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October 26, 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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I am looking for a recipe that my mother in law made back in the 60s it is called Lemon Chiffon. She used a graham cracker crust.
Sarah P

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Judy's Chili for the Crock Pot Recipe

1 1/2-2 lbs ground sirloin or chuck roast chunks
2 onions chopped
1 green bell pepper chopped
1 cup sliced celery
8 cloves garlic chopped
5 bay leaves
1/3 cup port red wine
2 - (14.5 oz) cans of diced tomatoes
2 cans kidney or what ever kind of beans your choice
2 - 8oz cans tomato sauce
2 Tbsp chili powder
1-1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp oregano
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp A-1 or Heinz 57 steak sauce

If using ground sirloin break it up as you put into crock pot. Put all ingredients into a large crock pot cook on low 6-8 hours.

Put it on in the morning and dinner is ready for night time. I made up this recipe about 55 years ago. If I take it to potluck very little if any ever comes home. ENJOY !!
Judy in Montana

Casserole Dish Substitutions

Casserole Size Baking Pan Substitute

1 1/2 quarts       9x5x3 inch loaf pan

2 quarts             8" square cake pan

2 1/2 quarts       9" square cake pan

3 quarts            13"x9"x2" cake pan

4 quarts            14"x10"x2" cake pan

The other pan size and volumes are 4 pages and I would be happy to break it up so you could it to any newsletter as needed.
Susie Indy

Yesterday I ran out of canned cat food and gave Ditto and Little One a some tuna instead. Today they wanted tuna again and expressed there complaints about it. I tried to tell them I was out of tuna and they had to eat the usual cat food. After I went into my computer room to compile the newsletter, I heard some noise in the kitchen. Ditto and Little One were rolling the kitchen chair with wheels across the floor. They rolled it over to the shelf that held the canned cat food. A little later I hear them meowing at the top of their lungs. Went out to see what they wanted. On the next shelf up from their cat food they found a small can of pineapple. Both cats were sure it had to be tuna and I wasn't really out of tuna after all. You could tell by their eyes they were so excited they had found some tuna. No amount of telling them it was pineapple helped so I opened the can of pineapple. They were disappointed it was not tuna and expressed their dislike it wasn't tuna. Glad I like pineapple.  Ate some of it for supper.

Crab Dip Recipes

This is a Crab Dip recipe for Barb from the "Summer House" in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Jumbo Lump Crab Dip ( can be served in a chafing dish for buffet service or individually, 2 person)

Blend together the following ingredients:
3 lbs. Cream Cheese
1 cup Hellmann's Mayonnaise
1/3 cup Creamy Horseradish
2 t. Dry Mustard
4 t. Old Bay Seasoning.

Set aside 1-2 lbs. Jumbo Lump Crabmeat.

Serve w/ baguettes of sliced, heated French Bread to dip or spread.

For Buffet Service (16 - 24) scoop blended ingredients into chafing six, heat, gently blend in
Crab , heat just 5 min. longer. Lightly sprinkle with Old Bay & serve.

For 2 Person Shareable service, scoop about 6 oz. blended ingredients into au gratin dishes, gently blend in 2 1/2 oz. Crab, heat a bit longer. Lightly sprinkle with Old Bay & serve.
Athena in DE


Here's another one...only serves 8 but could be doubled???

Dot's Hot Baked Crab Dip ( can be served cold)

1(3oz.) pkg. cream cheese, at room temp.
1/4 cup sour cream
3 T. mayo
1 small onion
1-1/2 t. fresh lemon juice
3/4 t. Old Bay
1/2 t. Worcestershire sauce
8 oz., pasteurized, refrigerated crabmeat
Thick cocktail bread slices

