook and stir onion in bacon drippings until golden brown. Blend in flour, sugar, salt, celery seed and pepper. Cook over low heat, stirring until mixture is bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in water and vinegar. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Crumble bacon. Slice potatoes thin. Carefully stir bacon and potatoes into hot mixture. Heat through, stirring lightly to coat potato slices.

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Quick Baked Beans
Ingredients:
1/2 lb bacon, diced 1 large onion, chopped 3 28 oz cans pork and beans 1/2 C packed brown sugar 1/3 C prepared mustard 1 C barbecue sauce

Directions:
In large frying pan, cook bacon and onion until bacon is crisp and onion is tender. Drain drippings. Add undrained pork and beans, brown sugar, mustard and BBQ sauce. Simmer 10 minutes.

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Refrigerator Pickles
Ingredients:
4 C sugar 4 C vinegar ~ white 1/2 C salt ~ DO NOT USE IODIZED SALT 1 1/3 tsp tumeric 1 1/2 tsp celery seed 1 1/3 tsp mustard seed 3 onions ~ sliced thin sliced cucumbers ~ DO NOT PEEL

Directions:
Mix sugar and vinegar. DO NOT HEAT. Add the rest. The above should fill 3 large peanut butter jars. Alternate onions and cucumbers in jars, pour syrup over. Tip jars each day to mix the syrup. Store 5 days before using.

My Notes:
These will keep in refrigerator for one year. They stay crisp and are delicious.

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Sauteed Dumplings (Gyoza or Pot Stickers)
Ingredients:
4 1/2 cups flour 9 oz lean boneless pork, minced 1 tbsp soy sauce 5 tsp rice wine 1 tsp fresh ginger, chopped 1 tsp salt, or to taste 3 1/2 oz hotbed leeks 3 1/2 oz sesame oil 1 tsp flour mixed with 2 tbsp water 1 tsp MSG (optional)

Directions:
1. Mix the pork with the soy sauce, rice wine, ginger, MSG and salt. Stir in one direction, adding 5 oz of water, a little at a time until the pork becomes sticky. Add the leeks and sesame oil and blend well, and divide into 60 portions. Set aside. 2. Stir 7 oz of water into the flour. Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic. Let rest for 30 minutes. Roll into a long cylinder and cut into 60 portions. Flatten each piece and roll into a circle about 3 inches in diameter. Place 1 portion of the filling on each circle and fold over. Pinch tightly to seal the edges and form a squat bonnet-shaped pouch. Repeat until all the dough and filling are used. 3. Arrange the pouches in a large pan. Heat to moderately hot, then add water to cover the pouches one-third of the way up. Cover the pan and cook over high heat until the water is almost absorbed. Trickle the flour-water mixture around the pouches. Cover the pan and saute over low heat until the flour forms a crisp film that link the dumplings together. Sprinkle the dumplings with a little sesame oil, cover again, and saute until the pouches are browned on the bottom. Remove with a spatula and serve. Saute and serve the dumplings in batches.

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Scalloped Potatoes
Ingredients:
1 can cream of mushroom soup 1/2 C milk pepper 4 C thinly sliced potatoes 1 small onion, thinly sliced 1/2 lb cheese 1 T butter paprika

Directions:
Stir soup til smooth; add milk and pepper. In buttered 1 1/2 qt casserole, alternate layers of potatoes, onion, sauce and cheese. Dot top with butter; sprinkle with paprika. Cover, bake at 375 for 1 hour. Uncover; bake 15 minutes more.

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Sweet Potato Casserole
Ingredients:
1 28 oz can sweet potatoes 1/2 C milk 1/2 - 3/4 C sugar 1 stick butter 1 tsp vanilla 2 eggs Topping: 1 C brown sugar, packed 1/2 C flour 1 C pecans, chopped 1/2 C butter, melted

Directions:
Heat sweet potatoes with the liquid they are packed in. Do not drain. Add the milk, sugar,butter, vanilla. Mix together mashing the potatoes. Mixture will be very thin and somewhat lumpy. Add the eggs, slightly beaten. Pour into 1 1/2 backing dish. Mix topping ingredients together and spread on top of sweet potato mixture. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

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Soups and Sandwiches

Bacon Potato Chowder
Ingredients:
1 lb Bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 qt New potatoes, 1/2 inch cubes 1 pint Onions, chopped 1 pint Sour cream 1 pint + 1/2 C Milk 2 3/4 C Cream of chicken soup, condensed 1 lb Corn, whole kernel, drained 1/2 tsp Thyme, ground 1/2 tsp Pepper

Directions:
Cook bacon in large saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp; add potatoes and onions. Cover pan and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 20-30 minutes. Add all remaining ingredients. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 5-10 minutes.

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Cream of Potato Soup
Ingredients:
potatoes onion celery milk salt & pepper butter parsley flour cheez whiz

Directions:
Put potatoes, onion, celery and leaves, salt and pepper and parsley in water and cook til done. (cube the potatoes) Pour off some of the water and add a small amount of milk, cheez whiz and butter. Make a paste of flour and water to thicken soup. Heat more and serve.

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Quick Onion Soup
Ingredients:
2 cans onion soup 2 T flour 1/2 can water, cold 2 bay leaves

Directions:
Blend water and flour til smooth. Add soup and bay leaves. Simmer til thickens. Remove bay leaves. Serve with munster cheese and hard french bread on top.

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Breads

60-Minute Rolls
Ingredients:
1 1/2 C flour 1 tsp salt 3 T sugar 2 pkg active dry yeast ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1/2 C nonfat dry milk 1/4 C shortening 1 1/2 C hot tap water ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1/4 C flour 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 C flour

Directions:
Mix flour, sugar, salt and yeast thoroughly in a large bowl. Add dry milk, shortening and water to flour mixture and beat two minutes at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Add 1/4 C flour and beat 2 minutes at high speed scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in enough additional flour to make soft dough. Turn onto flour board and knead until smooth about 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl. Turn to grease top. Cover with plastic wrap. Place bowl in pan of hot water. Let rise 15 minutes. Turn dough onto a floured board, divide and shape as desired. Cover with plastic wrap to keep free from draft for 15 minutes. Bake at 425 for 12 minutes or until golden. Melt butter for glaze.

