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September 25, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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Everyday Recipes from Our Recipe Family.

Today's Recipes -  Pineapple Coconut Crumb Muffins Recipe | Chocolate Chunk Pistachio Muffins Recipe | Mandarin Orange Muffins Recipe | Macaroni and Cheese Pizza Recipe | Microwave Rice Pilaf Recipe | Rice Stuffed Pumpkin Recipe | Pasta with Fresh Asparagus Recipe | Pepper Fried Cabbage Recipe | Pumpkin and Apple Casserole Recipe | Pumpkin and Apple Casserole Recipe | Pumpkin Souffle Recipe | Nancy's Favorite Vegetable Casserole Recipe | Nancy's Favorite Baked Beans Recipe | Mable's Cabbage Salad Recipe | Chicken and Olive Salad Recipe

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Here are more muffin recipes for Lisa. In case you did not know that the type of flour you use makes a huge difference in your muffins, I will share this. To make cake-like muffins, use a lower protein flour—cake or pastry flour. Higher protein all purpose or bread flours will make a muffin that is chewier and more bread-like.
Robbie IN

Pineapple Coconut Crumb Muffins Recipe


Crumb Topping
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut, chopped
3 Tbs. sugar
3 Tbs. finely chopped roasted, macadamia nuts- or nut of your choice
3 Tbs. unsalted butter, softened

Muffin Batter
1-1/3 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut, chopped
2 large eggs
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
3 Tbs. unsweetened pineapple juice, reserved from canned pineapple
3/4 cup drained canned unsweetened crushed pineapple

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 12-cup regular muffin pan with paper liners or grease with nonstick cooking spray.

In a small bowl, combine flour, coconut, sugar and macadamia nuts. Whisk together until well blended. Using a fork or clean fingers, work in the butter until evenly combined and mixture resembles coarse crumbs and starts to come together.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Whisk together until well blended. Stir in coconut.
In medium bowl, whisk eggs until lightly beaten. Gradually whisk in oil until well blended. Stir in pineapple juice.
Add egg mixture to flour mixture and stir just until combined. Fold in pineapple. Spoon batter into prepared muffin pan, filling cups ? full. Crumble topping over top of batter.
Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Makes 12 reg or 6 large.
Robbie IN
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I thought yesterday was Sunday for some reason. It was really Saturday and not Sunday. I stated I plan to send the newsletter this evening after the Debate in TV. The Debate won't be until tomorrow (Monday) evening. I will send out the newsletter tomorrow after I finish watching the it on TV.

Chocolate Chunk Pistachio Muffins Recipe

2 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
6 oz. sweet cooking chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/2 c. coarsely chopped pistachios
1 c. milk
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 tsp. grated lemon peel
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/3 c. seedless raspberry jam- can use other flavors

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line 10 jumbo muffin cups with paper baking cups or grease bottoms only.
In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; blend well. Reserve 1/3 cup of the largest pieces of the chocolate. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the pistachios. Stir remaining chopped chocolate and pistachios into dry ingredients.

In small bowl, combine milk, butter, lemon peel, vanilla and egg; blend well. Add to dry ingredients all at once; stir until dry ingredients are just moistened.

Fill each muffin cup with 2 heaping tablespoons of batter. Spoon teaspoon of the jam in center of batter in each cup. Spoon about 1 heaping tablespoon of the remaining batter over the jam in each cup. Top each with the reserved chopped chocolate and pistachios. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until tests done.
Robbie IN
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Mandarin Orange Muffins Recipe

1 11 oz can of Mandarin orange segments
1 tbs. orange extract
2 cups and 1 tbs all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, well beaten
1 8 oz carton sour cream
1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 400°.
Drain oranges and reserve the liquid. Cut oranges in half and place in a measuring cup. Add orange extract and reserved liquid to make 8 ounces. Set aside.

Combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt and sugar in large bowl. In a separate bowl combine the egg, sour cream, orange mixture, and melted butter.

Make a well in the dry ingredients. Add the orange mixture and pecans. Stir to blend. Spoon into greased muffin tins. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Robbie IN
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Ditto keeps putting Little One in the closet while I am gone. Ditto goes into the closet, Little One follows, and Ditto goes out of the closet, jumps on the closet door to shut it. He does this to get a quiet nap. I felt badly that Little One was spending so much time in the closet lately while I was working. I fixed up the closet so he would have a comfortable place to be during his stay in the closet. I put some quilts on the floor of the closet and covered them with his favorite fleece blanket. I came home today from church and went to the closet to let Little One out if he was there. To my surprise both Ditto and Little One were in the closet and the door was open. Ditto had taken his favorite fleece blanket and joined Little One.

