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March 6, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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For those who like the old time recipes, this is one our family has been making for 70 plus years. You can buy short cake and use Cool Whip or the whipped cream in the can, but home made short cake and real whip cream are far superior and bring back lots of great childhood memories for us. I also recommend using butter instead of margarine in this recipe.
Robbie IN

Robbie's Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

2 c. sifted all-purpose flour, sift before measuring
1/4 c. granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter, cut into chunks
1 egg
2 tbsp. butter, melted

2 pint boxes fresh strawberries
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 c. heavy cream
2 tbsp. confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash berries in cold water; drain. Set aside several nice ones for garnish. Remove hulls from berries; slice half of berries into bowl; toss with 1/4 cup granulated sugar. With fork crush other half of berries with 1/4 cup sugar.

With electric mixer, beat cream with confectioners' sugar, just until stiff; refrigerate. Lightly grease an 8" x 1 1/2" round layer cake pan. With sifter placed in medium bowl, sift flour with 1/4 cup granulated sugar, the baking powder and salt.
With pastry blender or two knives used scissor fashion, cut 1/2 cup butter into flour mixture until it is in very small particles, each coated with flour (resembles small peas). Break egg into a 1 cup measuring cup. Add milk to measure 3/4 cup. Mix with fork.

Make a well in center of flour mixture. Pour in milk-egg mixture all at once. Mix vigorously until moistened. Turn into prepared pan. Smooth top of dough so that it is even in pan.
Bake 22 - 25 minutes or until golden and cake tester comes out clean. Turn out on wire rack. When cool, cut cake in half crosswise.

Brush surface of cut side with melted butter. Spoon on half of crushed and sliced berries. Set top in place, cut side down. Spoon on the rest of berries. Mound whipped cream lightly in the center. Garnish with whole berries. Serve in wedges.
Robbie IN
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Thanks to Pat for the Grasshopper Punch recipe. I’ll give it a try to see if it is similar to the Punch I had years ago at the home of my twin sorority sisters in Pittsburgh, PA.

Here is an Irish classic.

Colcannon Recipe

1 T. canola oil
2 cups finely chopped white cabbage
6 scallions, white and green parts sliced
4-5 large potatoes, cooked, peeled and coarsely mashed
1 cup low fat milk
2 T. minced fresh parsley
Salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste

Heat oil in large skillet. Add cabbage & sauté, covered, over med. heat. Lift lid & stir occasionally, until cabbage is limp. Add scallions & sauté, uncovered, until cabbage begins to turn golden. Combine potatoes & milk in mixing bowl & stir together. Turn heat to moderately hi & stir potatoes & parsley in w/cabbage mixture, Sauté w/o stirring until bottom gets nicely browned. Fluff w/wooden spoon, then season w/salt&pepper and serve.
Source: Nava Atlas)Athena in DE
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Little One - Upset with his small spot on the deskYesterday my internet went out. The service man came over and worked on but did not get it going until today. Right now I have a little black and white cat upset with me. The direct connection to the internet works but the wireless does not. The computer I use for the website has been on wireless and in another room. Right now my old computer and the one I use for the website are both on one computer desk. Little One is upset because he has very little space to watch the birds and sit on the desk. I tried to explain that it was only until the wireless part of the interet was working again. He keeps looking at me with sad eyes. He barely fits on the desk now. LOL. I told him if he lost some weight that he would fit better, LOL.

Anna's Chicken and Broccoli Casserole Recipe

3 chicken breasts, baked or boiled
2 pkg. frozen broccoli, cooked by directions
2 c. cream of chicken soup
1 c. mayonnaise
1 or 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 c. cheese, grated or less
corn flakes

Layer chicken in casserole and cover with cream soup, mayonnaise and lemon juice mixed well. Sprinkle cheese next. Top with crushed corn flakes and pour melted butter over corn flakes. Bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour.
From Recipe Games (Julie Morales
Anna in Sweden
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In Feb. 29, 2016 newsletter, Mary from St. Louis said her hubby wanted cabbage soup. This is easy and my favorite.

EG's Cabbage Soup Recipe

4 cups (10 oz.) cabbage, chopped or shredded
1 can Campbell's tomato soup (10 3/4 oz.)
3 tsp. beef granules
3 cups water
1 cup chopped onions
1 T lemon juice
salt & pepper

Combine everything in a 4 quart saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover, simmer 60 minutes to combine flavors. Enjoy. I hope your husband likes it as much as I do.
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Congrats on the new job, Nancy.

Marilyn's Skewered Sage Shrimp Recipe

10 extra large or jumbo shrimp, tails off or on as you prefer; we like them off
10 fresh sage leaves
10 slices pre-cooked bacon
Montreal Steak Seasoning
Whips, rice, pasta, noodles, or grits

On wax paper spread out bacon in one layer; dust very sparingly with Montreal seasoning. Lay a sage leaf on each shrimp. Wrap each shrimp in a piece of bacon & spear with a short skewer/heavy toothpick. To broil, place on a foil-covered baking sheet & spritz each one very lightly with cooking spray. Broil 5”-6” from heat till pink, about 6 minutes, turning once. To grill without foil, watch carefully & turn more often if necessary. Serve on your chosen base.

We had these with whips, applesauce, & Mary Ann's Sautéed Spinach & Peppers from the newsletter the other night, it made a delicious dinner. Thanks to both you & Mary Ann.
Marilyn in FL
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This is one of the first dishes I learned to make in a freshman level home economics class back in the early 60's. We first had to master making the basic white sauce and then made this dish to demonstrate the use of it.

Nana's Deviled Corn Recipe

In a sauce pan mix to a roux but do not brown:
3 tablespoons melted butter
3 tablespoons flour

Slowly stir in 1 cup milk and stir till thickened.

