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Banana Nut Bread Recipe | Best Banana Bread Recipe | Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce Recipe | Vidalia Onion Pie Recipe | Robbie's Italian Chicken and Rice Recipe | Robbie's Italian Chicken and Rice Recipe | Tomato Bread with Chile Cream Cheese Spread Recipe | Cherry Cheesecake Tarts Recipe | Banana Sour Cream Bread Recipe | Broiled Greek Scampi with a Parmesan Crust Recipe | Classy Carbonara Mashtini Recipe | Mexican Lasagna Recipe

Request for Chocolate chip cookies recipe | Request for waffle cone recipe | request recipe for Chili Rellenos prepared the old way | request for Navaho Fry Bread | request for digital pressure cooker recipes | request for recipe for Navaho Fry Bread | request for crockpot roast recipe and bean soup recipe | got lots of chickens and need more egg recipes | request for sugar free red velvet cake recipe | need recipes for breadmaker | need recipes for Mexican rice and beans recipes | need recipes for old Mirro Cookie Press | need recipe for baked beans with green pepper and pineapple | need Shaker recipe for potato soup | request for recipe for beer bread

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Here is a very good recipe for Banana Nut Bread that Ginger from San Antonio requested on Feb.3rd, newsletter. I hope you will enjoy. Lois/Grafton, OH

Banana Nut Bread Recipe

1/2 cup butter or oleo
1-1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour milk ***
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and bananas. Sift flour, soda, and salt together. Stir in dry mixture alternately with milk. Fold in walnuts. Spoon into lightly greased 8 or 9 inch loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in pan and then remove from pan to cool. When cool wrap in saran warp and tin foil. Will keep moist and fresh.
Makes 10 servings.

*** Note: If you don’t have sour milk, you can add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to the milk or use buttermilk.
Lois/Grafton, OH
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Hi everyone,
I'm looking for a recipe for cookies that I made back in the early 80s. They were made with chocolate chips, coconut, granola and I believe raisins plus some other ingredients. If anyone has a similar recipe I would love to have it.
Thanks, Cindy Fl

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Ginger was asking for a moist banana bread recipe, and this is the best I've ever eaten, and always comes out so moist and delicious.

Best Banana Bread Recipe

1/2 cup cooking oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 ripe bananas, mashed to a pulp
3 tbsp. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cups chopped nuts, optional

In bowl of electric mixer bowl, beat eggs; beat in oil, sugar and mashed banana. Add milk and vanilla and mix in well. Add dry ingredients and mix on low till combined. Stir in nuts. Put batter in a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan, lined on the bottom with waxed paper (I also grease the waxed paper. Bake about 1 hour or until tests done when insert a sharp paring knife in the middle. Remove to wire rack to cool.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Request for Waffle Cone Recipe
Does anyone have a recipe for batter to make waffle cones?
thank you, Dee

For the person who wanted an apple cake with caramel icing. This is a caramel sauce but it quite good
Abby in Atlanta

Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce Recipe

3 eggs, beaten
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 cups cooking oil
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
4 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, chopped
1 cup chopped walnuts

In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, sugar, vanilla & oil. Set aside. In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon & salt. Add apples & walnuts to the dry ingredient. Fold liquid ingredients into the dry mixture. Spoon batter into a greased Bundt pan. Bake at 325 F for 1 ½ hours or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool on cake rack for 15 minutes before removing from pan. Serve as is, or with Caramel Sauce, recipe follows.

Caramel Sauce

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
½ cup whipping cream

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute. Serve with Apple Cake. Yield: 16 Servings
Note: You may want to double the caramel sauce. Best Served Warm
Abby in Atlanta
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Does anyone have a good recipe for beer bread?
Thank you. Mary

Thank you for all the questions and replies from our NancyLanders.  If you have a question or want to reply to a question, send them to It is all of our NancyLanders that make this newsletter.  The more that ask and answer questions the better the newsletter. 
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This is for Carol, who requested recipes for Vidalia Pie in the 2/2 newsletter. There are many versions of this recipe, so I hope this is helpful.
Robbie IN

Vidalia Onion Pie Recipe

3 to 4 medium Vidalia onions
3 to 4 tablespoons butter
freshly ground black pepper
chilled unbaked pie shell for 2-crust pie
1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped ham
1/4 to 1/2 cup shredded cheese (your favorite)
3 egg yolks plus 1 whole egg
1/2 cup heavy cream
dash of nutmeg

