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July 13, 2014  | Everyday Recipes
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Today's TNT NancyLander submitted recipes include Chocolate Gravy with Biscuits, Honey Apple Pancakes, Crock Pot Apple Dumplings, Blackberry Cobbler, Gazpacho Soup, Dill Dip, Yeast Raised Dill Bread,  Fried Tomatoes with Gravy and several yellow squash recipes.


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One of our favorites at our house is Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits.

Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits Recipe

1/4 c. flour
1/4 c. cocoa (unsweetened)
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. milk
2 cans prepared biscuits (16-20 biscuits)

Mix all dry ingredients together (flour, cocoa, sugar and salt). Then add vanilla and about 1/2 cup of the milk. Cook on medium heat for 8 minutes or until it starts to get thick. Then gradually add the rest of the milk until mixture begins to boil. Test for thickness and stir constantly until mixture is gravy thick. Heat biscuits in 450 degrees oven until brown and serve hot gravy over buttered biscuits.
Makes 8 servings
Janet in Colorado


This is for Myron Drinkwater, who lost his recipe for this dish. This is good using either buttermilk biscuits or crescent rolls.
Robbie IN

Crockpot Apple Dumplings Recipe

8 canned buttermilk biscuits - Can also use 2 packages crescent rolls
2-3 apples, peeled and diced
Lemon Juice to drizzle over apples to prevent browning
2/3 Cups sugar
1/3 Cup brown sugar
1 stick butter, melted
1/2 Cup orange or apple juice
cinnamon sugar for topping You can make your own or buy it. See recipe below. Only use a portion of the recipe on this dish; save the remainder for the next time or use on muffins, toast, etc.

Spray slow cooker with non stick cooking spray. Separate each biscuit into 2 layers. Wrap a biscuit layer around a slice of apple, stretching the biscuit slightly to overlap, and seal on the bottom. Place the wrapped slices, sealed-side down, in the crockpot. In a small saucepan combine both sugars, butter and orange juice. Stir until melted and sugar is dissolved. Pour over the rolls. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top of dumplings.

Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours
Robbie IN

Cinnamon Sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Blend well. Use to top hot buttered toast or use on coffee cakes, cookies, or other desserts.
Robbie IN
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Nancy, use these responses to recent requests as you have space in the newsletter. I thought you might have lots of responses to these requests, so held off on sending my ideas until now
Robbie IN

Both Robert and Donna recently asked for suggestions on stocking their freezers with make ahead meals. Here are items I usually have in the freezer; various types of lasagna, chili and other soups, filling for tacos, tostados, enchiladas and other Mexican dishes, dump chicken recipes, spaghetti/marinara sauce for our favorite Italian dishes and packets of browned ground beef or turkey to use in our favorite casseroles. Since Robert is cooking for only two, he could make a lasagna an divide it between 2 small baking dishes. Using fresh ground beef, Robert could also mix up a meat loaf and divide it unbaked between two pans, if it is not likely that they will eat a whole meat loaf once it is baked. Meat loaf sandwiches are great, but not everyone likes them an a whole meat loaf may give them to many meals. I would not use frozen ground meat to make a meat loaf that I was going to put in the freezer and bake at another time. For additional ideas walk through the freezer section of your grocery store for ideas, If you can buy it frozen, you can make it at home and freeze it.
Robbie IN

Adelle Germany recently asked why July 4 was a holiday in the US. It is the day that we celebrate the founding of the nation. Parades, live bands, fire works and family gatherings with lots of food are a huge part of the celebration. Our next major holiday is Labor Day, which used to signify the end of summer vacation for school age kids and the start of the new school year. In many parts of the US this is no longer the case, as school now starts in August. Labor Day is celebrated the first Monday in September and became a national holiday in 1894 AS A TRIBUTE TO WORKING MEN AND WOMEN.
Robbie IN

Betty asked in the 6/30 newsletter how to convert a waffle recipe to pancakes. This is what I have done.
Robbie IN

Eliminate the oil from the recipe. Most pancakes don't need oil so you can just disregard that part of the ingredients on your waffle recipe. If you want some oil in your pancakes use 1 - 2 Tablespoons. Stick with the waffle recipe measurements for your flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk and eggs.

Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. You now have your batter for your pancakes. Add a little bit of milk to your pancake batter if you like your pancakes a little on the thinner side. Other than this minor adjustment, you should be ready to cook your pancakes.
Robbie IN


 


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Sorry I'm slow at responding to Erma in Missouri's request for
a Blackberry Cobbler recipe. This is my sis in law's recipe, which
I have not made, but I have tasted and it's so yummy and with so few ingredients too! She didn't list what size baking dish she uses, but I would say maybe a 1-1/2 quart one? I think it's different from the recipes that have already been sent in?

