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Aug 27, 2014  | Everyday Recipes
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Sarah J sent in her Mom's favorite spam recipes. Barbie has questions about a glass top stove and Sue sent in a recipe for Granny's Pear Preserves. There are a lot more recipes in today's newsletter and many questions from our recipe family. Can you help them with their questions?

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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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I moved into an apartment that has a glasstop stove. I am kitchen challenged and new to living away from home. Help, how to you clean the stove and not damage the surface? What kind of pans do you use with the stove.

Boy, I didn't think life would be so tough. Could hardly wait until I got out on my own. Now I am an have so many questions and so few answers. I joined this group to get some help. Could someone please take me under their wing and help me.

There seems to be an abundant crop of pears this year. Tree branches are so loaded that they are touching the ground with the weight and/or even breaking. The following recipe is fool-proof if you follow the directions and do not decide to double it or add more or less of anything.

Granny's Pear Preserves Recipe
Peel, core and sliced pears to equal three quarts.
Place slices in water with Fresh Fruit to prevent browning.
Remove from water and drain. Place drained pears into heavy saucepan and dd three cups cold water. Cook pears and water until pears are tender.

Stir often. Remove the fruit. Add 4 1/2 cups Sugar to the liquid. Measure liquid to make sure you still have 3 cups liquid (as it reduces as pears cook). Add 1/2 fresh lemon, sliced, to the liquid and sugar. Bring sugar, liquid and lemon gently to a boil. Add pears again. Boil rapidly until fruit is clear, transparent and tender. Stir from bottom as it cooks. Let cool...(preferably overnight).

Remove lemon and reheat pears and liquid/syrup. Use a slotted spoon and divide fruit into hot, sterilized jars. Boil syrup to reduce a little, stirring constantly, so it will thicken a little more and not scorch. Pour syrup over the fruit in the hot jars and seal with hot lids.
Yield: 3 to 4 pint jars.

So good for breakfast with hot buttered biscuits.
Sue in TN
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My husband loves creamed spinach. Does anyone have a tried and tested recipe they would share? I just got married and am new to cooking. My mother wouldn't allow me in the kitchen so I need easy recipes with not many ingredients and simple instructions.

Does anyone have a recipe for something called Cream Cheese Danish. They are made with two packages of crescent rolls, with a cream cheese mixture in the center. Then topped with cinnamon. Thank you for your help..

This is one of my favorite recipes for dessert. I have not written into the newsletter before and hope I am doing it correct.

Sopapilla Cheesecake Recipe

3 - 8oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened
2 pkgs. crescent roll dough
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

Press one package crescent roll dough into a lightly greased 9x13" pan, sealing all seams. Mix cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and vanilla. Spread over crescent rolls.

Press second package of crescent roll dough together on table and carefully transfer to cover cream cheese filling, close any gaps in seams. Pour melted butter over dough.

Mix 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle all over top. Bake at 350 for 25 - 30 minutes. Do not overbake! Let cool for 1- 2 hours. Serve or store in refrigerator.
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For Anna re: dessert for two

Mini Apple Pie ( it’s apple season in DE)
Makes 2 Servings

1/4 c. golden raisins
1/3 c. apple juice
2 large Golden Delicious apples, peeled & sliced
2 T. sugar
2 T brown sugar
1 T flour ( I use organic)
1/4 t. ground cinnamon ( I use organic)
pastry for single-crust pie ( 9 inches)

In large saucepan over med. heat, cook raisins in apple juice 5 min. Add apples; cook, uncovered, for 8-10 min., til tender. Remove mixture from heat; cool.

Combine sugars, flour & cinnamon; add to apple mixture. On floured surface, roll out half pastry to fit 20 oz. baking dish. Place pastry in dish. Trim to edge of dish. Add filling.

Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie; place over filling. Trim, seal & flute edges. Cut slits in top of pastry.

Bake 400 for 35 - 40 min. or until golden brown and bubbly. Cool on wire rack.
Yield: 2 servings.
Athena in DE (Source: Edna Hoffman)

Thanks to Anna Sweden for all the recipes that she has recently shared. I am so glad you joined the newsletter family. If you don't mind sharing, are you a native of Sweden?

