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January 2, 2015  | Everyday Recipes
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Today's Contents
Peanut Butter Recipes | Sausage Balls Recipe | Robbie's Barbecue Beans Recipe | Praline Banana Cake Recipe | Ham Rice Bake Recipe | Robbie's Barbecue Beans Recipe | Candied Bacon Recipe | Chicken Fried Bacon with Gravy Recipe | Mary J's Crock Pot Meatball Stew Recipe | Mary J's Crock Pot Hamburger Vegetable Stew Recipe | Grandma's Beef Stew adapted for a Crock Pot Recipe | Karen's Macaroni and Tomatoes Recipe | Jenna's Mushroom Rice Recipe |

Need low carb recipes (mostly vegetable), frugal recipes for 2015, main dish crock pot recipes.
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Denise, your cauliflower dish sounds wonderful. Can you tell us what oven temp you use?
Barbara in Las Vegas

Peanut Butter Recipes
For the woman. whose grandson enjoys anything made with peanut butter, she might want to share these recipes. the first is from a 2007 newsletter and was shared by Sue (Cooky) in Indiana.
Robbie IN

Amish Peanut Butter Spread
4/21/07 newsletter
(From an Amish cheese factory in northern Indiana)

1/2 cup + 2 Tbls marshmallow creme
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and stir with a whisk until well blended. Store covered in refrigerator. Spread on bread or make a sandwich with jelly. Also good on toast, apples, and pancakes.
Makes 1 cup.
Sue (Cooky) in Indiana

Ice Cream Peanut Butter Sauce

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1 lb. cream peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
1 cup half and half
˝ stick butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Boil sugar and water until clear. Stir in peanut butter, butter and half and half and cook for about 3 to 6 minutes or until peanut butter and butter has melted. Continue to cook on low temperature and stir for about 5 minutes. Put on ice cream . Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator. I don't recommend using margarine in place of the butter.
Robbie IN
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Happy New Year to everyone!
I want to say I made the recipe for Sausage Balls Recipe sent in by Sarah H, Jackson MS. I used hot sausage and before used only mild. I really like the hot sausage in this recipe. I also like the fact that the sausage is cooked very lightly before assembling the balls, since that means there is less fat in them. The recipe did not state to spray the foil. I used foil but did not spray it, thinking there was enough grease to keep them from sticking. Not so. So if you make these, and they certainly are worthy of being made, grease your pan, or if you use foil, spray the foil.

I think the best solution would be to use parchment paper. I made this note on my printed recipe.
Barb in OKC

If you want the recipe, it's below.
Sausage Balls Recipe
Dec. 9, 2009

Here is a tried, tested and made many times sausage ball recipe.

Cook 1 pound of hot or mild sausage until lightly brown. Drain off the grease and put into a mixing bowl. Add 1 c. water. Add a dash of red hot pepper sauce, if you like. Add 3 c. Bisquick. Add 2 c. grated cheese.

Mix well and make into small or large balls. Bake at 350° until lightly brown. These are the best. I have tried many recipes and I keep coming back to this one.
Sarah H. Jackson, MS
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I would like some recipes to save money this year. I would especially like some cabbage and potato recipes to serve 4.


If you suddenly have a hankering for beans, then you will really enjoy this recipe that takes about a half hour from start to finish and taste as if you had cooked them for hours! I recommend Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce.

Robbie's Barbecue Beans Recipe

4 slices bacon
2/3 cup chopped onion
2 cans (15 oz. each) pork & beans
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tbsp. prepared mustard
Fresh snipped parsley (optional)

Cook bacon until crisp; drain on paper towel and crumble. Cook onion in drippings until tender, and drain. Stir in remaining ingredients; add bacon and bring to a boil and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.
Judy (in Alaska)
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This cake is out of this world delicious!

Praline Banana Cake Recipe

2 cups flour
1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3)
3/4 cup shortening
1/3 cup dairy sour cream
2 tsp. baking powder
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs

Put all cake ingredients in electric mixer bowl and beat at low speed, until just mixed, and then beat for 2 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes at 350, until toothpick, near the center, comes out clean.

Meanwhile prepare topping. Spread over top of hot cake and broil 2 to 3 minutes, until topping melts making a shiny top. Cool completely.
Serves 12.

1 cup packed brown sugar
6 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. milk
1/2 cup chopped salted (or unsalted) peanuts

In bowl mix topping ingredients (except peanuts) until smooth. Stir in peanuts.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Due to economic reasons I have to find a job to help our family make ends meet. I need main dish recipes that can be cooked in the crock pot while at work. I am new to this group and would like NancyLanders help with TNT recipes.
Betty L

Good way to use up leftover ham. We really this is good, and hope you do too.

