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Sharon's Brown Sugar Crumb Cake Recipe | Lisa's Christmas Day Blueberry Pancakes Recipe | Lisa's Oatmeal Cookies Using a Cake Mix Recipe | Peppermint Cane Cookies Recipe | Cranberry Noels Recipe | Jenna's Cherry Cake Recipe | Jenna's Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe | Mary J's Special K Candy Recipe | Mary J's Raisin Bran Muffins Recipe | Linda's Taco Dip Recipe | Oma's Corn Dip Recipe | Oma's Corn Dip Recipe | Sue's Homemade Reuben Dip Recipe | Linda's Ham Roll Ups Recipe | Linda's Simple Crockpot Chili Dip Recipe | Sue's Homemade Reuben Dip Recipe | Karen's Chicken and Vegetable Burritos Recipe |

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Sharon's Brown Sugar Crumb Cake Recipe

2 c. flour
2 c. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt (optional)
1/2 c. shortening
1 egg
1 c. sour milk or buttermilk
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. chopped nuts (optional)

Sift flour, sugar and salt together. Cut in shortening. Reserve 1 cup for crumbs. To remaining flour mixture, add egg, sour milk, baking soda, vanilla and nuts. Beat for 2 minutes. Pour into a 9 x 13-inch greased pan. Sprinkle with crumbs.
Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350.
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Lisa's Christmas Day Blueberry Pancakes Recipe

2 c. buttermilk
1 t. baking soda
2 eggs, beaten
1 2/3 c. flour
1 t. salt
1 c. blueberries

Heat griddle or pan. Combine the buttermilk and soda. Mix in the eggs. Gently add flour and salt, mixing until batter is still lumpy. Spoon out on hot, oiled griddle. Turn once when batter shows bubbles.
Lisa TX
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Lisa's Oatmeal Cookies Using a Cake Mix Recipe

1 box yellow cake mix (2 layer}
2 c. quick cooking oats, uncooked
1 c. sugar
1 c. vegetable oil
2 lg. eggs
1 c. chopped nut or 1/2 c. nuts and 1/2 c. raisins
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Combine cake mix, oats and sugar in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine oil and eggs and mix well. Add to dry ingredients, stirring well. Stir in nuts, raisins and vanilla. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons, 2-inches apart onto greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Lisa TX
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This is another old recipe. It can be fun to make them with kids or grandkids. They enjoy rolling the dough in to rope portions and then making the canes and dipping the baked cookies in the melted white chocolate and crushed peppermint.
Robbie IN

Peppermint Cane Cookies Recipe

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons mint extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 drops red food coloring
12 drops green food coloring
1-1/2 cups white baking chips
Crushed mint candies

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.

Set aside half of the dough. Divide remaining dough in half; add green food coloring to one portion and red food coloring to the other. Wrap dough separately in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until easy to handle.

Divide green and red dough into 24 portions each. Divide plain dough into 48 portions. Roll each into a 4-in. rope. Place each green rope next to a white rope; press together gently and twist. Repeat with red ropes and remaining white ropes. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before carefully removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

In a microwave, melt white chips; stir until smooth. Dip cookie ends into melted chips; allow excess to drip off. Sprinkle with crushed candies and place on waxed paper. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container.
Makes 4 dozen
Robbie IN
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A while back, I asked Nancylanders for peanut butter recipes to make with my grandson. He was here over Thanksgiving weekend and I showed him the recipes I had gathered from this group. He decided on making the frozen peanut butter pie and the candy that tastes like Reese's peanut butter cups. Both were a huge success with his family. My grandson is 15 years old and this is the first time he showed an interest in cooking with me. It was a wonderful memory for both of us. I think he will be competing for cooking time with Grandma with his two sisters. I thank everyone for the recipes. Eventually, we may be making all if them.
Sandy in Iowa

Nancy we have chicken pot pie last night, Sunday, but I forgot I didn't have premade biscuit but had a package of crest rolls. So I used them for my biscuits on top of the pot pie. What I did was take out the crest dough out of tube DO NOT unroll it leave it rolled up. I got about 8 rolls out it and put them on top of the pot pie. I cooked the pot pie about 40 minutes and they were totally cooked.

