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September 2, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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Today's Recipes - Marilyn's Broccoli Salad Recipes | More Broccoli Salad Recipes | Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe | Crockpot Chicken Recipe | Apple Tart with Almond Cream Recipe | Hamburg Gravy Recipe | Broccoli with Tomatoes Salad Recipe | Sharon's Corn and Pea Salad Recipe | Mary Ann's Carrot and Zucchini Slaw Salad Recipe | Mary Ann's Carrot and Zucchini Slaw Salad Recipe

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Hi Nancy and everyone!
Nancy, I hope you are feeling better these days. I have a recipe request. I believe that Susie Indy posted a recipe several months ago for a casserole. I don't remember the name, but think it was probably something like
Mexican Casserole or Taco Casserole or something similar. All I remember is that it had a can of Spanish rice and ground beef in it and maybe a can of Ranch style beans. My aunt, who passed away several years ago, made a similar recipes for one of our family reunions years ago. I bought a can of Spanish rice to make the casserole, but, of course, now I can't find the printout of the recipe. If someone could tell me the date of the newsletter or repost the recipe, I would greatly appreciate it!
I hope everyone has a good and safe Labor Day weekend!
Vickie, SE Texas

Re: Home Cooking Software
I hate to bother you but is there any way to add to add new categories? I'm putting a coffee addition recipe in & the closest that comes to it is text reference & I don't see where to add different categories.
I was going to buy this & transfer all of my recipes to it & my computer crashed. I lost all of my recipes which was probably thousands. I shouldn't have waited so long.
Thanks for your help.
Denise, the Villages, FL

In the August 29th Nancy's Newsletter Joan asked what else she could use besides baking soda to
clean her teflon pans. I `was told many years ago and it has ALWAYS worked perfect. NO hard scrubbing either. After cooking use paper towels to wipe pan out. Next pour in enough water to cover pan bottom. Turn heat on until the water starts to boil, then turn it off. Let sit a few moments. Next I use about 3 or 4 paper towels to sop up the water. But use tongs to swish the paper towels around as that water is very HOT. Repeat again and wipe everything out very, very clean. I get even the stuff out that looks as if it maybe burned on. It just all wipes out clean. This only works on non-stick pans. Another trick is if you melted cheese onto a stainless steel or other metal pan. Do NOT put anything in it to soak, scrub,etc. Just put the pan away for 3-4 days. Just let it sit and the cheese will separate from the pan. Most of the cheese you just peel off. You will only have to do a wee bit of scraping and your pan is clean. Hope this helps.
Judy in Montana

Marilyn's Broccoli Salad Recipes
For Shelia M. Two old timers loved by my family.

Maryland Style Broccoli Salad Recipe

1 head broccoli florets,steamed 3 minutes
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 small red bell pepper, diced
2 buds or tsp. minced garlic
4 scallions, both parts, cut in 1" pieces

Scant 1/4 c. vegetable oil
2 T. white wine vinegar
1 tsp. sugar
Dash salt
5 - 6 grinds or dashes black pepper

Combine vegetables. Shake or wisk dressing well & pour over them. Chill at least 2 hours. Stir well before serving to 4 - 6. Great with steaks & baked potatoes.


Broccoli Combo Salad, old Sonny's Way Recipe

3 c. salad ready cauliflower florets *
2 c. salad ready broccoli florets
1 medium purple onion, diced
10 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
1/4 c. dark raisins
3/4 c. shredded cheddar (opt.)

1 c. Hellman's Mayonnaise
1 T. EACH red wine vinegar & cider vinegar
1/4 c. sugar

Make dressing 24 hours before you will serve the salad; combine well & chill Combine salad ingredients; then just before serving, combine with the dressing. Serve very cold. I make the florets very tiny for this salad. The old gals at Sonny's Florida restaurants of 20 years ago & more sometimes added the cheese, sometimes not *It also showed up as all broccoli sometimes. Good any way at all.
Marilyn in FL
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For Susan. Yep, English peas are plain old green ones, like LeSuer or others in cans or frozen, or fresh ones from the pods at Farmer's Markets. Plain, as opposed to field (blackeye, purple eye, lady, zipper etc.) or oriental (snow, pods etc.) All much loved by us, all good in their own ways.
Marilyn in FL

Hi ,
I,m not sure on this machine if I am going to get this right or not. I am for a recipe for eggplant casserole. I hope Nancy's readers can help.
Many thanks, Dot F

More Broccoli Salad Recipes
Broccoli Salad for Sheila M. I would also suggest that she search your site for the recipe from Judy in Alaska.

