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Terry's Baked Sausage Dinner Recipe | Grandma O's Bread Machine English Muffin Bread Recipe | Marilyn's Maryland Crab Cake Recipes | Mexican Casserole Recipe | Caribbean Baked Crab Recipe | Our Favorite Louisiana Stuffed Crab Recipe | Calamas Famous Crab Imperial Recipe | Miami Madness Crab Cakes Recipe | Judy's Carrot Casserole Recipe | Peaches and Cream Dessert Recipe | Judy's Crunchy Ham Casserole Recipe | Marilyn's Crab Recipes | Barb's Sausage and Rice Dish Recipe | Mary Jo's Crab Cake Recipes | Orange Chicken Breasts for Two Recipe |

Need brown sugar meatloaf.   Need recipe for recipe for chili with a cornbread topping.  Need recipe for loaf recipe that has hamburger and wrapped in crescent rolls dough.
Need recipe for Green Rice at a restaurant in Santa Barbara. Another way to easily crack shells of hard boiled eggs. Replies to Myron.

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Terry's Baked Sausage Dinner Recipe

3 large onions, sliced
1 1/2 lb. hot Italian sausage
1/2 to 3/4 lb. mild Italian sausage
3/4 lb. carrots, cut in 3/4" pieces
6 large potatoes, cut in eighths
1/4 to 1/3 of a small spice jar of dry oregano

Spray a 9" x 13" pan. Cover bottom with onions. Cut cased sausage into 3" - 4" pieces & place in one layer on onions. Bake uncovered for 1/2 hour on each side, turning ONLY sausage pieces, not onions.

Meanwhile parboil carrots for 15 minutes, adding potatoes for the last 8 - 10; drain. When sausage is done, layer vegetables over them. Sprinkle the entire dish well, use lots !!!..with oregano.

Seal pan tightly with foil & bake 1 more hour. When done, mix the entire pan by bringing the onions up from the pan bottom. Serve hot. Serves 6 to 8 very well. To halve, use a smaller pan & still use 2 large onions; it has to cover the bottom of the pan well. I love this stuff ! It's a winter dish for sure, very special with Italian baguettes & a crisp Italian or other green salad.

I really enjoy this newsletter and thank Nancy and all the contributors. This is my favorite Bread Machine recipe. It is very good toasted.

Grandma O's Bread Machine English Muffin Bread Recipe

9 oz. water
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
3 C. Bread Flour
3 T. nonfat dry milk
1-1/2 tsp. yeast

Place all ingredients in bread machine pan according to manufactures directions. Press Mix, First rise. When completed, remove dough and shape into loaf and place in lightly greased 8”X4” bread pan. Place in warm place and let rise about 1 hr. Bake in preheated oven 375 deg. for about 25 to 30 minutes, covering with foil if it starts to get too brown.

Around the time I think it is done, I check it with a thermometer to make sure it registers around 190 deg.
Remove to wire rack.
Grandma O, IL
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Crab Cakes for Myron. Been making these for years & years & they always turn out great.

Marilyn's Maryland Crab Cake Recipes
and optional but good easy Topping

1/2 T. butter or margarine
1/4 c. EACH minced onion & celery
1/2 lb. lump or backfin crab
1/2 c. plain canned bread crumbs, divided
1 T. sour cream
1/2 T. drained horseradish
1 egg lightly beaten with 2 T. snipped parsley
1/2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 T. flour

For frying:
1 T. butter
1/2 T. canola or vegetable oil

Topping: Or your own tartar sauce if you prefer:
1/2 c. Hellman's Mayonnaise
1 large jalapeno`, seeded & minced
8 drops Tabasco or Crystal, or to taste

Make topping or your own tartar sauce well ahead & chill.
Cook onion & celery in butter till tender; set aside. Toss crab, 1/8 cup of the crumbs, sour cream, horseradish, egg with parsley, & seasonings together gently; add sauteed vegetables & toss again. Divide into 4 parts while still in the bowl. Mix rest of crumbs & flour in a paper plate. Form each quarter of crab into a patty, coat in crumbs, & chill on a paper plate, covered, for 30 minutes to several hours.
Sauté in fats 4 - 6 minutes per side on Medium to Medium High heat, till nicely browned; serve with sauce or topping to 2 or 3. Easy to multiply. You can use crab that's been frozen in this recipe, & never be able to tell !
Marilyn in FL
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How do you bake a brown sugar meatloaf. The brown sugar is on the bottom of the meatloaf.
I have yet to find a good one

For Linda who wanted a meatless recipe for a crock pot I am submitting a Mexican casserole that instructions were originally for oven baking but as it is simply a matter of heating the ingredients I feel sure a crock pot would do the same.

