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Flour Based Frosting Recipe | Marvis' Chocolate Batter Pudding Recipe | Lisa's Scalloped Potato Onion Bake Recipe | James' Beignets Recipe | Wellness Mama’s Grain Free Pecan Pie Recipe | Vanilla Coffee Creamer Recipe | Green Chile Rice Recipe | Sara's Poppy Seed Salad Dressing Recipe

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Have you ever lost a very old recipe that you , really, really liked? Such was the case of this one. After accidentally rediscovering it, I have since made it several times. This one was gotten about 35 years ago. It is easy, fast, and a true keeper for chocolate lovers!

Marvis' Chocolate Batter Pudding Recipe

Mix all batter ingredients together.
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon oleo, melted

1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 tablespoon oleo
Boiling water

Mix sugar and cocoa in one quart baking dish. Drop oleo in a measuring cup and fill with boiling water. Pour into 1 quart baking dish with sugar/ cocoa. Pour batter into center of sauce. DO NOT MIX. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until firm on top. LET SET 30 minutes before serving. Top with toasted pecans, Cool Whip or ice cream.
Marvis in Texas
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Hi Nancy, kitties and landers. Does anybody have a good recipe for creamed spinach?
Stay warm.

Good morning Nancy,
Oh how I love to check our email every morning and find your newsletter! I spend hours with it. It makes me feel like I have family again. Thank you so very much!

Hot chili!!?
I just made a batch of chili (using a packet of seasoning) and it is so HOT we cannot eat it. How can this be toned down? thanks, Margaret

Lisa's Scalloped Potato Onion Bake Recipe
Serves 6

1 can Campbell's Cream of Celery soup (regular or fat free)
1/2 C milk
dash ground pepper
4 medium potatoes, thinly sliced (I leave the skin on)
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 T butter or margarine
1 - 8 oz pkg shredded sharp cheddar (my addition)

Mix soup, milk and pepper. Layer half the potatoes, onion and soup and cheese, (if using) mixture in a greased 1 1/2 quart casserole. Repeat layers. Dot with butter. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover.
Lisa TX
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Now that it is cold out, I would like to make a diet version of hot chocolate mix, like the packets at the store.. Any good TNT recipes out there??
Thanks, Sue

James' Beignets Recipe

1 cup milk
2 Tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 envelope dry yeast
2 Tablespoons lukewarm water
1 egg
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
3-1/2 cups sifted flour
Fat for deep frying
Sifted confectioners sugar

Scald milk and dissolve it in the sugar and salt. Add nutmeg. Let milk cool to lukewarm and combine with softened yeast in lukewarm water. Stir in the egg and oil and thoroughly blend in flour, a little at a time. Cover the bowl lightly with a cloth and let dough rise in a warm place until it has doubled in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured pastry board, deflate it and knead it gently. Roll it out into a rectangle 18" long and 12" wide and cut it into 36 pieces, each 3 x 2. Cover lightly with a towel and let beignets rise on the pastry board for 30 minutes. In a fryer or large saucepan, heat fat for deep frying to 375 degrees. Cook the beignets, a few at a time, until they are golden brown. Drain them quickly. Dust immediately with confectioners sugar and serve at once while hot.
Yields 36.
James in New Orleans
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For Mr. Drinkwater: I think you may have missed seeing an ingredient in my English Pea Salad, because mine also includes small cubes of cheddar cheese. ?? I agree is a very tasty salad, and wonderful on a warm day. I lived in San Diego for many years, it was my husband's last duty station before retiring and we loved it there so much we stayed. Fast forward several years and unfortunately my husband passed away, so 3 years ago I moved to Mckinney, Texas to be closer to my oldest son, daughter-in-law and grandkiddos. So that's why I sign now as...

Barb from San Diego now living in Texas ( years ago I was Barb in San Diego) ??

Wellness Mama’s Grain Free Pecan Pie Recipe

A real food pecan pie recipe with maple syrup, honey, vanilla, eggs and butter for a healthier take on this classic.
Author: Wellness Mama
Serves: 6+

2 cups almond flour
1 teaspoon Gelatin Powder (I use this one)
1 tablespoons Coconut Flour (optional)
1/2 cup butter or coconut oil (cold/solid at room temp)
2 teaspoons coconut sugar ( I used this one)
1 egg

1 cup maple syrup (or ˝ cup each maple syrup and honey)
3 eggs
3 tablespoons of butter or coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup coconut sugar (I used this brand)
1.5 cups of pecans

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a food processor, pulse the almond flour, gelatin and coconut flour
until evenly mixed.
3. Add the butter or coconut oil (must be cold), the coconut sugar and
the egg yolk and pulse until it forms a ball.
4. Press in to the bottom of a pie pan (or 8x8 dish) and set aside.
5. In a small saucepan, bring the maple syrup to a simmer and simmer for
about 5 minutes or until it reaches 225 degrees (or starts to bubble up). I
got this tip from this post.
6. Pour in to a bowl and add the butter/coconut oil, vanilla and coconut
7. Use an immersion blender to combine.
8. Add eggs and blend until smooth.
9. Pour over pie crust and top with pecans (or just dump in evenly if you
don't care about the top having all the pecans facing the same way).
10. Bake for 30 minutes or until the center is mostly set. Do not overbake!
(From Healthier Recipes (”Sugar”))

I rarely make this anymore because of a cup of "pure fat" but it is a delicious frosting.
Elaine/Nana in SE Ohio

Flour Based Frosting Recipe
In response to Barbara here is the recipe for flour based frosting.

In a saucepan over med . heat combine 5 tbsp. flour and 1 cup milk. Cook and stir till very thick. Cool.

