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October 26, 2014  | Everyday Recipes
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Everyday Recipes from Our Recipe Family.

Contents: Chicken and Rice for Two Recipe | One Dish Ground Beef Meal | Yams Spam and Peaches | Hard Candy Apples | Pumpkin Latte | Fruit Roll Ups Fruit Leather | Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie | Grandma's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe | Uncle Tim's Gingerbread | Crescent Rolls Cherry Pie | Crescent Rolls Cherry Pie Recipe | Jeff Davis Pie | Sour Cream Apple Pie | Blackberry Buckle | Peach Crescent Rolls Recipe | Chicken Almond and Rice Casserole | Mushroom and Rice Side Dish Casserole

Other:  Need recipe for raisin bran muffins in a mug. | Question about
Wedding Brunch Pancakes in Oct. 22nd Newsletter.| October Recipes
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Years ago I made raisin bran muffins in a mug and they were delish! Now I’m older and can’t remember what I made them with. Any body have this recipe and want to share???????
Thanks, Judy in Colo

Good morning Nancy and all Landers,
Newsletter looks awesome today. I am chuckling while reading the newsletter - I work at our local election on Nov 4th and we always have a potluck and all the workers(18) contribute. I was trying to think of a dessert I could bring that wouldn't require refrigeration and lo and behold as I read today's newsletter there is a recipe from Lisa in TX for Pumpkin Squares lol. Great minds think alike I guess or maybe ESP lol. What are the odds that her recipe would be in our newsletter just when I needed one.
Thank you so much Lisa.
Dianne in Wisconsin

Chicken and Rice for Two Recipe

1/4 c. wild rice
1/4 c. white rice
1 c. water
2 chicken breasts
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 c. water

Place wild rice and white rice in medium saucepan. Add 1 cup water. Bring to a boil. Cover, leaving slight gap in lid so it won't boil over. Turn burner to warm and let cook 20 to 25 minutes or until just dry.

While this rice is cooking, brown two chicken breasts. Place rice in small casserole. Put chicken breasts on top and cover with cream of mushroom soup and 1/4 cup water. Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes.
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This is a one dish meal. Our family loves it.

One Dish Ground Beef Meal Recipe

1 lb. ground beef
2 medium onions
1 large pkg. frozen mixed vegetables
1 large pkg. frozen French fries, Tater Tots or hash browns
1 can cream of celery soup
1 pkg. dry onion soup mix

Grease a 9 x 13-inch pan lightly. Press ground beef into casserole dish. Layer on onions. Spread on mixed vegetables. Spread on potatoes. Layer on soup and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of onion soup mix on top of each layer. Cover pan with foil and bake for 1 1/2 hours at 375°.
Serves 6.
Mary J
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Still playing with the Spam. For those who also like it, keep this in mind over the coming holidays when you have absolutely no time to cook.

Yams Spam and Peaches Recipe

12 oz. can Spam, cut in 4 slices lengthwise
2 T. butter
1 #2 can yams/sweet potatoes
1 #2 can peach halves, drained, OR 2 fresh peaches, peeled, seeded & halved
Salt, allspice, & cloves
4 T. orange, peach, mango, or apricot marmalade, preserves, or jam (OPT)

In a 12" skillet melt butter; lay in meat, potatoes & peaches in one layer. When meat is lightly browned on one side, turn it. Dust yams with a pinch each of salt & allspice & meat with a pinch of cloves; dust peaches last with a pinch each of allspice & cloves. Drizzle a little honey over everything & heat well uncovered, basting several times. A snap to make between games on week-ends.
Optionally: spoon preserves over fruit after honey. Serves 2-3.
Marilyn in FL
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Hard Candy Apples Recipe

To make the hard candy apples; combine
2 cups sugar,
1/2 a cup corn syrup,
1/2 a cup caramels

1/2 a cup hot water in a sauce pan for each apple. Stir consistently until the sugar is dissolved. Continue cooking until the mixture reaches 302 degrees, and stir to fully combine.
Take the mixture off the stove and dip each apple. Use skewers or small branches to making dipping the apples easy, plus they look great once served.

