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July 18, 2020 TNT Printable Recipes


Silicone bakeware shape while baking
10 Common Uses for Baking Soda
Baking Soda Tip - Test the potency
Tips about Cantaloupe
Honey nd Sugar Replacement Tip
Microwave Ear of Corn
Colorful Corn Salad Recipe
Oven-Baked Pork Chop for One
Mixed Melon Salad Recipe
Chrisís Fruit Salad Recipe
Summer Fruit Salad Recipe
Fruited Sour Cream Salad Recipe
Old Fashion Egg Salad Recipe
Old Fashion Chicken Salad Recipe
Old Fashion Pea Salad Recipe
Cobb Salad Wrap Recipe
Chicken Salad  Wrap Recipe

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Tips for the Day
Silicone bakeware  shape in baking Tip
Sylvia in Scotland posted this suggestion in 2009. It is a tip I use all the time.
A few of my friends have started to use silicone bakeware and so have I. Complaints about the shape of their loaves has echoed far and near. If you are making a cake, loaf, meat loaf etc., you can prevent that bellowing out in the middle by using the silicone inside one of your old metal loaf tins, providing you haven't ditched them. You still get the great finish you have been used to getting.
Sylvia in Scotland

10 Common Uses for Baking Soda

1) Make a paste of baking soda and water and rub on insect bites to relieve itching.
2) Remove coffee and tea stains by scrubbing pots or cups with baking soda and a plastic scouring pad.
3) Add 1/3 cup baking soda to a wash cycle as a bleach booster or to the rinse cycle for cleaner smelling laundry.
4) To remove black scuff marks from floor, rub them with a paste of baking soda and water.
5) Clean fiberglass showers and tubs with baking soda sprinkled on a sponge. Sponge clean and wipe dry.
6) Soak sour smelling dishcloths and sponges in water and baking soda solution.
7) Use a solution of water and baking soda to clean and deodorize the inside of your microwave.
8) Put a few spoonfuls in a cup of water in the microwave, boil for two minutes, then wipe down the inside with a sponge.
9) Sprinkle a little baking soda into the laundry hamper to minimize odors.
10) Remove crayon marks from walls by scrubbing gently with an old toothbrush and a paste of baking soda and water.

Baking Soda Tip
To test the potency of baking soda, add a teaspoon of vinegar or lemon juice to a pinch of baking soda. If it bubbles, the baking soda is still effective.

Honey Replacement Tip

Honey  is a food preservative. Replace sugar with honey so cakes, brownies and other baked goods will stay fresher longer! When replacing sugar, reduce liquids by approximately one-fifth to allow for moisture in honey.

Tips about Cantaloupe (Muskmelons)
Cantaloupe, generally available from May through September, are produced principally in California, Arizona, and Texas. Some are also imported early in the season.

Look for: There are three major signs of full maturity. First, the stem should be gone, leaving a smooth symmetrical, shallow base called a "full slip." If all or part of the stem base remains, or if the stem scar is jagged or torn, the melon is probably not fully matured. Second, the netting, or veining, should be thick, coarse, and corky, and should stand out in bold relief over some part of the surface. Third, the skin color (ground color) between the netting should have changed from green to yellowish-buff, yellowish-gray, or pale yellow.

Signs of ripeness: A cantaloupe might be mature, but not ripe. A ripe cantaloupe will have a yellowish cast to the rind, have a pleasant cantaloupe aroma, and yield slightly to light thumb pressure on the blossom end of the melon.

Most cantaloupes are quite firm when freshly displayed in retail stores. While some may be ripe, most have not yet reached their best eating stage. Hold them for two to four days at room temperature to allow completion of ripening. After conditioning melons, some people like to place them in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving.

Avoid: Overripeness is indicated by a pronounced yellow rind color, a softening over the entire rind, and soft, watery, and insipid flesh. Small bruises normally will not hurt the fruit, but large bruised areas should be avoided, since they generally cause soft, water-soaked areas underneath the rind. Mold growth on the cantaloupe (particularly in the stem-scar, or if the tissue under the mold is soft and wet) is a sign of decay.


When microwaving an ear of corn, if you cut off the bottom and leave on the top, when it is finished cooking (3-4 min.) just squeeze the top and the ear will slide out of the bottom.
Athena in DE

On the subject of corn, this recipe took the Grand Prize in a cooking contest in Ohio. It serves 16-18 so I rarely have a chance to use it these days.

Colorful Corn Salad Recipe

2 pkgs. ( 10 oz. each) frozen corn, thawed
2 cups diced green pepper
2 cups diced sweet red pepper
2 cups diced celery
1 cup minced fresh parsley
1 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2 t. ground cumin
1 1/2 t. salt
3/4 t. pepper
1/2 t. hot pepper sauce
1/8 t. cayenne pepper
3 T. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 T lime juice

In a large bowl, combine the first 12 ingredients. In a microwave dish, combine oil & garlic. Microwave, uncovered, hi for 1 min. Cool. Whisk in lime juice. Pour over corn mixture & toss to coat. Cover & refrigerate until serving. ( tried cutting in half & it is still a lot)
Athena in DE ( Source: Helen Koedel)

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Nancy, a few years ago the was a very nice Gentleman by the name of Myron Drinkwater ,hope he is ok?.I have not had your newsletter for a while but you got me back on so thanks for doing that.I have often wondered how he was doing he had some great recipes?, thanks, Lena form Ontario

Myron was such a nice guy. He was with the group many years.
Abby's sent the link to us on Feb. 24, 2019 with his obit

Several have asked about Mryon Drinkwater. Abby in Atlanta sent me his obit. I am including a link to his obit.
Click here for his obit

On the subject of pork chops:

Oven-Baked Pork Chop for One Recipe

1/2 T. olive oil
1 boneless pork chop, 1/2" thick
1/4 t. kosher salt
1/4 t. smoked paprika
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/8 t freshly ground black pepper

Preheat 400. Grease small baking sheet. Rub oil over chop. Set aside.
In small bowl, mix salt, paprika, garlic, & pepper. Sprinkle both sides of pork. Put on baking sheet & bake 15 min. Remove from oven, cover, rest 10 min. Serve. Calories:285

Athena in DE
(Note! Remove from refrigerator 10 min. before cooking for more even cooking.)