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Banana Bread
Ingredients:
1/2 C shortening 1 C brown sugar 2 eggs 2 bananas - 1 1/4 C mashed 1/2 C nuts 2 C sifted flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt

Directions:
Cream together shortening and brown sugar and add all the rest of the ingredients. Mix well and bake at 350 for 1 hour.

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Banana Nut Bread
Ingredients:
3 very ripe bananas, mashed fine 1 egg 1/2 C sugar 2 C flour 1 tsp soda 1/4 C butter 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 C chopped nuts

Directions:
Mash bananas, add sugar and egg. Mix flour sifted with soda to the first mixture. Add melted butter and vanilla then blend in nuts. Bake 1 hour at 300-325. Add no liquid.

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Blueberry Muffins
Ingredients:
1/4 C butter 1/4 C honey 1/4 C sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 C flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 C milk 1 C blueberries

Directions:
Cream butter, sugar, honey, add milk and mix. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and add to mixture along with the milk. Fold in berries. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.

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Cheese Garlic Biscuits
Ingredients:
2 C bisquick 2/3 C milk 1/2 C shredded Cheddar cheese 1/4 C (1/2 stick) butter, melted 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Directions:
Mix baking mix, milk and cheese until soft dough forms. Beat vigorously 30 seconds. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 450 for 8 - 10 minutes until golden brown. Mix butter and garlic powder; brush over warm biscuits before removing from cookie sheet. Serve warm.

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Coffee Can Bread
Ingredients:
1/2 C water 1/2 C milk 1/2 C oil 1 1/2 C flour 1/2 C sugar 1 pkg yeast which has been dissolved in 1/4 C warm water 2 eggs 2 1/2 C flour

Directions:
Combine and heat the top three ingredients to luke warm. Mix with 1 1/2 C flour. Beat with spoon. Add 1/2 C sugar, 1 pkg yeast which has been dissolved in 1/4 C warm water, 2 eggs. Beat again. Add 2 1/2 C flour. The more you beat, the lighter the bread. Put into 2 - 1 lb coffee cans which have been greased. Let rise about 30 minutes. Bake at 375 for 35 minutes.

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Corn Chex Party Mix
Ingredients:
2 stickes melted butter 3 tsp salt 9 tsp Worcestershire sauce garlic to taste 2 2/3 C cheese nips 2 2/3 C pretzel stix 2 2/3 C bugels 2 2/3 C each, rice, wheat and corn chex 2 2/3 C cheerios 2 C mixed nuts

Directions:
Mix together the top four ingredients then add the rest and mix well. Spread in oblong cake pan and bake at 250 for 1 hour. Stir occasionally.

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Cranberry Nut Bread
Ingredients:
2 C flour 1 C sugar 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 C butter 1 egg 1 T grated orange rind 3/4 C orange juice 1 1/2 C raisins 1 1/2 C chopped cranberries 1 C chopped walnuts

Directions:
Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt into large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Stir egg with orange rind and orange juice. Then blend mixture into flour mixture. Stir just until flour is moistened. Fold in raisins, cranberries and nuts. Spoon into loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 60-75 minutes or until tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Then invert onto wire rack. Turn right side up. Cool. Store, well wrapped for 24 hours before slicing.

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Cranberry Orange Tea Bread
Ingredients:
2 C flour 1/2 C shopped nuts 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 2 C fresh cranberries - chopped 1/2 tsp soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 orange - grated rind and juice 1 C sugar 1/4 C melted oleo 1 egg - well beaten

Directions:
Mix together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, sugar, nuts and cranberries. Combine rind, juice, oleo and enough water to make 3/4 C; beat in egg. Pour over flour mixture and mix until dampened. It will be very thick. Spoon into 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pan and bake in preheated 350 oven for 1 hour 10 minutes. Store airtight.

My Notes:
Will keep 1 week. Can be frozen. Keeps longer than 1 week refrigerated. Good with cream cheese.

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Egg Noodles
Ingredients:
1 cup flour 1 egg pinch of baking powder pinch of salt enough milk for it to stick together

Directions:
Roll out, cut up and let dry. To increase for more noodles increase everything by adding 1 more of everything.

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Homemade Buns
Ingredients:
1/2 C warm water 2 pkgs yeast Combine 1 1/2 C scalded milk 1/2 C sugar 2 tsp salt 2 eggs 1/2 C cooking oil 4 1/2 - 5 C flour

Directions:
Knead dough for 5 minutes and put in a greased bowl. Let dough rise til it doubles in size (about 1 1/2 hours). Punch down and let rise again (about 30 minutes). Shape and let rise again and bake at 375 for 20 minutes.

My Notes:
Variation: Cinnamon Rolls Roll out dough and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture. Put a few pieces of butter over sugar mixture. Roll then slice into 1" slices. Put 1-2 drops of vanilla on each roll and put some more sugar mixture on top. Bake as directed.

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Mini Cinnamon Rolls
Ingredients:
2 large packages crescent rolls 1/2 stick butter, softened 1/2 C sugar & 2 T cinnamon (mixed together) (Optional: pecans, raisins or apples) Glaze: 1 C powdered sugar 2 T milk

Directions:
Roll out crescent rolls into rectangles. Press seams together. Spread softened butter on rectangles and sprinkle the sugar/cinnamon over each evenly. Roll up longways, like a jelly roll. Slice into 6 or 8 pinwheels. Place in casserole dish and bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Cool 5 minutes, pour glaze on top.

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Nut Bread
Ingredients:
1/2 C sugar 1 1/2 C chopped walnuts 1 egg 3 C bisquick 1 1/4 C milk Decorate with walnuts

Directions:
Heat oven to 350. Mix all except bisquick and nuts for decoration. Then mix in bisquick well. Beat hard for 30 seconds. Pour into greased loaf pan. Put nut halves on top. Bake 45-50 minutes.

