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Pecan Recipes

Pecan Toffee Recipe

1/2 lb. pure butter
1 cup white sugar
1 Tbs. Karo
3 Tbs. cold water
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup pecan meal
4 oz. grated milk chocolate

Melt butter over medium heat. Add sugar slowly, stir until it dissolves. Add Karo and water. Cook over medium heat until it reaches 290 degrees. Immediately remove from heat and pour into buttered 15 x 9 cookie sheet. Spread to 1/4 thickness. Sprinkle chocolate over the top immediately. As soon as chocolate melts, swirl it with a fork. Sprinkle pecan meal over the top. Chill and crack into pieces.
Lisa TX
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Pecan Graham Crust Recipe

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
3 tablespoons butter, margarine may be used

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (175 degrees C.) Place graham cracker crumbs, pecans and coconut flakes on a cookie sheet Place in oven for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Remove the crumb mixture and let cool. In medium bowl, melt butter in microwave, about 30 seconds depending on your microwave. Add crumb mixture to butter and mix together well making sure butter is well incorporated. Use as crust for your favorite cheesecake, torte or cream pie.
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Pecan Crusted Pork Chops Recipe

6 Pork Chops
1/2 cup celery
1/2 cup bell pepper
1/2 cup onion
1 Tbs butter
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 cups beef broth
1 cup dry white rice
1/2 cup pecans chopped
2 Tbs worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper

In skillet, brown pork chops and set to the side, cook celery, bell pepper and onion in butter until soft. Stir in soup, rice, broth, pecans and worcestershire. Pour into a casserole dish. Place pork chops on top. Sprinkle with paprika and bake covered for 35 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Uncover and bake 10 minutes more or until pork chops are tender and golden.
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Pecan Salad Dressing Recipe

13oz. pkg cream cheese
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup orange juice
1 T. lemon juice 1 T. sugar
1/4 t. salt
1/3 cup chopped Surratt Farms pecans

Soften cream cheese. Add remaining ingredients except pecans. Beat until well blended. Stir in pecans. Chill well. Serve with fruit or crisp salad greens.
Yield: 1-1/3 cups
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Praline Popcorn Recipe

10 c. popped corn
1 c. pecan halves
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
2 tsp. instant coffee crystals or granules
1/3 c. butter
2 tbsp. corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix popcorn with pecan halves in large bowl. In 2 quart microwave- safe bowl, combine coffee, butter, and corn syrup. Microwave on high 2 minutes or until boils. Stir.

Microwave another 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Quickly pour syrup over popcorn, tossing to coat evenly.

Transfer 1/2 mixture to 12 x 8 (2 quart) microwave-safe dish. Microwave on high for 3 minutes, stirring every minute. Spread on foil to cool. Repeat with other 1/2 of mixture. Popcorn will become crisp as it cools. Store in air-tight container.
Linda NM
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Southern Pecan Pralines Recipe

2 c. brown sugar
1 c. water
1 c. cream
1 c. white sugar
3 c. pecans

Combine sugar, cream, and water in a saucepan and cook to soft ball stage (238). Remove from heat and beat until creamy. Add nuts and drop by teaspoon on a buttered plate.
Linda NM
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Candied Pecans Recipe

1 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
6 tbsp. milk
2 c. pecan halves
1/2 tsp. vanilla

In a medium saucepan combine first four ingredients. Cook at medium heat until softball stage. Minimum stirring.

Add 2 cups pecan halves and vanilla. Stir to coat pecans with sugar mixture.

Spread candied pecans on wax paper in a single layer. When cool, separate into each piece. Store in covered container.
Linda NM

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Broccoli Pecan Salad Recipe

3 C. Broccoli
1 C. Pecans
1 C. Celery
Miracle Whip
1/2 C. Green Onion
3 Or 4 Boiled Eggs
1 C. Zucchini
Salt And Pepper To Taste

Cut All Ingredients In Small Pieces; Salt And Pepper To Taste, Add Miracle Whip Generously As Salad Dressing.
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About 40 years ago I lived in Phoenix, and then in Bagdad, Arizona. In both places I could order Green Chile Verde off of a restaurant menu. Also ordered in a Mexican restaurant in Bountiful Utah. All were the same thing.

It would come in a bowl, fairly dark brown, about the thickness of medium gravy, opaque, not watery at all. It had pork and other stew ingredients in it, green chili. It was delicious, always a daub of shredded cheese on the top melting, served with flour tortillas.
Ever saw anything like that now?

The stuff they make here in NM, is watery, lots of chopped up stew stuff, but no where near the same thing, but the same name. Except for the green chili and Mexican spices could be a Midwestern stew.

