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June 29 2017  | Everyday Recipes
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Everyday Recipes from Our Recipe Family.

Today's Recipes -  Pear n Jello Salad Recipe | Chocolate Walnut Fudge Recipe | Ham and Veggies Casserole Recipe | Cheese Sticks Recipe | Hershey's Chocolate Town Special Recipe | Wilted Lettuce Recipe | Stovetop Pattypan Squash and Onions Recipe | Pennsylvania Dutch Lettuce with Bacon Dressing Recipe | Squash Dressing Recipe | Oven-Baked Catfish Recipe

Questions, Tips and Replies
Internet was down in Lubbock = no newsletter. on June 28
- Laura would like a good recipe for no-bake cheesecake
-Answer to PattyPan Squash Recipe
-Answer to pattypan squash recipe from Lorie
-Thank you for the site given in the last newsletter
-Tips For Improving Cake Mixes
-Testing Doneness Of Bundt Cakes
-Sherrie would like a recipe for baked corn
-Ginger needs a recipe for Southwestern Salad Dressing
-Egg Freshness Poem
-Where I can get a pan that fits into my crock pot for cooking cakes

If you have any recipes, tips and questions to share NancyLand family of recipe members would love for you to share. Send your favorite tried and tested recipes to
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Nancy Rogers   

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

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Yesterday the internet was down (and cable TV.) By the time it was back online it was late in the evening. There wasn't time to get the newsletter done by midnight. I am sorry for the delay in getting the newsletter sent out.

As an avid bread maker, I thought I'd come across and tried most varieties of bread. There was a recipe on FB (posted by Chris, NM this morning). I was intrigued and thought I might give it a try, does anyone have any experience or advice on this?

(='.'=) Sylvia in Scotland

Pear n Jello Salad Recipe

old recipe TNT for sure

1-16 oz can pear halves, drained reserve syrup
1- 4 oz pkg lime jello (I have used lemon, cherry or raspberry flavor)
1 cup boiling water
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 8 oz large cream cheese soft (can use light cream cheese)

Drain pears, reserve3/4 cup of syrup. Dice pears, set aside. Dissolve jello in boiling water. Add reserved syrup and lemon juice. Measure 1-1/4 cups of jello , pour into 8x4 loaf pan, that has been sprayed with vegetable oil. Chill 1 hour.Blend remaining jello with chunks of cream cheese. Mix well. Next add pears stir till combined. Spoon over the clear set jello. Refrigerate for 4 hours; unmold and slice.

I serve it on a bed of lettuce. I have also made this with canned apricots or fruit cocktail. ENJOY !!
Judy in Montana
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Chocolate Walnut Fudge Recipe

4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, plus more for greasing the 8" x 8" pan
3 cups of mini marshmallows
1 cup sugar (I used organic pure cane sugar and it works very well)
1/2 cup heavy cream (heavy whipping cream works as well)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
12 ounces semi sweet chocolate (use the best quality you can find, it does make a difference)
1 cup walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread chopped walnuts evenly onto a cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Stay close to the oven to keep an eye on them to prevent burning. Remove walnuts when they are toasted to your desired taste (I toast mine for 10 minutes but that might be "too toasted" for other people).

Grease a 8" x 8" pan with butter and then line with 2 pieces parchment paper that are crisscrossed, leaving an overhang. Butter the paper and set aside pan. This step helps enable you to remove the formed fudge with ease from the pan later on!

Using a large saucepan over medium heat, add 4 tablespoons of butter, 3 cups mini marshmallows, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup heavy cream and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Stir gently until the mini marshmallows are melted, this may take 8-10 minutes.

Remove from heat, add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 12 ounces of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup walnuts, stir until the chocolate is fully melted and everything is combined. Pour into prepared 8" x 8" pan, sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup toasted walnuts over the top and allow to cool at room temperature for 30 minutes. Cover and transfer to refrigerator and set for 1 hour.

When the fudge is completely set, use the overhang to gently lift the fudge onto a cutting board to cut for serving. Enjoy!
You can store this Chocolate Walnut Fudge in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to 5 days, doubt it will last that long!