Preheat to 350. Spray glass 1 qt. baking dish w/ Pam & set aside. In medium bowl, combine cheese, cream & mayo. Peel onion & place grate over piece of waxed paper and grate
using smallest holes. Scoop up 1/2 t. & add to cream cheese mixture. Stir in lemon juice, Old Bay & Worcestershire. Drain crab of excess water and pick out shell. Add crab to cheese mixture & stir well. Spread onto prepared pan. Cover & refrigerate up to 24 hours or bake in oven 20 min., until lightly browned & bubbling along edges. Serve hot w/ thick cocktail bread slices.
Source: Dot Mills
Athena in DE
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Betty's Favorite Chocolate Cake Recipes

Double Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake Recipe

1 cup Coco-Cola
1/2 cup oil
1 stick butter or margarine
4 tbsp cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract

In a saucepan, bring Coca-Cola, oil, butter and cocoa powder to a boil. Mix sugar, flour and salt together; pour into boiling liquid. Remove from heat and beat well. Add eggs, buttermilk, soda and vanilla; beat well. Pour into a well-greased and floured sheet pan. Bake at 350F for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool briefly; ice with frosting below while still slightly warm.

1/2 cup plus 1/2 tsp butter
3 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
6 tbsp Coca-Cola
1 box Confectioners' sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Boil butter, cocoa powder and Coca-Cola. Remove from heat and blend in Confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Spread on warm cake.
Submitted by Betty


Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake

1 pkg refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling

Preheat oven to 325F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. Cut cookie dough into 12 pieces and place a piece into the bottom of each cup. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Beat cream cheese, condensed milk, egg and vanilla in a bowl until smooth. Pour about 3 tablespoons of the mixture over the cookie in each cup. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, or set. Cool completely on a wire rack. Top with cherry pie filling and chill 1 hour. Submitted by Betty in MS.

Peanut Butter Frosting
This is really good on chocolate cake.

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
4 cups powdered sugar, divided
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract

Cream butter and peanut butter together. Add half the powdered sugar and blend. Blend in milk and vanilla. Add remaining powdered sugar. Stir until smooth and well blended.
Submitted by Betty
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Holiday Ham Recipes

Holiday Coca-Cola Baked Ham Recipe

1 (10-12-lb.) bone-in ham
whole cloves
1 1-lb. box dark brown sugar
1 12-oz. can Coca Cola (no diet)
1 14-oz. can pineapple rings, drained and the juice reserved
1 C. sweet Concord grape wine

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Using a sharp knife, remove the rind from the ham. Score surface of the ham crosswise and lengthwise, forming a crisscross pattern about 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart. Place 1 clove in the center of each square.

Place ham, fat side up, in a roasting pan. Press brown sugar onto the surface of the ham. Expect some sugar to fall into the roasting pan. Place in oven and bake until brown sugar just begins to melt, about 30 minutes.

Pour the Coca-Cola over the ham, mixing with melted sugar in bottom of roasting pan. Baste ham with the cola mixture and bake an additional 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine reserved pineapple juice and sweet concord grape wine in a small bowl. Baste ham with pineapple mixture every 20 minutes. Bake ham for a total of 16 minutes per pound.

During the last 20 minutes of baking time, remove ham from oven and decorate with the pineapple rings. Use 2-3 wooden picks (toothpicks) to hold each ring in place. Place a cherry in the center of each ring, also using a wooden pick. Return to oven and continue to bake the final 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to stand for at least 15 minutes before transferring to serving platter. Skim excess fat from drippings in the pan. Serve drippings as sauce with the ham.


Baked Glazed Ham with Raisins Recipe

2 lb. cooked ham
1 C. dry white wine
1 C. water
1 C. raisins
2 Tbs. butter
2 Tbs. brandy

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove rind from the ham and score the surface if the fat is reasonably thick. Place the ham in a casserole dish and pour on the wine and water, then arrange the raisins and butter around the meat. Pour on the brandy and place in the oven to bake for about 40 minutes, basting frequently with the pan liquids. When the surface is crisp and golden, remove and let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve hot or cold.


