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February 25, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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Microwave Swiss Steak Recipe

1 1/2 pounds boneless round steak, 1/4 inch thick)
3 T. onion soup mix
1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
2 T. cornstarch

Cut steak into serving size pieces; pound with a mallet to tenderize. Place the steak in an ungreased shallow microwave safe dish. Sprinkle with soup mix, Drain tomatoes, reserving liquid. Set tomatoes aside. In a bowl, combine the cornstarch and tomato liquid until smooth. Add tomatoes. Pour over meat. Cover and microwave on high for 6 to 7 minutes or until mixture begins to boil. Microwave, covered at 50% power for 20 minutes. Turn meat. Cover and cook at 50% power 20 to 25 minutes or until meat is tender. Serves 6
Sherry (in Indiana)
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Easy Chicken Chalupa Recipe

2 C. cooked chicken
1 C. shredded Cheddar cheese
1 C. sour cream
1 bunch chopped green onions
1 can cream of chicken soup [undiluted]
1 can diced tomatoes with chili peppers [undrained]
Mozzarella cheese
1 pkg. of small (about 8") flour tortillas

Combine all ingredients except tortillas and Mozzarella cheese. Fill flour tortillas with mixture and place seam-side down on a greased baking dish. Cover with a cup of grated Mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350 degrees about 25 minutes.
Sherry (in Indiana)
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Guide to BiscuitsWhat are the most common mistakes that people make with biscuits?

Patting the dough too thin. Everyone loves big tall, flaky biscuits. The dough should be about 3/4-inch thick. The biscuits should double in height.

Handling the dough too much. Gently form a dough ball handling no more than necessary. Kneading will develop the gluten and you’ll have “hockey pucks” for biscuits.

Letting the butter get too warm. Start with ice cold butter, work quickly, and don’t let the butter melt. If it melts, it will soak into the flour and ruin the texture.

Not getting the oven hot enough. The hot oven quickly turns the water to steam and creates flaky layered biscuits. Give your oven an extra five minutes to warm up and don’t rely simply on the temperature register.

Making too dry of dough. You want the dough as wet as you can handle, even a little sticky. A wet dough rises easier.
Dennis, the Prepared Pantry

10 Minute Smothered Chicken Recipe

4 boneless skinless Chicken Breast halves
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder (or to taste)
1 teaspoon Salt (or to taste)
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
1 cup shredded Mexican Blend Cheese
1/2 cup chopped Green Onions
1/2 cup Bacon Bits

Flatten chicken to 1/4 inch thickness; sprinkle with garlic powder, and salt. In a large nonstick skillet over medium, heat brown chicken in oil for 4 minutes; turn. Top with cheese, green onion, and bacon; cover and cook until chicken juices run clear and cheese is melted, about 4 minutes.
Sherry (in Indiana)
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Today I found a fun site, Treasures from Texas online. It is owned by someone here in Lubbock. It is a site of unique vintage items that I haven't found on other sites. My plans are to go back and look after some more the newsletter is sent out. I ad to laugh because what is considered vintage items are ones I remember when growing up. 
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Tuna Dinner Recipe

1 (12-ounce) can chunk white tuna in water, drained and flaked
3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup low-fat (1 percent) milk
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients; mix well. Spread into the loaf pan.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden. Slice and serve.
Sherry (in Indiana)
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Just Add Water Biscuit MixA Guide to Making Sweet Biscuits

A sweet biscuit is a cousin to a scone but it’s not as sweet and rich as a scone. It is often a little sweeter than other biscuits and can be loaded with fruit, nuts, or baking chips. They are perfect for breakfast or anytime you would like something satisfying without being indulgent.

Biscuits are often made with a lot of buttermilk, enough that the tang of buttermilk comes through. Beyond taste, buttermilk has a functional purpose—to provide leavening. Buttermilk, an acid, reacts with baking soda, a base to create carbon dioxide bubbles in the dough. To the extent that the baking soda neutralizes the buttermilk, the tang of the buttermilk is gone. Rarely do we find a scone recipe with that tang. Often, we find biscuit recipes loaded with buttermilk so that the tang remains. When we make sweet biscuits using a buttermilk biscuit recipe, the biscuit has a tangy background behind the chips or fruit.

So making a sweet biscuit is a matter of choosing a biscuit mix or recipe and making additions. In addition to adding nuts, fruit, and chips, a sugar or flavor is often added. We’ll give you guidelines.

The Prepared Pantry produces excellent just-add-water biscuit mixes. The buttermilk biscuit mix is great for making sweet biscuits. Of course, your favorite recipe or a competitive mix can be used.

