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February 20, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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Dennis,The Prepared Pantry 

I too have lost my recipe collection as well as my list of books that I have read when my computer died. I now have "drop box" and I keep one set of recipes on my computer and the other in drop box. I think you get 5 GB. of memory free and more than that, there is an annual fee. 5 GB is a lot. I do my recipes in MS word and my book list in MS excell. Drop box is good because if you have a tablet, your recipes will show up there. I can take my tablet to my kitchen and have my recipes right there. I no longer print them unless some one requests a copy. If I travel to my sons house where I cook, I have all my recipes with me. If my computer crashes again, (I hope not) I will not lose my recipes or book list. (I have read over 1500 books that's why I have to keep a list.)
Abby in Atlanta

Love this easy satisfying chicken and potato dish made in the Crock Pot.

Neapolitan Chicken Recipe

3-1/2 to 4 lbs. chicken parts
1 medium onion, sliced
4 medium potatoes, cut in 1" cubes
1 large green pepper, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt (I use 1/2 tsp.)
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. dried basil leaves
16 oz. spaghetti sauce

Combine all ingredients in a Crock Pot and cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, until chicken is tender.
Judy (in Alaska)
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This is a wonderful stand-by meal that we have been enjoying for many years.

Pork Chops and Stuffing Recipe

4 pork chops
3 cups soft bread cubes
2 tbsp. chopped onion
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup water + 1/3 cup divided
1/4 tsp. poultry seasoning
(I also add a little sage and some pepper)
1 can cream of mushroom soup (i use Campbell's Healthy Request)

Brown chops on both sides; drain. Lightly mix bread cubes, onion, 1/4 cup water, meted butter and seasonings. Place a mound of stuffing on each chop. blend soup with the other 1/3 cup water; Pour over and bake at 350 for 1 hour, uncovered.
Makes delicious gravy for over mashed potatoes or steamed rice.
Serves 4.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Nancy I and everyone else on this site appreciates your effort that you put into the newsletter so thank you so much.

If anyone wants the Olive Garden salad dressing I know at least in Indiana you can purchase it at Walmart. If you can't find it I have had this recipe for many years the following recipe comes close to it.

Olive Garden House Salad Dressing Clone

1, 16 oz, bottle Paul Newman's Oil and Vinegar Salad Dressing
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced or mashed
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
6 packets sweet and low or 2 tablespoon sugar,I don't use this

Put ingredients into the bottle of dressing and shake well. Refrigerate 24 hours before using. You can add more garlic and also more Romero cheese.

To Lisa TX in newsletter 2/19 we have pork chops and I am trying your recipe this week and thank you for the recipe. Also to Oma in newsletter 2/19 I make our bean soup the way you do but we add 1 cup chopped carrots and a couple of bay leaves, if my celery has leaves on top I include them and I cook it in a crock pot all day. I take another short cut and I purchase the beans in a glass jar and run water over them to remove salt or baking soda. I have not seen Doris S Indiana recipes or any comments from her in a long time, hoping everything is fine with her.

Everyone have a great day. Nancy and 4 legged associates take care stay safe and comfortable.
Susie Indy
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To Brenda in SC: My family and friends can't thank you enough for the Sourdough Bread and Starter recipe! It was so helpful that you sent the entire recipe because I was able to compare it with the last two pages of my original recipe and see that your recipe was a complete match. I can almost smell it now...nothing like it! Again, thank you so much.
Diana in NC


San Francisco Sourdough Bread Machine MixSan Francisco Sourdough Gourmet  Bread Machine Mixes
If you own a bread machine, you owe it to yourself to try this sourdough bread mix! This is unlike any bread you've made. Now you can make wonderful, chewy, sourdough bread with that unique San Francisco sourdough flavor.

Sourdough Collection Bread MixesSourdough Lover's
Collection Bread Mixes

It's amazing that you can make authentic, crusty breads like this in your bread machine. In this collection, you'll find two white bread and two whole grain bread mixes--all with that authentic sourdough taste that you love. In this collection, you'll find a great sourdough bread mix for every occasion.

Nancy, it is just me now. I am adjusting my cooking. Here are latest made with Duncan Hines Spice cake mix.

I made one Banana-Nut and another Apple.
I mix entirely by hand. DO NOT BREAKUP FRUIT!

Cake Mix Bread Recipe

Preheat oven 375ļ.

Beat together by hand:
1 egg
2 tbsp oil

Add and blend well:
1 cup cake mix

Add and mix by hand only until well blended.
2/3 cup apple pie filling (mix but do not breakup apples)

1 banana, about 6 inches long (cut into very thin slices)
and, 1/2 cup chopped nuts.