Mexican Casserole Recipe

Combine 6 cups cooked rice, brown or white
1-1/2 cups salsa, your selection of spiciness
1 teaspoon cumin. Set aside.

1 15 oz. can refried beans, vegetarian variety is available
1 tbsp chili powder
1-1/2 cups frozen corn
1 bell pepper , diced
1 medium onion, diced. Combine and set aside

Using a buttered baking dish or the crock pot place half the rice mixture in the bottom.
Layer on the bean mixture.

Make a layer of 1 (10 oz) box of frozen spinach, thawed and drained well.

Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees 25 min if using the oven or cover and cook on low in the crock pot till well heated thru..approx. 3-4 hours on low.

When done add 2 cups shredded cheddar over top layer cheese till melted. For those who want meat a layer of browned ground beef or cooked shredded chicken can be added as the second layer. Salt to taste before adding.

Serve with sour cream or guacamole, chopped tomato, lettuce, tortilla chips or any other desired toppings.
Nana in SE Ohio
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I have searched and searched my recipes for a recipe for chili with a cornbread topping. I remember finding one a long time ago in the newsletter. Can someone help me with this recipe?

I am also looking for a loaf recipe that has hamburger and wrapped in crescent rolls. It too was in the newsletter years ago.

More stuffed crab for Myron.

Crab Backs
Caribbean Baked Crab Recipe

1/2 lb. cleaned crab, any type
2 T. butter
1 Serrano or bird pepper, seeded & minced
1 very small onion, diced
1 level tsp. minced garlic
1 small tomato, diced
4 - 5 strands chives, snipped
1/2 T. Worcestershire sauce
Salt & pepper
Fresh bread crumbs, no need to thaw if frozen
1 to 2 T. margarine, melted

Drain crab. In butter cook vegetables except tomato. When tender, add tomato & chives; cook 1 minute more. Off heat stir in Worcestershire & season to taste; toss in crab. Fill crab shells, scallop shells, or bakers; chill if holding for awhile. To cook, cover lightly with crumbs & drizzle with margarine. To cook at once, broil till crumbs are brown; if chilled, bake at 375º 12 - 14 minutes, then broil for 1 or 2. Serves 2 or 3, easy to increase or multiply. A bit more healthy than most crab recipes. Another keys recipe.
Marilyn in FL
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More stuffed crabs for Myron.

Our Favorite Louisiana Stuffed Crab Recipe

5 T. butter or margarine
4 scallions, chopped
1/2 small onion, chopped
2 tsp. minced garlic
3 slices supermarket bread, toasted dark brown but not quite burnt
1/2 c. snipped parsley, at least 2 large stems
1/8 c. milk, (2 T.) lower fat is fine, + possibly a bit more
1 Serrano` or 1/2 jalapeno`, seeded & minced
3 dashes EACH salt & Tabasco or to taste
1/2 to 3/4 lb. cleaned crab, any type

Sauté onion & garlic in butter; toast bread. In bowl, crumb toast & toss with parsley & milk; add the bit more milk if crumbs are dry, they should be moist. Mix all ingredients well, pack into four scallop shells.

