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February 24, 2014  | Everyday Recipes
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Cinnamon Crisps Cookies

2 c. flour
Dash of salt
2-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 egg, separated
1/3 c. finely chopped pecans

Sift flour, salt & cinnamon together. Set aside. Cream butter & sugar. Beat in egg yolk. Gradually add the sifted dry ingred. The dough will be stiff. Add pecans. Form into sm. balls & flatten gently with hand. Crisscross with fork & brush with egg white. Bake on a ungreased cookie sheet.
Lisa TX
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Corn Flake Cookies

1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter, creamy
1/2 cup corn syrup, light
2 cups corn flakes
1 cup coconut, shredded

In a large heavy saucepan, over low heat,
combine the sugar, peanut butter, and corn syrup.
Bring just to a boil, stirring constantly until
the sugar dissolves. Add the cornflakes and coconut.
Turn the heat to low. Drop tablespoonfuls of the mixture
onto wax paper and let cool.
Makes about 40
Mary J
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Oatmeal Cookies

3 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. raisins
2 1/2 c. oatmeal
1/2 c. molasses (dark)
3 eggs, beaten
1 c. peanuts
1 c. sour milk
2 tbsp. soda
2 tbsp. baking powder
6 c. flour
1 tsp. each of nutmeg, cinnamon and salt

Grind raisins and peanuts. Sift together flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt. Cut in lard, add sugar, oatmeal, raisins and peanuts and mix well again. Dissolve soda in sour milk and add molasses and beaten eggs. Chill one hour. Using your hand, roll the dough into balls the size of a walnut and press slightly flat. Beat two eggs and paint the top of the cookie with egg. Bake at 375 degrees until golden brown.
Mary J
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Pudding Cookies

3/4 c. Bisquick
1 small pkg. instant pudding mix, any flavor
1/4 c. oil
1 egg

Mix all of the above. Form into small balls and flatten with hand on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8 minutes in 350 degree oven.
Makes 3 dozen.
Mary J
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Soft Pineapple Cookies

1 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
1 c. shortening
2 eggs
4 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 can crushed pineapple
Nuts (optional)

Cream both sugars with shortening. Add eggs alternately. Combine dry ingredients and add, beating. Stir in pineapple and chopped nuts. Bake on light greased sheet at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.
Mary J
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Lemon Sugar Cookies

2-3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup quick oats

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar; add eggs, beating well. Beat in lemon rind and juice. Gradually add flour mixture, then stir in oats. Chill dough thoroughly (at least 2 hours). Roll level tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place onto greased cookie sheets, allowing room for cookies to spread. Using a flat-bottomed glass or custard cup that has been greased and dipped into sugar, flatten each ball to a 1/4-inch thickness (dip the glass into sugar each time). Bake at 375 degrees F until lightly browned around the edges, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute, then carefully move to a wire rack.
4 dozen cookies
Sharon
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Jello Cookies

1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter
1 (3 ounce) package red Jello
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2-1/2 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream together sugar, butter, Jello, eggs and vanilla. Add salt, flour and baking powder; mix till well combined. Form into small balls and flatten on cookie sheet. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
Sharon
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Bread MixesEnglish Muffin Bread Mix
is loaded with raisins and is made with premium cinnamon.

Here's another great English muffin bread with the trademark texture, moist crumb, and rich taste of English muffins all in the convenience of a loaf. You will enjoy the crunch and open crumb of English muffin bread--loaded with cinnamon and plump raisins.

If you make this bread in your bread machine, water temperature is critical. Please use a thermometer to measure water at exactly 80 degrees. A ten degree difference in water temperature can double the growth rate of the yeast. These bread mixes are satisfaction guaranteed when you use a thermometer.

