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January 1, 2014  | Everyday Recipes
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Crockpot Recipes for Two

Crock-ette Ham and Cabbage Dinner
Serves 2

5 baby carrots
4 boiling onions
1 celery stalk
1 small turnip or [half of potato]
sprig of parsley
1/4 cabbage
1/2 lb of a 1" ham steak
Dice herbs and vegetables and put on bottom of crockette. Put ham & cabbage on top. add water to just under the ham (the ham & cabbage will release more water). Cook 6-8 hours.

A Crock-ette is a small crockpot (1 1/2 quarts) 2 servings.
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Crock-ette Swiss Steak
2 Servings

1/2 lb round or swiss steak, 3/4 thick
salt and pepper to taste
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce (I prefer canned whole tomatoes)

Cut round steak in half and season with salt and pepper. Place onion slices in crock-ette. Place meat on top of onion. Pour tomato sauce over all. Cover and cook 8 to 10 hours.

A Crock-ette is a small crockpot ( 1-1/2 quart)
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Crock-ette Stuffed Peppers
2 Servings

2 medium green peppers
2 TBSP minced onion
3/4 cup cooked rice
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup shredded cheddar or American cheese
1 TBSP chopped pimiento
1/3 cup water

Cut off tops of peppers and remove membrane. Combine remaining ingredients, except water. Tightly pack each pepper with stuffing. Place peppers in Crockette. Pour water in the bottom of the Crockette. Cover and cook 7-10 hours.

Crock-ette is a small crockpot. (1 1/2 quart)
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Crock-ette Pepper Steak Recipe
2 Servings

1 onion thinly sliced
1 green pepper thinly sliced
1/2 red pepper thinly sliced
1 1/2 pounds beef roast, sliced against the grain
1 tb Soy Sauce
1 tb Sesame oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp Brown Sugar
2 garlic cloves thinly sliced

Put the vegetables in the crock-ette. Add the meat and the seasonings. Cover and cook 8 to 10 hours.
Makes 2 Servings

A Crock-ette is a small crockpot (1-1/2 quarts)
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Crock-ette Meat Loaf Recipe
Serves 2

1 lb lean ground beef
1 egg
1/3 cup quick cooking oats
3 TB dry onion soup mix
1/4 cup catsup

Combine ground beef, egg, oats, soup mix and 3 tablespoons catsup. Shape into a loaf. Top with remaining catsup. Place in Crock-ette. Cover and cook 8 to 10 hours.
Makes 2 Servings

A Crock-ette is a small crockpot (1 1/2 quarts)
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 Happy New Year. 
Ditto and Little One are all settled in from their trip from Arizona. Both miss their nightly adventures in the hangar to chase mice. Now, every night they want to explore my garage for mice. Unluckily for them there are no mice but I am fine with the fact none are in my garage.

For Christmas they got lots of fun toys, treats and new fleece blankets. I got a new warm fleece throw. Ditto has the misconception that my fleece throw is his. Sharing is not part of his vocabulary. Maybe some day I can use it too.

Little One is glad to be home too. He loves watching birds and sleeping in his own bed. I don't have the heart to tell him that his bed is my bed too.
Nancy Rogers 

Crockpot Recipes for 4 or More

Crock Pot Barbecue Ribs Recipe

3 pounds spareribs
1 18 ounce bottle barbecue sauce
1 18 ounce bottle of water
1 small onion(chopped)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Spread ribs on A cookie sheet, season with black pepper and salt. Place in oven at 500 for 30 min, or until brown. Place ribs in slow cooker & pour all remaining ingredients. Cook on high for 2 hrs, and on low for 6 hours.
Makes 6 Servings
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Crock Pot Beef and Chile Stew Recipe

3/4 pound lean beef stew meat, cut into 3/4" cubes
1 large onion, chopped
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 ( 14-1/2 ounce) ready-cut tomatoes with juice
1 (7 ounce) can diced green chiles, drained
1 (8.5 ounce) can whole-kernel corn, undrained
1-1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
l-1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
2 tbsp. yellow cornmeal

Combine all ingredients, except cornmeal, in a 3-1/2 qt. slow cooker, mixing well. Cover and cook on low 7-8 hrs or until meat is tender. Turn control to high. Stir in cornmeal. Cover and cook on high 20 to 25 min.
Makes 4 Servings
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Crock Pot Black Eyed Peas Recipe

3 to 4 slices uncooked bacon, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
4 green onions, tops included, finely chopped
1 cup of chopped, peeled fresh or canned tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 cup of water
1 pound fresh or frozen black eyed peas, thawed

