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Today's Recipes -
Chicken Broccoli Divan Recipe | Apricot Oatmeal Cake Recipe | Peppy Lasagna Recipe | Jody's Pistachio Pudding Dessert Recipe | Jody's Favorite Rice Recipes | Pull Apart Garlic Bread Recipe | Lisa's Crock Pot Pepper Steak Recipe | Apricot Oatmeal Cake Recipe | Lisa's Crock Pot Squash Casserole Recipe | Linda's Crock Pot Beef Spanish Rice Recipe | Lisa's Crock pot Sauerkraut and Pork Chops Recipe | Linda's Crock Pot Beef Spanish Rice Recipe | Linda's Crock Pot Taco Soup Recipe | Linda's Southwestern Enchilada Casserole Recipe | Oma's Pinto Bean Pie or Mock Pecan Pie Recipe | Oma's Spaghetti Recipe | Oma's Squash Casserole Recipe
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This is a easy main dish we have always enjoyed and can be made with fresh or frozen broccoli and either cooked chicken or turkey.

Chicken Broccoli Divan Recipe

1 lb. fresh broccoli, cut into spears, or 10 oz. frozen broccoli spears, cooked & drained
1-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken or turkey
1 can cream of broccoli soup
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup (generous) shredded Cheddar cheese
1 tbsp. butter, melted
2 tbsp. dry bread crumbs

In a 9" pie plate, or shallow casserole, arrange broccoli and top with chicken. Combine soup and milk; pour over chicken. Sprinkle with cheese. Combine butter and bread crumbs and sprinkle over cheese. Bake for 15 minutes at 450, until hot.
Judy (in Alaska)
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I really like anything made with apricots and this cake is really
wonderful. Great for a "koffee klatch" or just anytime.

Apricot Oatmeal Cake Recipe

1 cup rolled oats (I use quick-cooking oats)
1/2 cup packed finely chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup butter
1-1/4 cups boiling water
1-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar

In bowl, mix apricots, oats, butter and boiling water. Let stand till cool. Mix together the flour, soda and salt. In large bowl for electric mixer, beat eggs and brown sugar until fluffy. Add oat mixture alternately with the dry ingredients, mixing in on low speed. Pour into greased 9x13" baking pan. Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes, until tests done with toothpick. Meanwhile, prepare glaze.

In heavy saucepan, mix 1 cup chopped walnuts, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/3 cup butter, 1/4 cup milk, 2 tbsp. flour and 1 tsp. vanilla. Stir over medium heat just until well blended.

Remove cake from oven and spread at once with glaze evenly. Brown under broiler about 5" from heat, until glaze is bubbly and light brown, about 3 minutes. Watch carefully, so it doesn't burn! Cool in pan on wire rack.
Judy (in Alaska)
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This is the most wonderful dish. My mother often made it to take to potlucks, as well as for dad and I.

Peppy Lasagna Recipe

1 lb. bulk Italian sausage
1/2 cup chopped EACH celery, onion and carrots
1 can (15 oz.) diced tomatoes
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
1 tsp. sugar
Salt & pepper
1/2 tsp. oregano
10 oz. lasagna noodles
2 beaten eggs
2 cups Ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp. snipped fresh parsley
1 lb. Mozzarella cheese, sliced thin

Cook sausage, celery, onion and carrots until sausage is browned; drain. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, salt & pepper to taste. Simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to directions on package and drain and rinse with cold water. Combine eggs, ricotta, Parmesan, parsley and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Arrange half of the noodles in greased 9x13" pan. Spread with half the cheese filling, half the Mozzarella and half the meat mixture. Repeat layers. Bake uncovered, at 375 till bubbly, about 45 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Does anyone have a good recipe for black beans and rice. We were just in Costa Rica and the rice is just wonderful.
Thanking you in advance.
Barb from Fl.

This is a favorite of all my grandchildren but not their mothers! More like a dessert than a salad, and totally “not healthy”.

Jody's Pistachio Pudding Dessert Recipe

1 (4 oz. pkg.) Instant Pistachio Pudding
1 large can crushed pineapple with the juice
1 (2-1/2 oz.) pkg. slivered almonds
1 pkg. miniature marshmallows
1 large container Cool Whip
(shredded coconut, optional)

Mix and set in the refrigerator several hours before serving.
Jody in Texas
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Jody's Favorite Rice Recipes
I don't think that I have sent in these recipes before but I make them often. The "Savannah Red Rice" originally came from the "Pirate's House", an old restaurant in Savannah, Georgia. The pilaf recipe was given to me by a Lebanese friend.