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Nancy this is the most awesome mushroom soup that I have ever eaten!!! it is a copycat recipe of Sweet Tomatoes soup...
Sharon in Florida

Sweet Tomatoes’ Cream of Mushroom Soup(copycat)
Makes 1 gallon

10 cups sliced mushrooms, 1/4-inch thick (about 2 pounds)
2 cups sliced celery, 1/2-inch thick (about 3 large ribs)
1 stick (4 ounces) plus 5 tablespoons salted butter, divided
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
9 tablespoons all-purpose flour
6 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons beef base
2 tablespoons chicken base
2 cups whole milk
2 cups half-and-half
Salt and pepper, to taste

In a large saucepan, combine mushrooms, celery, 1 stick butter and pepper. Saute over medium heat for 15 minutes or until vegetables have cooked down and released their juices. Remove from heat and set aside. Do not discard liquid.

While mushrooms and celery are cooking, in a large saucepan, melt remaining 5 tablespoons butter over medium heat and stir in flour. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add water in 1/2 cup increments, stirring between each addition to be sure no lumps form. Add beef base and chicken base and bring mixture to a slow boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Soup will thicken. Stir in milk, half-and-half and reserved mushrooms and celery, with their cooking liquid. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

Per 1-cup serving: 173 calories (percent of calories from fat, 71), 4 grams protein, 9 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 14 grams fat (9 grams saturated), 41 milligrams cholesterol, 171 milligrams sodium.
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One of the readers asked about the potato starch. One brand in our area is Bob's Red Mill. You can find it in the speciality section of flours, meals, etc in almost any high end grocery like Central Market, Sprouts, Whole Foods, or Market Street. It is probably a 1 1/2 lb bag. I buy it in 50 lb bags through my food vendor Ben E Keith. Just 2 or 3 Tablespoons makes a huge difference in texture. Good luck!
Lisa (east Texas)


Ditto and Little One's Uncle Joe
To all Nancy Landers, This is Ditto and Little-one’s Uncle Joe. Prayers are requested for my upcoming angioplasty on Monday 24 Feb 2014 at 10:45 AM. All prayers will be appreciated.

Comment
My brother, Joe will have a triple bi-pass surgery tomorrow morning. Please have him in your prayers.
Nancy Rogers


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Tomato Couscous Soup

1/4 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1-1/2 cup chicken broth extra water if needed.
2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 teaspoon fresh oregano or 1/4 teaspoon dried
3 tablespoons uncooked couscous
1/8 teaspoon salt

In saucepan, sauté onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add the broth, tomatoes and oregan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer to 20-25 minutes or until tomatoes are tender. Remove from the heat; stir in couscous and salt. Let stand for 5 minutes.
Yields 2 servings.
Make Toasted cheese sandwich and enjoy!
Sarah H, Jackson, MS
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For Sherry, Indiana You can go to www.netrition.com
and order Carbquik for low carb cooking and baking. It is like a lowcarb biscuit mix. I use it for muffins, desserts and impossible pies. You can also go to http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/
for recipes using flax meal and almond meal. Hope this helps,
Barb in Ohio


Easy Five Mexican Dip

Ingredients:
½ lb (8 oz.) Velveeta®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
4 oz (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, cubed
1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed
½ tsp ground cumin
1 tomato, chopped
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro 1/2 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 or more Jalapeno to taste, seeded or unseeded to choice of heat.

Directions:
Combine first 4 ingredients in medium microwaveable bowl.
Microwave on High 4 min. or until Velveeta and cream cheese are melted and mixture is well blended, stirring every 2 min.

Stir in tomatoes, Cilantro, red pepper (cayenne) Jalapeño stir until well blended. Serve warm with tortilla chips.
Bill, Alb.
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No-Bake Energy Bites
Yield: 20-25 balls

1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned-Oats
2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
1/2 cup peanut butter (I used crunchy)
1/2 cup ground flaxseed or wheat-germ
1/2 cup chocolate chips or cacao-nibs (optional)
1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
1 Tbsp chia seeds (optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract

[Note: This recipe is very flexible. Substitute what you like. ]
Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (Mine were about 1" in diameter.) Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
Denise d
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Nancy I need a good moist apple cake with Caramel icing you have the best recipe site so I know I will get one here thank you
Erma f


I have been told "No more Salt", I would like suggestions from the good cooks for a substitute. What flavors of Mrs. Dash do you recommend? Other suggestions? Thank you......
Fae N. C.


