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November 15, 2017  | Everyday Recipes
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Everyday Recipes from Our Recipe Family. Everyday recipes made from ingredients found in most pantries.

For Cindy In N. C. Congratulations on your husband being home for your first Christmas. Wonderful!
Faye R

Broccoli Casserole Recipe

2 (14 oz.) frozen chopped broccoli ( I use Walmart GV brand)
1 can (10 3/4 oz) cream of celery soup (ok using creamed mushroom or chicken) (undiluted)
4 oz. shredded cheddar cheese ( about 1 cup)
3/4 cup mayonnaise ( I only use 3 Tbsp.)
2 eggs
3 Tbsp. chopped onion
1 2 oz. jar chopped pimento (optional)

1 cup Kraft Herbed seasoned stove top dressing
Melt 1/2 to 3/4 stick butter (and pour over the dry mixture) Mix well.
I use a zip lock bag, and make mine the day before.

Preheat oven 325. Cook broccoli by pkg. directions. Drain. Combine broccoli, soup, cheese, mayo. eggs and onion. Pour in to greased 8 inch baking dish. Combine stove top dressing with butter. Sprinkle over mixture. Bake 25-30 min. until top is slightly brown, and mixture bubbling. You can used 38 saltines crushed instead of the Stove top dressing. We prefer the stove top dressing.

(I prefer to put the topping on the last 15 minutes of the baking)

I mix mine up the day before baking, except for the eggs. Next morning beat eggs good, and add to mixture. If it seems a little dry, I use some canned Chicken stock, and mix some until I get consistence I want. Of course the eggs sets the casserole
Fae in N. C.
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If this is your first Christmas together following a deployment -- make your own traditions -- concentrate on enjoying your new-found time together. If you will not be with other family during the holidays, you may wish to contact his family and see if there are one or two of his family traditions you can accommodate to your holidays. Just ENJOY!! And Merry Christmas!!
Helen (TX)

When my husband came home from being deployed long months overseas, he wanted his old favorites, those things he could not have while gone. Something as simple as meatloaf made with my recipe rather than the Navy's recipe and the next day a sandwich made from the same meatloaf, sliced and fried. He wanted pork chops for Christmas dinner. He got pork chops. The easiest solution to finding what to fix during his time home is to ask him. I'm sure he'll have plenty of ideas. Be warned it might be his mother's recipe.

Vivien Central California
P.S. I married a sailor 60 years ago today.

For Cindy in N. C.
Sweet Potatoes a must for Thanksgiving and Christmas,
Fae in N. C.

Fae's Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 stick butter (softened or melted)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk (I use 1 %)
2 eggs (beaten well)
1 tsp. butter flavoring
1 tsp. pure sherry flavoring (I use Sauer's) you might not find this, if not use vanilla flavoring

While potatoes are hot, measure 3 cups, and then add butter and sugar. This will melt the butter as well as the sugar, then add other ingredients.

Crunchy topping
1 cup light brown sugar
3/4 stick butter (melted & cooled)
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans.

The topping can be mixed anytime, place in plastic bag, sugar, flour and nuts, then pour liquid butter over, mixing well by pressing on the plastic bag. Place on top of the potato mixture, and press down on the topping slightly.
Grease baking dish or spray. Bake approx. 35 min. at 350, If the topping seems to be browning too much, lay piece of foil on top.....or reduce heat if oven is too hot...
This freezes well, or you can halve the recipe...but keeps good in the frig until all eaten.
Fae in N. C.
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I need some recipes for colorful popcorn ball recipes for the holiday. I love to make all different colors and flavors, wrap them up in plastic wrap and add them to gift baskets. Would love for others to share their favors. I love this newsletter.
Thanks, Polly in Denver

Robbie's Christmas Oranment Recipes

This is for Granny, who was wanting ideas for Christmas ornaments that she can make with her grandkids. I think many will submit how to make the ones you described, so thought I would send these in to the newsletter. I hope you have lots of fun with the grandkids. Note: None of these ornaments are meant to be eaten.
Robbie IN

Christmas Wreath Ornaments

What You Need
1 lg. shredded wheat cereal
5 drops green food color
1/4 c. white glue

Break up shredded wheat "biscuit". Add food color and glue. Mix. Put on a plastic butter lid and shape in a wreath shape. Decorate with red hots. While partially wet make a hole and insert ribbon for hanging. Dries in 24 hours.
Fresh Cranberry and Marshmallow ornaments