Also, I just have to say that Judy's Oreo cake/Dessert in the 8/22 newsletter is one of our families favorite desserts. There are never any leftovers when I make it. In this area of the country it is also known as dirt pudding. I have often made two pans, if serving a large crowd, so everyone can get some. It is easy to make and since it does not require turning on the oven, is a great dessert for summer. I also make a cake with Oreo cookies in the batter, as well as in the frosting, which is often requested and quickly devoured.
Robbie IN

Would you please send me a TNT recipe for honey cake? Thank you

I was wondering if anyone has recipes for a sugar free French dressing and also sugar free Barbeque sauce for little smokies.

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This is a twist on regular banana bread that we enjoy very much...really good bread!

Coffee Banana Bread Recipe

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
2 tbsp. strong brewed coffee
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Cream butter and sugar and beat in eggs. Mix flour, salt and soda and add alternately to batter with bananas, coffee and vanilla. Put batter in well greased and floured 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Bake 1 hour or until done at 350. Remove from pan and cool on rack.
Judy (in Alaska)
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This is a very good main dish, which I'm sure you'll agree after tasting it.

Zesty Italian Crescent Dish Recipe

1-1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 envelope dry spaghetti sauce mix
1-1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
1/2 cup dairy sour cream
1 can (8 oz.) refrigerated crescent roll dough
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp. melted butter

Brown hamburger and onion; drain. Stir in sauce mix and tomato sauce and heat. Pour into a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Combine Mozzarella and sour cream and spoon over meat. Separate roll dough into two rectangles; place over cheese mixture. Combine Parmesan cheese with melted butter and crumble over dough. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes until deep golden brown.
Judy (in Alaska)
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This wonderful carrot dish has been a popular side dish for many family dinners down through the years, and we never seem to tire of them prepared this way.

Glazed Bacon and Onion Carrot Dish Recipe

1 lb. carrots, scraped & sliced diagonally
3 slices bacon
1 small onion, chopped
3 tbsp. brown sugar
1/8 tsp. pepper
Salt, to taste

Cook carrot slices, covered, in small amount of boiling water until just tender-crisp, about 15 to 20 minutes; drain. Cook bacon until crisp; drain and crumble, reserving 1 tbsp. drippings. Sauté onion in drippings. Add salt, pepper, brown sugar and carrots and cook just until heated. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon and serve.
Judy (in Alaska)
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 Hi Nancy, I have been given a old but working Jack La lane juicer. There are no directions with it or recipes. I just wonder if all you ladies out there have ever tried juicing and if you would share your recipes with me. My daughter and I are thinking this may be a good way to start eating more healthfully and loose some weight.

Salad Dressing Recipes

I am in the need of help again. A while back (I do not remember you or when, sorry) sent a request to this site a recipe for a homemade tomato juice like a V-8 type of juice. I have tried to find it again unsuccessfully. I thought I had written it down but not so. I also needed to know how much in quarts the recipe made. If anyone can help me I would definitely appreciate it.

Our church is having a pot luck brunch. I was wondering if any of your readers would have a recipe that I could make at home, take to church and plug in the crock pot to keep it warm until after church service.
Mary J

I am looking for a recipe for Norwegian Apple Cake. It has graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cinnamon, sliced apples and cream. Can anyone help?

I have bad luck popping popcorn. I have a popcorn popper but the popcorn doesn't all pop. It is so frustrating. In the past my popcorn was perfect. Anybody got any ideas why it's not working right. I feel like I am wasting popcorn.

Does anyone know or have a TNT recipe for pearl onion gravy?

Does anyone have a recipe for basil tomato soup for 4 people? All the ones I have found are for an army or more.

Spicy Chicken Wings Recipe

1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons red onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
1-cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8-teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup butter, melted
1-teaspoon hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
20 chicken wings separated into 2 pieces each
Celery sticks

For Dip:
In a small mixing bowl combine sour cream, onion, garlic, parsley, mayonnaise, blue cheese, lemon juice, seasoned salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Mix well and refrigerate.

For Chicken Wings:
In a small mixing bowl, combine melted butter, hot sauce and salt. Place wings in a 10-inch x 15-inch x 1-inch jelly roll pan or equivalent size baking dish. Brush wings with butter mixture. Bake at 350F for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with dip and celery sticks.
Anna in Uppsala, Sweden
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I need advice in choosing eggplant. I got one and it was so bitter in taste. How do you determine which eggplant won't be bitter?

