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September 30, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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Today's Recipes - Pudding Cupcakes Recipe | Museum Carrot Cake Recipe | Museum Carrot Cake Recipe | Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe | Cooking for One Tips | Apple Pecan Stuffing Recipe | Apple Butter Barbecue Sauce Recipe | Apple Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe | Bisquick Batter Fried Apples Recipe | Cheesy Scalloped Apples Recipe | Banana Fudge Cookies Recipe | Brown Sugar Cookies Recipe | Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies Recipe | Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe | White Chip Pumpkin Cookies Recipe | English Pea Casserole Recipe | Taco Casserole Recipe | Corn Casserole Recipe |

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Pudding Cupcakes Recipe


1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tbsp. sweet butter, melted
1 1/4 cups chopped dates

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsp. sweet butter
2/3 cup boiling water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees; line 8 muffin tins with baking parchment. In a bowl, combine flour and sugar. In another bowl, beat milk, eggs, vanilla, and butter until smooth and pale, about 2-3 minutes. Pour the batter over the flour mixture; stir with a wooden spoon. Fold in the dates; scrape mixture into the muffin pans, filling each about halfway. For the topping: sprinkle 1 tbsp. of the sugar on top of the batter in each cup. Add ˝ tbsp. Butter, and then pour about 1 table water over each. Bake for 25 minutes; remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes in the pan. Invert onto plates, peel off the parchment and serve immediately.
Sherry (in Indiana)
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My sister gave me a whole lot of pears from her backyard tree. I have made pear honey and canned some plain pears. Made a couple of loaves of pear bread too. Anyone have some recipes for using pears? I'd like to try something new.
Sharon in MO

This recipe came from the J.Paul Getty Museum Restaurant.

Museum Carrot Cake Recipe

1 1/2 cups corn oil
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 cups flour
2 t. cinnamon
2 t. soda
2 t. vanilla
1 t. salt
2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup crushed pineapple

Mix oil, sugar, eggs, flour, cinnamon, soda, vanilla, salt, carrots, walnuts and pineapple in large bowl. Mix til blended. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan and bake at 350 for 1 hour. Ice with cream cheese icing.

Cream cheese Icing:
1 pkg. cream cheese, 3 oz
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1/8 cup crushed pineapple
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Mix cream cheese, sugar and margarine til fluffy. Add pineapple and walnuts. Mix well.
Sherry (in Indiana)
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Vicki~ I find I get the most 'Bang for the buck' because of versatility of a good Italian Red Sauce. Portions are frozen to be used later in Lasagna or Chicken Cacciatora for instance, instead of usual topping on favorite pasta.

The following recipe was sent in by our 'Judy in Alaska' and is one of my favorites. (I always add more garlic & basil, tho.) I don't have a crock pot, so I just let it simmer on low, stirring once in a while, for a few hours & know I've got enough sauce for more than a few meals to come.
~Carol on Coast

Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 lb. bulk Italian sausage
1 medium onion, chopped
4+ cloves garlic, minced
2 cans (14-1/2 oz. each) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
1 large bay leaf
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. dried basil
1 Tbsp. dried oregano leaves
1 Tbsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. salt

Brown meat and onion in skillet; drain. Transfer to a Crock Pot and add remaining ingredients and cook on low for 7 hours. Serve over hot cooked spaghetti.
~Judy (in Alaska)
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Vicky requested help in cooking for one. Hope these ideas assist in meal planning.

For the last 20 yrs. I have been cooking for two. My ideas for you are much the same as my situation. For desserts get in habit of baking cookies and freezing part or sharing. Bake cakes in layers or muffin tins, eat part and freeze part. The idea is same for meat loaf that can be divided also into serving sizes for freezing.

Chicken has endless possibilities. I bake chicken breast in quantities. Day one eat plain baked chicken. Day two chop into pieces for chicken salad or chicken wraps in tortillas. Day three , slice part and put in skillet with sliced onions and generous amount of barbeque sauce. Simmer till onions are done. Freeze any remaining chicken after day three OR immediately after day one. Frozen chicken can be thawed to use in casseroles or plain.

Soups, chili, some casseroles , beans can be made ahead, divided, frozen.

Fresh veggies complete your frozen goodies for good nutritious meal. Buy squash, broccoli, carrots for steaming. Invest in a small steam rack, available at WAL MART or hardware store for about $6-7 ,to go in any size sauce pan or skillet. Makes for the best veggies and easiest to prepare. Green beans are great to cook in water to cover for 11 minutes after coming to a boil. Drain. Season with lemon juice, small amount of butter,oleo. Sweet potatoes can be washed, dropped into crockpot in single layer on LOW FOR 6-7 hours. Eat one, freeze rest. When ready to use, thaw at room temperature and reheat in microwave. Bake a white potato in microwave.
Hope these ideas help Vicky or anyone else who cooks small amounts.
Marvis in Texas
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Bundt Pan Pizza Recipe

2 (19.8-ounce) packages frozen pizza rolls, prepared according to package directions
4 cups (16 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup frozen precooked sausage crumbles
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 cup pizza sauce, warmed
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a Bundt pan with cooking spray.

