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February 4, 2014  | Everyday Recipes
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Baking for the Smaller Family
“Your mixes are just too big for us.” We hear this regularly—that our mixes are just too big for a couple or small family. What can you do when the recipe or mix is just large?

Explore four convenient solutions for recipes or mixes that are too large.

To learn how to bake your own hamburger buns, click here.

1. Freeze the extras: Most baked goods freeze well. (The exceptions are some frostings and fillings.) We find the freezer a great solution for too many baked goods—even with hungry teenagers around—and regularly freeze cookies, muffins, breads, and many desserts. For cookies and muffins, we simply slip them into a plastic bag, seal the top, and freeze them for up to several months. For breads and quick breads, we usually slice the loaves before freezing. Slices of yeast bread usually get popped into the toaster or sometimes made into grilled sandwiches. Whatever is not needed immediately is left in the freezer. Quick breads are allowed to thaw at room temperature. Consider individually wrapped slices for a lunch box or as a snack while traveling—a still-cold slice of banana bread is a real treat. Individually wrapped servings of cake or many desserts freeze well and are convenient to use. We wrap them individually in plastic wrap and then place them in larger plastic bags.

Regardless of what you are saving, freeze extras soon after baking so that they are as fresh as possible when you retrieve them from the freezer.

2. Choose smaller mixes: Most of our competitors offer only small mixes. While it pains us to suggest so, you can try their mixes. Any cookie, dessert, or muffin mix that is 16 ounces or less is a small mix.

While we don't offer small cookie mixes, we do have a terrific selection of one-loaf bread and roll mixes. Our sampler packs are all one loaf mixes. All of our bread machine mixes—including the dinner rolls, Philly Sticky Buns, and Monkey Bread mixes—are sized for bread machines and are one loaf or one loaf equivalents. Buy a sampler pack or a package of bread machine mixes and have four mixes to use at your convenience. All of our bread machine mixes can be made by hand or with a stand-type mixer.

Would you like to see our selection of bread mixes sized for bread machines? Click here.

3. Downsize the recipe: Let your computer downsize recipes for you. Allrecipes.com is a wonderful source for recipes that you can upsize or downsize with the click of the button. Some recipe software with thousands of recipes that can be adjusted in size to fit your needs. And of course, you can cut many recipes in half the old-fashioned way by halving each ingredient.

4. Bake only what you need. Many muffin batters and most cookie doughs can be stored for up to three weeks in the refrigerator. (Choose those recipes that use baking powder for leavening.) Take out and bake only what you need and save the rest for later. Refrigerator Bran Muffins is a great breakfast muffin recipe that was designed specifically for the refrigerator.
Dennis, the Prepared Pantry 
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Buttery Almond Chocolate Chip CookiesDennis has some of the best cookie mixes I have ever tasted. His Buttery Almond Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
and Raspberry White Chocolate Cookie Mix.

I make cookies for my mailman and leave them in the mailbox for him. His favorite are the Lemon Whippersnap Cookies.

I enjoy having cookie mixes on hand. No need to go to the grocery to get the ingredients. It makes it easy to take something for company that shows up unexpectedly or a church supper. His cookies are really good. Never have had one that didn't turn out perfectly. Having them on hand is great. They make your house smell so good and friends will think you spent hours shopping and baking the cookies.
Nancy Rogers
Some of favorite recipes!

PA Dutch Sugar Cookie Mix
PA Dutch Sugar
Cookie Mix
Grandmas Old-Fashioned Gingersnaps Cookie Mix 
Grandma's Old Fashioned Gingersnaps
Strawberry White Chocolate Cookie Mix 
Strawberry White Chocolate Cookie Mix
Lemon Whippersnappers Cookie Mix
Raspberry Lemonade Cookie Mix 
Raspberry Lemonade Cookie Mix
Iced Key Lime Cookie Mix 
Iced Key Lime
Cookie Mix

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A few day's ago a link did not work in the email . It was the
Southwestern Recipes.

It was my mistake. Here is the correct link.

One of my kids favorite recipes growing up was of course mac and cheese :) This one uses the boxed mac and cheese not the delux one but the little cheapo boxes and it is really quite yummy plus get the veggies in too.
Donna in KS

Tuna Casserole Recipe

1 (7 1/4 ounce) box macaroni & cheese dinner mix
1 (6 ounce) can tuna in water, drained 1 (15 ounce) can of young small early peas, drained
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup milk
optional: cheddar cheese shredds to taste

Cook the macaroni and per package directions, drain. Return macaroni to pan adding the butter, milk and cheese envelope; mixing well. Stir in the tuna and peas and if using the shredded cheese.

Cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated, stir frequently to prevent burning. Usually takes only a couple of minutes to heat up.
Donna in KS
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In a recent newsletter there was a link to
Baking in Your Skillet that did not work. The link was linked in correctly. Here is the correct link. The file is a pdf file
Click Here for the Recipe Book

Thank you Robbie for answering my request for Pancakes made in Muffin Tins. I will try them soon.
Anita in Camarillo

Thanks to all who responded to my request for Pineapple Stuffing. I will have it with my ham on Sunday.
Mary Jo in MD

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TV or No TV
Recently I have had to cut down on expenses. Last month I gave up going out the eat.  The only thing that I could see that could cut down on was ATT UVerse, so I put UVerse on vacation for three months. Didn't know if I could make it without TV but find it is quite pleasant not have have it on all day. I can get an antenna for local TV but right now not having TV is rather pleasant. I do have a subscription to Hulu and have free apps on my cell phone for ABC, CBS, and NBC. If I want to watch the next day or a couple of days later I can. The only thing missed so far is the nightly news but again if I want to know what is going on locally, just turn on my cell phone and watch the video of the news a little bit later. Not sure why I needed tv in the first place. Do miss Hannity on Fox but found a free app that has that too. Didn't know there were so many apps out there that are free and can save me money each month. I just reshedule when I listen or watch it. Saves me a little over $100 a month. Don't miss it at all.
Nancy Rogers

To introduce you to Amora, we invite you to accept 3 bags FREE when you buy 1 bag for $12.95 plus shipping and handling, with no obligation to buy anything else. We hope you’ll try all four of the blends we offer. Once you’re sure about your favorite (or favorites) you can customize your home delivery plan to include the amount of coffee you receive, and the schedule on which you receive it. Click Here 


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Dr. Weil
Smoky Ranch Dip Recipe

Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce give traditional Ranch dressing a smoky kick. Pair this versatile dip with chicken fingers, wings, carrot sticks, or potato chips at your next tailgate.
Yield: Makes about 1-1/2 cups

1 (1-oz.) envelope Ranch dressing mix
1 1/2 cups light sour cream
2 teaspoons finely chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can
Potato chips or assorted raw vegetables

Whisk together first 4 ingredients. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Serve with chips or assorted raw vegetables.

Barbecue Ranch Dip: Omit chipotle peppers and adobo sauce. Stir in 2 Tbsp. barbecue sauce. Serve with roasted red new potatoes.

Lime-Cilantro Ranch Dip: Omit chipotle peppers and adobo sauce. Stir in 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice and 1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro. Serve with quesadillas, tacos, or chili.

Lemon-Parsley Ranch Dip: Omit chipotle peppers and adobo sauce. Stir in 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice and 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley. Serve with steamed asparagus.

Horseradish Ranch Spread: Omit chipotle peppers and adobo sauce. Stir in 2 tsp. prepared horseradish. Spread on dinner rolls, and top with thinly sliced deli roast beef.
Bill, Alb
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     Turbo Tax

I have noticed that there are many sweets, and MANY Mexican recipes in the news letter, also you have a section on Amish recipes. With Easter coming up in April, how about asking for other recipes from our ancestors. I am from Polish/Ukrainian/Russian background and some of our traditional recipes are good, well to us..perogies, borscht, paska, left over ham recipes, (OK, that is Polish and some German mix in our house.) We have to realize the intermarriage of Europeans and the great recipes that come from that mix.

I can do my own home made recipes and also include some noodles and the manufacturers that may support you web site.

If I am not making sense, it is because I am ready for bed, but just thinking of ways to get off all the Mexican food that is on every Food Network and get back to other cultures.
Joy in PA

Nancy, I am in need of some information. The last Sunday in February a choir is coming to our Church and the choir at our Church needs to furnish refreshments. Each member of choir has been asked to
bring 6 or 8 dozen cookies or brownies. I am making both and my question is how far in advance can I make them? The brownies I am making in the foil 9"x13" pans and I am taking them to Church in the pans that way they can cut them the size they want. The cookies I may take in these pans also. That way we don't have to worry about picking up a pan of ours.

Thank you in advance for any information.

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

This is for Sherry (Indiana). I copied your recipe for Chocolate Chip M&M Chewy Bars
found in the January 13, 2014 newsletter. I have a few questions: What size pan? Do I need to grease or spray pan? Do I add M&M's in with the flour, baking soda, cocoa, ,salt and chocolate chips or do I keep them separate. The instructions said after creaming the butter, eggs, sugar and vanilla to add remaining ingredients, then later it says to put M&M's in between 2 layers of dough. This sounds delicious.
Thanks, Zelda in Kemp, TX

Can the hand cream recipe you had in your newsletter for February 3, 2014 also be used on your face?

New recipe on Barb's site
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Barbara Nosek

Lime Mayo

? cup mayonnaise
2 tsp Ketchup
2 Tbsp lime juice
Zest from 1 lime
¼-1/2 tsp chili powder
¼ tsp salt
1 Tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped .04 carb/sprig
½-1 clove garlic, minced
Optional: Dash of chili flakes,

Toss the sweet potatoes with the oil, salt, and pepper, and spread in an even layer on a baking pan or a baking stone (for crispier fries).

Bake at 400°F for about 40 minutes, turning a few times to ensure even browning. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with a bit of coarse sea salt if desired, and serve with mayo.

To prepare spicy mayo, whisk all ingredients together until smooth.
Bill, Alb

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