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Beef and Sausage Meatloaf Roll Recipe | My Mother's Salmon Patties Recipe | Oma's Ground Beef and Rice Casserole Recipe | Copycat Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus Recipe | Ambrosia Salad Recipe for 60 | Elaine's Crab Cakes Recipe | Smith Family Sausage Gravy Recipe | Pork and Beans Sausage Casserole Recipe | Cabbage and Sausage Recipe

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Does anyone have recipes for Chinese Plum Sauce? I have tried a few and have not found one we really like. Thanks for any help.
Robbie IN

Hello Nancy and all Landers,
Many thanks to Don in N D and Myron Drinkwater for their tips on cooking a tender steak. I get all my beef from my son who raises them so it's all top grade. I think what I was doing wrong was cooking the steak too long. Does anyone have a TNT recipe for Cheesy Cauliflower Soup? Thanks in advance. I'm taking a few days off from the newsletter because I have a horrendous cold. Guess I was out in the cold cold wind too long.
Dianne in Wisconsin

We lived our early marriage years in Lubbock for 7 years in the '60's. Loved the area. Yes, weather changes frequently. I remember sandstorms followed by tornados. If a store did not have an item requested, they were quick to refer you to another source. Always willing to help. I taught in 2 different schools, Stewart, Wester, while there and found the schools to be very good. My husband graduated with 2 degrees from Texas Tech University. Our family was impressed to the point our son returned years later to graduate with a bachelor's degree from Texas Tech. We learned to drive by the hour, not mileage. I often wonder about my sweet cherubs that were my elementary students in Lubbock ISD. Lubbock is a fine place to live!
Marvis in Texas


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Note re: Lubbock. Many years ago, I lived in Lubbock. We lived in a little 2 bedroom house which was one of several that a landowner had built on his property to house the pilots who were in training at the Air Force Base. I taught 7th grade English and Senior High Drama and directed and produced several plays. I remember watching the drivers slide around on the roads on my way to school in the morning and the dust storms. Coming from Pennsylvania, the food in the school lunches was new to me, red beans and rice, cornbread, etc. I drove to school with the Chemistry teacher who was from New England. We were asked to bring ice cream to a school social so we bought some and took it to the social. Imagine our embarrassment when we discovered that everyone had expected us to make homemade ice cream which we had no clue how to do. We had a great time in Lubbock!
Athena in DE

P.S. I was also shocked one morning when a horse poked his head in my bedroom window!=

For Mary, who wanted recipes using sausage since it is a favorite of her husband, consider using sausage in any recipe where you normally would use ground beef. You could use all sausage or half sausage and half ground beef. Examples are ground beef stroganoff, sloppy joes, tacos, lasagna and Mexican lasagna. The following is a great recipe and has been a hit with all we have served it.
Robbie IN

Beef and Sausage Meatloaf Roll Recipe

1 Tablespoon butter or olive oil
8 ounces mushrooms, brushed clean and chopped
1/4 cup minced sweet onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup sweet red wine
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste, divided use
1 pound ground beef (80/20 chuck recommended)
1/2 pound bulk ground pork breakfast sausage (sage or Italian seasoned is nice)

1/2 cup Italian-style bread crumbs
1/8 cup minced fresh basil
1/8 cup minced fresh oregano
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (or Italian blend), divided use

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter or olive oil and swirl to coat the pan. Add mushrooms and sweet onions. Gently sauté until onion is translucent and mushrooms release their liquid, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and wine. Simmer until liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat and stir in half of the tomato paste. Set aside to cool to room temperature. Preheat oven to 375 F.

Combine ground beef, ground sausage, bread crumbs, basil, oregano, egg, half of the mushroom mixture, salt, and pepper just until combined. Do not overmix.

On waxed or parchment paper, press the ground beef mixture into a 14 x 10-inch rectangle. Distribute remaining mushroom mixture evenly over the ground beef to 1 inch from the edges. Sprinkle with1 cup of the mozzarella cheese.

Use the paper to help roll the meat from the short side into a loaf, like a jelly roll. Place in a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish, seam-side down.

Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and spread evenly with remaining tomato paste and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Return to oven and bake an additional 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and let rest for 10 - 15 minutes before slicing to serve.
Yield: 6 to 8
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Dear Nancy (and all Landers)
Todays newsletter was soooo informative. I loved all the little notes from you all and especially from Mr. Myron. I too wondered where you've been. And I know what you've been thru as I've been there 3 times. This last one had the whole bowl of wax!! Chemo and radiation. I am in remission now and thank the good Lord for this. I do have a question for Sherry about the oven cleaner tho. Do you mix up the salt and baking soda and just place it in the oven or do you spread this all over after the oven is cool. Didn't quite grasp the directions.(sometimes I need a little help!) Does it work on self cleaning ovens? You are not suppose to use the canned oven cleaner in a self cleaning oven.