Savannah Red Rice Recipe

4 slices bacon
1 medium onion. chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
2 cups white rice
1 (1 lb.) can tomatoes, drained but reserve liquid, chopped
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
black pepper to taste, a few grinds
red Tobasco to taste, 4 dashes. Add more if you prefer more spice.

Fry bacon in heavy pot until crisp. Remove bacon to paper towel to drain. Saute vegetables in grease until onions are translucent. Crumble bacon and return to pot. Add rice and stir to coat with grease. Measure the tomato liquid and tomato sauce and add water to make 2 ˝ cups of liquid. Pour over rice and add sugar, salt and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Immediately reduce heat until barely simmering. Cover pot and set timer for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove pot from heat and let set for at least 20 minutes. DO NOT LIFT LID. After 20 minutes, fluff with a fork and serve.
Great with crab, salmon or fish cakes.
Jody in Texas

Jody's Rice Pilaf Recipe

1 cup white rice, washed and drained (I don’t think this step is necessary anymore.)
2 Tbsps. Butter
2 Tblsps. vegetable oil or peanut oil
4 Tbsps. minced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
˝ tsp. salt
2 Tblsps. Minced parsley
1 tsp. paprika
4 cups chicken broth (I use any kind of broth I have.)
2 Tblsps. Parmesan cheese
4 Tblsps. slivered almonds

Saute rice, onion and garlic over low heat in butter and oil until rice is lightly brown. Slowly stir in salt, parsley, paprika and about 3 cups of broth. Cover and add more broth it needed after 30 minutes of cooking. Cook until rice is tender and all broth is absorbed. Remove from heat and sprinkle with cheese. Mix cheese in then sprinkle with almonds. The pilaf can be served then or it can be made ahead, put into a casserole and reheated in the oven for later serving.
Jody in Texas
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Pull Apart Garlic Bread Recipe
Makes 2 loaves

2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 cup (8 oz) warm water
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 cup (8 oz) milk (I used 1%)
2˝ teaspoons salt
5˝ - 6˝ cups (1 lb 9 oz - 2 lbs 3 oz) bread flour

For Topping:
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped (or 4 teaspoons dried)
2 Tablespoon fresh oregano (or 1 teaspoon dried oregano)
4 cloves garlic, mined
2 teaspoons kosher salt

Add warm water to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with dough hook. Sprinkle water with sugar and yeast. Let stand 5-10 minutes until foamy. Mix in butter, milk, salt and 3 cups flour. Stir in additional flour gradually. Add enough flour until dough is smooth. Knead for 7-10 minutes. Dough should stick to the bottom of the bowl but clears sides. Divide dough into 2 equal portions.
In a small bowl, combine the butter, parsley, oregano and minced garlic. Cut dough into 1-in. pieces; dip into butter mixture. Layer into 2 – greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Meanwhile preheat oven to 350 degrees 15 minutes prior.
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Temperature should read 200 degrees. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
Anna in Sweden
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Lisa's Crock Pot Pepper Steak Recipe

1-1/2 to 2 lb. round steak, cut in strips
1/4 c. soy sauce
1 c. chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. sugar (optional)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
4 tomatoes (cut in wedges) or 1 can (16 oz) tomatoes, with liquid, cut up
2 lg. green peppers, cut in strips
1 can beef broth may be added

Brown meat in oil in skillet. Transfer to crockpot, along with the rest of ingredients. Combine 1/2 cup water, 1 Tbsp cornstarch. Stir into liquid in cooker. Cover and cook on high for 5 to 6 hours. Serve over noodles or rice.
6 to 8 servings.
Lisa TX
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Lisa's Crock Pot Squash Casserole Recipe

2-lbs. yellow or zucchini squash, thinly sliced (about 6 cups)
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 c. peeled, shredded carrots
1 (10 3/4-oz.) can cream of chicken soup
1 c. sour cream
1/4 c. flour
1(8-oz.) pkg. seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 c. butter or margarine, melted

