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September 18, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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Today's Recipes -  White Chocolate Raspberry Bar Recipe | Strawberry Sour Cream Bread Recipe | Strawberry Bavarian Cream Recipe | Strawberry Smoothie Recipe | Twinkie Strawberry Shortcake Recipe | Old Fashioned Ice Box Cake Recipe | Depression Cake Recipe | Old Fashioned Banana Nut Bread Recipe | Banana Split Shortcakes Recipe | Banana Split Ice Cream Recipe | Fried Sweet Potatoes Recipe | Crock Pot Shrimp Marinara for Spaghetti Recipe | Oma's Grits Bread Recipe | Louisiana Grits Casserole Recipe | Vanilla Custard Grits Pie Recipe | Orange Bread Recipe | Sprite Pound Cake Recipe | Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe | Strawberry Cream Pound Cake Recipe |

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White Chocolate Raspberry Bar Recipe

1 roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough
3 white chocolate baking bars, divided, 4 oz. each
12 oz. jar raspberry jam

Heat oven to 350. In greased 9 x 13 inch pan, break up cookie dough. Press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust. Chop one 4 oz. chocolate baking bar and sprinkle over crust; press firmly into dough. Bake 16 to 20 minutes or til light golden brown. Remove crust from oven. Spread jam evenly over crust. Return to oven; bake 10 minutes longer. Cool completely. Chop remaining white chocolate baking bars. Sprinkle over jam on baked cookie crust and allow to fully cool before cutting into small squares.
Sherry (in Indiana)
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Reading some old Nancy's recipes from 2015 and had some comments.

You said you threw out half of your coke to keep from drinking it. I have another solution. I put half the bottle of coke in the freezer and next day I have a coke slushy. Someone mentioned pork 'n bean salad, my mother used to make that and I had never met anyone else who made it. It brought back some "good eating" memories. Another tip for diabetics - when I quit diet drinks and went to small amounts of sugar drinks... I not only was able to reduce my insulin but my blood pressure has gone almost to normal. No idea if that was the cause. but it was the only thing I changed in my diet.
Texas Gramma

My neighbor just gave me several lovely large apples. Does anyone have a recipe to make pie filling that you can cook and then freeze? I'd love to make a pie or cobbler later. Recipes for those would also be fun to get.
Thanks, Anita in Camarillo

Strawberry Sour Cream Bread Recipe

2-1/3 c. Bisquick
3/4 c. sugar
1/3 c. sour cream
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
1/2 c. chopped nuts
1 c. chopped strawberries

Mix all but berries and nuts. Beat 50 strokes by hand. Stir in berries and nuts. Pour in greased and floured loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes and remove from pan.
Mary J
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Twinkie Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

10 Twinkies, halved lengthwise
1 (16 ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup,
refrigerated until just thawed
1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip

Arrange half to the Twinkies cut side up in a 9 by 13 inch baking dish. Top with half of the strawberries, then half of the Coo; Whip topping. Repeat the layers of Twinkies, strawberries, and Cool Whip topping. Cover and refrigerate until chillrd, about 1 hour. Cut into squares and serve.
Mary J
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Little One
Little One has acquired a new habit since he was hurt. When he was first hurt I encouaged him to get in the shower and play in the water. It helped get rid of the hair that had matted on him. Now he thinks that everyday he needs a shower. He stands in the shower and meows at the top of his lungs. He does that until I come in and turn on the shower gently with luke warm water. He plays in the shower for a while and when he is ready for me to turn off the shower he meows at the top of his lungs again. I don't mind him playing in the water but when I try to get him to just do it once a week or so he is mad at me all day. He gives me mean looks all day long and gets Ditto to do the same.

Little One has the funniest ideas about things. When Little One was an outdoor cat he played in every mud puddle in the back yard. He would stomp through the puddles in the backyard and have the most fun. Now he thinks the shower his big indoor puddle.

I thought I was the master of the house but maybe I was wrong.

Happy Birthday tomorrow, Nancy.

I received your emails for several years and then all of a sudden they stopped.
Can’t find how to re-enroll to get them again. Have saved so many of the recipes
I found on Nancy’s Kitchen.
*Mary Alyce*

Thank you for the birthday greetings.  Yes I will be 72 September 19th.  Not sure how I got that old.  When I was 30 I thought 40 was old.  Now that I am over 70 I have moved old age to be 100.

I will write you information on how to re-subscribe to the newsletter and sent it to you by email.