(='.'=) Sylvia in Scotland
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Hi, Nancy & Nancylanders, a Happy 4th of July to you all! I was wondering if anyone had a good recipe for no-bake cheesecake. I used to have one years back, and often made it in the summer. I know it had cream cheese & Cool Whip in it, a graham crust & we often topped it with cherry pie filling. It was a large one, made in a 13 x 9 inch pan.
Thanks !! Laura in Pennsylvania

Ham and Veggies Casserole Recipe
Serves 6

3 cups diced ham
1-10 oz pkg frozen Lima beans cooked
1 can 16oz cream style corn
4 Tbsp grated onion
1 tsp yellow or stone ground mustard
1 pkg 81/2 oz corn muffin mix

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Put all ingredients except muffin mix into a sauce pan. Slowly heat to almost a boil.Pour into greased 2 quart baking dish. Prepare muffin mix according to package directions and pour over top of ham mixture. Bake til golden brown about 30 minutes.
Enjoy !! Judy in Montana
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Cheese Sticks Recipe

Refrigerator Pizza Crust
2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese
1 Cup Parmesan Cheese
1 Tablespoon melted Butter
Garlic Salt
Italian Seasoning

Spread the pizza dough out onto a cookie sheet or pizza pan, depending on the shape you want to make

Using a brush, spread the melted butter over the crust

Add the cheeses on top

Sprinkle the garlic salt and Italian Seasoning over the cheese

Bake for 25 minutes or until it’s browned

We use ranch as a dipping sauce for our cheese sticks, but you could use a marinara sauce too.
Source: TheTaylor-House.com
Mary R
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Answer to Patty Pan Squash Recipe
I recently froze 12 large ones. You cut not cubes and blanch them. I them soaked them in ice until cooled. At this time I placed them on cookie sheet and placed them in freezer until frozen. They freeze fast. Then put them in freezer bags. They will be frozen sepeartely so you and take out what is needed. I cook mine off and just add butter, salt and pepper. YOu can also fry them like zucchini, rather than freezing them. This is one of the oldest squash. around and the mildest ones. Anything you do with other squash you can do with these. Tops can be removed and ten scoped out and stuffed with a stuffing of your choice. We like an Italian sausage stuffing. Very pretty presentation.
Pat, DE

This used to be my kids favorite chocolate cake. The recipe used to be on the back of the Hershey's can, but last time I looked it wasn't there. Luckily I copied the recipe in my file so I'd have it.
Abby in Atlanta

Hershey's Chocolate Town Special Recipe

1-3/4 cups sugar
2/3 cup shortening
2 Eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2-1/2 cups cake flour
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup boiling water

Preheat oven 350. Grease and flour 2 9” cake pans. In med bowl, cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Add vanilla and blend well.

In another bowl sift together flour, soda, and salt. Add alternately to shortening mixture with buttermilk. Make a heavy smooth paste of cocoa and boiling water, cool slightly, and add to batter and mix well.

Pour into prepared pans and bake about 35 mins. Frost with Fluffy Cocoa Frosting.

Fluffy Cocoa Frosting
3/4 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 Cup butter or margarine
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 cup milk

In medium bowl, stir together cocoa and confectioners sugar.

In another bowl, cream together part if the cocoa-sugar mixture with the butter. Blend in vanilla and half of the milk. Add remaining cocoa-sugar mixture and blend well. Add remaining milk and beat to desired spreading consistency. Additional milk may be required.
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Wilted Lettuce Recipe
My mother just chopped up iceberg lettuce and green onions fine! Then she would cook about 1/2 bacon take it out and drain it on a paper towel! She would then heat the bacon grease until it just started to smoke, then she would pour it over the lettuce and onions! This was usually served with pinto beans and hot cornbread! It was delicious!
Also my oldest brother would drizzle just a little buttermilk over his!  This was some good eating back in the days!
Sheila M
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For Shelia.