Ham Rice Bake Recipe

2 cups cooked cubed ham
2 cups cooked rice
1/2 cup shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 can cram of asparagus soup
4 tbsp. finely minced onion
3/4 cup slightly crushed Cornflakes
3 tbsp. melted butter

Combine all but Cornflakes and butter and spoon into a 1-1/2 quart casserole. Mix Cornflakes and melted butter and sprinkle on top. Bake 375 for 25 minutes.

NOTE: Any kind of cream soup will work in this dish. cream of celery or cream of broccoli are good also. You can use any kind of cheese too. I have used American cheese sometimes.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Candied Bacon Recipe

1 (1-pound) package Bacon
1 cup maple syrup
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Heat oven to 325°F. Grease wire racks; place on baking sheets. Dip each bacon slice in maple syrup. Sprinkle generously with brown sugar. Arrange in single layer on wire racks. Bake 35-40 minutes or until browned and candied. Sprinkle red pepper flakes over bacon. Let stand on racks to cool.Sooooooo goooood !! It is hard to eat just one.
ENJOY !!!!
Judy in Montana
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During this holiday season I have eaten everything that wasn't nailed down. Now I have to get serious about losing some weight. What I need are recipes that are low carb (not necessarily high protein) recipes with 4 or 5 ingredients. I am not a big meat eater but enjoy vegetables. Is there anyone out there who can help me with this type of tried and tested recipes.

Chicken Fried Bacon with Gravy Recipe

1 cup flour
1 cup corn meal
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
1 egg
1 (2.52-ounce) package HORMEL® BLACK LABEL® fully cooked bacon
Vegetable oil, for deep-frying

Country Gravy
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1-3/4 cups whole milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
Pinch salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper

In shallow dish, combine flour, corn meal, salt and pepper. In separate shallow dish, whisk together milk and egg.
In batches, dip bacon slices into milk mixture and then into flour mixture; repeat.
Heat oil to 350°F.

Cook bacon in batches in oil for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown; drain on paper towel.

To make the country gravy: in medium skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour, stir 1 minute to cook flour. Gradually stir in milk. Add remaining ingredients. Whisk to remove any lumps. Bring to a simmer. Simmer uncovered 5 minutes or until thickened. Serve with bacon. Serves 4.
Believe it or not very good!! Also could use Ranch dressing for the gravy.

Source: Hormel
Judy in Montana
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Grandma's Beef Stew adapted for a Crock Pot Recipe

1-1/2 lbs. stew meat
1 onion, chopped
2 c. chopped celery
2 c. chopped carrots
2 c. cubed potatoes (red potatoes)
1 can tomato soup, do not dilute
1 can cream of mushroom soup, do not dilute
Salt and pepper to taste

Put all in crock pot and cook on low 6-8 hours.
Mary J
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Mary J's Crock Pot Hamburger Vegetable Stew Recipe

3 large potatoes, diced
4 medium carrots, sliced
1 (10 oz.) package frozen peas
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 1/2 lb. ground beef, browned
2 stalks celery, diced
1 (10 oz.) can tomato soup
1 (10 oz.) can water

Place layers of vegetables, in the order given, in the crock pot. Season each layer with salt and pepper. Put the browned ground beef on top of the celery. Mix the tomato soup with the water and pour over this. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
Mary J
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Help, I need frugal and time saving TNT recipes for the new year.
Mary Ann

Mary J's Crock Pot Meatball Stew Recipe

1-1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 c. flavored dry bread crumbs
1 egg
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
4 carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices
4 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 Tbsp. catsup
1 can condensed mushroom soup
1/2 c. water

In small bowl combine first 7 ingredients. Form meat mixture into 1-inch meatballs. Mix together potatoes and carrots. Layer meatballs and vegetables in crock-pot. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over layers. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or overnight.
Mary J
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Jenna's Bean Soup for Two Recipe

1/2 onion, diced
1 (15 oz.) can navy beans
8 oz. cooked smoked ham, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 c. fresh chopped parsley
1 tsp. thyme
2 c. chicken broth or chicken bouillon

Sauté onion in olive oil. Add garlic and stir for one minute. Add ham; sauté on low to medium heat for a few minutes. Add all remaining ingredients. Heat on medium for 5 minutes; reduce to simmer. Serve when hot.
Serves 2.
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Jenna's Mushroom Rice Recipe

1/2 c. sliced almonds
2 Tbsp. butter
1 (4 oz.) can sliced mushrooms, drained
3 c. cooked rice

Sauté almonds in butter until golden. Combine almonds with remaining ingredients. Heat through.
Makes 6 servings.
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Karen's Macaroni and Tomatoes Recipe

1 c. macaroni, cooked
1/4 cup chopped onions, browned in 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 (28 ounce) or large can tomatoes

Add tomatoes, salt and pepper, and onions to macaroni; cook 15 minutes or until heated through.
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