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Strawberry Bavarian Cream Recipe

1 sm. pkg. strawberry Jello
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen strawberry halves
1 c. boiling water
1 tub Cool Whip

Drain strawberries, reserving any syrup. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add water to reserved syrup to make 1 cup. Add syrup to gelatin. Chill until almost set. Then fold in strawberries and gelatin into whipped cream and chill.
Makes 8 servings
Mary J
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Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup Splenda Granular
1-1/2 cups 2% Milk
1-16 ounce bag of no-sugar frozen strawberries

Blend together all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
Makes 4 servings (1 cup)
Mary J
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Old Fashioned Ice Box Cake Recipe


Chocolate Custard Mixture
2 squares unsweetened chocolate
1 pint milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1/4 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Sponge Cake
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cold water
1 cup sifted soft-wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice


Chocolate Custard Mixture
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler, add the milk, sugar, and salt. Beat the egg yolks, pour over them the hot mixture, return this combination to the double boiler, and stir constantly until the custard thickens. Remove from the heart, add the butter and vanilla, beat until well mixed, and fold this custard mixture into the stiffly beaten whites of the eggs. Chile before pouring over the sponge cake made according to the following recipe.

Separate the egg yolks from the whites, and beat the yolks well. Gradually beat in the sugar, add the water, and continue the beating until the mixture is very thick and light. Sift the dry ingredients together, and fold them into the egg and sugar mixture. Then fold in the stiffly beaten whites of the eggs, add the flavoring, and bake in a slightly greased tube pan in a very moderate oven (325 degrees) for 45 to 50 minutes. When the cake is cool, split it crosswise into three sections, beginning at the top. Place the bottom section of the cake in the tube pan, and pour over it one-half of the chocolate custard mixture. Then put the next section in place, pour on the remainder of the custard, cover with the top layer, and chill for several hours. When ready to serve turn on to a platter and sprinkle with powdered sugar, or fill the center with whipped cream.
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Depression Cake Recipe

2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups strong coffee
2 cups raisins
1/2 cup shortening
1 apple, pared & grated
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp each: cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 tsp baking soda
powdered sugar, for garnish

In large saucepan, combine granulated sugar, coffee, raisins, shortening and apple. Simmer 10 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally. Cool 10 minutes. In large bowl, blend remaining ingredients, except powdered sugar. Stir raisin mixture into flour mixture. Pour batter into well greased & floured 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan & dust with powdered sugar, if desired. Ready to serve. (Variation: Bake in 2 layers in 9 inch pans & use frost with Caramel Icing, below.) Caramel Icing Ingredients: 1 cup buttermilk 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 1/2 tsp soda 1 tsp vanilla Mix sugars, soda, milk, & butter in saucepan. Cook until mixture will form soft ball when dropped in cold water. Add vanilla and beat until creamy. Add nuts if desired.
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Old Fashioned Banana Nut Bread Recipe

3/4 cup oil
1-3/4 cup sugar
5 ripe-smashed bananas
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt & 2 teaspoon soda in 1/2 cup cold water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Mix all ingredients together well. Grease and sugar 2 loaf pans. (Use sugar as you would if flouring pan.) Add mixture, sprinkle a little sugar on top. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
Susan in OK
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Banana Split Shortcakes Recipe

2-1/3 cups Bisquick baking mix
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
1 pint vanilla or chocolate ice cream
1 package (10 ounce) frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed
2 medium bananas, sliced
1 cup frozen (thawed) whipped topping
1/3 cup chocolate fudge topping, heated

Heat oven to 425°. Stir baking mix, milk, sugar and margarine until soft dough forms. Drop by 9 spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Split warm shortcakes. Fill and top with ice cream, strawberries, bananas, whipped topping and fudge topping. High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Heat oven to 450°. Decrease sugar to 1 Tbsp.
Makes 8-9 Servings
Susan in Tulsa
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Banana Split Ice Cream Recipe

4 eggs
1-1/2 c. sugar
6 c. milk
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 (14 oz.) Eagle Brand milk
2 c. half & half
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 (10 oz.) maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
2 bananas, chopped

Beat eggs with electric mixer at medium speed until frothy. Gradually add sugar, beating until thick. Add milk, salt, mix well. Pour egg mixture into large saucepan, and place over low heat; cook, stirring constantly. It must be thoroughly heated. Combine egg mixture, sweetened condensed milk, half & half; add vanilla; stir well. Add bananas and cherries. Pour mixture into freezer can or 1 gallon. Turn ice cream freezer until hard. Let ripen for at least 1 hour.
Susan in Tulsa
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Fried Sweet Potatoes Recipe

4 med. sweet potato, peeled &
cut into 1" slices
4 c. water
Salt to taste
4 tbsp. butter or margarine
2 tbsp. sugar

Soak sliced yam in water with salt for 30 minutes. Remove from water, drain and pat dry. Melt butter in large heavy skillet until bubbly. Add yam; brown quickly on both sides. Sprinkle with sugar, stir gently to coat both sides. Cover, reduce to low heat, simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until fork tender.
Makes 4 servings.
Oma in now living in New Orleans
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Crock Pot Shrimp Marinara for Spaghetti Recipe

