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July 23, 2020 TNT Printable Recipes


Tips and Hints for July 23
Blueberry Cake Cups for 2
Black Walnut Pound Cake
Creamy Chocolate Baked Pie
Roasted Cajun Potatoes Recipe
Onion Corn On The Cob
Easy Spanish Rice Recipe
Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe
Salmon Noodle Casserole Recipe
Baked Beans without Ketchup
Roasted Idaho and Sweet Potatoes
Apricot Pecan Chicken Recipe
Apple Banana Salad Recipe
Peanut Banana Dip Recipe

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Wondering if it is possible to put a PRINT option on the household hints?
Athena in DE

Comment.. I will be glad to do it from now on and if you will give me till Tuesday I will connect all of last weeks tips to a link where you can print them out. Great suggestion. I just didn't think of it until you suggested it. You are appreciated for all your recipes, messages and suggestions.

Tips and Hints

Cream will whip faster and better if you'll first chill the cream, bowl, and beaters well.

A few drops of lemon juice added to whipping cream helps it whip faster and better.

A dampened and folded dish towel placed under the bowl in which you are whipping cream will keep the bowl from dancing all over the counter top.

When a recipe calls for adding oil, garlic, and onions to a pan, always add garlic last. This keeps it from burning and tasting bitter.

Use a meat baster to make perfect pancakes every time.

Always cook pasta in salted water, but don't add the salt until the water boils. You'll need 1 tablespoons of coarse (kosher) salt for 1 pound of pasta. Salted water has a higher boiling point, so will take longer.

Barbecue your chicken with the skin on, then remove it when you are eating it. This will result in juicier chicken.

Shrimp are easier to peel and devein when they are raw.

To make the best and prettiest chocolate shavings, use white or milk chocolate; they are softer in texture and curl better.

To help gelatin hold its shape when unmolded, add a teaspoon of white vinegar to the recipe.

Place a piece of plastic wrap on the surface of cooked pudding or pie filling immediately after pouring to prevent a skin from forming.

Before chopping nuts in a food processor, dust them with flour. This keeps the nuts from sticking to the processor.

Cut a meringue pie cleanly by coating both sides of the knife lightly with butter.

To make mashed potatoes fluffier, add a pinch of baking soda along with the butter and milk.

Use flour tortillas for easy dumplings! Cut into strips and add to boiling broth, a few at a time so they do not stick together. Delicious!

Use a piece of plastic wrap the length of your pan for ease in pressing down those crispy rice treats, no more messy hands! (Try this with any bottom crumb layer to be pressed in a recipe.)

When cooking oatmeal, coat the pan with non-stick cooking spray. It keeps the oatmeal from boiling over and sticking to the pan.

You'll find honey, corn syrup and molasses much easier to measure if you remove their lids and microwave for 30 to 45 seconds at 100% power. That's for a 12-ounce bottle. Smaller amounts need even less time.

Corn bread won't stick to the baking pan if you grease it well, then sprinkle with cornmeal.

Use a potato peeler to slice cheese for garnishing.

If you want to remove fat from soup or stew but can't wait for it to chill and congeal, drag a slice of bread across the surface of the broth to soak up as much grease as possible.

Quickly use that frozen juice concentrate by mashing it with a potato masher while frozen, or place can with the lid removed in microwave for 1 minute.

Double the amount of favorite casserole recipes you cook. Place half in a freezer container for dinner on a busy day.

An egg slicer works great for slicing fresh mushrooms. Makes even slices in a jiffy.

Before party guests arrive, scoop ice cream into muffin tins lined with cupcake liners and refreeze. You won't have to fuss later when serving cake.

Use an ice cream scoop to easily fill muffin tins with the batter.

Transfer jelly to a small plastic squeeze bottle. Less mess and no sticky jars or spoons! This also works well for homemade salad dressings.

Use a cooking spray or oil the measuring cup next time you need to measure honey. No more messy process of scraping the cup, as the honey slides out easily.

Print Tips and Hints for July 23rd

This probably could be made in a mug, but the recipe calls for 10 oz. custard cups. It is blueberry season here and I have been making this recipe about every 2 days! It is incredibly easy. I found it in 2014 and it is the easiest recipe for blueberries.

Blueberry Cake Cups for 2 Recipe

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 t. baking powder
Dash salt
1/4 cup 2% milk
1 T. butter, melted
1 cup blueberries, divided

In small bowl, combine first 4 ingredients. Stir in milk & butter just until moistened. Divide half of the berries between 2 greased 10 oz. custard cups. Top with batter & remaining berries. Bake at 375 for 25-30 min. or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Athena in DE

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Black Walnut Pound Cake Recipe

1 c. butter
1/2 c. shortening
3 c. sugar
5 eggs
1 tsp. rum extract (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 c. milk
1 c. black walnuts, chopped

Beat butter, softening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add extracts to milk. Add baking powder to flour. Alternately add liquid and dry ingredients to batter. Stir in walnuts. Pour batter into a greased and floured tube or fluted pan. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven until cake tests done, about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Linda in NM

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Creamy Chocolate Baked Pie Recipe

2 cups white sugar
5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 egg yolks
1/4 cup butter
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
4 egg whites
1/4 cup white sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a saucepan, whisk together 2 cups sugar, cocoa and flour. Blend in evaporated milk and vanilla. Beat egg yolks, and stir into pan. Add the butter or margarine. Heat, stirring constantly just until butter is melted. Pour filling into unbaked pie shell. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until pie is not "wobbly" when shaken. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, beating constantly, until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue on pie. Return pie to oven, and bake until meringue is golden.

