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Today's Recipes -
Marilyn's Orange Cookie Recipes | Mary J's Recipe for Cream Pies with Variations | Easy Oven Pot Roast Recipe | Cookies and Cream Cake Recipe | Judy's Orange Cookie Recipes | Judy's Lemonade Recipe | Oma's Cucumber Salad Recipe | Oma's Spinach Salad Dressing Recipe | Oma's Spinach and Mushroom Salad Recipe | Oma's Lettuce Salad Recipe |
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Thx Judy in Alaska for reposting the recipe. Nancy, I so enjoy reading about little one and ditto they are so intelligent. Thx for all you do for all the Nancylanders.

Marilyn's Orange Cookie Recipes
For Sally in PA. These 2 cookies are very different but both really good. Maybe one is what you want !

Orange Creams Recipe

3/4 c. EACH white & packed brown sugars
1/2 c. EACH crisco & soft butter
2 beaten eggs
8 oz. sour cream, lower fat is o.k.
2 T. orange zest
3 T. orange juice
1/8 tsp. orange extract
4 c. + 2 T. flour
1 T. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 # (half a package usually) powdered sugar, sifted
2 T. orange zest
3 T. orange juice
1/8 tsp. orange extract
3 drops (no more) vanilla

Beat sugars, fats, eggs, & sour cream till smooth & creamy; add juice, zest, extract, & beat well. Mix all dry ingredients; add gradually to creamy mixture. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto parchment & bake at 350 about 14 minutes. Cool on racks, drizzling with glaze while still warm. Makes about 8 dozen. Freeze well.
Marilyn in FL

Publix' Iced Citrus Cookies, Lemon or Orange

1 1/2 sticks softened butter
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg
2 tsp. lemon OR orange extract
2 1/2 c. flour

2 T. melted butter
1 1/4 c. powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp. lemon OR orange zest
1 tsp. lemon OR orange extract
1 to 2 T. milk

Make cookies: mix in order given, drop 1 1/2" balls on parchment, flatten, & bake at 350 for 11 to 14 minutes. Time varies by how much you flatten them. We like them med. thin with slightly browned edges. Cool on racks.
Makes 3- 4 dozen.

Make icing: mix in order given & ice cookies with a zig-zag or a circle on top. I make circles, less drippy. You can add the appropriate food color if you like. Complete cooling. Freeze well in a hard box.
Marilyn in FL
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To add to the mayo discussion, the new vegan Just Mayo is extremely good--without the eggs, bad oils, and preservatives. I like it better than Hellman's and Dukes, and price is about the same at our Wal-Marts in northeast Mississippi. Just Mayo is stocked near Hellman's at our store.
D. Gates, Booneville, MS

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Mary J's Recipe for Cream Pies with Variations

1 1/4 c. granulated sugar
2 heaping Tbsp. flour
2 egg yolks
1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix all ingredients except vanilla in saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thick (when filling starts to bubble cook 3 minutes), stirring constantly, as it will stick. Cool slightly and stir in vanilla. Keep stirred. Top with meringue. The filling can be used as pudding.

Coconut Pie: Add 1 cup coconut to filling; sprinkle a little coconut on meringue.

Chocolate: Add 2 tablespoons cocoa to sugar.

Butterscotch: Use brown sugar. Omit vanilla and add 1 tablespoon melted butter.

Banana: Add sliced bananas between layers of filling.

2 egg whites
3 Tbsp. sugar

Beat egg whites until stiff. Add sugar and beat well. Bake at 400 until golden brown.
Mary J
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This uses so few ingredients, but this roast turns out so tender and flavorful, sealed in foil and cooked slowly in the oven.

Easy Oven Pot Roast Recipe

4 lb. beef chuck roast
Salt & pepper, to taste (I used seasoned salt & seasoned pepper)
1 stalk (rib) celery, finely chopped (I use some of the leaves too)
2 tbsp. instant minced onion
1 large bay leaf, crumbled

Season meat on both sides with salt and pepper. Combine celery, onion and bay leaf; sprinkle half of the mixture on a large square of foil. Top with meat and sprinkle with remaining mixture. Seal foil, leaving space for juices to collect. Place in shallow baking pan. Bake at 325 for 3-1/2 hours.
Judy (in Alaska)
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This recipe called for the larger cake mix that the stores use to sell, so you will need to buy 2 cake mixes and add 6 tbsp. dry cake mix to the smaller mix, and then store the rest in tightly covered container for another time.

Can also used 5 tbsp. of the Cake Mix Extender to the mix. I made this a few days ago, using the Spring Oreo's with the yellow centers and was so

Cookies and Cream Cake Recipe

2-1/3 cups coarsely crushed Oreo Cookies (about 20 cookies)
1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) white cake mix - with pudding added
1 cup water
1/2 cup cooking oil
3 large eggs
2 cups (1 pint) heavy whipping cream
2 tsp. vanilla

Generously grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans. In large mixing bowl, beat the cake mix, oil, eggs, water and vanilla for 3 minutes at medium speed. Stir in 1 cup cookie crumbs. Divide batter evenly into pans. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 350 until tests done with toothpick. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove and cool cakes completely. Beat whipping cream until thick; Fold in 1 cup cookie crumbs. Fill and frost cake with whipped cream. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs.
Refrigerate until time to serve. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

NOTE: I'm sure you could also bake this in a 9x13" pan. I add 2 tbsp. powdered sugar and 2 tsp. vanilla to the whipping cream when whipping it. Instead of the cookie crumbs, I use the mini Oreo snack cookies to garnish the top and sides of the cake.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Judy's Orange Cookie Recipes
Sally in Pa. requested Orange Cookie recipes with frosting, and
these are two of our favorites. I have other really good frosted
Orange Bar Cookies recipes, if she would like more.

