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October 28, 2014  | Everyday Recipes
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Contents: More Easy Recipes for Two (Ziti Casserole for Two | Scalloped Potatoes for Two | Sweet Rice for Two | Ham Steak for Two | Macaroni Salad for Two | Baked Meatballs for Two | Sweet Potatoes for Two)
Beef Jerky Recipes | Tips for Dehydrating Fruit |

Other:  A request for a Christmas bread recipe.
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Ziti Casserole for Two Recipe

8 oz. ziti
2 c. spaghetti sauce
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese
1/8 c. oregano
1 egg, slightly beaten
3 dashes pepper
1 c. Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/8 c. chopped parsley
1/8 c. basil
5 dashes salt

Preheat oven to 350°. Cook ziti in boiling water for 12 to 16 minutes. Drain and set aside. Cook half of sauce and all of the Parmesan cheese, parsley, oregano, basil, salt, pepper and egg at medium heat until well mixed. Toss in ziti until well coated. Pour mixture in 9 1/4 x 5 1/4-inch bread pan. Top with rest of the sauce and the Mozzarella cheese. Bake, covered with foil, for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 8 minutes.
Makes 2 Servings
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Scalloped Potatoes for Two Recipe

2 Tbsp. margarine
2 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 c. milk
1 lb. potatoes, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp. finely chopped onion
1 tsp. butter or margarine

Heat oven to 350°. Melt 2 tablespoons butter over low heat, stir in flour and seasonings; cook over low heat, stirring until smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling stirring constantly. In 1-quart casserole, layer half the potatoes, all the onion and half the sauce. Top with remaining potatoes and sauce. Dot with 1 teaspoon butter. Cover and bake 30 minutes; uncover and bake until tender for 35 minutes.
Makes 2 Servings
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Sweet Rice for Two Recipe

1/2 c. rice
1-1/2 c. milk
sugar and cinnamon to taste

To the rice stir in milk and cook in the top of a double boiler until milk is absorbed, approximately 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add sugar to taste and after putting in bowl, top with butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
Makes 2 Servings
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Ham Steak for Two Recipe

2 slices fully cooked ham (1/2-inch thick)
1 lemon, halved
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. prepared mustard

Broil ham slices 5-inches from the heat for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, slice 1 lemon half. Set aside. Grate peel from other half and squeeze 1 tablespoon juice into a bowl. Add peel, brown sugar and mustard to juice. Turn ham over; brush with lemon mixture. Top with lemon slices. Broil 3 to 4 more or until ham is heated through.
Makes 2 servings.
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Macaroni Salad for Two Recipe

1 c. cooked elbow macaroni, cooled
1 hard-cooked egg, chopped
2 Tbsp. chopped celery
2 Tbsp. chopped onion
1/4 tsp. prepared mustard
3 Tbsp. mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt
pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients, stirring lightly. Cover and chill several hours.
Makes 2 Servings
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Baked Meatballs for Two Recipe

1/2 lb. ground beef
1 slice bread, crumbled
2 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp. onion, chopped
1 small egg
1/3 tsp. salt

Combine all ingredients and shape into balls. Place in small baking dish and bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes.
Makes 2 Servings
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Sweet Potatoes for Two Recipe

2 to 3 sweet potatoes, cooked and cubed
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
2 Tbsp. water
1/4 tsp. salt
dash of ground nutmeg

Slice sweet potatoes into an 8-inch pie plate; set aside. In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, water and salt. Bring to a boil. Pour hot syrup over potatoes. Bake uncovered at 350° for 30 minutes, basting occasionally or until syrup thickens and potatoes are glazed. Sprinkle with nutmeg.  
Makes 2 Servings
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Beef Jerky Recipes
Here are two recipes that we have used to make jerky. You can adjust the spices to your taste. You can try various marinades to make different flavors.
Robbie IN

Beef Jerky

1 lb. round steak
4 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
4 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. ketchup
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt

Remove all fat from the meat and place in freezer. When it is semi-frozen, cut it into 3/8 to 1/4 inch strips. Meat cut against the grain will be tender and break easily; meat cut with the grain will be chewy. Marinate in the above sauce for at least 2 hours. Drain in a colander and place on dehydrator trays.
Do not overlap the meat and turn once while drying. Dry for 8-10 hours. It is ready when it bends like a willow without breaking. Store in refrigerator.
Robbie IN

Beef Jerky #2

1 pound ground chuck
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup water
3 tsps canning salt
4 tsps Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp liquid smoke

In glass or plastic mixing bowl, mix all ingredients as you would a meatloaf. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Press between 2 layers of aluminum foil until thin. Cut into strips and place on dehydrator trays.
Process until done to taste. Turn once during drying.
Robbie IN
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Here is some helpful information on dehydrating fruit. I have more information that I will send tomorrow. The fruit you dry may not taste like what you often buy, as the store version is often treated with oils, additives, sugars, and preservatives. Some are even salted.
Robbie IN

Tips for Dehydrating Fruit:

Choose mature, firm fruits for the highest sugar and nutritional content, but avoid bruised or overripe fruit.
Wash and rinse the fruit to remove wax and pesticides if dehydrating fruit with the skin on.
Cut fruit into small pieces about ? inch thick and spread in a single layer on the dehydrator trays.
Most fruit will be pliable or leathery when done, meaning you can bend it and tear it, but it won’t be so dry that you can snap it.
The range of drying times listed below may vary depending on your dehydrator; humidity, thickness of your fruit pieces, amount of fruit in the dehydrator and juiciness all affect how long it takes fruit to dry.

Apples Quarter the apples from top to bottom, cut out the core and stem. Slice the quarters crosswise into ? inch thick pieces.
Apples will start to turn slightly brown within minutes of cutting and exposing the flesh to air in a process called oxidation. If you get your apples in the dehydrator right away, the color change will be minimal and vitamin content and taste will be well preserved. Most fruits undergo some oxidation including pears, peaches, pineapples and bananas.
Over time, oxidation will diminish the vitamin content and flavor of fruit. Vacuum sealing or using oxygen absorbers will diminish the rate of oxidation if you need to store fruits for longer than a few months.
If you want to pre-treat before dehydrating apples, dissolve one tablespoon of pure crystalline ascorbic acid (available at health food stores) in one quart of cold water. Place fruit in solution for ten minutes and remove with slotted spoon. Drain liquid off apples. You may also pre-treat with lemon or pineapple juice, but this is much less effective and imparts a citrus flavor to the fruit.
Dehydrate until pliable (8 – 12 hours).

Pears Wait until pears have ripened, but not softened too much before drying. Peel if desired. Cut the pears in half lengthwise. With a knife, trace the fibrous line leading from the stem down to the pit and make a shallow cut. Pull the fibrous part out. Slice the narrow part of the pear crosswise into ? inch thick pieces. Cut the wide part of the pears lengthwise again and cut out the core. Slice the quarters crosswise into ? inch thick pieces. Dehydrate until pliable (8 – 12 hours).

Bananas They tend to stick to the trays, so spray trays with non stick spray. Choose bananas with some brown speckles on the peel for maximum sweetness, but avoid drying over-ripe, soft bananas.
Peel the bananas and slice crosswise into ? inch thick pieces.
Dehydrate until chip-like or leathery (8 – 12 hours). Home dried bananas are not crunchy like the dried bananas you find in store-bought trail mixes because they are not fried before drying.

Pineapples Remove the fibrous skin. If you have a coring tool, you can remove the core before cutting. Otherwise remove the core as you slice the pineapple. Cut the pineapple crosswise into Ύ inch thick rings first and then slice the rings crosswise into thinner ? inch thick pieces. Smaller pieces dry faster than larger chunks or rings and are the perfect size to use in recipes and trail mixes.
Dehydrate until pliable (12 – 18 hours). If drying canned pineapple, it will take up to twice as long because of the extra juices.
Robbie IN 
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Request: Every year I ask for a recipe for Christmas bread that is baked close to Charleston, S. C.  to which I am referring. It is delicious toasted. It is not the traditional
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