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December 14, 2017  | Everyday Recipes
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Everyday Recipes from Our Recipe Family.

Today's Recipes
-Cranberry Orange Cake Recipe

-Sue's Potato Soup Recipe for Two
-Sue's Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe for Two
-Self Rising Corn Meal Recipe
-Paula's One Minute Brownie Mug Cake Recipe
-Sue's Christmas Peach Pie Muffins Recipe
-Susie's Christmas Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe
-Chocolate Butter Recipe
-Mary J's Cinnamon Honey Butter Recipe
-Mary J's Cinnamon Honey Butter Recipe
-Mary J's Pecan Butter Recipe
-Mary J.s Garlic Butter Recipe 
-Mary J's Honey Orange Butter Recipe

-Mary J's Lemon Basil Butter Recipe
-Mary J's Peach Almond Butter Recipe
-Mary J's Strawberry Butter Recipe
-Linda's Crockpot Pork Chops Recipe
-Judy's Cherry Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

-Jan's Christmas Brownie Gift Mix Recipe
-Jan's Christmas Cinnamon Pancake Mix Gift Recipe
-Jan's Christmas Cobbler Mix Gift Mix Recipe
-Jan's French Vanilla Cocoa Mix Gift Mix Recipe

- Thai Fried Rice recipe
- Need recipe Chinese style egg drop soup
- What cut of beef roast to buy that is really tender
- Need old fashioned pudding cake recipes
- How do you make "cream" gravy
- Need recipe to make French Vanilla Creamer

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

Cranberry Orange Cake Recipe

1 box , regular size, yellow cake mix
1 box( 4 serving size) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup water
1 stick oleo or butter, softened
2 tsp. Grated orange peel or orange zest
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped. Do not thaw frozen cranberries.
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour or spray with Pam for baking 12 cup tube or bundt pan . Mix all ingredient EXCEPT cranberries on medium speed about 2-3 minutes. Fold in cranberries. Spread into prepared pan. Bake about 57 - 65 minutes or till tests done with toothpick in middle. Cool about 1 hour before removing from pan.

Make a glaze of 3 tablespoons softened oleo , 1 cup powdered sugar and 2-3 tablespoons hot water, 1/2 tsp.vanilla and 1/4 tsp.orange flavoring.Mix all ingredients and add drops of water till right consistency to pour onto cake.
This cake can be made in a 9 x 13 pan, or two 8 inch square pans. For small families, bake a square pan to eat and one to freeze for later.
It freezes well too.

This is a great seasonal cake to have at Thanksgiving or Christmas occasions..
Marvis in Texas
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Sue's Potato Soup Recipes for Two

Sue's Potato Soup Recipe for Two

1 tbsp. finely chopped onion
1 tbsp. fat (margarine or butter)
1 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 c. water
1 c. milk
3/4 c. instant potato flakes
Cook onion in the fat in a pan until tender and lightly browned. Stir in flour and salt until smooth. Slowly stir in water. Cook and stir over medium heat until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Add milk. Stir in potato granules or flakes until smooth. Heat until hot, but not boiling. Makes 2 (1 cup) servings.
Makes 2 Servings
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Sue's Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe for Two

1 tbsp. instant minced onion
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1-1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. bacon bits
2 tsp. instant chicken bouillon
1 1/4 c. mashed potato flakes
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Combine first 3 ingredients with 2 1/2 cups water in skillet. Simmer, covered for 5 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients in order listed. Cook over low heat until cheese is melted, stirring constantly. Do not boil.
Makes 2 Servings
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Self Rising Corn Meal Recipe

3-3/4 cups cornmeal
4 tbsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt

Measure corn meal by spooning in to a measuring cup so it is not packed in the measuring cup. Place corn meal, baking powder and salt in a bowl and Wisk thoroughly to combine. Store in an air tight container.
Robbie IN

I didn't have any self rising corn meal and looked this recipe up.  It worked well in the recipe I was using.  It was in a newsletter years ago.
Barbara in London
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Would someone share their favorite Thai Fried Rice recipe? I love it and would like to make it at home.
Thank you for a great newsletter.
Tanya in Montana

Paula's One Minute Brownie Mug Cake Recipe

2 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
2 T. butter
1 egg
4 T sugar
2 T flour

Use 2 micro safe mugs. In each place 1 T butter & 1 oz chocolate. Micro 40 seconds ( each separately). Remove & stir until chocolate is completely melted using small fork. Add 2 T sugar to each mug & stir. Beat egg in small bowl, add half to each mug & mix. Add 1 T flour to each cup & mix until smooth. Cook each brownie 1 min. in micro (separately). Serve while warm.
Paula in Boston
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Sue's Christmas Peach Pie Muffins Recipe

1-3/4 c. flour
1/4 c. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
2 eggs
1/4 c. corn oil
3/4 c. milk
1-1/4 c. peach pie filling

Sift together flour, sugar and baking powder. In another bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Stir in oil and milk. Add flour mixture and mix with wooden spoon only until moistened. If spices of peach are large, break up before stirring pie filling into batter. Do not over mix. Pour or spoon batter into 12 greased muffin buns, fill 2/3 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
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How do you make "cream" gravy. Gravy that is pure white and no meat taste in it??? I would prefer a recipe where the gravy is made from scratch not from a package.

