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March 10, 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 -  Oma's Pineapple Fritters Recipe | Mary J's Banana Cookies Recipe | Mary J's Banana Praline Muffins Recipes | Lisa's Rice A Roni Salad Recipe | Mary J's Creamy Banana Pudding Recipe | Oma's Blackened Chicken Recipe
 | Chicken Chiles Casserole Recipe | Cabbage and Potato Gratin Recipe | Seasoning for Beef Recipe | Cannoli Cream Pastry Cups Recipe

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

Oma's Pineapple Fritters Recipe

1 c. flour
pinch of salt
2 tsp. sugar
2 eggs
1 c. milk
1 tsp. vegetable oil
1 large fresh pineapple or 1 large can pineapple slices, drained
vegetable oil for frying
whipped cream
superfine sugar

To make the batter, sift the flour, salt and sugar together. Beat the eggs until fluffy. Add the eggs, milk and oil to the flour. Stir in, then set on one side for a short while to "settle". Trim the skin off the pineapple, remove the core and cut into slices. Drain off excess juice and dry on kitchen paper. Heat the oil to 375 degrees. Using a fork, dip pineapple slices in the batter, lift out and let excess batter drip back into the bowl. Place battered slices in oil and fry until light brown (3 to 4 minutes), turning so that both sides are crisp. If you find that the batter is not clinging sufficiently to the fruit, add a little more flour to the batter mixture. When the fritters are cooked, drain on paper towels and keep hot. To serve, sprinkle with superfine sugar and offer whipped cream.
Oma in New Orleans
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Mary J's Banana Cookies Recipe

2 ripe, med. bananas
1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1-1/2 c. firmly packed light brown sugar
3/4 c. margarine, softened (1-1/2 sticks)
1 egg
1/2 c. light dairy sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. rolled oats, uncooked
1 c. golden raisins (Dole)
3/4 c. almonds, toasted and chopped

Place bananas in blender. Process until pureed; use 1 cup for recipe. In small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and spices. In large bowl, beat brown sugar and margarine until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 cup pureed bananas, egg, sour cream and vanilla. Beat in flour mixture until well blended. Stir in oats, raisins, and almonds. Cover and refrigerate dough 1 hour to firm. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drop dough by heaping tablespoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until cookies are slightly browned around the edges. Cool on wire rack.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
Mary J.
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Ditto and Little One have been busy the past several days.  They found a little field mouse in the garage.  Little One was so proud of his find that he wanted to show it to me.  He dropped the mouse at my feet.  Just wish it was dead before he dropped it. After helping Ditto and Little One chase down the mouse I wrapped it up in a rag and carried it out to the alley.  Since that time Little One and Ditto can hardly wait for me to get home so they can do more surveillance top of my car watching for any other mice might enter the garage. A real mouse has a very short lifespan at my house.

Mary J's Banana Praline Muffins Recipes

3 T. brown sugar
1 T. sour cream
1/3 c. (or more) broken pecans
3 mashed bananas
1 slightly beaten egg
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. cooking oil
1-1/2 c. pancake mix

Stir together sugar and sour cream. Add pecans. In another bowl, mash 3 bananas. In mixing bowl, stir together egg, sugar, oil and mashed bananas until well blended. Add pancake mix and stir until moistened. Grease muffin cups and fill 2/3 full. Drop 1 teaspoon pecan mix on top of each muffin. Bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes. Topping ingredients of brown sugar, sour cream and pecans may be doubled if desired.
Mary J.
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Lisa's Rice A Roni Salad Recipe

6 1/2 oz. box chicken flavored rice-a-roni
1 whole, large chicken breast
1/3 c. mayonnaise
1 green bell pepper, chopped
4 green onions, chopped
6-1/2 oz. jar marinated artichokes
4 oz. can ripe olives, drained and chopped

Cook rice-a-roni according to package directions. Boil chicken breast in slightly salted water until tender. Remove meat from bones and cut into bite size pieces. Drain juice from artichokes and blend 1/4 cup of the juice into the mayonnaise. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss well.
Makes 4-6 Servings
Lisa in TX
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Mary J's Creamy Banana Pudding Recipe

1 can (14 oz.) Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
1-1/2 c. cold water
1 pkg. instant vanilla flavor pudding & pie filling mix (4 serving size)
36 vanilla wafers
3 med. bananas, sliced and dipped in ReaLemon-Lemon juice from concentrate
2 c. whipping cream, whipped (1 pint)

Combine sweetened condensed milk and water in a large bowl. Add pudding mix and beat well. Let chill 5 minutes. Fold in whipped cream. In a 2 1/2 quart glass bowl, spoon 1 cup of pudding mixture for bottom layer. Top with 1/3 each of wafers, bananas, and pudding. Repeat layering twice, ending with pudding. Cover, chill. Makes 8 to 10 servings. Refrigerate leftovers.
Mary J.
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The Texas Panhandle has had over 485,000 acres burned in
grass fires in the past few days. Contributing factors were how dry it has been and high winds.  It is so sad it that Hank the Cowdog's author, John Erickson, house burned down in the fires.  He lived near Perryton. Several people died in the fires including three people that were trying to save their animals.  Although Lubbock is over 150 miles away from the fires, the air was hazy and smelled of smoke. Lubbock schools canceled all outside activities because of the air quality for several days.

Oma's Blackened Chicken Recipe

4 Chicken Breast, Boneless
2 Tablespoons McCormick Creole Seasoning
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1/4 Teaspoon Oregano
1/4 Teaspoon Thyme
4 Tablespoons Butter or Margarine

Melt butter in microwave and then add all dry ingredients. Dip chicken into mixture and place in a broiling pan. Pour remaining mixture over chicken and broil about 7 minutes per side or until blackened and thoroughly done.
Oma in New Orleans
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I just saw a Corn Fritter recipe from Oma. Although, it is close, I know my mom's corn fritter recipe did not have butter.
Anyone have a more basic recipe without butter? Seems like we started with 1 cup of flour (although that doesn't really matter).

