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November 10, 2017  | Everyday Recipes
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Everyday Recipes from Our Recipe Family. Everyday recipes made from ingredients found in most pantries.

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Chicken and Spinach Quiche Recipe

3 packed cups fresh spinach leaves, chopped or torn
3/4 cup onion, diced
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
2 cups frozen Ore Ida diced hash brown potatoes (not thawed, not shredded)
1 cup cooked chicken breasts, diced
2 eggs
4 egg whites
2/3 cup from a (10-3/4 oz) can Campbell’s Healthy Request cream of chicken soup (condensed)
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon Lawry’s seasoning salt
Black pepper, to taste

Ingredients for Topping:
1/2 cup light mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 9 x 9 inch baking pan with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, add chopped spinach, onions and garlic. Cook for 1 minute, in the microwave, to soften.

In a large bowl, mix together frozen hash browns, chicken, cooked spinach and onions. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites, 2/3 cup condensed soup, milk, seasoning salt and black pepper. Pour over potato mixture and toss to mix. Add mixture to baking pan. Be sure to spread the chicken and spinach around casserole. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil, sprinkle with both cheeses. Bake uncovered, an additional 20 minutes, until golden brown and cheese is melted.

Let it sit for 10 minutes to set. Cut into 6 slices. Using a spatula, carefully remove each slice.

This casserole freezes great. I like to wrap into individual servings and store in the freezer. Great for a quick meal any day of the week! Soooo very good !!

Makes 6 slices.
From:Skinny Kitchen
ENJOY ! Judy in Montana
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Lorrie asked about additions to cake mixes. I have this recipe probably from a past Nancy's Kitchen newsletter but I failed to capture the author, sorry.

Cake Mix Extender Recipe
To make up for the smaller amounts now being packaged in the cake mix:

1-1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda

Mix together and store in a container. Each time you use an undersized mix, add 6 tablespoons of this dry mix to the cake mix, and proceed with the recipe.
Vivien, Central California
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Ruby's Ordering out for Thanksgiving

Yes, Ruby they will understand. I'm 10 years younger than you and my family understands anything I do to feed them just so I do it. We had 27 for dinner a week or so ago and no one complained the the scalloped potatoes came from Costco. Some even asked for the recipe. Do what you can manage so you have time to visit
Vivien Central California

I am 97 years old am still cooking dinners for my family. I don't have a lot of stamina, so I keep the menu simple. My secret is to start preparations a week or so in advance I start preparing at least one of the side dishes per day and freezing or refrigerating as required and baking or warming up on the day of the event. I also do this with the dessert if possible. Many things taste even better when the flavors have time to mingle.
Suncoast Great-Great Granny

Athena, here is my favorite mincemeat pie:

Mincemeat Creme Pie Recipe

2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1/2 c cold milk
1/2 cup boiling milk
2 eggs
1/2 orange, seeded & cut up
1/3 c sugar
1 c heavy cream
about 1 c ice cubes
1-1/2 c prepared mince meat

9" graham cracker pie crust or baked pastry shell

In blender container, sprinkle gelatin over cold milk & let stand 3-4 min. Add hot milk; process at low speed until completely dissolved, about 2 min. Add eggs, orange, sugar; process at high speed until orange is finely chopped. Add cream, then ice cubes, one at a time & process until ice is melted. Add mincemeat & process at high speed, turning on & off until chopped. Turn into crust and chill until firm. This makes a large amouant of filling, any extra just place in another bowl!
Melody in Nebraska
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Mary J's Holiday Appetizer Recipes
The holidays are times we have to bring treats and appetizers to work. Here are a few I use each year.
Mary J

Ranch Potato Skins Recipe

2 med. potatoes, baked
butter flavored cooking spray
garlic powder
1/4 c. cooked chicken, finely chopped
1/4 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
2 T. bacon bits
ranch dressing

Cut potatoes lengthwise into fourths. Carefully scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4 inch shells. Cover and refrigerate potato pulp for another use. Set oven control to broil. Place potato shells, skin sides down, on rack in broiler pan. Spray with butter flavored cooking spray. Sprinkle with garlic powder. Broil with tops 4 to 5 inches from heat about 5 minutes or until crisp and brown. Sprinkle chicken and cheese over potato shells. Broil about 30 seconds or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with bacon bits. Serve hot with ranch dressing.


Crockpot Cocktail Meatballs Recipes

24 - 28 oz. bottle catsup

2 T. dried onion

2 T. shortening, cut in small chunks

3 T. vinegar
4 T. brown sugar
4 T. Worcestershire sauce
2 T. dry mustard
1/2 c. lemon juice
1/2 t. garlic salt
1/2 t. onion salt
1 t. savory
handful of dried celery flakes
50-60 meatballs, 2 bags frozen

Mix all ingredients except meatballs in a crockpot. Stir in meatballs to coat. Crook in crockpot on low 6 hours or high 3 - 4 hours.


Hidden Valley Ranch Pinwheels Recipe

2 pkgs. (8-oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 pkg. (1-oz.) Hidden Valley Ranch Original Salad Dressing mix
2 green onions, minced
4 (12-inch) flour tortillas
1 jar (4-oz.) diced pimento
1 can (4-oz.) diced green chilies
1 can (2.25-oz) sliced black olives

Mix cream cheese, dressing mix, & onions. Spread on tortillas. Drain vegetables and blot dry on paper towels. Sprinkle equal amounts of remaining ingredients on top of cream cheese. Roll tortillas tightly. Chill at least 2 hours. Cut rolls into 1-inch pieces. Serve with spirals facing up. Makes 3 dozen.


