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Sept 1, 2014  | Everyday Recipes
Hundreds of easy and delicious TNT recipes from our recipe family.  Recipes are made with ingredients found in most pantries.   

Everyday Recipes from Our Recipe Family.

Guller's Corn |  Orange Julius #1 |  Orange Julius #2 | Italian Casserole |  Hash Brown Casserole | Chicken Potato Chip Salad | Taco Makings | Marinated Squash Salad | Cornbread Salad | All Day Stew | Macaroni Pizza | Sugar-Free Ice Cream |  Panzanella Salad, | Ham Pea Pasta Salad  | Sour Cream Pound Cake |  Swiss Steak | Fried Dill Pickle Slices | Southwest Squash Casserole | Strawberry Waldorf Salad

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This is always a hit at our Covered Dish meal at church. I made it yesterday and as usual, almost completely gone. I have posted it before but quite awhile ago.
Ann G

Guller's Corn Recipe

2 lb. frozen corn
6 Tblsp. of butter (split 3 Tblsp. and 3 Tblsp.)
1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 bag of shredded parmesan cheese...our store has a 6 oz. bag and it is plenty
3 Tblsp. flour
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt

Thaw the corn. I usually just pop it in the fridge the night before.
Preheat the oven to 350º In a 9x13 inch pan, dot 3 tblsp. of butter and sprinkle about 3 to 4 Tblsp. of parmesan cheese.

Bring the cream to a boil on the stove, being careful not to scorch it. Add the corn and simmer about 5 to 10 min. or until corn is hot.

Add sugar and salt. Melt the remaining 3 Tblsp. of butter in a small bowl and mix flour with it to make a paste. Add paste to corn and stir it in really good. The mixture will thicken quickly. When thick dump it into the baking dish and sprinkle the top with the remaining parmesan cheese. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to brown.
Ann G.
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I need help.  How do you peel tomatoes?  I am not very successful in taking the peeling off the tomato. 

Pam wrote: My cookies always taste good but spread out more than they should while baking. What am I doing wrong? My advice is to check the kind of shortening, butter or oil that she’s using. Are you using what the recipe calls for? If you substitute butter for shortening, or the other way around, you will need to adjust for it. Check the can of shortening to see what it says about using butter instead. If you’re using a light butter or spread it will also change the cookie dough. If you are going by the recipe without a change try chilling the dough before baking. Don’t put cookie dough on a warm cooking sheet, wait till the sheet cools. If none of those are the problem, add a bit more flour to the dough and that should firm up the cookies. Start with a few tablespoons of flour, and go from there. Once you figure out how much more you need make a note on your recipe for next time. That’s what I have to do. (I have such a poor memory) All of my cookbooks have notes on the pages, either Good, VG, don’t make again, or the family loves these! Hope this helps.
Betty in ME

For Marsha re: Orange Julius

Orange Julius Recipe #1

1 ( oz) can frozen orange juice concentrate
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. water
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 t. vanilla extract
5-6 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in blender or processor. Process 30 sec. or until smooth. Note: bananas, peaches, pineapple or strawberries may be added.
Athena in DE
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Does anyone have a recipe for fried dough that does not include yeast? The dough is rolled out into sticks and twisted and then deep fried. A elderly neighbor of mine would like to make them and lost her recipe.
Nancy in PA

Orange Julius Recipe #2

6 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup sugar
8-9 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients except ice cubes in blender. Blend for about 1-2 minutes, adding ice cubes one at a time.
Marion in Atlanta
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I need to take a dish for a pot luck meal dish where I teach. It needs to feed at least 20 people and is easy to prepare. Four or five times a year our teachers and aides bring their favorite pot luck dishes to the teachers lounge. Often there are too many desserts and not enough main dishes and vegetable dishes. Can anyone help me with this.

I sent in a recipe for Sticky Chicken Legs a few weeks ago that is an easy dish to take to a pot luck. Chicken drumsticks or even thighs are usually inexpensive and you can stretch the recipe to feed as many as you like. Lasagna is another good one.

Here is another recipe for Italian Casserole that would be good for Pot luck.

