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October 16, 2014  | Everyday Recipes
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Everyday Recipes from Our Recipe Family.

Contents: Lemon Sponge Drops RecipeSeasoned Salt Recipes | Fruit Dips Candy Corn and Pretzel Bark Halloween Candy Apple Relish RecipeHot Apple Cider RecipeHalloween Cracker Cookies |  Pumpkin Dip Recipe | Popcorn Balls | Apple Cider Salad |  Baked Squash and Apples |

Other:  Need recipes using acorn squash. | Answer to how to make sodium free baking powder. | Secret to less fat scones | Question on how to keep a pumpkin fresh after carving it. | Need recipe with cherry Jello, cranberries and oranges. | My favorite recipes. |
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Hey Nancy,
I'm listing a link for the lady that wanted Civil War recipes - this one is a real winner, and has some wonderful information also!
Elaine F

For Cheryl (10/14 newsletter) Amazon sells salt free baking powder, if you cannot find it in a grocery or health food store where you live. You can also make your own baking powder using the following recipe; just make sure the cream of tartar and baking soda do not contain salt.
Robbie IN

Baking Powder
In order to have fresh baking powder each time you want to bake some goodies, mix the following together: 2 tablespoons cream of tartar with 1 tablespoon baking soda. Sift together three (3) times, then transfer to a clean, dry jar and seal tightly. Will keep for 6 weeks. Use this mixture in any recipe calling for baking powder, using the same quantity. Be sure that your ingredients are fresh. Baking soda doesn't last forever, neither does cream of tartar.
Robbie IN

I love any recipes with acorn squash. Does anyone some TNT recipes using acorn squash?

Cindy was looking for a lemon sponge drop cookie that she no longer has. I am not sure if this is the one you lost, as I know longer know where I obtained it. I do know it is very old. It has been years since I have seen a recipe call for lining cookie sheets with brown paper. I remember mom and grandma doing that a lot. We sued to save the grocery bags and use them. Now I would use parchment paper.
Robbie IN

Lemon Sponge Drops Recipe

1/2 c. sifted flour (enriched all purpose)
1/8 tsp. salt
3 eggs, separated
1 tbsp. cold water
1/2 tsp. grated lemon rind
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. lemon extract

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Heat oven. Place brown paper on cookie sheet. Sift together the first 2 ingredients. Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored, gradually beat in sugar, then water, extract, rind, flour mixture. Add cream of tartar to egg whites, beat until stiff; fold into yolk mixture. Drop small amounts from teaspoon, 2 inches apart on to paper lined cookie sheet. Bake until golden.

Put Sponge Drops together in pairs, rounded sides out, with lemon, white, orange or marshmallow icing between each pair; or just ice top of each drop.
Yields 4 to 5 dozen.
Robbie IN
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I lost a recipe a while back. It had cherry Jell-O, oranges and cranberry sauce in it. Does anyone have a favorite recipe like this? I think it may have had some sort of nuts as well.

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Seasoned Salt Recipes
Here are 2 recipes for Mary Ann Upstate NY (10/13 newsletter). I have not made these for quite awhile, since we both eat low salt these days. I hope these help. If there is a spice listed that you don't like, feel free to substitute with one you do like.
Robbie IN

Seasoned Salt

1-1/2 c. salt
4 tablespoon paprika
4 teaspoon dry mustard
2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon celery seed
2 teaspoon thyme
2 teaspoon marjoram
2 teaspoon curry powder
2 teaspoon parsley flakes
1 teaspoon Basil

Blend at high speed celery seed and 1/2 cup salt. Add the rest of ingredients and blend well.
Robbie IN

Seasoned Salt #2

3/4 cup salt
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoon dry mustard

Blend well and pour into airtight closure.
Robbie IN
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Fruit Dip Recipes
Here are some of my most favorite dips for fruit, etc. that I
am hoping Alice will enjoy.

This dip is wonderful served with apples, pears, vanilla wafers
or gingersnaps.

Spicy Pumpkin Dip

2 cups powdered sugar
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 can (15 oz.) can pumpkin
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
Whipped cream, or frozen whipped topping, thawed (optional)

Blend cream cheese and powdered sugar on low speed with
electric mixer until smooth. Gradually mix in pumpkin.
Stir in spices and orange juice until smooth. Chill in a
pretty glass bowl until serving time. Garnish with a
dollop of whipped cream, if desired.
Judy (in Alaska)

This is especially good with sliced apples. I like it with
the Granny Smith apples best.

Caramel Fruit Dip

2 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 tbsp. caramel topping
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together well until smooth.
Judy (in Alaska)

This dip is so good with all fresh fruits, and only uses two ingredients. I always make it at Christmas for our family brunch. The grandchildren love it!

