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January 13, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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Everyday Recipes from Our Recipe Family.

Today's Recipes - Pan Fried Potatoes and Zucchini Recipe | Really Simple Baked Beans Recipe | Chocolate Chip Brownie Cake Recipe | Pecan Crusted Chicken Recipe | Blueberry French Toast Casserole Recipe | Key Lime Fudge Recipe | New Mexico Style Ribs Recipe | New Mexico Style Ribs Recipe | Caramel Puff Corn Recipe | Dorothy's Baked Beans Recipe | Breakfast Casserole Recipe | Red Velvet Snowball Cookies Recipe | Slow Cooker Yellow Pea Soup Recipe5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

Other - need recipe for 7 layer Brownies | would like diabetic dessert recipes | need quickbread recipes using date and nut bread mix | Looking for some salad dressing recipes | why does some of my baked goods are getting small white spots on them | Substitute for Pork in Bean Soup |

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I would be interested in diabetic dessert recipes.
Thank you, Trish

Pan Fried Potatoes and Zucchini Recipe

6 medium-sized potatoes
2 medium-sized zucchini (about 10 ounces each)
2 TB oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Cut unpeeled potatoes and zucchini into 1-inch chunks. In a large skilled, over medium-high heat, in hot oil, cook potatoes until golden brown, turning them occasionally, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 10 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender. Remove cover; increase heat to medium-high; add zucchini, salt and pepper. Cook until potatoes are tender and zucchini are tender-crisp and lightly browned, turning vegetables occasionally.
Serves 4.
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I got this recipe several years ago on this newsletter. It is the best I have ever tried.

Really Simple Baked Beans Recipe

1/2 lb bacon, diced
1 medium onion, peeled and diced
1 Tbsp cooking oil
2 small cans pork and beans (any brand)
1/4 cup ketchup or catsup
2 Tbsp yellow prepared mustard
3 Tbsp brown sugar

Cook the diced bacon and onion in a large skillet in the cooking oil over medium-low to medium heat until the bacon is cooked and the onion is soft but not browned too much, about 5 minutes. Stir the bacon and onion frequently during the cooking process. Drain off the bacon grease (save for seasoning other food like green beans). Partially (bout half) drain the liquid from the pork and beans then add along with the other ingredients to the cooked bacon and onion. Stir to blend well then reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring often, for 30 minutes to 1 hour. I promise you won't be disappointed in the end product. Yield: depends on how well you like baked beans but 4 to 6 servings, at least.
Mr. Myron Drinkwater - Lake Forest, CA
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My friend would like to have a recipe for 7 layer Brownies. Would anyone have this recipe to share?
Thanks in advance for the brownie recipe, Barbara

Chocolate Chip Brownie Cake Recipe

1/2 cup butter
3-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 Tbs. vanilla
1/4 cup hot water
4 eggs

Melt butter and 2 cups chocolate chips together. In a small bowl mix flour and baking soda together. Put melted chocolate mixture in a large bowl. Add sugar and beat for about 5 minutes until smooth. With mixer add vanilla, and gradually add water. Add eggs one at a time and beat after each addition. With mixer on low add flour mixture until blended. Fold in remaining 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Pour into a greased 10 inch round pan. Bake at 325 for 35 to 45 minutes. Cool. Store in refrigerator.
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Marvis in Texas

Hello all you wonderful cooks I am looking for any quickbread recipes using date and nut bread mix as a base then adding other fruit and ingredients to expand on the taste. I had some recipes but must have misplaced them.

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Pecan Crusted Chicken Recipe

Pecan crusted chicken can be made one of two ways. Prepare chicken for frying as normal with a breading station. First dip chicken in Flour, then beaten egg with a Tbs. or 2 of water, and then either add finely chopped pecans to Panko bread crumbs, or if you want a really crunchy pecan crust, just dip in the finely crushed pecans without Panko. Fry in the usual manner.
Abby in Atlanta
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This is for Mary from the newsletter on the 11th.This is a breakfast casserole I make all the time.
Thanks David from Dickson TN

Blueberry French Toast Casserole Recipe

12 slices bread; 1 inch cubes
16 oz cream cheese; cubed 1/2 inch
1 cup blueberries
12 eggs; beaten
2 cups milk
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup maple syrup
Blueberry Sauce
1 cup Sugar
2 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup water
1 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon Butter

Assembly Directions:
Spray treat or grease a baking dish. Arrange half of the bread cubes in the dish. Top with cream cheese cubes. For each recipe, sprinkle 1/2 cup of the blueberries over the cream cheese. Top with the remaining bread cubes.