These cookies won 1st prize in a local baking contest I entered.

Orange Drop Cookies Recipe

1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp. grated orange peel
1 tsp. vanilla
3-1/4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup buttermilk

In large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar well.
Add eggs, vanilla and orange peel. Beat until fluffy. Mix flour,
salt and baking powder together. Stir baking soda into buttermilk; add alternately to creamed mixture with dry ingredients, mixing well.

Drop from teaspoon onto greased baking sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake 350 for 10 minutes, until brown around edges and feel firm when touched lightly with finger. Remove to wire racks and frost while still warm.

Orange Frosting
3 cups powdered sugar
4 tbsp. butter, softened
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. grated orange peel
Fresh-squeezed orange juice

Blend together the powdered sugar, butter, lemon juice and peel, adding enough orange juice to make spreading consistency. Store in air-tight container when frosting is firm, but be sure and put waxed paper between layers.
Judy (in Alaska)

Orange-Glazed Sugar Squares

1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tbsp. fresh-squeezed orange juice
1 egg
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla

Beat all ingredients on medium speed of electric mixer
about 1 minute. Spread into a greased 9x13 inch baking pan.
Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes until light golden brown. Frost
with orange glaze when warm. Sprinkle with multi-colored sprinkles,
if desired.

Orange Glaze
Combine 2 tbsp. soft butter, 2 tbsp. fresh-squeezed orange juice
and 1 cup powdered sugar; beat until smooth.
Judy (in Alaska)
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In the newsletter today, May 5th, Carolyn from Texas wrote in asking about
Duke's Mayonnaise. If you are near an HEB Grocery they carry Duke's Mayo. I love it and hope they keep carrying at my HEB. It is even on sale every once in a while.
Ann in Midland, TX

Here is my recipe for lemonade. You can use more or less sugar, depending on how sweet you like your lemonade.
Robbie IN

Judy's Lemonade Recipe
12/6 newsletter

12 med. lemons
1-1/2 c. boiling water
1-1/2 c. sugar
8 c. ice water

Press down hard on each lemon with your hand and roll them from side to side (breaks up pulp prior to squeezing them). Cut lemons into halves and squeeze juice into bowl. Place lemon rinds in separate bowl with boiling water. Strain lemon juice into large pitcher. Add sugar and ice water; stir until the sugar is dissolved. When water with rinds is cool, discard rinds and add water to pitcher, stir well. Refrigerate until well chilled.
Serves: 12
Robbie IN
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My grandchildren spend most of the summer with me.  I would like to makes some
healthy type popsicles for them.  Does anyone have a tried and tested recipe for popsicles or frozen fudge bars?
Thanks, Patty

For Donna who wanted to know how to
prepare squash for cooking,/strong> most recipes will give clear directions. Most recipes will also specify if the squash should be peeled or if it is optional. Many people seem to find the skin of most squash tough and bitter, so they always remove the peel. If you are grating the squash, many people are more likely to leave the peel on, as long as the people eating the completed dish will not object to the color being evident. My one grandson will not eat zucchini bread if he can see the green of the skin. I hope this helps, if not ask us for recipes or other questions you might have.
Robbie IN

Oma's Cucumber Salad Recipe

2 large cucumbers, peeled and sliced thin
1/2 c. sour cream
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. chopped chives
spinach and endive lettuce leaves

In a small bowl, combine sour cream, lemon juice, vinegar, salt and chives. Pour the dressing over cucumbers and gently mix to coat. Cover the bowl and chill 2 hours to overnight.

To serve, spoon cucumber mixture over spinach and lettuce leaves.
Yield: 6 to 8 servings.
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Oma's Spinach Salad Dressing Recipe

1/2 c. grated green onions
1/4 c. vinegar
1/4 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 c. catsup
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 c. salad oil

Mix all ingredients. Pour into jar and refrigerate. Shake well before using. Serve with fresh spinach. chopped eggs and crumbled bacon. The longer the dressing sits, the better it gets. (Yield is 1-1/2 cups.)
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Oma's Spinach and Mushroom Salad Recipe

2 Tbsp. tarragon or wine vinegar
1 small clove garlic, crushed
16 oz. spinach, torn
3/4 tsp. salt
dash of pepper
8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
1/4 c. vegetable oil

Mix vinegar, salt, pepper and garlic in a large salad bowl. Toss with mushrooms. Let stand 15 minutes. Toss spinach and oil until leaves glisten. Toss mushroom mixture with spinach.
Makes 4-6 Servings
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Oma's Lettuce Salad Recipe

1 small head lettuce
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen peas, thawed
1/2 c. celery, chopped
1/2 c. broccoli, chopped
1/2 c. onions, chopped
4 boiled eggs, sliced
8 slices bacon, crumbled
2 c. salad dressing
2 tsp. sugar
1 (10 oz.) pkg. shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 c. green pepper, chopped

Layer lettuce, peas, celery, broccoli, onions, eggs and bacon. Combine salad dressing and sugar. Put as next layer. Put another layer of lettuce, bacon and green pepper. Top with cheese.
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Regarding the
Hellman's, Miracle Whip and Duke's discussion. Duke has both mayo and salad dressing. The salad dressing is very much like Miracle Whip which is a salad dressing also. I usually add just a touch of vinegar in the Duke's salad dressing so that it tastes more like Miracle Whip. I always used Miracle Whip and then found for the first time my salads were getting wet and that is when I learned they had replaced the oil with water Duke's mayo is now available locally but not the salad dressing so I still order directly from Dukes.
Kathy, MD

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