Combine all ingredients in crockpot. Cover and cook on HIGH 5 to 6 hours.
Serves 4 to 6
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Crock Pot Beef Burrito Recipe

2 pounds boneless beef chuck or other pot roast
1 jalapeno chile, seeded and finely chopped
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules, or 1 cube
1 chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 can (16 oz.) refried beans, heated
6 to 8 tortillas, warmed

Trim away all fat from meat. In crockpot combine meat, chile, garlic, bouillon, onion, chili powder, cumin, cilantro and salt. Cover and cook on LOW 8 hours or until meat is very tender. Remove meat from crockpot. With 2 forks shred meat, combine with 3/4 cup cooking juices. Spread warm tortillas with refried beans, add shredded beef. Fold over sides and then roll up. Serve warm.

Add shredded cheese and salsa to this if desired.
Makes 6 to 8 Servings
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Crock Pot Chicken Spaghetti Recipe

1 1/2 lb. uncooked chicken with skin and bone
1 sm. jar of pimientos
1 lb. spaghetti
1 to 2 can of golden mushroom soup
1/2 c. American cheese
1/2 c. Mozzarella cheese

Skin the chicken and place both skin and chicken in either a Crockpot overnight or into boiling water until chicken is cooked completely. After removing both chicken and skin from the broth. cook the spaghetti in the broth. After the spaghetti is strained and washed, place the cooked spaghetti in the bottom of a 13x9x2 inch pan. Then, tear the chicken into bite size pieces and place them on top of the spaghetti. Now add the pimientos on top of the chicken. Spread the Campbell's golden mushroom soup onto the chicken and spaghetti mixture. Sprinkle both cheeses on top. Cook at 450 degrees for about 40 minutes or until the cheese on top melts.
Makes 4 servings
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Crock Pot Corn Beef and Cabbage

2-1/2 to 3 lb. corned beef brisket, with spice packet
1 large yellow onion, cut in small wedges
1 cup apple juice
1 bay leaf
1 small head green cabbage, cut into small wedges (about 1 lb.)

Place wedges of onion in the bottom of a 5 to 6 qt. crockpot that has been sprayed with non-fat cooking spray. Trim all visible fat from brisket, and if necessary, cut into smaller pieces to fit crockpot. Place corned beef on top of onion. Mix apple juice, spice packet, and bay leaf and pour over it. Place cabbage wedges on top of brisket. Cook on low setting for 10 to 12 hours.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
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MartyS Leftover Ham and Turkey Recipes
Karen in TX wanted recipes for left-over ham or turkey. This one works very well for either. I usually serve this with steamed rice, white or brown. Reheats in the microwave nicely.

Egg Foo Yung Fritata

2 stalks celery, chopped (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 can (14 oz.) bean sprouts, rinsed
1 can (4 oz.) mushrooms, drained (can use fresh if sautéed with onions)
1 cup or more roast pork, cubed (can use cooked & chopped chicken, turkey, ham or shrimp)
2 cups eggs or egg substitute or egg whites
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 can (8 oz.) water chestnuts, chopped (opt.) (I use the whole can)

Sauté celery and onions or microwave them about 2 to 3 minutes. Mix all ingredients and pour into a sprayed or oiled chef’s pan or a large casserole dish.
Bake about 35-40 minutes at 350° F. or until set and slightly browned. Serve hot with rice and Chinese Sauce. Recipe follows.

NOTE: These can be made plain without any meat.

Chinese Sauce
1 cup water
1 tsp. chicken bouillon granules (low sodium ok)
2 Tbsp. soy sauce (low sodium ok)
1 tsp. sugar or Splenda
1 tsp. molasses (or sorghum) (Bead molasses ok but expensive & not any better.)
1 Tbsp. cornstarch

Stir liquids into dry ingredients; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook until thickened.

NOTE: You can use canned or homemade chicken broth in place of the water and bouillon. If you do not have molasses, make it without and it will be ok but not as tasty as with.
MartyS in TN
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I believe this is the recipe M wanted in the 12/20 newsletter. I have read that a two step angel food mix will not work in this recipe. One of my friends mixes this up and sends it to her grandkids in college. You don't have to use a mug, you can use a ramekins or other microwave safe dish. Spraying the container with non stick spray is not crucial, but makes clean up much easier. The name of the recipe comes from the fact that you use 3 tablespoons of the mix, 2 Tablespoons of water and microwave for 1 minute. Make sure to include a measuring tablespoon if giving to a college student or anyone else who might not have one.
Robbie IN

