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December 10, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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Today's Recipes -  Christmas Green Rice Recipe | Gingerbread Cookie Butter Recipe | Cappuccino Cheesecake Recipe | Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe | Christmas Green Rice Recipe | Cotton Candy Cookies Recipe | Smoked Pork Chops with Kraut Recipe | Gingerbread Cookie Butter Recipe | Stuffed Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Thank You Margaret for the Cat Beds | Thank You for the Cat Toys

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Cappuccino Cheesecake Recipe

1 cup chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
1 tablespoon instant coffee
3 tablespoons coffee flavored liqueur

Mix crumbs, 3 tablespoons sugar and butter; press onto bottom and 2 inches up sides of 9 inch spring form pan. Bake at 325F for 10 minutes. Mix cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, flour and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition, just until blended. Stir instant coffee into liqueur until dissolved. Blend into batter. Pour into crust. Bake at 325F for 55 minutes to 1 hour or until center is almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Garnish with chocolate dipped almonds or chocolate covered coffee beans. Makes 12 servings.
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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe

1 cup sugar
4 heaping tablespoons cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup mayonnaise

Beat all of these ingredients together until smooth and well blended.

1 cup of cold water
2 cups of sifted flour
1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat again until well blended and smooth. Pour into a well greased 9 x 13 baking pan or 2 nine inch cake pans. Bake for about 30 minutes at 350F or until done to the touch. Frost with your favorite frosting.
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Thank You Margaret for the Cat Beds
A package came today for the indoor critters. The package contained two Armarkat cat beds. Both cats were instantly interested in their new beds. The only problem was both of them wanted to sleep in the same bed. There really wasn't room for both of them in one bed. After about 15 minutes Ditto kicked out Little One out of his new bed, so Little One claimed the bed packing box. After putting each of cat's favorite fleece throw blanket in their new bed they figured out which one belonged to them. Ditto tried to move his bed but it was too heavy. Wasn't sure where he wanted it but right away he let me know. He got in the crib and started meowing. I assume he wanted his bed in the crib. After I put it in the crib he took a nap and was as happy as a cat can be. Little One is is not so insistant on what he wants so I put his in the office, under my desk. Little One likes sleeping near me when I work on the computer. Both cats are very happy with their new beds. I know Little One is enjoying his right now because I can hear him snoring under my desk.

My neighbor dropped by this evening. She decided that my cats didn't have a bed but a bedroom. She said that my cats had a more comfortable bedroom than she did at home, LOL. Thank you Margaret for sending the cat beds and thinking of the Indoor Critters. The will be very warm and happy in their beds this winter.

Thank You for the Cat Toys
I want to think the all members that have sent toys for Little One and Ditto. Both kitties will enjoy the toys. Ditto loves toys and Little One loves to steal the toys from Ditto. When Little One was little he like playing with toys but doesn't seem to play with them now. I guess Little One is playing with the toys when he puts all the toys he can find on top of my lift chair. It generally takes Little One a 2-3 hours to load the top of the lift chair with toys. He then waits until Ditto is fast asleep in the lift chair before he starts bombing him with the toys.

I want to thank everyone for not sending furry mice as toys this Christmas. I have had more than one scare with furry mice toys. Ditto sometimes hides his furry mice under my pillow. In the middle of the night, when I move my pillow and feel the furry animal and start screaming and beating it to death. Ditto gets upset with me and moves his mouse to a safer location. When it happens several months later, I scream and beat the mouse again. All I have to say about it is when you are half asleep it sure feels like a real mouse.

We always have this rice at Christmas. It is one of our family's favorites.

Christmas Green Rice Recipe

2 cups uncooked rice
2/3 cup green pepper, finely chopped
1 cup green onion, sliced
1/3 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup olive oil
1-1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 quart beef broth

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 2 quart casserole. Combine all ingredients. Pour into casserole. Cover and bake for 45 minutes. After cooking, toss rice and serve. May be prepared in advance. 12 servings.
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This is a busy time of the year for everyone. Some newsletters may not have as many recipes, replies and tips.  I will send out the newsletter each day when there are at least three recipes, tips or suggestions. Some newsletters may be shorter than others because of this.