I made these pancakes over the Christmas holidays for my children home from college. They really like them so here they are.

Susie's Christmas Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

2 eggs
1-3/4 c. Bisquick
1/4 c. salad oil
1/2c. cooked pumpkin
1/2 tsp. each of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger

Beat eggs til lemon colored, about 5 minutes. Add the rest ingredients and mix well.
Makes 15 pancakes.

I would like to know what cut of beef roast to buy that is really tender. Like the one they have at cracker barrel. My roast are always stringy. Is there a reason for that?

This was in a 2016 newsletter. I ran across it today and had a good laugh.

Mishap in the Kitchen
Over the years many kitchen mishaps have been posted in this newsletter. This is one of my favorites.

Talking about cooking disasters...
Many years ago, I prepared one of my D/H's
favorites - a meat loaf that I added eggs, onions, ground chuck, vegetable oil, a little milk, spices and a small package of oatmeal. Cooked the loaf, took it out of the oven and all I could smell was strawberries. I cut off a small slice and sure enough the strawberry flavor was so strong. I realized that I had grabbed a packet of strawberries and cream oatmeal flakes instead of the regular ones. Having had some other failures in the kitchen, I went into my garden and buried the meat loaf so I could get rid of it.

The neighbors dog got into my vegetable garden and brought out the entire meat loaf and took it home. His master came over and asked if the meat loaf was mine. I lied.....
Florence, IL

Flavored Butter Recipes


Mary J's Chocolate Butter Recipe
Great on biscuits and pancakes

1/2 cup butter, softened and cut into chunks
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted

Whirl butter in bowl for about 30 seconds, until smooth. Pour in chocolate , whirl until blended.

Place in covered container or shape into a log and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate or freeze until ready to use.
Mary J
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Mary J's Cinnamon Honey Butter Recipe

2 Sticks (quarter lb) butter PLUS 3 tb Butter (at room temperature)
3/4 cup margarine
1/3 cup honey
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup Soft-type brown sugar

Mix all ingredients until blended, using a mixer. Makes 3 half-pound units of spread which can be frozen if necessary. Use as spread on coffee cakes or on just plain toast!
Mary J
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Mary J's Cinnamon Maple Butter Recipe

1/2 c butter, softened
2 tb maple syrup
1/2 ts cinnamon

Whip all together and serve.
Mary J
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Mary J's Cranberry Honey Butter Recipe

1 c butter, softened
1/4 c honey
1 c whole cranberry sauce

In small mixer bowl at high speed, beat butter and honey until soft and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; add cranberry sauce. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well blended, 2-3 minutes. Cover;
store refrigerated.
Mary J
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Mary J's Pecan Butter Recipe

1 lb Shelled pecan halves
3 tb Butter
2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Soy sauce
1 tb Honey

Heat butter in a large cast iron skillet. Saute the pecans until they are toasted and butter covered. Remove form heat and cool. Dump pecans, honey, soy sauce, and salt into your nut mill and proceed as the directions indicate.
Makes approx. 1-1/2 pint of delicious pecan butter.
Mary J
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Mary J.s Garlic Butter Recipe

1/2 Cup lightly salted butter -- at room temp
2 Cloves crushed garlic

In a medium bowl, cream the butter with wooden spoon until light and fluffy. Add the garlic and blend well. Transfer to a sheet of heavy- duty foil, roll the foil around the mixture, forming a log 8 inches long by 3/4 inch in diameter. Tuck in the ends of the foil, label and freeze. Will keep for up to 2 months. Use to flavor potatoes, bread, other cooked veggies, Rice pasta and pasta sauces.
Mary J.
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Mary J's Honey Orange Butter Recipe

1/2 c Butter; softened
1/4 c Honey
2 tb Orange marmalade

Whip all together and serve.
Mary J
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Mary J's Lemon Basil Butter Recipe

1 c Loosely packed fresh basil leaves
1/2 c Sweet butter, softened
1 t Freshly grated lemon zest, -or to taste