Every one have a great day. Nancy and 4 legged associates stay safe and comfortable.
Susie Indy

Nancy, Grandma T one thing that my sister and I did on Christmas Eve was we served cake saying that we are celebrating Jesus birthday. That is they were very young.

Every one have a great day. Nancy and 4 legged associates stay safe, take care and comfortable.
Susie Indy

Each year I bake several kinds of cookies to make Christmas platters for several people. I do about eight kinds , double batches, and don't bake until 5 days before Christmas. Can anyone suggest how I could make ahead, so many types of cookies, not sure which freeze well, or which type of dough I can mix up and freeze until needed. Appreciate any help.

Cranberry Noels Recipe

(half pound ) two sticks unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. milk
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup dried cranberries (dried blueberries are really good in this cookie as well)1/2 cup chopped white chocolate, or chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans or colored sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In bowl large enough to hold flour, mix flour and salt and set aside. In large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add vanilla extract and milk. Mix the flour mixture with the wet ingredients. I like to fold in the white chocolate or white chocolate chips by hand. easier to mix in. Just wear gloves.

Divide dough in half. Form a roll and roll evenly in nuts, or colored sugar. Wrap in foil and refrigerate for several house, or overnight.
Slice about a half inch thick, and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on rack for 3 minutes before removing from baking sheet to rack to finish cooling.
source: My old recipes
Anna in Sweden
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Hello Nancy and all Landers,
Well, me and my family made it back from Atlanta, Georgia. We all had a wonderful visit with my brother and his wife. Did a lot of site seeing downtown Atlanta. Sure is nice to get back home tho. Some days in Atlanta the temp got down to 30 so it was just like being home in Wisconsin lol. I can't wait to try Brenda's Banana Split Cake because it uses an 8 inch cake pan and the recipe looks wonderful.
Newsletter looks great.
Dianne in Wisconsin

To Test the Accuracy of Your Candy Thermometer
Not sure if your candy thermometer is accurate? Test your thermometer's accuracy by placing it in plain boiling water. At sea level, it should read 212 F. If it reads above or below this number, make the necessary adjustments when cooking your candy. If there is a huge difference in your thermometer, you may want to buy a new one or test the doneness by using the cold water method. To read the temperature on the thermometer, your eyes should be on a level with the mercury. When mixture is ready to be removed from heat, take out thermometer and lay it where it can cool before washing; otherwise, it may break.
Robbie IN

The e Cookbook Library is one of the best bargains on the internet. They have many downloadable pdf recipe books. It currently is on sale for $17.97 for a lifetime membership. The library is full of wonderful cookbooks and many recipe books have been added over the past 10 years. I especially like the cookbooks God Bless Texas, The Best of Amish Cooking and Know Your Ingredients.

This makes a great present as a subscription or on CD. Last year many of the NancyLanders used it as a stocking stuffer and others used it as a wedding present.
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Jenna's Cherry Cake Recipe

2 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 can cherry pie filling
3 eggs, beaten
2/3 c. oil
3/4 c. nuts, chopped
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. nuts, chopped

Mix flour, sugar , soda, and salt together. Pour cherry pie filling over and stir. Mix thoroughly eggs, oil, 3/4 cup nuts and vanilla; pour over flour/pie filling mixture and mix thoroughly. Pour into greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake at 350 40 - 50 minutes. Let cool, then frost with your favorite frosting. Top with 1/2 cup chopped nuts.
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Jenna's Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

6 oz. jar powdered coffee creamer
1/2 to 3/4 c. powdered sugar
1 box (8 qt.) pkg. instant powdered milk
1 box (2 lbs) Nestles Quick

Mix all ingredients in very large air-tight container. Fill your cup or mug 1/3 full of mixture. Add boiling water to fill
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This recipe is similar to a recipe submitted several days ago.