To make a dozen sweet biscuits, consider doing one of the following:

-Add 3/4 cup baking chips
-Add 3/4 cup chopped nuts
-If you want both nuts and chips, add 1/2 to 2/3 cup of each.

Consider adding 1/4 cup granulated sugar. That’s enough to make it just a touch sweeter without losing the character of biscuits. We often add flavor, maybe a fruit flavor to accentuate the fruit in the recipe or a background flavor like vanilla or brown sugar flavor. Hot ovens, 425 degrees, are hard on flavors so we typically use two teaspoons.
Dennis, the Prepared Pantry

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Don't remember where I got this recipe, might have even been here at NancyLand. All I know is that I just ran across it and oh my but the rolls sound good.

Blueberry Cheese Rolls Recipe

1 pkg. (8 oz.) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) Cream Cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. sugar
½ cup blueberries, divided

Heat oven to 375. Unroll dough into four rectangles; firmly press perforations together to seal.

Combine cream cheese and sugar; spread onto dough rectangles to within ½ inch of edges.

Top evenly with blueberries.
Bring opposite corners of rectangles together; press together to seal.

Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 11 to 13 min. or until golden brown.
Sherry (in Indiana)
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Sue from North Carolina

If you like Orange marmalade, you will love this recipe

Pork Chops with Stuffing Recipe

1/2 cup celery chopped
1/2 cup onion chopped
snipped fresh parsley ( optional) I've used dried
1 box stove Top cornbread stuffing ( 8 oz)
1 1/2 cups water ( heat up water & butter in micro)
2 Tbls butter
4 pork chops
thyme ( or other spices you prefer ) to taste
salt & pepper
1 Tbls olive oil
1/2 cup orange marmalade

Mix together lightly the celery , onion, parsley , cornbread stuffing mix , water and butter. Place in casserole dish. Brown the chops in olive oil. Sprinkle with pepper . Place chops over the stuffing. Sprinkle with thyme or spices of choice and bake covered for approx. 40 min at 350 degrees

Spoon marmalade (that has been warmed in micro for 30 sec .) over the chops and bake UNCOVERED for 10-15 min. Enjoy!
Dee R.I. Fl
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Beef Enchiladas Recipe

1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 cups grated Colby cheese
8 ounce jar taco sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 package small tortilla shells
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 1/2 cups water
1 (4 ounce) can green chilies
2/3 cup sour cream

Brown beef, onion and salt. Put spoonful of meat, taco sauce and cheese in tortilla shell, roll. Place in a 9 x 13 inch pan. In sauce pan over medium heat, melt 4 tablespoons butter, stir in 4 tablespoons flour and chicken bouillon. Stir until thick and bubbly. Gradually add 1 1/2 cups water and stir until thick and bubbly. Add a can of green chilies. Pour 1/2 of gravy in 2/3 cup sour cream. Mix, pour sour cream mixture back onto gravy. Pour over enchiladas. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top. Bake at 350F for 20 to 30 minutes.
Linda NM
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Linda's Southwest Tamale Casserole Recipe

1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup spicy ketchup
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 (16 ounce) can kidney beans, with juice
1/2 cup chopped olives
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 cup sharp cheese, shredded

Brown ground beef, add onions and cook until tender. Then add ketchup, chili powder, salt. Mash beans with juice and add to beef mixture. Heat through. Put into a flat baking dish. Garnish with onion, green olives and sharp cheese. Bake 20 minutes at 350F. Serve with fritos or crackers. Serves 4
Linda NM
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Crockpot Enchiladas Recipe

1 pound hamburger
1 onion, chopped
1 small can chilies
1 small can mild enchilada sauce
1 can golden mushroom soup, undiluted
1 can cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
1 can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 can cream of celery soup, undiluted
1 large package Dorito chips

Brown hamburger and chopped onion, pour off grease. Put all ingredients in crockpot except Dorito chips. Mix and cook low 4 to 6 hours. Last 15 minutes before you are ready to eat, add Dorito chips and stir.

Note: I like the Hatch Enchilada sauce (and it is not in a small can.) I don't add the mushroom soup if I use the whole can of Mild Hatch Enchilada sauce.
Linda NM
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Taco Casserole Recipe

1 cup Bisquick
1 (14-16 ounce) can refried beans
1/4 cup water
1 pound hamburger
1 medium onion
1 jar thick taco sauce
2 cups grated Cheddar
lettuce, shredded
tomatoes, diced
sour cream

Mix Bisquick, refried beans and water. Pat into bottom of large baking dish. Brown hamburger and add chopped onion. Drain. Spread on top of crust tin baking dish. Then layer taco sauce and 1 cup cheese. Bake at 350F until done; when you can lift the side up and it doesn't not stick or fall apart. Let cool a little and then top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, grated cheese and sour cream.
Serves 4
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