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December 7, 2017  | Everyday Recipes
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Nancy Rogers   

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

The newsletter was not sent out the last two days. I wanted to wait until yesterday to post the newsletter on the site when more recipes and messages came into the inbox. Yesterday when compiling the newsletter the computer power supply quit working. Luckily my computer repair guy was able to repair the computer I could pick it up at 4:30pm this afternoon.

I'm looking for a vegetable dish to take to a potluck on the 19th. Ham is the main course. It would be a casserole that can be made ahead of time. I don't like recipes with soup included. Hope someone has an exciting recipe for me to try.
Nancy M

Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

This is another type of peanut butter pie rather than a cream or pudding based pie. It more resembles a pecan pie and is so good.

1/2 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cup cup clear corn syrup (Karo)
Blend slowly till smooth.
Add 4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt.

Stir and pour into a 9 inch unbaked pastry shell. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes. Reduce oven temp to 350 degrees and bake an additional 30 minutes until custard is set. Cool and top with cool whip and chopped peanuts.
Nana in SE Ohio
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Do any of the great cooks in nancyland have a recipe for a sugar free eggnog? Have to get a head start on the recipe to find out if i can use it to satisfy all my diabetic friends who asked me if i knew where to find one.

Lemon Pudding Cake Recipe

2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
2 eggs, room temperature, separated
3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups milk
1/4 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
1 Tablespoon grated lemon peel

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 inch square baking dish.

In lg. mixing bowl, beat butter with sugar until light. Beat in egg yolks until well blended. Stir in flour; add milk, lemon jc. and lemon peel, slowly beating until well blended. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form; fold egg whites into lemon cake batter mixture. If too stiff, the whites will be a little more difficult to fold into the thin batter.
Turn lemon pudding cake batter into the prepared baking dish. Set dish in a larger pan; pour boiling water into the outer pan to a depth of about 1 inch. Bake for about 45 mins. or until browned. A clean knife inserted in the center of lemon cake should come out clean when cake is done. Let stand for 15 mins. before serving from pan. Serve lemon pudding cake with whipped topping or sprinkle with sifted confectioner's sugar.
Serves 6
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Lemon Pudding Cake for 2 Recipe

2 Tbsp. Flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/8 TSP Salt
1 1/2 Tsp. Grated lemon rind
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 egg yolk, well beaten
1/2 Cup Milk
1 Egg White, Stiffly beaten

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour, sugar, and salt. Stir in lemon rind, lemon juice, egg yolk, and milk. Fold in stiffly beaten egg white. Pour into two 3" custard cups. Set in pan of hot water 1" deep. Bake 50 minutes. Serve warm or cold with ir without whipped cream.
2 servings.
Source: Betty Crocker's New Dinner for Two (1964)
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Caramels Recipe

1 cup butter- Do not use margarine
2-1/4 cups brown sugar firmly packed
1/8 t. salt
1 cup light Karo syrup
1 -15oz can of sweetened condensed milk(Eagle Brand)- not evaporated milk
1 t. vanilla

In a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in sugar and salt, then add corn syrup and mix well. Add milk, stirring constantly. Continue stirring and cook to 245 Degrees.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour into a 13 by 10 buttered pan.
When cold, cut into squares and wrap. Makes about 49 pieces.
Robbie IN

Chill caramels in refrigerator for about 20 minutes, or until they are slightly cool to touch. Cover carving board with wax paper. Remove cooled caramels from pan and; place on the wax paper. Dip the blade of a sharp chefs knife in a bowl of very hot water until the blade is warm; dry blade with clean towel. Spray the knife lightly with non stick cooking spray. Do not use olive oil. as this will alter the taste of your caramels. Score the pan of caramels before cutting. 1 inch squares are the desired size. Insert the tip of the knife in the scored line, at the point farthest from you and draw the knife to you swiftly and evenly. Redip the blade in the hot water and respray blade frequently.
Robbie IN
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I am looking for the Olive Spread recipe that was on your site sometime ago and cannot find it. Could you please help me.

Ritz Cracker Treats Recipe

8 ounces chocolate flavored bark or dipping chocolate
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
Ritz Crackers, 3 to 4 dozen
peanut butter
holiday sprinkles

Spread peanut butter on a cracker and top with another cracker. Make about 18 to 20.