In a large bowl, mix the beaten eggs, milk, vanilla extract and maple syrup. Pour over the bread cubes. Cover and refrigerate overnight if serving the next day. If not, continue with freezing instructions.

Freezing and Cooking Directions:
Cover the pan lossely with plastic wrap and place inside a labeled 1 or 2 gallon freezer bag. Remove excess air, seal and freeze.

To serve, thaw if frozen (takes about 12 to 14 hours in refrigerator). Remove the casserole from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before baking. Bake covered for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Uncover and continue baking 25 to 30 minutes until center is firm and surface is lightly browned.

For Sauce, in a medium saucepan mix the sugar, cornstarch and water. Bring to a boil. Stirring constantly cook 3 to 4 minutes. Mix in remaining blueberries ( 1/2 cup per recipe ). Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes until the blueberries burst. Stir in the butter and pour over the baked French toast casserole.
Notes: Source: 30 Day Gourmet
Yield: 12 Servings
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I'm back. Looking for some salad dressing recipes. They don't serve French Dressing or Russian Dressing around here and Creamy Italian is hard to find. I'm tired of Ranch and Thousand Island. Anyone have T&T recipes for the other three?
Thanks in advance.
Anita in Camarillo


Substitute for Pork in Bean Soup
My mother used to a couple cubes of real butter in her navy bean soup as a substitute for pork. I don't think there is a real substitute for bacon. However, butter is tasty and worked for us.
Keep up the good work.
Nancy V?

This is a recipe that was posted in the past in our newsletter. I first tried the recipe when I downloaded it. I was very pleased with how it turned out. I tried it again last night and remembered how much I liked the fudge. Since this seems to be a sharing site I want to share it with everyone.

Key Lime Fudge Recipe

3 cups white baking chocolate pieces
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons finely shredded lime peel
2 tablespoons bottled key lime juice or regular lime juice
1 cup chopped macadamia nuts, toasted, if desired

Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Butter foil; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan cook and stir baking pieces and sweetened condensed milk over low heat just until pieces are melted and mixture
is smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in lime peel and lime juice. Stir in nuts. Spread mixture evenly in prepared pan. Cover and chill about 2 hours or until set.
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Simple question….
Does anyone know why some of my baked goods are getting small white spots on them? I made some zucchini bread over the weekend and as it started to cool it got small white spots on the top. The longer it sat – the more that showed up. Could this be from my baking powder not being fresh? It’s not very old – but I don’t use it often. The bread was delicious – but the spots make it look funny…

New Mexico Style Ribs Recipe

2-1/2 to 3 lbs. Boneless pork country style ribs
1 bottle barbecue sauce (12 oz)
2 canned chipotle Chiles in adobo sauce, finely chopped
2 T. Cornstarch
2 T. Cold water

Place ribs in a 4 to 5 quart slow cooker. In a medium bowl, combine barbecue sauce and chipotle Chiles in adobo sauce. Pour over ribs in cooker. Cover; cook on low heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high heat setting for 5 to 6 hours. Transfer ribs to a serving platter, reserving cooking liquid. Cover ribs to keep warm. If using low heat setting, turn to high heat setting. Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Stir into liquid in cooker. Cover and cook 15 minutes more or until thickened. Serve with sauce. Makes 8 servings.
Linda NM
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This recipe for caramel corn is from Southern Plate website. It’s not made with traditional popcorn but rather from Puffy Popcorn which you can find near the bagged snacks at the grocery store. There are no hulls or unpopped kernels, just delicious fluffy, airy treats. I add peanuts but it’s not necessary.

Caramel Puff Corn – No Kernels, No Hulls!

