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Here are two of my family’s favorite recipes for the holidays.

Jane Ann's Favorite Southern Pecan Pie Recipe

2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
2 T. milk
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 t. flour
1 stick melted butter
1 cup pecan halves
Refrigerated pie crust

Beat together eggs, vanilla and milk. Add brown sugar, sugar and flour. Stir in adding oleo. Beat this well. Add pecan halves and stir. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake at 325° for 35-45 minutes. Sometimes I pour this into 2 pie shells.
Jane Ann in Alabama
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Jane Ann's Favorite French Christmas Cake Recipe

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
6 eggs
1 box of vanilla wafers (12 oz) finely crushed
1 can of coconut (7oz)
1-1/2 broken pecans
1/2 cup of milk

Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. The add vanilla wafer crumbs and milk alternately, a little at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in pecans and coconut. Pour into greased and floured 9 inch tube or Bundt pan. Bake at 350°for 1 ½ hours. Let cake cool completely before removing from pan. It breaks very easily if removed while still hot or warm.

*Note: Check cake after an hour, particularly if you are using a dark Teflon lined pan. It may not take the full 1 ½ hour to bake. It depends on your oven.
Jane Ann in Alabama
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Robbie's No Bake Pumpkin Pie Recipes
Here are my 2 recipes for no bake pumpkin pie for Sandy OH, who had questions about a similar recipe to my first one, that was in the 11/14 newsletter. I think there was a typing error in that recipe, but can not say for sure. Since you were hoping to make the pie for Thanksgiving I thought I would share my recipes. I am hoping a bag of marshmallows still contains 60, but to be safe you might want to count them if you make the second recipe. Most items seem to contain less these days and this is an old recipe.
Robbie IN

Robbie's No Bake Pumpkin Pie Recipe

2 cups milk
1 cup pumpkin- not pumpkin pie filling
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 small packages Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix.
1 8 oz. tub Cool Whip & more for top, if desired
1 baked pie crust

Mix first 3 ingredients. Add dry pudding mix, fold in Cool Whip. Fill pie shell and
chill. Top with additional Cool Whip, if desired.
8 servings.
Robbie IN

Robbie's No Bake Pumpkin Pie #2 Recipe

1 baked pie crust or graham cracker pie crust
60 marshmallows (should be 1 bag, but count to be sure)
1 c. milk
2 c. pumpkin- not pumpkin pie filling
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2 c. Cool Whip and additional Cool Whip for top, if desired

Melt marshmallows and milk together. Add pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Cool mixture. Add Cool Whip to pumpkin mixture. Put in pie crust and refrigerate. Serve with Cool Whip on top.
Robbie IN

Thank you so much. I haven't gotten a correction on the other recipe.
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Susan's Cranberry Corn Relish Recipe

1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 tbsp minced fresh cilantro
1 16 oz can whole-berry cranberry sauce
1 15.25 oz can whole-kernel corn, drained
4.5 oz can mild green chiles, drained

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes.
Yield: 3-1/2 cups (serving size 1/4 cup)
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In Robbies peppermint patties it says mix first 4 ingredients, add milk the milk in the recipe is the 4th ingredient so is milk mixed with first 3 or is some ingredient missing???
Mary Ann Upstate N. Y. near Lake Ontario.

Mary Ann's Sugar Free Chocolate Fudge Recipe

2 pkgs. (8 ozs. each) cream cheese softened
2 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened chocolate melted and cooled
Sugar substitute equivalent to 1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans

In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, chocolate, sugar substitute and vanilla until smooth. Stir in pecans. Pour into an 8" square baking pan lined with foil. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Cut into 16 squares. Serve chilled.

Calories 147 Carbs 5 gm Fat 14 gm sodium 84 mg Cholesterol 31 mg
Mary Ann
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You will make any meal special when you serve these potatoes as a side dish.

We can make a meal on them alone. I haven't prepared these for quite awhile, so I'm not sure what the size of the canned crab is now. It seems most can sizes are less than they use to be.

Judy's Crab Stuffed Baked Potatoes Recipe

4 baked potatoes
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 tbsp. grated onion
1 cup shredded cheese
1 can crab, drained & flaked
Salt & pepper, to taste

Cut a thin slice off top of baked potatoes and scoop out pulp. Mash well and add butter, milk, salt and pepper and whip till fluffy. Mix in onion, cheese and crab. Pile into potato shells and sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Pat's Favorite Spicy Pecans Recipe

2 cups sugar
1 cup water
2 lbs. pecan halves
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 Tablespoon paprika
1 Teaspoon cumin
1/2 Teaspoon cayenne

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Combine water and sugar in small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium high and simmer for 10 minutes. Combine nuts and spices. Pour sugar mixture over and mix well. Pour onto cookie tray lined with parchment paper and bake for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
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This is from a 2009 newsletter and is scrumptious. It will again be served at our Thanksgiving dinner.
Robbie IN

Carolyn's Cauliflower Broccoli Casserole with Cream Cheese Recipe

This creamy casserole can be made a day ahead, refrigerated and then baked just before dinner. Using frozen vegetables makes this dish a cinch.
Makes 10 servings.

