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April 2, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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Susie's Potato Recipes
Nancy this many sound an unusual combination but oh it is so good. I have had this recipe for years and when this girls were home I would make this at least once a month. It is also easy to make and wee never had any leftovers.

Baked Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

6 medium baking potatoes cut into 1/4" slices leaving on the skins must wash will, 4 to 6 cups
1 onion sliced or diced, I do thin slices
1 can, 10 3/4 oz) cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup milk, water or chicken stock
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or you can use sharp cheese
salt and pepper to your taste
1/2 teaspoon paprika, optional

Spray or use small amount of butter to grease an 9"x13" pan. Put a layer of potatoes, salt pepper, the amount of onion you want, pour 1/3 of soup mixture over the potatoes onion salt pepper mixture and the 1/3 of the cheese. Then do 2 more layers of each items. If you are using paprika then sprinkle on the last layer of cheese. Cover with foil bake at 400 degree for 45 minutes. Uncover 10 minutes, or until potatoes are done. Serves 6 to 8 depending on how many cups you use.
Susie Indy

At our Church on Easter our Channel choir sings at two services and in between the services our Fellowship Committee has a breakfast for the Choir members and there families. This following recipe was one of many they had to choose from. Just a few of the options that they were scramble eggs, French Toast, coffee cakes, juice and of course coffee.

Hash Brown Potato Casserole

1 bag 2 lbs hash browns
1, 10 3/4 oz, can cream of chicken soup
1, 8 oz., carton sour cream
1 teaspoon salt or to your taste
2 cups Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1 grated onion
1 to 2 cups corn flakes, crushed
1/4 cup butter, melted

Mix all ingredients together but the last 2 ingredients. Put in a 9"x13" pan. Put crushed corn flakes on top and pour 1/4 cup melted butter over all. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Everyone have a great day. Nancy and 4 legged associates stay safe, stay warm and comfortable.
Susie Indy
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Thx to Judy in Alaska for her spaghetti chicken recipe..It was delicious. I also added sautéed mushrooms and diced red peppers, A keeper for sure.

Thai Sweet and Sour Beef Ribs Recipe

4-1/2 to 5 lbs. meaty beef ribs
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup sugar or part honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup cider vinegar
Sweet sherry or sweet sake
1/2 t. ground ginger
1/8 t. pepper

Trim ribs of fat. Blend remaining ingredients and brush all over ribs. Stack crosswise in crockpot, meaty sides up. Moisten with remaining sauce. Cover. May be refrigerated at this time. Cook 2 1/2 hours on high, then turn to low and cook 3 1/2 hours more. Lift ribs onto serving dish. Put juices in skillet and boil til thick. Adjust seasonings, then pour back over ribs. Serves 5
Sherry (in Indiana)
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One solution to keep the hard water crust from forming is to squeegee the water off the doors at the end of the shower. We have a "doorless" shower but the walls of the shower get squeegeed after ever shower. It takes less than a minute using a wide window squeegee. The shower walls look the same as they did brand new 20 years ago.
Central California

Seven Layer Bars Recipe

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter or margarine
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups chopped pecans

Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for glass dish).

Stir together flour, sugar and cocoa in large bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press firmly onto bottom of ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

Bake 15 minutes; remove from oven. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat sweetened condensed milk, egg and vanilla until well blended. Stir in pecans. Spread mixture evenly over hot baked crust. Return to oven.

Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Cover; store in refrigerator.
Makes about 24 bars.
Anna in Sweden
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Marvis in Texas

One Layer Banana Cake Recipe

I like these smaller recipes as I live alone and do not need a large cake. If your family can use a 9x13 layer cake this recipe may be doubled.

Mix together to a crumb consistency and set aside:
4 tablespoons softened butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour

In a separate bowl beat together 2 very ripe bananas and 1 cup sugar till nearly liquified

Mix in 4 tablespoons softened butter
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 cup self rising flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla.

Pour half the batter into a greased and floured 8x8 pan, sprinkle half the crumb mixture evenly

Pour remaining batter over and then the remaining crumbs. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven 45 minutes. Serve warm.
Nana in SE Ohio
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Hi Nancy and everyone in Nancyland,

I hope the areas where you all live are starting to look like Spring. It definitely is here in Southeast Texas.

