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December 4, 2017  | Everyday Recipes
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Everyday Recipes from Our Recipe Family. Everyday recipes made from ingredients found in most pantries.

Slow Cooker Sirloin Beef Tips in Mushroom Gravy Recipe

3 pounds high quality sirloin, cubed 1-1 1/2 inch in size
2 cubes of salted butter
4 tablespoon olive oil, divided
1/2 lb sliced mushrooms
1 teaspoon seasoning salt, divided
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon black pepper
2 cups beef broth
2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 cup diced onion
3 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon Adobo (red top)
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon parsley
2 teaspoons gravy master
2 tablespoons cornstarch

In a Large skillet, heat the oil and the salted butter over a Medium heat
When melted, add in the sirloin cubes and season them with seasoning salt, black pepper, white pepper and adobo until the outside is lightly browned but not fully cooked through
Transfer into your crock pot now
Add the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, mushrooms, brown sugar- then mix in the ketchup - sprinkle the beef with thyme and parsley. Sprinkle the diced onions and garlic over the top.
Cover the slow cooker and cook on Low for 5 hours.
Combine water and cornstarch in a separate small bowl , then pour mixture into the crockpot, then add gravy master & Stir until sauce has thickened - cook on LOW for an additional 15 minutes.
Serve over mashed potatoes
ENJOY!!This is soooooo good !!

NOTE: Gravy Master is a browning sauce (can be optional but recommended) source: myincrediblerecipes.com
Judy in Montana
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This is for Toni, who wanted recipes for a low salt and low potassium diet. I can't help with the low potassium part, but my husband is on a low salt diet and what we have found is that most processed food contains high amounts of salt. Reading labels is crucial, as salt is in almost everything that you buy at the store. All milk sold in our area is high in salt. This may not be the case in the area where you live. Other dairy products are also high. Even some fresh fruits and vegetables have salt in the solution they use to wash them or that are used to make them "look prettier". Products that are almost always extremely high in salt are deli meats, hot dogs, bacon, ham, sausage, soups, salad dressings, crackers, cereals, cookies, snacks, bread, salad dressing and condiments. You can find no salt products or low salt, but you have to read the labels carefully. Just because it says low salt does not guarantee that it is low in salt. The low salt peanut butter in the store we usually shop is higher in salt than the version we buy, which is not labeled low salt. I never add salt to anything I cook or bake, regardless of what the recipe lists. You can use many of the recipes that you have been using, just make sure you use no salt or low salt products. I would also encourage you ask your husband's doctor to refer you to a dietician who can work with you on reading labels, modifying your recipes and finding new ones. Eating out can also be a challenge, as salt is heavily added in most restaurants. You can ask them not to do this and most will accommodate you. Even with all this we eat well and do not feel like we are starving. It is just a matter of learning a new way of cooking and baking. I hope this helps.
Robbie IN

BLT Dip Recipe

8 oz. cream cheese
1 c. Miracle Whip
1 jar/package of real bacon bits
1 tomato

Beat the cream cheese and then add Miracle Whip and bacon bits. Dice tomato and stir into mixture.
Serve on crackers.
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Bing Cherry Dip Recipe

1 c. dairy sour cream
2 T. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. shredded lemon peel
coarsely chopped pecans
toasted coconut
bing cherries with stems

Combine sour cream, brown sugar and lemon peel. Refrigerate to blend flavors. To serve, surround bowls of sour cream dip, chopped nuts and toasted coconut with cherries. Dip fruit with stems in sour cream mixture and then in nuts or toasted coconut. Can use toothpicks.
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Green Chiles Dip Recipe

1 sm can black olives, drained and chopped
1 sm can chopped green chilies
3-4 green onions chopped
2 large tomatoes, chopped
3 tbsp olive oil
1-1/2 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp garlic salt

Mix all ingredients and serve with tortilla chips.
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Veggie Dip Recipe

1-1/3 c. real mayonnaise
1-1/2 c. sour cream
2 tsp. onion flakes
2 tsp. parsley flakes
2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. seasoned salt
2 tsp. dill weed flakes
4 drops Tabasco sauce

Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl. Serve cold with vegetables.
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Fruit Dip Recipe

8 oz. cream cheese
7 oz. marshmallow cream

Mix until well blended. Serve with strawberries or assorted fruit.
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Pumpkin Dip Recipe