What you need
Fresh cranberries
Miniature marshmallows
Thin florist wire
Holiday ribbon
Pieces of orange rind (optional)

Cut wire into 16 inch lengths. Begin by threading a cranberry on the wire, leaving 1 1/2 inches wire on the end. Alternate cranberries, marshmallows, and orange rind. When wire is almost covered, twist it into a wreath shape. Twist end pieces of wire together. Attach
ribbon to wire and hang on tree.
Robbie IN


Peppermint Hard Candy Ornaments
What You Need
Hard peppermint candies
metal cookie cutters
non-stick cooking spray
parchment paper
toothpick or skewer
twine or ribbon

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray the inside of each cookie cutter with cooking spray. Lay cookie cutters on baking sheet and fill with a layer of peppermints. You may need to break or cut the candy to fill in all the spaces.
Bake for 3-9 minutes. Keep an eye on candy as it melts, remove from oven when candies have melted together.
Lightly coat a toothpick with cooking spray and use it to make a hole in each group of candies. Let candy sit inside cookie cutter until it re-hardens. Once hard, carefully stretch out the cookie cutter, pulling it away from the candy, to pop out your ornament.

These ornaments are really so easy, but it may be helpful to make a trial run: Place one peppermint-filled cookie cutter into the oven to get an idea of how fast the candy will melt and how quickly it will cool and re-harden after you remove it from the oven.

Try turning down the temperature of your oven, so that candies will melt more slowly, if your candies are melting unevenly or at different rates.

Squeeze as many peppermints, side-by-side, into your cookie cutter as possible. If peppermints melt into too thin of a layer, try layering peppermints in the cookie cutter to make a thicker, more sturdy, ornament.

Large, simply shaped, cookie cutters work best for this project. The more intricate the cutter, the more likely ornaments will break when removed from their cookie cutter mold.

Don’t forget to be careful around the hot metal and melted candy! This is a fun craft to make with children, just be sure to provide plenty of supervision.

Try not to handle the ornaments too much because they can get sticky, but they should be fine after they’re hanging on the tree.
Robbie IN
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Abby's Christmas Ornament Recipes

Here are a few more recipes for different types of ornaments.
Abby in Atlanta


Christmas Ornaments

3/4 to 1 cup applesauce
1 (4.12 oz.) bottle ground cinnamon

Mix applesauce and cinnamon together to form a stiff dough. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters. Make a hole for ribbon. Carefully place on rack to dry. Let air dry several days, turning occasionally. If you prefer they may be baked at 150 degrees for 5-6 hours.

Cinnamon Scented Christmas Ornaments Recipe

4 oz. can (about 1 cup) cinnamon
1 Tbs. cloves
1 Tbs. nutmeg
3/4 cup applesauce
2 Tbs. white glue

In medium bowl, combine cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Add applesauce and glue; stir to combine. Work mixture with hands 2 to 3 minutes or until dough is smooth and ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Divide into 4 portions. Roll out each dough portion to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut dough with cookie cutters. Using straw or toothpick, make small hole in top of ornament. Place cut out ornaments on wire rack to dry. Allow several days to dry, turning ornaments over once each day. Use these ornaments to decorate gifts, hang on tree, etc.


Gingerbread Ornaments Recipe

3/4 cup cinnamon
1 Tbs. allspice
2 Tbs. cloves
1 Tbs. nutmeg
1 cup applesauce

Combine first 4 ingredients and blend well. Stir in applesauce and mix well. Roll out 1/4 inch thick on ungreased cookie sheet. Cut with cookie cutters of different shapes. Put a tiny hole in top with toothpick. Let dry 4 days. Put string through hole and hang on Christmas tree. Can also make hearts for all year home ornaments. Smells wonderful.


Bread Ornaments (not edible) Recipe

Mix 1 slice white bread (without crust) and 1 tablespoon glue. Keep wrapped. Mix assorted acrylic paints into separate piles of dough. This takes a while to mix. For white dough you must use white paint. Flatten with a rolling pin. Shape into forms or use cookie cutter. Brush 1 tablespoon glue mixed with 1 tablespoon water over shapes. Stick wire into dough and let set at least 2 hours.


