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July 4, 2017  | Everyday Recipes
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Everyday Recipes from Our Recipe Family.

Today's Recipes -  Easy Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe | Hamburger Pie Recipe | Austrian Caraway Steak Strips Recipe | Cream Cheese Muffins Recipe | Almond Cookies Recipe | White-Chocolate Strawberry Yogurt Ice Pops Recipe | Easy Fruit Loaf Recipe | Stuffed Peppers with Eggplant Recipe | No Bake Creamy Cheesecake Using Cool Whip Recipe

Requests, Replies and Tips
Sylvia would like the recipe for dill bread.
- How to Freeze Patty Pan Squash
- Robbie answered question about
baking dishes for use in a crok pot or slow cooker

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

No newsletter was sent out last night. Lubbock had severe thunderstorms. I started on the newsletter early and still didn't get done before the severe weather hit. We have weather on its way in tonight as well.

Hamburger Pie Recipe

1 lb. ground beef
1 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. onion, minced ( or more if desired )
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs, soaked in the milk
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
Instant mashed potatoes, prepared for 4 people
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese.

Mix meat, salt, pepper, onion , crumbs and egg. Spread in 9" pie pan. Bake at 350º for 35 minutes .Remove from oven and spread mashed potatoes over the meat Sprinkle with cheese and sprinkle with paprika if desired.
Bake 10 minutes more.
Serves 4
Nancy in PA
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Austrian Caraway Steak Strips Recipe

1 lb. beef round steak cut into bite size strips
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup thinly sliced carrots
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. cooking oil
3/4 cup beef broth
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
3/4 tsp. caraway seed
1/2 tsp dried marjoram, crushed
1/4 tsp salt
dash pepper
4 tsp flour
3/4 cup sour cream
Hot cooked noodles

In a skillet cook beef, onion, carrot and garlic in oil until the meat is browned and the onion is tender.

Stir in beef broth, vinegar, caraway, marjoram salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat , cover and simmer 15 minutes. Stir the flour into the sour cream. Blend into beef mixture. Heat until thickened, but do not boil. Serve over noodles.
Serves 4 to 5
Nancy in PA
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The grandkis have returned from their holiday in Ibiza,, sun kissed and full of chat. They obviously missed good old Scottish cooking as the practically ate me out of house yesterday. These Cream Cheese Muffins are one of their favourites.

Cream Cheese Muffins Recipe
Makes 12

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
3 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
2 eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled
1/4 cup of turbinado sugar (I used brown sugar)

Place a muffin liner inside each opening of a large muffin pan. Spray each liner lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl.

Beat the room temperature cream cheese until light and creamy. Add eggs and beat until smooth. Add milk, vanilla and melted butter and mix thoroughly.
Pour the cream cheese mixture into the bowl with the flour mixture and using a large wooden spoon, mix until completely combined.

Using an ice cream scoop, spoon the batter evenly into the 12 prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle the tops generously with the turbinado sugar.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the muffins are firm and just beginning to brown. Serve with butter and jam.

(='.'=) Sylvia in Scotland
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White-Chocolate Strawberry Yogurt Ice Pops Recipe
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 pop)

1 cup sliced strawberries
1/3 cup superfine sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups plain yogurt
8 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup sprinkles

Combine strawberries, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Mash berries with a fork until sugar has dissolved. Mix in yogurt.

Divide mixture among 6 4-ounce ice-pop molds. Top with lids. Insert a craft stick into each mold. Freeze for 6 hours or until frozen.
* Place sprinkles on a small plate. In a tall microwave-safe glass, microwave chocolate and coconut oil on high until just melted, about 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Allow to cool to room temperature. Remove pops from molds and dip ends in melted chocolate, letting excess drip off, then quickly roll in sprinkles. Serve immediately.
Anna in Sweden
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Almond Cookies Recipe
Serves: 3 dozen

1 (14 oz) bag sweetened coconut flakes
2 cups semi­sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup chopped lightly salted almonds
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk (regular or fat­ free works)

Preheat the oven to 325F.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl combine coconut, chocolate chips, almonds, and sweetened condensed milk.
Stir until combined.

Scoop out dough with a cookie scoop onto prepared baking sheet.
Moisten the tips of your fingers with water and shape into discs. Pat the tops flat.
Bake cookies for 12 to 14 minutes or until tips of coconut are just starting to turn golden brown.

Let cool on baking sheet.

(='.'=) Sylvia in Scotland
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For Jerry from Upstate NY, sounds different and I would love to try your tweaked recipe for Dill Bread!

(='.'=) Sylvia

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Nancy,furbabies and recipe pals,

Greetings from Australia, here is an easy fruit loaf I thought you all may like:

Easy Fruit Loaf Recipe

4 cups self-raising flour
4 cups cold black tea, could use fruit juice
4 cups mixed dried fruit – I use sultanas and dried apricots.

