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October 20, 2017  | Everyday Recipes
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Nancy Rogers   

Everyday Recipes from Our Recipe Family. Everyday recipes made from ingredients found in most pantries.

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Nancy Emma wanted to get some suggestions for a new stove. We bought a GE electric smooth top several years ago and it still looks like new! It is so easy to keep clean. My son and his wife bought one also but theirs has a warming plate in back of top of stove in the middle. I would have liked that! It has a self cleaning oven also which is also a plus. We have had no problems with ours and it is still going strong! Chris in NM

I made this recipe last weekend and it is so good! It is good with a baguette to tear off and dip in it!

Louisiana Hot Crab Dip Recipe

1/2 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, free of shells
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
3 tablespoons minced green onions (white and green parts)
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Combine all of the ingredients in a casserole dish and gently stir until thoroughly mixed.
Adjust seasoning to taste. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until lightly golden on top. Serve hot.
Serve hot, with hot sauce on the side for those who like it spicy.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups…
Chris in NM
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This next recipe is so good and easy to make so why not for Thanksgiving instead of a pie?

Pumpkin Pecan Pie Squares Recipe
T & T

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup old-fashioned or instant oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
2 large eggs
2 1/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
Whipped cream
PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE flour, oats, brown sugar and butter in small mixer bowl. Beat at low speed for 1 to 2 minutes or until crumbly. Press on bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

BAKE for 15 minutes.

COMBINE granulated sugar, pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs and pumpkin pie spice in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed for 1 to 2 minutes; pour over crust.

BAKE for 20 minutes. Combine pecans and brown sugar in small bowl. Sprinkle pecan topping over filling. Continue baking for 15 to 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Top with whipped cream.
Chris in NM
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Cottage Cheese and Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

Delicious savoury salmon dip with dill and cottage cheese for extra protein. A great appetizer or party snack or wonderful as a quick lunch. Try on crackers or on salad.

1 cup cottage cheese (I prefer Good Culture because it has no gums or fillers* and is from grass fed)
1/4 cup cream cheese
8 ounces smoked salmon, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped
1/4 cup green onion, finely sliced
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon hot sauce (optional- for flavour)
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (to sprinkle on top)

Process cottage cheese and cream cheese in a food processor until smooth.
Add smoked salmon, dill, green onion, lemon juice, and hot sauce and mix by hand.
Spoon into serving dish and top with smoked paprika.
Serve on crackers or with salad.

* Lots of people avoid cottage cheese because of the gum and fillers that are usually added.

(='.'=) Sylvia

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Nancy, in the October 20th newsletter Emma was asking about stoves. We had to replace ours in Feb, 2017 and we got the stove that we were planing to buy the stove we got in 5 years from now. The reason we got it the sales person that we dealt with gave us a tremendous deal. We were going to get the one oven with the drawer. Then I saw the 2 oven and no drawer and our sales person gave us a deal that we could not turn down. Since we bought the stove I have used the big oven twice and the smaller oven I use it daily. I have 5 burners and have used all of them but not at the same time. The make is GE with black top and stainless body. If you don't want the stainless you can get the black if you want it. Ours is electric but I know that they would have it in gas. Hoping this helps you.
Susie in Indy

To Sylvia and Sharon in Mo. I just love my air fryer. I have done pork loins with garlic salt crust, steaks, fries, nuggets, pork chops and my favorite hot dogs. The hot dogs taste just like they do on the outside grill. I preheat the air fryer 3 mins at 400º then throw in the frozen hot dog for 6 mins at 400º. There are lots of recipes on Pinterest or google air fryer recipes for more.

From my experience, if gas is in her area, she should look for top burners that are gas and oven that is run on electricity. All chefs use gas in top burners - better control.
Doris G.

To Athena: you know I will try your plantains ! In the plain recipe, baked in the skins, are those green/yellow (unripe) or black (ripe) plantains? I'd like to have a reliable green plantain recipe, they don't always ripen on MY schedule.
Thanks. Marilyn in FL

Barb/De.--would you please share some of your Air Fryer recipes. I just got one but I need Tried and True recipes.
Thanks, Sharon in MO

Mary J's Banana Recipes

Old Time Banana Pudding Recipe

3/4 c. sugar
3 heaping T. flour
2 egg yolks
2 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Bananas, sliced
Vanilla wafers

In a saucepan, combine sugar, flour, and milk. cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Temper the egg yolks into the mixture. Cook 3 - 5 minutes longer. Remove from heat and add vanilla. In a dish, layer cookies, bananas, pudding. Repeat layers. May be topped with meringue or whipped cream or--best of all--nothing. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Mary J.


Banana Sheet Cake Recipe

2 sticks margarine
1/2 c. water
2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1-1/4 c. mashed bananas
1 c. nuts (pecan or walnuts)
1/4 c. sour milk
1 dash salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. soda
3/4 stick margarine
1 (8 oz.) cream cheese
1 box confectioner sugar

Bring to boil margarine and 1/2 c. water. While hot pour over flour and sugar; mix. Add lightly beatened eggs, mashed bananas and nuts (if desired). Add sour milk, vanilla, baking soda and dash of salt. Pour into greased and floured large cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Frosting: Cream margarine, cream cheese and add confectioners sugar a little at a time. Frost cake with this mixture and sprinkle nuts if desired.
Mary J


Banana Salad Recipe

1/4 c. lemon juice
2 bananas, sliced
1 apple, cubed
1/2 grapefruit or 1 orange, cubed
1/2 c. grapes, sliced
1 sm. can crushed or chunk pineapple, drained (reserve juice)

