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Jenna's Cranberry Cookies with Cashews Recipe  | Jenna's Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe | Linda's Microwave Acorn Squash with Cranberries Recipe | Lisa's Easy Carrot Casserole Recipe | Linda's LeSueur Pea Casserole Recipe | Golden Lamb's Sugar Pie Recipe | Nana's Old Fashioned Meringue Pie Recipe Mary J's Fresh Apple Crumb Pie Recipe Judy's Favorite Ranch Peanuts Recipe |  Carol's Christmas Date Balls Candy Recipe |  Carol's Christmas Bon Bon Candy Recipe |  Karen's Favorite Caramel Chocolate Cracker Candy Recipe |  Pork Medallions with Raspberry Sauce Recipe |    

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Jenna's Cranberry Cookies with Cashews Recipe

1 c. butter or margarine, softened
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2-1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 (10 oz.) pkg. vanilla milk chips or 1 2/3 c. chopped white chocolate
1-1/2 c. dried cherries or cranberries
1 c. lightly salted cashews

In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla. Combine flour or baking soda, gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture. Stir in vanilla, milk chips, dried cherries or cranberries and cashews. Drop by rounded tablespoons on ungreased baking sheets. Bake in a preheated 375° oven 12 to 15 minutes.
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Jenna's Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

2-1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 c. butter
3/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
3/4 tsp. vanilla
12 oz. pkg. chocolate chips (10 ounce package will work too)
3 c. fresh cranberries, chopped

Preheat oven to 375°. In a bowl, combine flour and baking soda. Set aside. In a bowl, beat sugars and butter. Add beaten eggs and vanilla. Add sugar mixture to dry ingredients and fold in chips, chopped cranberries and orange rind. Drop dough on sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
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Linda's Microwave Acorn Squash with Cranberries Recipe

2 large acorn squash
1 can cranberry sauce
1 Tbsp. honey
1/4 tsp. ground allspice

Cut squash in half. Turn upside-down in microwave. Cook 10 to 12 minutes. Remove seeds and skin. Put pulp in 10-inch square greased casserole. Mix cranberry sauce, honey and allspice in bowl. Microwave until hot and bubbly, 3 to 4 minutes. Pour sauce over squash. Reheat 2 to 3 minutes. Be sure squash is cooked.
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Lisa's Easy Carrot Casserole Recipe

4 or 5 medium carrots
1/2 c. crushed Ritz crackers
1 glass Old English cheese
butter, salt and pepper

Boil carrots until tender. Drain liquid and save. Mash carrots and season with butter, salt and pepper. Add crackers and cheese and mix well. Add liquid to moisten. Put in baking dish, sprinkle with little more cracker crumbs. Bake in 350° oven for 1/2 hour.
Serves 4 to 6.
Lisa in TX
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Linda's LeSueur Pea Casserole Recipe

1 (14-16 Ounce) can LeSueur peas, drained
2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
1 can cream of mushroom soup
16 Ritz crackers, crumbled
1 c. grated cheese

Drain peas; place in 1-quart casserole dish. Arrange eggs over peas. Spread mushroom soup over eggs. Sprinkle 1/2 of cheese, then crackers and remaining cheese. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
Makes 4 servings.
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Sharon's Corn and Cauliflower Casserole Recipe

1 head cauliflower
1 can Niblets corn, drained
1 can cream of celery soup
2/3 c. milk
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese

Cut up cauliflower; cook in salt water until tender. Drain and put into square baking dish. Add corn and toss. Mix soup with milk and pour over cauliflower mixture. Salt and pepper to taste; sprinkle with grated cheese. Bake at 350° for 20 to 30 minutes.
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Golden Lamb's Sugar Pie Recipe

1 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. flour
2 c. light cream
dash of vanilla
1/2 c. soft butter
pinch of nutmeg
9-inch unbaked pie shell

Mix flour and sugar and place in bottom of pie shell. Add cream, vanilla and soft butter in small pieces. Sprinkle nutmeg over top. Bake in 350° oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until firm.

