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June 23 2017  | Everyday Recipes
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Everyday Recipes from Our Recipe Family.

Today's Recipes -  Sylvia's Moist Banana Walnut Loaf Recipe | Corrected Oven Baked Mushroom Rice Recipe | Sandy's Big Soft Ginger Cookies Recipe | Susie's French Dressing Recipe | Susie's Hamburger and Veggies Recipe | Helen's Chili Sauce Recipe | Angie's Sour Cream Cucumber Salad Recipe | Kathy's Quesadillas with Fruit Salsa Recipe | Mimi's Oven Fried Yellow Squash Recipe | Linda's Homemade Fresh Salsa Recipe |

Questions, Tips and Replies
- Rosalinda's tip using Splenda in cake recipes
- Reply on who is Peggy in Lubbock
- Answer from Athena on rice with less calories and reheating
- Brenda Thanks all for the Oleo Answers.. Does anyone know about the Dust Bowl Days?

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Nancy Rogers   

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

Car Parking story Nancy :-) - I have a tiny Mercedes Smart and can usually park it on a sixpence, I can find a space when no one else can, EXCEPT when my spouse is in the passenger seat, think he would have me on the pavement. Air blue!!!

Betty re eggs, in my Mum's day, eggs were eggs, as most things didn't have BB dates. I personally wouldn't use eggs as old as that for anything at all, but have been known to use "Use Before" out of date eggs for baking and cooking as long as they don't smell bad. Crack each one into a separate vessel before combining. Safer not to take any risks.

Folks have a safe, healthy and happy weekend. xx

Sylvia's Moist Banana Walnut Loaf Recipe
(Yes, I know, not another one!)

3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar (I use half castor and half soft brown)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4-1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

Combine the oil, eggs, sugar, milk, vanilla, and mashed bananas.
Add the baking soda and flour.
Combine well for 2-3 minutes.

Pour into a greased loaf pan* and bake in a preheated 325 degree F oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes. (check with a skewer after an hour and ten mins. - all ovens vary). Unless you are using some form of liner, leave in the pan for ten minutes, before removing to a cooling tray.

*At this stage, I sprinkle a little demerara sugar, just sparingly on the top, just gives a little crunch to the top.

(='.'=) Sylvia in Scotland

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So sorry. I did indeed forget to include the mushrooms in the oven baked rice dish printed on June 21. Here is the correct recipe.

Corrected Oven Baked Mushroom Rice Recipe

1 c, raw white rice
1/2 c. green onions, sliced with tops
1 T. butter
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/4 c. jarred chopped pimientos, drained
1 and 1/2 c. chicken broth
1/2 c. dry sherry (not cooking sherry)
1 t. salt
1/2 t. seasoned pepper

Sprinkle rice in buttered baking dish. Saute onions in butter until soft. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Pour over rice and stir. Cover baking dish and bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes till rice is tender. I use a Pyrex 2 quart dish with a lid.
Dorothy from WA

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Rosalinda's tip using Splenda in cake recipes
I always use the splenda blend. It measures like sugar but you only use half as much.Cakes always come out great.

Reply from Peggy in Lubbock
I do not know Marvis, but I am a retired Family and Consumer Sciences teacher. I earned my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Texas Tech (my 4th & last university), worked for Lubbock Indep School District for 35 years, took over for a pregnant teacher in Slaton one spring and I also worked at Texas Tech.

Since 'retirement,' (what's that?) I have worked at and been a co-owner of a local office supply store, I have several cats (down from 7 to 4) of my own and feed a number of outside cats. My only flaw (ha). I used to cook all the time but in the last few years, it seems like too much work and time.

I am the daughter of a custom harvester (raised on Massey Ferguson combines) and a great Czechoslovakian cook (we cooked lunch every day in the summer for the combine and truck drivers). I am from the Austin/Georgetown area and travel there 3-4 times a year.

I see my (ex) students all over Lubbock!
--Peggy in Lubbock

So glad to have Peggy as a member of our recipe family.  We sure have had some hot weather lately.  I don't remember it ever being 112 degrees before.  My car had the outside temperature of 112 and my air conditioner thermostate showed 112 outdoors as well. That was hotter than I remember, ever.

Thanks for the Oleo Answers.. Does anyone know about the Dust Bowl Days?
Thanks for all the answers on oleo during the are.  I loved everyone of the answers.  I understand now what Grandma was talking about. She also talked about the Dust Bowl days and how hard it was during that time.  Grandma said she lived in the Oklahoma Panhandle at the time.  Can anyone tell me some stories about that time?  All of this information is so interesting.
Brenda (Age 10)

Athena's Answer to Reheating Rice
Answer to Pat in Magnolia is that you can then use the rice in any recipe or just reheat it in the microwave. By the way, you are not far from me...I live in Dover!
Athena in DE

A favorite recipe from the past

Susie's French Dressing Recipe

1/2 medium onion, cut into quarters
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup catsup
1 to -1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 to 1 cup sugar

Place the onion, vinegar, catsup and salt in a blender and mix together. Gradually add the oil as blender is going and also the amount of sugar you want and mix well. You should let it sit at lest 12 hours before serving. Should make almost 3 cups.
Susie Indy
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A favorite recipe from the past

Sandy's Big Soft Ginger Cookies Recipe

1-1/2 C. butter or margarine
2 C. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 C. molasses
5 1/4 C. flour (or less- we live at 4,600 feet elevation)
4 tsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. salt

Beat butter or margarine and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and molasses, beating well. Stir in combined dry ingredients, mixing well. Shape into 1 1/2" balls and roll in sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheets and bake at 350 for 11 to 12 minutes (until light brown and still puffy.)