Place 20 baked pizza rolls in Bundt pan, then top with 1 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup of sausage crumbles, and 1/4 teaspoon of oregano; repeat 3 times ending with oregano.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and edges begin to brown. Let sit 5 minutes, then carefully invert onto a serving platter.

Top with warmed pizza sauce and Parmesan cheese. Cut into slices and serve.
Sherry (in Indiana)
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re: Sue (Cookie) from Indiana, Sept. 26 newsletter, about storing spices, somewhere in the past, I read that you should keep red spices in the refrigerator as they develop bugs in them if stored in cupboards. Therefore, I keep them in the refrigerator.

Don't know if it is a fact, but I don't want to have them spoil.
Doris G.

Apple Butter Barbecue Sauce Recipe

1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1/2 cup apple butter
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce

In a small saucepan combine all ingredients. Bring just to boiling.

Brush sauce onto burgers to last 10 mins of grilling.

Heat any remaining sauce just til bubbly; serve with burgers.
Makes:1 1/2 cups
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I am sorry I did not post a newsletter online last night. I am still not up to 100% since I had the infection in my knee. I still get very tired easily although I am better. Last night was one of those nights where I worked more than usual and I just didn't have enough energy leftover for the day to complete the newsletter. Sometimes I push myself too much and expect my body to cooperate. I assume part of my lack of energy is due to FSH muscular dystrophy. Sometimes I need to slow down and try and do less but that is not likely.

Apple Pecan Stuffing Recipe

1-1/2 c. Planters pecan chips
5 tbsp. margarine or butter
2 med. apples (peeled, cored and chopped)
1 c. chopped onion
3/4 c. chopped celery
3 c. uncooked brown rice
1 (46 oz.) can chicken broth
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 (12 to 15 lb.) turkey

In skillet, over medium heat, brown pecans in 2 tablespoons margarine or butter, stirring until lightly browned. Set aside. In 4 quart saucepan, cook apples, onion and celery in remaining margarine or butter until tender. Stir in rice, broth and poultry seasoning. Heat to a boil. Reduce heat; cover. Simmer for 45 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Stir in pecans. Spoon into neck and body cavity of turkey just before roasting, or bake in 4 quart casserole at 325 degrees for 1 hour.
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Apple Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe

1 med. apple, peeled, cored and diced
1 sm. onion, chopped
1/2 c. raisins
1 tsp. salt
2 c. fresh bread crumbs
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. sage
3 tbsp. melted butter
6 thick pork chops
3 tbsp. vegetable oil

Combine apple, onion, salt, bread crumbs, pepper, sage and butter. Add water if mixture appears too dry. Cut a deep pocket into the side of each pork chop and stuff with the apple dressing. Secure with a toothpick. In large skillet, brown the stuffed chops on each side in the oil. Place chops in shallow ovenproof casserole and arrange the remaining dressing around the chops. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for about 1 hour. Last 5 minutes, saute lightly the raisins and add to casserole.
Serves 4-6 people.
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Bisquick Batter Fried Apples Recipe

1 c. Bisquick mix
1 egg
1/2 c. milk
2 med. apples, pared and cored

Beat baking mix, egg and milk in a medium sized Tupperware mixing bowl with a rotary beater until smooth. Grease griddle. Cut apple crosswise into 1/2 inch slices, dip slices into batter. Cook on hot griddle until golden brown turning only once. Serve hot in dessert dishes or sauce dishes with syrup jelly or confectioners sugar.
Serves 2 dozen
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Cheesy Scalloped Apples Recipe

8 oz. Velveeta cheese (cut in cubes)
1 stick margarine or butter (cut in cubes)
1 c. sugar
1 c. flour
1 can sliced apples

Mix cheese, margarine, sugar and flour; set aside. Place sliced apples in bottom of casserole dish. Put cheese and margarine mixture over apples. Bake at 325 degrees for 35-45 minutes.
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Banana Fudge Cookies Recipe

18-1/2 Ounce Package chocolate cake mix
1/3 Cup Mashed bananas, ripe
1 Egg
2 Tablespoon Water
6 Ounce real Semisweet chocolate pieces

Combine cake mix, bananas, egg, and water in a bowl. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Stir in chocolate pieces. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls, about 2 inches apart, on greased baking sheets. Bake in 350 degree oven 8 minutes or until done. Remove from baking sheets; cool on racks.
Makes 3-1/2 dozen.
Mary J.
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Brown Sugar Cookies Recipe

1 (2 layer) yellow cake mix
1/2 c. margarine or butter; softened
1/4 cup molasses
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 egg
3 tsp. Sugar

Heat oven to 350. In large bowl, combine all ingredients except sugar; beat with electric mixer until well mixed. On well floured surface with floured rolling pin, roll out half of dough at a time to 1/4" thickness. Cut with floured 3" cookie cutter. Place 1/2" apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle each cookie with about 1/8 tsp. sugar. Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets.
Makes 3 to 3-1/2 dozen
Mary J.
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Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies Recipe