Mild Sausage Balls Recipe

1 lb. regular ground sausage
2 c. Bisquick
2 c. sharp cheddar cheese

Mix sausage, Bisquick and cheese well and shape into 1" balls. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for approximately 8 - 10 min. or until brown.


Salmon Spread Recipe

1 (3-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/3 c. sour cream
2 T. celery, chopped fine
2 T. chopped green onion
1 T. lime juice
1-1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 c. flaked cooked salmon

Mix all ingredients, except salmon, together. Stir salmon slowly while mixing together. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Serve with crackers or chips.
Mary J
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I would like some recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas that can be cooked in a crockpot.

My family is small. We always use this recipe for Thanksgiving. When we baked a turkey there were always too many leftovers. We serve the chicken with Stove Top Stuffing, green beans and pumpkin pie. Great meal and very few leftovers.

Thanksgiving Cranberry Chicken Recipe

3 whole boneless chicken breasts
1 envelope onion soup mix
1/2 c. Ketchup
1 (8-oz.) jar French dressing
1 can wholeberry cranberry sauce

Cut chicken into serving size pieces and place into a 9 x 12-inch baking pan. Combine soup mix, Ketchup, French dressing and cranberry sauce. Mix well and pour over chicken. Bake 60 minutes at 350 degrees.
Makes 4 Servings
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Judy's Rice and Potato Recipes for Thanksgiving

Ranch Rice Recipe

1/2 cup margarine
1 cup uncooked rice
1 (10-1/2 oz.) can beef consomme
1 (10-1/2 oz.) can onion soup
1 (4 oz.) can sliced mushrooms

Melt margarine and stir in rice. Add beef consomme, onion soup and mushrooms. Place in a 2-quart casserole. Bake at 350 for 1 hour uncovered.
Makes 4 servings.


Onion Rice Recipe

1 c. long grain cooking rice
3 c. water
1 envelope Lipton Onion soup
1/2 stick butter

Combine all ingredients and bake uncovered in a casserole dish at 350 recipes for 45 minutes to 1 hour.


Carmelized Sweet Potatoes

5 med. sweet potatoes
1 tsp. salt
1 c. brown sugar
2 T. butter
3 T. flour
8 regular marshmallows
1 c. thin cream
1/2 c. chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 directions. Boil potatoes until tender but still firm. Drain and cool. Cut in half lengthwise and arrange in a baking dish. Mix salt, sugar and flour; spread mix over potatoes. Dot with butter. Sprinkle nuts over all and pour the cream on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Add marshmallows shortly before removing.


Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe

1/4 c. butter
1/2 c. dark corn syrup
2 T. water
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
6 medium sweet potatoes, cooked and peeled

Melt butter, stir in corn syrup, water, brown sugar, and salt. Cut potatoes in halves length wise. Place in pan and pour mixture over potatoes. Bake in oven slow 325 degrees. Baste occassionally. Serves 6.


Mama's Sweet Potatoes Recipe

3 c. mashed cooked sweet potatoes
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 c. butter
1 c. white sugar
1/2 c. sweet milk
2 eggs

Combine all ingredients and pour into a baking dish. [Topping:] Blend coconut, sugar, butter, nuts and melted butter. Sprinkle this over the potatoes. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes or until it browns.


Do Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe

2-1/2 lbs. potatoes
1 (8-oz.) pkg. soft cream cheese
1 (8-oz.) carton sour cream
1 stick butter
1 tsp. salt

Peel potatoes and cut into small pieces. Boil for 20 minutes, drain and mash. Melt butter and cream cheese, mix with potatoes. Add sour cream and salt. Mix well. Spread evenly in oblong baking dish. Cover with foil. Refrigerate overnight. Bake 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
Serves 8.


Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

4 lg. russet potatoes
1 T. butter
1 T. minced fresh garlic
3/4 c. water
1/2 c. cream
3/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper

Bake potatoes by first rubbing them with oil and baking them at 400 degrees for one hour or until tender. Cool. Remove the skin of the potatoes and mash. Melt butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for 5 minutes. Add water, cream, salt, and pepper. Cook for 5-10 minutes while stirring until potatoes are very hot.

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Extra Creamy Banana Pudding Recipe

14 oz Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 1/2 c. cold water
3 1/2 oz. pkg instant vanilla pudding/pie filling mix
1 pt. whipping cream (whipped)
36 approx. vanilla wafers
3 med. bananas sliced

In large bowl combine condensed milk, water and pudding mix, beat until well blended. Chill 5 minutes. Fold in whipping cream. In 2-1/2 qt. round glass serving bowl layer pudding, vanilla wafers and bananas. Chill thoroughly.
Mary Ann
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Pudding Squares Recipe

1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1 cup walnuts, Chopped
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 cup Cool Whip
1 cup confectioners Sugar
1 pkg. (8 oz) Cream Cheese, Softened
2 small pkgs. instant pudding (Butterscotch or Chocolate)
3 cups milk
1 cup coconut, Toasted

Combine flour, butter, walnuts and sugar. Spread into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Blend 1/2 cool whip, confectioners sugar and cream cheese; spread over the top of the cooled crust. Beat pudding mix and milk until it begins to thicken, spread over cream cheese layer. Top with remaining cool whip. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.
Mary Ann
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