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January 12, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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Replies, Requests - need recipe  for pecan crusted chicken | need help converting apple dumpling recipe to cherry dumplings | need recipe for your pizza sauce like the pizza places in Chicago.

Today's Recipes - Jan's Split Pea Soup Recipe | Big Breakfast Casserole Recipe | Cherry Breeze Pie Recipe Breakfast Pie Recipe | Apple Dumplings Recipe | Beef Biscuit Roll Recipe | Sausage Pepperoni Pizza Recipe | MartyS' Cream of Wheat Corn Bread Recipe | Salsa Spaghetti Recipe | Alfredo Sauce Recipe | Swedish Pea Soup with Ham Recipe | French Vanilla Creamer Recipe | Greens with Neck Bones Recipe | Meat Stock Using Neck Bones Recipe | Red Beans and Rice Recipe | Green Chiii Stew Recipe |

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Nancy Rogers  

In the 1/10/16 newsletter, "Drink" asked for recipes for Split Pea Soup. The one I'm submitting is one that I've adapted to suit our tastes and it's easy to adapt to suit your own. Hope it's what he's looking for. Jan in MO

Jan's Split Pea Soup Recipe

1 package (16 ounces) dry, green split peas
3 cups water*
4 cups chicken broth*
1 ham bone (if you do not have a ham bone, you can use 1/2 pound cooked ham, finely cubed)
1 large potato, peeled and diced
2 to 3 small to medium carrots, peeled and diced
2 ribs celery, thinly sliced
1 small to medium onion, chopped
scant 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/8 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 bay leaf

In a colander, rinse split peas in cold water. Combine all ingredients in a Dutch oven or large stock pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for an hour and a half, stirring occasionally. If using a ham bone, remove bone from soup, take all remaining ham off the bone, cut into pieces and return meat to pot. Remove bay leaf before serving. About 6 servings. Note: *The original recipe called for 6 cups of water/chicken broth. I have used a total of 6, 7, 8 and 9! Finally decided that 7 cups total worked best with the combo I listed in the recipe. This soup is very thick and thickens even more once refrigerated, so leftovers will need more water to thin before serving.
Jan in MO
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I have many breakfast type casserole recipes. Here are two that is easy to prepare and taste great.
Donna in very frigid Buffalo, MN

Big Breakfast Casserole Recipe

8 frozen hash brown patties
3 C. shredded cheddar cheese
1 C. shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 C. fully cooked ham diced
7 eggs
1 C. milk
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. dry mustard
1/2 t. pepper

Place hash browns in a single layer in a greased 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle with cheeses and ham. In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, salt, mustard and pepper. Pour over hash browns. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 1 hour. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer or until edges are golden brown.
Donna Buffalo, MN
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Here is a completely different type of casserole:

Breakfast Pie Recipe
Servings: 6

This crust-less pie is wonderful to serve to overnight guests, because you assemble it the night before.

8 bacon strips, diced
1/4 cup crushed cornflakes
5 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup small curd cottage cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 green onion, sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 1/2 cups frozen cubed hash brown potatoes

In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings. Stir reserved drippings into cornflakes; set aside. in a bowl, combine the eggs, milk, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, onion, salt and pepper until blended. Stir in hash browns. Pour into a greased 9-in. pie plate. Sprinkle with bacon and the cornflake mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees F for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before cutting.
Donna Buffalo, MN
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This is a luscious no-cook, no-bake cream cheese pie with a crisp crumb crust. All you do is blend and chill.

Cherry Breeze Pie Recipe

1 cup commercial prepared Corn Flake crumbs
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 can sweetened condensed milk (do not substitute)
1/2 cup Realemon Reconstituted Lemon Juice
1 tsp. vanilla
1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling

Mix corn flake crumbs and butter thoroughly in a 9" pie pan. Press evenly over bottom and sides to form crust. chill. Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy.

Add sweetened condensed milk and blend thoroughly. Stir in lemon juice and vanilla. Turn into crust and chill 2 to 3 hours, until firm. Before serving, top with cherry pie filling. Serves 8.
Judy (in Alaska)
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I found this recipe on this site a while back. It turned out great. Loved the amount of cinnamon and the taste of the recipe. I would like to use the same recipe but make it into cherry dumplings. Does anybody have a suggestion of how the recipe could be converted?