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Orange Coffee Cake
Ingredients:
1 2/3 C flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 C brown sugar, packed 1/2 C butter grated rind of 1 orange 1/2 tsp cinnamon 3/4 C milk 1 egg, beated Glaze: Juice of 1 orange 1/2 C powdered sugar orange slice for garnish, if desired

Directions:
Combine flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar. But in butter to make coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 C for topping. Add rind, cinnamon, milk and eggs. Mix just until moistened. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 8" tube pan or square pan. Sprinkle top with reserved crumbs. Bake at 375 for 30 - 35 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing to serving dish.

My Notes:
If using glaze, combine orange juice with powdered sugar. Stir until blended. Drizzle over cake just before serving. Garnish with orange slice if desired. Serve warm.

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Original Chex Mix
Ingredients:
1/4 C butter, melted 8 C chex cereal.. your choice of flavors 1 1/4 tsp Lawry's Seasoned Salt 1 C mixed nuts or just peanuts 4 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 C pretzels

Directions:
In a small bowl add seasoned salt and Worcestershire sauce to melted margarine; mix well. Pour chex cereals, nuts and pretzels into large zipper bag Pour margarine mixture over cereal mixture inside zipper bag. Seal top of bag securely. Shake bag until all pieces are evenly coated. Pour contents of bag into large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high 5-6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on absorbent paper to cool. Store in airtight container. Makes 9 cups.

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Pancakes
Ingredients:
1 egg pinch salt 1 tsp baking powder 1 C milk 1 pkg sweetener 1 C flour Syrup 2 C sugar 1 C boiling water 1 tsp maple flavoring

Directions:
Blend all until smooth and make the syrup by boiling sugar and water until clear, turn off and add flavoring.

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Pizza Crust
Ingredients:
1 C flour per pizza yeast and warm water, mix tomato sauce Italian seasoning Garlic salt Oregano Mozzarella cheese Pizza cheese 2 C flour = 1 pkg yeast 4 C flour = 2 pkg yeast Note: Use 1/2 amount of water as you do flour 2 C flour = 1 C water and so on

Directions:
Mix all ingredients and spread on greased cookie sheet. Use toppings of your choice.

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Pretzel Dough
Ingredients:
2 pkgs dry active yeast 1 3/4 C lukewarm water 1/4 C sugar 2 tsp salt 4 T butter, softened 1 egg 6 - 6 1/2 C all-purpose flour Egg Wash 1 egg 1 T water coarse salt

Directions:
Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm water in a medium-size bowl. Add the sugar, salt, butter, egg, and 3 C of the flour. Beat this with an electric mixer until it is smooth. Using a wooden spoon, stir in enough of the remaining flour, a cup of a time, to make a stiff dough. Turn it out onto a floured surface and form it into a smooth ball. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for four to six hours. After it has almost doubled in bulk, punch down the dough and divide it in half. Cut each half into six pieces. Keeping the remaining dough pieces covered with a cloth as you work, make each pretzel and place on a greased baking sheet. Press down the areas where they overlap. Let rise for about thirty minutes after creating all the pretzels. Preheat the oven to 400. Beat the egg and water together to make the egg wash, then brush each pretzel with the wash and sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Be careful not to overbake.

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Refrigerator Rolls
Ingredients:
1 3/4 warm water 1/2 cup honey 1 T salt 2 pkgs active dry yeast 1 egg, unbeaten 1/4 cup soft butter 6 cups sifted flour

Directions:
Mix together in large bowl the warm water, honey and salt. Blend in yeast. Beat in egg, soft butter and 3 cup flour. Beat about 2 minutes or until smooth. Gradually add 1 cup flour, beating hard. Using hands, work in balance of flour until dough is smooth and elastic. Grease top of dough. Cover with foil or wrap. Let rise in refrigerator at least 2 hours or until doubled in bulk. Punch down, refrigerate. Store in refrigerator 1 - 3 days punching down once a day. Remove all or part of dough from refrigerator, shape into rolls. Cover, let rise in warm place until double in bulk (about 1 hour). Heat oven to 400. Brush rolls lightly with melted butter. Bake 12 - 15 minutes or until golden brown. Makes approximately 3 dozen

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Desserts

Apple Cobbler
Ingredients:
Filling: 5 cup sliced tart apples 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 tsp salt 2 T flour 1 T lemon juice 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp cinnamon 2 T butter Batter: 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 2 T soft butter 1 egg, slightly beaten

Directions:
Make filling - mix all ingredients except butter. Turn into 8 x 8 x 2 baking dish. Dot with butter. Preheat over to 375. In medium bowl, combine all batter ingredients. Beat with wooden spoon, drop over apples. Bake 35 - 40 minutes.

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Banana Split Cake
Ingredients:
Graham cracker crust 2 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup sugar 1 stick butter, melted Filling 2 eggs 2 cups powdered sugar cool whip (2) 2 sticks butter, melted 3 - 4 bananas small can crushed pineapple, drained

Directions:
Mix eggs, powdered sugar and butter until well blended. Spread mixture over crust. Slice 3 - 4 bananas and place on top of filling. Spread small can of pineapple over the bananas. Top with cool whip. Refrigerate before serving.

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Blueberry Delight Torte
Ingredients:
3 eggs 1/2 tsp cream of tartar 1 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup regular soda crackers - crushed 1/3 cup chopped nuts Topping 1 envelope of dream whip 1 can thickened blueberry pie filling

Directions:
Beat eggs and cream of tartar until stiff. Gradually add 1 cup sugar, 1 tsp vanilla. Then fold in 1 cup regular soda crackers - crushed and 1/3 cup chopped nuts. Bake in a greased pan for 25 minutes at 350. Let cool. Use a 9" square pan. Topping Beat 1 envelope of dream whip according to directions. Spread on top of cooled torte. Top with 1 can thickened blueberry pie filling. Refrigerate 6 hours.

