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May 25, 2014  | Everyday Recipes
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Anne in Mississauga sent some suggestions for my sour grapes. I appreciate the ideas and will see if I can make some of them work for baking. I’ll try drying some in the oven first.
Betty in ME

Hello all Nancylanders,
I'm sharing three recipes that are favorites in my family and requested often.

Apple Cranberry Crisp Recipe

1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup butter flavored shortening, melted (use whatever you have on hand)
1 Tbsp. water
1 (16 oz) can whole cranberry sauce
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
6 Granny Smith or McIntosh apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced (I prefer McIntosh)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In med. bowl mix together oats, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Stir in melted shortening and water to form a crumbly mixture. In large pan mix together cranberry sauce and cornstarch. Bring to boil, remove from heat. Stir in the apple slices. Spread into 8x8 glass baking dish (I double the recipe and use a 9x13 glass cake pan and bake about 10 min longer). Crumble the oat mixture over the apples. Bake in preheated oven for 35 min or til apples are tender. Serve warm or cold with Cool Whip or Ice Cream.
Dianne in Wisconsin
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Cranberry Walnut Bread for the Bread Machine

1 cup warm water
1/4 cup packed brown sugar(can use white)
4-1/2 tsp. butter, softened
1-1/4 tsps. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3 cups bread flour
2-1/4 tsps. dry yeast
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup dried cranberries

Forget the old rules on loading your bread maker. A bakery cook taught me
how to do this and it works every time.
1. Put liquids in bread machine first
2. Next add flour - smooth flour over corners to cover liquid
3. Add other ingredients(salt - cinnamon etc.)
4. Add nuts and cranberries
5. Add your yeast last(this prevents killing the yeast in water if water is
too hot)

I load my bread machine like this for all bread recipes and have never had a bad loaf or one that doesn't rise properly.
Dianne in Wisconsin
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Homemade Dumplings Recipe

3 eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder

Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Add eggs and mix with spoon. Add enough water (I start with 1/4 cup) to moisten. Drop by heaping Tbsp. into boiling salted water or broth. If you want smaller dumplings use tsp. Cook in water uncovered til dumplings look fluffy (about 20 min.) I like to cook my dumplings in broth and serve them with gravy.
Dianne in Wisconsin
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This is for Jana, 5/24 newsletter, who is still searching for a mayonnaise based dressing to use on pasta salad. This may be what she wants. It is very good, but I don't make it often, as so many of our family are on low fat diets due to health restrictions.
Robbie IN

Mayonnaise Based Salad Dressing Recipe

1/4 cup granulated sugar or to taste
salt to taste
1 pinch ground black pepper
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup good quality mayonnaise (Not Miracle Whip)
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 Tbsp white vinegar
2 Tbsp lemon juice

In a small mixing bowl, thoroughly combine the sugar, salt, black pepper, milk, mayonnaise, buttermilk, vinegar and lemon juice, beating until the mixture is smooth. Use on pasta salads, coleslaw or vegetable/lettuce salads.
Robbie IN
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Most bean salads don't have the perfect balance of sweet and tart for my taste buds, but I finally found this recipe and won't use anything else now. I could eat it all myself!

Favorite 5 Bean Salad Recipe

1 (15 oz.) can each of kidney beans, yellow wax beans, green beans,
garbanzo beans and butter beans, drained
1 green pepper, diced
1 onion, thinly sliced & separated into rings

In bowl, put drained beans and add green pepper and onion.
1/3 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup cider vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder

Mix into beans, green pepper and onions. Cover and marinate 24 hours before serving. This will keep a long time in the refrigerator.
Judy (in Alaska)
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I'm sure you'll want to make these yummy ribs often once you have tried them. You can also use frozen lemonade concentrate (thawed) in place of the orange.

Spunky Spareribs Recipe

4 lbs. spareribs
1 can (6 oz.) froze orange juice concentrate, thawed
1-1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/8 tsp. pepper

Place ribs, meaty side down, in shallow roasting pan. Roast at 450 for 30 minutes; drain off fat. Turn ribs and roast 30 minutes longer. Drain fat. Combine remaining ingredients and brush on ribs. Reduce oven temperature to 350. Roast ribs, covered, for 1 hour, or until tender,
brushing with sauce occasionally.
Makes 4 servings.
Judy (in Alaska)
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This cake brings back memories of my dear mother, as she liked it so much, and I would make it for her when the strawberries would ripen in our garden. I also add 1 tsp. vanilla to cake batter.

Strawberry Crunch Cake Recipe

2 (10 oz.) pkgs. frozen sliced strawberries, thawed
1 cup butter
1-1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup dairy sour cream
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts - I use pecas
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
4 tsp. cornstarch
Whipped cream
Fresh strawberries (for garnish)

Drain frozen strawberries well, reserving syrup. Beat together with electric mixer; the butter, 1-1/4 cups sugar, eggs, sour cream, flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Spread half of the batter into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Spoon drained strawberries evenly over. Combine nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon and 2 tbsp. sugar; sprinkle half over strawberries. Spread remaining batter over and sprinkle with remaining nut mixture. Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes, until tests done. Cool. Spoon sauce over each piece, topped with whipped cream and a fresh strawberry.

combine cornstarch and syrup from strawberries and heat on medium heat until thickened and bubbly, stirring. Cool.
Judy (in Alaska)
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I noticed several cans of mandarin orange in my pantry. Went through my recipes and found some of my favorite recipes using mandarin oranges.