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I scoop all my chocolate chip cookie batter with a small ice cream scoop, onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Then put the whole sheet in the freezer for about an hour or until they are frozen. Then I mark a gallon bag with the kind of cookie I have in there and the baking instructions. ie: Choc Chip bake 375 12 minutes. I also add the date. Add the individual frozen cookie dough balls and put them in the freezer. That way I can take out as many as I want and bake them. Just let  them come to room temp and bake.

I have done all my favorite cookies this way, not just chocolate chip.
Abby in Atlanta.

Mixed Melon Salad Recipe

2 cups/1 inch chunks honeydew
2 cups/1 inch chunks water melon
1 Tbs fresh lime juice
3 Tbs coriander/cilantro leaves and stems, roughly chopped
1/3 cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
white sugar to taste

Mix the melon, lime juice, coriander/cilantro, mint, and sugar in a bowl. Toss gently to combine all the flavours.

Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.

I have tried blueberries and I have tried strawberries with this fruit salad and both worked well.
Sylvia (2009)

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Chrisís Fruit Salad Recipe

1/2 pkg. Italian blend salad mixture
2 kiwi, peeled and sliced
1 gala apple, sliced thinly
1 qt. strawberries, sliced
1/3 red onion, thinly sliced and broken in rings

Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate. When ready to serve, pour dressing (Honey Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette) over all.
Chris NM (2009)

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Summer Fruit Salad Recipe

3 medium bananas, sliced
4 medium oranges, peeled and sectioned
1 cup strawberries, cut in half
1 cup seedless green grapes, cut in half
Sour Cream-Honey Dressing (below)

Toss bananas, oranges, strawberries and grapes.
Make Sour Cream-Honey Dressing; pour over fruit. Toss until fruit is well coated.

Makes 10 servings

Sour Cream-Honey Dressing
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon orange juice

Mix all ingredients until smooth.
Lisa TX

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Fruited Sour Cream Salad Recipe

1 can of mandarin oranges
6 bananas (firm and not too ripe)
1 pint of sour cream
1 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg

Slice the bananas and add the drained mandarin oranges in a bowl.
Mix the sour cream, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg together and
pour over the bananas and oranges. Mix well and chill.
Lisa TX

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Fruit Salad with Strawberry Dressing Recipe

1 cup blueberries
1 cup fresh peaches, sliced
1 cup mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup fresh raspberries
strawberries (see below)

1 pint strawberries, stemmed and halved, divided
1 tsp. honey
1 cup low fat sour cream
1 tsp. minced fresh mint (any type)

Make dressing by taking about 1/2 cup of strawberries and puree them in the blender, set the others aside for the salad. In a bowl combine the sour cream, honey, mint and the puree. To assemble salad mix all the other fruit in a pretty bowl and either drizzle with the dressing or serve on the side.
April (2003)

Fruit Salad with Strawberry Dressing Recipe

Old Fashion Egg Salad Recipe

8 eggs, hard-cooked
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
salt and pepper

Chop eggs; combine with onion and celery. Blend remaining ingredients and pour over egg mixture. Serve on lettuce leaves.

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Old Fashion Chicken Salad Recipe

2 cups cooked chicken, diced
2 tablespoons green olives, chopped
3/4 cup celery, chopped
2 tablespoons ripe olives
2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
2 eggs, hard-cooked
3/4 cup mayonnaise

Chop hard-cooked eggs, and mix with remaining ingredients. Keep chilled until ready to serve.

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Old Fashion Cold Pea Salad Recipe

2 cups cooked peas
2 --3 hard cooked eggs, chopped
medium onion, chopped (or to taste)
1 - 2 stalks celery, diced
1/4 cup cheese of any kind. You may shred or cube it
1/2 cup lettuce, shredded
1/2 tsp. salt or to taste

1/2 cup Salad Dressing or Mayo
1 Tblsp sugar
1 tsp vinegar

Mix together all ingredients, chill before serving. Can be put into
hollowed out tomato halves. This is one of those recipes where you
can add anything you desire.
Jay (2003)

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Cobb Salad Wrap Recipe

1/2 cup blue cheese salad dressing
4 8- to 10-inch whole wheat or Southwest-flavored flour tortillas
4 romaine lettuce leaves, ribs removed
4 strips bacon, crisp-cooked and drained
2 green onions, cut into thin strips
2 medium plum tomatoes, seeded and cut into thin wedges
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2 ounces)
8 ounces cooked chicken, shredded

Spread salad dressing over one side of each tortilla. Top with lettuce, bacon, green onions, tomato, cheese, and shredded chicken. Roll up tightly. Serve immediately. Or, wrap in plastic wrap and chill up to 4 hours. Makes 4 main-dish servings.
Linda NM

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Chicken Salad  Wrap Recipe

2 (10 ounce) cans chunk chicken, drained and flaked
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup mayonnaise
4 tablespoons fresh salsa
salt and pepper to taste
6 (10 inch) flour tortillas
12 lettuce leaves

In a small bowl combine the chicken, onion, mayonnaise, salsa, salt and pepper. Mix together.
Line each tortilla with two lettuce leaves, then divide chicken salad mixture evenly among each tortilla and roll up, or 'wrap'.
Makes 6 servings
Linda NM

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