Recently, I purchased an Old El Paso Baja Fish Tacos kit at a 99 Cent Only store. I had never had fish tacos, so I only bought one, in case my family and I didn't care for it. We loved it and, of course, when I went back to the 99 Cent Only store, they no longer had the kits. I have looked at several other grocery stores, but have not been able to find them. In these kits, there were crumbs for rolling the fish in (which I am okay with one of the other fish fry brands) and a package of sauce mix that was to be mixed with cole slaw for the topping. Does anyone have a recipe that they are willing to share for the sauce to mix in with the cole slaw for Baja Fish Tacos?

Thank you in advance for any help with his request.
Vickie in SE TX

I did a search on the internet and found that Walmart carries the product you seeking. Also found that Target carries the product too.

My sister, Missy, gave me this recipe. She didn't tell me where she got it but raved about it. I tried it last night and it was as good as Missy said.

Peanut Butter Brownies in a Mug Recipe
Servings: 2

4 tbsp butter, softened
4 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 egg yolks
6 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp creamy peanut butter, slightly warmed

Mix together the butter, sugars, vanilla, and egg yolks in a medium bowl until smooth. Stir in the salt and flour until well incorporated.

Pour evenly into two mugs Divide the peanut butter between the two mugs and gently stir it into the chocolate batter.

One at a time, microwave for 45 seconds -1 minute and 15 seconds or until just barely done.
Serve immediately.
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Marinated Zucchini Salad Recipe
Servings: 2

2 small zucchini squash, thinly sliced
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
1/4 cup Italian dressing

In a large bowl, stir together the zucchini, celery, peppers, and parsley.

Pour the Italian dressing over the vegetable mixture and toss to coat evenly. Cover and chill for 1 hour then serve.
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This pie is so yummy, no one will ever believe is was so easy to make. (so don't tell them!)

Super Easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe

1 - 9" deep dish, pie crust, any type you prefer (pastry, graham or cookie)
1 - 3.5 oz 4 serving size package of instant banana pudding
1 - 3.5 oz 4 serving size package of instant vanilla pudding
2 cups of cold milk
2 - 12 oz tubs of Extra Creamy Cool Whip, thawed
2 large just ripe bananas (NOT over ripe)

If you are using a pastry crust, prick holes all over bottom and sides with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees F for 5 - 10 minutes until lightly browned. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Remove from oven and cool.

Pour milk into a large bowl and add both of the pudding mixes. Using a hand mixer, beat on medium speed until well blended and thickened. Fold in one tub of Cool Whip.
Take the pie crust and spread about 1/2 cup of pudding mixture across the bottom. Peel one banana and slice it up. Distribute the slices evenly in pie crust. Next spread 1/2 of the remaining pudding over bananas. Peel and slice second banana and distribute slices in pie. Spread remaining pudding over second layer. Top the pie with entire second tub of Cool Whip.
Cover and refrigerate pie until ready to serve.
Merry from MN in SC
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Abby's Sausage Recipes
Here is a new recipe we tried last night. We really liked it. While this makes a large quantity you could easily make a smaller portion.
Abby in Atlanta

Peppers Onions and Sausage Potato Bake

2 tsp olive oil
2 lbs. Italian Sausage , cut into 2 inch pieces
1/4 cup olive oil
4 large potatoes, peeled and thickly sliced
2 large green bell peppers, seeded and cut into wedges
2 large red bell peppers, seeded and cut into wedges
3 large onions, cut into wedges ( I also added 2 cloves garlic minced)
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 tsp Italian seasoning (I also added some garlic powder)
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat 2 tsp olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat, cook and stir the sausage until browned. Transfer the sausage to large baking dish. Pour 1/4 cup of olive oil into skillet, and cook the potatoes, stirring occasionally until browned about 10 min. Place potatoes into the baking dish, leaving some oil in the pan. Now cook and stir the green & red peppers, onions and garlic in the hot skillet until softened - about 5-8 min. Add veggies to the baking dish . Now pour the wine and chicken stock over everything and sprinkle with Italian seasoning , salt and pepper & garlic powder if using. Gently stir all together . Bake about 20-25 min until hot and bubbling.