1 (16 oz.) can of peeled tomatoes, cut up
2 tbsp. minced parsley
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
1 lb. cooked shelled shrimp
Grated Parmesan cheese

8 oz spaghetti (cooked)

In a crock pot, combine tomatoes with parsley, garlic, basil, salt, pepper, oregano, tomato paste and seasoned salt. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours. Turn control to high, stir in shrimp, cover and cook on high for 10 to 15 minutes more. Serve over cooked spaghetti. Top with Parmesan cheese.
Oma in New Orleans
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Oma's Grits Bread Recipe

1/2 c. quick cooking grits
1-2/3 c. boiling water
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. melted shortening
1/2 c. instant dry milk
1 tbsp. salt
1/2 c. milk
9 c. flour
2 yeast cakes or 2 pkgs. dry yeast

Combine grits and boiling water. Cook, following directions until thick. Cool to lukewarm. Put yeast, warm water and sugar in mixing bowl. Let stand a few minutes. Add melted shortening to grits and add to yeast mixture. Then add milk. Sift flour, dry milk and salt. Add to yeast and grit mixture. Knead and let rise until double in bulk. Fill 6 well greased one pound coffee cans 1/3 full. Let rise again until double. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. For rolls, bake at 425 degrees.
Oma in New Orleans
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Louisiana Grits Casserole Recipe

1-1/2 cups grits
6 cups water
1/2 cup butter
3 teaspoons Lawry's seasoned salt
8 ounces Velveeta cheese, cup into small pieces
8 ounces sharp cheese, shredded
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup slightly browned onions
2 Tablespoons chopped pimentos, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook grits in water as directed on box, except do not add salt to water at this time. When cooked, add remaining ingredients. Blend well, and place in a buttered 2-quart baking dish. Cook, uncovered for one hour. If not ready to serve, cover with foil and let stand.
Oma in New Orleans
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Vanilla Custard Grits Pie Recipe

1-1/2 c. grits (cooked and cooled)
3 eggs
1-1/4 c. sugar
Pinch of nutmeg (optional)
1 cup milk
1 stick butter
1 tsp. vanilla flavor

Combine all ingredients. Mix well (until pudding consistency is obtained). Pour into unbaked 9 inch pie shell. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is firm
Oma in New Orleans

Note: This is so good. No one would ever believe has grits in it.
Oma in New Orleans
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Orange Bread Recipe

1/4 c. margarine
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 c. orange marmalade
3 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. orange extract
3/4 c. milk

Preheat to 350 degrees. (I did it all in food processor.) Cream margarine and sugar. Add egg. Beat well. Stir in marmalade. Add flour, baking powder, salt alternately with milk. Add extract. Pour into 2 loaf pans (8 1/2 x 4 1/2) which are greased and floured. It's a limber batter. Bake 30-35 minutes. Use toothpick/straw to test for doneness.
Lisa TX
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A similar recipe may have been posted recently. I wasn't sure so I included my family favorite.
Lisa TX

Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe

1 pkg. yellow cake mix (2 layer)
1 pkg. (2.9 oz.) lemon cook and serve pudding and pie filling (not instant)
8 oz. sour cream
1/3 C. oil
4 eggs

1 C. powdered sugar
1/4 C. lemon juice
2 T. melted butter
1 t. water

Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 10" tube pan. Beat all cake ingredients on med. for 4 min. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 55-60 minutes till toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Remove from pan to rack. Poke cake all over with skewer. Spoon glaze over warm cake. Dust cooled cake with additional powdered sugar if desired.
Lisa TX
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Sprite Pound Cake Recipe

3 cups sugar
3 sticks margarine
6 eggs
3 cups flour
3/4 cup Sprite
3 teaspoons lemon flavoring

Cream sugar and margarine until smooth. Add one egg at a time and beat. Add flour and stir. Combine Sprite and lemon flavoring and mix into batter until smooth. Bake at 325 for 1 hour. You can use two loaf pans or 1 bundt pan.
Lisa TX
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Strawberry Cream Pound Cake Recipe

3 stick butter-softened (not margarine)
8 oz cream cheese-softened
2-1/2 c sugar
pinch of salt
2 t vanilla flavoring
1 t strawberry flavoring
6 eggs-room temp
3 c sifted all purpose flour
1 t baking powder
1 pint fresh strawberries-slice and slightly mashed
1/4 c confectioner's sugar
Baker's Joy

Preheat oven 350* and spray a 10" tube pan well with Baker's Joy. Cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each. Add flavorings. Mix flour and baking powder and add to batter alternately with milk. Stir strawberries and juice into batter in batches with a spoon gently and mix after each addition. Pour into pan and bake 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan, then invert onto a rack and cool completely. Dust with sugar if desired.
Lisa TX (got it from a 2008 newsletter)
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