1 pkg. (3 oz.) cream cheese
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 (14 ounce) can pumpkin
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ginger
1 container (8 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
apple slices or gingersnaps

Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until well blended. Stir in pumpkin and spices. Fold in Cool Whip. Serve with apple slices or gingersnaps.
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Nacho Dip Recipe

1 lb. ground beef
15 oz. jar salsa
1 can refried beans
8 oz. sour cream
8 oz. pkg. shredded cheddar cheese
Doritos or Fritos

Brown meat, drain. Add salsa to meat and heat through. Pour into 9 inch square baking dish. Spread refried beans over meat. Spread sour cream over beans. Sprinkle cheese over top. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
Serve with taco chips.
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Fruit Cake Recipes from Mary J.

Fruit Cake Recipe

2 eggs
2 c. water
2 pkg. Pillsbury bread mix
2 c. pecans (halves or chopped)
2 c. raisins
1 c. candied pineapple (cut in wedges)
2 c. candied cherries

Grease and flour bottoms and sides of 12 cup bundt fluted tube pan or 10-inch tube pan.In large bowl: combine eggs and water. Add bread mixes, pecans, raisins, pineapple and cherries. Stir until combined. Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 65 - 75 minutes. Cool 30 minutes before removing from pan.
Mary J.


Reduced Calorie Fruit Cake Recipe

2 c. water
2 c. raisins
1 c. unsweetened applesauce
2 eggs
2 T. liquid sweetener
3/4 c. cooking oil
1 tsp. baking soda
2 c. flour
1-1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring
1 c. pecans

Cook raisins in water until tender and water is gone. Add applesauce, eggs, sweetener and oil. Mix well. Blend in soda,flour, cinnamon and nutmeg which has been sifted together. Add vanilla. Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake about 1 hour in 350 degree oven.
Mary J.


Gum Drop Fruit Cake Recipe

1 c. shortening
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
4 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 1/2 c. apple sauce
1 lb. white raisins
1 lb. gum drops cut into small pieces
1 c. chopped pecans

Put together the flour, salt, soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg in large bowl and set aside. Cream together the shortening, and sugar mix in one egg at a time. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and the apple sauce until all is mixed well. Fold in the gum drop pieces and the nuts. Pour in a greased and floured angle food pan or bundt pan bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until golden brown.
Mary J.


Old Fashioned Fruit Cake Recipe

1 lb. dates, chopped
1/2 lb. candied pineapple, diced
1/2 lb. green and red candied cherries, diced
1 c. English walnuts, broken
1 c. pecans, broken
2 c. flake coconut
1 can Eagle Brand Milk Sweetened Condensed Milk

Mix dates, pineapple, cherries, walnuts, pecans, coconut, and milk together. Put on cookie sheet. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour. Cool and cut in squares.
Mary J.
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More Holiday Casserole Recipes

Spinach Casserole Recipe

2 package chopped spinach
1 cup mayonnaise
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 beaten eggs
2 small chopped onions
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese

Cook spinach until tender; drain. Combine ingredients. Put in casserole dish. Top with buttered bread crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees about 45 minutes.
Serves 8 to 10.
Lisa TX


Mashed Potato Casserole

6 baking potatoes
4 oz. ctn. whipped cream cheese
1 egg, beaten
3 T. finely chopped onion
1 T. snipped parsley
1 T. butter

Cook potatoes in boiling water, drain and fix as for mashed potatoes with milk but no butter. Add cream cheese and beat well. Stir in egg, onion and parsley. Pour into well buttered 1-quart dish, dot with butter and sprinkle paprika on top. Heat in 400 degrees oven for 30 minutes. May be fixed the night before baking.
Lisa TX


Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

3 c. cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 stick melted margarine
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. miniature marshmallows

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix all ingredients (except marshmallows) and place in a 13x9 inch baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and completely cover top of casserole with mini marshmallows. Return to oven and bake until marshmallows have melted together and lightly browned.
Lisa TX


Four Bean Baked Bean Casserole Recipe

2(14 ounce) cans pork and beans
1 (14 ounce) can lima beans
1 (14 ounce) can butter beans
1 (14 ounce) can kidney beans
1 medium onion, diced
1 c. brown sugar
1 T. molasses
1 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled

Combine ingredients in large baking bowl. Bake for 1-1/2 hours at 325 degrees. Stir occasionally during baking.
Lisa TX
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