Apple Dumplings Recipe

2 (10 oz.) bottle 7-Up
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 c. butter
1 pkg. canned biscuits (10)
apples, quartered
6 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Heat first 4 ingredients, stirring constantly, until all is dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Roll out each biscuit thin. Place quartered apples in center of each. Mix the 6 tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon. Put 1 teaspoon of this mixture in center of each dumpling on apples. Fold corners and pinch edges. Place dumplings in greased baking dish and dot with butter. Pour the liquid mixture over dumplings and bake at 450 for 35 minutes.
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Judy (in Alaska)

Beef Biscuit Roll Recipe

1-1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 tbsp. ketchup
1 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper

Brown meat and onion and drain. Stir in ketchup and seasonings. Cool slightly. Meanwhile make up biscuit dough (you can probably make biscuits out of Bisquick from off the box) but I make my own baking powder biscuit dough, adding some celery seed, poppy seeds and poultry seasoning to taste;
knead dough lightly for 30 seconds. Roll out to 9x12" rectangle. Spread with meat mixture and roll up as for jelly roll. Place on baking sheet and slash top in several places. Bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes.
Cut into slices to serve.

Baking Powder Biscuit Dough
2 cups flour
4 tbsp. shortening
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
3/4 cup milk
Mix dry ingredients; cut in shortening and add milk gradually.

NOTE: can add 3/4 cup grated cheese to biscuit dough.
Judy (in Alaska)
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A quick and tasty pizza with a Bisquick crust.

Sausage Pepperoni Pizza Recipe

2 cups Bisquick baking mix
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
1/2 tsp.dried basil leaves
1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1 large clove garlic, crushed
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/2 pkg. (3-1/2 oz.) sliced pepperoni (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 lb. bulk Italian sausage, browned and drained
1/2 cup chopped green pepper

Mix Bisquick and water until soft dough forms. Roll or pat dough into a 12" circle on ungreased cookie sheet. Pinch edge of circle, forming a 1/2" rim. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over crust. Mix tomato sauce, basil oregano and garlic, Spread over cheese. Top with remaining ingredients. Bake at 425 until crust is golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Lois in New Zealand

In yesterdays newsletter Sharon wanted a recipe for cornbread made with Cream of Wheat.

MartyS' Cream of Wheat Corn Bread Recipe

1 c. Cream of Wheat (regular not instant) (or any farina)
1 c. flour
1/4 c. sugar (I use Splenda)
2 eggs or egg substitute
1 c. milk
4 tsp. baking powder
4 tbsp. cooking oil

Mix all together and bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
Makes 16 servings.
MartyS in TN
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This is a staple at our house and very inexpensive but filling.

Salsa Spaghetti Recipe

7 oz. vermicelli or other long pasta, cooked
1 Tbsp. olive oil
3 cups thick and chunky salsa
1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed & drained
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Cook pasta, drain and return to pot; add olive oil and toss.

Add salsa and next 3 ingredients; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Serve with shredded Monterey Jack cheese or desired toppings.
MartyS in TN
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Alfredo Sauce Recipe
Faye wanted an alfredo sauce in yesterdays newsletter. Here is a good one.

Soup or Sauce Mix (SOS) Recipe

2 cups powdered non-fat dry milk
3/4 cup cornstarch (I use 1 cup)
1/4 cup instant chicken bouillon (regular or low sodium)
2 Tbsp. dried onion flakes OR 1 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. Italian seasoning (optional) OR 1 tsp. each basil & thyme + tsp. black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a Zip-Lock plastic bag, mixing well. Store in closed plastic bag or

air-tight container until ready to use. It does not have to be refrigerated
Yield: Equal to 9 (10.5 oz.) cans of cream soup.

To Substitute for 1 can of Cream Soup
Combine 1/3 cup of dry mix with 1 1/4 cups of cold water. Whisk until well blended.

Cook and stir on stove top or in microwave until thickened.

Add thickened mixture to casseroles as you would a can of soup.

There is usually no need to add chicken or mushroom etc. to make cream of whatever.

Alfredo Sauce Recipe

1/3 cup SOS Mix
1 1/4 cups water
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
1/4 tsp. pepper

In a small pan, combine all ingredients, mix well and cook until thick. Serve sauce over cooked noodles or on pizza. Yield: 6 servings. (Think fettuccini alfredo!)
MartyS in TN
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Drink in Lake Forest, CA wanted a recipe for pea soup. This is a favorite.

Swedish Pea Soup with Ham Recipe

This is one of the best pea soups you will ever taste. It is worth the expense and time. You will get rave reviews for your effort.

