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Aug 10, 2014  | Everyday Recipes
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Tina asked for recipes using the small cans of tuna for her lunch.  Our NancyLanders came to her rescue with a lot of different recipes.  One of our family of recipe members needed help in choosing the right watermelon. Another member needs to know how to tell the freshness of bread on the shelf.

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A lot of our members have asked what software I use for organizing my person recipes. I called Anthony Watson at Mountain Software and asked him for a link where our NancyLanders download the trial version of this program.
Nancy Rogers

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Hot Beef Dip Recipe
makes 2 cups

1 jar dried (chipped) beef
1 cup cold water
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
6 green onion thin sliced
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayo
8 oz cream cheese softened
1 TBSP dried dried parsley flakes

Cut beef into into small pieces using kitchen shears. Combine beef and water into a microwave bowl. microwave for 4 minutes, drain well. Mix in remaining ingredients.

Microwave 5 minutes til hot stirring once. Serve with crackers, vegetables or chunks of bread.
Judy in Montana
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Best Spinach Dip Recipe
serves 10-12

2 boxes frozen chopped spinach , thawed and squeezed dry
4 green onion sliced thin including green tops
4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
1 tsp dill weed
1 cup mayo
1 cup sour cream
1 pkg. ranch dressing with bacon (if cannot find use regular plain ranch dressing)
mix well and refrigerate at least 2 hours to let flavors blend. Overnight is best.
Judy in montana
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Cookie Brittle Recipe
makes 1 3/4 lb.

1 cup butter- no margarine
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
2 cups flour unsifted
1 6oz pkg semisweet chocolate morsels
1/2 chopped nuts (optional)

Combine and beat til creamy butter, sugar, vanilla and salt. Gradually blend in the flour. Stir in the chocolate morsels. Press into ungreased 15x10x1 baking pan. Sprinkle nuts
on top. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Let cool then break into pieces.
Judy in Montana
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To save money on meals I have been taking my lunch each day for the past 6 months.. All of them seem to get dull after several weeks. Does anyone have ideas that would help spice up my daily lunches. We have a refrigerator and a microwave to heat up any lunches. I need ideas that make others wish they had my lunch. So far that has happened only once in the last six months. I made kabobs for lunch. Made a fruit kabob with pineapple, pear, strawberries, kiwi and cherries. I also took another kabob with squares of several cheeses, Vienna sausage, and squares of pickle. It was really good. Does anyone have some easy to prepare and have a great presentation for lunch.
Sally in Dayton, OH

For Tina, to use her tuna. One cold, one hot.

Sicilian Tuna Recipe

15 to 20 oz. cannolini beans, drained & rinsed & drained again
3/4 c. EACH sliced stuffed olives, chopped red onion, & diced celery
1/4 c. sliced ripe olives
1/8 c. olive oil
1 1/2 T. EACH white wine vinegar & lemon juice
6 to 7 oz. canned tuna, very well drained
1 to 2 large ripe tomatoes, sliced
1 to 2 heads Boston lettuce, separated into leaves & halved
Seasoned Pepper

Combine beans, onion, celery, & olives; sprinkle with salt & pepper if desired. Drizzle on oil, vinegar, & juice. Toss; add tuna, toss again, & chill. To serve as a main dish salad, cover half the plate with lettuce, other half with tomato; spoon the salad down the center; sprinkle it with seasoned pepper. To take for lunch, putting it in a flat plastic box should work.
Marilyn in FL
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Tuna Mornay Recipe

15 oz. canned or cooked tuna, well drained if canned
1 T. lemon juice
Big dash Lawry's Seasoned Pepper
1 # 2 can (or however many oz. the regular can is now) asparagus tips & pieces, well drained
1 T. butter, plus enough to butter the baking dish
2 stems parsley, snipped
1 medium red onion, diced
2 medium ribs celery, sliced
1 10 oz. can cream of asparagus soup
1/3 c. milk
1 c. EACH fresh bread crumbs & shredded cheese of your choice