Another recipe we tried and liked a lot.

Fried Cabbage with Smoked Sausage Recipe

3 Tbs. margarine or 3 Tbs. bacon fat
1 small green cabbage, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
3/4 lb. smoked sausage, sliced
1 (15 oz.) cans Petite diced tomatoes
1/4 tsp. garlic salt (or to taste)
1/4 tsp. Tony Chachere's Seasoning (optional)
salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste

Chop/slice the sausage, cabbage, and onion.

In a large non-stick skillet, pre-cook the sliced sausage about 3 minutes to draw some of the fat out. Remove sausage from skillet and drain on paper towels if needed. Set aside. Wipe the skillet clean.

In the same skillet, melt the butter. Add cabbage and onion and cook on medium-high for about 5 minutes stirring til cabbage starts to wilt.

Add remaining ingredients, and the sausage.

Cover the skillet and cook for about 10 minutes.

Uncover, and finish cooking until cabbage is desired tenderness and most of liquid has been reduced.

Serve with cornbread.
Serves 6

This was really good. I didn't use Tony Chachere’s because we don't eat spice things. I used smoked Turkey Sausage. I also cooked the cabbage longer because I like mine more well done
Abby in Atlanta
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Merry's Waldorf Salad Recipe

This is my very own version of the classic waldorf salad. Some of the combinations might seem weird, but trust me, it is yummy!

1 medium red apple, cored and chopped (do not peel)
1 stalk of celery, chopped
1/4 cup of chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 to 1 cup mayonnaise
2 - 3 Tbls. honey mustard
2 - 4 Tbls. honey
salt to taste

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight. If salad gets too dried out in the refrigerator remoisten with a splash of milk and stir.

Makes 2 large or 4 small servings.
By Merry from MN in SC
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Do not remember where I got this recipe but it is the best soup I have ever had. I gave the recipe to a friend and she said it is absolutely addictive.

Sausage Pepper Soup Recipe

Brown 1 lb. Italian sausage. Add 1 diced green pepper and 1 medium onion diced.

Add to sausage and bring to a boil....
1 (28 oz.)can diced tomatoes with onion, garlic and basil
2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
2 cups water
4 chicken bouillion cubes
garlic salt to taste

Serve over elbow macaroni and sprinkle with Jack or mozzarella cheese
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Hello again everyone
The recipe for pickled eggs submitted by Judy in Alaska got me thinking about a recipe I have for using up all those Easter eggs. This recipe is for 12 eggs. I usually don't have that many eggs left over and cut this recipe in half except for the sugar and all the spices. I've also substituted a few thin slices of sweet onion for the shallots, or have even left them out.

Pickled Eggs Recipe

1 tbsp pickling or kosher salt
1 1/2 cups cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 1-inch cinnamon stick, crushed
1 teaspoon crushed white peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon whole celery seeds
1/4 tsp hot pepper flakes
2 shallots, thinly sliced
About 12 hard-cooked eggs, peeled

Combine all the ingredients except the eggs and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and cover the pan; simmer for 15 minutes. Let the liquid cool.

Put eggs in a sterilized quart jar. Pour the spiced vinegar over the eggs. Cover and refrigerate for about a week before serving. These are good sliced in quarters and with a little mayonnaise.
Jerry from Upstate NY
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Chop Suey Recipe

Can use pork, chicken or beef.
3 Tbs. soy sauce
1 Tbs. corn starch
1 Tbs. water
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. white vinegar
1/2 tsp. ginger
1 onion quartered and then sliced again
2 cups celery - sliced
2 cups cabbage - sliced
1 can bean sprouts - drain well
1 to 1-1/2 lbs. meat - cut into thin strips

Add 1 tsp. crushed red peppers to about 1/8 to 1/4 cup oil and blacken. Add meat and I use 2 wooden spoons and stir-fry until meat is done. Add the vegetables and stir-fry until done to taste. Then add sauce that you have stirred the corn starch into until smooth. Stir-fry just a minute until sauce is mixed will the veggies and meat. I serve mine on rice and then top it all off with a few of the crispy chow mein noodles that come in a package. And can add extra soy sauce if desired.
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