Dip each apple once and then again and again, three times, giving a nice thick candy layer. The mixture will cool fast, so be sure to work quickly.

Set the candied apples out on wax paper squares to cool for a couple minutes before eating. They will keep for a day or two covered on the counter – but are best enjoyed immediately
these are great !!
Judy in Montana
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This can be a great treat for the holidays or the long winter months. It is from an ad for Libby's pumpkin.
Robbie IN

Pumpkin Latte Recipe
(by Libbys)

1 cup strong coffee
2/3 cups evaporated fat free milk
1/4 cup pure pumpkin
1 to 2 tsp granulated sugar or sugar substitute
1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon

Combine coffee, evaporated milk, pumpkin, sugar and pumpkin pie spice in a 2 cup microwave safe glass measure or small saucepan. Heat until very hot. (If using stove, use medium-low heat and stir occasionally) Carefully pour into mugs.
Tip: To make a foamy top to your latte much like your favorite coffee house creation, prepare as above. Use an emersion blender or Carefully transfer hot mixture into a blender container; cover with lid and then hold down lid with folded towel or potholder. Blend 1 minute.
Makes 2  (8 oz) servings
Robbie IN
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For those wanting ideas on how to use their dehydrator, they may wish to try this. It is a healthy snack that many kids like.

I have never tried the oven method with this, but know people who have used the oven since they do not have a dehydrator. Many add no sweetener since the drying process makes the sweetness of the fruit more concentrated. It is truly a matter of preference.
Robbie IN

Fruit Roll Ups Fruit Leather Recipe

1-1/2 lb. ripe, fresh fruit or defrosted frozen fruit
Ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, lemon peel or orange peel (optional)
Honey, sugar, corn syrup or sugar substitute- optional

Place plastic mesh on dehydration rack and cover with plastic wrap, bringing wrap around sides of rack and secure with tape. If very firm fresh fruit, such as apples, are chosen, cook briefly to soften. Puree fruit in blender. Add sweetener if using and spices. ;process until well mixed. Pour puree onto plastic wrap and spread evenly, leaving a 1/2 inch border on all sides.

Place mesh on rack in lower position and dehydrate approximately 4 hours. It will feel slightly tacky when done. Peel off and roll in plastic wrap. For variety, sprinkle with finely chopped nuts before drying.

Store in air tight container in refrigerator.

May combine fruits; a banana gives it bulk. Try coconut, pineapple, etc. Can dry pumpkin butter, apple butter, peach butter, pear butter, or applesauce. Remove peel from oranges, tangerines, grapefruit and similar fruit. Remove pits from peaches, nectarines, plums and similar fruit. Also remove stems from all fruit. If you don't eat normally eat it, don't include it.

Oven Method: Place a sheet of plastic wrap on a cookie sheet. Spread fruit mixture evenly on plastic wrap and place in the oven to dry at the lowest heat, about 120, for about 2 hours, or until dry.
Robbie IN
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For those wonderful ladies that recently posted the stroganoff recipes for Sharon in TN, a great big HOWDY and thanks so much. I saved all of them for future cooking and appreciate the quick responses.
Sharon in TN

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie
from: Challenge butter

1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell

8 oz. (1 package) Challenge Cream Cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin puree
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup evaporated milk
2 large eggs

For best results, freeze pie shell before filling. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine cream cheese, ¼ cup sugar and vanilla; blend in egg. Spread evenly into unbaked pie shell. Combine pumpkin puree, ¾ cup sugar, spice and salt; blend in milk and 2 eggs. Pour over cream cheese layer. Bake 60 to 70 minutes or until set. Cool on wire rack (about 2 hours). Serve immediately or refrigerate.
Fantastic and so creamy
Also you can use a different filling on top of cream cheese mixture.
Judy in Montana
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Question to Mary Beth from MO concerning the Wedding Brunch Pancakes in the October 22 Newsletter:
At first, reading only the first line of your instructions, I thought it was going to be a very easy recipe mixing “together the pancake mix, cinnamon filling and the glaze” and then fry the pancakes!! Reading on, I realized – no such luck!!! I’ve now read and reread that recipe so many times, but I still can’t figure out just how much of the filling is used per pancake, nor exactly how you place it onto the “doughy” side while the opposite side is cooking. How do you spread filling on without pushing the uncooked batter off of the pancake shape that is already being cooked on the opposite side? What kind of a “circle” do you make, “starting at the center,” “...using a spoon.” I’m sorry, but it is really difficult to explain my question!!! Also, how many pancakes can be made with the given amounts of filling and glaze? These pancakes sound delicious, and I’d really like to try them. HELP!
AuntieM from TX

