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Today's Recipes
Granola No Oil Recipe | Granola Low Fat Recipe | Turkey and Potato Pancakes Recipe | Turkey and Potato Pancakes Recipe | Broccoli Beef Squares Recipe | Peanut Butter Squares Recipe | Beef and Eggplant Pie Recipe | Cognac Mushrooms and Pearl Onions Sauce Recipe | Shamrock Milkshake Cupcakes Recipe | Sue's St. Patrick's Day Cake Recipe | Linda's All in One Pot St. Patrick's Day Meal Recipe | Shamrock Milkshake Cupcakes Recipe | Linda's St. Patrick's Day Salad Recipe

Today's Questions
How do you cook collard greens? | Need TNT recipe for slightly sweet carrots | Need recipe for cinnamon dumplings. | Need broccoli cauliflower salad recipe for Easter |  Need help on cooking corn beef | need recipe for succotash | need help cooking hamburgers | need recipe for sweet Italian dressing |

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I have to tell Judy in AK that I made her Spring Forward Apricot Cheesecake. It's fabulous. So keep those super recipes coming. Thanks for the Apricot Cheesecake. We have really been enjoying it. A cheesecake made with apricots is unusual, but very good.
Barb in OKC

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I failed to keep the name and date of the individual who wanted healthier granola recipes. The first recipe is from a 2010 newsletter and I am not sure where I got the second recipe. If this is not what you wanted, please resend your request.
Robbie IN

Granola No Oil Recipe

9 cups Old Fashion Oats
6 cups Quick Oats Not Instant
1 cup Oat Bran
1 cup Wheat Germ
1 cup Wheat Bran
1 cup Whole Flax Seeds
1 cup course chopped Almonds
1 cup Walnuts or Pecan course chopped
1 cup Golden Raisins
1 cup Cranraisins
1 cup Coconut
1/2 cup Dark Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp. Cinnamon
1 Tbsp. Pure Vanilla
1/2 cup Honey

In a large bowl or container put in everything but Honey, I mix this up with my hands breaking up the brown sugar. Then I drizzle over a little of the honey and stir, add more honey until it is all mixed together. I put into 2 large baking pans and put into 230 F oven for 1 1/2 hours. Stirring every 30

minutes. Well actually after 30 minutes, I take pans out of oven put back into container I originally mixed everything in.(Stainless steel bowl) Mix Granola and put back into pans, back into oven for another 30 minutes. Repeat until you have had granola in oven for a total of 1 1/2 hours. Cool . I store in
plastic jars with lid until ready to use. I eat 1/2 cup of this every morning with milk. And a banana. I also make this for my Gr-son who is away at UCLA.

These measurements do not need to be exact. And you can certainly leave out something or add another dry seed or dried fruit. This is what works for me.
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My husband wants me to cook him some collard greens. Where do I find them and how to I cook them? Help.

I would like a good TNT (tested) recipe for glazed carrots. Love carrots like this but mine aren't slightly sweet like the ones I have eaten other places. Thanks for the great job with this site. I really enjoy.

Does anyone have a recipe for Cinnamon Dumplings?

Granola Low Fat Recipe

1 cup apple juice or apple cider
1 cup honey
10 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 to 2 cups walnuts, rough-cut or other nuts
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 cup raisins
1 cup other dried fruit (such as cranberries, cherries, pineapple and/or chopped dried apricots).

Use a 2-cup glass measuring jug to both measure and heat the liquid ingredients (4 minutes in the microwave).

While they are heating, mix together the oats, cinnamon, sesame and walnuts. A bread bowl works well for this.

Mix the heated liquids together and then add the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly and let the mixture sit for a few minutes to absorb the liquid.

Spread the mixture out on a baking sheet with sides.

Bake at 300 ° F for 20 minutes or until it is starting to brown. Take care not to let it burn. While the granola is still warm from the oven mix in the raisins and cranberries. When it is cool, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Robbie IN
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This is a real good way to use up leftover turkey, but when I don't have turkey,
I use chicken and is really good.

Turkey and Potato Pancakes Recipe

1-1/2 cups finely chopped cooked turkey (or chicken)
3 cups shredded raw potatoes
3 beaten eggs
2 tbsp. minced onion
2 tbsp. flour
Salt & pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients together. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls onto greased hot griddle. Cook until brown on both sides. Makes 4 servings.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Good morning Nancy
It has been awhile since I have written in. I want to make a broccoli cauliflower salad for Easter. I can't seem to find my favorite one. Maybe your wonderful cooks have a TNT one.