3-2-1 Cake In A Mug

1 box Duncan Hines Angel Food Cake Mix
1 box any flavor regular Cake Mix

Mix the 2 cake mixes together in a gallon zip-lock bag.
To make the cake: spray mug or container with non stick spray and take 3 tablespoons cake mix; mix this with 2 tablespoons water; Mix together and micro-wave for 1 minute. Let this rest for 15 minutes and serve with toppings.
Top with Cool Whip, whipped cream, powdered sugar, fruit or frosting. Can add a few chocolate chips or other flavor chips to batter; can substitute juice for water, if it compliments the flavor of cake mix you use.
Robbie IN
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This is for Karen TX, who in the 12/29 newsletter requested recipes for using up her leftover ham and Turkey. With the ham, she could also make a traditional ham quiche, ham salad, ham and bean soup, split pea soup, and ham loaf. the turkey could easily be substituted in any recipe that uses cooked chicken. I always do this with our leftover turkey. Let us know if you need recipes for any of these items.
Robbie IN

Ham Quiche Wedges Using Bisquick Recipe

2 cups Bisquick baking mix
1/2 cup cold water
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, about 4 ozs.
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1 cup finely chopped ham

Heat oven to 425°. Grease 12-inch pizza pan. Mix baking mix and water until soft dough forms; beat vigorously 20 strokes. Gently smooth dough into ball on floured cloth-covered board. Knead 5 times. Press dough on bottom and up side of pan with floured hands. Bake 10 minutes. Mix eggs, sour cream and onions. pour over crust. Sprinkle ham over egg mixture. Bake until set, about 25 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Makes 6-8 servings.
Robbie IN
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It seems that very few make fudge during the holidays these days but when I was young it was quite common for all the moms and grandmas to make several batches of their individual special recipes - which was always a top-notch treat during the holiday season. I recently came across the following recipe which is extremely easy, uses very few ingredients and is overly rich, but still reminds me of those special times many years ago. Give this one a try and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. I was, but a second warning; it's very rich so cut the pieces small. And homemade fudge is a treat any time of the year. Mr. Myron Drinkwater - Lake Forest, CA

5-Minute Fudge Recipe

2 cups milk chocolate chips (semi-sweet works too)
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 handful of chopped English walnut or whole black walnut meats (optional)

Line an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 baking dish with parchment paper. Combine the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval until smooth, then add the vanilla, stirring for even distribution. Add any additional flavorings/mix-ins now. Spread evenly into the prepared baking dish, and refrigerate until firm (2 to 3 hours). Lift the fudge from the pan, and cut into desired size squares. Store in an airtight container. (I store mine in a zip-lock plastic bag in the refrigerator)
Mr. Myron Drinkwater - Lake Forest, CA
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My wife keeps seeing recipes that include coconut oil. I search 3 stores in town and no such item available.

What can be used instead of coconut oil in a recipe? Or where can you get coconut oil.
Ditto and Little One's Uncle Joe

Jenny Craig 

First, Happy New Year to all and may we have peace on earth and health for everyone.

Dec 29 NL Karen in TX requested recipes for leftover ham and turkey. The best suggestion I have is twofold. The first is ham spread and the second is ham loaf. No suggestions for the turkey. Barb in OKC

Instructions -
Grind ham in a food processor. You are making a sandwich spread so keep that in mind as you process the meat and vegetables.

Carrots, fine grind
Cheese of your choice (No need to grind, just grate and add to mixture) Pickles of your choice, have used both kinds, hubby prefers sliced sweet/ Bind it all with mayonnaise and a tad of dijon. Hubby also likes to add some mayo-based horseradish sauce for a kick. I never add salt. Add a dash of pepper (fresh ground of course) if you want. Chill until flavors have melded. Hope you enjoy.

Ham Loaf

Heat oven to 350°. In food processor, pulse chunks of ham until it reaches desired consistency. In a large bowl combine ham, fresh pork, mustard, onion, garlic, oatmeal, milk, eggs and parsley. Form into two loaves in prepared baking dish. In a small bowl combine glaze. Pour glaze gently over ham loaves allowing glaze to soak in, and bake uncovered 60-70 minutes (or per your oven as ovens vary). Baste 1-2 times during baking. Serve warm with glaze. Use a 9x13 baking dish, lightly sprayed with cooking spray.

1 1/2 lbs ground baked ham
1 lb ground fresh pork
1 TB spicy brown mustard or prepared mustard
1 onion, chopped fine
1 large clove garlic, minced fine
1/2 c. quick cooking oatmeal, uncooked
1/2 c. milk
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 TB dried parsley flakes

1/3 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. cider vinegar
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