Melt chocolate and peanut butter chips over hot water or very low heat. Dip filled crackers in the chocolate mixture, turning to coat thoroughly.

Place on wax paper and decorate with Halloween sprinkles. If you have some melted chocolate coating left, assemble a few more filled crackers and dip them.

Let treats stand until coating is firm.

Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Makes about 18 to 24 treats.
Robbie IN
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Years ago I made a cookie out of powder sugar and I don't know What else You rolled this mixture out and covered it with with a peanut butter mix and rolled it up jellyroll fashion put it in the frig and then sliced it.It was sorta like candy.I don't know if I explained it right. Someone might know what I am talking about. Thanks to all our great cooks.

Microwave Vanilla Caramels Recipe

1 cup butter, melted
2 cups sugar
2 cups Karo syrup
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine butter, sugar, syrup and half of the cream. cook on high 22 to 27 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes until firm ball stage. (test this in cold water). Add remaining cream and vanilla and cook on high 12 to 15 minutes more. Pour into a buttered cake pan. ool and then cut into squares.

*Use a very large dish to cook this one in—about a 6 quart or can cut the recipe in half.
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Chocolate Ripple Divinity Candy Recipe

2 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1/8 tsp. salt
2 egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (6 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips

Combine sugar, water, syrup and salt and stir until dissolved. Cook without stirring to hard ball stage (252 degrees). Meanwhile, beat 2 egg whites until stiff but not dry. Pour hot syrup slowly over egg whites, beating constantly. Add vanilla, beat until mixture loses some of its shine and holds shape. Quickly fold in chocolate chips, stirring only enough to mix well and give a ripple effect. Drop by teaspoon on waxed paper.
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More Jar Mix Gift Recipes from Mary J


Cornflake Cookie Jar Gift Mix

1-1/4 cups white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups coconut
1 1/2 cups cornflake cereal

Use a 1 quart, wide-mouth canning jar. Pack each layer. Combine the sugar and salt together and pour into the jar, next add the coconut, place the cereal WITHOUT
packing. Seal and decorate the jar, and attach the recipe tag to the jar.

Cornflake Cookies
You will need:
3 whipped egg whites
1/2 tsp. vanilla

After whipping the eggs, add the vanilla and the jar contents and mix thoroughly. Drop by teaspoonsful onto an ungreased


Country Pasta Soup Gift Mix Recipe

1/2 c. barley
1/2 c. dried split peas
1/2 c. uncooked rice
1/2 c. dry lentils
2 tbsp. dried minced onion
2 tbsp. dried parsley
2 tsps. salt
1/2 tsp. lemon pepper
2 tbsp. beef bouillon granules
1/2 c. uncooked alphabet pasta
1 c. uncooked macaroni

Use a 1 quart, wide-mouth canning jar. Pack each layer. Mix the dried onion, parsley, salt, lemon peper, and the bouillon together in a small bowl and set aside.

To the jar add the barley, the peas, the rice, the lentils, the mixed seasonings from the bowl, the alphabet pasta, and the macaroni. Seal and decorate the jar, and attach the recipe tag.

Country Pasta Soup
You will need:
3 quarts water
2 stalks chopped celery
3 sliced carrots
1 1/2 c. shredded cabbage
1 16oz. can diced tomatoes, or 2 c. freshly chopped

Fill a large pot with the water. Pour in the contents of the jar and stir. Add the celery, carrots, cabbage and tomatoes and stir. Simmer for 55 to 60 minutes or until
the vegetables are cooked thoroughly.


Hush Puppy Jar Gift Mix Recipe

1-1/2 c. yellow corn meal
3/4 c. flour
3 tbsp. dried minced onion
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper

Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl and mix well. Place in a jar. Decorate if desired and attach card. Makes 2 1/4 cups mix.

Hush Puppies
You will need:
vegetable oil
1 1/2 c. buttermilk
1 beaten egg
1 jar mix

In a deep skillet, heat 1 1/2 inches of vegetable oil to 350F. Combine the mix with buttermilk and egg. Stir until well blended. Drop by spoonfuls into hot oil. Fry until golden brown and thoroughly cooked through. Drain on paper towels and serve.