Halve the onions and slice thinly. Sauté in butter until tender. Add ham, then salt and pepper to taste; spread in chilled pie crust. Sprinkle the onion mixture with shredded cheese. Whisk together the egg yolks, whole egg, and cream then pour over the onion mixture. Sprinkle with nutmeg then roll out the remaining chilled pastry and fit it over the filling as a top crust. Cut a 1/2-inch hole in the center of the pastry. Bake the pie at 450° for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350° and continue baking until the custard is set and the crust is browned, about 30 minutes. Serve warm or cool.
Robbie IN
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I have been looking for a recipe for Chili Rellenos prepared the old way. My husband loves them and I have never made them before. The recipe is a large chile which has to be roasted and peeled then cut open and stuffed with a meat mixture and wedges of cheese then dipped in egg whites and then a corn meal mixture and then fried on all sides in a skillet. Also I think there is a sauce you pour over the top of the prepared chilies before serving. If you or any of your NancyLand readers have some recipes for these I would appreciate it very much.

Mary wanted a recipe for a chicken, rice and green bean casserole in the 2/2 newsletter. This has all those ingredients, so I hope this helps. It is tasty and quick to put together.
Robbie IN

Robbie's Italian Chicken and Rice Recipe

12 oz. Chicken breast, cut into chunks.
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup chicken broth, add more as desired
1 can diced tomatoes
1-1/2 cups instant rice
1 can French cut green beans
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon cilantro or to taste
2 pinches basil

Spray skillet with cooking spray or use butter or oil.

Fry chicken and onion 3 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Stir in broth and tomatoes and spices. Bring to boil, stir in rice and beans. Simmer 5 minutes.
Remove from heat, let stand 3 minutes covered.

Serve with grated parmesan cheese if desired.
OR: bake chicken, drain, cut into chunks.

Cook rice in half broth, half water instead of all water in microwave. Mix everything in skillet and heat through.
Robbie IN
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Sherry requested tomato bread recipes in the 2/3 newsletter. Tona shared this wonderful recipe in a newsletter many years ago. I hope this is helpful.
Robbie IN

Tomato Bread with Chile Cream Cheese Spread Recipe

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon crushed oregano
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/3 to 2/3 cup milk
1 (16 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, drained
2 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan. Stir together first eight ingredients. Drain the tomatoes into a measuring cup and add enough milk to the liquid to make 2/3 cup. Add the liquid, eggs and oil to the dry ingredients and stir to blend. Cut the tomatoes into large chunks and carefully fold into the batter (it will be stiff). Spread into prepared pan, and bake for one hour.
Makes one loaf.

Chile Cream Cheese Spread

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 small can diced green chiles, drained
or 1 jalapeno chile, minced

Mix cream cheese and chiles, adding a bit of milk to get to desired consistency. Spread cooled bread slices with Chile Cream Cheese Spread.
Tona in Bama
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I'm not sure this is the recipe that Sharon is looking for, but it has certainly been popular at our house for many years.

Cherry Cheesecake Tarts Recipe

30 vanilla wafers
3 (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
4 eggs
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. salt
1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling

Line 30 paper baking cups in muffin tins with vanilla wafers. Cream sugar and cream cheese well; add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Add remaining ingredients. Fill within 1/2 inch from top with cheese filling. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Cool. Add a spoonful of cherry pie filling on top of each. Refrigerate.
Makes 30 mini cheesecakes.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Kathy in In. was wondering why her chocolate chip cookies flatten out as she bakes them. I'd like to make a suggestion, that has worked for me. I also don't care for flat chocolate chocolate cookies. I find if I use all shortening instead of butter, or substitute shortening for half of the butter, the cookies won't spread out as much and be so flat. I prefer Butter-Flavored Crisco.
Judy (in Alaska)

I love all the NancyLanders writing in for help with their questions.  It really spices up the newsletter.  Thank you, Nancy for having this newsletter.  I have been a member since 1996 when you started this group.
Lisa TX

Dianne in Wisconsin asked if the Black Forest Pizza could be baked in a 9 x 13 inch pan and served as bars. I don't see why it couldn't, but I've always baked it in a pizza pan. It's a novelty recipe and has always been a big hit with our grandchildren, and they cut it in wedges like you would pizza to eat.
Judy (in Alaska)

This is in reply to Ginger in San Antonio Texas in the 2/3 newsletter.

