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Aug 29, 2014  | Everyday Recipes
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Several Huckleberry recipes, two recipes for Cream Cheese Danish, several recipes for Tomato Basil Soup, several creamy spinach side dishes

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Dear Nancy. Just though I would let you know that I am not getting the newsletter every day. I can go to the archives but the last one I got was Aug 2nd.This has happened before and then I get them on a regular basis for awhile. I am not sure why I don't get them. I look forward to this newsletter and am sad when I don't get it.

Thank you again for all the work you do.

Check your spam folder. It is probably there. When a newsletter is sent out daily, email providers think it must be spam.
Nancy Rogers

Can anyone give me the recipe for cucumber salad? It had sugar, vinegar and water, and sliced cucumbers and the water, sugar and vinegar were heated and cooled down before pouring over cukes. I don't have the exact measurements. Would love to have this recipe.
Mary Ann in Cleveland

A request was made in the August 27 newsletter for Cream Cheese Danish. This recipe has received rave reviews.

Cream Cheese Danish Recipe

2 cans ready to use refrigerated Crescent Rolls
2 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg white

1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350º and grease a 13x9 inch baking pan. Lay a package of rolls in the pan and pinch openings together. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and egg together until smooth. Spread the mixture over the crescent rolls evenly then lay the second packages of rolls on top of the cheese mixture and brush with egg white. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until top is golden brown. Top with glaze after cooling for 20 minutes.
Nancy in PA
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Annie requested this recipe in the 8/27 newsletter. grannym IL shared it in a 2/09 newsletter.
Robbie IN

Norwegian Apple Cake Recipe

3-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs, divided
1/4 lb butter, melted
5 baking apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 pt + 1/4 cup heavy cream, divided

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine 1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs and butter. Press this mixture over the bottom of a 9" springform pan. Place a single layer of apple slices in a circular formation along the outside of the crust. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle 1/4 of this mixture over the apple slices.

Sprinkle 1/4 of the graham cracker crumbs over the sugar-cinnamon mixture. Repeat, alternating layers of apple slices, sugar-cinnamon and crumbs, three more times, moving closer to the center of the pan with each layer, ending with graham cracker crumbs. Cake should look like a mound when assembled. Place springform pan on a baking sheet. Pour 1 pint of cream evenly over the cake. Bake 2-1/2 hours, basting with some of the remaining 1/4 cup cream every half hour. Cool completely on a wire rack. Loosen sides of springform pan. Cut cake into wedges. Serves ten.
grannym IL
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Grape Sherbet Recipe

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups heavy cream
3 cups white sugar
4 cups grape juice
3 lemons, juiced
whole milk

In a gallon ice cream freezer container, mix together the sweetened condensed milk, cream, white sugar, grape juice, and lemon juice. Pour in enough whole milk to fill the container to the fill line. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to freeze the ice cream.
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Hi all, I have had a glass top stove for years and have always use Bar Keepers Friend. It will clean everything off stove. Give it a try.
Betty T

To Barbie re: glasstop stove

Many products can be purchased to clean a glass top stove. I have used Magic Glass Cooktop, Bar Keepers Friend, Carbona Clean It wipes, Weiman Cooktop spray and others. I use only stainless steel cookware; however, sometimes other types may do o.k.

To Wanda re: eggplant

Gently squeeze eggplant (they should give a little) and check for soft or brown spots. Keep in cool spot outside of frig for a couple of days. Grilled or sautéed briefly, eggplant has a firm, almost meaty texture. Roast awhile in the oven and there will be a creamy, silky result. Eggplant sops up oil, so brush or spray right before cooking.

For LaKenda re: tomato basil soup

White Bean and Tomato Soup for 2
( double for 4)

1 t. olive oil
1/4 c. chopped onions
2 T. diced celery
1 clove garlic
1 cup canned tomatoes & juice
1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup canned Great Northern beans, rinsed & drained
1/2 c. diced potatoes (3/4 “ cubes)
1/4 t. rosemary
Salt & pepper

Add oil to heavy 2 or 3 qt. saucepan & place over med. heat. Add onions & celery’ cook for 5 min., or until tender. Stir in garlic & cook for 1 min. Add tomatoes (with juice), water, beans, potatoes & rosemary. Bring soup to simmer. Cover and cook 30 min. Add salt and pepper. Serve hot.
177 cal. per serving
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Watermelon Skewers with Citrus Goat
Cheese and Mint

8 ounces goat cheese
1 lemon, zested
2 tablespoons peppercorns, crushed
1 cup olive oil
Sugared rose petals
4 cups seedless watermelon, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
Mint leaves
24 (6-inch) bamboo skewers

Slice the goat cheese into 1/2-inch cubes. In a small bowl, combine the goat cheese with lemon zest, peppercorns, and olive oil. Toss and refrigerate overnight.