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Roasted Cajun Potatoes Recipe

1 lb baking potatoes
2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
2 Teaspoons canola oil
1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 Teaspoon onion powder
1/2 Teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 Teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4 Teaspoon black pepper

Preheat oven 400 degres.
Cut each potato lengthwise into 8 wedges. You may peel them if you like. I leave the skin on mine. Place on un-greased jelly roll pan. Toss potatoes with parsley, oil, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper, thyme and black pepper until evenly coated. Bake 50 minutes, turning wedges halfway through.
4 Servings
Oma in New Orleans

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Onion Corn On The Cob Recipe

1 Envelope dry onion soup mix
1/2 cup of butter (soft)
1/2 tsp. salt
6 ears of corn or more

Combine dry onion soup, butter,&salt and mix well. Spread on 1 tablespoon of mixture to each ear of corn.Wrap tightly in foil and bake at 425* or grill over hot coals for 30 to 35 minutes till tender. And of course use additional butter if you like.
Oma in New Orleans

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Easy Spanish Rice Recipe

1/2 T. vegetable oil
1/2 C. uncooked rice
1 c. salsa (about half of a 16-oz. jar)
(10 1/2-oz.) can chicken broth

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan. Stir in the rice and cook two minutes, stirring. Stir in the salsa and broth. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, stirring once or twice, until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
Linda NM

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Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe

1 pkg. chocolate cake mix (2 layer)
1 (4 oz.) pkg. instant chocolate pudding
1 c. sour cream
4 eggs
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. water
1 (12 oz.) pkg. Nestle chocolate chips

Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips in large mixing bowl. Mix
for 4 minutes. Add chocolate chips. Mix well. Pour batter in greased
Bundt pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Remove from oven
and let sit for 5 minutes. Remove from pan. Sprinkle powdered sugar
on top if desired.
Mary Ann

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Salmon Noodle Casserole Recipe

2 tbsp. margarine
2 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1 c. milk
1 lb. can red salmon, undrained
1 (8 oz.) pkg. Velveeta
2 c. cooked noodles

Mix margarine, flour, salt and mustard in 3 quart saucepan over medium heat. Gradually stir in milk and cubed Velveeta, stirring constantly. When mixture is thickened, remove from heat and add undrained salmon and noodles. Place in 1-1/2 quart casserole and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Makes 4 servings

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Baked Beans without Ketchup Recipe

1 large can( 40 oz) great northern beans
1 lb bacon( cut in pieces and browned)
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup diced onions
1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Brown bacon and add to rest of ingredients and bake at 350 for about
60 minutes or until beans begin to thicken. Enjoy !
Makes 4 Servings

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Roasted Idaho and Sweet Potatoes Recipe

1 envelope Onion Soup Mix
2 medium all-purpose potatoes, peeled, if desired, and cut into large
chunks ( 1 pound )
2 medium sweet potatoes or yams, peeled, if desired, and cut into
large chunks ( about 1 pound )
1/4 cup olive oil

Preheat oven to 425. In large plastic bag or bowl, combine all ingredients. Close bag and shake, or toss in bowl, until potatoes are evenly coated. In 13x9-inch baking or roasting pan, arrange potatoes; discard bag. Bake uncovered, stirring occasionally, 40 minutes or until potatoes are tender and golden.
Makes 4 servings
Chef Raymo--Enjoy (2003)

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Apricot Pecan Chicken Recipe

4 chicken breast halves, skinned & boned
1/4 c. broken pecans (or walnut or slivered almonds)
2 tbsp. margarine
1/3 c. apricot preserves
1 tbsp. vinegar
1/4 tsp. ground ginger

Rinse chicken and pat dry. In large skillet melt margarine and then add chicken and nuts. Cook over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally. Transfer chicken breasts to serving platter, reserving juices in skillet. Keep chicken warm. To prepare glaze: Stir preserves, vinegar and ginger into reserved juices in skillet. Cook and stir over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes, until mixture is heated through. Spoon glaze over chicken and serve.
Make 4 servings

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Apple Banana Salad Recipe

3 large unpeeled tart apples, diced
3 large bananas, diced
1/2 c. raisins
1/4 c. chopped pecans
1 tsp. sugar
2 tbsp. mayonnaise

Combine all ingredients; mix well.
Yield: 6 servings.
Brenda in Germany (2005)

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Peanut Banana Dip Recipe

1/2 Cup sliced bananas
1/3 Cup reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
2 Tablespoons fat-free milk
1 Tablespoon honey
1/2 Teaspoon vanilla
1/8 Teaspoon ground cinnamon

Place all ingredients in blender until smooth. I use this dip for apples, celery, and bananas.
Lisa-Union Bridge, MD (2007)

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