1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs (I used canned Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning, divided
1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli florets, thawed
1 package (16 ounces) frozen cauliflower florets, thawed
2 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup), I used frozen onion
2 tablespoons flour, I used Wondra, no lumps!
1 teaspoon Garlic Salt, I use garlic powder but less of it
1/4 teaspoon Coarse Ground Pepper
1 1/4 cups milk
4 ounces (1/2 package) cream cheese, cut-up – I used the 1/3 less fat cream cheese-cheese

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons melted butter and 1/2 teaspoon of the Italian seasoning in small bowl. Set aside. Cut up any large broccoli florets or cauliflower into bite-size pieces. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in flour, remaining 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, garlic salt and pepper. Add milk; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add cream cheese and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese; cook and stir until cream cheese is melted. Add vegetables; toss gently to coat. Spoon into 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle top evenly with crumb mixture.

Bake 40 minutes or until heated through and top is lightly browned.
one serving Calories 179 Carbs 13 g
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Betty's Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

1-/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon soda
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup pumpkin
1 3/4 cup quick cooking oatmeal
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Sift together flour, salt, soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg and set aside. Cream butter and add sugar, egg and pumpkin and beat well. Mix in dry ingredients. Stir in oats, dates and pecans. Drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375º for 15 minutes.
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Reply to Jerry:
Savoy cabbage can be used in any recipe that requires cabbage, has several recipes.
Athena in DE=

Make your favorite grilled sandwich, but instead of cooking it in a frying pan, use a non stick waffle iron. Lift the lid for a peak until the outside is browned the way you like it, and melted cheese is peaking out all over.

There will be some crispy cheese around the edges, but a difference deliciousness, that is hard to describe.

I am just a butter, cheese, and bread man with a slice of pickle on the serving dish, but this changes things for the better.
Then tell me it wasn't good.......
bill, Alb.

My husbands friend went moose hunting and gave him a roast. How do I make it? Should I use a crock pot or roast it in the oven? Please can some of you great cooks help me?

This is a follow up on the Pina Colada Trifle recipe that I shared in the 11/16 newsletter. I reread Sandra's request and realized the recipe she wanted had something in it that was pink. My recipe lacks that, but the coconut or even the Cool Whip could be tinted pink using food coloring, or I think if you mixed in some of the juice from the maraschino cherries that could also add a pink tint. Just don't use too much of the juice, unless you reduce the amount of milk you use, or the end result may be runny. Others may have ideas on adding pink to my recipe. I am not sure what flavor Jello could have been used or how to add it to my recipe.
Robbie IN

This is a perfect blend and the result is very good. You could make your own cranberry sauce, but I've always used the canned.

Judy's Cranberry Mincemeat Pie Recipe

Crust for double 9" pie (unbaked)
1-1/2 cups prepared cranberry sauce
1-1/2 cup prepared mincemeat
1/4 cup fresh orange juice

Mix cranberry sauce, mincemeat and orange juice and turn into unbaked pie crust. Put on top crust (I like to make a lattice crust for the top). Bake 40 minutes at 425 degrees.

We like this slightly warm, topped with vanilla ice cream, but is good cold too.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Jean's Do Ahead Potato Recipes
Do Ahead Mashed Potatoes
(using real potatoes)

8 to 10 potatoes (or more if needed) peeled and cut up
6 to 8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup or a little more of sour cream (depends on how many potatoes you peeled.
Salt, pepper and 1/2 stick of margarine or butter.

Cook the potatoes in salted water, drain and mash with the rest of the ingredients.
Place in casserole that you have butter or sprayed with Pam.
Cover with foil. When ready to heat, have your oven at 350 degrees and finish baking for about 45 minutes.
These are really good.

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
Using Instant Potatoes
The following are great when you don't want to peel potatoes. They freeze well in Ziploc bags too.

6 to 7 cups of instant mashed potatoes (according to package directions, but don't add butter)
1 (8 ounce) cream cheese
1 (8 ounce) sour cream
1/2 to 1 tsp. or more onion powder (to taste)
1/8 to 1/4 tsp. Pepper

Make potatoes according to box directions, but leave out butter. Add cream cheese, onion powder and pepper. Stir till incorporated. Add enough sour cream to make a nice consistency. If the potatoes seem too 'loose' or not stiff enough, add a little more potato flakes and stir. If they are too thick add enough hot water and butter to make a good consistency.

