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October 23, 2014  | Everyday Recipes
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Everyday Recipes from Our Recipe Family.

Contents:  Thanksgiving Recipes from Sue's Family (Aunt Minnie's Applesauce Cake Recipe | Aunt Bertha's Impossible Pumpkin Pie | Aunt Bertha's Impossible Pumpkin Pie | Aunt Martha's Crock Pot Dressing | Granny's Fruit Salad | Sue's Sweet Potato Casserole | Aunt Becky's Baked Corn) Flavored Coffee Creamers | Heavenly Peach Salad | Cauliflower and Ham Chowder | Fruit Upside Down Cake | Christmas Tree Appetizers | Rotini with Broccoli

Other:  Ideas on make ahead meals | October recipes
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At Thanksgiving our family has recipes that are used year after year. Not sure who brought what in the past but we always ask for same dishes each year. Here are the recipes used in our family as long as I can remember.

Aunt Minnie's Applesauce Cake Recipe

3 c. applesauce
3/4 c. shortening
3 eggs
2 c. sugar
3 1/2 c. flour (plain)
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
4 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 tsp. cloves
1 c. chopped nuts
1 lb. raisins
1 lb. orange slices, cut into 1/8-inch pieces (candy)

Cream shortening, sugar and eggs until light and fluffy. Sift all dry ingredients together. Add to cream mixture alternately with applesauce. Add nuts, raisins and orange slices. Bake 1 1/2 hours in a 350° oven in a greased, paper-lined tube pan.
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Aunt Bertha's Impossible Pumpkin Pie Recipe

2 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves (optional)
1 can pumpkin (1 1/2 c.)
3/4 c. sugar
2 Tbsp. butter
1/2 c. Bisquick
1 can evaporated milk (add water to make 2 c.)

Put ingredients into the blender and mix. Pour into a deep buttered pie plate. Bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes.
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Granny's Brown Sugar Brownies Recipe

2/3 c. butter, melted
2 c. packed brown sugar
3 eggs
1 c. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. nuts

Melt butter, then add brown sugar. Add eggs, flour, vanilla and nuts. Mix and put mixture into oblong pan. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove and let partially cool. Cut into squares.
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Aunt Martha's Crock Pot Dressing Recipe

1 c. butter
2 c. chopped onion
2 c. chopped celery
1/4 c. parsley
2 (8 oz.) cans mushrooms, drained
12 to 13 c. slightly dry bread crumbs
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. sage
1 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. marjoram
3-1/2 to 4-1/2 c. broth and giblets
2 well beaten eggs

Melt butter in skillet and sauté onion, celery, parsley and mushrooms. Pour over bread cubes in very large mixing bowl. Add all seasonings and toss together well. Pour in enough broth to moisten; add beaten eggs and mix together well. Pack lightly into crock-pot. Cover and set at high for 45 minutes, then reduce to low to cook for 4 to 8 hours.
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Granny's Fruit Salad Recipe

1 lb. whole cranberry sauce
1 1/4 lb. jar unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1 lb. can crushed pineapple, drained
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. raisins

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use. Keeps well for a week.
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Sue's Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

3 c. sweet potatoes
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1/3 to 1/2 c. butter, melted

1 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. flour
1 c. chopped pecans

Mix together filling and pour into lightly greased casserole dish.

Then mix topping separately and sprinkle over potatoes. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes.
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Aunt Becky's Baked Corn Recipe

1 can crushed or cream-style corn
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
4 eggs, beaten well
1 c. milk
4 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. sugar
4 Tbsp. butter, melted
dash of salt and pepper

Heat oven to 350°. Combine all ingredients in large bowl and mix well. Turn mixture into a well-buttered, 2-quart casserole. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until bubbly and cooked through.
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October Recipes
How to Cook Pumpkin | Pumpkin Recipes
Halloween Recipes | Pumpkin Seed Recipes
Face Paint Recipes

Flavored Coffee Creamer Recipes
These can make great gifts for the coffee drinkers you know, who use cream in their coffee.
Robbie IN

Amaretto Coffee Creamer Recipe

1-1/2 cups non-dairy coffee creamer
2 teaspoons almond extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir to thoroughly combine. Store in an air tight container and use as you would any creamer.
Robbie IN

Vanilla Coffee Creamer Recipe

3/4 cup Non-dairy Coffee Creamer
3/4 cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract

Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir to thoroughly combine. Store in an air tight container and use as you would any creamer.
Robbie IN

Pumpkin Pie Coffee Creamer Recipe

4 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. allspice
1 C. non-dairy creamer

Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir to thoroughly combine. Store in an air tight container and use as you would any creamer.
Robbie IN
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For Carolyn San Francisco wanting ideas on make ahead meals that she can freeze to make life easier, since she must return to work, I have found that soups freeze well. Make a big pot of chili, broccoli cheese, potato, vegetable or your favorite soups and stews, then divide in to containers and freeze. Meat loaf freezes well. Make your favorite recipe , slice and wrap in foil or put in freezer containers. Pork chops, baked chicken and most casseroles are also great for freezing. Mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes and baked potatoes can easily be frozen. You can make your own pizzas and freeze them. Most if not all the recent crock pot recipes could be frozen.