Toss fish with juice & pepper. butter a 1 1/2 qt. baker. Spread fish over the bottom of the dish; lay asparagus over that. In remaining butter cook onion & celery till onion softens. Stir in soup, then milk. If you are making this to serve as a meal at home, hold sauce now to bake later or pour over asparagus. Toss together crumbs, cheese, & parsley; hold this too if you like or use it to top the casserole. If making later, chill all 3 parts & heat soup mixture to a simmer again when you putting it together. Bake at 350º uncovered for 15 - 20 minutes, till top bubbles & crumbs are browned. Makes 3 to 4 servings. Blueberry muffins are good with this. It re-heats fine in the microwave next day, so it should be fine to heat or re-heat at work for lunch.
Marilyn in FL
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Tuna and Apple Salad Recipe

1 (7 oz.) can tuna (chunks or bite size), drained
1/2 to 1 c. diced celery
small can pineapple tidbits, drained
2 diced red apples
1/2 c. broken nuts

Toss together with mayonnaise or salad dressing thinned with juice from pineapple. Serve in lettuce cups.
Mary A
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Cranberry Tuna Salad Recipe

1-1/2 c. flaked tuna
2 chopped, hard-cooked eggs
1 c. finely cut celery
1/2 c. cut stuffed olives
1 Tbsp. minced onion
1 c. coarsely cut cashews
salt and pepper to taste
salad dressing
1 pkg. raspberry gelatin
2 c. cranberry juice

Mix together tuna, eggs, celery, olives, onion, cashews, salt, pepper and enough salad dressing to moisten. (Do not make mixture too wet.) Pack firmly into fish mold.

Mix together gelatin and hot cranberry juice. When slightly thickened, pour over salad and refrigerate until set. Serve on greens.
Serves 10.
Mary A
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Chow Mein Tuna Salad Recipe

1 (6 oz.) can tuna, drained and flaked
1/2 c. chopped green pepper
1/2 c. chopped radish
1/2 c. chopped cucumber
1/4 c. chopped green onion
1/2 c. chopped celery
1 (3 oz.) can chow mein noodles

1/2 c. mayonnaise
2 tsp. wine or cider vinegar
1/4 tsp. mustard
1/8 tsp. prepared horseradish
salt and pepper to taste

Combine dressing ingredients and set aside. Combine salad ingredients except noodles. Add dressing and toss. Chill until serving time. Toss with noodles and serve over bed of lettuce. Serves 2
Mary A
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Does anyone know if there is there a way to tell which loaf of bread is the freshest on the shelf? Thanks.

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Tuna Salad Recipe

1 pkg. frozen Italian green beans
1 (6 1/2 to 7 oz.) can tuna, drained and flaked
1 c. celery, thinly sliced
1/2 c. mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp. soy sauce
dash of garlic powder
1 c. chow mein noodles

Cook beans according to package directions. Drain and cool. Combine beans, tuna, celery, mayo or salad dressing, lemon juice, soy sauce and garlic powder. Chill. Before serving, add chow mein noodles and toss lightly. Serve in lettuce cups or in small, pretty bowls.
Serves 4.
Lisa TX
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To Betty re; peanut butter You might try using organic peanut butter like Smuckers (WalMart) or the O brand at Safeway.

Tuna for Tina:

Mini Tuna Casseroles Recipe
2 servings

1/2 c. chopped green onions
2 T butter
2 T all-purpose flour
3/4 c. milk
1 pkg or can ( 6- 7 oz) tuna
1 c. crushed potato chips, divided
1/4 t. pepper

In saucepan, sauté onions in butter. Sit in flour until blended. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to boil over med. heat; cook & stir for 2 min. or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in tuna, 1/2 potato chips & pepper. Pour into 2 greased 8 oz. baking dishes. Sprinkle w/ remaining chips. Bake, uncovered, 350 for 20 - 25 min. or until hot & bubbly. Can reheat in microwave.
Athena in De
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Rigatoni alla Calabria
Serves One

Good as cold salad or hot entree. Can pick up broccoli & tomato quarter from supermarket salad bar.

1 cup Rigatoni
1-1/2 t. Olive oil
2/3 cup broccoli florets
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 medium diced tomato
Tuna, water packed 3 1/2 oz.
Pepper to taste
2 T Parmesan cheese ( optional)

Cook rigatoni. Film a heavy 8-10 inch skillet w/ oil. Add broccoli & cook med hi 3 min., stirring often. Add garlic, then tomatoes. Drain tuna, break apart a little w/fork & add to skillet. Reduce heat to low, cove & cook 5 min. or until bubbling hot.