Cover tightly with plastic wrap & chill all day or overnight. On foil or on a baking sheet bake at 350º for 20 to 25 minutes. Serves 2 - 4. Wonderful with any creamy potato dish & Fire and Ice Salad. This is from a member of a Mardi Gras Queen's court from back in the 1950's. Can be increased as needed & is good for a meal you need to make well ahead. This one does have the most crumbs in it.
Marilyn in FL
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For Myron:

Calamas Famous Crab Imperial Recipe

1 lb. fresh crabmeat
3 T. vegetable oil
1 t. onion, grated
1 heaping t. flour
1 c. milk
2 T. mayo
1 T. sweet relish, chopped fine
2 T. catsup
2 T. chili sauce
1 T. lemon juice
1/2 t. grated horseradish
1/4 t. salt
Pepper to taste

Sauté grated onion in oil for 1/2 min.
Add flour. Mix well.
Add milk, stirring constantly until thick.
When thickened, pour into bowl, whip in mayo, add relish, chili sauce, catsup, lemon juice & horseradish. Blend.
Add salt & pepper.

Mix crabmeat w/ 2 T. prepared sauce, mixing lightly. Put into crab shells, cover w/ remaining sauce & bake in 500 oven until brown.
Serves 4.

Athena in DE ( Source: Williamsburg Congress Inn)
(Note! All of my Maryland and South Carolina crab cake recipes have either bread crumbs or crushed saltines)
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I used to have a great recipe for sloppy joes that had sloppy joe mix, green chiles, hamburger meat and pinto beans. Does anyone have a TNT recipe for this.
Judy in New Mexico

For Myron:

Miami Madness Crab Cakes Recipe
(1994 Contest Winner)

2 lbs. jumbo lump crab meat
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 c. mayo
1/4 c. sour cream
2 T minced onion
2 T minced red pepper (sweet)
1 fresh jalapeño, minced
3/4 t. fresh ginger, minced
1 t celery seed
1 T fresh cilantro, chopped
Dash paprika, salt & pepper
cornmeal to coat & extra light olive oil for frying

Clean 2 lbs. crab meat. Squeeze lime juice. Add together & mix well. Mix mayo & sour cream. Add other ingredients. Coat in cornmeal & fry in extra light olive oil. Makes 20 - 12 4 oz. cakes.
(Source: Raymond Fasy, Rehoboth Beach, DE)
Athena in DE
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Good Morning from snowy SE Ohio. I just read my newsletter and was touched by Myron Drinkwater's battles and his courage. I was just wondering if there was a way we could have a card shower for him either online or by real mail. I realize there is a privacy issue with mail and I also was thinking that if you published the plan he would see it and there would be no surprise element.. Could you put on your thinking cap and see if you cab come up with an idea? I think it could be immensely encouraging for him. Have a great weekend ,
Nana in SE Ohio/Elaine

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This is a wonderful way to perk up carrots!

Judy's Carrot Casserole Recipe

4 cups sliced carrots
1 can cream of celery soup
1/4 tsp. onion salt (I used onion powder)
1 cup grated American or Cheddar cheese
Buttered fresh bread crumbs

Cook sliced carrots in boiling water until partially done; drain. Put in 1-1/2 quart casserole dish. Add soup, cheese and onion salt and mix in. Top with buttered bread crumbs. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes uncovered.
Judy (in Alaska)
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This is a popular dessert at our house.

Peaches and Cream Dessert Recipe

Layer 1:
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt - I cut in half
1 tsp. baking powder
3 tbsp. butter
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1 pkg. (4 serving size) regular vanilla pudding-not instant

Layer 2:
1 can (15 oz.) peach slices, drained, reserving juice

Layer 3:
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
3 tbsp. peach juice
1/2 cup sugar plus 1 tbsp., divided
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Combine all ingredients for Layer 1 and beat with electric mixer for 2 minutes. Pour into greased and floured 9 inch square pan. Spoon drained peaches over cake batter. Beat cream cheese, peach juice and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth and spoon over peaches. Combine 1 tbsp. sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top of the dessert. Bake 35 minutes at 350. Serve warm with whipped cream or topping.
Judy (in Alaska)
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This is another meal-all-in-one main dishes that I like,
and tops the list of comfort food in our house.