Add in 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon sugar.

Fold in 1 15 ounce can of creamed corn
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce

Lastly add in 2 well beaten eggs.

Pour into a buttered casserole dish and top with buttered saltine cracker crumbs.
Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
Nana in SE Ohio
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Warm Strawberry Cupcakes Baked in a Teacup
Makes 6 depending on the size of your teacups.

115g/4oz softened butter/margarine with extra for greasing
4 tbsp strawberry jam [seedless is best] 115g/4oz caster sugar/light
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
115g/4oz white self-raising flour
450g/1lb small whole fresh strawberries
icing sugar for dusting

Preheat the oven to 180C.

Grease six teacups. The teacups should be heavy and round and roughly 200ml/7 fl oz..

Spoon 2 teaspoons of strawberry jam into the bottom of each teacup.

Beat the butter/margarine and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, beating well each time, then add the vanilla extract. Sift in the flour and fold into the mixture using a large metal spoon. Spoon the mixture into the teacups.

Stand the cups in a roasting tin and then pour in enough hot water to come up to a third up the sides of the cups. Bake the cupcakes for 40 minutes or until they're well risen and golden brown and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. If they're too brown, cover them with a sheet of tinfoil. Leave for 2 - 3 minutes and then carefully lift the cups from the tin, dry them carefully and set them on saucers.

Scatter a few of the whole strawberries over the cakes and then dust them with icing sugar. They should be served warm with the remaining strawberries.
(From Recipe Games (Patty))
Anna in Sweden
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Mary Ann's Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage Recipe

1 med. head red cabbage
4 slices bacon, diced
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 tbsp. flour
1/2 c. water
1/4 c. vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 sm. onion, sliced

Cook 5 cups shredded cabbage in salted water with 2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice, about 10 minutes; drain. Fry bacon, drain of fat all but 1 tablespoon bacon drippings. Stir in sugar and flour, add water and vinegar, salt, pepper and onion. cook about 5 minutes until thick. Add bacon and sauce mixture to hot cabbage. Stir gently and heat through.
Serves 6.
Mary Ann
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Sharon's Cabbage Stuff Recipe

1 head cabbage
1 lb. ground beef
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 can condensed milk
1 onion, chopped fine

Brown beef and onion in fry pan. Slice cabbage into 1/4 inch strips. Lay cabbage over beef. Cover with soup and milk to make a sauce. Simmer until tender.
Serves 4 to 5.
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Mom's Meatloaf Recipe

2 eggs
3/4 c. milk
2/3 c. saltine crackers, finely crushed
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 t. salt
1/2 t. sage
1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef (I like ground chuck)
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 t. Worcestershire sauce
1 c. ketchup

Beat eggs, stir in milk, crackers, onion, salt, pepper & sage, mix well, then mix in beef (keeps the meatloaf from being to tough). Shape into loaf and bake in a shallow baking dish. Mix sugar, Worcestershire sauce & ketchup, mix well. Pour 1/2 over meatloaf before baking and serve remaining when serving meat. Personally I like to add the remaining sauce to top about 10 mins. before meat is done. Bake 55-60 mins. at 350.
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Barbara's One Pot Spaghetti Recipe

1 lb. ground meat (I like to use 1/2 Pork and 1/2 Beef)
1 large onion, diced
1 medium bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup stuffed green olives
1 can sliced mushrooms (or sautéed fresh mushrooms if you prefer)
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
2-1/2 cups of diced tomatoes
2 cups water or chicken broth (I use the chicken broth... makes it taste so much better)
2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
2 fresh garlic cloves, minced or mashed
6 drops Tabasco
8 oz. spaghetti

Brow the meat, add the onion, garlic and bell pepper and cook till the vegetables are soft. Add the olives, mushrooms and tomato sauce. Mix well. Add the tomatoes, broth, salt, pepper, Tabasco and the meat. Add the uncooked spaghetti...bring to a boil. Cover tightly and lower heat to simmer. Cook about 40 minutes. Stir occasionally. Uncover and simmer 15 minutes longer.
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Easy Taco Seasoning Recipe

1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon each ground cumin, garlic powder, paprika, powdered oregano and sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Makes 3 tablespoons of seasoning mix, which is equal in strength to a ¼ oz. package of commercial seasoning mix.

Everyone have a great day. Nancy and 4 legged associates take care and stay safe.
Susie Indy
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Hello Nancy and Friends,

I just want to share my latest 'thing' with everyone. I have come up with a pretty good way to "have my cake and eat it too". As I live alone and certainly don't want or need to have an entire cake sitting around, when I get hungry for a little cake, I go ahead and bake the two or three cake layers as usual. After they have baked and cooled, I set one layer aside and wrap and freeze the other. With the cake I have set aside, I cut it in half so I now have two halves. I put frosting on one half, stack the other half on top and I then have 1/2 a cake. This is great when I know some one or two of my grandchildren are going to be coming over. This way they can have a piece of cake and I don't have a huge cake leftover. I then have one or two more layers in the freezer for more cake at another time. Just thaw and frost as usual. I have also used some of the Easy Bake Oven recipes and some of the small tart pans or glass Pyrex custard cups to make myself a cake or two just for myself. I bake these in the convection-toaster oven. This works out really well.

Quesadillas Recipe

4 (8") low fat flour tortillas
3/4 c. (3 oz.) reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 c. salsa

Place 2 tortillas on an ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. Spoon 2 tablespoons salsa onto each tortilla. Top with remaining tortillas. Bake tortillas at 450 degrees for 4 minutes on each side. To serve, cut each tortilla into 8 wedges.
Makes 16 Wedges
Lisa TX
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