When finished cooking, drain well, turn into large bowl & toss w/ tuna mixture. Sprinkle w/ pepper & cheese. Serve hot or room temp.
Can double for 2 servings
Athena in DE ( Healthy Cooking for Two)
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I love watermelons but am the worst at picking the best one. I need a quick course on how to choose the best tasting watermelon. Also is there a way to choose a muskmelon? I wish my mother had taken me to the supermarket more often when I was young. Thanks for anyone's suggestions.

Thanks for all the help freezing pizza.
Henry in Midland

Tina is looking for tuna recipes. This is my tried and true and great for leftovers.

Tuna Short Pie (John Littlejohn)

2-61/2 oz cans tuna, drained and flaked
1-10 oz package frozen broccoli, thawed and chopped
1 cup sliced celery
2-11 oz cans cheddar cheese soup
3 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp marjoram
bread or cracker crumbs

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Layer tuna, broccoli, and celery in an ungreased 8x8x2 inch baking dish. Mix remaining ingredients; pour on top of tuna and vegetables. Top with bread or cracker crumbs. Bake 30-40 minutes.
Patti V in NM
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This is for Tina. My family loves tuna burgers. I take how may cans of tuna I need. I find 2 small cans will make 6 sandwiches. The original recipe called for black olives but we prefer the green.
Mary Jo in MD

Tuna Burgers Recipe

2 sm. cans of tuna drained
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped stuffed green olives
enough mayonnaise to hold it together.
6 slices of American cheese
6 hamburger buns

Mix first 5 ingredients together. Fill hamburger buns with mixture an add a slice of cheese to each one. Wrap in foil and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. They are good reheated the next day.
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Here is another biscuit pizza recipe for Julie. You can also bake them on a cookie sheet if you prefer and add other toppings.
Robbie IN

Biscuit Pizzas Recipe

1 lb. mild sausage
1 jar pizza sauce
2 cans biscuits
1 (3 c.) pkg. shredded Mozzarella cheese

Spray muffin tins with Pam. Fry sausage, until brown, drain on paper towel. Flatten biscuits in palm of hand and put in tin. Place 1 tablespoon pizza sauce in each tin. Divide sausage evenly in each. Divide cheese evenly on top of that. Bake at 375 degrees for about 12 to 15 minutes or until browned. Can add other toppings or substitute pepperoni or ham for the sausage.
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 Tina asked how to use up all those cans of tuna she bought. If you like macaroni salad make your usual recipe and add drained tuna. It’s a favorite of all the pasta salads I make. It needs lots of sweet onions and celery for me but any kind will be good.
Betty in ME.

Easy Tuna Casserole Recipe

1 (6-1/2 oz.) can tuna, drained
1 (3 oz.) can French fried onion rings
1 c. celery
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1 (4 oz.) can mushrooms, drained
1 can cream of celery soup

Combine 1/2 can of onion rings with other ingredients and place in greased casserole. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Sprinkle remaining rings on top. Bake 5 minutes longer.
Serves 4
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Tuna, Noodle and Pea Casserole Recipe

1 envelope Lipton golden onion soup mix
10 oz. frozen peas and carrots, thawed
6-1/2 oz. tuna, drained and flaked
1-1/2 c. milk
8 oz. medium egg noodles, cooked and drained
1/2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, blend soup mix with milk. Stir in peas and carrots, cooked noodles and tuna. Turn into greased 2-quart oblong baking dish, then top with cheese. Bake 20 minutes or until bubbling.
Makes 4-6 Servings
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Asparagus Tuna Casserole Recipe

1 (5 oz.) pkg. fine egg noodles
1 (6 1/2 oz.) can white chunk style tuna
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can whole green asparagus spears
1 can undiluted cream of mushroom soup
1/2 c. grated cheese
1/4 c. bread crumbs
dots of butter

Line an 8 x 10-inch casserole dish with the cooked, drained noodles. Top the noodles with the ingredients following in the order given. Place in a 375° oven for 30 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.
Makes 8 servings.
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Someone last week was asking about taking stovetop/oven recipes and putting them in a crockpot. If you go to ' Onegoodthing by She has a complete conversion chart you can print off.
Judy in montana

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