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Bread Pudding
Ingredients:
1/2 loaf dry bread soaked in water 4 eggs - beaten 2 cups milk 1 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla

Directions:
1/2 loaf dry bread soaked in water. Squeeze and put in greased and floured 9 x 13 pan.. Cover with custard of all the other ingredients mixed together. Bake at 350 until custard is done - about 1 hour.

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Butter Nut Drops
Ingredients:
1 C shopped pecans 3 T sugar 1 C sifted flour 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 lb or 1/2 C butter 1/2 C powdered sugar

Directions:
Mix nuts and flour. Cream butter and sugar. Add to mixtures and mix quickly. Add vanilla and shape into balls. Put on greased and floured baking dish and bake 15 minutes at 350. Roll while hot in powdered sugar.

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Caramel Corn
Ingredients:
2 cup brown sugar 1 cup butter 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup white syrup 1 tsp vanilla 9 quarts popcorn 1/2 tsp baking soda

Directions:
Boil all for 5 minutes. Mix in 1/2 tsp baking soda. Pour over popcorn and bake in oven 1 hour at 250.

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Cherry Banana Cobbler
Ingredients:
3 firm bananas 2 tsp lemon juice 1 1-lb 5 oz cherry pie filling vanilla wafers broken into coarse crumbs

Directions:
Slice bananas in half lengthwise and then in thirds. Layer into dish. Mix lemon juice and cherry pie filling and spoon over bananas. Sprinkle cookies over. Microwave 3-4 minutes. Serve over ice cream.

My Notes:
I use double batch and put in 3 layers and microwave twice as long.

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Cherry Cheesecake Wreath
Ingredients:
1 8 oz cream cheese 1/3 cup powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 can cherry fruit pie filling 2 cans crescent rolls

Directions:
Mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla together. Lay out on rounded cookie sheet. (Pizza pie sheet will do) Place the cheese mixture around the crescent roll. Crescent rolls must overlap each other. Then place pie filling on the cheese mixture. Pull ends of the crescent rolls over the mixture and filling to meet the other end of crescent roll and twist. Place in 325 oven for 20 - 25 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Cool. Sprinkle with candy or use icing and design or eat as it.

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Chewy Walnut Squares
Ingredients:
1 egg 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup sifted flour 1/4 tsp soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Directions:
Grease an 8" square pan. Stir together the egg, brown sugar and vanilla. Quickly stir in flour, soda and salt. Add walnuts. Spread in pan and bake at 350 for 18 - 20 minutes. Cookies should be soft in center when taken from oven. Leave in pan; cut into 2" squares. Makes 16 squares

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Chocolate Caramel Bars
Ingredients:
50 light caramels (14 oz pkg) 1/3 C evaporated milk 1 german chocolate cake mix 1/3 C evaporated milk 1 C chopped nuts 1 C chocolate chips 3/4 C butter

Directions:
Combine and cook first two ingredients til melted. Set aside. Combine cake mix, butter, milk and nuts by hand. Press 1/2 of dough in 9 x 13 pan. Bake 6 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle 1 C chocolate chips over hot crust. Spread melted caramels over chips. Crumble remaining dough over this. Return to oven and bake 15 - 18 minutes. Cool slightly, refrigerate at least 30 minutes before cutting.

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Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae Pie
Ingredients:
1 graham cracker crust Melt over double-boiler: 1 C evaporated milk 6 oz chocolate chip 1/4 tsp salt 1 C miniature marshmallows 1 qt vanilla ice cream, allow to soften 1/2 C chopped pecans

Directions:
Take chocolate mixture off heat and stir in marshmallows til smooth. Cool til room temp. Drop ice cream by spoonful into crust and layer with chocolate mixture and nuts several times.

My Notes:
Recipe doubled is enough for 3 crusts.

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Dad's Apple Crumb Pie
Ingredients:
Sliced apples pinch of salt cinnamon to taste 2 T flour about 1/2 - 2/3 C sugar To make crumbs: Mix about 1/2 stick butter 1/2 C sugar little over 1/2 C flour

Directions:
Make pie crust. Slice apples and add to them a little salt, cinnamon, about 2 T flour and about 1/2 - 2/3 C sugar. Mix and lay in crust in layers. To make crumbs: Mix about 1/2 stick butter 1/2 C sugar little over 1/2 C flour Mix well and sprinkle over apples. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes and 375 40 - 50 minutes or until tender.

My Notes:
These can be baked in bulk and frozen for later.

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Date Nut Kisses
Ingredients:
3 egg whites - beaten 1 C sugar 2 C nuts or 1 C nuts, 1 C dates and 1 tsp

Directions:
Beat 3 egg whites together with 1 C sugar for 10 - 12 minutes. Add 2 C nuts or 1 C nuts, 1 C dates and 1 tsp vanilla. Blend together. Lightly grease and flour tins. Preheat over to 275. Drop on floured tins. Bake 15 minutes. After baking, let set 1 minute before removing.

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Deep Dish Apple Pie
Ingredients:
1 cup flour 1 cup sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 large egg 1/4 tsp salt approximately 4 medium apples 1/2 tsp cinnamon 3 T butter

Directions:
Peel and slice apples into a deep baking dish. Dot with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon. Mix and sift dry ingredients and add egg with a few drops of hot water to make paste. Spread over apples and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

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Dessert Pizza
Ingredients:
1 refrigerated slice and bake cookie dough 1 8 oz cream cheese, softened 1/3 C powdered sugar fresh or canned fruit (strawberries, blueberries, grapes, kiwi, cherries, etc)

Directions:
Slice cookie dough and place on baking stone, press edges together to form a round crust. Bake at 375 for 12 minutes. Let cool. Mix cream cheese & powdered sugar and spread onto baked cookie dough. Slice and wash all fruit. Decorate pizza with fruit, either in rings or stripes.