Delicious Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
3/4 cup milk
2-1/2 cups fresh blackberries

Melt butter in a casserole dish. In bowl, mix 1 cup sugar, flour baking powder and milk until smooth. Pour this over the melted butter. Sprinkle berries evenly over the batter; top with remaining 3/4 cup sugar. Bake at 350 for about 1 hour until top crust is formed and golden brown. Serve warm with whipped cream, or ice cream.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Fiesta Tini Recipe

1 pkg. (24 oz) Bob Evans Original Mashed Potatoes
1 cup tortilla chips, crushed
2 c. Bob Evans Zesty Hot Roll Sausage
1/2 c. diced tomatoes
8 oz. taco sauce
1/2 c. Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 c. sour cream
2/3 c. green onions, diced (green tops only)
4 whole taco chips for garnish

Prepare potatoes by following directions on pkg. Place 3/4 c. potatoes in martini glass. Sprinkle 1/4 c. crushed chips over potatoes. Place 1/2 c. crumbled sausage in center of chips & evenly spread over crushed tortilla chips. Sprinkle 2 T. of diced tomatoes over crumbled sausage. Spoon 1/2 oz. taco sauce over diced tomatoes. Sprinkle w/ 1 1/2 T. shredded cheddar cheese. Place a dollop (1 T) sour cream in center of glass. Garnish each lightly w/diced green onion & 1 whole tortilla chip. (Can use either Bob Evans Origianl Roll Sausage or Zesty Hot Roll Sausage.
Makes 4 Mashtinis
Athena in DE ( Source: BobEvans.com
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Here's another (my favorite) Gazpacho Soup recipe:

Gazpacho Soup from the Corner Cupboard in Rehoboth Beach, DE featured in " America's Country Inn Cookbook", R. T. French Co. of Rochester, NY.

2 T. olive oil
2 t. lemon juice
3 c. tomato juice
2 c. diced tomatoes
1 c. finely chopped celery
1 c. beef broth
1/4 c. finely chopped onion
1 T. Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1/4 t. hot pepper sauce
chopped or sliced green pepper & cucumber
Croutons

Beat together oil & lemon juice. Stir in tomato juice, tomatoes, celery, beef broth, onion, Worcestershire, salt, pepper & hot pepper sauce. Chill. Garnish w/green pepper, cucumber & croutons.
6 servings.
Athena in DE
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Hello again everyone...
This recipe for dill bread is a little different from the usual quick bread types, as it is a yeast raised dough, with a lot of fresh dill. It's worth a try, and though takes a while, doesn't actually have a lot of hands on time.

Yeast Raised Dill Bread Recipe

1 pkg yeast
1/2 cup warm water
2 tbsp sugar
1 egg (beaten)
3-1/2 cups ± bread flour
3/4 cup ricotta cheese (drained)
1/3 cup chopped onion (use Vidalia if in season)
1/2 cup chopped fresh dill
1/4 tsp baking soda
1-1/2 tsp salt

Dissolve yeast in water; add sugar, egg, 1 cup of the flour and stir. Then add the onions, dill and ricotta cheese. Stir well and let sit until “foamy” for about ˝ hour.

Mix the salt and soda with the one cup of the remaining flour; add to the dough; add another cup of flour and then knead in the remaining flour until the dough is smooth and elastic. I use the dough hook on a free standing mixer and knead the dough for about 15 minutes.

Let rise until double in size… usually an hour or so… depending on room temperature.

Makes one large loaf… or 2 small loaves… or one small loaf and several rolls. Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes, or until done, depending on the size of pan you have and your oven. When done, brush the top with melted butter and place a damp towel over the top of the loaf for about 5 minutes. This will make the top crust nice and soft. Before the loaf is cool sprinkle it with coarse salt.

I have a lot of dill in my garden this year. Does anyone have any recipes using dill?
Jerry from Upstate NY
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In the 7-12-14 newsletter Robbie had a great apple dumpling recipe. Your ingredients said to peel and dice 2 or 3 apples. In the directions you said to pull the dough around the apple slice. Should the apples be sliced into quarters rather than diced?
Nancy Z-R in S Fl


Yellow Squash Patties Recipe

3/4 lb. small yellow squash, sliced thin
1 egg, beaten
1/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 c. plus 2 Tbsp. cornbread mix (not Jiffy)
1 medium onion, chopped
Wesson oil

Cook squash in a small amount of boiling water 10 to 15 minutes with the onion or until tender. Drain well; mash enough squash to measure about 1 heaping cup. Combine the one cup squash with beaten egg; combine well. Sift flour, salt and baking powder together. Add corn bread mix and combine.