Mary J's Special K Candy Recipe

1/2 cup white syrup
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups special k cereal
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup peanut butter

Boil sugar and syrup. Remove from heat. Add cereal, vanilla and peanut butter. Drop tablespoons on wax paper. Let set out until cool.
Mary J
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Mary J's Raisin Bran Muffins Recipe

1 c. oil
3 c. sugar
4 eggs well beaten
1 qt. buttermilk
5 c. flour
3 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. salt
1 (15 oz. box) (8 cups) Raisin Bran cereal

Combine all ingredients in a very large bowl. Mix by hand until well blended. Store covered in refrigerator at least 24 hours before baking first batch. Spoon dough into greased muffin tins. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes.
Mary J's
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Linda's Taco Dip Recipe

1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. dry taco seasoning (Ortega)
1 lb. can refried beans
2 (8-oz.) pkgs. cream cheese (softened)
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 small jar mild picante sauce

Brown the beef and drain. Add taco seasoning and refried beans. Mix together. In a mixing bowl, mix the cream cheese and about half to whole jar Picante sauce. Mix well. In a 9 X 9-inch baking dish, put meat mixture in bottom layer. Top with cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve with warm chips.
Linda NM
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Oma's Corn Dip Recipe

2 (small) cans Mexi-corn, drained
8 oz. sour cream
8 oz. mayonnaise
Bunch green onions, chopped
1 can mild green chilies, drained
10 oz. grated Cheddar cheese

Mix and chill at least 2 hours.
Serve with Fritos.
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Linda's Simple Crockpot Chili Dip Recipe

1 can Hormel chili (no beans)
1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese

Combine in a small crock pot. Heat on low and serve with tortilla chips.
Linda NM
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Sue's Homemade Reuben Dip Recipe

2-1/2 c. cubed cooked corn beef
1 16 oz. jar sauerkraut, rinsed well and drained
2 c. (8 oz.) shredded Swiss cheese
2 c. (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
1 c. mayonnaise
Snack rye bread

In crock pot mix together all ingredients except bread. Combine well. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve warm on rye bread.
Makes about 5 cups.
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Linda's Ham Roll Ups Recipe

2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen spinach, diced and thawed
1 (4 oz.) can chopped black olives
4 green onions
1 pkg. 8-inch tortilla shells
8 pieces of thinly sliced ham

Combine cream cheese, spinach, olives and chopped onions. Spread on top of tortilla shell. Add ham. Roll up and slice. Chill to make easier slicing. Serve with mild Picante sauce for dipping.
Linda's NM
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This is great to serve when everyone is tired of turkey. Instead of chicken you can use leftover turkey.

Karen's Chicken and Vegetable Burritos Recipe

1 T. vegetable oil
1 sm. yellow squash, diced
1 sm. zucchini, diced
1 sm. red bell pepper, cored, seeded, thinly sliced
1 sm. onion, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pkg. flour tortillas (10 tortillas)
1 (8 oz.) can red kidney beans, rinsed & drained
1 c. chicken, cooked & chopped
3/4 c. Monterey jack cheese, shredded
2 c. lettuce, shredded
2 tomatoes, diced

In a large skillet heat oil over medium high heat. Add squash, zucchini, pepper, onion, and garlic. Cook; stirring often, 5-8 minutes, until vegetables are just tender. Warm tortillas. Stir beans and chicken into skillet. Cook, stirring gently, just until heated through. Place about 1/3 cup filling in tortilla and top with cheese. lettuce, and tomato. Fold one end over filling, then fold in sides, overlapping. Serve with mild Picante sauce.
Makes 10 burritos
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For Grandma T. Dilemma
Having been there done that, you will find yourself beating your head against the wall depending on their ages.
I suggest teaching by doing a service type project while talking about how good it feels to help others, and forgetting about what they want instead.

Raking a lawn, or leaves, or shoveling snow, baking and delivering cookies or a casserole, or singing carols at a shut in's home.

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