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January 22 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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Tortilla Stack Recipe

1 lb. ground beef
1 cup chopped yellow onion
Vegetable oil, as needed
1 can whole tomatoes, with their juices, chopped, 15 oz
1 can tomato sauce, 8 oz
1 can diced green chilies, 4 oz, drained
1/2 t. paprika
1/4 t. dried oregano
1/4 t. salt
Freshly ground pepper
10 large corn tortillas, softened
1 can re-fried beans, 16 oz
3 cups grated cheddar cheese, about 12 oz
Sour cream for topping

Preheat oven to 350. In large skillet over medium heat, cook beef and onion, breaking up meat with spoon til meat is no longer pink and onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Add oil if needed. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, chilies, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer uncovered 10 minutes.

Spread 1/2 cup of meat sauce in bottom of 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish lightly coated with cooking spray or oil. Put 2 tortillas side by side on top of sauce. Spread 2 to 3 T. re-fried beans on top of each tortilla. Cover with some meat sauce. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the cheese on each tortilla. Repeat layers til each stack contains 5 tortillas and all ingredients are used, ending with meat sauce and cheese. Bake, uncovered til bubbly, about 40 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Accompany with a bowl of sour cream for topping. Serves 6.
Sherry (in Indiana)
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Pineapple Bread Recipe

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup orange juice, divided
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 cups sifted flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 can crushed pineapple,8.5 oz. including juice
2/3 cup apricot preserves, divided
1/2 cup slivered almonds, optional

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour two 9 x 5 loaf pans. Mix butter, 1/2 cup orange juice and eggs in large bowl of mixer, Add sugar, graham cracker crumbs, flour, baking powder, baking soda and pineapple and 2 T. of the apricot preserves. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour mixture into loaf pans and bake for 50 minutes or til center springs back when lightly touched. Cool in pans for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat remaining 1/2 cup orange juice and remaining apricot preserves in small pan til preserves are melted and bubbly. Remove bread from pan; poke holes in surface of bread and pour hot glaze over warm bread. Sprinkle with almonds, if using. Cool completely before slicing. Makes 2 loaves.
Sherry (in Indiana)
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Robbie's Tamale Pie Recipes
I believe it was Sharon who wanted recipes for tamale pie. There are many versions of tamale pie, so these may not be what you wanted. Let us know if you had something else in mind. You can use any cheese in the recipes, depending or your preferences.
Robbie IN

Skillet Tamale Pie Recipe
1 chopped onion,
1 chopped green or red pepper
1 lb. ground beef or ground turkey or ground chicken

1 (16 oz.) can diced tomatoes
1 (17 oz.) can whole corn, undrained
1 c. sour cream
1 c. cornmeal
1 tbsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 (4 1/2 oz.) can sliced black olives
salt and pepper to taste
2 c. shredded Jack cheese,

In a 10 to 12 inch skillet with cover, spray with non stick spray; Add onion and meat; cook until browned. Add tomatoes, corn with liquid, sour cream, cornmeal, olives and seasonings; mix well. Top with shredded cheese, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Robbie IN


Slow Cooker Recipe 

1 lb. lean ground beef, browned
3/4 cup yellow corn meal
1-1/2 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1 pkg. chili seasoning mix
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 lb. can tomatoes, cut up
1 lb. whole kernel corn, drained
2-1/4 oz. sliced ripe olives, drained
1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
Stir together cornmeal, milk and egg.
Add rest of ingredients, except cheese. Spray slow cooker with non stick spray. Pour into slow cooker, cover, cook on high 3 to 4 hours.

Sprinkle cheese over top, cover and cook another five minutes or until cheese is melted.
Robbie IN


Baked Tamale Pie Recipe
1 lb. ground beef, ground turkey or ground chicken
1/4 lb. bulk sausage
1 chopped onion
1 minced clove garlic,
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 to 3 tsp. chili powder
1 (16 oz.) can undrained whole tomatoes
1 c. grated Cheddar cheese
1 can (16 oz.) whole kernel corn drained
1 (4 1/2 oz.) can sliced black olives
1 c. cornmeal
1 c. milk
2 eggs, beaten

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Brown beef and sausage onion and garlic drain. Stir in salt, chili powder, tomatoes, corn and olives. Heat to boiling. Pour into baking dish 8 x 8 x 2 dish or round baking dish sprayed with non stick spray. Mix cornmeal, milk and eggs pour over meat mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered until golden brown 40 to 50 minutes. (I prefer to leave the cheese off and add during the last five minutes of baking.)
Robbie In
Serves 6 to 8.
Robbie IN
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The other day I made San Fransciso Sour Dough Bread in my breadmaker for my elderly neighbor. (She is 93 and I am only 82.) With it I took some pinto beans with the bread. We ate the beans and bread together. I had forgotten just how good the bread tasted. It was a bread machine mix from the Prepared Pantry. The bread was so easy to make and so good. I noticed Prepared Pantry now has the regular oven instructions online for their bread machine mixes. There aren't words great enough to say how good Prepared Pantry bread mixes are. I feel I know Dennis personally from all the recipes he has shared with this group.
Mary A

Mr. Mister Dennis, at Prepared Pantry   is a friend. His products are very good.  I personally have not found any bread machine mixes or cookie mixes that are better than his anywhere.  One item I really have used is his Mr. Mister.  I no longer use Pam and products like that with the Mr. Mister. 