Mandarin Orange and Pineapple Cake Recipe

1 box Duncan Hines yellow butter cake mix
4 eggs
1/2 c. Crisco oil
1 (11 oz.) can mandarin orange slices with juice
9 oz. container Cool Whip
1 (5-1/2 oz.) can crushed pineapple with juice
1 large pkg. instant vanilla pudding

Mix cake mix, eggs, Crisco and orange slices and bake in 3 (9-inch) round layer cake pans at 350° for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Mix Cool Whip, crushed pineapple and juice and package of pudding together and spread between cooled layers, on top and sides. Keep cake in refrigerator.
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Mandarin Orange and Red Onion Salad Recipe

1 large head red leaf lettuce, torn
1 red onion, thinly sliced in rings and separated
11 oz. can Mandarin oranges, drained

6 Tbsp. oil
2 Tbsp. tarragon vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar

Mix dressing. Toss with fruits and vegetables. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 Servings
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Mandarin Orange Pie Recipe

1 can condensed milk
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 (9 oz.) Cool Whip
1 (14 ounce) can mandarin oranges
1 cup chopped nuts
2 graham cracker crusts

Mix all ingredients; fill pie crusts and refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving.
Makes 2 Pies
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Mandarin Orange and Artichoke Salad Recipe

1 head green leaf lettuce, washed, drained and torn into pieces
1 head red leaf lettuce, washed, drained and torn into pieces
1 (16 oz.) can artichoke hearts, quartered
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can Mandarin oranges, drained
1 (8 oz.) bottle Italian dressing (use as desired)
2 oz. grated Parmesan cheese (use as desired)
2 to 3 oz. grated Cheddar cheese

Prepare lettuce. Add quartered artichoke hearts, drained Mandarin oranges and Parmesan cheese. When ready to serve, coat with Italian dressing. Add Cheddar cheese.
Makes 4 servings
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Cashew Chicken Stir Fry with Oranges

1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges
1/4 cup stir-fry sauce
2 chicken breasts, skinned and boned
3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/4 cup cashews
1 garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 lb. snow peas
1/4 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced

Reserve 2 tablespoons syrup from oranges. Blend reserved syrup with stir-fry sauce. Set aside.

Cut chicken into bite size pieces. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in hot wok or large skillet. Add chicken, cashews and garlic. Stir-fry 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Heat remaining oil in saucepan. Add onion and stir-fry 2 minutes. Add peas and mushrooms. Stir-fry 2 minutes longer. Add chicken and stir-fry. Add sauce mixtures. Cook until vegetables are coated. Remove from heat and stir in oranges.
Makes 4 Servings
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A while back there was a recipe for baked beans with pineapple in it.  I have misplaced my recipe.  Could someone tell me how to find it?

My husband has asked me to find a recipe for marinade sauce that has soy sauce in it.  He would like a recipe for a marinade that uses Worcestershire sauce too. Can one of you NancyLanders help me with these recipes.  They need to be TNT recipes that you have tried.  This recipe site is so special because the recipes are TNT recipes that have been tried by others before.  It makes me have more faith in the recipe than a site that just post any recipe without trying them.
Mary Ann

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I read with interest your weather note and just thought how often I fail to appreciate whatever comes my way. We had a very wet and cool spring and I was complaining about rain whereas your area sorely needed it. I have come to realize it is good that mankind can't control the weather as it would be all loused up. Have a great weekend and I remember when we called it Decoration Day. When I was in grade school the entire school walked to the local cemetery and we were each given a small 3x5 " flag to carry. In first grade, I thought they were giving it to us and was sorely disappointed to have to turn it back in. After a brief ceremony, we were dismissed for the summer vacation. Memories!
Elaine/Nana in SE Ohio

Good morning Nancy,
I'm so glad you finally got rain. I hope I don't have to water my garden like I did last summer all summer - veggies just don't taste the same when I have to water them. All three of my kitties are scared to death of rain and thunder. They all run and hide. The newsletter looks great.
Dianne in Wisconsin

Lots of rain came down late last night and early this morning. As usual 4th Street between Frankfort and the Loop was under water. As usual when 4th Street is flooding there are a lot of ducks swimming across the street. When they built Walmart near 4th and Frankfort somebody didn't think ahead. It was built in a dryland lake bed. The land is dry most of the time but with flooding, the rain covers up most of the parking lot and sometimes floods the inside of the Walmart. They were lucky this time because only their parking lot was covered. I call it "Lake Walmart." About the only part parking lot not covered with water today was the handicapped parking. Got my prescriptions and groceries and got out as quick as I could.
More rain is expected tonight.

I loved looking out in my back yard this morning. I was one big lake. Little One and Ditto had so much fun watching the birds take a bath in the water. It was so much fun to watch. Both cats do a lot of talking back and forth when watching the birds. It is such a joy to see it rain after such a long time without rain. My favorite saying is, "I saw it rain once, but I was much younger then."

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