2 lbs. Swedish whole dried yellow peas or
2 lbs. yellow or green split peas
3 1/2 quarts water
3 lg. onions, finely chopped
4 lg. carrots, finely chopped
1 tsp. cumin seeds
1 bone in section fully cooked ham (5 to 6 lbs.)
mustard and prepared horseradish
buttered rye bread

Sort Swedish peas and discard any debris. Rinse and drain, then place in a 10 to 12 quart pan and add water. Bring to a boil; remove from heat, cover, and let stand until next day. (If using split peas, omit this boiling and soaking step.) Add onions, carrots, and cumin seeds; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 1 hour. Add ham; cover and simmer until Swedish peas mash easily, about 2 more hours (split peas will have fallen apart.) Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. If made ahead, remove ham from soup and let meat and soup cool; then cover and refrigerate until the next day. Reheat together until ham and soup are hot, about 45 minutes. To serve, transfer the ham to a platter, scrape the surface clean of soup, and cut into slices. Accompany ham with mustard, horseradish, and bread Season soup to taste with salt. Serve in bowls. Makes 12 to 14 servings
MartyS in TN
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This is for Lisa, who wanted recipes for French Vanilla Creamer. This can make a great gift for those who love their creamers. Add a bag of the individual's favorite coffee for an extra special treat.
Robbie IN

French Vanilla Creamer Recipe

1 can (14oz) Fat Free sweetened condensed milk or use regular sweetened condensed milk
1-1/2 cup fat free milk (skim) - can use 1%, 2% or whole milk
2 tsp vanilla extract

Combine all three ingredients in a large mason jar (quart size). Add lid and stir or shake vigorously. Use within one week. Stir well before each use. Store in refrigerator.
Robbie In
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This is a good recipe that I have used and liked a lot. Faye requested it in the Jan. 11, newsletter.

Alfredo Sauce Recipe

1 1/2 c. heavy cream
1 beaten egg (or 2 yolks)
1 c. Parmesan cheese (more is better !!)
1/4 c. butter
1 or 2 cloves of garlic minced fine

Melt butter over low heat. Add cream and beaten egg. Mix in cheese. Stir until thickened. Put over cooked fettuccini, spaghetti, or chicken breasts.
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Greens with Neck Bones Recipe

2 lb. collard greens
2 lb. mustard greens
2 lb. kale
1/2 lb. salt pork
1/2 lb. smoked pork neck bones
1/2 lb. rip tips
salt and pepper

Wash meats and put in large pot and cook for 45 minutes. Cover with water. Clean greens well. Cut up and combine with meat. Season to taste. Put a dash of sugar if desired. Cook over medium heat for 50 to 60 minutes or until tender.
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Meat Stock Using Neck Bones Recipe

2 lb. beef chuck
1 to 2 lb. pork neck bones
1 gal. water
1 large onion
2 stalks celery with leaves
1/2 c. beef bouillon seasoning
4 kernels of garlic (optional)
1/4 tsp. pepper (optional)

Place all ingredients in a large pan and bring to a boil. Turn heat down and simmer for 2 hours. Skim off fat, strain broth. (May be used for soups or stews or eaten like it is.) Save meat for other uses. Will keep in fridge up to a week.
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Red Beans and Rice Recipe
(Using Pork Neck bones)

1 lb. dried red beans
1 tsp. baking soda
1 Tbsp. fresh ginger
1 large onion, chopped coarsely
2 Tbsp. garlic powder
4 pieces fresh garlic, sliced
1/2 lb. fresh pork neck bone
salt and pepper to taste
cooked rice

Wash and sort dried beans. Put to boil, covered with water. Add baking soda. Cover and allow to stand in water at least 1 hour or overnight, then drain and rinse well. Add remaining ingredients and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook at medium heat until beans are tender (can mash easy with fork). Serve over cooked rice.
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Green Chiii Stew Recipe

2 lb. pork neck bone
2 small cans Ortega green chilies
Jalapenos to taste
4 medium potatoes, cubed
2 cloves garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
1 small onion
1 large can mushroom soup

Boil pork neck bone in 1 quart of water until meat falls from bone. Cool; remove bone. Add all other ingredients. Bring to boil; then cook over low heat until potatoes are done.
Linda NM
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Please, does anyone have a recipe for pecan crusted chicken. I had it at a party and it was simply delicious and I can't seem to find out how to make it. Thank you, in advance, for your help. Grace

When I lived in Chicago there were the best Mom and Pop Pizzerias. I would like to have a recipe for pizza sauce from one of these places. Fast food Pizza just doesn't taste the same; Would someone share the recipe for your pizza sauce. This was a long time ago and the we had good pizzas at several places. Can any help.

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