Christmas Bread Ornaments Recipe

4 cup flour
1 cup salt
1 1/2 cup water

Combine flour with salt; add water. Stir the mixture with a spoon until it starts to form a smooth dough. Knead dough about 5 minutes. To make ornaments, pinch off bits of dough and form shapes. Such as bears, Christmas trees, gingerbread people and snowmen or roll out the dough and use cookie cutters. To make hair, push a piece of dough through a garlic press. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Paint with acrylic paints, then spray with clear acrylic spray. On the back of the ornament, write the name and the year.


Dough Ornaments Recipe

4 cup flour
1 cup salt
1 1/2 cup water
Cookie cutters
Tempera paint
Clear fixative spray

Mix first 3 ingredients. Knead for 5 minutes and shape into a ball. Roll dough on a floured surface. Cut into shapes with the cookie cutters or shape with your own design. Make a hole in the top with straw (or toothpick). Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Paint with Tempera paint. While paint is still wet, you can sprinkle with glitter, if desired. When dry, spray with clear fixative. Insert yarn into the hole and tie in a bow and hang on your Christmas tree.
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Mary Ann's Favorite Holiday Appetizers

Baked Potato Skins Recipe

8 russet potatoes, about 1/2 pound each, scrubbed, patted dry and rubbed with olive oil
olive oil for brushing the potato skins
sweet paprika for sprinkling the potato skins
fine sea salt or coarse salt for sprinkling the potato skins
sour cream as an accompaniment if desired
Mary Ann


Cucumber Dill Dip for the Holidays

8 ounces softened cream cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
2 medium peeled and chopped cucumbers
3 tablespoons sliced scallions
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon freshly snipped dill weed
dash cayenne pepper to taste
salt and pepper

Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until smooth and creamy. Cover tightly and chill until ready to serve. Garnish with additional dill sprigs and chopped red bell pepper if desired. Makes about 3 cups.
Mary Ann


Rollups Appetizer Recipe for the Holidays

1 (4-1/2 ounce) can Underwood® Deviled Ham Spread
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
4 ounces shredded hot pepper Monterey Jack cheese
2 to 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
4 8 to 10 inch flour tortillas

In small bowl, combine all ingredients except tortillas; mix well. Spread 1/3 cup ham mixture on each tortilla, covering entire surface. Gently roll up each tortilla, jelly roll fashion. Wrap each roll tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour or until thoroughly chilled. To serve, cut each roll into 6 slices. Garnish as desired. 24 appetizers.
Mary Ann


Cucumber Appetizer Recipe

1 pkg. dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
2 T. mayonnaise
1 loaf cocktail rye bread
1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced

Mix together package of ranch dressing, mayonnaise and cream cheese. Spread dressing mixture on a slice of bread. Place a slice of cucumber on top of dressing mixture.
Mary Ann


Deviled Eggs

12 eggs, hard cooked
3 T. mayonnaise
2 T. lemon juice
2 tsp. prepared mustard
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 T. dill relish

Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks, mash with fork. Combine with remaining ingredients; blend well. Fill whites using approximately 2 teaspoons mixture per egg white.
Makes 24 deviled egg halves.

Prick the potatoes a few times with a fork and bake them in the middle of a preheated 425F oven for 1 hour. Let the potatoes cool, halve them lengthwise, and scoop them out, leaving a 1/4 inch shell and reserving the potato pulp for another use. Cut each shell lengthwise into 6 strips and arrange the strips on a baking sheet. Brush the strips with the oil, sprinkle them with paprika, the salt, and pepper to taste, and bake them in the middle of the preheated 425F oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until they are crisp and golden brown. Serve the potato skins with the sour cream.
Serves 6.
Mary Ann


Ham Ball Recipe

8 oz. cream cheese
2 c finely chopped ham
1 tsp. hot sauce
1 tsp. chopped onion
1-1/4 c miracle whip or mayo
1 T. parsley
chopped nuts

Combine all ingredients until well blended. Roll into a ball and then in nuts. Serve with crackers.
Mary Ann


Sausage Balls Recipe

1 lb. regular ground sausage
2 c. Bisquick
2 c. sharp cheddar cheese

Mix sausage, Bisquick and cheese well and shape into 1" balls. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for approximately 8 - 10 min. or until brown.
Mary Ann
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Ana'a Favorite Cranberry Recipes

Apple Cranberry Cobbler Dessert Recipe

5-6 med. granny smith apples
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
1/3 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
3 T. flour
1 pkg. sugar cookie dough

Peel and slice apples and place in cooking stone casserole dish. Mix cranberry sauce, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour in medium bowl. Pour mixture over apples. Pull apart cookie dough and evenly space on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until cookie dough is browned.