DO NOT overbake. Let stand 2 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool.
Sandy in Bountiful, Utah
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Another favorite recipe from the past

Susie's Hamburger and Veggies Recipe
(prepare this meal in a heavy skillet that has a tight fitting lid)
My grandchildren simply LOVE IT. This recipe can be doubled or
tripled, if need be)

1 lb. ground beef
1 chopped onion (optional) or a little onion powder.
2-3 stalks of celery, sliced into 1 inch chunks
2-3 carrots, sliced into 1 inch chunks
1 cup of water
2-3 medium potatoes, cut into 1 or 2 inch chunks
salt and pepper to taste

Brown ground beef and pour off any accumulated fat. Add chopped onion, celery, carrot's and pour in about half of the water. The idea is to steam the veggies.

Cover the skillet and cook until celery and carrot's are about half done. Add potatoes and the remainder of the water and cover. Cook until all veggies are cooked, but still firm. Water should have pretty much disappeared. This is not supposed to be "soupy".
(Careful not to overcook)

My grandchildren like to dribble a little catsup over it.

This meal is good with a piece of bread and butter (margarine) It's also even better the second time around.
Recipe from Peggy, in Arizona
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Helen's Chili Sauce Recipe

4 cups fresh tomatoes
1 cup chopped bell pepper
2 or 3 hot peppers
2 cups chopped onions
1 cup sugar
1 cup vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 tbs. pickling spices
small can tomato sauce

Mix all together and cook for about 30 minutes. Put in jars and seal up .Enjoy!
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Angie's Sour Cream Cucumber Salad Recipe

2 medium cucumbers, peeled and sliced
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. sour cream
1 TBS lemon juice
2 TBS green onion, chopped
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp dried dill weed

In small bowl, toss cucumbers with salt. Allow to stand for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine all remaining ingredients. Drain cucumbers and combine with sour cream mixture. Chill until ready to serve.
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Kathy's Quesadillas with Fruit Salsa Recipe

1 pt. fresh strawberries, hulled and diced
1 fresh ripe Anjou pear, cored and diced
1 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1 tbsp. honey
1 c. (4 oz.) Light Mozzarella Cheese
4 flour tortillas (8 inches in diameter)
2 tsp. light margarine, melted
2 tbsp. light sour cream

To make Fruit Salsa, combine strawberries, pear, cilantro and honey in medium bowl; set aside. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese on one half of each tortilla. Top with 1/3 cup salsa (drain and discard any liquid that has formed from the fruit) and another 2 tablespoons cheese on each tortilla. Fold tortillas in half. Brush top of each folded tortilla with some of the melted butter. Grill folded tortillas, buttered-side-down, in dry preheated skillet until light golden brown and crisp, about 2 minutes. Brush tops with remaining melted butter; turn and brown other sides. Remove to serving plate or platter. Cut each tortilla in half. Serve with remaining Fruit Salsa.
Garnish with sour cream. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.
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A favorite recipe from the past

Mimi's Oven Fried Yellow Squash Recipe
this was surprisingly good if your watching the fried foods!

1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 egg
1 Tbsp water
3 medium yellow squash-cut in 1/4" slices

Mix cornmeal, salt & pepper and set aside. Mix egg and water-beat well. Dip squash in egg mix then dredge in meal. Lightly coat jellyroll pan with Pam. Place squash slices in a single layer. Bake 450* for 30-40 min or golden turning once after about 20 minutes. Yld: 6 servings
Mimi in AL ^..^
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Linda's Homemade Fresh Salsa Recipe

1 (14.5 - oz.) can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup rough chopped onion
3 Tblsp. canned diced jalapenos
1 Tblsp. white vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cumin

Combine all ingredients in food processor and process until nearly pureed, yet still chunky. Pour into covered container and store in fridge. Best if made at least an hour ahead of time to let flavors develop. Stir well before serving.

I usually double the batch when I make it and use fresh diced tomatoes along with the canned. It makes the salsa taste so fresh. You can adjust the "heat" by selecting mild to hot jalapenos.
Linda NM

Linda's Salsa Beans and Rice Recipe

2 c. rice, cooked brown or white
1 (16 oz.) can beans (kidney, pinto, Great Northern)
1 c. salsa (mild, medium, or hot)
4 oz. grated Cheddar
2 tbsp. scallions, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix rice, beans and salsa in a casserole dish. top with cheese. Bake 5 minutes in microwave. Top with scallions.
Options: use Jalapeno Monterey Jack cheese for extra hot version or add an additional 4 ounces grated cheese to mixture.
Linda NM

Mary J's Flavored Butter Recipes

Mary J's Strawberry Butter Recipe

1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen berries, thawed and drained
1 c. butter
2 c. powdered sugar

The fruit and butter should be at room temperature. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add berries. Refrigerate. makes 4 cups.
Mary J


Honey Pecan Butter
1/2 c. butter, room temperature
2 tbsp. honey
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. chopped pecans

Mix and serve with nut breads, croissants or biscuits. (Good on
pancakes or waffles, too.)
Mary J


Honey Butter Recipe

1 c. soft butter
1 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. honey

Cream butter, sugar and cinnamon thoroughly. Add honey and cream again. Pour into jars and cover. Serve with homemade bread.
Mary J

Joe's Banana French Toast Recipe

1 c. eggs
1- 1/2 c. milk
1 lg. banana, cut up
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 - 3 tbsp. sugar or 1 tbsp. honey

Blend ingredients until smooth. Soak bread. Bake on hot oiled griddle until golden. Pour cinnamon syrup over toast. Simply bring to a boil 2 cups maple syrup and 2 cinnamon sticks.

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