Grind sugar rose petals in blender to make a powder and transfer to a small bowl. Dip each watermelon cube into the rose petal powder to coat. Remove goat cheese cubes and reserve the citrus oil. Thread the watermelon, goat cheese, and mint leaves alternately on skewers. Drizzle the citrus olive oil over the skewers and serve.
Anna in Sweden
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Greens and Berry Salad Recipe

1 pkg. torn mixed greens, 8 oz
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, optional
2 slices (1/4 inch thick) red onion, separated into rings
1 cup fresh raspberries or sliced fresh strawberries
1 pkg. slivered almonds, toasted, 1/3 cup or a 2 oz. pkg
1/4 cup bottled balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
1 tsp. Dijon mustard

In large salad bowl, mix greens, blue cheese if desired, red onion, raspberries, and almonds. In small bowl, whisk together salad dressing and mustard. Pour dressing over salad ingredients. Toss well to combine and serve at once. Serves 6
Source: Lolawants
Anna in Sweden
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Sour Cream Huckleberry Pancakes Recipe

1 c. flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. huckleberries
1 egg
1 c. milk
1/4 c. sour cream
2 tbsp. melted butter.

Sift dry ingredients together. Beat egg, milk and sour cream. Pour milk mixture over dry ingredients. Blend until smooth. Add melted butter; mix well. Fold in huckleberries. Bake on hog griddle.
Linda in NM
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Huckleberry Dumplings Recipe

3 to 4 c. huckleberries
1 to 1 1/2 c. water
1 to 1 1/2 c. sugar
Pinch of salt
1/2 c. sugar
2 tbsp. butter
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. milk

Bring the first 4 ingredients to a boil. Cream sugar and butter. Add rest of ingredients and mix well. Drop into huckleberry mixture. Cover. Boil 20 minutes or until dumplings are done. Serve warm with ice cream or Cool Whip.
Linda in NM
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For Brandy re: Easy Spinach Recipe

Quick Spinach Side Dish

Place 10 oz. pack of frozen chopped spinach and 4 oz. cream cheese in microwave safe casserole ( with lid). Microwave on hi for 3 min. Stir and cook for 3 min. longer. Season & serve. ( may have to adjust times depending on your microwave)
Athena in DE
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Barbie-I have a glass top range which was not my choosing, but was in the house when I purchased it. I find it simplifies the care if you just get in the habit of wiping the stovetop after each use to clean grease splatters and any spills. If you leave it stand you will find that it will burn on with the next use and be much harder to remove. I use any brand of degreasing type spray even a cheap brand from the dollar store will work. If you have a burnt spill I soak a paper towel or dishcloth in undiluted ammonia and let stand on the area to soften it. Occasionally you may need to use a single edge razor blade or putty knife at an angle for stubborn spots but do not dig at the surface. I find any flat bottomed pan will work and I even use cast iron which I originally had been told was not good. . Just sit them on the burner without scooting them around which will scratch the surface. I hope this helps and remember cooking is somewhat trial and error and you will learn as you go. Just don't get discouraged. I have been cooking since I was a teen and I still have a kitchen disaster now and then.
Nana in SE Ohio

Hi Nancy,
Always enjoy the newsletter and look forward to it every day and love the oops days! I wonder if anyone has a clone recipe for rotel tomatoes? I cannot find them in our small stores up here. When I ask for something like rotel tomatoes the store owner looks like I am from outer space! LOL, would love to have something similar that I can do from my pantry supplies.
Donna in Vermont

I am looking for a terrific whole wheat bread recipe that is made in the breadmaker. Can someone share their favorite

This sounds like the Cream Cheese Danish that Anne is seeking. It is simple and good and I believe better the next day.
2 cans refrigerated crescent dough.

Press 1 can of the dough into a 9x13 inch baking pan and set the other aside. In a bowl mix 2 eight oz. bars of softened cream cheese with 3/4 to 1 cup white sugar. The sugar amount is just a matter of how sweet you like the filling. I prefer the lesser amount so I still get the cheese flavor.

Add 2 eggs lightly beaten and 2 teaspoons vanilla and beat till thoroughly combined.
Spread cheese mixture on the dough as evenly as you can manage. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar. Cover all with the second can of crescent roll dough. Bake at 350º for 30-35 minutes.