Add squash mixture and onion to dry ingredients; stir until blended. Drop by level tablespoonfuls into hot oil. Cook until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels.
Serves two.
Mary A
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Fried Squash Recipe

squash
eggs
flour
salt
vegetable oil

Slice squash 1/4-inch thick and sprinkle with salt. Beat the eggs. Spread decent amount of flour on dish and dab flour on both sides of squash. Dip squash in beaten eggs. Pour 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil in frying pan. Fry squash on both sides. Wait until the squash becomes yellow on outside or until cooked.
Mary A
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Yellow Squash Muffins Recipe

2 lb. yellow squash
2 eggs
1 c. melted butter
1 c. sugar
3 c. flour
1 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. baking
powder
1 tsp. salt

Wash squash; trim ends. Cut into 1-inch slices. Cook in a small amount of water 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and mash. Measure 2 cups of squash; set aside. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Make a well in center. Add squash. To dry ingredients, stir until moist. Spoon into greased muffin pans, 3/4 full. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
Makes 12 muffins
Mary A
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Squash Puppies Recipe

5 medium-sized yellow squash
1 egg
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 medium onion, chopped
3/4 c. self-rising cornmeal
1/4 c. all-purpose or
self-rising flour
salt and pepper (as desired)

Trim ends off squash, slice and place in a Dutch oven. Cover squash with water; cook over medium heat 20 minutes or until tender. Drain squash well, mash and drain again. Add salt and pepper. Combine squash and egg, buttermilk, onion, cornmeal and flour. Drop mixture by scant tablespoonfuls into hot oil (350 degrees); fry 5 minutes.
Yields about 2-1/2 dozen.
Mary A
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Here is a recipe from my grandmother. I remember eating these when I was young. She told me that during the hard times about all they had to eat was vegetables from the garden. She shared a couple of her favorite recipes with me. This is one of them.

Fried Tomatoes with Gravy Recipe

4 large ripe tomatoes
1/4 c. plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour, divided
1/4 c. plus 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, divided
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 c. milk

Cut tomatoes into 1/2 inch slices; dredge in 1/4 cup flour. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add tomatoes and cook until golden brown, turning once. Arrange the tomatoes on a serving platter and sprinkle with salt, pepper and brown sugar. Keep warm. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in pan drippings; add remaining 2 tablespoons flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Spoon over tomatoes and serve immediately.
Yield: 6 to 8 servings.
Sharon
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Deb's Cukes Recipe

Put into a medium sized bowl.
4 cucumbers sliced (peel if you wish)
1 /2 red onion sliced

Combine and mix:
3/4 cup Mayonnaise do not use salad dressing but you can use Plain Greek Yogurt
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp sugar
2 Tbsp dill weed chopped fresh works best
sprinkle of salt

Pour over the cucumbers and onions and chill for 3-4 hours.
NanCee in SD
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This is for Diane WI, who wanted a dill dip recipe that used Miracle Whip instead of mayonnaise. I have found that I can substitute Miracle Whip for mayonnaise in most recipes, as most in our family prefer the Miracle Whip.
Robbie IN

Vegetable Dill Dip Recipe

1 cup sour cream
1 cup Miracle Whip
1 Tablespoon dill weed
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon minced onion
Dash garlic powder

Thoroughly mix all together. Can eat immediately, but is better if it is refrigerated for at least an hour, so flavors can blend.
Robbie IN

This recipe was also sent in by two other NancyLanders. Linda C and one did not have a name on the recipe.
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This is the dish I'm preparing for supper today that we really do enjoy. I buy the rotisserie chicken at the deli to use for this. Could probably use thin spaghetti in place of the linguini.

Chicken Cazuela Recipe

1 pkg. (12 oz.) linguini
1 can (2.8 oz.) French fried onions
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup prepared chicken bouillon
1 can (4 oz.) diced green chilies
2 tbsp. diced pimientos
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Break linguini in half and cook according to package directions; drain. In a greased 9 x 13 inch pan, layer hot cooked linguini, 1/2 can of the French onions and all the chicken. In a small bowl, combine soup, bouillon, chilies and pimiento and pour over top of the chicken. Top with cheese and bake uncovered at 350 for 30 minutes, until heated through. Top with remaining onions and bake 5 more minutes, until golden brown.

NOTE: I use Campbell's Healthy Request soup for this recipe. To make the chicken bouillon, I bring 1/2 cup water to boil in microwave and add 1/2 tsp. dry chicken bouillon granules to it, stirring to dissolve.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Mr. Myron Drinkwater was asking what proportions of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice to use in place of apple pie spice in the Crock Pot Apple Dumplings recipe that appeared in the July 7th newsletter. It calls for 1 tbsp. of apple pie spice, so I would use 1 tsp. each of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.
Judy (in Alaska)

Here is another wonderful recipe that also uses apple pie spice, that we really enjoy at our house.

Honey Apple Pancakes Recipe

1-1/4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. apple pie spice
1 egg
3/4 cup apple juice
1/3 cup milk
2 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. cooking oil

Beat together the egg, juice, milk, honey and oil. In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Add liquid mixture all at once to dry mixture and stir just to combine, but still "lumpy". I get 10 to 12 pancakes the size I make, but I don't make real big ones.
Judy (in Alaska) 
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