Lurine requested information on where to purchase potato starch in the 2/16 newsletter. . It can often be found in major supermarkets and will be in the baking isle near corn starch and flour. Amazon also sells it. There are other on line sellers, but I have not used them, so don't feel comfortable listing them. I have had great experiences with Amazon.
Robbie IN


Pina Colada Macaroon Cookie MixCookie Mixes
Everyone loves cookies and we have the right cookie mix for every occasion--from traditional chocolate chip cookies to more exotic mixes.

It's always good to have a few mixes on hand that can be whipped up in a hurry to make great cookies. You'll need cookies for lunches and field trips, when guests stop by, or maybe for when the grandkids drop in. You'll find perfect, proven cookie mixes for all your cookie baking.
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Other Recipes, Tips and Suggestions
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WE eat lots of chicken. You can use this as an appetizer or main dish.
Robbie IN

Buffalo Chicken Tenders

1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup cocktail sauce
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. hot red pepper sauce or to taste
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2" strips
1/2 cup blue cheese salad dressing
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
1/8 tsp. white pepper
1 Tbsp. olive oil

Combine honey, cocktail sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, and hot red pepper sauce in large bowl. Add chicken strips, stir gently, cover, and refrigerate 6-12 hours to marinate.

In a small bowl, combine salad dressing, sour cream and blue cheese, mix well, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve chicken.

When ready to cook chicken, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Remove chicken strips from marinade with tongs or slotted spoon and stir-fry

5 minutes. Add remaining marinade and cook 5-7 minutes longer until chicken is thoroughly cooked and sauce is thickened. serve with refrigerated bleu cheese sauce.

The recipe says it will serve 8-10, but for our family it serves only 4 - 6.
Robbie IN
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Here's a couple recipes that are easy and soooo good.I have not sent anything for awhile as I was very ill with a virus and a bacterial infections in my lungs and did not think I was going to live for a while. So I'm a better now and can send in a few recipes. Hope all is well with you .

Super Good Peanut Butter Cookies

1 box yellow cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup of salad or vegetable oil
1 cup peanut butter
Mix well drop onto cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees
this was from a lady Susan Edwards
Judy in very cold Montana
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Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken
This is super easy and very tasty, love it over pasta!

2 very large chicken breasts (I use boneless-skinless)
2= 101/2 oz cans condensed cream of chicken soup (do not add anything to soup)
1 =101/2oz can condensed cheddar cheese soup (Do not add anything to soup)
1 small can sliced mushrooms drained
1TBSP grated fresh onion
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Place chicken breasts in crockpot. mix everything else together in a bowl then pour over chicken. Cook on low 6 hours
Serve over pasta or rice. The sauce is delicious.
Serves 2
Source: food.com
ENJOY!!!
Judy in very cold Montana
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Tip
A tip to remember to make Hardboiled Eggs easier to peel.

As soon as you have finished boiling them for the correct time, immediately cool them down by running cold water over them and then add ice cubes and let them soak for a few minutes until they are cold. Doing this will help keep the membrane from sticking the shell to the whites.
bill, Alb.


Beef Sirloin Tips with Smoky Pepper Sauce

Ingredients:
1.5 lbs beef sirloin tip steak
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
1 Tsp vegetable oil
1 12-16 oz jar roasted red and/or yellow sweet peppers
1/2 C mesquite-flavor or hickory BBQ sauce
1/4 C chopped flat leaf parsley for garnish

Instructions:
Trim beef and cut into 1 inch chunks; sprinkle with paprika. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add meat and brown for 5 minutes or until desired doneness. Remove from skillet and keep warm,

Meanwhile, drain peppers and reserve the liquid.
Cut up the peppers. Measure 1/2 C of the reserved liquid (adding water to get up to 1/2 C if necessary).
Add peppers and liquid to skillet.
Add BBQ sauce.

Cook, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently, until sauce is thickened.
Return meat to skillet and heat through.

Serve with mashed potatoes, rice, cauliflower rice.
Garnish with parsley.
Source: bhg.com
Bill, Alb
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