This makes more than I can use so I follow the same directions and use only 1 can crescent dough divided into a top and bottom crust and pressed into an 8 in . square pan. Reduce the filling to one 8 oz bar of cream cheese, 1 egg, and 1 tsp vanilla beaten with a scant to complete half cup of sugar. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and top with second half of dough. Baking time and temperature remain the same. Store in the refrigerator because of the cheese.
Nana in SE Ohio
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Hi Nancy and all you Nancylanders :) This is for LaKenda wanting a tomato basil soup for 4. I have one that we really like and hope it will fit the bill for you as it does serve 4.
Donna in KS

Tomato Basil Soup Recipe
serves 4

1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 small white onion, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and diced
2 stalks of celery, diced
4 cloves garlic
2 (28 oz.) cans whole tomatoes (with their juices)
1 (14 oz.) can cannellini beans
3 cups shredded cooked chicken
2 handfuls baby spinach (I often use frozen spinach when don't have fresh on hand)
1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh basil
1 tsp. salt ( I would taste this before adding salt as I have found I didn't need as much as called for)
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrots and celery. Sauté for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft and translucent. Add garlic and sauté for an additional minute or two until fragrant.

Add in remaining ingredients, and stir to combine. Use a long spoon to crush the tomatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer partially-covered for 10 minutes. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed.

Serve with freshly-grated Parmesan cheese.

**Or, you can add all ingredients except the cheese to a slow cooker, stir to combine, cook on high for 3-4 hours (or low for 6-8), then serve with freshly-grated Parmesan cheese.**
Donna in KS
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April requested honey cake recipes in the 8/27 newsletter. I no longer know where I obtained this recipe. I think the pineapple juice gives it a special flavor without being over powering.
Robbie IN

Southern Honey Cake Recipe

1/4 c. pineapple juice
1/4 c. water
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 c. sugar
3 eggs
1 c. vegetable oil
1 c. honey
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. chopped pecans

Combine pineapple juice and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir in soda; set aside.

Combine sugar and next 3 ingredients; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until well blended. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with pineapple juice mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix after each addition. Stir in vanilla and pecans. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 12-cup bundt pan.

Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack. Yield: 1 (10 inch) cake. Can dust with powdered sugar or frost with your favorite white or cream cheese frosting, or just a little whipped cream.
Robbie IN
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Brandi requested creamed spinach recipes in the 8/27 newsletter. I would not substitute canned spinach for the frozen, as I feel strongly the frozen spinach is far superior. You can by fresh spinach and cook and use it in place of the frozen spinach.
it Robbie IN

Creamed Spinach Recipe

1 pkg. frozen spinach, chopped
4 slices of bacon, finely chopped
1 med onion, very finely chopped
2 tbsp. flour
1/8 tsp. pepper, fresh ground
1 clove of garlic, finely minced
1 c. milk
Salt to taste

Cook spinach according to directions. Drain very dry. Fry bacon and onions together until onions are tender, about 10 minutes. Add flour, seasoned salt, pepper and garlic. Blend thoroughly. Slowly add milk; cook and stir until thickened. Add spinach and mix thoroughly.
Serves 4.
Robbie IN
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Chipotle Country Ribs Recipe

4 pounds country style pork ribs
1 1/2 cups red wine vinegar
1 cup olive oil
1 7-ounce can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
4 scallions, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeds and stems removed, chopped
3 tablespoons fresh oregano
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 tablespoons salt
black pepper to taste

In a blender or food processor combine garlic, jalapeno, scallions, chipotles, oregano and salt. Blend until just smooth. While blending add the red wine vinegar and olive oil. Season ribs with black pepper and place in a large resealable bag. Pour mixture over top, turn to coat and refrigerate for 4 hours to overnight. Preheat grill. Remove ribs from marinade and place on grill over a medium fire. Grill for about 20 minutes or until done, turning as needed to avoid flare-ups and burning.
Linda NM
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I would like a recipe for praline crust for a cheesecake. A bakery in our area makes one and it is to die for. Thanks.
Patty MS

Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe

2 pounds ground beef
1 (28 oz) can tomato sauce
2 C chopped green peppers (l like the taste of the peppers so add more)
1 C chopped onion
2 beef bouillon cubes
1/4 C packed brown sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 C cooked white rice, set aside

Brown the beef in a Dutch oven; drain off the fat. Add the remaining ingredients, except the rice.

Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer 30 or 40 minutes or until the peppers and onions are tender. Add rice to each serving bowl.
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Rainbow Fruit Dessert Recipe

1 lg. mango, peeled and diced
2 c. fresh blueberries
2 bananas, sliced
2 c. fresh strawberries, halved
2 c. seedless green grapes
2 nectarines, unpeeled and sliced
1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
1/3 c. unsweetened orange juice
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 tbsp. honey

1/4 tsp. ground ginger or fresh ginger root Dash of ground nutmeg Layer fruit in order listed in a large serving bowl; chill. Combine juices, honey, ginger, and nutmeg; pour on fruit just before serving.
Makes 12 servings.
Anna in Sweden
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