In a saucepan of boiling water blanch the basil for 2 seconds. Drain the basil well, pat it dry, and in a food processor blend it with the butter, the zest, and sat to taste until the mixture is smooth. Let the basil butter stand, covered tightly with plastic wrap, in a cool place for 1 hour or, chilled, overnight. Serve the lemon basil butter with steamed vegetables or grilled meats and fish. Makes about 2/3 cup.
Mary J
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Mary J's Parsley Butter Recipe

Cream 3 or 4 tablespoons chopped parsley with sweet butter and a little lemon juice. Chill. This is delicious on broiled steak or fish.
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Mary J's Peach Almond Butter Recipe

1/2 c Butter; softened
1/3 c Peach preserves
1/2 ts Almond extract
1/2 ts Confectioner's sugar

Whip all together and serve.
Mary J
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Mary J's Strawberry Butter Recipe

1/2 c Butter, softened
1/3 c Strawberry preserves
1/2 ts Lemon juice
1/2 ts Confectioner's sugar

Whip all together and serve.
Mary J
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I got these recipes 10 years ago from Nancy's newsletter.
Mary J

I like Chinese style egg drop soup. Does anyone have a good recipe for it.
Thank you, Sharon

I am looking for old fashioned pudding cake recipes, the kind you mixed up and dumped into a casserole dish. After baking you had a thick layer of pudding on the bottom with a good layer of cake on top. Can someone help me with a their favorite recipe for this.

I would like to know if anyone has a recipe to make French Vanilla Creamer. I would like the powder and the liquid recipes if anyone has them.

Linda's Crockpot Pork Chops Recipe

6 pork chops
1 can Progresso Soup Chicken and Home-style Noodles

Place uncooked pork chops in crockpot. Add soup and make sure meat is covered. Add 1/2 soup can water. Check every several hours to see more water if needed.
Cook on low for 6 hours.
Linda NM
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Judy's Cherry Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
3/4 cup dried cherries
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups oatmeal

Preheat oven to 350F. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and sugar. Mix well. Add shortening, egg, vanilla, and milk; blend well. Add oats; mix well. Add cherries; mix well. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 12 to 14 minutes. Store cooled cookies in an airtight container.
Makes about 2-1/2 dozen cookies.
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Jan's Christmas Brownie Gift Mix Recipe

2-1/4 cups sugar
2/3 cup cocoa (clean inside of jar with paper towel after this layer)
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1-1/4 cups flour mixed with 1 tsp. salt + 1 tsp. baking powder

Layer ingredients in jar in order given. Press each
layer firmly in place before adding next ingredient.

To make Brownies:
Empty brownie mix in large mixing bowl; stir to combine. Add 3/4 cup melted butter and 4 eggs slightly beaten; mix until completely blended. Spread batter in a greased 9x13-inch baking pan. Bake at 350ļ for 30 minutes. Cool completely in pan. Cut into 2-inch squares.
Yield: 2 dozen.
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Jan's Christmas Cinnamon Pancake Mix Gift Recipe

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup dried apples (more if desired)**
3 TBSP sugar
2 TBSP baking powder
4-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1-1/4 tsp. salt

In 1 quart jar, combine all ingredients; seal jar.

**Variations: Try substituting the apples for other dried fruits if desired, OR leave out fruit altogether.

To make Apple Cinnamon Pancakes: In medium bowl, combine 3/4 cup milk, 1 egg, and 2 TBSP salad oil. With fork, blend in 1-1/3 c. pancake mix until moistened but still lumpy. Cook on lightly greased griddle or skillet.
Makes about 10 5" pancakes.
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Jan's Christmas Cobbler Mix Gift Mix Recipe

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. powdered vanilla

Use a 1 quart, wide-mouth canning jar. Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and then pour into the jar, packing firmly. Seal and decorate the jar, and attach the recipe tag.

You will need:
4 1/2 cups fruit, (apples, peaches, blueberries, raspberries
...or any cobbler type fruit)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 egg, slightly beaten

Use a large bowl to combine the fruit, sugar, orange juice, and cinnamon. Pour the fruite mixture into a 9x13x2" baking pan. In a separate bowl, blend the egg and butter together.

Add the jar contents with the butter and egg mixture and blend well. Using a regular eating Tablespoon, drop the cobbler mixture onto the fruit mixture in the baking pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes, until golden brown. Cool.

Jan's French Vanilla Cocoa Mix Gift Mix Recipe

10-1/2 cups nonfat dry milk
4 cup confectioner's sugar
2 (8 ounce) jars of French vanilla flavored nondairy powdered creamer
3-1/2 cups Nestle's Quick
2-3/4 cup nondairy powdered creamer
1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight jar. This recipe will yield approximately 8 pint size gift jars.

Attach this to the Jar:
French Vanilla Cocoa Mix

Combine 3 heaping tablespoons of cocoa mix into hot water or milk. Stir.
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