Grandma's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

2 sticks butter
1 1/4 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
2 eggs
2 Tbsp. milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 c. oatmeal
1 c. raisins

Cream butter and sugars together. Add eggs, milk and vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients. Add raisins last. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes at 375°.
Susan in OK
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Uncle Tim's Gingerbread Recipe

1/2 c. applesauce
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 egg, well beaten
3/4 c. molasses
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. salt
3/4 c. hot water

Mix applesauce and sugar together; add egg. Add molasses and dry ingredients. Add hot water. Place in 8 x 8-inch pan. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes.
Yield: 9 servings.
Susan in OK
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Crescent Rolls Cherry Pie Recipe

1 can cherry pie filling
1 can crescent rolls
1/2 c. sugar
1 stick butter

Lay 1/2 crescent rolls in bottom of pie dish. Pour cherry pie filling on top. Lay rest of crescent rolls on top. Sprinkle sugar and melted butter on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
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eff Davis Pie Recipe

1 stick butter, melted
2 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. flour
1 1/2 c. Pet Milk (Condensed Milk)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs

Mix and pour in pie shell, bake 15 minutes at 350°. Then turn temperature down to 325° for 45 minutes, until top is brown.
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Sour Cream Apple Pie Recipe

1 c. dairy sour cream
1 egg
3/4 c. sugar
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. diced, peeled apples
1 unbaked (9-inch) pie shell

Crumb Topping:
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 c. butter
1 tsp. cinnamon

Beat sour cream and egg together. Add sugar, flour, salt and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Stir in apples. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes. Remove pie from oven. Spread with crumb topping that has been mixed until crumbly. Bake 20 minutes more.
Yields 8 servings.
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Blackberry Buckle Recipe

1/4 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg, well beaten
1 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1/3 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. sweetened fresh/frozen blackberries

Crumb Topping:
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. butter
1/3 c. flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Cream butter and sugar; add egg, beating well. Sift dry ingredients together; add alternately with milk and vanilla to creamed mixture. Pour batter into greased and floured 7-inch pan; cover with blackberries.

Cream sugar and butter. Stir in flour and cinnamon until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle topping over blackberries. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes.

Recipe may be doubled and use a 9 x 13-inch pan.
Karen Click
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Peach Crescent Rolls Recipe

8 canned, refrigerator crescent rolls
8 peach slices (about 1 peach)
8 tsp. peach preserves

Separate crescent rolls according to package directions. At the small end of each triangle, place a peach slice, adding 1 teaspoon of peach preserves to each. Roll each into a crescent shape. Bake according to package directions. Makes 8 servings.
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Chicken Almond and Rice Casserole Recipe

2 c. diced chicken (heaping)
1 tsp. salt
1 large chopped onion
2 c. chopped celery
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 c. mayonnaise
2 c. cooked rice (heaping)
1 c. chopped almonds
2 cans cream of chicken soup
4 hard-boiled eggs, cut up

Mix all ingredients together in bowl. Pour into greased 9 x 13-inch casserole dish. Top with crushed Rice Krispies, corn flakes or Special K cereal. Bake for 40 minutes at 350°.
Linda NM
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Mushroom and Rice Side Dish Casserole Recipe

1 c. rice (not Minute rice)
3/4 stick margarine, melted
1 can onion soup
1 can beef broth
1 can mushrooms, drained

Mix ingredients together. Pour into greased baking dish. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes.
Linda NM
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