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December 2, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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Today's Recipes -  Chicken Cheese Puffs Recipe | Snickerdoodle Mix Recipe | Carrot Cake Mix Recipe | Oma's Candied Cranberries Recipe | Oma's Eggnog Candy Recipe | Mary Jo's Favorite Christmas Candy Recipes (five recipes)

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Chicken Cheese Puffs Recipe

3 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons milk
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1/4 teaspoon pepper
One can refrigerated crescent rolls, eight count

Mix cream cheese, butter and milk in a bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Stir in the chicken, salt-and-pepper. Unroll the dough and separate into four rectangles. Press the perforations to Seal. Spoon one half cup of the chicken mixture onto the center of each rectangle. Bring the four corners of the dough over the filling and twist. Pinch the edges to seal. Place on an greased baking sheet. Bake at 350į for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Note: you may substitute puff pastry for the crescent roll dough and add chopped vegetables and 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Baking time and/or temperature may need to be adjusted. Serves four.
Sherry (in Indiana)
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I would like to bake some old fashioned pies for Christmas.  Is there anyone out there that would share some of their tried and tested pie recipes.
Sandra in Ohio

Snickerdoodle Mix Recipe

2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 1/2 cups sugar

In a large bowl, combine the ingredients with a whisk. Store the mix in an airtight container decorated with a pretty ribbon.

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Makes about 5 dozen cookies

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
1 package Snickerdoodle Mix
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350F. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter until light; add the eggs & beat on low speed until the mixture is smooth. Add the Snickerdoodle Mix & continue to beat on low speed until the dough begins to form. Combine the sugar & cinnamon in a small bowl. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls & roll in the cinnamon-sugar blend. Arrange on ungreased baking sheets 2 inches apart & bake for 16 to 19 minutes, or until light tan. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
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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.

Carrot Cake Mix Recipe

2 cups sugar
2 teaspoon powdered vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Combine and blend ingredients in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container decorated with a pretty ribbon.

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Carrot Cake
Makes 1 13 x 9 inch cake

1 package Carrot Cake Mix
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3 large eggs
3 cups grated carrots
1 8 unce can crushed pineapple

Preheat oven to 350F & grease 13 x 9 inch pan. Place Carrot Cake Mix in large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center of the mix & add the oil, eggs, carrots & pineapple. Blend until smooth. Pour into the prepared pan & bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool the cake and frost if desired or dust with powdered sugar.
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Oma's Candied Cranberries Recipe

1 bag fresh cranberries
1 egg white; lightly whipped
1 cup powdered sugar

Wash and drain the cranberries. Discard any that are soft or have broken skins. Let dry on a paper towel. Lightly whip the egg white and add to a large Ziplock bag. Add the cranberries and shake lighly until well coated with the egg white. Add the powered sugar to another Ziplock bag. Add the cranberries and shake to coat. Remove from the bag and store in a tin like candy.
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Oma's Eggnog Candy Recipe

1 cup eggnog
2 cup sugar
2 tablesppon corn syrup; White
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon butter; (1-1/2 Lbs.)
1/2 cup candied cherries; quartered
1/2 cup toasted almonds; diced

Combine eggnog, sugar, corn syrup and salt in 2 1/2 quart saucepan.

Cook until syrup reaches 235 degrees on candy thermometer or until it forms soft ball when dropped into cold water, stirring frequently to prevent scorching.

Cool sugar mixture to lukewarm and add butter, beating constantly until candy begins to lose its gloss.

Stir in cherries and nuts and spread in a buttered pie plate.

Cool and cut into squares.
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Weekly Specials at Prepared Pantry 

Mary Jo's Favorite Christmas Candy Recipes

Mary J's Coconut Bon Bons Recipe

2 boxes powdered sugar
1 can (13.5-oz) condensed milk
1 Stick butter; softened
1 can (3-oz) coconut
1 package (12-oz) real chocolate chips
1 Stick paraffin
1 cup chopped pecans (if desired)

Mix powdered sugar, milk, butter, coconut & pecans. Roll into small balls. Place on cookie sheet & refrigerate to get hard. Melt paraffin & chocolate chips in double boiler. Using a toothpick dip balls into paraffin mixture while hot.
Makes 24 bon bons
Mary J


Mary J's Jello Pudding No-Fail Fudge Recipe

1 small Jello Pudding and Pie Filling (4 oz) (not instant)
2 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup milk
1-1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup chopped nuts

Combine pudding mix, butter and milk in medium saucepan. Bring to full boil; boil one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Quickly blend in confectioner's sugar and nuts. Pour into greased 8x4-inch pan. Cool; cut into squares.


Mary J's Microwave Tiger Butter Recipe

1 lb Almond bark
1 package (6 ounce) Chocolate chips
1 c Peanut butter

Melt half of bark. Mix with peanut butter and spread on cookie sheet. Melt remaining bark and chips. Mix until smooth and spread over peanut butter layer. Cool and break into bite size pieces.


Carnation Famous Fudge Recipe

2 tablespoon butter or margarine
2/3 c undiluted Carnation evaporated milk
1-1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 c miniature marshmallows
1-1/2 c Nestle Toll House semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 ts Vanilla extract
1/2 c Chopped pecans or walnuts

Butter 8" square pan. In medium saucepan, combine butter, evaporated milk, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 4 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in marshmallows, morsels, vanilla and nuts. Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows melt completely. Pour into pan. Cool and cut into squares.
Hint: For thicker fudge, use a 7x5 inch loaf pan. Makes 2 lbs.


Martha Washington Candy Recipe

1 regular can Eagle Brand Sweetened condensed milk
2 boxes confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Stick margarine; softened
Chopped nuts
1 bar paraffin
1 package (12-oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix milk, margarine & 1 box sugar & blend well. Add second box sugar & vanilla & blend well. Add as much coconut & nuts as desired. Roll into small balls; refrigerate until hard. Melt paraffin & chocolate together. Put a toothpick in each ball & dip into chocolate mixture. Dry on waxed paper.


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