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Succotash Recipes
This is for Pat in the 3/16 newsletter, who requested succotash recipes after recently eating the dish at a restaurant. It is my understanding that succotash is a southern dish, but there are many versions of the recipe. I am including what I consider a traditional version and a recipe that is more of a main dish. I have also seen broccoli, okra, squash, cauliflower, green beans and other vegetables added to the traditional version.
Robbie IN

Succotash Recipe

1 pound frozen lima beans
4 cups fresh corn cut from cob (about 6 ears)
6 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons sugar
4 large tomatoes, peeled and diced- optional

(Note: For easier peeling, put the tomatoes in scalding water for 10 seconds; the skin will then easily pull away from the flesh of the tomato.)

Cover the lima beans with water and bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes, then cover and simmer 5 to 7 more minutes. Drain thoroughly.

Add the corn, butter, cream, salt, and pepper and mix well. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, 7 to 10 minutes or until the corn is done.

Add the tomatoes, if using, and cook for one more minute. Serve immediately.

Source: The Prepared Pantry    
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Creole Succotash Recipe

3 sprigs parsley, chopped
1/2 c. cooking oil - I only use a few tablespoons
1 lg. onion, chopped
1 med. bell pepper, diced
2 lb. okra, cut
1 (16 oz.) can tomatoes
1 (10-inch) box frozen lima beans
1 lb. ham, cubed
2 lb. sm. shrimp
2 cans whole kernel corn - do not drain
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in large pot. Saute onions, parsley and bell peppers. Put in okra and fry over low heat. Add tomatoes, lima beans and ham. Cook 20 minutes. Add all remaining ingredients including raw shrimp and cook another 20 minutes over medium heat. Add a cup of water if mixture is too dry. Serve over rice. Makes 8 servings.
Robbie IN
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Sue asked how to make her pea soup smooth . My Mother would press the soup through a sieve with a large spoon. A blender can be used but cool soup first and do it in batches.

I would like a TNT recipe for beef enchiladas with corn tortillas. Also, could these be made the day before baking with good results?
Marvis in Texas

My Mom's Muffins Recipe

1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cups All-purpose Flour
1/4 cups Ground Flaxseed/flaxseed Meal
1 cup Regular Oats
1/2 cups Packed Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking Soda
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/2 cups Walnuts, Roughly Chopped
1/2 cups Raisins
1 1/4 cups Buttermilk
1 whole Egg
2 whole Banana, Peeled and mashed With A Fork
1/2 cups Applesauce
1/4 cups Molasses
Extra Buttermilk As Needed For Thinning

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Thoroughly grease a 12-count muffin pan (or 6 large size).

In a large bowl, combine flours, flaxseed meal, oats, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, walnuts, and raisins. Stir together until combined.

In a separate bowl, mix together the buttermilk, egg, banana, applesauce and molasses.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring until it just barely comes together. Batter should be wet and sticky; if needed, splash in a couple extra tablespoons of buttermilk.

Scoop 1/4 cup helpings into the muffin cups and bake for 16-18 minutes (25 mins. for large), or until deep golden brown.
Makes 12 regular size muffins or 8 large muffins
Marion in Atlanta
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Re: What is the difference in brown eggs and white eggs? Does it make a difference in baking or cooking.

The real truth, is that white eggs are white, and brown eggs are brown. The results of research can be found at: The Difference Between Brown and White Eggs

Lemon Burst Loaves
Lemon Burst Loaves

We made this and the staff loved it. Then somehow between testing and publishing, we lost the recipe. (Probably my fault—Dennis.) Certain of our staff considered that a tragedy. So we had to reconstruct it.

This is a very lemony bread made with sour cream and lemon juice. This recipe was designed for mini loaves. (Baking times will vary with the pans used.) Wrap the loaves in cellophane, tie them with ribbons, and give them for gifts.

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup sour cream
1 large egg
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 to 2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
1 tablespoon lemon juice

For the glaze
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2/3 cup powdered sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour your mini-loaf pans. (We used a set of four linking loaf pans.)

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In another bowl, beat the sour cream, egg, butter, lemon peel, and lemon juice until smooth.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients. Stir just until moistened.

Fill the prepared pans two-thirds full. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing the loaves from the pans to a wire rack to cool.
For the glaze, stir the lemon juice and powered sugar together. Add more lemon juice or powdered sugar if necessary to reach a drizzling consistency. Pour over the tops. Brush drippings back over the top to cover.

Baker’s note: If you would like a more intense lemon flavor, poke 3/16-inch diameter holes every 3/4 inches in the top of the loaves. The holes should reach 2/3 of the way through the loaf. Then add the glaze, allowing the glaze to seep down into the bread.
Source: The Prepared Pantry     
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Cherry Tomato Tofu Salad Recipe
Makes 4 Servings(Half Recipe for 2)

1 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 tsp low sodium soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp olive oil
3 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tsp sesame seeds
3 tbs raw pumpkin seeds
16 oz tofu, cut into cubes
1 avocado, pitted, chopped
1/4 cup mint leaves, minced

In bowl, whisk together first 4 ingredients. Add tomatoes, seeds, and tofu, toss. Season with salt and pepper. Let sit 30 min. to blend flavors. Top with avocado and mint. SERVE & ENJOY...
(From Daily Recipes (Russie))
Anna in Sweden
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I noticed today that the discussion about the “degree” sign has come up.