Cranberry Apple Bread Recipe

2 c. peeled, chopped baking apples
3/4 c. sugar
2 T. oil
1 egg
1-1/2 c. flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 c. chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan. Combine apples, sugar and oil in a medium mixing bowl. Add egg, mixing well. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add to apple mixture, mixing just until dry ingredients are moist. Stir in cranberries and walnuts. Spread batter evenly in pan. Bake 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into bread center comes out clean. Makes 1 loaf.


Cranberry Cookies Recipe

1/2 c. butter or margarine
1 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. milk
2 T. orange juice
1 egg
3 c. flour (sifted)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
chopped nuts
2-1/2 c. coarsely chopped fresh cranberries

Cream butter and sugars together. Beat in milk, orange juice and egg. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.. Combine with creamed mixture and blend well. Stir in nuts and cranberries. Drop by teaspoon on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes.


Cranberry Popcorn Balls Recipe

6 c. popped corn
3 c. miniature marshmallows
1 T. butter or margarine
1 c. dried cranberries, chopped
1 c. walnuts, chopped
2 T. orange peel
1/4 tsp. salt

Place popcorn in a large bowl; set aside. In a heavy saucepan over low heat, cook and stir marshmallows and butter until smooth. Stir in cranberries, walnuts, orange peel and salt; mix well. Pour over popcorn and toss to coat. Press into a greased 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Cool. Cut into bars with a serrated knife. Yield: 1 doz.


Cranberry Butter

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup chopped fresh cranberries
1/4 cup prepared cranberry sauce
2 tablespoons ground walnuts
1 tablespoon milk
2 teaspoon grated orange peel

Cream butter and honey in medium bowl. Add cranberries, cranberry sauce, walnuts, milk and orange peel. Whip until light pink in color. Serve at room temperature. Store in refrigerator, tightly covered. Great on rolls, bread, and pancakes.
Makes 1-1/2 cups.
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Oma's Favorite Holiday Candy Recipes

Chocolate Pretzels Recipe

1 lb. white chocolate disks
1 lb. milk chocolate disks
2 T. peanut butter
2 c. pretzels, crushed

Melt chocolate than add peanut butter. Add pretzels. Butter cookie sheet(s). Spread mixture thin on cookie sheet. Put in refrigerator until cold. Break candy into pieces.


Peanut Butter Corn Flake Candy Recipe

1 c. white sugar
1 c. dark Karo syrup
1 c. peanut butter, crunchy is better
7 c. corn flakes

Stir over low flame until forms bubbles on top of the sugar and syrup. Remove from fire and add peanut butter and stir in the corn flakes. Roll in balls and drop on wax paper.


Peanut Clusters Recipe

1 (12-oz.) bag milk chocolate chips
1 (12-oz.) bag peanut butter chips
1 (12-oz.) can of spanish peanuts

Melt chips in microwave and stir in nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls on wax paper. Let cool till set.


English Toffee Recipe

2 c. sugar
1 lb. butter (not margarine)
1 c. finely chopped nuts
6 T. water
2 tsp. vanilla
6 - 8 Hershey bars (plain)

Mix sugar, butter, nuts, water, and vanilla in saucepan. Stir constantly until temperature reaches 310 degrees on a candy thermometer. Pour into a long buttered thin pan approximately 13" x 15". Open 6 to 8 Hershey bars (plain). Lay on top immediately. As they melt, spread with knife. Let set and harden. Cut or break into small pieces.


Five Pound Fudge Recipe

4-1/2 cups sugar
1 large can evaporated milk
18 oz chocolate chips
2 - 5 oz chocolate bars (Cadbury milk chocolate)
1 stick butter
1 jar marshmallow cream
2 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 to 2 cups chopped nuts

Boil sugar and evaporated milk to the soft ball stage (5-6) minutes. Mix chocolates, margarine, marshmallow cream and vanilla until chocolate and marshmallows melt. Add nuts. Pour into buttered 10x15" pan.
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