Stovetop Pattypan Squash and Onions Recipe

4 small pattypans, about 4" - 5" across, washed & stem jointures sliced off
2 medium yellow onions, sliced into rings
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1 to 2 T. butter
Coarse salt & pepper

(OPT.) grated cheese of choice; parmesan, jack, mozzarella, provolone, feta

Melt butter in a large skillet; add garlic & onions. Slice pattypans in without peeling, just as you would slice potatoes to fry. Season with salt & pepper, cover partially, & cook till tender. Sprinkle with cheese to serve if you like. Serves 2 to 4, easy to increase or multiply.
Marilyn in FL
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This is in answer to the lady looking for a recipe for squash it is called patty pan not patty cake and can be found by just googleing it and she will find many of them. This was a question from today's newsletter.
Lorie in Orlando

Thanks Robbie, for the recipes. And thanks to whoever sent the yummly site. I knew about those dashes between words awhile back, but had forgotten.....along with all the other stuff I've forgotten in 80 years ! Thanks again.
Marilyn in FL

This information has appeared in past newsletters, but since we have so many new people reading the newsletter, many of which say they are novice cooks, I thought I would resubmit this. Many people like the ease of using a cake mix, but don't think the cake is as good or tasty as one made from scratch. Doing any of the following or all of them will make your cake mix richer and hard to tell from one made from
Robbie IN

Tips For Improving Cake Mixes
Substitute milk or buttermilk for the amount of water listed on the box.
Add an extra egg.
Substitute softened or melted butter for the amount of oil listed on the box.
Robbie IN

Testing Doneness Of Bundt Cakes
Here is a tip for testing the doneness of Bundt Cakes that was in a recent newsletter from King Arthur Flour.
Robbie IN

When testing the center of Bundt cakes for doneness, use a piece of dry spaghetti for the usual short toothpick you use when testing a sheet or layer cake.
Robbie IN

For Janis: This recipe is from the Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Festival held every
July in Kutztown, PA.

Pennsylvania Dutch Lettuce with Bacon Dressing Recipe

1 large head lettuce, washed, dried & cut up ( about 12 cups)
1 small onion, chopped fine
3 eggs
3/4 cup each sugar & water
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 pound bacon, cut in 1 in. pieces
2 T. flour

In salad bowl combine lettuce & onion; set aside. Beat eggs; stir in sugar, water & vinegar. Fry bacon until crisp; stir in flour & cook until bubbly. Stir in egg mixture. Cook & stir until mixture begins to boil & thickens. Pour over lettuce mixture & toss. Serve immediately.
4-6 servings. Note! This is very similar to my family recipe. We do not use exact measurements, however.I also put slices of hard boiled eggs on top.
Athena in DE
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Does anyone have a recipe for baked corn? Thank you for a great newsletter and all your hard work!

I need a recipe for Southwestern Salad Dressing. Does anyone out there have a tried and tested recipe for this?
Thanks, Ginger

I would like to know where I can get a pan that fits into my crock pot for cooking cakes .

On some of the recipes it calls for a bread n cake pan. I have looked on the internet and cannot find one.
Thanks I enjoy all the recipes, Lois

Egg Freshness Poem

Can you eat that egg?
By Scott Matthews
If not sure you ought-ter,
then place it in water.
If it lies on its side,
then it's fresh; eat with pride.
After three or four days,
at an angle it lays.
But, it still is a treat,
so go on and eat.
Ten days, stands on end,
in your baking 'twill blend.
'Cause it's definitely edible,
in your baking, incredible.
But, if it floats on the surface,
that egg serves no purpose.
'Cause a floater's a stinker!
Out the back door best fling 'er!

Squash Dressing Recipe

2 c. cooked crook neck squash
1 c. onion chopped (or amt. of your choice)
1/2 stick melted oleo
2 c. crumbled cornbread
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
I put in sage to taste as in real dressing.

If you wish, instead of sage, add hot sauce. Cook and drain squash.

Add all other ingredients and mix well. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 min or until gold on top. I think this is delicious and hope that you enjoy it as well.

A favorite recipe from the past.

Oven-Baked Catfish Recipe

1 cup Pepperidge Farm stuffing corn bread stuffing, crushed
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 lb. fresh or thawed frozen catfish fillets
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted (optional)
cream ranch or chunky blue cheese salad dressing

Mix stuffing and paprika on plate. Dip fish into egg. Coat with stuffing mixture. Place fish on baking sheet. Drizzle with butter/margarine. Bake at 400 degreesF for 20 minutes or until done.
Serve with salad dressing.
Serves 4.
Susie Indy

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