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Mexican Rice Pudding Recipe | Chocolate Wacky Cake Recipe White Beans Provencal Recipe | Kam's Reduced Sugar High protein High Fiber Peanut Cookies | Mexican Pan Dulce Recipe | Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake Recipe | Creamy Ranch Pork Chops Recipe | Taco Pie Recipe | Banana Bliss Dessert Recipe | Avocado Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe |
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Mexican Rice Pudding Recipe
Serves 8.

1 cup long-grain white rice
3 cups of water
1 piece of a cinnamon stick
1 ¼ cup milk
1 cup of condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup of raisins (optional)
Ground cinnamon, for dusting

In a medium pot, add the water, rice, and cinnamon stick. Over high heat, bring to a boil. At this point, reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for about 20 minutes, until rice is tender.

In a small bowl, mix the milk and condensed milk until well blended. When the rice is ready, add the milk mixture to the pot. Cover the pot and keep cooking until it thickens, stirring constantly.

Serve warm or refrigerated.
Judy Montana
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Last night we had severe weather. For the past few years, Lubbock has been in a severe drought area. Last night we had over 3.6 inches of rain. Although there is no rivers around Lubbock, the Lubbock tends to flood when the comes down faster than the the ground can absorb. Today we had a lot more rain. Many streets were flooded until late this afternoon. It rained again this evening. Tonight there was tornado warning in  Lubbock County. A tornado touched down but it was over fields and there was no damage.  The was a tornado touch down in Hobbs, NM this evening. Stormy weather and weather alerts are something that happens often this time every year.

Because the TV viewing area covers a large area (the Texas Panhandle and part of New Mexico) and it seems there are many alerts on TV. I just wish the weather alerts wouldn't take up almost 1/4 of the TV screen.

Last night Little One and Ditto (my cats) took up residence under my bedspread during the thunder, hail, wind and rain. They stayed very close to me all night. I didn't mind them wanting to stay close during the storm, I just wished they didn't snore so loudly. LOL

Most of us are familiar with the chocolate wacky cake that makes a simple moist snacking cake . This is a spice version.

Wacky Spice  Cake Recipe

In an 8 inch square baking pan that has been buttered or sprayed put in:

1 1/2 cups + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt.

Lightly mix with a fork till ingredients are blended.

Make three wells in the dry mix
Put 1 tablespoon vinegar in first hole
1 teaspoon vanilla in the second
5 tablespoons vegetable in the third

Pour 1 cup water over all and mix lightly with a fork to blend into a batter.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven 35 minutes.

Moist enough to serve without frosting, but I like to use cream cheese frosting or a dusting of powdered sugar.
Nana in SE Ohio
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This is a great dish and I'm making it for the second time as I'm writing this recipe.

White Beans Provencal Recipe

2 Tblspn extra virgin olive oil
1 medium sliced onion finely chopped
3 stalks celery finely chopped
1 large carrot finely chopped ( i used two large carrots)
course salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic minced
2 Italian sausages (pork or chicken ) removed from casings ( I used 3 pork Italian sausages)
2 14 oz cans white beans (your choice) rinsed and drained
1 (14 oz) can finely diced tomatoes
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 tspn herbs de Provence (or more to taste)
1/2 tspn fresh rosemary ( i used dry rosemary )
1/2 tspn lemon thyme leaves stripped from stalk ( I used dried thyme from the bottle)
extra virgin olive oil to taste
juice of one lemon
parmesan shavings to serve

Heat olive oil in medium high heat in large soup pot. When oil starts to bubble add onion , celery and carrots. Season with salt and pepper . When veggies are softened, add garlic. Crumble sausage into pan, stir to brown. Add beans, tomatoes, wine herbs of Provence, rosemary and thyme. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer about 30 minutes ; uncovered ; stir occasionally. Remove from heat ; drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Serve with freshly shaved parmesan cheese. Great meal ---just add crusty bread and a salad. Hope you like it.
Dee /Palm Bch Gdns/R..I.
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Hi all. Would like to ask Judy in Alaska to repost her meat roll recipe again. I have vision problems and now I can't read my notes. A black marker is helping me to recopy my favorites.
thx Genie in Ohio

I am still working on the thank you notes. I hope to have them done by the weekend.  I want to thank those that have donated to keep the site online.