Apricot Baked Ham Recipe

This apricot baked ham recipe is a great change in taste and appearance.

1 (5-lb.) fully-cooked, bone-in ham
20 whole cloves
1/2 C. apricot preserves
3 Tbs. dry mustard
1/2 C. packed light brown sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Score the surface of the ham with shallow diamond-shaped cuts. Combine preserves and mustard; spread over ham. Pat brown sugar over apricot mixture. Place ham on a rack in a roasting pan. Bake for 20 minutes per pound or until ham is heated through.
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Mary J's Favorite Holiday Recipes

Here are a few of my favorite holiday recipes. I would love to hear from our recipe family on what are their favorites they server for Thanksgiving/Christmas.
Mary j

Roasted Turkey with Cranberry Glaze

8 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon Paula Deen House Seasoning
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
2 tablespoons minced shallots
2 tablespoons minced garlic cloves
1 (15-pound) turkey
Stuffing, if desired

3 tablespoons butter
1 (12-ounce bag) cranberries
1/2 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup cranberry juice
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup apple cider
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a small mixing bowl combine the butter, House Seasoning, parsley, shallots, and garlic. Thoroughly rinse and dry the turkey. Tuck the wings underneath the body and place the turkey in a roasting pan. Rub the butter mixture all over the turkey. Stuff, if desired.

Roast for 18 minutes per pound (including stuffing weight, if using). The turkey is done when an instant-read thermometer is inserted into the thickest part of the thigh (and deep into the stuffing) and registers 165 degrees F. and the juices run clear. Remove from the oven and loosely tent with foil. Let rest for 20 minutes before carving.

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low. Let simmer until the cranberries burst, about 8 to 10 minutes. Strain the mixture through a sieve and let cool. Reserve for turkey.

Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Source: Paula Deen
Mary J


Crock Pot Dressing Recipe

1 c. margarine or butter
2 c. chopped onion
2 c. chopped celery
1/4 c. parsley
2 (8-oz.) cans mushrooms
12 - 13 c. dry bread cubes
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 1/2 tsp. sage
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. marjoram
3-1/2 to 4-1/2 c. chicken broth
2 well beaten eggs

Melt margarine or butter in skillet, saute onion, celery, parsley & mushrooms. Pour over bread cubes in large mixing bowl. Add seasonings and toss together. Pour in broth to moisten. Mix in beaten eggs. Pack lightly in crock pot. Cook on high for 45 minutes then reduce to low for 4 - 8 hours.
Mary J


Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

3 c. Sweet potatoes
1/2 c. sugar
2 lg. eggs, beaten
1/2 stick butter
1/2 c. milk
1-1/2 ts. vanilla extract

1 c. firmly packed brown sugar
2/3 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. chopped pecans
2/3 stick butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together potatoes, 1/2 c. sugar, eggs, 1/2 stick butter, milk and vanilla together and put into a lightly greased baking dish. Top with brown sugar and pecan topping and bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes. Topping: Melt butter in a heavy skillet. Add sugar and flour. Cook until melted. This will be thick. Add pecans. Drop and spread on sweet potato mixture.
Mary J


Ambrosia Salad Recipe

1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
1/4 c. sugar
1 sm. can pineapple tidbits, drained
1 apple, diced
1 tangerine with each section peeled
1/2 c. seedless grapes
1/2 c. maraschino cherries
1/2 c. shredded coconut

Mix cream, sugar, pineapple, apple, tangerine, grapes, cherries and coconut together. Chill until ready to serve.
Mary J


Cranberry Relish Recipe

1 lb firm apples
1 lb fresh cranberries
2 cups sugar
2 navel oranges

Pit the applies and place half of apples and half of cranberries in food processor and chop. Add sugar and whole navel oranges and chop again.
Mary J


