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Weight Watcher Corner
Roasted Green Beans Recipe | Roasted Carrots Recipe | Pecan Coated Fried Chicken Recipe

Today's Recipes
(PA Dutch Recipes from Bonnie)
Cabbage and Meatballs Recipe | PA Dutch Cucumbers and Onions Recipe | Grandmother's Macaroni Salad Recipe | Bonnie's Molasses Cookies Recipe | Grandmother's Potato Pancakes Recipe | Snickernoodles Recipe |

(Lisa TX Recipes)
Queso Dip Recipe | Lisa's Tomato Salsa RecipeRefried Beans Recipe | Spanish Rice Recipe

Other Recipes
Easy Color Cookie Recipe | Cheddar Ham and Broccoli Pasta Dish Recipe | Cheddar Ham and Broccoli Pasta Dish Recipe | Impossible Chicken Broccoli Dish Recipe | Apple Snack Recipe

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This is my most favorite recipe for M&M Cookies, and much different than any other I have seen. I've had this particular recipe for many years an is so faded out, I can barely read it anymore!

I've use this same recipe, adding other flavors of baking chips too in place of the M&M's. I like to use the special holiday M&M's when available for special occasions. The cookies keep well,
and they are good cookies for shipping too.

Easy Color Cookie Recipe

1/2 cup Crisco (I use the Butter Flavored Crisco)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
14 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. cold water
1 egg
1 cup + 2 tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt (I use half that amount)
3/4 cup M&M plain chocolate candies + extra for tops

In electric mixer bowl, cream shortening and sugars. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix in to blend on low speed. Stir in the 3/4 cup M&M's. (or any flavor of baking chips. Drop from teaspoon onto ungreased sheets, about 2" apart. Put 3 or 4 extra M&M's on top of each for more color. Bake at 375 until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Cool a bit and remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
Judy (in Alaska)
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This dish is so filling and satisfying, and have you keep coming back for more!

Cheddar Ham and Broccoli Pasta Dish Recipe

1 pkg. (12 oz.) elbow macaroni
1 small bunch (2 cups) of broccoli, cut in small pieces
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
6 oz. smoked ham, diced (I use more)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. salt (or to taste)
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 cups shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese

Cook macaroni, stirring broccoli a couple minutes before end of cooking. Meanwhile, heat oil in large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and ham and cook, stirring, until onion has softened, about 2 minutes; add garlic, salt & pepper. Drain pasta and broccoli, reserving 1/4 cup water. Toss with ham mixture and serve immediately.
Judy (in Alaska)
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I love the recipes for the Impossible Pies using Bisquick baking mix and this is a delightful main dish recipe that I hope you enjoy as much as we do.

Impossible Chicken Broccoli Dish Recipe

1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped broccoli
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1-1/2 cups cut up cooked chicken
2/3 cup chopped onion
1-1/3 cup milk
3 eggs
3/4 cup Bisquick baking mix
1/4 tsp. pepper
Salt (I don't use)

Grease a 10" pie plate. Rinse broccoli under running water to thaw; drain well. Mix broccoli, 2 cups cheese, chicken and onion in pie plate. Beat milk, eggs, Bisquick and pepper until smooth, about 15 seconds on high speed of blender or 1 minute with hand beater. Pour over ingredients in pan, Bake at 400 for 35 to 40 minutes, until knife inserted comes out clean. Top with remaining cheese and bake just until it melts, 1 to 2 minutes more.
Cool 5 minutes before serving.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Judy (in Alaska)
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For Artemis,
I would think you could use whole wheat flour, because they recommend it for other dog treats. It is healthier than regular all-purpose.
Sandy in Iowa

I recently joined the group.  I live in Burks Co. Pennsylvania and have eaten PA Dutch foods all my life.  Here are a few of our favorites. I hope none of these are similar to ones that have been submitted over the years.  I hope I didn't send in too many recipes.  I have more that I use often. If you like any more just let me know.