Weekly Specials from The Prepared Pantry

Sour Cream Pistachio Bread Recipe

Ingredients Bread:
1 cup sour cream
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1 (18.25 ounce) box butter recipe cake mix
1 small box instant pistachio pudding mix
1/2 jar maraschino cherries, chopped (optional)

Ingredients Topping:
6 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1-1/4 cups chopped walnuts

Mix all ingredients for bread except cherries, with mixer for three minutes on medium. Stir in cherries, if using. Spread 1/2 of the mixture into a large greased and floured loaf pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the topping mixture, then repeat with remaining batter and topping.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 55 minutes to 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean. You may need to cover with foil tent for the last 15 minutes so the top does not over-brown. Remove from the pan onto dish towel and cool.

Drizzle with confectioners' sugar glaze, if desired, when cool.
Sherry (in Indiana)
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Hello again everyone. This is for Diane who was looking for a good peanut butter cookie recipe. These cookies are crisp, full of peanut butter flavor and are the BEST!!

Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
(makes about 30)

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp.
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/2 cup granulated sugar

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine the chopped peanuts and ½ cup sugar in a small bowl and set aside. line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cream butter, peanut butter and both sugars until very light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat at medium speed until very well combined and the mixture is light and fluffy.
Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt and add to the butter mixture. Mix until just combined.

Shape the dough into golf ball sized pieces, roll into the chopped peanut/sugar mixture and place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Dip the tines of a fork into warm water and press the balls lightly with the back of the fork to flatten them slightly. (Dip the fork back into the water for each ball). Sprinkle each cookie with about ¼ tsp of the peanut/sugar mixture.

Transfer to oven and bake for about 13 to 15 minutes (depending on oven). Rotate the baking sheet halfway through the baking. Remove from oven, allow the cookies to remain on the baking sheet for another minute, then remove the cookies from the sheet and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Anyone with any questions at all about this please feel free to ask.
Jerry from Upstate NY
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Many years ago, I was the Captain of our cooking team in 4-H and the recipe for Peanut Butter cookies in our book, “It’s Fun to Cook” published by the Pennsylvania Agricultural Extension Service is the recipe I used to bake cookies which were entered into the Allentown Fair, PA and received a Blue Ribbon. (Note! I don’t like peanut butter cookies!!!)

Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
(4 dozen)

1-1/4 cups sifted flour
1/2 t. baking powder
3/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg

Stir peanut butter in jar so oil is well mixed throughout. Cream fat & peanut butter together. Add sugar gradually & continue to cream. Add unbeaten egg. Sift dry ingredients & add to creamed mixture. Form into balls the size of a walnut. Place on baking sheet. Flatten w/fork dipped in flour. Bake 10=12 min. at 375 F.
Athena in DE
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I'm looking for a recipe in the slow cooker for a soup, this is for a special think and would love for it to be different and blow there minds. I always make something different, people look forward to it, so if anyone has a recipe for a special soup please post or send to me

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I make these with my 2 little grandsons

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

1 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Cup white sugar
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350º. Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Drop
dough onto foil lined cookie sheet. Bake 6-8 mins.
Really good and easy.
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This is in response to Dianne in Wisconsin who was looking for a Peanut Butter Cookie recipe. This recipe has been in our family for five generations so it is definitely TNT!

Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

1 cup Crisco
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar

Mix together until creamy then add:
2 eggs
4 TBSP water
1 cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda

When this is mixed well add:
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour ( one cup at a time) until well mixed.

RoRoll dough into 1 inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press a criss-cross design into the cookie with the tines of a fork. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove to cooling racks and enjoy!!

