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Blender Banana Bread Recipe | Bouquet Of Flowers Cake Using Gum Drops Recipe | Oma's Grits and Sausage Casserole Recipe | Oma's Sausage and Corn Casserole Recipe | Mary J's Lemon Cake Mix Cookies Recipe | Mary J's Lemon Cake Mix Cookies Recipe | Twinkie Pancakes Recipe | Roasted Potatoes Recipe | Chocolate Cherry Cake or Bars Recipe | Helen's Steak Finger Recipe | Helen's Ground Beef Barbecue Recipe | Lisa's Oven Barbecued Chicken Recipe

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Hello Nancy and all Landers,
It's good to say I am finally on the mend from my awful cold. Seems it is making the rounds in my town. Love the newsletter today. Can't wait to try "Spring Ahead" No-Bake Apricot Cheesecake recipe as I love anything with cream cheese in it. Thank you bunches Judy in Alaska for the recipe. I'm also going to try the Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake from Nana in Ohio. Sounds like a cake we used to have in our high school cafeteria. I am so thankful for this newsletter - I have gotten so many recipes that are great and a lot of older recipes I thought were lost.
Dianne in Wisconsin

Nancy and 'Landers
A while back, I think it was here, I read what you could do with the little gel packs, silica packs, that come in many things now days. I started saving them but now can't remember what to do with them. Anyone here remember seeing this? I know I can count on you! Thanks ahead of time.
Lynn Fl/WI

In the 3/5 newsletter Joan requested a recipe for banana bread that she lost. I seem to have lots of recipes for banana bread, but this is the only one that uses a blender. This is a very old recipe so the blender you use may have different buttons on it. I hope this helps. I also have a recipe titled Incredible Banana Bread, but know it is from Dennis at The Prepared Pantry, so I am fairly certain that it is not the recipe you lost. Robbie IN

Blender Banana Bread Recipe

2-1/2 c. sifted flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1/2 c. milk
3 tsp. baking powder
3/4 c. walnuts or pecans
1/3 c. soft butter
3 sm. bananas, cut up

In medium size bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. If using nuts that are already chopped skip this step: Put the walnut meats into blender container. press button 4 for 10 seconds. Add to the dry ingredients. Put the sugar, butter, egg, bananas and milk into container. Press button 6 for 15 seconds. Stop motor to push bananas down. Pour over dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Pour in greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Robbie IN
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This would be a great dessert for Easter or a spring gathering. You can use any 2 layer cake recipe or even use a different frosting and just use the instructions for making the gumdrop flowers from this recipe.
Robbie IN

Bouquet Of Flowers Cake Using Gum Drops Recipe

1 package (18.25 ounces) yellow cake mix, batter prepared according to the package directions
3 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles
2 cups (1 pint) heavy cream
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 package (7 ounces) flaked coconut (about 2-1/2 cups)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
12 large sugar-coated gum drops (3 green and 9 assorted colors) (see Note)

Stir the sprinkles into the cake batter and bake according to the package directions for two 8-inch round cake pans. Remove from the pans and allow to cool completely on wire racks.

In a large bowl, with an electric beater on medium speed, beat the cream and confectioners' sugar for 4 to 6 minutes, until stiff peaks form.

Place 1 cake layer on a serving plate and frost the top with whipped cream. Place the second layer over the first and frost the top and sides of the cake with the remaining whipped cream. Sprinkle the coconut over the entire frosted cake.

Sprinkle a cutting board with the granulated sugar. With a rolling pin, roll the gum drops out over the sugar until they form circles about 3 inches in diameter, pressing the flattened gumdrops into the sugar as they get sticky. Pinch each gumdrop in the center, gathering up to form a "flower", using the center pinched area to form a stem. Place the flowers stem down in a bouquet in the center of the cake. Cut the green circles into leaf shapes and place among the flowers.