Hi Nancy,
I hope all is going well with you and kitties. I have a question to ask the members in the group about cooking corn beef and cabbage. What side of the corn beef is faced up when cooking the meat in the crockpot or oven? I'm thinking the fat is faced up on top of the vegetables. Also, What color or shade should the meat be when it is finished cooking? Should it be a pink or a red shade? Thank You for your help,

This is a really good main dish. In place of fresh broccoli, you can use a 10 oz. pkg. frozen chopped broccoli (thawed, drained and uncooked).

Can also use fresh sliced mushrooms in place of the canned and browned with beef.

Broccoli Beef Squares Recipe

2 cups fresh chopped broccoli (or frozen)
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 can (4 oz.) mushroom pieces, drained
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 cups Bisquick baking mix
1/2 cup cold water
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt & pepper, to taste
1/2 cup milk
4 eggs

Bring 1 inch salted water to boil; add fresh broccoli Cover and bring to boil again. Cook until almost tender, about 5 minutes. Drain. Cook ground beef until brown in skillet; drain. Add canned mushrooms, 1-1/2 cups Cheddar cheese and onion. Mix Bisquick, water and remaining Cheddar until soft dough form; beat 20 strokes. Pat dough into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish with floured hands, pressing 1/2 inch up sides. Spread beef mixture over dough; sprinkle with broccoli. Mix remaining ingredients; pour over broccoli. Bake about 30 to 40 minutes at 400, until knife inserted near the center, comes out clean.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Judy (in Alaska)
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This is probably the most popular cookie I've ever made, and especially is a man-pleaser. My hubby prefers cakes and cookies unfrosted, but whenever I make them, he can't seem to stay out of them! Make sure the pan doesn't have real narrow sides, as the batter may run over.

Peanut Butter Squares Recipe

1 cup butter-flavored Crisco
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
2 eggs
1/3 cup cold water
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

In large bowl for electric mixer, cream together the shortening, sugars and peanut butter. Add eggs, one at a time, blending after each. Beat in vanilla and water. Add dry ingredients and mix just till combined. Put batter into a greased 10 x 15 inch jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, till golden brown on top and toothpick inserted in center, comes out clean. Prepare frosting and put on while cookies are still warm. Cool completely and cut into squares.

1/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk

Beat together till smooth and creamy.
Judy (in Alaska)
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For Barb who has a visiting eggplant enthusiast.

Beef and Eggplant Pie Recipe

2 c. cubed eggplant (2 small skinny light purple ones are the best)
3 T. butter
3/4 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
1 large rib celery with leaves, chopped
1 heaping tsp. minced garlic
8 oz. tomato sauce
1 stem snipped parsley plus 2-3 mint leaves, snipped
1/2 T. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. seasoned pepper
1 9" unbaked pastry pie shell
1/2 to 3/4 c. shredded mozzarella

In a small skillet sauté' eggplant in butter till tender, about 5 minutes In a large skillet, cook beef, onion, & celery on Medium till beef is no longer pink; drain; stir in garlic. Add eggplant, tomato sauce, herbs & seasonings; bring to a boil. Take off heat. Spoon into shell. Bake at 375º for 20 minutes, sprinkle with cheese & bake 12 minutes more. Rest 8 minutes before cutting.
Serves 4
Marilyn in FL
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Does anyone have a recipe for succotash? I bought a can and it was sooooo good. Now can't find it anywhere. Would appreciate some input. I love this site. Thank you so much for the help.

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Thank you Claudine for your recipe for Green Rice,(3/15) I think it is what I am looking for.

Thanks to everyone else who sent their recipes too. Some good sounding stuff there to try also.
Anita in Camarillo

Nancy, quite a while ago you posted a way to get the symbol for 'degrees' on the computer keyboard. I did it for a little while but didn't write it down and now the memory card in my brain seems to have lost it. I am busy typing recipes for our church cookbook and really need that info. Would you please tell us again how to get the symbol for 'degrees'?

I have answers to two questions asked in the newsletter from 3/14/15.

Shirley asked about
cleaning her stainless steel sink, I just sprinkle some baking soda in my sink, use a damp sponge or dishcloth and rub the baking soda around the sink. Rinse with cool water. It doesn’t scratch and leaves the sink nice and shiny.

Mary J asked about
freezing bread she made in her bread machine. I just made some cinnamon raisin bread yesterday and froze most of the loaf (after tasting 3 pieces to make sure it was good ). I slice the bread and then put it in a zip lock bag or another kind of plastic bag. I take out the number of slices I need and leave the rest in the freezer. It makes wonderful toast!

Dorie from Wisconsin where our snow is almost gone!

Having trouble with my hamburgers. The patty falls apart when I broil them. I'm not adding bread to the mixture but use 1 egg to 1 lb. of meat. What is wrong???