Sure would like a recipe if you know anyone that has it. I have looked all over the Internet, and in every Arizona cookbook that I have ever saw.
All help greatly appreciated.
Bill, Alb

To all recipes using a cake mix
, I add 1 extra egg, 3/4 c flour, 1/2 c sugar, 2 T oil or butter, 1/4 c liquid ( milk, water, etc), and 1/4 c POTATO starch. I have used this recipe for years and I sell cakes professionally and no one ever knows that I sometimes use a box mix. I have also adjusted all from scratch recipes to include at least the potato starch as it makes cakes super tender. Hope this helps anyone struggling with the smaller mixes.
Happy baking!
Lisa East Texas

Years ago I went to an Indian restuarant and I would order what they called pineapple rice. I cannot find a recipe for it. Hopefully someone knows how to make it. It was sweet with raisins, nuts and pineapple tidbits in it.
Thank you, Judy in Montana

The tip is how to make a Bigger Cake from Mixes and this is how to do it:

1/2 Cup flour
1/2 Cup sugar
1 additional egg
1 tsp. baking powder
(optional) 1/4 Cup oil

I made a carrot cake adding the ingredients listed above along with some raisins, nuts, dash of allspice, and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. I frosted it with a can of cream cheese frosting and we had a delicious, big 9x13 cake! I did not add the additional oil and my cake was moist enough because of the raisins I think. Of course, you could always add some applesauce instead of oil.
Donna in Buffalo, MN and MartyS in TN

Judy R asked how to increase the size of our now downsized boxed cake mixes. I had this saved but the comments are not mine. Hope it helps. Donna in Buffalo, MN

The tip is how to make a Bigger Cake from Mixes and this is how to do it:

1/2 Cup flour
1/2 Cup sugar
1 additional egg
1 tsp. baking powder
(optional) 1/4 Cup oil

I made a carrot cake adding the ingredients listed above along with some raisins, nuts, dash of allspice, and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. I frosted it with a can of cream cheese frosting and we had a delicious, big 9x13 cake! I did not add the additional oil and my cake was moist enough because of the raisins I think. Of course, you could always add some applesauce instead of oil.

This may be helpful for people wanting to make boxed mixes taste homemade. I have used several of the suggestions and have never been disappointed. I copied this from another source but don't remember who it was. Donna in Buffalo, MN

How To Make Boxed Cake Mixes Taste Homemade
All it takes is a little thinking outside the box about what’s in the box…..
Here are a few of my favorite “doctored up” cake mix ideas:

*A fail-safe method to make all cake mixes better is to substitute buttermilk for all the liquid the box calls for. Because it’s so thick, you might have to add slightly more volume of buttermilk than a direct one-to-one ratio.
*Or….just substituting whole milk for the water will also make a big difference. It makes it more dense and more like a homemade cake.
*Devil’s food or chocolate cake mix is improved by substituting brewed coffee for the water, ounce per ounce. Just make sure it’s not too hot. Also, throwing in a handful of chocolate chips is another easy way to ramp up a boxed mix.
*Lemon yogurt (in lemon, butter, yellow, spice or white cakes mixes) makes a great substitute for some of the liquid called for on the box. Use 6 oz lemon yogurt, 2 T. oil and 2/3 cup water or buttermilk, then add the eggs called for on the box. Plain or vanilla yogurt will go with any cake mix flavor.
*Add grated fresh carrot to carrot cake mix.
*Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1 to 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice to any of the yellow or white cake mixes. All commercial cake mixes are very sweet, especially if they are frosted, and this helps balance the flavors.
*When making the basic cake (white, yellow, chocolate, etc.), sift the powder mix first. Then use applesauce instead of oil and add vanilla no matter what flavor cake you’re making.
*Add 2 T. of mayonnaise to the batter and it will taste more like homemade.
*Add pudding mix (i.e. lemon cake mix, lemon pudding).
*Add melted butter for all or part of the oil.
*Add “real chocolate” shavings in chocolate cakes.
*Use “Baker’s Joy” to spray baking pans, then sprinkle with a finely ground nut and sugar mix instead of flour.
*To any flavor cake mix, I add 1/4 to 1/2 cup self-rising flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Sift these ingredients together into the mixing bowl. When adding the liquid ingredients, add an extra tablespoon or two of water or milk to make the batter the right consistency. It makes the cake rise more and gives it a really smooth texture.
*Turn yellow cake mix into orange by using orange juice instead of water, add a tsp or two of extract for more orange flavor and put some orange zest in.
*Use coconut milk (full fat) to replace the liquids in both chocolate and vanilla cake mixes.
Sources:chow.com, gardenweb.com

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Marilyn's Salad Recipes
These are long time stand-bys. Quick & easy for everyday. Nancy, I had to pick quick ones to make up for sending you that WonTon Soup ! Marilyn in FL

Everyday In-a-Hurry Waldorf

1/4 c. Hellman's Mayonnaise
1 T. milk or cream
1/4 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 c. brown raisins or craisins
4 large sweet apples

Mix all but raisins & apples. Peel (or not) & dice apples, then add them with the raisins & mix. Chill till dinner. Serves 4.

Easy Killed Lettuce

1 head leaf lettuce, washed, dried, & torn
4 scallions, sliced
7 slices bacon, diced
1/4 c. cider vinegar

Combine lettuce & onions in serving bowl. Cut bacon with kitchen shears onto a microwave plate with grooves that will save the drippings; put a few paper towels over it to cut down on spatters. Microwave 4 minutes, or till bacon pieces are done. Pour vinegar on salad; toss. Pour drippings & bacon pieces on salad & toss again. Grind on some pepper & serve right away, it doesn't hold very well. Serves 2-4.
Marilyn in FL

Favorite Feta and Leaf

Use amount you need:
Leaf lettuce or romaine, washed, dried, chilled
Tomato wedges or grape tomatoes
Chopped scallions
Plenty of feta cheese
Peppercorn Ranch Salad Dressing

Use a good handful of torn lettuce for the base, add tomato, scallions, & crumbled cheese. Dress very sparingly with Peppercorn Ranch. Keep & serve very very cold.
Marilyn in FL
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