I noticed this evening that Ditto and Little One had moved some of their favorite toys into the closet. Ditto was serious about the closet because he has begun the task of moving all the pencils and pens he has stolen from me for the past year. He has also moved all the little pieces of paper he has collected and put them under his fleece blanket. It is probable that the closet will be a place where both of them take their afternoon nap. In the past when Little One picked on Ditto during his afternoon nap he would shut the door on Little One so Ditto's afternoon name would not be interrupted. Now at least now both are happy.

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Macaroni and Cheese Pizza Recipe

1 (7-1/4 oz.) pkg. Kraft Macaroni and Cheese
2 eggs
1 can pizza sauce
1 sm. can sliced mushrooms
Browned Italian sausage
1-1/2 c. shredded Mozzarella cheese

Prepare macaroni and cheese as directed on package. Add eggs, mix well. Spread into well greased 12 inch pizza pan or 9 x 13 baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. When this is done baking, remove and spoon pizza sauce over macaroni and cheese mixture. Top with meat, mushrooms and cheese. Continue baking 10 minutes until gold and bubbly.
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Microwave Rice Pilaf Recipe

1/4 c. onion, chopped
1/4 c. celery, chopped
1/4 c. green pepper, chopped
2 tbsp. margarine
1 c. hot water
1/3 c. uncooked long grain rice
1 tbsp. instant chicken bouillon
1 can sliced mushrooms, drained (4 oz.)

Combine onion, celery, green pepper and margarine in one quart casserole dish. Microwave at high until vegetables are tender crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients, cover. Microwave at high 5 minutes. Reduce power to medium. Microwave until liquid is absorbed, 10 to 12 minutes. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes.
Fluff with fork before serving.
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Pasta with Fresh Asparagus Recipe

1 lb. fresh asparagus
1 med. onion, finely sliced
1 can diced pasta ready tomatoes
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 lb. pasta of your choice
1/3 c. oil

Wash and cut up asparagus, discarding hard bottom portion. Heat oil in skillet, saute' onion and asparagus until tender. Add tomatoes, simmer 10 minutes. Add crushed red pepper. Pour over cooked pasta.
Serves 4
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Pumpkin and Apple Casserole Recipe

2-1/2 c. fresh pumpkin cut in
small slices or chunks, pared
1-1/2 c. apples in lg. slices, pared
1/2 c. butter or margarine
3-1/2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. nuts, broken
Salt to taste

Prepare pumpkin and apples. Melt 3 tablespoons butter; combine with brown sugar, cinnamon, nuts and salt. Place a layer of pumpkin in a 2 quart casserole. Drizzle with butter mixture. Top with apples. Drizzle with mixture. Repeat. Dot with remaining butter. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes or until apple and pumpkin are tender.
Serves 4.
Mary J
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Pumpkin Souffle Recipe

1 qt. can pumpkin
1 c. sugar
1/4 stick melted margarine
1 beaten egg
2 tsp. vanilla

Mix all ingredients and put in a buttered baking dish. Sprinkle generously with pecans and raisins. Push the nuts and raisins into the souffle so as not to get too brown. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
Makes 4-6 Servings
Mary J
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Rice Stuffed Pumpkin Recipe

2/3 c. brown rice
1 (4 lb.) pumpkin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. raisins
1/2 c. dried peaches, chopped
1 apple, peeled and chopped

Add to brown rice boiling water covered by 2 inches. Cook, covered, 20 minutes and then drain (the rice will not be fully cooked). Hollow out pumpkin, rinsed and seasoned with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix rest of ingredients with rice. Stuff into pumpkin, replace the top of pumpkin and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake the pumpkin 1-1/2 hours at 350 degrees or until very tender. To serve, bring stuffed pumpkin to the table. Serve each guest a portion of the filling. Then cut pumpkin into wedges for each serving.
Makes 4-6 Servings
Mary J
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I need to do some organization of my kitchen stuff. I started today on spices. What is the best way to tell if the spices are still good or not? I am sure I have a lot that need to be thrown out. Also how does one organize them so they can be easily found? I would appreciate any suggestions on organizing my kitchen.