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Dirt Cake
Ingredients:
1 large bag oreo cookies - crushed Cream together: 1/4 cup butter 1 cup powdered sugar 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese In another bowl mix: 3 1/4 cup milk 2 pkgs instant French vanilla pudding 8 oz cool whip

Directions:
Mix together the 2 bowls of creamed ingredients. Layer in a plastic flowerpot: Cookie crumbs, pudding mix, cookie crumbs, pudding mix, etc Refrigerate or freeze overnight

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Doctor Bird
Ingredients:
3 C sifted flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon 2 C sugar 1 tsp salt 1 1/2 C cooking oil 1 - 8 oz crushed pineapple with juice 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 3 eggs 2 C ripe diced bananas 1/2 C chopped pecans (optional)

Directions:
Measure, sift and mix dry ingredients, add bananas, oil, vanilla, eggs and pineapple with juice. Stir to blend; do not beat. Pour in 9" tube pan, greased. Bake at 350 for 1 hour 20 min. Cool in pan then remove.

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Easy Divinity
Ingredients:
2 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1/2 cup water 1/4 tsp salt ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 egg whites 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup chopped nuts

Directions:
Mix first 4 ingredients in 2 qt saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; cook stirring constantly. Reduce heat; cook w/o stirring to 265 or until small amount forms yard yet plastic ball in cold water. Just before temp reaches 265 beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Beating constantly on high speed, slowly pour hot syrup over egg whites. Beat until small amount holds soft peaks when dropped from spoon. Mix in vanilla and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper.

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Easy Homemade Ice Cream with Oreo Cookies
Ingredients:
3 egg yolks 1 C coarsely crushed Oreo's 14 oz. Sweetened condensed milk 2 T water 4 tsp vanilla 2 C (1 pt) whipping cream (not topping)

Directions:
In large bowl, beat yolks, stir in condensed milk, water and vanilla. Fold in cookies and whipping cream. Pour into aluminum foil-lined 9 x 5 loaf pan or other 2 qt container. Cover, freeze 6 hours or until firm. Scoop ice cream from pan or peel off foil and slice. Return leftovers to freezer.

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Easy Pecan Pie
Ingredients:
1 pkg vanilla instant pudding 1 C corn syrup 3/4 C evaporated milk 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 C chopped pecans 1 unbaked 8-inch pie shell

Directions:
Blend pudding mix with corn syrup. Gradually add evaporated milk and egg, blending well. Add pecans and pour into pie shell. Bake at 375 until top is firm and just begins to crack, about 45 - 50 minutes. Cool at least 3 hours before cutting. Garnish with cool whip and additional pecans if desired.

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Food Of The Gods
Ingredients:
1 lb dates - cut up with shears dipped in hot water 1 lb nuts - Eng. walnuts or pecans - can use less - cut up 6 eggs separated 1/2 C sugar 6 T soda crackers - crushed

Directions:
Mix dates with nuts. Beat yokes and add to mixture along with the cracker crumbs. Beat white of eggs and gradually add sugar till firm. Fild into mixture. Spread on 9 x 12 greased and floured pan and bake 325 for 45 minutes. It will turn brown and bull away from sides. Cut into squares and serve with cool whip.

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Friendship Cake (30 day)
Ingredients:
1st day: 1 1/2 cup juice starter. 2 1/2 cup sugar, large can sliced peaches and juice (cut into bite size) Stir everyday 10th day: add reg can crushed pineapple with juice, 2 1/2 cups sugar Stir everyday 20th day: add 20 oz maraschino cherries (halves) 2 1/2 cup sugar Stir everyday 30th day: You will make 3 - 4 cakes Each cake needs: 1 yellow pudding cake mix 2/3 cup oil 1/4 cup water 4 eggs

Directions:
Beat together. Add 1 cup chopped nuts, 1 cup fruit drained. Bake at 325 for 35 - 40 minutes or until cake starts to pull away from sides of the pan. Use a greased & floured bundt pan. Store fruit mix in 1 gallon glass jar Do not tighten lid Makes 4 - 5 starters

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Gooey Butter Cake
Ingredients:
1 box yellow cake mix, dry 1/2 cup melted shortening or oleo 1 egg ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 large cream cheese 1 box powdered sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla

Directions:
Mix above with fork the first three ingredients and pat into 9 x 13 pan. Beat together (with mixer) the next four ingredients. Pour over mixture in pan. Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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Gooey Butter Cake
Ingredients:
1 yellow cake mix 1 egg 1/4 C margarine 1/2 C cream cheese 1 egg 1 1/2 C sugar, powdered

Directions:
Mix cake mix, first listing of eggs and margarine in large mixing bowl. Spread into lightly greased pan. Mix cream cheese, remaining egg and powdered sugar together. Pour over mixture in pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Cool Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

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Heath Bar Cake
Ingredients:
1 chocolate cake mix - bake and crumble 2 pkgs chocolate pudding - instant 2 cool whip - large 1 pkg Heath bits

Directions:
Layer - cool whip, cake, pudding, cake, cool whip, heath bits

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Honey Spice Cake
Ingredients:
1 C shortening 2 C honey 2 eggs 4 C flour 2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg 1 C sour milk (1 C milk with either 1 T lemon juice or vinegar)

Directions:
Cream shortening and honey. Add 2 well beaten eggs. Sift flour twice, add soda and spices. Gradually add milk and dry ingredients alternately into the creamed mixture. Bake at 350 in large loaf pan.

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Hot Fudge
Ingredients:
6-1/4 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk 12-1/2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped 3/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups and 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
Combine condensed milk, chocolate and salt in top of double boiler over rapidly boiling water. Stir and cook until chocolate melts and mixture thickens, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in water, a little at a time, until sauce reaches desired consistency. Cool slightly and stir in vanilla. Serve.

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Hummingbird Cake
Ingredients:
1 yellow cake mix 3/4 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 can pineapple, crushed, drained 2-3 bananas, chopped Frosting: 1/4 lb cream cheese, softened 2 oz margarine 1/2 lb sugar, powdered 1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions:
Prepare cake mix following package directions. Add vanilla and cinnamon during mixing process. Slowly stir in pineapple and bananas. Pour batter into greased pan. Bake for 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cover loosely and chill. For frosting: beat ingredients together until smooth. Spread on top of cool cake. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

My Notes:
This is a VERY moist cake so it must be eaten fairly quick. It also has to be kept refrigerated.