Italian Casserole Recipe

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves minced garlic
2 to 3 bay leaves
1 can (28 oz. diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (16 oz.) tomato sauce
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 pkg. (12 oz.) medium egg noodles
Lemon Pepper seasoning
1 container (16 oz.) sour cream
2-1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Grated Parmesan cheese
butter - for the top

Brown meat with onion. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic, bay leaves; season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 30 minutes covered, stirring

In the meantime , cook noodles according to directions on package, adding some Lemon Pepper seasoning to the water. Drain; mix with sour cream.

In a greased 13x9 inch baking pan, layer half the noodles, half the meat mixture and a half of the cheese. Repeat all layers. Top with Parmesan cheese and dot with butter. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes uncovered.
Serves 8 to 10 people

NOTE: I also added about 1/2 tsp. dried basil and 1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce to the meat mixture before simmering.
from Marion in Atlanta
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One of our favorite recipes to take to a pot luck meal is a hash brown casserole. It is each to make and everybody seems to like it.

Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

2 lb. frozen hash browns (Ore-Ida)
1/2 c. melted butter
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 can cream of chicken soup (undiluted)
1 lb. grated sharp Cheddar cheese (2 c.)
2 c. crushed corn flakes, mixed with 1/4 c. melted butter
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 pt. sour cream

Defrost potatoes. Combine in large mixing bowl with 1/2 cup melted butter. Add salt, pepper, onions, soup, sour cream and cheese. Blend thoroughly. Pour into greased 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Cover with corn flake/butter mixture. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes.
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How do you protect your vegetables against tomato worms?

This is one of our favorite recipes to take to a pot luck. I double or triple the recipe for more servings. It makes a pretty presentation and if you want it to go farther put a little less chicken salad on each lettuce leaf.  I have put the chicken salad on lettuce in a muffin tin paper as well.

Chicken Potato Chip Salad Recipe

2 c. boiled chicken
10 oz. potato chips
1 small bell pepper
1/4 c. grated onion
1/2 to 3/4 c. Miracle Whip
1 head lettuce

Mix diced chicken, diced pepper and onion together. Let set approximately 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup Miracle Whip. Crush potato chips and add to chicken mixture. Add remaining Miracle Whip; if too stiff, add extra Miracle Whip until desired texture. Let set approximately 1 hour. Serve on lettuce leaf.
Makes approximately six 1/2 cup servings.
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Taco Makings are great for a pot luck meal. Brown a couple of pounds ground beef, drain grease off, add a jar of mild hot sauce and heat until heated through. Put meat mixture in crockpot on low. Add taco shells, shredded cheddar cheese, jar of mild hot sauce(chunky salsa), jar of medium hot sauce(chunky salsa), and diced tomatoes. It makes a great dish and everyone can put what they want on their tacos. If you want the tacos to serve more use mini taco shells. You will find that lots more cheese than other ingredients.
Linda NM


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Grilling Recipes
Ground Beef Recipes (including hamburgers)
Pork Recipes
Salad Recipes
Easy Cabbage Recipes
Yellow Squash and Zucchini

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I love Waldorf salads and I really enjoy this twist on one. I think frozen sliced strawberries could be used in place of the fresh (thawed and drained) but I've always used the fresh.

Strawberry Waldorf Salad Recipe

1 pkg. (6 oz.) strawberry Jell-O
1-1/2 cups boiling water
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1-1/2 cup diced apples
1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup dairy sour cream

Dissolve Jell-O and sugar in boiling water. Add fruit, celery and nuts and mix well. Chill until thickened and mix in sour cream. Pour into a 5 cup ring mold (I use a 9 x 13 inch glass dish). Chill until firm.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Southwest Squash Casserole Recipe

3/4 lb. zucchini
3/4 lb. crookneck squash
1 med. onion
2 tbsp. butter
1 (4 oz.) can diced green chilies
1 1/2 c. grated Jack cheese
2 tbsp. minced parsley
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese
1 c. sm. curd cottage cheese
3 tbsp. flour
Salt to taste
1 egg

Dice squash, combine with onion and butter in skillet. Sauté until tender. Mix in drained chilies (depending on how hot you like it), flour and salt. Turn into 1-1/2 quart baking dish, greased. Sprinkle with Jack cheese. Mix egg with parsley and cottage cheese. Spoon over top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
Linda in NM
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Fried Dill Pickle Recipe