Mix everything together, it will be quite runny.
Pour into an 8 inch deep round tin. Cook in 180/350 degree oven for an hour, or until a skewer comes out clean. This loaf will be delicious warm out of the oven, or it can be toasted the next day – if it isn’t eaten beforehand!
Elizabeth, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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How to Freeze Patty Pan Squash
I recently froze 12 large ones. You cut not cubes and blanch them. I them soaked them in ice until cooled. At this time I placed them on cookie sheet and placed them in freezer until frozen. They freeze fast. Then put them in freezer bags. They will be frozen sepeartely so you and take out what is needed. I cook mine off and just add butter, salt and pepper. YOu can also fry them like zucchini, rather than freezing them. This is one of the oldest squash. around and the mildest ones. Anything you do with other squash you can do with these. Tops can be removed and ten scoped out and stuffed with a stuffing of your choice. We like an Italian sausage stuffing. Very pretty presentation. Pat, DE
Pat M

This is for Dana, who recently became a vegetarian. Feel free to adjust the spices to your liking. You can also use zucchini or yellow squash in place of the eggplant.
Robbie IN

Stuffed Peppers with Eggplant Recipe

about 5 green, red or red bell peppers, cut in half
1 large eggplant
3 eggs
1/3 cup Italian style bread crumbs
1/2 c. chopped tomatoes
1/4 c. chopped black olives - optional
1/2 lb. Parmesan or Romano cheese(can also use a mixture of the cheeses)
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
pinch each basil and oregano
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Remove peel from eggplant and cut into 2 inch chunks; cover with water and cook until tender. Drain well and let dry for 10 minutes.
Add grated cheese to eggplant puree. Add remaining ingredients (except peppers).

Slice peppers in halves and remove seeds and stem. Stuff with eggplant mixture. Rub outside of peppers with a little olive oil. Sprinkle filling with buttered bread crumbs and sprinkle lightly with a little paprika. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes in a preheated 350° oven.
Robbie IN
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For Lois who wanted to know about baking dishes for use in a crok pot or slow cooker, you can use any of the following instead of buying a pan or insert: stainless steel bowls, Pyrex baking dishes, loaf pans, ramekins (for muffins or individual desserts, and souffle pans. Some people use metal coffee cans, but I have read that is not adviced for health reasons. If the dish is oven safe and fits in your crock pot or slow cooker, you can use it. You can also grease the pot itself and bake directly in it. You can contact the manufacturer of your cooker and get information on any inserts they sell. Your manual should provide information on how to contact the company. You can also do a search for the brand name of your cooker followed by baking insert. For example Rival slow cooker baking insert. I hope this helps you.
Robbie IN

This may be the no bake cheese cake Laura was searching for in the 6/29 newsletter. She would need to double the recipe to prepare in a 9 X 13 pan. I have included Dennis from The Prepared Pantry's recipe for a graham cracker crust in case you also need it. He has included notes on whether to chill or bake the crust, as well as tip on releasing a chilled crust with ease.
Robbie IN

No Bake Creamy Cheesecake Using Cool Whip Recipe

Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch cheesecake
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup white sugar or 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
1/2 pint sliced fresh strawberries or other fresh fruit- optional
1/2 of a can of cherry, peach or blueberry pie filling - optional

Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon mixture into graham crumb crust. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Once the cheesecake has set, garnish with sliced fresh fruit or 1/2 of a can of fruit pie filling
Robbie IN


Graham Cracker Crumb Crust Recipe

This recipe is sized for a nine or ten inch cheesecake but the same crust can be used for a pie.
2 cups crushed graham crackers
4 tablespoons sugar
5 tablespoons butter, melted

Crush the crackers. (The easiest way to create the crumbs is with a food processor.)
Mix the crumbs, sugar, and melted butter in a nine or ten-inch springform pan. Press the mixture into a crust across the bottom of the pan and up the sides.
Put the crust in the refrigerator to set up while you prepare the filling.
Do I need to bake my graham cracker crumb crusts?

As far as baking a graham cracker crust before filling it with a cream filling, that is a matter of preference. Either chill the pie shell to set the crust so that it is firm or bake the crust for six to nine minutes at 375 degrees. In a chilled crust, the butter becomes hard to hold the crust. In a baked crust, the heat melts the sugar enough to set the crust. Cool the baked crust before filling.
If you use a chilled crust, try this tip for an easier release of the pie slices from the pan: Saturate a cloth with very hot water and then wring it nearly dry. Rub the hot cloth over the outside of the pie pan. The heat will transfer through the pan and soften the butter in the crust enough to make it easier to remove your pie slices. With a baked crust, that’s not necessary.
Dennis, The Prepared Pantry
Robbie IN
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Please do post your recipe for the dill bread with yeast—it sounds good & I like to try new/different recipes
Melody in Nebraska

Easy Grilled Chicken Breasts Recipe

4-6 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
3-4 lg. bottles Kraft Zesty Italian dressing

Place chicken breasts in the dressing to marinate over night. Remove chicken from dressing and place on grill. Cook until done.
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