We are planning a trip to Seattle to celebrate our 30th anniversary. I was wondering if any Nancylanders from that area could recommend any hotels or places to eat or things to see. I always like to get advice from the "natives" because they know the best kept secrets.
Thank you in advance, Marion in Atlanta

A lady I work with at the group home makes these for our guys with diabetes and we all LOVE them! Wonderful high protein goodie for on the run or just because!

Kam's Reduced Sugar High protein High Fiber Peanut Cookies

1-1/2 c. flour (1/2 ww)
1/4 c. flax 1/4 c. wheat bran
1 t baking soda
1 c. margarine or butter
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. sugar (use stevia sugar in the raw)
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 t vanilla 1 egg
1 1/2 c. dark choc chips
1/2 c. walnuts
1/2 c. peanuts

Cream butter sugar vanilla, add egg, mix flours, bran and baking soda together. Add to creamed butter mixture and mix well. Add nuts and chocolate chips. Roll into balls and flatten with a sugared fork.
Bake 350 10-12 min
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I have been asked to bring homemade lemonade to a party and was given fresh lemons to make it. Help please. I have no idea how to fix it. What do I start with? Lemon juice or sugar and when do I add the water? Need a recipe to serve a gallon of lemonade. thanks to all who help me.
Jana LV

Mexican Pan Dulce Recipe

Pan Dulce is a delicious bread that is slightly sweet. The colored toppings are usually carved into a design which spreads out during cooking to create interesting patterns and cracks. Pan Dulce is often eaten for breakfast with coffee. Gather your ingredients before you begin.

Ingredients for the Dough
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
4 eggs, beaten and at room temperature
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup lukewarm water
one tablespoon or one package of dry yeast
4 cups flour

Ingredients for the Topping
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup flour
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
various food coloring

Add the shortening and sugar to a mixing bowl. Mix on medium to high speed until it becomes creamy.

Add in the eggs, salt water and yeast. Mix on medium speed for about 10-20 seconds or until the ingredients are blended together. Place the flour in a large bowl and make a well in the middle. Pour the mixture into the flour. Slowly begin to mix the liquids into the flour until a dough forms.

After the dough forms, begin to knead it on a lightly floured work surface for fifteen minutes. Place it into a bowl and cover it with a damp towel. Place the covered bowl in a warm area and let it rise for one hour. I like to pre-heat my oven to 200 for 5 minutes then turn the heat off and place the dough in the warm oven to rise as I often have the windows open and it stays fairly cool in my kitchen.

After the dough has risen, divide it into 12 portions. Roll each portion into a round shape and place it on a lightly greased baking sheet or non-stick silicone pad and pat it down slightly. Cover them with a damp cloth and let them rise for an hour. After about 40 minutes of rising, see to the topping while the dough rises for the last 20 minutes.

Mix the topping ingredients together on medium-high speed for 1 minute. The mixture will appear crumbly. Remove the topping mixture divide it into however many colors you are going to use. If you are going to be using just one color, there is no need to divide it.

Popular colors are yellow and pink, however you may use whatever colors you wish. I prefer gel colorings and I use a toothpick to scoop up just a bit of color and place it on the dough. If you are using liquid drops, start with 2-3 drops and add more as needed. After you add the coloring, knead it between your hands until the color is mixed in. The topping will be very soft and slightly crumbly.

After the color is thoroughly mixed into the topping, divide the topping into 12 portions. If you are using two colors, there will be six portions of each color, and if you are using three colors, there will be 4 portions of each color.

Press a portion of the topping between your palms until is flat. The topping is somewhat delicate because it is very soft, so you can also use your fingers to press it out. Place each portion of topping on one portion of dough. Pat it slightly so that it conforms to the round shape of the dough. Slowly slide a sharp knife through the topping to create designs. If you do not carve a design, the topping will create an interesting "cracked" design on it's own.

Bake the Pan Dulce at 350 degrees for about fifteen minutes. Let them cool slightly and enjoy!
(From EBM Weekend (Arlette))
Anna in Sweden
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Nancy, here's a wonderful recipe that I'd love to share but I can't get any credit for it. It's not mine, just passing it along. The last line will show you where it came from and how that person came to have it. Hope this isn't against any rule. Sherry (in Indiana)

Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake Recipe

3/4 C (1-1/4 sticks) butter, softened
1 1/2 C sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 C flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 C milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 C brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Cream Cheese Glaze
2 oz cream cheese, softened
1 C powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 tsp milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and line a large loaf pan with parchment paper, so that some parchment hangs over the long edges of the pan.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar, until light and fluffy. Add in eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each addition. Add vanilla and beat until smooth.