Strawberry Fruit Dip

1 carton (8 oz.) cream cheese with strawberries
1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow creme

Blend together well with electric mixer.

NOTE: Can use plain cream cheese and a few drops of red food coloring, but we like it best with the cream cheese with strawberries.
Judy (in Alaska)
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For Halloween:

Candy Corn and Pretzel Bark Halloween Candy

Line 8 square baking pan w/ parchment, leaving overhang. Spread 8 oz. melted white chocolate in pan and sprinkle w/1 c. miniature pretzels, 1/2 c. candy corn & 1/2 c. dried cranberries.
Chill until firm. Remove from pan and break into pieces.
Athena in DE=
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Less-Fat Scones Tip

A secret to healthier scones and biscuits, swap the heavy cream for an equal amount of canned unsweetened coconut milk, which is lower in calories and contains healthy fats. If you are not wild about coconut, mixing in lemon zest, dried fruit, and cinnamon hides the taste.
From Holiday Express (Russie)
Anna in Sweden

Apple Relish Recipe

2 large or 3 small granny smith apples chopped and cored
1 large dill pickle chopped
1 medium onion finely chopped
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar ( not white vinegar)

In a medium bowl, combine apples, pickle and onion. In a small bowl, combine sugar and vinegar stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Add sugar mixture to the apple mixture; toss to combine. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
Serve with roast pork especially, and other meat dishes.
makes about 2 cups
Judy in Montana
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Hot Apple Cider Recipe

1 apple
4 c. apple cider
4-1/2 tsp. powdered orange drink mix
a pinch of nutmeg
a pinch of cinnamon

Cut the apple into small pieces. Pour cider into pan. Heat the cider until hot. Then pour into 4 cups. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of drink mix to each cup and a dash of nutmeg and cinnamon. Sprinkle 6 or 7 apple pieces into each cup. Stir and serve.
Linda NM
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Halloween Cracker Cookies Recipe

2 sleeves Ritz-style crackers
creamy peanut butter
1 (12 oz.) bag white chocolate chips
1 (12 oz.) bag semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. Crisco shortening
decorative icings, orange and yellow
green gumdrops, cut in half

Spread peanut butter on 32 crackers and cover with another cracker, sandwich style. Melt chocolate chips separately in a double boiler with 1 tablespoon shortening per bag. (This also can be accomplished in a microwave oven on very low heat, stirring at 1-minute intervals.) Dip the peanut butter crackers in the chocolate to cover evenly. Set aside on waxed paper. When chocolate is firm, decorate with icings and gumdrops.
Linda NM
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Recipes Using Pecans

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Pumpkin Dip Recipe

1/2 c. pumpkin
1/2 c. orange marmalade
1/2 c. plain yogurt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. clove (ground)
1/2 c. whipping cream, whipped
1/4 c. pecans, coarsely chopped

In a bowl, combine pumpkin, marmalade, yogurt and spices; mix well. Fold whipped cream into pumpkin mixture and spoon into serving dish placed on large platter. Chill before serving. Sprinkle with nuts. Place dippers around party dip on platter. This is great with fruit, especially apples and bananas.
Linda NM
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After making a Jack O'Lantern how do you keep the inside fresh where it does not get mushy on the inside of the pumpkin?

Popcorn Balls Recipe

1/2 lb. popcorn
1 c. sugar
1 c. white corn syrup
1 (3 oz.) pkg. orange gelatin

Pop the corn and put into a large bowl. Bring sugar, syrup and gelatin to a boil in a saucepan, stirring until sugar and gelatin are dissolved. Pour over popcorn; mix until popcorn is completely covered. Form balls quickly with buttered hands; place on waxed paper to cool.
Yield: 18 balls or more depending on size.
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Apple Cider Salad Recipe

1 lemon Jell-O (3 oz.)
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 c. diced apples
1/2 c. nuts
2 c. apple cider (heat and add Jell-O)
1/2 c. sliced dates
1 Tbsp. grated orange peel
1/2 c. sour cream
grated orange peel
1/2 c. mayonnaise

Combine the first 7 ingredients. Combine the remaining ingredients and spread or spoon on top of the first mixture.
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Baked Squash and Apples Recipe

2 medium cooking apples, cored and cut into 1/2-inch thick round slices
lemon juice to taste
1 3/4 lb. acorn squash, cut in 1/2-inch thick round slices
2 Tbsp. raisins
dash of ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp. reduced-calorie pancake and waffle syrup

Preheat oven to 350. Brush apple slices with lemon juice to prevent browning. Layer squash and apples in a 1-quart casserole. Sprinkle with raisins and cinnamon. Bake, covered, in a 350 oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until squash is tender.

Before serving, drizzle squash and apples with syrup.
Makes 4 servings.
Lisa TX
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