I put these in an ovenproof serving dish and cover with foil or plastic wrap and put in fridge. Heat in oven next day---either microwave or regular.

Also: In our stores they have already mashed potatoes in plastic containers in the refrigerated section. I was pretty dubious, but tried them anyway. And they were actually pretty good. I expect you could 'doctor' them up with your own seasonings.
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These are really delicious cookies, and one my hubby particularly likes.

Judy's Sweet Potato Cookies Recipes

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup mashed sweet potatoes (I use canned)
1/2 cup milk
2-1/3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup currants
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, vanilla and the potatoes. Mix dry ingredients and add alternately with milk to the mixture. Stir in currants and pecans. Drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheets (or can line sheets with parchment paper).
Bake at 350 for 10 to 15 minutes till golden brown.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Re: Sugar getting hard. How to soften?
Florence, My Grandmother always kept a slice of bread with her sugar to keep it from getting hard. If you put the sugar in an air tight container with a few slices of bread that my work.
Theresa in MI

This is for Florence In Indiana in Nov. 16th newsletter.
Mary Jo in MD

Softening Granulated Sugar

White sugar that has hardened to a brick in a bag can be salvaged.
Domino Sugar recommends this
Method and it does work.
Preheat the oven to 150-200º.

Place the unwrapped sugar into a baking pan. I used my Pyrex 9x13 pan.
Bake 15 minutes and then tap with a spoon to break into smaller chunks. When it is well broken up, turn the oven off and let the sugar stay in the oven one or two hours till dried out. Then store in an airtight container as moisture is the culprit in getting hard sugar.
Nana in SE Ohio

Lisa's Simple Lemon Dessert Recipe

9 by 12 pan.
Crush 40 Ritz crackers. Melt 1 stick of margarine or butter and pour over crackers. Mix and press in pan. Beat 4 egg whites stiff. Add 1/4 tsp. cream of tarter, 1/2 tsp. vinegar and 1 cup of sugar. Spread over crackers. Bake at 350 for 18 minutes. Cool. Top with a can of lemon pie filling. Top with cool whip.
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Slider Recipe

1 large red onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1 tomato, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 lb lean ground beef
1 Tbsp dried oregano leaves
4 KRAFT Singles, halved
8 slider buns, split
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
24 baby spinach leaves

Heat grill to medium-high heat. Brush onions and tomatoes with oil. Grill 2 min., turning tomatoes after 1 min. Remove tomatoes from grill. Grill onions 6 min., turning after 3 min. Cool.

Meanwhile, mix meat and oregano; shape into 8 (1/2-inch-thick) patties. Grill 3 to 5 min. on each side or until done (160ºF), topping with Singles pieces and adding buns to the grill to toast for the last 2 min.

Chop onions and tomatoes; place in medium bowl. Add vinegar and lemon juice; mix lightly. Spoon onto bottom halves of buns; cover with spinach, burgers and tops of buns.

Kitchen Tips
Variation: Prepare as directed, omitting the dried oregano, substituting ground pork for half the ground beef, and mixing 1 grated apple and 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano with the meat before shaping into patties.

Get Organized Before Grilling: When cooking the entire meal on the grill, plan ahead so that fast-cooking foods are added to the grill last. It's okay if the meat is done before the other foods. Just place it on a clean platter, then cover with foil and let it stand up to 10 min. or until the other grilled foods are done. Standing allows the meat juices to be absorbed into the meat, resulting in better flavor
Source: Kraft's Kitchens
Bill, Alb
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Does anyone know where you can buy Pumpkin coffee.
Thanks, Laura

I hope I have the page to request a recipe. Does anyone have a recipe off the A&P box of oatmeal for oatmeal cookies? I loved this recipe and seemed to have misplaced it. I know it is old.
Mary Ann

For the lady who's pecan pie sometimes doesn't set up, add 1 tablespoon of flour when mixing ingredients together. Fail proof!
Karen in Dallas

Going back to about the 1960s, I took a recipe from a bag or box of pretzels. It was called Parson's Bread but the parsons bread recipes I have found on line are not the one. This was similar to a fruit or nut cake/bread, made in a loaf pan, and, of course called for pretzels. Can anyone help me with this.
Helen (Texas)

Pumpkin Spice Cake Recipe

1 box Betty Crocker Spice Cake Mix (15.25 oz.)
1 can Libby’s Pure Pumpkin (15 oz.}
1/2 cup Applesauce
3 eggs
1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice

Spray 9×13 nonstick cake pan with Pam cooking spray, and set aside. Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl, well. Pour into cake pan and spread out evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
After cake has cooled, top with your favorite Cream Cheese Frosting.
Source: Susan's Daily Dose
Anna in Sweden
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