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Lemon Cake
Ingredients:
1 Box Lemon Jello 3/4 cup water 4 eggs Mix ingredients together and add: 1 box lemon cake mix 3/4 cup oil Glaze Powdered sugar & lemon juice

Directions:
Bake at 350 30 to 40 minutes.

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Light~N~Fruity Pie
Ingredients:
3 oz jello pkg (flavor depends on fruit) 2/3 C boiling water 2 C ice cubes 8 oz cool whiop 1 C fresh fruit 1 graham cracker crust

Directions:
Dissolve gelatin completely in boiling water, stirring about 3 minutes. Add ice cubes and stir until gelatin is thickened; about 2-3 minutes. Remove any unmelted ice. Blend in cool whip then whip until smooth. Fold in fruit. Chill if necessary until mixture will mound. Spoon into crust. Chill 2 hours. Garnish if desired.

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M & M Cookies
Ingredients:
1 cup shortening 2 tsp vanilla 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 2 1/4 cup flour 1 tsp soda 1 1/2 cup M & M's 2 eggs 1 tsp salt

Directions:
Blend shortening and sugars in large bowl. Beat in vanilla and eggs. Sift dry ingredients, add to mixture. Stir in 1 cup M & M's. Drop by teaspoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate with remaining M & M's. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Some cracking should occur. Makes about 6 dozen

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Microwave Sea Foam Divinity
Ingredients:
1st five ingredients: 1 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1/2 cup water 1/8 tsp salt Last three ingredients: 2 egg whites 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:
Combine 1st five ingredients in 3 qt glass bowl or casserole; cook on high 5 minutes; stir well; cook 9 minutes more or until mixture reaches hard ball stage. Do not stir corn syrup mixture. Beat egg whites with vanilla in bowl until soft peaks form, using electric beater on high. Slowly pour hot syrup over egg whites, beating until mix holds its shape and begins to lose it's gloss. (will be stiff) Fold in walnuts; quickly drop mixture by teaspoonful onto waxed paper - lined baking sheets or spread in greased 8-inch square baking pan; cook and cut into squares. Makes 1 1/4 lbs.

My Notes:
Classic Divinity - omit brown sugar and increase granulated sugar to 2 1/2 cups Opera Divinity Omit walnuts and fold in 1/2 cup chopped candied cherries.

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Millionaire Pie
Ingredients:
1 box cream cheese, softened 1/2 C sugar 1 C pineapple, crushed, undrained 1 C coconut, grated 1 C pecans, chopped 1 package whipped topping 1 prepared crust, graham or pastry

Directions:
Cream together cream cheese and sugar with mixer on high speed. Stir pineapple, coconut and pecans into cream cheese mixture; mix well. Carefully fold in half of the whipped topping until filling is fully blended. Reserve remaining half for top. Place filling into prepared crust and chill for several hours. Before serving spread remaining whipped topping over top. Cut each pan into 10 slices.

My Notes:
I use cool whip instead of the packaged whipped topping

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Minute Chocolate Sauce
Ingredients:
4 oz chocolate 1/2 C oleo 3 C sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 14 1/2 oz can evaporated milk

Directions:
Melt butter in double boiler, add chocolate. Stir in sugar until dissolved then add milk. Heat in double boiler until real thick. Can be kept indefinitely in a jar in refrigerator. Use hot or cold. Can use 1 C cocoa and 4 T shortening in place of chocolate squares.

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Miracle Cheese Cake
Ingredients:
2 Cups crushed graham crackers 1/4 Cup sugar 1/2 stick or 1/4 Cup oleo or butter, melted ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 pkg (3 oz) lemon jello 1 Cup boiling water 1 T lemon juice ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 8 oz cream cheese ~ room temperature & creamed 1 Cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 large can Milnot, chilled for about 2 hours

Directions:
Mix the first three ingredients together to make the crust. Once mixed well, pat in oblong cake pan reserving 1/2 Cup to sprinkle on top of cake. Set in 300 oven for 8 minutes to set. Mix the next three ingredients to dissolve jello and set aside. Blend the next three ingredients well then mix with cooled jello mixture. 1 large can Milnot, chilled for about 2 hours in freezer then beaten. Now fold in cheese and jello mixture. Pour this on graham cracker lined pan and top with remaining crumbs. Keep refrigerated.

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Mrs Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ingredients:
2 C butter (not margarine) 2 C sugar 2 C brown sugar, packed 4 eggs 2 T vanilla 4 C flour 5 C oats (ground to powder in blender or processor) 2 T baking powder 2 T baking soda

Directions:
Cream together the first three ingredients(can use mixer) Add eggs and vanilla Mix together in another bowl the last four ingredients Add 24 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips, 8 oz milk chocolate chips and 2 C chopped pecans. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 7 minutes at 350. Make golf ball sized cookies, place 2 inches apart. Makes 112 cookies

My Notes:
When I added the two mixtures together I used the large combining the two, I added the nuts to the remaining dry ingredients to keep from clumping together. The batter is very STIFF

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Oatmeal Drop Cookies
Ingredients:
1 cup flour 1/2 tsp powder 1/2 tsp soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar - packed 1/2 cup butter or shortening (if more than one batch, split between butter and shortening) 1 T water 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 egg, unbeaten 1 1/2 cup regular or quick oatmeal

Directions:
Bake at 350 for 12 - 15 minutes. Makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies

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Oreo Dessert
Ingredients:
1 lb oreo cookies 1 stick butter 1 cream cheese 3 1/2 C milk 12 oz cool whip 2 vanilla instant pudding (dry)

Directions:
Set 12 cookies to the side. Mash rest of cookies. Melt butter and mix with crushed cookies. Spread in oblong pan and press. Mix 1 C milk & cream cheese til smooth. Add pudding and 2 1/2 C milk mis till thick. Spread in pan. Top with cool whip then sprinkle with 12 crushed oreos. Refrigerate.

