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October 27, 2014  | Everyday Recipes
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Nancy Rogers

Microwave Fish for Two Recipe

1/2 lb. haddock or fish of choice
3 Tbsp. light salt-free margarine, melted
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 c. salt-free seasoned bread crumbs

Dip fish in lemon and butter mixture, then coat with bread crumbs. Place in Pam sprayed baking dish. Sprinkle with paprika or Mrs. Dash lemon seasoning. Microwave, uncovered, on High approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. (Turn fish over halfway through cooking.)
Makes 2 Servings
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Chili for Two Recipe

1/4 lb. ground beef
1 (8 oz.) can kidney beans, drained
1 (16 oz.) can tomatoes, cut up
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. chili powder
2 Tbsp. instant minced onion

Brown meat. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Makes 2 Servings
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Sweet Buttermilk Corn Bread for Two Recipe

2/3 c. buttermilk
1 Tbsp. oil
1-1/2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 c. cornmeal
1 Tbsp. honey

Mix all ingredients together and bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until brown.
Makes 2 Servings
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Microwave Orange Chicken for Two Recipe

1 whole chicken breast (1 lb.)
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. orange juice
2 Tbsp. vinegar
1/2 tsp. grated orange peel
1/2 tsp. cornstarch

Split chicken breast; rinse and pat dry. Place chicken in 9-inch round microproof baking dish, thick edges toward rim. Sprinkle lightly with paprika. Cover with waxed paper and cook on High for 3 minutes. Pour off fat and set aside.

Combine brown sugar, orange juice, vinegar, orange peel and cornstarch in 2-cup measure. Cook on High for 2 1/2 minutes; stir. Pour over chicken and cook on High for 3 minutes. Rotate dish. Baste with pan juices and sprinkle with paprika. Cover with plastic wrap and cook on High for 3 minutes.
Makes 2 servings.
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Stew for Two Recipe

1/4 lb. beef round steak, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1 large (8 oz.) potato, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1 carrot, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 rib celery, sliced diagonally into 3/4-inch pieces
1/2 c. coarsely chopped onion
3/4 c. water
1 tsp. browning sauce (such as Kitchen Bouquet)
1 1/2 Tbsp. flour
salt and pepper to taste
1 bay leaf

Place meat cubes in bottom of 1-1/2 quart casserole. Add potato, carrot, celery and onion. Combine water, browning sauce, flour, salt and pepper. Pour over ingredients in casserole. Tuck bay leaf into liquid. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap, stirring midway through cooking. Microwave on High 5 minutes. Microwave on Medium-low (30%) 25 to 30 minutes . Stir and let set 5 minutes. Remove bay leaf.
Makes 2 Servings
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Swiss Steak for Two Recipe

1/2 to 3/4 lb. boneless beef steak, 3/4-inch thick
2 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 (8 oz.) can stewed tomatoes
1/4 c. chopped celery
1/4 c. chopped carrot
1 Tbsp. chopped onion
1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp. shredded cheese

Cut meat into 2 portions. Mix flour and salt; pound into meat; set aside remaining flour. Brown meat in small amount of hot shortening. Place meat in small shallow baking dish. Blend remaining flour with drippings in skillet. Add remaining ingredients except cheese; cook, stirring constantly until mixture boils. Pour over meat. Cover and bake in moderate oven (350°) for 2 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Sprinkle cheese over meat. Return to oven for few minutes.
Makes 2 Servings
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Pot Roast for Two Recipe

3/4 lb. beef roast
1 tsp. vegetable oil
1/8 tsp. pepper
3/4 cup water
2 carrots, sliced
4 baby onions
2 potatoes, peeled and quartered

Brown meat in hot oil. Season with salt and pepper. Add water and cover and simmer for one hour. Add vegetables and simmer another hour.
Makes 2 Servings
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Scampi for Two Recipe

3/4 lb. shrimp, deveined and uncooked
1/2 stick butter
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1 to 2 tsp. minced parsley
buttered bread crumbs (optional)

Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Stir in garlic (do not brown). Add shrimp and sauté 1 to 2 minutes (until opaque). Take up shrimp. Bring sauce to boil quickly until thick. Pour over shrimp.
Makes 2 Servings
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Shrimp Creole for Two Recipe

1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 1/2 tsp. vegetable oil
1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 bay leaf
1/2 green pepper
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp. ground oregano
1 (8 oz.) pkg. frozen shrimp, thawed or 1/2 lb. fresh shrimp, shelled and deveined
hot cooked rice

Sauté onion, green pepper, celery and garlic in oil until tender. Add tomato sauce, oregano and bay leaf. Simmer 20 minutes. Stir in shrimp and simmer 5 minutes. (If using fresh shrimp, simmer until shrimp tests done; do not overcook shrimp. If mixture appears too thin, thicken with a small amount of cornstarch dissolved in small amount of water.) Remove bay leaf before serving over hot cooked rice.
Makes 2 Servings
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Pineapple Upside Down Cake for Two Recipe

3/4 stick butter (no oleo)
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 small can pineapple slices (4)

In an 8-inch iron skillet, combine butter and sugar. Heat to melt until it comes to bubbling. Drop pineapple into syrup you have taken off heat. Then drop maraschino cherries in open spaces of pineapple slices.

