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June 16, 2017  | Everyday Recipes
Easy and delicious printable easy recipes from our recipe family.  Recipes are made with ingredients found in most pantries.   

Everyday Recipes from Our Recipe Family.

Today's Recipes -  Judy's Peach Butter Recipe | Hamburger Gravy Info and Recipe | Spinach Egg Drop Soup Recipe | Super Simple Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe | Raspberry Blueberry or Blackberry Bread Recipe | Marie's Potato Soup Recipe | Julie's Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe | Sue's Baked Hush Puppies Recipe | Betty's Double Chocolate Coca Cola Cake Recipe | Small Crockpot Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe | Small Crockpot Old Fashioned Bean Soup Recipe | Small Crockpot Baked Beans Recipe | Mary J's Roast Potatoes Recipe | Mary Ann's Rice Salad Recipe |

Questions, Tips and Replies
Members are from many countries | Brenda, age 10, want to know why yellow coloring was added to margarine during WWII? | Reply to question on Hamburger or Sausage Gravy | Ditto and Little One vs the Squirrel | A question about Marvis' Chewy Butterscotch bars | Tip about Ritz Crackers | Need suggestions on cooking lobster tails

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

Judy's Peach Butter Recipe

26 peaches, peeled and chopped
2 cup sugar/Splenda
11/4 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamon

Peel peaches and chop or slice. Cook in small amount of water until soft, mash and strain. Measure 4 cups pulp mix with rest of ingredients, Cook in saucepan uncovered stirring until thickened , about 45 minutes. Wash glass jars. Pour hot mixture into jars. put lids on, then process in water bath for 10 minutes. ENJOY !!!!
Judy in Montana
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Marvis' Chewy Butterscotch bars sound really good, but I am confused about the 1 3/4 pkg instant pudding--how much or how do you measure that amount. Thanks a lot for your help.
Melody Nebraska

Members are from Many Countries
I get web stats on this site. Although most members (84%) that come to the site are from the United States and Canada there are many other countries as well .. Australia, Philippines, South Africa, Russa, South Korea, Germany, Malausis, India, Sweden, France, and New Zealand are in the top countiries our members. I was very surprised that many other countries are on the list as well. Countries in Africa, and South American counties were surprising to me.

On the stats I can only see the name of the town (of their server) and time they logged in. I can not tell who it is just town and time. Yesterday when I was checking I noticed 2 people from Mason, Ohio had clicked on the site. That was of interest to me because I went to junior high and part of high school in Mason, Ohio.

The stats gives me an indicator that many members did not get the newsletter yesterday because only 1/6 of the usual ones came to the site did show up at the site. This tells me that the newsletter is probably going to the s.p.a.m. box or junk mail box. Yesterday and the day before the first two members to click on the site after getting the newsletter were from Qatar and Germany. I am one of those nerds that enjoy stats.

Yellow Packets added to Margarine during WWII
My grandmother was always telling me about having to add a color packet to their margarine during World War II. I wish I had asked more questions before she died. She had other stories that I would like to know more about. She also talked about maynoasisse sandwiches. I would like to know more about how people lived during WWII. My mother told me this was the best site on the internet and that there would be members that knew about WWII. Can you share some of your stories with me?
Brenda (age 10)

Reply to question on hamburger or sausage gravy.
In reply to Donna, I am guessing her husband is talking about what we. call sausage gravy with hamburger instead of sausage. Brown your meat and drain fat off. Make a rough of flour and butter, add meat and milk with salt, and pepper to taste and simmer until the thickness you like for the gravy. PUt over whatever bread or rolls you prefer, Pat, Dover
Pat M

Hamburger Gravy Info and Recipe
Hamburg gravy is more of a method than a recipe. I use the old fashioned depression/hillbilly style although there are other recipes that incorporate mushroom soup, beef stock and various add-ins.