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 Teaspoon salt
2 eggs 1 cup milk
3 cups thin dill pickle slices drained
a dash hot pepper if desired
Oil for deep frying
Ranch salad dressing
or favorite dip

In a shallow bowl, combine the flour and salt and pepper. In another bowl, beat eggs and milk. blot pickles with paper towels to remove moisture Coat pickles with flour, then dip in egg mixture Coat again with flour mixture. Heat oil 375 degrees. Fry few at a time. Turning once. Drain on paper towels. Serve with your favorite dip.
Linda NM
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Swiss Steak Recipe

2 lbs boneless steak, cut in bite sized pieces
2 onions, sliced
1-28 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained

Place steak, onions, and tomatoes in crock pot and stir. Cover and cook on Low 6-8 hours. Serve over rice or mashed potatoes.
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Marinated Squash Salad Recipe

2 sm. yellow squash
1 sm. zucchini squash
1 med. onion
1 bell pepper
1/2 c. apple cider vinegar
1/3 c. sugar
2 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. celery seed
Salt and pepper to taste

Slice first 4 ingredients in thin slices. Mix the last 5 ingredients and pour over vegetables. Marinate 12-24 hours. Keeps 1 week to 10 days. Serves 6-8.
Linda in NM
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For a pot luck meal.

Cornbread Salad Recipe

5 cups cubed cornbread or 6 cornbread muffins crumbled
3 cups diced fresh tomatoes
1 cup diced sweet onion
1 cup diced green pepper
1 pound bacon cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
1 cup mayonnaise or miracle whip
1/4 cup sweet pickle juice
shredded Parmesan cheese

Place cornbread cubes or crumbles in a large salad bowl. Combine tomatoes, onion, green pepper, bacon and relish; add to cornbread. Combine mayonnaise and pickle juice; mix well. Pour over vegetables and cornbread. Toss gently. Sprinkle with cheese. Chill until ready to serve. Serves: 10 to 12.
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This beef stew is really good. The original recipe said to bake in the oven for 4 hours, but often times, I will combine all the ingredients in a Crock Pot and cook 7 to 9 hours on low heat, until meat and veggies are tender. I love fix-and-forget meals, especially when I have a busy day planned.

All Day Stew Recipe

2 lbs. beef cubes
Salt & pepper, to taste
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
6 potatoes, cut in eights
2 cans tomato soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 soup can water
6 carrots, cut in 1 inch pieces

Combine all ingredients in a deep casserole dish, cover and bake at 300 for 4 to 5 hours, until veggies and meat are tender. Can combine in a Crock Pot and cook on low temperature for 7 to 9 hours.

NOTE: I also added 2 cloves garlic, minced. I used Campbell's Healthy Request soup. Can easily adjust the amount of meat and veggies for your family.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Brenda in Montana was asking for recipes that would be good to take to a potluck and serve about 20 people. I go to a lot of potlucks and I've always just doubled any recipe that makes a 9 x 13 inch pan full, as that should serve 20 easily, since is other dishes there too.

This is a very good main dish, that is excellent for a potluck. It has always been popular at our house. We prefer using fresh sliced mushrooms and I sauté them with the hamburger, etc.

Macaroni Pizza Recipe

2 cups uncooked macaroni
1 small jar (15 oz.) spaghetti sauce
1 egg
1/4 tsp. sat
1/2 cup milk
3 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can (4 oz.) mushrooms, or use fresh
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Mozzarella cheese

Lightly brown hamburger with the onion and green pepper; drain. Cook macaroni and drain. Beat together the egg, milk, milk and 1 tsp. Parmesan. Blend into macaroni and spread into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Pour spaghetti sauce over. Spoon the hamburger mixture over sauce and sprinkle with mushrooms (if using canned) remaining Parmesan and the Mozzarella cheese. Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes, until well heated. Let stand about 5 minutes, before cutting and serving.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Sugar Free Ice Cream Recipes
Cindy wanted sugar free ice cream recipes in the 8/16 newsletter. I saved these from previous newsletters, but have never made them. I was going to make them for my brother-in-law, but a divorce and move out of state ended that plan. I regret I no longer know who shared the recipes. I hope this helps you. You might also check the Splenda site, if you have not already done this. With the second recipe I would use pasteurized eggs or egg beaters, as I am very leery of using raw eggs in any recipe, even though we did that when we were growing up. I never want anyone to get sick from what I cook.
Robbie IN