Bing Cherry Salad Recipe

2 (14 ounce) cans pitted dark cherries
1 large can crushed pineapple
1 sm. pkg. strawberry gelatin
1 sm.. pkg. cherry gelatin
10 oz. coca cola
1 c. finely chopped pecans
1- 3 oz. cream cheese, cut in small cubes

Drain cherries and pineapple reserving liquid. Combine the juices with enough water to make 2 3/4 c. and bring to a boil. Pour boiling liquid over gelatins and stir until completely dissolved. Add coca cola. Cool mixture and then fold in cherries, pineapple, nuts and cheese cubes. Chill until set.
Serves 12 or more.
Mary J


Holiday Salad Recipe (Pink Stuff)

1 can sweetened condensed milk, chilled
1 can (15-20 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 to 3/4 c. pecans or walnuts, chopped
1 can cherry pie filling
1 (8 ounce) carton Cool Whip whipped topping

Mix pie filling, pineapple and topping. Add nuts. Add can of sweetened condensed milk last. Mix. Make the day before and refrigerate, or freeze. Serves 8-10.
Mary J
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Judy's Cookie Recipes

My family loves a cookie for an after school snack. I try and make different ones thru the year. Their favorite is oatmeal raisin cookies.

Banana Drop Cookies Recipe

1-1/4 c. sugar
2/3 c. shortening
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 c. mashed bananas (3-4 medium)
2 1/4 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 c. chopped nuts, optional
1/4 c. sugar, mixed with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In large bowl beat 1-1/4 c. sugar, shortening and vanilla until fluffy. Beat in eggs, then bananas. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and soda. Beat into mixture. Stir in nuts. Chill 30 minutes. Drop by teaspoons 2-inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon mixture over cookies. Bake 8 - 10 minutes until lightly browned.
Judy in Germany


Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins

1 box yellow cake mix (2 layer)
2 c. quick cooking oats, uncooked
1 c. sugar
1 c. vegetable oil
2 lg. eggs
1/2 c. nuts
1/2 c. raisins
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Combine cake mix, oats and sugar in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine oil and eggs and mix well. Add to dry ingredients, stirring well. Stir in nuts, raisins and vanilla. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons, 2-inches apart onto greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Judy in Germany


Cornflake Cookies Recipe

1 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
1 c. shortening
3 eggs
1 c. cornflakes, crushed
2 c. oatmeal
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
raisins, nuts, coconut, or chips may be added.

Roll in balls. Press flat and bake at 375 degrees oven for 9 to 10 minutes.
Judy in Germany


Old Fashion Sugar Cookies Recipe

1 c. sugar
1 c. shortening
1 egg, beaten
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Cream sugar and shortening. Add egg, flour, soda, cream of tartar and vanilla. Mix well. Roll into balls. Put onto ungreased cookie sheet. Press balls down with the bottom of a glass coated with sugar. Bake at 350 until light brown, about 10 minutes
Judy in Germany


Cheerio Cookies Recipe

4 c. Cheerios
1 c. Karo syrup, light
1 c. sugar
1 (18 oz.) jar creamy peanut butter

Bring to a boil Karo and sugar. Then quickly, add peanut butter and stir until real smooth. Pour onto Cheerios in large pan or bowl. Stir until cereal is covered. Drop by spoonfuls onto foil paper. Let cool.

Note: I have tried several brands of peanut butter but usually end up going to the base to buy American Jiffy Creamy Peanut Butter. The cookies taste better and the texture is better.
Judy in Germany


Old Fashion Cut Out Cookies Recipe

1 lb. butter or margarine
2 c. granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp. baking power
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
6 c. flour

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla. Put baking soda in 1 teaspoon of warm water, then add to egg mixture along with baking powder and 4 cups of the flour. Mixture may be stiff. Add the rest of the flour. You may need to mix in the last two cups of flour by hand. Chill the dough. When well chilled, roll out the dough onto a floured cloth about 1/8-inch thick. Cut out shapes and place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees until light brown.
Judy in Germany
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