2 eggs, separated
1/2 c. sugar
3 Tbsp. pineapple juice
1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 stiffly beaten egg whites

Pour over pineapple and cherries. Bake at 350° for 1 hour. This makes the fruit candied. Invert on a plate while still hot.
Makes 2 Servings
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Pork Chop for Two Recipe

2 pork chops
1/3 c. rice
2 Tbsp. chopped onions
1 c. water
1 tsp. instant chicken bouillon granules
1/2 c. chopped apple
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 c. sliced apples

Trim fat and cook to get 2 tablespoons fat. Discard trimmings. Brown chops and set aside. Cook rice and onions until rice is golden, stirring constantly. Stir in water and bouillon. Bring to boil; stir in chopped apple. Turn mixture into a 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 2-inch baking dish. Arrange chops on top. Bake, covered, at 350° for 30 minutes.

Combine butter, sugar and cinnamon. Heat and brush sliced apples in mixture. Arrange around chops. Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
Makes 2 Servings
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Tacos for Two Recipe

1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 c. chopped onions
1/3 c. taco sauce
1/4 c. chopped green chilies
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. broken tortilla chips
1/2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese

In a skillet, cook beef and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain. Stir in taco sauce, chilies and salt. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until heated through. Spoon over chips. Sprinkle with cheese
2 servings.
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I’m hoping one of the members can help me. I saw a recipe for rotisserie chicken done in the crockpot with four balls of foil under the chicken. I don’t remember where I saw it if it was a magazine or newspaper. I would love to find that recipe. Has anyone heard of it? Thanks for any help you can be . Next time I see a recipe I like I will cut out and save. Thanks for any help, Billye F in LaVista, Ne

Hi! I have two questions. The first is a recipe similar to the squash soup served at Paneras. I had some yesterday and it was delicious. I found two recipes but one calls for two 8 ounce packages of cream cheese and one calls for a cup of whipping cream. Both of these sound very rich! The second request is regarding a salad I remember from college cafeteria days. It was a red jello base with chopped pecans and tart red cherries on the top. I saw a can of the latter in the store the other day and it brought that salad/dessert to mind. Thanks for any help! It is a gorgeous fall day here in Maryland; I wish the weather could stay like this indefinitely!

Our family loves brownies, so am always looking for new recipes,
and this is a particularly good one.

Crunch Bottom Brownies Recipe

3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 family-size pkg.brownie mix
1/2 cup mini, or regular chocolate chips

In large bowl, combine the first six ingredients until well blended and press into bottom of greased (or sprayed with Pam) 9 x 13" pan. Bake at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes. While crust is baking, prepare brownie mix according to directions on the package, adding the chocolate chips. When crust is done, remove from oven and gently spread brownie batter over all, covering to edges. Return pan to oven and cook as directed on brownie package. Cool and cut.
Judy (in Alaska)
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This is a great recipe to jazz up the stove top stuffing. I be

This is a great recipe to jazz up the stove top stuffing. I believe it is from the box of the mix. You can substitute other fruit, such as apricots.
Robbie IN

Apple Cranberry Pecan Stuffing Using Stove Top Stuffing Recipe

1-1/2 cups apple juice
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1 small apple, chopped
1/2 cup fresh, frozen or dried cranberries
1 pkg. (6 oz.) STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken
1/4 cup chopped Pecans

BRING juice and butter to boil in medium saucepan on high heat. Stir in apple, cranberries and stuffing mix; cover.
REMOVE from heat. Let stand 5 min.
STIR in pecans.
Makes: 8 servings, 1/2 cup each
Robbie IN
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This is another holiday staple at our house during the holidays. They freeze well. so you can make them now and serve at Thanksgiving or Christmas. I have made thousands of them over the years.
Robbie IN

Buckeyes Candy - Peanut Butter Balls

2 sticks ( 1 cup)softened butter or margarine - I use margarine
2 cups creamy peanut butter
3 cups confectioners' sugar - I use 3-1/2 cups

