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December 17, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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Today's Recipes -  Gumdrop Jumbos Cookies Recipe | Cheddar Bread Recipe | Tamale Pie Recipe | Gumdrop Cake Recipe | Orange Slice Cake Recipe | Amish Custard Pie Recipe | Oma's Custard Pie Recipe | Egg Custard Pie Using Evaporated Milk Recipe #1 |

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This might be the Gum drop cookie recipe that has ketchup that Gary is looking for. It is supposedly from a 1960's Betty Crocker flyer.

Gumdrop Jumbos Cookies Recipe

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup ketchup
2-3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp soda
1/4 tsp salt
(optional 1 tsp cinnamon)
3½ cups mini gumdrops (use seasonal

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla and ketchup thoroughly. Stir in flour, soda (cinnamon if using), and salt. Fold in gumdrops. Drop dough by scant ¼ cupfuls 2 inches apart on greased and floured baking sheet (or you can line with parchment paper). Bake 15-17 mins or until golden brown.
Makes 1½ to 2 doz cookies.

Good luck and Merry Christmas
Vivien, Central California

Robbie IN sent in the same recipe but added a few comments to her recipe.

Makes 18 to 24 cookies, depending on how big you make them. Note You can use regular size gum drops and cut them in small pieces. You can use spiced gum drops or regular ones, but I never include the licorice ones.
Robbie IN
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Cheddar Bread Recipe

2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp sugar/splenda
1/2 tsp onion salt
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp ground dry mustard
1-1/4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 egg, well beaten
1 cup milk
1 Tbsp butter, melted

Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a bowl, set aside. Combine the egg milk and butter, mix well. Add all at once to dry ingredients, stir just until moistened. Spread batter into a greased 8x1/2"x 4 1/2"loaf pan.
Bake for 45 minutes.
Yield: 1 loaf

Wonderful with soup- stew.
ENJOY !!! Judy in Montana
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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.

For Anita in Camarillo; I have used this recipe for many, many years, over 50 years and there are only a trace is ever left.

Tamale Pie Recipe

1 onion minced
2 cloves garlic minced
3 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 lb hamburger
1/2 lb bulk pork sausage
3 1/2 cups diced tomatoes
1 can whole kernel corn drained
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 can pitted olives, drained
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup milk
2 eggs,beaten
1-1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


Preheat oven 350 degrees.

Saute onion and garlic in the butter and olive oil (mixed together). When onion and garlic have softened add hamburger and sausage , cook until brown. Add tomatoes, corn salt and chili powder, mix well. Simmer 20 minutes. Then add olives and mix well. Pour into a 11x7 baking dish/pan. Next mix in a bowl cornmeal, milk and eggs together well. Spread evenly over top, til covered. Then sprinkle cheese on top.
Bake for 1 hour.
ENJOY !!!!!! Judy in Montana
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For Marilyn, use same amount of splenda in any recipe that has sugar. If recipe calls for 1 cup sugar then use 1 cup splenda instead. I have never had a problem.
Judy in Montana

Hi Nancy and 'Landers, I think the inquiry was in Dec. 10 N/L. for Gumdrop Cake.

Gumdrop Cake Recipe
This is a recipe from Telephone Families Favorite Recipes from Tulsa, Oklahoma 1981

1 C. Sugar
1 1/2 C sweetened applesauce
2 Eggs well beaten
1 1/2 C. pecans, chopped
1 tsp. cloves
1 Tbsp. hot water
1 C. shortening
4 C. Flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. soda
2 lbs. gumdrops
1 tsp. salt
1 lb. white raisins

Cream shortening and sugar; add beaten eggs. Add 2 cups flour and mix. Dissolve soda in hot water and add to applesauce; stir into sugar and flour mixture. Sift the other 2 cups of flour over gumdrops (if large gumdrops, cut into fourths). Add gumdrops, raisins and nuts to creamed mixture and mix. Pour into greased pans; bake in moderate oven (350 degrees ?) for 1 hour.
submitted to cookbook by Mary Ann Meadows.
Margaret, Tulsa

My mother would substitute the spice drops for the gumdrops, which was really good.
Margaret, Tulsa
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Another recipe from same cookbook as the one above. These recipes are from Accounting Dept. S. W. Bell
Margaret, Tulsa

Orange Slice Cake Recipe

1 C. oleo
4 eggs
3 C. plain flour
1 tsp. vanilla
2 C. sugar
1 lb. Orange Slice Candy, chopped
2. C. chopped nuts
1/2 C. extra flour to roll nuts and fruit in.
1/2 C. buttermilk with 1 tsp. soda dissolved in it
1 (8 oz) pkg. chopped dates
1 C. coconut

Cream sugar and oleo well; add 1 egg at a time;then add flavoring, milk and flour alternately. Add fruit and coconut last. Bake in a greased and floured tube pan at 250 degrees for 2-1/2 hours. While cake is still in pan and warm, add topping.

1 C. Powdered sugar
1 C. Orange Juice

Mix together. Pour the 1 C. Powdered Sugar, dissolved in 1 C. Orange Juice over the cake gradually.

Let stand in pan overnight. Remove from pan. Wrap tightly and store in refrigerator.
Alma Hartsell
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Here are custard pie recipes for Anita (12/15 newsletter). The first two appeared in previous newsletter, with the first being shared by Nancy and the second by Oma. The third recipe I have had for years. To me it has the texture and taste of a traditional pumpkin pie without the pumpkin and spices.
Robbie IN

Amish Custard Pie Recipe

4 eggs
1 tablespoon cornstarch
7 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
2 cups milk

Put all in blender. Add milk last. Pour into unbaked 9-inch pie shell. Bake in moderate oven, 350 degrees, until knife comes out clean. Sprinkle nutmeg on pie before baking, if you desire.
Nancy's Kitchen
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Oma's Custard Pie Recipe

4 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
Scald 2-1/2 c. milk

Mix together. Pour into unbaked pie crust. Sprinkle with nutmeg and bake for 5 minutes at 475 degrees, reduce heat to 425 degrees and bake for 10 to 15 minutes until firm.
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Egg Custard Pie Using Evaporated Milk Recipe #1

1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
3 eggs
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (9-inch) deep-dish pie shell (unbaked)

Combine evaporated milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla, blending well. Pour into pie shell and bake on bottom rack of oven at 400°F for 30 - 35 min
Robbie IN
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Egg Custard Pie Recipe Using Evaporated Milk Recipe #2

3 eggs
1 c. sugar
3 level tbsp. self rising flour
2 tbsp. melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 lg. can evaporated milk

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix all ingredients. Pour into greased and floured pan. Cook for 30 to 45 minutes until golden brown.
Robbie IN
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