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Original Nestle Toll House Cookies
Ingredients:
2 1/4 C flour 3/4 C sugar 2 C semi-sweet morsels 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 C packed brown sugar 1 C chopped nuts 1 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla 2 eggs 1 C (2 sticks) butter, softened

Directions:
Combine flour, bakind soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded T onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 for 9 - 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes 5 dozen cookies

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Peanut Brittle
Ingredients:
2 cups sugar 1 cup water 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 T margarine 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 cups raw Spanish peanuts 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp baking soda

Directions:
In large saucepan, over medium-high heat, combine sugar, water, corn syrup, margarine and salt. Cook, stirring constantly, until temperature reaches 290 (soft crack stage). Stir in peanuts: cook, stirring constantly until temperature reaches 300 (hard crack stage). Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and baking soda. Quickly spread mixture on large greased baking sheet. Cool, break into pieces. Store in airtight container. Makes 1 1/2 pounds.

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Peanut Butter Cookies
Ingredients:
1 1/4 C flour 3/4 tsp soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 C butter 1/2 C peanut butter 1/2 C sugar 1/2 C packed brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions:
Stir together flour, soda and salt. In a mixer bowl beat butter for 30 seconds. Add peanut butter and sugars; beat til fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Add dry ingredients to beaten mixture; beat til well blended. Shape dough into 1" balls; roll in granulated sugar if desired. Place 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet; crisscross with the times of a fork. Bake in a 375 oven about 10 minutes. Cool about 1 minute before removing to a wire rack. Makes 48

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Peanut Butter / Honey Drop Cookies
Ingredients:
1 C peanut butter 1/2 C butter 1/2 C sugar 1 C honey 2 eggs 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 1/2 C sifted flour 2 tsp vanilla

Directions:
Sift flour and soda and set aside. Cream peanut butter, butter and vanilla. Add honey and sugar, beating well after each addition. Then add 2 well-beaten eggs. Mix well, then add the sifted flour. Drop on cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 10 - 12 minutes. Cool. Check to see that they don't brown too fast on bottom.

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Pecan Pie
Ingredients:
1 1/2 C dark corn syrup 1/2 C butter ~ melted 1 C dark brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 egg ~ beaten 1 C pecan pieces 1/4 C half pecans Deep pie shell

Directions:
Mix syrup and sugar; bring to boil. Add butter, vanilla and egg with pecans. Pour into deep pie shell and top with pecan halves. Bake 350 for 40 - 45 min or until thick.

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Ingredients:
1/4 C butter 1/2 C brown sugar (packed) 1 8ox can pineapple slices, drained and cut in half Maraschino cherries pecan halves 1 yellow cake mix

Directions:
Heat oven to 350. Melt butter over low heat in layer pan, 9 x 1 1/2. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over butter. Arrange pineapple halves, cherries and pecans over sugar mixture. Prepare cake mix as directed on package. Pour the batter evenly over fruit in pan. Bake 35 - 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Invert at once onto serving plate. Leave pan over cake a few minutes. Serve warm or cool

My Notes:
I use crushed pineapple instead of slices, it makes cutting easier.

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Popcorn Balls
Ingredients:
1/4 cup margarine 1 cup popcorn 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup light karo syrup 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1/2 T white vinegar 1 1/2 T margarine

Directions:
Pop popcorn in 1/3 cup margarine then sprinkle with salt and mix. Put syrup, brown sugar and vinegar in large saucepan and mix. Boil stirring occasionally until syrup reaches soft ball stage 240 degrees. Continue to coil til soft crack stage 270. Add margarine and stir in until melted. Pour syrup over popped corn, stirring gently to mix thoroughly. Shape with hands when cool enough to handle, into balls about 2 1/2" in diameter. Place on waxed paper to harden.

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Pumpkin Bars
Ingredients:
1 cup oil 1 tsp baking soda 2 cups sugar 1/2 tsp salt 2 cups pumpkin 2 tsp cinnamon 4 eggs 2 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder Topping 3 oz cream cheese room temp 1 tsp vanilla 3/4 stick butter 1 T cream or milk 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Directions:
Mix togetherfirst set of ingredients, put in greased cookie sheet with sides. Bake 20 - 25 minutes at 350. Mix together topping ingredients and spread on cooled bars

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Pumpkin Pie Cake
Ingredients:
4 eggs 1 tsp salt 1 can pumpkin (16 oz) 1 can milnot (large) 1 1/2 C sugar 1 box yellow cake mix 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 2 sticks (1 C) margarine 1 C crushed nuts

Directions:
Mix 1st 6 ingredients. Pour into 9 x 13 ungreased pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix on top. Pour melted margarine on top then sprinkle nuts on top. Bake 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 mins. or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. If you have a slow oven you may have to cook up to almost 2 hours. Serve topped with cool whip or ice cream.

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Pumpkin Roll
Ingredients:
3 eggs 1 cup sugar Beat 3 minutes 2/3 cup pumpkin 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp lemon juice 2 tsp cinnamon 3/4 cup flour 1 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp salt Filling 1 cup powdered sugar 4 T oleo 8 oz cream cheese 1 tsp vanilla

Directions:
Mix all top ingredients together. Spread on cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes. Turn out on towel sprinkled with powdered sugar. Roll up and let cool. Beat all filling ingredients together and spread on cool cake. Roll up again.

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Pumpkin Squares
Ingredients:
1 C oil 2 C sugar 4 eggs 2 C pumpkin (16 oz can) 2 C flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp soda 1 tsp ginger 1 C chopped nuts (optional) Icing: 3 oz cream cheese 3/4 stick margarine 1 T milk or cream 1 tsp vanilla 1 3/4 C powdered sugar

Directions:
Cream oil and sugar together. Add eggs and pumpkin. Now add the dry ingredients and mix well. Pour into lightly greased jelly roll pan. Bake as above. Can use mixer for cake and icing. I usually double the icing as one recipe is rather thin, however, double is too much. Freeze the remainder or use as filling between Graham crackers.