Mom's Spam Recipes
My mother used Spam a lot when we were growing up. I looked through her recipes and found my favorite recipes from her recipe files. I would assume they serve 4 people if it isn't stated.
Sarah J

Spam Cheese Ball Recipes

1 (12 oz.) can Spam
1/4 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. chopped onion
1 Tbsp. sweet pickle relish
3 oz. Philadelphia cream cheese
1 Tbsp. milk

Mix first 5 ingredients well; chill.

Sweet Potato and Ham Casserole Recipe

1 (12 oz.) can Spam
1 (1 lb.) can sweet potatoes
4 Tbsp. maple syrup

Slice Spam into 8 slices. Slice potatoes. Place Spam and potatoes on 4 squares of foil. Top with maple syrup, one tablespoon on each packet. Close tightly and heat on grill.

Spam Salad Spread Recipe

1 can Spam
3 to 4 hard-boiled eggs
1 medium onion
2 heaping Tbsp. sweet pickle relish
1 tsp. pepper
mayonnaise to moisten

Grind Spam, eggs and onion in food processor or old fashioned grinder. Add rest of ingredients. Should be made 24 hours ahead of time to make best. Serve inside cut out loaf of French or sourdough bread and serve with crackers or tortilla chips.

Spam and Potatoes Skillet Recipe

1 large can Spam
2 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce
4 medium to large potatoes
1/2 large onion
1 c. cooking oil

Soften potatoes and onion in 1 cup cooking oil. In a large saucepan, dice Spam and add tomato sauce, potatoes and onion. Simmer at least 30 minutes. Serve over rice.

Spam Potato Soup Recipe

8 large potatoes
1 large onion
1 can Soam
8 to 10 slices cheese
warm milk

Cook potatoes and onion together until done and drain. Lay sliced cheese over hot potatoes and cover until cheese melts. Cut Treet luncheon meat into small cubes and stir into potatoes and cheese. Cover over with warm milk.

Spam Supper Recipe

1/2 c. packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 (13-1/4 oz.) can pineapple chunks, reserve juice
1 c. water
2 Tbsp. vinegar
1 can Spam, cubed
green bell pepper strips

In saucepan, combine 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, cornstarch, pineapple juice, water and vinegar. Cook, stirring until clear and thick, then stir in the Spam cut in 1-inch cubes, pineapple and bell pepper strips. Keep cooking until hot (about 10 minutes). Serve over hot, cooked rice.
Serves 4.

Spam Veg-All Casserole Recipe

1 can Spam
1 c. (2 oz.) wide egg noodles
1 (16 oz.) can Veg-All mixed vegetables (with liquid)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 c. milk
1 tsp. minced onion

Cut Spam/Treet into ten slices, then cut in halves. Then cut halves diagonally across to make triangles. Place in 1 1/2-quart casserole and heat in 425° oven while preparing other ingredients. Cook noodles 5 minutes and drain. Blend mixed vegetables, soup, milk and onion with noodles. Line casserole dish with Spam, reserving 8 slices for top. Then pour mixture over Spam, placing 8 slices on top. Bake, uncovered, in 350° oven for 30 minutes.

Spam and Corn Skillet Recipe

1 can Spam luncheon meat, cubed
2 Tbsp. chopped onion
1 (16 oz.) can cream-style corn
3 eggs (or egg substitute), beaten
1 Tbsp. snipped chives

In a skillet, brown the luncheon meat and onion. Add the corn and cook until bubbly. Add the eggs and turn the heat down to low. Stir occasionally until eggs are set. Sprinkle in the chives and serve at once.
Makes 4 servings.
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Mama's Spinach Au Gratin Recipe

1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/3 cups milk
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese
1 pound fresh spinach, or 3 packages (10 ounces each) chopped spinach, thawed
1/3 cup fine, dry bread crumbs

In a saucepan, melt butter. Add flour, mustard, salt and pepper. Gradually add milk and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Add 2/3 cup of the cheese to sauce. Stir until cheese is melted.

Drain spinach and chop coarsely. Place in 12x9x2” baking pan. Pour cheese sauce over spinach. Mix remaining cheese with bread crumbs. Sprinkle over casserole. Bake at 375° F for 30 minutes or until crumbs are browned.
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I have a problem lately when I make Banana bread. The middle is always uncooked even when I leave it in the oven a little longer. Is there a way to avoid this?

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