I was looking for a banana nut bread recipe once a few years ago and this one appeared in our local grocery store newsletter. Once you try this one, you will probably throw the rest of your recipes away just like I did. Everyone I share this bread with say it’s the best they have ever tasted.
RE in Chatsworth,IL

Banana Sour Cream Bread Recipe

1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup butter
3 cups white sugar
3 eggs
6 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking soda
4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 300°F. Grease four 7x3 inch loaf pans. In a small bowl, stir together ¼ cup white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Dust pans lightly with cinnamon and sugar mixture. In a large bowl, cream butter and 3 cups sugar. Mix in eggs, mashed bananas, sour cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix in salt, baking soda and flour. Stir in nuts. Divide into prepared pans. Bake for 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
40 Servings, Per Serving (1-1/2 slice)

Points: 4 Calories: 210 Total Fat: 8 Saturated Fat: 4 Trans Fat: 0 Cholesterol: 26 Sodium: 163 Carbohydrates: 32 Sugar: 2 Fiber: 19 Protein: 3
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I have been using the free trial version of Home Cookin since you posted the link. I love it! It is so easy to use, too. I purchased it and since I have been using it I don't have to keep adding to my collection of 3 ring binders cookbooks that are now threatening to take over the house! This is the best software for storing recipes I have seen! I have added a lot of new recipes in different categories and started my own categories. Thank you so much!
Lisa TX

I am interested in a recipe for what my husband calls Navaho Fry Bread. Has anyone heard of it?
Suzy from Utah

This is a great meal my hubby really likes, so even tho it is probably not much help to those living in very cold places right now, wanted to send it on to June in case it fills the bill for the Valentine dinner she'd like to make for her guy. It's really easy & most of the dinner is made & chilled early in the day. Also, I do hope Oma & everybody else will keep sending in shrimp recipes. We've got a lot of them too but seems like we can't have too many. When you have a diabetic in the family they are like fish, a great alternative to meat dishes.

Broiled Greek Scampi with a Parmesan Crust Recipe

Heat together, stir, & set off stove to blend flavors.
3 T. butter
1 T. fresh lemon juice
1 rounded T. minced garlic
1/4 tsp. dried dill weed
2 dashes EACH salt & coarse pepper

In a small bowl, toss together to combine:
2 rounded T. fresh breadcrumbs, no need to thaw if frozen
1 T. shredded fresh parmesan (from a jar works o.k. in this recipe, but don't use canned)
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. paprika

Clean but leave tails on:
12 jumbo shrimp, or 24 small-medium ones
Heat broiler with the rack about 8" from the heat. Divide shrimp into 2 sprayed individual baking dishes; divide garlic butter over top; top with crumb mixture. Broil till golden brown, about 5 minutes. Serve on hot pads for safety. Makes 2, could be multiplied. This was great with big Greek Isle Salads topped with greek tzatziki sauce. Great on blood sugar, too. I'd credit somebody for this, but don't remember where it came from.


Mix well, cover & chill 2 hours or more before serving:
6 - 8 oz. plain no fat yogurt
1 very small cucumber, peeled, seeded, & minced
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. dried dillweed

Makes 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups, enough to dress 5 or 6 gyros in pita breads, or 3 salads. Easy to multiply.

Big Greek Isle Salads

Make tzatziki dressing & chill. For salad, layer on good sized plates for each serving:

1 c. EACH iceberg & romaine lettuce, chopped or chiffonaded
1 c. baby spinach leaves
1/4 to 1/3 c. slivered red onion
1/2 c. frozen peas, thawed
3 T. chopped Greek olives, both green & purple if you have them
2 to 3 T. crumbled feta cheese, or more to taste

Cucumber slices, enough to rim each salad at least half-way around, arranged attractively Cover with plastic wrap & chill till meal-time. Serve with dressing on the side. Makes as needed.
Marilyn in FL
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Does anyone have a recipe for a sugar-free red velvet cake and frosting. Thanks for your assistance.

For June for Valentine’s Day dinner:

Classy Carbonara Mashtini Recipe
Prep time: 20 min. 4 Mashtinis

1 pkg. (24 oz) Bob Evans Original Mashed Potatoes ( or your own)
1 oz. crisped proscuitto, broken into 2 in. pieces
2 oz. Boursin cheese
1/4 c. frozen peas, heated
1/2 c. crispy fried shallots
8 grape tomatoes ( I buy organic)

Prepare mashed potatoes. In mixing bowl, place potatoes & cheese. Using spatula, gently combine. Place 3/4 c. mashed potatoes in martini glass. Stand 3 pieces of prosciutto into mashed potatoes around rim of martini glass so they extend about an inch. Sprinkle 1 T. peas evenly over potatoes. Top lightly w/pinch of crispy fried shallots. Garnish w/ skewer of grape tomatoes.