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Quick Cookie Recipe
Ingredients:
1 cake mix (any flavor) 2 eggs 1/2 C oil

Directions:
Mix with fork or spoon and drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 8 - 10 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

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Raisin Apple Oatmeal Cookies
Ingredients:
1 C butter flavor shortening 1 C granulated sugar 1 C firmly packed brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 2 1/3 C all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp ground clove 2 C quick oats (not instant or old fashioned) 1 large granny smith apple, peeled and chopped (about 1 1/3 C) 1/2 C raisins 1/2 C chopped walnuts

Directions:
Heat oven to 375. Grease baking sheet with butter flavor shortening. Combine butter butter shortening, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and cloves. Add gradually to creamed mixture at low speed. Stir in oats, apples, raisins and nuts with spoon. Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 13 - 14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cookies will look moist. Do not overbake. Cool 1 minute on baking sheet before removing to cooling racks. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

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Rice Krispies Marshmallow Treats
Ingredients:
1/4 cup butter 5 cup rice krispies cereal 1 pkg 10 oz or 4 cup miniature marshmallows

Directions:
Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Cook over low heat 3 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add rice krispies. Stir until well coated. Using buttered spatula or waxed paper press mixture evenly into buttered 13 x 9 x 2 pan. Cut into 2" squares when cool.

My Notes:
Best results are obtained when using fresh marshmallows.

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Snickerdoodles
Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup shortening 1 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 3/4 cup flour 1 tsp soda 1/4 tsp salt 2 T sugar 2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:
Heat oven to 400. Mix butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cup sugar and eggs. Blend in flour, soda and salt. Shape into balls. Mix other sugar and cinnamon and roll balls in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 - 10 minutes or until set. Makes about 6 doz cookies

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Strawberry Angel Cake
Ingredients:
angel food cake ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 lge box vanilla instant pudding 2 C milk 1 pint vanilla ice cream ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 lge box strawberry jello, using all boiling water (use about 1 C less water than called for on box). 1 pkg (lge) frozen strawberries

Directions:
Break an angel food cake into small pieces in a 9 x 13 pan. Pour pudding/ice cream mixture over cake and mix together. Set in refrigerator. Mix: 1 lge box strawberry jello, using all boiling water (use about 1 C less water than called for on box). Add 1 pkg (lge) frozen strawberries and stir until nearly set. Pour over cake and pudding mixture and set in refrigerator. Cover with cool whip.

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Strawberry Banana Jello
Ingredients:
2 6 oz strawberry jello 4 C boiling water 6 oz chopped pecans 2 10 oz frozen strawberries, thawed 4 bananas 1/2 pint sour cream

Directions:
Mix jello in boiling water and set aside to cool. Crush bananas; add to thawed strawberries. Add pecans. Mix with cooled jello. Pour 1/2 of mixture into 9 x 13 dish and refrigerate until set. Spread sour cream over "set" jello mixture. Pour remaining jello mixture on top. Refrigerate.

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Strawberry Pie
Ingredients:
1 pie crust 1 quart fresh strawberries, washed and hulled 1 cup sugar 3 T corn starch 1 cup water few drops red food coloring if desired

Directions:
Bake and cool 1 pie crust. Wash and hull 1 quart fresh strawberries. Cup up one cup berries. Mix 1 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons corn starch in 2 quart pan. Add 1 cup water gradually until smooth. Add cut up berries. Cook and stir over medium heat until thick and clear. Stir in few drops of red food coloring. Stir in remaining berries, cover with cool whip and chill until firm, about 3 hours.

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Sugar Cookies
Ingredients:
5 cup flour 2 cup sugar 1 tsp salt 2 eggs 1 tsp soda 1 cup shortening 1 cup sour cream 1 tsp vanilla

Directions:
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 10 minutes at 350. These should be rolled out 1/8" thick.

My Notes:
Good for Christmas cookies. Don't forget to sprinkle with sugar. Wonderful for frosting.

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Toffee Crunch Cookies
Ingredients:
1 1/2 C sifted flour 1 egg 1/2 tsp soda 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 C butter 1 C chopped heather bar 1/3 C chopped pecans 3/4 C brown sugar

Directions:
Combine flour, soda and salt. Cream butter. Add sugar, egg and vanilla, mix til creamy. Stir in dry ingredients, blend in candy bars and nuts. Drop T 2" apart onto greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.

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Tortoni
Ingredients:
3 T toasted almonds 3 T melted butter 1 cup fine vanilla wafers - crumbs 1 tsp almond extract 6 cups softened ice cream Preserves

Directions:
Can use any flavor preserves. Add melted butter to crumbs, chopped toasted almonds and almond extract. It is mixed well and 1/4 cup set aside. 1/2 of remaining crumb mixture is sprinkled over bottom of an 8" square pan lined with aluminum foil. 1/2 of ice cream is spooned over crumb mixture then half of preserves. Repeat the process and sprinkle the reserve 1/4 cup crumb mixture on top. Place in freezer to harden.

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Unbeatable Cake
Ingredients:
2 C flour 2 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 C sugar 1 lge can crushed pineapple(do not drain juice) 1/2 tsp salt 2 eggs Icing 1 stick butter 2/3 C sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 C coconut 1 small can evaporated milk 1/2 C nuts

Directions:
Beat with spoon the top set of ingredients, bake 350 for 35 - 40 minutes. Cook first 4 ingredients of icing for 10 minutes, add cococut and nuts and cook 5 more minutes. Cake is exceptionally good when warm.

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Walnut Butterballs
Ingredients:
1 C butter 1/4 C sifted powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2 C flour 1 1/2 C chopped walnuts

Directions:
Cream butter until light and fluffy, gradually adding sugar then vanilla. Blend in flour then nuts. Mix well. Shape into 1" balls. Chill on ungreased cookie sheets 15 minutes. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. *While still warm, roll cookies in powdered sugar.

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