On a personal computer using Windows 7, all one does is: 1.Turn on the Number Lock key (usually found where the numbers are located); 2. Hold down the Alt key while you hit the numbers 1-6-7, one right after the other (you do not hold the numbers down). Here it is following my own instructions: º
There are other ways to get the symbol, but I’ve found this one to be the easiest for me.
Happy typing, ladies (and gents)!
Auntie M. from TX

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My husband loves his muffins for breakfast in the morning. Here are several different versions I have made for him.
Marion in Atlanta

Blueberry Muffins Recipe

1 cup blueberries
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs. sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbs. vegetable oil
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups plus 2 Tbs. flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 Tbs. milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin.

In a small saucepan, combine blueberries and brown sugar and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook until the blueberries begin to burst, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

In the bowl of a food processor, combine granulated sugar, oil and eggs. Process until smooth.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Add the sugar mixture to the flour mixture and whisk just until dry ingredients are incorporated. Fold in reserved blueberries and syrup.

Using a 1/3 cup measure, divide batter between cups of muffin tin. Bake until tops are golden, about 12 minutes. Remove from oven, allow muffins to cool 5 minutes, then remove muffins from tin and cool on a wire rack.
Makes 12 small ones.

To make large muffins fill cups half full and bake 20-22 mins.. Makes 6 large muffins. or 12 regular size muffins.

Monkey Muffins Recipe

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups ripe banana, mashed (4.6 medium bananas)
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Blend butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; beat until combined. Blend in banana. Combine flour, baking powder and soda and salt; add to butter mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans. Fill greased mini muffin pans 1/2 full. Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes. Cool in pan 5 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Make 4 doz. mini muffins.
Marion in Atlanta
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Re: What is the difference in brown eggs and white eggs? Does it make a difference in baking or cooking.

The real truth, is that white eggs are white, and brown eggs are brown. The results of research can be found at: The Difference Between Brown and White Eggs
Bill, Alb

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Barb in OKC was asking about the butter flavored Crisco in the Peanut Butter Squares. Actually the original recipe just called for shortening, but when I post TNT recipes, I sometimes will mention the name of brands I used and had good results with. I think you could use whatever brand of shortening you have on hand. I have only used the butter flavored shortening in these bars, as that's the only shortening I use for baking. My mother used regular Crisco and she was a wonderful cook and. When they came out with the butter flavored, then she switched to it, and I followed suit, as am always pleased with the outcome.
Judy (in Alaska)

For Robbie IN: In reference to the recipe for Breakfast On The Go, it was a recipe I submitted in August 2009. Love that recipe so thanks for sharing it again with all the people.
Sara in FL

For Lauren in the 3/16 newsletter who requested recipes for cinnamon dumplings is there any chance you meant apple cinnamon dumplings or some other type of fruit dumplings, or were you wanting a recipe for dumplings with a cinnamon sauce? I know many of the readers have great recipes for fruit filled dumplings with cinnamon that we can share.
Robbie IN

For Betty who wanted suggestions on improving the taste of canned cream corn in the 3/17 newsletter, try adding some cream cheese or butter to it. You can also add some of both, as well as sugar. You will probably have to experiment a little to get the taste you desire.

In looking for another recipe, I came across this one I had forgotten about. As I had a bag of frozen ones, I made the sauce and it was just as good as I remembered.

Pot Sticker Sauce Recipe

3 Tbs. of soy sauce
2 Tbs. of water
1/2 tsp. of chili paste w/ garlic
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. honey

Blend together till smooth. Chili paste w/ garlic comes in a tube by the fresh vegetables. It is good for a lot of recipes to spice them up.
From Southern Lou
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I have frozen milk in my freezer every winter no matter if it is skim or whole when it thaws I shake it good and it lasts a lot longer in the fridge after thawing too. Mary was wondering about freezing milk if it is whole you may want to pour a little out in a jar before freezing as it will pop the top and spill over frozen I mostly use skim or 1%.
Mary Ann upstate N.Y.

Baked Chicken Loaf Recipe

3 cups ground chicken
1 cup thick white sauce
2 eggs
2 tsp chopped parsley
2 TBSP minced green bell pepper (I use red bell pepper)
1 TBSP chicken broth
1 TBSP pimento or1 small jar of pimento
salt and pepper to taste
Crown chicken gravy

Mix together thoroughly all ingredients except brown gravy.
Press into meatloaf pan 9x5x21/2". Bake in a 350* oven 30-45
minutes. Lightly browned on top.
Serve with brown gravy.
From old cookbook of Bookbinders Restaurant.
Very good!
Judy in Montana
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Bookbinders Braised Short Ribs Recipe

4 lbs. beef short ribs
salt and pepper
1/2 cup finely sliced celery
2 cloves garlic minced
2 TBSP minced onion

Season ribs with salt and pepper the dredge into flour. Place into hot oven (450 degrees) and brown well (about 15 minutes). Reduce heat to 350 degrees. Mix celery, garlic and onion together and spread over meat. Add a little water to pan bottom and return it to the oven. Roast, basting occasionally and adding more water if necessary, for 1 hour or until tender. Serve with pan gravy.
Enjoy !!!
Judy in Montana
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Re: My husband gets leg cramps and it usually happens in the middle of the night . He keeps a small bottle of diet tonic water on his night stand . He takes a few swallows of the tonic water and he says his leg cramps go away almost immediately . It's the QUININE in the tonic water that makes the cramps go away . Hope this helps .
Dee in Florida

Leg Cramp Sufferers.
If tonic water alone is not strong enough, for severe leg cramps, I would suggest Hyland's "Leg Cramps", 40 caplets....
I do use the Tonic water to wash them down, between the two, the really severe cramps are gone within minutes, although the muscle pain will be around for a while.

Unfortunately the FDA has stopped companies from using large enough amounts of Quinine to be really effective. Kinda make one to want all of them to start suffering the fate, they have put on the rest of us..
bill, Alb.

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