Cotton Candy Cookies Recipe

3 egg whites, beaten stiff
2 tablespoons granulated sugar replacement
2 teaspoons orange oil or your favorite oil
1 teaspoon orange rind, grated

Beat sugar replacement orange oil and rind into the stiff egg whites. Drop onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 325F for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from pan immediately.
Makes 36 cookies.
Mary Ann
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Smoked Pork Chops with Kraut Recipe

4 (8 ounce) center cut lean smoked pork chops
1 (6 ounce) package sauerkraut
8 ounces thinly sliced granny smith apples
8 ounces thinly sliced bermuda onions
pinch each: thyme, oregano, majoram, cracked black pepper, caraway seeds
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
4 fluid ounces chicken broth
4 fluid ounces apple juice
4 fluid ounces Gewurztraminer or other sweet wine

Saute apples and onions in butter until golden brown. Add fresh herbs, mustard and liquid ingredients. Be sure to first rinse & strain sauerkraut. Add to mixture. Simmer on low heat while stirring occasionally approximately 30 minutes. If necessary, replace evaporated fluids with little water. About 4 minutes before serving, place pork chops on top of kraut and cover. Allow to simmer. Serve with mashed potatoes.
Mary Ann
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Merry Christmas to Nancy, Fur Babies and to all you Nancy's Kitchen Members. Please put Nancy on your Christmas list. She gives to us all the year and it's time to give back a little. I know some of you can't afford a lot's but please give something to show that we care about her. Nancy can you take Master Card or only Paypal? Need an address, it's at the bottom of your newsletter.
Merry Christmas to all.
Chris in GA

Flaky Spinach Artichoke Pizza Recipe

1 Tbsp butter
1 sweet onion , thin slice
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
Pinch salt and pepper
2 sheets frozen butter puff pastry , thawed
1/2 c water-packed artichoke hearts (about 2), drained, chopped and patted dry
1/4 c thin sliced drain oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
3 c lightly packed baby spinach , thin sliced

In skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook onion, stirring occasionally, until tender and golden, about 20 minutes. Stir in vinegar, salt and pepper.

On parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheet, unroll 1 sheet of the pastry. Top with half each of the onion mixture, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach. On separate baking sheet, repeat with remaining pastry, onion mixture, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach. Bake, 1 sheet at time, in 425°F oven til edges are golden, 18 to 20 minutes. Cut each sheet into 16 squares.

Adapted from: Canadian Living Magazine
ENJOY !!! Judy in Montana
**** note: I added a small can of mushrooms, drain and patted dry. It turned out great!
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Gingerbread Cookie Butter Recipe

If you ate too much gingerbread over the holidays and aren’t sure what to do with the leftovers, we have your answer: cookie butter. Past-their-prime cookies are best suited to a sweet spread like this one, so round up any gingers that are no longer soft. Slather the butter onto shortbread or graham crackers, use it as a dip for salty pretzels or simply eat it by the spoonful!

Prep time 10 minute
Total time 10 minute

1/3 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup whipping cream
2 cups gingerbread cookie crumbs
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; stir in condensed milk and cream.

In food processor, pulse together cookie crumbs, butter mixture and oil until smooth. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 week.)
Makes about 2 cups.

From: Canadian Living Magazine
ENJOY !!!! Judy in Montana
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Stuffed Chicken Parmesan Recipe

3 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
Salt, pepper to taste
1 cup mozzarella
2 cups flour
3 eggs, beaten
2 cups bread crumbs
1 cup olive oil, for frying
3 cups tomato sauce ***
/2˝ cup parmesan shredded cheese
2 tablespoons dried basil

1. Cut a pocket into each chicken breast.
2. Stuff the pockets evenly with the mozzarella cheese.
3. Press the edges of the chicken together to seal the pocket.
4. Separate the flour, eggs, and bread crumbs into 3 separate bowls.
5. Being careful to keep the chicken from opening, dip the stuffed chicken in the flour, shaking off the excess.
6. Dip the floured chicken into the egg, then the bread crumbs, coating it evenly.
7. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Preheat oven to 350*.
8 .Fry the chicken until golden brown on both sides.
9. Place 2/3 of the tomato sauce *** evenly on the bottom of a baking dish. Place the chicken on top.
10.Top with the rest of the tomato sauce***, then sprinkle the parmesan and basil on top.
11. Bake for 20 minutes.

*****I used prego brand with sausage and it had a lot more flavor than using just tomato sauce.
Adapted from: Buzzfeed
12. Serves 3 ENJOY !!
Judy in Montana

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