In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder. Add dry ingredients to wet, alternately with the milk, starting and ending with flour.

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

Pour 1/3 of the batter in the bottom of the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Pour half of the remaining batter into the pan and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar. Pour remaining batter into the pan, smooth the top and bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes; until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs.

Remove from oven and loosen edges with a knife. Using the excess parchment, carefully remove the cake from the pan. Gently peel back the parchment paper and let cool.

In a small mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese with 1 tsp vanilla. Add in the powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add 1-2 tsp of milk, if glaze is too thick. You want a thick glaze that flows freely. Pour glaze over the warm cake.
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This is one of hubby's favorite pork chop recipes. It calls for 1/2 pkg. of the dry Ranch dressing mix, and I use the other half in water when cooking a pot of rice--very good!

Creamy Ranch Pork Chops Recipe

4 pork chops
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 soup can milk
1/2 pkg. dry Ranch dressing mix
Pepper, to taste

Brown chops in a little oil; drain. Mix Ranch dressing with soup and milk. Sprinkle browned chops with pepper, to taste. Pour sauce over chops. Simmer, covered, until tender, for about 45 minutes, turning once during cooking process. Sprinkle with paprika before serving. Sauce is excellent over rice, spuds or buttered noodles.
Judy (in Alaska)
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We always this flavorful casserole. Instead of a pie pan, I use a 2-1/2 quart casserole. You can use any kind of cheese you would like, but I use Monterey Jack.

Taco Pie Recipe

1-1/2 cup lean ground beef
1 cup chopped celery
1 large onion, chopped
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 pkg. dry chili seasoning mix
1/2 cup water
12 tortillas
Shredded Cheese

Cook beef with onion and celery until meat is browned. Add soups, chili mix and water. Cut tortillas in fourths. Use half to layer bottom of pie pan. Spoon 1/2 meat mixture over and some shredded cheese. Layer with remaining tortillas, remaining meat mixture and lots of shredded cheese (as much as you'd like). Bake at 325 for 45 minutes.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Every time I make this, folks rave about it, and want the recipe.

Banana Bliss Dessert Recipe

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
2 envelopes Dream Whip
2 pkgs. (4 serving size) banana instant pudding
2-1/2 cups cold milk
2 medium bananas, sliced thin
1 tub (8 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup maraschino cherry halves

In a 9 x 13 inch pan or dish, combine crumbs and sugar; add butter and stir to mix. Press firmly into bottom of pan. Chill. In large mixing bowl, combine Dream Whip, vanilla and 1 cup milk. Blend, then mix until soft peaks form. Add pudding mixes and remaining milk. blend, then mix for 2 to 3 minutes until thick. Fold in bananas. Pour over crumb crust. Chill. Before serving, spread Cool Whip over top and sprinkle with
nuts and top with cherry halves.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Hi Nancy
Last year I moved to Texas. I see Duke's Mayo on the grocery shelf. I like Best Foods/Hellmann's mayo but not Miracle Whip - too sweet. I was wondering if Duke's is more like Hellmann's or Miracle Whip. Maybe someone could tell me so I don't have to buy a quart and just throw it away.
TX newby

Does any of the wonderful cooks in Nancyland have a easy and good ice cream recipe that does not need to be cooked to make in a old fashion ice cream freezer. We will be up on the north coast of CA for a big abalone feed and a birthday bash. Want to make ice cream.
Thanks Romona in Sacramento, CA

Avocado Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe
Servings: 4

1 cup long grained rice
2 cups water
1 large avocado, stoned, peeled and mashed
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 lime, juice and zest
salt to taste

Bring the rice and water to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the rice is cooked and the water has bee absorbed, about 20 minutes.
Mix the avocado, cilantro and lime juice and zest into the rice before seasoning with salt to taste.

Use day old rice to make things go faster.

Sauté some onions and garlic in oil and add them to the cilantro lime rice.

Replace the rice with brown rice, cauliflower rice, quinoa, etc.
(From Weekend Recipes (Cindee Jackson))
Anna in Sweden
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