Add fruit to lemon juice and coat well.
Mary J


Cherry and Banana Layer Dessert Recipe

3 bananas
1/4 c. lemon juice
1 lg. can cherry pie filling
1/4 c. heavy cream
4 candied cherries

Peel and slice the bananas and sprinkle them with lemon juice to prevent from discoloration. Arrange a layer of banana slices at the base of four tall glasses. Spoon a layer of cherry pie filling on top of the bananas, then add a layer of banana slices and another layer of cherry pie filling. Finish with a layer of banana. Whip the cream until stiff, then put a spoonful on top of each cherry and banana cup. Top each with a candied cherry and chill before serving.
Mary J.
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Lisa's Popcorn Recipes

Microwave Caramel Popcorn Recipe

3 qt. popped corn, equal to 12 cups.
1 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. light karo syrup
1 stick margarine
Pinch salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Go through popped corn and make sure unpopped kernels are removed. Put in brown bag. Combine brown sugar, syrup, margarine, salt and vanilla in microwave-safe bowl. Place in microwave on highand cook until it boils, about 2-1/2 minutes. After it starts boiling, boil for 2 minutes. Take out and add baking soda and mix well. Pour mixture over popped corn in a brown bag and shake well. Put bag in microwave for 1-1/2 minutes. Shake again and pour onto waxed paper or cookie sheets in a single layer to cool.
Lisa TX


Microwave Marshmallow Caramel Corn Recipe

1 c. unpopped popcorn
14 large marshmallows
1 c. brown sugar
2 sticks margarine
1/4 tsp. baking soda

Pop popcorn and put aside in large bowl. In another large bowl layer marshmallows, brown sugar and butter. Cover loosely with saran wrap. Microwave for 3 minutes and 30 seconds on high. Take out and stir well, add baking soda, stir well. Cover again and microwave for 45 seconds on high. Stir well. Pour over popcorn a little at at time, mixing well.
Lisa TX


White Chocolate Popcorn Recipe

3 bags microwave popcorn, popped
1-12 oz. bag white chocolate chips

Melt chips and pour over top of popcorn in a large bowl. Mix together lightly. Spread on wax paper to cool. Break apart and serve.
Lisa TX


Cranberry Popcorn Balls Recipe

6 c. popped corn
3 c. miniature marshmallows
1 T. butter or margarine
1 c. dried cranberries, chopped
1 c. walnuts, chopped
2 T. orange peel
1/4 tsp. salt

Place popcorn in a large bowl; set aside. In a heavy saucepan over low heat, cook and stir marshmallows and butter until smooth. Stir in cranberries, walnuts, orange peel and salt; mix well. Pour over popcorn and toss to coat. Press into a greased 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Cool. Cut into bars with a serrated knife.
Makes 12
Lisa TX


Cinnamon Popcorn Recipe

3 qt. popped popcorn
1/2 lb. margarine
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Melt margarine in saucepan. Add sugar and cook until it bubbles. Add seasonings and pour over popped corn and toss. Place in a shallow baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes. While baking stir once or twice. Store in large tin. Great for the holidays!
Lisa TX
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Easy Pumpkin Pie Cake Recipe

1 pkg. Applesauce Cake Mix (2 layer)
1 can Pumpkin Pie Mix
1/2 c. Water
3 Eggs(14-16 ounce)

Mix all together and beat as directed on cake mix package. Pour batter in 9 x 13-inch pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool and top with whipped cream.
Oma in New Orleans
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Raisin Cake Recipe

3 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1 c. Hellmans Real Mayonnaise
1/3 c. milk
2 eggs
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cloves
3 c. chopped apples
1 c. raisins
1/2 c. coarsely chopped walnuts
Cool whip or whipped cream

Directions degrees for 45 minutes or until tester in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove. Cool. Fill and frost with 2 cups Cool Whip or whipped cream.
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Sue's Dip Recipes

Pina Colada Fruit Dip Recipe

1 small box coconut cream instant pudding
1 snmall can crushed pineapple
3/4 c. milk
1/2 c. sour cream

Mix all ingredients in a blender and puree. Serve as dip for fruits.


Refried Bean Dip Recipe

1 16 ounce. can refried beans
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
8 oz. carton of sour cream
1( 8 - 12 oz.) pkg. shredded cheddar cheese
Corn chips or veggies

Mix the refried beans and taco seasoning mix together and put in the bottom of baking dish. Spread the sour cream over the beans mixture. Sprinkle the cheese on top of sour cream. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the dish is heated through. Serve warm with corn chips or veggies for dipping.


Taffy Apple Dip Recipe

8 oz. pkg. cream cheese. softened
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 T. vanilla
1/2 c. chopped peanuts

Mix cream cheese and brown sugar until smooth. Add vanilla, mix well. Add chopped peanuts, mix well. Serve with apple slices.
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Hash Brown and Broccoli Casserole Recipe

1 - 26 oz. frozen shredded hash browns, thawed
2 c. shredded swiss cheese
1 - 10 oz. frozen chopped broccoli (thawed and well drained)
2 c. whipping cream
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Combine all ingredients. Pour into greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
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Mother's Goulash Recipe

16 oz. macaroni
1 med. onion
1/2 lb. ground chuck
1/2 c. chopped celery
15 oz. kidney beans or pinto beans
15 oz. stewed tomatoes

Boil and drain macaroni. Brown together ground chuck, onion and celery. Drain off fat. Rinse kidney beans and add to meat mixture along with tomatoes. Simmer for 20 - 30 minutes.
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