It would be so nice if we hadn't moved around after our family was grown, and we would have access to mom's corn fritter recipe and her chicken fricasse!
Mary D

Chicken Chiles Casserole Recipe

1 c. light cream
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 (4-oz.) can green chiles
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 (2-lb.) bag frozen hash browns
2-1/2 c. cooked cubed chicken
3 c. shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Combine cream, sour cream, onion chilies, salt and pepper. Stir in potatoes, chicken and 2 c. cheese, pour into 9 x 13-inch greased pan. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese before serving.
Linda NM
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I have not tried this recipe as yet but plan to do so this week. It sounds yummy.
Cabbage and Potato Gratin Recipe

1 large savoy or green cabbage (apprx. 2 lbs quartered)
1 lb baking potatoes peeled and sliced
2 cloves garlic peeled
2 cups milk
2 cups creme fraiche (I might substitute or omit)
1 cup gruyere grated tightly packed
1 oz parmesan grated (1/4 cup)
2 tsp fresh sage (I would probably use dried )

Bring large pot of water to boil, salt and add cabbage and potato slices. Reduce heat to med-high and boil gently for 5 min.

Drain and transfer cabbage to colander set over a boil or in sink. Allow cabbage to cool until you can handle it . Core wedges then cut them in half lengthwise. Finally , slice crosswise into 1/2 inch wide ribbons . Return to colander and drain for 5 more min. Place in large bowl with potatoes. Heat oven to 375 degrees . Butter a 3 qt baking dish. Slice up the garlic and toss with the cabbage and potatoes. In a bowl, whisk millk, creme fraiche, 1 tsp salt and pepper . Pour into bowl with cabbage and potatoes. Add cheeses and sage and toss together . Bake 1 hr and 15 min. to 1 hr and 30 min. During first 45 min press the veggies down into the liquid in the baking dish ever 15 min. The gratin will still be bubbling when you remove it from the oven and you will see liquid in the baking dish . Wait 10-15 min .before serving, until liquid is absorbed. Serve with slotted spoon . Hope you like it !
Dee RI / Fl
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Mini Cannoli Cream Pastry Cups Recipe

Blogger Arlene Cummings of Cooking With Sugar shares a favorite recipe. Get the great taste of homemade cannolis at home with my Mini Cannoli Cream Pastry Cups.
Servings 48


1 container (15 oz) whole-milk ricotta cheese 1/2 cup powdered sugar 2
tablespoons granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 box Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
3 tablespoons turbinado sugar (raw sugar) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips Additional powdered sugar

In large bowl, beat all filling ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Place filling in 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag; refrigerate while making cups. 2Heat oven to 425F. On lightly floured work surface, unroll pie crusts. Sprinkle each crust with turbinado sugar and cinnamon. Lightly roll rolling pin over sugar and cinnamon to press into pastry. With 2 1/2- to 3-inch round cutter, cut out pastry rounds. Lightly press each pastry round into ungreased mini muffin cup.

Bake about 10 minutes or until pastry cups are golden brown. Cool completely in pans, about 15 minutes. Remove from muffin cups to cooling racks.

Just before serving, remove filling from refrigerator. Cut 1 bottom corner off bag; pipe scant tablespoon filling into cooled pastry cups. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and powdered sugar. Serve immediately. Store any remaining pastry cups at room temperature and filling in refrigerator.

Expert Tips
Cups should be filled shortly before theyre eaten so they dont get soggy. If you wish to make them ahead of time, you can make the cups and the filling, just keep them separate. Once youre ready to serve, you can fill, decorate and serve.

For a variation in the filling, try 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract or orange extract instead of the vanilla.

Other toppings that go well with the cannoli cups are chopped toasted almonds, chocolate candy sprinkles, candied orange pieces, chopped candied red cherries, as well as a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Anna in Sweden
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Seasoning for Beef Recipe

1 pkg. Brown Gravy Mix, 1 pkg. Italian Salad Mix, 1 pkg. Ranch Dressing

Mix, mix together in a jar. store in air tight container. Use 1 Tablespoon (I use less). Mix with broth or water, pour over meat. Let cook in crockpot until done. I also mixed dried onions in my dry mix. The original recipe calls for 1 Tablespoon but I use less.

This is a recipe Carolyn Mc. gave me don't know where she found it.
Margaret, Tulsa
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Rainbow St. Patrick's Day Cake Recipe
Serves: 12

1 white cake mix - plus ingredients per box instructions-oil, water, eggs)
Food Color (red, orange, yellow, green, blue & purple)
1 can pre-packaged frosting or homemade if you prefer
Lucky Charm "like" marshmallows - just themarshmallows, not the cereal
Rainbow sprinkles

Preheat oven according to box mix directions. Spray a 9x13metal baking pan with cooking spray - set aside. In mixer bowl, combine box mixingredients & beat until combined. Ladle out equal portions of batter into6 separate bowls. Mix in several drops of food color - one for each bowl so youhave a rainbow of batter. Carefully drizzle batter into the prepared pan. (Istarted with red & spread it out to cover the bottom of the pan). Thenfollow with orange - drizzling on in a random pattern - do not stir or mix -just let them sit on top of each other. Follow with remaining colors - yellow,green, blue, purple. Bake to package instructions - remove & coolcompletely before adding frosting. Once cool, spread on frosting, add marshmallows& sprinkles. Enjoy!

Source: Kleinworth & Co.
Anna in Sweden
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