Cover loosely and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Make sure to use the large gumdrops or else use several more small ones to create a bouquet of miniature flowers.
Robbie IN
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In the 3-5 newsletter, Joann wanted to know about flat dumplings. I make mine the way my mother did. I get the cheapest canned biscuits. Shake them in a baggy with flour and flatten them out with my hands. Next I tear them apart into 4-5 pieces and drop them in boiling chicken broth and the cut up chicken. The more you flatten them before you put in the pot, the flatter they will be. Wouldnt do them any other way. Simple and delicious!
Jane Ann in Bama

For Lucy in the March 7 newsletter:
Once every two to three months wash your towels as usual using one cup of white vinegar only. No detergent. This will take out the musty smell and help to freshen your washing machine.
Good luck, Barb in Ohio


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Oma's Grits and Sausage Casserole Recipe

1-1/2 c. grits
3 eggs
2 tsp. salt
3 tsp. savory salt
1 tsp. paprika
1 lb. sharp cheese, grated
1/2 c. butter
1 lb. sausage
dash of hot sauce

Fry small pieces of sausage and drain thoroughly. Stir grits gradually into 6 cups boiling water; cook until thickened. Beat eggs until thickened; beat in seasonings.

Add a small amount of hot grits to egg mixture, stirring constantly. Stir egg mixture into remaining grits, gradually. Add cheese and butter; mix well. Add cooked and drained sausage; mix well. Pour into greased casserole dish. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
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Oma's Sausage and Corn Casserole Recipe

1 lb. mild bulk sausage
1/2 small onion
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 c. canned whole tomatoes, chopped
2 c. drained, canned whole kernel corn
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 c. buttered bread crumbs

Cook sausage until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings in skillet. Saute onion and flour in reserved drippings until browned. Add sausage, tomatoes, corn and sugar; mix well. Pour sausage mixture into 2-quart casserole; sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake at 425 for 20 to 25 minutes.
Makes 6 servings.
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Mary J's Lemon Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

1 large egg
1-1/2 cups whipped topping
1 lemon cake mix, dry (not Jiffy Mix)

Whisk the egg with whipped topping until well blended. Stir in cake mix by hand. Shape into small balls; roll in some powdered sugar. Flatten. Bake on lightly greased cookie sheet at 350 for 7 minutes. Remove and let cool.
Mary J
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Twinkie Pancakes Recipe

6 Twinkies
4 cups prepared pancake batter
Butter or margarine, for serving
Pancake syrup, for serving

Slice each Twinkie crosswise into 8 thin slices. Spray a griddle or skillet with nonstick vegetable oil spray or brush lightly with vegetable oil. Heat the griddle over medium-high heat.

Pour 1/4 c. of the pancake batter into the hot griddle, spacing them apart. Arrange 3 Twinkie slices in each pancake. Cook until the pancake begins to bubble and is golden brown on the underside. Carefully turn the pancakes and cook the second side. Serve immediately with butter and syrup.
Mary J
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Roasted Potatoes Recipe

1 envelope dried onion soup mix
1/3 c. vegetable oil
2 lbs. potatoes, peeled. cubed

Heat oven to 450 degrees. In large plastic bag, add potatoes, cut into cubes, oil and soup mix. Shake until potatoes are well coated. Place in shallow baking pan and bake, stirring occasionally, for 40 minutes or until potatoes are tender and golden brown.
Lisa TX
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Chocolate Cherry Cake or Bars Recipe

1 pkg. devil's food cake mix (with or without pudding)
1 (21-oz.) can cherry pie filling
1 teaspoon almond extract
3 eggs, beaten

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup margarine or butter
1 (6-oz.) pkg. (1 cup) semisweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 15x10x1-inch baking pan or 13x9-inch pan. In large bowl, mix first four ingredients until well blended. Pour into greased and floured pan.
Bake at 350F. until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. For 15x10x1-inch pan, bake 20 to 30 minutes; for 13x9-inch pan, bake 25 to 35 minutes.