5 Minute Broccoli with Feta Cheese and Kalamata Olives Recipe
(serves 2)

(Steaming is one of the healthiest cooking method for broccoli)

1 lb. broccoli
3 T. crumbled feta cheese
6 kalamata olives, sliced or chopped

Mediterranean Dressing:
3 T. extra virgin olive oil
2 t. lemon juice
2 medium garlic cloves
Sea salt & pepper to taste

1/2 red onion sliced, add to steamer w/stems or 2 min. before florets
2 drops soy sauce
2 T. sunflower seeds

Fill bottom of steamer w/ 2 in. water.
While steam is building up, cut broccoli florets into quarters. Peel stems & cut into 1/4 in.
pieces. Let florets & stems sit for 5 min.
Chop or press garlic and let sit for 5 min.
Steam stems for 2 min. before adding florets.
Transfer to bowl. For more flavor, toss w/ remaining ingred & optional ingred. while still hot.
Athena in DE


Broccoli Salad in a Bag Recipe
(serves 2)

Mix 4 cups broccoli cut into small pieces w/ 1/2 pt. cherry tomatoes cut in half and 1/4 cup
sliced onion in Ziplock bag and add 1 cup bottled Italian dressing. Marinate at least 12
hours in frig.
Athena in DE
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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe

2 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced

3 cups chicken broth
8-oz can tomato sauce
15-oz can refried black beans
14˝-oz can petite diced tomatoes
2 cups frozen or fresh corn
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
salt & pepper to taste

cheddar cheese, shredded

sour cream
Spray a large slow cooker with cooking spray. Add chicken thighs, onion, garlic, chicken broth, tomato sauce, refried black beans, tomatoes, corn, cumin, oregano. Cover, and cook on Low for 6 – 8 hours. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top with sour cream and cheddar cheese.

Freezer Cooking Instructions
combine all ingredients except for the broth in a gallon freezer bag. Label, date, add cooking instructions plus directions to add the broth, and freeze laying flat. Allow to thaw for 24 hours in the refrigerator before cooking. Pour contents of bag in slow cooker on low for 6 – 8 hours. Add broth & salt and pepper to taste. Top with sour cream and cheese.
For main course 4-6 servings
This is sooooo good !!!
From: Aunt Bee's recipes
Judy in Montana
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Crockpot Chicken Recipe

4 Chicken Breasts boneless
1 package Ranch dressing mix
8 oz cream cheese
1 cup mayo (or more to taste)
Cooked bacon ( I used a 3 oz package of bacon crumbles, I will probably use more than this next time)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
big handful of chopped green onions

Place chicken breasts in the crock pot. Sprinkle with ranch seasoning and place cream cheese on top. Cook on low 6 hrs. Shred chicken with 2 forks and add the mayonnaise, bacon and cream cheese. Replace lid and cook on low for 20 more minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with green onions and serve on rolls or crackers. Enjoy!!
From: Aunt Bee's recipes
Judy in Montana

If you do not want to use 1 cup mayo, use 2- 8 oz pkgs. of cream cheese. It is wonderful also.
Judy in Montana
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Apple Tart with Almond Cream Recipe

This delicious dessert is a large version of the individual tartlets served at Racines. The thin, crisp pastry shell is filled with a layer of almond cream made from both finely ground and coarsely chopped nuts that give the tart layers of texture. The thinly sliced apples on top caramelize as the tart bakes.
makes 1- 9 inch tart