2-3/4 Cups flour
1 Teaspoon baking soda
1 Teaspoon salt
1 Cup butter, (it is best to use r
3/4 Cup sugar
3/4 Cup brown sugar, packed
1 Teaspoon vanilla
2 egg
12 Ounces chocolate chip, bag of real
1-1/2 Cups pecans, chopped

Cream together the butter and sugars, add eggs and beat until well blended add vanilla, salt and baking soda. Gradually add the flour beating constantly all chocolate chips and pecans. Cover cookie sheet with wax paper. Using ice cream scoop, drop cookies onto wax paper.
Bake at 325 degrees for 15 - 18 minutes
Mary J
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White Chip Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

2 cups flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cardamom
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup solid pack pumpkin
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups white chocolate chips
2/3 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts, toasted

Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Beat butter and sugars in a large bowl until creamy. Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla until well mixed; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chips and nuts. Drop by rounded Tbls. onto greased baking sheet; flatten slightly with back of spoon or greased bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 11-14 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes, remove to wire rack to cool completely.
Mary J.
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

1 cup solid vegetable shortening
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups quick or old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
1 cup raisins

Preheat the oven to 350dgF. Use ungreased baking sheets. Beat together the shortening and granulated sugar until smooth and creamy. Add the brown sugar and beat again. Blend in the eggs, and then the vanilla and orange juice. Stir together the flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon; stir into the batter. Add the oats and raisins and stir to mix.3. Use a tablespoon to scoop out 1-1/2-inch globs of dough and push them onto the baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between the globs. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until lightly, but evenly, browned. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
3 dozen (2-3/4 inch) cookies
Mary J.
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English Pea Casserole Recipe

2 (14-16 ounce) cans small English Peas with juice
2 ( 10 ounce) cans cream of cream of celery soup
4 oz chopped pimentos, drained
16 oz sharp cheddar cheese-grated
1 can Durkee fried onions
salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven 325 degrees. Mix peas, soup, pimentos, salt, pepper, and half of the cheese in a bowl. Spray a 13x9 dish and pour in casserole. Top with onions and remaining cheese. Bake 25-30 minutes until well heated and cheese is bubbly.
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Taco Casserole Recipe

1 6-oz. jar Taco Sauce
1 12-oz. can Pillsbury Golden Layers Refrigerated Buttermilk Biscuits
4 to 6 oz. (1 to 1-1/2 c.) shredded Cheddar cheese
4 to 6 oz. (1 to 1-1/2 c.s) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 2.25-oz. can sliced ripe olives, drained
1/2 lb. lean ground beef
1/4 c. chopped red bell pepper, if desired
1/4 c. chopped green bell pepper, if desired
1 4-oz. can Mushroom Pieces and Stems, drained, if desired

Heat oven to 400°. Lightly grease 13x9" (3-qt.) baking dish. Spread taco sauce evenly over bottom of greased dish. Separate dough into 10 biscuits; cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Place biscuit pieces in taco sauce; turn to coat. Sprinkle biscuits with 1/2 to 1 cup of the Cheddar cheese, 1/2 to 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese and the olives; mix gently. Bake at 400° for 15 to 18 minutes or until bubbly. Meanwhile, in large skillet, combine ground beef, bell peppers and mushrooms. Cook until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese over mixture in casserole; top with ground beef mixture. Bake an additional 5 to 7 minutes or until mixture bubbles vigorously around edges.

8 servings
NUTRITION INFORMATION: 1 Serving: Calories 360 (Calories from Fat 190); Total Fat 21g (Saturated Fat 10g); Cholesterol 50 mg; Sodium 1150mg; Total Carbohydrate 24g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 3g); Protein 19g Percent Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch; 2 Medium-Fat Meat; 2 Fat *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Lisa TX
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Corn Casserole Recipe

1 (16 oz.) can creamed corn
1/2 c. milk
1 c. Bisquick
1 egg, beaten
2 tbsp. butter, melted
2 tbsp. sugar
8 oz. Monterey Jack cheese

Mix all but cheese. Pour half into greased baking dish. Slice cheese and cover mixture. Pour rest of corn mixture over cheese. Bake 20 to 30 minutes at 400 degrees.
Lisa TX
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Chicken Casserole Recipe

3 cups soft bread crumbs
3 cups cut up cooked chicken
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup milk
1, 4 ounce can mushroom stems and pieces, drained
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup chopped pimiento
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients; pour in to ungreased baking dish, 11 by 7 inches. Place baking dish in pan of hot water (1 inch deep). Bake uncovered about 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until knife inserted 1 inch from edge comes out clean. Cut in to squares.
Lisa TX
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Nancy, I have so many recipes that I have been going though them and I came to this one Hamburger Gravy from Abby in Atlanta newsletter September 5th. My question is what do you put this recipe over?

Everyone have a great week. Nancy and associates stay safe, stay cool and comfortable.
Susie Indy

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