In small saucepan, combine sugar, milk and margarine. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips until smooth. Pour and spread over warm cake. Cool 1 1/4 hours or until completely cooled.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft) Add 1/4 cup flour to dry cake mix. For either size pan, bake at 375F. for 25 to 35 minutes.
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Helen's Steak Finger Recipe
I make what I call "steak fingers" with hamburger meat. I mix hamburger meat with egg, flour, salt & pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder to your own liking. Then roll into kind of larger than finger size rolls about 2 " or 3" long & roll in another beaten egg & flour. fry in oil & serve with anything. Milk gravy, ketchup, plum sauce or your choice of anything you like. Enjoy
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Helen's Ground Beef Barbecue Recipe

2 pounds ground beef
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 Tbs. flour
1 can tomato soup
3 Tbs. vinegar
3 Tbs. sugar
2 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. paprika
3/4 cup catsup and water (about half of each)
1 tsp. salt
3 Tbs. mustard

Place ground beef and onion in frying pan. Cook until onion is tender. Drain fat from meat, and add flour to thicken. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Simmer for 1/3 hour. Serve on buns.
12 servings.
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Lisa's Oven Barbecued Chicken Recipe

1 chicken, cut into serving pieces
3 T. Worcestershire sauce
4 T. water
1 T. lemon juice
2 T. vinegar
2 T. soy sauce
3 T. brown sugar
1 t. mustard
1 t. salt
1 t. paprika

Place chicken in a shallow covered pan. Combine the remaining ingredients for the sauce; pour over the chicken. Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 30 min.
Makes 6 servings.
Lisa in TX
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I am making a recipe that calls for 1/3 cup of
whipped cream how can I substitute the same amount using Cool Whip?

I need some help if you can see a way to show the group my problem. A workable answer would improve my quality of life beyond measuring.

A question to the group.
Background: I have permanent dry mouth as a result of becoming allergic to Fentanyl, also took out a mouth full of good teeth. When I say dry, I mean totally dry like a piece of old shoe leather. The only way to get saliva is to suck it out. So I usually need something in my mouth to suck on to help me. Small pieces of candy, and cheese. but most of them melt way too fast, so I eat a lot of extra calories each day, and my belt shows it.

I would like to ask the ladies and gentlemen for some help.
What can I make that tastes sweet, is low carb, very hard, that I can cook, and form round balls about 5/8 inches in diameter, and also flatten them into discs? .

Years ago I was on Fentanyl, when I suddenly became allergic to it, within 6 months lost all of my teeth, and the pumps in my saliva glands, so I have to suck all of the time to make saliva to keep my mouth hydrated. There are no medicines, or procedures that can correct the problem.

I need to continue to suck at night to keep mouth hydrated, and also to stop me from breathing thru my mouth, as that brings on a super dry mouth condition, and that can take a hour to get things back to a reasonable condition to try to sleep. I lose 1-3 hours sleep per night on an average due to this.
Recently I tried the butterscotch morsels, and they worked very well from the saliva sucking standpoint, but life span was minimal, and definitely not low carb or hard.
Can I make something like them, or round balls that I can flatten into a disc 1 1/8 diameter, the ideal size/shape to tuck into my check.

Hard, Low Carb, ease in making different shapes. And that will take hours to suck it until it has to be replaced.

(I have tried Jerky but it disintegrates, and wakes me up. Dehydrated pieces of cheese are so-so, in there results.)

I bought some Werther's Caramel hard candy, they would work for the hardness, except very high carbs/sugars, wrong shape, could I melt them down, and pour into a mold for a different shape? Or anyone have a recipe that I can use..

Ideal hardness would be as hard as possible, with out breaking if dropped. 

Caramel, or butterscotch would be a very good flavor choice. Unlike chocolate they are safe for the dog, if I drop one. A Golden Cocker Spaniel does not miss any food...period.
Thank You, bill, Alb.

Nancy's Thought for the Day
"Some days you can get the feeling you're cutting the lawn of life with cuticle scissors."

After 79 years of using them, mine have a reverse edge.
bill, Alb.