Whip in 1 cup of granulated sugar.

1 /2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening such as Crisco.
1 tsp vanilla.

This frosting must be refrigerated once the cake is iced due to the high fat content.
Nana in SE Ohio
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Vanilla Coffee Creamer Recipe

3/4 cup Non-dairy Coffee Creamer
3/4 cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract

Combine all ingredients in a pint sized jar. Shake well to blend. Store in a cool dry place, and use as with normal coffee creamer.

I, need some easy delicious meals that will take the boredom out of cooking! I am an excellent cook but right now an uninspired one.


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I am looking for a TNT recipe for Mississippi Mud Pie. I would really appreciate it a lot.
Thank You, Gloria C

Hello Everyone,
I would like a tried and true recipe for dumpling with chicken, not noodles.

I am looking for a Hawaiian main dish recipe for a pot luck. I would like something cold that I can make in the morning.
Thank you, Barb

Anita wanted recipes for green rice in the 3/9 newsletter. This is my recipe. We eat a lot of rice these days. I hope this is similar to what you had at the restaurant. You may want to cut the recipe in half, as it makes a large amount.
Robbie IN

Green Chile Rice Recipe

2 t/Tablespoons canola or olive oil 1 c. chopped onion
4 cup freshly cooked white rice
2 cup sour cream
1 cup cream-style cottage cheese
1 crushed bay leaf
salt and pepper to taste
3 (4 oz.) cans green chiles, drained, halved lengthwise, leaving seeds
2 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
Chopped parsley for garnish

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large skillet, sauté onion in hot oil until golden. Remove from heat and stir in hot rice, sour cream, cottage cheese, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Toss lightly to mix. In a greased 12 x 8 x 2 inch baking dish, layer half rice mixture in bottom and then half the chiles. Sprinkle half the cheese. Layer the remainder of the rice, remainder of chiles and the remainder of the cheese. Bake uncovered 25 minutes until bubbly and hot.
Garnish with chopped parsley.
Yield: 10 to 12 servings.
Robbie IN
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I am looking for a recipe for tomato gravy.

For Debbie who requested a recipe for Poppy Seed Dressing in the March 9 2015 Newsletter. The recipe below is from a very popular restaurant in my area. It is to die for, not only on a green salad but is outstanding over fresh fruit. Of course the recipe for most of us would have to be cut down in quantity.

Sara's Poppy Seed Salad Dressing Recipe

3 cups sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp dry mustard
1 Tbsp salt
2 cups white vinegar
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
4 cups vegetable oil
1 cup poppy seeds

Combine the sugar, dry mustard, salt, vinegar, onion, oil and poppy seeds in a bowl and mix until smooth and thickened.
Yield: 8 cups

For Burgundy Poppy Seed Salad Dressing, decrease the amount of vinegar to 1 1/2 cups and add 1/2 cup burgundy wine.
Sara in NW FL

Hello Nancy Kitties and the rest of Nancyland. Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job. I'm sure we all appreciate all the time you take in making us happy cooks.

I'm looking for a recipe of cookies made with cake mixes. Preferably chocolate. Thanks ahead of time.

Hi friends, I need a recipe for roasted vegetables, to take to a pot luck.
Thanks, Robin in VA

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I also suffer from very
dry mouth at night, as I sleep with my mouth partly open. My doctor suggested that I keep some kind of Lemon Drops by my bed and let one dissolve in my mouth. I once has a clogged saliva gland and I looked like a chimp, went to the doctor and he told me to suck on Lemon Drops. Hope this might help.
Romona in Sacramento.

To the person looking for a solution to “
Dry Mouth”, I have found the perfect solution. It is call Biotene Moisturizing Mouth Spray which is available in your drug store.

Biotene is sugar free and is a registered trademark of the GlaxoSmithKline group. I have been using it for the last 6 months and it really works great.
Betty Clearwater, Fl

Hi Nancy, This message is for bill,Alb.
Was wondering if he is aware of a product called XyliMelts for dry mouth? You can go to to find out more about this product.

I too have dry mouth but nothing as serious as his but it might be worth trying the product. A sample was given to me by my dentists.

They are available at Rite Aid stores or you can order on line. They are a small oral adhering discs.
Saundra NW OH

For Bill in Albuquerque : I wish I could wave a magic wand and fix your problem but alas I can't. I wonder if you have tried the artificial saliva that is available over the counter. Also you might try chewing sugar free gum---they contain Xylitol though so limit use to 6-8 sticks per day as an excess causes diarrhea which may be worse :) You might also try just swishing with water that has a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of baking soda to a quart of water. It helps with the ph balance in your mouth better than just plain water.
Nana in SE Ohio

Re: Also if that doesn't work, try sugar free lifesavers. I believe they make them sugar free.
Marion in Atlanta"

Thank You Marion, for the input, I will give them a try.
bill, Alb.

Re: "She had this same problem years ago, and she said she used a button to suck on." I guess you could use it in the day time, and the candy disks at night. (I don't suppose you could beat the button for hardness or low carb requirements.)
A Faithful Reader, Melba in the Fl Panhandle

Melba, Thank You for the input to my problem. I have a Polished Quartz disc, about 1 1/8 diameter and 3/16 thick, that is tied to it, with string around my neck, so I can't swallow, or choke on it at night.

I often semi melt an M & M in my mouth, and plug the hole from both sides, and go to sleep with it in my check. but the M & M's don't last long enough to get a lot of sleep. The problem with chocolate is that it melts, by itself, when wet with saliva.
I need a harder low carb, no sugar filler. Like the round candy ball called Jawbreakers. Anyone have a low carb version of that recipe?
bill, Alb.

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