Cognac Mushrooms and Pearl Onions Sauce Recipe

1 pound medium-size firm white mushrooms, brushed clean, stems trimmed flush with the caps
8 Ounces Mushrooms
8 ounces White Pearl Onions, Fresh or Frozen, Pealed.
1/4 cup unsalted Butter
2 ounces Cognac, or Brandy
1 1/2 Tbls Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper fresh ground.

Prepare the mushrooms and onions. In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, melt ¼ cup of the butter. Put the mushrooms (rounded side down first) and onions in the skillet and season with the remaining ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Cook until the mushrooms and onions are golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes, turning once after 4 to 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the skillet, and cook until tender and cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes more, turning occasionally for even cooking. Add the cognac and lemon juice to the skillet; increase the heat to medium-high and cook, uncovered, until the liquid is reduced by half, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add the broth and cook until the liquid is reduced by about one-third, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the remaining ¼ cup butter and swirl the skillet, forming a slightly thickened sauce. Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm.

Serve: over a quality steak, prime rib, or even a hamburger steak for a flavor enhancer to "Oh, and Ah" over.....
bill, Alb.
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Shamrock Milkshake Cupcakes Recipe

4 egg whites
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk or sour milk*
1/4 cup green crème de menthe**
1/2 cup shortening
1-3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 recipe White Chocolate Frosting
Green food coloring

White Chocolate Frosting
1 cup butter, softened
6 ounces white baking chocolate with cocoa butter, chopped
1/3 cup whipping cream
1-1/2 to 2 cups powdered sugar

Allow egg whites to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, line twenty to twenty-two 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a 2-cup glass-measuring cup combine the buttermilk and the crème de menthe. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Add egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk mixture to shortening mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until mixture is combined.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full. Use the back of a spoon to smooth out batter in cups.

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool cupcakes in muffin cups on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from muffin cups. Cool completely on wire racks.

Divide White Chocolate Frosting between two bowls. Tint one portion with green food coloring. Spoon each frosting into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe white and green frostings onto tops of cupcakes to resemble four-leaf clovers

White Chocolate Frosting Directions
Place white baking chocolate in a large mixing bowl; set aside. In a small saucepan heat whipping cream just until simmering. Pour over white baking chocolate; let stand, without stirring, for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth; let stand for 15 minutes. Gradually beat butter into melted white chocolate mixture with an electric mixer on medium to high speed, beating until combined. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until frosting reaches piping or spreading consistency. Makes 3-1/2 cups.

*Test Kitchen Tip: For each 1 cup sour milk, place 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 1 cup total liquid; stir. Let stand for 5 minutes before using.
**Test Kitchen Tip: If you prefer not to use crème de menthe, substitute a mixture of 1/4 cup milk, 1 teaspoon mint extract, and several drops green food coloring.
Yield 20-22 (2-1/2 inch) cupcakes
Anna in Sweden
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Sue's St. Patrick's Day Cake Recipe


1 box yellow cake mix
1 (3.4 oz.) pkg. instant pistachio pudding mix
3 eggs
1 c. Crisco oil
1 c. club soda
1 c. chopped nuts (optional)
1 to 4 drops green food coloring (optional)

2 pkg. Dream Whip
1 (3.4 oz.) pkg. instant pistachio pudding mix
1-3/4 c. milk

Mix cake ingredients together and bake at 350° for time indicated on cake mix box. (Note: I use a Bundt pan and cook for 50 to 60 minutes.) Let cool.

For frosting, whip ingredients together until thick. Spread over cake.
Serves 12.
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Do you have a good recipe for
sweet Italian dressing? This is the best recipe site online.
thank you, Erma

Linda's All in One Pot St. Patrick's Day Meal Recipe

1 or 2 slabs corned beef brisket
6 carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch lengths
8 boiling size onions, peeled
6 potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 large cabbage, cut into wedges

Three hours before serving time, rinse meat well to remove salt brine. Place in a large stew pot. Cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover and let simmer.

One half hour before serving time, add carrots, potatoes and onions.

One quarter hour before serving time, add layer of cabbage wedges. Press cabbage lightly to dampen in broth. Remove items to serving dishes. Save broth for next day's soup.
Linda NM
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How to
boil chicken breasts so I could have the meat for soup and salads and such. Thank you very much.

Linda's St. Patrick's Day Salad Recipe

1 pkg. lime gelatin
1 c. white sweet cherries
1 c. red sweet cherries
1 c. cottage cheese

Prepare gelatin as directed on box. Arrange pitted cherries in mold and pour 1/2 of gelatin on top. Chill until firm and add remaining gelatin. Serve on lettuce leaves with dressing and cottage cheese.
Linda NM
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