For inspiration look at all the items in the frozen food section of your grocery store. If you can buy it, you can make it and freeze it at home. When my dad was living, both my sister and I made freezer meals for him. We just cooked an extra portion of what ever we made and he greatly enjoyed the variety that we supplied. Good Luck and I regret that you have to return to work, but with the high cost of everything I certainly understand why that is needed.
Robbie IN

In the 10/.14 newsletter Bobbie asked for low salt cookie, cake and brownie recipes. I never include the salt listed in the traditional recipes for each of these items. There is salt free baking powder that you can purchase or you can make your own, as has been recently discussed in the newsletter. I have not looked AT A PACKAGE OF CHOCOLATE CHIPS OR COCOA RECENTLY TO SEE HOW MUCH, IF ANY SALT THEY HAVE. You can also use salt free butter. I hope this helps you.
Robbie IN

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I like quick salads that be easily put together. The women in my club especially love them whenever I bring them to a potluck meal, and this salad is very good.

Heavenly Peach Salad Recipe

1 (3 oz.) peach flavored Jell-O
1 can (15 oz.) fruit cocktail, drained
1 cup dairy sour cream
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 (8 oz.) carton Cool Whip, thawed

Sprinkle dry Jell-O over drained fruit cocktail and let stand 2 hrs. in refrigerator. Add sour cream, pecans and marshmallows. Fold in Cool Whip; refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Judy (in Alaska)
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If you like cauliflower like I do, I'm sure you will like this hearty chowder. We like onions at our house, so I also add some diced onion to this chowder.

Cauliflower and Ham Chowder Recipe

1 cup thinly sliced celery
2 cups sliced cauliflower, fresh or frozen
1 can (13 oz.) chicken broth
1 cup half & half, or evaporated milk
1 cream of potato soup
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1/8 tsp. white pepper (I use black)
2 cups diced cooked ham
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Fresh parsley, snipped (optional)

In large covered saucepan, cook celery and cauliflower in chicken broth until almost tender, about 10 minutes. DO NOT DRAIN. Set aside. In mixing bowl, gradually stir half & half and undiluted potato soup. Blend water, cornstarch and pepper. Stir into soup mixture and pour over cauliflower. Stir in ham. Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Just before serving, stir in cheese.
Garnish with parsley, if desired.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Judy (in Alaska)
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This always goes over well, and is requested a lot. It makes a smaller sized cake which disappears quickly!

Fruit Cocktail Upside Down Cake Recipe

2 tbsp. butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 can (15 oz.) fruit cocktail, drained
1 cup sifted cake flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
4 eggs, separated
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cold water
1 tsp. vanilla

Melt butter in a 9 inch square baking pan. Sprinkle brown sugar over the butter. Spoon the fruit cocktail over the brown sugar. In bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside. In electric mixer bowl, beat the egg yolks and gradually add granulated sugar, beating well. Beat in water and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and beat together until well blended. Fold in the beaten egg whites; pour over fruit in pan.

Bake at 325 for 40 to 50 minutes, until cake tests done. Cool 10 minutes and turn upside down onto serving plate. Serve warm or cold with whipped cream, or frozen whipped topping, thawed.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Hi Nancy: I just wanted to add something I forgot that I added to the Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. Pecans!! Before I flipped the pancake, I sprinkled on chopped pecans. Oh My Gosh they were really wonderful. Made them again last night for a breakfast/ hubby was ooohhhinnng and aaahhhhing at the table. :-)
Mary Beth in Missouri

Tried this yesterday…easy….tasty….pumpkin treat!

Easy Pumpkin Treat (amounts depend on how many you serve)

Equal amounts of plain yogurt and canned pumpkin. Mix well. Add cinnamon and nutmeg to taste. Top with Redi Whip!
Athena in DE=

Thanks to Nancy and Kitties for all you do, wonderful newsletter. Susie Indy, glad you are back and on the road to recovery. It seems when we are having bad times someone always has worse. I hope things are better for you and your family. Bless you.
Sher in Pa.

Welcome back, Susie. I saved several of your recipes in the past and always make a note in the title that it came from you. The drop cookies you had in today called for a buttery Wesson oil and you said any oil can be used. Do you or anyone else know if they still make a buttery oil? I had a recipe using buttery Wesson oil for a "melt in your mouth sugar cookie." I haven't made them for quite some time, because I thought a regular oil wouldn't be as good. I haven't seen the buttery oil for a long time. I am wondering if they took it off the market or if we just don't get them in our stores here.
Sandy in Iowa

Christmas Tree Appetizers Recipe

1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup chopped drained roasted red bell peppers (from 7.25-oz jar)
1/4 cup chopped ripe olives
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
4 spinach-flavor flour tortillas (8 to 10 inches in diameter)

Ripe olive pieces.
In medium bowl, mix all ingredients except tortillas and olive pieces. Divide mixture among tortillas, spreading to edges of tortillas. Roll up tightly. Press each tortilla roll into triangle shape, using fingers. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours. To serve, cut rolls into 1/2-inch slices. Place olive piece at bottom of each triangle to look like tree trunk; secure with toothpick. If you don't have time to press this appetizer into the shape of Christmas trees, just prepare the filling as directed, spread on tortillas and roll up. Refrigerate 2 hours, and cut into slices. This recipe is easy to cut in half for a smaller group.
Makes 64 trees,

These are sooo cute plus taste great. I never have any left.
From: Betty Crocker
Judy in Montana
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Rotini with Broccoli Recipe

1 1/2 cups chopped fresh broccoli
1 (16 ounce) package uncooked rotini pasta
1/2 cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup lemon juice
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Stir in the broccoli, and cook, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Remove the broccoli with a slotted spoon; set aside. Stir the rotini into the same pot, and return to a boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is cooked through, but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain.

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir the garlic and crushed red pepper for 1 minute. Stir in the broccoli, chicken broth, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the broccoli is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the drained pasta; cook over low heat for 1 minute. Stir in the Parmesan cheese.
(From Recipe Games (Jaime))
Anna in Sweden
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