Mix together using a large bowl and heavy spoon/spatula. Roll into balls the size of a buckeye about 1 inch in diameter. Chill for 2 hours or over night, so that they are easier to handle. Melt 1/4 cup paraffin (wax) and 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips in double boiler . Insert toothpick into the chilled candy and dip into chocolate. Leave a small area near top without chocolate to represent a buckeye. You can also totally cover the ball in chocolate. Place dipped candy on wax paper lined cookie sheets to allow the chocolate to set up. You can place the cookie sheet in the freezer or refrigerator for a few minutes to help with the process. Yields: 80 to 100 pieces of candy depending on how big you make them. Some people add coconut or chopped nuts. You can also use crunchy peanut butter. I have found it best to melt the paraffin first, then ad the chocolate.
Robbie In
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Nancy, a request was recently made for a recipe for homemade coffee creamer. This is from a blog that I subscribe to; I've made it many times and it is great. There are 22 different flavors. Get the recipe at
Doris in Oklahoma City

Raisin Bran Muffin in a Mug Recipe
as requested by Judy in CO

1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten with a fork
1 cup buttermilk or regular milk to which you add 1 tbsp. vinegar and let stand five minutes
2 cups raisin bran cereal
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt.

Mix only till all ingredients are moistened. Spoon into a mug or ramekin and microwave 1 minute. This will vary with the power of your microwave oven. Test with a toothpick and add time by ten second intervals if needed. Batter can be doubled in amount and stored in the refrigerator so you can have a hot muffin each morning.
Nana in SE Ohio
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1 Minute Coconut Custard Pie
If you think this 1 Minute Coconut Custard Pie sounds too good to be true, think again! Mixed together right in your blender, this yummy coconut-infused pie comes together in 60 seconds flat, then bakes up in your oven while you relax. If you love the taste of a homemade creamy coconut pie, you'll love this effortless recipe that's a breeze to throw together. If you've never tried making a pie in a blender before, give this easy pie recipe a try; it's sure to change the way you think about pie making forever!

2 cups milk
1/3 cup margarine
3/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all ingredients in blender container. Blend on HI for 1 minute. Pour into greased and floured 10" pie plate. Bake for 45 minutes or until custard is set.
Anna in Sweden
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This makes a large amount, so I always cut in in half for us. It is a little spicy, so if you would like it milder, you could cut down on or omit the red pepper. Is good served with pinto beans and French bread.

Cabbage Goulash Recipe

1 lb. bulk pork sausage
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes (reserve liquid)
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
3 tbsp. cider vinegar
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. dried crushed red pepper flakes
10 cups shredded cabbage

In large kettle, brown sausage, beef and onion. Add remaining ingredients, except cabbage (including liquid from tomatoes) and mix well. Stir in the cabbage and simmer for 20 minutes. or until cabbage is tender.
Serves 10 to 12.
Judy (in Alaska)
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This wonderful dish has been a favorite at our house for many years and is one we never tire of.

Frankfurter Crown Casserole Recipe

2 to 3 slices bacon
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup water
Salt & pepper, to taste
3 cups cooked sliced potatoes
1 cup cooked green beans
1/2 lb. frankfurters, split and cut in half
1 to 2 tbsp. cider vinegar, optional

Cook bacon in skillet until crisp; remove and crumble and set aside. Cook onion in drippings. Stir in soup, water, salt & pepper. Add potatoes and beans. Put into a 1-1/2 quart casserole dish. Stand up frankfurters around edge in a circle. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Top with crumbled bacon before serving.

NOTE: For a German taste, add 1 to 2 tbsp. cider vinegar when adding the soup, etc., which I always do, as just seems to add some 'zip' to it.
Makes 4 servings.
Judy (in Alaska)
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In my files were a couple of recipes in a mug. I tried them in the past and really liked them. I had forgotten about them until a NancyLander asked for a recipe for a muffin in a mug. Here are my favorite two recipes in a mug.

Meatloaf in a Mug Recipe

1/4 lb. ground beef (lean)
2 Tbsp. oatmeal
1 Tbsp. catsup
2 tsp. milk
1 tsp. dry onion soup mix

Combine all ingredients. Put into microwave-safe mug or custard cup. Make several small holes in center, all the way to the bottom. Microwave for 3 minutes on High or until done. Drain any fat. Let stand 3 minutes.

For two, double ingredients. Put in 2 mugs. Microwave 5 to 6 minutes on High.
Makes 2 Servings
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Scrambled Eggs in a Mug for One Recipe

1 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1 or 2 large eggs
1 Tbsp. milk or water
dash of salt
dash of pepper

In a 12 ounce microwave-safe mug, microwave the butter on High for 45 seconds to 1 minute or until melted. Add the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Stir or whip with a fork. Microwave on High until eggs begin to set, stirring to break the eggs apart once during cooking time. Remove eggs while they are still soft and moist. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes or until eggs are set. If desired, sprinkle with shredded cheese and crumbled cooked bacon during standing time.
Makes 1 serving.
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