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Oma's Cheese Grits Casserole Recipe | Judy's Favorite Macadamia Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies Recipe | Linda's Scalloped Pineapple Casserole Recipe | Linda's Candied Yams Recipe | Linda's Candied Yams Recipe | Oma's Orange Beets Recipe | Oma's Beet Salad Recipe | Oma's Banana Bread Recipe | Susan's Special Mushroom Rice Recipe | Oma's Banana Bread Recipe | Smores Bread Pudding Recipe | Butterscotch Praline Bars Recipe | Chocodiles Recipe | Cheddar Baked Potato Slices Recipe | Cheerioes Nuggets Recipe | Ritzie Snacks Recipe | Norwegian Peppernotter Cookies Recipe 

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Oma's Cheese Grits Casserole Recipe

1-1/2 c. Quaker Quick grits
6 c. water
1 lb. Velveeta cheese
3 eggs
3/4 c. margarine
3 tsp. seasoned salt
2 tsp. salt

Cook grits in water over direct heat for 5 minutes. While hot, add cheese, beaten eggs, margarine and salts. Put in 3-quart casserole dish. Bake for 1 hour at 350°.
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Judy's Favorite Macadamia Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies Recipe

1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup white chocolate chips could use milk chocolate chips

1/2 cup dried, sweetened cranberries
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup macadamia nuts chopped or your favorite nut

Preheat oven to 350F. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Combine butter and sugars and beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Add flour mixture; mix well. Add oats, chocolate chips, cranberries and nuts; stir well. Drop dough by rounded spoonfuls on ungreased baking sheets. Bake about 9 minutes, until just golden brown. Let cool 5 minutes on baking sheets; move to a wire rack. Let cool.
Makes about 2 dozen.
these are my very favorite cookie ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ENJOY !!!!!!
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Linda's Scalloped Pineapple Casserole Recipe

2 (15-1/4 oz.) cans unsweetened pineapple tidbits, drained
1 to 2 c. grated sharp Cheddar cheese
3/4 c. sugar
4 Tbsp. flour
1 stack Ritz crackers, crushed
3/4 stick melted butter

Mix pineapple, cheese, sugar and flour together. Pour into a greased baking dish. Cover top with crushed Ritz crackers. Pour melted butter over top. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
Linda NM
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For Dianne in Wisconsin. I grew up on ham spread sandwiches!! My mother used to buy the bologna chubs a lot and we'd use one of those old-fashioned grinders clamped on the counter edge, and she would let me help her grind the bologna, eggs and pickles. It was lots of fun. Then she would mix in Miracle Whip, I think, we didn't used mayonnaise. Then she would line up bread slices and assemble sandwiches from the spread, lots of them, and then wrap them snuggly in foil and place in the freezer. Bamb! Our school lunches were made for the week. I have to say, I got sick of bologna spread! I'm in my 70's so you can see how long ago we were making these.
Dianne in E. Tennessee.

A question about Judy's Favorite Chicken Cheese Ball Recipe. Is one 4 oz. package of Hidden Valley ranch dressing correct? This recipe sounds good and I would like to try it but 4 ounces of dressing sounds like too much. I'm assuming she is referring to the dry dressing mix.
Marge in So. CA.

It should be .4 ounce package of dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing.
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Tto polish silver using items you have on hand, follow these steps. First, line a pan with aluminum foil. Next, add one tablespoon of baking soda and one tablespoon of salt. Slowly pour in a half-cup of vinegar, then add one cup of boiling water. Finally, put your tarnished silver into the mixture, letting it sit for just 30 seconds. Pull the silver out with tongs (remember, it’s hot), buff it to a shine using a soft cloth, and suddenly—presto, you’re ready for dinner!
Save a few hours of polishing silver and it really works.
Judy in Montana

Linda's Candied Yams Recipe

3 medium yams
1 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. nutmeg
1/4 stick butter or margarine
1 tsp. vanilla flavor
pinch of salt
1-1/2 c. water

Peel and cut yams in quarters. Sprinkle with sugar and nutmeg; add butter. Add vanilla, salt and water. Cover and simmer over medium heat until liquid forms a syrup. Remove from heat and serve.
Linda NM
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Oma's Orange Beets Recipe

2 (16 oz.) cans baby beets or 1 1/2 doz. medium fresh beets
1/2 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 c. vinegar
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
2 Tbsp. orange marmalade
grated orange rind

Drain canned beets. Discard liquid. Cover with cold water. Slip off skins. Cut beets into slices and set aside.

Mix sugar and cornstarch in medium saucepan. Stir in vinegar, cloves and salt, stirring constantly, until clear, smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in marmalade and butter. When butter has melted, add beets and cook for several minutes over low heat, stirring gently, with wooden spoon. Garnish with grated orange rind.
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Oma's Beet Salad Recipe

2 c. diced, cooked beets
1 c. chopped celery
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 Tbsp. grated onion
2 Tbsp. red vinegar
1 small pkg. lemon Jell-O
1 c. boiled beet juice
2/3 c. orange juice or pineapple juice

Boil beet juice, salt, sugar, onion and vinegar. Pour over lemon Jell-O, stirring, then add orange juice, beets and celery. Pour into molds to set. Serve with mayonnaise.
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Susan's Special Mushroom Rice Recipe

5 Tbsp. onion, finely chopped
6 Tbsp. butter
2 c. long grain rice (uncooked)
1 qt. chicken broth
1/2 c. slivered almonds
1 1/2 c. fresh mushrooms, sliced

Sauté onion and almonds in 3 tablespoons butter in a large, heavy saucepan until onion is soft. Set aside. Add remaining 3 tablespoons butter to saucepan and sauté mushrooms until golden brown. Add onion and almonds to mushrooms, along with rice. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Mix in chicken broth and salt. Bring to boil. Remove from heat and turn into a lightly greased 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Cover and bake in a 400° oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
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Oma's Banana Bread Recipe

1 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter or oil
2 eggs
1/2 c. sour milk or buttermilk
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 mashed bananas
2-1/2 c. flour

Mix ingredients in order given. Bake in loaf pan for 1 hour at 350°.
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Lisa's Cherry Chocolate Cake Recipe

1 pkg. dark chocolate cake mix (2 layer)
2 cans cherry pie filling
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs

Mix and spread into 2 (8-inch) square pans. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.