Note: The Golden Lamb is located in Lebanon, Ohio (where I went to grade school.)
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Nana's Old Fashioned Meringue Pie Recipe

1 cup sugar + 3 Tablespoons sugar for Meringue
4-1/2 Tbsp. flour
pinch of salt
1-1/4 c. water
3 eggs, separated
2 Tbsp. margarine
1/4 c. lemon juice
2 tsp. lemon rind
1 baked 9-inch pie shell

Mix 1 cup sugar, flour and salt in saucepan; add water. Beat egg yolks; add to sugar mixture. Cook over hot water, stirring until thickened. Cover; cook for 10 minutes. Add margarine, lemon juice and rind. Pour into pie shell. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form; add 3 tablespoons sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form. Spoon meringue over pie filling. Bake in a 400° oven until meringue is brown.
Mary J
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Mary J's Fresh Apple Crumb Pie Recipe

6 tart apples
1 c. sugar
1/3 c. margarine
3/4 c. flour
1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
pastry for 9-inch shell or 1 uncooked pie shell

Prepare apples and cut into thin slices. Mix 1/2 cup sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle over apples. Put in unbaked pastry shell.

Blend flour, 1/2 cup sugar and margarine and work into small crumbs with your fingers. Sprinkle crumbs over apples. Bake in hot oven (425°) for 10 minutes, then reduce to moderate (350°) and bake for 25 to 35 minutes more. Serve with cheese.
Mary J.
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Judy's Favorite Ranch Peanuts Recipe

1 jar/can 16 oz unsalted peanuts
1/3 cup fresh grated parmesan
1/2 cup butter melted
1-1.1 oz Hidden Valley Ranch Italian Dry Dressing Mix

Combine dressing mix and cheese in a plastic bag. Coat peanuts with butter and put into bag, tossing to coat with dressing-cheese mix. Remove the coated peanuts from bag and arrange a single layer on a baking tray. Bake 350* til cheese has melted about 10-15 minutes
Judy in Montana
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Carol's Christmas Date Balls Candy Recipe

1 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter or margarine
1 egg
1 c. dates, chopped
2 c. Rice Krispies
1/2 c. walnuts, chopped

Mix sugar, butter, egg and dates in saucepan. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly for 10 minutes. Cool. In a bowl mix Rice Krispies and nuts; pour into date mixture. Use hands to mix thoroughly. Form into small balls and roll in sugar or coconut.
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Carol's Christmas Bon Bon Candy Recipe

1 c Keebler Graham Cracker crumbs
1-1/4 c crunchy peanut butter
1/2 c powdered sugar
1-1/2 c crisp rice cereal
12 oz. almond bark (white or dark chocolate)

Set almond bark aside; mix remaining ingredients together in a bowl. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Melt almond bark. Form crumb mixture into balls and dip in melted almond bark, place on wax paper. Allow the almond bark to cool and set up. Makes 44 to 48 Bon Bons.
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Karen's Favorite Caramel Chocolate Cracker Candy Recipe

35 saltine crackers
1 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 (12 oz.) pkg. milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 400°. Spread crackers on a large cookie sheet, salt side up. On stove, melt brown sugar and butter in saucepan on high heat until boiling. Boil for 3 minutes. Pour brown sugar over crackers and bake in oven for exactly 5 minutes. Take out of oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over entire pan and spread. Refrigerate a few hours, then break into pieces.
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Two Ingredient Fudge Recipe
I've misplaced my recipe for 'Two Ingredient Fudge" and badly need an easy fudge FIX! Someone in Nancyland please (I know this will be a repeat but I need it) re post the recipe using just the two ingredients?
Mr. Myron Drinkwater - Lake Forest, CA

The two ingredient fudge recipe calls for 1 container prepared vanilla frosting (not whipped) and 12 ounce package of chocolate chips. I have found the Betty Crocker frosting works the best and the packages of chocolate chips are now 10 ounces instead of 12 ounces. You will need 2 more ounces than a package of today' s chips. The fudge sets up better with real chocolate chips. For more information and different combinations go to

Not as sweet as all the lovely desserts that have been in the 'letter lately, but still sweet & delish & easy.