Combine squash, onion, carrots and soup. Mix together sour cream and flour, stir in vegetables. Toss stuffing mix with butter, spread half in bottom of slow cooker. Add vegetable mixture, top with remaining crumbs. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours.
Makes 4-6 servings.
Lisa TX
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Lisa's Crock pot Sauerkraut and Pork Chops Recipe

1 jar kraut, rinsed and drained
1 head cabbage, shredded
1 can chunk pineapple in own juice
1 red apple, pared and sliced
2 Tbsp. Golden or dark raisins
brown sugar substitute to equal 2 Tbsp. sugar
dash of pepper
2 lb. lean pork chops

Broil chops until rare. Combine first 7 ingredients together. Mix well. Alternate mixture and chops, starting with cabbage-kraut mixture, then a layer of chops; layer twice. Bake at high heat 3 to 4 hours; low heat 6 to 8 hours.

Variation: Instead of pineapple and apple, use 1 rib celery (chopped), 1 can stewed tomatoes and small onion.
Lisa TX
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Linda's Crock Pot Beef Spanish Rice Recipe

2 lb. ground round or chuck
2 medium onions, chopped
2 green peppers, chopped
1 (28 oz.) can tomatoes, chopped
2 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce
1 c. water
2 1/2 tsp. chili powder
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 c. rice

Brown beef in skillet and drain off fat. Put all ingredients in crock-pot. Stir thoroughly. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours. May be cooked on higher temperature if you are home to stir (about 3 hours).
Serves 6.
Linda NM
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Linda's Crock Pot Taco Soup Recipe

1 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 (16 oz.) cans chili beans, drained
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
2 c. water
2 (14.5 oz.) cans peeled and diced tomatoes
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
1 can chopped green chiles
1 (15 oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 Tbsp. chili powder
3/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)

Brown ground beef and drain. Combine all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on low setting for 6 hours.
Makes 4-6 Servings
Linda NM
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Linda's Southwestern Enchilada Casserole Recipe

1 can cream of mushroom soup
1-1/2 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can enchilada sauce
1 can (large jar) taco sauce
1 can chopped green chilies
1 pkg. frozen large corn tortillas
1 c. grated Cheddar cheese
salt to taste

Cook the meat and onion. Add the 5 can ingredients and simmer about 10 minutes. Line bottom of 9 x 13-inch pan with 1/2 of the tortilla shells (6). Pour in 1/2 meat sauce, then the rest of the tortillas and the remaining meat sauce. Cook for 25 minutes at 350°. Remove and add cheese; heat to melt.
Makes 6 Servings
Linda NM
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Oma's Pinto Bean Pie or Mock Pecan Pie Recipe

1-1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. cooked pinto beans, drained
1 stick margarine, melted
2 eggs
1/2 c. flaked coconut
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pie shell (unbaked)

Using a spoon (not a mixer), mix together sugar and pinto beans. Stir in melted margarine. Add eggs and stir well. Add coconut and vanilla, mixing well. Pour into unbaked shell and bake 1 hour at 350°.
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Oma's Spaghetti Recipe

1 lb. ground beef
1/2 c. celery
1/4 c. onion
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
1 qt. tomato juice
2 bay leaves
2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 (4 oz.) can mushrooms, drained

Cook ground beef, celery and onion until done. Drain. Then add rest of ingredients; bring to a boil, then simmer 30 to 45 minutes. Remove bay leaves. Serve over an 8 ounce package of cooked spaghetti.
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Oma's Squash Casserole Recipe

4 to 6 squash, partially cooked and sliced
1 can cream of mushroom soup (or cream of celery soup)
1 c. crushed Ranch flavored potato chips
1 c. American cheese, grated

In greased casserole, layer squash, soup (undiluted) and crushed potato chips. Repeat layer and top with grated cheese. Bake for 30 minutes at 350° or until bubbly.
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Oma's Fried Vegetables Recipe

1 c. green tomatoes (sliced)
1 c. squash (sliced)
1 c. okra (sliced)
1 c. potatoes (sliced)
1/2 c. onions (sliced)
1/2 c. bell pepper (sliced)
salt and pepper

Toss all vegetables with equal amounts of flour and cornmeal. Fry as you would fry okra, using half shortening and half margarine.
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