Thanks to all of you for the great recipes I copy . Sometimes I had enough energy to get on the computer and I always found something I wanted to cook "when I got better". Now I'm enjoying them all. Yes, this is a great "family" and I sure am glad I am a part of it!! Thanks again.
Lynn Fl/WI

My Mother's Salmon Patties Recipe

16 oz. pink salmon
1 egg
2 Tbsp. flour
1/4 c corn meal
1/3 c finely chopped onions
1 tsp. baking powder

Drain and debone salmon. Mix in egg, onion, flour, corn meal, and baking powder. Shape into patties and cook in hot oil until brown. Drain on paper towels.
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Good morning Nancy and all "Nancylanders."

It was interesting to read that Mr. Myron Drinkwater's nickname is "Drink." There has to be a story behind that. Care to share "Drink?" I too have pictured you as elderly in my own mind. No reason other than the fact of the "Mr" which you have always been called. Old habits are hard to break. Let's see how many will be able to drop the Mr.

I have a recipe request. I go to Chinese buffets where they serve crunchy peanut chicken tenders on the buffet. It appears that it has ground peanuts coating it and has been fried. Not sure how it is made. Wondering if anyone has such a recipe and will share.

I have not been doing much cooking lately as I have again had a bout with the flu (well over a week now). I am blessed to have friends who have delivered an evening meal to me. I have begun to feel somewhat like a human in the past 2 days so maybe soon I will be back to cooking some of the delicious recipes that are on here. Yes, Nancy, you still have the very best Newsletter which I look forward to reading. I thank you for the time you spend for my enjoyment.

Nancy, I was very happy to hear that you are doing well. With all the horrible weather sweeping across the United States and Texas getting hit so hard, I was wondering how you were doing. NW FL has escaped the wrath with the exception of some cold weather. A small price to pay compared to so many other areas, so I am not complaining. Take care and hopefully spring will actually show up soon (even though today is officially the first day of spring).
Sara in NW FL

Oma's Ground Beef and Rice Casserole Recipe

1 lb. ground beef
1 c. uncooked rice
1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
1 c. water
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 c. sliced green onion tops

Preheat oven to 350°. Crumble ground beef into a buttered 2 1/2-quart casserole. Sprinkle with the rice and onion soup mix. Blend the mushroom soup and water together and pour it over the rice. Spread the onion tops over the mixture. Cover and bake for 1 hour.
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Today I went to the grocery store. There was a lady giving out samples of jalapeno cheese bread. a jalapeno cheese bread was not really hot and spicy. It was one of those impulse purchases. The kind that you wonder now it is here in your basket what are you going to do with it when you get home. The only thing I can think of right now is to make grilled cheese sandwiches with it. Does anyone have other ideas for me to use the bread.

Hi again Nancy and all Landers,
LOL Thank you Nancy B for the Cauliflower Soup recipe - will try it tomorrow. Can you use any kind of broth and can you use yellow Cheddar Cheese as that's all I have.
Dianne in Wisconsin

Copycat Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus Recipe

2 cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas)-drained (about 3 cups)
1 garlic clove
6 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp tahini
1-1/4 tsp salt
Zest Of 1 Large Lemon,(1 Tablespoon)
Juice of 2 large lemons (2-3 Tablespoons Juice)
1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
about 1/2 cup hot water

Place the garlic clove in the food processor and pulse a few times. Dump the rest of the ingredients into the food processor, except for the hot water, and run for 3-4 minutes. After the first 30 seconds or so, stream in the water while the processor is still running until you reach your desired consistency and continue to process until very smooth and creamy. Taste for seasoning and consistency, adding a bit more water if needed. This will set up a bit in the fridge, so make it a tad runnier than you think you'd like it! Pour the hummus into a container & chill a few hours or overnight before serving to let the flavors meld. Before serving, drizzle with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes. (For a true Trader Joe's copy, top with pine nuts, dried parsley, and dehydrated bell pepper!)
Denise in the Villages, FL
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Free eCookbook – Spring Veggie Fever: 25 Mouthwatering Spring Vegetable Recipes is filled with starter recipes, side dishes, dinner entrees, and more to help you get ready for any event this season. 

Here is another recipe for M and her upcoming luncheon. There are many different versions of this recipe, some of which include bananas. You could easily add 5 or more sliced bananas to this recipe. If adding them, I would dip them in the pineapple juice or lemon juice to help prevent browning. The site is also a good resource, as you can use their calculator to change any of their recipes to the number of serving you need. I have frequently used this.
Robbie IN

Ambrosia Salad Recipe for 60

5 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
2-1/2 cups shredded coconut
2-1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
5 (8 ounce) can fruit cocktail, drained
5 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
5 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
15 cups miniature marshmallows
5 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained (optional)
5 teaspoons ground nutmeg
5 teaspoons ground cinnamon

In a large bowl, combine the whipped topping, coconut, chopped nuts, fruit cocktail, pineapple, mandarin oranges, marshmallows, cherries, nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix together well and refrigerate for 30 to 45 minutes. Can toast some of the coconut and sprinkle on top and can also tint the untoasted coconut and put on top.
Robbie IN
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Elaine's Crab Cakes Recipe

1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter
1 pound jumbo lump crab meat, picked over
1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
a few drops Tabasco
2 tablespoons minced fresh flat leafed parsley leaves

In a skillet cook onion and celery in 4 tablespoons butter over moderately low heat, stirring, until tender and transfer to a bowl. Stir in crab and bread crumbs. In a small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, Old Bay seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste and stir into crab mixture until combined well.

Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Form crab mixture into 6 flattened rounds, each about 3 inches wide and 3/4 inches thick, and transfer to baking sheet. Chill crab cakes, covered with plastic wrap, at least 1 hour and up to 4.

In a heavy skillet heat 1 tablespoon butter over moderate heat until foam subsides and cook half of crab cakes until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Cook remaining cakes in remaining tablespoon butter in same manner.
Serve crab cakes warm with lemon wedges.
Makes 6 cakes.
Serves 3 as a main course, 6 as a first course.
Elaine F
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Mary requested some sausage recipes. Here are some of my family's favorite sausage recipes.

Smith Family Sausage Gravy Recipe

1/2 lb. pork sausage
1/4 c. flour
2 c. milk
salt and pepper
4 biscuits or 4 pieces of toast

Brown sausage in a large skillet. Do not drain. Sprinkle in flour and stir over medium heat until all the whiteness is gone. Add the milk and stir constantly until thick, adding the salt and pepper as you stir. Add more milk if it gets too thick. Serve over hot biscuits or toast.
Makes 4 servings.
Karen S
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Pork and Beans Sausage Casserole Recipe

1 pound sausage
1 can pork & beans (drained)
1/2 can tomato soup
1 Granny Smith apple
Brown sugar

Brown sausage & drain mix sausage, pork & beans & soup put in casserole dish; slice apple over top; sprinkle with brown sugar; bake at 350 for 1/2 hour.
Karen S
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Cabbage and Sausage Recipe

2 lb. pork sausage
2 c. sauerkraut, drained
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. celery seed
2 1/2 (5 oz.) pkg. medium noodles
2 c. beef broth
3/4 c. buttered crumbs

Form sausage into 12 patties; brown on both sides. Cook noodles in boiling water as directed on package. Drain and mix with 2 tablespoons pork fat. Spoon the noodles into buttered 11 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 1 3/4-inch rectangular dish. Mix sauerkraut with brown sugar and celery seed. Place on top of noodles. Place sausage on top. Pour beef broth over all and sprinkle top with buttered bread crumbs. Place, uncovered, on rack in large electric skillet preheated to 400°. Bake for 1 hour. Have skillet covered and vents closed. Yields 4 servings.
Karen S
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Sausage Meatballs with Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

1 lb. sausage
1 slightly beaten egg
1/3 c. fine bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. sage

1/2 c. catsup
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. vinegar
1 Tbsp. soy sauce

Mix sausage, egg, bread crumbs and sage. Shape into about 2 dozen 1 1/2-inch balls. In ungreased skillet, brown balls on all sides, about 15 minutes. Pour off grease. Combine ingredients for sauce. Pour over meat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally to cook meatballs. Use as meatballs or serve over rice as a main dish.
Karen S
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Bill in Alb is always such a great help in this recipe family. Here is what he sent me and to share it with you all. Many of our members are AOL members. Bill always shares his tips, suggestions and recipes.  This group is lucky to have so many sharing members where they are male or female.

Nancy, below at the bottom, is an exact copy of what I receive each day from AOL. As you can see it is simply a click away to read the mail.  Please feel free to keep this info, and share it with any AOL users that are having problems. Any questions, just fire away.
bill, Alb,

Possible AOL Problems

It can be a browser problem, but more likely. They have the "NancyLand" names, listed in the span folder, this happens anytime they hit a "this is spam" button, I have done many times myself. If people are having trouble with AOL, they are not likely not using it's browser, they are probably using something else's. And some browsers don't appear to work very well with AOL.

If they want to see what Email addresses are blocked, then do the following. look: under "settings", then click on the "M" at the top of the page, or scroll down to the "M": section, and click on:. "Mail and Spam controls".

Scroll down, and see if the "Block mail from addresses I specify" box is clicked. If it is, then they need to scroll down on that box, and see if any of the following are listed in the blocked spam box:

_everyday_recipes@yahoo.com_ ( ,
_Nancy_Land@yahoogroups.com_ (

If any are here, then highlight the address, and delete it. And scroll to the bottom and click save, and you are done. (This holds true for other names they are in Alphabetical order, Just highlight, and delete any that are blocked in that box.)
This will hold true with any other addresses that have accidentally been clicked as Spam.


Anything listed in that box, came there when something was open, and a "this is spam" box was clicked, and will stay there forever, and Email from that address will be blocked, so a little upkeep might be good in this area. It is a good idea to go thru the box occasionally and see if anything you do want, is in there and clean it out.

ONE thing to do is look at the actual address not just the left hand part of it. The spammer's will insert another email name in the address to fool you. It has to be a NancyLand address with that exact name, sometimes they modify the address part in the right side of the address, to highjack the mail, if you answer.

All of the other unneeded names can be deleted to make Email service faster, but will also allow more spam to come thru, if mail is still being sent out under those names. Just a roll of the dice on that one.

There are some other boxes below, if you filter your Email differently, if you do then see if NancyLand, or any of various names is posted in the box, if so act accordingly, depending on how the boxes are used.

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