Cabbage and Meatballs Recipe

1 lb. hamburger
1/2 box Minute Rice, cooked
1 small onion, chopped
1 egg
salt and pepper, to taste
1 head cabbage, shredded
6 c. water
1 can tomato sauce

Combine hamburger, rice, onion, egg, salt and pepper; mix well. Shape into medium-size meatballs. In large pot, place cabbage, water, tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer. Drop in meatballs; cover and simmer till cabbage is tender and meat is done.
Makes 4-6 Servings
Bonnie in the middle of PA Dutch Country
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PA Dutch Cucumbers and Onions Recipe

1 large cucumber
1 medium onion
1 c. vinegar (white)
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt

Wash cucumber and score and peel lengthwise with tines of fork. Slice cucumber and onion in thin slices. Separate onion into rings. Mix remaining ingredients together and pour over slices. Chill thoroughly (about 1 hour) before serving.
Bonnie in the middle of PA Dutch Country
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Grandmother's Macaroni Salad Recipe

2 c. cooked macaroni
3 boiled eggs
2 medium onions
1/3 c. celery
1/3 c. carrot
1 large tomato
1 cucumber

1 c. sugar
1/4 c. flour
1 c. water
1/2 c. vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. salt and pepper
1 c. mayonnaise
2 tsp. mustard

Combine first 5 ingredients. Add mayonnaise and mustard. Cook until clear, almost 5 minutes. Pour over macaroni. Refrigerate.
Makes 4-6 Servings
Bonnie in the middle of PA Dutch Country
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Bonnie's Molasses Cookies Recipe

1 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. soda
1 c. molasses
5 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. ginger
1/2 c. sour or buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400. Cream together shortening and sugar. Add and beat well the eggs. Dissolve soda in molasses and add to shortening mixture. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger. Add 1/2 to creamed mixture; add 1/2 cup sour or buttermilk with 1 teaspoon of soda dissolved in it to the first mixture. Then add the rest of the dry ingredients. Dough will be quite soft. Chill well. Roll out to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut and bake for 12 to 15 minutes in 400 oven.
Makes about 4-1/2 dozen.
Bonnie in the middle of PA Dutch Country
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Grandmother's Potato Pancakes Recipe

2 medium-sized potatoes, peeled
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 c. melted butter or margarine
2 Tbsp. flour
1/4 c. finely chopped onion
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. baking powder
vegetable oil (as needed)

Grate potatoes into a large bowl; toss with lemon juice, coating thoroughly. Let stand 5 minutes; drain well. Add melted butter, flour, onions, egg, salt, pepper and baking powder. Stir to mix well.

In an 8-inch skillet over medium-high flame, heat 1 tablespoon each oil and butter. Working in batches of 3 to 4 pancakes, add potato mixture in heaping tablespoon to skillet. Using tines of fork, flatten each portion very thin and round, about 2 1/2 inches in diameter.

Cook pancakes 3 to 4 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through. Remove to paper towel to drain; keep warm in a 300 oven. Repeat until done. Serve with applesauce or sour cream.
Bonnie in the middle of PA Dutch Country
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Snickernoodles Recipe

1 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 c. flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. sugar

Combine shortening, sugar and eggs; mix well. Add flour, cream of tartar, soda, salt and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Form into small balls. Roll in the sugar and cinnamon (which have been mixed together). Bake on greased cookie sheet for 8 to 10 minutes at 350. Very good.
Bonnie in the middle of PA Dutch Country
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Bonnie's Carrot Recipe

2 slices bacon, chopped
1 onion, sliced
4 c. cooked, diced carrots
salt and pepper to taste

Fry bacon in skillet until crisp; remove bacon. Cook onion in bacon drippings until transparent. Add carrots; season with salt and pepper. Turn carrots into hot vegetable dish. Garnish with bacon; serve immediately.
Bonnie in the middle of PA Dutch Country
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Bread Mixes from The Prepared Pantry

Queso Dip Recipe

2 lb. Velveeta cheese
1/2 to 3/4 lb. Monterey Jack cheese
2 (10 oz.) cans Ro-Tel tomatoes, diced
1/4 c. milk
plain, lightly salted tortilla chips

Chop up the Velveeta and Monterey Jack cheese into cubes and place into a crock-pot. Add the Ro-Tel tomatoes, and milk. Stir occasionally and cover. Takes about an hour.
Lisa TX
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Lisa's Tomato Salsa Recipe

3 medium tomatoes
2 c. green onions with tops, sliced
2 Tbsp. lime juice
2 Tbsp. cilantro
1 Tbsp. jalapeno chiles, chopped
1 tsp. garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. salt