Sugar-Free Ice Cream

3 sm. (4 serving size) boxes of sugar-free instant pudding, vanilla-or white chocolate-or now they have cheesecake which might be good

3 T. vanilla
6 c. skim milk
6 c.(3-15 oz. cans) crushed pineapple in its own juice
4 c. (1 lg. tub) lite Cool Whip
2 tubs Crystal Lite Orange drink mix (lemonade might also be good)

Mix first three ingredients until thoroughly mixed. Fold in remaining ingredients. Pour into a 5 qt. ice cream freezer bucket. Freeze according to manufacturers instructions. Makes 20-1 c. servings. Each serving is 1/2 fruit, 1/2 milk and 20 optional exchange calories (Diabetic exchanges)
Robbie IN

Easy Sugar Free Ice-Cream

12-18 pks equal (depending on how sweet you like)
5 eggs
1-1/2 T. vanilla
2 pk. sugar free vanilla pudding
1 Lg. can evaporated milk

Mix with mixer and add "regular milk" to fill can of freezer. Change flavors of pudding for different flavor cream.
Robbie IN
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Here are two recipes for Brenda MT, who needs simple non dessert ideas for a pitch-in. You would need to double or triple the recipes to feed 20. I remember the days of work pitch-ins with 90% desserts unless an effort was made to have a balanced selection of dishes. The first recipe is from a 2010newsletter. Other ideas that I always found very popular were deviled eggs, a vegetable tray with dip and cut up seasonal fruit. Other ideas are taco salad, cheese tray with crackers, bean salad, 24 hour lettuce salad, broccoli salad, baked potato salad, or pasta salad. The crockpot recipes I shared in yesterday's newsletter would also be options, if using a crockpot at work is feasible.
Robbie IN

Panzanella Salad Recipe

8 C day old Italian bread, torn into bite size pieces
1/3 C olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste
3 cloves garlic, minced

Preheat oven to 400º. In large bowl, toss together above ingredients, coating well. Lay bread on baking sheet and toast in preheated oven until golden - about 5 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool

1/4 C olive oil
2 T balsamic vinegar
4 medium ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges
3/4 C sliced red onion
10 basil leaves, shredded

1/2 C pitted and halved green olives- I often use black olives since that is what most in the family prefer.

1 C fresh mozzarella, cut into bite size pieces (or smaller)

Whisk together olive oil and vinegar. Gently toss together the bread, tomatoes, onion, basil, olives and cheese. Toss with the vinaigrette and let stand for 20 minutes before serving

NOTE: Even though this says to let stand for 20 minutes, it can be made way ahead. It keeps for days in the refrig and we find that each day, it tastes a little different and is actually much better after the first day.
Also, tastes best at room temp.
Rosemarie rural Kansas City
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Ham Pea Pasta Salad Recipe

12 ounces rotini, about 4 cups
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1 cup diced red onion
1 cup diced ham
1 can sliced ripe olives or sliced kalamata olives, about 2 ounces
1 1/2 cups frozen green peas, cooked just until tender
1/2 cup mayonnaise, or more to taste
1/2 cup ranch-style dressing
1 scant teaspoon dried leaf basil, or about 1 tablespoon chopped basil
Dash garlic powder
Salt and pepper, to taste

Cook rotini according to package directions (until nearly tender (al dente)Do not over cook or pasta will become soggy, as the other ingredients are absorbed. Rinse under cool running water, drain, and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in all remaining ingredients, adding more mayonnaise as needed. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Serves 6 to 8.
Robbie IN
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I love pound cakes and this is one of the best I've ever sunk my teeth into! Each bite is filled with yummy richness with a hint of lemon.

Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe

1 cup butter (do not substitute)
2-3/4 cups sugar
6 eggs
3 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup dairy sour cream
1/3 cup cooking oil
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. lemon extract

In electric mixer bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Add flour, salt and sour cream and mix in until blended. beat in oil; add baking powder and flavorings and beat well. Pour into a greased 10 inch tube pan. Bake 325 for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, until tests done when insert a sharp, thin bladed paring knife near the center. Remove from pan after about 20 minutes.
Judy (in Alaska)
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