1 cup slivered almonds (about 4 ounces)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus 1 tablespoon melted butter, for brushing
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon dark rum
Baked Pastry Shell
3 large Golden Delicious apples—peeled, halved, cored and sliced 1/8 inch thick
1/4 cup light brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 400°. In a mini processor, pulse 3/4 cup of the almonds until finely ground. Transfer to a medium bowl. Pulse the remaining 1/4 cup of almonds, until coarsely chopped. Transfer to the bowl, add the granulated sugar, flour and salt and toss gently to combine.
In another bowl, using a handheld mixer, beat the 4 tablespoons of butter until creamy. Add the almond mixture and beat until blended. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the rum.
Spread the almond filling in the Baked Pastry Shell. Arrange the apple slices on top in concentric circles. Brush the apple slices with the melted butter and sprinkle with the brown sugar.
Bake the tart for 1 hour, until the filling is set and the apples are browned and tender. Transfer the tart to a rack and let cool slightly. Remove the ring and serve the tart warm or at room temperature.
From: Food and Wine Magazine 2008
ENJOY !! Judy in Montana
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Autumn Ice Cream Pie Recipe

1/2 cup butter
2 cups Anna’s Ginger thins, crushed, or similar cookie
1 3/4 quarts vanilla ice cream, softened
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 t. ground cinnamon
3/4 t. ground ginger
3/4 t. ground nutmeg
1/2 t. kosher salt
2 cups canned pumpkin
1 cup heavy whipping cram
1 can dairy whipped topping, as garnish. Nutmeg, as garnish

Melt butter and mix with cookie crumbs. Press into 9 x 13 inch airtight container. Freeze crust. Soften ice cream at room temperature for about 5 minutes. spread slightly softened ice cream evenly over frozen crust. In a bowl, whisk sugar, spices and salt; stir in pumpkin. Whip cream to firm peaks and fold into pumpkin spice mixture til well mixed. Evenly spoon pumpkin topping over softened ice cream. Cover and freeze til firm. Remove pumpkin dessert from freezer 5 minutes before serving. Cut into squares. Garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.
Sherry (in IN)
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This is for Joan who wanted help with a scorched Teflon pan.
I have soaked pans overnight with a fabric softener sheet covered with water in the pan with great success. Hope this helps.

Nancy, This is for Donna who asked about a Hamburger Gravy. This is the recipe I got from my grandmother probably 40 or so years ago! Also can be served over biscuits, mashed potatoes, rice, etc.

Hamburg Gravy Recipe

1 lb. ground beef
1 small onion diced
1 can Cream of chicken soup
1 can Cream of mushroom soup
1 cup sour cream

Brown ground beef and onion in skillet and drain well. In same skillet add the soups and mix well till heated through. Add sour cream and heat through but make sure not to bring to a boil as the sour cream may curdle. If to thick add a little milk to thin. Serve over mashed potatoes, biscuits, etc..
Denise R
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Broccoli with Tomatoes Salad Recipe

1 lrg bunch broccoli, separate into florets
2 Large tomatoes, cut into wedges
3/4 Cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 green onions, sliced

3/4 Cup olive or vegetable oil
1/3 Cup tarragon or cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons water
1 Teaspoon lemon juice
1 Teaspoon sugar
1 Teaspoon salt, optional
3/4 Teaspoon dried thyme
1 Clove garlic, minced
1/2 Teaspoon celery seed
1/4 Teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 Teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
1/4 Teaspoon paprika
1/4 Teaspoon ground mustard

Cook broccoli in a small amount of water for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Rinse with cold water and drain. Place in a large bowl; add tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions. Combine dressing ingredients in a jar with a tight- fitting lid; shake well. Pour over salad; toss gently. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
Serves 6
Mary J
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Sharon's Corn and Pea Salad Recipe

1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can English peas, drained
2 tbsp. pickle relish or more, if desired
1/4 c. salad dressing
1 tbsp. onion, finely chopped or onion flakes

Mix all ingredients.
Serves 8.
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Mary Ann's Carrot and Zucchini Slaw Salad Recipe

2 tbsp. cider vinegar
1 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. sesame oil or corn oil
3 drops liquid red pepper seasoning
1 lg. zucchini (8 oz.), shredded
4 carrots (8 oz.), shredded

Combine vinegar, soy sauce, oil, sugar and pepper sauce. Pour over vegetables and toss together to coat well.
Serves 4.
Mary Ann
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