(There are numerous recipes for pink drinks and desserts that you can serve with this.)
Athena in DE
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For Cheryl:

Mexican Lasagna Recipe
(this is not only tasty, but pretty enough for entertaining- my absolutely favorite Mexican Lasagna recipe)

1 1/2 lb. ground beef
1 1/2 t. ground cumin
1 T chili powder
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. red pepper
1 t. salt
1 t. black pepper
1 can (16 oz.) tomatoes, chopped
10 - 12 corn tortillas
2 cups small curd cottage cheese, drained
1 c. grated Monterey Jack cheese w/pepper
1 egg
1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese
2 c. shredded lettuce
1/2 c. chopped tomatoes
3 green onions, chopped
1/4 c. sliced black olives

Brown ground beef; drain thoroughly. Add cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, red pepper, salt, pepper & tomatoes; heat through. Cover bottom & sides of 13 x 9 x 2 in baking dish w/tortillas; place a layer of tortillas over meat mixture & set aside. Combine cottage cheese, Monterey Jack cheese & egg; pour over tortillas. Bak3 350 for 30 min. Remove from oven; sprinkle rows of cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, green onions & olives diagonally across center of casserole ( looks like stripes).
6-8 servings.
Athena in DE (Source: Jeanne Bennett)
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For Carol:

Athena's Vidalia Pie Recipe

4 c. Vidalia Onion, thinly sliced & separated into rings
1 c. water
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. Tabasco sauce
1/2 c. cream
1 unbaked 9 in. pie shell
1 1/2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Preheat 425. In large saucepan combine onions & water. Parboil 5 min. Drain. combine eggs, cream, Tabasco & salt in small bowl. Blend. Place half onions in shell, then half cheese. Repeat. Pour egg mixture over filling. Bake 15 min. Reduce temp to 350 & bake 25 min. longer. Allow to stand about 15 min. before cutting & serving.
Serves 6.
Athena in DE
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Hi, I have been getting about a dozen eggs a day from my chickens. I am in need of any egg recipe that could be sent to me.
Thanks, Heather

Note to Ellen re: Popeye’s Coleslaw
The recipe is on
Athena in DE

An easy soup for a cold weather day.

Nana's Mexican Soup Recipe

1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1-1/2 cup chicken broth, homemade or canned
3/4 cup salsa, can range from mild to hot flavored
1/2 cup corn, frozen or canned
1 medium diced onion
dash of hot sauce is optional

Mix and let simmer a bit to let flavors mingle. A good addition to make it more hearty is browned hamburger, leftover diced chicken or roast beef. Serve with a sprinkle of shredded cheese or a dollop of sour cream on each serving. I also like to use tortilla chips or Fritos as my "crackers".
Nana in SE Ohio
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I would like to get a recipe for rice like is served with beans on most plates at the Mexican restaurants.
Thanks Dorothy

Could you include some recipes for pressure cookers? I have a digital one and love it , but I find it hard to get recipes to use in it.
Thanks, Jackie

I am trying to find a recipe for Pot Roast in a crock pot and a regular bean soup.

I just purchased a Breadmaker. Does anyone out there have good tried and true recipes for a breadmaker?

I enjoy very much receiving your news letters and I use so many of your recipes. My family also loves the ones I try.. I once went to visit a Shakers village up North. We had dinner there, they served the most amazing potato soup I have ever had. I would love a recipe like theirs. Its wonderful. I never can get my soup to come out as well. They use herbs I am guessing. I would appreciate your help.
Lynda. Austin TX.

Would anyone have a copy yet of the little recipe booklet that came with the Mirro Cookie Press that was around in the early 1960s? I have a good set that over the years have lost the recipes, recently found additional cookie shapes at a garage sale that I picked up real cheap. The recipes on the Internet that have located are not the same as recall as of my teenager days, all ideas are welcome.
Thanks Linda in NY

I love your site and have found many wonderful recipes there! I do have a question for you. My great aunt always made delicious baked beans with green pepper and pineapple in them. Have you ever heard of this recipe?

I am looking for frosting recipes easy to make. the kind that dry hard and are shiny when dry.


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