Tomatoes can be seeded and chopped. Mix all ingredients.
Makes about 3-1/2 cups of salsa.
Lisa in TX
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Red Enchilada Sauce Recipe

3 Tbsp. oil
3 Tbsp. flour
2 c. water
6 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Heat oil and brown flour. To 2 cups of water (or stock), add chili powder and dissolve. Add chili to browned flour and mix well. Add seasonings and blend. Bring to a bubbly boil, stirring frequently. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.
Makes 1-1/4 cups of sauce.
Lisa TX
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Refried Beans Recipe

3 Tbsp. bacon drippings
1 Tbsp. flour
3 c. cooked and mashed pinto beans
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

In large skillet, heat bacon drippings and add flour. Stir until flour is browned. Add mashed beans and seasoning. Simmer 5 to 10 minutes. If beans seem dry, add some bean broth to make beans creamy.

Note: I use canned pinto beans and drain them. It will take 2 (14 ounce) cans to make 3 cups. If I have any leftover I use all of them.
Lisa in TX
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Spanish Rice Recipe

1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
3 Tbsp. cooking oil
1 c. rice
2 c. canned, chopped tomatoes
2 c. water

In oil, saute onion and pepper. When clear, add rice and brown lightly. Add tomatoes and water; bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat; barely simmer for 25 minutes.
Makes 5 Servings
Lisa TX
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Apple Snack Recipe

1 small box sugar free strawberry jello
2 red Delicious apples

Slice red Delicious apples into wedges. Toss the apple wedges in dry strawberry jello.
Makes 2 Servings
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Weight Watcher Corner
Last week I didn't do well on Weight Watchers.  My back and hip hurt so much that I didn't take time to cook and prepare food like I should.  I gained .2 of a pound.  It was difficult to sleep the past several weeks because of my back and a new dog across the alley to barks no stop from 12 midnight to 6 am.  It isn't barking at anything but rather yip, yip, yip non-stop.  I loved the Great Danes that used to live across the alley.  When someone was in the alley they barked.  I could tell by their bark who was in the alley.  The former dogs only barked when someone was in the alley and no other time. I asked the man that owned the dogs if I could give them treats. He told me what kind they liked and always had them on hand.

The new renters across they alley have a little dog that yips non-stop.  They are probably Texas Tech students as the last renters were.  Not sure how I am going to make it through the all night barking.  No sleeping tends to make tired and I don't eat what I should.  Hopefully this week will be better.

Here are several recipes I have enjoyed in the past.  Not sure where the recipes came from but I really like the carrot and the green bean recipes.  The pecan chicken is really high in fat but is very good.

Roasted Green Beans Recipe

2 pounds green beans, trimmed
4 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 425. Place a jelly-roll pan in oven for 10 minutes. Place beans in a large bowl. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss well to coat. Arrange green bean mixture in a single layer on preheated baking sheet. Bake at 425 for 8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
Makes 10 Servings

Calories 37 Fat 2g Protein 1g Carbohydrate 6g Fiber 3g Cholesterol 0.0 mg Sodium 196mg Calcium 29mg
Weight Watcher Plus Points = 1 Point
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Roasted Carrots Recipe

2 cups (2-inch) diagonally cut carrot
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 425. Combine first 5 ingredients on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes.
Makes 4 (1/2 cup) Servings

Calories 61 Fat 4g Protein 1g Carbohydrate 6g Fiber 2g Cholesterol 8mg Sodium 183mg Calcium 22mg
Weight Watcher Plus Points = 2 Points
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Pecan Coated Fried Chicken Recipe

16 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 each eggs
4 each egg whites
2 pinch black pepper
2 pinch salt
2 tbsp safflower oil

Season the chicken with salt (optional) and freshly ground black pepper. Combine the eggs and egg whites in a bowl. Dip the chicken into the finely chopped nuts and coat. Next, dip the chicken into the beaten egg mixture, and then into the coarsely ground nuts, coating evenly.

Fry the chicken on medium heat until golden brown, approximately 4 minutes per side. When removing the chicken, handle with care, and place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
Season with salt (optional) and pepper to taste, and serve.
Makes 4 Servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 338, Carbs 2g, Fiber 1g, Sugars 1g, Fat 18g, Potassium 472mg, Protein 26g, Sodium 156mg
Weight Watcher Plus Points = 7 Points
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