Lemon Pepper Seasoning Jar Gift Mix Recipe

1 c. ground black pepper
1/3 c. dried lemon peel
3 tbsp. coriander seeds
1/4 c. dried minced onion
1/4 c. dried thyme leaves

Use a 1 quart, wide-mouth canning jar. Combine all the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour into a sealable jar, packing firmly. Seal and decorate, and attach recipe tag.

Grilled Lemony Chicken

You will need:
1/4 c. lemon juice
1/4 c. Olive oil
2 tsps. seasoning mix
6 chicken breasts

Mix the lemon juice, oil and seasoning mix together in a bowl. Place the chicken in the bowl to marinate in the refrigerator for 45 minutes. Grill and Serve.


Turkey Noodle Soup Gift Mix

1 c. uncooked egg noodles
1/2 tbsp. chicken bouillon granules
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. dried whole thyme
1/8 tsp. celery seeds
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1 bay leaf

Use a 1/2 pint canning jar. Combine all the ingredients and pour into the jar. Seal and decorate the jar, and attach the recipe tag.

Turkey Noodle Soup

You will need:
8 c. water
2 sliced carrots
2 stalks diced celery
1/4 c. raw minced onion
3 c. chopped cooked turkey

Use a large pot to combine the contents of the jar with the water and mix well. Add the carrots, celery and onions. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and add the turkey. Continue simmering for 4-5 minutes longer.


Curried Rice Jar Gift Mix

1/4 c. raisins
1 c. long grain rice
1 crumbled chicken bouillon cube
2 tbsps. dried minced onion
1/2 tsp. curry powder

Use a 1/2 pint wide mouth jar. Pack each layer. Mix the bouillon, onion and curry together and set aside. Dump the raisins in the jar, then the rice, and then the spice mixture. Seal and decorate, and attach the recipe tag.

Curried Rice

You will need:
2 1/2 c. water
Bring the water to a boil. Add the contents of the jar and stir. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Serves 5-6.
Make as a side dish for pork or chicken.


Snowman Soup Gift Mix Recipe

The Soup:
1 package hot chocolate mix
3 Hershey Kisses
15 (or so) marshmallows
1 candy cane

Put the above items in colored plastic wrap
(Cellophane square, and pull up and tie with ribbon.)
Tuck inside a Christmas mug.

The Poem:
Put on paper and give with items in a mug
(Use a fun font and a snoman graphic)

Was told you've been real good this year
Always glad to hear it
With freezing weather drawing near
You'll need to warm the spirit
So here's a little Snowman Soup
Complete with stirring stick
Add hot water, sip it slow
It's sure to do the trick!


Onion Soup Gift Mix

3 onion bouillon cubes, crushed
1 beef bouillon cube, crushed
2 tsp. cornstarch
1/3 cup instant onion flakes
2 dashes pepper

Put all ingredients in a small sandwich bag. Seal well and store in cool, dry place.

To use:
Empty package into a pot and gradually stir in 4 cups cold water and 1 Tbsp. butter. Bring to boil, reduce heat and cover. Simmer 20 minutes.

Ladle soup into oven proof bowls, sprinkle with croutons or toasted bread. Then add one slice provalone cheese. Briefly put bowls under a broiler to melt cheese.
Serve. Makes 4 (1-cup) servings.

Onion Dip:
Mix one package onion soup mix with
2 cups sour cream. Chill before serving.

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Christmas Salads and Christmas Baked Ham Recipes

Christmas Cajun Potato Salad

8 cups potatoes, cooked, cooled and cubed
1/2 pound bacon, crisp fried and crumbled, and drippings
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped dill pickles
1/2 cup chopped sweet pickles
3 tablespoons yellow mustard
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Louisiana Hot Sauce

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Serve warm or chilled.


Christmas Cranberry Freeze Salad

3 cups cranberries, chopped in processor
1 1/2 cups sugar
8 1/2 ounce can pineapple, drained
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
2 cups thawed Cool Whip

Mix cranberries, sugar, pineapple, and walnuts. Gradually add cream cheese until blended. Fold in Cool Whip. Pour into 1 1/2 quart bowl or lightly oiled 6 1/2 cup ring mold. Freeze until firm.
Makes 10 to 12 servings.