Next I need to spring clean in my computer room. I have so many cables to devices that are either obsolete or have been dead gadgets and thrown years ago. Just hate to throw away a cable I might want in a couple or years, LOL. Also I have still have all my Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 8.1 software, games and programs. I had to laugh the other day I even have the software (cassettes) for my first computer, TRS80, Model 1. I still have a working TRS80 Model 1 computer, a working windows 95 comptuer . Every so often I plug in the TRS 80 Model I in and play some of the games on it It is fun to remember just how far computers have come. I still love playing Voyage of the Valkyre on the TRS80.

I had a boyfirend that loved to play the Voyage of the Valkyre with me. I never did win at it because he was better than I was at the game. He told me once that just about the time he thought he won a game I changed the rules. In the game Voyage of the Valkres the object was to kill the birds. One day when I got tired of not winning so I printed out an 8 foot banner that said, SAVE THE BIRDS.

Thinking about trying to find somewhere in Lubbock that has a museum of old computers. I am sure they can use the computers and all the software I have. I still have a, TRS Color Computer, Commodore 64 computer and several of the Atari 520 computers and one Atari 1040ST. They all work too and I have the software for them too.
The Gadget Lady, Nancy

Pepper Fried Cabbage Recipe

1/2 pound bacon
1 large head cabbage
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/3 c. water

Fry the bacon until crispy in large frying pan. Pour off most of the grease (but not all). Break the bacon into pieces. Chop the cabbage into pieces removing the hard center. Add the cabbage to the pan containing the bacon. Add the seasonings and water.

Cook covered over medium heat for 5 minutes. Stir then continue cooking until desired tenderness.
Makes 4-6 Servings
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Nancy's Favorite Baked Beans Recipe

2 lb. dried navy or pea beans, washed & softened
11 c. cold water
1/2 lb. salt pork, scored deeply criss-cross fashion
2 lg. yellow onions, peeled &
scored deeply criss-cross fashion
4 tsp. dry mustard
3 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1-1/2 c. pure maple syrup
1/4 c. dark molasses

Soak beans overnight in the water in a large heavy kettle. Next day set kettle of beans and their soaking water over moderate heat, bring to a boil, reduce heat so that beans bubble gently, then simmer, covered, for 40 minutes. Drain the beans,reserving the cooking water. Place beans in a very large bean pot (3 1/2-4 quart capacity). Push chunk of salt pork and onions well down into beans. Blend together mustard, salt, pepper, maple syrup and molasses. Pour over the beans and stir to mix. Now pour in enough reserved cooking water so that it is visible in the beans, but does not cover them, about 3 cups. Reserve remaining cooking water to add later unless beans begin to boil dry. Cover pot of beans and bake in a very slow oven (275 degrees) for 3 hours, stirring every hour or so. Uncover beans and bake 1 to-1-1/2 hours longer, stirring now and then, until they are touched with brown. If beans seam dry at any point, stir in just enough reserved cooking water to moisten them.
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Nancy's Favorite Vegetable Casserole Recipe

1/2 cup cheese
1 cup corn
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup french style green beans
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
cracker crumbs (I use Ritz crumbs)
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 can cream of celery soup
1/2 stick butter or margarine.

Mix everything and sprinkle with crumbs and pour melted butter over the crumbs. Bake in 350 degree oven until brown and bubbly.
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This was my Aunt Mable's Recipe. She always fixed it for me when I came to Ohio and visited her.

Mable's Cabbage Salad Recipe

1 med. head cabbage
1 carrot
1 green or red pepper
1 tsp. salt

Celery Seed Dressing
1 c. vinegar
1 tsp. mustard seed
1 tsp. celery seed
1 1/2 c. sugar

Shred cabbage, add salt and mix. Let stand 1 hour. Then squeeze cabbage well to get water out. Add carrot and pepper, cut up fine. May also add a little onion, cut up fine if desired. Mix dressing ingredients and boil 1/2 minute and pour over cabbage when cool. May be frozen.
Aunt Mable
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Chicken and Olive Salad Recipe

3 c. chicken, cut in large chunks
1 c. celery, diagonally sliced
3 hard-boiled eggs, quartered
1/2 to 3/4 c. stuffed green olives, sliced
1/4 to 1/3 c. mayonnaise
1/4 to 1/3 c. sour cream
1 generous tbsp. ketchup
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix chicken, celery and olives together in a bowl. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream and ketchup and add to chicken mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve on lettuce leaf and garnish with wedges of tomatoes and hard-boiled eggs.
Serves 4-6.
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