Pork Medallions with Raspberry Sauce Recipe

1 to 1-1/4 lb. pork tenderloin, cut into ½” slices
Garlic pepper
2 tsp. olive oil, divided
3/4 c. raspberry jam or preserves
2 heaping T. purple onion
1/2 T. Dijon mustard
1 T. sherry vinegar
1 level tsp. minced garlic

Sprinkle both sides of pork lightly with garlic pepper. Put jam in a 2- cup measure; add onion, mustard, vinegar, one tsp. oil & garlic; no need to stir. Heat last tsp of oil in a 12” skillet on Medium to Medium High heat; fit in pork, cook 3 to 4 minutes; turn & repeat till pork is no longer pink in the center; lift to a plate, cover with foil, & place in a 160º – 170º oven. Add contents of measuring cup to skillet & heat to a boil, stirring browned bits up from bottom, then reduce to a simmer & cook uncovered about 10 minutes, till reduced to about 5/8 cup. Serve sauce over pork. Hubby really enjoyed this with microwave whips & green beans cooked in chicken boullion with snipped parsley. Idea from a Betty Crocker book but using what was in the house, or that we like better.
Marilyn in FL
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Cherry Winks Recipe
An Old-Fashioned Cookie!

Try an old-fashioned cookie for the holidays! With a hint of lemon and a coating of crunch wheat cereal, Cherry Winks are happy, easy drop cookies that the whole family will love!

Mixing vintage, holiday decorations with modern holiday décor ties the memories of holidays gone by to our celebrations today; holiday food and treats do the very same! Share some old-fashioned Cherry Winks with your family this holiday and perhaps you’ll start a new “old” tradition.

Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 12 mins Total time: 32 mins

1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening (Crisco)
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1-1/2 cups slightly crushed wheat flakes (I use Total)
Candied cherries, cut in half

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Line baking sheets with a Silpat or parchment paper. Sift together dry ingredients (not sugar) – flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

With electric mixer, cream together shortening, sugar, lemon peel and vanilla until well blended.

Add egg and milk, beating until well blended. Add sifted dry ingredients, a few tablespoons at a time, and mix well. Stir in walnuts (and dried fruit if you’re adding it.)

Drop dough by teaspoon onto crush wheat flakes and roll lightly to coat. Place on prepared cookie sheets, about two inches apart. Place half of a candied cherry in the center of each cookie.

Bakes cookies in a 400 degree oven for about 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool cookies for a few minutes on cookie sheet before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes 3 Dozen
Anna in Sweden
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Holiday Cocoa Star Cookies

These star cookies are the perfect dipping cookie or tea party cookie. A delicious cookie to eat while watching a Christmas movie. Trust me you can’t eat just one. My mom loves dark chocolate and healthy and these star cookies fit the bill. We have a hard time not eating them all in one sitting, they are that good.

A few tips in making these cookies. I used the Wilton Star 3 1/4? and 2 3/8 Cookie Cutters. For the bittersweet chocolate, I use Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bar. You can find it in the baking section of the grocery store by the chocolate chips. Don’t over work the dough, it will be dry, but they will turn out yummy. Just remember not to over cook them. Even if you don’t love dark chocolate, give these a try. They are just right on chocolaty goodness.
Author: Wanda Ann | Memories by the Mile
Makes: 2 to 3 dozen

2-1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
3/4 cup butter (softened)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg yolk
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375*
In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa; set aside.

On medium speed beat butter, sugar and salt until creamy; beat in egg yolk, corn syrup, extracts and melted chocolate. Mix in flour mixture until just combined.

Divide dough into two balls. On a lightly floured surface roll out each ball 1/4-inch thick. Use star-shaped cookie cutters to cut shapes and gently remove excess dough from around cutters.

Slide cookies onto cookie sheet lined with Silpat or parchment paper, place in freezer. Reroll scraps and cut out stars and place in freezer. Freeze about 25 to 30 minutes. Bake about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. Dust cooled baked cookies with powdered sugar.
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