Judy's Crunchy Ham Casserole Recipe

2 cups elbow macaroni
1-1/2 cups cubed cooked ham
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup dairy sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen cut broccoli - cooked & drained
1 cup shredded Colby cheese
1 cup canned French fried onions

Cook macaroni and drain. Mix with ham in 3 quart casserole. Blend sour cream, soup and milk. Pour half over ham and macaroni; arrange cooked broccoli on top. Pour rest of sauce over and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Top with canned onions and bake 5 minutes more.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Marilyn's Crab Recipes
For Myron, congrats & very best wishes on continued recovery. Just finished radiation for 3 tumors on eyes in Nov., but that pales beside your ordeal. Will send our favorite crabs in 2 emails as my program has been balky. then will send favorite Maryland crab cakes soon. None of the stuffed crabs have celery in them but no reason you can't add it if you want, it does draw a bit more liquid. For more solid stuffings I always chill the mixture in the shell an hour or 2 before baking. Marilyn in FL

Oak Hill Claw Meat Devilled Crab Recipe

1/2 lb. cleaned crab, claw preferred
1 egg
1/4 c. finely crushed saltine crackers, about 5
1/2 small onion, minced
1 T. minced green bell pepper
1/2 T. EACH yellow mustard & Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. Tabasco
1/4 c. Hellman's Mayonnaise

Mix all well. Bake in 4 large scallop shells at 425º till hot & brown, about 12 - 15 minutes. Serves 2-3.
Easy to increase.
Marilyn in FL

Crab Croesus

6 to 8 oz. cleaned crab
1 T. butter, melted
1/3 c. heavy whipping cream, plus another 1 T. if crab is not in liquid
Salt, red pepper, & black pepper
1/2 tsp. EACH dry mustard & yellow mustard
1 tsp. minced onion
1 medium stem parsley, snipped
1 T. minced green bell pepper
2 T. diced pimento, drained
1/2 c. frozen fresh bread crumbs
Butter for dotting
2 large scallop shells

If necessary, set crab in strainer to drain off liquid. Melt butter in a medium bowl; add cream, salt, peppers, & mustards; heat till just warm. The modern easy way to do this is to melt & warm in the microwave, just a few seconds for each procedure. Add onion, parsley, bell pepper, & pimento. Toss in crab gently. Mound into shells. Cover tops with bread crumbs, dot with butter, & dust with paprika. Chill now if you like, up to several hours. To serve: Bake at 350º till nicely browned, 25 to 30 minutes. Serves 2. EZ :) Works great even with a good canned crab, such as 'Sea Fare'.
This south Florida recipe came originally from a Mrs. Rupert L. Rumpf in a very early Sorosis cookbook..and was passed on again with great praise in a later, 1975, Sorosis cookbook by a Mrs. Leland L. Giddens. Worth passing on.
More to come.
Marilyn in FL
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Feb. 20 NL Mary requested recipes for casserole using sausage. The one I am sending I call a Sausage Dish because it is cooked on top of the stove. My hubs is bonkers about this and I hope you enjoy it also.
Barb in OKC

Barb's Sausage and Rice Dish Recipe

Cook 1 lb breakfast sausage until pink is gone. Drain, if needed. Add 3 c. water, 4 ribs chopped celery, 1/2 c. onions and green pepper to taste. Add 1 cup (I use brown rice) or white rice, 1 pkg. dry chicken noodle soup mix and one 6oz. pkg. sliced almonds. Bring to a boil. Cover and turn to low to cook the rice.
Barbara G
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Recently I was served Green Rice at a restaurant in Santa Barbara. It was excellent. Does anyone have that recipe?
Thanks, Anita in Camarillo

Mary Jo's Crab Cake Recipes
These 2 recipes are for Mr. Drinkwater in Feb. 20th kitchen letter. Wishing you all of the best in your recovery. Mary Jo in MD

Crab Cakes Maryland Style

1 pound crab meat
1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 egg beaten
2 slices bread with crust removed, broken in small pieces and moistened with milk.
Mix ingredients. Shape into cakes. Fry until golden on both sides.
Mary Jo

Maryland Style Crab Cakes

1 egg
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
1 teaspoon minced parsley
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
pinch cayenne
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 pound lump crab meat
2 slices white bread, crumbled
3 tablespoons butter

Mix the first 8 ingredients together. Gently fold the crab meat and bread into the egg and spice mixture, being careful not to break up the lumps of crab meat. Shape into plump, slightly flattened patties and chill 1/2 hour or more. Fry in butter or broil until golden brown on each side and serve.
Mary Jo
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Orange Chicken Breasts for Two Recipe

2 boneless, skinless chicken breast
4 thin slices of an orange
2 thin green pepper rings
2 thin onion slices
minced garlic
butter flavored non-stick-cooking spray
seasoned to taste

Take 2 pieces of aluminum foil, enough to make a pouch. Spray aluminum foil with non-stick cooking spray. On each foil, lay 2 orange slices.