In a skillet crumble and brown hamburger according to number of people. I go with half pound for two and a pound for four. When meat is cooked add flour which is a bit of an estimate. About two tablespoon per half pound version and increase for more meat. Do not drain the hamburger unless it is extremely greasy. Basically you are making a white sauce so the hamburger fat is replacing what would be butter in a white sauce. Stir the flour till the hamburger crumbles are coated. Stir in slowly two cups milk for the 1/2 pound amount and stir till thickened. Season with salt and pepper and I use a little pinch of garlic powder which is optional. Gravy can be thinned to the consistency you prefer, I tend to keep fairly thick. I realize this may sound a little vague but it is the basic method and you will get the hang of it. It is also the same way to make sausage gravy by simply switching the meat to a bulk breakfast sausage.
Nana in SE Oho
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Spinach Egg Drop Soup Recipe

6 cups chicken broth
1 large egg beaten
1 Tbsp soy sauce
2 cups chopped spinach (fresh or frozen)
2 green onions thin sliced

Bring broth to a boil, reduce down to a simmer. Slowly add egg constantly stirring. Add spinach and soy sauce, stir well. Take off heat pour into serving bowls add green onions on top. ENJOY !!

*** Note: I sometimes add some cooked shredded chicken and it is great.
Judy in Montana
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Super Simple Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

1 cup sugar or Splenda (tastes the same with either one)
1 cup Peanut Butter crunchy or smooth
1 large egg

Mix together well. Drop by tablespoon on baking tray (I smash them down some with a fork) preheat oven 350*. Bake 15 minutes and cool on rack.

These are sooooo simple and soooo good !! ENJOY !!
Judy in Montana
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Weekly Specials at Prepared Pantry 

Raspberry Blueberry or Blackberry Bread Recipe

2 cups sifted flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs beaten
1 cup milk
3 Tbsp coconut or vegetable oil
1 cup fresh berries

Preheat oven 350*
Sift all dry ingredients, add the berries . Toss to coat the berries with flour. In another bowl, mix eggs, milk and oil. Mix this with the dry ingredients and lightly stir to mix well.

Line a greased 9x5x3 loaf pan with wax paper. Pour the mixture into loaf pan. BAKE for 60 minutes. Take out of loaf panand peel off wax paper and cool on a rack. ENJOY !!!
A friend gave me this recipe many years ago and it is so good.
Judy in Montana
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Ditto and Little One vs the Squirrel
Ditto and Little One spend most of their day in one of two bedroom windows. In the morning, they watch the bird feeder. Most of the birds are little finches. In the afternoon they both sit in the window in my bedroom watching the squirrel sitting outside on the window ledge. Little One likes to bang his back paw on the window at the squirrel. All his thumping does nothing. The squirrel just looks at him. Little One makes "I would like to eat you" noises. The squirrel generally sits on the side where Ditto is sitting. Ditto makes noises like when he wants to be a friend. The squirrel makes noises back to him. The squirrel knows it has a window between him and the cats. Ditto loves watching the squirrel. It is fun to watch them.

Marie's Potato Soup Recipe

1 (16-oz) bag shredded or cubed hash brown potatoes
1 cup chopped onion
14-oz chicken broth
3 cups water

Combine in a large pot and cook for 30 minutes.

1 can cream celery soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 cups milk
1-1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Heat thoroughly. You can substitute another cream of chicken soup or cream of mushroom soup for the celery soup. Also the salt and pepper can be to your taste.
Makes 10 servings
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There are 35 Ritz crackers in a sleeve.

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Julie's Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe

3 cups water
1-1/2 cups lean diced cooked roast beef
3 cups sliced carrots
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cups chopped onion
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. dried parsley flakes
1 3/4 cup [3oz.]wide noodles
1 (12oz) jar fat free beef gravy

In a large saucepan, combine water, beef, carrots,celery, onions, pepper,and parsley flakes. Bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in uncooked noodles and gravy. Continue simmering for 10 minutes or until vegetables and noodles are tinder. Stirr occasionally.
Makes 4-1/2 cups
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Sue's Baked Hush Puppies Recipe
Makes 12-16 Hush Puppies

1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup canola oil
2 Tbsp. finely chopped celery
1/4 cup finely chopped green onion

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly spray a miniature muffin pan with cooking spray.

Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, garlic powder and cayenne in a bowl.

In a separate bowl, combine egg, buttermilk and oil, and stir well. Add liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring just until blended. Gently stir in celery and green onion. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of batter into each muffin cup, filling two-thirds full.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan and serve immediately.
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This is one of my favorite recipes from the past. It was posted in 2012.

Betty's 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 350°F 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 in MS

A lot of our members have asked what software I use for organizing my person recipes. 
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Here are three of my favorite recipes I have the past week. Both are very good and serve 2.

Small Crockpot Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe
Makes 2 Servings

1/2 lb stew meat, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 can (14 oz) tomatoes
1 carrot, sliced
1 small onion, diced
1 stalk celery, sliced
3/4 cup frozen mixed veggies
Salt and Pepper
1 beef bouillon cube

Put all ingredients in Crockette. Add water to barely cover. Stir thoroughly. Cover and cook 10-16 hours.
A Crock-ette is a small crockpot (1-1/2 quarts) 2 servings
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Small Crockpot Old Fashioned Bean Soup Recipe
Makes 2 Servings

2/3 cup dry great northern beans...soak over night and then drain
2 cups water
1/4 cup chopped ham
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chopped celery leaves
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 small bay leaf

Put all ingredients in Crockette. Cover and cook 10-12 hours.
Crock-ette is a small crockpot (1-1/2 quarts)
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Small Crockpot Baked Beans Recipe
Makes 2 Servings

1 can (16 oz) pork and beans with sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp prepared mustard
1 tsp dry minced onion
2 slices bacon fried crisp and crumbled
1/4 cup catsup

Pour beans into crockette. Add remaining ingredients and stir to blend. Cover and cook 4-8 hours.
A Crock-ette is a small crockpot (1 1/2 quarts)
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Mary J's Roast Potatoes Recipe
Makes 4 Servings

4 potatoes (red or Yukon gold)
1 onion
3 plum tomatoes, seeded
1 Tbs. chopped fresh rosemary
1 Tbs. chopped fresh thyme
salt and freshly ground pepper
3 Tbs. olive oil

Preheat oven to 400° F. Cut potatoes in half, lengthwise, and each half into 3 pieces. Cut onion in half and cut each half into 4. Cut tomatoes into quarters. Combine all ingredients with olive oil in a metal baking dish. Bake for 1 hour or until potatoes are browned and crisp.
Mary J
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I often wonder about Louise/AL. Is she OK and does she still get the newsletter. I remember several years ago sh had a tornado in her area.  I have copied many of her recipes.
Mary B

Mary Ann's Rice Salad Recipe

1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
4 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. mayonnaise
2 oranges
2 c. cooked rice
12 maraschino cherries (halved)
2 c. miniature marshmallows
8 oz. Cool Whip
1 c. chopped pecans

Combine cream cheese, 2 tablespoons sugar and mayonnaise and blend until smooth. Peel oranges separate and cut into bite size pieces. Add rice, cherries, oranges and marshmallows to cream cheese mixture, mixing well. Whip the cream sweetening with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Fold Cool Whip and pecans into mixture. Chill well.
Mary Ann
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Mary Ann's Potato Salad Recipe

9 hard boiled eggs, peeled
1/2 c. chopped onions
1/4 c. shredded pimentos
1/4 c. shredded green pepper
1/2 c. mustard
1 tbsp. salt
6 c. boiled potatoes, cubed
1/2 c. shredded dill pickles
1/4 c. shredded celery
1 c. mayonnaise
1 tbsp. paprika

Cut 6 boiled eggs in half; remove yolk. Place yolks in bowl and mix with 1 teaspoon pickles, 1 teaspoon mustard, 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, dash of salt; stuff eggs with the yolk mixture. Set eggs aside. Mix potatoes with remaining ingredients. Add eggs (flaked with fork) last. Top with paprika and arrange deviled eggs around top of salad for decorative look.
Mary Ann
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I would so appreciate it, please, if someone could tell me an easy, delicious way to prepare lobster tails.

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