Boone Tavern Cranberry Beets

1 C. sugar
1 C. water
2 C. raw cranberries
1 t. corn starch
1 T. cold water
2 cans small whole

Mix water and sugar. Boil 5 minutes. Add washed cranberries and cook without stirring until berries pop open. Drain juice from cranberries. Return juice to heat. Mix cornstarch with cold water and add to juice. Cook until clear and thickened. (About 3 or 4 minutes). Add berries and drained beats to thickened juice. Heat until all are hot. Hot or cold, these beets have a delicious flavor.


Christmas Copper Pennies (Carrots)

2 lbs. carrots
1 onion, sliced or chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 can Campbell's Tomato soup

Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.


Frozen Salad

1 pt. Cool Whip
1 sm. can crushed pineapple (drained)
1 can whole cranberries
1/2 c. broken pecans

Mix all of the above ingredients. Freeze. When ready to serve cut in slices.


Christmas Crockette Crock Pot Ham for Two

1 to 1 1/2 lb. canned ham
1 c. apple juice
1/3 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. prepared mustard

Slice ham into 4 slices and place in crock-ette. Combine apple juice, brown sugar and mustard. Pour over ham slices. Cover and cook 7 to 10 hours.

A Crock-ette is a small crockpot (1 1/2 quarts).
Generally makes 2 servings.


Baked Ham with Apricot Mustard Glaze

7 to 10 lb. smoked ham
Apricot-Mustard Glaze(Recipe follows)

Cook ham. Spread Apricot Mustard Glaze over ham 20 minutes before end of cooking time.

Apricot Mustard Glaze
1 (16 oz.) can apricots
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
2 tbsp. lemon juice

Drain apricots, reserving syrup, and puree fruit in blender or put through food mill. Mix sugar and mustard; combine with apricots, 1/4 cup apricot syrup and lemon juice in small saucepan. Cook over moderate heat for 8 to 10 minutes (to honey consistency), stirring occasionally.


Christmas Crockpot Foil Baked Ham

Pour 3/4 cup water in crock pot. Wrap a precooked 3-4 lb. ham in foil. Put it in the crock pot. Cook on high for 1 hour. Then on low 6-7 hours.


Christmas Coca Cola Baked Ham

1/2 uncooked ham (5-6 lb.)
1 c. brown sugar
1-1/2 cup Coca Cola
1 cup crushed pineapple (optional)

Wash ham thoroughly. Rub fat side with brown sugar. Pour Coca Cola over ham. Pour crushed pineapple over ham. Bake at 450 degrees F. for 3 hours.
Makes 6 servings


Brown Sugar and Orange Juice Glaze for Ham

1 small can frozen orange juice
1/2 can crushed pineapple
1/2 c.brown sugar
1/2 c.sugar
1/2 tsp. cloves

Mix well together all ingredients, simmer over low heat until the sugars have dissolved. Can use 1/2 cup of sugars, add more if needed. All depends on taste. Baste your ham with this.


Honey Pineapple Baked Ham

1 (10-12 lb.) cured ham
1 c. pineapple juice
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 c. honey
1 Tbsp. whole cloves
5 pineapple slices

Wipe ham with damp cloth. Place ham in uncovered shallow roasting pan, fat side up. Then bake in a 325 degree F. oven, allowing about 20 minutes per pound of ham.

About 45 minutes before ham has finished baking, remove from oven. Skin, score fat, and dot with whole cloves.

Combine pineapple juice, lemon juice, and honey. Heat to the boiling point. Remove from heat immediately and pour over the ham. Return ham to oven and bake approximately 45 minutes or until interior temperature is 170 degrees.

To serve: Garnish with sauteed pineapple slices and fresh mint.


Sweet and Sour Glaze for Ham

1/2 c. chili sauce
1/2 c. catsup
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. crushed pineapple
1 tsp. flour
1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. blanched almonds
1 qt. water

Combine all ingredients in order listed in 2 quart pan. Cook slowly for 1 hour. Serve over cooked ham slices.

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