1 c. granulated sugar
5 Tbsp. margarine
1/3 c. milk
1 c. chocolate chips

Boil first 3 ingredients 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add chocolate chips, stirring until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Pour on cake while they're warm, but not hot.
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I had to find this recipe for a friend, so thought I would share. You can use other candy bars if you prefer.
Robbie IN

Smores Bread Pudding Recipe

1 Loaf French bread torn in to 2 inch pieces
1/2 cup melted butter, cooled
3-3/4 cups chocolate milk
3 lightly beaten eggs
2 Cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
6 Whole graham crackers, broken in to 1 inch pieces
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
8 (1.65 ounce) milk chocolate candy bars, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 10 x 15 glass pan. Spread bread in pan. Mix butter, milk, eggs, sugar and extract. Pour over bread. Use back of spoon or fingers to get liquid mixture into bread. (I like to let it set for about 30 Minutes, so the bread can absorb the liquid.) Bake for 30 minutes. While baking, mix together graham cracker pieces, marshmallows and candy bar pieces. Remove from pan from oven and sprinkle with marshmallow mixture. Continue baking for another 15 minutes or until set. Serve warm.
Robbie IN
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If you are still looking for cookie recipes to serve at the holidays, consider these. They have always been a hit when I have served them.
Robbie IN

Butterscotch Praline Bars Recipe

12 oz. butterscotch morsels
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup nuts, chopped

Melt half the butterscotch chips with margarine, add sugar and mix well; let cool. Add eggs and beat; add vanilla and stir. Sift together flour, salt and baking powder (I just stir with a whisk), add to sugar mix and stir until blended. Stir in nuts. Grease a 9” X 13” pan and spread mixture evenly into it. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until it cooks away from the sides of the pan.
Remove from oven and sprinkle the other half of the chips on top; let melt 5 minutes, then spread over top. Cut into bars while still warm, but not hot.
Robbie IN
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Chocodiles Recipe

1-1/4 cups brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter
2-1/2 cups Special K cereal (crisp rice flakes)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine brown sugar, butter, and 1/2 cup peanut butter in large bowl and beat until combined. Add vanilla and egg and mix well. Stir in flour and baking soda until dough forms. Press into ungreased 15x10" jelly roll pan. Bake for 13-18 minutes or until just set. Cool slightly.

While bars are cooling, combine chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, and 1 cup peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power for 2 minutes, then remove and stir until melted and smooth. Stir in cereal. Spread this mixture over slightly cooled bars. Cool completely before serving. Makes 48 bars
Robbie IN
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This is a excellent potato dish to accompany any dinner. My hubby is preparing his yummy barbecued ribs for our Christmas dinner, and I will be making the potatoes to go with. We really like them.

Cheddar Baked Potato Slices Recipe

4 medium potatoes, cut in 1/4" slices
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. pepper (I don't use quite that much)
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

In small bowl, combine soup, paprika and pepper. In greased 2 quart oblong casserole dish, arrange potatoes in overlapping rows; sprinkle with cheese. Spoon soup mixture over top. cover and bake 45 minutes at 400; uncover and bake 10 minutes longer, or until potatoes are tender.
Judy (in Alaska)
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These are two great snack mixes to have on hand to serve to guests over the holidays, We have always enjoyed them.

Cheerioes Nuggets Recipe

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp. baking soda
6 cups Cheerios
2 cups peanuts
1 cup raisins
1 cup pretzels

Bring to a boil, the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Remove from heat and stir in soda and pour over remaining ingredients in a large bowl and stir to coat. Spread in a large greased pan and bake at 250 for 1 hour, stirring often. Spread out onto waxed paper to cool. Stir in airtight container.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Ritzie Snacks Recipe

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
20 oz. Ritz Bits crackers
1 cup dry roasted peanuts

Bring butter, sugar and corn syrup to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and soda. Pour over Ritz Bits and peanuts; mix in to coat. Bake on 10 x 15 inch jelly roll pan at 250 for 1 hour. Spread out onto waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container
Judy (in Alaska)
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Whenever I taste one of these delicious cookies, it takes me back to my childhood, as my mother always made these for the holidays.

Norwegian Peppernotter Cookies Recipe

3-3/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. ground cardamom
1 tsp. EACH cinnamon, cloves and allspice
1 tsp. anise (I use the seeds and crush)
3/4 tsp. pepper
6 tbsp. butter, softened
2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
4 eggs
3 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. lemon peel
1 cup diced mixed candied fruits
1 tsp. vanilla

1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tbsp. lemon juice

In large bowl, cream butter and 2-1/2 cups powdered sugar. Add eggs, one at a time; beat well after each. Stir in 3 tbsp. lemon juice, lemon peel and candied fruit. Blend in flour, baking powder, spices, salt and pepper. Add vanilla, blending. Shape mixture into 1 inch balls and place on lightly greased and floured cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Mix together the 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar and 2 tbsp. lemon juice; blend until smooth. Brush over warm cookies (I just dip the tops of the cookies in glaze mixture).
Makes 6-1/2 dozen cookies.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Thanks, Nancy and Lisa, for the information about the cake mix extender. I’ll be making the cake soon.
Betty in ME.

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