Bake 20 minutes, or until browned. Let pan set two minutes. Remove bread from pan to rack. Cut and serve.

I ate for breakfast, while warm with coffee.
2 large servings.
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Bill in Ellsberry, Ohio, asked about SF sour dough starter. It's my understanding that the starter for real San Francisco sour dough must come from San Francisco's climate. I live between two cities in California that have Boudin San Francisco sour dough bread bakeries. The starter is brought to these two bakeries from San Francisco every week. Lucky me.
Vivien from Central California
P.S. I think you can order the bread on line.

Apple Toast Recipe

2 large cooking apples, peeled and thinly sliced
2 Tblsps water
1 Tblsp sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 cup butter, divided
4 slices (1-inch-thick) French bread

Combine apples, water, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 2 Tblsps butter in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5 minutes or until apple is tender, stirring occasionally. Melt remaining butter in an electric skillet at 350. Place bread in skillet and cook 4 minutes or until browned. Spoon apple mixture over toast. Serve hot. Serves 4.
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Crock Pot Chicken with Herbs Recipe

1-1/2 pounds skinned chicken drumsticks (6 pieces)
1 pound skinless chicken thighs (6 pieces)
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/3 cup dry white wine (Optional)
1 onion -- chopped
1/3 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1 (15-oz.) can white beans, drained
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 can (14 -1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained & chopped
6 cups brown rice, cooked

In a skillet heat olive a bit at a time, and brown the chicken in batches. Keep adding more oil until all the chicken has been browned.
Place browned chicken in a crockpot; stir in wine and everything else up to tomatoes. Cover with lid, and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low, 6-8 hours. The last hour of cooking is when you add the tomatoes.
Serves 6

Per serving: 960 Calories (kcal); 14g Total Fat; (13% calories from fat); 51g Protein; 154g Carbohydrate; 4g Fiber; 135mg Cholesterol; 2607mg Sodium
Food Exchanges: 9 1/2 Grain(Starch); 5 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates
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Cheddar Bacon Bites Recipe

1 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 medium onion, chopped
3/4 cup slivered almonds
6 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
1 loaf French bread (1 pound)

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except bread. Cut bread into 1/2" slices and spread with cheese mixture. Cut slices in half and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
Lisa TX
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Chili Dog Casserole Recipe

2 (14-15oz) cans chili with beans
1 (16 oz) pkg. beef franks
10 (8") flour tortillas
1 (8 oz) pkg cheddar cheese shredded

Preheat oven to 425. Spread 1 can of chili in bottom of a 9x13 pan. Roll up franks inside tortillas and place seam side down on top of chili bed. Top with remaining can of chili, and sprinkle with cheese .Cover with foil and bake for 30 min.
Makes 6 servings
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Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

1 stick of margarine
1 8 oz jar of peanut butter
1 lb box of powdered sugar
1 6 oz package of chocolate chips
Small candy cup papers

Mix first three ingredients together and form into small balls. Refrigerate them until firm. Place chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl and heat on 50% power for 1 minute. Stir. Place some chocolate in the bottom of the papers, place the peanut butter ball onto the melted chocolate then spoon more chocolate over the top. Let stand till set.
Sherry (in Indiana)
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Judy's Salad Dressing Recipes
Recently there were several salad dressings listed in the newsletter. Here are several salad dressing recipes I use often.

Dijon Vinaigrette Recipe

2 tablespoon Grey Poupon Dijon mustard
3/4 cup salad oil
1/4 cup wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Blend thoroughly and pour over salad.
Makes 1 cup.
Judy in Utah


Lemon Salad Dressing Recipe

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind

In a glass jar, combine olive oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, sugar and lemon rind; shake well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Makes 4 servings.
Judy in Utah


Caesar Salad Dressing

1/2 cup olive oil
1 egg
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Whirl first 6 ingredients in blender. While blending, add Parmesan cheese and whirl for 5 more seconds. Toss with Romaine immediately.
Judy in Utah


Orange Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

3/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon pepper

In a screw top jar combine 3/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed; 1/4 cup vinegar; 1/4 cup olive oil; 1/4 cup water; and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Shake well to mix. Cover and chill for up to 1 week. Before using, let stand at room temperature about 15 minutes, then shake well. Makes 1 1/2 cups dressing.
Judy in Utah
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Re:Lois in California - Texture
I have tried Texture as well. The magazines are great and I can read them anywhere on my computer or tablet. I did decide to continue the subscription. My husband is very happy about it because I don't have new magazines stacked all over the house. I am in my 70s and didn't think I would take to digital magazines but find them very useful and easy navigate. I especially like them on my tablet. I can sit on the couch and read magazines while I watch TV with my husband.
Irma in Montana

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