Then lay chicken breast, that has had the garlic rubbed on it, seasoned to taste and sprayed with butter flavored non-stick cooking spray. On top of chicken breast, lay the green pepper ring and onion ring. Seal up aluminum foil tightly. Put on grill; cook for approx. 1 hour.
Serves 2
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In the N/L of Feb. 20, 2015 Mr. Drinkwater asked for a recipe that could be used for stuffed crab. I hope this one will work for him. Prayers are coming your way for your battle with cancer. We Nancylanders have missed you and your wonderful recipes. I got this recipe from Kathy S here in Nancy’s Kitchen in 2012. Ditamac FL/MI

Maryland Crab Cakes Red Lobster Copycat Clone
Serves 4

1/2 tsp. garlic minced
1 tbsp. onion minced
1 tbsp. celery diced
2 tbsp. mayonnaise
1 whole egg
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
1/4 cup bread crumbs or Panko
1 pound lump crab meat
2 tbsp. oil for sautéing

In a large stainless-steel bowl, combine all ingredients except crab meat and bread crumbs. Using gloved hands, gently mix in crab meat, then add bread crumbs. Spread a thin layer of plain bread crumbs on your work surface.

Form crab mixture into equal balls, approximately two inches in diameter. Place on crumbs.

Gently flatten the ball of crab mixture and round the edges. Form cakes about one-half inch thick and three inches round.

In a sauté pan, melt 2 tbsp. of oil until hot. Gently slide in crab cakes 2 at a time.

Brown on one side approximately two-to-three minutes. Turn and brown on the other side. Turn down heat to simmer and cook crab cakes another 5-8 minutes.

Chef's Tip:
While you may be tempted to increase the amount of bread crumbs used, you'll receive the best sauté results with the thin layer as described above.
Kathy S
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Hi Nancy,
Since there's been a couple of post about ways to cook hard boiled eggs, I thought I would share one that I recently saw on the Food Network channel show The Kitchen. Preheat heat your oven to 350°, take a 12 serving muffin tin and put an egg into each cup. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, and as soon as you take them out, put them in ice water for about 10 minutes to cool. They will peel perfectly and have no green ring. I had to try it to see if it worked, and it did perfectly!
Barb from San Diego, now living in Texas=

Re: Mr. Myron Drinkwater's update:
Thank you so much for reaching out to us Nancylanders and giving us and update on yourself. I am so sorry that you've had to endure such an ordeal, but am very happy that you are on an upswing, and continue to get and feel better each day.
I don't have a crab recipe for you, but I did see that not to long ago you were looking for an English Pea Salad I believe. Did you get a recipe? If not I do have one that I make that IMHO is very good.

Also, are you still using Steak Dust? Ever since you mentioned it years ago, it has remained one of my favorite steak seasonings. Unfortunately it is getting harder and harder to find, plus they have changed the name to Beef Signature Seasoning. It's made by Tone's and I found it recently on Amazon and bought 2 jars.

I send you my good thoughts and wishes for continued success in your recuperation.
Barb from San Diego, now in Texas

Sorry to hear about Myron's illness. Our best wishes and prayers go out to him.
Dorothy G.

Good morning Nancy and all Landers,
Newsletter looks great today. This is for Myron Drinkwater - my prayers go out to you. I can't imagine going thru all you have and still have such a good attitude. I agree being Cancer free is worth it all. Please take good care of yourself because we at Nancyland have surely missed you.
Dianne in Wisconsin

Re: for Mr. Myron Drinkwater
Good for you. Congratulations. I'm with you. I beat cancer twice, throat and lung. If we could just get one person to quit smoking, our job is done. I too would not wish this disease on anyone. Good luck.
Fran in Fl out of NY

For Myron Drinkwater
We all love you and are glad you are doing better.
Linda NM


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