3 Bags Butter Flavored Puff Corn (3.5 ounces each)
2 sticks butter (1 cup)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup or honey
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Spray a large roasting pan or two 9x13 pans with cooking spray. Divide puff corn up between two dishes.
In medium sauce pot, combine butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup (or honey). Stir constantly while bringing to a boil over medium high heat. Once boiling, allow to boil for one minute. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda. Mixture will foam. Stir until well blended.

Pour over puff corn. Stir really well to coat. Bake at 250 for 45 minutes, stirring well every 15 minutes. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.

If you eat it all before everyone gets home, just make sure you clean up the kitchen really good so they never knew it existed. Make double next time so you can share :)
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Thanks to each one who took the time to contribute the recipes for Caramel corn. Greatly appreciate each one for consideration.
Marvis in Texas

Dorothy's Baked Beans Recipe
(no bacon or salt pork)
Linda (on Jan. 11) asked for a recipe for baked beans with no pork in them. I have made this recipe for a neighborhood potluck several times because some of those attending are vegetarians.

1 pound dried navy or pea beans, rinsed
2 c. finely chopped onions
2 golden delicious apples, chopped
1/4 c. light molasses
1/4 c. dark rum
2 T. packed brown sugar
1 t. salt
1 t. dry mustard
1/2 t. pepper

Soak beans overnight in a large pot. Be sure they are covered with 2 inches of water. The next day drain them. Put in a large pot and add 8 c. water. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour or until tender. Drain. (Changing the water gets rid of some of the gas.)

In heavy Dutch oven, sauté onions in a little water for a few minutes till tender. Stir in remaining ingredients plus cooked beans and 3 c. water; bring to boil,
cover and transfer to 300 degree oven. Bake 3 hours until liquid is absorbed.

Note: 4 slices of bacon can be cooked with the onions for those who are not vegetarians. Also, if you don't want to use rum, I think that extract could work--just check the amount for 1/4 c. rum.)
Dorothy from WA/AZ
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for Mary
Breakfast Casserole Recipe

One lb sausage
simply fresh hash browns, may use frozen
Four eggs beaten with one half cup of milk
One can crescent rolls
Shredded cheddar cheese

Spray 13 by 10 pan with Pam
Place rolls to cover bottom of pan

Layer cooked sausage over dough
Add a layer of potatoes
Pour egg mixture over all

Top with shredded cheddar cheese to cover. Bake at 375 about 30 minutes till set.
Note: I added some diced onion.
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Red Velvet Snowball Cookies Recipe

2-1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tbs red food coloring
1 tsp each vanilla and white vinegar

Heat oven to 35O degrees. Line 2 baking sheets. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Beat butter and 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar until smooth. Add flour mixture, beat well. Add food coloring, vanilla, and vinegar, beat until dough forms crumbs. *Shape dough into balls. Place balls on baking sheets, freeze 1O min. Bake until dry around edges 18 min. Cool on baking sheets 5 min. *Place remaining powdered sugar in a bowl, toss warm cookies in sugar. Once cookies cool, toss again in remaining sugar.
Serve and enjoy.
Makes 2 dozen cookies
Anna in Sweden
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For Drink, an easy yellow pea soup, but pretty good. Goya Brand yellow peas are really good in this.

Slow Cooker Yellow Pea Soup Recipe

12 oz. dry yellow split peas (not green, for whatever reason, they won't work)
1 ham hock, cut in one place
1/2 to 1 c. diced ham
2 c. chicken broth or bullion
4 c. water
2 large or 8 baby carrots, sliced diagonally
1 large rib celery, sliced diagonally
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 tsp. EACH salt, pepper, & allspice

Sort & rinse peas. Combine all ingredients in a 3 qt. cooker pot. Cook 10 hours on # 3, Low. Remove hock & put it's meat back in the soup to serve. Top with garlic croutons, or serve cheese biscuits, blueberry muffins, or garlic toast on the side. A West Bend Company recipe.
Marilyn in FL
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Minute Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

1 Coffee Mug
4 tablespoons flour (that's plain flour, not self-rising)
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
Small splash of vanilla

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well . Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla, and mix again. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.

The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to share!)

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!
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