These cookies hold up very well and don't fall apart when you bite them. They are one of our favorites!
Kim C. from NC
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This is the best Spanish Rice recipe I have made or eaten. I find that most of MrFood's recipes are good. My notes in (bg)r>Barb in OKC

Spanish Rice Recipe

2 TB vegetable oil
1 pound lean ground beef
1 medium-sized onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 medium-sized green bell pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 cup uncooked long-grain or brown rice
2 tsp chili powder
1-1/2 cups water
1 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce
1 (14-1/2-oz) can whole tomatoes, drained and chopped (bg diced petite tomatoes, not drained)

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the beef, onion, and green pepper, cooking until the meat is browned; drain liquid (a little extra work but I think it makes a difference: cook onion and green pepper separate of the meat. Cook meat then drain and add onion and green pepper). Stir in the remaining ingredients; reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender.
Serves: 6
Source: Mr. Food
BaBarb in OKC
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Lemon Bars Recipe

1 lemon pudding cake mix
1 can lemon pie filling
3 eggs

Mix and place in greased cookie pan. Bake at 350 degrees 30 minutes.

8 oz. cream cheese
3 tbsp. butter
1-1/2 to 2 c. powdered sugar

Beat together and frost cake when cool.
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I would love to have a good TNT recipe for brown gravy that you put on mashed potatoes. I have never been able to
make a good tasting one.
Thank you. SUE

I am requesting a low fat homemade salad dressing. I am starting a diet and love salads but the ranch dressing is my favorite and makes it very fattening. The bottled low fat is sweet tasting. I don't mind a sweet dressing ( although not my favorite) but not ranch. If I could find a good one, I can eat salads each day and hopefully help in loosing a little more. Any good ones out there? Any other low fat TNT recipes you want to share

Hello Everyone,
I am looking for a recipe for an old fashioned Chocolate Raisin Cake. It was once made for me in a Bundt Pan.

Crunchy Onion Chicken Recipe

1-1/3 cup fried onions (in a can)
4 boneless chicken breast halves
1 egg beaten

Crush canned French Fried Onions. Beat egg. Dip chicken in egg & firmly coat with onions and place on baking sheet
Bake at 400 for 20 min.
Serves 4
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I am looking for a recipe for Sweet Rice? My husband had this as a child but no one in the family knows what he is talking about. I tried just adding sugar to plain white rice, but he said that wasn't it. He just remembers that is was white rice and maybe milk and was sweet and that his great grandmother called it Sweet Rice. Any ideas out there?
Thanks ahead for the help.

I'm back with another question. What is hominy? It isn't readily available around my corner of the country. I see it in many recipes, and the best I can figure out is that it might be a fine ground cornmeal. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Jean in Germany

Taco Baked Chicken Recipe

4 (3 ounce) chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
1 cup fat free cheddar cheese cracker crumbs
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Coat chicken breasts with yogurt. Combine cracker crumbs and taco seasoning. Dredge chicken in mixture. Place in baking dish sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Calories 300 fat 14g fiber 0g Carbohydrate 39g Cholesterol 74mg Sodium 695mg
Makes 4 servings

Does anyone have a great Bran Muffin recipe?

Easy Potato Chip Chicken Recipe

4 chicken breasts
1/4 cup butter, melted
Dash black pepper
1 (4 oz.) pkg. potato chips, crushed (I like the BBQ chips or other flavored chips as well)

Dip chicken in butter. Mix pepper and potato chips. Roll chicken in potato chips and place on baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour at 375 without turning. Moist inside and crunchy on the outside.
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Hi Nancy and all Nancylanders! I have a question for you. We found a stray kitten on New Years eve. He is a great kitten, sweet as can be. Our problem is, He will use the litterbox to go #1, but Not #2. He would rather go in my bathtub!!! (granted its better than on my carpet) We tried putting the litterbox in the bathtub, but He looked at me like I was stupid, and proceded to wait until I was out of the bathroom, and went #2 BESIDE the litterbox. I don't know what to do?! Does anyone have any advice for me?

Hi Nancy, I am wondering if anyone out there has a great cake recipe that does not use sugar. I have heard of replacing sugar and oil with applesauce, but haven't found a great recipe for this. My son's first birthday is coming up in April and I want to make a "healthier" cake for him. Any suggestions for frosting too would be fantastic.
Thank you! Brandi

Pineapple Rice Recipe

1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple, undrained
1 cup (or less) sugar
1 stick butter or margarine
3 cups cooked rice (not instant)
brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix pineapple, sugar, and butter in saucepan and simmer until well mixed. Butter a 2-quart casserole dish and layer rice and pineapple mixture. Make sure pineapple mixture ends up on top. Sprinkle with brown sugar if desired. Bake for 1 hour.
Serves 8-10

I love soup recipes. I could eat soup every day, I like it that much! I especially like EASY soup recipes. Does anyone have some favorite they would share?

I'm requesting a recipe for Sausage and Lentil Soup. Anyone have one?

Is it possible to freeze like a qt. of milk? Does it matter if it is skim, 1 or 2%, or whole milk?? When thawed, does it still have the good original taste?? In winter, it would nice to have some in the freezer, when you run out.
Thanks, Sue

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